Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Super Bowl MVP Foles said Twitter, Instagram show a ‘highlight reel’ of the world, not reality

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles said social media sites can give people a distorted and demoralizing view of reality. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback said sites like Twitter and Facebook's Instagram unit can lead users to think their lives aren't as good as those of others. Foles comments come as more research -- including some done by Facebook -- has revealed negative emotional effects from certain types of social media use.

The Super Bowl Is Over, But You Can Still Buy These 3 Sin Stocks

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis turned out to be a fantastic game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. The Super Bowl is one of the biggest get-together events of the year, and for many, it signals the start of post-football season life.

Brainstorm Health: The Science of Super Bowl Riots, Intarcia Setback, Sanofi Dengue Lawsuit

Monday, February 5th, 2018

If you know someone who’s even tangentially connected to Philadelphia (or who, well, just really hates Tom Brady and Bill Belichick), you probably heard a rendition or 12 of the “Fly Eagles Fly” chant last night as the Eagles beat the New England Patriots in a wildly entertaining Super Bowl stunner. Unfortunately for local Philadelphia authorities, not to mention municipal and private property owners, the wildness didn’t end at the game’s edge. Philadelphia Eagles fans took the streets to riot en masse after the Super Bow.

Tesla, Disney, All Markets Summit — What you need to know in markets this week

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

After a 2017 that saw stocks drift higher while markets exploded to the upside in the early weeks of 2018, this past week’s trading showed that another placid does not appear to be in store for investors. Punctuated by Friday’s sell-off, the major averages lost over 3% this past week to begin February on a downbeat note. Meanwhile, Treasury yields continued their climb higher during the week with the 10-year hitting a four-year high of 2.85% after Friday’s jobs report.

A Patriots Super Bowl win could lead to a tough year for stocks — at least according to one superstition

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

The Super Bowl Indicator, a long-standing market superstition, suggests that stocks will perform worse if the Patriots win the big game than if the Eagles do. The S&P 500 has gained just 1.5% on average in years the Patriots emerge victorious, versus a 5.1% increase when they lose, according to LPL Financial data. As superstition tells it, when an AFC team wins the Super Bowl, it's bad news for the stock market that year.

2018 Super Bowl LII Promises Entertaining Auto Commercials

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

This year’s NFL championship game, Super Bowl LII, to be televised on Sunday, Feb. 4 on NBC, will feature the Philadelphia Eagles against the defending champ New England Patriots. Catching creative commercials—from auto brands that feature new models being driven by sports or rock stars, a wicked premium halo car that ties in with an upcoming blockbuster superhero movie, or inspirational profiles of life in America and the world—is part of this Sunday’s spectator sport pastime.

Super Bowl fan uses Bitcoin to snap up tickets for $19,000 in first for NFL showpiece event

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

"The reason why we did it was because a customer reached out and said, 'I have some bitcoin and I'd love to use it to make it happen,'" Brett Goldberg, co-CEO of TickPick, told Benzinga. Mr Goldberg pointed out that had the customer used an American Express credit card to buy the tickets, they would have had to pay a 2.89-percent fee on the transaction. “When we started the conversation, bitcoin was valued around $11,500, but by the time we did the deal, it was down to $9,000.

Super Bowl 52 ads are sold out: Report

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Remaining commercial spots for Super Bowl LII sold out on Friday, less than 48 hours before kickoff, according to a report. “Super Bowl LII is sold out,” Dan Lovinger, executive vice president of advertising sales for NBC Sports Group, said in a statement to Variety. A 30-second Super Bowl ad spot is reportedly selling for more than $5 million ahead of this year’s game between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Advertisers Stick With Super Bowl Despite Rising Prices And Wary Viewers

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Regardless of whether the New England Patriots or Philadelphia Eagles prevail on the field Sunday, advertisers have set another spending record in Super Bowl LII, showing that they remain committed to TV’s biggest campfire. “The game almost transcends the season,” Lovinger told reporters on a recent conference call.

Super Bowl marketers play safe in politically charged atmosphere

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Super Bowl advertisers are expected to use a conservative game plan this year, largely staying away from sex, politics and controversy. Amid a politically charged environment, the advertising extravaganza accompanying the biggest US sporting event is expected to stick to traditional marketing themes, analysts say. The American football championship matchup between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles offers a rare chance to reach more than 100 million viewers at a steep cost of some $5 million for a 30-second spot.