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    The answer: Electrolux vacuum cleaners and Trump's proposed tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. The question: Name two things that really suck.

    Electrolux, Sweden's largest appliance maker, suspends plans for $250 million plant expansion in Tennessee, citing Trump's proposed tariffs

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...ent/394409002/

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    There are 2,208 billionaires in the world. They hold a combined net wealth of $9.1 trillion. Forbes just released its annual Billionaires list. Here is the top ten. (If I can save just a few more dollars, I might make next year's Hundredaires list.)

    1. Jeff Bezos, $112 billion
    2. Bill Gates, $90 billion
    3. Warren Buffett, $84 billion
    4. Bernard Arnault & family, $72 billion
    5. Mark Zuckerberg, $71 billion
    6. Amancio Ortega, $70 billion
    7. Carlos Slim Helú & family, $67.1 billion
    8. Charles Koch, $60 billion
    9. David Koch, $60 billion
    10. Larry Ellison, $58.5 billion

    Jeff Bezos moves to top spot on Forbes' annual Billionaires list

    https://www.forbes.com/billionaires/#6a23b7a8251c

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    In response to last month's massacre at a Parkland high school, many businesses are halting sales of guns and ammo to minors. Even dating apps are taking action:

    No love for guns: Dating app Bumble to bar profile photos featuring firearms

    https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-...turing-n854261

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    My prediction: Legos will continue to decline in sales as kids find new pastimes and new forms of entertainment. Legos will eventually join Lincoln Logs, Erector Sets, ColorForms, pogo sticks and electric trains on the Pile of Passé Toys.

    Lego posts first drop in revenue since 2004

    http://www.yahoo.com/news/lego-posts...161427582.html

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    The "alcopop" probably will not be sold outside of Japan. What would John Pemberton think?

    Coca-Cola plans to launch its first alcoholic drink

    www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43313147

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    This is for all of you who have spent many years wishing your big-screen television could look like a painting. Oh wait -- nobody has ever wished that.

    Samsung's new smart TV is a tech chameleon
    CNN, Mar 7 2018 11:54 AM ET

    Samsung's new smart TVs blend in with their surroundings like a chameleon. The South Korean tech giant today announced its 2018 lineup of QLED TVs and the standout feature is what Samsung calls "ambient mode," which mimics the colors and patterns of the walls around it when users aren't watching a show or movie. The intent is to match interior décor rather than looking like an eyesore on the wall.

    To set up the feature, you'll need to take a picture of the mounted TV via the corresponding Samsung SmartThings app. From there, the app uses a color and brightness matching process to display the same color or pattern as the TV's surroundings. Users can also upload their own photos instead or use installed images such as a photo of mountains. Samsung has not yet announced pricing. The TVs will be available this month.

    http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/07/tech...ode/index.html
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    This is creepy. Maybe Alexa is hoping to star in a remake of The Exorcist.

    Amazon Echo users report spontaneous childlike laughter coming from Alexa

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...-alexa-n854616

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    For that price, it had better include Sirius and XM both.

    Bugatti unveils $3.4 million Chiron for the race track
    Has 16-cylinder engine, four turbochargers, top speed of 261 mph.

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/automo...the-race-track

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    Three days ago, insurer AXA bought XL Group for $15.3 billion. That insurance deal pales in comparison to this one:

    Cigna to acquire Express Scripts in $67 billion deal

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2018/...4011520520807/

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    Wow! Is it too late to apply for a job at Walmart?

    Kansas and Missouri Walmart workers get $22.6 million in bonuses

    http://www.kctv5.com/story/37683740/...26m-in-bonuses

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