New listeria outbreak linked to deli meat

Brittany Anas  |  October 28, 2020

Ten people have been infected with a strain of listeria, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and epidemiologic evidence shows that deli meat is the likely source of this serious outbreak. All 10 ill people were hospitalized,…

Target is giving its frontline workers a bonus ahead of the holiday season

Brittany Anas  |  October 22, 2020

As a thank-you to employees who have been working amid the coronavirus pandemic, Target announced it will be giving $200 bonuses to its hourly team members. The round of bonuses, which will be distributed in early November, comes ahead of…

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Kids can get a free Mr. Mummy pancake from IHOP

Tricia Goss  |  October 21, 2020

Halloween might look different this year, but kids can still get in on some yummy, spooky treats. As part of its seasonal pancake lineup, IHOP is serving up a fun and tasty Mr. Mummy pancake on its kids’ menu. Better…

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Get an Apple Watch for monitoring your heart rate while watching horror movies

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 20, 2020

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Almost 1 million married women left the workforce last month in first ‘female recession’

Brittany Anas  |  October 12, 2020

In the month of September, and coinciding with an unprecedented back-to-school season amid the coronavirus pandemic, nearly 1 million married women left the job market, a statistic from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that economists and labor advocates fear…

Get an instant-read, touchless thermometer on Amazon for just $9.99

Tricia Goss  |  October 12, 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.You’re probably…

IRS extending deadline to register for a stimulus check

Brittany Anas  |  October 7, 2020

If you haven’t yet received your economic stimulus check, you now have until Nov. 21, 2020 to register for the payment. The Internal Revenue Service announced that it extended the deadline to register for the Economic Impact Payment by an…

Sliced fruit sold at Walmart recalled for listeria risk

Tricia Goss  |  October 7, 2020

On Oct. 1, the food manufacturer Country Fresh voluntarily recalled its watermelon sold at two retailers. Two days later, the company expanded the recall to include more products beyond just the watermelon. If you recently purchased pre-cut fruit, take a…

Disney is laying off 28,000 employees

Marie Rossiter  |  October 1, 2020

Correction Oct. 2, 2020: A previous version of this article misstated Disney’s revenue losses in the most recent quarter. We regret the error. Disney announced it plans to lay off 28,000 employees in the United States. That equals approximately one-quarter…

What you need to know about the iPhone 12 scam that’s going around

Brittany Anas  |  October 1, 2020

Be aware, Apple isn’t asking people over text messages to test out the forthcoming iPhone 12 for free. If you’ve received one of these illegitimate text messages, know this: It’s a scam, and providing information to this fake “Apple” chatbot…

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Walmart is launching a new membership program with perks like free delivery and gas discounts

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 16, 2020

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What to know about the federal payroll tax deferral and what to do if you can’t opt out

Marie Rossiter  |  September 15, 2020

The temporary payroll tax deferral went into effect on Sept. 1, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to see more money in your paychecks this month. Some companies are opting out of the deferral because they’re worried employees will…

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Target announced a plan to hire and retain more Black employees

Marie Rossiter  |  September 14, 2020

Target has recently vowed to implement a number of changes to boost diversity within its workforce. The retail chain released details of a multi-faceted plan to diversify Target’s workforce, retain workers and become more transparent in its efforts to build…

UPS is hiring 100,000 seasonal employees

Marie Rossiter  |  September 14, 2020

The holidays may not be high on many people’s priority list right now since it’s still technically summer and we’ve all had other things to worry about lately. However, UPS has its eyes on the upcoming busy season and is…

These 7 records in your collection could be worth a fortune

Tricia Goss  |  September 12, 2020

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Buy a Baby Yoda stand for your Echo Dot

Marie Rossiter  |  September 10, 2020

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Super soakers sold at Target are being recalled

Tricia Goss  |  September 8, 2020

If you loaded up on outdoor toys and games to keep your family entertained while spending this summer at home, you may want to check your toy chest. Hasbro is recalling some of its popular water guns, and the reason…

These states are now giving an extra $300 to $400 in weekly unemployment benefits

Kate Streit  |  September 8, 2020

As part of a federal lost-wages assistance program, 45 states will provide an extra $300 in weekly federal unemployment benefits for at least three weeks, and five states will provide a total of $400 in weekly benefits to those who…

Pier1 is relaunching under new ownership

Brittany Anas  |  September 5, 2020

After filing for bankruptcy earlier this year and announcing the closure and liquidation of its brick-and-mortar stores in May, home goods store Pier 1 Imports is now relaunching online under new ownership. Going forward, Pier 1 will be an online-only…

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American Airlines and MGM Resorts to lay off thousands of workers

Marie Rossiter  |  September 2, 2020

Two major travel companies recently announced huge layoffs that will affect thousands of workers. On Aug. 29, American Airlines announced it will cut more than 40,000 jobs by October 2020 if federal aid dollars do not come through. Of these…

Study participants will get $1,400 per month so researchers can see how guaranteed income affects people’s lives

Marie Rossiter  |  August 27, 2020

How could life be different if everyone was provided a base salary from the government each month? That is the central question German researchers will be looking at over the next three years with a revolutionary study starting this week.…

Submit your own ‘Fully Loaded’ food creation to win a chat with Guy Fieri

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 27, 2020

If you spent some of your extra time at home this year coming up with new snacks and meals to keep busy, your efforts in the kitchen may be about to be rewarded. Restaurateur, chef, author and TV personality Guy…

