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2021’s Best Cities for Pizza Addicts

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*Deep dish, thin crust, or somewhere in between — America is a nation of pizza addicts. That craving has only grown while we’ve been sticking close to home during the pandemic as pizza is the ultimate comfort food.

But which 10 cities take the biggest slice out of 2021’s Best Cities for Pizza Addicts?

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Black Female Exec, Roz Brewer, Makes History, Highlighting Long-Standing Problems in Corporate America

Rosalind Roz Brewer (Getty)
Rosalind ‘Roz’ Brewer (Getty)

*Starbucks executive Rosalind “Roz” Brewer has been tapped to head drugstore pharmacy chain Walgreens. As the company’s new CEO, Brewer will become the only Black woman leading a Fortune 500 company in the U.S.

Brewer served as Starbucks’ chief operating officer for a little more than three years. She will succeed Stefano Pessino as CEO March 15.

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Here’s How Fake Sneakers Are Affecting Companies Bottom Lines

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*No one would have thought 40 years ago that a pair of sneakers would be rare and valuable enough for someone to want to create a pair of fake ones.

However, in 2019 sales of counterfeit goods reached $520 billion, around 3.3% of all trade. Sneakers were a big slice of that pie, one NYC-based counterfeiter was caught smuggling $70 million worth of fake Air Jordans into the U.S.

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Chris Elliott’s Problem Solved: This ‘Walnut’ Bed is Made of Particleboard. Can I Get My Money Back?

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Walnut Bed and accessories

*When Sherrie Segall orders a “walnut” platform storage bed from Groupon, she assumes it’s made of wood. It’s actually made of particleboard. Can she get her money back?

Q:  I purchased a “walnut” brown wood platform storage bed with drawers from Groupon recently. It was not made of wood, but 1/16th inch particleboard. I asked to return the furniture since it was not what I thought I had ordered. 

The platform storage bed was nonrefundable “unless defective.” I believe the bed was falsely advertised as a walnut wood bed frame, and that I should be able to return it under Groupon’s policy. I have escalated my request to Groupon’s support team specialists, to no avail.

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5 Die In Fire At World’s Largest Vaccine Maker’s Campus; Vaccine Production Not Affected

PUNE, India — An afternoon fire on Jan. 21 that killed five people on the campus of the Serum Institute of India, the world’s biggest vaccine production site, did not affect production of the coronavirus vaccine.

Another fire broke out at the campus around 7:30 p.m. No update was available by press time about any casualties or damage.

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Fiverr: Freelance Platform Sets Super Bowl Pitch

*TEL AVIV, Israel — Online freelancer platform Fiverr International will run its first Super Bowl ad during this year’s game on Feb. 7, joining an elite group of Israeli-founded companies to advertise during one of the world’s biggest sporting events.

The annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) drew 102 million viewers last year, and may well top that number due to COVID-19 restrictions that might keep home viewers glued to the broadcast on CBS, according to published reports.

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New Alternative Loan Plan Gives HBCU Students Financial Lift

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*President Joe Biden plans to cancel a minimum of $10,000 for student borrowers, as this debt crisis has disproportionately impacted Black borrowers, saddling them with the most student loan debt.

However, Robert F. Smith, America’s wealthiest Black man, isn’t waiting on the federal government to address the debt crisis among Black graduates.

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Wait. What?! Denmark Launches Children’s TV Show About Man with An Extra, Extra Long Penis!

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Still from the first episode of John Dillermand. Photograph: DRTV

*(Via NY Post) – It’s a show about overcoming life’s most intractable — albeit bizarre — obstacles, really.

Denmark’s John Dillermand is a claymation cartoon man who, like anyone else, enjoys grilling, taking walks around town and eating ice cream. But some of those activities can be difficult for a man with a comically long schlong.

The new children’s show, launching on Danish public television network DR, is aimed at entertaining 4- to 8-year-olds, who producers think will get a kick out of watching the perils of having a protracted penis.

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