Articles written by: Lynn Wilkins

Here‘s 5 quirky tax deductions you may not know about

If you are looking for a way to lower your taxes and have already worked your way through well-known deductions such as child-care expenses and property taxes, it may pay to think outside the box. There are some write-offs you may not have known about, and those could apply to […]

Times Square is about to get a new 46-story tower that is basically a giant LED billboard

Times Square is about to get a new 46-story tower that is basically a giant LED billboard

Contractors have started work on a project that will light up New York‘s Times Square even more. TSX Broadway, as it is known, will be a “branded beacon,” 46 floors of retail, entertainment and accommodation. The building, on the corner of 47th Street at Broadway and Seventh Avenue, currently houses […]

Maryland could be the first state to ban foam containers—here‘s what that means for restaurants

Maryland could be the first state to ban foam containers—here‘s what that means for restaurants

Maryland is one step closer to becoming the first U.S. state to ban foam containers, a move that would push restaurants to find alternatives for their takeout boxes and could lead to more states to similar action by others states. The state House of Delegates that would ban polystyrene containers […]

Bathing suits are back at Victoria‘s Secret

Bathing suits are back at Victoria‘s Secret

is back in the swimwear business — sort of. The lingerie retailer said Monday that its swim collection for 2019 is now available, but only online. “Due to overwhelming demand,” Victoria‘s Secret said it just plans to sell pieces — a “limited assortment” — on its website, not in stores, […]

Starbucks revamps its loyalty program to provide members with more reward options

Starbucks revamps its loyalty program to provide members with more reward options

Ahead of its annual shareholders meeting Wednesday, announced plans to switch up its North American loyalty program in a bid to keep growing its membership as it continues rolling out delivery. The U.S. and Canadian coffee markets have grown more competitive as rivals like and have been investing in their […]

What Indonesia‘s e-commerce unicorn says it‘s going to do with $1.1 billion in cash investment

What Indonesia‘s e-commerce unicorn says it‘s going to do with $1.1 billion in cash investment

e-commerce firm Tokopedia plans to use the billion-dollar investment it secured last year to grow its core businesses and make the company “stronger” and more “robust,” according to its associate vice president of financial technology, Samuel Sentana. Tokopedia secured $1.1 billion from Vision Fund and e-commerce giant in December last […]

National Enquirer reportedly paid girlfriend‘s brother $200,000 for private Bezos texts

National Enquirer reportedly paid girlfriend‘s brother $200,000 for private Bezos texts

The Wall Street Journal reports that the National Enquirer‘s publisher paid $200,000 to obtain intimate texts between CEO and his mistress Lauren Sanchez. American Media, the supermarket tabloid‘s publisher, reportedly paid that sum to Michael Sanchez, Lauren‘s brother. , attributed to people familiar with the matter, parallels the conclusion reached […]

Instagram vanity drives record Brazilian butt lifts as millennials fuel plastic surgery boom

Instagram vanity drives record Brazilian butt lifts as millennials fuel plastic surgery boom

Under pressure to look good on Instagram, millennials inspired by Kim Kardashian‘s curves helped drive a record number of Brazilian butt lifts and a booming plastic surgery market in the United States last year. Butt augmentation with fat grafting — taking unwanted fat from one area like the stomach and […]

Budweiser‘s parent and Keurig move forward with their at-home cocktail maker

Budweiser‘s parent and Keurig move forward with their at-home cocktail maker

and are moving forward with a joint venture intended to boost sales as both companies see their own falter. The two companies created the Drinkworks machine, an imitation of Keurig‘s well-known coffee maker intended to make cocktails. In November, they launched a pilot in St. Louis. Now they‘re planning on […]

Oil prices hit new 2019 highs on OPEC output cuts, US sanctions

Oil prices hit new 2019 highs on OPEC output cuts, US sanctions

Oil prices struck new 2019 highs on Tuesday, supported by supply cuts led by producer club OPEC. U.S. sanctions against oil producers Iran and Venezuela are also boosting prices, although traders said the market may be capped by rising American output. futures were up 20 cents at $67.74 per barrel […]