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Amazon is laying off engineers and slowing some of its technology development projects following the failure of the Fire Phone, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
The Verge -
Walmart has published its list of the 25 most popular toys for the Christmas selling season and introduced 500 Star Wars items that will be in stores on Sept. 4.
The Plain Dealer -
The Irish clothing chain will open its first location in the U.S. in the former Filene's department store building in Boston. The store, which will open in two weeks, will cover four floors.
The Boston Globe (tiered sub) -
Walmart is pulling AR-15s and other modern sporting rifles off store shelves and replacing them with shotguns and other weapons used in hunting.
Quartz -
The apparel chain said it is ending the practice of on-call scheduling to improve the balance between work and personal life for its employees.
The Dallas Morning News -
Wired describes the Campaign furniture line as the latest development in the on-demand economy.
Wired -
A video taken at T&S Farm in Dukedom, TN by a member of the group Mercy for Animals shows workers clubbing sickly birds to death.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/08/27/activists-mcdonalds-tyson-chicken-abuse/32449069/ -
7-Eleven is adding 180 locations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire after completing the deal. The convenience store operator said it had offered jobs to most of the store and non-store personnel who worked at Tedeschi.
Boston Business Journal -

Compiled August 27, 2015

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