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City Remembers Beloved Costco Co-founder Who Treated Employees With Dignity

The business pioneer who co-founded Costco is being remembered today around the country, but particularly in the Seattle area where he opened his first...

Costco Pushes Suppliers Away From Bee-killing Pesticides

Costco debuted the news that it will take steps to address bee-killing pesticides in its supply chain. Its inaugural bee policy encourages suppliers of garden...

Costco Sells So Much Organic Produce, It Aids Farmers to Grow More

America’s appetite for organic food is so big, the largest seller can’t keep its shelves stocked, so it’s loaning money to farmers to grow...

Costco Raises Minimum Wage For Lowest Paid Workers

Costco is joining the ranks of retail giants recognizing the need for a higher minimum wage. For the first time in nine years, Costco announced...

Costco Customers Unite to Send Terminally-ill Employee Who Always Smiles On a Vacation

  Despite living with M.S. and terminal cancer, 45-year-old Arlie Smith couldn't be more positive about life. He has worked at the Costco store in Danville,...

Firefighters at Costco Dash Away But Someone Pays for Their Food

Some Northern California firefighters were surprised by a $123 anonymous gift after they dashed out of a Costco store, called to respond to an emergency. They abandoned a cart...

When Mom Cancels Appointment to Take Care of Sick Son, Company Sends Her Flowers

Sometimes it's the smallest good deeds that mean the most to us. In Lindsay Pualoa's case, it was a bouquet of flowers that was delivered...

Yum! Brands Now Gives New Parents Generous Extended Family Leave

Yum! Brands yesterday announced a new expanded parental time-off policy as part of the company’s bid to stay competitive in the corporate market, and...

Humane Trend as More Major Food Companies Choose Cage-Free Eggs

Restaurant chains Denny's and Quizno's are the latest to pledge their intention to buy only cage-free eggs following a transition period. They join McDonald’s, Subway, Burger...

Banking on Kindness: How One Phone Rep Went Above and Beyond the Call

Ellen and Bob Wallace have built a strong marriage over 41 yrs. Not only have they raised children together, they have worked side by side...

Police Pull Family of Four From Car, Tuck Them In At a Motel

Tired from days on the road and trying to save money, Robert Wood’s family prepared for another night of sleeping in their car. But...
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Entrepreneurs Turn Food, Industrial Waste into Profit

Some entrepreneurs build businesses from scratch, others build them from trash, believing that garbage—once destined to rot in a landfill—can be repurposed into profitable...
Compost entrepreneur, Dan Blake at EcoScraps

Entrepreneurs Turn Food, Industrial Waste into Profit

Some entrepreneurs build businesses from scratch, others build them from trash, believing that garbage—once destined to rot in a landfill—can be repurposed into profitable...
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Woman Adopts Tree Frog Found in Box of Organic Salad

A South Pasadena woman says when she picked up an organic salad from Costco Monday night, she got a tiny surprise - a live...
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U.S. Retailers Report Solid Sales Gains for July

Many retailers posted solid sales during July, the kickoff to the back-to-school season. A wide range of retailers today delivered sales reports that beat Wall...
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Secret Santas Drop $5,500 and Diamond Ring into Red Kettles

A man at a Kmart placed $5,500 in $100 bills into the famous Salvation Army red kettle, a spokeswoman told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The...
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Essential as Vitamin C CoQ10 Soon May be Available in Water

If U.C Santa Barbara Chemist Bruce Lipshutz has his way, you may soon be buying bottles of water brimming with the life-sustaining coenzyme CoQ10...
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Website Gives Best Gas Prices in Your Area

With so many people concerned about saving money on gas, the usefulness of this web site, www.gasbuddy.com, is incomparable. Give them your...
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Recycling at Boeing Paid Huge Dividends in 2006

Every day is Earth Day at Boeing!... Why? Because it puts money in their pocket. "The aerospace company said it earned more than $60...

Eliminating Customer-Infuriating Plastic Clamshell Packaging

Great news about those horrible plastic shell encasements that seem to require super-human strength — and stabbing motion with scissors — to extract anything from their...