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  • Cheddar afternoon business report for Feb. 23, 2018

    Cheddar afternoon business report for Feb. 23, 2018

    Friday, February 23 2018 2:29 PM EST2018-02-23 19:29:37 GMT
    General Mills is buying organic pet food company Blue Buffalo for $8 billion in cash.General Mills is buying organic pet food company Blue Buffalo for $8 billion in cash.
    General Mills is buying organic pet food company Blue Buffalo for $8 billion in cash.General Mills is buying organic pet food company Blue Buffalo for $8 billion in cash.

    General Mills is buying organic pet food company Blue Buffalo for $8 billion in cash. Blue Buffalo makes natural cat and dog food and treats and had $1.3 billion in net sales last year.

    General Mills is buying organic pet food company Blue Buffalo for $8 billion in cash. Blue Buffalo makes natural cat and dog food and treats and had $1.3 billion in net sales last year.

  • Cheddar morning business report for Feb. 23, 2018

    Cheddar morning business report for Feb. 23, 2018

    Friday, February 23 2018 8:58 AM EST2018-02-23 13:58:31 GMT
    In one tweet, Kylie Jenner wiped out $1.7 billion in Snap's market value. BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, says it's going to reach out to gun makers to understand their response to the school shooting in Florida. And Airbnb is going upscale.In one tweet, Kylie Jenner wiped out $1.7 billion in Snap's market value. BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, says it's going to reach out to gun makers to understand their response to the school shooting in Florida. And Airbnb is going upscale.
    In one tweet, Kylie Jenner wiped out $1.7 billion in Snap's market value. BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, says it's going to reach out to gun makers to understand their response to the school shooting in Florida. And Airbnb is going upscale.In one tweet, Kylie Jenner wiped out $1.7 billion in Snap's market value. BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, says it's going to reach out to gun makers to understand their response to the school shooting in Florida. And Airbnb is going upscale.

    In one tweet, Kylie Jenner wiped out $1.7 billion in Snap's market value. BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, says it's going to reach out to gun makers to understand their response to the school shooting in Florida. And Airbnb is going upscale.

    In one tweet, Kylie Jenner wiped out $1.7 billion in Snap's market value. BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, says it's going to reach out to gun makers to understand their response to the school shooting in Florida. And Airbnb is going upscale.

  • Cheddar afternoon business report for Feb. 22, 2018

    Cheddar afternoon business report for Feb. 22, 2018

    Thursday, February 22 2018 2:32 PM EST2018-02-22 19:32:24 GMT
    Ford's North American president is leaving the company over "inappropriate behavior."Ford's North American president is leaving the company over "inappropriate behavior."
    Ford's North American president is leaving the company over "inappropriate behavior."Ford's North American president is leaving the company over "inappropriate behavior."

    Ford's North American president is leaving the company over "inappropriate behavior."

    Ford's North American president is leaving the company over "inappropriate behavior."

  • Cheddar morning business report for Feb. 22, 2018

    Cheddar morning business report for Feb. 22, 2018

    Thursday, February 22 2018 8:58 AM EST2018-02-22 13:58:26 GMT
    Snapchat is standing by its unpopular redesign. Bill Gates appeared on the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Wednesday. And Krispy Kreme and Hershey are teaming up for a second time.Snapchat is standing by its unpopular redesign. Bill Gates appeared on the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Wednesday. And Krispy Kreme and Hershey are teaming up for a second time.
    Snapchat is standing by its unpopular redesign. Bill Gates appeared on the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Wednesday. And Krispy Kreme and Hershey are teaming up for a second time.Snapchat is standing by its unpopular redesign. Bill Gates appeared on the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Wednesday. And Krispy Kreme and Hershey are teaming up for a second time.

    Snapchat is standing by its unpopular redesign. Bill Gates appeared on the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Wednesday. And Krispy Kreme and Hershey are teaming up for a second time.

    Snapchat is standing by its unpopular redesign. Bill Gates appeared on the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Wednesday. And Krispy Kreme and Hershey are teaming up for a second time.

  • Cheddar afternoon business report for Feb. 21

    Cheddar afternoon business report for Feb. 21

    Priceline Group has a new name. The online travel company is officially changing its name to Booking Holdings.Priceline Group has a new name. The online travel company is officially changing its name to Booking Holdings.

    Priceline Group has a new name. The online travel company is officially changing its name to Booking Holdings. CEO Glenn Fogel says the change reflects the company's focus on its largest brand, booking.com.

