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Earnings season kicks off this week – worst in years?; Gonna trip up stock market?; American Airlines extending flight cancellations into early June; McDonald’s shrinking its late-night menu; Pinterest lowballing IPO price range; Silicon Valley facing ‘exodus of young employees’??; Where Americans w/highest incomes are buying homes; Why we’re so obsessed w/scammers [AT–got your text […]

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Researchers find > 540 million Facebook user records on exposed servers?!; Verizon introduces first smartphone plan designed for children; Patagonia strips tech workers of favorite uniform (the power logo vest); Ikea expands furniture rentals to 30 countries; Charmin’s ‘Forever’ toilet paper rolls – last an entire month?; Fertility services becoming hottest, new employee benefit; Home […]

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Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman appear in federal court today to face college admissions charges; Real estate website Zillow expands into mortgage business; Walmart partners w/Google for voice-assisted grocery shopping; Theranos whistleblowers launch tech ethics venture; Amazon > $2000?; More financial advisors turning to insurance products to boost fixed income for clients; Nothing going […]

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How to kill a unicorn…hmmm, maybe go public?! Lyft falls below IPO price on second day of trading–bad sign for others (Uber!) on same ride?; Kellogg sells Keebler, Famous Amos, other brands to get out of cookies; Whole Foods cuts prices as Amazon extends imprint on chain; Spring flights to Europe – cheapest in three […]

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Stocks open to best quarter in nearly decade, best start to year since 1998…‘Fear of missing out’ pushing us to buy more?; Online child-care marketplace Care.com pulls nearly 47,000 daycare listings following WSJ investigation; Olive Garden super-sizes its menu – foot-long chicken parm, anyone?; What you can do right now to stop robocalls; Why placeholder […]

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Want to sell your home? Hurry up and list it next week!; Boeing unveils 737 Max fixes, says planes are safer; Equifax, FICO team up to sell consumer data; JetBlue’s cabin restyling project finally gains speed; Lyft raises price target for its IPO [Investor FOMO]; Casper joins unicorn club w/latest funding; Florida apartments in country […]

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Bond market flashing recession, so why is stock market booming?; U.S. auto sales falling as prices for new vehicles jump to highest prices ever; Wayfair (finally) opening its first bricks-and-mortar store; More Americans dipping into their retirement…early; Lower Wall Street bonuses despite all-time high profits?; A look at the new ballpark foods hitting stadiums Opening […]

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Apple’s new products/services – game-changing for consumers, but investors not exactly impressed; Norway opens investigation into Viking cruise disaster; McDonald’s announces acquisition to personalize drive-thru; Ethiopian crash report – out this week?; More older women returning to work, rebuilding savings and professional identity; American Airlines cancelling 90 flights/day (through most of April); Video streaming – […]

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Apple expected to unveil highly-anticipated streaming service today–$9.99/mo for HBO? Showtime?; Uber set to offer > $3 billion to buy Dubai-based rival; Mortgage rates slide to 13-month low, luring Americans back into housing market; Powerball jackpot rises to $750 million; NBA-branded…caviar?; Verizon getting ready to offer free robocall blocking app at end of month; Walmart […]

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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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