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Dale Earnhardt: How business savvy built marketing empire

NBC Sports will take a look at the life, legacy and long-lasting impact of Dale Earnhardt who died 20 years ago this week on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500 on Feb. 18, 2001. This is the third chapter in an oral history series that remembers “The Intimidator” though the voices of those who knew the seven-time Cup Series champion who remains one of the biggest icons in NASCAR history.

Adjacent to the “deerhead shop” – an aluminum-sided inner sanctum of race cars surrounded by its owner’s trophy hunting-covered walls – Dale Earnhardt’s business empire started at a square maroon desk.

When Don Hawk joined Dale Earnhardt Inc in 1993 to help manage the appearances, branding and commercial opportunities for the seven-time NASCAR champion, his office primarily was in a converted brick farmhouse on Earnhardt’s sprawling property in Mooresville, North Carolina.

It’s where many major decisions were

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15 QVC products that are great for home organization

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Spring cleaning time is right around the corner, but if you’re already itching to get a jumpstart on tidying up the house, QVC is a great place to start. This iconic home shopping network offers everything from kitchen goods to celebrity brands and more, but if it’s home organization aids your after, QVC’s got you covered there, too.

From makeup storage cases that’ll keep all your primers, setting powders, and other cosmetics in check to car hooks that’ll stop your purse from tumbling over every time you hit a red light, these brilliant QVC products can help reduce clutter and make your everyday life easier to navigate. Here are 15 of the best containers, hangers, and more that shoppers swear by.

1. These space-saving hangers

Save space and tidy up messy closets.

Messy closets, meet your match. This

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remarkable Serena Williams refuses to let business crisis halt Australian Open run

Tennis pro, fashion CEO: remarkable Serena Williams refuses to let business crisis halt Australian Open run - Shutterstock

Tennis pro, fashion CEO: remarkable Serena Williams refuses to let business crisis halt Australian Open run – Shutterstock

Having got this Australian Open off to a visually arresting start with her one-legged catsuit, Serena Williams has continued to combine fashion with tennis in the manner of an expert multi-tasker.

Williams was pushed deep into a deciding set overnight by Aryna Sabalenka, but came up with some clutch tennis to secure a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 victory and move into her 54th major quarter-final.

Then, in Williams’s on-court interview, she revealed that her attention had been diverted back to the USA on Saturday’s rest day, when she was drawn into a debate over fabrics for her fashion company.

Asked about her clothing business, Williams replied: “It was so crazy – yesterday on my day off, one of our people was out of the office … As CEO, I had to kind of

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Eric Church’s Kids & Family: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know


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Eric Church and his wife Katherine Church in 2009.

Eric Church is a mega-star, but his family is often out of the limelight. Here is what you need to know about this Super Bowl performer’s wife, kids, parents and siblings.


1. Eric Church Has Been Married Since 2008

eric and katherine church

Jason Davis/Getty Images for T.J. MartellSinger-songwriter Eric Church and Katherine Blasingame Church attend Best Cellars Wine Dinner hosted by T.J. Martell Foundation on April 24, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The couple were married in 2008, in a ceremony at the Westglow Spa & Resort in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Having a wedding in the state of North Carolina was meaningful for Church, as born and raised in the state.

CMT reported that the location had special significance for the couple: “Katherine and I stayed there last year, and we just fell in love with the place,” Church

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Mike Lindell’s Election Fraud Movie ‘Absolute Proof’ Has Absolutely No Proof

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has released “Absolute Proof,” his documentary purporting to explain the unfounded claims of election fraud, and it’s just as unhinged as you’d expect.

Lindell published the “docu-movie” on Vimeo and YouTube, and published it to Facebook, early Friday.

YouTube deleted the video on Friday after VICE News flagged the content. A spokesperson for the company said the video “violated our presidential election integrity policy.” The video had been viewed tens of thousands of times before YouTube took it down.

On his own website, Lindell has now resorted to using a version of the video hosted on Rumble, a YouTube-alternative that has become popular with the far right and QAnon followers.

But Lindell also purchased airtime on the far-right One America Network. Prior to airing the documentary, OAN aired a lengthy statement attempting to distance itself from the potentially defamatory claims it was about to air.

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How to address three most common retirement concerns

Interestingly, a million dollars tends to be a default amount where people tell me they can rest easy if they can just hit that mark. Just? And then Suze Orman even recommends that people save at least $5 million before retiring! That’s an overwhelming number! While your journey is personal and your needs are unique, in my research for my book, “You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think,” I found that many happy retirees can actually enjoy a comfortable retirement with half that amount in savings. This $500,000 is a far cry lower than the $5 million that Suze recommends. Of course, having more money in savings provides an even greater cushion, but it’s not uncommon to see retirees land in the happy camp once they reach $500,000 or more.

When do I call it quits? You save for what feels like an eternity, then suddenly you’re staring

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