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  • Flyers depicting racist caricature of African-Americans found at UT

    05/02/2017 11:34:16 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 94 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 5/2/17 | Eric Webb
    Anti-African-American flyers containing a racist slogan and imagery have been found at the University of Texas at Austin, according to reports on social media Tuesday. The flyers depict a racist caricature of a black man holding a knife and bear the words “Around blacks ... never relax.” UT student Kim Nguyen said she found a flyer on an yellow emergency call machine near the Littlefield Fountain.
  • Won't Be Buying Anything from Bed, Bath and Beyond

    03/09/2017 5:36:51 PM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 102 replies
    Just got a glance of the latest Bed, Bath and Beyond catalogue. Ellen DeGeneres made the front cover.
  • Hastings stores to close

    07/25/2016 1:39:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    SIERRA VISTA — Five weeks after filing for bankruptcy, all Hastings locations are set to close by the end of October. The Amarillo, Texas-based entertainment retail chain operates more than 120 stores across the country, including a Sierra Vista location that has been in business for more than 20 years. As of July 13, all stores stopped accepting gift cards and store credit, and following the June 13 Chapter 11 filing in a Delaware federal court, the customer buy-back program was suspended and the video game rental program ended.
  • Venezuelans now using social media to seek out basic goods

    06/15/2016 8:18:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/15/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Eight of 10 items unavailable in stores in the socialist paradise Good news: Nicolas Maduro will never be president of the United States. Bad news: It hardly matters, because neither Hillary Clinton nor Bernie Sanders quite understands what’s gone wrong with the Chavista revolution in Venezuela. Things are now so bad in the socialist paradise where Maduro haplessly presides, Venezuelans have more or less given up looking for basic goods in stores. You can’t find them there. Eight out of 10 items people need are unavailable. So they’ve taken to going on social media and asking pretty much anyone who...
  • Number of store closures already set to outpace last year

    03/19/2016 11:06:31 AM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    nypost.com ^ | March 19, 2016 | Lisa Fickenscher
    The grim reaper is on a shopping binge. The number of shuttered stores this year is already outpacing last year’s rate — and showing no signs of slowing down. Last week, Men’s Wearhouse said it will close a whopping 250 stores, while Sports Authority filed for bankruptcy and announced plans to close 140 stores earlier this month.
  • Albertsons to Buy Back 33 Stores It Sold as Part of Merger With Safeway

    11/26/2015 6:00:54 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | Brent Kendall and Peg Brickley
    Grocery store chain Albertsons Cos. is buying back 33 stores the government required it to sell when it acquired rival Safeway Inc. earlier this year, a highly unusual development approved by a judge on Tuesday that highlights a misfire by U.S. antitrust enforcers. Little has gone according to plan since the Federal Trade Commission allowed the Albertsons-Safeway tie-up in January on the condition that the companies sell 168 stores to preserve competition in several Western states. Without the divestitures, Albertsons would be too dominant in 130 local markets, the FTC said when it agreed to a settlement with the merging...
  • Target to close 13 stores nationwide amid plummeting profits

    11/04/2015 5:21:37 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 34 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 11/4/2015 | AP
    Target plans to close 13 stores nationwide, most in the Midwest where the store has its roots. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based retailer says a decision to close a store usually follows several years of decreasing profitability. The retail giant plans to close the stores on January 30, 2016. The 13 are among Target's nearly 1,800 stores in the U.S.
  • Proggies make it easy: Their list of 10 companies to boycott, tells US where to BUYCOTT. . . .

    12/10/2014 2:52:32 PM PST · by Salgak · 24 replies
    "Liberals Unite" ^ | 12/9/2014 | "Mindy Fisher"
    Nothing TOO surprising here, but a list of stores and such the LibProgs hate. You know what to do. . . Because, OMG, these companies support (shudder) Conservative Values. Oh, the huge manatee!!! Admittedly, Mariott Hotels, Angel Soft, Brawny, and Dixie, and Urban Outfitters were a surprise. . .
  • FDA Finalizes Menu Labeling Rules

    11/26/2014 10:28:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    Thanks to the FDA’s calorie labeling regulations announced Tuesday, major changes will soon be coming to the food and restaurant industries. The regulation itself is nothing new; it became law in 2010 as a provision attached to the Affordable Care Act, but final rules were delayed for the past few years, thanks in large part to heavy opposition from grocery stores, pizza chains, vending machines, convenience stores, and movie theaters. Although some concessions were made, none of these industries were fully spared. By November 2015, these establishments will be forced to post calorie information on menus and menu boards, which...
  • ‘Too soon’? Shoppers horrified by ‘Easter creep’ [pics]

    01/18/2014 3:07:41 PM PST · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 1-18-2014 | Twitchy Staff
    ‘Too soon’? Shoppers horrified by ‘Easter creep’ [pics (at links)] Posted at 1:17 pm on January 18, 2014 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments I just saw an easter display at the store! #toosoon #cmon #itsjanuary— Jessica Michan (@jessicamichan) January 15, 2014 For the love of everything ever, it’s January.Easter is in April this year and we haven’t even hit Valentine’s Day. But the retail calendar works a little differently these days. Behold the Easter candy displays: I think it's a little early for the Easter candy display don't ya think ? #easter http://t.co/zdsDF3Rm6L— Frank Marzullo (@TrustFrank19) January 09, 2014 Yes, we...
  • JC Penney to shed 33 stores, cut 2,000 jobs

