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CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Roundup weed killer chemical found in cereals???; Massive Apple leak reveals 5 new iPhone upgrades; Corona beer maker Constellation ups bet on cannabis w/$4 billion investment in Canopy Growth; Tesla shares dive on subpoena news; Walmart – one of worst-performing Dow stocks this year…perfect time to buy??; Best and worst frequent-flier plans; A way to buy bitcoin w/out actually buying bitcoin; The apron every oyster shucker needs; Orange wine; Blue wine; Candytopia.

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Amazon now owns $1 billion worth of other companies?!?!; Tesla directors do damage control as Elon Musk crisis deepens; Home Depot shows Wall Street it’s no fixer upper; Crazy Rich Asians hits theaters today ($26 million-plus debut expected); Paris rolls out sidewalk…urinals?; TSA testing airport security scanners that let travelers leave liquids, electronics in carry-on bags; JetBlue’s premium Mint service expanding to new locations; MoviePass un-canceling people’s accounts?!?!?!; Stricter emotional support rules at Southwest (cats and dogs only!); A new rewards card for foodies; Highest-paying jobs in America; Tinder swipe-out; Slurpee-flavored…cookies.

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Every move you make, every step you take…Worth reiterating–Google’s gotcha, no matter what; FBI warns of potential ATM hacking scheme; New loan programs target home buyers w/just 3% down–or less; Elon Musk still has lot of explaining to do; Fidelity’s new zero-fee mutual funds–should you switch?; How a Finnish millionaire lost $35 million worth of bitcoin in gambling scam; Why more trillion-dollar stocks could be right around corner; Drive-thru window workers on craziest things they’ve seen in people’s cars; Early retirement – about time and lifestyle (not money); Crazy big expectations, Crazy Rich Asians; Popeye the Food DogSlurpee savings.

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Wanna work for Amazon…from home? Company looks to hire > 200 virtual workers; SEC probes Musk Tweets on possible Tesla buyout; Verizon partners w/Apple to give ‘Unlimited’ subscribers 6 months of free Apple Music; Casper plans 200 stores in bid to win mattress wars; People paying to visit toxic pit in middle of Montana?; RVs happening again, because…millennials; Nobody’s using Alexa to actually buy stuff; Luxury hostels coming to U.S. (first up-Miami); Heineken betting on brew made w/marijuana instead of alcohol?; The return of Surge soda (this time, in fountain form); Every Subway sandwich, ranked; A rise in travel fraud; Redesigned Rubik’s cube; Disney’s sleep hotline.

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Elon Musk stuns Street w/announcement he may take Tesla private for $420/share; MoviePass Films announces its first production, w/Bruce Willis as star; IRS warns taxpayers to remain on alert for charitable scams during hurricane season; Speculators, not drug dealers, dominate bitcoin use now?; A $5-million lawsuit claims Rachael Ray’s dog food brand contains potentially harmful ingredient; Tinder finds a Match; Social media user figures start to….stall; Gas stations and travel are the two trillion-dollar industries Amazon could disrupt next?; Pitt-iful child support; JetBlue’s flash sale (RT tickets for as little as $73); Krispy Kreme’s “Reese’s Outrageous” donuts; Wine condoms.

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How much money do you have in your bank account? Asking for a ‘Friend’….; Mattress Firm explores bankruptcy; MoviePass has new plan – again (3 films/mo); SeaWorld makes big splash; KFC taps former ‘Seinfeld’ star Jason Alexander as new Colonel Sanders; Jamie Dimon cautions 10-year yield could hit 5% (means higher rates for loans); Zillow mortgages?; The two mystery paintings that sunk Sotheby’s stock; Robert Redford retirement; Gobble/Walmart partnership; War of the…Grosses!

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Who’s next? Amazon, Google and Microsoft most likely companies to join Apple in Wall Street’s $1 trillion stock club; Wells Fargo says hundreds of customers lost homes because of…computer glitch; Walmart edges into Whole Foods territory w/premium coffee brand; Hugh Hefner’s family sells their remaining shares in Playboy; Guinness opens its first U.S. brewery in 64 years; ‘No, we don’t take bitcoin,’ Starbucks clarifies….; Everything we know so far about Apple’s next iPhones; An early look at Facebook’s dating app; Nutella’s sweet job opportunity; Oreo Joy Fills.

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Apple shines!!! Inches closes to $1,000,000,000,000 market cap after record-setting third quarter; US workers see biggest pay, benefit increase in 10 years; Starbucks opens first stand-alone bakery and cafe in Seattle; Cost of childcare hits all-time high; Tom Cruise says goodbye to Hollywood…and hello to Florida?; Bon Appétit’s 50 best new restaurants in America; Oprah’s new Island home; Food safety & Chipotle (same ‘ole, same ‘ole); Panera double bread bowl; Stretchy ice cream?

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Big tech plunges into correction–tailspin wipes out > $80 billion dollars in value; Kroger may expand ban on Visa credit cards in escalating fight over swipe fees; Six-year old YouTube star brings own toy line to Walmart; Netflix announces new series and premiere dates for fall season; Alex Trebek hints he’s retiring from Jeopardy in 2020; August – good chance of being more volatile month for stocks?; A 15-page proposal that says world needs a white wine emoji; Most common (and egregious) consumer complaints of year; The astonishing 6.9% dividend everyone has…missed; Utz White Cheddar Cheeseball Baseballs; Dunkin’ Run menu.

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