Planet Fitness Hikes Membership Fees by 50%

One of America’s biggest gym franchises is raising its membership fees for the first time since the 1990s.  Planet Fitness Price Change New Planet Fitness members might be shaking their fists at the sky over recent news that the company, one of America’s largest fitness franchises, will be raising their monthly fees for basic memberships.  … Read more

Rural Healthcare Hit as Walmart Shutters 51 Centers

As Walmart begins the process of closing its health centers, healthcare professionals are questioning how it will affect underserved communities who rely on them for in-person care. Walmart Clinics Closing At the start of the month, retail giant Walmart announced its decision to shut down its Walmart Health Initiative due to mounting expenses that “made … Read more

Arrests Made During Environmental Protests at Tesla’s German Factory

Tesla’s first European gigafactory has faced its latest round of problems after activist groups launched a protest against a new factory expansion due to environmental concerns. Tesla Protests Last week approximately 800 environmental activists gathered to protest new developments at a Tesla factory near Berlin, Germany, resulting in dozens of arrests. New Factory Expansion Protestors … Read more

Fashion Chain rue21 to Close 540 Stores as it Files for Bankruptcy

One long-time staple of American mall retailers has closed its doors this week, officially filing for bankruptcy. More Retailers Shut Their Doors Another one bites the dust, as teen clothing retailer rue21 joins a growing list of US retailers that are shuttering stores and filing for bankruptcy. Chapter 11 Filed The Pittsburgh-based specialty retailer filed … Read more

Domino’s Response to Tip Creep is to Reward Customers Who Tip

A new promotional offer from one of America’s biggest pizza chains has called out the country’s growing frustration with unnecessary tipping.  Tipping Fatigue? Americans are experiencing ‘tipping fatigue’ en masse, as more and more businesses request more tips, more frequently. Companies like Dominoes are looking to address the exhaustion. “You Tip, We Tip” The iconic … Read more