Monday October 23, 2017

Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Vegas security guard was pressured to give interview to Ellen

A Mandalay Bay security guard was pressured to give his first interview about the mass shooting in Las Vegas to Ellen DeGeneres because company bigwigs feared a real journalist would have grilled him about the timeline.  More…

How the sneaker giants became the shame of college sports

The Nike sneaker ad claimed, “It’s Gotta be the Shoes.” It should have said, “It’s Gotta be the Money.”“There is a major arms race going on,” George Belch, a marketing professor at San Diego State, after Under Armour signed UCLA to a record 15-year, $280 million merchandise deal. But the players don’t share in the college and sneaker company profits.  More…

Mandalay Bay staffers didn’t call cops after security guard was shot

Hotel staffers at the Mandalay Bay did not call Las Vegas police until after Stephen Paddock started his mass shooting spree, according to phone records. An anonymous source who has reviewed the records told ABC’s “World News Tonight” that employees initially refused to alert authorities — even after security guard Jesus Campos took a bullet to the leg.  More…

Donna Karan defends pal Weinstein, says harassed women ‘may be asking for it’

Fashion designer Donna Karan has come to her pal Harvey Weinstein‘s defense in a bold way – saying sexually harassed women may be “asking for it” by dressing seductively, according to the Daily Mail. The DKNY founder, who is friends with Weinstein’s wife, fashion designer Georgina Chapman, described the couple as “wonderful people,” adding: “Harvey has done some amazing things.”  More…

ESPN finally suspends Jemele Hill for social media ‘violation’

Strike 2. ESPN suspended Jemele Hill on Monday for two weeks “for a second violation of our social media guidelines.” Hill had Tweeted, “This play always works. Change happens when advertisers are impacted. If you feel strongly about Jerry Jones’s statement (to demand his players stand for the national anthem), boycott his advertisers.”  More…

Yahoo now admits every single account, 3 billion people, affected by data breach

Yahoo on Tuesday said that every single Yahoo account was affected by a data breach that took place in 2013. In 2016, Yahoo disclosed that more than one billion of about three billion accounts had likely been affected by the hack. In its disclosure Tuesday, the company said all accounts were likely victimized.  More…

Gun store worker ‘physically ill’ over selling weapons to Vegas killer

A gun store worker who sold firearms to Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock says he doesn’t feel any guilt over the massacre — but does feel sick to his stomach. “It made me physically ill to think that we had interacted with him and he had committed such a tragedy.” “I may have very well been the last person to shake hands with that man,” Guns & Guitars general manager Christopher Sullivan said.  More…

CBS fires vice president who said Vegas victims didn’t deserve sympathy because country music fans ‘often are Republican’

CBS has parted ways with Hayley Geftman-Gold, one of the company’s top lawyers after she said she is “not even sympathetic” to victims of the Las Vegas shooting because “country music fans often are Republican,” when discussing the tragic mass shooting that occurred in Las Vegas late Sunday night.  More…

NASCAR in N.H.: That sound you hear is money moving elsewhere

Once racing concludes Sunday, the cha-ching we’ve grown accustomed to hearing the past 20 years will sound a bit muffled. Green won’t be in style come next fall, be it changing leaves or declining revenues for local businesses, and by now you know why: NASCAR gave one of Loudon’s two major-league races to Las Vegas earlier this year.  More…

DOJ files suit against company for allegedly not hiring Americans

The Department of Justice announced Thursday it has filed a lawsuit against a Colorado corporation for allegedly discriminating against U.S. workers. The complaint alleges that in 2016, Crop Production discriminated against at least three United States citizens by refusing to employ them as seasonal technicians in El Campo, Texas, because Crop Production preferred to hire temporary foreign workers under the H-2A visa program.  More…

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dies

The iconic founder of Playboy Magazine Hugh Hefner died Wednesday at 91, the magazine announced Wednesday night.  More…

Customers Angry After National Anthem Silenced At Buffalo Wild Wings

The National Anthem is the focus of controversy again, this time at a bar in Riverside County. Customers at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Eastvale say an employee refused to let them hear the anthem before an NFL game Monday night – which happened to be the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.  More…

Jemele Hill’s Trump comments have turned into an ESPN firestorm

The only thing that unites both sides of the Jemele Hill controversy is a common fury at ESPN. In neither apologizing nor announcing a suspension — while simultaneously distancing itself – ESPN has managed to enrage just about everyone who has seen the “SportsCenter” anchor’s Tuesday night rant about President Trump. “We are with you @jemelehill,” Colin Kaepernick, himself a lightning rod, said to Hill Wednesday.  More…

Incredible video shows the moment a giant water wall threatens Miami shop

Stunning video footages shows a giant wall of water pounding a Miami shop as Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on the city. The video, shot from inside the unnamed business, shows several feet of water threatening to burst through the shop’s glass windows.  More…

Irma looters busted after getting filmed by TV crew

Fort Lauderdale cops busted nine people caught on camera looting a Florida shoe store amid the chaos of Hurricane Irma on Sunday. The arrests came after local TV station WPLG recorded the crooks entering the Simon’s Sportwear shop on West Sunrise Boulevard through a broken window and running off with merchandise.  More…