Credit card ranking
Kansas City sits atop the nation in at least one unhealthy money category: credit card balances.
The average Kansas City credit card consumer carried an average balance of $2,743.09, based on data collected as of April 1 by Manilla.com, an online personal finance business that helps people manage their bills and credit card accounts.
Manilla, based on its customer data, ranked the top 10 markets with the highest credit card balances. After Kansas City came San Diego at an average balance of $2,667.75 and Baltimore at $2,451.53.
NBA highlights on Twitter
Twitter has teamed with the National Basketball Association to stream video clips of game highlights as the blogging service expands.
NBA Digital, a joint venture between the sports league and Turner Broadcasting System, will post game snippets on Twitter during the playoffs with the hashtag #NBARapidReplay, said Adam Bain, president of global revenue at Twitter.
Short advertisements will appear alongside the clips.
Consumer confidence climbs
Consumer confidence rose in May to its highest in almost six years as an advancing stock market and cheaper gas prices helped lift Americans’ outlook on the economy.
The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary index of consumer sentiment rose to 83.7 in May, the highest since July 2007, from 76.4 the previous month.
| Staff and wire reports