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9 Things We Miss MOST About CDs

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Tech Staff | Posted 10.02.2012 | Technology

Do you remember the thrill of your first CD purchase? Or the hours you spent making a mix and picking the perfect songs for your crush? The compact-di...

This Tiny Square Could Store Data For 100 Million Years

Posted 10.01.2012 | Technology

Sick of transferring your files from device to device, risking loss and corruption? Well, Japan-based company Hitachi says it has solved our file w...

Another Chef's Blog About Something

Gayle Pirie | Posted 09.11.2012 | San Francisco
Gayle Pirie

I want magazines, glorious shiny magazines, and newspapers, expensive, dying newspapers, and I will have them.

Help! I'm Drowning in Minutiae

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 09.04.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I approach cashiers the way one might deal with a lunging vampire: with crossed forefingers and a clove of garlic. I know by the glint in their eye they are preparing to offer me another rewards card.

Soon There Will Be No More Shelves of Books and CDs

Larry Magid | Posted 09.01.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

The loss of this visible manifestation of who we are may be of little consequence to most people, but it's a loss worth noting.

A Shift in Music

Jake Shears | Posted 04.25.2012 | Entertainment
Jake Shears

There's clearly a shift in the way people are buying music now and I can't help but think about how that affects me as an artist.

Beware of Regional Rate Differences

Richard Barrington | Posted 06.24.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

Regional and community banks are often recommended as a solution to the low interest rates offered by large banks -- and for good reason. Unfortunately, the viability of this solution may depend on where you live.

Make Cash Off Of Your Old CDs

SmartMoney | Kelli B. Grant | Posted 04.12.2012 | Money

This article originally appeared on Consumers may now have a new home for all those CDs currently collecting dust or serving as drin...

Greek Official: 'This Is The Only Way To Keep The Country On Its Feet'

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

* Around 86 pct of Greek law bonds submitted for swap * Some reluctant creditors to be forced to accept deal * New bonds...

Payroll Tax Deal Sets Tone for Election-Year Finances

Richard Barrington | Posted 04.29.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

The move to extend unemployment benefit comes at a time when job growth is improving. It targets special relief for high unemployment states, but given the disparity of unemployment rates among states, shouldn't people be encouraged to move to where the jobs are?

5 Pieces of Banking Wisdom to Ignore

Richard Barrington | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

There are many useful rules in personal finance that can help you successfully manage your money. But it's also useful to know when those rules can be broken.

Catherine New

Unemployment Will Stay Above 8 Percent For 2012, Fed Says | Catherine New | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

Memo to those who are out of work: Don't get your hopes up this year. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday that the central bank di...

Catherine New

Growing Numbers Moving Their Money Away From BofA | Catherine New | Posted 01.20.2012 | Business

Do banks need your money? Bank of America revealed yesterday that the number of customers closing their accounts spiked last quarter, but official...

Retail Reinvented, Again

John Backus | Posted 03.10.2012 | Small Business
John Backus

We are in the middle of another battle between brick and mortar and e-commerce. Best Buy is dying. But it is not alone. Welcome to the new world of retailing, the death of retail 2.0. So who will pick up the pieces?

When Banks Compete, Could Savings Account Win?

Richard Barrington | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

If this new spirit of competitiveness among banks leads them to expand the loan market, it could stimulate the economy and eventually lead to higher interest rates on savings accounts, CDs, and money market accounts.

Sting Believes The Apps, Not CDs, Are Our Future

Posted 11.16.2011 | Home

Just in time to promote his new (free) app, Sting is hailing the medium as the future of music distribution. We could have told you that, Sting! Here'...

Zach Carter

Debunking The GOP's 'Uncertainty' Economic Argument | Zach Carter | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the economy in a slump for nearly four years, corporate executives and conservative politicians have repeatedly invoked "uncertaint...

Making Bank Transfer Day Work for You

Richard Barrington | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

As a consumer you have the right to look for free checking accounts, and the highest interest rates on CDs, savings accounts and money market accounts. Don't limit your choices to credit unions.

WATCH: Is It Smart To Throw Your Savings Into A Mortgage?

Posted 12.17.2011 | Fifty

Paul, 62, is like a lot of people near retirement: He wants a safe place to invest his money. But the interest rates on savings accounts barely keep u...

Online and Offline Harmony

Josh Brooks | Posted 12.14.2011 | Technology
Josh Brooks

For the most part, going digital has enriched our lives. But is there a price? Are we losing sight of our humanity in the frenetic rush to digital efficiency?

This Economic War Began Long Ago

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

It did not begin with the subprime disaster in 2007, nor the crash and burn of Lehman in 2008, nor are we able to blame any bubbles, be they or other. This Economic War began with the Asian Financial Crisis back in 1997.

Brokerage Loses CDs Holding Personal Info Of 34,000 Clients

Posted 09.06.2011 | Business

Brokerage Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, a joint venture between Morgan Stanley and Citigroup, said personal information of 34,000 investment clients st...

Maxwell Strachan

Bailed-Out AIG Now Says It Was Victim Of Wall Street's Worst Behaviors | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.29.2011 | Business

Two and a half years after first being bailed out by the federal government, insurance giant AIG has officially begun to place blame on companies it a...

Maxwell Strachan

WATCH: Summers Dismisses Idea Of Regulating Financial Instruments (WATCH) | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business

Depending on who you ask, regulation is either a hindrance to the global economy or our only hope against global economic collapse. Safe to say Larry ...

Grammy Preview: The Best CDs of 2010

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

In anticipation of the Grammys on Sunday night, here are my favorite albums of 2010, followed by my favorite singles and some early favorites for 2011.