Business

These Companies Reward You for Being Yourself

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Your mother may have encouraged you to be yourself, but the advice has never meant quite as much as it does day. A growing number of apps now promise users real-life rewards on the basis of their virtual profiles. Launched earlier this Read More

Twitter Has Growing Influence on Movie-Going Habits

iStock Editorial/ Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Twitter is putting more butts in movie seats. Although attendance at the movies is not as robust as in recent summers, a new Nielsen survey suggests that if Hollywood wants to boost sales, it should latch on to the growing Read More

Guess Which Men Do Better in Business Negotiations

iStock/Thinkstock(RIVERSIDE, Calif.) — Men, do you really want to be the owner of a wide face? Before you answer, researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s School of Business Administration say guys with wider faces have an advantage when it Read More

American Airlines Reports Record Quarterly Profit

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(FORTH WORTH, Texas) — American Airlines reported record quarterly earnings Thursday, detailing a net profit of $1.5 billion — a record for any quarter in company history, according to airline representatives. The American Airlines Read More

Walmart US Names Greg Foran Next President, CEO

Walmart(NEW YORK) — Retail giant Walmart announced a new president and chief executive officer for U.S. operations Thursday, naming Greg Foran as the successor to Bill Simon. Simon, who has held the role since June 2010, is expected to “transition” out Read More

New Home Sales Plummet 8.1% in June

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The number of Americans purchasing new homes took a big plunge last month. The Commerce Department reported on Thursday that sales of newly built homes dropped by more than 8 percent in June to 406,000. “The numbers are Read More

Why Recalls Haven't Dented GM’s Sales

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — GM’s 29 million recalled cars since January is costing the car company more than $1 billion, but the company’s varying fleet of vehicles have prompted a steady sales growth, according to the company’s Read More

Christian Louboutin Debuts $50 Nail Polish

Christian Louboutin(NEW YORK) — Christian Louboutin is best known for his signature red-soled stilettos. But the most recent creation from the French designer delivers a different kind of lift. Earlier this week, Louboutin revealed his first foray into the beauty Read More