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March 21st, 2011
09:21 AM ET

AT&T to purchase T-Mobile, become largest network in U.S.

AT&T will become the largest network in the U.S. after its deal to acquire T-Mobile for $39 billion is finalized next year. How will the deal affect your mobile service and your pocket?

Matt Buchanan is a Reporter for Buchanan tells American Morning what he thinks the deal will mean for consumers.

Filed under: Business • Consumers • Technology • U.S.
March 3rd, 2011
08:46 AM ET

Apple tops Fortune's list of Most Admired Companies

Fortune Magazine's list of Most Admired Companies was released Thursday morning, with Apple coming in at first place.

Not only did the top spot go to an American company, but so too did the top ten spots. Watch Ali Velshi's interview with Leigh Gallagher, Assistant Managing Editor of Fortune Magazine, to find out if you work for one of the world's most admired companies.

Filed under: Business
October 29th, 2010
06:00 AM ET

(Tea) Partying for Halloween?

By Erica Fink, American Morning Producer

It's time to party like it’s 1773.

This Halloween, sales are up across the board; but sales of Colonial costumes are beating the spread.

Retailers think it’s the influence of the Tea Party and election-year patriotism, but they’re not asking too many questions as they bring in more revenue from Revolutionary officer uniforms and breeches.

"It’s all about the scallywag hats. People are interested in anything they can get for that look," says Andrew Perry, a Halloween Express franchise owner in Charlottesville, VA. Perry has resorted to looting pieces from his pirate costumes to meet the demand for Colonial-style costumes. The category is doing twice as well for him as it did last year, and the vast majority of his Colonial inventory has already sold.

Perry’s store is not alone. National online retailers and have both seen an increase in sales of about 50 percent for their “Colonial” items in the past two months. In both cases, that represents a bigger rise than they’ve seen in overall sales.


Filed under: American Morning • Business
October 21st, 2010
07:31 AM ET

Santa's comin' to town, with jobs

Looking for a job? American Morning's Christine Romans tells you who's hiring this holiday season, and how you can turn a seasonal gig into a permanent job.

The list of who's hiring this season:


August 13th, 2010
10:41 AM ET
July 29th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Gulf fishermen still skeptical of seafood

A man poses with fish he caught while sport fishing off a pier in Grand Isle, Louisiana. (Getty Images)

Editor's Note: The sea has lost its lure for hundreds of men and women who make a living off the Gulf of Mexico. Many of them have been idled for months as the BP oil spill keeps thousands of square miles of ocean off-limits to fishing. Last week, a ban on one-third of those waters was lifted. Now, seafood industry officials and Louisiana's governor want the rest of the Gulf reopened. But as our Jim Acosta reports, a lot of fishermen are going to need a little incentive to get them back in the water. Watch Video

By Jim Acosta and Bonney Kapp

(CNN) – With the oil dissipating faster that expected, Louisiana seafood officials want BP to lure the state's fishermen back to the water.

Many of Louisiana's 12 thousand fishermen have gotten accustomed to serving as cleanup workers since the oil spill began, drawing paychecks from BP instead of from the Gulf of Mexico.

Ewell Smith, executive director of the state's Seafood Promotional and Marketing Board, is asking BP to offer a bonus to fishermen who return to their old jobs.

"It's a commonsense approach to put fishermen back to work to help mitigate claims against them," Smith said.

Under the state's proposed "Back to the Docks" program, BP would pay fishermen an additional 30 cents for every dollar of seafood they catch. Now that BP is closing in on killing the well, company spokesman Larry Thomas said the oil giant is considering Smith's proposal.


Filed under: Business • Environment • Gulf Oil Spill
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