The mysterious companies behind Costco’s Kirkland Signature and Trader Joe’s O’s The hidden companies behind store brands like Kirkland Signatur The real story behind store brands

They have become forces in their own right and make up around 21% of sales in the $1.7 trillion US grocery industry, according to IRI. But the origins of store brands remain largely secretive. Retailers aren’t typically forthcoming about the companies that make their brands. And manufacturers, likewise, have little incentive to reveal that they’re … Read more

‘I work just 5 hours a week’

I never was the entrepreneurial type. But after losing my job as an audio engineer in 2009, I had to get creative to make ends meet. Thirteen years later, at age 39, I’ve built two online businesses that earn me a combined $160,000 a month in passive income. I also recently published a book, “How … Read more

STD clinics struggle with surge in patients amid outbreak

Dr. Emily Drwiega from the University of Illinois Health and Maggie Butler, a registered nurse, prepare monkeypox vaccines at the Test Positive Aware Network nonprofit clinic in Chicago, Illinois, July 25, 2022. Eric Cox | Reuters Dr. Ward Carpenter, co-director of health services at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, said the monkeypox outbreak across the … Read more

Democrats’ big package: What remains in and what’s out?

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s nowhere near the $4 trillion proposal President Joe Biden first launched to rebuild America’s public infrastructure and family support systems but the compromise package of inflation-fighting health care, climate change and deficit reduction strategies appears on track toward Senate votes this weekend. The estimated $740 billion proposal, struck by two top … Read more

Column: NFL lets bad boy owners get off with a slap on the wrist

After Donald Sterling’s racist ramblings were exposed to the world, the NBA moved quickly to banish him from the league. Sure, the forced sale of the Los Angeles Clippers made Sterling even richer, but it sent a clear signal that such behavior would not be tolerated, even from the guys with the biggest checkbooks. Then … Read more

Kyrsten Sinema says she will ‘move forward’ on economic bill, putting Biden’s agenda on the cusp of Senate approval

Washington CNN — Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Thursday night offered critical support for President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda after party leaders agreed to change new tax proposals at her request, indicating she would “move forward” on Democrats’ sweeping economic package that has been the product of intensive negotiations for more than a year. Sinema’s support … Read more

Donovan Mitchell, Russell Westbrook, Myles Turner, Rockets

With the dog days of August upon us, NBA executives and several free agents are awaiting a blockbuster trade domino to fall with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Donovan Mitchell, and Russell Westbrook as potential candidates to be moved. Several notable names remain on the free agent market, including Collin Sexton, Montrezl Harrell, Dennis Schroeder, Carmelo … Read more

Opinion: Bear market blues: How to keep a sense of financial control in uncertain times.

Between pandemic lockdowns, health scares, contentious politics and significant inflation with rising prices, many US investors might feel they’re losing control of their situations. Add to that a bear market for stocks, with a possible recession looming. To remain resilient, we can focus on caring for our physical, mental and financial wellness — and that … Read more

Krysten Sinema says she will ‘move forward’ on economic bill, putting Biden’s agenda on the cusp of Senate approval

Washington CNN — Sen. Kyrsten Sinema on Thursday night offered critical support for President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda after party leaders agreed to change new tax proposals at her request, indicating she would “move forward” on Democrats’ sweeping economic package that has been the product of intensive negotiations for more than a year. Sinema’s support … Read more