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John Matarese  |  August 8, 2020

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Marie Rossiter  |  August 8, 2020
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Clorox's new CEO will set record for female executives in the Fortune 500

For the first time in history, there will soon be 38 female chief executives leading Fortune 500 companies. An experienced executive named…

Tricia Goss  |  August 10, 2020

Has COVID-19 killed Black Friday?

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed so many aspects of American life in 2020. The latest:…

John Matarese  |  August 9, 2020
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Kodak is creating at least 360 new jobs

In 1880, a hobbyist photographer named George Eastman began manufacturing…

Tricia Goss  |  August 7, 2020

Lord & Taylor is closing 19 locations as part of their bankruptcy reorganization

Lord & Taylor announced the closing of 19 stores around…

Marie Rossiter  |  August 6, 2020

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Tween clothing company Justice is closing 600 stores

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 6, 2020

Ascena Retail Group, the parent company to Loft, Ann Taylor, Justice, Lane Bryant, Cacique and Catherine’s, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July and will be closing a total of 1,600 stores, including about 600 of its more than 800 Justice stores. You can search for your local store to see if it’s on the …

Krispy Kreme is giving free coffee and doughnuts to teachers

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 6, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.With some schools deciding to begin the school year online and others getting ready to head back …

California Pizza Kitchen is filing for bankruptcy

Tricia Goss  |  August 5, 2020

On July 30, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) announced that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to restructure the majority of the restaurant chain’s long-term debt . Like so many other restaurants and retail stores, CPK has taken a hit during the coronavirus pandemic. But so far, the fast casual dining chain vows to remain …

Massive onion recall affects all 50 states

Tricia Goss  |  August 4, 2020

A variety of onions across the United States are currently under recall due to possible salmonella contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration, and they’ve been sold in every state. Following a joint investigation by the FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and state and local partners, as well as the Public Health Agency …

USDA recalled 38,000 pounds of ground beef

Marie Rossiter  |  August 4, 2020

If you have ground beef in your refrigerator or freezer, you are going to want to check to see if it’s part of a new recall. The United States Department of Agriculture announced a Class I recall of 38,406 pounds of ground beef due to improper inspection practices. JBS Food Canada of Alberta exported the …

Microsoft is in talks to buy social media app TikTok

Marie Rossiter  |  August 4, 2020

TikTok has been in the news a lot lately, and not because of the latest viral dance craze on the popular social media platform. After TikTok came under fire last week from President Donald Trump, who said he’d considered banning it, Microsoft confirmed that it’s in talks to buy TikTok’s operations in the U.S., Canada, …

You can get free coffee from Dunkin’ on Mondays for a limited time

Marie Rossiter  |  August 3, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Mondays can be rough for everyone. Sometimes all we need is a little pick me up to …

Dunkin’, McDonalds and Starbucks closing hundreds of restaurants throughout the U.S.

Kate Streit  |  August 3, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses are struggling to stay afloat. The restaurant industry has been hit particularly hard, and even the fast-food sector has struggled with faltering sales. The latest manifestation of the virus’s destruction: Dunkin’, McDonald’s and Starbucks all plan to close a combined 1,400 locations throughout the United States. Dunkin’ …

People are being scammed out of thousands of dollars using money transfer apps

John Matarese  |  August 3, 2020

Don’t want to deal with paper money and coins due to the risk of catching COVID-19? Money transfer apps like Cash, Zelle or Venmo may sound ideal, as you don’t have to handle paper cash. But scammers are preying on new users of the apps during the pandemic and it is essential that you know …

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