Last time I went back for a visit, just trying to get around was
ridiculous given the traffic. There are still plenty of people
there. But between the cost of living and less than ideal business
climate, this comes as no surprise to me.
New Jerseyites can’t...
Via email. No particular dog in this fight myself; however, I
prefer to see business decisions made by business people, not
politicians. That sentiment would argue for Congress to stay out of
the way and let them do the deal.
There’s more detail at link. The submitted
letter is here.
Heavyweight conservatives and...
I’m curious as to why Politico’s Dylan Byers changed
the text of this story without noting it, as I’m unclear how this
all may bring House ethics rules into play.
Here is how Byers story reads now.
The Michigan Republican and longtime House Intelligence
Committee chairman will join Cumulus in 2015,...
Oh, Lord – they are going to get this guy. Such intolerance will
not be tolerated!!
A restaurant in Enid is getting heat after one of its patrons
posted a pretty strong message on social media about
The restaurant and bar has been open for more than four decades
They say all PR is good PR. I’m not so sure about this one.
A PR representative for Valentino issued a press release crowing
over A-list actress Amy Adams carrying a bag made by the designer
label while attending the funeral of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The Valentino public relations executive Upasna Khosla...
Twitter Inc. (TWTR:US), the microblogging service that amassed
more than 200 million users in seven years and is now struggling to
widen its audience as quickly, tumbled as much as 24 percent in its
worst-ever intraday decline.
The drop came after the San Francisco-based social network
yesterday posted its first earnings report...
For starters, this is little more than an antiquated agency
straining for future relevance. It was never intended to be a
financial agency. It should be shrinking, not looking for ways to
Yes, just what we need to do. Put more taxpayer dollars into the
hands of people who won’t manage...
Hashtags were used in 57 percent of nationally-run Super Bowl
ads, up from 50% in 2013 and setting a new record. Facebook was the
social network most mentioned, though barely. It had only five
mentions and just edged past Twitter with four.
Record For 2014: Hashtags Mentioned In 57% Of...
Cute. YouTube video below.
The Puppy Bowl is usually the cutest thing to watch on Super
Bowl Sunday, but this year, a Budweiser commercial may have taken
that honor. Budweiser’s “Puppy Love” commercial, about a puppy and
a Clydesdale who have an unbreakable bond, has gone viral in the
Well, that worm sure is turning. heh
President Barack Obama will meet on Friday with a group of chief
executive officers who have agreed to make sure their companies do
not rule out hiring people just because their resumes show they
have been out of work for a while.
More ads at link below.
Super Bowl marketers are kicking into high gear this week. With
just days to go before the big game, advertisers are looking to
capitalize on heightened interest in the ad spots by releasing
their commercials ahead of time and using teasers as a way to
President Obama plans to sign an executive order requiring that
janitors, construction workers and others working for federal
contractors be paid at least $10.10 an hour, using his own power to
enact a more limited version of a policy that he has yet to push
Obama to Raise Minimum...
U.S. sales of new homes fell in December for a second
consecutive month but even with the pause at the end of the year,
sales for all of 2013 climbed to the highest level in five
Sales of new homes dropped 7 percent in December to a seasonally
Office Max is blaming it on a third party vendor that did the
mailing. Kind of strange to see what makes it into their marketing
list database. The Office Max call center disregarded his initial
A father still grieving over the death of his daughter last year
in a car...
Billionaires George Soros and Michael Dell have been dragged
into a nasty lawsuit against former NBA great Magic Johnson over
his prepaid credit card, the Magic Card.
The moguls are principals of OneWest Bank, which entrepreneur
Reed Wallace is accusing, along with the former NBA great Johnson,
of stealing his...
For nearly 700 United Continental Airlines flight attendants it
is the worst New Year’s news they could get: You’re fired.
United and Continental merged into the world’s second biggest
airline a few years back, but all this time later there are still
complications involving labor agreements from when Continental and
Starbucks’ mobile app leaves customers’ passwords open to
attack, according to a research report.
The popular app, which allows Starbucks SBUX, Fortune 500
customers to purchase drinks and food directly from their
smartphones, saves customers’ usernames, passwords and other
personal information in plain text. That means a hacker could pick
Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer dismissed chief operating
officer Henrique de Castro after 14 months, amid disappointment
with his efforts to boost growth, according to people with
knowledge of the matter.
In a memo to employees, Ms Mayer said she made the decision that
Mr de Castro should leave, according to a...
There’s a list of stores at link below.
J.C. Penney will close 33 stores and lay off about 2,000 employees int he process, the retailer said Wednesday.
The stores are expected to be shuttered by early May.
via J.C. Penney closing 33 stores, laying off 2,000.