SPEND: Vegetable-Dyed Leather Makes $500 Shoes Worth It
Yes, the phrase "vegetable-dyed leather" sounds as if it came from a farcical business plan on Arrested Development. But these organically treated shoes by Feit are earth conscious in a useful way-not only are chemicals eliminated from their production process, but the shoes are comfortable, and they look great.
Amazon Wants to Seed Cloud With Banks
Banks may be out of favor with stock investors, but they're of keen interest to tech companies for one simple reason: Financial institutions and other big companies hold the future of cloud computing in their hands.
Early movers: LL, AAPL, DISH, TWX, PCLN, Z & more
Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell: Lumber Liquidators -The flooring maker lost 75 cents per share for the second quarter, surprising analysts who had expected a 6 cents per share profit. Revenue was also below forecasts as the company saw a 10 percent drop in same-store sales.
Forget about Google; buy Facebook: Analyst
Despite the recent bullish sentiment surrounding Google, investors should instead focus on Facebook's stock, S&P Capital IQ Technology Sector Head Scott Kessler said Monday.
Weekly mortgage applications rise 4.6% on rate dip
Mortgage volume last week regained almost exactly what it lost the previous week, as interest rates stopped climbing and dipped slightly lower. Total applications rose 4.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis for the week that ended Friday, which included an adjustment for the Independence Day holiday, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.