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Buying gift cards for the holidays? Beware of this new scam

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By Doreen Christensen Sun Sentinel (TNS) Cyber grinches are working overtime this holiday season to steal gift cards from unsuspecting consumers, warns the Better Business Bureau. A growing scam has emerged in which hackers remove gift...

Americans near 50, not 30, are buying homes, Deutsche Bank says

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By Felice Maranz Bloomberg News (TNS) NEW YORK — The vision underpinning the American dream — of fresh-faced young people buying a first home with a white-picket fence — hasn’t held up well. It turns out...

U.S. stocks close lower amid trade uncertainties

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NEW YORK, /Xinhua/ U.S. stocks closed lower on Tuesday as investors monitored the latest development of trade issues between the United States and its major trading partners. The Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased 280.23 points, or...

Google’s Sundar Pichai becomes Alphabet CEO; Larry Page and Sergey Brin step down

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By Lauren Raab Los Angeles Times (TNS) Sundar Pichai is ascending at Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc.: He becomes chief executive of the entire tech giant as co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin step down...

Cyber Monday: Adobe says $9.4 billion spent online, $3 billion via smartphones

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By Rex Crum The Mercury News (TNS) If you are like many shoppers, you are showing few signs of putting the brakes on your Christmas and holiday spending on this gifts this year. That’s the conclusion...

U.S. online shoppers spend 7.4 bln USD on Black Friday

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WASHINGTON, /Xinhua/ U.S. online shoppers spent 7.4 billion dollars on Black Friday, up by 19.6 percent from last year, according to the web analytics tool Adobe Analytics. The top three online selling products on Black Friday,...

U.S. equities extend weekly gains amid Fed chair remarks, various data

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NEW YORK, /Xinhua/ U.S. equities posted gains in the holiday-shortened week, as the market was buoyed by the latest speech of the U.S. Federal Reserve chair and a slew of key economic data. In the week...

Netflix, Disney+, and HBO? Cord-cutters are willing to pay much more for the right...

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By Christian Hetrick The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) As legacy media companies like Comcast enter the video streaming wars, a new survey suggests that price-sensitive consumers are still willing to spend much more to watch movies...

U.S. online shoppers spend record 4.2 bln USD on Thanksgiving

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WASHINGTON, /Xinhua/ U.S. online shoppers spent 4.2 billion dollars on Thanksgiving, up by 14.5 percent from last year and reaching a record high, according to the web analytics tool Adobe Analytics. The top three online selling...

Your holiday shopping list could be pricier as retailers deal with the trade war

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By Catherine Dunn The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) Walk to the back of the Five Below store on Market Street, past the rolls of wrapping paper, the winter hats, the makeup kits, and you will arrive...

Uber’s London ban marks global backlash for ride-hailing giants

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By Amy Thomson and Nate Lanxon Bloomberg News (TNS) LONDON — Uber Technologies Inc. and its rivals disrupted global transport, riding on a lack of regulation to drive exponential growth. Now, regulators are closing in. London’s...

Black Friday: The best video game deals for 2019

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By Britton Peele The Dallas Morning News (TNS) We can drop the formality of “Happy Holidays” here, because we’ll just go ahead and name the holiday that Americans are really looking forward to: Black Friday. OK,...

You love to shop online. But some in-store Black Friday deals might be worth...

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By Lauren Zumbach Chicago Tribune (TNS) When you can get “Black Friday” deals at home on your smartphone days before Thanksgiving, is there still a reason to leave the dinner table and brave crowds at...

UnitedHealthcare opening centers in Walgreens stores

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By Christopher Snowbeck Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) UnitedHealthcare is launching new service centers for Medicare beneficiaries in more than a dozen Walgreens stores — a second partnership in as many years between the pharmacy giant...

‘We Buy Houses’ investors target seniors with below market offers

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By Willoughby Mariano The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (TNS) ATLANTA — Debbie McGauley considered moving from the house she loved to be the at-home caregiver to her 80-year-old uncle. Its hallways were too narrow for an ambulance...

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U.S. equities extend weekly gains amid Fed chair remarks, various data

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NEW YORK, /Xinhua/ U.S. equities posted gains in the holiday-shortened week, as the market was buoyed by the latest speech of the U.S. Federal Reserve...