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Disney Raises Park Ticket Prices

TICKET PRICES GO UP AT DISNEY PARKS IN THE U.S.

1/1Ticket prices go up at Disney parks in the US Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – A day at the happiest place on earth is going to cost you more. Admission is up at Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California. According to ‘USA Today, ‘the price hike went into effect over the weekend. Prices went up $2.00…

United Leads List of On-Time U.S. Airlines

WHAT'S THE BEST U.S. AIRLINE IN TERMS OF ON-TIME PERFORMANCE?

1/1What’s the best U.S. airline in terms of on-time performance? Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – What’s the best U.S. airline in terms of on-time performance? According to the Federal Bureau of Transportation statistics, it’s United Airlines. United saw its flights arrive on time nearly 85% of the time last month. That’s followed by Delta Air Lines and Alaska Airlines,…

Cryptocurrency Government Regulation Soon to Come

Cryptocurrencies Could Be Government Regulated Soon

(CNN)- International Monetary Fund Chief Christine Lagarde says it’s only a matter of time before cryptocurrencies come under government regulation. Largarde said that the IMF is actively trying to prevent digital currencies from being used to launder money or finance terrorism. She also argued that regulations need to focus less on entities, and more on activities: who is doing what,…

Higher Cell Phone Bills Could Be Coming

Higher Cell Phone Bills Could Be On the Horizon

If you’re shopping for a cheaper wireless plan in the next few months, you may find it a little difficult. According to the Wall Street Journal, Sprint and T-Mobile have signaled they may be dialing back on offering discounts this year. That comes after merger plans between Sprint and T-Mobile were abandoned last November. Sprint has said it will only…

CVS Plans to Boost Minimum Wage

CVS INCREASING MINIMUM WAGE

1/1CVS increasing minimum wage Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – CVS is raising its minimum wage for employees to compete with other retailers. USA Today reports the company is boosting starting salaries to $11.00 an hour, which equals salaries at WalMart and Target. The drug store chain also says it will give raises to pharmacy technicians and many other workers…

Dunkin’ Donuts Replacing Foam Cups by 2020

DUNKIN DONUTS SAYS IT WILL PHASE OUT USE OF POLYSTYRENE CUPS IN US STORES BY 2020

1/1Dunkin Donuts says it will phase out use of polystyrene cups in US stores by 2020. Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – Dunkin Donuts will stop using polystyrene cups in its U.S. stores by 2020. The coffee retailer announced Wednesday it will start using double-walled paper cups beginning this spring. Dunkin says the new cups will hold heat just as…

Hackers Can Target Smart TV’s

Hackers Now Are Able to Target Smart TV's

New findings from consumer reports are raising privacy and security concerns about smart TV’s. Recent testing reveals that millions of smart tv’s could be vulnerable to hackers The problems affect many top brands that use smart TV platforms. If your TV is hacked, channels can suddenly change, volume can increase and hackers can even control the content from thousands of…

Macy’s Gears Clothing Line Toward Muslim Women

Macy's Launches Women's Clothing Line Geared Towards Muslims

Macy’s is the latest American company to launch a women’s clothing line aimed at Muslim shoppers. The department store chain has teamed up with a boutique called “Verona Collection” and plans to sell the collection of modest dresses, tops, cardigans and hijabs online. The clothing line will launch on Macy’s website February 15th. Prices are expects to range from $12.95…

Chipotle To Offer Bonues, More Worker Benefits

CITING SAVINGS FROM NEW TAX LAW, CHIPOTLE IS GIVING ITS EMPLOYEES BONUSES AND EXPANDED BENEFITS

1/1Citing savings from new tax law, Chipotle is giving its employees bonuses and expanded benefits. Show Caption Hide Caption Portland, OR (KATU) – Chipotle Mexican Grill is announcing bonuses and enhanced benefits for its employees. Qualified employees will get a one-time cash bonus of up to a $1,000 and a one-time stock grant. The restaurant chain is also expanding parental…

Amazon Worth More than Microsoft for First Time

AMAZON WORTH MORE THAN MICROSOFT FOR FIRST TIME

1/1Amazon worth more than Microsoft for first time Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – E-commerce giant Amazon is officially worth more than software company Microsoft for the first time in history. Amazon’s market value of $685 billion makes it the third largest corporation in America, behind Google and Apple. The online retailer’s momentum this past year positions it to possibly…