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EU getting 'impatient' with Facebook over consumer data use

EU getting 'impatient' with Facebook over consumer data use

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's consumer protection chief said Thursday she's growing impatient with Facebook's efforts to improve transparency with users about their data, warning it could face sanctions for not complying.
EU Consumer Commissioner Vera Jourova turned up the pressure on the social media giant, saying s ... (full story)


ETP-D and the difference between preferred stock and common stock

Dear Mr. Berko: My stockbroker wants me to invest $10,000 by buying 400 shares of Energy Transfer Partners' 7.625 percent low-rated preferred stock, which sells for $25.33 a share. I can afford the risks of low-rated issues, and the income, which is my prime goal, looks very good. But I've never owned a preferred stock, so please te ... (full story)


A green beer that looks like algae? It's all for clean water

A green beer that looks like algae? It's all for clean water

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — There are spicy beers and even peanut butter beers, made to stand out on crowded shelves. Then there's a murky, green brew that looks a lot like algae. It's making a statement on the one ingredient brewers can't do without — clean water.
The ghastly-looking "Alegae Bloom" beer made by Mau ... (full story)


TinyCircuits gets a boost from eBay pilot program

TinyCircuits gets a boost from eBay pilot program<BR>

The company is called TinyCircuits and while its products might look like toys, these miniature electronic pieces are now being used to create everything from small projects to professional circuit boards.
Located in downtown Akron at Canal Place, the company, which makes tiny open source electronics, was started by northeast Ohi ... (full story)


The New York Times as an investment

Dear Mr. Berko: Please give me your opinion of The New York Times. I may buy 400 shares. Also, what do you think of The Wall Street Journal? -- CA, Rochester, Minn.
Dear CA: Thanx to the internet, we've been watching the decline of the newspaper industry during the past dozen years. Sadly, too many publishers have passively accep ... (full story)