Inflation pushes budget shoppers away from Walmart. Luring them back not easy, say experts – National

Walmart Inc WMT.N could face an uphill battle to reclaim US shoppers who opted for the neighborhood dollar store or Aldi rather than driving farther to a Walmart Supercenter when gasoline was $5 a gallon. While gasoline prices have dropped nearly 20% over the past month, there are no signs shoppers are returning to the … Read more

‘The cost of doing business is going up and up and up’: Inflation hitting Lethbridge businesses – Lethbridge

Small businesses in southern Alberta continue to deal with the financial fallout of the pandemic, and now they’re dealing with the added pressures of inflation. “We have actually less customers this summer than compared to the summer when we had COVID, and that directly is inflation,” said Ram Khanal, owner of the Water Tower Grill … Read more

Liberals plan temporary solution to dental care program, sources say – National

Sources close to the government’s proposed $5.3 billion dental care program say the Liberals are planning a temporary solution that involves giving money directly to patients in order to keep their promise to the NDP while they work on a more permanent answer. The Liberals promised the NDP a new dental care program for low- … Read more

5 things we’ve learned from earnings season so far: How big an impact is inflation having?

More than 80% of the S&P 500 index’s companies have reported second-quarter results so far, and at least five key takeaways have emerged — including that Wall Street was far more worried about the coming earnings season than it needed to be. That doesn’t mean investors were wrong; the numbers and management commentary have confirmed … Read more

How Small And Medium Sized Businesses Can Combat Inflation With Tech Upgrades

Home Services AdobeStock_128413819 With the multiple rounds of interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve, the cost of goods & services increasing and supply chain challenges, American small business owners have been hit with whammy after whammy. We’re talking with Joe Walsh, CEO of Thryv – a provider of SaaS, cloud-based business platform for small- … Read more

Automakers start to see weaker demand amid inflation squeeze

Car makers are reporting lower demand in Europe and North America amid what analysts say is growing evidence that consumers are balking at higher prices and keeping their cash for necessities. Although some upmarket brands like Ferrari and Mercedes have raised sales forecasts due to continued high demand for top-end models, the outlook for the … Read more

Major food brand recalls 53 nutritional and beverage products about potential microbial contamination

How to limit babies’ exposure to toxic heavy metals Some popular baby foods have higher levels of toxic heavy metals than others. Charlotte Brody, the national director of Healthy Babies Bright Futures, discusses how parents can limit their children’s exposure. LOS ANGELES – Lyons Magnus LLC says it is voluntarily recalling 53 nutritional and beverage … Read more

The dark side of winning the lottery: lucky ticket can cause new troubles, past winners say – National

Dave and Erica Harrig stayed true to their values ​​when they won a lottery jackpot of more than $61 million in 2013. It made all the difference. The couple from Gretna, Nebraska, a community on the outskirts of Omaha where Dave Harrig now is a volunteer firefighter, allowed themselves to buy a new home, some … Read more

Play tents, books, baby bottles recalled

SAN ANTONIO – From fabric play castles, to touch-and-feel books, to certain glass baby bottles, hundreds of thousands of children’s products are being recalled for safety reasons. More than a quarter of a million Kidoozie play tents and playhouses are recalled because of a fire and burn risk, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. … Read more

Walmart cuts outlook on inflation pains, sending shockwaves through Wall Street – National

Stocks are lower on Wall Street in early afternoon trading Tuesday after Walmart warned that inflation was negatively impacting American consumers’ spending power. The S&P 500 was down one per cent as of 1:02 pm Eastern, wiping out modest gains from a day earlier. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 108 points, or 0.3 … Read more