Wal-Mart Posts 21 Percent Drop In Q4 Profit

Wal-Mart Lowering Prices To Compete With Aldi

Augusta Statz  |  April 5, 2017

Wal-Mart is running a new price comparison test in at least 1,200 of its U.S. locations to close the pricing gap between its stores and Aldi's.

Some Companies Give Paid Time Off When Employees Get A New Puppy

Megan Fenno  |  April 5, 2017

These companies understand how difficult it can be when a new puppy is brought home. That's why they're offering 'paw-eternity' leave to employees.

Polo Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren Is Closing Its Flagship Store On Fifth Avenue In NYC

Jessica Suss  |  April 5, 2017

Ralph Lauren joins the ranks of retailers who are downsizing—the company announced it is closing its flagship Polo store on Fifth Avenue in NYC.

Clinton Global Initiative 2015 Annual Meeting - Day 2

Here Are The Career Fields That Bill Gates Calls Most Promising

Haley Otman  |  April 5, 2017

Listen up, young adults: Bill Gates shared the three areas he'd consider focusing his career in if he were starting out today.

Payless Shoe Source

Payless Shoes Is Closing 400 Stores And Filing For Bankruptcy

Jessica Suss  |  April 5, 2017

Payless Shoes, the discount retailer, has just announced it is filing for bankruptcy and closing 400 of its 4,400 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

LuLaRoe Faces Lawsuit Alleging Poor Quality Leggings

Jessica Suss  |  April 4, 2017

LuLaRoe, the makers of those "buttery soft" leggings, is facing a new lawsuit. This time, it's because of alleged poor quality, and people are mad.

Amazon Holds News Conference

Amazon Starts Collecting Sales Tax In 45 States

Marie Rossiter  |  April 3, 2017

Say goodbye to tax-free shopping on Amazon. A new Amazon sales tax charge is coming to 45 states as of Saturday, April 1.

Amazon Holds News Conference

Here’s Why Amazon’s Prices Might Not Be As Good As You Think

Jessica Suss  |  April 3, 2017

A new report from Consumer Watchdog says that Amazon has been pumping up its list prices to make customers think they're getting a better deal. Not cool.

Paris

Summer Flights To Europe Have Dropped By 42 Percent

Brittany Anas  |  March 31, 2017

Now is the time to start planning your summer vacation and looking for flight deals. If you’re looking for something affordable, have you considered Europe?

This 26-Year-Old Man Is The World’s Youngest Billionaire

Jessica Suss  |  March 27, 2017

What were you doing at age 26? Probably not being valued at a net worth of $1.1 billion, like John Collison, the world's youngest billionaire.

17 Ways For Retirees To Make A Little Extra Cash

Sarah Kuta  |  March 24, 2017

Got extra time on your hands in retirement? Here are some easy ways to make a little spending money, meet people and learn something new.

Payless Shoe Source

Payless Could File For Bankruptcy Soon, Close 500 Stores

Sarah Kuta  |  March 23, 2017

Payless, the popular discount shoe retailer, is struggling and could file for bankruptcy soon. Payless may also close up to 500 stores.

Bebe

Bebe Will Close All Of Its Stores By The End Of May

Marie Rossiter  |  March 23, 2017

Bebe Stores Inc. wants to close all of its retail locations in malls and outlet markets around the country, instead focusing efforts online.

Whole Foods Is Opening Cheaper Stores And Here’s What People Have To Say About Them

Sarah Kuta  |  March 23, 2017

Whole Foods is opening a line of cheaper supermarkets called 365 by Whole Foods Market. How do these new stores stack up?

Tax Preparers Work To Meet Tomorrow's Deadline

Don’t Miss These 7 Tax Credits That Can Save You Money

Megan Fenno  |  March 22, 2017

Here are six tax credits you should be aware of if you're still working on filing your taxes. If you qualify for any of them, you could save thousands!

Find Out Which Gander Mountain Stores Are Closing In 2017

Sarah Kuta  |  March 22, 2017

Gander Mountain will close dozens of store locations across the United States in 2017. Find out if your store made the list.

