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White House Is Open for Business Leaders (and Their Ideas)

Nearly 300 executives have visited this year, putting C.E.O.s on par with senior lawmakers as influences on President Trump’s thinking. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

Corporations Are People: Under the Trump Tax Plan, We Might All Want to Become Corporations

Millions of Americans would have the chance to cut their taxes by essentially turning themselves into small business entities. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

People Of Color Bear The Brunt Of Fast-Food Explosion

It is no secret that America’s profusion of more than 200,000 fast-food restaurants has probably gone too far, forcing us to pay a heavy toll for easy access to all that cheap, convenient and tasty food with still-growing rates of obesity and diet-related, life-threatening conditions like diabetes. But it’s often overlooked that urban, African American neighborhoods have been disproportionately targeted by the continued expansion of fast-food chains. According to Chin Jou, an American... 

As Hollywood Writers’ Contract Ends, Studios Are More Vulnerable

By Tuesday, TV and movie writers could create the entertainment industry’s first major work stoppage in a decade. But differences between the business climates now and then offer hope for a deal. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

Time Inc. Decides Not to Sell Itself

The company said it would remain independent and would pursue its strategic plan of digital growth and new revenue opportunities. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

Trump Buoys Stocks, Giving President a Win for First 100 Days

The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index is up about 5 percent since Mr. Trump’s inauguration, the best start to for a president since the elder George Bush. Powered by WPeMatico  More →

Coke Lawyer Has Disgusting Explanation Why Mouse Couldn’t Be In Soda Can

A South Dakota man claims he found a mouse in can of Coca-Cola, but the soda titan is defending itself in the suit in a rather stomach-churning fashion. It claims that if the mouse was really in the Coke can, it should have been more decomposed than it was.  Duane Putzier claims he found the mouse in a 16-ounce can of Coke that he purchased last June from a gas station in Mitchell, according to the Mitchell Republic. Putzier said he was nearly finished when he felt a solid mass inside the... 

Watch Out, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Is Becoming A Magazine

Oh Goop, where do we begin? The purveyor of vaginal eggs, leaf-scented perfume and $275 shower heads has left our brains spinning from fact-checking its dubious medical claims. And now, all that Goopiness is spreading to a newsstand near you.  Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle site inked a deal with Conde Nast that includes quarterly print issues of Goop, Women’s Wear Daily reports.  The magazine, which reportedly grew out of a conversation between Paltrow and Anna Wintour, will feature typical... 

Weekend Roundup: In France, Reality Has Escaped Its Institutions

The first round of France’s presidential elections last weekend demonstrated that the clear-cut division of loyalties to the old mainstream parties ― the left and right political divide born during the French Revolution ― has collapsed in France. In the industrial era, the left always stood for social protection from the insecurities spawned by the market, while the right championed the blood, soil and tradition of “a certain idea of France,” as Charles de Gaulle once put it. All that... 

Patagonia’s New Clothes Are Made From Poop And Dried Beetles

Patagonia is putting bug poop in its new clothing line. You heard that right. In an effort to dye its clothes without using toxic chemicals, the green-minded apparel company is making its new Clean Color Collection with natural dyes sourced from 96 percent renewable resources. Those include dyes derived from the poop of silkworms, dried beetles and byproducts of food waste, Patagonia announced Thursday. “Why the alchemy?” the company said in a press release about its new experiment.... 
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