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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

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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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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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Backlash builds for Wells Fargo

Backlash builds for Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons. Predatory lending gave way to a massive scandal that revealed thousands of employees were creating millions of fake bank, savings, and credit accounts using the personal information of current account holders.

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ITT Tech fallout continues

ITT Tech fallout continues

When ITT Technical Institute announced it would be closing its doors recently, thousands of students across the country were left without options. They had invested time and money in a degree, but, partially completed, they had few options for completion. Nothing to show for their time but debt.

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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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KFC’s secret is out?

KFC’s secret is out

It’s one of the most well-guarded secrets in the country. Held as tightly as nuclear codes and who let the dogs out. What, exactly, are KFC’s 11 original herbs and spices.

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Anthem ready to dig heels in

Anthem ready to dig heels in

Anthem, one of the largest insurance providers in the country, wants to buy rival Cigna. The U.S. Department of Justice moved to block the acquisition, saying it would reduce competition and raise prices on both open market and insurance exchanges. But, it looks like Anthem is not about to take the governmental rebuke sitting down. The company has vowed to stand and fight any attempts by the DOJ to block the purchase.

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Chris Burch, Bill Gates & America’s Inspiring Self-Made Billionaires

All around the world, the stereotype persists of the millionaires and billionaires who inherit their wealth from Daddy and likely never worked a proper day in their lives. In America, however, the ‘American Dream’ reminds everyone that many of the wealthy were not born into wealth, but earned it through hard work and dedication.
In fact, here are four billionaires in America, who inspire entrepreneurs everywhere to keep working towards their dreams:

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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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