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    By RICK STEELHAMMER, The Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Vitrolite, a form of pigmented structural glass made only in West Virginia, had a sensational run while it lasted. Its production began in 1908 in Vienna, Wood County, in a factory operated by the Meyercord-Carter Co. Six years later, the company reorganized as the Vitrolite...
    Bruce Prichard — who is Vince McMahon’s right-hand man in the creative department — opened up about WWE’s decision to not revamp the Nation of Domination stable. As quoted by Wrestling Inc, the company executive told the Something to Wrestle podcast that he doesn’t think that it’s a sensible idea in modern times. The writer...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The tsunami of news about the current coronavirus outbreak and now the reopenings can be overwhelming. To help you navigate through what you need to know here’s a news roundup of the top coronavirus and reopening-related stories from the last 24 hours. ‘Disappointing’ Behavior At Jam-Packed Dolores Park In San...
    ADVERTISING/PUBLIC RELATIONS The Minnesota chapter of the Public Relations Society of America celebrated its 42nd Annual PRSA Classics Awards. Among the winners: Weber Shandwick for its campaign of Insight to Action: Driving Pork Demand with Actionable Insights, taking five awards; 2019 Best of Show Award: Padilla for Student’s Stories Shed Light on Health Inequities;...
    Van and Jackie Brollini are in the same boat as most bar and restaurant owners — struggling to stay afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Inver Grove Heights’ couple bought an established business in Rosemount just over a year ago and took over full control this past January. They changed the name from T.O.P.S. Pizza...
    With the coronavirus pandemic in full swing, fewer customers were shopping and dining at the businesses in White Bear Lake’s downtown. The city’s solution? Filling the street with picnic tables. Restaurants and storefronts statewide have taken a financial hit since the spring when the spread of the deadly virus prompted many to close. Those that...
    Many public health departments do not have data on the type of locations where COVID-19 outbreaks have originated. Other public health departments may have the data, but they are not yet publicly reporting. The lack of information is hampering the response to the virus. Data on which types of business (retail outlets, restaurants, manufacturing, healthcare,...
    By Tanisha Heiberg and Sisipho Skweyiya JOHANNESBURG, Aug 5 (.) – The South African diamond industry, famous for its worldwide sales and supply of gems for the British crown jewels, is looking to revive its fortune with local sales following the harsh shock generated by the coronavirus. Even before the new virus triggered the pandemic,...
              Nashville Mayor John Cooper this week announced Order 10 from the Metro Public Health Department pertaining to alcohol. Cooper’s order took effect Saturday. According to a press release that Metro officials published on the city’s website, Order 10 prohibits the following: • The open consumption or possession in...
    By CASSIE KUHN, Decatur Daily DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Two Decatur women mixed secret ingredients with pigment and water to create a few messes and their own line of sidewalk chalk that’s helped offset the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on their regular businesses. Ashley Ashwander and Lindsey Faulkner launched their Hopscotch chalk brand in mid-April, when...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — With the drop in tourism and anti-China rhetoric from national politicians, San Francisco’s Chinatown has been one of the areas especially hard-hit in the pandemic. An exuberant Lion Dance helped celebrate the 58th anniversary of the Golden State Fortune Cookie Factory on Saturday. The colorful lions and loud music is meant...
      APPRENTICE star and vice-chairperson of West Ham FC Karren Brady answers all your careers questions. Today she helps out a woman who is having trouble communicating with her boss and a cleaner hoping to start her own business. Fabulous’ Bossing It columnist Karren Brady answers your career questions Q) I work as a designer...
    SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission announced Friday that their biggest challenge is handling businesses that are failing to comply with the Governor Abbott’s executive order and remain open, forcing the commission to continue revoking alcohol licenses. Signed into law on June 26, Abbott’s order shut down bars and other businesses in the...
    EAST LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An 8-year-old boy from East Los Angeles decided to take matters into in his own hands and start his own business to help his mother, a single mom of three children, make ends meet.After Aaron Moreno's mom lost her job during the pandemic, he started to think like an entrepreneur...
    The company hasn’t been shy about wanting Huawei’s business. In its latest earnings call, CEO Steve Mollenkopf said Qualcomm was determining how it could sell to every phone maker, “including Huawei.” However, there weren’t indications of a lobbying campaign at the time. It also comes soon after Huawei settled a patent dispute with Huawei by...
