Tag: Beverages/Drinks

The ‘Occupy Wall Street’ spirit is alive and kicking on Reddit, other social-media sites

It has been one decade since a group of protesters filled a small, private, grassless park in lower Manhattan and began a weekslong occupation meant to draw attention to inequality and the monolith that is Wall Street’s financial firms. The fury that “Occupy Wall Street” evinced against investment banks, hedge funds and fat cats in […]

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Opinion: All concerts should mandate that every fan is ‘carded’ — showing proof of a COVID vaccine or test

Since early 2020 we have been bobbing and weaving as the coronavirus has thrown its various variants at us. We’re learning a lot of defensive moves from social distancing, masks, hygiene — and the best being the miracle of vaccines.  The music industry is uniquely positioned to be a leader for COVID vaccinations. Concert venues […]

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Extra aging makes for better wine, says this California label

The bottle The Vice “Extra Añejo” Napa Valley Cabernet, $99 The back story On the surface, there’s little seemingly in common between red wine and tequila. But this Napa Valley–produced bottle, a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, bears the same designation — “Extra Añejo” — that you’ll find on select bottles of […]

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These 3 women entrepreneurs not only succeeded, but thrived in the pandemic

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reported last summer that female-owned small businesses were “disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic and corresponding economic crisis.” The prediction for growth and revenue looked depressing. But these three women, all over 50, bucked the statistics by embracing digital technology and pivoting their businesses. During the pandemic, they didn’t just […]

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S&P 500 books best week since February as investors digest fresh inflation data

The S&P 500 index rose to another record Friday, after investors pored over fresh U.S. economic data a day after an infrastructure spending agreement in Washington helped lift the broad market to all-time highs. The Dow also finished higher, with the rise in Nike shares being a big driver of its gains. JPMorgan Chase & […]

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Opinion: Meme stock investors are bringing AMC and other troubled companies back to life

During the takeover battles of the 1980s, the term “white squire” designated a significant bloc shareholder that management enlisted to deter or defeat unwanted bids for corporate control. For example, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and Lazard Freres’ Corporate Partners were white squires. In proxy contests nowadays, management cultivates its quality shareholders (those that are long-term and focused) […]

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European stocks slip as PMI shows business activity surging; U.S. futures hold steady after Powell

European stocks struggled on Wednesday, with fresh data showing eurozone business activity growing at the fastest rate in 15 years, while U.S. equity futures inched up. Shares of Pernod Ricard rose after an upbeat forecast. The Stoxx Europe 600 index SXXP, -0.19% fell 0.2%, while the German DAX DAX, -0.43% and French CAC 40 PX1, […]

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