Matthew Speiser

Speiser

Matthew Speiser

Why Fantasy Sports Are So Addicting

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For the past few years, I've been addicted to fantasy sports.

I watched games for stats. I checked my roster upwards of fifty times a day. I spent hours scouting the free agent pool instead of spending time outdoors or doing work. When I won, I was irrationally happy. When I lost, I was irrationally sad.

I thought I had a problem, but it turns out there are many people like me who have been sucked into the world of fantasy sports. Nearly 60 million Americans play fant…

Why it’s getting harder to be a football fan

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As recently as two or three years ago, my Sundays were dedicated to NFL football. At 1 PM I was planted on the couch with a beer in one hand and a bag of chips in the other. My laptop was kept within reaching distance so I could check my multiple fantasy football teams every 5-10 minutes. I would sit back, flip on NFL Redzone, and experience football nirvana for seven straight hours.

I don’t do that anymore.

Football has become less enjoyable for me, and if recent attendance

Snap stock hits new lows as CEO's promise can’t overcome declining ad rates

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Missed second-quarter earnings expectations and weaker-than-expected user numbers sent Snap Inc. stock tumbling to its lowest price ever since the tech company's March 2 IPO.

Snap reported a net loss of $443 million, or a loss of 36 cents per share. Daily active users grew to 173 million, a 4 percent increase from last quarter, but below the expected 175 million DAUs.

To compound the bad news, Snap CFO Andrew Vollero disclosed in a conference call that Snap’s average…

How businesses plan to cash in on the eclipse

On August 21, the moon will pass between the sun and the earth, causing a total solar eclipse for the entire mainland United States.

This will be the first total solar eclipse visible from coast-to-coast in 99 years, and business are taking notice.

From food to fashion to travel, everybody seems to have a strategy on how to cash in on the rare lunar event.

Here are some of the best deals and offers.

Krispy Kreme

In honor of the eclipse, Krispy Kreme will debut its first-ever chocolate glazed donut. T…

How businesses plan to cash in on the eclipse

On August 21, the moon will pass between the sun and the earth, causing a total solar eclipse for the entire mainland United States.

This will be the first total solar eclipse visible from coast-to-coast in 99 years, and business are taking notice.

From food to fashion to travel, everybody seems to have a strategy on how to cash in on the rare lunar event.

Here are some of the best deals and offers.

Krispy Kreme

In honor of the eclipse, Krispy Kreme will debut its first-ever chocolate glazed donut. T…

Staring down the retail apocalypse, Macy’s can’t stop tanking

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Macy’s has hired a new CEO, closed over 100 stores and invested billions in its e-commerce operation, but the department store giant can’t stop tanking.

On Thursday, Macy’s announced sales fell 2.8 percent in the second quarter, the 10th consecutive quarter of decline for the retailer. The news sent the company’s share price into a steep dive, falling more than 10 percent by the close of trading.

If you’re looking for a silver lining, it’s this: the results were not as bad …