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Friday, May 24, 2019 at 08:20 PM EDT

Sears Pins Future on Stores Selling Appliances, Mattresses

Sears Pins Future on Stores Selling Appliances, Mattresses

Like many suburban shopping areas, Overland Park, Kansas, has a Whole Foods grocery store and a Cheesecake Factory. Now, it's among the first to have a Sears Home & Life store. For five decades, from 1967 to...

Friday, May 24, 2019 at 06:58 PM EDT

United Airlines Extends Cancellation of Boeing Max Flights

United Airlines Extends Cancellation of Boeing Max Flights

United Airlines is canceling another month's worth of flights with Boeing 737 Max planes that were grounded after two deadly accidents. United said Friday it has removed the Max from its schedule through Aug. 3...

Friday, May 24, 2019 at 03:06 PM EDT

Nike Cancels Puerto Rico-Homage Sneaker With Panama Design

Nike Cancels Puerto Rico-Homage Sneaker With Panama Design

Nike won't release a version of its Air Force 1 shoe meant to celebrate Puerto Rico, after an indigenous group in Panama objected to one of its traditional designs being used on the sneaker. The company said in...

Friday, May 24, 2019 at 08:22 AM EDT

Soaring Gasoline Prices Peak Just in Time for Memorial Day Weekend

Soaring Gasoline Prices Peak Just in Time for Memorial Day Weekend

The biggest U.S. gasoline price surge in years is running out of steam just in time for the start of the summer driving season. Heading into Memorial Day, the national average gasoline price is coming off the...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11:42 PM EDT

FAA Chief Upbeat About Prospects for Boeing 737 Max's Return

FAA Chief Upbeat About Prospects for Boeing 737 Max's Return

After an all-day meeting with global aviation regulators, the chief of the Federal Aviation Administration sounded more upbeat than ever about prospects for clearing the troubled Boeing 737 Max to fly again....

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 04:56 PM EDT

Company Backed by Elon Musk Gets Contract for Self-Driving Transit System

Company Backed by Elon Musk Gets Contract for Self-Driving Transit System

A company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk has been awarded a nearly $49 million contract to build a transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center. The board of...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 02:51 PM EDT

Castro, Democrat Candidates Show Support for Striking McDonald's Workers

Castro, Democrat Candidates Show Support for Striking McDonald's Workers

Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro joined a march to a McDonald's restaurant in North Carolina on Thursday to draw attention to workers' efforts to raise the minimum wage and secure other protectio...

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 03:11 PM EDT

62,000 Pounds of Raw Beef Recalled Before Memorial Day

62,000 Pounds of Raw Beef Recalled Before Memorial Day

Better check your raw meat before firing up the grill for Memorial Day. Illinois-based Aurora Packing Company is recalling 62,112 pounds of raw beef products that were shipped out for further distribution and...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 07:04 PM EDT

Amazon Rejects Facial Recognition, Climate Change Proposals

Amazon Rejects Facial Recognition, Climate Change Proposals

Despite pressure from civil rights groups, activist investors and its own employees, Amazon said Wednesday that shareholders at an annual meeting in Seattle voted against proposals related to two major social...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 10:15 AM EDT

Retail Executives Speak Out Against Tariffs Amid Trade War

Retail Executives Speak Out Against Tariffs Amid Trade War

Kohl’s, J.C. Penney and Home Depot executives were united in their messaging against additional taxes on imports from China, as they spoke with analysts during post-earnings conference calls Tuesday. Kohl’s,...

 

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