    01/16/2014 12:23:51 AM PST · by South40 · 50 replies
    MSN/Reuters ^ | 1/16/2014 | Phil Wahba
    NEW YORK – J.C. Penney Co. said on Wednesday it would close 33 stores and cut 2,000 jobs as part of its efforts to return to profitability. Chief Executive Myron Ullman said in a statement the action "addresses a strategic priority to improve the profitability of our stores." Penney is the second major U.S. retailer in as many weeks to announce layoffs. Last week, Macy's Inc said it was eliminating 2,500 jobs. Those cuts will be offset over time as the retailer plans to add positions to its online business, leaving overall staffing levels unchanged at around 175,000.
  • Target holiday cyber breach hits 40 million payment cards

    12/18/2013 7:38:18 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    Payment card data was stolen from an unknown number of Target Corp customers starting on the busy Black Friday weekend in a major breach at the U.S. retailer, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Secret Service is investigating, according to a spokesman for the agency, which safeguards the nation's payment systems. Target officials did not respond to requests for comment. Investigators believe the data was obtained via software installed on machines that customers use to swipe magnetic strips on their cards when paying for merchandise at Target stores, according to the person who was not authorized to...
  • Report: NSA stores everyone’s metadata for at least a year

    09/30/2013 10:40:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/30/13 | Josh Peterson
    Regardless of whether a person was targeted by the National Security Agency, the agency has been storing the online metadata “of millions of internet users for up to a year,” The Guardian reports. While the Obama administration has made statements that the NSA’s surveillance program only targets individuals connected with foreign intelligence or terrorism, top secret documents revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden demonstrate the contrary. The NSA retains “vast amounts of metadata” that allow analysts to put together a full picture of a year of a person’s life, reports The Guardian. Metadata, or data about data, includes phone...
  • Seattle Mayor Invites Businesses to Post 'Gun-Free Zone' Signs in Their Stores

    08/19/2013 12:52:59 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 83 replies
    Seattle Mayor Invites Businesses to Post 'Gun-Free Zone' Signs in Their Stores August 19, 2013 - 3:18 PM By Penny Starr (CNSNews.com) – Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, a Democrat, is inviting local merchants to voluntarily post “Gun Free Zone” signs in their businesses, letting customers who have guns know they should shop elsewhere. “We are here to support businesses that do not wish to have guns on their premises” McGinn said in a press release issued by Washington CeaseFire, which is partnering with the mayor for the campaign. “The police department regularly enforces trespass laws when a visitor to a...
  • Obama Warns Republicans That 2013 COULD Be A Year of Solid Economic Growth

    02/02/2013 9:29:12 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 11 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 02/02/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    President Obama warned today that 2013 “can be a year of solid economic growth” but warned “self-inflicted wounds in Washington” would hurt progress. Translation: Republicans should surrender and allow more government spending, more “stimulus,” more debt, HIGHER taxes, etc. I don’t think that Republicans will fall for this ploy since it hasn't worked so far. Perhaps it would be easier for President Obama to deal with Grumpy Cat.
  • Twitter stores full iPhone contact list for 18 months, after scan

    02/16/2012 7:06:30 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    L A Times ^ | February 14, 2012, 4:56 p.m. | David Sarno
    Twitter Inc. has acknowledged that after mobile users tap the "Find friends" feature on its smartphone app, the company downloads users' entire address book, including email addresses and phone numbers, and keeps the data on its servers for 18 months. The company also said it plans to update its apps to clarify that user contacts are being transmitted and stored. The company's current privacy policy does not explicitly disclose that Twitter downloads and stores user address books.
  • Strip clubs, casinos, and liquor stores to be eliminated from welfare debit card access

    Money meant to help families on welfare provide the necessities of life are apparently being used inappropriately by some recipients.
  • Entire Apple Stores Being Faked in China

    07/21/2011 1:44:25 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 21, 2011 | Associated Press
    BEIJING – At first, it looks like a sleek Apple store. Sales assistants in blue T-shirts with the company's logo chat to customers. Signs advertising the iPad 2 hang from the white walls. Outside, the famous logo sits next to the words "Apple Store." And that's the clue it's fake. China, long known for producing counterfeit consumer gadgets, software and brand name clothing, has reached a new piracy milestone -- fake Apple stores.
  • (CBS NEWS) Analyst: Even Dollar Stores Struggling In ‘Obama Depression’

    07/11/2011 1:39:51 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 64 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 07/11/2011 | CBS Los Angeles
    More stores across the U.S. that offer deeply-discounted products are seeing their sales decline after years of growth amid America’s “Great Recession” — and one analyst said on Monday it’s another sign of even deeper downturn. SNIP “I think what’s going on in those stores is that we are in a depression for 80 percent of Americans,” SNIP “In other words, the economy is continuing to be worse, the Obama depression continues to explode,” he added.
  • Vibrant to Vacant: Mall Vacancies Highest in 11 Years; Online Retail Sales Hit 12%

    04/10/2011 7:41:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com ^ | 4/10/11 | Mike "Mish" Shedlock
    Online retail sales keep climbing, big box retailers keep wondering what to do with all their space, and small stores struggle to survive at all. As a result of that nasty brew, Malls Face Surge in Vacancies. Mall vacancies hit their highest level in at least 11 years in the first quarter, new figures from real-estate research company Reis Inc. showed. In the top 80 U.S. markets, the average vacancy rate was 9.1%, up from 8.7%. The outlook is especially bad for strip malls and other neighborhood shopping centers. Their vacancy rate is expected to top 11.1% later this year,...