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    Apple CEO Tim Cook called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier this month to warn over 'rushed' antitrust bills that are circulating throughout the House, according to a new report.     Cook called Pelosi and other members of Congress to 'deliver a warning' that the antitrust bills were 'rushed,' would hurt innovation and hurt consumers by disrupting Apple's services, according to The...
    WOBURN (CBS) — 44-year-old Adam Haddad, an auto body shop owner from Shrewsbury, pled guilty and was sentenced to serve two and a half years in prison on Wednesday for damaging cars to get more money out of insurance companies. Haddad, who owned ADH Collison of Boston Inc. in Everett and Accurate Collision Inc. in Worcester, pled guilty in Middlesex...
    In this article PTONMaggie Lu uses a Peloton Tread treadmill during CES 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 11, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Ethan Miller | Getty ImagesSome Peloton customers are outraged after the company disabled a free run setting on its high-end treadmill, forcing users to pay an extra monthly membership fee, according to reports across...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- A CDC advisory committee will meet Wednesday to evaluate the risk of heart inflammation in teens who get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.So far, there have been more than 300 confirmed cases of the condition, myocarditis.The cases have been primarily in teens and in men age 30 and younger.Symptoms were usually mild, and the majority of...
    The JetBlue website crashed for hours on Tuesday as customers attempting to get through to the airline via phone reported having their calls disconnected or left on hold for up to 90 minutes.   It's unclear what caused the technical breakdown that appears to be ongoing as of 4.30pm EST.   Many customers took to Twitter to express their frustration with the...
    In this article TSLATesla Motors' Model 3 electric cars.Tesla Motors File Photo | ReutersLONDON — European car hire firm Virtuo is adding dozens of Teslas to its fleet as part of an effort to electrify more of its vehicles. The company, which allows people to hire and unlock premium cars through an app, wants 50% of its vehicles to be...
    As residents across the state welcome the first official week of summer, Georgia Power encourages customers to take action to minimize the impact of higher temperatures and increased energy use on electric bills. The company provides information and energy efficiency programs that help give customers the options they need to...
    No Vacancy, the bar mentioned in this article, is not photographed above. Susanne Alfredsson / EyeEm/Getty Images A woman tweeted that Florida bartender Max Gutierrez helped her out of a harassment situation.  She wrote that Gutierrez passed her a note disguised as a receipt with a message offering help. Gutierrez later identified himself as the bartender pictured on...
    American Airlines canceled 450 flights over the weekend and is planning more cancellations in an effort to adjust its summer schedule to accommodate a surging number of travelers headed for the skies. Weather and labor shortages were responsible for the need to cancel so much of its weekend schedule, including 122 scheduled flights on Monday, according to an airline...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff MENOMONEE, Wi./PITTSBURGH, Pa. (KDKA) — For the second year in a row, Kohl’s has decided to close all its stores for Thanksgiving. READ MORE: Police Investigating After Body Recovered From Allegheny River The company says that its decision to close all stores on Thursday, November 25 was due to the “positive response” from customers about...
    UNION CITY (CBS SF) — A massive power outage early Saturday evening disrupted electrical service to at least 50,000 customers in Alameda County, mostly in Union City and Newark. Pacific Gas & Electric officials said there were 33,000 customers without power in Union City and 17,000 in Newark. They lost electrical service at around 6:54 p.m. Officials were warning motorists...
    WINDSOR, Colo. (CBS4) – Residents in the ever-growing portions of Northern Colorado, Timnath and Windsor, say they’ve experienced power outages daily for one week. The outages, some lasting more than 22 hours, came as Colorado set multiple records for high temperatures. (credit: CBS) “It’s been horrible,” said Sara Ricord, a new resident of northern Windsor. READ MORE: Love Always Wins...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Drought conditions mean water levels are down in lakes across the state. Boaters say they haven’t seen anything like it in 15 years. The drought is also costing boaters, as their propellers are getting beat up. PropMD in Plymouth fixes his boat propellers. They say they are seeing customers walk in like never before. Repairs are up 30%...
    New York (CNN Business)You might not be excited about paying higher prices for meat and vegetables, but your grocery store is thrilled.The rising prices for staples like milk and pork affect grocery stores too, as they have to pay more to their suppliers. But while they are raising prices under the guise of increasing supplier costs, they're adding a little...
