Author: FC

Wells Fargo customers can still buy guns with a credit card, but now they can’t buy bitcoin

Wells Fargo customers can no longer buy cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin on their credit cards, the company announced Monday. But they can still buy firearms. The San Francisco-based bank joined some of its Wall Street peers in banning the purchase of cryptocurrencies on credit cards and said its decision is “in line with the overall industry.” “We will continue to evaluate the i...

Wells Fargo customers can still buy guns with a credit card, but not bitcoin

Wells Fargo customers can no longer buy cryptocurrencies like bitcoin on their credit cards, the company announced Monday. But they can still buy firearms. The San Francisco based bank joined some of its Wall Street peers in banning the purchase of cryptocurrencies on credit cards and said its decision is “in line with the overall industry.” “We will continue to evaluate the issu...

Home sales could be halted by looming lapse of flood insurance program

With hurricane season under way, home buyers who plan to get flood insurance through the federal government might want to speed up their purchasing process. Unless Congress takes action, the National Flood Insurance Program will lapse at midnight on July 31. While existing policy holders would retain coverage if the program is not reauthorized, no new policies could be written. This means home buy...

Now you can buy sports and music tickets through Snapchat

Sports teams and musicians can now sell tickets directly to fans through their Snapchat Stories thanks to an integration with SeatGeek. The New York-based ticket-search engine is working with Snap Inc. to enable ticket buying through the Venice, California, company’s signature app. The integration is the first ticket-buying experience in Snapchat and one of the first e-commerce offerings wit...

United flight from Rome to Chicago diverts to Ireland due to a ‘potential security concern’

A United Airlines flight from Rome to Chicago diverted to Shannon, Ireland due to a “potential security concern,” the airline said Monday. Police said passengers from Flight 971 and the plane are being searched. The plane landed in Shannon at 2:15 p.m. local time, police said. The diversion occurred after a threatening note was found on board, according to a person familiar with the ma...

Chilean Criminals Have Turned to Avocado Theft, And Who Can Blame Them

Avocados, the lynchpin of millennial criticism, are proving that everyone wants a piece of the hottest food trend of the 21st century. Chile, one of the biggest exporters of avocados, is benefiting from increased demand. Specifically, the prices of avocados have grown 23% in the past year, and 9% in the past month. Sadly, these price increases haven’t come without repercussions While thefts have a...

Democratic lawmaker challenges Pruitt on EPA public records

Environmental Protection Agency emails show that Administrator Scott Pruitt’s top aides were told to review public records releases under the Freedom of Information Act. The emails from EPA Chief of Staff Ryan Jackson and a top legal counsel lay out a system for Pruitt’s political appointees to review any FOIA record releases. Jackson calls it a “centralization pilot project.R...

Here’s how much you need to earn to put your kid through college

It’s getting harder and harder to obtain a college degree without debt — but not impossible. The average outstanding student loan tab is $34,144, up 62 percent over the last decade, according to a report by Experian. Altogether, college loan balances in the United States have reached a record $1.5 trillion, according to a separate report by the Federal Reserve. To avoid such a significant de...

Goldman Reveals The Truth About The World Cup As Unmistakable Links Between ‘Fake’ Football And Global Economy Laid Bare

Well, it’s time for the World Cup and that’s a confusing time for a lot of Americans because it means having to (re)figure out why the rest of the world keeps referring to soccer as “football”. Of course that’s a misnomer. That’s just another example of what the President talks about when he says foreign interests are robbing America blind. They’re stealing our jobs all right, but they’re also ste...

United’s latest attempt to draw travelers to Newark: Helicopters

United Airlines is selling helicopter transfers from Manhattan to Newark for commutes under 10 minutes.

Warren Buffett finally gets closure on one of his rare investing mistakes

Warren Buffett is finally getting closure on a long-held investment he recently called disappointing. USG agreed to a $7 billion buyout by Germany’s Knauf after Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway threw its support behind a shareholder uprising. Berkshire is USG’s biggest shareholder, with a stake of 31 percent, and had said earlier this year it would vote against USG’s four direc...

The S&P levels to watch amid a huge week for the market

There are a few key levels to watch on the S&P 500 in such a market-moving week, says Piper Jaffray's Craig Johnson.