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FCC Cracks Down On Annoying Robocalls

You might get interrupted a little less during dinner by annoying “robocalls” thanks to a new FCC proposal that passed today. “Robocall” telemarketers use machines armed with a list of phone numbers and pre-recorded pitch messages. Basically they spam you over your home telephone lines. One way the groups making the calls avoid detection and […]
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Now You Can Use Your Phone to Withdraw Cash at These ATMs

Starting on Monday, Wells Fargo customers can withdraw money using a smartphone at any branded ATM, the latest sign of U.S. lenders moving away from traditional brick-and-mortar banking. Jonathan Velline, Wells Fargo’s head of ATM and branch banking, said that the San Francisco-based bank decided to apply the smartphone technology to all of its 13,000 […]
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Hate Filing Taxes? Thank Tax-Prep Firms, Who Lobby for You to Need Them

This year, what if you could do your taxes for free, and fast? You could, but TurboTax and H&R Block have spent millions lobbying to make sure that never happens. Because if doing taxes was less annoying, you wouldn’t need to pay someone to do it for you. For years, tax prep companies have pushed […]
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Soon You'll Be Able to Order Starbucks From Your Car

For many Americans, the day doesn’t begin without a cup of coffee to go for the commute. Now, a new alliance between Ford, Amazon, and Starbucks should make it a little faster and easier to order and pay for that morning brew. At its annual shareholders meeting in Seattle on Wednesday, Amazon officials confirmed Ford […]
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Trump Tantrum Looms on Wall Street if Health Plan Fails

The Trump Trade could start looking more like a Trump Tantrum if the new U.S. administration’s healthcare bill stalls in Congress, prompting worries on Wall Street about tax cuts and other measures aimed at promoting economic growth. Investors are dialing back hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump will swiftly enact his agenda, with a Thursday […]
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Starbucks to Create 240,000 Jobs by 2021

Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz. Getty Images Starbucks boasted that it had reached its initial goal of hiring 10,000 veterans and military spouses ahead of its 2018 deadline and will be expanding its goal to 25,000 by 2025. “We are better because of them,” CEO Howard Schultzsaid of the veterans that have been hired […]
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Why Tesla Owners Still Love Their Cars, Despite Ongoing Quality Issues

Tesla owners could be accused of having a love/hate relationship with their vehicles. The maker’s Models S and X have repeatedly been slammed for serious quality issues, yet owners retain a strong emotional bond to those battery-electric vehicles, according to a new study by J.D. Power and Associates. But the question is whether those buying […]
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Jet Flipped 3 Times Like 'Paper Plane' in Wake of Superjumbo: Reports

An Airbus A380 Erez Lichtfeld / Sipa via AP, file Wake turbulence caused by the engines and wingtips of large planes can linger in the air for several minutes and cannot be seen by pilots or detected on their radar. The executive jet’s German operator hasn’t confirmed any details about the January 7 drama, citing […]
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Jet Flipped 3 Times Like 'Paper Plane' in Wake of Superjumbo: Reports

An Airbus A380 Erez Lichtfeld / Sipa via AP, file Wake turbulence caused by the engines and wingtips of large planes can linger in the air for several minutes and cannot be seen by pilots or detected on their radar. The executive jet’s German operator hasn’t confirmed any details about the January 7 drama, citing […]
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Electronics Travel Ban Irks Families, Enrages Business Travelers

Travelers are trying to figure out how to deal with new government rules placing an indefinite ban on electronic devices larger than smartphones from the cabins of commercial aircraft flying to both the United States and the United Kingdom from certain countries. Canada is also considering joining the electronics ban for flights, the Globe and […]