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Mr. Peanut is dead for some reason

Mr. Peanut is dead for some reason

Mr. Peanut, the 104-year old mascot of the Planters snack food company, has died after sacrificing himself in what appears to be a traumatic road accident. Sounds like the perfect setup for a Super Bowl commercial! Planters made the announcement in a series of tweets and news releases Wednesday. “In the ultimate selfless act, he…MORE

FedEx Ground Sunday delivery to begin this weekend

FedEx Ground Sunday delivery to begin this weekend

FedEx said it will start delivering packages through its new Sunday ground service this weekend as it competes with Amazon and other courier services. The company had announced the move in May. FedEx has long provided residential Sunday delivery during the peak holiday season, but now the service will be available year-round for “the majority…MORE

CVS co-founder Ralph Hoagland III is dead at 86

CVS co-founder Ralph Hoagland III is dead at 86

Ralph Hoagland III, a serial entrepreneur who helped create CVS, America’s largest drug store, died Friday. He was 86. Hoagland died from complications due to posterior cortical atrophy, a dementia-related disease, CVS confirmed in a statement. “All of us at CVS were saddened to learn of the passing of the company’s co-founder, Ralph Hoagland III.…MORE

Another major hotel chain is getting rid of travel-sized toiletries

Another major hotel chain is getting rid of travel-sized toiletries

Accor Hotels is the latest global hotel chain to eliminate travel-sized toiletries from its rooms. The company, which owns 40 brands including Ibis, Novotel, the Fairmont and Mondrian, announced Wednesday that it’s removing individual tubes of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel from its 340,000 guest rooms. It’s part of Accor’s broader environmental campaign that includes…MORE

White Claw dominated seltzer in 2019. Its crown is up for grabs this year

White Claw dominated seltzer in 2019. Its crown is up for grabs this year

In 2019, White Claw was the law. The brand exploded in growth last year, raking in roughly $1.5 billion in sales, which made it America’s top-selling hard seltzer. It was so popular last summer that some distributors reported a White Claw shortage. People crave convenient drinks that are low in calories, sugar and carbohydrates. White…MORE

Prince Charles: We need a new economic model or the planet will burn

Prince Charles: We need a new economic model or the planet will burn

Only a revolution in the way the global economy and financial markets work can save the planet from the climate crisis and secure future prosperity, Prince Charles warned on Wednesday. “We can’t go on like this, with every month another record in temperatures being broken,” he told CNN in an exclusive interview at the World…MORE

Top US bankers don’t want to lead the climate fight

Top US bankers don’t want to lead the climate fight

America’s most powerful bankers don’t want to lead the way in tackling the climate crisis. While professing deep concern about global warming, top executives at the World Economic Forum this week expressed reluctance to act as referees in financial markets to reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases. That, they said, is not their role, despite…MORE

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