More than half a million portable device chargers sold at Costco recalled after two homes catch fire

More than half a million portable electronic device chargers sold exclusively at Costco are being recalled after reports they can overheat and catch fire. The devices, called myCharge POWER HUB All-In-One, allegedly caused at least two residential fires. In a notice posted on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website, myCharge, also known as RFA Brands […]

LongHorn up, Olive Garden down: Darden earnings hint at dinings sales drag

Darden Restaurants on Thursday reported mixed quarterly results as Olive Garden’s same-store sales fell for the second consecutive quarter. For fiscal 2025, Darden is forecasting that its same-store sales will grow just 1% to 2%. Shares of the company rose more than 2% in premarket trading. Darden reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $308.1 million, or […]

Polls say older voters want Social Security protections. Yet parties are tied for their support.

Voters, ages 50 and up, will have a strong influence on the November election. And politicians who want to win their vote would be wise to emphasize personal economic issues that affect them, particularly Social Security, according to a new AARP poll of likely voters from the 44 most competitive congressional districts. When asked one question — “How worried […]

Why companies are canceling summer Fridays

The share of workers who say they get summer Fridays has dropped dramatically in recent years. Just 11% of North American workers say they have access to summer Fridays, according to a November 2023 survey from Gartner of more than 1,100 people. In 2019, however, 55% of organizations offered the benefit, and until that point its popularity […]