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  • ConsumerMan front page
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  • Extreme Consumerism front page
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  • Food Inc. front page
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  • Lululemon seeks "head boss person," who speaks Sanskrit
    published on June 14th, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    Are you a yoga lover? Can you stand on your head for 10 minutes? Do you speak Sanskrit? Then maybe this is the job for you. Apparel maker Lululemon Athletica, whose CEO is stepping down, is looking for a "head boss person" who is ready to break the rules and even bring the company's notoriously sheer Luon black pants to Mars.
  • Law enforcement demands smartphone 'kill switch'
    published on June 13th, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    Police and prosecutors from across the country told smartphone manufacturers on Thursday that they must take steps to solve the “epidemic “of thefts involving mobile devices – and they need to do it right away.
  • Wal-Mart's everyday hiring strategy: add more temps
    published on June 13th, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc has in recent months been only hiring temporary workers at many of its U.S. stores, the first time the world's largest retailer has done so outside of the holiday shopping season.
  • 'Kill switch' pushed as solution to smartphone thefts
    published on June 12th, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    The theft of mobile devices – smart phones and tablets – is now the “fastest-growing street crime” in America and the incidents are turning more violent, according to the New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
  • Cheapism: Best budget riding mowers
    published on June 12th, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    Nothing like spending a hot summer day heaving a lawn mower around the yard to make you warm to the idea of a riding mower. Although it requires quite a leap in price, it certainly beats a walk-behind mower for grass that covers more than half an acre.
  • NYC goes to court to try to revive soda ban
    published on June 11th, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    Lawyers for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration will try to convince an appeals court to reinstate a ban on large sugary drinks, three months after a judge struck it down at the 11th hour as an illegal overreach of executive power.
  • Wal-Mart's annual meeting has glitz, songs, protests
    published on June 7th, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc's board approved a $15 billion stock repurchase plan, its first in two years, the world's largest retailer announced at its annual meeting on Friday.
  • Whole Foods faces boycott over English-only work policy
    published on June 7th, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    Whole Foods Market, threatened with a national boycott over its English-only language policy for workers on the job, said on Friday it was reviewing the rules after two Spanish-speaking workers in New Mexico claimed they were suspended for complaining.
  • Car-sharing industry hits some bumps in the road
    published on June 5th, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    Peer-to-peer car sharing is only a few years old and as this new business model expands, it’s running into a few roadblocks. Some states are asking questions about liability issues. Most insurance companies don’t allow policyholders to rent or otherwise use their vehicle for commercial purposes.
  • Data breaches cost consumers billions of dollars
    published on June 5th, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    Data breaches are bad for business, but the resulting fraud can be devastating to the people who’ve had their personal information compromised. A new report from Javelin Strategy and Research released on Wednesday concludes that a single massive data breach can result in “billions of dollars” in consumer fraud losses.
  • Amazon plans major move into grocery business
    published on June 5th, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    Amazon.com Inc is planning a major roll-out of an online grocery business that it has been quietly developing for years, targeting one of the largest retail sectors yet to be upended by e-commerce, according to two people familiar with the situation.
  • He's licked! Taco Bell fires shell-licking employee
    published on June 5th, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    The Taco Bell shell licker is looking for a new job. The unidentified employee and his co-worker photographer are no longer working at the involved Taco Bell franchise, the company announced on its website.
  • Taco Bell reacts quickly to employee's gross photo
    published on June 3rd, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    Hopefully not all of Taco Bell’s workers love the shells as much as it appears one of its California employees does. The company Monday was reacting to a picture posted on Facebook that appears to show a Taco Bell employee licking a stack of taco shells.
  • No hands-free Whopper? Burger King reveals the jest
    published on June 3rd, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    It looked like fast food was just about to get a little faster, but Burger King says it is not making hands-free Whopper holders. All you multi-taskers will need to look elsewhere to shave a few more minutes out of your action-packed days.
  • Starbucks to smokers: Don't even take it outside!
    published on May 31st, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    No more Starbucks coffee and a smoke -- even outside? The coffee chain is banning cigarettes within 25 feet of its stores, beginning Saturday.
  • Toy chicken recalled for being too darn loud
    published on May 31st, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    Sure it's cute. But this dancing chicken is just too darned loud. Fred Meyer is recalling a $20 Easter toy sold in four western states because the music it plays is too loud and could possibly cause hearing damage.
  • How to bring personal ethics into your closet
    published on May 30th, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    If the deadly factory collapse and other workplace disasters in Bangladesh have you searching for ethically sourced clothing, get ready for a lengthy hunt.
  • 'Fashion forward' men help recharge US luxury buying 
    published on May 24th, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    Most men might balk at spending $600 on a pair of Dior sneakers but for U.S. shoppers like Ephraim, an upbeat 30-year-old, such indulgences are becoming increasingly commonplace.
  • Big retailers sue Visa, MasterCard over swipe fees
    published on May 23rd, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    A group of retailers, including Macy's and Target sued Visa and MasterCard on Thursday, breaking off from a proposed $7.2 billion settlement reached last year over fees to process credit card transactions.
  • Big gas savings! Kmart goes for giggles again
    published on May 23rd, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    Kmart, the retailer that brought you the viral play-on-words “ship my pants” commercials, is back -  and this time it’s promoting “big gas savings.” Say it again. Fast. Get it?
  • Cheapism: Best budget umbrella strollers
    published on May 22nd, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    With LCD dashboards, smooth handling, and independent suspension, high-end strollers can sound like luxury cars. They can also be tough to fit in the back of a car, not to mention a public bus or train.
  • Tough drunk-driving law may be buzzkill for light drinkers
    published on May 17th, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    Imagine having a drink with dinner at a restaurant only to be pulled over on the way home and slapped with a DUI. That could happen under a proposed plan to toughen the drunk driving laws across the country, and it has restaurateurs alarmed.
  • Consumers, especially the affluent, feeling fairly upbeat
    published on May 17th, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    Consumer sentiment rebounded in early May to the highest level in nearly six years as Americans felt better about their financial and economic prospects, particularly among upper-income households, a survey released on Friday showed.
  • Wells Fargo ordered to pay $203 million for overdrafts
    published on May 15th, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    A federal judge has again ordered Wells Fargo to pay $203 million to settle class action litigation accusing it of imposing excessive overdraft fees on checking account customers, reviving an award that had been thrown out last year. U.S.
  • It's not a stretch to offer plus-size yoga attire
    published on May 13th, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    Yoga is a weapon in the war on obesity, but it's also a fast-growing, $10 billion business. As its popularity expands in tandem with our collective waistline, analysts say there's a potentially lucrative market for clothing companies to outfit curvier bodies.
  • Hooters offers free meal for moms on Mother's Day
    published on May 10th, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    Ah, Mother's Day. Breakfast in bed, flowers, a box of chocolates, perhaps, and Hooters.
  • Spring has sprung: Where to find budget sneaks
    published on May 8th, 2013 at 09:26 PM
    Barefoot running has gained a relatively small but fervent following in recent years, inspiring a Barefoot Runners Society and the third-annual International Barefoot Running Day this past weekend.


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