Daily Archives: January 8, 2019

NYC will guarantee health care for all residents, de Blasio says

New York City is upping its spending on health care coverage. Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed that up to $100 million per year will be used to help people without health insurance. That includes immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. The program i...

By | 2019-01-08T23:04:53+00:00 January 8th, 2019|Healthcare|

Second Harvest Heartland names former MNsure leader O’Toole its next CEO

Second Harvest Heartland has named Allison O’Toole, who most recently held leadership roles at United States of Care and MNsure, as its next president and CEO. O’Toole succeeds Rob Zeaske, who led the hunger-relief nonprofit for a decade before retiri...

By | 2019-01-08T22:38:49+00:00 January 8th, 2019|Healthcare|

D.C. Lottery pushes for existing vendor to take on sports wagering contract

The D.C. Lottery is seeking to bypass the city's bidding process for vendors to operate a tech platform for sports wagering and, instead, extend its existing relationship with Intralot, a Greek international gaming firm. In a letter to D.C. Council C...

By | 2019-01-08T22:21:17+00:00 January 8th, 2019|Sports|

Disney Roundup: Domestic box office sets record… Disneyland raises prices

Burbank, California.-based Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) has operations around the country. It also owns ABC Television, ESPN Inc., Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm Ltd., and is in the process of buying 21st Century Fox’s (Nasdaq: FOX) entertainment a...

By | 2019-01-08T22:03:05+00:00 January 8th, 2019|Media|

The mystery of Compass Coffee’s disintegrating cups, solved

The last time coffee started dripping down Sara Gilgore's hand after she left Compass Coffee in Rosslyn, it was so absurd it was laughable.  It was the fourth time it happened. Things began to go awry for Gilgore, the Washington Business Journal's in...

By | 2019-01-08T19:34:24+00:00 January 8th, 2019|Budget and Tax|

Ohio State helps lead quest for natural blue M&Ms

Ohio State University food scientists might have achieved the holy grail of candy coloring – creating veggie-based blue dyes for M&Ms, Skittles and other sugary treats. Mars Inc. and Ohio State were issued a patent in November for a method to separate...

By | 2019-01-08T19:33:14+00:00 January 8th, 2019|Budget and Tax|