Daily Archives: March 12, 2019

Two Houston residents charged in national academic scandal

Two Houston residents have been charged as part of a national academic scandal in which the U.S. Department of Justice claims wealthy Americans, including Hollywood celebrities, tried to get their children into prestigious schools by cheating. The cha...

By | 2019-03-12T23:58:11+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Education|

New bipartisan panel brings hyperloop closer to reality in Missouri

Missouri's proposed hyperloop route zoomed even further ahead of other states Tuesday with the launch of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Hyperloop.  It's the first of its kind in the U.S. and advances the project beyond the feasibility study, Ryan Kelly, hea...

By | 2019-03-12T22:10:22+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Technology|

Local investment executive charged in massive college admissions scheme

Federal prosecutors say John B. Wilson, the head of a small Massachusetts investment firm and a former executive at Bain & Co. and Staples Inc., took part in an alleged scheme that involved parents paying bribes to help secure their children’s admissio...

By | 2019-03-12T20:51:42+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Economics|

Entercom cuts KYW digital news head amid union contract dispute

Melony Roy, who started at the station in 2006 as a desk assistant and rose through the ranks to newsroom administrator, reporter and social media editor, was let go right after a union representing KYW employees requested federal mediation to help res...

By | 2019-03-12T20:26:15+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Media|

Bank of America names new North Bay market president

Bank of America said Tuesday that it named Jason Foster as its North Bay president, succeeding longtime market president Massey Bambara. Foster will represent the bank in the community in Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties. Bambara continues with the ban...

By | 2019-03-12T19:42:06+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Economics|

Atlanta’s WestRock among corporations saving big from Trump tax reform

If anyone suspected President Donald Trump's tax reform plan would be a boon for businesses, the results are in: Many of the nation's biggest companies are paying less in income taxes, and hundreds are paying nothing at all. A Business Journals analys...

By | 2019-03-12T18:00:00+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Budget and Tax|