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Category: In the News

Is Big Auto on its way back?

Is Big Auto on its way back

A few years ago U.S. automakers were having so much trouble selling cars they not only needed a government bailout, they needed cash to help buyers afford trade-ins. The industry was in dire straits. No one was saying it was on the way out, but things were very grim and not looking much better. Then came the turnaround.

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Members of Raider Nation call for boycotts

Members of Raider Nation call for boycotts

Judged primarily on the basis of fan enthusiasm, the Oakland Raiders are one of the most loved teams in all of professional sports. But the Silver and Black Pirates are already hearing mutinous rumblings from inside their fan base … unrest created by rumors the team will be moving to Las Vegas. The decision hasn’t even been made yet, and some fans are already calling for a boycott.

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Wells Fargo to Close Hundreds of Branches

Wells Fargo to close hundreds of branches

Since the scandal was revealed that Wells Fargo employees had been using current customer’s private information to create fake accounts, including credit cards, consumers watched as the company struggled to right the ship amid the massive PR crisis. They waited for the other shoe to drop. Now it has, and it came down like both boots.

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Atlanta Officials Trying to Avoid Another Winter Storm PR Disaster

Atlanta officials trying to avoid another winter storm PR disaster

These days you can’t even have a winter-storm pileup on the freeway without it turning into a major PR incident and its backlash. Sometimes, though, the bad press is well-deserved. Back in 2014, a massive storm swept through Georgia, leading to massive gridlock on metro Atlanta freeways, during which people trying to get home from work were stuck on the interstate all night, unable to move in either direction.

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Can the Cowboys save the NFL?

Can the Cowboys save the NFL?

In case you haven’t seen a sports channel or read the sports section of the newspaper lately, here’s a bulletin for you: the NFL is in dire straits. With viewership – and profits – falling the league needs to find a way to make it work like it used to.

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Iceland v. Iceland — two European countries at odds

Iceland v. Iceland — two European countries at odds

Iceland is a country. Likely you knew that. A European nation famous for beautiful countryside, being tough on bankers and relatively liberal politically. Iceland is also a place in Britain. Several places, in fact.

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Chili’s gets hammered for shaming veteran

Chili’s gets hammered for shaming veteran

The casual dining joint where anyone can come for a fun, friendly time and some delicious Tex-Mex inspired fare. But things were not so good for U.S. Army vet Ernest Walker when he sat down to lunch at a Cedar Hill, Texas Chili’s restaurant on Veterans’ Day.

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People feeling the heat for publishing Trump cover

People feeling the heat for publishing Trump cover

A few years ago, if someone said Donald Trump was on the cover of People Magazine, most folks would just shrug and say, “of course he is.” Billionaire real estate mogul and reality TV star, why not? And, if you were to tell them the President was on the cover, those people would likely react with the same entire lack of surprise.

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Rolling Stone found guilty in rape story

Rolling Stone found guilty in rape story

It was a story the readers of Rolling Stone were waiting for, practically salivating for. The tale of a real, tangible, horrible rape on a college campus. A woman only identified as “Jackie” claimed to have been beaten and raped by members of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the fraternity house during a party. It fit the narrative they wanted to read … and it certainly fit the narrative the reporter, Sabrina Erdely, desperately wanted to tell.

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Chicago bars on hot seat for massive cover charges

Chicago bars on hot seat for massive cover charges

The Chicago Cubs are in the World Series for the first time in generations, and Cubs fans are feeling the love … but their favorite sports bars may not be sharing that love. Several sports bars in fabled Wrigleyville have started charging a cover for fans coming in to watch the games. Not all the bars are doing so, but some of the pubs are demanding upwards of $200 a head just to watch the game in their bar.

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