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Costco Is Thriving Because People Still Don’t Buy Their Toilet Paper Or Steak On Amazon

As retailer after retailer closes up shop, and big box stores like Target and Walmart put increased focus on e-commerce, Costco continues to not only stay open, but to grow, despite having virtually no online retail presence.

Bipartisan Bill Would Open Up Cuba To Tourist Travel Again

Though multiple U.S. airlines now fly directly to Cuba, tourism is not on the list of 12 travel categories that are eligible to visit the island nation.

hhgregg Stores Are Down To Mangled Stoves And Fixtures


We are in the final days of hhgregg, the bankrupt appliance, electronics, and furniture retailer, conjuring that mixture of sadness and aggressive bargain-hunting that happens at the end of any retail operation.

For-Profit Colleges Sue To Stop Rule That Protects Students Of Failed Schools

Federal regulations that aim to protect and refund student loan borrowers defrauded by their schools could end before they even go into place, thanks to a lawsuit filed by the for-profit college industry.

Here Are The 408 Stores Payless ShoeSource Wants To Close Next

Payless ShoeSource, the world’s most reliable source for glitter-covered ballet flats for under $10, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April, and immediately began the closing process for 400 stores, around 10% of its footprint.

People Whose Names Were Used In Anti-Net Neutrality Spam Want FCC To Investigate

FCC Chair Ajit Pai recently shrugged off concerns about the hundreds of thousands of bogus, identical anti-net neutrality comments filed with the Commission, saying it was something for his IT folks to look into.

Customer Accuses Chipotle Of Covering Up For Manager Who Put Spy Cam In Bathroom


A woman in Texas claims that not only did a manager at her local Chipotle repeatedly install spy cameras in the restaurant’s female restroom, but that the restaurant and its corporate office covered up the peeping; a charge the Chipotle HQ denies.

Bear Who Ripped Bumper Off Doughnut Delivery Car Is All Of Us

If you’ve ever felt so hungry and angry at the same time — otherwise known as “hangry” — that you will do just about anything to get your hands on something to eat, perhaps you can commiserate with a bear in Colorado that ripped the bumper off a doughnut delivery vehicle in his desperate hunt for a treat.

Owners Of Duramax-Engine Trucks Accuse GM Of Using Emissions-Cheating Devices

Add General Motors to the growing list of carmakers accused of using so-called “defeat devices” to skirt federal emissions standards.

Lyft Goes After Uber’s Business Users With New “Lux” Service

While Uber has long courted business commuters with its premium UberBlack and UberXL, competitor Lyft’s comparable offerings didn’t match up.

DHS Hasn’t Decided Whether To Expand Laptop Ban To U.S-Bound Flights From Europe

After rumors started circulating that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security would maybe, possibly expand its limited in-flight electronics ban to include U.S.-bound planes from Europe, or even put domestic flights under that umbrella, some in the airline industry started to get worried.

Doctors, Safety Advocates Have Unanswered Questions About Popular ‘Baby Boxes’

Reducing the rate of infant mortality in the U.S. is an admirable cause, but some health and safety advocates say they aren’t yet convinced that placing your baby in a cardboard box to sleep is the right or safe way to achieve that goal.

Judge Issues Arrest Warrant For Bikram Yoga Founder

If you’ve ever done hot yoga, you’ve probably heard at least in passing of Bikram Choudhury, founder of the international Bikram yoga empire.

Sears Could Stay Afloat… If It Had A Few Dozen More Tool Brands To Sell Off

Given all the doom and gloom headlines about Sears Holding Corporation, you might be surprised to hear that the company turned a profit last quarter.

Feds Shut Down Alleged Scam Promising Student Loan Relief & Forgiveness


A federal court has shut down a Florida-based operation that charged customers $1,200 up front and $50/month with allegedly false promises of getting their student loan payments reduced or forgiven, sometimes in the impossible timeframe of only three years.

There’s A Reclusive Cheese Billionaire Who Built His Empire On Our Pizza Addiction

Every night, in my dreams, I’m Scrooge McDuck-ing in my own private vault, filled to the brim with not gold, but cheese, delicious cheese.

United Mistakenly Removes Carry-On Bag, Stranding Man At Airport For 20 Hours

A United Airlines passenger from New Zealand found himself stranded at a San Francisco airport for 20 hours this week; not because of weather, or mechanical issues, or any sort of attempt to reenact the 2004 Tom Hanks comedy The Terminal.  No, his prolonged stay in airport purgatory was thanks to a United employee who mistakenly removed the man’s carry-on bag from his flight.  The man, Ben, had flown from Nashville to San Francisco and was supposed to continue on home to New Zealand from there.

Pranksters Who Spent Two Days In Walmart Were Sick Of It After 35 Minutes

If the idea of spending 48 straight hours in a Walmart store sounds like 47.5 hours too many, you’re not alone.

Armour Ekrich Recalls 90,000 Pounds Of Cheddar Sausage That May Contain Metal Pieces


Ready-to-eat sausage from Armour Ekrich contains pork, turkey, beef, cheddar cheese… and maybe some metal pieces.

Head Of $1.3 Trillion Federal Student Aid Office Resigns Amid Tension With Betsy DeVos

New Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is making sweeping changes to federal student aid programs, like taking away protections from borrowers and putting all loan servicing in the hands of one private firm.


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