Three Men Charged in Stock Scam Involving $100 Million Deli

Three Men Charged in Stock Scam Involving 0 Million Deli

A deli in southern New Jersey was the vessel for an elaborate fraud scheme involving three men who managed to inflate the company’s stock-market value to $100 million, according to federal prosecutors and regulators. The story of how Hometown International Inc.’s stock achieved such a lofty valuation was a mystery that played out in public … Read more

The Fast-Food Chain With a Sold-Out Fashion Line

The Fast-Food Chain With a Sold-Out Fashion Line

BRIGHTON, England—R&B singer Kelis belted out her 2003 hit “Milkshake” to cheers at an outdoor show about 50 miles south of London. The hubbub wasn’t just about the music. Many came for the sausage rolls and, particularly, the sausage roll-theme merchandise. The festivities were sponsored by fast-food and bakery chain Greggs, which serves some 2.8 … Read more

The 6 Best Bars and Restaurants for Art Lovers

The 6 Best Bars and Restaurants for Art Lovers

Photo courtesy of Pied Piper “The creative process for a new menu always starts with the artwork,” says Tia Barrett, the beverage director of Esmé in Chicago. When Esmé’s rotating art exhibit included a three-piece series by photographer Paul Octavious, for instance, she mirrored the theme in the wine list. “I showcased the Grenache grape … Read more

Lay Lay Performs New Song At School Talent Show ft. DMC! | Nickelodeon – Nickelodeon

Lay Lay Performs New Song At School Talent Show ft. DMC! | Nickelodeon – Nickelodeon

Lay Lay Performs New Song At School Talent Show ft. DMC! | Nickelodeon  Nickelodeon

Smoke From Mosquito Fire Shrouds Lake Tahoe Despite California’s Mild Fire Season

Smoke From Mosquito Fire Shrouds Lake Tahoe Despite California’s Mild Fire Season

TAHOE VISTA, Calif.—Like many local residents in this shorefront community, Heidi Hill Drum cherishes the breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe. But one evening earlier this month, she saw something ominous rolling across the cobalt blue waters. “It was Armageddon-like, this massive plume of black smoke,” said Ms. Hill Drum, chief executive officer of the Tahoe Prosperity … Read more

McDonald’s CEO Raises Crime Concerns for Business in Chicago

McDonald’s CEO Raises Crime Concerns for Business in Chicago

McDonald’s MCD 0.55% Corp. Chief Executive Officer Chris Kempczinski said the burger giant is grappling with violent crime, homelessness and drug overdoses in its Chicago restaurants, and called on city and business leaders to find ways to address the problems.  Crime is having a corrosive effect on Chicago, where McDonald’s is working to bring corporate … Read more

Starbucks Names Laxman Narasimhan New CEO

Starbucks Names Laxman Narasimhan New CEO

Mr. Narasimhan, 55 years old, has served as chief executive of the maker of Lysol and Enfamil baby formula, U.K.-based Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC, for the past three years. On Thursday he announced he would step down from Reckitt on Sept. 30, and The Wall Street Journal reported that he was in final negotiations to … Read more

Here are the worst (and best) performing stocks of August and for 2022

Here are the worst (and best) performing stocks of August and for 2022

After a strong showing in July, when stock indexes rebounded from their 2022 lows of June, U.S. equities abruptly reversed course in August. Here’s the damage: Index Price change – July 29 through Aug. 30 Price change – 2022 through Aug. 30 Price change – 2021 S&P 500 SPX, +0.00% -3.5% -16.4% 26.9% Dow Jones … Read more

California Fast Food Wages Would Be Set by Government Under Bill Passed by State Legislature

California Fast Food Wages Would Be Set by Government Under Bill Passed by State Legislature

California’s Legislature passed a bill Monday to create a government panel that would set wages for an estimated half-million fast food workers in the state, a first-in-the-U.S. approach to workplace regulation that labor union backers hope will spread nationally. The bill, known as the Fast Act, would establish a panel with members appointed by the … Read more

‘The Bear’ Is (Really!) the Best Sports Show on TV

‘The Bear’ Is (Really!) the Best Sports Show on TV

One of the most talked-about TV shows of the summer is “The Bear,” an eight-episode FX series on Hulu about an acclaimed chef who returns to his home city of Chicago to try and turn his late brother’s beef sandwich joint into a more elevated dining establishment. Those sound like low stakes, but “The Bear” … Read more