Thursday June 29, 2017

Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

TV news crew’s truck stolen while reporting on Downtown Albuquerque crime

Someone stole a television news station’s SUV in Downtown Albuquerque while the crew was gathering footage for a story about crime in the area. Michelle Donaldson, KOB news director, said the crew watched as the vehicle was stolen during their reporting.  More…

Kelly Osbourne blames Starbucks for wetting herself

It seems the New York City Pride Parade Sunday excited Kelly Osbourne a little too much. The former “Fashion Police” co-host, 32, claimed on Twitter during the festivities that Starbucks in Chelsea wouldn’t let her use the bathroom, so she had an accident.  More…

Fitness model killed in freak whipped cream accident

A French fitness model died in a freak accident with a whipped cream dispenser, according to her family. Rebecca Burger was killed when a defective whipped cream dispenser exploded and struck her in the chest.  More…

George Clooney Could Get Up To $233 Million From Casamigos Tequila Sale

It’s a great month to be George Clooney. Two weeks ago, he became a father to twins. Today, British liquor giant Diageo announced it would purchase Casamigos, the tequila company he co-founded, for up to $1 billion. The price tag includes an initial payout of $700 million, plus a further potential $300 million over the next decade.  More…

We should thank millennials for ruining these terrible products

According to Business Insider, millennials are “Killing Chains Like Buffalo Wild Wings and Applebee’s.” This isn’t the first thing that we’ve killed by stubbornly refusing to spend money on it. Last year millennials got accused of wiping out everything from mass-market beers like Budweiser and Coors to the diamond industry to bar soap.  More…

Why are CEOs getting paid tons of money for nothing?

Marissa Mayer will pocket $186 million when Verizon fully acquires Yahoo next month — for essentially doing nothing. Yahoo’s core business stagnated under Meyer’s leadership. However, when she took the job, she inherited Yahoo’s 15 percent stake in Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce colossus. Alibaba’s increasing value caused Yahoo stock to double over her five-year tenure.  More…

CNN yanks Kathy Griffin from New Year’s Eve show

CNN has booted Kathy Griffin from its New Year’s Eve coverage for her disturbing photoshoot holding up a faux severed and bloody head of President Trump. The network said in a statement Wednesday, “CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program.”  More…

http://nypost.com/2017/05/31/cnn-yanks-kathy-griffin-from-new-years-eve-show/ 

Woman finds note from ‘Chinese prisoner’ in purse she bought at Walmart

A woman in Arizona said she made a stunning discovery inside a new purse she bought at a Walmart: a note apparently written by a desperate prisoner in China. Laura Wallace found the message, written in Chinese, tucked inside the zipper compartment of the purse she purchased at a Sierra Vista Walmart.  More…

The fall of retailers means doomsday for malls

Better take a good look, because this may be last call for the mall. The rise of online retailing and the disenchantment of shoppers with the department store is rapidly leading to the demise of American shopping meccas. For decades, malls have been anchored by super-sized department stores occupying tens of thousands of square feet.  More…

This is the smartest thing an airline has done all year

Delta has canceled its “International Media Day” in wake of a viral video that showed one of its employees threatening a California dad with jail time and kicking him and his family off a flight, the airline said on its website.  More…

Texas’s Sky Pool on the 42nd floor has great Houston views

A luxury apartment block in Texas boasts a glass-bottomed rooftop pool, giving swimmers a dizzying view of the busy street 500 feet below. Dubbed the Sky Pool, the infinity pool is on the 42nd floor of the Market Square Tower and extends 10 feet over the side of the imposing Houston building.  More…

This fake rocker helped create MTV

Michael Nesmith is best known as one of the Monkees, a manufactured rock group that struggled to be accepted as a real band. But Nesmith’s new memoir, “Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff”, shows how this stand-in for a real musician became a genuine business success.  More…

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…