    Priceline Group has a new name. The online travel company is officially changing its name to Booking Holdings. CEO Glenn Fogel says the change reflects the company's focus on its largest brand, booking.com.

  • Cheddar morning business report for Feb. 21, 2018

    Cheddar morning business report for Feb. 21, 2018

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 9:21 AM EST2018-02-21 14:21:50 GMT
    Is Hulu too popular for its own good? Amazon is taking its first step into the pharmaceutical business. Lucky Charms is releasing a new marshmallow.Is Hulu too popular for its own good? Amazon is taking its first step into the pharmaceutical business. Lucky Charms is releasing a new marshmallow.

    Is Hulu too popular for its own good? Amazon is taking its first step into the pharmaceutical business. Lucky Charms is releasing a new marshmallow.

    Is Hulu too popular for its own good? Amazon is taking its first step into the pharmaceutical business. Lucky Charms is releasing a new marshmallow.

  • Cheddar afternoon business report for Feb. 20

    Cheddar afternoon business report for Feb. 20

    Bitcoin appears to be headed for a rebound. The cryptocurrency surged past the $11,000 mark after losing much of its value earlier this month, plunging below $6,000 for the first time since November.Bitcoin appears to be headed for a rebound. The cryptocurrency surged past the $11,000 mark after losing much of its value earlier this month, plunging below $6,000 for the first time since November.

    Bitcoin appears to be headed for a rebound. The cryptocurrency surged past the $11,000 mark after losing much of its value earlier this month, plunging below $6,000 for the first time since November.

    Bitcoin appears to be headed for a rebound. The cryptocurrency surged past the $11,000 mark after losing much of its value earlier this month, plunging below $6,000 for the first time since November.

  • Cheddar morning business report for Feb. 20, 2018

    Cheddar morning business report for Feb. 20, 2018

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 8:50 AM EST2018-02-20 13:50:14 GMT
    Samsung's Galaxy S9 comes out this weekend, but a ton of leaked images have already made their way online. Elon Musk's Boring Company just got a preliminary government approval to build an underground hyperloop in DC. And KFC has a big problem in the UK -Samsung's Galaxy S9 comes out this weekend, but a ton of leaked images have already made their way online. Elon Musk's Boring Company just got a preliminary government approval to build an underground hyperloop in DC. And KFC has a big problem in the UK -

    Samsung's Galaxy S9 comes out this weekend, but a ton of leaked images have already made their way online. Elon Musk's Boring Company just got a preliminary government approval to build an underground hyperloop in DC. And KFC has a big problem in the UK - a shortage of chicken. 

    Samsung's Galaxy S9 comes out this weekend, but a ton of leaked images have already made their way online. Elon Musk's Boring Company just got a preliminary government approval to build an underground hyperloop in DC. And KFC has a big problem in the UK - a shortage of chicken. 

  • Dog food is withdrawn over concerns about euthanasia drug

    Dog food is withdrawn over concerns about euthanasia drug

    Friday, February 16 2018 1:37 PM EST2018-02-16 18:37:12 GMT
    (File photo) Dog food bowl(File photo) Dog food bowl

    The J.M. Smucker Co. is withdrawing some shipments of dog food amid reports that it could be tainted with traces of a drug used to euthanize animals.

    The J.M. Smucker Co. is withdrawing some shipments of dog food amid reports that it could be tainted with traces of a drug used to euthanize animals.

  • McDonald’s moves cheeseburgers off Happy Meal menu

    McDonald’s moves cheeseburgers off Happy Meal menu

    Thursday, February 15 2018 6:28 AM EST2018-02-15 11:28:34 GMT
    Thursday, February 15 2018 12:59 PM EST2018-02-15 17:59:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) A Happy Meal featuring non-fat chocolate milk and a cheeseburger with fries, are arranged for a photo at a McDonald's restaurant in Brandon, Miss., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) A Happy Meal featuring non-fat chocolate milk and a cheeseburger with fries, are arranged for a photo at a McDonald's restaurant in Brandon, Miss., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.

    McDonald’s is taking cheeseburgers and chocolate milk off its Happy Meal menu.

    McDonald’s is taking cheeseburgers and chocolate milk off its Happy Meal menu.

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    Lawsuit claims Ulta Beauty resold used cosmetics

    Lawsuit claims Ulta Beauty resold used cosmetics

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 1:13 PM EST2018-02-14 18:13:06 GMT
    (File photo) Ulta Beauty logo(File photo) Ulta Beauty logo

    Ulta Beauty is facing a second lawsuit that claims the stores resold used cosmetics.

