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America's largest milk producer, Dean Foods, files for bankruptcy
naturalboxnaturalbox/iStock (WASHINGTON) -- Dean Foods, America's largest milk producer and home to multiple well-known brands, filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday.The Dallas-based company announced it initiated Chapter 11 proceedings "to enable us to continue serving our customers and operating as normal as we work toward the sale of our business," Eric Beringause, who recently joined the Dean Foods as president and CEO, said in a statement. Dean Foods products include Dairy Pure, TruMoo, Land O'Lakes, Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms and Oak Farms.Its bankruptcy filing comes amid a sour year for the milk industry.Last year, total sales dropped $1.1 billion, according...
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Costco, Trader Joe's and other stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving
skynesher/iStock (NEW YORK) -- While some stores will lure shoppers in early with serious sales and staff up ahead of Black Friday, other retailers are giving staff a chance to enjoy their Thanksgiving. In an effort to place an emphasis on the true meaning on the holiday that's typically spent with friends, family and food -- stores have flipped the script ahead of the busy shopping season for consumers and employees alike.Here is a roundup of the major retailers that will not be open on Turkey Day, according to their site's listed store hours and help desks.Grocery Stores Aldi BJ’s...
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Disney+ launches: Find out how much it costs and how to get it
Disney+ (NEW YORK) -- You've likely heard about Disney+, the new streaming service from The Walt Disney Company that launches Nov. 12.Disney+ is the home for all things Disney, including content from Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and National Geographic.A subscription costs $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year, and users will be able to download TV shows and movies, so that they can watch them even if they aren't connected to the internet."This is a big deal. All Disney in one place never existed before," Disney CEO Bob Iger told ABC News' Good Morning America in April. "That's [like] going to...
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Chipotle to keep carne asada on menu into 2020
marcnorman/iStock (NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) -- Carne asada fans rejoice: Chipotle announced on Tuesday that the steak option will continue to be a part of its menu into next year. The restaurant chain said that the menu item will be available through the end of 2019 and into the first quarter of 2020."We're incredibly encouraged by the customer response to Carne Asada and are exploring options to add this as a permanent menu item in the future," Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol said in a press release. Carne asada was originally introduced to Chipotle's menu as a limited time offer back in...
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Uber of time travel? New service lets you take history tours in vintage cars
Nowaday (NEW YORK) -- A brand-new car service is taking you back in time.Nowaday and its fleet of vintage cars transports you back to 1920s and 1930s New York City.The company was co-founded by entrepreneurs Heather Stupi and Jaime Getto, who both love to travel."We built Nowaday to uncover and narrate every city’s most fascinating stories," Getto told ABC News' Good Morning America.Getto said the tours take visitors and locals "on the ultimate exploration of New York’s most iconic landmarks from the back of a refurbished Jazz Age car with a private chauffeur-storyteller."From the music playing on the radio to...
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New York probing Apple Card for alleged gender discrimination after viral tweet
PeskyMonkey/iStock (NEW YORK) -- A string of viral tweets blasting Apple's new credit card for alleged gender discrimination has led to an investigation from New York's Department of Financial Services. The tech giant's credit card, launched in partnership with Goldman Sachs earlier this year, uses an algorithm to assign credit limits, and many online pointed out it may favor men over women. Goldman Sachs has issued a new statement on the matter. "We have not and never will make decisions based on factors like gender. In fact, we do not know your gender or marital status during the Apple Card...
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SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites as part of mission to bring internet to the world
Jorge Villalba/iStock (COCOA BEACH, Fla.) -- SpaceX launched 60 more satellites Monday as part of CEO Elon Musk's "Starlink" mission to bring high-speed internet to large, remote swaths of the world."Enabled by a constellation of low Earth orbit satellites, Starlink will provide fast, reliable internet to populations with little or no connectivity, including those in rural communities and places where existing services are too expensive or unreliable," SpaceX said in a statement announcing the launch.The launch began at 9:56 a.m. ET on Monday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and was livestreamed on SpaceX's website. The satellites launched...
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Army's new recruiting ads focus less on combat roles
U.S. Army (WASHINGTON) -- The Army's new recruiting campaign that kicked off on Veterans Day focuses less attention on combat roles and highlights lesser-known jobs like cyber warriors and scientists.The ads are intended to "surprise" the 17-to-24-year-olds of "Generation Z" and raise awareness of less-popularized roles in the Army at a time when a strong economy is making it difficult to find new recruits.The "What's Your Warrior" campaign will still highlight combat roles, but it also plays up some of the service's 150 career fields. It's a main reason why the new pitch showcases cyber protection and scientists researching the...
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As income inequality soars, languishing labor unions make a return
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- After decades of declining membership and seemingly sidelined authority, a series of national strikes has put unions back in the spotlight. And as economic inequality has become a hot-button issue for workers and candidates on the 2020 campaign trail, some experts have said a surge of emboldened organized labor movements could be on the horizon.Once considered by many to be essential, union membership is a fraction of what it once was: Approximately 10% of U.S. workers were part of a union in 2018, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor...
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Instagram 'likes' disappearing from some photos and videos in US
iStock/Wachiwit (NEW YORK) -- You can still double-tap your secret crush’s new Instagram post from the beach, but seeing how many others liked the photo could soon be a thing of the past.Instagram announced that it’s going to test hiding public "like" counts for some of its users in the U.S. next week.“Heads up! We've been testing making likes private on Instagram in a number of countries this year,” Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, said in a statement Friday. “We're expanding those tests to include a small portion of people in the US next week. Looking forward to the feedback!Mosseri,...
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Forever 21 employees organize to fight for workers' rights after bankruptcy announcement
The Office of Congressman Jesus Garcia (NEW YORK) -- Since Forever 21's bankruptcy announcement -- where up to 178 brick and mortar locations across the country were expected to close -- hundreds of former and current employees are taking matters into their own hands to protect themselves.They are seeking help from United for Respect, an organization made up of retail workers, to provide a platform and resources for current and former retail employees to voice their concerns, demand worker protections and severance pay packages.Following the organizations successful Toys "R" Us campaign, its employees received a $20 million financial assistant fund...
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Trump says he hasn't agreed to roll back tariffs, despite China's announcement
Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump told reporters Friday that he has not committed to rolling back tariffs on China – a statement directly opposite to what appeared to be a breakthrough announcement from China on Thursday that the two countries had agreed on a deal to start rolling back tariffs in phases, easing the U.S-China trade war. “Well, they would like to have a roll back,” Trump said of China. “I haven’t agreed to anything.”Trump told reporters as he left on a trip to Georgia that “they want to make a deal a...
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