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'There were six. And now there's zero': Restaurant industry grapples with lack of diversity in executive ranks
The restaurant industry once had six Black CEOs and now has none, but former executives say diverse leadership can become a priority post pandemic.      
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The 20 best gifts that college students actually need
From late night studying to having a social life, these are the gifts that college students will use during the school year.
Colonial Pipeline reportedly pays $5M in cryptocurrency to hackers to end ransomware cyberattack
The Colonial Pipeline Co. reportedly paid a $5 million ransom to regain control of the energy pipeline whose downtime has triggered gas shortages.
How some US companies avoid paying up to $100 billion in federal income taxes every year
Biden wants to raise the corporate tax rate to fund his infrastructure bill. Here's how some of America's largest corporations avoid paying taxes.
Some people are waiting longer for tax refunds: Why they're delayed
Tax refund delays are hitting millions of people, as the IRS deals with staff shortages, equipment issues and other problems.
'I really had sticker shock': Will a reopening economy mean surging prices for Americans?
A surge in inflation last month is intensifying a debate over whether the price increases will fade or pick up steam
Car recalls for May 6-13
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued recalls for May 6 through 13, including vehicles...
Black homeowner had a white friend stand in for third appraisal. Her home value doubled.
A Black woman sought three appraisals for her home when she couldn't figure out why the values were so low compared to nearby sales.
Stimulus checks: IRS sends nearly 1M more COVID relief payments, including 'plus-up' payments
The IRS sent out COVID-19 relief checks to nearly 1 million more Americans in the ninth batch of payments made under Biden's American Rescue Plan.
Cryptocurrency prices drop after Tesla says it will stop accepting Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency prices fell Thursday after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the automaker will stop accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment.
Tax Day is Monday: How do I file a tax extension for 2021?
Tax Day is around the corner. If you haven't filed yet, don't panic. You could opt for an extension. But there are a few things to keep in mind.
'I don't care that I'm overpaying': Houses are selling over asking price. Here's how to win a real estate bidding war.
The real estate market continued to break historic records in April, as home prices rose 21% YoY and the median home-sale price soared to $348,500.      
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Colonial Pipeline shutdown triggers gas shortages, higher gas prices and panic buying. We explain why in 4 charts
Pipeline attack aftermath: Large numbers of gas stations in southeast U.S. run dry as anxious motorists line up to fill cars.      
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You asked, we answered: Colonial Pipeline questions answered
USA TODAY answers consumers' most asked questions regarding The Colonial Pipeline hack      
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'Do not fill plastic bags with gasoline': US Consumer Product Safety Commission weighs in on gas shortage in Southeast
As people flock to gas stations in wake of the cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline, the federal consumer agency reminded people of safe gas measures.      
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Everybody wants a John Deere tractor. But not everybody wants a John Deere job. Why?
Economists are puzzled by the hiring problems that John Deere, long one of Iowa's premier employers, is having at a time when thousands are unemployed      
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Whether it's ordering dinner or buying more skin products, our shopping habits changed amid COVID-19
As our lifestyles have changed during the COVID pandemic, our shopping habits have changed, too. Here's how.      
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Krispy Kreme free donuts: Here's how graduating seniors get a 'Graduate Dozen' Thursday
Krispy Kreme is giving graduating high school and college seniors free doughnuts Thursday. They can get a free "Graduate Dozen" May 13 with proof.      
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Where to find gas: GasBuddy goes down as drivers fill up after Colonial Pipeline cyberattack
The app GasBuddy, which has grown popular in the aftermath of the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, has gone down due to demand.     
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Gas prices top $3: What you need to know about gas shortages, Colonial Pipeline cyberattack,
Gas prices jumped just above $3 a gallon Wednesday as nervous motorists fill up in the wake of the cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline.      
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Small businesses can become Amazon sellers to leverage both online, retail sales
From the start of the pandemic through mid-January 2021, Amazon reports independent third-party sellers increased their sales by more than 55%.      
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