Thursday March 23, 2017

Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

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…

Subway’s ‘chicken’ sandwich is only kinda sorta chicken

There’s fowl play afoot between the buns of Subway sandwiches, a new report claims. The fast food chain’s “chicken” contains only about 50 percent actual chicken DNA — and is chock full of soy filler, according to researchers who conducted lab tests.  More…

Accountants fired from Oscars after Best Picture screwup

The two accountants who screwed up the Oscars have been tossed to the wolves, according to a report. “Film academy president says the two accountants responsible for the best picture mistake will not work the Oscars again,” AP is reporting. Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz of PricewaterhouseCoopers are the two pencil pushers who are taking the blame.  More…

Oscars accountant busy tweeting Emma Stone pic before epic flub

The bean counter who handed Oscars presenter Warren Beatty the wrong winners envelope Sunday night was busy tweeting snapshots of actors backstage just before he set in motion the biggest blunder in the award show’s history.  More…

13 surprising facts about the soon-to-close Waldorf Astoria

This twin-towered goliath shuts down March 1 for at least two years for a renovation reported to total $1 billion so, to celebrate its past and with a nod to its future, we present its most impressive (and quirkiest) stats.  More…

Another Oscar Screw-Up: ‘In Memoriam’ Segment Showed Still-Living Producer Jan Chapman

If you thought the “Moonlight”/”La La Land” envelope fiasco was the Oscars’ only glaring mistake, think again. The “In Memoriam” segment of Sunday’s show included a tribute to costume designer and four-time nominee Janet Patterson — but ran a photo of the very-much-still-alive Australian producer Jan Chapman by mistake.  More…

Price Waterhouse issues apology over best-picture screwup

Global accounting firm Price Waterhouse has apologized for the epic fail at the Oscars in which “La La Land” was mistakenly declared best picture. “We sincerely apologize to ‘Moonlight,’ ‘La La Land,’ Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for best picture.”  More…

How car rental companies are stealing your money

“The $21-a-day rate for three days — $63 before sales tax — becomes $83.03 before sales tax. Note the security fee, the energy recovery fee and finally the battery fee,” a reader wrote. But even those pesky fees didn’t bring the renter anywhere close to the net cost of the three-day trip.  More…

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…