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Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 11:55 AM EDT

Pay Down Debt or Save Money? How to Allocate Your Cash

Pay Down Debt or Save Money? How to Allocate Your Cash

It's one of the most common questions financial advisers hear: should I prioritize paying down debt or building up savings? Americans have a cozy relationship with debt — student loans, credit cards and car...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 06:19 AM EDT

Marriott Hotels Eliminating Plastic Straws by 2019

Marriott Hotels Eliminating Plastic Straws by 2019

Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year. The world's largest hotel company said Wednesday that the move will...

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 at 04:09 PM EDT

Why Is Facebook Keen on Robots? It's Just the Future of AI

Why Is Facebook Keen on Robots? It's Just the Future of AI

Facebook announced several new hires of top academics in the field of artificial intelligence Tuesday, among them a roboticist known for her work at Disney making animated figures move in more human-like...

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 at 11:24 AM EDT

Petco Tries to 'Amazon-Proof' Its Business With a New Store

Petco Tries to 'Amazon-Proof' Its Business With a New Store

Petco is trying to Amazon-proof its business. Time will tell if the strategy really works. The privately held pet-goods retailer has just opened a new service-focused store that aims to give shoppers something...

Monday, Jul 16, 2018 at 04:04 PM EDT

Why Your Amazon Prime Membership May Not Be Worth the Price

Why Your Amazon Prime Membership May Not Be Worth the Price

One hundred million people have signed up for Amazon’s Prime subscription service. The company recently raised the price to $119 a year. The service offers customers free expedited shipping, music and movie...

Monday, Jul 16, 2018 at 03:50 PM EDT

Amazon Prime Day Brings Deals, But Also an Outage

Amazon Prime Day Brings Deals, But Also an Outage

Amazon Prime Day 2018 started on July 16 at 3 p.m. ET, although an outage brought error messages to some shoppers. Today.com has done a round-up of good deals and will keep updating this page as new top...

Monday, Jul 16, 2018 at 02:32 AM EDT

US Sales and Employment Likely to Grow, Economists Say

US Sales and Employment Likely to Grow, Economists Say

Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them. But a majority of the economists surveyed by the National Association for Business...

Sunday, Jul 15, 2018 at 11:16 AM EDT

Find the Sweetest Deals on National Ice Cream Day

Find the Sweetest Deals on National Ice Cream Day

Sunday is National Ice Cream Day. To make sure you get your fill of the tasty treat, these are the best discounts at ice cream chains (and Whole Foods!) around the country. Baskin Robbins is offering a...

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 05:27 PM EDT

Papa John's Starts Pulling Founder's Image From Marketing

Papa John's Starts Pulling Founder's Image From Marketing

Papa John's, which has featured founder John Schnatter as a spokesman in logos and TV ads, has begun pulling his image from its marketing and pledged to assess its diversity practices in response to his use of a...

Friday, Jul 13, 2018 at 10:03 AM EDT

'It's Heartbreaking': Build-a-Bear CEO Sorry for Sale Chaos

'It's Heartbreaking': Build-a-Bear CEO Sorry for Sale Chaos

The head of Build-a-Bear Workshop is apologizing after a special "pay your age" sale drew "extreme crowds" to malls and shopping centers, forcing the company to close lines during the promotion and turn away...

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