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Average cost of an American home in the decade you were born, from 1940s to present day

In this final part of a three-part series, take a look at the average cost of an American home from the 1940s spanning to the present day. Check out the major ups and downs of the housing market — and how inflation has impacted real estate for over 80 years. The historical Census and Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) have meticulously documented the ebbs and…

Mega Millions jackpot rises to $607M ahead of Friday drawing, marking eighth largest prize in game history

The Mega Millions jackpot now sits at an estimated $607 million after no tickets matched the winning numbers during Tuesday night’s drawing. The winning numbers drawn Tuesday night were 6, 18, 26, 27 and 49 with a Mega ball of 4. The Megaplier was 3X. While no one claimed the big bucks, one lucky player in Florida matched all five white balls to win the…

Kellogg CEO faces criticism for suggesting consumers eat cereal for dinner

WK Kellogg CEO Gary Pilnick is suggesting that consumers dealing with the high cost of food eat cereal for dinner. His message is landing him in hot water.  “We gotta reach the consumer where they are, so we’re advertising about cereal for dinner,” Pilnick said last week during an interview with CNBC.  He said the message is “landing really well” with consumers, who are spending…

Disney hit with lawsuit after doctor has fatal allergic reaction

Disney and the company doing business as the Disney Springs restaurant Raglan Road have been hit with a lawsuit following the death of a New York doctor due to an allergic reaction. The complaint, submitted to a Florida court on Thursday, is being brought by Jeffrey Piccolo, the husband of Dr. Kanokporn Tangsuan, who the filing said died in early October from an allergic reaction…

Lays introduces new Sweet & Spicy Honey flavored chips inspired by ‘Love is Blind’ couple: ‘A Swicy twist’

Lay’s is introducing potato chips that taste “swicy” – a combination of sweet and spicy – and are inspired by a popular “Love Is Blind” couple. The potato chips brand announced the new Sweet & Spicy Honey potato chips product in a press release on Wednesday.  Lay’s worked with Cameron Hamilton and Lauren Speed-Hamilton, a couple featured on season 1 of “Love Is Blind”, to…

Krispy Kreme announces sweet Leap Day deal: How to score discounted donuts on Feb. 29

Leap Day occurs every four years on Feb. 29.  This year, the rare day falls on Thursday — and Krispy Kreme is going out of its way to ensure all the celebratory moves take place. The brand announced that customers could snag a dozen original donuts for just $2.29 — a nod to the 2/29 calendar date. KRISPY KREME ANNOUNCES LIMITED-TIME CHOCOLATE COLLABORATION WITH ICONIC BRAND:…

Norwegian Cruise Line ship to dock after testing showed no traces of cholera onboard

A Norwegian Cruise Line ship received permission Monday to dock at the main port of Mauritius after officials denied it entry over the weekend “to avoid any health risks.” Concerns about the possibility of a cholera outbreak onboard the Norwegian Dawn prompted the Mauritius Ports Authority to keep the ship out of Port Louis, where it arrived on Saturday evening, a day earlier than expected….

AT&T CEO shares letter to employees after cell network outage: ‘we fell short’

AT&T CEO John Stankey shared a letter sent to employees on Sunday after the company’s cellular network experienced an outage on Thursday that impacted tens of thousands of Americans. AT&T’s network’s hourslong outage on Thursday resulted in about 73,000 outage reports on Downdetector, a website that tracks internet and cellular network outages. “Thursday was a challenging day for our company,” Stankey wrote. “Our purpose is…

AT&T to give billing credits to customers impacted by cell network outage

AT&T is planning to provide billing credits to customers who were impacted or potentially impacted by a wireless outage last week, the company said on Saturday. The outage occurred for about 10 hours on Thursday and AT&T said it believes the incident was caused by the “application and execution of an incorrect process used as we were expanding our network, not a cyberattack.” Over 73,000…

