Consumer/Personal Finance

America’s housing market shows first signs of trouble; Zoom shares plunge on Credit Suisse downgrade; Airbnb announces $1 billion infusion?; Retailers inventing quarantine-themed sales to lure consumers to shop online; Bidet startup Tushy scaling up to meet demand; KFC selling giant buckets of popcorn nuggets (70 pieces; $10); Individual investors – putting their money to work […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Are we on the ‘verge of a depression‘?; Zoom adds new security and privacy measures to prevent Zoombombing–that good enough for you, or you ready to try something else? Maybe Skype’s new ‘Meet Now’ video calls? No app downloads or sign-ups!; JetBlue announces temporary new change policy in attempt to conserve cash (burning through $10 […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Costco changes membership policy to further control how many people are in warehouse at one time; Apple enters new agreement w/Amazon that lets you rent movies through Prime Video on iPhone; Slack launches call integrations for Microsoft Teams, Zoom; YouTube reportedly working on TikTok competitor called Shorts; Zoom privacy backlash intensifying (other options – here); […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

All gassed up, but no where to go! Prices at the pump drop to lowest levels in four years (average $1.97/gallon; under $1 in some markets); Walmart deploying temperature checks at all locations; offering workers gloves and masks; Costco adding third weekly senior hour due to shopping demand; Trolls breaking into virtual AA meetings on […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Retailers from Gap to Kohl’s furloughing thousands of workers amid store closures; Voice and video calls skyrocketing during widespread isolation; Egg prices soaring (supply and demand); Toy sales surging (think: games…puzzles…crafts!); Why working from home is so exhausting (and how to reinvigorate); What people across country miss most about daily life before outbreak; The Virginia […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

So we’ve been online all day every day for a while now, and so has everyone else .. can the internet keep up?; Instacart, Amazon workers plan strike today over safety concerns; ESPN fills airtime w/classic Monday Night Football games; Oil — $1.75/barrel?; Drive-in church services taking off; Drive-in movie theaters making comeback; How to […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Quarantine got you thinking about getting a divorce? Attorneys standing by!; Strat-O-Matic saves opening day (today) for baseball junkies; Instagram launches new way for users to connect amid lockdowns; News programs see ratings soar during pandemic; Coronavirus – tipping point in favor of working from home?; Airlines doing away w/middle seats and beverage service; Airbnb […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

While we’re still in the there-are-no-stupid questions phase of dealing w/the spread of COVID-19, we here at NoPo have a few….like what should we wear outside to protect ourselves from coronavirus? Should we be washing our clothes as obsessively as we are our hands…face…wrists? Safe to get food delivered?; Can you still get the virus […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

As millions of Americans lose their jobs, opportunities open up at places like Amazon….Walmart….Domino’s…Pizza Hut…Walgreens…CVS…and others to meet coronavirus demand; Zillow and Redfin suspend home-buying; Gas prices drop to next-to-nothing – under $1.00/gallon soon?; Audible offering free audiobooks for kids stuck at home; MasterClass launching free live Q&A sessions; Facebook seeing 70% increase in Messenger […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Aside from wondering when this nightmare is going to end and how bad the damage is going to be, we’ve also been thinking about how this is going to change everything – from our relationships and priorities to the way we shop, work, eat, date, travel, exercise, socialize…live (!)  –  and wondering what the new […]

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