Dish ordered to pay $280 million in ‘robocall’ lawsuit; Walmart trying out new delivery service – its employees; Disney park attendance drops as prices rise; Cheddar, the live-streaming financial news network aimed at millennials, making jump from internet to cable TV; Why our credit cards keep getting hacked; Alphabet joins Amazon in $1000 club; Apple keynote highlights; Rosés for summer (a good start here); Inside New York’s $1600/night summer camp for adults…
Warren Buffett’s annual lunch auction now in progress so get your $$ bids in–runs through Friday; There’s a new way for casual investors (People like you, me, and… Matthew Mellon?!!) to get in on the cryptocurrency craze; Johnny Depp now doing beer commercials–in Japan (Editor’s note: desperate?); Airline launches frequent flier program just for pets; Big Mac merchandise; Harley-Davidson recall; Wonder Woman dishware sets; Gold.
JetBlue and Delta test biometric scanning to replace boarding passes; It’s hurricane season and it’s predicted to be bad one; This site can tell if a robot will take your job in the near future; Gig economy growing, growing, growing; Wyoming town puts itself on the auction block; Wegmans named top grocer-again; Costco membership more expensive; Peach shortage; Dairy Queen ice cream pizza; Post Oreo O’s.
Amazon shares briefly surpass $1000 for first time ever….It’s now worth two Walmarts; National Road Yard Sale begins today, w/people hawking their wares along 800 miles of U.S., from Baltimore to St. Louis; 14 billionaires join pledge to donate most of their fortunes to charity; Why more financial advisors may become like Costco–subscription-based; Macademia nuts, cashews recalled for possible listeria contamination; Delta upgrading free snacks selection again (and three of the new snacks are gluten-free); ‘Essential’ smartphone for $699; Pop-Ups.
Wondering what happened to your class valedictorian? Not much, research shows; Millions of Americans are giving their vacation days back to their employer; Lyft ditches pink mustache ornament in favor of useful piece of hardware; Air travel somehow going to get worse this summer; New app Peanut is ‘Tinder for Mom friends’; Millennials driving RV sales; PepsiCo coconut water; Best Hotel in the World.
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”…