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New York attorney general says charity functioned “as little more than a checkbook to serve Trump’s business and political interests.”
Chick-fil-A’s sales are expected to grow as much as 15 percent to $10 billion on top of 14.2 percent growth last year.
The fact that China is now or will soon be the world’s biggest economy matters a lot. And people will feel it throughout this once great nation.
Concert goers didn’t know that a facial recognition camera was taking their photographs and cross-referencing the images with a database held in Nashville.
Johnson & Johnson knew about the presence of asbestos in its products as early as 1971, an examination of company memos, internal reports and other confidential documents showed.
The International Monetary Fund has warned that the storm clouds are gathering for the world economy in 2019.
The beauty industry, never one to miss a trick, swiftly jumped on the weed wagon. Today, CBD is perhaps the buzziest and most bragged-about ingredient in high-end makeup, skincare and hair products. And the trendiest items in the fashion world? Cannabis-inspired jewelry.
It remains to be seen if Trump supporters, who seemingly vote against their own interests, will continue to support the man in the next round of elections.
These non-pharmaceutical treatments are proven effective, and in some cases, are creating a large hole in the lock that big pharma has on treatment options.
There are a wide range of quantifiable factors that can impact quality of life in a given area: Affordability, safety, job market strength, quality of education, infrastructure, average commute times, air quality, and the presence of cultural attractions are just a few. Here are the worst 5 cities in America:
The Playboy founder had been filming his own sex acts for years, but then feared that his most famous and secret conquests would be exposed.
Succeeding in the current retail environment, even as a smaller company, will be tough.
Think the national debt doesn’t matter? Consider this: The nation will soon be paying more in interest payments than on Medicaid and Defense.
For Democrats, there is no partying in the streets tonight. Something is missing.
Democrats will take the House, a change in Washington that will mean more gridlock for President Trump’s agenda, and congressional investigations into the president, his businesses, and Cabinet members.
A wave of money came toward Election Day, much of it coming from the wealthiest donors targeting this year’s most competitive races.
“This is a wake-up call” one business executive said, who chose to stay anonymous for fear of retaliation. “It’s time to look behind the curtain and find out who runs the companies you do business with.”
Birthright citizenship is enshrined by the 14th amendment to the constitution. But Trump said that he would move to sign an executive order to end that right.
A stunning new report finds that humans are destroying the web of life, billions of years in the making, upon which we depend for clean air, water and everything else.
Many of the voting restrictions are part of a broader Republican strategy to tighten access to the ballot.
The president signed a memo directing agencies to review and revise or rescind environmental standards that conservatives argue are keeping water from flowing to farmers in the Central Valley.
Distilleries keep a barrel full of live snakes on hand for milking. The drink is often bottled with a rattlesnake inside.
Why are Americans sleeping when facts are thrown at their feet that show that their president is a crook?
It is just the type of one-dimensional characterization that many Americans love and can relate to. It is a “Bumper Sticker” performance… Easily understood at a glance, and without substance.
Under the Trump administration, our nation has lost its moral compass and has relinquished its position as the leader of the free world. Here is just one of the latest, sad examples.
Honda Motor Co. will invest $2 billion and take a 5.7 percent stake in General Motors’ Cruise self-driving vehicle unit, extending cooperation between the two automakers in a technology that has enormous costs and risk but no market-ready products.
The door-to-door cosmetics giant — which boasts about standing “above all, for women” — canned its new global head of procurement just days after she disclosed her pregnancy to her boss.
Buoyed in part by a strong stock market and generous tax cuts courtesy Donald Trump and the Republicans, the 400 wealthiest Americans delivered a record-breaking year.
China secretly inserted surveillance microchips in a clandestine military operation that targeted major technology companies including Apple and Amazon and the Department of Defense, Navy warships, and the CIA.
Trump took on dozens or hundreds of small partners in an arrangement called a “condo-hotel.” That meant legally subdividing his hotels, so that each room could be sold as a separate piece of property. Now those investors say Trump made money and they are left holding the proverbial empty bag.
The aerospace giant is investing heavily in a vision that evokes the futuristic world of “The Jetsons”
The revival of the Amoco brand is both a nostalgic road trip down memory lane for older drivers and a way for BP to pack more stations into an area.
The craft beer segment has been growing in recent years, with more players entering the game and big brewers swallowing them up. Is this a day of reckoning?
“The president said he is not in favor of statehood for the people of Puerto Rico based on a personal feud with a local mayor. This is an insensitive, disrespectful comment to over 3 million Americans who live in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico”
When the President of the United States attacks the credibility of a private citizen on Twitter, it is disturbing. And tweeting that a 15-year-old girl, as Ford was at the time of the alleged attack, would immediately have gone to the authorities about the crime, is willfully ignorant.
“Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices,” Trump tweeted in August. Now he is trying to break the companies apart.
“We need a Democratic majority to check President Trump’s unrestrained power. And we also need to send progressive champions to Congress who will fix our healthcare system with Medicare for All, protect clean air and water, and get big money out of politics,” the duo said.
Activists and police say the efforts may have had unintended consequences — landing women back on the streets, where danger lurks.
Coca-Cola says it’s interested in drinks infused with CBD
The Brunswick plant’s two reactors are of the same design as those in Fukushima, Japan, which infamously exploded and leaked radiation following a 2011 magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami.
Tesla shares crashed 8% on Friday as two of its senior executives quit, just hours after the electric carmaker’s chief executive Elon Musk sparked concern by smoking cannabis on a live web show.
Mr. Trump’s advisers are repeatedly stunned by the president’s lack of interest in and knowledge of major issues. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that Mr. Trump’s understanding is like a “fifth or sixth grader.”
Kaepernick kneeling became something greater as the gesture spread, just as it was also corrupted by spin as President Donald Trump made it about the flag, the troops and the anthem — and about patriotism. People who knew better said no, it is about injustice, but that argument was lost in a blizzard of presidential tweets and paranoid, knee-jerk NFL owners.
Aluminum costs spiked after President Donald Trump imposed 10 percent tariffs on aluminum imports. Now MillerCoors is working to cut costs.
Embattled NBC News Chairman Andy Lack is facing the boot from the once-prestigious news division over his mishandling of a series of scandals
Health experts say the hot weather may also have helped cause a steep increase in syphilis because people are more sexually active when it is sunny.
Barr, an enthusiastic supporter of President Trump, had a long history of making racist and conspiratorial comments before that tweet cost her the show.
“When an audience laughed, I felt fulfilled,” Mr. Simon wrote.
Reporters Without Borders moved the United States down four notches in its World Press Freedom Index between 2016 and 2018, mainly because of Trump’s open hostility toward the people who cover him. But far from undermining freedom of the press, the president’s fulminations have proven its durability.
Former fixer pleads guilty to fraud and campaign finance charges and says hush money payments to women were directed by Trump
Manafort was found guilty of five counts of tax fraud charges, one charge of hiding foreign bank accounts, and two counts of bank fraud. In total, the guilty counts could carry a lengthy prison sentence for Manafort, who is 69 years old.
SodaStream was in the spotlight several years ago when critics called for a boycott over a factory it had in the West Bank, despite employing many Palestinians. It has since closed that factory and relocated to a much larger facility in southern Israel.
Trump’s action will result in the release of more soot and smog-forming chemicals that will kill up to 1,400 Americans a year by 2030, EPA documents show. It will also cause an extra 40,000 cases of worsening asthma and 60,000 lost school days by 2030.
The Tesla founder acknowledged that the past year has been the “most difficult and painful” time in his career – but what brought him there?
The Mayor of one town said that when Dollar General comes, it’s not so much an opportunity as it is a diagnosis.
Animal crackers, long depicted behind bars in iconic packaging that resembled circus boxcars, are going cage-free.
Facebook has begun to assign its users a reputation score, predicting their trustworthiness on a scale from zero to one.
Tuesday’s mission was the most arduous for the 100 people involved because it required shepherding out the weakest and smallest of the boys.
So much of what Monsanto has worked to keep secret is coming out.
The FBI seized recordings President Donald Trump’s attorney made of his conversations with a lawyer representing two women who had alleged affairs with Trump.
The recordings could prove valuable to the government’s criminal investigation of Michael Cohen.
The largest US automaker said that overly broad tariffs could lead to a smaller GM, a reduced presence at home and abroad for this iconic American company, and risk less – not more – US jobs.
Love is in the air in the great state of Texas.
Trump sounded like a jilted lover when he tweeted: “I’ve done so much for you, and then this… We won’t forget, and neither will your customers or your now very HAPPY competitors!”
It’s not totally clear what the president meant when he said he’s done “so much for” Harley-Davidson.
In his Fox News interview Sunday, Trump dismissed the idea that Harley’s decision had something to do with his tariffs.
Because of Trump’s inconsistent track record in business, which included multiple bankruptcy filings and frequent lawsuits, most other major banks would not lend to him. Deutsche Bank loaned Trump millions under the direction of Justice Kennedy’s son.
