Julian Teu

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Market fluctuations highlight risks as baby boom retires

The recent gut-wrenching falls in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other market indexes highlight the terrifying nature of our employer-based …

Retirement

Burger King Tried To Make A "McWhopper" And McDonald's Shut Them Down

Sorry not sorry. It's never going to happen.<p>In an unusually passive-aggressive and short-lived advertising campaign, Burger King proposed a day of "peace" with McDonald's via a Whopper–Big Mac burger mashup called the "McWhopper," which would be available for just one day at just one pop-up …

Federal Trade Commission Calls Vemma A Pyramid Scheme That Preys On Young Adults

The Federal Trade Commission has filed suit to shut down energy drink seller Vemma after an investigation showed the company to be a pyramid scheme that generated $200 million in annual sales.<p>In a Wednesday complaint, the FTC called Vemma an “illegal pyramid scheme” and found the company focused on …

Former Apple CEO John Sculley launches a line of stylish smartphones

Like most consumer items, the lower the price point of a phone, the less exciting the design. Obi Worldphone co-founder (and former Apple CEO) John Sculley and Ammunition design founder Robert Brunner decided to challenge that by creating mid-level, inexpensive international smartphones that look …

Mobile Technology

Denmark reveals €800m tax fraud – the country's biggest

Tax authority alerts police amid suspicion that foreign companies have defrauded its system over past three years<p>Denmark’s tax authority said on Wednesday that it had alerted police after foreign companies appeared to have drained more than 800m euros from the system in what would be the country’s …

FTSE strongly ahead after see-saw week - BBC News

Qatar Airways relaxes cabin crew pregnancy rules

Qatar Airways has relaxed policies which saw cabin crew sacked if they became pregnant or got married within the first five years of employment, officials from the airline said.<p>The restrictions, which had been criticised by UN agency the International Labour Organization (ILO), had been phased out …

Nomad Foods has an appetite for more deals

The new owner of Birds Eye and Findus is planning more takeovers in the global food market<p>Nomad Foods, the new owners of Birds Eye and Findus’ European assets, has said that it is hungry for more deals.<p>Nomad, which was set up as a cash vehicle by consumer goods tycoons Martin E Franklin and Noam …

Hedge Funds

RadioShack agrees to refund gift cards for cash

There are about $46 million worth of unredeemed RadioShack gift cards out there -- and the bankrupt company may have to swap all of them for cash, the New York state attorney general said Wednesday.<p>The defunctelectronics store began selling itself off earlier this year and shutting down more than …

Business

HandUp, A Startup Focused On The Homeless, Launches Donation Gift Cards For Those Living On SF’s Streets

Two-and-a-half years ago, Rose Broome had a moment that most San Franciscans are all too familiar with. She passed a homeless woman on the streets, but didn’t know what the best way to help her would be. Most people might brush that thought aside, but Broome didn’t.<p>“People are frustrated and …

San Francisco

Sharing the Millennial Way

While the classic American Dream is to own everything, cars, homes, luxury items and such, millennials are creating their own version of the American Dream: sharing with access, without owning.<p>"For some of these millennials, access is more important than ownership - and that's why the "No Strings …

Section Front Test

BuzzFeed hits the big leagues with global advertising partnership

It may once have been just a research project by founder Jonah Peretti into why people like sharing pictures of cats, but it’s clear that BuzzFeed …

Asian stocks rise after US data calms investor nerves

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks rose Friday as upbeat U.S. economic data lifted investors' spirits following days of stomach-churning turbulence …

Research Says Basic Activity Trackers Are Dead

Samsung may have just come out with an activity tracker at the worst time. The state of activity-tracking wearable investments is at a near standstill after a busy and drawn-out run says Teresa Wang, strategy manager at venture firm Rock Health. “There’s been a lot of activity in the wearable space …

Oil extends short-covering frenzy to second day, topping $50

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World oil prices roared back to $50 a barrel in the second day of a frenetic short-covering rally on Friday, with violence in Yemen, a storm in the Gulf and refinery outages helping extend the biggest two-day rally in six years.<p>A fuel pump is seen in a car at a gas station in …

Oil

U.S. stocks jump again, fueled by strong economic news and rallies abroad

Stocks in the U.S. rose sharply Thursday for the second consecutive day as a market that has whipsawed investors all month took its cues from surprisingly strong economic news as well as earlier rallies in Chinese and European shares.<p>The strong rebound — the Dow Jones industrial average gained …