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Last month, I flew to Tampa to visit my best friend and his family…which is really my second family in just about every way …

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The man known as the host of ‘Dirty Jobs’ says narrating a Walmart ad has earned him death threats and decided to take on …

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Big box stores are seeing less business while online retailers are growing. But who’s really to blame for that shift? Recently, I needed a …

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Americans pay billions of dollars in public assistance annually to compensate for fast-food wages, according to a recent estimate. But there are questions not …

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Shoppers cleared shelves at two Louisiana Walmart stores over the weekend during an EBT glitch that prevented cards from displaying prescribed spending limits. A …

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Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg just paid $30 million dollars for four homes surrounding his own in Palo Alto, California. The reason? A developer’s marketing …

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Walmart, the retailer America loves to hate, is waiting to see whether Washington, DC Mayor Vincent Gray vetoes a “living wage” bill to determine …

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After reading a story about a planned protest among Walmart employees on Black Friday, I scanned the comments and noticed an interesting jab: someone …

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Striking workers at Hostess plants might be patting themselves on the back and saying, “Mission Accomplished,” if their mission had been to shut down …

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One of the best things said at either political convention so far was said Tuesday night by First Lady Michelle Obama. The comment had nothing to do with government, domestic policy or some great unmentioned strategy waiting for us if her husband gets a second term.

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A Massachusetts caused a stir when she refused to join a program that would allow food stamp recipients to purchase her tasty desserts. But her reasons make a lot of sense.

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I’ve worked in television long enough to know that it’s pointless to utter phrases like, “Now I’ve heard everything!” But this is the kind of story, had I not learned said lesson, that might make me say such a thing.