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Walmart Tells D.C. Lawmakers It’ll Pull 3 Stores If City Passes Minimum Wage Bill

Walmart officials warned Washington, D.C. lawmakers yesterday that if the city council passes a new super-minimum-wage proposal, it’ll pull at least three stores planned for the area. Executives and lobbyists delivered the news in person to council members yesterday, less than 24 hours before a vote was scheduled on the legislation. [More]

Pranksters Tell Xcel Energy Customers Their Power Is Being Shut Off

Pranksters Tell Xcel Energy Customers Their Power Is Being Shut Off

The government in Boulder, CO, recently decided to look into the idea of forming its own power company as an alternative to Xcel Energy. But some residents of the city were perplexed when they received letters claiming to be from Xcel and stating that their service was being cut off. [More]

Starbucks Staffer: I Was Fired For Turning Off WiFi To Stop People From Viewing Porn

Starbucks Staffer: I Was Fired For Turning Off WiFi To Stop People From Viewing Porn

Over at StarbucksGossip, they have a letter from a now-former employee at the coffee chain, who claims he was given the boot from his java-dispensing job because he turned off the in-store free WiFi in an effort to stop customers from looking at porn. [More]

AT&T U-Verse Points Finger At Cablevision In Flap Over AMC Fees

AT&T U-Verse Points Finger At Cablevision In Flap Over AMC Fees

Midnight tonight is the deadline for AT&T U-Verse to come to terms with Cablevision’s Rainbow Media over carriage fees for several channels, including AMC, which is about to debut its new season of its biggest show, Mad Men, next week. Now AT&T is pointing the finger squarely at its opponent in this showdown. [More]