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  • 15 Strange Businesses You Didn’t Know Existed

    A business idea can come out of the strangest situations or events in your life. Especially when times get tough financially and you need to find new and quick ways of making some additional capital. When the recession was at its highest in 2010, the world saw its highest rate of entrepreneurial activity in decades. […]

  • Amazon refund price matching policy ends

    Amazon kills price match refunds on everything but TVs

    Amazon has ended its price protection policy on all products except for TVs. The policy allowed customers to request a refund when the cost of an item fell shortly after purchase. Amazon has ended the policy at a time when many third-party providers started to help consumers automate the process of requesting refunds when prices change […]

  • Chromebook Sales

    Chromebooks just outsold Macbooks for the first time

    Chromebooks for the first time have managed to surpass sales of Apple’s popular Macbooks. According to IDC’s latest report on the state of the PC business, Chromebook shipments surpassed Macbook shipments for the first time ever. IDC analyst Linn Huang confirmed to The Verge that Apple’s shipments for the first quarter of 2016 were around 1.78 […]

  • Disney After Hours

    Disney ‘After Hours’ experiment has come to a quick end

    Disney After Hours is no longer available to customers willing to pay $149 a ticket. The program allowed customers to pay for the privilege to ride nearly two dozens rides after the Magic Kingdom’s most popular attractions had closed for day guests. Through six Thursdays in April and May and on Mother’s Day — Disney […]

  • taco bell naked chicken

    Taco Bell’s newest taco is made with a fried chicken shell

    Taco Bell is currently testing a new product that replaces its taco shell with fried chicken. The “Naked Chicken Chalupa” was recently spotted at a Taco Bell in Bakersfield, California and reported by BuzzFeed News. The company started the test as the “Naked Crispy Chicken Taco” last September, before expanding the test to locations in Kansas […]

  • TJ Maxx

    T.J. Maxx is ready to open thousands of new stores

    Brick-and-mortar stores are struggling to keep their doors open but T.J. Maxx is preparing to open thousands of new stores. TJX Companies, owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods among other brands, has announced plans to expand by more than 50%. The company will operate 5,600 stores when it is finished expanding, up from the current […]

  • Amazon Prime Brand Names

    Amazon is preparing its own brands for food, detergent, and diapers

    Amazon is preparing to make a move that has been used by traditional retailers for years. The company is on the verge of launching its own brand of snacks, detergent, and diapers. The e-commerce giant will sell its branded products exclusively to Amazon Prime members. The products will include names such as Happy Belly and […]

  • Alcohol sales decline

    Global alcohol sales have fallen for the first time in 15 years

    The alcohol industry on a global scale has experienced its first decline in sales since Euromonitor International started keeping score in 2001. Sales in dollar terms rose by about 2% but overall consumption fell by 0.7% in 2015. The slump was likely caused by slumping economies in major emerging markets. Without money to spend many […]

  • McDonalds Fresh Beef burgers

    McDonald’s is testing fresh beef for its burgers

    McDonald’s is testing fresh beef burgers at a few test locations in Texas. The company has traditional used frozen patties. The company says it is running a “limited test” at 14 Dallas locations. The fresh beef is used for the company’s quarter pounder, quarter pounder with cheese, double quarter pounder with cheese, the bacon clubhouse and […]