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The 'King of the Commode' Seeks An Heir to His Thrones

The 'King of the Commode' Seeks An Heir to His Thrones

By Allen G. Breed | May 23
FOR SALE: One tiny kingdom, with many thrones. But it doesn't come with a hereditary title. That belongs, in perpetuity, to Barney Smith - the undisputed "King of the Commode."

Comcast v. Disney: A Fight for Twenty-First Century Fox

Comcast v. Disney: A Fight for Twenty-First Century Fox

May 23
Comcast may make an offer for Twenty-First Century Fox, potentially putting it in a head-to-head bidding war with Disney.

Stoli Vodka Launches Harvey Milk Inspired Bottle

Stoli Vodka Launches Harvey Milk Inspired Bottle

May 23
Today, Stoli Vodka introduced the Stoli Harvey Milk Limited Edition bottle, as a part of the brand's Raising the Bar program, which supports LGBTQ partner organizations, including the Harvey Milk Foundation. (Photo: Business Wire)

Restaurant Group Negotiating to Buy Out Mario Batali

Restaurant Group Negotiating to Buy Out Mario Batali

May 22
The restaurant group co-owned by Mario Batali says it has been "actively negotiating" to buy out the celebrity chef facing sexual misconduct allegations.

South Carolina Grocery Censors 'Summa Cum Laude' on Graduation Cake

South Carolina Grocery Censors 'Summa Cum Laude' on Graduation Cake

May 22
A South Carolina woman isn't happy a grocery store censored her honor graduate son's cake, which was supposed to include the Latin phrase "Summa Cum Laude."

Consumer Reports Raises Concerns Over Tesla Model 3 Braking

Consumer Reports Raises Concerns Over Tesla Model 3 Braking

May 22
Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls and a harsh ride stopped Tesla's Model 3 electric car from getting a recommended buy rating from Consumer Reports.

 Kilauea Eruption: A Reminder to Businesses About Insurance

Kilauea Eruption: A Reminder to Businesses About Insurance

By Joyce M. Rosenburg | May 22
The eruption of Mount Kilauea in Hawaii is a reminder to business owners, even those nowhere near any of the 169 volcanoes in the U.S., that they need to be sure they're insured against disasters like tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes and flooding.

Los Angeles for Tourists: Hollywood, Beaches - and Pot?

Los Angeles for Tourists: Hollywood, Beaches - and Pot?

By Marjorie Miller | May 22
Yep, there are chains of marijuana stores here. And there are cannabis bus tours, too, like Green Line Trips, with stops at local pot dispensaries along with stops at attractions like Griffith Park. You can even smoke on the bus.

 From Airlines to Pizza Parlors, EU Businesses Adopt Data Law

From Airlines to Pizza Parlors, EU Businesses Adopt Data Law

By Danica Kirka | May 22
Businesses from pizza parlors to airlines across the EU's 28 countries are bombarding customers with emails seeking consent to use personal data as they rush to comply with the bloc's General Data Protection Regulation.

Australian Archbishop Convicted of Child Sex Abuse Cover-Up

Australian Archbishop Convicted of Child Sex Abuse Cover-Up

By Rod McGuirk | May 22
An Australian archbishop on Tuesday became the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse in a test case that holds to account church hierarchy that kept silent.

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