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What is the price of a COVID-19 test now?

Jan 14, 2022
Prices can vary, but the government is planning to send out free tests and will offer a reimbursement option.
Abbott's BinaxNOW take-home test sells for up to about $24 at major nationwide stores.
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Buy now, pay later services replace layaway

Jan 10, 2022
Services like Affirm and Klarna charge interest for allowing consumers to pay for their purchases in installments.
Layaway has become a relic of retail's past.
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Will movie fans eventually flock back to big screens?

Jan 7, 2022
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” performed well, but adult dramas with smaller budgets have opened to little fanfare.
Sixty-one percent of Americans have not seen a movie in a theater during the past year, according to a new Gallup report.
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Why do airlines set weird departure and arrival times?

Jan 6, 2022
Forget “the logic of the clock.” The airline is thinking about the airplane, not the customer, one expert told us.
Have an 8:02 a.m. flight to catch?
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How does Honey Baked Ham stay open year round?

Dec 23, 2021
While the restaurant chain is known for its holiday meals, some of its customers treat it as a casual lunch spot.
A view of one of Honey Baked Ham's signature spiral-cut hams and its turkey breast.
The HoneyBaked Ham Co.

Potential hurdles ahead for Biden’s COVID-19 testing reimbursement plan

Dec 13, 2021
Insured Americans who purchase over-the-counter tests can get reimbursed. Universal free testing would be a lot less onerous on the consumer.
An over-the-counter QuickVue test costs about $24 at pharmacies such as CVS.
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