News Roundup: Marriott Hack, AA Plane Issues, Costco Secrets, Get $10K in Vermont and More

This is a list of news from around the web which I came across in the last few days. I found these articles interesting and somewhat related to the content you regularly see here at Danny the Deal Guru. If you come across any interesting articles, please send them my way.

News Roundup

Marriott Concedes 5 Million Passport Numbers Lost to Hackers Were Not Encrypted

Marriott International said on Friday that the biggest hacking of personal information in history was not quite as big as first feared, but for the first time conceded that its Starwood hotel unit did not encrypt the passport numbers for roughly five million guests. They have said they will pay for new passports though. Read more here.

American Airlines put people back on the same plane after a mid-air electrical fault — and it happened again

American Airlines passengers were put back onto an aircraft which was forced into an emergency landing the day before after an electrical fault— only for the same thing to happen again. Read more here.

DoorDash is going to start using self-driving cars to deliver groceries and takeout

DoorDash announced it is partnering with General Motors’ Cruise autonomous-vehicles unit to deliver food and groceries. The program will kick off early this year in the San Francisco area. Now you don’t have to worry about the driver messing with your food. Read more here.

Vermont launches program to pay people $10,000 to move to state

If you can work remotely and are looking to move, check out Vermont. It has begun accepting applications for a program that will pay people up to $10,000 to move to the state. The state will pay eligible remote workers up to $10,000 for qualifying remote worker expenses, including expenses such as relocation costs and computer software, as part of the program. Read more here.

22 secrets to save time and money shopping at Costco

Shoppers love Costco for its low prices, bulk products, and, of course, free samples. But, even though Costco offers a lot of great deals, it can be tricky to weed through them to find the best ones. Plus, Costco is known for its massive lines and hectic shopping experience. But check out these tips and tricks, that will make you a pro.

MarketWatch: Here’s the catch to those ‘checks’ you get in the mail

Have you received a pre-approved offer in the mail this holiday season that looks like a check, made out to you and ready to cash? They might be tempting for obvious reasons, but the check are just super expensive loans. Just rip them up. Read more here.

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