Why Costco hot dogs have kept $1.50 price tag since 1985

Costco’s signature $1.50 hot dogs remain an ever-popular staple for shoppers at any of the retailer’s 602 warehouses nationwide, but exactly how has the big-box store kept the price of the all-beef cuisine so cheap since its introduction in 1985? The reason, at first, was sentimental. Costco’s late chairman Jeffrey Brotman, who co-founded the warehouse empire with its since-retired CEO Jim Sinegal, told the now-defunct King…

Keep applying for ‘reach jobs,’ say experts, as you might actually land one of them

Every person seeking a job has read a description of an opportunity that sounded like the career of a lifetime. No matter what field the job is in — everything from social media to marketing to law to business to education to advertising to tech and artificial intelligence — the best positions can seem elusive and swoon-worthy.  And while you may think that applying to…

Kitty litter heiress lists California estate for $88M

Jonny Cat kitty-litter heiress Joi Stephens is selling her massive Santa Barbara, California-area property up for sale. The asking price has been set at $88 million for the 11.3-acre property perched among the hills of the wealthy Hope Ranch area of Santa Barbara, according to The Agency real estate brokerage. ‘THIS OLD HOUSE’ STAR BOB VILA PUTS PALM BEACH HOME UP FOR SALE FOR $52.9…

Over 120K gun safes recalled after reports of faulty biometric lock allowing unauthorized users to open

Four different companies have recalled certain gun safes after some – about 120,520 total products – were determined to have faulty biometric locks, allowing the safes to be opened by unauthorized users. The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recalls on Thursday affecting safes sold by Bulldog Cases, Machir, MouTec and Awesafe. OVER 15M TOSHIBA LAPTOP ADAPTERS RECALLED AFTER REPORTS OF OVERHEATING, CATCHING FIRE Bulldog…

KFC rolling out ‘Chizza’ to American menus

KFC is bringing a limited-time entree to its American menus Monday that mashes up two popular dishes – pizza and fried chicken. The so-called “Chizza” will consist of two fried chicken filets “topped with zesty marinara sauce, melty mozzarella cheese and crispy pepperoni,” the Yum! Brands-owned fried chicken chain said.  KFC said it will run a pop-up “Chizzeria” giving out free samples of the Chizza…

Amazon employees evacuate after fire breaks out at Illinois fulfillment center

Employees at an Amazon fulfillment center in Markham, Illinois, had to be evacuated after a fire broke out at the massive facility Thursday morning. The cause of the fire is currently unknown, but an employee told FOX 32 Chicago she believes it may have involved a conveyor belt or other type of machinery. She observed that the building smelled of smoke.  When the TV news…

Cellphone outage hits AT&T customers nationwide; Verizon and T-Mobile users also affected

Tens of thousands of AT&T customers have been reporting outages this morning for their home phone, internet and mobile phone services, according to Downdetector. The outages started popping up just before 3:30 a.m. ET, according to a graph shown on the website that tracks outages.  Most users, 54%, say they are having issues with mobile phone service. More than a third of customers reporting being…

Yale University announces change in policy regarding test scores for 2025

Yale University will again require students to include standardized test scores for 2025 admissions applicants, the school announced Thursday.  The Ivy League university announced that it would be abandoning its test-optional policy, which it imposed under the COVID-19 pandemic as testing options were severely impacted. Going forward, the New Haven school will require prospective students to include scores, such as the ACT or SAT, with…

United Airlines first US-based carrier to revive flights to Israel following horrors of Hamas terrorist attack

United Airlines announced plans to resume flights to Israel on Wednesday, making it the first American carrier to resume service since the deadly Oct. 7 Hamas terrorist attacks. In a statement, the Chicago-based airline said that they plan to resume the daily route from New York/Newark to Tel Aviv in March. The airline said that the first two flights, March 2 and 4, will stop…

Vacationing on a budget? Here’s how you can save on airline tickets

The key to buying the cheapest airline ticket isn’t going to be found through a magic formula. There are many different considerations you need to keep in mind before booking your flight, so you can rest easy knowing you got the best deal.  Finding a good deal is going to take strategy and research to secure a low rate. Getting low airfare also has a…

Marc Lore’s food startup aims to take bite out of Uber Eats, DoorDash

Serial entrepreneur Marc Lore is sprinting from one hour-long meeting to the next, with board members and countless investors, as he dedicates over 100 hours a week to building a company that he believes can disrupt an industry now dominated by the likes of Uber Eats and DoorDash.  If you asked Lore, who solidified his reputation as an influential player by selling one business to…

Your job offer has been rescinded. Now what do you do?

