“‘It guilts you into it,’ said Thom Kenney, a patron at Squeeze Juice Company in Boston on a recent morning. ‘It absolutely does, because they are standing there. You want to make them happy.’” Read the rest of the story at The Wall Street Journal.
The FCC encourages consumers to let unknown calls go to voicemail, or to hang up on calls that ask them to press a button to stop receiving future calls. The FCC also recommends joining the National Do Not Call Registry, which prevents callers from being bothered by lawful telemarketers. But don’t expect that to fix everything.
While the Do Not Call list will stop calls from legitimate businesses, experts said illegal callers have no problem ignoring the list.
“The vast majority of calls you are getting are scam calls or spam calls or businesses that aren't afraid of taking the risk,” [ Ethan Garr, vice president of product for TelTech Systems said]. Read the rest of the story at NBC.
There is no God. No one directs the universe," he writes in "Brief Answers to the Big Questions."
"For centuries, it was believed that disabled people like me were living under a curse that was inflicted by God," he adds. "I prefer to think that everything can be explained another way, by the laws of nature. Read the rest of the story at CNN
Princess Eugenie Just Released the Most Candid (and Romantic!) Photo Yet from Her Royal Wedding. Read the rest of the story at People.
As often occurs, after a big market move, Wall Street traders offered up several explanations for what happened to the stock market on Wednesday.
One has to do with President Trump’s trade war with China. While the Trump administration has been talking about China for months, it upped the ante in late September by slapping a 10% duty on $200 billion worth of Chinese consumer goods. The China tariffs are expected to jump to 25% in January. The trade stand-off could hurt both the U.S. and Chinese companies, by raising production costs and crimping consumer spending. As the U.S. stock market dropped this week, China’s two main stock markets were hit even harder, with Shenzhen tumbling 6.5% and Shanghai down 5.2.