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Obamacare Surcharge: Restaurant Chain Makes Customers Pay For Healthcare

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An Obamacare surcharge is now tacked on to the bill of customers at a popular Florida restaurant chain. Eight Gator’s Dockside restaurants have decided to add a one percent “ACA” surcharge to cover employee health insurance. ACA stands for the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. Thirteen other Dockside restaurants in Florida under separate ownership have… Read more »

Michael Jordan’s Shoes Help Him Net $90 Million In Profit In 2013

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Michael Jordan’s shoes’ release dates are some of the most highly anticipated events for sneaker fans. And they have been for over twenty years. Over the last 30 years, Michael Jordan has released a new pair of shoes through Nike and it has revolutionized how people view sneakers. According to a recent report done by… Read more »

Olive Garden’s Menu Revamp Last Ditch Save Effort

Olive Garden revamps menu

The Olive Garden most recently made the news as playing a part in a recruiting scandal at the University of Oklahoma. Beyond that, the Italian restaurant chain has largely been an afterthought in American diners’ minds. That’s why the company is revamping and relaunching its menu as a kind of last ditch effort to become… Read more »

Time Warner Cable’s Customer Service Ranks As One Of The Worst

Time Warner Customer Service

Time Warner Cable’s customer service is presently considered one of the worst in the country. Although every company struggles to keep their customers happy on one level or another, some are definitely better at it than others. When people are completely dissatisfied with how they’ve been treated by someone in the service department, chances are… Read more »

Debt Consolidation Scams To Avoid Regarding Student Loans

Student Loans: How to Avoid Debt Consolidation Scams

Debt consolidation sounds like a great idea to a young adult who has recently graduated from college or grad school, doesn’t have a job lined up yet, and their student loan payments are now coming due. For many students, loans are the only way they can pursue a college degree, which they feel is necessary… Read more »

Wells Fargo Fires Branch Manager For Carrying A Gun

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Wells Fargo Bank fired Tampa-area branch manager Ivette Ros for bring a gun to work, and now she’s suing the financial giant. Ros, 37, a single mother of three and a licensed concealed carry gun owner, said she had the 9mm pistol in case she ever need to protect her employees from bank robbers. She… Read more »

Minimum Wage To Jump To $10 An Hour Sooner Than Expected?

Minimum Wage Increase

It’s obvious that money makes the world go ’round. The issue with that is, business today are trying to save money more and more. That means, they pay the workers as little as they can. Over time, businesses move up prices which allows others to raise prices. So even a discount is a raised item… Read more »

Sikorsky Helicopters Cuts 600 US Jobs, Americans Lose Work To Turkey?

Sikorsky Helicopters Cuts 600 US Jobs, Americans Lose Work To Turkey

Sikorsky helicopters is a division of United Technologies Corp. and the company just announced they were cutting 600 jobs in the United States just as they signed a deal with Turkey worth $3.5 billion. Can anyone say “outsourcing”? In a related report by The Inquisitr, January of 2014 was a bad month for helicopter crashes…. Read more »

Minimum Wage At Walmart To Follow Gap Lead?

Minimum Wage At Walmart To Follow Gap Lead

Will a $10 minimum wage at Walmart soon become the reality for the retail giant’s many employees? In a related report by The Inquisitr, the clothing store Gap recently announced a $10 minimum wage increase for its workers starting in 2015. Back in December, a minimum wage increase came to 13 states and according to… Read more »

AR-15 Rifle Gets New Design, Now SAFE Act Compliant

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News reports relating to a redesigned AR-15 began circulating last week. Since the semi-automatic rifle, which many gun control advocates often refer to as an “assault weapon,” does not possess more firing power than a hunting rifle, specific cosmetic features can be removed without reducing the functions of the firearm. Features such as an adjustable… Read more »

McDonald’s Worker Fired For Treating Firefighters To Breakfast

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New York McDonald’s worker Heather Levia was fired for treating hungry firefighters to a warm meal after being out in the cold on an emergency call. Levia, 23, is a mother of twins and works two jobs while putting herself through nursing school. Last week several local fire departments spent hours in sub-zero temperatures while… Read more »

