NEW YORK, NY (CNN) - CNN Money's Maribel Aber has the latest business and financial news for Friday, June 6.
Midtown Medical Park, a new 66,000-SF medical office building at 6119 Midtown Ave. in Little Rock, opened Thursday, about a year after developers began construction. Developers announced the four-story building at the intersection of Midtown and McKinley as an $18 million project. Arkansas Specialty Surgery Center occupies an entire floor and is the anchor tenant. Another company, Southern Regional Anesthesiology Consultants, is also set to open in the building. Available spaces there range from 2,000 SF to a full floor.
General Motors said Thursday the number of deaths tied to its flawed ignition switch may be more than the total of 13 it has disclosed publicly. That's notable considering that the automaker has been holding firm on that number, as recently as a Thursday morning press conference. GM counts crash victims using a fairly narrow definition as to how deaths can be connected to the problem. The flaw can turn the car's engine off while driving, disabling its airbags, anti-lock brakes and power steering.
Netflix and Verizon are at it again. Netflix has begun displaying messages for users whose videos are slow to load that blame Verizon (VZ, Tech30) and other Internet service providers for the problem. It's the latest development in the streaming service's battle with the country's largest ISPs. Verizon responded Thursday with a cease-and-desist letter calling for Netflix to stop displaying the message, calling it "deceptive" and threatening legal action. The issue came to public notice earlier this week after journalist and developer Yuri Victor tweeted a Netflix error message reading: "The Verizon network is crowded right now."
Most people know in their heart of hearts that making gobs of money can't guarantee true happiness. Then again, most would acknowledge that you need to have at least a minimum income for a shot at well-being - if only so you don't have to scrounge for every meal. In between gobs and a bare minimum, of course, is where most of us live. And it turns out many Americans don't think they need a CEO paycheck to be happy, or even six figures. When asked how much would do the trick, just over half of people surveyed in CNNMoney's American Dream poll said it would take less than $100,000.