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Lucky Charms Brings Back Marshmallow-Only Version, But You Can Already Make Your Own

Have you been craving sugary, candy-colored, magical food items since the Unicorn Frappuccino went away? General Mills has some good news: In a promotion, it will be giving away thousands of Lucky Charms boxes that contain only dehydrated marshmallows, fulfilling a fantasy that many people have had while intoxicated. But getting one of these rare boxes of cereal won’t be as special as it was the first time — and there are much easier ways to eat a bowl of hard, candy-colored marshmallows. [More]

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Target Customer Takes Retailer To Court After Two-Ton Red Ball Crashes Into Car

A New Jersey Target customer whose car was damaged after a red, two-ton cement ball came loose in front of a store is now taking the retailer to court because she says Target’s insurance company won’t pay to fix her vehicle. [More]

the-specious

Philadelphia Accuses Wells Fargo Of Discriminating Against Minority Mortgage Borrowers

Philadelphia has become the latest city to accuse one the nation’s largest banks of deliberately pushing minority mortgage applicants into home loans that cost more than these borrowers would have received if they were white. [More]

Google Avoids Genericide, Will Remain A Protected Trademark

Google Avoids Genericide, Will Remain A Protected Trademark

“Google” has delayed experiencing the same fate as kerosene, heroin, laundromat, and a number of other brand names that became so popular they died of genericide. [More]

Jeff

90% Of At-Risk Student Loan Borrowers Not Signed Up For Affordable Repayment Plans

Paying back tens of thousands of dollars in student loan can be difficult, and more than 1 million Americans defaulted on their federal student loans just last year. But why are nearly all of these same borrowers failing to take advantage of programs to help them avoid defaulting again? [More]

Consumerist

Could FCC Commissioner Choose Nuclear Option And Resign To Protect Net Neutrality?

Later this week, the three sitting members of the Federal Communications Commission are expected to vote 2-1 in favor of officially beginning the process of killing net neutrality. The lone neutrality defender on the FCC stands little chance of swaying her colleagues, leading some to speculate that she could slow down the repeal effort by removing herself from the equation altogether. [More]

Ron Cogswell

Commuters Get Free Show When Train Station Ad Screen Starts Playing Porn

The evening rush hour proved to be a bit more titillating than usual for commuters at Washington, D.C.’s Union Station on Monday, when an advertising screen suddenly started showing explicit porn videos. [More]

Man Behind $1.1M Home Depot Receipt Scam Gets Two-Year Prison Sentence

Man Behind $1.1M Home Depot Receipt Scam Gets Two-Year Prison Sentence

A Texas man who used Home Depot’s program for tax-exempt business purchases to scam more than $1.1 million from the retailer has been sentenced to two years in federal prison and ordered to repay all his ill-gotten gains. [More]

AT&T Admits It Wasn’t Prepared For DirecTV Now To Grow So Quickly

AT&T Admits It Wasn’t Prepared For DirecTV Now To Grow So Quickly

Although AT&T executives initially dismissed technical issues that popped up during the early days of DirecTV Now as no big deal, the company’s top tech executive admits now that the company wasn’t prepared to deal with the streaming service’s rapid growth. [More]

Is Your Old IKEA Furniture Worth A Lot Of Money? Maybe, But Not Likely

Is Your Old IKEA Furniture Worth A Lot Of Money? Maybe, But Not Likely

The notion of “vintage IKEA” might sound a bit silly, given how temporary much of the company’s furniture feels. Then you realize that the retailer has been around for nearly 75 years, and yes, there are some IKEA pieces that are indeed worth thousands of dollars to collectors, but probably not the coffee table you’re currently resting your beer on. [More]

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Walmart Lowering Grocery Prices To Prep For Battle With U.S. Newcomer Lidl

Walmart is already engaged in a price war with one Germany-based discount supermarket chain, Aldi, and now it has to prep for competition from a second low-cost German grocer, Lidl, which is set to open its first U.S. stores this summer. [More]

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Delivery Man Brings Pizza To “Hangry” Passengers On Stalled Amtrak Train

In an act of pizza heroism that earned him $32 in tips, a delivery man brought grub to hangry — hungry and angry — passengers stuck on a stalled Amtrak train. But while his move was met with cheers from Amtrak riders, the train operator is warning against walking that close to the tracks. [More]

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Starbucks Registers Reportedly Down, Some Locations Giving Out Free Coffee

If you were able to pick up your morning cup of joe from Starbucks today count yourself lucky, as some of the coffee chain’s locations were closed Tuesday thanks to a reported payment system outage.  [More]

Drivers For Ride-Hailing App Juno Claim Company Misled Them With Promises Of Stock

Drivers For Ride-Hailing App Juno Claim Company Misled Them With Promises Of Stock

Last year, drivers for ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft were excited about a new competing app, Juno, which promised to grant drivers stock in the company along with lower commissions and in-app tipping. Juno was recently acquired by yet another service, Gett, and the drivers have seen their equity evaporate, leading them to file a complaint with federal regulators. [More]

Sol Es

Customer Service Worker Gone Rogue Tells KFC, Pizza Hut Customers To Order Domino’s Next Time

If you’re going to fire a customer service rep, you need to make sure they can’t get back into your system and wreak havoc… like the former rep who managed to reply to dozens of emails from KFC and Pizza Hut, telling them the restaurants don’t care about complaints anymore, and to just “order from Domino’s next time.” [More]

McDonald’s Sorry For Using Grieving Child To Sell Filet-O-Fish Sandwiches

McDonald’s Sorry For Using Grieving Child To Sell Filet-O-Fish Sandwiches

McDonald’s has apparently given up on the idea of associating its food with even moderately enjoyable moments in life. Instead, the fast food giant decided to go dark — like, really dark — for a recent ad that markets the chain’s fish sandwich as some sort of replacement for a dead father. [More]

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Security Experts Think Massive Global Ransomware Outbreak May Be Linked To North Korea

A massive digital attack that swept the world late last week, holding computers and their data hostage for ransom, has largely petered out (for now). But as the crisis settles down, researchers are now able to take the time to start figuring out who started it all… and fingers are pointing at a familiar target. [More]

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Walmart To Pay $7.5M After Denying Spousal Benefits To Same-Sex Couples

A federal court judge has approved a $7.5 million settlement between Walmart and current and former employees who claimed that the the retailer unfairly discriminated against them by denying health benefits to their same-sex spouses. [More]