Sears Begins To Sell Kenmore Brand Appliances On Amazon

Sears Begins To Sell Kenmore Brand Appliances On Amazon

Would you buy a Kenmore air conditioner, refrigerator, or dishwasher if you didn’t have to go to a Sears store, leave your house, or register for a Sears.com account? As part of its ongoing efforts to increase sales and make the most of its store brands, Sears Holdings, the parent company of Sears and Kmart, announced that it will be selling Kenmore appliances on Amazon, beginning with air conditioners. [More]

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What Is Going On With The GOP Effort To Repeal Obamacare?

The Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has been dealt a number of potentially lethal blows in recent days, but some supporters of the effort — including President Trump — continue to push their colleagues to move forward with repeal. Will a vote happen? Will it succeed? And how does the news of Sen. John McCain’s brain tumor affect the numbers? [More]

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Chipotle: Rodents Falling From Restaurant Ceiling Is “Isolated And Rare Incident”

If there’s one thing Chipotle doesn’t need as it continues to recover from its food-borne illness woes — including a new incident of norovirus at one restaurant — it’s reports of rodents raining down on customers from the ceiling. Uh, about that… [More]

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Student Loan Company With Allegedly Shoddy Record Keeping Under Investigation

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office has opened an inquiry into the business practices of National Collegiate Student Loan Trust following reports that the company often files collection lawsuits against defaulted borrowers without proper or correct paper. [More]

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Budget Office: Repeal Of Obamacare Would Double Premiums, Leave Additional 32 Million Without Insurance

Though it was effectively declared dead on arrival earlier this week, the latest Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act is still technically on life support, with President Trump pushing for lawmakers to continue working on the measure. However, the Congressional Budget Office has once again confirmed that simply repealing Obamacare without a replacement would result in a huge number of additional Americans losing or going without health insurance, and significantly higher costs for those who remained on their policies. [More]

Google Adds Additional App Verification Steps To Protect Users From Phishing Attacks

Google Adds Additional App Verification Steps To Protect Users From Phishing Attacks

Two months after Google added phishing protections to the Android Gmail app, the company is taking its no-phishing attack approach further by introducing new warnings and a more complex verification system for new apps. [More]

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Report: Only One Bidder Wanted The RadioShack Brand And Mailing Lists

You have to feel kind of sorry for RadioShack. After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for the second time in two years, the once-ubiquitous electronics chain has fewer than 100 corporate stores. Now the brand has a new owner after only one bidder was interested in buying the brand and its intellectual property. [More]

GOP Moving Forward With Plan To Block New Legal Protections For Bank, Credit Card Customers

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently finalized new rules that prevent banks and other financial institutions from stripping customers of their constitutional right to a day in court. As expected, bank-backed lawmakers in both the House and Senate are now planning to pass fast-track legislation that would undo these protections and make sure banks retain their “get out of jail free” card. [More]

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Samsung Apologizes For Descriptions Of Male, Female Bixby Voice Assistants

Samsung has officially launched its very own voice-controlled artificially intelligent assistant Bixby, the long-awaited answer to Siri and Alexa, and the service is already making a splash… just not one Samsung probably imagined.  [More]

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There Are Only 32 Retail Gas Stations Left In Manhattan

Every day, new people arrive in New York City, and those people need housing. In response to that demand, developers in Manhattan have been busy knocking down old buildings and putting up new ones. One casualty of that real estate boom? Gas stations, which have become increasingly rare in recent years.

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Lawmakers Call For Removal Of Education Dept. Civil Rights Chief After College Rape Claims

Lawmakers Call For Removal Of Education Dept. Civil Rights Chief After College Rape Claims

A week after the head of the Department of Education’s Civil Rights division publicly apologized for making an unsubstantiated and unsourced claim that nine in 10 sexual assault and harassment allegations are baseless and can be tied back to nothing more than too much drinking and bad breakups, lawmakers are calling for the her removal. [More]

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Former Alfred Angelo Employees Perform Potentially Illegal Wedding Gown Rescue Mission

Last week, the bridal and special-occasion gown brand Alfred Angelo abruptly closed both its retail boutiques and its wholesale business. Other bridal stores are taking advantage or helping out (depending on your point of view) with sales and offers of help, and the former employees of at least one store went back in against the bankruptcy court’s rules to fetch paid-for gowns and distribute them to customers. [More]

Amazon Spark: Like Instagram, But Dedicated To Convincing You To Buy Stuff

Amazon Spark: Like Instagram, But Dedicated To Convincing You To Buy Stuff

Have you ever found yourself scrolling through your Instagram feed and thinking, “Gee, all these photos of my friends’ meals and their feet are great; but I really wish every single photo was an ad for a product?” It just so happens that Amazon has something just like that. [More]

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Frontier Airlines Adding Flights To These 21 New Cities, Will Double Its Routes

When we hear complaints about flights on Frontier Airlines, what we don’t hear is that customers want more of them. Yet the discount airline plans to expand its routes, running twice as many flights by this time next year. [More]

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Chipotle Reopening Virginia Store Closed Over Possible Norovirus

A Virginia Chipotle restaurant will reopen today after it was temporarily closed following reports that some customers became violently ill after eating there.  [More]

Mad Cow Disease Discovered In Single Alabama Cow: What Now?

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Although the words “mad cow” may strike fear deep into the center of your beef-loving stomach, there’s no need to freak out over a recent report of a single cow in Alabama that has come down with the disease. [More]

FBI To Parents: Watch Out For Kids’ Privacy With Internet-Connected Toys

FBI To Parents: Watch Out For Kids’ Privacy With Internet-Connected Toys

A basketball, a Lego set, or a box of crayons is largely what it seems, but modern “smart toys and entertainment devices” for kids have a lot of things in them that can collect sensitive data. And as more and more of a kid’s nursery fills up with gadgets that connnect to Bluetooth, the web, or parent apps, the feds are advising parents to be wary. [More]

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Flying From Mexico To The U.S.? Here’s What You Need To Know About New Laptop Rules

Although the U.S. has lifted the laptop ban on all foreign airlines it put in place in March, travelers flying here from Mexico with such large electronic devices will get their chance to grumble over new, longer security checks. [More]