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Brittany Umar

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Brittany joined TV in November 2006 after completing a degree in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers College. Previously, Brittany interned at the local ABC affiliate in New York City WABC-TV 7 where she helped research and produce On Your Side, a popular consumer advocacy segment.

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College Football Playoff Championship to Give Super Bowl a Run for Its Money

By Brittany Umar

With the first-ever College Football Playoff championship game on January 12, college football is gaining ground on the National Football League in terms of both money and popularity.

03:03PM 01/09/15

Payrolls Rise and Unemployment Rate Dips, But Wages Still Stifled

By Brittany Umar

U.S. employers added more jobs than expected in December, but a dip on hourly wages took some shine off the report.

02:10PM 01/09/15

L Brands, Costco Among Retailers to Report Better-Than-Expected Holiday Sales

By Brittany Umar

It was a happy holiday season for retailers amid low gas prices and a brighter jobs picture, with many reporting strong sales for the month of December.

02:17PM 01/08/15

GoPro Zooms in on China After Mass Holiday Purchases by Tourists

By Brittany Umar

GoPro is reportedly planning to expand its international distribution to include China this year.

02:05PM 01/08/15

Jobs Number Shouldn't Be as Important to Investors as Europe and China

By Brittany Umar

Inaction on behalf of the European Central Bank on January 22 would do more to rattle our markets than a disappointing jobs number, says U.S. equity strategist Sam Stovall.

12:34PM 01/08/15

Markets Care More About the ECB Than the Fed Now, But Should They?

By Brittany Umar

Bob Johnson, director of economic analysis at Morningstar, says markets care more about the European Central Bank's next steps right now than the Federal Reserve's, but both are almost irrelevant.

12:15PM 01/08/15

J.C. Penney's Holiday Sales Increase Due to Improved Environment

By Brittany Umar

J.C. Penney reported a 3.7% same-store sales increase for the November-December holiday selling season, beating estimates of 1% to negative 5% growth.

01:44PM 01/07/15

Private Employers Add A Better-Than-Expected 241,000 Jobs in Dec.

By Brittany Umar

Data showed today that private U.S. businesses added a better-than-expected 241,000 jobs in December, bringing their annual hiring to 2.5 million for 2014.

01:05PM 01/07/15

Jenny Craig & Curves CEO Talks Expanding While Slimming Customers

By Brittany Umar

Monty Sharma, chief executive of the combined Jenny Craig & Curves business enterprise, reveals how the two brands are developing a closer partnership for 2015.

02:13PM 01/06/15

Lifeway Foods CEO Bets on Kefir in Effort to Become a Global Icon

By Brittany Umar

Lifeway Foods president and chief executive Julie Smolyansky details the company's new brand campaign touting cultured dairy product kefir as part of a healthy lifestyle.

12:40PM 01/06/15

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