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Doing laundry is about to get more expensive
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Doing laundry is about to get more expensive

It’s going to cost you more to wash your clothes. Procter & Gamble said Wednesday that it was raising prices by an average of about 8% on retail customers next month for its Tide and Gain laundry detergents, Downy fabric softener and Bounce dryer sheets. If retailers decide to pass off any of the increases,…MORE

Britney Spears sends cease-and-desist letter to sister demanding she stop talking about her on book tour
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Britney Spears sends cease-and-desist letter to sister demanding she stop talking about her on book tour

The public feud between Britney Spears and her sister Jamie Lynn Spears is far from over. Spears’ lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, sent a legal cease-and-desist letter to the singer’s younger sister on Tuesday regarding her new memoir, “Things I Should Have Said.” In Rosengart’s letter, he calls the book “ill-timed” and that it makes “misleading or…MORE

Flush with cash, big companies are ready to buy up rivals and reward investors
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Flush with cash, big companies are ready to buy up rivals and reward investors

Microsoft’s massive acquisition of Activision Blizzard is notable for several reasons, not the least of which is that it’s spending nearly $70 billion -— in cash — to make the deal. That means Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is essentially going to write a check for Activision Blizzard. Many big mergers are financed by issuing stock,…MORE

Enes Kanter Freedom is prepared to visit China, but only if he can see ‘the real China’
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Enes Kanter Freedom is prepared to visit China, but only if he can see ‘the real China’

NBA player Enes Kanter Freedom says he would accept a visit to China — as long as he gets to see “the real China,” rather than “propaganda.” On Monday, at a press conference in Beijing, former NBA player Yao Ming had been asked about Freedom’s recent activism. Yao, now president of the state-affiliated Chinese Basketball…MORE

Takeaways and new details from the New York AG’s investigation into Trump’s business empire
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Takeaways and new details from the New York AG’s investigation into Trump’s business empire

New York Attorney General Letitia James laid out new, specific details about what her office believes to be “misleading or fraudulent” financial statements from former President Donald Trump’s business empire in a late-night court filing on Tuesday. The new filing seeks to compel the testimony of Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump as part…MORE

Missouri highway patrol blasts out ‘Batman’ cell phone alert by mistake

Missouri highway patrol blasts out ‘Batman’ cell phone alert by mistake

The Joker is not on the rampage in Missouri, but it looks like authorities there are ready for the “Batman” villain. An emergency alert mistakenly sent to mobile devices Tuesday by the Missouri State Highway Patrol asked residents of Gotham City to be on the lookout for a purple/green 1978 Dodge 3700 GT. The sedan,…MORE

Valerie Bertinelli remembers her ‘soul mate’ Eddie Van Halen
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Valerie Bertinelli remembers her ‘soul mate’ Eddie Van Halen

Valerie Bertinelli and Eddie Van Halen never stopped loving each other. The actress, author and Food Network star was by her ex-husband’s side, along with their son Wolfgang, when he died in 2020 at the age of 65 after a battle with cancer. Their relationship figured prominently in her new book, “Enough Already: Learning to…MORE

Senate Republicans again expected to block Democrats’ voting legislation
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Senate Republicans again expected to block Democrats’ voting legislation

Senate Republicans are expected to once again block a voting bill put forward by Democrats in the latest partisan showdown over voting rights, an issue Democrats are seeking to spotlight despite the fact that they lack the votes to pass the legislation. The Senate is on track to hold a vote Wednesday evening to attempt…MORE

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