Standing just over a foot high, the “Oscar” has been presented to every Academy Award winner since 1929. But did you ever wonder where how the gleaming gold statuettes are made? Reporter Kate Rogers goes to the foundry where the movie awards are manufactured for the answers. » Read More
The brewers of microbrews are looking to get ahead of growing need – new hires. According to the Brewers Association, one or two small breweries are opening every day in the U.S. The revival of specialized brews is creating tens of thousands of jobs in the brewing industry. Reporter Mary Thompson visits a microbrewer to find out what skills are needed, and a college where students can major in beer.
Star Wars and other licensing deals are expected to fuel new toy offerings from Lego and others. And tiny is trendy. The biggest seller by dollars in 2015 was Shopkins. We’ll talk more of the hottest trends you can expect to see in the toy aisle in 2016. With Steve Pasierb, Toy Industry Association, and Dana Points, Parents magazine.
Paribus is an app and website that can get money back from retailers when they drop prices after you’ve made your purchase. But they need your email address and permission to scan through email to find receipts. With that information, they’ll contact retailers, request a partial refund for you, and keep a percentage for themselves. Are the price savings worth the privacy trade off? With Eric Glyman & Karim Atiyeh, Paribus co-founders.
Consumer Reports and J.D. Power are out with their latest annual roundup on vehicle reliability and model rankings. What they found is good news for some U.S. automakers, and not so good for some others. We’ll share the results, the best and worst models and brands – in all price ranges.
We’ll give you steps you can take every leap year to set your retirement, your insurance and your career on the right course. With Stacey Tisdale, Black Enterprise magazine.
Through workshops and school programs, Black Girls Code teaches STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) to girls age 7 to 14. With Avis Yates Rivers, Technology Concepts Group International CEO, and Olivia Ross, Black Girls Code participant.
ThredUP CEO James Reinhart explains how he came up with the idea for an online consignment shop and how his company stands out from the competition.
FarmLogix founder Linda Mallers talks about her tech platform that connects 300 local farms with large institutions, sourcing local ingredients to 2,000 public schools in 15 states.
Big banks are experimenting with upgraded ATMs that will work with your phone, and can give you cash in different denominations. But are they secure?
Whether you’re looking for a budget vacation, a luxury getaway or something in between, we have you covered. Jaime Freedman of Travelzoo has amazing deals that can warm you up and not freeze your bank account.
If you’re planning to pop the question, we’ve got the questions you need to ask first. Beyond the romance couples need to plan the financial realities of combining their lives. Do your money styles match? And what should you do if they differ?
1-800-Flowers founder and CEO Jim McCann about how he disrupted the floral industry with a national toll-free number in the 80s, his pioneering website in the 90s, followed by his mobile strategy today.
Last year Americans spent some $2 billion on flowers for Valentine’s Day alone, but local florists have seen a slide of 40 percent in sales over the past decade. Reporter Kate Rogers goes to Bouqs for a look inside the flower industry’s new guard.
Using research and case studies of innovators, Wharton Professor Adam Grant talks about how you can recognize good ideas and act on them. And when it comes to your home, he explains how dissent among spouses can even help develop originality in their children.
Reporter Kate Rogers goes behind the counter and into the kitchen at WingZone to see the planning involved as they try to maximize one of the biggest take-out days of the year.
Those who dream of becoming an astronaut have until February 18th to submit their online application for the latest class of 8 to 14 astronauts who will staff the International Space Station and other missions. We head to Houston to look at what candidates need to do to get a job in space.
More and more American companies are leaving the US and shifting their legal headquarters overseas, where the tax rate is much lower than the US rate of 39%. Are these companies putting patriotism before profits, or just doing what they are supposed to do and maximizing their profits? The answer is not clear cut, but points to a broader overall issue that needs to be fixed. Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson talks taxes, reform, and how to fix a system that is broken in many ways.
During the market downturn, checking your 401k and IRA balance is a stressful activity. Worrying about your money is natural, but how can you protect that nest egg during times of market volatility? Whether you’re a millennial, a boomer, or retired, Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson has tips and guidelines to get the most out of your money, and stick to your financial goals during the rough patches.
Can a cure for cancer be found soon? Vice President Joe Biden is leading the cancer “moonshot” to double the rate of progress towards that goal. With more than $30 billion dollars in U.S. funding this year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the world’s leading medical research agency. National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says we’ve “got cancer’s number.” He also explains how technological and scientific discoveries are improving health around the globe.
Reporter Phil LeBeau has the latest entrants in the battle for luxury cars. And with continued low gas prices, will the public make the move to hybrids and electric cars like the Chevrolet Bolt or will demand for pickups and SUVs stay strong?