    FOOTBALL fans heading to the pub to watch England vs Scotland at the Euros tonight will be BANNED from singing and cheering. Singing, especially loudly, has been deemed a Covid transmission risk and goes against rules the Government has set out for pubs. 1You won't be allowed to stand and sing down the local tonightCredit: Getty The current rules only allow...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Public Service Commission announced $83 million in state funding to help assist Maryland residents with past due utility bills. “Today’s disbursement of millions of dollars in aid will help tens of thousands of needy Maryland families get out from under a mountain of utility-related debt,” said Jason M. Stanek, Chairman of the Public Service Commission....
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A Flex Alert has been issued across the state, amid the current heat wave.In effect on Thursday, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) is asking people conserve electricity. Residents are being encouraged to do so, particularly during peak afternoon hours.RELATED: CA power grid declares Flex Alert for Thursday, asks for electricity conservationIn a press conference on...
    A Wisconsin grocery store is giving its customers the option to choose color-coded bracelets to signal to others how comfortable they are with spontaneous interactions, a report said.  WESH.com reported that the color system is simple: red means stay away; yellow means elbow bump is fine; green means you can hug or high five.  The station reported that the bracelets...
    In this article ACI Albertsons CEO Vivek Sankaran told CNBC on Wednesday that the U.S. consumer has, so far, been able to handle rising inflation. "The inflation is higher. It is, let's say, between 3% and 4% if you just do the math on different months and normalize for it," Sankaran said in an interview with Jim Cramer on "Mad...
    Amazon’s “Just Walk Out” technology, which eliminated cashiers in its Amazon Go convenience stores, has now been integrated into a full-size 25,000 square foot Amazon Fresh grocery store for the first time. The system uses camera surveillance, pressure-sensitive shelves, and biometric data to charge customers for items they put in their carts. The Verge reports that e-commerce and tech giant Amazon...
    More On: ikea Ikea stores in Israel offer COVID-19 vaccinations IKEA’s Tiny House comes prebuilt — but not made for the claustrophobic IKEA to stop publishing iconic catalog after 70-year run Vengeful IKEA customers name road near store ‘I’m Missing a Screw Street’ Ikea was fined $1.3 million on Tuesday for spying on its French workers — and two...
    DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Generators have become a hot ticket item for families looking to stay cool during the Texas summer. Some are directing their frustration at ERCOT. READ MORE: Tarrant County Leaders Approve Flying Of Juneteenth Flag For First Time Ever They don’t want to lose power as ERCOT pleads with customers to conserve electricity early in the season....
    (CNN Business)Amazon wants to make grocery shopping as efficient as possible. So it's eliminating checkout lines.The company announced Tuesday that will introduce what it calls Just Walk Out technology — which allows customers to pay for their groceries without waiting in line for a cashier — at its newest Amazon Fresh store. That store is set to open June 17...
    New York (CNN Business)Best Buy wants to sell you a new outdoor grill for summer cookouts, a backpack for a return to the office, and luggage for future vacations as it extends its product options beyond electronics.The chain announced Tuesday that it will sell grills, outdoor firepits and patio sets from brands such as Weber and Traeger online and at...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – California is coming back! It’s the final hours before the state reopens, but will tomorrow ​really look ​any different? “I think that there’s going to be a lot of people back,” said Quang Nguyen, a server at Bonchon. READ MORE: Goose Fire In Amador County Burns 67 Acres, 75% Contained He says these past few weeks have...
    Some shopper habits annoy and frustrate Aldi employees. Ken Wolter/Shuttershock Aldi employees told Insider the main things customers shouldn't do while shopping. Abandoning your cart or putting items where they don't belong creates more work for the staff. Try not to enter the store at closing time, but if you do, use the self-checkout machine. Visit Insider's homepage...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — With tens of thousands of people without power following Sunday’s storms, both Duquesne Light and Penn Power are each working to restore power to customers affected by outages. READ MORE: American Duchess Riverboat Docks Along Pittsburghs North Shore As of around 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Duquesne Light reported nearly 10,000 customers without power...
