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NASA Is Now Inviting People To Submit Names To Fly To Mars In July 2020 News 

NASA Is Now Inviting People To Submit Names To Fly To Mars In July 2020

We are not yet sure as of when we will set foot on the Red Planet, Mars, but the good news is now we can look forward to submitting our names to send them abroad with the Mars 2020 rover. The invitation is open to the public and the rover is set to take off in July 2020. The rover will touch down on Mars in February 2021. Click to Send Your Name As per the US space agency, NASA, people can get their names etched on microchips that are to be affixed…

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What to Do When your Credit Card Blocked? News 

What to Do When your Credit Card Blocked?

A credit card block can mean two things: a usually temporary freeze of your card or a portion of your credit limit is put on hold. Both situations can be frustrating but are easier to resolve if you understand how they work. What Is a Credit Card Block? Usually, a credit card block happens when a merchant, such as a hotel, car rental company or gas station, places a hold on your card for the estimated amount of the bill. As a result, the card issuer reduces the amount of credit you…

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The Economics Of Subscription Prices Entertainment 

The Economics Of Subscription Prices

Jumping from the traditional $10 bucks a month, the regular Canadian consumer will have to pay $13 for the same service and an additional three if they want the upgraded version. The price hikes are still substantial to most people, but it’s still the cheapest on the market. The other competitor in Canada is Bell Aliant which charges $20 a month for their video streaming service. Other competitors are joining in as well, however, they have yet to build a product for that. We won’t see those until next year….

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Topshop to close all US stores News 

Topshop to close all US stores

Topshop is closing all of its U.S. stores after its operator, Arcadia Group, filed for bankruptcy, according to a report. The British retailerOpens a New Window. was expected to begin liquidating inventory in 11 Topshop and Topman stores in the U.S. this weekend after announcing all locations in the nation will shutter their doors, the Wall Street JournalOpens a New Window. reported. Topshop opened its first U.S. store in New York City in 2009 and expanded to other cities including Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, Houston and Chicago. About 800 people are employed at these…

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World Health Organization deems ‘gaming disorder’ an official illness News 

World Health Organization deems ‘gaming disorder’ an official illness

Your Fortnite addiction might just be an official illness. The World Health Organization on Saturday adopted the latest update to its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which adds “gaming disorder” to its list of modern diseases. The organization last June added gaming addiction under its section of potentiallyharmful technology-related behaviors, including too much use of “the internet, computers, smartphones” and more. Despite opposition from trade groups, which reportedly pointed to contradictory research on the subject and touted some of the virtues of video games, the latest ICD was officially approved at the 72nd World Health Assembly….

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Lost or stolen iPhone? Here’s how to get it back Technology 

Lost or stolen iPhone? Here’s how to get it back

Losing your iPhone ($1,000 at Amazon) or having it stolen is one of the worst feelings ever. When you rely on your phones for nearly everything, the idea of being disconnected from the outside world is stressful at the least and terrifying at the most. And with Apple’s recent announcement of the Apple Card, a credit card relies on an iPhone for everything from sign up to paying your bill, losing your iPhone is about to get a whole lot more complicated. There’s also the cost to consider. iPhones are getting more and more expensive — losing your pricey investment isn’t something any…

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Free food and Memorial Day deals for active military and veterans Monday News 

Free food and Memorial Day deals for active military and veterans Monday

While Memorial Day is for honoring military personnel who died in service, businesses across the nation are showing veterans and active-duty military personnel a little love to thank them for their service. Veterans and other military personnel can enjoy free meals and receive other discounts when they show a military identification Monday. At some businesses, discharge papers, Veterans Administration cards and veterans organization membership cards also can be used to prove service. The discounts are similar to what businesses offer on Veterans Day, though on a smaller scale. Some savings…

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Starbucks customers sue claiming exposure to potentially fatal pest-control chemicals News 

Starbucks customers sue claiming exposure to potentially fatal pest-control chemicals

A group of Starbucks customers in New York City are suing the coffee-shop chain, claiming pest-extermination strips that contain a potentially lethal chemical were used in the company’s Manhattan locations. The lawsuit alleged that Starbucks cafes “have been permeated with” a pesticide called dichlorvos or 2,2-dichlorovinyl dimethyl phosphate, better known as DDVP, which is “highly poisonous and completely unfit for use in proximity to food, beverages and people.” It was in the form of no-pest strips, which third-party exterminators and store employees warned managers about to no avail, according to the suit. “Starbucks has intentionally and…

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New Bill Could Mean Changes To IRA Rules News 

New Bill Could Mean Changes To IRA Rules

Changes to the IRA system haven’t been made since 2006, but the House of Representatives just passed a bill that, if passed by the Senate and signed in to law, would have significant effects on your retirement options in 401(k) and 529 plans. But don’t worry, the bill is mostly aimed at relaxing rules to give citizens more choice in how they reach their retirement goals. IRAs, or Individual Retirement Accounts, are retirement accounts that offer tax advantages for savers. With a traditional IRA, savers can deduct contributions to their…

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Check your credit card statements for this scam charge News 

Check your credit card statements for this scam charge

Fraudsters are dipping their toes in the water by making mysterious — yet familiar — charges on users’ credit and debit cardsOpens a New Window.. Recently, more scammersOpens a New Window. have been using iTunes as a disguise to make fraudulent purchases. According to financial site MoneyTipsOpens a New Window., the charge looks something like this: “APL*ITUNES.CON/BILL 866-712-7753 CA.” The majority of the charges start out small (so small, the cardholder likely won’t notice them at first glance). When you detect a charge that looks like the one above, MoneyTips recommends checking your purchase historyOpens a New Window. under…

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