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The online shopping exec Walmart hired to take on Amazon is leaving

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 10:09
The executive hired to help boost Walmart's e-commerce business to compete with Amazon is leaving the company.

Wealthy homeowners are getting richer, while first-time buyers struggle

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 09:58
The pandemic has further expanded the divide between people who are thriving financially and those who are barely hanging on. The stock market continues to soar, enriching wealthy investors, while millions of other Americans are out of work and must rely on unemployment and other benefits.

Already shunned from polite society, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner face new cold post-insurrection reality

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 08:50
When Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner shared their decision to pick up and move their family to Washington from New York four years ago, multiple sources who know the couple said the idea was the White House years would allow easy entree to their ambitious next steps: Kushner would become a powerful player in global politics and Trump would become a shoo-in to a higher office of her own.

Biden announces more communications staff

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 08:09
The incoming Biden administration appointed a dozen communications staffers on Friday, including deputy press secretary and chief photographer.

This Keurig-like machine for soft serve ice cream is what the world really needs

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 07:18
It's a rocky road to disrupt the ice cream industry, but sundae you may get your soft serve from a pod.

For the first time in over 100 years, Virginia won't celebrate Lee-Jackson Day

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 05:43
For the first time in more than 100 years, Lee-Jackson Day will not officially be celebrated in Virginia.

Even $1,400 checks aren't stirring enthusiasm on Wall Street

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 05:40
News that President-elect Joe Biden is asking Congress to pass a $1.9 trillion stimulus package would normally give markets a big boost. Not this time.

Marvel's 'WandaVision' looks to make Disney+ even mightier

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 05:32
"WandaVision," Marvel Studios' first original series for Disney+, hits streaming this weekend. That's excellent news for Disney+, considering that Marvel is the company's mightiest brand. And it's bad news for Disney's rivals, since the new service has notched 86 million subscribers, even without an exclusive original series from Hollywood's biggest blockbuster franchise.

Federal government executes Corey Johnson after prolonged legal fight

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 23:12
Corey Johnson was executed by lethal injection at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana, and was pronounced dead at 11:34 p.m. ET on Thursday.

Jacksonville Jaguars hire Urban Meyer as head coach

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 20:10
Urban Meyer -- three-time national champion as a college football coach -- will now lead the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced Thursday.