Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Former Seahawk Marshawn Lynch takes out full page ad in Seattle Times to say thank you

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

SEATTLE - Former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch took out an ad in Sunday's Seattle Times thanking the fans and owner Paul Allen.  Seattle Times publisher Frank Blethen tweeted out this picture of the full page message in Sunday's Seattle Times:  "What a class act," Blethen Wrote.  The Seahawks traded Marshawn Lynch to his hometown Oakland Raiders on Wednesday. The Raiders will pay Lynch a $3 million base, with a chance to make $2 million more if he gains 1,000 yards.  The maximum value of the contract is $8.5 million.

Report: Browns called the Patriots about Jimmy Garoppolo

Friday, April 28th, 2017

The Browns were quick to declare #fakenews last night when the network they own a portion of reported they were trying to trade for Kirk Cousins. Now comes another report from another network saying they’re still beating the bushes. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Browns called the Patriots last night to inquire about the availability of Jimmy Garoppolo. The Patriots said no thanks. They seem to realize they don’t have an answer at the position at the moment, but they continue to not make anything happen to fix it. The Patriots have held firm on wanting to keep Tom Brady’s backup, and so the Browns are apparently left to continue the search.

S Carolina Senate passes gas-tax increase

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

YORK COUNTY, S.C. - South Carolina is closer to paying to fix its notoriously bad roads by charging drivers more at the gas pump. Residents said the roads need to be repaired, but they don't like the idea of the tax increase on what has been one of the lowest gas prices per gallon in the country. A 12-cent-per-gallon tax increase would, in theory, create more than a half-billion dollars a year to improve places like Barrett Road. The Senate passed the measure. "These roads in South Carolina are really bad,” driver Joyce Tiley said. “They really need to do something to these roads. Chipped, crumbling roads upset her, but the thought of a gas tax increase makes her even more upset. "All us taxpayers

Curran: Richard Sherman wants to be a New England Patriot

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Tom E. Curran discusses the most recent news regarding Richard Sherman and whether there is still a chance the New England Patriots could acquire him.

ESPN Expects to Part With 100 Sports Content Employees in Strategy Shift

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

ESPN expects to part ways with 100 of its journalists, analysts, play-by-play specialists and other members of its talent pool as the Walt Disney sports media juggernaut places more focus on its rejiggered “SportsCenter” lineup as well as digital content associated with that program. A person familiar with the situation said those employees will come from the ranks of on-air talent as well as people devoted to producing reports for its print and online outlets. Already, Paul Kuharsky, a nine-year ESPN veteran who has covered the Tennessee Titans and southeastern NFL teams, indicated via Twitter that he did not expect his current contract to be renewed when it expires in July.

Automotive supplier breaks ground on rare new Detroit factory

Monday, April 24th, 2017

U.S. auto parts maker Flex-N-Gate will build a plant in Detroit in what local officials described on Monday as the first new investment by an automotive supplier in decades for Motor City, the cradle and former beating heart of the car industry. "This is the largest automotive supplier investment in Detroit in more than 20 years," Mayor Mike Duggan said at a groundbreaking ceremony under a light blue spring sky on Detroit's northeast side. Urbana, Illinois-based Flex-N-Gate will invest $95 million in the plant, which will employ 400-700 people and supply parts to Ford Motor Co (F.N).

Law change could boost little-used state crowdfunding laws

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

A former Green Bay Packers player whose consulting business has connected 400 high school athletes with college teams got a lesson in federal securities law when he sought to raise money for a new smartphone app. Videoscore owner Darryl Ingram decided to seek Wisconsin investors through a process called state crowdfunding, a relatively new and underused tool available to small businesses. What he didn't realize was that the system bans any ad that can be seen by an out-of-state resident, including solicitations through Facebook and Twitter, so his effort to raise $100,000 failed to land a single taker.

Law change could boost little-used state crowdfunding laws

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

A former Green Bay Packers player whose consulting business has connected 400 high school athletes with college teams got a lesson in federal securities law when he sought to raise money for a new smartphone app. Videoscore owner Darryl Ingram decided to seek Wisconsin investors through a process called state crowdfunding, a relatively new and underused tool available to small businesses. What he didn't realize was that the system bans any ad that can be seen by an out-of-state resident, including solicitations through Facebook and Twitter, so his effort to raise $100,000 failed to land a single taker.

The 45 Donors Who Gave $1 Million to Trump’s Record-Breaking Inauguration

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

While he may not have had record-breaking crowds at his inauguration, President Trump raked in far more cash than any president to spend on the festivities surrounding his swearing in to office. Trump’s inaugural committee collected $106.7 million in

Boston ‘Spite House’ for sale

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

BOSTON - One of the great features of Boston’s real estate market is all its diverse architecture. One example is a property in the North End that gives new meaning to the expression “Thin is in”.  It’s often referred to as Boston’s Skinny House. Located at 44 Hull St, the home recently went on the market for $895,000.  It has 1,166 square feet of living space on four floors. At its widest point, it is 10 feet across, but in one area, it’s only a little over 6 feet wide. Here’s one to think of it. While New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman could lie down without touching either wall, the same cannot be said for Quarterback Tom Brady. Realtor Eric Shabshelowtiz of Cabot & Company listed