    FAIRFAX DISTRICT (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles Police Department cracked down on motorcycle sideshows that had been taking over the Fairfax District, snarling traffic and forcing one restaurant owner to change how it did business. Business owners in the area told CBSLA’s Kandiss Crone that they are thankful that LAPD made some arrests in the case, but added that more needs...
    HEALDSBURG (CBS SF) — As an extreme drought strengths it’s grip on Sonoma County, Healdsburg officials have unveiled tough new restrictions on water use including limiting individuals to 74 gallons a day and ordering sprinklers and drop irrigation system to be shut down immediately. With no significant rain showers likely for several months, the state of the drought continues to...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A passenger deemed ‘unruly’ by the flight crew of Delta Airlines was removed from a plane traveling from LAX in Los Angeles to JFK in New York after the plane diverted to Detroit. In a video posted to Twitter by CBS Host, Dana Jacobson, a passenger could be seen being escorted off the flight on a...
    In this article JACK WEN CMG DPZ SBUX MCD QSR-CA YUM An employee carries an order for a customer at a Domino's Pizza restaurant in Detroit.Sean Proctor | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesForget the battle for chicken sandwich supremacy. The loyalty program wars are coming. Restaurant digital orders surged 124% in the year ended in March, according to market researcher...
    Many legal experts agree: it’s almost certainly legal for most private businesses to turn away customers based on their vaccination status. The Foo Fighters announced they will hold a full-capacity concert at Madison Square Garden on June 20, but only vaccinated guests will be allowed to attend. The rules for the event, which will be the first full-capacity concert held...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Telecommunications company CenturyLink has asked Minnesota utility regulators to ease a decades-old rule that requires it to give priority for repairs to landline customers, saying the requirement is obsolete in an era dominated by broadband communications. CenturyLink, a unit of Lumen Technologies, is the largest provider of copper landline phone service in Minnesota and one of the...
    CASTLE PINES, Colo. (CBS4) — The water provider for the City of Castle Pines suffered an overnight equipment failure and is asking all commercial and residential customers to conserve water until further notice. The request specifically asks they completely eliminate any outdoor irrigation. READ MORE: Serial Killer Scott Kimball Moved Out Of Colorado Ken Smith, spokesman for the Castle Pines...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A U.S. district judge sentenced a former home security technician on Wednesday, June 9 to 52 months in federal prison for repeatedly hacking into customers’ video feeds in North Texas. Telesforo Aviles, a 35-year-old one-time ADT employee, pleaded guilty to computer fraud in January. READ MORE: K-9 Officer Rex Recovering After Breaking Leg During Training Exercise “The...
    (CNN)The hateful reaction to an LGBTQ Pride-inspired sugar cookie threatened to tank a bakery in Lufkin, Texas.But when cookie lovers from Lufkin and across the US caught a glimpse of the vibrant cookies (and the bakery's disheartened response to canceled orders and cruel comments), they turned what could have been a potentially devastating week for the business into one of...
    MINNESOTA (WCCO) – As Minnesota experiences its seventh day inside a 90-degree heatwave, Xcel Energy shares tips on how to stay comfortable in your home without breaking the bank. According to Xcel, air conditioning can account for over half of a summertime electric bill, but practicing some basic conservation and efficiency habits can keep you cool and stress-free. READ MORE:...
    BURLINGTON, N.J. -- Karen Parker has been serving food and smiles to patrons at the Golden Dawn Diner since the 1990s. She says it's the customers that keep her coming back to work every day.But the hospitality world was turned upside-down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With time on her hands, Parker found some painting materials collecting dust in her...
    A Best Buy employee uses a cart to do shopping for an online customer at South Bay Center in Boston on Nov. 10, 2020. Retail trends are changing during the Covid-19 pandemic, and Best Buy has begun offering their holiday Black Friday sales and deals earlier in the month to thin out crowds.Boston Globe | Boston Globe | Getty Images...
    SEATTLE -- Starbucks will let customers bring their own mugs to US company-owned cafes again starting on June 22.Before the pandemic, the coffee chain encouraged customers to bring their own reusable mugs to stores. But in March of last year, Starbucks suspended the program throughout the world because of the coronavirus. Starbucks has been gradually bringing it back in international...