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Happy Super Bowl…Monday! Take the day off? Call in sick? Millions of workers – out today; Casualties of Sears’ downfall getting their day in court; WOW Air offering free flights this month to people named Valentine; Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour selling off his guitars at Christie’s; More people stashing their money in donor advised funds; […]

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How now, Dow?; Market likes Fed’s ‘patient’ stance on rates, and w/Facebook’s blowout quarter, a sea of green for stocks…; United announces commitment to a “new standard of caring” for customers; Apple Music takes flight on American Airlines; eBay rolls out first-ever dividend; Super Bowl Sunday – a hotbed for hackers?; How to drive safely in […]

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Facebook (‘Digital Age’s Enron‘?) shuts down controversial pay-for-data iOS app; Apple hints at lower iPhone prices as sales fall (problems, problems, problems); Trader Joe’s kills its grocery delivery program; Most keyless cars – easy to steal?; Experts throwing cold water on ‘housing collapse’; Razer selling pink gaming laptop in time for Valentine’s Day; What we […]

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Flying today? Maybe not! More than 1000 flights cancelled or delayed as snow storm threatens much of U.S.; Apple rushes to fix FaceTime ‘eavesdropping’ bug; PG&E files for bankruptcy protection in face of large wildfire liabilities; Investing app Acorns now has higher valuation than robo giant Betterment?; Why private residence clubs are becoming popular alternative […]

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Facebook plans to merge its messaging services, ignites further antitrust issues…Time to Un-Friend for the umpteenth time?!; Earnings season gets a lot more interesting this week (lots of reporting); IRS starts accepting tax returns today; Glass tops box office second week in row; Future Apple products – could detect poisonous gases?; Pepsi’s first-ever “nitro soda”; […]

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Wall Street agrees we are in a ‘late cycle’ economy – what does this mean and how to invest in it?; America’s most expensive home sells for $238 million to hedge fund boss; Hulu drops price of its most popular streaming service to $5.99/mo; Apple cuts > 200 jobs from autonomous car unit; Brandless introduces new…brands […]

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What happened? Real estate brokers trying to figure out why sales of existing homes plunged in December (unusually large drop of 6.4%; down 10.3% Y-O-Y); WeWork moving onto Starbucks’ turf w/new coffee shops and workspaces; Dry January taking toll on bars and restaurants; Apple Pay expanding again (now at 65% of U.S. retail locations); More […]

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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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