Business

Heinz Layoffs: 600 Jobs Cut in US and Canada

H. J. Heinz Co. announced layoffs in US and Canada Tuesday, says UPI.
E. Coli may have contaminated 50,000 pounds of beef.

Beef Recall: E. Coli Taints 50,000 Pounds of Meat in U.S.

In the latest food contamination debacle, The National Beef Packing Company, a firm based in Liberal, Kansas, recalled more than 50,000 pounds of ground beef because it may be contaminated with E. coli, according to Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) who made announcement yesterday.
Eighty percent of U.S. adults confront poverty, joblessness or a dependence on welfare at least one point in their lives, according to recent survey conducted by the Associated Press.

4 out of 5: Poverty in America - Unemployment and Hunger Faces 80 Percent of US

Eighty percent of U.S. adults confront poverty, joblessness or a dependence on welfare at least once in their lives, according to recent survey conducted by the Associated Press.
The The Willow Run Bomber Plant employed thousands of women during World War II -- including Rose Will Monroe.

Rosie the Riveter Factory Set for Demolition: $3.5 Million Needed This Week to Save a Piece of History

The Detroit-area plant that gave birth to “Rosie the Riveter,” the ubiquitous cultural icon of the Second World War that became a symbol of feminism and women’s economic empowerment, will soon be torn down unless a Michigan non-profit can raise the $3.5 million needed to save it by Thursday.
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'Angry Trayvon' App Taken Down From Google Marketplace

The game portrayed Martin as a killer bent on revenge against a group of evil villains.
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Tara Costa, 'Biggest Loser' Star Sued For Weight Gain

A company that signed her on as a spokesperson claims that her supposed weight gain after the show negatively impacted her image and thus, they were not able to use her for public appearances.

Bitcoin IPO Announced by Winklevoss Twins

The twins most famous for their role in the birth of Facebook are now attempting to get into the cryptocurrency business.

Student Loan Interest Rates Double As Congress Fails to Act

Student loan interest rates doubled today, after Congress and President Obama were unable to agree to a deal that would prevent the increase.

Watermelon Oreo Surprises Fans With New Flavor For Summer

The risky new flavor has so far received positive reviews from those who have tried it.

Founder Of Men's Wearhouse, George Zimmer, Fired From Company

The man with the signature "I guarantee it" in his commercials has been fired from the company he made famous.
Protesters gather on top of the National Congress building in Brasilia, Brazil.

Brazil Protests: 200,000 People Take to Streets in Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro

Hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in more than a dozen cities across Brazil, angry about government corruption, high taxes and poor social services, despite heavy spending ahead of next year’s World Cup and the Olympics in 2016.

7-Eleven Raids In NY And VA Expose 'Modern Day Plantation System'

Federal authorities have raided over a dozen 7-Eleven stores in New York and Virginia today, and the allegations against the owners of those franchises are quite severe. Authorities obtained warrants on claims that nine owners had been harboring undocumented immigrants as workers, in effect creating a "modern day plantation system."

Racial Discrimination in Housing Market: Rental Market Worst for Hispanics

Minorities have more difficulty finding housing opportunities due to racial discrimination, according to a new study from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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$293 Million Bank Error: Bank Clerk Falls Asleep on Keyboard, Transfers Funds By Holding Down '2' Key

One bank clerk's nap on the job almost cost her her job, and her bank $293 million.
The latest jobs report indicates a slow but steady economic recovery.

Latino Unemployment Rate Rises to 9.1 Percent

Unemployment among Hispanic Americans ticked up a tenth of a point, to 9.1 percent in the latest jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor. The overall unemployment rate rose the same amount, to 7.6 percent.
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Swiffer 'Rosie The Riveter' Ad Misfires, Goes Viral

Rosie the Riveter is an iconic symbol for the shared efforts of both American men and women during our World War II efforts overseas. Her image was used to rally and inspire women to step out of the household and work for the greater good of their country. Apparently, the household cleaning company Swiffer believes that Rosie the Riveter had it all wrong.

Whole Foods Suspends Workers For Speaking Spanish, Latino Groups Consider Boycott

Employees at a Whole Foods in Albuquerque, N.M. say they were suspended for complaining about one of the company's policies.

Only 17 Percent of Hispanics Have Money in the Stock Market Says Pew Study

The Dow Jones is at record highs, but that isn’t a sign of economic recovery for everyone. Only 17 percent of Hispanics in the United States have any money in the stock market, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center.

Immigrants Fund Medicare and Social Security, Providing $115 Billion Surplus

Contrary to warnings from conservative think tanks like the Heritage Foundation, a new study shows immigrants pay far more into government services like Medicare and Social Security than they take out.

Target Alters Marketing Strategy To Include Hispanic Culture

The retailer has a new goal of widening its appeal among the Hispanic demographic, a demographic that is becoming increasingly relevant in business today.
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