Oscar attendees will pick up $80,000 in gift bag swag. Doctor? Check. Yoga teacher? Done that. Now Barbie can cross entrepreneur off her list. And if you picked up Hot Pockets recently, check for a recall. Christine Romans has this week’s Money Time.
Facebook dished out $19 billion for WhatsApp. Did it overpay or make a smart investment? “WhatsApp will prove to be the most successful start to exit in the history of technology,” venture capitalist Mark Suster tells Christine Romans.
Parking tickets add up quickly. What if you could pay to get rid of all of them? We took to the streets to find out what people are willing to spend to park anywhere.
Can you survive on $7.25 an hour? The minimum wage today buys 20 percent less than what it did 50 years ago. President Obama hopes to raise it to $10.10 an hour but some are saying raising the minimum wage will hurt the very people it is supposed to help.