Comcast To Buy Time Warner Cable In $45.2 Billion Deal, Report Says

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Comcast, the nation’s largest provider of cable TV service and with over $62.5 billion in 2012 revenue, the world’s largest media company, will scoop up America’s second-largest cable service in a massive buyout set to be announced Thursday morning. Comcast has agreed to pay about $159 per share to acquire Time Warner Cable, CNBC’s David… Read more »

Graco Car Seat Recall: Buckle Replacement Needed For 3.7 Million Units

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A Graco car seat recall has been issued for 3.7 million units sold between 2009 and July 2013. The issue is a harness buckle malfunction in toddler seats. There have been 80 reports of having to use extreme or excessive force to unlatch the buckles and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is concerned about… Read more »

Bill Gates Involved Again In Microsoft Day To Day Operations

Bill Gates Microsoft Day To Day Operations

Bill Gates, technology guru and Microsoft co-founder, has stepped down from his position as chairman of the company and will be assuming a more active role in day-to-day operations. As reported by the New York Times, relinquishing this executive position will allow Gates to focus more on the daily activities of Microsoft, particularly in the… Read more »

Trader Joe’s: African American Group Drives Grocery Store From Neighborhood

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Trader Joe’s opted to terminate plans to build a new grocery store in a predominantly black neighborhood. The decision to withdrawn development plans and job offers reportedly stems from vocal opposition from the Portland African American leadership forum. The group sent a “scathing” letter to city officials criticizing the move because it does not “primarily… Read more »

Bob Marley’s Spirit Will Live On In Son’s Coffee Empire

Bob Marley's One Love is an in comic song; Now it is the focus of a trademark dispute.

Three days ago it was Bob Marley day in Toronto. Marley who died in 1981 of melanoma, has been at the center of many tributes, whether it be murals or musical performances, but one honor may go above and beyond the rest. That honor is currently underway in Jamaica and has Marley’s message at heart…. Read more »

Pizza Hut Continues To Find Plenty Of Success In China

Pizza Hut Restaurants

Pizza Hut found plenty of success in China during the fourth quarter of 2013. In a recent earnings report issued by the folks at Yum! Brands Inc., the company revealed that its pizza restaurant continues to do a considerable amount of business overseas. According to chairman and CEO David Novak, the company intends to capitalize… Read more »

Super Bowl Ads: What We Can Expect In 2014 [Videos]

Super Bowl ads 2014

Super Bowl ads have become almost as exciting as the big game itself and this year it’s not different. For those who don’t really care about the teams playing in the final big game of the season, the ads is a good excuse to watch the game and enjoy good company. The Super Bowl is… Read more »

A Roth IRA That Makes Sense For Millennials

Roth IRA For Millenials

A Roth IRA can be a great way to take earned income and stock it away for retirement. But for many Millenials just entering the work force, retirement is the farthest thing from their minds. But according to CNN.com, the best thing they can do is start planning right now. “While many Americans are falling… Read more »

Eminent Domain Battle Over Hurricane Sandy Brewing On Long Island

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Eminent domain powers are being exercised by Long Island officials to force the closure of a store owned by World War II veteran Frank Whitney. Village of Saltaire, New York is reportedly preventing the Whitney family from rebuilding their own grocery store, which was damaged during Hurricane Sandy, so the municipality can resell the land…. Read more »

US Military Testing ‘Smart Rifle’ That Automatically Aims By Itself

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The United States military is reportedly testing the recently released “smart rifle” which automatically aims all by itself. A report by the Daily Mail indicates that the Army is thought to have purchased six rifles priced around $27,000 each, from the Tracking Point manufacturer. Oren Schauble, a marketing representative for Tracking Point, stated during the… Read more »

Store Shelf Surveillance Cameras May Be Coming To A Supermarket Near You

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Surveillance cameras on store shelves may sound like something out of 1984, but they could soon be coming to a store near you. Retailers are considering installing store shelf cameras in order to garner yet more personal purchasing information. The cameras will allegedly only be used to tract demographics associated with buying habits. Every time… Read more »