Monthly Archives: July 2021

Nearly half of Americans selling their homes don’t plan to buy another: Here’s what they’re doing instead

[Acorns, Twenty/20] It is not surprising sellers are opting to rent, due to the all-time high housing prices. The housing market is red-hot and showing few signs of slowing down. Home prices were at a median $386,888 in June, according to Redfin, up 24% since last June. And demand is high: The average […]

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Lollapalooza a ‘Recipe for Disaster,’ Doctors Say, Warning of COVID Spike After Festival

[NBC Chicago] Chicago’s top doctor has said there will “almost certainly” be some COVID cases associated with the four-day music festival While Chicago officials remain hopeful Lollapalooza won’t spur a significant rise in COVID-19 cases, infectious disease experts at Northwestern University are bracing for a jump in infections during the coming weeks. […]

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National Chicken Wing Day: Buffalo Wild Wings, 7-Eleven, Hooters, Thighstop have free wings or deals Thursday

[USA TODAY, Getty Images] Not even the ongoing chicken shortage can stop restaurants from marking the week of chicken deals. The poultry party kicks off Tuesday with National Chicken Tender Day, which is followed Thursday by National Chicken Wing Day. Popeyes rolled out its new chicken nuggets nationwide Tuesday. The New Orleans-style chain already had tenders […]

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The wealthy and Wall Street ruined the housing market for everyone else. Millennials aren’t helping, either.

[Business Insider, Getty] Rich Americans, millennials, and Wall Street are keeping US home prices permanently higher. Demand is strong as the wealthy and investors scoop up homes at historically high prices. A wave of millennial demand can boost prices even higher, and builders aren’t rushing to step in. The housing […]

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Turn off, turn on: Simple step can thwart top phone hackers

[The Associated Press, Getty Images] Almost always in arm’s reach, rarely turned off and holding huge stores of personal and sensitive data, cellphones have become top targets for hackers. As a member of the secretive Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Angus King has reason to worry about hackers. At a briefing by security […]

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