In biometric ‘breakthrough’ year, you may soon pay with your face

Automated fast food restaurant CaliExpress by Flippy, in Pasadena, Calif., opened in January to considerable hype due to its robot burger makers, but the restaurant launched with another, less heralded innovation: the ability to pay for your meal with your face. CaliExpress uses a payment system from facial ID tech company PopID. To activate it, … Read more

Jim Cramer’s top 10 things to watch in the stock market Monday

My top 10 things to watch Monday, May 13 1. Stocks are set to begin the week higher ahead of key inflation releases on Tuesday and Wednesday. The data will offer a test for the quiet market rally we’re enjoying. The Dow, which on Friday wrapped up its best week of the year, is riding … Read more

What we know about the consumer so far

A customer walks through The Home Depot store on February 20, 2024 in Austin, Texas.  Brandon Bell | Getty Images The state of the consumer in 2024 is already taking shape — even before the country’s major retailers begin to report first-quarter earnings, starting with Home Depot and Walmart next week. There are signs that … Read more

Top 15 companies to work for in Singapore in 2024

These are the top companies to work for in Singapore in 2024, according to LinkedIn. Carlina Teteris | Moment | Getty Images Banks dominated the top 5 best companies in Singapore to work for, according to LinkedIn’s list on the best workplaces in the country in 2024. “Commercial banking firms from banking to insurance and … Read more

LinkedIn expands Thought Leader ads, eyeing TikTok and Instagram

Ryan Roslansky, CEO of Microsoft’s LinkedIn subsidiary, speaks at a LinkedIn event in San Francisco on Sept. 22, 2016. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Influencer marketing has become big business on TikTok and Instagram, where popular creators can make good money by helping brands promote their stuff. Now, LinkedIn wants in the … Read more

Why Capital One is buying Discover in the biggest merger yet of 2024

Capital One CEO and Chairman, Richard Fairbank. Marvin Joseph| The Washington Post | Getty Images Capital One’s recently announced $35.3 billion acquisition of Discover Financial isn’t just about getting bigger — gaining “scale” in Wall Street-speak — it’s a bid to protect itself against a rising tide of fintech and regulatory threats. It’s a chess … Read more

The Fed’s rate hikes did little to slow our robust economy

Can’t stop won’t stop? OK, you will never confuse me for a rapper, but those are the four words that describe this economy right now. And as we walk into retail earnings hell — a period where too many retailers report all at once and the comparisons become odiously confusing, starting with Walmart and Home … Read more

Capital One acquiring Discover Financial Services, report says

Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images Capital One Financial is set to acquire Discover Financial Services, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The deal could be announced Tuesday, the outlet said, citing sources. It will be an all-stock deal and Capital One, which already uses Visa and Mastercard networks, plans to … Read more

Mastercard launches GPT-like AI model to help banks detect fraud

BARCELONA, SPAIN – MARCH 01: A view of the MasterCard company logo on their stand during the Mobile World Congress on March 1, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Joan Cros Garcia/Corbis via Getty Images) Joan Cros Garcia – Corbis | Corbis News | Getty Images Payments giant Mastercard says it has built its own … Read more

Fed meeting, labor report, Big Tech earnings

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday looked to next week’s happenings on Wall Street, laying out how to prepare for a slew of high-profile earnings, as well as a Federal Reserve meeting and a labor report. Cramer warned that the volume of reports next week coupled with comments from the Fed will make it a tough … Read more