    Ulta Beauty is facing a second lawsuit that claims the stores resold used cosmetics.

  • Sam's Club to offer free shipping for premium members

    Sam's Club to offer free shipping for premium members

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 11:14 AM EST2018-02-14 16:14:01 GMT
    Wednesday, February 14 2018 11:58 AM EST2018-02-14 16:58:02 GMT
    (Scott Olson/Getty Images) A sign hangs outside a Sam's Club store in Streamwood, Illinois, Jan. 12, 2018.(Scott Olson/Getty Images) A sign hangs outside a Sam's Club store in Streamwood, Illinois, Jan. 12, 2018.

    Sam's Club is offering free shipping for premium members and simplifying its membership tiers.

    Sam's Club is offering free shipping for premium members and simplifying its membership tiers.

  • Increased prices at Disney parks in Florida, California

    Increased prices at Disney parks in Florida, California

    Monday, February 12 2018 1:02 PM EST2018-02-12 18:02:11 GMT
    (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Mickey Mouse rides in a parade through Main Street, USA with Cinderella's castle in the background at Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 11, 2001.(Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Mickey Mouse rides in a parade through Main Street, USA with Cinderella's castle in the background at Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 11, 2001.

    Ticket prices at Walt Disney World in Orlando and at Disneyland in California are increasing, company officials said Sunday.

    Ticket prices at Walt Disney World in Orlando and at Disneyland in California are increasing, company officials said Sunday.

  • Equifax hack put more info at risk than consumers knew

    Equifax hack put more info at risk than consumers knew

    Monday, February 12 2018 10:22 AM EST2018-02-12 15:22:31 GMT
    Monday, February 12 2018 10:26 AM EST2018-02-12 15:26:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File) FILE - This July 21, 2012, file photo shows signage at the corporate headquarters of Equifax Inc. in Atlanta.(AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File) FILE - This July 21, 2012, file photo shows signage at the corporate headquarters of Equifax Inc. in Atlanta.

    The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers' personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers.

    The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers' personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers.

  • Wells Fargo sends 38,000 erroneous letters in auto flub

    Wells Fargo sends 38,000 erroneous letters in auto flub

    Monday, February 12 2018 6:52 AM EST2018-02-12 11:52:50 GMT
    Monday, February 12 2018 6:55 AM EST2018-02-12 11:55:24 GMT
    Wells FargoWells Fargo

    Wells Fargo has made missteps in its efforts to make amends to customers who were forced to buy unneeded auto insurance.

    Wells Fargo has made missteps in its efforts to make amends to customers who were forced to buy unneeded auto insurance.

  • L.L. Bean dropping its unlimited returns policy

    L.L. Bean dropping its unlimited returns policy

    Friday, February 9 2018 11:58 AM EST2018-02-09 16:58:26 GMT
    Friday, February 9 2018 12:09 PM EST2018-02-09 17:09:31 GMT
    (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Tom Morrison sorts boxed orders in the L.L. Bean shipping center on “Cyber Monday,” in Freeport, Maine, Nov. 28, 2005.(Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Tom Morrison sorts boxed orders in the L.L. Bean shipping center on “Cyber Monday,” in Freeport, Maine, Nov. 28, 2005.

    L.L. Bean is tightening its generous return policy by imposing a one-year limit on most returns to reduce abuse and fraud.

    L.L. Bean is tightening its generous return policy by imposing a one-year limit on most returns to reduce abuse and fraud.

  • Dow industrials drop another 1,000 points as selling spreads

    Dow industrials drop another 1,000 points as selling spreads

    Thursday, February 8 2018 5:02 PM EST2018-02-08 22:02:38 GMT
    FILE - This Oct. 2, 2014, file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange.FILE - This Oct. 2, 2014, file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks plunged again Thursday, and for the second time in four days the Dow Jones industrial average sank more than 1,000 points.

    Stocks plunged again Thursday, and for the second time in four days the Dow Jones industrial average sank more than 1,000 points.

  • Harley-Davidson recalls over 250K bikes globally; brakes can fail

    Harley-Davidson recalls over 250K bikes globally; brakes can fail

    Thursday, February 8 2018 11:27 AM EST2018-02-08 16:27:22 GMT
    (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) The Harley-Davidson logo is seen on the gas tank of a brand new motorcycle at Oakland Harley-Davidson on July 19, 2011, in Oakland, California.(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) The Harley-Davidson logo is seen on the gas tank of a brand new motorcycle at Oakland Harley-Davidson on July 19, 2011, in Oakland, California.

    Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Harley-Davidson is recalling over 250,000 motorcycles worldwide because the brakes might fail.

    Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Harley-Davidson is recalling over 250,000 motorcycles worldwide because the brakes might fail.

  • Dunkin’ Donuts to stop using foam cups by 2020

    Dunkin’ Donuts to stop using foam cups by 2020

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 12:42 PM EST2018-02-07 17:42:41 GMT
    (@dunkindonuts/Twitter) Foam cups at Dunkin’ Donuts will soon be history, removing what the company estimates will be a billion of them each year from the waste stream.(@dunkindonuts/Twitter) Foam cups at Dunkin’ Donuts will soon be history, removing what the company estimates will be a billion of them each year from the waste stream.

    Foam cups at Dunkin’ Donuts will soon be history, removing what the company estimates will be a billion of them each year from the waste stream.

    Foam cups at Dunkin’ Donuts will soon be history, removing what the company estimates will be a billion of them each year from the waste stream.

  • Report: Best Buy to stop selling CDs this summer

    Report: Best Buy to stop selling CDs this summer

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 12:18 PM EST2018-02-06 17:18:47 GMT
    (Scott Olson/Getty Images) A sign marks the location of a Best Buy store in Schaumburg, Illinois, July 20, 2017.(Scott Olson/Getty Images) A sign marks the location of a Best Buy store in Schaumburg, Illinois, July 20, 2017.

    Compact discs may become harder to find as Best Buy reportedly plans to stop selling them.

    Compact discs may become harder to find as Best Buy reportedly plans to stop selling them.

  • Stocks go on a wild ride, briefly sending Dow down 1,600

    Stocks go on a wild ride, briefly sending Dow down 1,600

    Monday, February 5 2018 4:06 PM EST2018-02-05 21:06:05 GMT
    Stocks went on a wild ride Monday.Stocks went on a wild ride Monday.

    The Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunged nearly 1,600 points Monday.

    The Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunged nearly 1,600 points Monday.

  • Could NJ become first state to ban menthol cigarettes?

    Could NJ become first state to ban menthol cigarettes?

    Sunday, February 4 2018 10:54 AM EST2018-02-04 15:54:08 GMT
    Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Opponents say the ban could cost small retailers millions in lost sales.

    Opponents say the ban could cost small retailers millions in lost sales.

  • Toyota recalls 645,000 vehicles; air bags may not inflate

    Toyota recalls 645,000 vehicles; air bags may not inflate

    Thursday, February 1 2018 1:50 PM EST2018-02-01 18:50:46 GMT
    Toyota logoToyota logo

    Toyota is recalling about 645,000 vehicles worldwide to fix an electrical problem that could stop air bags from inflating in a crash.

    Toyota is recalling about 645,000 vehicles worldwide to fix an electrical problem that could stop air bags from inflating in a crash.

  • Wawa to offer free coffee on Super Bowl Sunday

    Wawa to offer free coffee on Super Bowl Sunday

    Thursday, February 1 2018 9:24 AM EST2018-02-01 14:24:54 GMT
    Wawa coffeeWawa coffee

    Wawa is celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles’ appearance in the Super Bowl by offering its customers a free cup of coffee ahead of the big game.

    Wawa is celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles’ appearance in the Super Bowl by offering its customers a free cup of coffee ahead of the big game.

  • Panera Bread recalls cream cheese over listeria concerns

    Panera Bread recalls cream cheese over listeria concerns

    Monday, January 29 2018 11:58 AM EST2018-01-29 16:58:02 GMT
    (Panera Bread) Panera Bread has issued a recall for some of its cream cheese products over listeria contamination concerns.(Panera Bread) Panera Bread has issued a recall for some of its cream cheese products over listeria contamination concerns.

    Panera Bread has issued a recall for some of its cream cheese products over listeria contamination concerns.

    Panera Bread has issued a recall for some of its cream cheese products over listeria contamination concerns.

  • Consumer Alert: Healthy Food Labels

    Consumer Alert: Healthy Food Labels

    These days, everyone is so pressed for time that many buy a lot of prepackaged food. Much of it is unhealthy, but healthy alternatives do exist. News 12 New Jersey’s Walt Kane explains in this week’s Consumer Alert.
  • Amazon announces 3 new centers during opening in Carteret

    Amazon announces 3 new centers during opening in Carteret

    Amazon has opened a new fulfillment center in Carteret.Amazon has opened a new fulfillment center in Carteret.

