JCPenney Offering Random $5K Prize Packages, Vacations In Holiday Hiring PushThe unemployment rate is now at 3.7 percent, the lowest rate since December 1969. While that could mean higher wages for workers, that means a smaller labor pool for retailers like JCPenney and UPS, who are both ramping up their holiday hiring.
6.5 Million Pounds Of Beef Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella ContaminationAn Arizona-based plant is recalling more than 6.5 million pounds of various raw, non-intact beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Investors Who Shut Down Toys 'R' Us Now Planning To Revive The BrandThe group now believes that it stands a better chance of a realizing a return on its investment by potentially reviving the toy chain, rather than selling it off for parts.
California Passes Net Neutrality Law As Justice Department Says They're SuingBarbara van Schewick, a professor at Stanford Law School, says the California bill is on solid legal ground and that California is within its legal rights.
Amazon Investigates Claims That Employee Sold Confidential DataBrokers for Amazon employees in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen offered internal sales metrics and reviewer email addresses to independent sellers for payments of between $80 and $2,000, according to the Wall Street Journal.
235,000 Hair Dryers Recalled Due To Burn RiskThe recall of Allure and Allure Pro 2200W hand-held hair dryers comes after its New York distributor, Xtava, received 193 reports of the products or their power cords overheating, melting, exploding or catching fire.
Rite Aid Shareholders Scuttle Deal To Merge With Albertson'sOne of Rite Aid's biggest shareholders, Highfields Capital Management, said that deal was "in the best interests of Albertson's and Rite Aid management, but not Rite Aid shareholders."
School Supplies Test Positive For Asbestos, Other Dangerous ChemicalsIn tests run in 2015, many major brands, including Rose Art and Crayola, contained trace amounts of asbestos fibers — a substance that can cause breathing difficulties and cancer if inhaled.
Wells Fargo: Computer Glitch Denied Loan Modifications To Hundreds Of HomeownersThe bank said in a filing Friday the error caused about 625 customers to be denied, or not offered, loan modifications they otherwise qualified for. Foreclosures were completed in about 400 of the cases.
Ready-Made Salads, Wraps Recalled For Possible Parasite ContaminationThe Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service says the products, distributed by Indianapolis-based Caito Foods, may be contaminated with cyclospora. The parasite causes intestinal illness.
Kraft Heinz Recalls Cheese Dip For Botulism RiskThe dips under recall are the 15-ounce jars of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso mild cheese dip that have a use-by date ranging from Oct. 31, 2018 to Jan. 23, 2019.
4 Types Of Goldfish Crackers Recalled For Salmonella FearsThe company on Monday took the action after one of its ingredient suppliers notified it that whey powder used in a seasoning may be contaminated.
Some Ritz Cracker Products Recalled For Possible Salmonella RiskThe products contain whey powder, which its supplier has recalled due to the potential presence of salmonella.
Amazon Reveals Best Deals For Prime DayThis year's sales event, which starts Monday afternoon, will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products.
Starbucks To Stop Offering Straws At All Locations By 2020A week after its hometown banned plastic drinking straws and utensils, the Seattle company said Monday that within two years, it will be using straws made from biodegradable materials like paper and specially designed lids.