Business & Economy
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Weekend retail post-mortem: 'We ruined the holiday'

Business
by Andrew Branch
Posted 12/02/13, 03:55 pm

As the post-Thanksgiving shopping bonanza dies down, retailers like Walmart must evaluate whether opening on Thanksgiving was worth violating the traditional family holiday.

At least a dozen major retailers—most of them for the first time—opened on Thanksgiving instead of Black Friday. A New York City Kmart brought out its shoppers and employees at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving for 41 straight hours of commerce.

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Self-made terror

Business
by Bill Newton
Posted 11/09/13, 11:55 am

At midnight my friends and I heard a screech, a growl, a roar!

Terrified, no one moved or spoke. No one knew exactly what was making all the noise, but it was coming from right outside our tent. In our stupor nothing made sense.

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Is welfare subsidizing the fast-food industry?

Economy
by Tiffany Owens
Posted 10/28/13, 05:53 pm

Activists from a wage-increase campaign group called Low Pay is Not OK, published a clip last week from a secretly recorded phone conversation between a McDonald’s employee named Nancy and someone from the “McResources” employee help line.

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