Diet Coke Gets Biggest Makeover Ever in Bid to Restore Cachet

Source: Coca-Cola Coca-Cola Co., facing an industrywide retreat from artificially sweetened sodas, is hoping its biggest Diet Coke makeover ever can win back consumers. The Atlanta-based beverage giant is relaunching its classic Diet Coke formula — along with four new flavors — in taller, thinner cans. The move comes after years of declines for the brand. Though […]

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Sears warns it will consider ‘all options’ if efforts to refinance $1 billion in debt fail

Sears’ same-store sales dropped 16 to 17 percent for the first two months of the fourth quarter. The department store chain has raised $100 million in new financing and is pursuing an additional $200 million from other lenders. Sears is pushing to return to profitability and will continue to explore ways to monetize its other […]

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Sprint customers are about to get a very unpleasant bill hike

Image Source: Shutterstock Chris Mills @chrisfmills January 10th, 2018 at 12:46 AM Existing Sprint customers who signed up under two long-running deals are about to get a very unpleasant new years’ shock. The “Unlimited freedom” and “50% off” deals, which have been running for two years, are ending this month, which means that some bills will […]

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Department stores had a bad 2017. Expect more closures, smaller stores and reinvention in 2018

Most U.S. department stores fared worse than their retail peers in 2017. Companies including Macy’s, Sears and Kohl’s are still trying to reinvent themselves in a new age of retailing. Some of their latest strategies have included opening smaller-format stores, closing less-profitable larger locations and making enhancements to mobile apps. Among other things, 2018 will […]

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People are ditching Subway, and franchisees expect a wave of store closures — here’s what went wrong

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Subway’s US store count fell by more than 900 this year. Franchisees tell Business Insider that hundreds more stores are in danger of closure and that up to one-third of Subway locations in the US are unprofitable. Subway’s crisis is linked to many factors: changing trends, a disgraced spokesman, internal conflict, and intense […]

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Report: Major companies excluding older workers from job ads on Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn

If you’re above a certain age, you may not be seeing job ads from dozens of the nation’s top employers — including Amazon, Verizon, UPS, and Facebook. AGE DISCRIMINATION Report: Major companies excluding older workers from job ads on Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn By Monica TorresDec 21, 2017 If you’re above a certain age, you may not […]

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Hackers want to crack bank ATM networks – and your nearest cash machine is probably running Windows XP

Hackers can remotely infect an ATM and issue commands to it by hacking a banks network. Cyber attacks against ATMs aren’t new, but until now they’ve mostly required the attackers to have physical access to the target machine in order to compromise it. However, a joint report by Europol and Trend Micro warns how hackers […]

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U.S. consumer confidence falls; new home sales hit eight-month low

U.S consumer confidence fell in September and home sales dropped to an eight-month low in August due to the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, supporting the view that the storms would hurt economic growth in the third quarter. The economy, however, remains on solid ground as other data on Tuesday showed a strong increase […]

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The most sought-after job in America pays $110,000 — but you will need this skill

The best part about learning this skill? It’s free Everett Collection Data scientists receive $110,000 a year on average and are ranked No. 1 in Glassdoor’s “Best Jobs in America.” As companies try to understand consumer behavior, data scientists are in high demand. Boasting a median base salary of $110,000 and a job-satisfaction score of […]

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