Tuesday, July 27


Military & Defense, Politics, Retail, Speed desk

DOJ seized the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet — a portion of the epic of Gilgamesh — from Hobby Lobby

The Department of Justice announced that it seized a tablet from the Epic of Gilgamesh. According to the DOJ, the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet was smuggled into the US and then auctioned off. The ancient tablet had been bought by Oklahoma-based arts and craft superstore Hobby Lobby. LoadingSomething is loading. The Department of Justice announced on ...
Economy, gen z, labor shortage, Restaurants, Retail, Teens, Workers

The teen employment boom is slowing in states that have scrapped unemployment benefits, new data suggests

Teen employment rates slowed in states that scrapped unemployment benefits early, new data shows. Older workers filled empty roles in these states, according to an analysis commissioned by The Washington Post. Overall employment didn't rise in these states, the analysis from Gusto found. LoadingSomething is loading. Teen employment rates soared...
Bunkers, Business Insider Today, doomsday prepping, Retail, Survivalists, video, video format so expensive

Survival bunkers can cost up to $4.5 million — here’s why they’re so expensive

The survival bunker business traditionally appealed to those with an over-cautious mindset. But the pandemic has ramped up interest in private survival shelters that can be buried underneath homes. People spend millions on luxury bunker features like movie theater, pool, and rock-climbing walls. See more stories on Insider's business page. Read the original article on Business Insider www.businessinsider.com
Amazon, Amazon Key, Apartment buildings, delivery, Retail, Tech Insider

Amazon is offering building managers $100 gift cards as an incentive to install’Key’ devices, which let delivery drivers get into the lobby at all hours

Amazon is on a sales drive to get buildings to install its'Key for Business' devices, AP reports. Key for Business lets drivers get into building lobbies without needing to get buzzed in. Amazon is offering $100 gift cards and free installation as incentives to building managers, per AP. LoadingSomething is loading. Amazon is trying to persuade...
Lottery, lottery jackpot, lottery winnings, Retail, Tech, Tech Insider, Uber, Uber Delivery, Uber Driver, Uber Eats, Weekend BI UK

An Uber Eats driver discovered she had won $250,000 on a scratch-off lottery ticket while waiting for her next delivery in Maryland

An Uber Eats driver won a $250,000 jackpot prize between trips, according to the Maryland Lottery. The winner discovered her fortune while sitting in her car, CNN reported on Sunday. She plans to use the winnings to settle some bills and put a downpayment on a house. LoadingSomething is loading. An ...
Gloves, Piercings, piercings and tattoos, Retail, Shortages, Tattoo Artists, Tattoo parlors

Tattoo and piercing shops’can’t just use less’ when it comes to gloves and disinfectant, crucial supplies that shop owners say are still experiencing crippling shortages 16 months into the pandemic

Tattoo and piercing shop owners say they're still seeing serious shortages in crucial supplies. Gloves, disinfectant, and paper towels are all hard to find, and prices have skyrocketed. It's forced some shop owners to raise their prices, even as business is booming. LoadingSomething is loading. In the before times, pre-pandemic, Carl Kuo took ...
BI-freelancer, Business News Contributor, Clothes, contributor 2019, Inclusivity, Lingerie, Nordic, Plus Size Fashion, Retail, Shopping, Victoria's Secret

See inside Victoria’s Secret’s revamped’store of the future’ as it ditches Angels to lure more women

Mandy Shunnarah visited the redesigned Victoria's Secret store at the Polaris Fashion Place mall near Columbus, Ohio. The store swapped its bubblegum pink decor and size-zero mannequins for muted colors and fuller figures. Shunnarah noticed fresh changes but says the rebranding still doesn't feel inclusive of plus-size women. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Airplanes, Fast food worker, Flight attendant, mask mandate, Psychology, Retail, Retail workers, Transportation

A Harvard psychologist explains the rise in passengers getting violent on airplanes and customers abusing retail workers: People have reached’a boiling point’

Passenger violence on airplanes is spiking and retail workers are experiencing customer harassment. Fear and anxiety activates the fight-or-flight part of our brain, a Harvard psychologist said. Now, after a year and a half of being on edge, many people are reaching a "boiling point." LoadingSomething is loading. Violence on airplanes is spiki...
BI Commentary, Commentary Freelancer, Congress, Economy, Fight for 15, McDonald's, Minimum Wage, Opinión, Politics, Retail, Workers

It’s been 12 years since Congress last raised the minimum wage. As a McDonald’s worker who makes just $10 an hour, I’m getting sick of Congress delaying another much-needed raise.

It's been 12 years since the federal minimum wage was increased to $7.25 per hour. I'm a McDonald's worker who makes just $10 per hour. Millions of people across the country can no longer afford to wait — Congress must raise the minimum wage and lift workers out of poverty. Jarmier Owens has worked at a McDonald's location in Detroit for four years. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Chipotle, Fast Food, labor shortage, Restaurants, Retail

Chipotle’s stores had their most profitable quarter since 2015 despite the chain raising wages

Chipotle just announced high restaurant operating margins from the second quarter of 2021. Margins were up despite the chain raising wages this summer. Chipotle says raising menu prices led to the increased profitability. LoadingSomething is loading. Chipotle just had a hugely successful quarter, with its most profitable period for its stores s...