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Don’t trust the list prices on Amazon, Consumer Watchdog says

March 20, 2017 |

After a barrage of lawsuits directed at the online shopping industry, it appeared Amazon Inc. was starting to phase out list pricing, a controversial practice accused of deceptively inflating how much consumers save through the e-commerce giant.

But a study commissioned by Consumer Watchdog finds…


L.A. Times – Business

99-Year-Old Gets Arrested, Knocks Item Off Her Bucket List

March 1, 2017 |

Cops handcuffed and arrested a 99-year-old grandmother who’s never committed a crime, the Telegraph reports, and yet there were no protests or outraged blog posts. That’s because Annie, who lives in the Netherlands, wanted to “experience a police cell from within” as part of her bucket list, according to WPVI…
Newser

1984 Tops Best-Seller List

January 25, 2017 |

If George Orwell were alive today, he would probably be less than thrilled to find that his vision of a dystopian future at the top of best-seller lists. Orwell’s 1984 , first published in 1949, is now at No. 1 on Amazon.com’s best-seller list and publisher Penguin is planning to…
Newser

Trump makes his priorities clearer, and deportation of young immigrants has fallen off the list

January 24, 2017 |

President Trump signaled Monday through a flurry of directives and pronouncements that he will put a priority on remaking U.S. trade and tax policy, even as he quietly backed away from a pledge to end protections for nearly 750,000 immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

The moves…


L.A. Times – Business

Baby Goes on Transplant List at 10:15. At 10:55, a Match

December 26, 2016 |

Daniel McCabe is just 5 months old, but he’s been fighting a rare liver disorder since he was born. On Dec. 13, things had become so dire that doctors placed him on the waiting list for a new liver and prepared to wait weeks, if not months, with his life…
Newser

ISIS Supporters Publish List of US Churches Before Christmas

December 24, 2016 |

The country’s law-enforcement agencies are being asked to be extra vigilant this holiday weekend after a list of US churches was published on pro-ISIS websites, CNN reports. In a warning issued Friday, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security say ISIS supporters “continue aspirational calls for attacks on holiday gatherings,…
Newser

Growing List of Nations Tied to Trump’s ‘Empire’

November 27, 2016 |

With more than 100 companies with business interests around the world , Donald Trump has attracted the attention of ethics experts, who contend his possible conflicts of interest are “unprecedented” for a modern-day US president. Now the New York Times offers a closer look at some of these global projects and…
Newser

Salesforce’s M&A Target List Excluded Twitter

October 19, 2016 |

Months before Salesforce considered buying Twitter, the company was looking at more than a dozen acquisition targets that didn’t include the social-media giant, according to a leaked internal presentation for its board members.
WSJ.com: US Business