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More than 565,000 Walmart workers are getting a wage raise

September 3rd, 2021

More than half a million workers at one US employer are getting a pay raise later this month. The plan from Walmart to raise wages for more than 565,000 workers — out of more than 1.6 million that it employs in the US — will start on September 25. That’s according to Walmart’s US CEO …

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The FTC has opened a probe into McDonald’s broken ice cream machines

September 2nd, 2021

The perpetually broken McDonald’s ice cream machines are the butt of so many jokes and so much customer ire. They’ve been the subject of some actually quite fascinating investigative journalism (make time to read this Wired investigation into the whole saga). An online tracking website called McBroken has even sprung up to monitor this ongoing …

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Amazon Prime same-day delivery is coming to six more US cities

August 4th, 2021

One of the many reasons that Amazon is so popular is the speed with which it delivers our packages. Rarely does any Amazon shopper have to wait more than a day or two to receive whatever they ordered. Deliveries are even faster for some Prime members, as Amazon now offers free same-day delivery in select …

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Tesla has such a weird attitude toward the press

July 26th, 2021

Tesla’s attitude toward the press has always seemed to me to be a little like the relationship that a Democratic White House expects to have with the news media. As a rule, of course, things are always a bit rough-and-tumble between the press and a Republican presidential administration. But as soon as a Democrat moves …