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Here’s how Trump can end the whole Mueller investigation farce

August 14, 2018 |

The Mueller inquisition is down to a game of chicken over whether to subpoena the president’s personal testimony – a risky course both for the president and for Mueller’s team.
FOX News

Park, load up, go: Amazon brings curbside grocery pickup to Whole Foods

August 9, 2018 |

Amazon.com Inc., known for bringing items to shoppers’ homes, is adding a curbside-pickup option at Whole Foods grocery stores for Prime members.

Shoppers will be able to order eggs, milk and other groceries on the Prime Now app, park in reserved spaces at the store and have workers place the items…


L.A. Times – Business

New Era at Amazon’s Whole Foods Grates on Some Employees

July 2, 2018 |

Amazon has infused Whole Foods with its efficient, data-driven ethos in the year since it bought the natural grocer. But not all Whole Foods employees and suppliers are happy about that.
WSJ.com: US Business

Giant 23-Foot Python Swallows Woman Whole

June 17, 2018 |

“Attacks on humans are rare,” read the last Newser story about a 23-foot python swallowing a human in Indonesia. That was in March 2017, and now history repeats its gruesome self, with the victim this time a 54-year-old woman who went to check on her corn. Concerned about wild boar…
Newser

Attention, Amazon Prime Members: You’re in Luck at Whole Foods

June 17, 2018 |

One year after Amazon.com bought Whole Foods, the e-commerce giant is offering Prime members discounts and perks at the grocer, in an effort to capture even more of their spending.
WSJ.com: US Business

A Year After Amazon Devoured Whole Foods, Rivals Are Pursuing Countermoves

June 10, 2018 |

Amazon.com’s acquisition has triggered change in the food industry, with major grocery chains offering home delivery while some food makers seek to better sell through the e-commerce giant.
WSJ.com: US Business

Uber and Lyft see the light on sexual assault, but they could do a whole lot better

May 18, 2018 |

Ride-sharing giants Uber and Lyft patted themselves on the back this week for adopting a totally #MeToo policy that victims of sexual assault and harassment won’t be held to the companies’ forced-arbitration requirement and will be able to seek their day in court.

“We have learned it’s important…


L.A. Times – Business

New Prime Benefit: Extra Discounts at Whole Foods

May 16, 2018 |

It’s Prime time at Whole Foods: Amazon is rolling out discounts for Prime members at the organic grocer. The benefits start Wednesday at stores in Florida and will expand nationwide this summer, the AP reports. Prime members will get an additional 10% off sale items and exclusive deals on certain…
Newser

He Was So Rich He Rented a Whole Brothel. Except He Wasn’t

May 13, 2018 |

At one point in 2012, Luke “Milky” Moore paid $ 40,000 to rent himself a brothel for four days. Two years prior, he was penniless, unemployed, and bracing himself for foreclosure. What happened in the interim is the subject of an Esquire piece by David Kushner, who explores the Australian’s…
Newser

This Whole Foods Dishwasher Is an Everest Record-Holder

April 17, 2018 |

Between raising two daughters and working as a dishwasher at Whole Foods, Lhakpa Sherpa just doesn’t have time for training to climb Mount Everest. Even so, she has done it a record eight times—and hopes to outdo herself yet again. The 44-year-old native of Nepal holds the world record…
Newser