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  • The Target boycott cost more than anyone expected — and the CEO was blindsided

    The boycott cost the company millions in lost sales and added expenses. Shopper traffic and same-store sales started sliding for the first time in years after the blog post, and the company was forced to spend $20 million installing single-occupancy bathrooms in all its stores to give critics of the policy more privacy. Critics of the policy said it opened the door for sexual predators to victimize women and children inside the retailer's bathrooms, and more than 1.4 million people signed a pledge to stop shopping at Target unless it reversed the policy. Sales fell nearly 6% in the three...
  • Trump at CEO Business Town Hall: ‘Common Core… We Have to End It’

    04/05/2017 5:05:29 AM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    At his CEO Business Town Hall Tuesday, President Donald Trump returned to his campaign promise to end the highly unpopular Common Core standards and once again make education policy the domain of local governments. “Common Core, I mean, we have to bring education more local,” Trump said at the White House. “We can’t be managing education from Washington.” The president continued: When I go out to Iowa, when I go out to the different states and I talk, they want to run their school programs locally and they’ll do a much better job… And I like the fact of getting...
  • Latino CEO Receiving Death Threats After Placing Bid to Build Border Wall

    03/31/2017 8:49:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    MRC TV ^ | March 31, 2017 | Nick Kangadis
    In yet another story about the perpetually offended attempting to shut down businesses over ideological differences, the CEO of a construction company that put in a bid to build the proposed border wall said he is “receiving death threats and being called a traitor, in part because he is of Mexican descent.” Because God forbid someone try to secure a contract that would net their company millions of dollars. Texas-based Penna Group’s CEO, Michael Evangelista-Ysasaga, said that the decision to put in a bid was not an easy one, considering 80 percent of his workforce is Latino. “A lot of people are...
  • Starbucks CEO’s Muslim Refugee Comments Hurt Customer Sentiment of Coffee Chain

    03/10/2017 7:16:37 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    GP ^ | 03/10/17 | Jim Hoft
    Starbucks CEO’s refugee comments has hurt customer sentiment of the coffee chain.   In January Starbucks Corp. CEO Howard Schultz announced that the company would hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years after President Trump announced his temporary ban on refugees from terror states.   The Starbucks stock crashed after the announcement.     And customer sentiment has not yet recovered since the political stunt by CEO Howard Schultz.
  • Newsmax CEO: "I Spoke To Trump About The Wiretap Story, I Haven't Seen Him This P*ssed Off.."

    03/06/2017 7:12:47 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/06/17 | Tyler Durden
    While the Sunday talk shows have been largely focused on debunking Trump's allegations that Obama hacked the Trump Tower, a somewhat different perspective into Trump's current state of mind comes from Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy, a close friend of the President, who in an article this morning shares that having spoken to Trump about the wiretapping story, he hasn't "seen Trump so pissed off in a long time." Below are some of the highlights from Ruddy's article posted earlier today:     When I woke up Sunday, I thought the morning news shows would all be talking about the unusual, perhaps dangerous,...
  • Twitter CEO Compares US Mood To Arab Spring

    02/16/2017 12:14:54 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/16/17 | Eric Lieberman
    The CEO of Twitter seemingly believes America is currently experiencing civil unrest comparable to the Arab Spring, a series of revolutionary protests, coups and civil wars in the Arab world a few years ago. While the social media company appears to be treading water after a rough past few months, which includes a number of high-level staff departures and a sinking valuation, Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey sees his platform’s influence in society remaining largely the same, if not growing. “A lot of the same patterns we’ve seen during the Iranian Green Revolution and the Arab Spring,” Dorsey said Wednesday at...
  • Donald Trump gets yet another threat...from a CEO

    01/30/2017 12:03:44 PM PST · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    Facebook ^ | January 30, 2017
    (He has since removed his post, but not before someone grabbed a screenshot)
  • CEO of Magnatone Guitar Amplifiers: ‘Rest Easy,’ Predicts Trump Assassination Within 100 Days

    01/31/2017 1:04:23 PM PST · by drewh · 120 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 31, 2017 | 2:13 PM EST | James Powers
    There has been no shortage of vitriol directed at President Donald Trump, but one CEO recently went beyond criticism to what could be viewed as a threat. Ted Kornblum, Founder and CEO of Magnatone guitar amplifier company, posted on Jan. 30, “Rest easy people, it’ll take only 100 days till Trump gets a bullet in the head!” Kornblum posted the statement via his personal Facebook page, which now appears to have been deactivated. He issued an apology on the Magnatone company Facebook page for the original post. That page may also have been taken down. The content had been visible...
  • Magnatone CEO Ted Kornblum Threatens Trump Assassination – Media Silent

    01/31/2017 6:59:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    GP ^ | 01/31/17 | Jim Hoft
    Ted Kornblum is the founder and CEO of Magnatone Guitars and Amplifiers.   Kornblum posted this threat on Facebook. He hopes President Trump is killed within the first 100 days.   Kornblum then followed up the tweet with this image on Facebook  
  • Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Stands Up to Trump and Now People Are Calling for Boycotts

    01/30/2017 8:42:27 PM PST · by aquila48 · 122 replies
    The Street ^ | Jan 30, 2017 | Brian Sozzi
    Never one to refrain from speaking out on political issues, Starbucks (SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz took to his soap box on Sunday evening and fired back at the Trump administration following its controversial immigration ban. "I write to you today with deep concern, a heavy heart and a resolute promise," Schultz said in a new blog post, adding, "We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American Dream, being called into question." Housed in Schultz's missive were a host of interesting nuggets. Schultz said...
  • BREAKING: U.S. Steel CEO Says 10,000 Jobs To Be Brought Back…

    12/25/2016 6:55:12 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 118 replies
    USAPoliticsNow ^ | Dec 8 2016 | USAPolitics Admin
    U.S. Steel CEO Mario Longhi admitted that manufacturing challenges exist exclusively in the United States thanks to oppressive regulation set forth by President Obama. Longhi is willing to bring as many as 10,000 jobs back to the United States because of the prosperity predicted with the advent of the incoming Trump administration. Jobs were lost to lay offs and downsizing during the Obama administration, and many employees found work overseas.
  • Steve Novick's CEO tax wins close vote, putting Portland on world map (Oregon)

    12/08/2016 6:53:02 PM PST · by aimhigh · 24 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 12/08.2016 | Jessica Floum
    Portland City Council approved the controversial plan 3-1 Wednesday, making a statement about growing income disparity in the United States while giving Commissioner Steve Novick a legacy piece in his final weeks in City Hall. The tax targets publicly traded companies whose chief executives report salaries at least 100 times higher than the salary of a median worker.
  • Time Warner CEO: Democrats, not Trump, Threatened First Amendment

    12/06/2016 5:26:41 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/0616 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes said Tuesday that the real threat to the First Amendment in the 2016 election had come from Democrats, not from Donald Trump — and that the media had largely missed the threat because of their own partisan bias. Speaking to the Business Insider IGNITION conference in New York City, Bewkes pointed out that the Democratic Party “had a campaign plank to change the First Amendment, and they were doing it in the guise of campaign finance reform.” Indeed, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton ran on an explicit pledge to change the First Amendment in order...
  • A Letter From IBM's CEO To Trump Caused An Employee To Quit ...

