Shares of Conn's (CONN), a specialty retailer that offers financing to credit-constrained customers, rocketed higher on Thursday after the company's quarterly earnings beat estimates and its credit segment turned in its first operating income in four years. The chain also forecast a potential same-store sales gain for the second quarter. X Shares rocketed 19% higher in the stock market today. The jump marks the latest massive stock gain for a retailer following an earnings report. Five Below (FIVE) was up 22% on Thursday, a day after reporting. Signet Jewelers (SIG) blasted 18% on higher on Wednesday. Conn's sells furniture, home appliances and consumer electronics. But in years past the company — whose lending program is more of a focus for some analysts — has struggled with souring consumer debt. The company at one point considered putting itself up for sale or splitting its retail and credit business lines. But the stock began to recover last year. And credit … [Read more...] about Here’s The Latest Retailer With A Massive Stock Surge On Earnings
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Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z FOUR STAR FILMS Top rated movies and made-for-TV films airing the week of the week of March 25 - 31 On the Waterfront 1954 Saving Private Ryan 1998 The Dark Knight 2008 Almost Famous 2000 Stand by Me 1986 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 Pulp Fiction 1994 Beauty and the Beast 1991 The Thing 1982 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962 Titanic 1997 Driving Miss Daisy 1989 Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 Unforgiven 1992 Forrest Gump 1994 WALL-E 2008 Aliens 1986 Four Star Films, Box Office Hits, Indies and Imports, Movies A - Z BOX OFFICE HITS Movies that scored big at the box office, airing the week of the week of March 25 - 31 Cleopatra 1963 Mission: Impossible 1996 Philadelphia 1993 Scream 1996 Mission: Impossible 2 2000 Boyz N the Hood 1991 The Fugitive 1993 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 2011 … [Read more...] about Feature and TV films
In the cult film "Office Space," workers at a technology company seek revenge for boring jobs and bad treatment by ripping off their employer via software that skims fractions of pennies with each transaction. Hilarity, guilt and accidental redemption ensue as the main character ultimately prepares to confess. Such pennies, in a real-world scenario, can add up more and over longer stretches of time than most employers imagine, according to a study of about 400 employee theft cases reviewed by insurance firm Hiscox. The study, expanded for 2016 to include firms over 500 employees, is based on public data, including from U.S. courts. The most damaging schemes involved small amounts of money swiped over years, even decades. Of companies studied last year, 29 percent of employee thefts took place over more than five years, with that percentage rising to 37 percent in financial services. "There's a misconception that embezzlements are large-scale dollar losses that immediately get … [Read more...] about Your company’s biggest thief might be the most loyal-seeming employee
Last Updated Oct 22, 2009 3:25 PM EDT CNNMoney recently came out with its list of the "50 Best Jobs in America." The list assemblers ranked jobs based on personal satisfaction, job security, future growth, benefit to society, stress -- and presumably pay, since, after all, it's CNNMoney, not CNNSelf-gratification. The top five were systems engineer, information technology manager, physician assistant, nurse practitioner and college professor. I am not sure what a systems engineer does, but it sounds very complicated, like hooking the National Security Agency's satellite surveillance apparatus to your dry cleaner's ticket system. And you can't run anything these days without IT managers who, for example, fix what went wrong with TD Bank's computer systems the other week. But those jobs take lots of brain power, which not all of us have. In fact, just thinking about their work makes me want to take an Advil or two. The other three jobs require you to stand on your feet all day and … [Read more...] about Five Jobs for Lousy Times and No Talent Necessary
Last Updated Sep 23, 2017 7:00 PM EDT Produced by Lisa Freed and Michelle Feuer[This story first aired on Jan. 17.]LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- At the time of her murder, Kay Wenal was married to real estate developer Hal Wenal – her fourth husband. He was smitten from the moment he first set eyes on Kay in a Reno airport."She said she'd bent over to get luggage off the rack and that's when Hal noticed her," Kay's sister, Pam Sleeper, told "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty. "How could you not?" she laughed.Pam Sleeper says her sister was striking and vivacious. "Hal was proud of her," she said. "He used to love to walk into restaurants -- she was arm candy," private investigator John Insogna said. "'Oh, look at that woman! Wow!'" And at the age of 60, Kay was still turning heads and everyone seemed to love her, which made her murder in May 2008 all the more shocking -- and difficult to solve. What's more, there is little physical evidence: crime scene investigators … [Read more...] about Solve this case: Who killed Kay Wenal?