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Nintendo’s Financial Struggles Continue, Even With Mario Kart 8

Even the smash hit Mario Kart 8 doesn’t seem to be able to save Nintendo and its Wii U. The Japanese video game giant posted a loss of 9.92 billion yen ($96.7 million) between April and June, according to its first fiscal quarter earnings report. Nintendo ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 13 hours ago]
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Franchisors Fear Labor’s Big Mac Win

One of the strategies that has made McDonald’s a global fast food power over the decades is the corporation’s rigorous enforcement of standards. McDonald’s dictates everything from signage, to staffing levels, to food quality, to the temperature of the ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 9 hours ago]
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Are You a Saver or an Investor? It Matters in a 401(k)

MoreHow to Fix the 401(k) and Income Inequality in One Fell Swoop Stock Gains (and Saving) Push 401(k)s to Record Highs How to Invest Your First 401(k) The venerable 401(k) plan has many failings and is ill suited as a primary retirement savings vehicle. ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 2 hours ago]
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12 Iconic Stores and Restaurants That Are Rapidly Disappearing

Moody’s Investors Service said in a report this week that RadioShack is in danger of running out of cash by autumn of 2015, according to Bloomberg News . It’s the latest indication that the struggling chain is doomed, following news in the spring that ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 2 hours ago]
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You Can Now Donate to Wikipedia in Bitcoin

The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit responsible for Wikipedia, said Wednesday that it will accept donations of the digital currency Bitcoin. “It has always been important to the Foundation to make sure donating is as simple and inclusive as possible,” ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 13 hours ago]
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Amazon Investing Another $2 Billion in India

Amazon plans to invest an additional $2 billion in its India operations, the company announced Wednesday, in an attempt to grab a growing slice of the country’s online retail market. “We see huge potential in the Indian economy and for the growth ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 15 hours ago]
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Amazon Will Pay You to Accept Slower Deliveries

Amazon really wants its Prime members to stop using its speedy shipping service, so much so that the company is willing to pay customers to accept slower deliveries. The online retail giant is now offering a $1 credit toward Prime Video to customers ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 8 hours ago]
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How I Made My First Million: Richard Branson

British business tycoon Richard Branson is living proof that with enough money, the sky’s the limit. And sometimes not even the sky: his Virgin Group launched a business called Virgin Galactic, which plans to carry wealthy “space tourists” all the way ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 8 hours ago]
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Netflix Is Paying AT&T To Make Movies Stream Faster

Despite its public war against interconnection fees, Netflix has signed another paid peering deal with an Internet Service Provider to improve the quality of its streaming and reduce buffering for its subscribers. “We reached an interconnect agreement ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 13 hours ago]
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U.S. Economy Bounces Back With 4% Growth

U.S. GDP surged by 4% in the second quarter of 2014, beating analysts’ forecasts and more than compensating for the previous quarter’s severe contraction, according to new figures released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis on Wednesday. Analysts had ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 16 hours ago]
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Sprint Is Offering Super-Cheap Data Plans for Only Accessing Social Media

As wireless carriers launch services to make mobile Internet more affordable, Sprint is taking a more drastic approach with its new wireless plan—unlimited access to a few popular social media apps, and nothing else. Offered under Sprint’s Virgin Mobile ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 13 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 2 reports

4 Ways the TSA Could Really Speed Up Airport Security Lines

The Transportation Security Administration needs your help. The organization that scans your bags and invariably yanks your spouse out of line for the hairy-eyeball treatment when you are late for a flight desires to do something about wait times. I’m ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - Jul 30 2014]

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12 Iconic Stores and Restaurants That Are Rapid... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 2 hours ago]
Moody’s Investors Service said in a report this week that RadioShack is in danger of running out of cash by autumn of 2015, according to Bloomberg News . It’s the latest indication that the struggling chain is doomed, following news in the spring that ...
Are You a Saver or an Investor? It Matters in a... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 2 hours ago]
MoreHow to Fix the 401(k) and Income Inequality in One Fell Swoop Stock Gains (and Saving) Push 401(k)s to Record Highs How to Invest Your First 401(k) The venerable 401(k) plan has many failings and is ill suited as a primary retirement savings vehicle. ...
Amazon Will Pay You to Accept Slower Deliveries [Published The Curious Capitalist - 8 hours ago]
Amazon really wants its Prime members to stop using its speedy shipping service, so much so that the company is willing to pay customers to accept slower deliveries. The online retail giant is now offering a $1 credit toward Prime Video to customers ...
How I Made My First Million: Richard Branson [Published The Curious Capitalist - 8 hours ago]
British business tycoon Richard Branson is living proof that with enough money, the sky’s the limit. And sometimes not even the sky: his Virgin Group launched a business called Virgin Galactic, which plans to carry wealthy “space tourists” all the way ...
Franchisors Fear Labor’s Big Mac Win [Published The Curious Capitalist - 9 hours ago]
One of the strategies that has made McDonald’s a global fast food power over the decades is the corporation’s rigorous enforcement of standards. McDonald’s dictates everything from signage, to staffing levels, to food quality, to the temperature of the ...
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