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Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 11:33 AM EDT

5 Tips for Saving Money and Time on Halloween Costumes

5 Tips for Saving Money and Time on Halloween Costumes

Shopping for Halloween costumes doesn't have to be scary. This year, shoppers can find more ways to save time and money. Discounters like Walmart and Target are expanding their costume offerings and creating...

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 07:44 AM EDT

Ripple Effect? Amazon's $15 Wage May Help Lift Pay Elsewhere

Ripple Effect? Amazon's $15 Wage May Help Lift Pay Elsewhere

After years of sluggish pay gains, the economy may be starting to work for America's low-wage workers. Amazon's announcement Tuesday that it will raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour will intensify pressure on...

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018 at 08:32 AM EDT

Play Back? Toys R US Investors Plan Comeback for Brand

Play Back? Toys R US Investors Plan Comeback for Brand

There may be a second act for Toys R Us, the retail wonderland for children that turned out the lights at hundreds of stores for what was thought to be the final time over the summer. After joining the...

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 05:42 PM EDT

J.C. Penney Names Former Exec of Jo-Ann's as CEO

J.C. Penney Names Former Exec of Jo-Ann's as CEO

J.C. Penney has named Jill Soltau, who most recently served as president and CEO of fabric and crafts chain Jo-Ann Stores, to be its next CEO, effective Oct. 15. Soltau, a 30-year retail veteran, succeeds...

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 11:52 AM EDT

FDA Makes Surprise Inspection of E-Cigarette Maker Juul

FDA Makes Surprise Inspection of E-Cigarette Maker Juul

The Food and Drug Administration seized "thousands of pages of documents" in a surprise inspection of e-cigarette maker Juul's San Francisco headquarters last week, the agency said Tuesday. The FDA is...

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 08:33 AM EDT

As Airbnb Grows, Hotels Give Home-Sharing a Try

As Airbnb Grows, Hotels Give Home-Sharing a Try

Travelers sometimes want a cookie-cutter room in a downtown hotel, and they sometimes want a cozy Tuscan farmhouse to share with friends. Hotels have always been good at providing the first one. Now, they're...

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 05:55 PM EDT

Amazon Raising Minimum Wage for US Workers to $15 Per Hour

Amazon Raising Minimum Wage for US Workers to $15 Per Hour

Amazon, which has faced political and economic pressure to raise pay for thousands of employees, is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month and said it will push for an...

Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 at 02:40 AM EDT

Longtime Facebook Exec Adam Mosseri New Head of Instagram

Longtime Facebook Exec Adam Mosseri New Head of Instagram

Facebook is naming Adam Mosseri, a 10-year veteran at the company, as the head of Instagram. The appointment comes after the photo-sharing app's co-founders resigned last week without giving a clear reason....

Monday, Oct 1, 2018 at 03:14 PM EDT

These Retailers Will Be Closed on Thanksgiving

These Retailers Will Be Closed on Thanksgiving

October means fall is here, and Halloween is right around the corner. It's also time for retailers to start rolling out their plans for the holiday shopping season, including when they'll be opening doors for...

Monday, Oct 1, 2018 at 10:46 AM EDT

For Critics of DeVos, Sale of DeVry Chain Raises Red Flags

For Critics of DeVos, Sale of DeVry Chain Raises Red Flags

A little-known venture capitalist is on the verge of acquiring one of the biggest for-profit colleges in the country, a transaction that would put him in control of a troubled national chain that's more than 60...

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