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Best Buy hosts holiday hiring fair

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY)-Best Buy is getting ready for the holidays by hiring thousands of people across the country.   The company will host a national holiday hiring...

Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

(AP)- Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses. Sears once dominated the American retail...

Mega Millions jackpot climbs over $500 million with no winner on Tuesday

(ABC NEWS)- The Mega Millions jackpot climbed north of half a billion dollars after no one won the big prize in in Tuesday night’s drawing. The winning numbers...

West Virginia to tax most internet retail sales next year

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will tax most internet retail sales, a policy change from Gov. Jim Justice saying he didn’t support imposing new taxes on...

Amazon fires employee for sharing customer email addresses

(ABC NEWS)-Amazon fired an employee for handing over customer email addresses to a third party seller on the site, the company confirmed on Monday.   The e-commerce...

Facebook wants people to invite its cameras into their homes

(AP)- Facebook is launching the first electronic device to bear its brand, a screen and camera-equipped gadget intended to make video calls easier and more intuitive....

Makers of LaCroix hit with lawsuit

(ABC NEWS)- The makers of the wildly popular sparkling water LaCroix, which has become a phenomenon over the past year, were hit with a lawsuit alleging the beverage...

US unemployment rate falls to 49-year low of 3.7 percent

(AP)- The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in September — the lowest level since December 1969 — while hiring slowed. Employers added just 134,000 jobs,...

6.5 million pounds of beef recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

(WOAY)- An Arizona-based plant is recalling more than 6.5 million pounds of raw beef products due to possible salmonella contamination, according to a U.S. Department...

Red Lobster says customers will have to ask for straws

(AP)- Red Lobster says it will no longer automatically give out plastic straws to customers. The company said in a statement Tuesday that patrons will have to ask for a...

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