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18h ago

Amazon records biggest-ever Thanksgiving shopping weekend

Amazon did not provide a total sales figure for the weekend, but it noted shoppers generated more than $1 billion in sales for small businesses in the U.S.
Boxes move along a conveyor belt at an Amazon fulfillment center on Prime Day in Raleigh, N.C.
Boxes move along a conveyor belt at an Amazon fulfillment center on Prime Day in Raleigh, N.C.
21h ago

Whole Foods' decision to pull Maine lobster sparks outcry among elected officials, lobster industry

Two environmental watchdog groups cite a court ruling indicating current lobster harvesting practices may endanger North American right whales.
A worker weighs a lobster to sort in Arundel, Maine, on Jan. 24, 2022.
A worker weighs a lobster to sort in Arundel, Maine, on Jan. 24, 2022.
2d ago

Discounts drive record spending as holiday shopping season gets off to roaring start

Shoppers found websites offering as much as 34% off toys, 25% off electronics and 18% off apparel.
Workers sort packages at a FedEx Express facility on Cyber Monday in Garden City, N.Y., on Nov. 28, 2022.
Workers sort packages at a FedEx Express facility on Cyber Monday in Garden City, N.Y., on Nov. 28, 2022.
2d ago

Cyber Monday eclipses Black Friday again as inflation-pinched shoppers seek deals

Some consumers said the discounts weren’t deep enough to spend big on, and many have adjusted to the reality that landing bargains no longer requires shopping in person the day after Thanksgiving.
Black Friday shoppers in South Coast Plaza on Nov. 25, 2022 in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Black Friday shoppers in South Coast Plaza on Nov. 25, 2022 in Costa Mesa, Calif.
2d ago

Florida woman sues Kraft for $5M, saying Velveeta shells & cheese takes longer to prepare than packaging claims

Amanda Ramirez sued the Kraft Heinz Co. over what she alleges is deceptive and fraudulent packaging with the claim that the meal will be "ready in 3½ minutes."
Containers of Kraft Heinz' Velveeta brand Shells and Cheese are seen in a supermarket in New York on Thursday, February 15, 20182. Kraft Heinz is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter earnings on Friday prior to the bell. (A© Richard B. Levine)
Containers of Kraft Heinz' Velveeta brand Shells and Cheese are seen in a supermarket in New York on Thursday, February 15, 20182. Kraft Heinz is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter earnings on Friday prior to the bell. (A© Richard B. Levine)
2d ago

Financier Leon Black accused in lawsuit of raping woman in Jeffrey Epstein’s New York mansion

Black, a co-founder of the investment firm Apollo Global Management, stepped down as head of the firm after an independent review of his ties to Epstein last year.
Leon Black, Chairman, CEO and Director, Apollo Global Management, LLC, speaks at the Milken Institute's 21st Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S. May 1, 2018.
Leon Black, Chairman, CEO and Director, Apollo Global Management, LLC, speaks at the Milken Institute's 21st Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S. May 1, 2018.
3d ago

Crypto firm BlockFi files for bankruptcy as FTX fallout spreads

The Jersey City, New Jersey-based company had already halted withdrawals of customer deposits and admitted that it had “significant exposure” to the now-bankrupt crypto exchange FTX and its sister trading house, Alameda Research.
The apps of BlockFi and other cryptocurrency exchanges.
The apps of BlockFi and other cryptocurrency exchanges.
3d ago

Kim Kardashian says she's 'disgusted and outraged' over Balenciaga ad featuring children and harness-wearing teddy bears

Last week, the Spanish fashion label apologized for sharing ads that featured images of young children posing with teddy bears that appeared to be wearing BDSM-inspired accessories.
Kim Kardashian on NBC's "TODAY" show on June 21, 2022.
Kim Kardashian on NBC's "TODAY" show on June 21, 2022.
4d ago

'Natural' baby product company recalls toddler cups over lead poisoning hazard

Three stainless steel toddler cups made by Green Sprouts contain a lead hazard in the bottom bases of the cups and bottles, according to a recall notice.
A recall has been issued for Green Sprouts stainless steel bottles and cups.
A recall has been issued for Green Sprouts stainless steel bottles and cups.
4d ago

‘There’s no rules. It’s crazy’: New money in NCAA recruiting leaves elite athletes ripe for exploitation

“If you make a mistake, it could cost you your whole college career," said one top high school football player.
Three high school athletes surrounded by a cloud of money.
Three high school athletes surrounded by a cloud of money.
4d ago

A family-run Mexican restaurant became a chain — and a Southwest phenomenon

The spread of Roberto's Taco Shop restaurants and its many "Berto's" variations across the Southwest and abroad started with one Mexican immigrant family's unique business model.