Saturday February 23, 2019

Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Jeffrey Skilling released from prison after 12 years

Jeffrey Skilling, the CEO of Enron ahead of its stunning collapse, has been released from prison after serving 12 years of a 24-year sentence.  More…

This Idaho teenager is making $50,000 on Seattle slush

When David Holston’s friend told him Seattle wouldn’t be prepared for all the snow, he got into his plow truck and drove from Idaho. The trip has paid off.  More…

Why Amazon’s Queens fiasco is reminiscent of an old Bronx flub

It’s déjà vu all over again. A decade ago, The Bronx was poised for the retail redevelopment of the Kingsbridge Armory. There were many neighborhood critics, including unions, at the time. Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. railed against the plan for future stores to pay the demanded $10, stating in effect that no jobs were better than low-paying jobs.  More…

Nick Sandmann’s Lawyers File Massive Lawsuit Against The Washington Post

Lawyers representing Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann filed a massive $250 million lawsuit against The Washington Post on Tuesday and warned, "this is only the beginning."  More…

Is this 26-ingredient, $38 cocktail worth it?

It’s everything but the kitchen drink. The 90-proof A-Z Cocktail, now on offer at the Times Square W hotel’s Living Room Bar, is one powerful potion. It’s made of 26 different elements, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet (angostura bitters from Trinidad to start, Zoco pacharán liqueur from Spain to finish). Of the 26 ingredients, only three are nonalcoholic.  More…

Amazon pulls out of $3 billion deal to bring HQ2 to New York City

Amazon said Thursday it was bailing on locating its new campus in Queens, dealing a devastating blow to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio and costing the region up to 25,000 high-paying jobs.  More…

Katy Perry ‘Blackface’ Shoe to Be Pulled from Shelves

Katy Perry’s shoe that is under scrutiny for resembling blackface is about to be yanked. Katy’s got a whole shoe line for sale at retailers like Dillard’s and Walmart — and a couple of her designs feature what looks similar to blackface.  More…

Golden Globes Fiji Water model is suing the brand

The model who went viral after photobombing red carpet photos at the Golden Globes while holding a tray of Fiji Water bottles is reportedly going after the brand for using her newfound fame as a marketing tool without her permission.  More…

Video shows man faking fall to get insurance money

Police have arrested a New Jersey man who they say faked a slip and fall at a business to get insurance money. Authorities say surveillance video captured the man grabbing ice and throwing it on the floor before lying down.  More…

Amazon officials reconsidering HQ2 in NYC due to opposition

Online retail giant Amazon is reconsidering its plans to open a headquarters in Queens due to opposition from local lawmakers. “The question is whether it’s worth it if the politicians in New York don’t want the project, especially with how people in Virginia and Nashville have been so welcoming.” The company had said it would bring 25,000 new jobs and generate some $27 billion in tax revenue to New York.  More…

How the top detective in NYPD history became a pizza man

Ralph Friedman never expected to spend his golden years behind the counter of a slice joint. But if you drop into Bleecker Street Pizza on a Friday or Saturday night, you’ll find the retired cop standing guard. Tattooed and muscular, Friedman, 70, is part night manager, part cashier, part keeper of the peace at the busy New York pizzeria.  More…

McDonald’s apologizes after customers discover chicken in vegetarian wrap

Meat-free McDonald’s customers are not lovin’ it at the moment. Recently the fast-food chain had to issue an apology after several customers claimed they found chicken nuggets in their vegetarian meals.  More…

Famed Italian restaurant Rao’s sets up shop at the Super Bowl

Legendary Italian eatery Rao’s relocated to Atlanta for the Super Bowl to serve up three nights of pop-up dinners by executive chef Dino Gatto before the big game. The intimate eatery was meticulously recreated — from its iconic red exterior, plus an adjacent East Harlem street scene on a video wall, to photos of its famous diners lining the walls inside the clubby space built for the occasion.  More…

Tesla jacks up recharging prices for electric cars

Charging up your Tesla isn’t the bargain it used to be. Elon Musk’s company has hiked the price for juicing up its electric cars at one of its Supercharger stations by nearly 20 percent — further shrinking the savings it can offer versus gas-guzzling vehicles.  More…

Wag killed our dog — and tried to buy our silence

Wag, the beleaguered dog-walking service that’s accused of losing or killing eight Big Apple pooches, has stepped in it once again. The celebrity-endorsed “Uber for dog walking,” recently valued at $650 million, tried to buy the silence of a grieving couple whose beloved pet was killed while in the care of a novice walker.  More…