Tuesday November 19, 2019

Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Man fatally shot Waffle House customer who paid for others’ meals: cops

A big-hearted man was fatally shot in the head at a Florida Waffle House over the weekend after he picked up the tabs of other customers and handed out cash, police said.  More…

Video shows man allegedly stealing chainsaw, hiding it in his pants

urveillance video from a store in California captured a man allegedly stealing a chainsaw by sticking it down his pants and beneath his jacket.  More…

Man wearing ‘MAGA’ hat says woman berated him at California Starbucks for supporting Trump

A 74-year-old man said a woman berated and called him a racist at a California Starbucks on Monday after she spotted him wearing a “Make American Great Again” hat in support of President Trump. The man, who was identified as Victor, told KTVU he was wearing the iconic red hat when the woman began yelling at him outside the coffee shop in Palo Alto.  More…

Minnesota police called for welfare check on man that turns out to be cutout of MyPillow CEO

Minnesota police revealed they received a troubling call asking them to check on the welfare of a man standing outside hugging a pillow – only to find it was a cutout of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. The Jordan Police Department said officers were called to check on the welfare of an adult male who was wearing no coat outside in the cold and hugging a pillow. Once officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a cardboard cutout.  More…

The FCC has fined robocallers $208 million. It’s collected $6,790

Since 2015, the Federal Communications Commission has ordered violators of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a law governing telemarketing and robodialing, to pay $208.4 million. That sum includes so-called forfeiture orders in cases involving robocalling, Do Not Call Registry and telephone solicitation violations. So far, the government has collected $6,790 of that amount, according to records obtained by The Wall Street Journal through a Freedom of Information Act request.  More…

Microsoft employees slam $480M HoloLens military contract, refuse to create tech for ‘warfare and oppression’

More than 150 Microsoft employees signed a letter demanding the tech giant cancel a $480 million contract to build a HoloLens for the Pentagon, saying they "refuse to create technology for warfare and oppression."  More…

DoubleTree hotel apologizes for sign refusing service to military members during post-deployment ceremony: ‘Very offensive’

A DoubleTree hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., is apologizing for a sign placed at the hotel’s bar refusing service to members of the military. A group of 600 members of the military and their guests attended a post-deployment ceremony held at there and, in the middle of the event, a sign was placed in the hotel’s bar denying further service to attendees.  More…

Man brings steer to Petco in test of ‘all leashed pets are welcome’ policy

A man and woman from Texas couldn’t help but laugh as they recently walked their leashed steer into a Houston-area Petco to really see if “all leashed pets are welcome” at the store. (with video)  More…

McDonald’s customer calls police after employee put onions on his Big Mac, gets arrested

A McDonald’s customer was arrested after calling police to complain about his Big Mac hamburger having onions – and challenging the restaurant’s manager to a fist fight.  More…

Michael Avenatti to be charged with wire and bank fraud

Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti has been arrested on charges related to an alleged $20 million extortion of the athletic apparel company Nike, federal authorities said.  More…

Frozen cat found buried in snow thawed by animal clinic

This feline may have just wasted one of her nine lives. A Montana cat named Fluffy was found frozen and buried in snow by her owners this week — and brought back to life by a team of veterinarians. “Amazing success and survival story from this week,” wrote Montana’s Animal Clinic of Kalispell.  More…

Ohio nail salon’s ‘indecent’ name causes hand wringing

An Ohio salon owner thinks she hit the nail on the head with her business name — even though some residents don’t agree. Dawn Moon, owner of Hand Jobs Nails & Spa, in Perkins Township, believes the name is good branding. “You don’t want something that they can’t remember.”  More…

Dental assistant charged with stealing jewelry from sedated patients

A Long Island dental assistant faces a brush with the law after she allegedly ripped off jewelry from sedated patients, police said.  More…

Lauren Sanchez’s brother confirms $200K deal with National Enquirer

Michael Sanchez, the brother of Jeff Bezos’ lover, confirmed that he made a “deal with the devil” and helped the National Enquirer break the sensational story on Bezos and Lauren Sanchez’s extramarital affair.  More…

WATCH: UPS Driver Forces Siren-Screaming Ambulance To Wait While He Refuses To Move

In a disturbing video, a UPS driver in Brooklyn, New York, is shown parked in a snowy street in order to make a delivery, then displaying colossal insensitivity when paramedics in an ambulance behind him scream their siren to alert him they need to get through by refusing to move his truck for over 30 seconds.  More…