Marketing expert Peter Shankman on the controversy surrounding the new Rolling Stone cover, featuring Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. And have you negotiated for a better deal? Less than half of Americans are haggling – and many are overspending on everything from medical bills to jewelry. In case you missed it, here is a recap of some of the top newsmakers and expert analysis from last night on FOX Business Network.
1. Rolling Stone Cover Go Too Far?
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Rolling Stone magazine’s new cover features a rock star-worthy portrait of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston bomber. Have the magazine's editors gone too far in putting the suspected bomber on the cover? CVS and Walgreens say yes – and won’t be featuring the magazine on shelves. Marketing expert Peter Shankman weighs in on the controversy.
2. Haggle Like a Pro
Want to save more money, on everything from medical bills to furniture? Haggling can help you cut costs – as long as you know how to do it right. But fewer than half of Americans are actually trying to negotiate for better prices. Consumer Reports senior projects editor Tod Marks offers tips on how to successfully haggle.
3. Should We Boycott the 2014 Olympics?
Sen. Lindsey Graham suggests that if Russia gives Edward Snowden asylum, the U.S. should boycott the 2014 Winter Olympics. But FBN’s Lou Dobbs says this idea is one of the dumbest things he’s ever heard – and is glad the idea was shot down by Rep. John Boehner, who asks why we would want to punish U.S. athletes who have been training over a traitor ‘who can’t find a place to call home.’
4. Superstorm Sandy Victims Still Waiting for Aid?
Many months after Superstorm Sandy, many victims are still trying to put their lives and businesses back in order. Sandy victim Scott McGrath, a Staten Island resident, tells Charles Payne that the Red Cross has changed eligibility rules, and he hasn’t received any money yet.