Financial news on February 06, 2019
Business and Financial news
Parents are often surprised by unauthorized credit card charges. The culprit: Bait apps, which lure children into buying virtual junk online. Preventing these purchases isn’t easy, but it can be done. Read more..
Angela Ahrendts, hired after leading Burberry to global prominence, was among Apple’s highest-paid executives. Read more..
The agency’s new director reversed course on regulations intended to prevent borrowers from being caught in an endless cycle of short-term, high interest loans. Read more..
The two companies wanted to merge their rail units to fend off Chinese competition. But Europe’s antitrust enforcer said those fears were overblown. Read more..
New Jersey has the best, Illinois the worst, and far too many fail consumers, according to a study from the Center for Auto Safety. Read more..
Masayoshi Son invoked Albert Einstein’s theories to argue that his Japanese group is worth $110 billion more than investors seem to think. Read more..
With its acquisition of two podcasting companies, the streaming service broadens its ambitions to include everything audio. Read more..
The company is near its goal of $800 million in digital revenue ahead of a 2020 target. Paying subscribers rose to 4.3 million, a record. Read more..
Fortnite’s popularity continues to weigh on the performance of traditional video game makers. Read more..
For Daisuke Wakabayashi, who covers Google, computer accessories are important. Very important. Read more..
A new five-year policy offers $100 billion for infrastructure to stimulate growth — a shift from a focus on consumer spending. Read more..