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Monday, Jul 18, 2016 at 07:28 PM CDT

McDonald's, Starbucks Agree to Filter Wi-Fi Porn

McDonald's, Starbucks Agree to Filter Wi-Fi Porn

McDonald's and Starbucks are implementing filtering technology that blocks customers using Wi-Fi from accessing pornography sites.

Friday, Jul 15, 2016 at 07:46 PM CDT

Egg Prices Reach 10-Year Lows on Low Demand

Egg Prices Reach 10-Year Lows on Low Demand

In less than a year, eggs have gone from being an expensive staple at the height of the bird flu crisis to reaching the cheapest prices in a decade due to fully restocked poultry barns. But the demand for eggs

Friday, Jul 15, 2016 at 06:50 PM CDT

‘Cake Boss’ Star Scouts Chicago Bakery Locations

‘Cake Boss’ Star Scouts Chicago Bakery Locations

"Cake Boss" star Buddy Valastro continues to mesmerize fans with his masterpiece creations at bakeries around the country, but soon, those desserts could be made at a Chicago bakery.

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 12:58 PM CDT

Mortgage Rates Still Near Historic Lows

Mortgage Rates Still Near Historic Lows

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates moved little this week, remaining near historically low levels in the wake of financial disarray in Europe. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average for the benchmark...

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 03:24 AM CDT

10 Top Consumer Complaints of 2015

10 Top Consumer Complaints of 2015

Phony IRS agents and other imposter scams topped the list of fastest-growing complaints to state and local consumer protection agencies last year, according to the latest report from the annual survey conducted...

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016 at 12:51 PM CDT

Checkout Issues Reported on Amazon Prime Day

Checkout Issues Reported on Amazon Prime Day

Amazon's second-annual summer shopping event, Prime Day, kicked off Tuesday, featuring more than 100,000 deals worldwide. Amazon said it will be launching new deals as often as every five minutes over...

Monday, Jul 11, 2016 at 01:05 PM CDT

Starbucks to Increase Base Pay of Workers in October

Starbucks to Increase Base Pay of Workers in October

Starbucks is boosting the base pay of all employees and store managers at U.S. company-run stores by 5 percent or more. In a letter sent to workers Monday, CEO Howard Schultz said that the amount of the raise —...

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 at 01:28 PM CDT

Stocks Higher as US Creates 287K Jobs in June

Stocks Higher as US Creates 287K Jobs in June

The U.S. economy added 287,000 jobs during the month of June, beating expectations and wowing investors, CNBC reported. Economists expected non-farm payrolls to jump by 175,000 for the month.

Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 at 09:01 PM CDT

Oil Prices Skid, Traders Worry There's a Fuel Glut

Oil Prices Skid, Traders Worry There's a Fuel Glut

Oil prices fell nearly 5 percent on Thursday after a government report on fuel stocks reinforced worries about an oil glut. The report said that crude inventories are declining at a slower pace than expected.

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016 at 04:16 PM CDT

You Can Now Pay With Phone at All US Wal-Mart Stores

You Can Now Pay With Phone at All US Wal-Mart Stores

Wal-Mart will now let you pay with its phone app at all 4,600 stores nationwide. The effort is part of Wal-Mart's strategy to make shopping easier and faster, while learning more about consumer behavior.

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