Retailers pare back their seasonal hiring to prepare for ho-hum holidays

BY: - November 21, 2023

Black Friday shoppers may notice longer lines and fewer retail associates in some of their favorite stores than in past holiday seasons as retailers scale back seasonal hiring over concerns about consumer spending. JCPenney is hiring 12,000 fewer workers than last year. Macy’s 3,000 fewer. Meanwhile a Walmart executive said the retail giant has been […]

Opioid settlement payouts to localities made public for the first time

BY: - June 19, 2023

Thousands of local governments nationwide are receiving settlement money from companies that made, sold, or distributed opioid painkillers, like Johnson & Johnson, AmerisourceBergen, and Walmart. The companies are shelling out more than $50 billion total in settlements from national lawsuits. But finding out the precise amount each city or county is receiving has been nearly […]

Frozen fruit recall includes Kentucky

BY: - June 15, 2023

If you bought frozen fruit containing strawberries at a Kentucky Walmart between Jan. 24 and June 8, a new recall may apply to you.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced this week that because of potential Hepatitis A contamination, Willamette Valley Fruit Company is choosing to recall frozen fruit that contains strawberries which were […]