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P&G ad goes viral amid debate over ‘toxic masculinity’

Procter & Gamble Co.’s new “toxic masculinity” commercial for Gillette razors has racked up 37 million views on social media in just a few days. However, the ad’s focus on bullying during boyhood and sexist behavior toward women by men has garnered not...

Snap’s new CFO Tim Stone resigns

Snap Inc. CFO Tim Stone is leaving the company after only eight months on the job. The Snapchat maker announced his resignation in an SEC filing on Tuesday, saying that he is exiting “to pursue other opportunities.” “Mr. Stone has confirmed that this...

UNC board votes to remove Chancellor Folt at end of month

The Board of Governors has voted to accept UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt’s resignation at the end of the month, not at the end of the semester as her resignation announcement outlined.  The decision came Tuesday afternoon after a closed-sessio...

Netflix shares surge with news that prices are going up

Netflix Inc. shares popped on Tuesday morning upon news that the streaming giant is raising prices across its subscription plans in the U.S. In the biggest fee increase since the company introduced streaming a dozen years ago, costs will go up 13 perc...

Startup with KC ties earns coveted spot in NY fintech program

A startup with Kansas City ties landed a coveted spot in New York-based Financial Solutions Lab (FinLab), a program spearheaded by JPMorgan Chase and the Center for Financial Services Innovation. The goal of FinLab is to find and test innovations that ...

FC Cincinnati adds exclusive bank sponsor

FC Cincinnati has reached a deal with First Financial Bank to serve as its exclusive banking and financial services partner as it enters Major League Soccer. The multiyear deal makes downtown Cincinnati-based First Financial (Nasdaq: FFBC) a highly vi...

Par Pacific acquires Tacoma refinery with Bank of Hawaii’s help

Par Pacific Holdings Inc., which owns Hawaii’s only operating oil refinery, has closed on its acquisition of U.S. Oil & Refining Co. and its refining and logistics businesses in the Pacific Northwest for $358 million. Par Pacific (NYSE: PARR) said Mon...

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1301, 2019

NVCC president taking new job in North Carolina

January 13th, 2019|Comments Off on NVCC president taking new job in North Carolina

Northern Virginia Community College is looking for a new president after Scott Ralls was named to lead Wake Technical Community College in North Carolina. Ralls, who had led the region's largest college since 2015, will begin his new position on Apri...

1201, 2019

University of Hawaii West Oahu breaks ground on $33M creative media building

January 12th, 2019|Comments Off on University of Hawaii West Oahu breaks ground on $33M creative media building

The University of Hawaii West Oahu broke ground on Friday for its $33.3 million Academy for the Creative Media building in East Kapolei, a 40,685-square-foot facility that will serve as the flagship campus for the university’s creative media programs. ...

1801, 2019

Elderwood parent to pay $47M for Weinberg

January 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Elderwood parent to pay $47M for Weinberg

Elderwood’s owners will pay $47 million to add the Weinberg Campus into its senior-care network, according to new filings with the New York State Department of Health. Details on the asset purchase agreement were previously undisclosed. The project, r...

1801, 2019

Bona taps 30-year-old Connie Perkins to build nursing program

January 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Bona taps 30-year-old Connie Perkins to build nursing program

St. Bonaventure University is making a push to build a full suite of healthcare programs to both recruit from and serve the Southern Tier.

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Scottsdale tech engagment firm buys 2 companies in expansion move

A Scottsdale technology company that specializes in social media and customer engagement bought two companies in a move to grow its market share. Digital Air Strike bought Los Angeles-based Target Media Partners Interactive and Phoenix-based Libra Sys...

By | January 18th, 2019|Categories: Technology|

From beer to SBA loans, effects of government shutdown felt deeply in Austin

The ramification of the partial government shutdown — with hundreds of thousands of furloughed workers — can be felt deep in the heart of Texas. It's especially painful for XXX and small businesses looking for loans.

By | January 18th, 2019|Categories: Budget and Tax|

Viewpoint: Don’t blame Facebook for fake news, just look in the mirror

Only when we hold ourselves accountable for creating this turbulent digital world can we expect companies like Facebook to do the same, according to this social media professional.

By | January 18th, 2019|Categories: Technology|

NeuLion name gone as Endeavor opts to rebrand streaming technology service

Ten months after buying NeuLion for $250 million, Endeavor has decided to shelve the company’s brand, opting instead to merge it with its own internal streaming technology. The sports and entertainment Goliath, which will call the new group Endeavor S...

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: Sports|