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Want to go to Super Bowl LIII? Average ticket price on secondary market about $8000!; Starbucks launches Uber Eats delivery service [coffee at your front door, Ames–service in SF starts today]; JCPenney struggles to avoid same fate as Sears; Limited edition Lincoln Continental sells out in just 48 hours; You can now pray w/the Pope, from […]

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Jack Bogle, founder of Vanguard who created world’s first index fund, dies at age 89; Apple reportedly plans to slow down hiring after weak iPhone sales; Alexa gets professional ‘newscaster’ voice for reading day’s news; Sears saves face; Netflix (earnings today) – tech stock of 2019 or what?; Where to watch January’s ‘Super Wolf Blood […]

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Netflix announces its biggest streaming price increase ever (Street approves); Amazon lists its first two job openings for HQ2 in New York; Snap exodus continues…; Avocado shipments from Mexico to U.S. – might not make it ahead of Super Bowl LIII?; Gillette feeling burn from toxic #MeToo ad; Facebook investing $300 million in local news; […]

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Cash is back–money market funds reach their highest level in 9 years?!; Volkswagon investing $800 million to build new electric vehicle at its plant in Chattanooga, TN; Gymboree moving closer to bankruptcy filing; NBCUniversal getting into streaming business; Older workers being pushed out of their jobs; Millennials about to get locked out of real estate market–again?; […]

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2019 Detroit Auto Show kicks off today! Dead cars – back to life w/a supernatural vengeance?!?; CEO of California utility PG&E steps down as company faces potential wildfire liabilities; Starbucks opens new Bali store designed for tourists; Aquaman joins billion-dollar club; More ticketing errors, Cathay Pacific??; New software looking to crack down on Netflix and […]

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Macy’s and JCPenney kick off 2019 w/string of store closings; Toyota recalls another 1.7 million vehicles over Takata airbags; New York’s iconic Chrysler building put up for sale; Fed chatter confirms interest rates on hold for good…long….while; Starbucks plans to install needle-disposal boxes in some bathrooms?; Price of Forever stamps going up by 5 cents; […]

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Sears lives to see another day–will likely go under unless revised deal comes together by 4 pm today; Samsung users report having difficulty deleting Facebook app; Sumner Redstone reaches settlement w/former live-in “girlfriend”; WeWork rebrands to We Company; Bankruptcy filings drop to 10-year low, but not for the reasons you might think??; Kroger changing grocery […]

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Mortgage rates hit 4-month low, so what’s holding back the housing market?; More U.S. regions see job openings outnumbering jobless; Starbucks CEO cancels plans to create 1,000 high-end coffee shops; Matt Damon breaks records in Brooklyn’s housing market; Monarch butterflies – headed for extinction?; Parents borrowing more money for their kids’ college – and struggling to repay […]

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What’s next in tech? One of the biggest trade shows on the planet, Consumer Electronics Show, kicks off today in Las Vegas! Notably visible: Apple’s giant billboard highlighting company’s privacy-related advantages; Ford recalls nearly 1 million vehicles due to airbag issues; United follows Delta’s lead, sets more restrictions on emotional support animals; Massive bluefin tuna (612 […]

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Will Apple’s lower guidance lead to cheaper phones?; Time for an emergency ‘all-hands’ meeting to talk stalling sales!; Netflix warns against Bird Box challenge; McDonald’s brings back Dollar Menu; Coachella announces 2019 lineup; Gold…glitters; Buh-bye, Jersey, Hello, Vermont?; Why this new electric Porsche will be hottest car of 2019; Where everyone wants to go in 2019; […]

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