- If you've been too busy to follow the consumer news this week, here's our cheat sheet.
- Does buying a coffee for a chance to win a prize feel like the lottery to you? According to the law, the two are similar enough that companies are required to offer a free method of entry in order to avoid being accused of running an illegal lottery.
- YouTube TV will soon join a long list of low-cost streaming options available in the U.S. but not in Canada. This frustrates many Canadians who want to watch their favourite shows without paying big cable bills.
- Consumers love the convenience of one-stop shopping for their financial needs — but it could be costing them.
- It's all about the sign-up bonuses, but here are a few tips you should know.
- Make the most of the lucrative bonuses and ongoing rewards.
- There are some tax scams that target victims after they've filed their returns.
- An overview of an arcane accounting concept that is less confusing than you might think.
- Facebook, Weibo, and Match should be solid social media picks for this year.
- Raising your credit score can be difficult, but if you understand the most important factors that make up your score, you can focus your efforts where they'll do the most good.
- Here's something to talk about at your next dinner party.
- If you've been on social media at all this week, amid the National Puppy Day photos and leftover St. Patrick's Day snaps, you likely saw a curious hashtag: #justiceforbradswife. You may have asked yourself, "Who is Brad?" "What did his wife do?" "Why does she need justice?"
Here are some answers about the latest internet trend.
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- Here are three stocks Wall Street hates and what our contributors think about them.
- Thinking of refinancing? Here's when it pays to move forward.
- Iron ore has enjoyed a huge rally, and these plays will still be worth it even if prices tumble.
- Malaysia might soon be able to keep its investigations stateside in the event of future air disasters like Malaysia Airlines Flights 370 and 17. Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi announced Thursday that Malaysia intended to create a laboratory with the capability to analyze flight recorders, also known as black boxes, the Star Online reported.
- The wait is almost over for Season 7 of “Game of Thrones.” In the meantime, fans are desperately searching for anything to hold them over.
- “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt did not stand for body shaming when some Instagram users called him out for being too skinny — or “skeletal.” The actor responded with human, which was probably the most “Chris Pratt” way to handle the situation.
The actor typically plays a game called, “What’s my snack,” where he tells his followers what type of food he eats. But Pratt didn’t like the way some people played the game with
- An advertising boycott of YouTube is broadening, a sign that big-spending companies doubt Google's ability to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos.
- On March 25, Detroit rapper Big Sean celebrates his 29th birthday. With one year left until he hits the big 3-0, the “Moves” rapper has already released four albums with one going platinum. To celebrate Sean Don’s birthday, here are his 11 best songs.
1. “Halfway Off The Balcony”
- After a stellar regular season, the Dallas Cowboys are still in search of their first trip to the Super Bowl in over 20 years. Jerry Jones had to be thrilled by the way Dallas drafted in 2016 when the club added start rookies Ezekiel Elliott with No. 4 overall selection and Dak Prescott with a fourth-round pick, but Jason Garrett's squad has plenty of work ahead to reach the championship game in a stacked NFC Conference.
- “Zombieland” actress Amber Heard announced she was bisexual in 2010 and while she was never ashamed of her sexuality, she didn’t like being attached to a label. The star famously dated Tasya van Ree in 2009 and married — and then divorced — actor Johnny Depp.
Heard, 30, was never secretive about her identity. Her friends and family knew she was attracted to men and women. So when After Ellen asked about her sexuality during a 2010 interview, she wanted to answer hon
- Running for president involves more than shaking hands and kissing babies — candidates also find themselves eating a lot, sampling local cuisine as they try to bond with voters in various states. But now that Donald Trump is firmly installed in the White House, he may have started cleaning up his habits.
- ICEE, the iconic frozen beverage often found at movie theaters or local amusement parks, turns 50 this year, and the company will be celebrating for all of 2017.
The ICEE Company announced Thursday that it would be releasing new frozen flavors throughout the year along with limited-edition packaging. The special 32-ounce cups, golden spoonstraws and new flavors will roll out in select retail chains across the country.
