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Chinese shoppers aren’t splashing out again just yet

China’s economy is growing again after its worst three-month period in decades. That’s a good sign for everyone else — though investors aren’t celebrating. What’s happening: The world’s second-largest economy grew 3.2% in the April-to-June period compared with a year ago, according to government statistics released Thursday. That’s better than the 2.5% growth that Wall…MORE

Why JCPenney isn’t going out of business — yet

Why JCPenney isn’t going out of business — yet

JCPenney has survived world wars, the Great Depression, the Great Recession and the rise of both big box and online rivals. But surviving the Covid-19 pandemic is very much in doubt. Still, JCPenney probably isn’t going belly up just yet. Ironically, the fact that these are the worst business conditions the company has ever faced…MORE

A coronavirus test could cost as little as $20 or as much as $850

A coronavirus test could cost as little as $20 or as much as $850

The list price of a Covid-19 diagnostic test varies widely depending on the hospital, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis released Wednesday. It found that large facilities nationwide charge between $20 and $850 for each test, not including the cost of the provider visit, facility fee or other services. These fees do not reflect…MORE

Drug overdose deaths jump in 2019 to nearly 71,000, a record high, CDC says

Drug overdose deaths in the United States jumped last year by a projected 4.8%, wiping out a slight decline in 2018 and setting a new record high, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The CDC reported 70,980 projected overdose deaths in…MORE

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Foo Fighters’ Debut Album Turns 25

Foo Fighters’ Debut Album Turns 25

After the death of Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl called up his friend Barrett Jones for some studio time. Claiming that he started recording “just for fun”, Grohl wrote and produced an entire album on his own, hiding the project behind a new name to protect its identity. It was a cathartic experience to try and…

The 20 Most Underrated Rock Albums – Louder Sound Online

The 20 Most Underrated Rock Albums – Louder Sound Online

Louder Sound online picked their choices for the 20 most underrated classic rock albums ever. Look, we’ve all got an opinion, but did your favorite make the list? “Overlooked comebacks and heroic failures, bonkers concept albums and electro-metal diversions – here are 20 underrated classic rock albums that deserve more than a second chance”  …

Steve Catches Up With Roger Joseph Manning Jr!

Steve Catches Up With Roger Joseph Manning Jr!

Hear Steve and Roger reminisce about their touring experience with Jellyfish and The Black Crowes! Plus, Roger talks about his new band The Lickerish Quartet and their first EP, Threesome Vol. 1.

Steve on MTV’s Rock ‘N Jock B-Ball Jam ’93

Steve on MTV’s Rock ‘N Jock B-Ball Jam ’93

Sports may be on pause for now, but that just means it’s a great time to relive the highlights. In 1993, Steve took to the court with ‘The Bricklayers’ to throw down for MTV’s Rock ‘n Jock B-Ball Jam. He’s introduced saying “I got nothin’ else to do”, and it’s pretty clear we don’t either.…