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CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Fate of stock market for 2018 could rest on next few trading days?; Future of MoviePass cast in doubt after service outage; Walmart gets serious about streaming service; McDonald’s unveils MacCoin to celebrate Big Mac’s 50th birthday; Mission Impossible: Fallout nabs franchise-best opening; Drinking habits — changing so much Anheuser Busch created ‘Chief Non-Alcohol Beverages Officer’??; Another busy week for corporate and economic news; Shocking student loan stats; Best airline for families; National Cheesecake Day.

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Facebook plunges > 20% (Zuckerberg personally down $19 billion) on revenue miss and projected slowdown; Waymo plans partnerships to give rides for errands; Google – for your crappy grammar???; Triple Crown winner Justify retiring from racing; Dunkin’ crushing Starbucks; Stunning correlation between the 10-year and S&P 500 — could point to new highs for stocks?; Krispy Kreme’s $1/dozen deal; Work perks of the future; National Aunt (and Uncle) Day, which means free pretzels at Auntie Anne’s; More Necco drama; An unstoppable Amazon (earnings today).

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Feeling lucky? Mega Millions jackpot prize skyrockets to $493 million; Snapchat says no more Snapcash, forfeits to Venmo; Schools eye facial recognition technology to boost security; Equalizer 2 blasts past Mama Mia at box office; Why so many women say they’d rather hang w/their dog than their lover; How Shark Week became longest-running program in cable TV history; What we know about the Missouri duck boat incident; The 11-year old who just graduated from college…and wants to be an astrophysicist?!?!; Liquid bans in limbo; Tiered, meat-filled…piesEventbrite IPO; Star Trek vodka; Ritz Crackers recall.

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Ford recalls 550,000 Escape, Fusion vehicles over rollaway danger; Amazon touts ‘record’ Prime Day despite site glitches; Netflix brings its comedy to radio; Venmo–ruining relationships?; Porsche fans reportedly signing up to buy company’s Tesla rival; CEOs dumping stock in their companies; LaCroix’s massive popularity putting pressure on big soda (Bezos looking to get in-natch); America’s first pot IPO; A tiny bar doing BIG business; Cord cutting, cord cutting, cord cutting; Tougher phone glass; Lay’s new “Tastes of America” flavors; Chipotle’s Avocado Tostada.

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We’re in a ‘buying stampede’ – so get ready for more highs?; Goldman officially names next CEO, kicks off new era; California ghost town sells for $1.4 million; Summer camps using facial recognition technology to help parents catch glimpse of kids while away?; The 75 best fried chicken places in America; A look inside Danny Meyer’s new sky-high restaurant; A cheaper Netflix from…Walmart??; Our obsession w/7-Eleven’s newest Slurpee flavor; The return of Pizza Hut’s Cheesy Bites Pizza; Amazon Prime Day, final hours; National Hot Dog Day.

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Feeling lucky? The 10th-largest Mega Millions payout in history–estimated $375 million–is up for grabs today; Amazon suffers Prime Day outage; Netflix subscriber numbers disappoint, stock plunges; Warren Buffett gives $3.4 billion to charity; Rolls-Royce joins race to develop flying taxi; Americans treat themselves to $143,000 of indulgences over lifetime??; American cities w/most million-dollar homes; The first ever Sotheby’s auction dedicated entirely to…gold!; IHOP’s 60-cent pancakes (today only); Walmart’s $11 wines, tested; Apple’s new emojis; Pasta straws.

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Amazon’s Prime Day kicks off today at 3 pm ET (what to buy/what not to buy; stores that will/will not match prices; and unintentional winners of 36-hour sale); Ikea recalls its new pet water fountain after two dogs die; ‘Hotel Transylvania 3′ tops box office as ‘Skyscraper’ tumbles; MoviePass stock worthless but boss says everything fine?; Many millennials buckling under weight of bad credit; Middle children going extinct; Hottest ice cream flavor in America right now; Starbucks new sippy cup lids; Last Blockbuster standing; #PolishDogDrama.

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Home prices are high…What could cool them down?; Bidding escalates for control of Sky; Museum and film in works for Thailand cave; Elizabeth Taylor’s 1950s Beverly Hills estate hits market for $15.9 million (first time in 21 years the property has been up for sale–make an offer, Halsey?); Your Twitter follower count might soon…shrink; How to quit your job gracefully; What investors get wrong about property flipping projects; “Pay Your Age Day” @ Build-A-Bear; Best Islands for retirement; Iridescent treats at Disney; Eggo’s new chocolate waffles, stuffed w/chocolate chips.

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