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    02-17-2021, 08:52 PM #11
    Trump opened the Trump Plaza hotel-casino in 1984 but lost it in a 2009 bankruptcy. Trump brags about being a "great deal-maker" and a "shrewd businessman" but six of his hotels, casinos and holding companies declared bankruptcy between 1991 and 2009.

    On Jersey Shore, crumbling Trump Plaza hotel is demolished

    https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN2AH2PS

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    02-23-2021, 11:03 PM #12
    Between 1987 and 1994, the Postal Service purchased more than 100,000 Grumman LLV's (Long Life Vehicles). They are nearing the end of their lifespan and will gradually be replaced by NGDV's (Next Generation Delivery Vehicles). Now if the USPS could just get people to go back to sending letters and greeting cards in the mail.......

    Oshkosh Defense to build next-generation US Postal delivery vehicles
    Reuters, Feb 23 2021 12:22 PM

    The U.S. Postal Service said today it will award a multibillion-dollar, 10-year contract to Oshkosh Defense to manufacture a new generation of postal delivery vehicles. Under the initial $482 million investment, Oshkosh Defense, a unit of Oshkosh Corp, will finalize the production design, testing and vehicle tooling necessary prior to vehicle production. The per-vehicle price was not disclosed.

    The contract, which could be worth more than $6 billion in total, allows for delivery of between 50,000 and 165,000 of the vehicles over 10 years. They will be a mix of internal combustion-powered and battery-electric vehicles. The current gas-guzzling USPS delivery vehicles are more than 27 years old. An audit report last year said USPS spends an average of $5,000 per delivery vehicle on annual maintenance costs.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...-idUSKBN2AN2A1

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    02-24-2021, 04:21 PM #13
    Brothers John, Randy and David Fry opened the first Fry's Electronics store in 1985 in Sunnyvale, California. Two years ago there were 34 Fry's stores in California, Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Toiday there are none. Blame COVID-19.

    Fry's Electronics suddenly went out of business

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/24/busin...ure/index.html

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    02-25-2021, 04:53 PM #14
    Don Rickles voiced Mr. Potato Head in the animated Toy Story movies. I can imagine he would have some very harsh words about Hasbro's decision to eliminate the "Mr."

    Mr. Potato Head gets new gender-neutral name

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/mr...r-neutral-name

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    03-03-2021, 02:33 AM #15
    "I'll hunt in the mountains of Zomba-ma-Tant with helpers who all wear their eyes at a slant." In 1950, that was a line in a Dr. Seuss book that sounded just fine – but people now say the line offends so the book's publication has come to an end.....along with five others.

    6 Dr. Seuss books won't be published anymore because they portray people in 'hurtful and wrong' ways
    CNN, Mar 2 2021 8:22 PM ET

    Six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published because they "portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong," the business that preserves the author's legacy said. The titles are: And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, If I Ran the Zoo, McElligot's Pool, On Beyond Zebra!, Scrambled Eggs Super! and The Cat's Quizzer. In a statement, Dr. Seuss Enterprises said it made the decision after consulting educators and reviewing its catalog. "Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises's catalog represents and supports all communities and families," it said. The announcement was made Tuesday, the birthday of the famed children's book author.

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/02/us/dr...lication-trnd/

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    03-07-2021, 04:29 PM #16
    A bill introduced in California would require large department stores to quit marketing toys and clothing for "boys" or "girls." Boys will no longer be boys and girls will no longer be girls. They will all be "kids."

    California bill would make kids sections in large stores gender-neutral

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/evan-...b69078ac6bb4d5

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    03-23-2021, 04:53 PM #17
    Louis DeJoy says this plan will make the Postal Service "more competitive." More competitive with what? Sloths and snails?

    Postmaster General announces 10-year plan including longer mail delivery times and cuts to post office hours

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/23/polit...lan/index.html

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    04-03-2021, 12:23 AM #18
    The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation and telecommunications. "Transportation." The Uber drivers somehow missed that part.

    Uber ordered to pay $1.1 million to blind passenger who was denied rides 14 times

    https://www.businessinsider.com/uber...ion-ada-2021-4

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    04-06-2021, 02:53 PM #19
    The Topps Company was founded in 1938 in Brooklyn. In 1947, they began producing Bazooka Bubble Gum, which included a "Bazooka Joe" comic on the wrapper. In 1950, Topps began packaging gum with trading cards of Western actor Hopalong Cassidy (played by William Boyd). Topps began producing baseball cards in 1952. .

    83-year-old baseball card company Topps is going public

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/06/inves...nft/index.html

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    04-13-2021, 04:28 PM #20
    Here is today's "good news, bad news" story:

    US consumer prices post biggest gain in 8-1/2 years as economy reopens
    Reuters, Apr 13 2021 5:55 AM

    US consumer prices rose by the most in more than 8-1/2 years in March as increased vaccinations and massive fiscal stimulus unleashed pent-up demand, kicking off what most economists expect will be a brief period of higher inflation. Today's report from the Labor Department also showed a firming in underlying prices last month as the broader reopening of the economy bumps against bottlenecks in the supply chain, capacity constraints and higher commodity prices.

    Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and many economists view higher inflation as transitory, with supply chains expected to adapt and become more efficient. The supply constraints mostly reflect a shift in demand towards goods and away from services during the pandemic, now in its second year. The consumer price index jumped 0.6% last month, the largest gain since August 2012, after rising 0.4% in February. A 9.1% surge in gasoline prices accounted for nearly half of the increase in the CPI.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...-idUSKBN2C01KU

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