Thursday February 23, 2017

Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

McDonald’s secrets revealed

If you’re not loving it every time you go to McDonald’s, maybe you just need to employ a few hacks to make sure you’re getting the freshest and best Mickey D’s has to offer. From ordering a “round” egg to acting like a secret customer to combining dollar menu favorites, these fast-food hacks will get you the happiest happy meal.  More…

MSNBC: It’s ‘Our Job’ to Control ‘Exactly What People Think’

Controlling "exactly what people think" is the job of the media, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski boldly declared Wednesday morning. While discussing President Trump’s entreaties to the American people to remain skeptical of the press, Bzezinski worried that if the economy turns south, Americans may end up trusting him over the media (video).  More…

Bill Gates: Robots that steal human jobs should pay taxes

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and world’s richest man, said in an interview Friday that robots that steal human jobs should pay their fair share of taxes.  More…

Ex’s memoir: Judy Garland groped by ‘Wizard of Oz’ Munchkins

The ex-husband of Judy Garland has claimed the 16-year-old icon was groped by the Munchkins on the set of “The Wizard Of Oz.” The shock revelations were found in a recently discovered memoir by Sid Luft, who died in 2005.  More…

Josh Elliott fired from CBS News

Josh Elliott was dramatically fired from CBS News on Monday after a bizarre series of events when he stepped down from CBS’ digital channel for a larger role at the network — shocking his own bosses.  More…

Pilot’s bizarre intercom rant about presidential election and her divorce

A United Airlines pilot had to be removed from her airliner after ranting on to stunned passengers about her divorce and President Donald Trump over the plane’s intercom.  More…

Bill Gates set to become the world’s first trillionaire

BILL Gates is set to become the world’s first trillionaire within 25 years. And that’s despite the Microsoft founder’s “commendable efforts” to try and share it. Already the world’s richest man with a fortune thought to be around $75 billion, Gates’ wealth now has a momentum of its own and is set to accumulate even further.  More…

Jamie Lynn Spears’ Daughter Maddie, Warnings and Lawsuits Over ATV

Jamie Lynn Spears’ daughter, Maddie, probably should not have been a driver or a passenger in the Polaris that flipped over and critically injured her, with the company stating in it’s manual: “Never allow a child under age 10 to operate or ride as a passenger in this vehicle.”  More…

Hotel hermit received $17 million to make way for exclusive New York residential high rise

In 2004, developers bought the famed Mayflower Hotel on the Upper West Side for just over $400 million, with the goal of creating the city’s most exclusive residential building — 15 Central Park West. Only one thing stood in their way: A 73-year-old recluse that leased a little 350-square-foot room.  More…

The connection between all of Pixar’s movies will blow your mind

For years, conspiracy theories have been spun around Disney Pixar movies — and the animation company has confirmed a major one that will blow your mind. We see “The Incredibles” making an appearance in “Finding Nemo,” and characters from “A Bug’s Life” creeping into “Toy Story 3.”  More…

Why New York’s high tobacco taxes cost the state billions

A recent study found that more than half of the cigarettes consumed in New York are smuggled in — the nation’s highest rate. For 2015, the state lost $1.63 billion because of untaxed sales. The $13-a-pack Marlboros you buy in Manhattan — with the correct tax stamps — comes with $4.35 state tax levy and an additional $1.50 in city tax — the result of a decade-long quadrupling in local tobacco taxes.  More…

Starbucks chief promises to hire 10,000 refugees

Howard Schultz, the coffee retailer’s chairman and CEO, wrote a powerful open letter to staff in which he said the company was committed to hiring 10,000 refugees over five years in 75 countries.  More…

8 men are as rich as half the world

The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam.  More…

FedEx Driver Breaks Up Flag Burning Protest in Iowa

Being American means standing up for your freedom, and one FedEx driver did just that. The video shows a group of protesters setting several American flags on fire during a rally Thursday in Iowa City, Ia., as a FedEx driver swoops in with a fire extinguisher to put out the flames.  More…

Chili’s under fire for funding Planned Parenthood abortions

Chili’s restaurants in two states are coming under fire from pro-life advocates for giving 15% of patron’s meal purchases to the Planned Parenthood abortion business. According to a spokesperson for Chili’s parent company, Brinker International, Inc., “The event was canceled after hearing growing concerns from our guests.”  More…