Esther Spickler

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7 Businesses Making Lots Of Money In Ways You Wouldn't Expect

It's true -- most companies reap profits in obvious ways. Google earns a lot of money through advertising, Apple from selling iPhones and iPads and retail stores like Gap through selling clothing and other items.<p>But every so often, a company comes along that figures out how to make money in a …

Groupon Suspends Sales Rep While It Investigates Thinly Veiled Yelp Review Threat

A Groupon spokesperson said on Sunday that the company was investigating whether one of its sales reps made a thinly-veiled threat to a restaurant …

San Francisco

Coca-Cola Debuts “Life” Brand, Highlights Deadliness Of Regular Coke

The red splash of Coca Cola is one of the most recognizable pieces of branding across the globe. It’s stamped on cans, bottles, and polar bears of every nation. But for the soft drink giant’s Argentinian spinoff, Coca-Cola Life, the new label is green.<p>Now the green label is an absurdly obvious bit …

Why the US can’t scrap its dysfunctional system of financing homeownership

After months of robust home value appreciation, the US housing market recovery is on very solid footing. We can now begin to turn away from housing’s ugly recent history and start contemplating its future, specifically the future of housing finance.<p>That President Obama and representatives from both …

Mortgages

50 Reasons Why Gold Prices Are Rallying

This is a respectable move for an asset that many consider to be a worthless yellow metal.<p>"It's not so much that people don't like gold anymore—it's that they hate it," wrote strategist Dylan Grice in the July Edelweiss Journal. "Of course, this makes gold more interesting than it has been in many …

Markets