Andrew Barber decided to change his career to finance from poker soon after April 15, 2011, when the FBI shut down the top U.S. online gambling websites on a day that has become known in wagering circles as Black Friday.
The Dodd-Frank financial regulation law may require the federal government to spend almost $1 billion and hire or transfer more than 2,000 employees in the months ahead, according to the Government Accountability Office.
Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. mobile-phone carrier, will start selling Samsung Electronics Co.’ s Galaxy Tab tablet computer next month, introducing one of the first competitors to Apple Inc.’s iPad in the U.S.
Clearwire Corp. , the high-speed wireless carrier, is seeking to raise $2.5 billion to $5 billion in a wireless-spectrum auction that has attracted telephone and cable companies, said people with direct knowledge of the sale.
Sprint Nextel Corp. supports a network accord between partner Clearwire Corp. and Deutsche Telekom AG’s T-Mobile USA, said Goldman, Sachs & Co. analyst Jason Armstrong , who met with Sprint management yesterday.
Sprint Nextel Corp. , trying to undercut rivals in the tablet market, will sell the Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy Tab for $200 less than it costs on Verizon Wireless’s network and $229 less than the iPad.
AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless , the two biggest U.S. mobile carriers, picked cities in Texas, Minnesota and Utah to test a smartphone payments system that may one day supplant plastic debit and credit cards, according to two people with direct knowledge of the plan.