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GameStop Says Pokémon Go Has Boosted Some Stores’ Sales By 100%

As we know, some businesses have embraced the Pokémon Go craze as a way to drum up business. That became more evident over the weekend as GameStop used its status in the game to increase sales at some stores by 100%.  [More]

Josh Bassett

How One Tweet May Have Caused Chipotle’s Stock To Sink

Over the past several months, Chipotle has worked to rebuild its reputation, sales, and stock figures after enduring several high-profile outbreaks of E. coli and norovirus. All of those efforts may have been undone, however, with one simple Tweet alleging that the burrito chain may be responsible for sending a New York City customer to the hospital. [More]

Mike Mozart

T-Mobile’s New Customer Reward Program Includes Free T-Mobile Stock

It’s not just AT&T that’s decided the way to a customer’s heart is through free stuff. As of today T-Mobile is joining the club, with give-aways ranging from pizza to company stock. Yes, literal shares of the business. [More]

Grocery Chain HEB Giving 15% Of Company’s Shares To 55,000 Employees

Grocery Chain HEB Giving 15% Of Company’s Shares To 55,000 Employees

While the wage fight roars on at retailers around the country, one company is doing something unusual for the industry: regional grocery chain HEB is bestowing a major perk on about 55,000 of its full-time employees with the gift of an equity stake in the business. [More]

Facebook Stock Down More Than 50%, Schadenfreude Still Rising

Facebook Stock Down More Than 50%, Schadenfreude Still Rising

Facebook stock has reached a new low following news that analysts at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch and Bank of Montreal have lowered their price target for the stock. [More]

Facebook Hasn't Even Gone Public And People Are Already Selling Fake Shares

You’re all educated, gorgeous people so you are fully aware that shares in Facebook won’t be publicly available for several more weeks. But that didn’t stop a woman in Wisconsin from using fake stock in the website to pay for home repairs — she even gave some to her daughter for Christmas. [More]

Did Dave Carroll's Broken Guitar Videos Cost United $180 Million?

Did Dave Carroll's Broken Guitar Videos Cost United $180 Million?

The Times of London claims that public relations fallout from Dave Carroll’s catchy videos panning United Airlines for breaking his beloved $3500 Taylor guitar and then denying his damage claim may have cost the airline’s shareholders up to $180 million.

Walmart Doesn't Want 7-Year-Old's Birthday Money

Walmart Doesn't Want 7-Year-Old's Birthday Money

The parents of a seven-year-old took him to Walmart this weekend to spend his saved birthday and allowance money on a pretty awesome looking swimming pool & slide combo. They’d checked online first to make sure the item was in stock—and Walmart said it was, at three different locations in fact.

The Economy Is So Bad Now That Investors See Newspapers As A Growth Industry

The Economy Is So Bad Now That Investors See Newspapers As A Growth Industry

In the face of News Corp. announcing profits fell 70 percent for the quarter that ended March 31, chairman Rupert Murdoch is cautiously optimistically about his papers, even though his rags, which include the Wall Street Journal, New York Post and Aussie and British periodicals, have dipped 28 percent in revenue.

Zecco Accidentally Increasing Some Customers' Buying Power Was Not Intentional April Fool's Joke

On April 1, 2009, one of our vendors provided Zecco Trading with an incorrect data feed which caused some customers to see erroneously high buying power. This error was quickly corrected, but about 1% of our customers were impacted.

Zecco Accidentally Increases Some Customers' Buying Power By Millions

Zecco Accidentally Increases Some Customers' Buying Power By Millions

Online brokerage site Zecco accidentally increased 1% of their customers’ Buying Power balances by millions on April 1st, leading some customers to wonder whether it was a system glitch or some horrible April Fool’s joke. It turned out to be the former.

Blockbuster's Stock Nosedives On News It Is Investigating Bankruptcy

Blockbuster's Stock Nosedives On News It Is Investigating Bankruptcy

Blockbuster’s stock just dropped 79% this afternoon after Bloomberg published a story that said the company hired the firm Kirkland & Ellis “to evaluate restructuring options, including a possible pre-packaged bankruptcy.” Blockbuster says they’ve only hired the firm for “refinancing and capital raising initiatives,” and that they do not intend to file for bankruptcy.

https://consumerist.com/2008/10/03/surprise-wells-fargo-is-buying/

Surprise! Wells Fargo is buying Wachovia, even though Citibank said at the beginning of the week that it was going to. (Check out the full post here.) Unlike Citibank, Wells Fargo will absorb all parts of Wachovia, including its securities and retail brokerage biz, in a “$15.1 billion all-stock merger.” [DealBook] (Thanks to Stephen!)

https://consumerist.com/2008/04/29/the-33-biggest-corporate-implosions/

The 33 biggest corporate implosions of all time. We like that they included The South Sea Company, whose stock price collapsed after reaching an artificially inflated peak in the 1720. It was called the “South Sea Bubble” and its collapse sent many investors, who had purchased the stock on credit, into bankruptcy. [HR World]

https://consumerist.com/2007/11/28/stocks-jumped-after-the-fed/

Stocks jumped after the Fed hinted at further interest rate cuts. [AP]