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Woman Pistol-Whipped in Parking Lot, Sues Walmart

Al Norman | Posted 07.24.2016 | Business
Al Norman

If Wal-Mart spent as much money helping to protect its customers outside the store as it spends protecting its merchandise inside the store, perhaps Maria Sklias would be working at her restaurant today, instead of suing Wal-Mart.

6 Ways Small Businesses Can Effectively (and Cheaply) Prevent Shoplifting

Diana Mackie | Posted 05.04.2015 | Small Business
Diana Mackie

Some of the fastest growing and most successful brands out there have recently employed innovative tactics to discourage shoplifting, largely harnessing the power of consumer psychology.

Reflections of a Former Donut Thief

Maureen Anderson | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
Maureen Anderson

I loved both my first summer jobs when I worked in the bakery at a grocery store called Hinky Dinky and at a pastry shop called Dippy Donut. What did you learn from your earliest adventures in the world of work?

Here's Why American Apparel Is Losing The Hipster Vote

Alice Hines | Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

Thieving hipsters, take note. American Apparel will be tagging every neon legging, velvet bodysuit, V-neck t-shirt and iconic hoodie with an RFID ...

Alice Hines

Forever Unpaid: Forever 21 Hit With Class Action Lawsuit By Employees | Alice Hines | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

Forever 21 is being sued yet again. But this time, it's not other fashion brands claiming copyright infringement -- it's the company's own workers, wh...

Vending Machines: The Latest Recession Victim

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Vending machine thefts are rocketing, thanks to hard times. Criminal gangs in Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi and New York are targeting vendi...

Another Wal-Mart Shoplifter Is Killed

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

Reports indicate another alleged shoplifter has died at the hands of a gang of overzealous Wal-Mart workers -- this time in China.