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Tractor Supply Co. ends DEI after customer complaints

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Tractor Supply Co. has joined a growing list of businesses that are abandoning racially charged business practices because of customer backlash. The retailer recently announced that moving forward, it will “ensure our activities ...

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Entertainment consumers say media pushes stereotypes of religion

A staggaring 80% of entertainment consumers would like to see fewer religious stereotypes and more faith-based movies, according to a HarrisX poll conducted in collaboration with the Faith & Media Initiative. The ...

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Business bankruptcies highest in 13 years

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Corporate bankruptcies in the United States this spring, based on the latest reports, with the first five months of 2023 seeing the highest number of filings since 2010. Filings from Serta Bedding ...

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The coming death of cable news

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For more than a quarter-century, we’ve been hearing predictions about the demise of cable—and with it, cable news. A Pew Research article from 2000 showed the trends began more than 30 years ago, when ...

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Technology pressures consumers to tip at self-checkout

Families squeezed by high inflation now are being asked to leave a tip even at many self-checkout kiosks. Many companies, including airports, bakeries, coffee shops and sports stadiums, have now introduced the ...

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Big banks and likely their customers will pay billions for bank failures

American consumers will likely bear the burden of billions in additional banking fees as the federal government charges banks to replenish the deposit insurance fund. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced ...

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Heating costs to soar this winter

Families already dealing with record inflation likely will face soaring heating costs as well this winter. The news comes as President Biden was criticized for saying energy companies can just lower prices ...

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Germans panic buying electric heaters as winter gas shortage looms

Typically stoic Germans are rushing stores in an attempt to purchase electric heaters ahead of winter. The panic buying comes as German authorities issue apocalyptic warnings about shortages of natural gas as ...

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Chick-fil-A still America’s favorite restaurant

Chick-fil-A once again is the nation’s favorite restaurant. It topped the American Customer Satisfaction Index for the eighth consecutive year. Chick-fil-A was quick to thank its customers for the honor. “We are ...

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Exxon responds to Biden letter that threatens “emergency powers”

Exxon Mobil fired back at President Joe Biden who has moved from blaming Vladimir Putin to now blaming U.S. energy producers for soaring gas prices.  The White House is now threatening to use ...

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Gas up 50% from last Memorial Day

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The national average for a gas on Memorial Day is $4.61, up from $3.04 from 2021. That’s more than a 50% increase. Motorists traveling over this holiday weekend are finding themselves digging ...

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USDA expects food prices to increase by 5 percent this year

With warm weather on the way, families may want to think about growing some of their own food. Prices are expected to rise by 5 percent this year. That would be the ...

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Facebook is ‘worst company of 2021’ according to survey

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There may be another reason Facebook changed its name to Meta. The social media company is the “the worst company of 2021” in the results of an audience survey conducted by Yahoo Finance. The poll, ...

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Dollar Tree not exactly a dollar in response to inflation crisis

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Dollar Tree is the latest retailer to change its business practices in response to what’s becoming known as the “Biden Inflation Crisis”. The popular store, which until now only sold $1 items, ...

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Would you eat ‘upcycled’ food?

How would you like to dig into a “recycled” snack? Or take a swig of juice with “reprocessed” ingredients made from other food byproducts? Without the right marketing, these don’t sound like ...

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Gas prices highest since 2014

If you are traveling for Independence Day, you’ll pay the highest rate for gas in seven years. To make matters worse, experts say there’s no end in sight for rising prices. The ...

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Inflation in May matches that of the Great Recession

U.S. inflation is now at its highest level since the Great Recession of 2008. The Labor Department released additional data on Thursday showing that prices for May rose 5 percent from a year ...

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Consumers tire as corporations insert ‘woke’ politics into all aspects of life

Corporate America, once worried about offending customers and losing sales, now is “woke.” Woke means self-righteous awareness of alleged social or political injustice. Sometimes that injustice is real, but sometimes it’s just ...

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Consumers, ratings and politics: research finds connection

Customers give higher ratings and tips to politically conservative Airbnb hosts, Uber drivers and waiters than to ones with more liberal leanings, according to new peer-reviewed research I co-authored. That’s despite evidence ...

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Governor warns of price gouging in wake of arctic blast

Many Americans are concerned about large increases in the price of natural gas after multiple snowstorms and subzero temperatures in recent weeks. In Missouri, Gov. Mike Parson is addressing the shortage and ...

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Judge temporarily blocks ban of Communist-owned TikTok app

A federal district judge has temporarily blocked the ban on Chinese Communist Party-owned TikTok. The injunction allows the app to remain available for download from U.S. app stores. U.S. intelligence services say ...

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Walmart will be closed on Thanksgiving this year

Walmart announced on Tuesday it will close all of its stores on Thanksgiving this year. The move shocked retail analysts who point to a trend in recent years in which Black Friday ...

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Walmart to launch service to compete with Amazon Prime

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Walmart will reportedly go head-to-head with Amazon Prime and launch its new subscription service, Walmart+. It will debut later in  July. For $98 a year, subscribers will get features such as same-day ...

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Democrats pass law stripping employees of many arbitration rights

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Have Democrats killed arbitration? The House of Representatives just passed a bill that would make it harder and more expensive, even impossible, for Americans to resolve conflicts with their employers. The Forced ...

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News Briefs: America’s poor better off than Europeans; Economy boost coming?; Risky mortgages are back; ‘Beto’ all in for abortion until birth

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Here’s your daily news briefs. President Trump considering economy-boosting measures President Trump said he is considering measures to bolster the economy, including a reduction in capital-gains taxes. He also continued to press ...

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