Athletes With Major Business Empires Outside of Sports

Laveta Brigham

Being a professional athlete can easily make you a millionaire, but these sports stars have expanded their wealth by turning those team paychecks into veritable empires. See how these players have been making bank outside of the sports world. Last updated: June 19, 2020 1. Shaquille O’Neal Former NBA pro […]

How to Shop Online Safely During the Pandemic

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Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. Even as stores reopen in many parts of the country, people are still shopping online more than ever. And that includes using new sites set up by their favorite small businesses attempting to stay afloat through perilous economic times. […]

Find & Support Black-Owned Businesses With These Apps & Websites

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Following the police killing of George Floyd last month, protests have broken out across the country. We encourage everyone to join the fight by marching in local protests, signing online petitions, donating, and calling your elected officials, but there’s another way to fight systemic racial inequality, and that’s by putting your money where your mouth […]

The best gas cards of 2020

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Heading out on the road? The best gas cards can help you save at the pump — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you sign up for a credit card after clicking one of our links, we may earn a small fee […]

Alexis Ohanian has left Reddit’s board in a ‘long overdue’ move. Here’s how he launched Reddit into a $3 billion behemoth and became an outspoken activist in the tech world.

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Reddit and Initialized Capital cofounder Alexis Ohanian. Pedro Fiúza/NurPhoto via Getty Images Alexis Ohanian, who cofounded Reddit in 2005, has been called the “Mayor of the Internet.” He and cofounder Steve Huffman built the company over 16 months, then sold it to Condé Nast in 2006 for somewhere between $10 […]

Finding Affordable Health Care Now

Laveta Brigham

As the effects of the coronavirus pandemic took hold this spring, more than 38 million Americans lost their jobs, and an estimated 27 million workers and their families found themselves without health insurance, too. Nearly half of Americans got their coverage through an employer-sponsored plan in 2018, according to the […]

Top French court upholds $56 million Google privacy breach fine

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By Mathieu Rosemain PARIS (Reuters) – France’s top administrative court upheld a 50 million-euro fine ($56 million) imposed last year on Alphabet’s Google for breaching European Union online privacy rules, it said on Friday. Although representing a tiny fraction of Google’s financial resources, the penalty sent ripples through Silicon Valley […]

How SaaS reinvented shareware and killed piracy

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Capiche is a secret society for SaaS power users, building a new community of people who care about software to make the SaaS industry more transparent, together. Matthew Guay is Capiche‘s founding editor and former senior writer at Zapier. SaaS won. Piracy died. It’s not that you can’t pirate software […]

Black Business Owners Are Hit Hardest by Virus

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The coronavirus pandemic will shutter many small businesses. And early evidence shows it is disproportionately hurting black-owned small businesses. More than 40% of black business owners reported they weren’t working in April, when businesses were feeling the worst of the pandemic’s economic consequences. Only 17% of white small-business owners said […]

Foreign holidays ‘to restart on July 4’

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beach – Getty British holidaymakers could enjoy overseas breaks from July 4 under plans being drawn up by the government. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce on June 29 that agreements have been made for so-called air bridges with a “small number” of countries with low levels of coronavirus. […]

Sacramento’s Sojourner Truth Museum condemns shortfall

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Two years ago, the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department called the Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum and asked for a mural. In response, a group of artists and local students transformed a long piece of shipping container into a vibrant landscape of primary colors and playing children’s silhouettes, beneath the word “COMMUNITY.” […]