Sep 7, 2016, 12:01 pm EDT
Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz has officially endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The Starbucks CEO’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton was made during an interview with Poppy Harlow at the CNNMoney American Opportunity conference being held in New York.
I’m hopeful that after the election — and hopefully Hillary Clinton will be elected president — that we will begin to see a level of unity and people coming together.” Read
Sep 7, 2016, 11:24 am EDT
Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) is no longer allowing partners to donate to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Goldman Sachs has updated its policy so that its partners aren’t allowed to donate to any candidate that is running for state or local offices. It also includes candidates that are already in state or local offices and are running for federal office. Indiana Governor Mike Pence falls into this category. He is Donald Trumps running mate for the 2016 election.
Goldman Sachs made the change to “prevent inadvertently violating pay-to-play rules.” The banking firm also said that the new policy is designed to “minimize potential reputational damage caused by any false perception that the firm is attempting to circumvent pay-to-play rules.” Read
Aug 31, 2016, 1:44 pm EDT
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has vetoed a $15 minimum wage bill.
The bill vetoed by Chris Christie would have increased the minimum wage in New Jersey to $15 an hour over a three year time span. The bill was passed by both houses of state legislature, which are controlled by Democrats.
Chris Christie, a Republican that was running for the 2016 presidential election before dropping out, said that the Democrats didn’t consider if businesses could afford the increased wages when they approved the bill. If the bill would have passed, New Jersey would have been the third state to approve a $15 minimum wage. Read
Aug 30, 2016, 1:53 pm EDT
The state of New York has announced changes to its medical marijuana program that include a home delivery option.
The Empire State will now offer patients who are too sick to travel the option of getting their medical marijuana delivered straight to their home. New York will continue to ban the smoking of the substance, but it will continue to allow the use of it in different forms, including tinctures and sprays.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, first signed the medical marijuana bill in 2014. Now, the state is looking to expand the law due to regulations that are deemed too restrictive by some. Read
Aug 30, 2016, 12:05 pm EDT
Dancing With the Stars has cast Republican politician Rick Perry for its 2016 season.
Rick Perry will appear on the 23rd season of DWTS. His decision to joins the show comes after he dropped out of the 2016 presidential race in September. Prior to his presidential run in 2016, the politician served as Governor of Texas from December 2000 to January 2015. He also ran for president in 2012.
Rick Perry will be joining several other celebrities on the reality TV show. This includes former rapper Vanilla Ice and Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. The show pairs celebrities with personal dance trainers to see who can be the best, reports Vanity Fair Read
Aug 29, 2016, 12:51 pm EDT
Anthony Weiner can’t seem to keep it in his pants. His smartphone, that is.
The former congressman is caught up in yet another sexting scandal and this time it involves Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR). New allegations claim that he has been sexting a woman in her 40s via the social media service since early 2015.
One of the messages that was sent by Anthony Weiner included an image of him wearing white boxer briefs with an erection. Laying beside him in the photo is his young son. Weiner argues he was only friends with the woman and that the pictures sent between them were always “appropriate.” Read