CVS apologizes after Chicago manager calls cops on black customer over coupon

It’s another story with a familiar theme: CVS has apologized after a manager in Chicago called the police over a black woman’s coupon. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Camilla Hudson was trying to use a manufacturer’s coupon at checkout, and the manager on duty apparently concluded that she was trying to scam the store with a fake coupon. Hudson, who posted video of the incident, says she asked the workers to call corporate CVS to straighten things out, but instead one of them called 911, reports WLS-TV. […]

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Chuck E. Cheese’s jumping on ‘Pay Your Age’ bandwagon after Build-A-Bear chaos

Didn’t get to Build-A-Bear? Chuck E. Cheese’s is jumping on the ‘Pay Your Age’ bandwagon. Massive crowds led Build-A-Bear to cancel its ‘Pay Your Age’ event Thursday. During the event, customers were told they could pay their current age for any make-your-own furry friend. In a Facebook Post Friday, Chuck E. Cheese’s said parents can pay their child’s age to get 30 minutes of All You Can Play. The offer is available only Friday at participating locations where the Chuck […]

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Airline travel at all time high. Yet, pilot applications are not

DALLAS– “Airline travel is at an all time high. We’ve seen in the last three to four years, people are flying now more than ever. So, the airlines are really struggling to catch up with that demand.” business owner, Zachary Burau said. Burau is the founder of a new booking site called Wanderift, a new airline travel membership program. Through his research starting his business, he’s noticed the pilot shortage and he says he knows what could be the cause. “It’s […]

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Southwest Airlines will stop handing out peanuts to passengers

DALLAS — Well, you can all wave goodbye to the beloved peanuts you’re used to getting when you fly with Southwest Airlines. The company says they are getting rid of them! Southwest says they made the decision to help keep passengers from having allergic reactions in the air. One guy on Twitter wrote, “the end of peanuts on Southwest makes me want to cry.” The end of peanuts on Southwest makes me want to cry. That was a big part […]

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Texans have about a month left to submit claims of gas price gouging during Hurricane Harvey

NORTH TEXAS – You’ve got just about a month left to submit your claims if you think you were a victim of price gouging during Hurricane Harvey. Across the state of Texas, 48 gas stations have been ordered to refund about a $160,000 to customers— and 39 of those are right here in North Texas! “Back when Hurricane Harvey hit, Texans were paying roughly between 2.50 and 2.60 on average for a gallon of regular gasoline. So the Texas Attorney General’s […]

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Starbucks is eliminating plastic straws from all stores

Starbucks is going strawless. The coffee company announced Monday that it will phase out plastic straws from all of its stores by 2020. The changes will help Starbucks eliminate more than 1 billion plastic straws per year, the company said. Plastic straws contribute to ocean pollution and pose a danger to marine life. Some governments have begun banning them. To eliminate straws, Starbucks is transitioning from the flat, plastic lids that require them, to ones that feature a raised lip you can […]

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Amazon is expanding Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day is growing to a day and a half. Amazon is expanding its savings event for Prime members to 36 hours, six hours longer than last year. It will start on July 16 at 3 p.m. ET. Amazon is promising more than a million deals around the world. Amazon uses the day to create buzz, gin up sales, and recruit more people into a program many shoppers already consider indispensable. Last year’s Prime Day was the biggest sales […]

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Anonymous shopper buys $1 million worth of remaining toys at Toys R Us to donate

RALEIGH, N.C. – A mystery shopper spent $1 million on all the remaining toys at a North Carolina Toys “R” Us store with plans to donate everything. The anonymous shopper bought the toys before the chain closed every store nationwide on Friday, WNCN reported. There is no word on who the mystery buyer is or where the toys are going. Workers at the store helped clear the shelves out earlier this week. Several people came to the store Friday to […]

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Telsa CEO gets sued for biting off artwork of farting unicorn

PALO ALTO, CA — And now we present to you, Elon Musk and the gassy unicorn! This image of a friendly unicorn cutting the cheese to power an electric car seems like the perfect advertisement for a company like Tesla right?! Elon Musk and Lisa Prank fight over farting unicorn drawing https://t.co/nLukxco6fK pic.twitter.com/O5Koi6pEQZ — Stereogum (@stereogum) June 28, 2018 Yea well pottery artist, Tom Edwards, says he’s been ripped off. “This is a design that I’ve been doing since 2010,” […]

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Sale coming soon? H&M needs to offload $4 billion in unsold clothes

In a retail industry beset by problems, H&M has a doozy: A stockpile of unsold clothes worth $4 billion. The Swedish fashion company said Thursday that the value of its global unsold inventory ballooned in the most recent quarter to 36 billion Swedish kronor ($4 billion). That’s a 13% increase over the previous year. The mass of unsold clothes, which has grown over a period of years due to weaker than expected sales growth, helped drag down profits by 28% […]

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