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No More McDonald's Ads During Olympics

(CNN) - American audiences won't be seeing any Olympics-themed McDonald's television advertisements during this year's games. The 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics will also be the last to feature McDonald's restaurants in the Olympic park and village. That's because the fast food…

Disney's Theme Parks Prices Increase

If you plan to visit one of Disney's theme parks this year, you can expect a slight pay increase. New admission prices are now in effect at Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California. At Disney World, the…

Suspicious Letter Sent to Don Jr., Wife Opened

(CNN) - A substance found in a letter opened by president Trump's daughter-in-law is being tested. According to the New York Police Department, the letter was addressed to Donald Trump Junior, and delivered to his Manhattan apartment Monday morning. Vanessa…

Study: Southern Cities Have Highest Credit Card Debt

(CNN) - America's credit card debt is the highest it's ever been, surpassing 1-trillion in 2017. That's according to Federal Reserve data. But where in the U.S. is that debt concentrated the most? According to a new study from creditcards.com,…

Reports: Facebook Testing A 'Downvote' Button

(CNN) - Facebook is testing out a "downvote" button," according to multiple news reports. Tech-crunch reports Facebook is testing the button on five percent of Android users in the United States whose language is set to English. It reports Facebook…

Equifax Hack Could Be Worse Than Thought

(CNN) - There are fears the massive breach at credit bureau company Equifax may be worse than first thought. According to confidential documents Equifax provided to the Senate Banking Committee and seen by CNN; information such as tax ID's and…

Higher Cell Phone Bills Could Be Coming

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…

Oxycontin Maker to Stop Promoting Opioids to Doctor's

(CNN) - The company that makes Oxycontin will stop promoting it to physicians on Monday. Purdue Pharma also said over the weekend that it's cutting its sales force in half. The move came after Purdue and other drugmakers faced a…

DOT: Airline 'Bumping' at Record Low

(CNN) - The Department of Transportation is reporting record lows for airline "bumping." "Cumping" is when passengers with tickets for an overbooked flight are involuntarily denied seats. In 2017, airlines reported an average of .34 passengers out of every 10,000…

57 New Emojis Coming This Year

(CNN) - New year, new emoji. The Unicode Consortium a nonprofit that sets the global standard for emoji; announced on Wednesday 157 new emoji options would be coming later this year. The latest collection includes a cupcake, lobster, pirate flag…

Grubhub to Start Delivering KFC and Taco Bell

(CNN) - Yum brands is partnering with the food delivery app Grubhub to deliver KFC and Taco Bell to your door. As part of the partnership, Yum brands is also going to buy $200 million of Grubhub's stock, and a…

Macy's Gears Clothing Line Toward Muslim Women

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…

El Chapo Jury Will Be Anonymous

(CNN) - Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will get an anonymous and partially-sequestered jury for his federal trial. The New York judge presiding over the notorious drug lord's case granted the government's motion. The order said names, addresses, and places of…

Study: L.A. has World's Worst Traffic Congestion

(CNN) - Los Angeles has the world's worst traffic congestion; again. According to the 2017 traffic scorecard by Inrix, a leader in transportation analytics and connected car services; out of over 1,300 cities in 38 countries, Los Angeles claims the…

Charges Reinstated In 2015 Deadly Amtrak Crash

Philadelphia, PA (KYW) - Criminal charges were reinstated against an Amtrak engineer blamed for a deadly train wreck in Philadelphia. The train derailed in 2015, killing eight people and injuring more than 100 others. On Tuesday, a judge overturned a…

Ivanka Trump to Attend Olympics Closing Ceremony

(CNN)- First daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump plans to attend the winter Olympics closing ceremony in South Korea. A White House official said the U.S. Olympic Committee and President Donald Trump invited Ivanka. Vice President Mike Pence is also…

Red Lobster's New Commitment

Red Lobster is promising to only serve sustainable and responsibly sourced food. This is a part of the seafood chain's new 'Seafood with Standards Agreement.' A requirement for this new commitment is purchasing seafood that can be traced and obtained…

Best Buy to Stop Selling CD's

(CNN)- According to Billboard Best Buy will sell vinyl records but not compact CD's starting this July. The retailer reportedly plans to pull all CD's out of its stores by then. The once commonplace digital music format is getting hammered…

Study: Climate Change Making Polar Bears Go Hungry

(CNN) - Polar bears are starving and could face extinction faster than previously thought. According to a new study published in the journal 'Science' researchers found that polar bears are suffering an extreme shortage of food. They fixed collars on…

Report: Pat Robertson Recovering From Stroke

(CNN) - 87-year-old televangelist "Pat" Robertson is reportedly recovering from a stroke. The Christian Broadcasting Network released a statement Saturday saying the founder of the network is expected to make a full recovery. The release went on to say that…

HUD Awards $1.5B to Help Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery

(CNN) - A financial lifeline for hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says it's awarding the island one-and-a-half billion dollars to help it recover from hurricanes Irma and Maria. The money will be used as…

U.S. Legal Marijuana Industry Booming

(CNN) - Marijuana remains against federal law in the United States. But that hasn't stopped the marijuana industry from growing like a very profitable weed. Despite what could be considered an unfriendly administration in Washington D.C.,  nine states and the…

Report: Black Panther Pre-Sales Outpace Superhero Films

(CNN) - Marvel's Black Panther isn't even in theaters nationwide yet and it's already giving other superhero movies a run for their money. Fandango reportedly says "Black Panther" is outpacing all superhero movies in advance ticket sales for its online…

Bezos, Buffett & Dimon Want to Fix Healthcare

(CNN) - Three of the biggest names in banking, investment, and e-commerce are coming together to tackle healthcare. Those names are Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan-Chase, Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway and Jeff Bezos of Amazon. They have announced a…

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