Imagine that you nailed the interviews, your references checked out, you negotiated your salary and you were extended a job offer — but then, a few days later, you received the unfortunate news that your job offer has been rescinded.  Many people don’t have to imagine this. It’s happened to them.  While the experience can be frustrating and disappointing, there are smart ways to handle…

Applesauce recall: State AG’s plead with FDA for toxic metal testing in baby food industry

A group of attorneys general are pressuring the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to strengthen protection of baby food within the industry from toxic metals as scrutiny of an applesauce recall intensifies.  In a letter to the FDA, the group of 20 attorneys general are requesting, among other things, that the federal health agency “issue guidance to the baby food industry on finished product…

Viral work trend favors ‘the big talk’ during job interviews over small talk: ‘Vulnerability is disarming’

During job interviews, there is usually some informal back-and-forth chitchat about the applicant’s interests and potential career track — or the interviewer’s, in some cases.  Yet today “the big talk” — a viral career trend — is taking place instead of the small talk of old as Gen-Zers and millennials focus on showing their vulnerability and trying to create deeper connections, said David Rice, careers…

Chemical found in Cheerios, Quaker Oats, other oat-based foods linked to potential health issues: study

A pesticide linked to reproductive and developmental issues in animals was found in oat-based foods sold in the U.S., including under major brand names like Cheerios and Quaker Oats, according to a recent peer-reviewed study.  Chlormequat was detected in 80% of people tested in three geographical regions of the U.S. between 2017 and 2023, according to the study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and…

Worried about losing your job? Financial backup plan is essential, say experts

With daily reports in the media about companies laying off employees and small business owners struggling to make their payrolls, millions of Americans are going to sleep each night worried they may lose their jobs.  Although the reality of these difficult economic conditions exists, excessive worrying about the prospect of being downsized isn’t an effective way to handle the possibility, experts say.  To be better…

7 groceries at Costco you’re likely overpaying for, expert says

Costco’s shoppers are familiar with the big box stores’ low prices, but one shopping expert warns there are some groceries that shoppers may be better off buying at a local supermarket. While $5 rotisserie chicken and $1.50 hot dogs are among the famed bargains offered by Costco, food writer Su-Jit Lin, who is a self-professed fan of the wholesale club, writes in an article for…

See Travis Kelce’s lakeside Super Bowl rental house

Travis Kelce reportedly booked a rental home while he and the Kansas City Chiefs were in Las Vegas to play the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. The Kansas City Chiefs tight-end picked a modern-looking home in the gated Estates at Reflection Bay community for renting in a city just southeast of Las Vegas, according to the U.S. Sun. It also published video footage…

Soft skills are in great demand in today’s workforce: Here’s why

Your job performance is a combination of your “hard skills” — your technical knowledge and hands-on work product — and your intangible “soft skills,” which are taking the American workplace by storm.  Soft skills are non-technical skills that relate to how you work. These skills include how you interact with colleagues, how you solve problems and how you manage your work, according to The Balance,…

Dole recalls some salad kits over potential listeria contamination

Dole Fresh Vegetables is recalling certain salad kits over concerns that they may be contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria. The California-based company is pulling a limited number of Dole-branded and private-label salad kits from the market because they were processed on the same line as the cheese that has been recalled from manufacturer Rizo-Lopez Foods, according to a recall notice posted by the Food and…

Americans staying put: Percentage that moved in 2023 hit a record low

The share of Americans that move every year has gradually been on the decline since the U.S. Census Bureau began tracking the data in the 1940s. However, after a surprise increase in the percentage who moved in 2022, a new analysis shows migration in the U.S. plummeted to an all-time low last year. Online moving services marketplace HireAHelper’s annual U.S. migration study found 7.8% of…

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