Jennifer Garner rings in her birthday with shopping and a celebratory lunch in rainy NYC

This is 49! Jennifer Garner rings in her birthday with shopping and a celebratory lunch in rainy NYC… before donating $10K to two charities

Jennifer Garner celebrated her 49th birthday in NYC with a no-fuss outing— minus a bit of unexpected rain.  

The 13 Going On 30 star was seen doing a bit of shopping before grabbing a celebratory lunch at Sarabeth’s with some friends. 

Despite the festive day, the down to earth mother of three felt no need to put on

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‘Just Between Friends’ holds affordable shopping event in St. Charles County

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – Saturday was the start of a sale happening at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. Just Between Friends (JBF) St. Charles County is holding a family event to give families the things they need and more at an affordable price.

At the sale, families enjoyed buying quality items at an affordable price. Organizers say everything is 50-90% off retail prices.

For the items that dont sell, consigners can donate them to Butterfly Haven where they will go to local foster families.

It wasn’t just parents at the

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Exchange shopping approved for more than half a million DoD, Coast Guard civilians

More than half a million Defense Department and Coast Guard civilian employees with a Common Access Card will be able to shop in military exchange stores by mid-May, according to a new Department of Defense directive.

The directive extends in-store and online exchange shopping privileges to appropriated fund and non-appropriated fund civilian employees who work in the U.S., and in U.S. territories and possessions, according to the memorandum signed by Virginia Penrod, acting under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness. It was effective April 12, and within 30 days, these shoppers will be allowed in Army and Air Force

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Alaska village requires full vaccine for in-person shopping

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A village in Alaska has mandated that only fully vaccinated people will be allowed into the community’s stores and businesses.

Kongiganak had 50% of its eligible residents vaccinated with at least one dose as of April 9, KYUK-AM reported Wednesday, citing the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation.

Kongiganak reported that it had a population of 439 people in the 2010 U.S. Census.

Sheila Phillip, the Kongiganak Traditional Council secretary, said that people who are fully vaccinated can go inside the village’s two stores if they wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.

People not fully vaccinated “can still

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Google is killing the Google Shopping app

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RIP to the Google Shopping app. XDA spotted a hidden closing message in the app on Thursday, and late Friday, Google confirmed to 9to5Google that the Shopping app is on the way out. Here’s the company’s statement:

Within the next few weeks, we’ll no longer be supporting the Shopping app. All of the functionality the app offered users is available on the Shopping tab. We’ll continue building features within the Shopping tab and other Google surfaces, including the Google app, that make it easy for people to discover and shop for the products they love.

The Google Shopping

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Microsoft’s Shopping Spree Isn’t Landing Bargains

Microsoft ’s deal makers finally landed on a target they can hit. They sure aren’t getting a bargain.

The past several months have seen the software giant reportedly go after TikTok, Pinterest and videogame social network Discord. The first two would have been the company’s most expensive deals ever, with Pinterest talks in the range of $51 billion, according to the Financial Times. In that light, Monday’s announcement of a $19.7 billion agreement with Nuance Communications might seem tame, though it still ranks as Microsoft’s second-largest acquisition behind the $26 billion spent for LinkedIn in 2016.

Nuance, though, is a

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