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A ruling by the National Labor Relations Board concludes that McDonald's is a "joint employer" with its franchisees, which means it could be held liable for any mistreatment of workers.
Nation's Restaurant News -
RadioShack could run out of cash before the end of next year, according to Moody’s Investors Service.
Bloomberg News -
The Japanese retailer will open a flagship store in Chicago's Michigan Avenue. The new location will be the chain's second largest store in the U.S.
Flipkart is preparing to battle with Jeff Bezos and company for share of the online market in this Southeast Asian nation.
Economic Times -
Customers at Hudson's Bay stores in Canada and Lord & Taylor locations in the U.S. will have offers sent directly to their phones.
Financial Post -
According to this opinion piece, the deal between Dollar Tree and Family Dollar shows that large groups of Americans are in serious financial trouble.
Los Angeles Times (tiered sub.) -
John Mackey and his girlfriend Renee Lawson started Whole Foods with $45K including a loan of $10,000 from his father.
The Washington Post -
A shopper in Scotland wondered on Twitter why Primark had a mannequin with "protruding ribs" in its store window.
The Gloss -

Compiled July 30, 2014

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