Report: Coach, Burberry Not Actively Discussing A Merger, Despite Rumors

Though rumors have been swirling that luxury brands Burberry and Coach are considering a merger — leading to a spike in both companies’ stock prices — inside sources say there aren’t any active discussions happening between the two companies at the moment. [More]


McDonald’s Has All-Day Breakfast To Thank For Beating Earnings Expectations

McDonald’s is probably patting itself on the back right about now: the Golden Arches managed to beat earnings expectations and also achieved solid growth in same-restaurant sales for the most recent quarter. The company says the boost is due in part to its all-day breakfast menu, “McPick” promotions, and its recently revamped chicken nuggets. [More]

Comcast Doubles Down On Buzzfeed With Another $200M Investment

Comcast Doubles Down On Buzzfeed With Another $200M Investment

In its continuing quest to take over the content world, Comcast is once again splashing out with a big investment into journalism and listicle juggernaut BuzzFeed. [More]


Police: KFC Worker Pulls Gun On Boss, Returns For Paycheck The Next Day

A dispute between an employee of a New Mexico KFC and his boss escalated to the point of pulling out weapons, but that didn’t stop the aggrieved worker from showing up the next day to collect his paycheck. [More]

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Voice Actors Go On Strike Against 11 Major Video Game Publishers

After failing to come to terms with a coalition of 11 video game companies, including big names like Electronic Arts and Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., thousands of voice-over actors are now officially on strike. [More]


Lawsuit: Shopper’s Imprisonment In Walgreens Store Led To His Death

A Florida woman is suing Walgreens after she says her husband’s unlawful imprisonment in an Orange County store ultimately led to his death. [More]


Taco Bell Will Hand Out Free Tacos If Someone Steals A Base During World Series

Whether you’re jumping for joy or tearing your hair out when a player steals a base during the upcoming World Series, rest assured that if it happens, everyone’s gonna get a free taco. [More]


MetLife Cutting Snoopy And The Peanuts Gang Loose After Three Decades

The days of gazing upward to the skies at a football game to see Snoopy’s face gliding by on a blimp will soon be over, as MetLife has announced it’s cutting ties with the cartoon pooch and the rest of the Peanuts gang after more than 30 years together. [More]


Video Shows USPS Worker Dumping Bins Of Mail In A Ditch

Yet another United States Postal Service employee is joining The Mail Carrier Hall Of Shame, after being accused of dumping hundreds of pieces of mail into a ditch — while a local filmed the whole thing. [More]


World Wine Output Is At A 20-Year Low As Vineyards Struggle With Rough Weather

If you’re the kind of person who greets a glass of wine with a happy grin, you might want to sit down and take a deep breath before you continue reading: frost, hail, drought, and floods have hit world wine production across Europe and South America hard this year, resulting in a 20-year low. [More]


Police: Miami Uber Driver Admitted He Sexually Assaulted Incapacitated Passenger

Police in Miami say an Uber driver has admitted to sexually battering a female customer while she was incapacitated after a night of drinking. [More]

Starbucks Planning To Open “Reserve” Coffee Bars In Up To 1,000 Cafes By End Of 2017

Starbucks Planning To Open “Reserve” Coffee Bars In Up To 1,000 Cafes By End Of 2017

It seems Starbucks CEO Howard Schulz has been busy after he tucked himself away to work on the company’s upscale line of Reserve coffee bars: the head honcho says the chain is now planning to open up to 1,000 of those mini cafes within Starbucks cafes by the end of 2017. [More]

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McDonald’s Franchisees Say Company Should Kick “Discounting Addiction”

Though McDonald’s has been riding high on all-day breakfast since its launch last year, the company’s franchisees say the novelty is fading. Part of the problem, several complain, is McDonald’s love of discounts. [More]

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Expedia Apologizes After Customer Says Employee Left “F—k You” Message In Her Itinerary

An Expedia customer in Los Angeles was surprised to find that her New Year’s travel reservation had suddenly been canceled — and, adding insult to injury, a nasty message from an employee on her itinerary. [More]

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Man Leaves Ghost-Pepper Eating Contest With Hole In His Esophagus

While chowing down as fast as you can on one of the hottest peppers known to humankind might sound like a good id– wait, no, that pretty much sounds like my nightmare. And it can be dangerous, as one man found out after getting a one-inch hole in his esophagus after he participated in a ghost pepper-eating contest. [More]


You Can Now Hail A Ride Straight From Google’s Mobile Search Results

While Google already offers the option of hailing a cab or ride-service pickup from within Google Maps, the company will now let users order up a car straight from Google’s mobile search results. [More]


New Federal Rules Mean Airlines Have To Offer Refunds For Delayed Baggage

The White House issued new regulations this week that are aimed at protecting airline consumers by giving them more information to compare the cost of flights and the performance of air carriers. The Obama administration also wants airlines to refund checked bag fees when luggage is delayed. [More]

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Windshield Locks Could Be Parking Enforcement’s New Tool of Choice

Putting a boot on a car to crack down on illegally parked vehicles could be a thing of the past in at least one city, where parking enforcement officials are considering an alternative mechanism: a windshield lock that makes it impossible for parking violators to see anything, preventing them from driving away [More]