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McDonald’s Chief Administrative Officer Pete Bensen to Retire After Two Decades With the Brand


"Throughout his career with McDonald's, Pete has been a strategic partner, a tireless advocate and an influential contributor to our brand's success," McDonald's President and CEO Steve Easterbrook said. "We thank him for his steadfast leadership and his valuable expertise. We know Pete has looked forward to spending more time with his family, and we wish them all the best." As a result of Mr. Bensen's retirement, McDonald's will announce additional organizational changes in the coming weeks. "After two decades with McDonald's, few things... Read More »

Toyota Gets a Kick Out of US Youth Soccer


On-site activities at the National Championship will highlight Toyota Sienna and Highlander through a series of interactive areas that make up the “Let’s Go Play Zone.”  Athletes and their families can test their skills on a customized soccer obstacle course for prizes, share a unique photo on social media, and learn more about the vehicles. The “Let’s Go Play Zone” has been featured at all four US Youth Soccer National Championship Series regional championships, providing Toyota with an opportunity to engage with soccer enthusiasts who trav... Read More »



Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that it has acquired Bamboo Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company based in Chapel Hill, N.C., focused on developing gene therapies for the potential treatment of patients with certain rare diseases related to neuromuscular conditions and those affecting the central nervous system. This acquisition significantly expands Pfizer’s expertise in gene therapy by providing Pfizer with a clinical and several pre-clinical assets that complement the company’s rare disease portfolio, an advanced ... Read More »

Kellogg’s Debuts Pumpkin Spice, Caramel Apple Fall-Flavor Feast

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The new seasonal products from Kellogg's U.S. brands include toaster pastries, cereals and breakfast bars: Pop-Tarts Frosted Caramel Apple toaster pastries have a flakey crust with apple- and caramel-flavored filling and sweet frosting. Nutri-Grain Pumpkin Spice soft baked breakfast bars are made with real pumpkin and whole grains and flavored with nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and ginger. Special K Pumpkin Spice Crunch cereal features rice and wheat flakes, and traditional pumpkin spice flavor from real nutmeg, allspice, ginger and cinnam... Read More »

NASA Announces Changes to International Space Station Coverage


New and unique stories from the International Space Station, Orion spacecraft program, and other human spaceflight projects, will take viewers behind the scenes of the groundbreaking science taking place off the Earth, for the Earth, and the technology NASA is developing to prepare for its journey to Mars. This programming will be available to a worldwide audience on various NASA social media accounts, including YouTube. NASA Television’s Space Station Live program will be phased out in August and discontinued Sept. 1. However, NASA TV will ... Read More »

Tata Capital Housing Finance launches ‘Prapti’ – a home loan scheme for low-cost housing


Tata Capital Housing Finance (TCHFL), the wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Capital, today announced the launch of ‘Prapti’ – a home loan scheme to cater to the low income segment in the affordable housing space. By providing home loans at subsidized interest rates from 4 percent, TCHFL will help individuals to realise their dream of buying their own home. Tata Capital’s ‘Prapti’ Home Loans scheme is a step towards the Government of India’s ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana’ for providing affordable houses to the urban poor by the year 2022. The sch... Read More »

Periodic update on transaction details related to Philips’ share repurchases


 These repurchases were made under the EUR 1.5 billion share repurchase program for capital reduction purposes and the repurchase program to cover long term incentive and employee share purchase plans. Further details can be found in the table below and via this link. Date Total number of repurchased shares Weighted average purchased price (EUR) July 22, 2016 210,000 23.7966 ... Read More »

#WorldOnFire: Forest-fire smog has no borders


The smoke from these wildfires covers 12 regions in Siberia; from the banks of the great Volga river and reaching far to the West. It isn’t dangerous for Moscovities yet – but millions of people are suffering from toxic smoke in Yekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Kazan and other Russian cities. These fires are destroying one of the largest forested regions in the world – the Russian Boreal. The forests here are one of the most 'biologically outstanding' places on our planet. It is home to a range of species – from wolves and brown bears to golden eag... Read More »



H&M is pleased to reveal the first three looks from the KENZO x H&M collection, each bursting with the print, colour and individuality that define the collaboration. The look book images have been shot on a variety of artists, young creatives and influencers, each an ambassador for KENZO x H&M. The collection will be available in over 250 selected H&M stores worldwide, as well as online, from November 3. AMY SALL (student and activist, based in New York, founder of SUNU: Journal of African Affairs, Critical Thought + Aestheti... Read More »

FedEx to Send a Record 174 Drivers to National Truck Driving Championships


Each FedEx driver earned the right to compete in the NTDC by winning at state-level truck driving championships.  The American Trucking Associations (ATA) sponsors the NTDC, which is designed to recognize industry leadership in safety and to promote professionalism among truck drivers. “Our mission statement says that safety will be the first consideration in all our operations.” said Frederick W. Smith, chairman and CEO, FedEx Corp.  “The accomplishments of these 174 finalists and the almost 2,000 drivers that competed at the state truck dr... Read More »

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