Category Archives: Business

Strip club evacuated as 10,000 gallons of crude oil spilled onto L.A. streets

 Crews sop up residual oil on the streets of the Atwater Village neighborhood in Los Angeles. (Image: seattlepi.com)

Crews sop up residual oil on the streets of the Atwater Village neighborhood in Los Angeles. (Image: seattlepi.com)

 

 

 

A crude oil spill in the Atwater Village neighborhood of Los Angeles, Calif., near Glendale, prompted an evacuation of the Gentlemen’s Club Thursday. Oil spewed into the sky and onto the roof, covering the windows of the business.

It was initially reported that 50,000 gallons of oil flowed after a 20-inch, above-ground, oil pipe broke, but later reports stated it was 10,000 gallons. The pipeline was turned off remotely . . .

Click here to read about the broken crude oil pipeline in Los Angeles.

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Hewlett-Packard to cut thousands of jobs

Meg Whitman has served as Hewlett-Packard's CEO since 2011. (Photo: josephrosenfeld.com)

Meg Whitman has served as Hewlett-Packard’s CEO since 2011. (Photo: josephrosenfeld.com)

Hewlett-Packard, a Palo Alto technology corporation, stated in an SEC regulatory filing Monday that a total of 34,000 positions will be eliminated by the end of Oct. 2014. This is 5,000 more than the expected 29,000, and 11 percent of HP’s workforce.

The company had announced in May 2012 that 27,000 jobs would be eliminated by Oct. 31, 2014, the end of its fiscal year, but revised the number to 29,000. In Oct. 2013, company officials said the actual numbers would be on the “high end”…

Click here to read about the layoffs at Hewlett-Packard.

UPS, FedEx under fire after failing to deliver Christmas goods on time

A UPS truck driver en route in Memphis, TN. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

A UPS truck driver en route in Memphis, TN. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

 

 

 

 

UPS announced Tuesday it was overwhelmed and probably would not be able to deliver Christmas packages by Wednesday. Shortly after, FedEx acknowledged that it, too, would be unable to meet deadlines.

Delays were blamed on recent weather conditions in the Midwest, an increase in online shopping and customers waiting until the last minute to place orders…

Click here to read about UPS and FedEx Christmas deliveries.

Man pepper sprayed, arrested in shopping incident at Wal-Mart

Black Friday customers at a Wal-Mart in 2012. (Photo: Walmart.com)

Black Friday customers at a Wal-Mart in 2012. (Photo: Walmart.com)

Richard Ramos, a 23-year-old man, was pepper sprayed and arrested at a Garfield, N.J., Wal-Mart. The argument, allegedly, began over a dispute with management over a television.

Reportedly, police in Bergen County, where the Wal-Mart is located had a plan to control the crowd and keep the peace. Police were already in the area to provide around-the-clock protection for Wal-Mart and other stores because thousands of shoppers were expected for “Black Friday” deals Thursday and throughout the Thanksgiving weekend . . .

Click here to read about a Black Friday shopping-rage incident.

 

 

EBay apologizes for, removes Holocaust memorabilia

 Dutch Jews wearing prison uniforms marked with a yellow star during a roll call at Buchenwald concentration camp. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain)

Dutch Jews wearing prison uniforms marked with a yellow star during a roll call at Buchenwald concentration camp. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain)

 

 

EBay, the world’s largest internet auction site, has apologized for and removed around 30 Holocaust memorabilia items from its listing. Among the items were Star of David armbands and a pair of shoes that belonged to a death camp victim . . .

Click here to read about the listing of Holocaust memorabilia on eBay.

Judge forces tobacco companies’ confession on lies about smoking dangers

Tobacco companies are ordered to make “corrective statements” regarding decades-long lies and deception about the dangers of cigarette smoking. Photo Credit: Associated Press.

 

It’s confession time for tobacco companies. On Tuesday, a federal U.S. District Judge, Gladys Kessler, ordered they must publish “corrective statements” on their decades of lies on the health hazards of cigarette smoking . . .

For the truth about the tobacco companies, click here.