Sponge Soaks Up 'Shark Tank' Success, Sales Balloon to $18M
If you’re a fan of ABC’s popular Friday-night TV show “Shark Tank,” you’ve probably watched dozens of inventors pitch their strange ideas, begging for backers. Aspiring entrepreneurs have to have thick skin. More than half of the people who show up never strike a deal,...
Toy-Filled Chocolate Eggs Legal in US
Kinder Surprise eggs — the chocolate delicacy filled with a (surprise!) toy — have had a big impact on people’s lives. Consider the Winnipeg woman who nearly paid a $300 fine when she tried to cross the Canadian-U.S. border with one (the candy is illegal in the...
Labor Day 2012: 8 Biggest Layoff Announcements
It's seems it's going to be another tough Labor Day for labor. The U.S. unemployment rate is 8.2 percent, with most jobs lost this year from local and federal government. In the private sector, many companies are shedding headcount less due to a flailing economy, as in previous years, but because
'It's 100 Percent Beef': Company on Defensive as It Closes Plants
After two weeks of no comments, Beef Products Inc., the maker of “lean, finely textured beef,” a product now known by the critics’ term for it, “pink slime,” came out swinging today during a news conference to announce the temporary closing of several facilities. The...
'Pink Slime' Discontinued at Safeway
Four supermarket chains announce they will no longer use the ground beef filler.
Where to Get 'Pink-Slime'-Free Beef
ABC News contacted the top grocery chains in America, and here’s how they responded: 1. Safeway “Safeway is committed to providing our customers with the highest-quality products. While the USDA and food industry experts agree that lean, finely textured beef is safe and wholesome, recent...
Safeway, SUPERVALU and Food Lion to Stop Selling 'Pink Slime' Beef
Safeway , SUPERVALU and Food Lion announced today that they will no longer carry what the meat industry calls "lean finely textured beef," something the public has come to know as "pink slime." All three companies site customer concerns as one of the primary reasons for the change. "While the USDA
Tide Detergent One of Most Shoplifted Items
Talk about a strange bulletin work is out tonight that some stores are putting those big jugs of tide detergent not a kind of locked down. It all happened after a police press conference announcing that tide is playing a big role in the national crime way. So what's going on here's ABC's senior
New Tests Find Enfamil Baby Formula Safe
New tests found Enfamil infant formula safe, after the death of a 10-day-old Missouri infant caused major retailers to remove cans of the formula from their shelves, the manufacturer said today. The tests were conducted by Mead Johnson Nutrition, which makes Enfamil and performed an original set of
Hundreds More Stores Pull Enfamil From Shelves
Four More National Retailers Take Action; Formula's Role in Baby's Death Not Yet Confirmed