DeVos made it clear the commission isn’t going to focus on guns. How can you possibly talk about school safety and ending school shootings without discussing guns and the role they play?
A number of companies have already reported that the trade war has already forced them to hike prices.
When you think about “the best and the brightest,” the people you want to govern America, Trump, along with his cast of incompetent misfits on his cabinet, don’t even come close. They represent the worst of the worst, and are causing America to be flushed into the basement of history.
For many years, cannabis was an accepted part of society. And the reasons it became illegal and stigmatized have some very dark motivations.
Murdoch, the executive chairman of Fox, said: “We remain convinced that the combination of Fox’s iconic assets, brands and franchises with Disney’s will create one of the greatest, most innovative companies in the world.”
A judge in Germany ordered that Stadler be remanded in custody, it said, to prevent him from obstructing or hindering the diesel investigation.
Markets dropped across the world after Trump threatened to impose $200bn more in levies on Chinese goods.
Trump said: “When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space. So important.”
The administration’s current family separation policy is an affront to the decency of the American people, and contrary to principles and values upon which our nation was founded. The administration has the power to rescind this policy. It should do so now.
The displacement of working-class and low-income Latino families in the shadow of Facebook’s behemoth campus, which is undergoing a major expansion, offers a stark illustration of California’s housing crisis and expanding income inequality. By many measures, the tech industry has in recent years exacerbated the crisis of evictions, homelessness and poverty.
Photographer John Moore, whose viral image of a weeping two-year-old girl at the US border has become the potent symbol of the outrage over Donald Trump’s controversial “zero tolerance” policy.
Gwyneth Paltrow is not just one of the dumbest celebrities in the world, she is also one of the most dangerous. She continually promotes “alternative” health ideas that lack scientific evidence and could cause serious harm.
As the Chicago Tribune moves out of its home of more than 90 years, it is only natural to worry about the newspaper’s fate.
“There’s one party trying to give people health care, and the other party is trying to take it away. It really is that simple…”
He accepted that he didn’t already know everything, he assumed that he might make a mistake, he went into every encounter believing that people had something to teach him, and the world.
The entrepreneur has responded to negative headlines by lashing out at the news media and individual journalists.
The White House is talking up Trump’s accomplishments – but as usual, many of the president’s claims are misleading or wrong.
40 million Americans live in poverty. Think about that.
Trump’s aggressive policies are sending the country toward greater inequality: Life span is now shorter in the USA, and millions live a life of absolute deprivation once associated with 3rd world nations.
America is now in steep decline.
Roseanne Barr Has Lost Her Mind: Now Says She May Fight ABC, Retweets Claim Michelle Obama was Cause of Firing
Despite initially saying she would be quitting Twitter after posting a negative and racially charged comment about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, the star returned Tuesday and let loose on social media.
The medication guide that comes with every bottle of Ambien lists potential activities that may occur under the influence of the drug. It does not mention Twitter outbursts or racism.
The bill would make it easier for consumers to sue companies that haven’t put adequate safeguards in place.
A vaccine could add years to the lives of people with the aggressive form of brain cancer
“The internal correspondence supports that Monsanto has long been aware of the risk that its glyphosate-based herbicides are carcinogenic… but has continuously sought to influence the scientific literature to prevent its internal concerns from reaching the public sphere.”
Interview magazine, the famous art, fashion, entertainment and pop culture journal of downtown New York founded by Andy Warhol in 1969, has closed down
When the reporter asked to speak to an EPA public affairs representative, the security guards grabbed the reporter by the shoulders and shoved her forcibly out of the EPA building.
She confided that on her wedding night, her husband cut her open with a knife so he could consummate their marriage.
The teenager is among thousands of forced marriage victims believed to be living as modern-day slaves in Britain.
Unfortunately, there are millions of Americans that are suffering. And the republicans have learned that if you tell this growing group of downtrodden that you will solve their problems, they will vote for you, despite the mountains of evidence that demonstrate that the republican’s policies will hurt these people even more, and transfer gigantic sums of money from those with less to the very rich. In other words, the republicans depend on American’s stupidity.
A network of radical conservative think-tanks spanning all 50 states is planning direct marketing campaigns targeted personally at union members to encourage them to quit. The secret push, the group hopes, could cost unions up to a fifth of their 7 million members, lead to the loss of millions of dollars in income and undermine a cornerstone of the American middle-class.
The group is funded by such billionaire conservative donors as the Koch brothers and the Walton Family Foundation that stems from the Walmart fortune.
According to the product description for the “Bum Rip High Waisted Skinny Jean,” the idea is to “flaunt some skin” with these “seriously on point” jeans.
