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Why Does Hulu Drive More Cord-Cutting Than Netflix Or Amazon Prime?hulubobschrismorranconsumerist

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:09:45 +0000

When people think of subscription streaming video services, Hulu is usually part of the discussion but is often treated as secondary to Netflix or Amazon Prime. Yet, despite this third-place image of Hulu, it may be the streaming service that is most likely to contribute to people cutting the cord with their cable provider. Hulu doesn’t have anywhere near the …


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Some Taco Bell Customers Say Their Double Chalupa Is A Double Dose Of Nothingwheresthebeefashleekielerconsumerist

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:47:58 +0000

Taco Bell has once again unleashed a fast food menu item that looks pretty appetizing (at least to Bell fans) in the marketing shots, but isn’t as impressive in the real world. But the particular problem with the new Double Chalupa seems to be that some Taco Bells are barely filling the item up with a single Chalupa’s worth of …


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Target Pulls Hampton Creek Products From Stores Over Food Safety Concernsjustmayoconsumerlaura

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:47:50 +0000

Target, a chain that’s popular because “upscale discount store” is apparently not an oxymoron, is a big seller of Hampton Creek’s vegan food products, including its not-mayonnaise Just Mayo. But now Target has reportedly pulled Hampton Creek products from its stores and even disabled cashiers’ ability to scan these items at checkout. Why? That’s a more complicated question. The retailer …


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Ousted American Apparel Founder Dov Charney Tries Again With ‘Los Angeles Apparel’losangelesapparelcharneymarybethquirkconsumerist

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:16:39 +0000

Say what you will about American Apparel founder Dov Charney, but the man is persistent. After he was ousted as CEO of the company he started, he made a failed takeover bid to get it back. Now he’s returned with a brand that doesn’t do much to distance Charney from his past, replacing “American” apparel with Los Angeles …


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Google Will Stop Scanning The Contents Of Your Gmail Messages To Sell Adsbettercompose_2x (1)ashleekielerconsumerist

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:43:05 +0000

If you use one of Google’s many services then you’ve probably come to the realization that the tech company has a lot of your personal information and data, which it uses to sell ads. Now, after years of debate on whether or not it’s okay for Google to read users’ private emails, the tech giant says it will stop …


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America Has Too Many Malls, Not Enough E-Commerce Warehousesmall entranceconsumerlaura

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:58:26 +0000

There are many to blame for the demise of malls, but there’s one important factor that’s easy to fforget: There are just too dang many of them. The U.S. has more retail square footage per person than other industrialized countries, and we keep adding newer and bigger malls without humanely putting enough of the old ones out of their misery. …


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Driver Ignores Safety Measures, Gets His Minivan Stuck In Drawbridge Gapdrawbridgegapmarybethquirkconsumerist

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:59:34 +0000

When you see a brightly colored, reflective traffic arm blocking the path of your car, you probably assume it’s down for a good reason — to keep you and your vehicle safe from whatever is going on beyond it. But one driver apparently saw that precautionary measure as an optional kind of thing, and ended up with his minivan stuck …


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Debt Collector Accused Of Taking Money From People Who Didn’t Owe Anythingcashmoneybillsashleekielerconsumerist

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:58:47 +0000

As part of its ongoing efforts to crack down on unscrupulous debt collectors, the Federal Trade Commission has accused a North Carolina company of running a “phantom” debt collection scheme that went after people for money that they did not actually owe. The FTC announced today that it had filed a complaint accusing ACDI Group LLC and Solutions to Portfolios …


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Hospital Groups, Public Health Officials: Senate Obamacare Repeal Bill Makes “Unsustainable” Cuts To Coveragehospital_cartchrismorranconsumerist

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:13:12 +0000

After reviewing the Senate bill to gut and replace much of the Affordable Care Act, groups representing the nation’s hospitals believe that this legislation will leave millions — particularly those with chronic ailments and the disabled — without access to care. American Hospital Association President Rick Pollack is urging the Senate to “go back to the drawing board” and …


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Is Tesla Working On Its Own Streaming Music Service?teslarearmarybethquirkconsumerist

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:55:13 +0000

Tesla already makes cars, solar panels and roofs, and CEO Elon Musk also dabbles in space travel, so maybe it’s not that big of a stretch that he’s also looking to create a new streaming music service. According to music industry sources in the know who spoke with Recode, Musk has been chatting up major labels about licensing content …


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