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Walmart Inc. sues 31 Colorado counties to shrink tax bills

Nov. 13, 2019 12:10 PM EST

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — The parent company of Walmart has sued dozens of counties in Colorado where the company has store locations. The company claims its stores’ equipment is being overvalued. The Durango Herald reports that county assessors are tasked with taking inventory of businesses’...

Walmart, Tesla settle lawsuit over fiery solar panels

Nov. 6, 2019 4:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart and Tesla have settled a lawsuit filed by the retail giant alleging that Tesla installed rooftop solar panels that caught fire. Lawyers for both sides filed documents in New York Supreme Court discontinuing the legal action. The companies say in a joint statement that both sides...

Ho, ho, no? Reconsidering store credit cards at the holidays

Nov. 6, 2019 10:05 AM EST

Most shoppers know the routine: It's time to check out and the cashier (or website) offers a discount if you sign up for the store credit card. The offer can be hard to refuse, but experts say some shoppers should do just that. Signups for retailer credit cards soar during the holidays. But the cards' perks don't...

Millennial Money: Secrets of a Black Friday Shopper

Nov. 5, 2019 8:26 AM EST

My husband and I have a Thanksgiving routine. Before the family arrives or the turkey is carved, we gather in the living room. As Christmas music plays in the background, he turns on his laptop, and I mine. That's when the deal hunt begins. Some people cringe at the thought of shopping on Thanksgiving or Black...

Federal prosecutors allege Walmart refused to hire reservist

Oct. 31, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Federal prosecutors say Walmart violated legal protections for military service members for allegedly refusing to hire a Colorado Navy reservist because she needed to take time off for training. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney's Office for Colorado says a personnel coordinator...

No Time 2 Cook expanding to stores across the South

Oct. 27, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — When Karen Kurr began her business, No Time 2 Cook, in 2005, she was preparing dishes out of her home. Fifteen years later, Kurr has turned her cottage industry into a full-fledged operation. No Time 2 Cook started in a family kitchen and can now be found in the freezer aisle of Kroger...

Retailers pull Johnson's baby powder after recall

Oct. 25, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

Walmart, CVS and Rite Aid have pulled some or all 22-ounce bottles of Johnson's baby powder from shelves to avoid confusing consumers, after a minuscule amount of asbestos was found in one bottle. Johnson & Johnson recalled all 33,000 bottles from the same lot as that bottle last Friday, a day after the U.S....

Report: Women company owners say they're not taken seriously

Oct. 21, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Women business owners can find it hard to be taken seriously even as their companies grow into multimillion-dollar enterprises. That's the finding of a report released last week by Babson College and Bank of America that analyzed the challenges women encountered as they were building their...

Chile violence continues despite gov't retreat on fare hike

Oct. 20, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Protests and violence in Chile spilled over into a new day and raged into Sunday night despite the president cancelling a subway fare hike that has prompted violent demonstrations. Officials in the Santiago region said three people died in fires at two looted supermarkets early...

US retail sales dip 0.3% in September

Oct. 16, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retail sales dropped in September by the largest amount in seven months, possibly signaling that rising trade tensions and turbulent markets are having an impact on consumer spending. Retail sales fell 0.3% last month following a 0.6% gain in August, the Commerce Department reported...