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Don’t Be A Victim Of These Ebola Scams: BBB And FDA Issue Warnings

Ebola scams are growing as news of the virus spreads out of West Africa

Ebola is making headlines around the world, and as usual with any type of crisis, unscrupulous crooks are jumping on the chance to make a profit with scams. They aren’t just after your money either – some scammers are stealing your personal information. U.S. News reports that a fundraising page was set up by friends… Read more »

Starbucks: Wow, Ten Of You Will Get Free Coffee For Life!

Starbucks For Life

Starbucks is offering ten of its patrons free coffee for life! What’s that? You don’t like coffee? Well, then tea or a scone, or anything else that Starbucks serves. And “life” is a sort of a misleading term. Though they say it’s for “life,” it’s actually for 30 years. So, let’s rephrase that. Starbucks: Wow,… Read more »

Gas Prices Continue To Drop Across America, But Why?

Gas Prices Dropping

Local sources in Virginia and Minnesota are both reporting gasoline under $3 a gallon. Although it’s great news for drivers, it could be a sign of a shifting worldwide energy market, and possible future political instability. According to the Wall Street Journal, the average retail price for gas has dropped 15 percent since late June…. Read more »

‘The Snappening’ Provides Boost To One Indiana Business Event Planning

The furor caused by Snapchat photos that were released as “The Snappening” is paying dividends for one Indiana company. An Indianapolis based event planner’s website,, has seen a large uptick in traffic thanks to visitors who are looking for the hacked photos posted on 4Chan. As previously reported in The Inqusitr, the hacked photos… Read more »

Bono Boosts Ireland’s Corporation Friendly Tax Law

Bono defends Ireland's low corporate tax rate

U2 frontman Bono has expressed support for regulations in Ireland that some believe result in a tax dodge for big business entities. In an interview with The Observer, Bono defended his homeland’s low corporate tax rate. “We are a tiny little country, we don’t have scale, and our version of scale is to be innovative… Read more »

Online Dating Bargains: How To Get A Husband For Only $7,775

Online dating gurus will teach you how to do it right - for a price

Online dating is a big business, expected to generate $2.1 billion in 2014 alone, according to CNBC. But dating websites aren’t the only ones making a profit on lonely people looking for love. There are digital romance gurus who can help you – for a price. The major dating sites quickly discovered that their customers… Read more »

Benjamin Franklin’s Dark Side: America’s First Insurance Salesman

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin has an impressive resume. Inventor, diplomat, and founding father, it’s easy to forget Franklin had a more humdrum job creating the first insurance policies in the nation’s history. In the early 1700s, fire was a serious problem for residents of American colonies. In 1730 a massive fire engulfed much of Franklin’s city of… Read more »

Your Spouse’s Personality Type Can Affect Your Career Success

Your spouse's personality affects your career success

Most people have competing life goals that can interfere with career success. For many, ultimate happiness is not achieved by a strong career alone. Usually, people want a happy home life and positive personal relationships. In a new study, the Washington University in St. Louis found that if one wants to make it at their… Read more »

Is Uber Legal? Anchorage, Alaska, Is Taking The Company To Court


Is Uber legal? That is the question that many have asked among a growing list of municipalities, with many siding on the opinion of not even close to legal in some cities. Among the cities question whether Uber is legal is Anchorage, Alaska, which filed a motion Friday, Oct. 3 seeking to have the ride… Read more »

Macy’s Is Hiring 86,000 Seasonal Workers

Seasonal Workers

Macy’s is hiring 86,000 seasonal workers throughout the United States. The temporary employees will work at call centers, distribution hubs and existing stores during the holiday season. The number of seasonal workers has increased more than 3 percent — due to an expected increase in online sales. A large portion of the workers will staff… Read more »

DreamWorks Animation In Process Of Being Sold To Japan’s SoftBank


Yesterday evening, The Hollywood Reporter broke the story that Softbank, a Japanese conglomerate, was in talks to buy the animation leg of DreamWorks pictures. The estimated value of DreamWorks Animation as a result of the deal would be $3.4 billion, according to a source with knowledge of the deal in progress. DreamWorks founder and CEO… Read more »