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Go forth, non-Bostonians. Get your free Krispy Kreme. Live the life I can't. 
Krispy Kreme free doughnuts: To celebrate the 1,000th store opened, Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts to the first 1,000 customers at every location.
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Just 5 percent of Cubans have access to strong enough Internet to watch Netflix, but that could be changing. 
Netflix expanded into Cuba Monday, giving residents access to movies and shows like 'House of Cards' and 'Orange is the New Black.' Just 5 percent of Cubans have access to an Internet connection strong enough to use Netflix, but easing relations between the US and Cuba could help.
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"The Street’s excesses pose a continuing danger to average Americans. Yet most presidential aspirants don’t want to talk about taming the Street because Wall Street is one of their largest sources of campaign money."
The middle class is a hot political property for Republicans and Democrats alike, but the middle class can't be saved unless Wall Street is tamed.
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Suit alleges that managers called black employees "ghetto" and "ratchet," and punished them more than white workers. But is the company legally responsible? 
McDonald's workers from three Virginia restaurants filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging wrongful firings based on race, sexual harassment, and discriminatory treatment by the company’s restaurant owners. But can McDonald's be held responsible?
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Uber is implementing price cuts for customers in 48 US cities starting today. Uber drivers have protested previous price cuts, but the rideshare company says it will guarantee that this time, drivers' earnings won't suffer.
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We've hit Peak Internet Cat. If we haven't, I'm terrified. 
Grumpy Cat, the dour feline who rocketed to Internet meme superstardom, has made $99.5 million for her owner over the past two years, thanks to speaking engagements, merchandise, and a TV movie. Grumpy Cat isn't the first Internet cat celebrity, but she's certainly the richest.
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A lot of us have a little extra cash due to low gas prices, but "they could go back up tomorrow." 
Retail sales in the US fell an unexpected 0.8 percent in January, despite a surging job market and much lower costs for consumers. Experts say Americans may be using that extra cash to save or may down debt, but retail sales should bounce back in the coming months.
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"More people are re-entering the job market as optimism about the economy improves.” http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/new-economy/2015/0206/Unemployment-rate-rises-to-5.7-percent.-Why-that-s-great-news.
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All dancing sharks all the time, please. 
Katy Perry played ringmaster to a chaotic yet well-executed Super Bowl halftime show. Katy Perry's halftime show included a giant lion, dancing sharks, and Missy Elliot.
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New home sales surged 11.6 percent last month to an annualized pace of 481,000, and consumer confidence blew past expectations in January, according to Tuesday reports. After a lackluster 2014, signs are mounting that 2015 could be a year of huge improvement for the housing market.
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Target said Thursday that it will be ending operations in Canada, nearly two years after launching an ambitious expansion into the country. Poor sales, a difficult market, and a lackluster holiday season ultimately spelled the end for Target in Canada.
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When will wages catch up with the rest of the job market? 
The US economy added 252,000 jobs in December, ticking the unemployment rate down to 5.6 percent – the lowest since 2008. But it wasn't all good news for US workers, as wage growth and labor force participation took a step back. Is 2015 the year the job market finally gets to full strength?
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Staff writer for The Christian Science Monitor. I cover consumer news, sports, and the occasional sandwich. Follow me on Twitter @Schuyler_V. I'm usually there.
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