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Number of billionaires grew by nearly 40 percent over past 5 years
Pineapple Studio/iStock (NEW YORK) -- The number of billionaires in the world grew by nearly 40 percent over the past five years, but in that same time total billionaire wealth decreased slightly after years of growth.By the end of 2018, there were 2,101 billionaires in the world -- an increase of 589 people or 38.9 percent over the past five years -- according to the annual Billionaires Insights Report from the UBS in Switzerland that explores everything there is to know about the wealth of the ultra-elite.After five years of steady growth from 2013 to 2018 when billionaire wealth grew...
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Heineken becomes latest brewer to ditch plastic six-pack rings in UK
Heineken/ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Brewing giant Heineken has become the latest beer firm to replace the plastic "six-pack rings" with an environmentally friendly alternative in a bid to reduce plastic pollution. The firm will replace the plastic rings, which hold multiple cans together, with a “topper” made from recycled cardboard and will eliminate the use of shrink-wrapping from its packaging in the U.K. market, moves it claims will eliminate 517 tons of plastic annually from its supply chain.The change will roll out across some of the brewer’s brands starting April 2020, and will encompass all of its brands by...
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Pink Christmas trees are this year's holiday decorating trend
Mariakray/iStock (NEW YORK) -- Pink is the new black when it comes to a hot holiday trend this Christmas season.While black Christmas trees were the unlikely trend-setters last year, pink Christmas trees are being heralded as this year's holiday must-have.Searches for pink Christmas trees are up 125% on Wayfair.com compared to the same time period in 2018, the home furnishings company told ABC News' Good Morning America.The popularity this year of the colorful trees is attributed by Wayfair to the popularity of the blush or delicate shade of pink that has come to be known as millennial pink and seen...
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