Mineral water sold at Taiwan Muji stores found to contain carcinogens 4 times safe limit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Mineral water sold at outlets of the Japanese retail chain Muji in Taiwan have been found to contain excessive levels of carcinogens, and customers have until May to return the...

Zion's freak injury ripples in basketball, business worlds

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Soon after Zion Williamson's shoe ripped apart, Nike's stock price took a hit. The freak injury during one of the college basketball season's marquee games immedi...

Q&A: What Payless shoppers need to know

NEW YORK (AP) — Payless ShoeSource, the shoe store chain famous for its buy-one-get-one half-off sales, is going out of business. The company filed for bankruptcy protection this wee...

Failing Payless to honor gift cards, store credit into March

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The failing Payless ShoeSource chain will honor gift cards and store credit until March 11 as the company liquidates all operations. The Topeka, Kansas, company, ...

CVS Health beats 4Q expectations, 2019 forecast falls short

CVS Health is topping fourth-quarter earnings forecasts, but the annual outlook from the nation's second-largest drugstore chain is far short of Wall Street expectations. The company...

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___ I owe how much? Americans shocked by impact of new tax law NEW YORK (AP) — The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising...

Payless files for bankruptcy, winds down North American biz

NEW YORK (AP) — Payless ShoeSource has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is shuttering its remaining stores in North America. The filing on Monday came a day after the s...

US stocks mixed ahead of more China-US trade talks

Stocks edged between small gains and losses in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday as U.S. markets reopened following the Presidents Day holiday and as investors sized up the latest company earnings ...

Amazon aims to cut its carbon footprint

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, which ships millions of packages a year to shopper's doorsteps, says it wants to be greener. The online retail giant announced plans Monday to make half of al...

Shrimpers hope industry lost to warm seas won't be forgotten

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Glen Libby looks back fondly on his days as a Maine shrimp trawler, but he's concerned about what seafood lovers will think if the shuttered fishery ever reopens. ...

Pass It On: Grailed CEO on hiring the right people

NEW YORK (AP) — Arun Gupta, CEO of Grailed, came up with the idea for the company about five years ago, shortly after graduating from college. He realized there wasn't a dedicated online marketplace f...

Retailers, fashion brands struggle with racial insensitivity

NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers and top fashion brands like Gucci and Prada keep apologizing for products that smack of racial insensitivity. The big question is: Why does it keep happenin...

From Bogart to millennials: Italian hat maker tries new look

SPINETTA MARENGO, Italy (AP) — Hats off, Bogie. The traditional Italian hat maker Borsalino, whose fedora has defined the rough-and-tumble images of Robert Redford, Frank Sinatra and...

Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining US stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Paylesss ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have been shuttered in t...

Over 27,000 kg of insecticide-tainted eggs reached Taiwan market

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Over 27,000 kilograms of eggs contaminated with the toxic insecticide fipronil reached consumer markets in northern Taiwan from Jan. 27 to Feb. 13, the Food and Drug Administration (FD...