Jason Brooks

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KCBS and CBS Moneywatch.com

Jason spent most of his 20′s with a complete unappreciation for money (he didn’t have much at the time, and spent what he didn’t have) before having an epiphany at the age of 30, and figured life was better lived by saving more than spending.  At that time…he also took a keen interest in all things business and finance-related, and started focusing on those kinds of stories as a reporter, before he was turned into the Money Editor at KIRO radio in Seattle, where he spent seven years, and won Murrow awards for Documentary (Green River Killer, nothing to do with money) and breaking news (Washington Mutual Collapse, all the money was gone).

Before working at KIRO, Jason also spent several years in Spokane with KXLY TV and Radio, working in both mediums…and began his career in earnest at KLKI Radio in Anacortes, Washington, where he was the News Director (he never tells anyone that he was the only person in the department.)

Jason’s a proud Duck having attended the University of Oregon, and grew up in Connecticut, but considers himself a West Coaster having spent more than half of his life along the Pacific (he asks that you don’t do the math.)  He’s the proud father of a beautiful and smart boy, has the coolest dog in the world, and when he’s not tracking down tech stories and the stock ticker, he can be found playing some rudimentary blues guitar, reading about military history, hiking a nearby trail, or trying to find really good pizza.  He asks that you email him suggestions on that last one.

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American Eagle and South African Krugerrand gold bullion is offered for sale at the Chicago Coin Company May 11, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Inflationary worries today drove gold above $725 an ounce, a new 25-year high. The record for gold was set in January 1980 when it hit $875 an ounce during a two-day buying surge. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Gold Mining May Peak This Year, Collapse By 2035

There may not be much gold and diamonds left for miners, with other metals also running out.

03/31/2015

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TV Everywhere Poised To Go Mainstream In 2015

Increasing numbers of pay-TV subscribers are also paying for TV streaming on their mobile devices.

03/30/2015

Tesla Model S (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tesla Shares Slide On Word Of Slow Model S Demand In China

Tesla is getting hammered on a report that its new Model S registrations in China fell 45-percent in February from the month before.

03/27/2015

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Mobile Banking Here To Stay As More Americans Get Comfortable Banking On The Go

An annual Federal Reserve survey found that in 2014, 39-percent of adults with mobile phones used their devices for banking, compared to 33-percent in 2013.

03/26/2015

A RadioShack store. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Hedge Fund Fighting To Keep RadioShack Brand Alive

Standard General, which is partnering with Sprint, has upped its bid for the bankrupt chain by $20-million dollars to $165-million, in a bid to keep more than 1,700 stores open, co-branding them between Radio Shack and Sprint, and saving around 7,500 jobs.

03/25/2015

Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Tesla, Musk May Face Big Challenge From Richard Branson

Richard Branson may challenge Elon Musk on the ground as well as space.

03/24/2015

Apple Unveils New iPad Models

Apple Crests $700 Billion In Value, Now Easily The World’s Most Valuable Company

A little over a year ago, Apple was in a tight race with Exxon Mobile as the world’s most valuable company. Today, its not even close.

11/25/2014

Google's search engine. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Acquiring Israeli Startup That Uses Sound-Based Password Technology

Google is buying an Israeli start-up company that uses sound-based technology, in hopes of doing away with online passwords as we know them.

02/17/2014

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Twitter Testing New Look To Resemble Facebook’s Timeline

Twitter may soon start looking more like Facebook. KCBS Financial Reporter Jason Brooks says the micro-blogger is testing a new look for its profile pages, which would resemble Facebook’s Timeline.

02/13/2014