Archive: January 18, 2009 - January 24, 2009

Morning Brief: Capital One Reports 4Q Loss

Capital One Financial ended 2008 in the red after a massive $1.42 billion loss in the fourth quarter. Its $46 million loss for the year was the first annual loss in the bank's history. The bank joined a growing chorus of banks in predicting that 2009 will be even...

By Alejandro Lazo | January 23, 2009; 8:48 AM ET | Comments (1)

Morning Brief: Hilton Coming To Washington

Hilton Hotels, one of the world's largest lodging firms, is coming to Washington. The company said Wednesday that it is moving its corporate headquarters -- and several hundred jobs -- to the D.C. region this year, parking itself squarely in the back yard of a major competitor, Marriott International. The...

By Alejandro Lazo | January 22, 2009; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Value Added: "Keeping The Game Going"

By Thomas Heath One of my basic tenets to having a successful life is living beneath your means. I have my expensive flourishes, but my wife and I drive one car (a $12,500 Honda Civic), I buy some clothes at Sam's Clubs, get no premium cable, still have dial-up Internet...

By Dan Beyers | January 19, 2009; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (23)

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