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    (CNN Business)When a Chicago-area Uber driver checked his account balance after dropping off a customer at the airport on a Sunday morning in late May, he discovered something he'd never seen before: He was charged $2.20 for giving a 13.5 mile ride. "On my 40-minute ride home, I was thinking about how I just lost money driving somebody," said the...
    Another business group is calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to preserve tax incentives for Illinois businesses. Earlier this year, Pritzker announced he would delay the implementation of economic incentives outlined in the so-called Blue Collar Jobs Act of 2019. He then said he would go seek to close “corporate tax loopholes” in order to shore up the state’s budget....
    Rebecca Minkoff, who spent 20 years building her business, is hopeful about her post-pandemic future.Source: Rebecca Minkoff When Rebecca Minkoff landed in New York at the age of 18, she had some money saved and big dreams of becoming a fashion designer. "I had $10,000 in savings from babysitting, bat mitzvah money that I'd never touched, some bonds that I...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday proposed a midnight curfew on retail liquor sales, as a compromise two hours later than her earlier proposal for a 10 p.m. cutoff. The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection said the compromise will be introduced to the City Council Committee on License and Consumer Protection on Thursday as part of...
    REDWOOD CITY (CBS SF / CNN) — Who needs viral videos? Not Oracle, apparently. Oracle’s plan to buy the US assets of Chinese-owned TikTok in a partnership with Walmart is dead now that Donald Trump is out of the White House. READ MORE: COVID Reopening: San Franciscans Hopeful as City Drops Pandemic Restrictions But investors don’t seem concerned: They’re still treating Oracle, headquartered in...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Things are getting back to normal at one of the most iconic restaurants in Southern California.For the first time in more than a year, the dining room is finally open at Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant. During the height of the pandemic, the restaurant managed to survive on delivery and takeout orders.Owner Norm Langer says he's happy to welcome...
    In this article AKAM Security has steadily made up a larger share of revenues at Akamai Technologies as businesses look to protect their online networks, CEO Tom Leighton said on CNBC Tuesday. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based content publishing platform, which also offers cloud security services to businesses, reported that its security division accounted for 37% of total revenues in the first...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As we continue to celebrate Pride Month, today’s Open for Business segment brings us to a bed-and-breakfast in Manayunk where the owners, also partners, have created a beautiful cozy environment welcoming all of their guests with the comforts of home. Where can you hang your hat, place your head and awaken well-rested enough to relish in a...
    New York (CNN Business)Who needs viral videos? Not Oracle, apparently. Oracle's plan to buy the US assets of Chinese-owned TikTok in a partnership with Walmart (WMT) is dead now that Donald Trump is out of the White House. But investors don't seem concerned: They're still treating Oracle like it's a red-hot social media stock instead of a boring database software...
    A restaurant owner from Buffalo, New York, told Fox Business on Monday that chicken wings are getting more expensive because farms are struggling to deal with a national labor shortage. Greg Duell, the co-owner of Duff’s Famous Wings, told Fox Business that wing prices from his supplier were up 99% and that they couldn’t keep up with his customers’ demand...
    Joe Biden supporter Chrissy Teigen has issued an apology for her past online bullying after losing lucrative business deals in the wake of her scandal. Retailers including Bloomingdales, Macy’s, and Target have reportedly parted ways with the Left-wing Hollywood celebrity after it was revealed she once told a young woman to commit suicide. “I was a troll, full stop. And I...
    John Oliver would love it if Fox Business’ Stuart Varney could just stop talking about breast milk on TV forever. The Last Week Tonight host put together a montage on Sunday night of Varney eagerly accepting praise and compliments from his guests. Oliver made clear to point out that Varney’s go-to line of gratitude is “flattery is the mother’s milk...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for three men accused of violently robbing multiple people and a business in the same day. It all happened on May 30. READ MORE: Caught On Camera: Man Punches Woman In Face After Stealing Phone In Central Park Police are looking for three men accused of violently robbing multiple people and a business...
    This story was originally published on June 11, 2021 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Brooklyn Park business owner is struggling to reopen after her store was targeted by arsonists. READ MORE: Lawsuit Alleges Daunte Wright Carjacked, Assaulted Man 3 Weeks Before His Death It happened just days after the police shooting death of Daunte Wright in April. Surveillance video from Letia...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – One thing you can always say about American Small businesses is that they are survivors and many proved it during the pandemic. One South Florida small business realized a product they created to protect their employees could sell big and it did. READ MORE: Florida Congressman, Gubernatorial Hopeful Charlie Crist Makes South Florida Stop Based in Hialeah...
    The owner of a San Francisco coffee shop fired her husband for repeating the n-word during a confrontation with a black man. Eileen Rinaldi, the owner of Ritual Coffee Roasters, fired her husband John Rinaldi from a freelance construction job at the coffee shop on Tuesday after he used a racial slur at a black customer during a verbal altercation...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– For the first time in more than a year, things will look a bit closer to normal in Chicago, as Illinois enters Phase 5 of reopening. This means, no more capacity limits at bars, restaurants or businesses. So, if you have plans at a restaurant or business today, don’t be surprised to see it packed with people. READ MORE:...
