This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Dunkin' Brands: Hot Trends

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Popular searches on the Internet include Dunkin Donuts as a lawsuit has been filed against Dunkin' Brands (DNKN - Get Report) for "systematic racial discrimination" against minority franchise owners.

Former franchise owners Reggie and Amy Pretto filed the lawsuit in New Jersey Superior Court on Monday. The lawsuit alleges the company steered them to open stores in poor neighborhoods, falsely claiming that there were no more lucrative areas available, while awarding those locations to white franchise owners.

The Prettos, an African-American couple, were joined in their lawsuit by Priti Shetty, an Indian woman who alleges Dunkin' turned down her request to open a store at a particular location and then allowed a male franchisee to do so. Shetty also charges that an operations manager from the company made "anti-female" remarks to her.

Dunkin has not commented on the lawsuit. The brand has a history of undergoing litigation with its franchisees.


Wal-Mart (WMT - Get Report) is trending as the retailer is offering a significant discount on Apple (AAPL - Get Report) iTunes gift cards.

Wal-Mart is now offering iTunes gift cards worth $100 for $80. Customers can purchase the electronic card online and have it sent to themselves or another person via email or to an iTunes account. Wal-Mart said it could take up to 48 hours for customers to receive an email with a PIN access code to the gift card, though customers will likely receive it within moments of ordering it.

The gift card can be used to purchase anything on iTunes - including music, apps, movies and other digital content.


Microsoft (MSFT - Get Report) is another popular search. The company has started taking orders for a Windows 8 upgrade.

Microsoft had promised the upgrade to customers who purchased a new PC with Windows 7 since June 2. Customers who are eligible for the upgrade can now fill out an online form to submit themselves for the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.

The upgrade costs $14.99 and is expected to be delivered on October 26. Customers will receive promo codes via email with instructions on how to purchase the upgrade closer to the October 26 ship date.
1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
AAPL $122.37 0.00%
DNKN $54.02 0.00%
MSFT $46.88 0.00%
WMT $72.16 0.00%
FB $94.75 -0.48%

Markets

Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,745.98 -5.41 -0.03%
S&P 500 2,108.63 +0.06 0.00%
NASDAQ 5,128.7850 +17.0520 0.33%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs