The House of Mouse still wants more of your money. Obviously, last month’s price hike at its theme parks wasn’t enough for Mickey Mouse & Co. Now Disney wants to charge guests to park at its Orlando hotels! RELATED: Not so magical: Disney raises the cost of park admission again Disney’s new parking fees Beginning March… (more…)

Disney’s latest fee: Paying to park overnight at resorts

The House of Mouse still wants more of your money. Obviously, last month’s price hike at its theme parks wasn’t enough for Mickey Mouse & Co. Now Disney wants to charge guests to park at its Orlando hotels! RELATED: Not so magical: Disney raises the cost of park admission again Disney’s new parking fees Beginning March… Read more

2018 Best Cars for the Money

Buying a new car can be a daunting process. When every car manufacturer’s line-up looks almost identical, how do you know which model will give you the most for your money? U.S. News & World Report has just published their 2018 Best Car for the Money awards, an attempt to find the car that offers the… Read more

2018 Best Cars for the Money

Buying a new car can be a daunting process. When every car manufacturer’s line-up looks almost identical, how do you know which model will give you the most for your money? U.S. News & World Report has just published their 2018 Best Car for the Money awards, an attempt to find the car that offers the… Read more

Mythical guitar-maker Gibson fighting for survival

World-famous guitar maker Gibson, whose instruments have been played by the likes of John Lennon and Elvis Presley, is facing serious financial problems that threaten its very existence. The mythical company — in Nashville, Tennessee since 1894 — on Monday brought in a new financial director, Benson Woo, to try to rescue the ailing group. Gibson… Read more

Dog food recall: Euthanasia drug found in cans of Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits and more

It’s the latest in what has become a disturbingly common occurrence — another pet food maker has recalled a variety of canned dog food after a dangerous chemical was found in its food during a TV station’s investigation. RELATED: When is a service animal not a service animal? Delta introduces new rules March 1 Low levels… Read more

Is Wine Good For The Brain?

Consuming wine in low doses may prove to be beneficial to cleaning one’s mind, new research suggests. In a study published Friday to Scientific Reports, researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center aimed to discover the overall benefits of alcohol consumption. For the first time ever, this study proved that alcohol at low levels does… Read more

Pizza Considered Healthier Than Most Cereals

Grabbing a cheesy slice of pizza in the morning may be a healthier option than pouring a bowl of cereal with milk, one nutritionist said. Nutrition blogger Chelsey Amer, MS, RDN, CDN, has confirmed that pizza can be a more nutritional option than most cereals on the market. Amer is a Nutrition Consultant, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist,… Read more

Retail alert: Sam’s Club is abruptly closing locations nationwide

Bad news for Sam’s Club members! The Walmart-owned warehouse club has abruptly shut down multiple locations across the country, according to local media reports. Closures have reportedly taken place in Tennessee, Georgia, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Maryland, Texas and elsewhere — without warning. RELATED: Macy’s, Sears and Kmart closing sales: 3 things you need to know… Read more

2 dogs die, 1 injured after PetSmart groomings, owners say

Danielle DiNapoli was shocked to be told her beloved bulldog, Scruffles, was dead just one hour after being dropped off on Dec. 29 for a grooming at a Hunterdon County PetSmart. DiNapoli said she wasn’t told how Scruffles died, and it will take weeks before a necropsy, the canine equivalent to an autopsy, will be complete.… Read more

Capital One Accounts Double Charged For Recent Transactions, Users Missing Thousands Of Dollars

Many Capital One Bank account holders learned today that the bank has been double charging many recent transactions resulting in hundreds if not thousands of dollars missing from banks accounts across the country. Debit card bank transactions have us seeing double today. Rest assured our support teams are engaged & working towards a fix. Hanging on… Read more

Chocolate May Go Extinct In Next 40 Years

Chocolate could reportedly vanish as early as 2050. This revelation has led scientists from the University of California at Berkeley to work with Virginia-based manufacturer Mars, Incorporated to save the cacao plant from disappearing. Warmer temperatures and drier weather conditions are expected to be the root of the cacao plants’ potential disappearance, according to Business Insider.… Read more

Streaming becomes mainstream as cord-cutting accelerates

CHICAGO — Cord-cutting is not just for millennials anymore. Fed up with high prices and bloated packages, millions of Americans cut the cord on cable TV in 2017, finding refuge with a growing number of streaming services, which deliver lower prices and a competitive channel lineup over the internet. “This was really the year that cord-cutting… Read more

New report: 30 best and worst car brands for owner satisfaction

If you had to do it all over again, would you buy the same car that you’re already driving? That’s what Consumer Reports asked subscribers for its annual Owner Satisfaction Survey. The new ranking provides valuable insight into the car brands and models that people really like — and don’t like! RELATED: These are the 10… Read more

Wine glasses have gotten 7 times bigger since the 1700s, new study concludes

This likely means that people are drinking more alcohol than before – much more. Since time immemorial, wine has been a companion both in moments of happiness and moments of sadness. But as time passed, it seems we’ve grown closer and closer to this companion beverage. Modern agriculture and technology have allowed us to produce and… Read more

A new study indicates that drivers may be spending too much at the pump for gas they don’t need

There are owner’s manuals for several cars that recommend that you use premium fuel, but a recent study from the American Automobile Association indicates that it might not be worth it. The study was conducted to discover whether premium fuel yields improved fuel economy, more horsepower, and if it costs more. The vehicles used for the… Read more

Legal Marijuana Market Focus on US and Canada: Trends, Outlook and Analysis Forecasts to 2021 adds “Legal Marijuana Market (Medical & Recreational) with Focus on US & Canada: Industry Analysis: (2017-2021)” report to its research store. PUNE, India, Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is a family of plants called Cannabaceae. There are more than 700 varieties of cannabis that have been described so far. Based… Read more

These major retailers are closing 1,000 stores in 2018

The new year could be another difficult one for traditional retailers. After closing more than 5,000 stores in 2017, we’re already getting word of closings for 2018. In 2017, the store closure and bankruptcy announcements began in January, right after the Christmas shopping season. RELATED: This retail secret may trick right-handed shoppers into spending more money… Read more

Why you’re never really happy with the things you buy anymore

Constant bargain hunting makes us value all the wrong things about shopping. Mindless shopping for deals just makes you less happy in the long-run. Deposit Photos I wasn’t supposed to be looking at leather jackets in Macy’s. Had I gone in the entrance closest to the online order pick-up desk, I wouldn’t have found myself stroking… Read more

This piece of jewelry is actually an alarm

According to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, one in every six American women will be the victim of an attempted or completed rape at some point in her lifetime. Yasmine Mustafa felt compelled to do something about this, so she created Athena — a bluetooth-enabled alarm that resembles a piece of jewelry. “It… Read more

As Black Friday nears, US stores get creative to battle e-commerce

The photo op with Santa Claus has long been a holiday mainstay for American children. But this year, shopping malls in several states are scheduling glamour shots for man’s best friend. As the Christmas shopping season kicks into high gear on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, portraits of St. Nick with a family’s beloved dog… Read more

Thinking of buying a new or used car during year-end sales? Think again…

Every year at this time, you usually hear auto-buying experts extolling the virtues of why right now is a great time to buy a last-model-year vehicle or what a deal used cars would be at year-end sales events. But not this year! Why you may want to hold off until 2018 to buy a car… New… Read more

Report: 44% of millennials don’t know their credit card interest rate

As lenders continue to approve more people for credit card use, a growing number of Americans find themselves paying with plastic. This can be a good thing if you’re the type of credit card holder that likes to pay your balance off at the end of the month. But if you let your credit card bills… Read more

Watch: Viral Video ‘Proves’ Facebook Listening To Your Real-Life Conversations

Reply All podcast host PJ Vogt challenged Facebook once again with a new viral video alleging the social media company “listens” to user’s real-life conversations through their smartphone’s microphones. A Reddit post Sunday, “Facebook iPhone listening into our conversations for advertisements,” linked to a video showing a man’s conversation about “cat food” being targeted to him… Read more

Best Buy Charging $100 Extra On iPhone X

Best Buy thinks it’s fine to charge pre-order customers $100 extra on the already expensive $999 iPhone X, Bloomberg first reported. The electronics retailer began taking pre-orders for the device on Friday. Best Buy is selling the 10th anniversary iPhone X 64GB model for $1,099 and $1,249 for the 256GB version. Meanwhile, Apple and other carriers… Read more

Monks and nuns make big business in France

After prayers at the Chantelle Abbey in Allier, central France, a marketing meeting between the abbey’s nuns and their employees discusses the latest orders for its on-site soap and cosmetics products, the delivery destination: Germany. The community of Benedictine sisters has been manufacturing cosmetics since 1954, after two sisters, a chemist and a mathematician, began the… Read more

Maritime Silk Road expo sees strong growth

The 2017 Guangdong 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo, also known as the MSR Expo, held in Dongguan, Guangdong province, from Thursday to Sunday, attracted some 251,000 domestic and foreign participants. According to the organizers, contracts worth 219 billion yuan ($33.23 billion) were signed at the event. The expo hosted delegations from 79 countries and… Read more

What Happens To Toys ‘R’ Us Gift Cards After Bankruptcy?

Toys “R” Us filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday after amassing $5 billion in debt and battling online competitors. Toys “R” Us intends to keep its doors open despite the bankruptcy news, which means they plan to resume all customer programs as normal, like gift cards. “All Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores and… Read more

Struggling With Credit Card Debt? There’s An App For That

With credit card debt climbing toward new post-recession peaks, a study published this week pointed to a possible answer — for millennials, anyway. Personal finance app users, particularly those between the ages of 18 and 36, are less likely to cough up overdraft fees and short-term debt interest payments, according to the paper, which was published… Read more

Irma price gouging highlights sad truth: Consumer fleecing is the new normal

By Ramsi Woodcock, Professor of Legal Studies, Georgia State University. Delta, shown over Tampa in 2014, and other carriers jacked up fares ahead of Irma due to high demand. They later capped prices. Drew Horne/ Since Hurricane Irma put Florida in its sights, there have been thousands of reports of price gouging on everything from water… Read more

These are the most and least expensive cars to maintain

When shopping for a new or used car, the price tag is something that many of us haggle over to get the best deal. But the sticker price is only the beginning. Another crucial factor you have to consider is the amount of money you’ll spend on maintenance and repairs over time. Read more: Best and… Read more

China’s Alipay enters Norway

OSLO – China’s leading mobile and online payment service Alipay launched its operations in Norway on Monday to boost Chinese customers’ shopping experience in the Nordic country. “The adoption of Alipay services of both payment and marketing will not only enhance the experience of Chinese consumers but also help Norwegian businesses reach out to their Chinese… Read more

Here Are Some Of The People Behind Skyrocketing Drug Prices

Why do Americans continue to pay the highest prices for medicine in the world? The answer lies in the fact that lawmakers have sculpted specific policies, often not found in many other nations, that boost pharmaceutical industry profits. Meanwhile, the drug industry has spent $61 million on state elections and nearly $67 million on federal elections… Read more

Are PayDay Loans Abusive?

Quora Questions are part of a partnership between Newsweek and Quora, through which we’ll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora contributors throughout the week. Read more about the partnership here. Answer from Josh Velson, data scientist, chemical engineer: Contrary to what many people might otherwise believe, the payday loan industry is in fact highly… Read more

Fruit of the Loom, Inc. Joins The Sustainability Consortium

Fruit of the Loom, Inc., has recently joined The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) as part of its ongoing commitment to corporate social and environmental responsibility. TSC is a global, non-profit organization working to transform the consumer goods industry so that mainstream consumer goods bought each day, like Fruit of the Loom products, are more sustainable. “Operating in… Read more

Cyberfriends set out to prove worth to shoppers

Going shopping, even in a giant mall, can be a breeze, if you have a personal shopping assistant who takes all the pain away-giving you advice on which clothes suit you, guiding you to the nearest toilet, letting you in on the best stores for discounts and even lugging around the shopping bags. Forget boyfriends, who… Read more

US.Consumers Looking Forward To Paying With Facial Recognition, Voice Control

Cash is getting less attention and people are looking forward to paying companies with mobile apps and other technologies instead, according to a new survey by online invoicing and payment firm Viewpost, which surveyed 1,000 U.S consumers for its analysis. Read: PayPal Invests In LendUp, Startup Offering Loans To People Banks Deem Too Risky More than… Read more

The Fintech Arms Race Between Banks And Startups

Brick-and-mortar banks are in desperate need of a makeover. They know it too. Capital One is opening Capital One Cafes in major cities across the U.S., with hip decor and more laidback consulting vibes than traditional branches. JPMorgan is trying the same idea with its Manhattan technology hub. Bloomberg reported the bank’s $9.6 billion technology budget… Read more

House votes along party lines to repeal key Dodd-Frank financial reforms

WASHINGTON — The House voted along party lines Thursday to repeal many of the stricter regulations enacted after the 2008 financial crisis, taking the first step in a long-held Republican desire to roll back landmark rules they complain are hurting banks, restricting consumer credit and slowing economic growth. The legislation, which faces major hurdles in the… Read more

One of the World’s Largest Fashion Retailers Bans Fur

Net-a-Porter, one of the largest online designer fashion retailers, is going fur-free. The internet retailer’s parent company, Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP) Group, announced Tuesday it will no longer stock clothing or accessories that are made with animal fur across its portfolio of brands, which also includes menswear site Mr Porter, Yoox and The Outnet. YNAP’s head of… Read more

Apply Pay Is Ready To Conquer The Fashion World

Apple Pay may become a major player in the fashion industry, because mobile payment apps are redefining the ways people go shopping. According to a 2016 survey by the Pew Research Center, 15 percent of Americans buy something online every week. As retailers look to personalize in-person shopping experiences through high-tech interaction, payment apps gain even… Read more

Wells Fargo may have created 1.4 million more unauthorized accounts than estimated, attorneys say

Wells Fargo & Co. may have opened as many as 3.5 million unauthorized checking, savings and credit card accounts over the past 15 years, far more than the bank and federal regulators reported last year, according to a new court filing. For months, the number of potentially unauthorized accounts that bank employee credit card applications may… Read more

Experts Forecast How To Succeed In Future Food And Beverage Sector

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The recent years have seen a major shift in people’s relationship with food and drink, which have acquired a much more funcional role in our lives. Like in other sectors, data is key and the public want as much information as possible to make a purchasing decision. For that reason, the food and… Read more

Towards a green jean

A survivor of numerous fashion fads over the years, and despite heavy competition, the humble denim is here to stay. Eighty-four exhibitors from 19 countries gathered at Denim PremiereVision in Paris, an event that represents the sector internationally. R-Evolution was the theme to showcase new areas in fashion inspiration, innovation and technology, to help create green… Read more

ESPN Had Layoffs Because Of Cord-Cutters

Earlier this week, the sports media space reeled from the news that ESPN is laying off an estimated 100 employees. This week’s layoffs weren’t the first for ESPN, but still affected a deep bench of on-air and online employees, including personalities like Trent Dilfer and staffers like NBA guru Marc Stein. While certain corners of the… Read more

Suvery Finds Consumers Don’t Trust Companies To Protect Their Data

More than two-thirds of adults in the United States and United Kingdom worry consumer electronics makers are failing to take the proper steps to secure their data, aa survey published this week indicates. Gigya, a customer management platform, surveyed 2,000 adult consumers in the U.S. and 2,000 in the U.K. and found 68 percent of respondents… Read more

Jobs, Homes at Stake in US-Canada Trade Squabble

Canadian officials say a new tariff imposed by the Trump administration will raise the cost of new homes in the United States by $1,000 each, and shut 150,000 Americans out of home ownership. Washington’s decision also puts “thousands” of U.S. homebuilding jobs at risk, according to Canada’s ministers of natural resources and foreign affairs. The comments… Read more Has Been Selling Customer Data, a service designed to help users unsubscribe from newsletters and emails from subscription services, has been selling user data to the very companies from which it helps users unsubscribe. The revelation about’s data practices came thanks to a New York Times article about Uber CEO Travis Kalanick in which it was revealed the ride-hailing… Read more

Tips For Paying Off Credit Cards

This article originally appeared on the Motley Fool. If you’re paying high interest rates, it can be tough to pay off credit card debt. Fortunately, there are an abundance of 0% APR balance-transfer offers on the market right now that can help. Here’s an overview of some of the best balance-transfer credit cards that can help… Read more