Breaking up Facebook, does this solve all the problems?

One of the co-founders of Facebook, Chris Hughes, has suggested that it be broken up. He stated that Facebook has become very powerful and its dominance poses a lot of dangers. His assessment is accurate and troubling at the same time but it does not address the most important dangers,  the flood of politically divisive…

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Weekend news in retail and jewelry

The FTC has issued more guidelines to jewelers who are advertising lab diamonds. “Describing simulated or laboratory-created diamonds merely as diamonds, without more, would likely convey the false impression to consumers that they’re buying mined diamonds. Using a brand name that includes the word diamond, without qualifying your claim with a clear explanation, would present the same…

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Memorial Weekend Getaways

You still have time to make plans for Memorial Weekend. There are a lot of places to choose from, so decide where you want to go and exactly what you are interested in doing over the weekend. SAN ANTONIO A vibrant city with a sparkling skyline, San Antonio is nestled on the southern end of Texas…

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Downsizing could put money in your pocket

There comes a time when we all need to downsize. We are always afraid to throw something out for fear we will need it. The truth is, if you look at your spring and summer wardrobe, and by fall you have not worn any of it, get rid of it. Same goes for fall and…

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End of the week news in retail and jewelry

For the first time, radiocarbon age dating is being used on a freshwater pearl that is going to the auction block at Christi’s in Geneva on May 15, 2019. Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF used radiocarbon age-dating to pinpoint the provenance of the historic Ana Maria Pearl. The carbon- 14 analysis revealed that the 30.24-carat saltwater…

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Mothers Day

Mothers Day is Sunday, and hopefully, most of you have asked Mom what she really wants. Better to give her something she wants, rather than something she really does not want and all she is thinking, why didn’t someone just ask me what I wanted. Most Moms answer to this question is A clean house.…

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