Cheddar Afternoon Business Report: Walmart returns, Hulu reruns & football

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK -

Walmart is making it easier to return items as it continues to battle Amazon for business.

The retailer is launching a "Mobile Express Returns" feature on its app. Shoppers get a transaction code, walk into a store and drop off their item for an immediate refund.

And Hulu beat out rival Netflix for streaming rights to reruns of the NBC hit drama "This Is Us." It cost $3.5 million per episode.

Hulu recently announced it expanded its deal to stream episodes from older shows like "Glee" and "How I Met Your Mother."

And Disney is giving "Star Wars" fans another reason to watch "Monday Night Football." The newest trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" will debut on ESPN during halftime of tonight's game. Disney owns both Lucasfilm, which produces the "Star Wars" films, and ESPN.

Tickets for the latest "Star Wars" installment go on sale after the game. The movie hits theaters on Dec. 15.

  • BusinessMore>>

  • Thousands rally across Russia against raising pension ages

    Thousands rally across Russia against raising pension ages

    Saturday, September 22 2018 7:50 AM EDT2018-09-22 11:50:37 GMT
    Saturday, September 22 2018 11:13 AM EDT2018-09-22 15:13:17 GMT
    Thousands have rallied across Russia to protest the government's plan to raise the eligibility age for retirement pensions by five years.
    Thousands have rallied across Russia to protest the government's plan to raise the eligibility age for retirement pensions by five years.
  • German energy company: saving threatened forest 'illusion'

    German energy company: saving threatened forest 'illusion'

    Friday, September 21 2018 3:29 AM EDT2018-09-21 07:29:53 GMT
    Saturday, September 22 2018 10:55 AM EDT2018-09-22 14:55:42 GMT
    (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP). Activists light candles in front of police officers in the Hambach forest in Kerben, western Germany, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. To protest against the forest being chopped off for a lignite strip mine.(Oliver Berg/dpa via AP). Activists light candles in front of police officers in the Hambach forest in Kerben, western Germany, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. To protest against the forest being chopped off for a lignite strip mine.
    A German energy executive whose company plans to clear an ancient forest to expand a lignite strip mine says it's an "illusion" to think the woodland can be saved, and halting the project would cost his firm up to...
    A German energy executive whose company plans to clear an ancient forest to expand a lignite strip mine says it's an "illusion" to think the woodland can be saved, and halting the project would cost his firm up to 5 billion euros ($5.9 billion).
  • New California law helps utilities with wildfire lawsuits

    New California law helps utilities with wildfire lawsuits

    Friday, September 21 2018 3:41 PM EDT2018-09-21 19:41:01 GMT
    Saturday, September 22 2018 10:52 AM EDT2018-09-22 14:52:04 GMT
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a measure allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires.
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a measure allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires.
sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."