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Hershey Price-Fixing Fine Costs $4 Million

Hershey's Price-Fixing Fine of $4mill

Hersey’s price-fixing fine was settled at $4 million (Canadian) after admitting to participating in a price-fixing scheme. Fox News reports that the company received lenient treatment for it cooperation in an investigation of all antitrust accounts by allowing a plea to be entered into at the Ontario Superior Court. Hershey is not the only company to recently… Read more »

‘Lazy’ Telecommuters Are More Productive Than Office Workers, Study Says

Telecommuters and Productivity

If you think telecommuters are “lazy” work from home employees who have it easy, you’re wrong. A new study finds that telecommuters on average complete 24 more days of work per year when compared to their office-based colleagues. The research conducted by videoconferencing service provider UCi2i polled 1,000 office employees in the UK to determine the benefits of… Read more »

YouTube Criticized For Profiting From Illegal Content

Google Ads

YouTube is under fire for running ads during videos that contain illegal content. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt recently sent a letter to the folks at Google after discovering the company is making money from ads displayed during some of the questionable clips uploaded to the video site. Bruning… Read more »

Apple iWatch Wearable Tech War With Samsung, Sony May Be Heating Up

Apple iWatch

The Apple iWatch is coming. In recent months, the rumors have swirled about the highly anticipated wearable devices like the proposed iWatch you can see in the fantasy advertisement in the video above. For that matter, Samsung and Sony, as well as Apple, are the subject of the multiple rumors about upcoming wearable smart devices…. Read more »

Time Warner Cable Eyes Several Acquisition Possibilities

Time Warner Acquisition

John Malone’s Liberty Media recently approached Time Warner Cable about a possible merger with Charter Communications, and now the company is reportedly holding exploratory deals with its peers. According to a Reuters report, executives at Time Warner have been discussing strategic options for a possible acquisition of either Cablevision Systems and Cox Communications, the country’s third-largest cable… Read more »

Americans Hate Their Jobs, Millennials Like Singing About It

Americans Hate Their Jobs, Millennials Like Singing About It

Americans hate their jobs…and, apparently, like dancing about it. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, 30-somethings, or Millennials, are worse off than their parents. They suffer from high unemployment and lost a lot of money during the Great Recession. Considering those findings, 30-somethings are probably among the Americans hating their jobs. Almost two years ago, a… Read more »

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Bonuses Now Tied To Share Prices

Tim Cook was recently the topic of discussion on an CNBC, the subject being his sexual orientation.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has repeatedly stated his disappointment with his company’s stock performance, and now he is sticking his money where his mouth is. When Tim Cook became Apple’s permanent CEO in 2011, he was issued one million shares of Apple stock, half of which would vest in 2016 and the other half which would mature… Read more »

Obamacare Exchanges Begin Marketing Affordable Care Act’s October Enrollment

Obamacare Exchanges Begin Marketing Affordable Care Act's October Enrollment

Obamacare exchanges are beginning to market the health insurance packages provided through the Affordable Care Act. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, an Obamacare hiring freeze is causing small businesses to either downsize or cut hours. The only good news is that the US government is spending a lot money setting up the Obamacare exchanges, which… Read more »

Pregnancy Discrimination At Wal-Mart Revealed In Damning Report


  So much for empowering women, Tom Cruise. Pregnancy discrimination at Wal-Mart has apparently been revealed in a Tuesday report about the illegal treatment that pregnant workers receive at the superstore chain. The report focuses on an 18-year-old Wal-Mart employee who was fired in 2007 allegedly for drinking from a water bottle. In her worker… Read more »