Monday night on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert joined the chorus of people who like to hate on Yelp, the business-review site. Colbert called Yelp a social media site that combines the "critical palate of Zagat with not having anything better to do."
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LifeLock launched its new persona as a publicly traded company on Wednesday -- then watched as its initial stock price fell by several percent.
LifeLock, the Tempe-based anti-identity-theft company founded in 2005 by Robert Maynard Jr. and Todd Davis, had expected to sell shares at $9 apiece, but t ... More >>
Your rice may not be trying to kill you, and technically neither is your nut butter product - but it could land you (or your kids) in the hospital.
In case you missed it, Trader Joe's recently issued a voluntary recall of three nut-containing products which the Food and Drug Administration, Center ... More >>
Dell has a great warranty program for its computer equipment -- just ask Harold Ruggles of Phoenix and his friend, Joseph Grooms of Glendale.These two 20-somethings made a fortune in 2009 and 2010 by selling unwitting buyers replacement parts from Dell that weren't really replacements. The cash roll ... More >>
For the latest dive into the loony bin from Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's "Birther" posse, they've concluded that President Obama -- get this -- "might be Kenyan."Arpaio's pals over at World Net Daily continue to release the latest conspiracy theories from the posse, and it's not getting a ... More >>
Two weeks into The Arizona Republic's coverage of the Fiesta Bowl fiasco, John Zidich -- the publisher of the Republic -- finally quit his position on the bowl's five-member board of directors.
The Republic's article on Zidich's resignation says the former Fiesta Bowl secretary wanted to avoid " ... More >>
Warning labels usually come with bad news, like "Cigarette smoke contains carbon monoxide," or "This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer."
Now the Arizona Republic has a new warning label for all of their coverage of the Fiesta Bowl fiasco:
With Spice on its way out and pot not yet legal, people might get desperate for a high - but don't reach for that nutmeg just yet. According to the FDA, Frontier Natural Products Co-op is voluntarily recalling nutmeg that is potentially contaminated with Salmonella from its Whole Foods Markets and F ... More >>
Image: www.harvard.eduTom Ridge, former Homeland Security chief, joins LifeLock's board of directors.Tempe-based LifeLock, Inc. has put former U.S. Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge on its board of directors as it tries to recover from a $12 million punishment from the Federal Trade
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More than 800,000 pounds of ground beef recalled by meat distributor. Holy cow!At least one Valley resident's been treated for salmonella poisoning linked to beef recalled yesterday by Beef Packer, Inc.Beef Packer Inc. recalled more than 800,000 pounds of tainted bovi ... More >>
Wal-Mart has agreed to pay Arizona $1 million to settle a 2006 consumer fraud lawsuit filed by Attorney General Terry Goddard.The retail giant has already shelled out $450,000 to the state for screwing over consumers with its inaccurate pricing. In a history laid out by Goddard's office, from 2001 ... More >>
The local owner of Floridasuperbowlrental.com gets an F from the Better Business Bureau.Last month, we reported on Valley business majoreventrentalz.com, a company that's been successful at renting out homes for sporting events in various cities to visiting sports fans. The company was f ... More >>
We recently discovered this old picture of Conley Wolfswinkel having a cute little pool party, and since the portly developer is in the news today, we thought we'd share it with you.
Trouble is, we're not sure of the identity of the other swimmers. All we can say is that we think the guy who look ... More >>
Senator John McCain's push for campaign-finance reform has helped make him a presidential contender. Donations from special interests that appear before his Senate Commerce Committee haven't hurt, either