    NEW YORK -- Small businesses are in limbo again as the coronavirus outbreak rages and the government's $659 billion relief program draws to a close.Companies still struggling with sharply reduced revenue are wondering if Congress will give them a second chance at the Paycheck Protection Program, which ends Saturday after giving out 5.1 million loans...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Restaurants and bars are noticing a drop in revenue since Gov. Jared Polis ordered alcohol service to end at 10 p.m. Businesses have made significant changes to their operations to accommodate that rule and keep customers coming back during reduced hours. (credit: CBS) “It’s been a pretty wild ride, even when we found...
    LIVERMORE (KPIX) — Street closures in downtown Livermore were supposed to help businesses survive the pandemic but they ended up hurting many retailers. So, the city has decided to reopen First Street this weekend. “(Business is) between 50 to 75% down on weekends,” said Sherri Swanson, owner of Main Street Designs, a boutique. Swanson hopes...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — On Friday, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced emergency rules to get businesses to enforce face mask requirements indoors. More national retailers like Target and Walmart are offering face masks, but one family is looking to provide more local options. CBS 2’s Marissa Parra takes us to Orland Park where one store is...
    WESTWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Analysts said the country’s latest jobs report was better than expected, but there is still cause for concern. The economy added about 1.8 million jobs, lowering the unemployment rate to just more than 10 percent. But, there are signs that hiring is slowing because of the recent surge of coronavirus nationally....
    STOCKTON (CBS13) — Police are investigating an accidental death at a Stockton business. According to the police department, the 60-year-old victim was located at a business in the 4200 block of East Mariposa Road Friday morning. After an investigation, police say there are no signs of foul play. The victim has not yet been identified....
    Your old Toshiba laptop will soon become a collector’s item. laptop in the now ubiquitous style format clamshell (two segments linked by a hinge) for the large-scale market, has finished transferring its shares of its laptop business to Sharp. “data-reactid =” 13 “> The Japanese company, which started manufacturing laptops in 1985 and Crediting the...
    250 students and staff quarantined in Georgia school district after one week of school From cereal startups to fast-food chains, everyone wants to cash in on people eating breakfast at home How $600 unemployment benefits to jobless people helped rescue the American economy © Yuqing Liu/Business Insider Yuqing Liu/Business Insider At the end...
    250 students and staff quarantined in Georgia school district after one week of school From cereal startups to fast-food chains, everyone wants to cash in on people eating breakfast at home Buffett’s Grim View of Air Travel Realized in $10 Billion Charge (Bloomberg) -- Warren Buffett’s dire airline predictions have hit close to home....
    Agatha Kulaga, co-founder and CEO of OvenlySource: Agatha Kulaga The past few months certainly haven't been easy for small businesses. Many had to shut their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. While some may never reopen, others are ramping up their business — and hoping they don't have to shut down again. Retail and wholesale...
    As America’s economy was crumbling amid the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the first quarter of this year, the lobbying business in Washington, D.C., was booming. Fiscal crises are a potential goldmine for firms whose business it is to secure their clients bailouts and giveaways from the federal government because Congress is compelled to...
    In another move destined to inflame tensions with the Chinese government, the Trump administration took aim Thursday at TikTok and WeChat. Citing national security concerns, the president signed a pair of executive orders that bar Americans or anyone subject to US jurisdiction from doing business with the social media apps. The orders take effect in...
    Kelly Armstrong and Pramila Jayapal are not what you would call natural political allies. Armstrong, a first-term congressman representing North Dakota’s single congressional district, is a conservative Republican whose campaign priorities include limiting abortion and protecting the rights of gun owners. Jayapal, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, represents the uber-liberal Seattle area and has...
    When the coronavirus pandemic hit Denver in March, Virgil Dickerson started a mission. He'd been making kimchi for several years using a recipe he gleaned from his mom, who makes her own kimchi from memory and taste, with no measuring cups or scales, and he'd shared jars with a few friends. But to balance out...
    (CNN Business)For Zhang Lianping, a 72-year-old retired small business owner in College Park, Maryland, WeChat is a lifeline for staying in touch with relatives, old classmates and friends spread across Beijing, Shandong and Liaoning provinces in China."If we don't have WeChat, we're really going backward 40 years," she said, in comments translated from Mandarin Chinese.Tencent...