    Hunter Biden offered a pep talk and civics lesson to a close friend who complained that unnamed Joe Biden "appointees" arrested him and tried to "ruin my family," according to text messages obtained by the Washington Examiner. “Every great family is persecuted prosecuted in the US — you are part of a great family — not a side show...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced that the city will hold a virtual town hall for concerned community members and business owners in Fells Point. Mayor Scott made the announcement on Twitter shortly after 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday. READ MORE: Visible Fells Point Patrols, Sobriety Checkpoint Scheduled After Business Owners Reach ‘Breaking Point’ And Demand Action The meeting...
    Californians who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 will be able to shed their face masks in most situations starting next week, state officials confirmed Wednesday. The long-teased change will take effect Tuesday, the same date as California’s planned full economic reopening, and finally bring the nation’s most-populous state into alignment with nearly month-old guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control...
    The immigrant owner of a grocery chain in Minneapolis has spoken out against cancel culture after his business was attacked last summer over racist tweets his daughter made as a teenager. Majdi Wadi, the founder and CEO of Holy Land brands, had to lay off 69 longtime employees last summer after furious social media backlash over his daughter Lianne's tweets...
    Daily cases in India drop below 100K; CDC gives OK for vaccinated Americans to visit neighboring countries: Live COVID-19 updates Vaticans financial crimes prosecution hurt by inexperience BEIJING, June 9 (Reuters) - China's central bank on Wednesday issued a green finance assessment plan for financial institutions and said the results from such assessments will be included in its policy...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There are signs of hope on the road to reopening. A new survey finds more office workers than originally thought are expected to be back in the city this fall. Lunchtime on Park Avenue in Midtown actually looked lively on Tuesday. Men and women in business attire walked the streets, many working in office buildings. Some...
    CHERRY HILL, N.J. (CBS) — Performers often say the show must go on, but COVID has made that next to impossible for some businesses. In this week’s Open For Business segment we head to Rick Saphire’s Magic Shop in Cherry Hill where the curtain closed on live performances, but that didn’t stop them from keeping people entertained. If you believe...
    Customers have been queuing around the block to support a Texas bakery that said it had lost business after posting a picture of rainbow cookies for Pride.  Confections, in Lufkin, shared an image of the heart-shaped cookies with rainbow frosting on Facebook on Wednesday along with the message 'More LOVE. Less hate. Happy Pride to all our LGBTQ friends! All...
    More On: gay pride Pentagon says no Pride flags at US military bases Lego reveals first LGBTQ-themed set ‘Everyone is Awesome’ Letters to the Editor — May 19, 2021 De Blasio responds to ban of NYPD cops at NYC Pride events A Texas bakery lost business after announcing that it would be selling rainbow cookies for Pride Month —...
    Post-pandemic puppy training As they step back into the world, folks who adopted pandemic puppies are finding that their new pets don’t have the coping skills necessary for adapting to being home alone for long stretches. Humane Society Silicon Valley, where the number of people adopting or trying to adopt puppies continues to be at an all-time high, has...
    A man who claims he worked for Zappos founder Tony Hsieh is suing his estate for $12.5million citing a scribbled post-it note as a 'contract' which he says proves he is entitled to the money.  Hsieh died aged 46 in November last year in a shed at the Connecticut home of a friend. He'd been abusing drugs, barely eating and...
    WE'VE been on Instagram long enough now to take influencers' seemingly "perfect" lives with a pinch of salt. And nothing sums it up quite as well as the French social media star who went viral this week when she pretended she was flying in business class - when she actually had an economy ticket....
                        Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) slammed Florida Agriculture Commissioner and Democrat gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried at a press conference Wednesday in New Smyrna Beach, after Fried announced that she is running against DeSantis. “Nikki Fried has done nothing in office. She does nothing,” DeSantis said. “All she does is emote...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The owner of Katie’s Kandy in Pittsburgh is accused of embezzling nearly $7 million from another business he worked for. READ MORE: Israeli Man Who Fled County Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting Teen In Dormont In 2004 (Photo Credit: Michael Henninger/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Jon Weston of Canonsburg was indicted on charges of fraud, conspiracy,...
    MARTINEZ — Two former executives of the now-defunct movie ticket subscription site MoviePass agreed to pay $400,000 in civil penalties for “engaging in numerous unlawful, unfair, and fraudulent business acts and practices,” the Contra Costa District Attorney’s office announced Wednesday. The May 20 settlement, approved by a Contra Costa Superior Court judge, settled a civil complaint filed in 2019 by...
