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REPORT: The Average Cable Bill Now Exceeds All Other Household Utility Bills Combined.

The average household spends $205.50 per month on all major utilities combined (electricity, gas, water, sewage, garbage).

The average household cable package cost continues to increase year-over-year.

Late in 2019, Fortune reported another year of annual increases in the average cable bill.

We wanted to dive deeper and compare this to the average cost of all other household utility bills.

We found that in the last year, the average consumer now pays more for their cable package than they do for most other household utilities combined.

The average cable bill stays relatively similar across household sizes, whether it's one person living in a small apartment or a family of ten living in a large house. »

‘Star Wars’ Actor John Boyega Sets Netflix Deal

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“Star Wars” actor John Boyega is partnering with Netflix through his UpperRoom Productions shingle to develop non-English language films centered on West and East Africa.

The announcement is the latest sign that the streaming giant is upping its stake in original African content.

“I am thrilled to partner with Netflix to develop a slate of non-English language feature films focused on African stories, and my team and I are excited to develop original material,” said Boyega. »

Coronavirus: Italy suspends mortgage payments amid lockdown

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Payments on mortgages are to be suspended in Italy due to the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s government has announced.

When asked about the possibility of halting mortgage payments on Radio Anch’io, Laura Castelli, the deputy economy minister, said: ”Yes, that will be the case, for individuals and households.”.

The entire country was placed on lockdown on Tuesday morning, with all public gatherings cancelled, and universities and schools closed until next month. »

Bear downs 36 beers, passes out at campground

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The bear apparently got into campers’ coolers and used his claws and teeth to puncture the cans.

“He drank the Rainier and wouldn’t drink the Busch beer,” said Lisa Broxson, bookkeeper at the campground and cabins resort east of Mount Baker.

Fish and Wildlife enforcement Sgt. Bill Heinck said the bear did try one can of Busch, but ignored the rest. »