Walmart employees using app to get pay advanced

More than 200,000 Walmart employees in the U.S. have used the Even app to gain access to their checks ahead of schedule. The retailer has partnered with Even and another startup PayActiv to help employees better manage their finances. Seventy-five percent of full-time workers in the U.S. live paycheck to paycheck, according to CareerBuilder.

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Chinese shopping app gets sued over knockoffs

Pinduoduo, a popular shopping app launched in China last year, is being sued in U.S. federal court for trademark infringement. A Chinese diaper company, Daddy’s Choice, sued the company for trademark infringement after discovering knockoffs of its brand were being sold through the app.

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Shinola shows off product line in new store

Shinola has expanded beyond watches to create American-made bicycles, earbuds, jewelry, leather bags, speakers, turntables and wall clocks since it launched in 2011, has opened a new store in Minneapolis, which replaces another it closed earlier this year.

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High-heel haters may help Crocs sell more shoes

Crocs has been selling its Cyprus V Heel shoe since 2015, but wasn’t noticed by many people until recently when those who dislike the style began disparaging it on social media and news reports. All the attention may turn out to be a positive for Crocs as it draws attention to the rest of the…

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CDC ties Cyclospora illnesses to McD’s salads

A total of 163 people in 10 states have been sickened with an intestinal illness after eating salads at McDonald’s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The fast food chain is working with the CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and state health officials to prevent any further outbreaks.

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Papa John’s founder discussed Wendy’s merger before resigning

John Schnatter, founder of Papa John’s who recently resigned as the pizza chain’s chairman after uttering a racial slur during a media training session, held talks with Wendy’s about a possible merger between the two companies. Talks fell off after reports that Mr. Schnatter had used the “n-word” as a point of illustration in the…

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