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After year from hell, Facebook parties like it’s 2017…w/multimillion-dollar two-day winter village-themed celebration, complete w/’thumbs up’ tavern…and polar bear ice sculpture????; Chick-fil-A surges–about to become America’s 3rd biggest restaurant chain; Amazon wants to stop selling unprofitable items (well-duh); Market on track for worst December since Great Depression?!; Banks getting cold feet over lending amid recession […]

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Apple stock below $170–time to buy?; Robinhood takes its 3% savings account back to drawing board amid widespread criticism; Tesla puts more cars on sale to maximize $7500 EV tax credit; Netflix set to release 90 movies/yr (budgets up to $200 million!); Food safety violations at stadiums include slime, live rodents, cockroaches, dead mice??; Porch pirates […]

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Apple announces plans for $1 billion campus in Texas; Boy Scouts of America considers filing for bankruptcy; Better Business Bureau warns that free trial may not really be…free; Chicago – now beer capital of America??; Budweiser supporting commuters who can’t stand the Holland Tunnel’s Christmas decorations; Dollar store wars entering new stage of combat for […]

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Airlines expect 5.2% increase in air travel during Christmas and New Year’s break…to > 2.5 million people/day!; Hertz partners w/Clear to speed up car rentals using biometric technology; Uber selects Morgan Stanley to lead coveted IPO; Whole Foods’ ’12 Days of Cheese’ sale starts….today; Verizon – probably regrets buying Yahoo and AOL?; Delta ditching zone boarding […]

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Delta bans kittens and puppies as support animals on all flights, and all emotional support animals on longer hauls; Instagram launches walkie-talkie voice messaging; Google announces new security flaw; Seamless for Christmas trees now exists?; Amazon looking to open cashierless ‘Go’ store in London; Netflix making movie about Frye Festival scam; Costco opening $440 million chicken […]

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Still stranded? Disruptions from winter storm Diego, which grounded > 1400 flights over weekend, spill into workweek; Kid Rock follows Tyler Perry’s lead, pays off $81,000 worth of layaways at Nashville Walmart; Ralph reigns over slow weekend at box office while Aquaman dominates in China debut ($94 million!); Elon Musk says no one approving his tweets […]

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Thought you got burned by bitcoin in 2018? Just wait ’til next year!; USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy in wake of sex abuse scandal; Amazon warehouse workers hospitalized after exposure to bear repellent; Pantone chooses ‘Living Coral’ as 2019 color of the year; Internet – “new stomping ground” for naming your kids?; Wells Fargo firing […]

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Market crashing? Not Tesla as it races past $360 a share…; UPS and FedEx plunge on Amazon Air fears; Walgreens expands grocery experiment w/’Kroger Express’ shops inside test locations; Facebook loses top spot on ‘Best Places to Work’ list; Iceburg lettuce prices – up more than 160% since latest E. coli outbreak?!?!; Walmart hiring robot […]

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Will Uber gobble up Lime or fly off w/Bird? Consolidation afoot in electric scooter market; Apple fends off Amazon, Microsoft, remains most valuable company; Investors send pot stocks soaring on possible tobacco deal; Netflix renews Friends despite reports to contrary; United launches new ‘premium economy’ class; Canned tuna – latest thing to be killed by millennials?; Ikea downsizing, […]

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Amazon expands test of its cashierless stores; Crazy Rich Asians has crazy bad opening weekend in China; Microsoft – a buy?; Starbucks rolling out porn-blocking technology; American Girl dolls selling for thousands on eBay; Jägermeister having a…moment?; JetBlue’s Christmas Eve contest (flying 5 gift-wrapped passengers to loved ones); Marriott’s data breach; Dyson’s $30 toy vacuum cleaner for […]

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