Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

NFL’s Cowboys, Salvation Army kick off ‘Red Kettle Campaign’ on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

The Salvation Army will kick off its annual “Red Kettle” Campaign during the NFL’s slate of Thanksgiving games on Thursday, with a little help from the Dallas Cowboys and country music star Thomas Rhett. Rhett will perform during halftime of the Thanksgiving game between the Cowboys and the Los Angeles Chargers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Salvation Army says the money raised each year is used to buy Christmas toys for children in need, provide hot meals for hungry Americans and various other charity initiatives.

CBS channels go dark on U.S. Dish network over fee dispute

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

If the blackout continues, nearly 3 million Dish subscribers will not be able to watch the NFL's Los Angeles Chargers play the Dallas Cowboys on the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. Subscribers will also miss Southeastern Conference football coverage over the weekend.

CBS Warns of Blackout for Dish Subscribers

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Subscribers to satellite broadcaster Dish could lose access to the CBS broadcast network if negotiations between the two companies fail, CBS said in a statement Monday. “We are committed to providing premium content to our viewers and will continue to negotiate fair value for that content,” the company said. “Unless agreements are reached, however, our viewers should be prepared to lose CBS from their DISH systems on Monday evening at 11:59 PM, MT.” Dish had approximately 13.2 million subscribers at the end of its third quarter ending September 30.

Is Microsoft Corporation CEO Satya Nadella Worth Roger Goodell Money?

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is having a very strong year. MSFT stock is up 36% year-to-date as a result. CEO Satya Nadella’s work to turn around the company has paid dividends for all stakeholders; naturally, Microsoft’s board will want to make

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam knew about sales scheme: former Pilot exec

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

A former truck stop company executive boasted in a secretly recorded conversation that Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam was aware of a scheme to defraud customers and "loved it" when the sales team ripped off clients. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the jury in the federal fraud trial of former Pilot Flying J executives and sales representatives heard a recording of former vice president John "Stick" Freeman saying Haslam was aware of the scheme to deprive trucking customers of the diesel discounts they had negotiated. Pilot, which is controlled by the Haslam family, issued a statement reiterating that Haslam had no knowledge of the scheme.

ESPN Debuts SportsCenter for Millennials, on Snapchat, of Course

Monday, November 13th, 2017

After a much-hyped announcement and stalled premiere, ESPN’s new SportsCenter show finally premiered on Snapchat tonight. The inaugural episode was hosted by anchor Katie Nolan, who joined ESPN from Fox Sports last month. Standing in front of the iconic studio set, Nolan gave a vlog-style rundown of the top sports stories of the day, including New England Patriots touchdown trivia and GQ’s Men of the Year highlights.

Will the AFC South come down to Jags-Titans in Week 17?

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

NFL Network's Steve Mariucci discusses whether the Tennessee Titans or Jacksonville Jaguars will make the playoffs.

NASL Hopes for Different Interpretation in Appeal of U.S. Soccer Lawsuit Ruling

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

It’s also the same court that will hear arguments brought by Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott in his case against the NFL. For NASL and the U.S. Soccer Federation, the Second Circuit is critical for a different case. NASL has petitioned it to review whether U.S. District Court Judge Margo Brodie wrongly denied NASL’s petition for a preliminary injunction.

Emoji app endorsed by Rob Gronkowski is falsely touting Steve Wozniak as an advisor

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

New England Patriots tight end Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski and entrepreneur Jeremy Greene have been on a press tour promoting a new app called Mojiit, an augmented-reality chat app in which users can send 3D virtual avatars of themselves. Despite their claims, a press release announcing the advisorship, and Mojiit’s Crunchbase page, which lists Wozniak as an advisor, Wozniak says he has no involvement with Mojiit.

Prosecutors: ‘Infection of fraud’ at Haslam truck stop chain

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Federal prosecutors on Monday outlined their case against former Pilot Flying J executives and sales representatives as being the result of an "infection of fraud" at the truck stop chain controlled by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lewen told jurors in his opening statement that the four defendants participated in a widespread scheme to undercut competitors, boost company profits and reap the rewards in terms of personal compensation. Lewen said the case will show that the sales team set out to target unsophisticated trucking customers they deemed unlikely to recognize they weren't receiving their negotiated rebates, and to furnish them with manipulated invoices if they started asking questions.