JCPenney Pretties Up, Adds More In-Store Sephora Locations

JCPenney Pretties Up, Adds More In-Store Sephora Locations

In a move to boost foot traffic (and hopefully sales) while getting some help with the rent, JCPenney and Sephora are expanding their partnership, adding and enlarging dozens more store-within-the-store locations of the beauty products retailer. [More]

Court Says Eatery Was Wrong To Fire Server Who Called Boss A “Mother$%*!^r” On Facebook

Court Says Eatery Was Wrong To Fire Server Who Called Boss A “Mother$%*!^r” On Facebook

If you go on Facebook today to call out your boss, using 12-letter profanities that imply your supervisor has carnal knowledge of their mother, and you also insult your boss’s spouse and kids, you probably won’t have a job to go to tomorrow. Yet a federal appeals court has ruled that a catering service at a well-known Manhattan landmark was in the wrong when it fired a server for this sort of Facebook rant, because that rant was ultimately about a bigger-picture labor dispute. [More]

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Worms That Eat Through Plastic Bags Could Help Cut Down On Pollution

Plastic bags clog up our gutters, landfills, and waterways, but researchers hope that plastic-munching worms may hold a secret to making these messes more manageable. [More]

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Scammers Buy Stuff With Your Card, Then Trick You Into ‘Returning’ Items To Them

Because there is apparently no limit to the amount of effort someone will put in to being dishonest, scammers are constantly evolving their tricks. For example, it’s no longer enough for someone to just steal your credit card number to go on a shopping spree. Now they have to involve you, by tricking you into actually shipping the fraudulent purchase on to them. [More]

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Some Pricey Hotels Will Now Let Guests Rent Rooms By The Minute

Renting out a hotel room by the hour used to be a clear indicator of illicit goings-on. The current era of “pod” hotels and airport napping stations has removed some of that stigma — just in time for an app that lets people rent hotel rooms by the minute. [More]

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Tesla To Double Number Of Supercharger Stations In Advance Of Model 3 Launch

Tesla will roll out its first mass-market vehicle — the $35,000 Model 3 — later this year, significantly increasing the demand for charging stations. That’s why the company says it’s going to double the number of Superchargers available worldwide by the end of this year. [More]

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21 Attorneys General Call Out Education Secretary DeVos For Removing Student Loan Protections

In response to the decision by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to roll back protections for student loan borrowers, a coalition of state attorneys general are accusing DeVos of failing America’s students. [More]

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Report: 25% Of Americans Won’t Have A Traditional TV Subscription By 2018

TV viewers have been snipping the cord and freeing themselves from traditional TV subscriptions offered by satellite and cable companies for years, so it may come as no surprise that the flood of customers fleeing to streaming video shows no signs of easing. [More]

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Uber Reportedly Tracked iPhones Even After The App Was Deleted, Bought Lyft Receipts

It’s been a busy spring for Uber, in all the ways that companies usually try to avoid. Now, among all the allegations of tracking programs from “Greyball” to “Hell, come a pair of new claims that won’t do anything to improve Uber’s dodgy reputation with regard to privacy [More]

Supreme Court: General Motors Can’t Use Bankruptcy To Avoid Lawsuits Over Deadly Ignition Defect

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The Supreme Court has denied General Motors’ legal efforts to use its 2009 bankruptcy to block lawsuits over injuries and financial losses related to the carmaker’s long-ignored ignition switch defect. [More]

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Amazon Now Working On Self-Driving Vehicles For Deliveries

Between drones, leased planes, and its own fleet of Flex drivers, Amazon has a decent foothold in the transportation-and-delivery market. But now the company apparently has an eye on the future, and it involves driverless vehicles.  [More]

Lay’s, Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked Jalapeno Chips Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

Lay’s, Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked Jalapeno Chips Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

Chip lovers looking for a little kick from their bags of Lay’s or Miss Vickie’s jalapeño-flavored kettle chips could get more than they bargained for if they don’t check the package, as Frito-Lay has recalled several sized packages of the chips over concerns they could be contaminated with Salmonella[More]

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Why Do Larger Clothes For Women Often Fit So Badly?

Anyone who’s ever bought clothing they’ve seen a model or a mannequin wearing has probably had that moment, when you get the item in your non-mannequin size, put it on, and… it just doesn’t fit well, now that it’s on a real person. Why does this happen? [More]

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Discount Retailer Stein Mart Selling Ivanka Trump Clothing Relabeled Under New Name

A number of higher-end retailers, including Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, recently stopped selling Ivanka Trump’s clothing and apparel line, citing slow sales. Now some Ivanka items are showing up on the less-glamorous racks of discount retailer Stein Mart, but without the Ivanka name. [More]

EpiPen Maker Mylan Sued State That Gave Preferred Status To Cheaper Alternative

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As the price for the EpiPen emergency allergy treatment soared by some 600%, Medicaid regulators in one state tried to de-prioritize the drug in favor of a less-expensive alternative. EpiPen’s parent company Mylan could have lowered the price on its signature product, but instead it chose to sue the state. [More]

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Sears Closing 50 Auto Centers, 92 Kmart Pharmacies

Like a sinking ship that keeps jettisoning cargo in the hope of staying afloat, Sears Holdings will soon be ridding itself of 50 Sears Auto Centers and 92 Kmart Pharmacies. [More]

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Roundy’s, Harris Teeter Hash Browns Recalled In 10 States Because Golf Balls Are Not Food

We see food products recalled for containing extraneous stuff — rubber, plastic, metal, glass, disease-causing bacteria — all the time. But this is a new one: frozen hash browns sold in nine states and D.C. are now being recalled for containing golf balls. [More]

Target Encourages Store-Wide Mayhem With Mario Kart Shopping Carts

Target Encourages Store-Wide Mayhem With Mario Kart Shopping Carts

In what seems like a great cross-promotion for the Nintendo Switch, but which stands a decent chance of ending in utter bedlam at hundreds of Target stores nationwide, the retailer has decided to dress up shopping carts as Mario Karts. [More]