People are now committed more to their political tribes than the truth… the only thing more dangerous than dishonest politicians who have no respect for the law is a chorus of enablers who defend their every lie.
With homelessness rising and shelter beds scarce, healthcare facilities are accused of abandoning people in Skid Row following treatment.
“I had what I thought was a very happy marriage. I loved my life.”
AT&T confirmed it paid Cohen’s company Essential Consultants $200,000 for “insights into understanding the new administration” beginning in early 2017, when Trump was inaugurated.
Discovery Wildlife Park in Alberta faces two charges stemming from taking a bear out for ice cream.
Revelations of potentially illegal influence peddling exposed.
FCC chairman Ajit Pai, Donald Trump’s appointee, has not criticized the idea of three national carriers rather than four, as his Obama-appointed predecessor did, despite analysis that shows consumer prices will go up and 20,000 American jobs will be lost.
Gibson, the makers of rock’s favorite guitars, has filed for bankruptcy protection citing a “devastating” financial fall.
In the report, they claim credit for high-profile wins such as the repeal of the clean power plan, the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, and the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.
Citing a reduction in consumer demand and product profitability, Ford is not investing into the next generation sedans.
Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $1bn to settle claims tied to its auto insurance, mortgage and other financial products in what is the largest fine levied against a major bank so far in the Trump administration.
The 35-year-old was arrested for her role as a co-conspirator in a sex cult called Nxivm, which is being prosecuted for sex trafficking and forced labor
Today, the USA is held hostage by the ultra rich, and they have conspired to use every available mechanism to enrich themselves.
Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles.
However, the enzyme may also bloom out of control and literally consume the entire planet.
Before Trump, this pattern of personal of self-enrichment was a characteristic of third-world autocrats rather than the president of the United States.
The vending industry has gone through a revolution in recent years. But some of these machines are just awful.
We are unveiling the 3 worst ideas in vending. Read ‘em and weep… or just laugh.
Pam is a woman that wears many hats, and we mean that literally. Known for often donning a motorcycle helmet and cruising the byways of the Arizona desert, Donner has an amazing array of business and personal interests.
Set up the wrong conditions through constant work and we can accomplish little. Set up the right conditions and there is probably little we can’t do.
For a generation used to swiping right for love, these networking apps are a natural fit.
Sinclair is the biggest owner of local TV in the US, and may soon reach 72% of American households if a proposed $4bn takeover of a rival is approved by federal regulators. It is accused by critics of having a conservative bias, which it denies.
Who could be accessing your camera and microphone? Just apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
New legislation and the shutdown of personal ads on on popular websites drive workers on to the streets
The Chinese response could end up hurting American business owners, ranchers and farmers, many of whom are from regions that voted for Mr Trump in 2016.
The dispute, which could have far-reaching implications for the entire software industry, has divided Silicon Valley for years between those who develop the code that makes software steps function and those who develop software programs and say their “fair use” of the code is an exception to copyright law.
The US Geological Survey says that it doesn’t track the number of sinkholes, which is odd, but did say, “Clearly the activities of man have played a significant role in both increasing the number of sinkholes and affecting their subsidence rates.”
An undercover investigation reveals how Cambridge Analytica secretly manipulates elections across the world.
Bosses were filmed talking about using bribes, ex-spies, fake IDs and sex workers.
The company allegedly illegally obtained confidential information from Facebook, sent prostitutes to opposition and secretly taped encounters, and tried to bribe opponents.
As users continue to delete their Facebook accounts in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a number are discovering that the social network holds far more data about them than they expected, including complete logs of incoming and outgoing calls and SMS messages.
Trump’s New Director of the National Economic Council has an Impressive Record of Making Wrong Economic Predictions
Kudlow delivered an amazing series of bum steers as the years rolled by. And now, as if in recognition of his dreadful lifetime achievements, he is to be appointed director of the National Economic Council.
Trump Calls for Death Penalties for Opioid Drug Dealers – Seemingly Unaware that Most Pills are Obtained Legally from Physicians
“The only way to solve the drug problem is through toughness,” Trump said in remarks he echoed on Monday. However, most experts agree that criminal penalties and “toughness” is not a way to solve drug problems. Recall the Nixon and Reagan administration’s War on Drugs, which were utter failures.
A breakthrough by Australian scientists has brought the introduction of an unlikely hero in the global fight against antibiotic resistance: the humble platypus.
Uber is trying to force women who say they were sexually assaulted by drivers to resolve their claims behind closed doors rather than in the courts, a move that critics say silences victims and shields the company from public scrutiny.
