Emma Colton, Fox Business

Emma Colton

Fox Business

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Emma:

Predators targeting women staying at popular hotel chains in horrifying crime trend: report

Criminals are allegedly coercing hotel staff to hand over key cards to guest's rooms in a terrifying crime wave targeting women for sexual assault, lawsuits show. → Read More

Walmart to shutter Portland locations just months after CEO’s warnings on crime

Walmart is shutting down its only two locations in Portland, Oregon, citing financial reasons. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon previously warned rampant crime could lead to store closures. → Read More

Washington business owners fed up with crime turn to the Second Amendment for protection

Business owners in the Seattle, Washington, area increasingly purchased firearms in 2020 as protests and riots spread, and are reportedly still armed to protect against crimes. → Read More

New York City businesses drowning in shoplifting thefts turn to man's best friend for help

A private management company in New York City hired a security service to deploy dogs near Penn Station and Madison Square Garden to protect businesses from shoplifting. → Read More

Seattle to pay millions to settle lawsuit over damages from George Floyd-inspired 'autonomous zone' protests

Seattle agreed to a $3.65 million settlement with residents and business owners over the city's handling of a so-called autonomous zone known as CHOP during the 2020 riots. → Read More

New Orleans Police Department given authority to shut down businesses found harboring violent crime

New Orleans businesses that are the site of repeated crimes and deemed harboring crime can now be shut down by the police department following a city council vote. → Read More

Crime-riddled Canadian McDonald's that went viral for brawl involving a raccoon to close

A McDonald's in Ottawa, Canada, known for its repeated instances of crime and a viral video of a brawl involving a raccoon, will close, according to the location's franchisee. → Read More

Businesses take drastic action to protect against rampant shoplifting, organized crime thefts

Retailers are locking up basic foods like ice cream, operating on an appointment-only basis and taking other measures to protect against organized retail thefts and shoplifting. → Read More

Seattle business owners left to fend for themselves on crime take matters into their own hands

Seattle business owners who've witnessed break-ins and violence organized their own town hall to address crime issues in the city and demand action from local leaders. → Read More

Seattle Credit Union to shut down locations over crime, cratering foot traffic

Two branches of the Seattle Credit Union are closing in the city due to declining foot traffic and safety concerns. The credit union will close the branches in February. → Read More

Small businesses pay ultimate price as crime wave continues battering communities across the nation

Small business owners spoke to Fox News Digital about shutting down their stores over rampant crime and drug use, which are also affecting business owners from coast to coast. → Read More

San Francisco businesses demand full tax refund from city for coping with area 'controlled by drug dealers'

More than 100 business and property owners in San Francisco's Tenderloin district signed a petition to the mayor demanding they be refunded on their 2022 taxes over drug crimes. → Read More

Luxury San Francisco condo prices nosedive as crime, drug use continue battering city: study

Condo prices in San Francisco's downtown areas have plummeted as remote work has kept people out of cities, and crime and homelessness issues have continued to persist in the city. → Read More

Despite cooling US housing market, Florida still top spot for Americans looking to move: study

Nearly a quarter of U.S. homebuyers are looking to move, according to a study from Redfin. States in the Sun Belt, such as Florida, are top destinations for the moves. → Read More

Portlanders flock to store to buy illegal psychedelic mushrooms: 'A part of history'

Long lines have formed outside of Portland, Oregon's Shroom House, as patrons wait to buy psilocybin. Recreational psychedelic mushroom sales are still illegal, however. → Read More

Montana AG concerned FedEx, UPS may be tracking gun ownership for White House

Attorney General of Montana Austin Knudsen is requesting information from UPS and FedEx on their updated shipping policies related to firearms and firearm parts. → Read More

Iconic Portland ice cream business threatens to move headquarters over city's rampant crime

Salt & Straw, a prominent Portland ice cream company, might move its headquarters from the city over crime issues that the company co-founder says threatens employee safety. → Read More

Portland store shuts down, posts blistering note on front door slamming rampant crime: 'city is in peril'

Portland, Oregon, clothing store Rains PDX shut down after facing more than a dozen break-ins and covering expensive repairs, according to a note posted the store's front door. → Read More

Portland Nike store abruptly closes after brazen shoplifting incidents

The Nike Community Store in Portland, Oregon, has been closed for weeks after an increase in crime, according to local media, with no indication on when the store will reopen. → Read More

Texas dessert maker shuts down storefront after string of burglaries: 'Shady characters' come around at night

A dessert maker in San Antonio shut down her shop after a string of break-ins this year, saying other local business closures left her "in the middle of a dark neighborhood." → Read More