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Consumer/Personal Finance 05.24.2017

Uber admits shortchanging its NYC drivers millions of dollars (How Lyft is responding/what it’s doing right…Editor’s note: Maybe it’s time to switch, but not sure why we won’t?!); Memorial Day gas prices set to be 22% cheaper than average; Frugal retirees ditch 4% rule, hoard savings instead; Sweden has listed the entire country on Airbnb (great marketing campaign); Making off like Madoff — Ironically, the only beneficiary of the Victim Fund is the man running it.; Top five books on Bill Gates’ summer reading list; Backlash: ‘Pill Cosby’ – now pulled from menu at DC restaurant.

Consumer/Personal Finance 05.18.2017

Google’s Siri competitor just launched on the iPhone, and it does a lot of things Siri can’t (even sing!); Target wants shoppers to notice its prices; Household debt tops 2008 peak, but Americans doing much better handling their mortgages, credit cards, and other borrowing; Lyft users can now earn free Delta SkyMiles; Starbucks testing coffee ice cubesShake Shack releases first-ever cookbook; Google For Jobs; Jolly Rancher Pop-Tarts; “McDelivery”

Consumer/Personal Finance 05.17.2017

“Private Suite” at LAX

Expansion of airline electronics ban likely; Walmart lowering grocery prices to prep for battle w/U.S. newcomer, Lidl (arriving this summer); In-N-Out no longer America’s favorite burger chain; Bill Gates/Twitter–advice to new grads; What it really costs to go to Walt Disney WorldLAX’s new private terminal; Backlash continues re: millionaire who suggested millennials can’t afford homes because they’re buying avocado toast (and other discretionary items); World’s most expensive macaron: $9703.

Consumer/Personal Finance 05.16.2017

North Korea behind global cyber attack?; Security stocks soar (and yes—future malware attacks only going go get worse); Credit and debit card fraud alerts on the rise; Best time to post on Instagram if you want likes (like, yeah!); You can now live next to the Queen–for $5.5 million; ‘Just a baby’ app – swipe right on sperm donors, egg donors, co-parents, surrogates; Rosé in a can…you know, to ‘solve all your outdoor entertaining quandaries’ this summer…

Consumer/Personal Finance 05.11.2017

Insurer offers free Lyft rides to see your doctor … but could your hospital data be breached?; College costs still sour subject for most Americans; Lenders dangling credit-card rewards to entice clients to take out mortgages (Chase – 100,000 points!); Remote village in Italy may pay you to move there; This startup wants to deliver your groceries; Abercrombie up for sale (suitors include Express and American Eagle); Mac n’Cheetos back at Burger King; ‘Fire’-flavored soda; Prosecco popsicles…Oh, and “Diddy Warbucks” — Sean Combs, top of Forbes‘ annual $$$ Hip-Hop list .. and that’s a Rap!

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