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Red Lobster Goes Vertical on Plate to Push Quality

Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it’s getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking the food higher on plates, as is the style at fancier restaurants.

07/28/2014

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Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar for $8.5 Billion

Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.

07/28/2014

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More Than 1,000 StubHub Accounts Hacked

Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers’ accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said.

07/23/2014

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States Sue 5-Hour Energy Over Ad Claims

Two attorneys general from the Northwest have sued the companies responsible for the popular 5-Hour Energy drink, alleging they engaged in deceptive advertising.

07/18/2014

Microsoft announced plans for massive job cuts.  The company will lay off up to 18,000 employees. (credit: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Microsoft Layoffs: Up to 18,000 Jobs Being Cut

Microsoft will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year. Microsoft’s employee headcount rose from about 99,000 last year to 127,000 as of last month.

07/17/2014

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Should Your Facebook and Twitter Accounts Die When You Do?

Should your emails, web albums and other online accounts die when you do? Or should they be given to family member much like a house or a box of letters?

07/17/2014

Economists expect, on average, growth of 3 percent at an annual rate in the second quarter, down from 3.5 percent in a June survey.   (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Economists Downgrade Forecasts For U.S. Growth

They remain optimistic the economy will rebound from a dismal first quarter.

07/11/2014

A selection of cupcakes is seen at Crumbs Bake Shop.  (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images  for Crumbs Bake Shop)

Cupcake Shop Crumbs Closes All Stores

Crumbs says it is shuttering all its stores, a week after the struggling cupcake shop operator was delisted from the Nasdaq.

07/08/2014

Southwest Airlines is now offering service to three international travel destinations. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Southwest Adds Flights to Aruba, Montego Bay, and Nassau from BWI

Southwest Airlines is adding three international vacation destinations from its routes at BWI.

07/01/2014

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GM Recalls 7.6 Million More Cars For Ignition Switches

General Motors is recalling at least 7.6 million more vehicles dating back to 1997 to fix faulty ignition switches as the company’s safety crisis continues to grow.

06/30/2014

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