Monday August 21, 2017

Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Chick-fil-A patrons trash restaurant over cold nuggets

A pair of Chick-fil-A customers in Florida were unsatisfied with their local restaurant’s service — so they decided to trash the place on their way out.  More…

Airport worker ‘punches’ man holding baby after delay complaint

This is the shocking moment an airport worker was pictured appearing to punch a passenger holding a baby after he complained about a 13-hour delay on an easyJet flight.  More…

Crocs may finally go away for good

Crocs are in the fight of their life. For years the plastic clog maker has been suing rivals, including USA Dawgs, which makes a lookalike clog, claiming that Dawgs and others have been infringing on Crocs’ design patent. Its brightly colored shoes were ubiquitous a decade ago, helped by the likes of celebrity chef Mario Batali, who seemed not to own any other brands.  More…

Pirelli calendar uses black actors for ‘Alice in Wonderland’ theme

The 2018 Pirelli Calendar is still months away from being released, but new photos obtained by The Post reveal an “Alice in Wonderland” theme featuring only black models. Among this year’s docket of decked-out celebs is “Drag Race” host RuPaul as the loud-and-proud Queen of Hearts, and Sean “Diddy” Combs as the Royal Beheader.  More…

Starbucks Customer Fighting Off Masked Robber Caught On Tape

Incredible new video out of Fresno was shot when a masked robber used a fake gun and a knife to threaten a Starbucks clerk. Fifty-eight-year-old customer Cregg Jerri grabbed a chair, walked up behind the robber and smashed it over his head.  More…

An ambulance company claims its rival slashed brake lines and shot out windows

A feud between two companies that provide emergency vehicles for cities near Houston escalated to dangerous levels, one side claims in an explosive lawsuit.  More…

Bank exec busted shoplifting from Whole Foods using baby stroller

An executive at a billion-dollar investment bank was busted at the Tribeca Whole Foods for shoplifting $210 in goods — which he allegedly tried to sneak out in his children’s stroller, court records revealed. Jordan Lupu, 42, was spotted by store security and busted by cops Feb. 5 as he was leaving the high-end supermarket on Greenwich Street, just a few blocks from his $3?million home.  More…

Investor details how Amazon is killing retail chains

Investor Stanley Druckenmiller, who managed George Soros’ money for 12 years, told attendees of a morning session that Amazon’s superefficiency has so disrupted the retail industry that chains in the US today are lucky to get $1 back in sales for every $1 they spend. Yet the Amazon retail juggernaut, he said, receives nearly $4 dollars in return for every $1 it spends.  More…

How to rent your house to a film set and make $3,000 a day

Mary Dalton has gotten much-needed help paying her bills by renting out the three-bedroom house as a location for TV productions including Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie,” HBO’s “Entourage,” “Law & Order: SVU” and the upcoming Netflix crime drama “Seven Seconds.” She makes around $3,000 every time a production crew takes over her property.  More…

Anheuser-Busch scion detained for trying to fly chopper drunk

“King of Beers” royalty landed behind bars after allegedly attempting to fly a chopper drunk. August Adolphus Busch IV, the former CEO of Anheuser-Busch, was arrested Monday evening after landing a helicopter in Swansea, Missorui and later returning to take off while intoxicated.  More…

If Tesla Is Worth More Than GM, Why Are Taxpayers Still Subsidizing It?

Tesla topped the market value of General Motors. That means the car company that gets massive taxpayer subsidies is now worth more than GM. Tesla’s stock closed at $312.39, which meant the startup electric car company, which sold a grand total of fewer than 80,000 cars last year, was worth more than GM, which sold 80,000 Chevy Silverados every eight weeks.  More…

$1 million in pot smuggled in new Fords made in Mexico

Marijuana was found inside the wheel well in a new Ford Fusion which was manufactured in Sonora, Mexico. Investigators were then able to find 14 more packages of marijuana in other Fusions, which all came through a rail yard in Warren. All together about 400 pounds of marijuana was found with a street value between $400,000 to $1 million.  More…

Seattle City Council approves income tax on the rich

The Seattle City Council unanimously approved an income tax on wealthy residents Monday. The measure applies a 2.25 percent tax on total income above $250,000 for individuals. “Seattle should serve everyone, not just rich folks,” software developer Carissa Knipe told the council before the 9-0 vote, saying she makes more than $170,000 per year. “I would love to be taxed,” the 24-year-old from Ballard said.  More…

Boutique fat-shames woman after bad review

A woman who gave a clothing store in Florida a bad review on Facebook says the boutique publicly fat-shamed her and sent her harassing text messages in retaliation. Amanda Gifford claims her nightmare experience with Kelly Brett Boutique began when the Tallahassee store refused to exchange or refund a dress that was too small. From there, Gifford said that the situation “spiraled way out of control.”  More…

Woman throws ‘lucky’ coins into engine, delays flight

Bad weather, crowded skies and military drills…and now add coin-tossing to the growing list of reasons for China’s notorious flight delays. Police took away an 80-year-old woman Tuesday after fellow passengers reported that she was throwing coins at the plane’s engine during boarding of a China Southern Airlines flight.  More…