FDA expands recall of peaches due to salmonella outbreak

Scripps News  |  August 25, 2020

The FDA has expanded a recall of peaches linked to a salmonella outbreak. The recall covers loose peaches packaged by Prima Wawona that were sold between June 1 and August 3. It also covers bagged peaches sold between June 1…

Google is launching a new ‘career certificate’ college alternative at a fraction of the cost

Tricia Goss  |  August 24, 2020

According to EducationData.org, there are nearly 45 million people in the United States with outstanding student loan debt. The total amount of that debt in 2020 is $1.6 trillion. Google has developed an alternative to a traditional college education that…

Payless is making a comeback with 500 new stores and a revamped website

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 24, 2020

Three years since filing for bankruptcy the first time in 2017, and roughly a year after filing a second time and closing all locations, Payless is making a comeback. Payless shoppers first learned of the plans to return in January,…

Amazon to add 3,500 jobs in U.S. tech hubs

Kate Streit  |  August 24, 2020

Amazon has announced that it will add 3,500 tech and corporate jobs in six major U.S. cities. The new positions span a number of the company’s divisions, including AWS, Alexa, Amazon Advertising, AmazonFashion, OpsTech and Amazon Fresh. Amazon will invest…

If you filed your taxes by July 15, you could be getting an interest payment from the IRS

Tricia Goss  |  August 23, 2020

Wouldn’t it be nice to be surprised by the IRS in a good way? Depending on when you filed your 2019 tax return as well as if you received a refund, the Internal Revenue Service might just be rewarding you…

Oregon is giving some residents a $500 second stimulus check

Marie Rossiter  |  August 22, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, many people are feeling the effect of prolonged underemployment or unemployment. The federal government’s coronavirus relief program that gave people an additional $600 each week in unemployment payments ended in July, leaving many people wondering…

Apple is now the first U.S. company worth more than $2 trillion

Mandy Gambrell  |  August 22, 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.Apple has…

Peaches recalled at Aldi and Target stores

Kate Streit  |  August 21, 2020

Due to a multistate salmonella outbreak potentially linked to fresh peaches from Wawoma Packing Co. sold at Aldi and Target, a recall of affected items is underway. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the Wawoma-brand peaches were identified as…

Stein Mart filing for bankruptcy and closing its stores

Brittany Anas  |  August 18, 2020

Off-brand retailer Stein Mart announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and that it will be permanently shuttering most, if not all, of its brick-and-mortar stores after being in business for more than a century. The Jacksonville, Florida-based retailer…

FDA recalled frozen cooked shrimp sold at Costco and other retailers

Tricia Goss  |  August 17, 2020

Don’t throw that shrimp on the barbie just yet! The Food and Drug Administration has announced a recall of frozen cooked shrimp due to a potential health risk. On Aug. 11, Kader Exports announced a voluntary recall of frozen shrimp…

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Get $80 in free purchases when you join Costco with this deal

Tricia Goss  |  August 17, 2020

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You can basically join Sam’s Club for free right now with this deal

Marie Rossiter  |  August 17, 2020

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FDA just issued a recall of potatoes, lemons, limes and oranges

Tricia Goss  |  August 12, 2020

It’s time to take a quick look in your refrigerator and pantry once more. The FDA has announced a recall for several types of citrus fruits as well as potatoes sold in several states and at multiple retail stores. Freshouse…

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Clorox’s new CEO will set record for female executives in the Fortune 500

Tricia Goss  |  August 10, 2020

For the first time in history, there will soon be 38 female chief executives leading Fortune 500 companies. An experienced executive named Linda Rendle has been officially named as the CEO of The Clorox Company, thereby setting the new record.…

Grocery shopping is more expensive due to COVID-19

Marie Rossiter  |  August 8, 2020

Grocery shopping has never been a favorite pastime of mine. It’s time-consuming and I usually try to keep to a strict budget. Over the past few months, I noticed our grocery bills were going up and I thought I was…

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

Marie Rossiter  |  August 6, 2020

Lord & Taylor announced the closing of 19 stores around the U.S. after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Aug. 2. Le Tote, which purchased Lord & Taylor in November 2019, filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Google will let employees work from home until at least next summer

Kate Streit  |  July 30, 2020

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, more employers are adapting to allow their staff to work remotely. Google plans to let its employees work at home until at least July 2021. The majority of the company’s 200,000 staffers around the world…

Free contact tracing course could help you land a job

Marie Rossiter  |  July 23, 2020

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Enter your email address to win $5,000 for school supplies and $20,000 for your child’s school from Clorox

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 22, 2020

It goes without saying that this school year will look different for students, teachers and parents. Some school districts around the country have decided to begin the year online, while others are putting precautions in place to safely send the…

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Bed Bath & Beyond is closing 200 stores as sales drop 50%

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 10, 2020

Bed Bath & Beyond is looking to close around 200 stores over the next two years after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the retailer hard, resulting in a 49% loss of sales. The company announced the closures in its first-quarter investor-relations…

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Dunkin’ to permanently close 450 Speedway stores by the end of 2020

Marie Rossiter  |  July 9, 2020

Grabbing a quick cup of coffee and a donut from Dunkin’ might be a little more challenging for people soon and it has nothing to do with the COVID-19 pandemic. Dunkin’ recently announced the company will close 450 locations around…

How to get a free gift from CVS everyday through July 18

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 7, 2020

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Goldman Sachs study says national mask mandate could have a big impact on the US economy

Kate Streit  |  July 6, 2020

The novel coronavirus pandemic has drastically altered our way of life and has also had a huge impact on the economy. A new study conducted by Goldman Sachs suggests that a national mask mandate in the United States could help…

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