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American Apparel May Move Manufacturing Out Of California

Part of American Apparel’s identity is tied to the company’s Los Angeles manufacturing facility, but executives for the recently bankrupt clothing company recently floated the idea of outsourcing trickier items to third parties. Now comes news that AA has its eyes on keeping its manufacturing in the states, but in areas where labor costs are lower. [More]

5 Things You Should Know About Uber’s Xchange Leasing Program & Its Costs

5 Things You Should Know About Uber’s Xchange Leasing Program & Its Costs

Last summer, Uber launched a car leasing program that aimed to remedy the one big obstacle for anyone who wanted to sign up as a driver and hit the road — if you don’t have a car, you’ve got nowhere to put passengers. Nearly a year after Xchange Leasing began connecting would-be drivers with new vehicles, experts say the program may not be all it’s cracked up to be for already financially vulnerable drivers.  [More]

Samsung Reportedly Getting Into The Direct Phone-Leasing Business As Well

Samsung Reportedly Getting Into The Direct Phone-Leasing Business As Well

Maybe the mobile phone industry is finally coming to understand what consumers want. What many of us want is to have the newest and shiniest flagship smartphone, and then cast that phone aside when another phone that is shinier comes along a year later. Forget two-year contracts: why don’t we just rent the darn things? Carriers like Sprint are doing this, and Apple itself has joined the rental party. Why not Samsung’s Android handsets, too? [More]

Advice For Those Who Want To Buy The Home They're Renting

Advice For Those Who Want To Buy The Home They're Renting