4 Stories, 380 words
Ariana Leaves Huffington Post (Business) (USA Today)
Founder of the Huffington Post, Ariana Huffington, said that she will be leaving the position of editor and chief at her news company, in order to pursue new ventures elsewhere. Her new business venture, Thrive Global, with a goal to promote wellness, is currently in the works. In an interview, she made it clear that, despite her best efforts, it just wouldn’t be feasible for her to continue at the company while starting a new one.
Shutting Down, Going Up (Business) (CNBC)
Despite plans to close 100 different stores across the country, Macy’s, the department retail company, has recorded a nearly 16% increase in stock value. The CEO of the company, Terry Lundgren, says that the main idea behind this decision was to focus on the better preforming stores in the company, by completely axing all the older, weaker locations. Said decision was prompted due to decreases in sales performances.
Sausage Success (Entertainment) (Bustle)
Recent box office success, Sausage Party, a rare ‘R’ rated animated movie, showcasing the dangers food undergoes as it’s taken home to be consumed, has quickly became a new classic in the Seth Rogan lineup of films. Its success is being pined on the nasty year 2016 has been, with several election issues in the United States, Brexit, ISIS terrorism, the Zika virus, and many more. The movie is believed to be a divergent from the standard movie formula of the past years, and the difference is welcomed.
Trump: Obama = ISIS (NPR)
Recently, presidential candidate Donald Trump charged President Obama on being one of the founders, if not the founder, of the radical terrorist group, ISIS, in the Middle East. In interviews today, he made it clear that he does not regret the conviction. His basis for the charge is said to be the supposed “honor” that ISIS officials show the president, and he has been saying so since January, when his campaign stated to kick into full gear. He later added that Hilary Clinton was also a founder. One of Hilary Clinton’s campaigners, Jake Sullivan, later remarked that Trump is using the same language United States rivals use to describe other countries leaders, specifically the US. No official response was made by the president, or the white house, on Trump’s remark.
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