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  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    ‘Existential’ Is Dictionary.com’s Word of the Year

    Climate change, gun violence, the very nature of democracy and an angsty little movie star called Forky helped propel “existential” to Dictionary.com’s word of the year. The choice reflects months of high-stakes threats and crises, real and pondered, across the news, the world and throughout 2019. “In our data, it speaks to this sense of grappling with our survival, both...

  • CEO Nov 26, 2019

    New Jersey-Based Arts and Crafts Retailer A.C. Moore Closing All 145 Stores

    New Jersey-based arts and crafts retailer A.C. Moore will close all 145 of its stores, parent company Nicole Crafts announced on Monday.

  • Chicago Nov 4, 2019

    Yellow Brick Sidewalk Installed Outside Home Where ‘Wizard of Oz’ Was Written

    Follow the yellow brick road – in Chicago.

  • Chicago Nov 4, 2019

    Yellow Brick Road Honors ‘Wizard of Oz’ Author in Chicago

    A 200-foot-long yellow brick road will honor “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” author L. Frank Baum. The “Oz” author lived in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood when he wrote the classic tale in 1899. The Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation tweeted the sidewalk art honors Baum on the former site of his home. The yellow brick road is located at Humboldt Boulevard and…

  • President Nov 3, 2019

    McDonald’s CEO Pushed Out After Relationship With Employee

    McDonald’s chief executive officer has been pushed out of the company after violating company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee, the corporation said Sunday. The fast food giant said former president and CEO Steve Easterbrook demonstrated poor judgment, and that McDonald’s forbids managers from having romantic relationships with direct or indirect subordinates. In an email to...

  • President Nov 3, 2019

    McDonald’s CEO Pushed Out After Relationship With Employee

    McDonald’s chief executive officer has been pushed out of the company after violating company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee, the corporation said Sunday. The fast food giant said former president and CEO Steve Easterbrook demonstrated poor judgment, and that McDonald’s forbids managers from having romantic relationships with direct or indirect subordinates. In an email to...

  • co-founder Sep 30, 2019

    WeWork Shelves Plan for IPO, Tries to Rebuild Battered Image

    WeWork’s new leaders shelved plans to enter the stock market Monday as they sought to repair the battered image of a company that appeared to revolutionize the office-rental industry and was poised just weeks ago to go public with a valuation of nearly $50 billion. The decision came less than a week after co-founder Adam Neumman stepped aside as chief...

  • CEO Sep 24, 2019

    WeWork CEO Adam Neumann to Step Down Amid Controversy and Retain Chair Role

    WeWork CEO Adam Neumann will step down amid controversy over his role, the company has confirmed. Vice Chairman Sebastian Gunningham, a former Amazon exec, and CFO Artie Minson, formerly of AOL and Time Warner Cable, will take over as co-CEOs, while Neumann will be non-executive chairman, the company said. The new CEOs are not taking over on an interim basis,...

  • facebook Aug 14, 2019

    How to Opt Out of Facebook Messenger Audio to Protect Your Conversations

    If you’ve used Facebook’s popular Messenger app, there’s a chance that someone working for Facebook has listened to recordings of your audio chats. A report by Bloomberg found that Facebook has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from its users, citing “people with knowledge of the work” who were told to transcribe the audio without...

  • Donald Trump Aug 5, 2019

    Experts: Mental Illness Not Main Driver of Mass Shootings

    President Donald Trump’s focus on “mentally ill monsters” oversimplifies the role of mental illness in public mass shootings and downplays the ease with which Americans can get firearms, experts said. “Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun,” Trump said Monday , addressing weekend shootings in Texas and Ohio that killed 31 people.

  • Donald Trump Jun 3, 2019

    Russia Probe Witness Arrested on Child Porn Charges

    A businessman who helped broker a meeting between an ally of President Donald Trump and an official of the Russian government has been arrested on child pornography charges, federal prosecutors disclosed Monday. George Nader, a witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation who is mentioned in his 448-page report, was arrested Monday after he arrived at John F. Kennedy...

  • Donald Trump Jun 3, 2019

    Russia Probe Witness Arrested on Child Porn Charges

    A businessman who helped broker a meeting between an ally of President Donald Trump and an official of the Russian government has been arrested on child pornography charges, federal prosecutors disclosed Monday. George Nader, a witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation who is mentioned in his 448-page report, was arrested Monday after he arrived at John F. Kennedy...

  • CEO Apr 26, 2019

    Planet Fitness to Offer Teens 15-18 Free Summer Workouts

    Planet Fitness is offering teens age 15 to 18 to work out free at any of its locations as part of a nationwide Teen Summer Challenge. The New Hampshire-based company is building on last summer’s pilot program in the state. It said Friday more than 2,500 teens had logged nearly 12,000 gym visits at New Hampshire’s 18 Planet Fitness locations....

  • Chicago Feb 27, 2019

    A Lori Lightfoot Victory Could Mean Broader Acceptance For LGBTQ Community

    If Lori Lightfoot wins Chicago’s mayoral runoff in April, the longtime attorney and political outsider will make history as the first black woman and openly gay person to serve in the city’s top spot.

  • Feb 27, 2019

    Lightfoot Could Make History in Mayoral Race

    Lori Lightfoot is looking to make history in more ways than one if she can win Chicago’s mayoral election in April. NBC 5’s Christian Farr has the details on what makes her run so potentially historic.

  • Mexico Feb 13, 2019

    Millennial Brides Force David’s Bridal, Fresh Out of Bankruptcy, to Try Something New

    David’s Bridal already has something old: 60 years in the bridal industry. Now, having emerged from three months in bankruptcy proceedings, it is trying something new as start-up competition and millennial brides upend its market. The retailer filed for bankruptcy in November, saddled in debt that partially stemmed from its $1.05 billion sale to private equity firm Clayton Dubilier &...

  • California Dec 28, 2018

    Death Toll Rises for Police Officers on Duty

    Study finds more police officers have died in the line of duty in the US this year compared to 2017.

  • judge Dec 26, 2018

    FBI Concerned by Money Mules Roped Into Fraud Schemes

    The email caught the executive at a small company by surprise one morning in 2016. The company’s owner, or so he thought, was requesting a money transfer to pay for supplies from a new vendor. It wasn’t until that night when the executive, hours after the money had been transferred and still puzzled by the out-of-the-blue demand, texted the owner...

  • Donald Trump Dec 19, 2018

    US Reverses Policy on Migrant Children’s Sponsors

    The Trump administration is changing the way it reviews sponsors who want to care for migrant children in government custody — backing off a requirement that all people in the house are fingerprinted.

  • New York City Nov 13, 2018

    Amazon Chooses New York City, Northern Virginia for HQ2

    Amazon is moving into New York City and Northern Virginia. The company announced Tuesday it plans to locate its new “HQ2” headquarters in both areas, ending a year-long courtship by metropolitan areas across North America. Each location will receive $2.5 billion in economic investment and see 25,000 new jobs, Amazon said. The company selected the Long Island City neighborhood of...

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