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Holiday Hiring Begins: Where the Jobs Are

Holiday Hiring Begins: Where the Jobs Are

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The holiday season is approaching and retailers across the nation have already begun announcing plans to add staffers to the payroll this year.  According to retail trade association National Retail Federation, …

Tepid Holiday Shopping Season Predicted

Tepid Holiday Shopping Season Predicted

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Americans are expected to spend more than last year, but don’t look for a shop ’til you drop holiday shopping season. The National Retail Federation’s forecast calls for a modest rise of just over…

National Peanut Butter Recall Expanded

National Peanut Butter Recall Expanded

istockphoto(NEW YORK) – The manufacturer responsible for issuing a national recall of peanut and almond butters has widened that recall to include cashew butter, tahini and dry roasted blanched peanut products. Sunland Inc. believes those product…

Former Apple, NASA Engineers Make $11,111 Coffee Maker

Former Apple, NASA Engineers Make $11,111 Coffee Maker

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A group of engineers who previously worked at Apple and NASA created an $11,111 coffee maker that measures the liquid’s heat as it brews to maintain the “perfect” temperature.Blossom Coffee compan…

Former Apple, NASA Engineers Make $11,111 Coffee Maker

Former Apple, NASA Engineers Make $11,111 Coffee Maker

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A group of engineers who previously worked at Apple and NASA created an $11,111 coffee maker that measures the liquid’s heat as it brews to maintain the “perfect” temperature.Blossom Coffee compan…

Online Holiday Sales Boom for Retailers

Online Holiday Sales Boom for Retailers

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The retail industry is putting the finishing touches on its plans for the holiday shopping season. A big consumer trend is almost certain to continue this fall with online sales taking a bigger share of retail dollars…

Victoria’s Secret Under Fire for ‘Sexy Little Geisha’ Outfit

Victoria’s Secret Under Fire for ‘Sexy Little Geisha’ Outfit

Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Victoria’s Secret sends models down the runway in angel wings and next-to-nothing outfits, but it’s a “Sexy Little Geisha” outfit that has the nation’s most famous lin…

eBay Begins Removing Alcohol Listings After “20/20” Report on Teen Buyer

eBay Begins Removing Alcohol Listings After “20/20” Report on Teen Buyer

iStockphotos/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The online marketplace eBay has said it will begin removing listings for beer and liquor from its site after a teen working with 20/20 successfully ordered vodka from two eBay vendors. The vendors advertised their p…

Wal-Mart to Hire More Than 50,000 Seasonal Workers

Wal-Mart to Hire More Than 50,000 Seasonal Workers

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Wal-Mart is getting into the spirit of the season by hiring thousands of temporary workers for the holidays. The big-box retailer says it will offer more hours to current employees, and bring in more than 50,00…

Wal-Mart to Hire More Than 50,000 Seasonal Workers

Wal-Mart to Hire More Than 50,000 Seasonal Workers

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Wal-Mart is getting into the spirit of the season by hiring thousands of temporary workers for the holidays. The big-box retailer says it will offer more hours to current employees, and bring in more than 50,00…

Forget Fake IDs: Can Kids Buy Alcohol on eBay?

Forget Fake IDs: Can Kids Buy Alcohol on eBay?

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The online marketplace eBay is a popular site for bidding on rare finds and selling your own household treasures, but resourceful teens might also find another use for it: scoring booze. While eBay prohibits the sale of all alcoho…

Forget Fake IDs: Can Kids Buy Alcohol on eBay?

Forget Fake IDs: Can Kids Buy Alcohol on eBay?

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The online marketplace eBay is a popular site for bidding on rare finds and selling your own household treasures, but resourceful teens might also find another use for it: scoring booze. While eBay prohibits the sale of all alcoho…

Starbucks to Sell Consumer Brewers

Starbucks to Sell Consumer Brewers

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Starbucks is about to turn up the heat on the single serve coffee market, introducing a brewer for $199 that can make one cup servings of espresso, lattes, and regular coffee.  Before you gulp at the price, …

Ben & Jerry’s Releases New Cannoli Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry’s Releases New Cannoli Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry’s(NEW YORK) — Ben and Jerry’s has released a new limited-edition ice cream flavor called Cannoli, which will be available in stores across the U.S. at the end of the month.The ice cream comes with fudge-covered cannoli pastry chu…

Chick-Fil-A Re-Evaluates Funding for Anti-Gay Marriage Groups

Chick-Fil-A Re-Evaluates Funding for Anti-Gay Marriage Groups

Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A Chicago lawmaker says that Chick-fil-A is re-evaluating the multimillion-dollar donations the company gives to anti-gay marriage activists and other groups with “political agendas,” a month after compan…

Kohl’s to Add Over 50,000 Seasonal Jobs

Kohl’s to Add Over 50,000 Seasonal Jobs

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As the holiday shopping season approaches, job seekers across the country hope retailers are ready to ramp up hiring. Fortunately for them, Kohl’s Department Stores isn’t wasting any time.Kohl’s sa…

McDonald’s McRib Back for Christmas

McDonald’s McRib Back for Christmas

PRNewsFoto/McDonald’s(CHICAGO) — Fans of the popular McDonald’s McRib can stock up on their favorite seasonal sandwich in time for Christmas. 
According to a memo obtained by Advertising Age, McDonald’s plans to bring back the McRib s…

iPhone 5 Soaring Pre-Sales Lift Apple Stock

iPhone 5 Soaring Pre-Sales Lift Apple Stock

Apple(NEW YORK) — Just how high can Apple go? Thanks to even bigger than expected pre-sales for the iPhone 5, Apple’s share price briefly rose to over $700 before closing at $699.78 on the Nasdaq market.
The bounce came after the company announc…

Electrolux Sells $100,000 Kitchen Range

Electrolux Sells $100,000 Kitchen Range

Electrolux(NEW YORK) — What does a $100,000 stove look like? Swedish appliance maker Electrolux’s Molteni range cooker comes with as many amenities an amateur chef could ever want, need or dream of — including a vacuum packer, fryer and ev…

Changing Cities: Eco-Conscious Style in Vogue at Fashion Week

Changing Cities: Eco-Conscious Style in Vogue at Fashion Week

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Is it possible to be fashionable and eco-conscious? Designers at New York’s Fashion Week certainly hope so.Eco fashion made appearances throughout fashion week, from off-site events and vintage fashion shows, to the main ven…

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