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Your Chance to Get Your Share of Money From InterContinental Hotels Group Security Class Action Settlement

You may be eligible for your share of $1,550,000.00 from a class action settlement which was reached in mediation if you used either a credit card, debit card, or payment card at the front desk of certain select hotel or resort properties — or attempted to complete a purchase at a restaurant or bar of those properties — affected by data security incidents within the brand portfolio of InterContinental Hotels Group in the United States or Canada using for any period of time between Monday, August 1, 2016 and Thursday, December 29, 2016…

…but you must…

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Your Chance to Get Your Share of Money From Google+ Class Action Settlement

You may be eligible for your share of $7,500,000.00 from a class action settlement which was reached in mediation if you are a person within the United States who had a Google+ consumer account for any period of time between Thursday, January 1, 2015 and Tuesday, April 2, 2019; and had your non-public profile information exposed as a result of software bugs which were announced by Google on Monday, October 8, 2018 and Monday, December 10, 2018…

…but you must…

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The Oldest Companies In the World By Country

A company needs staying power to survive in the cutthroat world of business, as keeping a commercial operation open is not easy: 75 percent of new businesses survive the first year; 69 percent of new businesses are still serving customers after the first two years; and 50 percent of new businesses stay in operation through five years, according to the Bureau of Labor of the United States…

…and the odds of successfully keeping a business open to customers these days are…

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Now May Arguably Be the Worst Time of the Pandemic of 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Now is arguably the worst time of the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, as we seem to be experiencing a combination of the worst of life as we once knew it with the worst of what has been called the “new normal”, as a number of jurisdictions have either slowed, stopped, or reversed the process of reopening the economy while the wearing of masks or cloth coverings for the face are being required or mandated in a growing number of places — such as…

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Irritating: The One Time Exception When You Did Everything Correctly

I have been noticing a slow return of the “one-time exception” — you know, through which the customer service person is letting you know that even though what you want is against the policy set forth by the company, they are being generous enough to grant you an exception and give to you what you are seeking.

That can be irritating enough when you committed a mistake or an error on your part — but it is even worse when you have done everything correctly.

As an example, I had an experience with…

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Coin Shortage in the United States; Federal Coin Task Force Created Due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

The United States is experiencing a shortage of coins in the summer of 2020 due to the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, which has caused retail outlets, dining establishments, banks, public transportation concerns, and other commercial entities to warn customers that only exact change or electronic payments can be accepted.

The shortage is significant enough…

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At as Much as $460.06, Is the Empire State Building Worth Visiting?

For decades, the world-famous Empire State Building — which was designated as a National Historic Landmark in the United States on Saturday, June 14, 1986 — has been one of the top destinations in New York, attracting millions of visitors every year. I have visited the top deck on the 102nd floor a number of times over the years, as it was always a good deal…

…but when I recently checked the official Internet web site of the iconic building, I saw that the prices had increased significantly since the last time I checked — including an all-access tour which costs…

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Don’t Fall For These 3 Nefarious Business Practices — Pandemic or Not

Companies of all types, kinds, and sizes have been using the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic as a marketing opportunity to overuse a plethora of catchy phrases which are designed to deceive you into thinking that they actually care about you and everyone else who has been adversely impacted by it, which can be bad enough…

…but when some of these companies go further to the point where…

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A Surcharge For Using Your Credit Card to Pay Hotel Bill?

A report recently surfaced of a hotel property in the United States at which a guest found a fee of approximately three percent on the final bill at the conclusion of the stay — simply for using a credit card to pay for a stay.

“i just checked out of the…

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