- Just two months after a Justice Department investigation found the Chicago Police Department had "deficient accountability systems" that led to unconstitutional use of force against the city's citizens, a new analysis shows that Chicago officers found guilty of misconduct, including physical violence and stalking, avoided punishments for years because the department simply forgot about their cases.
NASA's OSIRIS-Rex Mission Update: Spacecraft Finds No Earth-Trojan Asteroids In Fourth Lagrangian AreaNASA announced Friday that its OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft — bound for the near-Earth asteroid Bennu — had successfully scanned part of its surrounding space for Earth-Trojan asteroids. Although no such asteroids were discovered, the scan demonstrated that a key instrument on board the spacecraft was functioned much better than expected.
Will Vladimir Putin Endorse Marine Le Pen? Russian Leader Holds Friendly Meeting With French Election FrontrunnerAt a meeting between far-right leading French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen and Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin Friday, the Russian president embraced her calls for intelligence sharing and pointed to her party’s increased popularity — but stopped short of a formal endorsement of her candidacy.
- It’s that wonderful time of year, the annual cleaning event of the season (perhaps it takes place a little more than once a year): "spring cleaning."
While the official first day of spring has passed, it’s probably time to roll up the shirt sleeves, grab a mop and get to work. A spring clean is usually perceived as a necessary chore that can leave a person feeling elated and clutter-free. Yet, the effort of sorting through a mountain of clothing or swapping out air filters for a whol
- Eight men were arrested this week in connection to a human bone smuggling ring in the state of West Bengal, India, after authorities uncovered some 365 bones in a village, CNN reported. The bones were thought to have been pulled from the bodies of deceased people found in the Burdwan district’s rivers, according to the state’s deputy police chief, Ajay Sharma.
“The bones had been cleaned with hydrogen peroxide for sale locally to doctors and medical colleges,” Sharma told
Where Will North Korea Bomb First? Kim Jong Un's Regime Issues Threat To US Over Possible Preemptive StrikeKim Jong Un’s North Korea issued a threat against the United States Friday in a statement that said the U.S. should be prepared for “catastrophic consequences” if it attempts to engage Pyongyang with preemptive strikes.
The statement, titled “ U.S. should not run wild, pondering over the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its attempt at a preemptive strike,” was published by North Korea’s state news agency KCNA.
- President Donald Trump’s love life with first lady Melania Trump likely took a back seat following his hectic first months in the Oval Office, but things may have been smooth sailing for the presidential couple during their transition.
Despite not living together in their $100 million New York City penthouse anymore – the first lady stayed in Trump Towers with 10-year-old son Barron Trump, while the president moved into his new Washington, D.C., pad in January – the pair's arra
- NASA announced Saturday that it had, as part of its Explorers Program, selected a science mission to measure emissions from the interstellar medium within our galaxy. The mission, named Galactic/Extragalactic ULDB Spectroscopic Terahertz Observatory (GUSTO), will cost roughly $40 million and is scheduled for launch in 2021 from the McMurdo station in Antarctica.
- The U.S. military has requested that the White House grant it more freedom in its approach to fighting a terror group that has been wreaking havoc in North Africa in recent years, Military.com reported. Aggressions by the al-Shabab militant group in Somalia could erupt into an all-out war, but the head of U.S. Africa Command was looking for ways to avoid turning the country into a "free-fire zone," he said Friday.
- South Korean band BTS, or Bangtan Boys, has signed a new record deal with Def Jam Records in Japan and is set to treat its fans to new material with the launch of the Japanese version of its hit song “Blood, Sweat & Tears” on May 10 this year.
- OK Food Inc. has issued a recall for about 933,272 pounds of breaded chicken products after it emerged that it may be contaminated with metal and other materials, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in a statement .
