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  • President Nov 13, 2019

    3 Universities, Medical Center Get $1B Gift to Teach and Research

    Three universities and a health care institution are sharing a gift of more than $1 billion that’s one of the largest in the history of higher education, they announced Wednesday. Receiving $260 million apiece will be Duke University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Southern California, and the Cleveland Clinic. The institutions are free to use the money...

  • United States Nov 7, 2019

    Study Finds LGBTQ Characters Hit Record High on Network TV

    “Pose” and “Batwoman” are among the shows contributing to a surge in LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television, according to a new study by the advocacy group GLAAD.

  • President Nov 3, 2019

    McDonald’s CEO Pushed Out After Relationship With Employee

    McDonald’s chief executive officer has been pushed out of the company after violating company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee, the corporation said Sunday. The fast food giant said former president and CEO Steve Easterbrook demonstrated poor judgment, and that McDonald’s forbids managers from having romantic relationships with direct or indirect subordinates. In an email to...

  • President Nov 3, 2019

    McDonald’s CEO Pushed Out After Relationship With Employee

    McDonald’s chief executive officer has been pushed out of the company after violating company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee, the corporation said Sunday. The fast food giant said former president and CEO Steve Easterbrook demonstrated poor judgment, and that McDonald’s forbids managers from having romantic relationships with direct or indirect subordinates. In an email to...

  • CEO Nov 3, 2019

    Saudi Arabia Formally Starts IPO of State-Run Oil Firm Aramco

    Saudi Arabia formally began an initial public offering Sunday of a sliver of oil giant Saudi Aramco after years of delay, hoping international and local investors will pay billions of dollars for a stake in the kingdom’s crown jewels. An approval by Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority served as the starting gun for an IPO promised by Crown Prince Mohammed...

  • CEO Nov 3, 2019

    Saudi Arabia Formally Starts IPO of State-Run Oil Firm Aramco

    Saudi Arabia formally began an initial public offering Sunday of a sliver of oil giant Saudi Aramco after years of delay, hoping international and local investors will pay billions of dollars for a stake in the kingdom’s crown jewels. An approval by Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority served as the starting gun for an IPO promised by Crown Prince Mohammed...

  • head Oct 29, 2019

    Missouri Health Department Tracked Planned Parenthood Patients’ Periods

    Missouri’s health department director on Tuesday said he tracked the menstrual cycles of Planned Parenthood patients as part of an effort to identify what the agency says were “failed abortions” at a St. Louis clinic. Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams made the revelation during the second day of an administrative hearing to determine whether Missouri’s only...

  • georgia Oct 12, 2019

    California Will Require Abortion Medication at Public Colleges

    California will be the first state to require abortion medication on college campuses under a law signed Friday by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.

  • United States Oct 6, 2019

    The Business of Scaring: Halloween Drives Massive Traffic, Sales at Theme Parks

    Halloween may not be until the end of October, but for theme parks, it started all the way back in September. Haunted houses, creepy mazes and coaster-riding ghouls can be found at amusement parks big and small across the United States this time of year. Spooky-themed events were once a way to extend operations at regional parks well into the...

  • Instagram Sep 21, 2019

    Paris Hilton Mourns Death of Grandfather, ‘Incredible Mentor’ Barron Hilton

    The Hilton family is mourning the loss of Barron Hilton, who died on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the age of 91. The son of hotelier Conrad Hilton and chairman, president and CEO of Hilton Hotels Corporation passed away from natural causes, according to a press release. Barron Hilton was also the founding owner of NFL team the Los Angeles Chargers....

  • NBC Sep 21, 2019

    Barron Hilton, Hotelier and LA Chargers Founding Owner, Dies at 91

    Barron Hilton, the hotelier and philanthropist who chaired the Hilton hotel chain, died on Thursday in Los Angeles of natural causes at the age of 91, it was announced Friday. Hilton took over Hilton Hotels Corporation as president and CEO in 1966 after succeeding his father, Conrad Hilton, who founded the hotel empire, NBC News reported. Barron Hilton was also...

  • Miami Aug 30, 2019

    Ex-Dolphins Hall of Fame Center Jim Langer Dies at 71

    Pro Football Hall of Fame center Jim Langer, who was literally in the middle of the Miami Dolphins’ 1972 perfect season, has died at the age of 71.

  • Daniel Macht Aug 20, 2019

    Simone Biles on USA Gymnastics’ Promise for Reform: ‘Talking Is Easy’

    Simone Biles is looking for action more than words when it comes to the response by USA Gymnastics in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar. In an exclusive interview on TODAY Tuesday, the four-time Olympic gold medalist spoke about the organization’s reaction to her emotional comments on Aug. 7 in which she condemned...

  • Donald Trump Aug 17, 2019

    Advocates Already See Fallout From Immigration Rule Change

    Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits. Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say will come from sweeping Trump administration changes that would deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, as well as food stamps and other forms of public assistance....

  • California Jul 21, 2019

    Latino Votes Could Swing the Democratic Primary, and the Candidates Know It

    For the first time, Latino elected officials and voters are getting a real full-court press from Democratic contenders during the early stages of the primary process. The reason for the shift is simple: this time around, they could play a much more prominent role in picking the nominee, NBC News reports. Depending on how the race unfolds, Latinos might even...

  • Daniel Macht Jun 10, 2019

    Salesforce Buying Tableau Software in $15.7B All-Stock Deal

    Customer-management software developer Salesforce is buying Tableau Software in an all-stock deal valued at $15.7 billion. Tableau uses self-service analytics to help people with any skill level work with data. Among the companies that use Tableau’s services are Charles Schwab, Verizon and Netflix. Once the transaction closes, Tableau will operate independently and stay headquartered in Seattle. “Joining forces with Salesforce...

  • San Francisco Jun 10, 2019

    Salesforce Buying Tableau Software in $15.7B All-Stock Deal

    Customer-management software developer Salesforce is buying Tableau Software in an all-stock deal valued at $15.7 billion. Tableau uses self-service analytics to help people with any skill level work with data. Among the companies that use Tableau’s services are Charles Schwab, Verizon and Netflix. Once the transaction closes, Tableau will operate independently and stay headquartered in Seattle. “Joining forces with Salesforce...

  • Congress Jun 1, 2019

    Exhibits, Panels, Opera, More for Stonewall 50th Anniversary

    If it’s Pride Month, there’s gotta be a parade. And there will be, in New York City and places around the country and world. But this year, the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising that fueled the fire for a global LGBTQ movement, there’s also a lot more. From symposiums to movie screenings, walking tours to art exhibits, and even...

  • NBC May 28, 2019

    Last Abortion Clinic in Missouri Expects to Be Shuttered This Week

    Legal abortion may soon effectively end in Missouri as its last remaining abortion clinic expects to be shut down this week, NBC News reported. The state health department “is refusing to renew” a license to provide abortions to Planned Parenthood’s St. Louis clinic, the health services organization said Tuesday. Planned Parenthood officials said they are filing a lawsuit seeking a...

  • New York May 18, 2019

    Sikhs Say Nordstrom Apologized for Turban, Waiting for Gucci

    Nordstrom has apologized to Sikhs for selling a turban they found offensive, but a representative with the U.S. community’s top civil rights organization said Saturday they are still waiting to hear from the Gucci brand that designed it. “We feel that companies are commodifying and capitalizing on something that is dear and sacred to people around the world,” said Simran...

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