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Didn’t win Powerball 🙁 … Jackpot grows to $625 million for Saturday drawing; Fed holds rates steady, says no more hikes ahead this year (growth fears); Amazon releases sub-$100 Kindle you can read in dark; Crash tests slam some popular pickup trucks; Gourmet PB&J of the Month Club?; Tourists flocking to locations threatened by climate […]

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It’s ‘Free Cone Day’ at Dairy Queen!; Disney closes $71.3 billion deal for Fox entertainment assets; Google unveils video game ambitions; Powerball jackpot climbs to $550 million; Homebuyers can ‘take their time’ this spring – not as many bidding wars?; Budweiser’s parent and Keurig moving forward w/their at-home cocktail maker; Companies using job candidates as free […]

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Apple unveils new iPad Air and iPad mini ahead of rumored streaming service; Starbucks changes rewards program to be more like Sephora’s; MySpace apologizes after losing 12 years’ worth of music; Malt, an old-school flavor in ice cream and candy – latest coffee trend?; Warner Bros Chairman and CEO stepping down following sexual misconduct allegations; Gas […]

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Lyft off! Ride-sharing app hits road for its IPO today, seeks $2 billion; Powerball’s jackpot jumps above half-billion-dollar mark after top prize goes unclaimed; Captain Marvel flies higher, further, faster past $760 million worldwide; Shake Shack testing four-day workweek to attract and retain employees; FBI warning of virtual kidnapping scam; Starbucks losing its coffee lead […]

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Did you enjoy the time off from social media as much as we did yesterday? Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp restored after one of longest outages in Facebook history; Airlines cancel flights, waive fees after FAA grounds Boeing 737 Max planes; Elon Musk unveils new Tesla SUV for masses today; Next big thing to hit snack aisle […]

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The Ol’ College Lie: 50 people, including two Hollywood actresses (By now you know–Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman) accused in federal indictment of participating in scheme to get students into top-notch colleges; Pressure mounts on FAA to ground or ban Boeing 737 MAX 8 in United States; Intense and ferocious winter storm (“bomb cyclone”) set […]

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“It’s show time” – Apple sets March 25th event, expected to announce new TV service; U.S. mandating design changes on Boeing 737 Max 8; Amazon hiring 3000 remote workers in 18 states; Off-price retailer Ross Stores adding 100 new stores this year; IHOP giving away pancakes – today; What to know about the new ‘Visa’ […]

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Boeing under scrutiny? Company faces questions about its new 737 Max jets – used by airlines around world – after Ethiopia crash; Captain Marvel shatters expectations w/huge global opening; Jaguar attacks woman who climbed zoo barrier to take selfie; Richmond resident wins Virginia lottery 30 times in one day?!; Rent the Runway and West Elm […]

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Mark Zuckerberg outlines ‘privacy focused’ revamp of Facebook and we think ha…You?; Disgraced celebrity chef Mario Batali surrenders ownership stakes in all his restaurants; Amazon says buh-bye to its pop-up stores; Eyeglass industry – markups often approaching 1,000%?; Big banks pulling out of lower-income neighborhoods; Family Dollar closing nearly 400 stores; Starbucks – going to […]

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Forbes crowns Kylie Jenner, 21, youngest ‘self-made’ billionaire? Controversy erupts; Target hits bullseye (blowout earnings report, best year since 2005); TripAdvisor accused – yet again – of failing hotel sexual assault victims; Apple’s new AirPods wireless charging case–charge to full in just 15 minutes?; Mercedes-Benz Stadium going cashless (first pro sports stadium to do this); […]

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