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People are convinced the Arby’s name is a stealthy code phrase — here’s the truth

There is a rumor that Arby's got its name from the initials of roast beef. It's false.
Serena Williams at the royal wedding service with husband Alexis Ohanian.

Serena Williams wore sneakers to the royal wedding after-party, and it’s a sign of a major shift in women’s fashion

Serena Williams' footwear choice is symbolic of a growing movement in women's fashion toward opting for comfort over anything else. Casualization is sweeping the industry as women chose to dress down and switch heels for sneakers.
Barnes & Noble's café was the busiest part of the store we visited.

We shopped at Barnes & Noble and saw a key shortcoming that’s hurting the chain in its battle against Amazon

Barnes & Noble stores are becoming more like libraries than bookstores. People come to browse books, study, have a cup of coffee, and meet up with their friends — but nobody is buying, and sales are hurting because of it.

Amazon is making it harder and harder to quit Prime

Amazon keeps introducing more services to Prime as it continues to add value to the membership. CEO Jeff Bezos recently revealed that there were more than 100 million paying Prime members worldwide.

We compared McDonald’s premium burgers with Shake Shack’s and Five Guys’ — and the winner surprised us

McDonald's recent move to fresh beef could put it in the same league as other national chains offering fresh-grilled, premium burgers. So we compared McDonald's "better burger" lineup with its competition to see whether it has staying power in the industry — and we were surprised by what we found.
Crate & Barrel had a huge selection of furniture.

We shopped at Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel to see which was a better furniture store — and the winner was clear

Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel both have a lot to offer for home furnishings and decor. After shopping at both, we found one of the stores had lower prices and better variety in-store.
Sears is closing and selling stores.

Sears is closing 40 stores in 24 states — here’s the list

Sears is closing at least 40 stores, including 31 Sears stores and nine Kmart stores. The closing stores span 24 states including Arizona, California, Florida, Missouri, Ohio, and Minnesota. Most of the stores will close in July and August.
A viral video shows Philadelphia police arresting two black men inside a Starbucks, as witnesses protest that the men "didn't do anything."

Chains from Starbucks to The Cheesecake Factory are being dragged into American culture wars

Arrests and harassment of people of color at chains have dominated the restaurant news cycle in recent weeks following the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks. Chains are increasingly providing a shorthand in America's culture wars on issues from race to sexuality to Trump.
Gap frequently runs huge sales.

Gap’s constant discounts come with a hidden downside that’s infuriating loyal customers

Some Gap customers are complaining that the store's discounting policies are too complicated. Gap Cash rewards shoppers with coupons when they make purchases, but it cannot be combined with some of the store's other promotions.

Trump reportedly tried to personally demand that the Postal Service double how much it charges Amazon

President Donald Trump pushed the US postmaster general to double how much Amazon and other companies pay to ship packages through the service, The Washington Post reports.