New York sends its sewage to other states to avoid dumping it in the sea – but it has plagued residents of Southern U.S. towns with a terrible stench.
In Alabama, the avalanche of sewage causes concern over the environmental risks faced by residents, particularly the impoverished and people of color.
Crews shut down the pipeline on Thursday morning and activated emergency response procedures after a drop in pressure was detected resulting from the leak. The cause of the leak is being investigated.
At least three women reported sexual assault or rape by male co-workers, including a female intern who alleged rape by a male intern, reported the rape to the police as well as her supervisor and HR, and yet was forced to work alongside her accused rapist.
Heated debates over the safety – or lack thereof – of this popular pesticide have spanned the globe and sparked propaganda warfare with each side claiming the other has misrepresented the scientific record. Cancer victims allege Monsanto has “ghost” written research reviews, unduly influenced regulators and created front groups to falsely claim glyphosate safety. Monsanto, meanwhile, asserts multiple studies by international scientists are flawed and politically motivated, and says industry studies demonstrate the product is safe when used as intended.
About 16% of Harley’s sales are to Europe, and the company has warned that in addition to the effects of metal import tariffs in driving up manufacturing costs, “a punitive, retaliatory tariff on Harley-Davidson motorcycles in any market would have a significant impact on our sales, our dealers, their suppliers and our customers”.
Tillerson cannot simply blame his obviously inept boss for his misery because he clearly castrated himself. In two successive budgets, he presided over the systematic dismantling of the diplomatic machinery he was supposed to be operating.
For many Los Angeles politicians, getting into the hottest show in town was much easier. Instead of making them line up outside the theater, the Pantages came to them, offering each one a coveted pair of tickets to opening night. The theater is owned by the same company that heavily lobbied the city three years ago to keep a lucrative contract after a city commission recommended handing it to rival company Live Nation.
Flippy the burger-flipping robot that started work this week in a California restaurant has been forced to take a break because it was too slow.
Study authors said most intimately connected brands generate billions more in revenue and profits compared to those that have less of an intimate connection with customers.
The Coca-Cola Company announced it’ll be adding a new alcoholic beverage to its portfolio exclusively in the Japanese market. The low-alcohol drink will be a watered-down mixture of the shōchū spirit plus flavoring.
Ronald Reagan knew about tariffs: “I have been around long enough to remember when we did that once before in this century… We lived through a nightmare,” Reagan, who came of age during the Great Depression, said in 1984.
Nepotism and corruption are the handmaidens of the Trump presidency.
The pattern is clear: if a foreign country wants Donald Trump to grace it with his presence and favors, best to ante up with loans to his son-in-law first.
Congress has forgotten the “devastating impact of the financial crisis,” Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday as Republicans moved closer to relaxing banking regulations implemented after the financial crash of 2008.
Analysis of the Senate bill by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office found it would increase the likelihood of a taxpayer-funded bailout of failed banks.
There is no coherent rationale for Trump’s deregulatory agenda. It is simply not supported by the administration’s own analysis.
Executives with President Donald Trump’s family hotel business on Monday abandoned the management offices of a luxury hotel in Panama that has been the scene of a tense, 12-day standoff over a business dispute with the hotel’s owners.
President Trump has announced a 25% tariff on imported steel, sending shock waves through markets.
The move could spark a trade war with major implications for steelmakers and the economy.
Here’s a look at the numbers behind the global steel industry:
Donald Trump has escalated the threat of a trade war with Europe, warning that the US will slap a tax on cars made on the continent if the European Union (EU) retaliates against tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum.
Harvey Weinstein’s film and TV production company is to file for bankruptcy after the sexual harassment scandal that has engulfed the beleaguered firm sank a last-ditch $500m deal to save the business.
Record warmth in the Arctic this month could yet prove to be a freak occurrence, but experts warn the warming event is unprecedented
Instead of “draining the swamp,” President Trump put some of the least qualified people into positions of power throughout his government. One shining example of incompetent leadership is Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
How can a business owner tap into the “App World” and find ways to increase productivity, increase profits, or just keep up with the changing landscape of technology?
If you happen to be in the vending business, you can now run virtually your entire operation from an app.
The Trump administration is attempting to speed up or even sweep away various environmental reviews in its plan to fix America’s crumbling infrastructure.
Environmentalists have warned that Trump’s agenda will place extra pressure on endangered species and risk exacerbating hazards, such as flooding, by failing to factor climate change.
Philanthropic heirs to OxyContin fortune have a ‘moral duty to help make this right’ says the widow of one of Purdue Pharma’s founders
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