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Black Friday strikes expected at dozens of Walmart stores

[caption id="attachment_21936" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON, (UPI) -- Walmart workers across the country will be striking on Black Friday, calling for better hours and a $15 per hour wage. The group OUR Walmart, wh ...

Economy: Staples to close 170 stores

Staples Inc. is accelerating its store closings this year and making progress toward its "reinvention," but the office supply chain expects fewer holiday sales compared to last year. The Framingham company also said it is unable to "reasonably estima ...

Kellogg offers up 'gay pride' with your child's breakfast cereal

Conservative groups are taking to social media to criticize a Kellogg ad featuring Frosted Flakes character Tony the Tiger that says, "Wear your stripes with pride," and sponsorship of a gay pride march in Atlanta. But others are firing back, voicing ...

Target publicly endorses same-sex marriage

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target Corp. is adding its name to a legal defense of gay marriage, joining other large companies that are taking a stand, just four years after the retailer came under criticism for supporting a strident opponent of same-sex union ...

Common Sense: Pay your water bill or lose service

Detroit has drawn fire from all over the world for shutting off water to customers delinquent on their bills, but the city isn't unique. Cities across metro Detroit and the country do it also. In Michigan, Hamtramck, Warren, Pontiac, Eastpointe, Romu ...

The Proud Whopper is Burger King's new gay-friendly burger

Burger King is trying to let its gay customers have it their way with a new sandwich called the "Proud Whopper." The gay-pride burger is being sold at one Burger King restaurant in San Francisco on Market Street through Thursday. The sandwich is serv ...

California loses Toyota headquarters to Texas

TORRANCE, Calif. -- Toyota said Monday that it will move its U.S. headquarters from California to Texas. Toyota will break ground this year on a new headquarters in Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Small groups of employees will start moving to temp ...

Did you shop at Target?

Target says that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear. The chain said that accounts of customers who made purchases by swiping ...

Consumer behavior aggressively tracked this season

WASHINGTON -- It's a big question for marketers: What kind of a buyer are you? And, as important, what are you willing to pay? In the search for answers this shopping season, consumer behavior online and off is being tracked aggressively with help fr ...

Activists to picket in front of Walmarts across Maine

[caption id="attachment_21936" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]ELLSWORTH -- Activists and union members in Maine will tap into a national movement to protest low wages for Walmart workers on Black Friday. Picketers will be holdi ...


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