    Amazon made a surprise announcement Friday during the opening of its newest fulfillment center in Carteret. The online retail giant plans to open two additional centers in Middlesex County and one in Gloucester County this year.

    Amazon made a surprise announcement Friday during the opening of its newest fulfillment center in Carteret. The online retail giant plans to open two additional centers in Middlesex County and one in Gloucester County this year.

  • Breach puts credit card data at 19 New Jersey International Hotels Group hotels at risk

    Breach puts credit card data at 19 New Jersey hotels at risk

    A security breach has put credit card data a hotels across the country at risk.A security breach has put credit card data a hotels across the country at risk.

    A security breach at International Hotels Group hotels across the country, including 19 in New Jersey, has put credit card data at risk. The group operates Holiday Inns, Crowne Plazas and Staybridge Suites hotels. Cash registers were compromised, along with customers’ names, debit and credit card numbers, expiration dates and verification codes.

    A security breach at International Hotels Group hotels across the country, including 19 in New Jersey, has put credit card data at risk. The group operates Holiday Inns, Crowne Plazas and Staybridge Suites hotels. Cash registers were compromised, along with customers’ names, debit and credit card numbers, expiration dates and verification codes.

  • Teen retailer rue21 to close 400 stores, including 4 in NJ

    Teen retailer rue21 to close 400 stores, including 4 in NJ

    Teen clothing retailer rue21 is closing about one-third of its stores nationwide as it focuses more on its online business.Teen clothing retailer rue21 is closing about one-third of its stores nationwide as it focuses more on its online business.

    Teen clothing retailer rue21 is closing about one-third of its stores nationwide as it focuses more on its online business.

    Teen clothing retailer rue21 is closing about one-third of its stores nationwide as it focuses more on its online business.

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    Target recalls more than 500K water-absorbing toys

    Target recalls more than 500K water-absorbing toys

    Parents may want to check what the Easter bunny leaves behind this Sunday.Parents may want to check what the Easter bunny leaves behind this Sunday.

    Parents may want to check what the Easter bunny leaves behind this Sunday.

    Parents may want to check what the Easter bunny leaves behind this Sunday.

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    7 Payless shoe stores closing in New Jersey

    7 Payless shoe stores closing in New Jersey

    Of the 400 Payless shoe stores closing nationwide, seven are in New Jersey.Of the 400 Payless shoe stores closing nationwide, seven are in New Jersey.
    Of the 400 Payless shoe stores closing nationwide, seven are in New Jersey. The locations include Lowes Shopping Center in East Rutherford, Marlton Crossing in Marlton, Mid State Mall in East Brunswick, Phillipsburg Mall in Phillipsburg, 574 Bloomfield Ave. in Bloomfield, Acme Plaza in Cape May Court House and Marlboro Plaza in Englishtown. Payless ShoeSource, the largest specialty family footwear retailer in the Western Hemisphere, announced Tuesday that the company was filing...
    Of the 400 Payless shoe stores closing nationwide, seven are in New Jersey. The locations include Lowes Shopping Center in East Rutherford, Marlton Crossing in Marlton, Mid State Mall in East Brunswick, Phillipsburg Mall in Phillipsburg, 574 Bloomfield Ave. in Bloomfield, Acme Plaza in Cape May Court House and Marlboro Plaza in Englishtown. Payless ShoeSource, the largest specialty family footwear retailer in the Western Hemisphere, announced Tuesday that the company was filing...
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    NJ gas prices inch up, AAA sees possible 40-cent rise in summer

    NJ gas prices inch up, AAA sees possible 40-cent rise in summer

    Gas is pumped into a vehicle in this file photo.Gas is pumped into a vehicle in this file photo.

    Gas prices inched up in the last week in New Jersey, reflecting a national trend.

    Gas prices inched up in the last week in New Jersey, reflecting a national trend.

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    New Jersey's credit downgraded for 11th time under Christie

    New Jersey's credit downgraded for 11th time under Christie

    New Jersey's credit rating has been downgraded for an 11th time under Republican Gov. Chris Christie.New Jersey's credit rating has been downgraded for an 11th time under Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

    New Jersey's credit rating has been downgraded for an 11th time under Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

    New Jersey's credit rating has been downgraded for an 11th time under Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

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