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Whole Foods Aiming To Change Its ‘Pricey’ Reputation

Whole Foods is trying to change its reputation for being too pricey.


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B Of A To Charge Monthly $5 Fee For All Debit Card Purchases

Bank of America will begin charging customers to use debit cards for purchases early next year.


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Bank Of America To Cut 3,500 Jobs

Bank of America Corp., the nation’s largest bank, said Friday that it plans to cut 3,500 jobs by the end of September.


McDonald’s Wants To Fill 50K Jobs On Hiring Day

McDonald’s Corp. will hold its first national hiring day April 19 to fill 50,000 openings at its restaurants in the U.S.


Skippy reduced-fat peanut butter spreads affected by recall.

Skippy Peanut Butter Recalled Over Salmonella Fears

Skip the Skippy? Maybe not a bad idea, now that some jars of Skippy Reduced Fat peanut butter have been recalled over concerns that they may be contaminated with Salmonella germs.


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Big Recall Of Baby Monitors Linked To Two Deaths

Nearly 2 million Summer Infant video baby monitors were recalled Friday after being linked to the strangulation deaths of two infants.


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Calif. Supreme Court Says Merchants Can’t Ask For Zip Codes

The California Supreme Court says merchants in the state can no longer ask credit card customers for their ZIP codes.



Google To Hire More Than 6,200 Workers This Year

Google Inc. plans to hire more than 6,200 workers this year in the biggest expansion yet by the Internet’s most profitable company.


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Feds Outlaw Drop-Side Cribs After Dozens Of Deaths

The government is outlawing drop-side cribs after the deaths of more than 30 infants and toddlers in the past decade.


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Johnson And Johnson Recalls Several Rolaids Products

Johnson & Johnson is recalling several types of Rolaids antacids in the U.S. because of reports of metal and wood particles in the products.