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Nicholas Eckhart

As More Shoppers Go Online, Retailers Cut Back On In-Store Inventory

When you envision a Home Depot store, you probably picture rows of huge shelves packed to the rafters with boxes and pallets of products waiting to be unpacked. But with more shoppers buying things online, these shelves could start looking a lot different as the Depot and others rethink how much stuff they need to keep on hand.
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Google Bans Payday Loan Ads In Search Results

Google Bans Payday Loan Ads In Search Results

Google can’t stop you from searching for “payday loans,” and the company’s search engine will continue to turn up results for people inquiring about these short-term, high-interest loans, but it can choose to stop running ads for payday lenders. [More]

McDonald’s Testing Different Sized Big Mac Sandwiches: Grand Mac, Mac Jr.

McDonald’s Testing Different Sized Big Mac Sandwiches: Grand Mac, Mac Jr.

Is the Big Mac too big for you? Or maybe you want a bigger Big Mac. In an effort to get its signature sandwich in the hands of as many people as possible, McDonald’s is testing tweaked versions of the iconic Big Mac in a variety of sizes.

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Restricting Debt Collection Doesn’t Limit Credit Availability

While federal law already prohibits a wide range of unscrupulous debt-collection practices, some states have gone further, enacting laws and regulations to limit collectors’ ability to pursue repayment. The collections industry claims these restrictions hinder consumers’ access to credit, a new report says that just isn’t the case.  [More]

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Twitter CEO: 140-Character Limit Too Iconic To Expand

All our hopes and dreams of expressing ourselves with more than 140-character snippets on Twitter have been dashed: the social media company has decided not to give the message limit the boot.  [More]

Angie’s List Dropping Subscription Requirement For Review Writing & Browsing

Angie’s List Dropping Subscription Requirement For Review Writing & Browsing

If you’ve ever visited Angie’s List to find a plumber, painter, lawn care professional, or other service provider, you probably didn’t get too far, thanks to the company’s paywall which blocks visitors from seeing reviews unless they sign on for a year-long subscription. That’s about to change, as the home services marketplace plans to drop its membership fees in a bid to increase revenue down the road.  [More]

For-Profit Grand Canyon University Set To Go Nonprofit

For-Profit Grand Canyon University Set To Go Nonprofit

More than a decade after Grand Canyon University became the first Christian college to get into the for-profit education field, the chain’s operators have announced plans to take the school and its 75,000 students back to the non-profit sphere.  [More]

Twitter May Finally Be Getting Rid Of 140-Character Limit On Tweets

Twitter May Finally Be Getting Rid Of 140-Character Limit On Tweets

Even if you’re not a Twitter user, you’re likely familiar with the restriction that limits the expression of every thought, comment, and desire to a mere 140 characters. But once again Twitter is mulling over the idea of making Tweets a lot longer — though your actual feed wouldn’t look much different.
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Report: Twitter Considering Allowing Tweets Longer Than 140 Characters

Report: Twitter Considering Allowing Tweets Longer Than 140 Characters

Since it launched in 2006, Twitter has been known for allowing users to express their every desire and thought using just 140 characters. That’s could be about to change, as the social media company is reportedly working on a new product that exceeds the current word limit. [More]

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3M Vows To Avoid Using Paper Sources That Come From Threatened Forests

Manufacturing company 3M announced a policy change today that aims to ensure its pulp and paper suppliers are doing their best to preserve the environment by only providing materials from protected forests.   [More]

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U.S. Department Of Education Cuts Ties With Five Debt Collection Agencies To Protect Borrowers

Consumer advocates applauded the Department of Education’s announcement last week to end contracts with five private collection agencies that provided inaccurate information to borrowers. [More]