News and Updates from 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian

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ExxonMobil in trouble … again

ExxonMobil in trouble … again

Not long ago, the descendants of Standard Oil’s founder parted ways officially – and very publicly – with anything relating to their grandfather’s company, as it is today. They claimed the company was covering up climate change data they didn’t want the world to see, and the Rockefeller family was not interested in being a part of any cover up.

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Facebook taking heat over Vietnam photo

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Photojournalism tells a story. Often, that story is neither pretty nor heartwarming. Good photojournalism can get people thinking and reflecting as much as the best-written features can. And certain images are seared into our national consciousness. Armstrong on the moon. John-John saluting his father’s casket. Kent State students weeping over the bodies of their friends. Segregated lunch counters. A little naked girl racing down a dusty road trying to escape the carnage where her village used to be.

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Does the top NCAA ticket deliver value?

Does the top NCAA ticket deliver value?

Notre Dame has a history unlike any other in college football. Their pigskin heroes have reached legendary status. Legendary, because it’s been decades since the players wearing the storied Golden Domes have been a real contender. Even the salad days of the 80s and early 90s, when it seemed like either the Irish or the Miami Hurricanes were playing for a title every year seems like a distant memory.

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Maryland hospital suffers bacteria scare

Maryland hospital suffers bacteria scare

Prince George’s Hospital in Maryland is in a world of hurt at the moment. According to the Associated Press, officials have found yet another incident of a “potentially deadly bacterium” in the hospital.

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Amazon invests heavily in Britain

Amazon invests heavily in Britain

Online retail powerhouse Amazon.com is extending its reach into Britain. The company recently announced plans to create 1,500 new jobs in 2017 when it opens a distribution center in Tilbury, a town in the southeast of England.

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Skechers PR Problem Has Lagging Sales

Wendy’s Battling Hacking Scandal

There was a time when Skechers were all the rage. The brand hit the American consumer scene in a big way, back when Airwalk “skate” shoes were the fashion choice of anyone not wearing Air Jordans.

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Nearly 1/5th of Wendy’s Locations in North America Have Been Hacked

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Wendy’s issued a statement last week that 1,025 of their approximately 5,700 stores in their North American locations had financial information of their customers hacked, stealing credit and debit card numbers, names, expiration dates, and codes on the cards. The hack originated late in the fall of 2015. So far some of the customers’ cards have been used to make purchases at stores other than Wendy’s, such as gift cards and purchases of less than $100 at a time.

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Why Justin Timberlake Offered a Public Apology

Why Justin Timberlake Offered a Public Apology

These days it seems like every celebrity with a Twitter account learns the hard way just what “mob mentality” means. One errant or even presumed errant 140 character missive and it feels like the collective world has lost its mind in their hurry to grab their digital pitchforks and torches. The latest victim singed by this groupthink gone haywire—Justin Timberlake.

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How Rio Should Prepare If the Olympics Flop

How Rio Should Prepare If the Olympics Flop

With the Summer Olympics only about a month away on August 5th, Rio de Janeiro faces some almost insurmountable issues that need to be resolved in that short period of time. And that may not be possible. So, what should the Brazilian government and the 2016 Olympic Committee do to keep the games as smooth as they can be even if many problems go unresolved?

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Dunkin Donuts App Launches Mobile Ordering

Dunkin Donuts App Launches Mobile Ordering

There was a point not that long ago when having an app was a luxury or an oddity. Now, pretty much anyone and everyone seems to have one. Some, like the incredible Girl Scout cookie locator, are very useful. Others seem to major on aggravation and minor in taking up space on your phone. But the Girl Scouts are not the only brand trying to help you get your sugar fix. Enter Dunkin’ Donuts.

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