Tag Archives: Business

Tesla becomes first American automaker worth $100 billion

Tesla’s market capitalization on Wednesday surpassed the $100 billion mark for the first time — an unprecedented achievement for a US automaker that positions CEO Elon Musk for a major payday. Shares of the electric-car maker were up 5.9 percent Wednesday morning, at $579.54, giving the electric automaker a valuation of $104.5 billion.

Source: Tesla becomes first American automaker worth $100 billion

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StandardToilet you’d NOT want to sit longer than 5 minutes on it invented by a British company – WATCH

A business in the United Kingdom is hoping to reduce the time employees spend in the bathroom by creating a tilted toilet that is aimed at limiting bathroom breaks to five minutes.

The company is called StandardToilet and it was approved by the British Toilet Association in November. The BTA is a member group that pushes for better bathrooms. Mahabir Gill, who founded the StandardToilet, told WIRED that the porcelain throne is angled 13 degrees lower than a normal toilet.

After five minutes of sitting, the angled toilet will cause strain on the legs similar to that of a squat, according to WIRED. Gill told the publication that it should not cause any health issues and would actually improve posture, among other things.

Source: Company creates tilted toilets to keep work bathroom breaks to 5 minutes or less

WOW! Hallmark REINSTATES Lesbian Kissing Ads – WATCH

NEW YORK (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The Hallmark Channel initially said it “was distracting from the purpose of our network,” when addressing why it pulled a wedding commercial featuring a lesbian couple. Now the channel says it made a “wrong decision,” and will reinstate commercials featuring same-sex couples.

It began with a complaint from a conservative group and the earlier decision by Crown Media, Hallmark’s parent company, to pull several ads for the wedding planning site Zola featuring two brides kissing at the altar launched a storm of protest. Celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and William Shatner criticized the move and the hashtag #BoycottHallmarkChannel was trending on Twitter at one point.

Source: The Hallmark Channel Reverses Course, Reinstates Same-Sex Marriage Ads

VIDEO: The Hallmark Ad Everybody is Talking About – WATCH

The Hallmark Channel was facing some bitter criticism on social media Sunday over its decision to pull ads for a wedding-planning website that featured two brides kissing at the altar, following a complaint from a conservative advocacy group.

The hashtag #BoycottHallmark was trending at one point on Twitter, and celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and William Shatner assailed the decision. “Put the commercials back!” Shatner wrote. DeGeneres asked, “Isn’t it almost 2020?”

Source: Hallmark draws criticism after pulling same-sex wedding ads

VIDEO: UPS delivery driver throws customers’ packages out of truck to the street in Colorado – WATCH

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. – The shipping company UPS is investigating after a Denver man recorded an employee apparently tossing dozens of packages out of the back of a delivery truck and onto the ground.

Joe Herrera was working last Friday when he saw a UPS truck pull into a parking lot off of West 44th Avenue and Kipling Street in Wheat Ridge. He spotted the UPS delivery driver dump the packages. He says a woman standing next to the UPS truck then loaded the boxes into her van. UPS hires seasonal employees to make deliveries from their personal vehicles.

Source: Caught on camera: UPS delivery driver throws packages out of truck in Wheat Ridge

REPORT: California State Department DMV made $51 million last year selling drivers’ personal data

An earlier investigation by the site found DMV agencies around the country have been selling such information to data brokers, credit agencies and personal investigators.

Most California drivers probably don’t realize the Department of Motor Vehicles has diversified its revenue streams to include selling people’s personal information. According to data obtained by Motherboard, Vice’s tech news site, the DMV made $51,626,162 off selling driver’s information to interested parties during the 2018-19 fiscal year.

Source: Report: California DMV made $51 million last year selling drivers’ personal data