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How 'Stranger Things' helps Eggo sales

Thanks to the popularity of Netflix's "Stranger Things," sales of Eggo waffles have gotten a boost. But one analyst says the gap between seasons has sent some Eggo sales to the upside down.

Posted: Jun 21, 2018 1:42 PM
Updated: Jun 21, 2018 1:45 PM

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1. Immigration

After days of blistering criticism, President Trump finally caved on family separations at the US border with Mexico, but that may not help the families already pulled apart. The executive order Trump signed sets up families to be detained together at the border -- and is expected to be challenged in court. But it says nothing about those already separated, so as of right now, the onus is on those parents to find their children, who are in Department of Health and Human Services custody and could be anywhere in the country.

Meanwhile, Washington will try for the umpteenth time to do something -- anything -- on immigration. A pair of GOP bills -- one for moderates, the other appealing to conservatives -- are due to be voted on today in the House. Prospects are brighter for the more moderate bill, which includes $25 billion for border security, including money for the wall and a path to citizenship for DACA recipients. But even if it passes, it looks like it's doomed in the Senate.

2. Trade

The tariffs are starting to fly -- fast and furious -- in, if not a trade war, then at least a major trade skirmish. Europe is hitting the US with $3.2 billion in retaliatory tariffs on US exports. The European Union tariffs will target motorcycles, orange juice, bourbon, peanut butter, motor boats, cigarettes and denim. They're in response to the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum exports from Europe. The White House also is still considering tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, on top of $50 billion already announced.

3. Disney vs. Comcast

Disney just ramped up its fight -- big time -- with Comcast for control of 21st Century Fox. It raised its offer for chunks of Fox -- the movie studio, regional sports networks and cable channels, like FX -- to $71.3 billion. That leapfrogs the $65 billion bid Comcast made a week ago. (Back in December, Disney's bid for Fox was just $52.4 billion.) Wall Street observers think Disney's cash-and-stock offer is more attractive than Comcast's all-cash bid. It's unclear when Fox will pick a winner; the company is reportedly still open to new bids. 21st Century Fox is the next big prize as the media industry consolidates following a judge's approval of AT&T's purchase of Time Warner.

4. 'White civil rights' rally

The ugliness of the events at the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, might be marked a year later with an event in front of the White House. Jason Kessler, the organizer of last year's infamous "Unite the Right" rally, wants to hold a "white civil rights" rally at Lafayette Park, across the street from the White House, in August. He's filed an application that says the purpose of the event is to protest "civil rights abuse in Charlottesville," and he expects 400 people to show up. The application has reportedly been approved, but no permit has yet been granted.

5. New Zealand Prime Minister

How about some happy news? Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, gave birth today to a baby girl. The baby weighed about 7 pounds, Ardern's official Instagram account said. The birth makes Ardern the first world leader to have a child while in office in almost 30 years (the only other one is the late ex-Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, whose birthday, remarkably, is today). New Zealand's deputy prime minister, Winston Peters, will fill in for Ardern during her six-week parental leave.

TODAY'S QUOTE

"He has to see the head of state. Putting his foot on the ground of British soil, it's job one."

US Ambassador to the UK Robert Wood Johnson, announcing that President Trump will meet Queen Elizabeth next month when he visits Britain

BREAKFAST BROWSE

World Cup wow, part 1

At the World Cup, superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is acting like, well, a superstar, pushing Portugal to a win and making history in the process

World Cup wow, part 2

We're sorry, Senegal. We spent all this time getting hyped over Nigeria's nifty jerseys and were blindsided by your brilliance on the pitch.

The great debate

These kids love Blue Bell's "The Great Divide" ice cream flavor. They just hate its divisive name. But they've got an idea to fix it.

The party's over

Poor Eggo. Sales jumped when the latest season of "Stranger Things" came out on Netflix. Now that the binge-fest is over, so is the sales spike.

Movie rental

First there was MoviePass. Now, AMC Theatres has come up with its own monthly subscription plan for movies.

AND FINALLY

Nice to meet you

Cuteness alert! Baby goats meet giraffes at a zoo. What more do you need! (Click to view.)

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1560117

Reported Deaths: 20796
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Marion2118112563
Lake1021301523
Allen964791027
Hamilton75541551
St. Joseph66476761
Elkhart51045634
Vanderburgh50511531
Tippecanoe45721338
Johnson39600527
Hendricks37933463
Porter35132476
Madison30330547
Clark27296331
Vigo26401347
Monroe24100249
LaPorte23921313
Howard23237381
Delaware22453370
Hancock19314220
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Kosciusko18400204
Warrick17733216
Wayne16982303
Floyd16686257
Grant15966300
Morgan15091232
Boone13924138
Dearborn12235113
Shelby12225152
Noble12170142
Henry12027202
Dubois11696152
Marshall11625171
Jackson11111104
Cass10578143
Lawrence10529221
Huntington10523140
DeKalb10482132
Gibson10114127
Montgomery9671144
Harrison9471117
Knox9415125
Whitley902571
Steuben8934105
Putnam8542100
Miami8533135
Clinton849397
Jasper8462116
Jefferson8319127
Wabash8027140
Ripley7504117
Scott685787
Adams6829103
Daviess6825130
White638184
Greene6317112
Clay628975
Decatur6261121
Jennings619781
Wells6090121
Fayette6054122
Posey580148
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Washington528071
Owen5211100
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Martin196722
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Union178119
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Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2515949

Reported Deaths: 31987
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Franklin2719422100
Cuyahoga2606673087
Hamilton1758091756
Montgomery1177451651
Summit1089011418
Lucas935321193
Butler83907963
Stark771001431
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Warren53428489
Mahoning51224930
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Clermont46928452
Delaware41107220
Trumbull39746790
Licking38790416
Medina38646427
Fairfield35828349
Greene34313435
Portage32429366
Clark32361453
Richland29653444
Wood29379301
Allen25875403
Miami24243408
Muskingum23564255
Columbiana23046409
Wayne22093365
Tuscarawas19637428
Marion18616235
Erie18608224
Ashtabula18569362
Scioto18159214
Ross17594260
Pickaway16419181
Hancock16115232
Geauga15511229
Lawrence15094186
Belmont14236248
Union1419584
Huron13908184
Jefferson13656261
Sandusky13268200
Athens12877107
Knox12160201
Seneca12055204
Darke11440202
Ashland11248184
Washington11152172
Auglaize10873147
Crawford10432178
Shelby10402160
Brown10094145
Highland9746151
Fulton9726154
Guernsey9683122
Defiance9567137
Logan9470147
Clinton9428132
Mercer9099112
Madison9032111
Preble8524170
Williams8305138
Putnam8069136
Champaign8040113
Ottawa7971123
Jackson7848121
Perry7514102
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Morrow729184
Fayette715992
Pike666689
Hardin6564133
Gallia638891
Adams6227127
Van Wert6065121
Henry602596
Hocking5918105
Wyandot503594
Carroll5009101
Holmes4880167
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Meigs400974
Monroe316468
Harrison299162
Noble296952
Morgan292748
Vinton258646
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