Santa Monica Observer - Community, Diversity, Sustainability and other Overused Words

Business

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 310



About Half Products Sold on Walmart.com are Counterfeits according to US Government Accountability Office

October 28, 2021, Los Angeles, CA – Walmart shoppers face the daunting challenge of identifying and dodging a vast assortment of counterfeit, fraudulent, and replica products offered on...

 

"We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government," Says the In N Out Burger in San Francisco

San Francisco's only In N Out Burger issued a statement decrying the City's vaccination mandate policy. The policy would require the luxury burger chain to check Covid-19 vaccination cards before...

 

Amazon Manipulates Search Results to Boost its Own Products and Copies Popular Products for its Own Brand

October 14, 2021, Los Angeles, CA – Amazon is running a systematic campaign of copying products and manipulating search results to boost its own product lines, according to a Reuters Special Report....

 

Amazon is the Largest Unregulated Pawnshop on the Planet, Selling an Estimated $104 Million in Stolen Goods

September 8, 2021, Los Angeles, CA – Organized crime rings are stealing billions in merchandise to peddle online -- often on Amazon, says a Wall Street Journal investigation. Online sales of stolen...

 

California Gas Prices to Remain Highest Since 2014 for 4th of July Weekend

6/23 Rising gas prices have become the theme for the 2021 summer travel season. Drivers in LA County will see prices remain above the $4 per gallon mark in time for the upcoming holiday weekend. Even...

 
 By Craig Crosby    Business    June 9, 2021

Amazon Flooded with 75,000 Arbitration Requests and then Quietly Drops Arbitration Clause

June 3, 2021, Los Angeles, CA – Buried in Amazon's Conditions of Use (COUs) agreement was a binding arbitration clause forcing buyers, marketplace sellers, and infringed trademark-owners to utilize...

 
 By Jim Haigh    Business    June 7, 2021

Ransomware Attacks Target Companies and Consumers Alike

Ransomware attacks are making headlines with worrisome frequency. In May, 45% of the fuel supply for the east coast of the United States was disrupted when cybercriminals took Colonial Pipeline's comp...

 

Amazon Gets Fact-Checked on its Claims of Fighting Fraud

May 19, 2021, Los Angeles, CA – Amazon's global empire is in a crisis. The invasive, manipulative superpower which controls over 50% of online sales is flooded with fakes, scams, phony reviews, and...

 
 By Jack Simon    Business    May 1, 2021

Santa Monica Public Counter to Offer In-Person Services by Appointment Starting May 3

The City of Santa Monica has announced its public counter will offer in-person permit services by appointment on select days beginning next Monday, May 3. The Permit Services' public counter in the...

 

Paper Products Are More Sustainable Than Many Realize - and Our Forests Are Growing

CHICAGO – April 22, 2021 – As U.S. consumers become increasingly aware of the environmental impacts of the products they use every day, there remains a wide gap between perception and reality...

 
 By Anonymous    Business    April 29, 2021

Re: Gangs Run Pier Food Carts

Editor, You report that Code Enforcement Officers refuse to enforce street vendor regulations at the pier and that on a busy weekend, there was not a single public safety officer of any kind at the...

 

City Cracks Down on Illegal Vending Run by Criminal Gangs on the Santa Monica Pier

April 21, 2021 A fight that broke out April 11 in the pier's north parking lot among six members of the Murcia family, ending in their arrests, highlighted the ongoing and unchecked activity of the...

 

Krispy Kreme Retreats, Randy's Donuts Advances to Santa Monica as the Donut Wars Take an Unexpected turn

Forget that silly stuff about Meghan and Harry. Here's a story that actually affects you: On Sunday, April 18th Krispy Kreme Donuts will close its Santa Monica location at Euclid (13th Street) and...

 
 By Craig Crosby    Business    April 2, 2021

California is Among Few States that Hold Amazon Liable for Selling Dangerous and Defective Products From Third-Party Sellers

March 31, 2021, Los Angeles, CA – Amazon continues to destroy the retail economy, retail workers, and related services despite hundreds of lawsuits that expose its dangerous business practices....

 
 By Stan Greene    Business    March 31, 2021

Ship "Partially Refloated" And Being Towed to Great Bitter Lake, as Suez Crisis Resolves

3/29: Egypt's President Sisi bragged today (justifiably), about his country's massive technical achievement in refloating and moving the 400 million metric ton Evergreen Ever Given, and moving her...

 

Half of All Items Available on Walmart Could be Counterfeit According to Government Investigation

March 19, 2021, Los Angeles, CA – Shoppers expect Walmart to provide authentic and safe products when they shop on Walmart's website -- but that confidence is misplaced. Walmart's push to capture a...

 

Classmates.com Settles Auto-Renewal Lawsuit filed by the California Automatic Renewal Task Force

PeopleConnect, owner of the social networking site Classmates.com, has settled a consumer protection lawsuit alleging the website did not properly inform its users regarding automatic subscription...

 

Do not Buy or Use 18650 lithium-ion Batteries if You Got Them Sold Individually at Amazon or Walmart

March 4, 2021, Los Angeles, CA – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is warning consumers not to buy or use loose 18650 lithium-ion battery cells. These cells are manufactured as indu...

 

How do Amazon, Walmart and eBay Get Away With Selling Counterfeit and Dangerous Products? This is a $1.3 Trillion Industry in Fakes

February 2, 2021, Los Angeles, CA – The U.S. e-commerce business keeps on growing. Online shopping due to COVID-19 has contributed significantly to the growth and to the proliferation of...

 

A Plan to Restore Social Security to Solvency as America Ages

With Social Security's finances in the spotlight these days, especially since COVID-19 devastated the U.S. economy, there is no shortage of ideas for how to reform the Social Security System (SS) to...

 

Bitcoin Falls Back to $33,000, as Dollar Rises and Temperatures Fall From Last Weeks Capitol Riot

1/10/21: Bitcoin sank to a low of $32,500 per bitcoin, in a sudden 20% overnight decline. The world's first crypto-currency (symbol BTC), could fall all the way back to 23,000 which is where it...

 

10 reasons why Bitcoin is poised to hit $100,000 in 2021

Finiteness- There are only 21 million coins that are assigned to be mined. Satoshi Nakamoto, the founder of Bitcoin declared that only 21 million coins would ever be mined. This drives up the value...

 

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Becomes the Latest Victim of the Chinese Communist Party's Resurgent Fascism

He was once lauded as the Chinese equivalent of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. From a humble background as a school teacher, Jack Ma founded Alibaba.COM, the largest online retailer in the world's most...

 

Even Vocational Training is Shut Down During Prison Lockdown in California During Covid Surge

I want to first give you a quick update. It seems that I spoke too soon about the man in my life. Dom. He was not my long-awaited love after all. No matter. I'll be free soon! All that glitters is...

 

RagingBull Stock Advisory Service Ceases Operations for 30 days due to FTC Federal Lawsuit and TRO

RagingBull, a stock advisory service with an email subscription service, has announced that it is ceasing operations for thirty days. The FTC claims that trading services like RagingBull unfairly...

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021

Rendered 12/07/2021 22:47