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The Limited To Start Layoffs At Corporate Offices; Could Start Winding Down Businesslimitedashleekielerconsumerist

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:56:16 +0000

Two weeks after retailer The Limited announced it would explore its options, including a possible sale, the mall staple has begun notifying employees at its corporate offices that they could be out of a job and the company as a whole could close.  The Columbus Dispatch reports that the retailer sent a letter to the Ohio Department of Job …

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Nestlé Creates A New Sugar: Use Less, Get The Same Tastesugar-teaspoonashleekielerconsumerist

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:56:03 +0000

For years, food and beverage companies like Pepsi Co. have tweaked their use of sugar and sweetener substitutes to find just the right mixture that aligns with consumers’ tastes and perception of a healthy lifestyle. Instead of fiddling around with different kinds of sweeteners like aspartame or Splenda, Nestlé hit the laboratory to create its own version of the crystallized …

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Couple Claims Car Dealership Employee Stole Intimate Photos, Sent Them To Swingers’ Siteiphone6frontblankmarybethquirkconsumerist

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:53:35 +0000

The thing about private photos is that they’re supposed to be just that: private. But a couple in Texas says not only did a car dealership employee swipe intimate photos from one of their phones, he then emailed them to a site for swingers. The couple says they’d been in the process of buying a car from the Tyota dealership …

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Visa And Mastercard Push Chip Card Deadline For Gas Pumps Back To 2020oldgasstationconsumerlaura

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:51:22 +0000

Americans get to face another three years at higher risk of having our payment card numbers scooped up by criminals while we fuel up our cars. The major credit card networks, Visa and Mastercard, have given gas stations an extension, pushing the deadline for them to install payment terminals with chip (EMV) readers back to October 2020. You’re probably a …

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FCC Warns AT&T, Verizon That Sponsored Data Programs May Harm Consumersdtvnowchrismorranconsumerist

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:32:20 +0000

While last year’s Open Internet Order — better known as the “net neutrality” rules — stops broadband providers from blocking, speeding up, or slowing down data to or from sources of their choosing, that rule doesn’t explicitly deal with the practice of “zero-rating,” where a broadband provider doesn’t count certain content against the user’s monthly data limit. After recently raising …

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No Pizza Is Worth Crawling Through Ventilation Duct To Stealfreepizzamarybethquirkconsumeristronaldmcdkidnapgreen_shirt

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:07:22 +0000

Listen, I get it. Pizza is delicious, and you may be tempted to go to extremes to be near it. But it is not a good idea to crawl through a pizzeria’s ventilation system in an effort to burgle the restaurant that makes it. According to law enforcement in the Rochester suburb of Penfield, NY, a 53-year-old man had to …

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American Apparel Hands Out Layoff Notices, Extends Bidding Periodamericanapparel3consumerlaura

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:47:39 +0000

Twice-bankrupt clothing company American Apparel is in a hurry to get itself sold. While the company had a deal in place to sell to Gildan Activewear even before filing, now it has asked the court to change the auction timetable, but without extending the bidding process as long as its creditors would prefer. According to Reuters, the clothing company …

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Don’t Give Up Your Seat On A Flight Until You’ve Read The Airline Voucher’s Fine Printairplane_aislemarybethquirkconsumerist

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:37:17 +0000

You’re waiting at a crowded gate to board your flight, when suddenly, you hear it. “Flight XYZ is overbooked; do we have any volunteers willing to give up their seat in exchange for a travel voucher?” But before you volunteer yourself as tribute in the airline Hunger Games, make sure you understand exactly what kind of restrictions might come with …

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Intoxicated Best Buy Worker Can’t Hold Store Liable For Letting Him Drive Home, Crash His Carbest_buychrismorranconsumerist

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:37:14 +0000

If you show up to work so overly medicated that you won’t remember it the next day, it’s pretty likely that your employer is going to notice and send you home (and maybe tell you to never come back), but if you wreck your car on the way home, can you hold your employer responsible for letting you drive away? …

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Tesla Teases Michigan With New Look-But-Don’t-Buy Showroom At Nordstromteslaashleekielerconsumerist

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:57:06 +0000

Three months after Tesla sued the state of Michigan, challenging a law that says automakers can only sell through franchised dealerships, the electric carmaker has thrown caution to the wind and debuted a showroom inside a Nordstrom department store in the Detroit suburb of Troy.  Fortune reports that the showroom — which takes up about 700-square-feet of the department …

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