Feed Posts

These companies are hiring — rapidly — during the coronavirus crisis

Businesses shut down across America during the coronavirus pandemic, leading to millions of layoffs and furloughs. The US job market is attempting to emerge from its worst downturn in modern memory. But it’s not all doom and gloom on the employment front. There are still companies hiring amid the economic calamity as changing consumer habits…MORE

Today is National Donut Day

Today is National Donut Day

The first Friday in June, June 5 this year, is National Donut Day. Started by the Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938, the day honors the group’s “donut lassies,” who served treats and provided assistance to soldiers on the front lines during World War I. (And this isn’t to be confused with National Doughnut Day,…MORE

Trump declares victory as US unemployment drops to 13.3%

President Donald Trump took a victory lap on news of a 13.3% US unemployment rate Friday, announcing in a tweet he would be holding a surprise news conference at 10:00 a.m. While the numbers still reflect enormous levels of American unemployment, the jobless rate improved from the dramatic 14.7% in April, which was the worst…MORE

Bruce Lee gets a fitting tribute, as ‘Be Water’ looks at Asians and Hollywood

Bruce Lee isn’t an obvious fit for ESPN, beyond the fact lots of people enjoyed his action movies. Yet “Be Water” proves an excellent addition to the network’s lineup of documentaries to fill the sports void, examining the martial-arts star’s legacy and the circuitous, discrimination-marred path he followed to his too-short stardom. Like a handful…MORE

Elisabeth Moss again outshines the movie as a troubled writer in ‘Shirley’

Elisabeth Moss has a knack for being interesting even in so-so movies and continues to pick varied and challenging roles. Enter “Shirley,” a strange, gothic look at “The Haunting of Hill House” author Shirley Jackson, which owes an overt debt to the mismatched couples — young and wide eyed meets older and squabbling — in…MORE

2 officers suspended after video shows 75-year-old man being pushed during protest

Two police officers in Buffalo, New York, were suspended without pay Thursday after video showed them pushing a 75-year-old man, causing him to fall back and hit his head on the sidewalk, Buffalo Police Department spokesman Mike DeGeorge told CNN. The man is hospitalized in serious but stable condition, DeGeorge said Friday. FOLLOW LIVE PROTEST…MORE

A whistleblower just took home $50 million — the biggest award the SEC has ever paid

A whistleblower just took home $50 million — the biggest award the SEC has ever paid

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has paid out its largest-ever whistleblower award — nearly $50 million. The whistleblower tipped off the agency to a currency manipulation scheme at a massive bank, resulting in a “successful enforcement action,” the SEC said Thursday. The Wall Street Journal, which conducted an investigation about the scheme, reported the…MORE

BBC promotes marketing exec to top job as it braces for uncertain future

BBC promotes marketing exec to top job as it braces for uncertain future

The BBC has appointed Tim Davie as its next director general, choosing a commercial executive rather than a journalist to lead the British public service broadcaster into an uncertain future. Davie, who will take over the top job in September, joined the BBC in 2005 after senior marketing positions at Pepsi and Procter & Gamble.…MORE

Business jet maker Bombardier cuts 2,500 jobs

Business jet maker Bombardier cuts 2,500 jobs

Demand for business jets has dried up during the Covid-19 pandemic. A precipitous drop in orders prompted aircraft maker Bombardier to announce it is cutting 2,500 jobs, mostly in Canada, its home base. Business jet deliveries are expected to fall 30% this quarter, Bombardier said Friday. “Bombardier must adjust its operations and workforce to ensure…MORE