    HALF of Americans say that their favorite local businesses have closed down for good as a result of the Covid pandemic, according to a new survey. The most impacted businesses are said to be cafes, retails shops, gaming shops, and bookstores. 3Americans are losing their favorite local stores due to the pandemicCredit: Getty Images - Getty Cafes were...
    LIFESTYLE  IF IN DOUBT, WASH YOUR HAIR   by Anya Hindmarch (Bloomsbury £18.99, 256 pp) Anya Hindmarch has always had a genius for keeping her finger on the pulse of the global zeitgeist. Over the past decade, her top-selling item has shifted smoothly from the ‘I’m Not A Plastic Bag’ (a canvas tote to signal one’s anti-plastic credentials) to her current...
    More On: enron Mueller’s Russia probe deputy to headline virtual Biden fundraiser Jeffrey Skilling released from prison after 12 years Ex-Enron CEO Jeff Skilling released from Alabama ‘prison camp’ Mueller adds federal prosecutor who brought down Enron to Trump investigation Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling’s stealth energy investment venture has launched, two people familiar with the matter said this week,...
    More On: Influencers Bali is sick of badly behaved influencers amid COVID Watermelons and baseball bats: How one ‘fitfluencer’ stays ripped Instagram stars share jewelry shopping advice YouTuber receives backlash for euthanizing dog after he bites son A French Instagram influencer has reportedly been exposed as a business class fraudster on an Emirates flight. “Next Stop – Monaco. Je...
    An influencer has been caught in the act after she posed for Instagram photos in the business class section of a plane before 'returning to her seat in economy'  for the flight. Oceane El Himer,  27, from Bordeaux, France, posed up a storm in a green and purple tracksuit in the business class cabin of a flight from Dubai to Monaco last...
    The FireEye logo is seen outside the company's offices in Milpitas, California, December 29, 2014.Beck Diefenbach | Reuters FireEye said Wednesday it's selling its products business, including the FireEye name, to a consortium led by private-equity firm Symphony Technology Group for $1.2 billion in cash. The U.S. cybersecurity firm said the sale will split Mandiant Solutions, its cyber forensics unit,...
    "Surviving Disaster" host and former Navy SEAL Cade Courtley announced he left Los Angeles and his acting career five years ago after experiencing an "un-American" Hollywood. Courtley, 52, told Fox News he left Hollywood because he didn't feel he could express his "true core values" and "love for this country." "Look, when there's an organization in that business where you...
    The logos of Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft displayed on a mobile phone and a laptop screen.Justin Tallis | AFP via Getty Images Recent weeks have seen corporate leaders and investors mobilize publicly and privately to oppose President Biden's proposed overhaul to the tax code. Many corporate leaders are working hard to paint the suggested changes as "bad for...
    California’s strict public health measures during the pandemic protected its economy, setting the stage for an even faster recovery in the state than nationwide, UCLA economists reported. The Golden State’s strong technology and white-collar business sectors, along with a relatively rapid boost in home building, will buoy its economy, offsetting a slower return of tourist-dependent leisure and hospitality jobs, according...
                        A Texas nonprofit is suing Major League Baseball (MLB) after the league moved its 2021 All Star game from Atlanta to Denver, Colorado in protest over a recently-implemented voter ID law. “A 21-page lawsuit by conservative small-business advocacy organization Job Creators Network, filed Monday in federal court in...
    Former actor, TV host, and former Navy SEAL Cade Courtley says he quit Hollywood because he couldn’t fully express his love for the U.S. while working in the industry. Courtley told Fox News that being able to freely express his beliefs was more important to him than landing jobs in TV hosting and stunt work. “I guess every individual has to make...
    LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) — Eric Cobain, 49, has been arrested in the murder of 41-year-old teacher Melissa Wright. Wright was found dead in the 7100 block of East Lowry Boulevard in Lakewood on Saturday, May 29. Eric Cobain (credit: Denver Police) An autopsy was completed and the cause of death was from multiple gunshot wounds. READ MORE: Timothy Sutton Arrested...
    PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. (CBS) — Later this week, the Philadelphia Flower Show opens and due to the coronavirus pandemic, the show will be outdoors for the first time in its nearly 200-year history. Like the Flower Show, many businesses have been forced to make unexpected changes. In this week’s Open For Business segment, a flower shop in Phoenixville did just that...
    A barber from suburban Chicago has been charged with murder for allegedly shooting and killing a customer who refused to pay for his haircut.  The deadly incident took place at around 4pm last Thursday at the Studio 914 barbershop at 914 South 5th Avenue in the Chicago suburb of Maywood. Deshon Mcadory, 40, the owner of the business, was arrested...
    Vice President Harris is advocating for a renewed focus on government help for minority and women-owned small businesses following the coronavirus pandemic.  "This is a familiar story. Traditional banks and venture capital firms have not always seen the vision of women entrepreneurs and those of color," Harris wrote in Forbes on Tuesday. "Community lenders, on the other hand, were founded...