University Students Celebrate Their Graduation

This Impressive Community College Has Helped 99 Percent Of Its Students Land Jobs

Sarah Kuta  |  March 21, 2017

Get a degree from this award-winning technical college in South Dakota and you’ll almost certainly find a job after graduation. The Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota, is earning high marks for its sky-high job placement rate: 99…

Hiring A Babysitter Is Depressingly Expensive In These U.S. Cities

Tricia Goss  |  March 21, 2017

Whether you need a full-time nanny or just an occasional sitter for date nights, you might be in for a budget-busting surprise, depending on your location. A recent survey by UrbanSitter of 20,000 families around the U.S. uncovered the average hourly…

Aldi

15 stores this mom swears by for saving money (and what to buy)

Megan Fenno  |  March 21, 2017

With these tips and tricks, never pay full price for everyday items again. We share how to use coupons while shopping the sales and the best places to shop.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Gaining More Attention

These 3 Carbon Monoxide Alarms Are Listed As A ‘Safety Risk’ By Consumer Reports

Marie Rossiter  |  March 20, 2017

Consumer Reports found three carbon monoxide alarms that performed poorly on their tests. Therefore, these alarms got a "Don't Buy: Safety Risk" rating.

If You Were The Victim Of This $9M Scam, You Could Get Your Money Back

Sarah Kuta  |  March 20, 2017

If you were the victim of a recent telemarketing scam, you could be getting some of your money back as part of a $7.5 million settlement deal.

Dollar Tree Store

7 Genius Ways To Save At The Dollar Store This Spring

Brittany Anas  |  March 17, 2017

My mom has a knack for putting together well-balanced meals that are bursting with color and always worthy of #goodeats posts on Instagram. But a particularly memorable meal she made last summer included grilled salmon, topped with herbs she snipped…

This Woman’s Job Interview Was Canceled After She Asked About Pay And Benefits

Bridget Sharkey  |  March 17, 2017

Taylor Byrnes had a second job interview canceled after she asked the company about pay and benefits. The company has since apologized.

American Apparel's Board Removes Controversial CEO Dov Charney

These 36 Popular Retailers Are Closing Stores In 2017

Sarah Kuta  |  March 16, 2017

Things haven't been going so well for retailers in 2017. Here's a list of 15 retailers that are closing stores and locations around the United States.

Watch Out For These 5 Popular Travel Scams This Spring Break

Sarah Kuta  |  March 15, 2017

Whether you’re sitting by the pool sipping on a fruity cocktail or taking the whole family on an adventurous road trip, you want to make the most out of your spring break. Believe it or not, there are people who…

Visa Is Testing Sunglasses You Can Use To Pay For Stuff

Sarah Kuta  |  March 15, 2017

Visa recently unveiled a pair of payment-enabled sunglasses. You can use the sunglasses to pay for things—no credit card needed.

Macy's Reports Disappointing First Quarter Earnings

The next time you shop at Macy’s, you might notice these changes

Sarah Kuta  |  March 10, 2017

Are you a big fan of the Macy's department store? You might notice some big changes the next time you shop there.

Want To Work From Home? New Data Could Help You Convince Your Boss

Sarah Kuta  |  March 9, 2017

New research from Gallup could help you convince your boss to let you work from home three to four days a week.

Scam Alert: Don’t Return Calls Or Texts From These Numbers

Sarah Kuta  |  March 8, 2017

Scam alert: Don't return suspicious calls or texts from strange area codes. They're trying to fool you into paying a high phone bill.

NYSE To Delist RadioShack Shares As Electronics Retailer Continues To Struggle

RadioShack Is Closing 200 Stores—Here’s What You Need To Know

Sarah Kuta  |  March 8, 2017

RadioShack is closing 200 stores nationwide as its parent company prepares to file for bankruptcy. RadioShack locations had "Store Closing" signs.

LuLaRoe Admits They Know Why Leggings Are Tearing

Brittany Anas  |  March 7, 2017

The company reportedly has known about the problem for a while now, but says there’s not much they can do to remedy it.

Fed Chair Janet Yellen Gives NYU Commencement Speech At Yankee Stadium

These Are The 10 Most Expensive Colleges In The Country

Sarah Kuta  |  March 7, 2017

These are the top 10 most expensive colleges in the country this year. When you combine tuition, fees and room and board you get a hefty price tag.

Dinner

Delta Is Now Serving Free Meals On Flights

Megan Fenno  |  March 6, 2017

in-flight meals have made a comeback. On March 1, Delta Airlines began offering meals at no additional cost to passengers on select flights.

Looking For A Job? Now You Can Search On Facebook

Sarah Kuta  |  March 6, 2017

You can search for jobs using Facebook's new "Jobs" feature, which rolled out last month. Apply to jobs near you while you scroll your news feed.

