Sierra Nevada snowpack hits biggest level in nearly 30 years

The statewide Sierra Nevada snowpack — the source of nearly one-third of California’s water supply — is at its highest level since 1995, boosting hopes that an end to the drought is near, but also raising concerns that a few warm spring storms could melt it too early and trigger major flooding. Not since Toy … Read more

Seven Walmart brand items that are better than the real deal – shoppers can get five of them for under $5

SEVERAL brand items sold at Walmart provide high-value alternatives to name brands for an affordable price.  While many name brands make products that have better ingredients, Walmart is packed with options, giving shoppers the chance to purchase items that are within their budgets. Walmart’s store-brand items are affordable and have the same ingredient as leading … Read more

Auto dealership settles pricing discrimination allegations

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts auto dealership has agreed to pay $350,000 to resolve allegations that it charged Black and Hispanic customers more than white customers for certain add-on products such as paint protection and remote starters, the state attorney general’s office said Tuesday. The assurance of discontinuance also requires Hometown Auto Framingham Inc., which … Read more

Rare Lincoln penny sells for $1.1million – the ‘doubling’ on the letters to look for

A COLLECTION of coins has recently sold for millions of dollars – including a penny for over $1.1million. The penny was from New York City collector Stewart Blay who recently passed without seeing how profitable his coins were. The 1958 penny with severe doubling consigned to an auction by Stewart BlayCredit: GreatCollections New York collector … Read more

Bus drivers strike in Alaska’s 2nd-largest school district

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Bus drivers in Alaska’s second-largest school district went on strike after delivering students to classes on Tuesday, citing unfair labor practices. The near-unanimous strike was called against Durham School Services after members received what Teamsters Local 959 described in a statement as the company’s “last, best, final offer.” The Matanuska-Susitna Borough … Read more

PayPal to cut 2,000 jobs in latest tech company cost-cutting

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — PayPal said Tuesday it will trim about 7% of its total workforce, or about 2,000 full-time workers, as the digital payments company contends with what it calls “the challenging macro-economic environment.” PayPal said it will make the cuts over several weeks, with some of its organizations affected more than others. … Read more

Five Walmart must haves and three to avoid – including a ‘what is this’ find

IT might be time to run to your local Walmart because there are several must-have items on sale, including home essentials. The big box retailer sells inexpensive items, but as one influencer noted, there are certain products to avoid, as well. This is the best “Bang For Your Buck” Walmart candle, PeachyyMaddi saidCredit: TikTok/peachyymaddi TikTok … Read more

Lawmakers aim to raise penalties for US airline disruptions

Senators who want to impose tougher penalties when U.S. airlines strand or delay passengers say they finally might be able to turn their ideas into law because of outrage over debacles like the one at Southwest Airlines in December. Democrats Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts said Tuesday they will again offer … Read more

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