The recall was issued after it emerged that five consumers had lodged complaints stating that their “ready-to-eat” chicken had metal objects in them. Inspection personnel with USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) also found simil
Google, Facebook, Other Social Media Companies May Be Prosecuted For Hosting Extremist Content, Report SaysGoogle, Facebook and several other tech companies have been facing a major backlash from advertisers globally for placing their online adverts next to extremist material. And now, in an exclusive report, the Telegraph has reported that these companies may be prosecuted in Britain if they fail to monitor content being posted online.
- Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have captured a stunning new image of two galaxies gravitationally interacting with each other. The image of the two galaxies (collectively known as NGC 3447) located about 60 million light-years from Earth was captured using the telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3.
In the image, the diffuse and patchy blue glow on the right in NGC 3447B, while the smaller clump on the left is NGC 3447A.
- The site believed to be the tomb of Jesus Christ is in danger of a catastrophic collapse, according to the scientific team that just completed its restoration. A group from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) recently finished the $3.3 billion restoration of the site in Jerusalem, but warned that without additional significant structural work to its foundation, the entire structure could cave in.
‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 11 Winner Grace Vanderwaal Peforms 2 Songs At Austria Special Olympics“America’s Got Talent” Season 11 winner Grace Vanderwaal recently performed two of her original songs at the closing ceremony of the Special Olympics in Austria.
- The Great Canadian Sales Competition was designed to encourage more young people to pursue a career in sales. There are plenty of junior positions available, but companies can't find enough candidates, despite a youth unemployment rate of 12.4 per cent.
- “Riverdale” Season 1 recently saw Hermione (Marisol Nichols) and Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) taking Polly (Tiera Skovbye) into their home.
‘Supergirl’: David Harewood Teases Conflict Between J’onn, President Marsdin In Season 2, Episode 17J’onn J’onzz (David Harewood) finds himself clashing with President Olivia Marsdin (Lynda Carter) in Season 2, episode 17 of “Supergirl.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, J’onn and President Marsdin go head-to-head in the episode after she gives him an order he doesn’t want to do. “She’s not very nice to me,” Harewood said. “We’re quite at odds.”
- “Blindspot” Season 2 will see the return of Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Weitz in an upcoming episode.
- The Legends are going to find themselves in a very difficult situation in next week’s installment of “Legends of Tomorrow.”
In Season 2, episode 16, titled “Doomworld,” the Legion of Doom — with the use of the Spear of Destiny — creates a new reality, in which each of the Legends suffers their own personal punishments.
- “Scorpion” Season 4 has just been renewed by CBS.
According to TV Line, the Elyes Gabel-starrer is just one of the many TV shows renewed by the network on Friday. Other shows include “Madam Secretary,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Life In Pieces,” “Mom,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Blue Bloods” and “NCIS: Los Angeles.”
Quantum Physics News: 'Causal Witness' Provides First Experimental Evidence Of Indefinite Causal OrderThese words you are reading right now had to be written before you could read them. This might seem like a fairly straightforward and safe assumption to make, given that what we know about the universe tells us that cause (in this case, the article being written) precedes effect (the article being read).
- Charter CEO Tom Rutledgemet with President Donald Trump Friday. During his White House visit, the cable company head promised to "invest $25 billion in broadband infrastructure and technology in the next four years."
- A new report suggests that the Galaxy S8 may release in a Blue Coral color option, despite indications of the contrary. Anew leak shows the upcoming smartphone in a front-facing position, but even from this angle, the Blue edges are visible.
So far, rumors and leaks have indicated the Galaxy S8 might be available in black, silver and gray color options, and possibly also purple. However, there has been no word of a blue option until now.
- Rumors about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 remain hazy, but several murmurs have surfaced about the device recently. Due to the Galaxy Note 7 discontinuation, Samsung is expected to deliver a massive comeback with the Galaxy Note 8.Preliminary rumors suggest a large screen with increased resolution, among main features.
- Increased competition from online retailers and downloadable games has put a strain on the gaming store GameStop. The once booming chain saw a decrease in revenue in 2016 and had difficulty making sales in the fiscal year, according to theWall Street Journal.
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