Thursday April 26, 2018

Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Starbucks to close 8,000 stores for racial-bias training

Starbucks announced Tuesday that it plans to close more than 8,000 stores for an afternoon next month to conduct racial-bias training.  More…

Southwest gives passengers $5K after nearly killing them

“We value you as our customer and hope you will allow us another opportunity to restore your confidence in Southwest,” a letter from Southwest to customers states. “In this spirit, we are sending you a check in the amount of $5,000 to cover any of your immediate financial needs,” read the letter. In addition to the money, passengers will get a $1,000 travel voucher.  More…

Anchorage voters 1st in the nation to reject bathroom bill

Voters in Alaska’s largest city are on track to becoming the first in the U.S. to defeat a so-called bathroom bill in a referendum that asked them to require people using public bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender at birth.  More…

Zuckerberg accidentally left his notebook open

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg left the talking points he used during a marathon US Senate hearing Tuesday on full display during a break — and an Associated Press photographer snapped a picture. “Founded Facebook. My decisions. I made mistakes. Big challenge but we’ve solved problems before. Going to solve this one,” the notes read. The notes also included a section slapping back at comments made by Apple CEO Tim Cook  More…

Ted Cruz Grills Mark Zuckerberg in Senate Hearing

Why millennials will learn nothing from Facebook’s privacy crisis

Last year it seemed Mark Zuckerberg was looking for a way into politics. Now he could be looking for a way out. He told reporters he’d made a “huge mistake” in not prioritizing the protection of user data, but millennials don’t care. Millennials believe that everyone is eventually going to know everything about them anyway.  More…

Uber driver blames GPS after steering car down flight of stairs

This Uber car wasn’t even self-driving. Its driver, a senior citizen who only wanted to be identified as Fred, blamed Uber’s GPS app for giving him a bum steer — right down a flight of stairs in San Francisco.  More…

Bumped passenger scores $10K flight voucher after Twitter tirade

That’s one way to make the skies friendlier. An angry United Airlines passenger who was bumped from a flight Thursday finagled her way to a $10,000 flight voucher, according to a report. “It was the best flight delay ever,” passenger Allison Preiss, of Washington, DC.  More…

‘Free’quent flier has wings clipped after American Airlines takes away his unlimited pas

He’s the man who flew too much. Steve Rothstein bought a golden ticket from American Airlines in 1987 — granting him a lifetime of unlimited travel. He clocked more than 10 million miles and 10,000 flights. Everybody, even American’s CEO, knew his name.  More…

The time Steve Jobs didn’t even own a phone

The mastermind of the iPhone, Steve Jobs, did not even own a phone at all when he dropped out of college and was searching for a paying gig.  More…

Coffee shop refuses to serve uniformed police officers

An Oakland, Calif., coffee shop won’t serve cops in uniform — and police say they are using it as a teachable moment. The employee-owned Hasta Muerte Coffee recently sent a letter to the local police union declaring it “does not serve the police” after denying service to a sergeant who came in for a cup of joe.  More…

Union accused of tricking developer into paying ‘Coffee Boys’ $42 an hour

Manhattan’s largest development company says it was snookered into paying union workers $42 an hour — and a lot more for overtime — just to deliver coffee at its Hudson Yards megaproject.  More…

Mark Cuban was investigated for alleged sexual assault

Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was investigated by police in 2011 after a woman claimed he sexually assaulted her in a Portland, Oregon, bar, a report said late Tuesday.  More…

Papa John’s takes another NFL hit: Peyton Manning

The hits keep on coming for Papa John’s. Two days before the NFL dropped the pizza chain as its official sponsor last week, Peyton Manning relinquished his stake in 31 Papa John’s locations in the Denver area, the Denver Post reported Monday.  More…

3 people attack, injure barber over bad haircut

The New York Police Department says three people attacked a barber in the Bronx who got angry at a client for refusing to pay for a haircut.  More…