Business & Economy

Delivery drivers admit to bite-stealing

by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/01/19, 01:08 pm

Food tampering gained national attention this summer when a video of a girl opening and licking a tub of ice cream and putting it back in the grocery store freezer went viral. Now a US Foods survey says some food delivery workers are guilty of sampling their customer’s food. More than a quarter of the workers surveyed—from Uber Eats, Grub Hub, Door Dash, and Postmates—admitted they had helped themselves to a delivery order.

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Equifax agrees to massive payout for data breach

by Kent Covington
Posted 7/23/19, 12:05 pm

The credit reporting bureau Equifax has agreed to pay $700 million and potentially more to the U.S. government and to states over a 2017 data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers and private information of nearly 150 million Americans. Under the settlement, Equifax will initially pay nearly $400 million into a special fund to cover costs related to potential identity theft and other damages. The company’s total payout could dramatically increase from there, potentially into the billions.

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U.S. jobs rebound in June report

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/05/19, 12:31 pm

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Labor reported Friday that the nation’s employers added 224,000 jobs in the month of June, despite concerns about a slower economy after a disappointing report in May. The increase beat projections by Bloomberg economists, who had predicted a 160,000 job gain.

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