TSA testing new ways to make airport security even worse; Google now tracking your credit card purchases; People who vacation more likely to get raise; Many Americans still totally confused about credit scores; Best new car deals for Memorial Day (other sales here); Around the World fare for only $1280; $250 million sports memorabilia collection up for auction; Personal finance goes sexy; Spicy Skittles and Starburst…
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.
Is Instagram the new LinkedIn for young workers?; Credit card bonuses get bigger and more tempting, but tougher to earn; ‘Costume jewelry’ diamond bought for $15 to sell at auction for $454,000!!!!!; Ben & Jerry’s newest ice cream flavor, One Love, honors Bob Marley; Massive hot dog recall; Fidget Spinner for adults; Moët Mini Share Pack.
History is made: Bitcoin price hits fresh record high above $2100; Uber charging some riders more for high demand routes; Older Americans less confident in stocks??; Consumer Reports’ best/worse sunscreens; Photos from last Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily circus; Dirty Money (Cash is grosser than you realize–bacteria!); ‘Avolatte’; Camp Bacon.
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 cubes; Shake Shack releases first-ever cookbook; Google For Jobs; Jolly Rancher Pop-Tarts; “McDelivery”…
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 World; LAX’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.
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…
Cyberattack: Monday brings new threat as workweek begins; New college grads could be looking at highest starting salaries ever; Tourist scammed of nearly $1200 by phony Airbnb listing in Amsterdam; Iconic New York deli – Katz – to offer taste of its famous menu by mail; JetBlue serving free ice cream on outbound LA Mint flights; Porsche & Audi recalls (growing concerns over gas leaks); Best cities for first-time homebuyers.
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 $$$ Hip-Hop list .. and that’s a Rap!
China building Disney World..for wine!; Uber delivering puppies today (in Chicago) for National Pet Week; FTC warns celebrities about Insta endorsements; Fewer Americans moving for work; Pippa’s wedding $$$$; Wendy’s chicken nugget boy; Cities where you can be happier w/less money..No breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day, pul-hease…and beware, fake BB&B coupon!