Chapter 7 or Chapter 12 – Which do you choose?

Donald Trump and his three adult children.  Donald Trump would like for you to think of luxury accommodations and upscale office buildings at the mere mention of his family name.  The Don also is one of many celebrities who have filed multiple bankruptcies. In the case of Trump, his companies have filed four times for […]

The Art of Asking – Kickstarter Style

[slideshow_deploy id=’335′] Crowdfunding is a popular and successful way to raise capital for a project or idea, without dealing with Sharks. Here are a list of some of Kickstarters most successful campaigns and their results: Pebble Time – Awesome Smartwatch, No Compromises Pebble Technology  Color e-paper smartwatch with up to 7 days of battery and […]

More Origins of Famous Company Names

Here is another collection of the origins of famous company names: Cellular Telephone Company Sprint was named for the division of its parent company it came from, The Southern Pacific Railroad INTernal Communications. Originally, using pipelines and railroad tracks was the cheapest place to lay new communications lines, as the right-of-way were already leased or […]

BOTTOM LINE: How much does the apple watch cost?

BOTTOM LINE:  How much does The Apple Watch cost? $349. The Apple Watch comes in three different models, two different sizes, and six different finishes, with a range of interchangeable bands. Prices range from $349 all the way up to $17,000. Master Apple Designer Jonathan Ive has created Apple’s most personal product: a fashion statement as […]

FEARLESS PREDICTION: What will the name atop the new Detroit Hockey Arena be?

To date, only the NHL and NBA arenas in New York (Madison Square Garden) and Detroit (Joe Louis Arena, The Palace of Auburn Hills) have not sold their naming rights. With construction of a new arena for the Detroit Red Wings in downtown Detroit, expect that to change. While any company with several millions a year […]

What does The Burger King have in common with Business News on TV?

At first look, you might not directly associate a Whopper and Fries with Cable TV Business News channels such as CNBC and Bloomberg. But without Burger King, you wouldn’t have business news on TV. Jim McLamore was the co-founder of the restaurant chain made famous for letting you have it your way. He lived in […]

Star Wars: The New, The Old, The Parody

Few movies have fans as loyal as those who follow the Star Wars Saga.  With the release of the trailer for the new Disney mentored/J.J. Abrams reboot, we at the Answers Journal wanted to have a look forward, back and then to the side. If you haven’t caught the new trailer, here is the latest for Star […]

Where did that business name come from?

Here are the origins of the names of several well known businesses: 7-Eleven convenience stores were originally named U-Tote’m stores.  In 1946, the name was changed  to reflect their newly extended hours, 7:00 am until 11:00 pm. Bally’s, famous for its pinball games, casinos and health clubs, was originally Lion Manufacturing.  The name change came about […]

Which U.S. President is Berry Gordy’s cousin?

While Motown Records may have had more stars than in the heavens in the day, the man who made “Hitsville USA” happen was founder, president and impresario, Berry Gordy Jr. But, he isn’t the only person in his bloodline who has achieved great success. With all the TV shows on about exploring one’s genealogy, this […]

What do Kate Upton and your refrigerator have in common?

From her appearances in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, to her romance with Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander to her ad’s for the video game, Game of Thrones, beauty Kate Upton is seemingly everywhere. So, what do Kate Upton and your refrigerator, washer and dryer, dishwasher or other household appliances have in common?  Much more […]