Costo Reports 15 Fall In Quarterly Profits

If You’re Not Buying These 10 Things At Costco, You’re Throwing Away Money

Tricia Goss  |  March 6, 2017

There are some amazing steals to be had at this members-only warehouse club.

Calphalon Knives Recall — Here’s What You Need To Know

Sarah Kuta  |  March 3, 2017

Calphalon is recalling 2 million knives because the blades have been breaking away from the handles and cutting people, the company says. So far, the company has received 27 reports of finger or hand lacerations, including four cuts that were…

Here’s Why Many LuLaRoe Customers Are Angry About Recent Purchases

Bridget Sharkey  |  March 1, 2017

LuLaRoe has attained cult status among the legions of women who either sell the clothing, wear it, or both.

Wellington NZ

Looking To Leave The U.S.? New Zealand Is Hiring 100 International Tech Employees

Marie Rossiter  |  March 1, 2017

Considering finding a new job and relocating? New Zealand is actively recruiting US citizens to bring their talents to the area.

22 Disney Vacation Tips That Will Save You Time And Money

Kate Desmond  |  February 28, 2017

A trip to Walt Disney World can be a vacation of a lifetime, but it will cost you. Make sure you know how to save time and money wherever you can!

A Single Mom’s Message About Her Tax Refund Has Gone Viral

Augusta Statz  |  February 24, 2017

Tax season is upon us, and how much money you owe or get back is entirely your business. But, if you do post your tax refund online, be prepared for the possibility that it might go viral. A single mother from…

Advertising Week New York 2016 - Day 3

Mark Cuban Predicts This Will Be the Most Important Job Skill in 10 Years

Jessica Suss  |  February 23, 2017

The job market changes constantly, but one of the biggest changes in years is coming up. Do you have the most important job skill for 2027?

Mall Of America—America’s Largest Mall—Is Looking For A Paid Writer In Residence

Jessica Suss  |  February 23, 2017

If you've ever been to the Mall of America and thought, "this place is a literary inspiration," you're in luck. They're hiring a writer in residence

Outback Steakhouse Restaurant

Dozens Of Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill And Carrabba’s Restaurants Are Closing

Sarah Kuta  |  February 22, 2017

If you’re a fan of Bloomin’ Onions and Bang Bang Shrimp, listen up. Dozens of Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, Carrabba’s Italian Grill and Fleming’s Steakhouse locations will be closing soon. Bloomin’ Brands, the parent company for those chains, announced last week…

Gander Mountain - Closed March 2012

Gander Mountain Could Be Headed For Bankruptcy

Sarah Kuta  |  February 15, 2017

Though nothing is official yet, it appears that outdoor sporting goods chain Gander Mountain is preparing to file for bankruptcy. The news, first reported by Reuters, comes after Gander Mountain tried—and failed—to lure new customers to its stores. Gander Mountain,…

Apple Fans Await iPhone 7

Verizon Is Offering Unlimited Data Again, But Is It A Good Deal?

Jessica Suss  |  February 14, 2017

Long ago, Verizon got rid of unlimited data packages. But everything old is new again, and now these plans are back. But is it a good deal?

5 Things You Need To Know About Filing Your Tax Return This Year

Bridget Sharkey  |  February 9, 2017

They say that just two things are certain in this world: Death and taxes. Ominous, right? If the thought of paying your taxes gives you stress-hives, you are not alone. But, we’ve got a few important tips that will help get…

Aldi

A Beginner’s Guide To Shopping At Aldi

Sarah Kuta  |  February 8, 2017

There are so many tried-and-true ways to save money on your groceries—spend less on meat, use coupons, scour the weekly ads for deals. But one of the easiest things you can do is to simply shop at a grocery store…

Giant Target Ball Causes $3,500 Worth Of Damage In A Parking Lot

Jessica Suss  |  February 8, 2017

Have you ever noticed those giant red balls that sit outside of Target stores? Well, apparently they can cause a heck of a lot of damage when knocked loose.

3 Reasons To Pass On The Cable Company Router And Buy Your Own

Megan Fenno  |  February 7, 2017

A lawsuit alleges Time Warner Cable is defrauding customers by providing them with substandard equipment. Make sure you're getting the speed you pay for.

Outlet Store Shopping May Not Actually Be The Deal You Thought It Was

Carina Wolff  |  January 31, 2017

Shopping at an outlet mall can seem like stepping into heaven. You’ve got all your favorite items from high-end brands at a much affordable price. But sometimes when something seems too good to be true, it actually is. It turns out,…

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