Thursday April 27, 2017

Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

TV news reporter axed over viral blooper

Natasha Exelby has paid a high price for her weekend blooper, after the humorless management at ABC24 banned the newsreader from playing any future on-air role.  More…

Tucker Carlson to replace O’Reilly as Fox News shuffles lineup

Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s show will move to 8 p.m. in the wake of Bill O’Reilly’s departure from the top-rated cable news network. A related shuffle will see the panel talk show “The Five” move from 5 p.m. to fill Carlson’s former 9 p.m. slot.  More…

Bill O’Reilly won’t be returning to Fox News

F?ox News host Bill O’Reilly is out of his job, ?according to a statement from the cable channel’s corporate parent Wednesday. The host of the top-rated cable TV news show, “The O’Reilly Factor,” was let go amid allegations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior, sources said.  More…

Hero guard fatally shoots armed bank robber

An Illinois security guard is being hailed as a hero when he shot dead a masked bank robber who opened fire on him, officials said. In surveillance video, Brian Harrison — a retired sheriff’s deputy — instantly pulls out his holstered pistol and shoots Laurence Turner, 34, inside the Alpine Bank in Rockford.  More…

Couple on the way to their wedding kicked off United flight

The turbulence continues for United Airlines. A bride and groom from Utah headed to their wedding in Costa Rica were kicked off their flight out of Houston on Saturday, KHOU reported. Michael Hohl and his fianceé, Amber Maxwell, arrived from Salt Lake City for a layover at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.  More…

Pot is ruining Denver’s restaurant industry

The population of Denver has been steadily growing over the past few years, but not enough of its new inhabitants want to work in the restaurant industry. The reason? The higher-paying jobs are in weed. “Enter the weed business, which pays $22 an hour with full benefits.”  More…

Tone-deaf United CEO thinks things are going just fine

The flying public may be furious at United Airlines, but their CEO thinks things are going just fine. United boss Oscar Munoz, unfazed by the criticism, sent a tone-deaf e-mail to employees Monday that defended the staff’s actions and called the passenger “disruptive and belligerent.”  More…

Flo Says Harrison Ford Deserves Progressive Insurance

Taking Flo’s expert advice from her Progressive commercials, she was asked about the risks of insuring Harrison Ford. Flo – her real name is Stephanie Courtney – was out in Beverly Hills Wednesday and said no worries “Ford’s a Gold Star customer.” (Video)   More…

Guy wearing Trump hat sues bar for refusing to serve him

Bartenders at a West Village hot spot served up discrimination — with a liberal twist — refusing to serve a customer because he was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, according to a lawsuit.  More…

McDonald’s tweet calls Trump ‘disgusting excuse of a President’

McDonald’s apparently isn’t lovin’ President Trump. The fast food giant’s Twitter account posted an out-of-nowhere insult at Trump Thursday morning — then quickly deleted it. “@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands,” the tweet said.  More…

ABC News to Face South Dakota Jury Over ‘Pink Slime’ Story

A judge in South Dakota has cleared the way to trial of a lawsuit claiming ABC News “pink slime” coverage caused $1.9 billion of damage to the business of Beef Products Inc., which makes the meat product tagged with the term. “This was fake news,” Beef Products lawyer J. Erik Connolly told Judge Gering during arguments in January. “It’s perfectly safe. It’s perfectly nutritious. It was properly approved by the USDA.  More…

Burger-flipping robot replaces humans on first day at work

Why pay someone $15 an hour to flip burgers? A burger-flipping robot has just completed its first day on the job at a restaurant in California, replacing humans at the grill. Flippy has mastered the art of cooking the perfect burger and has just started work at CaliBurger, a fast-food chain.  More…

This foam literally turns bullets into dust

Foam body armor? Even armor-piercing bullets cannot get through this foam. And the foam doesn’t just stop bullets. It destroys them … this foam decimates bullets into dust. North Carolina State University Professor Afsaneh Rabiei led the team that created the amazing foam.  More…

Papa John’s wants you to pay extra for speedy pizza deliveries

For another $3, Papa John’s pizza will get to your door a little faster. The Louisville-based pie-making chain stole a page from fee-loving airlines and is offering customers the privilege of paying more to get to the front of the line. The $2.99 “Papa Priority” let customer’s order go to the “front of the line so that it is made faster.”  More…

Robert De Niro snaps at wife for ‘spending all my money’

Trouble is brewing over Grace Hightower’s coffee company. We’re told that her husband, Robert De Niro — who is a major investor in the firm — is steamed because the 5-year-old Grace Hightower & Coffees of Rwanda brand is turning into a money pit, according to the Post.  More…