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Why Station Wagons Are More Popular In Europe Than America

Why Station Wagons Are More Popular In Europe Than America

Wagons away Hi, I’m Jack Smith and right now, it’s station wagon savings time in the west. Time to hit the trail in high style with all a will comfort, but only a Rambler station wagon can give you. The station wagon was once a fixture of American family life. It was a common sight in American garages and frequently featured in popular culture. These days, however, it has nearly vanished from US roads. Americans, at least most of them,…

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How America’s Love Of Cats And Dogs Became A $72 Billion Business

How America’s Love Of Cats And Dogs Became A $72 Billion Business

Cute puppies, kittens, Instagram dogs. Americans are spending more and more on their pets. And at Morris Animal Inn, cats are also vacationing in style. The inn offers luxury accommodations, including condos and kitty suites with plush beds and TVs. Meals for pets just like this one made with human grade ingredients. That’s become the standard for the emerging trend of fresh dog food. U.S. pet spending hit $72 billion in 2018. About $3 billion more than the year before….

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Why Americans Love Taco Bell

Why Americans Love Taco Bell

Taco Bell is huge in the U.S. with over 7000 restaurants across the country. It’s one of the top five restaurant chains in the U.S. based on sales. It’s not necessarily known for its quality but believe it or not Taco Bell has been called one the healthiest fast-food chains. In a recent Harris Poll also pointed out America’s favorite Mexican restaurant. I mean I love Taco Bell. It’s one of those type of restaurants that like, tacos. I really…

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Why College Is So Expensive In America

Why College Is So Expensive In America

College in America: it’s four years of all nighters, keg stands, ethnically diverse welcome brochures, Pinterest perfect dorm rooms and crushing student debt. I have $69,812, $47,000, $90,000, $35,000, $350,000, $60,000 worth of student loans. My minimum student loan payment is $1,000 a month. It should take me about 10 years to pay that back, I will be roughly 36, 45-years-old, I don’t know how old I’ll be when I pay that off. I was actually on campus at Penn…

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Why Daycare Is So Expensive In America

Why Daycare Is So Expensive In America

We are depleting our savings dramatically. We take $10,000 a month out of savings, sell our stocks, whatever my financial adviser does. I don’t actually even know because I don’t want to know because it makes me ill to think about, because I had a good nest egg to buy a house at one point in life and now it’s paying for daycare. So, what’s a typical day in the Rosler home? I’m usually the first one up and out…

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Why The Toyota Land Cruiser Is Disappearing From America

Why The Toyota Land Cruiser Is Disappearing From America

The Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the auto industry’s longest lasting and many would say most widely respected brands in continuous production since the 1950s. It is Toyota’s longest selling vehicle and a living piece of automotive history. The Land Cruiser helped Toyota gain credibility as a maker of tough, durable vehicles at a time when Japanese automakers needed to convince skeptical buyers. It was also one of the first vehicles Toyota imported to the United States, helping to…

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Why America Is Falling Back In Love With SUVs

Why America Is Falling Back In Love With SUVs

Truck and SUV sales have steadily increased since the end of the Great Recession. Passenger cars, on the other hand, have been declining since 2014. In fact, 2013 saw thehighest U.S. truck sales since 2005. This big spike in sales is forcing automakers to make big changes. Take General Motors, for example. GM announced in November 2018 that it was stopping production on six of its sedan models. Instead, it’s going to focus on making more pickup trucks and SUVs….

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Why The US Thinks Huawei Is A National Security Threat

Why The US Thinks Huawei Is A National Security Threat

The arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou put markets on edge. This new element of the stock tumble, an arrest. The CFO of Huawei. The CFO and her company are under scrutiny by U.S. authorities who claim that the Chinese telecoms gear maker violated U.S. sanctions on Iran This arrest. That is not going to go unanswered. At the time, it was seen as the latest skirmish in the trade war between the U.S. and China. But it’s actually the…

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The Rise Of Chick-fil-A

The Rise Of Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A. It’s a fast-food chain with chicken sandwiches said to be so good, even McDonald’s wants to steal them. And it has a reputation so controversial, entire cities have banned the restaurant from their airports. Critics say Chick-fil-A has a history of supporting and donating millions of dollars to anti LGBTQ organizations, which has drawn the ire of lawmakers and civilians alike. Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values. But it also has its share of ardent supporters. Whatever you think…

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Why McDonald’s Failed In Iceland

Why McDonald’s Failed In Iceland

When you think of global fast food, Titans you probably think of McDonald’s. The chain has restaurants in more than a hundred countries and has been a household name in America since the 1950s. But there is one European state where McDonald’s failed to capture national attention: Iceland. McDonald’s tried for over 15 years to make it in Iceland but in 2009 the local franchise closed its three remaining stores with no plans in return. So what went so long…

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