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Hunter Stuart
Hunter Stuart is a Business Reporter at The Huffington Post, where he has worked since 2010. Before HuffPost, Stuart was a video reporter covering issues of reproductive justice for He’s originally from Concord, Massachusetts, and has lived in New York City since 2008. Follow him on Twitter @hoont.
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A Message From a Man to Men About Wedding Planning

(48) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 1:30 PM

The other night I was out at the bar when a co-worker asked me how the planning was going for my upcoming wedding. I told him my fiancée and I had been busy: just the night before we'd been up until almost 2 a.m. sealing and stamping over 100 invitations....

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Dunkin' Donuts Is Fueling Our Almond Milk Obsession At Just The Wrong Time

(35) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 7:39 AM

Is our obsession with almond milk sucking California dry?

Dunkin' Donuts announced last week that it will start offering almond milk at most of its U.S. locations, just the latest sign that Americans' obsession with the nutty drink is reaching a fever pitch.

The coffee and pastry...

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1 Million Used Cars Are Hiding A Terrible Secret

(110) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 7:31 AM

Just because a used car is cheap and seems OK during a test drive doesn't mean it's safe to buy.

Criminals have devised ways to artfully conceal structural damage on used cars, allowing vehicles to be sold for a profit even though they may have been shoddily rebuilt after an...

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Overly Honest Elon Musk Admits Tesla's Stock Is Overvalued

(63) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 11:17 AM

You don't often hear these words from a CEO.

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk publicly admitted Thursday that his company's stock may be overvalued. "I do think people sometimes get carried away with our stock," Musk said in Carson City, Nevada, at a press conference, according to CNBC....

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6 maneiras de tornar as reuniões menos chatas

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2014 | 5:07 PM

O economista John Kenneth Galbraith disse certa vez que reuniões são indispensáveis quando você não quer fazer nada.

É um sentimento que muitos de nós entendemos. Reuniões são reconhecidas por serem sugadoras de tempo em qualquer tipo de negócio. Em 2012 e 2013, funcionários apontaram “reuniões” como o maior desperdício...

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Americans Are Starting To Buy Guns At Slightly Less Ridiculous Rates

(717) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 7:38 AM

Are Americans losing their appetite for assault weapons?

Not quite. But the gun buying frenzy that began after the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012 and reached a fever pitch during President Barack Obama’s push to ban assault weapons the following year has...

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6 Ways To Make Meetings Significantly Less Miserable

(10) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 7:40 AM

The economist John Kenneth Galbraith once said that meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.

That's a sentiment many of us are likely to understand. Meetings are widely recognized across different industries as being a major time suck. In 2012 and 2013, employees named "meetings"

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Ferguson's Farmers Market Offers Respite, Vegetables

(6) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 7:30 AM

As protests in Ferguson have spiraled into chaos over the past two weeks, there's been an oasis of calm in the center of the St. Louis suburb: The farmers market.

Since 2002, the Ferguson Farmers Market has offered fresh vegetables, fruits, meats and dairy produced by dozens of local...

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How One McDonald's Became The Epicenter Of The Ferguson Conflict

(19) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 11:28 AM

At the center of the storm in Ferguson, Missouri, is an unlikely setting: McDonald’s.

The Golden Arches on West Florissant Avenue, a main thoroughfare in the St. Louis suburb, stand blocks away from where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead by a police officer on Aug. 9, setting...

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The Percentage Of Americans Who Can't Afford Food Hasn't Budged Since The Recession Peaked

(269) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 12:05 AM

On a recent night last week, dinner for Jill Taormina and her family was Totino’s Pizza Rolls with a side of canned pears. There was no other food on the table.

“I’d rather make a roast with potatoes in the Crock-Pot. My kids like to eat healthy," said Taormina, who...

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Ferguson Unrest Is Causing Locals To Stock Up On Guns

(221) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 9:32 AM

Civil unrest in suburban St. Louis has caused some people to stock up on guns for self-defense, according to local gun shops.

Steve Walsh, owner of Ruby's Guns in Ellisville, Missouri, described sales as double what they usually are. "I've had shipments come in every single day this week, and...

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It's Disturbingly Likely That Your Credit Report Is Wrong

(19) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 8:33 AM

Jeffrey Beaubien likes to review his credit score on his birthday every year.

The 47-year-old father of two has good reason to stay on top of his credit rating. In 2012, he says, he found out that the three biggest credit bureaus in the country had made a whopping mistake...

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This Is The Way 'Williamsburg' Ends

(43) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 7:35 AM

NEW YORK -- Williamsburg long ago lost its reputation as a low-rent hipster haven free from big chain stores. But until just last week, the North Brooklyn neighborhood didn't have a Starbucks.

Without a big national coffee chain dominating the neighborhood, Williamsburg became home to dozens of little coffee spots,...

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Russian Sanctions Spark AK-47 Buying Frenzy In U.S.

(678) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 1:25 PM

In an effort to keep arms away from Russian-backed rebels in Ukraine, the United States may have kicked off something of an arms race back home.

The Obama administration last week announced a new round of sanctions against Russia that it says are intended to discourage Russia from...

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Meet Two Clean-Cut Entrepreneurs Making Weed Go Mainstream

(15) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 7:38 AM

This week, Christian Groh will visit a 60,000-square-foot marijuana farm in Canada, one of the biggest such facilities in the world. He's thinking about taking his kids, ages 3 and 5, along for the trip.

“They’re going to notice the smell, and they’re going to ask me what it is....

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Por que você nunca vê Ronald McDonald comendo McDonald's

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2014 | 10:44 AM

Quando Ronald McDonald foi apresentado à América nos anos 1960, ele usava um cinto mágico que dispensava um suprimento infinito de hambúrgueres.

Mas hoje, de acordo com ativistas de alimentação e o CEO do McDonald's, Don Thompson, o palhaço mais famoso dos Estados Unidos...

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The Gun Lobby And A Dumb Law Are Keeping Us From Safer Guns

(1313) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 7:37 AM

Imagine a gun that a person could leave on his or her kitchen counter, without having to worry that someone else would fire it. That gun exists. A so-called "smart gun" uses biometrics or radio signals to stay locked until it's held by its rightful owner.

Smart guns could save...

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Debt Collection 'Factory' Preyed On Broke Americans: Lawsuit

(109) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 11:52 AM

A federal watchdog is suing a collection agency that allegedly operated like a "factory" churning out lawsuits against cash-strapped borrowers, often using misleading, deceptive and illegal practices.

The suit is the latest effort by regulators to crack down on debt collection abuse. The billion-dollar industry has...

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18 People Explain Why They Donated To That Weird Potato Salad Kickstarter

(23) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 7:31 AM

On Labor Day Weekend, 29-year-old Gina Haraszti and her co-workers at a Montreal research lab plan on taking a road trip down to Columbus, Ohio, to eat potato salad with a random guy they heard about on the Internet.

"One of my colleagues said this was the Woodstock of...

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The Kickstarter Potato Salad Guy Just Lost Nearly $30,000

(39) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 9:39 AM

Is the potato salad party already over?

Not quite yet, but the campaign appears to have lost nearly $30,000 overnight. On Wednesday evening, the guy who started the project, Zack Brown, had more than $70,000 with which to make his salad. On Thursday morning, that...

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