    (CNN Business)After Kenneth Bloom retired from a career in the grocery business, he didn't stray far. The 61-year-old focused on delivering groceries for Instacart, a role he'd been doing as a side-gig before retirement. The work gave him more flexibility, a source of income to supplement his pension, and the chance to continue indulging in...
    What matters most in naming US bases Levain Is Bringing Its World-Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies To The Grocery Store Uber revenue drops 29% but delivery bookings double Uber reported second quarter results including revenue that beat analysts' expectations but declined by 29% to $2.18 billion from $3.17 billion during the same period last...
    Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi walks outside of the New York Stock Exchange its highly anticipated initial public offering on May 10, 2019.Spencer Platt | Getty Images Ride-hailing giant Uber is set to report second-quarter results after markets close on Thursday, as the novel coronavirus continues to curtail people's travel and commuting in the U.S. Here's what Wall Street...
    By GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A measure that would generate $82 million in Nebraska state tax revenue by eliminating a deduction for high-income earners hit a snag Thursday in the Legislature after business groups objected to the idea. The proposal debated by lawmakers would restore some of the estimated $250 million...
    In response to the pandemic, Ramsey County is now accepting applications from small business owners for its Small Business Relief Fund. The $15 million fund offers relief packages of up to $7,500 for self-employed entrepreneurs and up to $10,000 for businesses employing 1-to-20 workers in addition to the owner. The fund is geared to for-profit...
    Dozens of Minneapolis businesses are considering leaving downtown, citing concerns about the possibility of the police department being dismantled, CBS Minnesota reported. A survey by the Downtown Council shows 45 business owners say they are considering leaving downtown Minneapolis because of the lack of people working and socializing in the area and also the idea...
    By Sopheng Cheang | Associated Press CHI MEAKH, Cambodia — Animal rights activists in Cambodia have gained a small victory in their effort to end the trade in dog meat, convincing a canine slaughterhouse in one village to abandon the business. Buth Pith and his wife Khath Hach this week shut down the small abattoir...
    SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio federal judge granted a temporary restraining order against a New Braunfels business accused of advertising and conducting fraudulent coronavirus tests. Due to the order, granted Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge David A. Ezra, Living Health Holistic Healing Center and its owner, Leslie Tatum, cannot offer COVID-19 testing services...
    ROGERS PARK — The new owners of a beloved Rogers Park cafe hope the third time’s a charm. Annie Cathcart and Carrie Flynn — two veterans of the restaurant industry — took over Charmers Cafe, 1500 W. Jarvis Ave., earlier this year. The new ownership marks the third iteration of the neighborhood favorite, which...
    An economics professor at Wright State University said colleagues and school officials have repeatedly blocked his efforts to make a class critical of Marxism open to all business students, the College Fix reported Wednesday. Evan Osborne alleged he was met with resistance from faculty when he proposed teaching his course “Marxism: A History of Theory...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY NEHA MALARA AND GREG ROUMELIOTIS Microsoft Corp is chasing a deal to buy all of TikTok’s global business, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing five people with knowledge of the talks. However, a source...
    (CBS4) – Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who allegedly showed a gun to an employee at a Denver business in the midst of an argument. It happened in Denver late last month on the 3800 block of Quebec Street. Authorities aren’t saying which business the incident happened at, but they...
    Lindsay and Eric Wood. Frank Olito/ Insider Lindsay and Eric Wood had paid $65,000 for a $90,000 tiny house when the construction company went out of business, leaving their home half-finished. But that wasn't the only problem — they said what had been built had not been done so correctly. The house had...
    Microsoft is chasing a deal to invest in all of TikTok’s worldwide enterprise, which include the viral movie app’s functions in India and Europe, in accordance to five people with know-how of the talks. The US application organization mentioned on Sunday it was in negotiations with ByteDance, the Chinese owner of TikTok, to check out...
    HAVANA (AP) — With its airports closed to commercial flights and its economy tanking, Cuba has launched the first in a series of long-promised reforms meant to bolster the country’s struggling private sector. The island’s thousands of restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts, auto mechanics and dozens of other types of private businesses have operated for years without the...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) — A California judge has ordered changes to an election guide mailed to every registered California voter this fall, ruling Wednesday that some arguments opposing a hotly contested property tax initiative are “false or misleading.” Proposition 15 will ask voters to raise taxes on business properties with a value of $3...