    12/04/2016 6:53:29 AM PST · by NCjim · 67 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 3, 2016 | Dan Pontefract
    Elizabeth Wood used to work at IBM. She recently resigned from her position as senior content strategist, a job she held for the previous two years. People resign all the time from roles, so that is nothing new. What is different about Ms. Wood’s resignation is a) why we she did it and b) what she did next. On November 15, 2016, Ginni Rometty, chairman, president and CEO of IBM, unleashed an open letter that—among other things—offered President-elect Donald Trump suggestions to help America. In her note, Rometty wrote, “I know that you are committed to help America’s economy grow...
  • Howard Schultz stepping down as Starbucks CEO (hated Christians/Republicans)

    12/01/2016 1:20:55 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 50 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01 DEC 16 | Everett Rosenfeld | @Ev_Rosenfeld
    Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz will leave his post as the company's chief executive, the company said Thursday. Schultz will become the company's executive chairman, and current President and COO Kevin Johnson will become Starbucks' next CEO. The changes will take place on April 3, the company said. Starbucks shares dipped more than 3 percent in after-hours trading following the news of the planned leadership transition. "As I focus on Starbucks next wave of retail innovation, I am delighted that Kevin Johnson — our current president, COO, a seven-year board member and my partner in running every facet of...
  • Wells Fargo says that its customers gave up right to sue by having their signatures forged

    11/26/2016 5:03:48 PM PST · by Lorianne · 40 replies
    BoingBoing ^ | 25 November 2016 | Cory Doctorow
    Even though disgraced Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf has left the building, his most outrageous legal theories live on: on Wednesday, the company filed a motion in a federal court in Utah seeking dismissal of a class action suit by the customers it defrauded -- the bank argues that since customers sign a binding arbitration "agreement" when they open new accounts, that the customers whose signatures were forged on fraudulent new accounts should be subject to this agreement and denied a day in court. REPORT THIS AD This is the same argument that Stumpf made during his disastrous performance in...
  • Walgreen's $140 Million Lawsuit Shows Theranos Is Way Worse Than We Thought

    11/23/2016 11:10:50 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    Thrill List ^ | 11/23/2016, 2:58 PM | By Christina Stiehl
    <p>Theranos, the biotech company started by a 19-year-old Stanford dropout, has another hurdle to cross in its whole "we're totally a legit blood-testing company" campaign. This time, it turns out that tens of thousands of blood tests were voided, making them totally invalid. Whoops!</p>
  • Theranos's Insane Campaign To Punish Whistleblower, Who Happened To Be Famous Boardmember's Grandson

    11/21/2016 7:48:00 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 40 replies
    TechDirt ^ | Mon, Nov 21st 2016 5:13pm | by Mike Masnick
    We haven't really written much about the insane Theranos scandal, though we discussed it on our podcast. The whole story is pretty crazy -- involving a heavily hyped up company that appeared to basically be flat out lying to everyone about what it could do. The company still exists, but barely. The company's founder and CEO, who was plastered across magazine covers and compared frequently to Steve Jobs, has been banned from running a lab for two years, and the company is now facing a $140 million lawsuit from its biggest partner, Walgreens, who claims that Theranos repeatedly lied to...
  • Twitter Denied Advertising Services to Trump Campaign

    11/21/2016 6:14:30 AM PST · by detective · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2016 | Chriss W. Street
    Shortened title. Full title: Claim: Twitter Denied Advertising Services to Trump Campaign Twitter’s CEO allegedly restricted Donald Trump’s use of paid advertising on the social media platform, even though the company stock has plummeted by 77 percent since the beginning of 2013. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey personally overrode an “upfront deal” for the Trump campaign to pay at least $5 million to generate engagement through customized hashtag branding, according to an essay by Gary Coby, Director of Digital Advertising and Fundraising for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
  • Silicon Valley makes nice with Trump

    11/20/2016 3:15:59 AM PST · by quesney · 41 replies
    I for one give him my most open mind and wish him great success in his service to the country," Bezos tweeted, two days after the election. In August, prominent venture capitalist Chris Sacca knocked “Trump's erratic behavior, repeatedly demonstrated ignorance of economics, and reckless statements." Sacca now says he's willing to give Trump a chance. “We in the tech community are open to helping President Elect Trump in any way he needs to help those Americans who need it most,” Sacca wrote in an email to The Hill. “We are hopeful he will immediately reach out to the tech...