Business

Businesses are the classic whipping-boys of urban legendry, and the bigger they are, the more they get whipped. Seems like they can’t do anything right — they’re run by people who abuse their customers, cheat the public, commit astounding marketing blunders, mistranslate their own advertisements, and donate money to organizations of dubious repute.

Did German Baker Make Syringe-Shaped Cakes to Celebrate COVID Vaccines? The Berlin-based bakery at first worried the cakes would be "too macabre."
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Was a Chinese Company Set to Buy General Electric in 2021? A Facebook meme shared widely in late 2020 and early 2021 asked American readers, "Are...
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Did Amazon Prime Increase Its Membership Prices? An online advertisement displayed in January 2021 said that Amazon Prime increased its prices for...
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Were Home Depot Ceiling Fans Recalled after Blades Detached? The Home Depot and King of Fans, Inc. said that the recalled Hampton Bay ceiling...
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Did KFC Make a Gaming Console That Includes a ‘Chicken Warmer’? Those dark days when your chicken got cold while you played video games will soon...
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Did Target Just Announce a ‘HUGE’ Change to Its Stores for the Holidays? A piece of clickbait went viral but didn't deliver what the headline claimed.
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Did Costco Make a ‘Shocking’ Policy Change? A headline from December 2020 claimed "customers are so mad" after Costco Wholesale made "the...
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Did Walmart Employees Hide a PS5 Stash for Themselves? Videos posted to TikTok purportedly showed a "stash" of PlayStation 5 video game consoles hidden...
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Are Subway and Pizza Hut Closing Down in 2020? A misleading ad circulated on various websites.
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PlayStation and Xbox Announced Refunds for Cyberpunk 2077
Can PlayStation and Xbox Players Get Refunds for Cyberpunk 2077? Video game console creators announced refunds for Cyberpunk 2077 following an unprecedented number of customer...
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Did The North Face Refuse To Sell an Oil Company Hundreds of Jackets? The clothing brand is known for its environmental messaging.
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Did Consumers Sue Over Alleged Hair Loss Ingredient in TRESemmé Shampoo? A viral Facebook post, and online articles, reported a potentially significant class action lawsuit against...
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