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Starbucks opens store where all employees know American Sign Language

Starbucks opens store where all employees know American Sign Language

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Starbucks just opened its first store that specifically caters to deaf customers in Washington, D.C.The Starbucks “Signing Store” is located near Gallaudet University, a private school for deaf students and others with partial hearing loss.The coffee shop is staffed only by people fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). Deaf baristas wear green aprons…

What to know about the new rules to get your credit score in shape

What to know about the new rules to get your credit score in shape

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A big change is coming up in the new year that could boost your credit score, making it easier for you to buy a home, a car, or other big purchases.Starting in 2019, the new opt-in ultra-FICO credit score system will start rolling out, and could make millions of people eligible for…

Mega Millions Lottery: Benefits and drawbacks of office pools

Mega Millions Lottery: Benefits and drawbacks of office pools

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While there is always the dream of winning the historic $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot all by yourself, many Americans are also turning to office pools as a way to potentially increase their odds.The prospect of having a share of a larger pool of lottery tickets is one compelling reason to go…

Melinda Gates on the responsibility that comes with her name

Melinda Gates on the responsibility that comes with her name

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Robin Hood(NEW YORK) — Throughout her life and career, Melinda Gates has strived to be a voice for marginalized people around the world, working to the bridge the gap of inequality, especially for women. For her it is a responsibility that comes with being Melinda Gates.”I think you grow into a…

Powerball jackpot rises to $620M, third-largest in game’s history

Powerball jackpot rises to $620M, third-largest in game’s history

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The day after nobody won a $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot, the numbers were drawn for a relatively paltry Powerball prize of $470 million. But, like Mega Millions, no one took home the Powerball, and the pot continues to rise.The winning numbers for Saturday’s drawing were 16, 54, 57, 62, 69 with…

No winner means Mega Millions rises to record $1.6B jackpot

No winner means Mega Millions rises to record $1.6B jackpot

Emilie Richardson/ABC News(NEW YORK) — If you’re checking your numbers Saturday morning for the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot, you’re not a grand-prize winner. But neither was anyone else.The next Mega Millions jackpot will be an estimated $1.6 billion — the highest total in U.S. lottery history. The cash payout is $904 million.”We’re in unchartered…

Marijuana company heads to New York Stock Exchange

Marijuana company heads to New York Stock Exchange

rgbspace/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The New York Stock Exchange is about to get greener. Canada-based Aurora Cannabis plans to start trading on the NYSE on Oct. 23, the company announced Thursday.The move comes in spite of the fact U.S. financial institutions are still barred from doing business with marijuana companies, be it financing the businesses or…

Amazon reviews: Inside the murky world of pay-to-play

Amazon reviews: Inside the murky world of pay-to-play

Poike/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Jeff, a home builder in Lasalle, Illinois, said he bought a battery adapter for his cordless drill on Amazon, and it worked for about an hour before it broke.So Jeff, who asked that his last name not be used in this story, wrote a review saying just that.He said the third-party seller…

Starbucks opens store where all employees know American Sign Language

Starbucks opens store where all employees know American Sign Language

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Starbucks just opened its first store that specifically caters to deaf customers in Washington, D.C.The Starbucks “Signing Store” is located near Gallaudet University, a private school for deaf students and others with partial hearing loss.The coffee shop is staffed only by people fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). Deaf baristas wear green aprons…

What to know about the new rules to get your credit score in shape

What to know about the new rules to get your credit score in shape

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A big change is coming up in the new year that could boost your credit score, making it easier for you to buy a home, a car, or other big purchases.Starting in 2019, the new opt-in ultra-FICO credit score system will start rolling out, and could make millions of people eligible for…

Mega Millions Lottery: Benefits and drawbacks of office pools

Mega Millions Lottery: Benefits and drawbacks of office pools

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While there is always the dream of winning the historic $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot all by yourself, many Americans are also turning to office pools as a way to potentially increase their odds.The prospect of having a share of a larger pool of lottery tickets is one compelling reason to go…

Melinda Gates on the responsibility that comes with her name

Melinda Gates on the responsibility that comes with her name

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Robin Hood(NEW YORK) — Throughout her life and career, Melinda Gates has strived to be a voice for marginalized people around the world, working to the bridge the gap of inequality, especially for women. For her it is a responsibility that comes with being Melinda Gates.”I think you grow into a…