Stories by Joseph Pisani

Monday, Dec. 28, 2015

Fitbit likely a hot seller for Christmas

Shares of Fitbit rise on signs its fitness trackers were hot sellers for Christmas.
By Joseph Pisani

Monday, Dec. 7, 2015

Coffee company Keurig bought in $14 billion deal

Keurig, the maker of single-cup coffee machines that sit on millions of kitchen counters, agreed to sell itself Monday for almost $14 billion. The buyers are an investment group led by JAB Holding ...
By Joseph Pisani

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Startups aim to get millennials saving

NEW YORK — Millennials, it’s time to pick up the phone and start saving. To lure young savers, tech companies are trying to make saving money easy.
By Joseph Pisani

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

KFC home delivery starts with test run in 2 cities

NEW YORK - Colonel Sanders wants to come to your home: KFC says it will start delivering its buckets of fried chicken to customers in two U.S. cities.
By Joseph Pisani

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Fast food workers protest for higher pay

Workers from McDonald's, Taco Bell and other chain restaurants protested in cities around the country Tuesday to push fast food companies to pay them at least $15 an hour.
By Joseph Pisani

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

On The Money: How myRA, a new retirement account, works

A government-backed individual retirement account announced nearly two years ago by President Barack Obama is now available across the country, the Treasury Department said Wednesday.
By Joseph Pisani

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

On The Money: What to know before taking an online loan to pay off debt

What you need to know before paying off credit card debt with an online loan.
By Joseph Pisani

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

On The Money: Plenti spending rewards are worth the work

Plenti, the loyalty points program from American Express, is worth the time to set up.
By Joseph Pisani

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

EBay bans sales of Confederate flag on its site

NEW YORK — Calling it a “contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism,” eBay said Tuesday that it will ban the sale of Confederate flags and similarly themed merchandise.
By Joseph Pisani

Friday, June 12, 2015

Smart Spending: Unlimited concerts, films or gym classes ... for a monthly fee

Companies offer unlimited concerts, movies, gym classes and coffee for a monthly fee.
By Joseph Pisani

Friday, June 5, 2015

Working a 9-to-5 losing its appeal

NEW YORK — If you want an income, or you’re an employer looking for help, it may be time to scrap the idea of the traditional 9-to-5 arrangement.
By Joseph Pisani

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Smartphone app contest engages new tech startups

NEW YORK - It can be used to buy lattes, order cabs and get pizza delivered, but some tech entrepreneurs are betting the smartphone can also play an even greater role in saving people money.
By Joseph Pisani

Friday, March 20, 2015

Simon Property boosts its bid for Macerich to $16.8B

NEW YORK — Mall operator Simon Property boosted its hostile bid for rival Macerich by 5 percent to $16.8 billion and says that will be its best and final offer.
By Joseph Pisani

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Pisani: On Kickstarter, everyone wants to be 'Staff Pick'

NEW YORK - Want your project to get selected as a "Staff Pick" on crowdfunding site Kickstarter? Good luck with that.
By Joseph Pisani

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

Wal-Mart appeals to low-income customers

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart is the latest company to get rid of fees that traditional banks charge customers who don't have enough money in their accounts to cover purchases.
By Joseph Pisani

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Startups offer banking for smartphone users

NEW YORK - The latest banks are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Startups, such as Moven and Simple, offer banking that's designed for smartphones.
By Joseph Pisani

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

College degree is still a good investment

NEW YORK - Some comforting news for recent college graduates facing a tough job market and years of student loan payments: That college degree is still worth it.
By Joseph Pisani

Friday, June 20, 2014

Instagram photos turn into sales at businesses

NEW YORK - A picture is worth thousands of dollars for Limelight Extensions. Phones start ringing at the Farmington Hills, Mich., salon each time co-owner Miranda Jade Plater posts pictures on ...
By Joseph Pisani

Friday, June 6, 2014

Many small businesses still skip the Web site

NEW YORK - It's cheap. It's easy to do. And it can take less than 20 minutes to set up. Yet more than half of all small businesses still don't have a Web site.
By Joseph Pisani

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Small business on-the-go? Smartphones make it easy

Smartphones have become vital for on-the-go entrepreneurs.
By Joseph Pisani
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