Apollo Group rose$. 09 or. 4 percent, to $24.96. Career Education Corp. rose$. 08 or 1.7 percent, to $4.68. Strayer Education Inc. fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $33.94.» Read More
It's nice being able to pay someone else to mow the lawn. Now a company in Memphis is taking it a step further. You can pay a little more, and a crew of lawn mowing women will arrive at your house--wearing bikinis. The company is www.tigertimelawncare.com, a three-month old firm using the gimmick to get attention. It's worked.
The Senate passed a bill early Friday to increase aid to college students. The bill would give more money to Pell grant recipients, who are among the poorest. They get a maximum award of $4,310 annually now, but that would be bumped up to $5,400 by 2011.
In an exclusive live interview on cnbc.com’s home page, The Business Roundtable chairman talks to CNBC's Liz Claman about global competitiveness, immigration, Sarbanes-Oxley and the new Congress.
We did it! Five states in five days, four flights and one long drive. Our journey through America's Top States for Business covered some 6,000 miles, and we hope we highlighted some of the states and practices that are "Keeping America Great".
The economic fates of Texas and the energy industry are inexorably linked. And that industry is part of how Texas gained a reputation for doing everything big.
It's amazing the power you posses when you know a secret--apparently no matter how trivial. To add a little fun to our series on America's Top States for Business, we've been unveiling our Top Five daily on CNBC's Power Lunch. Not only have we been keeping the identity of the states secret from our viewers until the last minute; there is only a small circle of people within CNBC who know where we will be each day.
The countdown begins, as the team begins its trip across America, visiting each of the top five states in days ahead. . The first stop is North Carolina, which ranked No. 5 in our study.
We didn't plan it this way, honest. But it's a good thing our No. 4 state, Georgia, is just two states away from our number five state, North Carolina.
CNBC, America's Business Channel, and CNBC.com look at the best -- and worst -- states for business in our new exclusive study.
To arrive at America's Top States for Business, we scored all 50 states -- using publicly available data -- on 40 different measures of competitiveness., and then separated those metrics into the ten broad categories.
Intel detailed plans Tuesday to team up with Asustek Computer, the world's largest maker of computer motherboards, to make a notebook PC that would cost as little as $200 aimed at the education market in developing countries.
We all thought Mark Cuban's next project might be the Chicago Cubs, silly us. It's a new pro football league to go up against the NFL with something called the United Football League. We don't know much other than what has been leaked in a press release by the New York Times, which has the story for its June 3 edition of PLAY, their sports magazine.This is what we know. The league will be called the United Football League. Cuban will be one owner and he and Wall Street investor Bill Hambrecht and Google executive Tim Armstrong are looking for seven more to start some pre-season games in August 2008. We know that there will be teams in non-NFL markets like Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Mexico City, and that they'll play games on Friday night.
Those who know me or have followed my work in recent years know that, besides specializing in sports business, I know niche sports better than anyone in the country does. It started with my love of the competitive eating circuit and carried over to becoming the top handicapper in the country on the National Spelling Bee.Last year, while I was still at ESPN, I gave the betting public the top eight spellers. My No. 3 pick Katherine Close won it all and my other picks fared pretty well. So if you want to know who to root for this year, you have it all here for you.
Saving for college and estate planning are two major financial concerns for most families.
Good morning. There could be changes ahead on the leaderboard. Serge Amelyan and Shi Nisman continue to hold the top 2 spots, but neither made transactions again on Tuesday--potentially risking their lead. That's because Stephen Luchko is in 3rd and only $366K from the #2 spot. Serge remains in the lead with a total portfolio value of $4,880,454.68 up $3,000 in bonus bucks from Monday's total. Serge remains all in cash.
Here's our latest contest "stock report." We talked earlier today about how Crocs put Serge Amelyan back into first place on the leaderboard. A very good earnings report put Serge, and others who owned Crocs, into the "stratosphere" so to speak. Meanwhile, a takeover report moved Reuters into the lead of best performing stocks. Also, BQI moved into the most active and widely held lists--on what could be an "active" day for the stock.
It's official--we are a broken record--as we talk once again about earnings when it comes to contest stocks. Earnings affected the best performers as well as the worst, showing how dominate those numbers can be when it comes to stock performance. And the hope of good earnings today put a new name on the most active list. (see below). Here ya go:
Hey everyone. Here are some of the emails that we've gotten recently that I thought I would share. As you can see, there are some different opinions covering just about everything. For those of you asking about "improved" weekly leader stats, please see below.
We have more video from Friday night's contest program, "How To Win." Specifically, more stock picks from our guest analysts. One of them, Timothy Sykes, who is also a guest blogger, loves the charts as you'll hear him explain. He also explains, his picks could have an upside, as well as a down side. So it's buyer beware for sure (fyi--it's that way with all the picks!).
Leo Terrell, a civil rights attorney and a radio talk show host, told CNBC’s “Morning Call” that Don Imus “is history” because his guests and advertisers will abandon him following his racially charged comments about a women’s basketball team.