“We’ve got existing customers who are visiting stores more often and putting an extra item in their basket,” said Greg Foran, CEO of Wal-Mart’s U.S. business, which accounts for 62 percent of total sales. Wal-Mart is also picking up new customers, but that will take some time.
THE NUMBERS: Weekly applications for unemployment aid slipped 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 262,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average, typically a less volatile measure, rose 3,000 to 265,250.
People will no longer need to hold back on using data on smartphones, but those who haven’t been using that much data could wind up paying more for unlimited data they don’t need. This comes as AT&T and Verizon have recently raised the prices on some plans while giving customers more data.
“When there’s no other dude in the car, the cost of taking an Uber anywhere becomes cheaper than owning a vehicle. So the magic there is, you basically bring the cost below the cost of ownership for everybody, and then car ownership goes away,” Kalanick said at the Code Conference in 2014, shortly after Google unveiled its self-driving car prototype.
The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company said Wednesday it received limited reports of potential skin irritations that may be associated with the bands, which look like step counters. Terri Hickey, a McDonald’s representative, said in an email that McDonald’s is “fully investigating this issue” and that restaurants are “offering our youngest guests an alternative Happy Meal toy.”
Meanwhile, incomes for the executives, bankers, hedge fund managers, entertainers and doctors who make up the top 1 percent have steadily improved. These one-percenters account for roughly 22 percent of all personal income, more than double the post-World War II era level of roughly 10 percent. One reason the income disparity is troubling for the nation is that it’s thinning out the ranks of the middle class.
“It’s impossible to get because when it goes, it grabs it, and when it picks it up, right when it hits the top, it just drops,” the boy said while trying to win a GoPro camera, eventually leaving empty-handed.
In just the past few weeks, city officials announced two sweeping changes to the rules for licenses and permit fees
This year’s Parade started early this month and includes more than 60 homes in 17 cities and 44 neighborhoods throughout the Front Range