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Gucci is selling $870 sneakers that are intentionally dirty

(NEW YORK) -- Just when we found out avocado sneakers are a thing, Gucci drops a pair of men's sneakers that all look like they have been worn and ran through a few dirt roads.The luxury retailer's Screener leather sneaker costs $870 and comes in three different styles featuring the…... Read More

Founder of Jelly Belly releases cannabis-infused jelly beans

(NEW YORK) -- Jelly bean aficionados will now be able to get high with something stronger than a sugar rush.The creator of one of the most recognized brands of jelly beans has debuted a line of cannabis-infused sweets for candy lovers to enjoy.Last month, "Candyman" David Klein, responsible for the…... Read More

Peloton hit with $150M infringement lawsuit over use of songs

(NEW YORK) -- Publishers representing songwriters behind hits by Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and others filed a $150 million lawsuit against Peloton on Tuesday, accusing the fitness technology firm of copyright infringement.The National Music Publishers’ Association, whose members include Downtown Music Publishing, Big Deal Music, Reservoir and Royalty Network,…... Read More

Grace Eleyae turned her issue with hair breakage into a million-dollar business

(NEW YORK) -- After suffering hair breakage from wearing a hat while traveling, Grace Eleyae, chief executive officer and co-founder of the original Slap (Satin-Lined Cap), decided enough was enough.Instead of complaining, she got creative."There has to be something that is stylish enough to go out in, but protective enough…... Read More

Facebook agrees to hide demographics from landlords, creditors looking to advertise

(NEW YORK) -- Facebook announced Tuesday that it will block landlords and creditors from using a person's demographic data including a person’s zip code, gender and age, to target certain groups in online advertisements.The announcement is part of a legal settlement with groups that promote fair housing laws. They complained…... Read More

Thousands of customers sign petition complaining about Instagram fitness influencer

(NEW YORK) -- An Instagram fitness influencer with more than 500,000 followers is facing complaints from thousands of dissatisfied customers.New complaints are being filed with the Texas Attorney General’s Office alleging that Brittany Davis, the face of Brittany Dawn Fitness, never delivered on personalized diet and fitness plans that in…... Read More

Nike expands sports bras to be more inclusive

(NEW YORK) -- Fashion companies have been making strides to become more inclusive, and popular sportswear brand Nike is jumping in on these efforts with the expansion of sports bra sizes that will be featured in the brands Spring/Summer 2019 collection.With the recent announcement of Nike's reimagined GE/NOM Flyknit Bra,…... Read More

Anthropologie launches plus-size collection that extends up to size 26

(NEW YORK) -- Anthropologie has launched its first plus-size collection.Just in time for spring, the new APlus line has expanded sizes that range from 16w-26w. "This is an exciting starting point for Anthropologie," said Anthropologie's managing director, Richa Srivastava, in a press release from the brand."Our goal is to be…... Read More

Lyft hopes for big boost from upcoming IPO

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Uber’s top competition is hoping to get a big lift when its stocks hit the trading floor for the first time.Lyft has set its value at up to $23 billion as it gears up for its initial public offering, which could come as early as next week.On…... Read More

Meet the couple who created mobile showers for the homeless community

(HONOLULU) -- This couple is helping people within Honolulu's homeless community "feel like humans again" with their mobile shower service.Craig Shoji and his wife Danica have provided showers for more than 250 people through their company Revive + Refresh.In June 2015, when they visited an underprivileged community in San Francisco's…... Read More

Powerball grows to $550 million as jackpot goes unclaimed again

(NEW YORK) -- The largest Powerball jackpot so far this year keeps climbing.There was no winner again on Saturday, so the jackpot for March 20 has crossed the half billion mark and risen to $550 million.The winning numbers for the $495 million jackpot on Saturday night were 30, 34, 39,…... Read More

Louisiana attempting to recoup $26M in accidental tax refunds

(BATON ROUGE, La.) -- A number of Louisiana residents unhappy with their tax return are about to get even more mad.The state announced that a computer error earlier this week accidentally gave some people double the refund they expected. And no, they will not get to keep it.Louisiana officials have…... Read More

USPS to release 'Sesame Street' stamps in honor of show's 50th anniversary

(WASHINGTON) -- Sunny days, sweeping the clouds away, on their way to...the United States Post Service!The federal agency revealed this week that 16 iconic "Sesame Street" Muppets will be joining the ranks of new stamps being released in 2019. In a press release, USPS said the show is "one of…... Read More

Facebook offers ways to fight revenge porn, including sending nude photos to the company first

(NEW YORK) -- Facebook announced new steps to fight revenge porn on its platforms on Friday, including the option to "provide a photo proactively to Facebook," so that it does not get shared more widely.The company outlined multipronged strategies to deal with non-consensual pornographic content, and flag it before intimate…... Read More