Ron Freeman

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Eat, Pay, Love

A new app lets women charge for a night out. Will dating join the on-demand economy?<p>Tara* had struck gold. After spending a lazy Saturday afternoon browsing through the dating app she was currently experimenting with, she hit it off with a nice-sounding guy, and the two exchanged real names and …

21 Executives Share the Daily Routines That Help Them Succeed

Being intentional about simple routines makes all the difference.<p>The most successful people I know make navigating business and life look easy, often because they have their crap together more than most people. They get up early, stay in front of health issues, and are smart about money. They know …

Construction Industry

Apps can teach you all about the stock market, but be careful

Grant Regimbal, 19, has a favorite smartphone game. It isn't Angry Birds or Candy Crush.<p>It's Robinhood, an app that lets you quickly buy and sell …

CHART: FX traders are losing faith in continued US dollar strength

According to the latest Commitment of Traders report from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), long positioning in the US dollar fell to a multi-month low last week, coinciding with financial markets scaling back expectations for further US rate hikes in the year ahead.<p>Net …

10 apps increasing health care access for low-income patients

Going to the doctor's office is a loathsome experience for anyone, but the burden is compounded when you're struggling financially.<p>With costly …

Uber is thinking of getting into the travel business

On December 24, Uber secured a new patent that could be used to plan trips.<p>Called "Uber Travel" in the images, it looks like a normal flight search like you would see on Expedia, but it adds Uber cars to the mix.<p>A traveler could input their start location, date, and time alongside a destination, …

How to Cook Scallops Perfectly Every Time

We're here to spill the beans with a searing technique that makes it stupidly quick and easy for anyone to achieve a rich, buttery scallop with a …

Samsung Pay will support online shopping in the US next year

Samsung's mobile payments system will add support for online shopping in the US next year, according to a report from <i>Reuters</i>. That means customers will be able to make purchases on their phone, likely through retailers’ mobile apps, with only their fingerprint. Samsung also plans on expanding …

Meet Wish, the $3 Billion App That Could Be the Next Walmart

“We think we’re going to be the second or third trillion-dollar-a-year marketplace,” Wish's CEO says.<p>As the words poured out of Peter Szulczewski’s mouth, I thought <i>he must be pulling my leg</i>.<p>“We think we’re going to be the second or third trillion-dollar-a-year marketplace,” Szulczewski, the CEO of …

eCommerce

To Avoid Sales Hell Repent the 7 Deadly Sins of Customer Engagement

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Evangelism: it’s the new marketing buzzword, a repurposed religious term that describes converting an occasional customer into a loyal brand fanatic. But few brands have actually figured this out. Many are still committing – to …

Marketing

Tinder tries to attract Wall Street, with Square as its wingman

Tinder is making a lot of money from your swipes — enough to help its parent company to stroll over to Wall Street soon and cash in to the tune of …

China, angered over warship patrol near artificial islands, warns U.S. not to 'create trouble'

China reacted angrily Tuesday after a U.S. warship sailed within 12 miles of artificial islands it is constructing in the South China Sea, calling the move a provocation and warning Washington "not to act blindly or create trouble out of nothing."<p>Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the U.S. …

China

UberRush Not Yet a FedEx Killer

Uber’s new same-day delivery service puts the company in competition with FedEx and United Parcel Service, but analysts see little direct threat to the parcel giants.<p>By<p>Laura Stevens<p>Laura Stevens<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@laurastevenswsj<p>laurastevens11<p>Google+<p>Laura.Stevens@wsj.com<p>Reports of …

Enterprise Tech

Facebook adds a shopping section in trial for big e-commerce push

Facebook is adding a shopping section to its social network as part of test for a big e-commerce push.<p>Unlike the product ads you probably ignore on your News Feed, this is a dedicated tab on Facebook – like ‘Groups’ or ‘Photos,’ meant just for shopping. In other words, Facebook wants you to …

Sallie Mae Profit Boosts College Endowments And Pension Funds As Students Pay More

University endowments and teachers’ pension funds are among big investors in Sallie Mae, the private lender that has been generating enormous profits thanks to soaring student debt and the climbing cost of education, a Huffington Post review of financial documents has revealed.<p>The previously …

WALL STREET: We Expect The S&P 500 To Fall, But We Expect Its Stocks To Go Up

Strategists publish targets for the stock markets as a whole from their big picture analysis (i.e top down analysis).<p>Wall Street's equity analysts publish price targets on individual stocks based on their analyses of the companies they cover (i.e. bottom up analysis).<p>As it happens, strategists' …