Taco Bell Will Hand Out Free Tacos If Someone Steals A Base During World Series

Whether you’re jumping for joy or tearing your hair out when a player steals a base during the upcoming World Series, rest assured that if it happens, everyone’s gonna get a free taco. [More]

More Companies Turn To Mandatory Arbitration: CreditKarma, Redbox, Kitty Bed Maker

More Companies Turn To Mandatory Arbitration: CreditKarma, Redbox, Kitty Bed Maker

People in a wide variety of circumstances, from drivers signing up to work for Uber to senior citizens entering a nursing home, sign mandatory binding arbitration agreements. Two popular online services have recently started to require that customer disputes go to arbitration, and a reader sent along a product purchased online — a cat bed — that came with a arbitration agreement of its own. [More]


MetLife Cutting Snoopy And The Peanuts Gang Loose After Three Decades

The days of gazing upward to the skies at a football game to see Snoopy’s face gliding by on a blimp will soon be over, as MetLife has announced it’s cutting ties with the cartoon pooch and the rest of the Peanuts gang after more than 30 years together. [More]

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Households Are Using Prepaid Cards More Than Ever Before

Weeks after federal regulators finalized rules aimed at making prepaid cards safer and less costly for consumers, a new report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. finds that more households are relying on the financial products than ever before.  [More]


Video Shows USPS Worker Dumping Bins Of Mail In A Ditch

Yet another United States Postal Service employee is joining The Mail Carrier Hall Of Shame, after being accused of dumping hundreds of pieces of mail into a ditch — while a local filmed the whole thing. [More]


Galaxy Note 7 Owners Unhappy With Samsung’s Handling Of Global Recall

One of the early victims of an exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 said that the company offered to cover his expenses, including damage to the hotel room he was staying in at the time his phone caught fire. Now that the phone has been officially recalled and Samsung is in crisis, customers report that Samsung hasn’t handled customers whose phones have actually caught fire very well. [More]


World Wine Output Is At A 20-Year Low As Vineyards Struggle With Rough Weather

If you’re the kind of person who greets a glass of wine with a happy grin, you might want to sit down and take a deep breath before you continue reading: frost, hail, drought, and floods have hit world wine production across Europe and South America hard this year, resulting in a 20-year low. [More]

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Class Action Lawsuit Accuses Costco Of Illegally Charging Tax On Toilet Paper

Under New Jersey tax laws, it’s illegal to charge sales tax on disposable household paper products. But, according to a recently filed lawsuit, Costco hasn’t been following that rule, allegedly tacking on sales tax for toilet paper.  [More]


Police: Miami Uber Driver Admitted He Sexually Assaulted Incapacitated Passenger

Police in Miami say an Uber driver has admitted to sexually battering a female customer while she was incapacitated after a night of drinking. [More]


Hyundai Recalls 63K Sedans Because Sunroof Glass Shouldn’t Fly Off While Driving

Drivers of vehicles with panoramic sunroofs might choose to roll back the glass on a nice day to get a bit of fresh air. But the key here, is that the drivers get to choose when to do this. That’s apparently not the case for more than 62,000 recently recalled Hyundai vehicles, as the glass from the sunroof has been found to fly off the vehicle while the car is in motion.  [More]

Tesla To Make New Cars Self-Driving, Won’t Actually Turn The System On

Tesla To Make New Cars Self-Driving, Won’t Actually Turn The System On

Tesla’s vehicles already come with Autopilot, a semi-autonomous, assisted steering feature that is not fully hands-off. But in the not so distant future, the electric carmaker plans to equip all of its cars with fully autonomous driving capabilities.  [More]

Starbucks Planning To Open “Reserve” Coffee Bars In Up To 1,000 Cafes By End Of 2017

Starbucks Planning To Open “Reserve” Coffee Bars In Up To 1,000 Cafes By End Of 2017

It seems Starbucks CEO Howard Schulz has been busy after he tucked himself away to work on the company’s upscale line of Reserve coffee bars: the head honcho says the chain is now planning to open up to 1,000 of those mini cafes within Starbucks cafes by the end of 2017. [More]

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Report: Kroger Isn’t Interested In Buying A Few Hundred Walgreens Stores

If you know anyone who’s interested in buying around 650 grocery stores, Walgreens and Rite Aid would like to hear about it. The two drugstore chains need to find a buyer for between 500 and 1,000 stores to get their merger approved by the Federal Trade Commission, and no one is interested. [More]


Google Starts Shaping Up “Unplugged,” Its YouTube-Based Pay-TV Service

People looking to cut the cable TV cord will be getting more options in the months to come, with AT&T still planning to launch its DirecTV Now streaming service by year’s end, and news that Google is signing up broadcasters for the YouTube-based live-TV offering it hopes to launch in early 2017. [More]

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Apple: 90% Of “Apple” Power Accessories Sold On Amazon Are Fake

For years, Amazon and Apple have fought their own battles when it comes to counterfeit products: third-party retailers selling lookalike Apple accessories and companies hawking fake name-brand products on the e-commerce site. Now, the two issues have come together, with a lawsuit claiming that 90% of the supposed Apple power accessories listed on the site are fake.  [More]

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Airbnb Tries More Self-Regulation In New York, Too

If the vacation-booking site Airbnb has to be regulated, it at least wants to impose regulations on itself instead of having local governments do it. While the company is starting to self-regulate in San Francisco and cooperated with the city to make rules in Chicago, it also proposed rules for itself in New York. [More]