Southwest Airlines and Alaska Air Are Playing Nice Again

Alaska Air’s (NYSE: ALK) 2016 acquisition of Virgin America set off a chain reaction that dramatically intensified competition among airlines in California. Alaska Airlines started the process by launching dozens of new California routes, with a particular emphasis on routes from the Bay Area, which was Virgin America’s primary stronghold. Several competitors soon responded with […]

Alcoa’s Environmental Breakthrough Could Change the Face of the Company

In 1886, Charles Hall invented the modern process for manufacturing aluminum in the shed behind his Ohio home. Two years later, he co-founded the Aluminum Company of America, which was later renamed to its acronym: Alcoa (NYSE: AA). While a lot has changed over the last 130 years or so, a critical part of aluminum […]

2 Dividend Stocks to Buy in June

Though the market has only risen slightly this year, with the S&P 500 up about 1% year to date, stocks are still up significantly over longer time horizons. Over the trailing one- and three-year periods, for instance, the S&P 500 is up 12% and 28%, respectively. With stocks trading much higher than they were a […]

3 Stocks That Turned $7,000 Into $74,000 in Only a Decade

One of the worst things about investing in stocks is that sometimes, a bad stock pick can go really bad and lose pretty much all of its value. But at the same time, one single great pick can make up for a lot of bad ones, and deliver huge — and sometimes life-changing — returns. […]

The latest version of MacOS now supports storing your messages in Apple’s cloud

The latest version of MacOS High Sierra is out, and with it arrives support for Messages in iCloud. Apple’s update arrives just days after the release of iOS 11.4 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch that introduced the same feature. You can now essentially store all messages and related attachments in Apple’s cloud, which […]

Design your own ‘Call of Duty’-style video game for less than $20

Video games used to be made by small teams of gamers who wrote their own rules. (Case in point: the original Super Mario Bros. – widely considered to be one of the best and most successful games of all time – was made by a team of only 8 people.) But nowadays, most video games […]

This wireless controller lets you get your ‘Fortnite’ fix anytime, anywhere

If you haven’t joined the millions of gamers who are enjoying the free-to-play Fortnite: Battle Royale right now, you’re missing out. This multiplayer title from Epic Games features a combination of third-person shooter and fort-building gameplay and has taken the world by storm. With a legion of players joining in worldwide and streamers like Ninja […]

Samsung will reportedly debut its next Galaxy Note August 9th

Samsung plans to unveil its next Galaxy Note smartphone on August 9th and it will have an upgraded camera, sources toldBloomberg. The device will look similar to its predecessor, which came out last fall, but versions of the new phone will have an upgraded processor in some markets. Otherwise, Samsung fans can look forward to […]

Construction to begin on new Cambie Street bike lane today

City creating new southbound bike lane Construction to improve the Cambie Street bridge and add a new bike lane to the span begins Saturday, which could lead to traffic woes for the next few weeks. Southbound traffic will be down to two lanes and the off-ramp to West 2nd Avenue will be closed as crews […]