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Wells Fargo faces shareholders in wake of $1B fine to settle mortgage and auto loan violations; Spotify expected to unveil next move since going public three weeks ago; Sears CEO looks to buy Kenmore brand, other valuable assets; Amazon’s next secret project could be personal robots that follow you around your home?; JetBlue selling seats on semi-private flights for semi-millionaires; Virgin Atlantic bringing high tea to the skies – for all passengers; Papa John’s testing beer delivery; Hot vehicles most likely to increase in value; Best time to book your summer flight(s) (like-now!); Martha Stewart’s newly expanded party supplies line; Cheeses you’ve never heard of but need to try – immediately; No Derby for Gronkowski horse; Ice pops recall; Corona and lime gummies.

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Meet me at the Eiffel Tower…another time…oui? Air France cancelling 25% of flights today (wage dispute); Southwest also cancelling a bunch of flights – for engine inspections; Sea level rise threatening coastal cities around world; Michael Jackson’s moonwalk shoes going up for auction; Prom allegedly getting cheaper; Google collects enough data on you to fill an 8-foot stack of paper every two weeks?; Walmart close to $12-billion-plus deal for Flipkart; The Disney-themed house that’s for sale (being sold by couple named Mickey and Minnie–no joke); Krispy Kreme lemon-glazed donuts (available this week only); Dubai’s newest luxury hotel – in a former cruise liner; Rising gas prices; America’s best barbecue chains; Milky Way Fudge Minis.

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Facebook will exclude 1.5 billion users from Europe’s privacy standards; Amazon now has > 100 million Prime members; New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski buys stake in namesake Derby horse; Giada De Laurentiis considers opening more fast-casual concepts; Aging becoming major investment theme; Airports using ‘smart glass’ to make you to spend more money; Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson getting into booze business; House flipping on rise; Bed, Bath & Beyond…hope?; KFC’s hot new ad campaign; Target’s Anthropologie-like home decor line; IBMauled; Starbucks Cold Foam; Dunkin’ Donuts coffee ice cream; Old Mason jars $$.

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Nothing is certain except death and taxes..but wait — paying your bill….uncertain???; IRS giving taxpayers extra day to file after payment site crashes; Walmart overhauling website to give it more modern look; Apple launching subscription news service; Southwest’s emergency landing — first passenger death in its roughly 50-year history; TaskRabbit’s cybersecurity incident (site still not up); More store closings; Lucky’s – grocery chain everyone will soon be loving??; Portland – America’s next great pizza city?; What it’s like to fly on the new ‘millennial’ airline; How to know if budget airline is safe to fly; Top dips and spreads from Trader Joe’s; Most ‘Instagrammable’ hotel in world; New Ritz-Carlton luxury cruise shipsIBM letdown; Coffee Talk; Annuities: The ‘bad,’ the ‘good’ and the ‘misunderstood’…

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It’s Tax Day–filing tips and freebies/deals; U.S. retail sales rebound in sign consumer weakness fading; Netflix surges on big subscriber gains; George and Amal Clooney staying in “illegal transient hotel” in Soho; Gold doing something we haven’t seen in five years?; Domino’s now delivers to 150,000 outdoor ‘hotspots’ (beaches and other destinations that don’t have traditional addresses); American Express launches new card for jet-setters–w/$450 annual fee; Higher credit scores (per new scoring rules); Sour Patch Kids…ice cream?; A $388,000 engagement ring from…Costco??; You can now take a road trip on a tour bus built for rock stars.

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Online shopping could cost you more??; Silicon Valley venture capitalists prepare for IPO wave; Goldman Sachs buys personal-finance start-up Clarity Money; Blue Apron and Airbnb partner to bring home cooks a global culinary experience; Auction of Zsa Zsa Gabor’s personal items earns $909,000; Subprime mortgages make comeback–w/new name and soaring demand?; Average income in America’s richest zip code; Last-minute tax tips for late filers; Ice Breaker’s Ice Cubes Glitter Gum (tastes like cherry snow cone); Splurge-worthy over-the-top dining experiences; Largest cinnamon bun; Dogs of Amazon; Surprising sex on plane stats

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Don’t go there – Tourist hot spot Cancun experiencing unprecedented levels of gang crime; Up to $2 billion of Facebook’s revenue may be at risk after data leak scandal; Bunch of Sears stores being auctioned off online; More investors betting against Tesla than any other U.S. stock [Musk back to sleeping on factory floor]; Uber will now help you rent a stranger’s car?; Netflix pulling out of Cannes Film Festival; Alaska Airlines shrinking size of carry-on luggage; Burned Silicon Valley home’s $800,000 price tag raising eyebrows; Chick-fil-A – teens’ new favorite chain; Breakfasts no one eats anymore; “First luxury hotel in space”; CBS-Viacom deal drama; Mayochup

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TSA may soon be screening…snacks??; Necco Wafers suddenly red hot as manufacturer teeters on shutdown; Airbus considers adding sleeping pods to luggage hold; ‘Infectious’ spread of bitcoin could be over???!!; Aldi bringing back popular alcoholic ice lolliesUber courting drivers w/its new app; Kroger hiring 11,000 employees to its supermarkets; How long $1 million in retirement lasts in US cities; Where to get free food on tax day; Why Facebook just gained $21 billion in value; Disneyland’s latest Dole Whip donut concoction; Three Olives Rosé Vodka; National Pet Day.

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Were you one of the 87 million Facebook users affected by the privacy breach? If so, you’ll be getting a detailed message in your news feed starting today; Americans face highest pump prices in years; Anheuser-Busch debuts debuts summery new Bud Light Orange; Russell Crowe’s ‘Divorce Auction’ rakes in $3.7 million; Billy Joel lists Florida home [NoPo hears he’s leaving everything except the piano!]; New report says quality of airline service hit record high last year??!; A Quiet Place making noise at box office; Love of pets spurring frenzy of M&A by makers of human food; Forecasters warning that this year’s hurricane season will be worse than usual.

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