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  • Burger King, Tim Hortons Vow To Cut Back On Antibiotics In Chicken
    by Ashlee Kieler on June 22, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Amid growing concerns about the overuse of antibiotics in farm animals, Burger King has joined the list of fast food chains that will scale back on the use of drugs that are medically important to human beings. For livestock farmers, these antibiotics can help produce chickens that yield more meat. Unfortunately, the continuous low-dose use of antibiotics also contributes to … […]

  • Report: Sears Closing 20 More Stores, Opening One
    by Laura Northrup on June 22, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Sears Holdings Corporation, parent company of Sears and Kmart, has recently been on a store-closing spree, seeking to lower its expenses to escape a looming retail death spiral. Today, the company announced the opening of a new appliances and mattresses concept store, while also informing employees that the company plans to close another 20 Sears department stores. Business Insider … […]

  • From Damning To Noncommittal To All-In: The Rainbow Of Reactions To Senate Obamacare Repeal Plan
    by Chris Morran on June 22, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally pulled back the curtain on his much-awaited and mystery-shrouded plan to repeal and replace much of the Affordable Care Act, and now that people — including some who were supposedly involved in its crafting — are seeing the proposal, the bill is being met with a wide range of reactions and lots … […]

  • How To Make Sure You Don’t Accidentally Buy United’s Crappy “Basic Economy” Tickets
    by Ashlee Kieler on June 22, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    When searching for the best fare on a flight, it’s not uncommon for customers to peruse a third-party travel site like Expedia or Priceline and jump at the lowest number they see associated with a flight. But some United Airlines passengers say this tried-and-true method has resulted in the unexpected purchase of a no-frills Basic Economy ticket. For those unfamiliar, … […]

  • People Stealing Stuff From Stores Reaches All-Time High
    by Laura Northrup on June 22, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Retailers are spending less on loss prevention, and maybe that’s not such a good idea. In 2016, the rate of “shrinkage,” or inventory that goes missing for any reason, increased to 1.44% of all sales, or a total of almost $48.9 billion. Where did that stuff go? According to the annual National Retail Security Survey from trade group the National … […]

  • Robocall Scammer Faces $120M Fine For Impersonating TripAdvisor, Marriott, Expedia
    by Chris Morran on June 22, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    A Florida man accused of blasting out 100 million illegal robocalls where he falsely claimed to represent companies like TripAdvisor, Marriott, Expedia, or Hilton may finally have to pay for annoying the ever-living heck out of people. The Federal Communications Commission has proposed slapping a $120 million penalty on this obnoxious operation. According to the citation [PDF] released … […]

  • Italian Airport Makes Exception To Liquid Limits For Pesto Sauce
    by Mary Beth Quirk on June 22, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    It may come as no surprise that deep in the heart of pasta country, officials at the airport in Genoa, Italy, are offering a special culinary dispensation to anyone traveling with the city’s famed pesto sauce. Genoa’s Cristforo Colombo Airport has been waiving the 100-milliter limit on liquids as long as it’s Genovese pesto as part of the “Il pesto … […]

  • Will Any Other Big Companies Make A Bid For Whole Foods?
    by Mary Beth Quirk on June 22, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Although Amazon announced last week that it would be buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, it’s far from a done deal. And in the time it takes to complete such a large merger, there could be a few other players who decide to belly up to the table and make a bid for the grocery chain. JPMorgan analysts said … […]

  • Congratulations, Oregon: You Can Now Harvest Some Roadkill For Food
    by Mary Beth Quirk on June 22, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Get the shovel ready and the recipe cards out, Oregonians, because your state has just made it legal to for you to salvage roadkill and eat it. Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill [PDF] into law last week that allows motorists who collide with deer or elk to harvest the meat. The measure flew through both the Senate … […]

  • Report: Charter Looking To Buy Cox Communications
    by Ashlee Kieler on June 22, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    While it was rumored that Charter said “no thank you” to Verizon’s estimated $100 billion merger offer earlier this year because it just wasn’t enough money, new reports suggest the rejection was actually because Charter wanted to go on its own shopping spree, snatching up Cox Communications.  The New York Post, citing sources familiar with the matter, reports … […]

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