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Mike Mozart

Target Ends Freshii Concept, Closing 18 Salad & Wrap Cafes

After only two years, Target is giving up on a test of offering customers salads, pressed juices, and other supposedly healthy foods. The retailer is closing the handful of Freshii cafes it’s operated in stores since 2015. [More]

Nicholas Eckhart

JCPenney To Close 130 to 140 Stores Over Next Few Months

This morning, JCPenney revealed plans to shutter more than 100 stores, putting it in the unwelcome company of other anchor store stalwarts — like Sears and Macy’s — who have recently begun paring down their retail footprint. [More]

Humana Leaves Exchange, Will Not Sell Individual ACA Health Care Plans For 2018

Humana Leaves Exchange, Will Not Sell Individual ACA Health Care Plans For 2018

The challenge of purchasing individual health insurance is about to get even more challenging, with less competition and less choice, for consumers in nearly a dozen states. Humana, one of the four national-level insurers operating in the country, has announced that it’s quitting the marketplace exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act next year. [More]

Google Shutting Down Picasa Photo Service

Google Shutting Down Picasa Photo Service

Nearly 12 years after acquiring Picasa, Google announced plans to shut down the service, asking customers to use its new Google Photos service instead.  [More]

Amazon Destinations stopped taking reservations on Tuesday, marking the end to the e-commerce giant's hotel booking venture.

Amazon Gets Out Of The Hotel Booking Business After Only 6 Months

Amazon Destinations, we barely knew you. The dedicated hotel booking site from the e-commerce giant closed its doors this week, just six months after opening them[More]

Lia Sophia Shutting Down Jewelry Business After 28 Years Of Direct Sales

Lia Sophia Shutting Down Jewelry Business After 28 Years Of Direct Sales

After 28 years of sending customers out into the field as direct sellers to peddle its shiny wares, jewelry business Lia Sophia has announced it’s shutting down by the end of the year, with all operations ceasing early in 2015.

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