Apple announces company’s direct contribution to the US economy will be more than $350 billion over next five years

Apple announced Wednesday, Jan. 17, a new set of investments to build on its commitment to support the American economy and its workforce, concentrated in three areas where Apple has had the greatest impact on job creation: direct employment by Apple, spending and investment with Apple’s domestic suppliers and manufacturers, and fueling the fast-growing app economy which Apple created with iPhone and the App Store.

Walmart to offer free opioid disposal solution at all pharmacy locations

In an effort to help curb abuse and misuse, Walmart is launching a first-of-its kind opioid disposal solution – available at no cost – in all company pharmacies. Known as DisposeRx, the small packet contains ingredients that, according to the manufacturer, when emptied into a pill bottle with warm water, ultimately enable patients to responsibly dispose of leftover medications in their trash.

Fourth quarter sales of 2017 at Sears and Kmart decline 16-17 percent

Sears Holdings Corporation ("Holdings," "we," "us," "our," or the "Company") (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced Wednesday, Jan 10 that it has raised $100 million in new financing and is pursuing an additional $200 million from other counterparties.

Southeast Texas Emergency Relief fund receives more than $150,000 in grants from local industry for Hurricane Harvey relief

The Southeast Texas Emergency Relief Fund (SETERF) announces grants of more than $150,000 from local industry, including $100,000 from OCI, $35,000 from Sempra and $20,000 from Chevron Phillips, to assist in Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts.