(So Cal Metro)While the second-to-last Monday before Christmas is usually the busiest shipping day of the year for the U.S.
(Michael Kalus) Just a week after American Apparel officially bid adieu to its founder Dov Charney after a six-month suspension, the company confirmed it has been approached with a takeover offer that would reinstate the disgraced official. Bloomberg reports that the American Apparel board is evaluating a proposed takeover valued at $1.30 to $1.40 per share, which would translate to about $226 to $243 million.
(Zachary Rupert) It’s a rough year to be a Dish subscriber: networks just keep falling out of the lineup as the satellite TV company ends up in contract disputes with channel after channel.
(Johanna Beyenbach)Just like almost every child wants a puppy and thinks they can handle the responsibility, many adults are seduced by the promise of a line of credit and convince themselves they won’t screw it up and end up buried beneath a mountain of debt.
(Ralph Krawczyk Jr) After months of pushing back, Fiat Chrysler is finally following the lead of other major automakers.
This is why I never have any packages left at my door without a signature. Yet another person’s holiday has been spoiled by sticky-fingered thieves swiping packages left on someone’s porch, and once again the crime is captured on security camera footage.
(Robert Martin)Back in October, big-box office-supply retailer Staples announced that it was investigating a possible customer payment data breach.
The fallout continues from Sony’s decision to pull The Interview following threats from hackers with alleged ties to North Korea.
(Karen Chappell)Here’s an important lesson on following up with paperwork: nonprofit organizations near Pittsburgh (and possibly in other regions as well) learned that when they celebrate Christmas with disadvantaged children this year, there will be no toys supplied by Toys for Tots for Santa to hand out.
(Morton Fox)Current ad campaigns for UPS brag about the carrier’s abilities at logistics: getting a thing from one place to another is their specialty.
*kevin dean)Instead of buying inexpensive, mass-produced junk from China at your local big-box store, why not save time, avoid human interaction, and go right to the source?
(Adam Fagen) The two-year long partnership between Starbucks and mobile payment system Square is coming to an end, as the coffee company had decided to ditch the mobile payment company’s upcoming new system in favor of its own mobile ordering solution.
(Nicholas Eckhart)While many electric car owners love being gas-free, the time-consuming process of recharging a vehicle can be a bit of a setback.
(John Hanley)Creative Commons licenses let people without expansive legal teams license their creative work for use in other creative projects: a piece of Creative Commons-licensed music could appear in a podcast or a video, for example, or a photo could be used to illustrate a blog post.
(Jason Childs) The holidays are full of sweet treats and fresh-baked goods. But if your snacking plans included finishing off those prepackaged caramel apples from fall, you better come up with different plans.
The FBI announced today, and President Obama confirmed during a press conference, that North Korea is indeed behind the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.
(epicharmus)McDonald’s and some of its franchisees retaliated against workers who participated in protests and other demonstrations over hours and working conditions, the National Labor Relations Board said today, in announcing several complaints it filed accusing the fast-food chain of violating workers’ rights with “discriminatory discipline.” Regional offices of the NLRB filed 13 complaints today covering 78 specific charges, the organization said, though some of those complaints have been settled or to be found without merit since the investigation started in 2012.
Earlier this week, the BBC aired an hourlong documentary program on conditions for workers in factories assembling Apple products in China, and conditions in tin mines in Indonesia that supply Apple.
A new lawsuit claims that a “tainted meal” at Bob Evans lead to a couple’s death.Contracting food poisoning after consuming a meal is never a pleasant experience.
If the Internet was the Death Star, then the weak point hackers might be trying to aim at would be the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN (though I’d like to think the non-profit organization that administers and coordinates all the world’s Internet domain names wouldn’t be on the dark side).