Category: Retail


  • Ticketmaster

    Ticketmaster issues millions of free ticket vouchers

    Check your Ticketmaster account because you might have some free tickets coming your way. The tickets are thanks to a 13-year-old lawsuit against the company. The company said it would finishing sending out free tickets vouchers “on or around June 18.” The tickets affect US customers who purchased tickets on the service from October 1999 through […]

  • Coca Cola soda tax in Philadelphia

    Philadelphia passes soda tax at 1.5 cents per ounce

    Philadelphia is the second city in the United States to approve a soda tax. In a 13-4 vote the Philadelphia City Council on Thursday passed a 1.5-cents-per-ounce tax on sugar-added and artificially sweetened soft drinks. A can of soda will cost 18 cents more and a six-pack will increase by $1.08. The soda tax is added […]

  • Bank of America jobs are going away

    Bank of America has closed nearly 25% of its branches

    The digital revolution has forced Bank of America to shut down nearly one-fourth (23%) of its physical branches since 2009. The company also now has 37% fewer workers, according to a presentation on Wednesday. Bank of America plans to cut another 8,000 jobs from its consumer business over time. The bank teller and back-office positions […]

  • Retail Sales

    US retail sales were up more than expected in May

    Retail sales in the US jumped more than expected in May. Sales were helped along by automobile sales and a range of other goods. The increase in sales arrived despite a sharp slowdown in job creation. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday retail sales increased 0.5% last month after surging by an unrevised 1.3% in […]

  • Alibaba

    Alibaba founder Jack Ma says fake goods are better than the real thing

    Fake products manufactured in China are just as good as the real thing, according to Alibaba founder Jack Ma. Ma’s company has come under international scrutiny for selling millions of dollars in knock-off goods, so it sounds like a strange comment coming from the company’s founder. Ma explains that he isn’t endorsing the practice, only […]

  • Theranos fired by Walgreens

    Walgreens just killed its Theranos partnership, effective immediately

    Walgreens has terminated its partnership with Theranos — effective immediately. All 40 of Theranos’ wellness centers at Walgreens stores in Arizona will shut down, according to a statement on Walgreens’ website. Walgreens killed its partnership with the company in Palo Alto, California in January. The company says the move is effective immediately. The Arizona wellness […]

  • Keurig Kold

    The awful Keurig Kold is going away after just 9 months

    The Keurig Kold is being shut down after just nine months on the market and $1 billion in development.  at-home soda machine, Keurig Kold, just nine months after its debut. The machine has been plagued with negative customer reviews and a high-ticket price that simply couldn’t compete with much cheaper SodaStream models. The Keurig Kold […]