Big banks that use their vast financial assets to oppose the fossil fuel industry in the name of reducing climate change are doing damage control as state treasurers and lawmakers take action against woke environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. By taking environmental concerns into account in their investment decisions, large financial firms such as BlackRock , Goldman Sachs , JPMorgan , Wells Fargo and Morgan Stanley are operating what some policy experts, GOP lawmakers, and state treasurers say is an effective boycott of the fossil fuel industry. Republican state treasurers have taken note of this practice, and many are pushing back. In July, West Virginia State Treasurer Riley Moore blocked five major financial firms from doing business in the state. (RELATED: ‘Complete Collapse’: Here’s How ESG Destroyed One Nation’s Economy) “Pursuant to West Virginia Code §§12 1C 1, et seq., the West Virginia State Treasurer is authorized to prepare and … [Read more...] about Wall Street Does Damage Control After GOP Targets Woke Capital
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Last week, McDonald’s confirmed to CNBC that its U.S. test of the McPlant burger has ended. Yes, that means the fast food corporation’s first ever meatless burger is no more, absent any announcement of a nationwide launch. This news may be disappointing news to some fans of the burger, but as a mostly-vegetarian, I say good riddance. When I tried the McPlant burger back in February , when it first launched in Bay Area restaurants , I declared it a McNope. The Beyond Meat patty made with peas, rice and potatoes was lacking in flavor, and its presentation conjured the words "floppy," "soggy" and "gloopy." I concluded that I would only eat it under dire circumstances. So I can't say I'm too sad to see it go. But it is a little disappointing to see how little interest Americans seem to have in eating plant-based burgers. J.P. Morgan analyst Ken Goldman told CNBC that McDonald's employees claimed the burger wasn't selling very well. According to analysis from BTIG , … [Read more...] about McDonald’s discontinued its fake meat burger the McPlant. Good riddance.
This article, Google to Pay Nearly $43M Over Collection of Android Location Data , originally appeared on CNET.com . Australia's consumer watchdog agency said Friday that Google has been ordered to pay AU$60 million , nearly $43 million, by the Federal Court over the collection of location data on Android phones. The fine stems from legal action the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission initiated back in 2019. The ACCC accused Google of "making misleading representations to consumers" about the collection and use of personal location data on Android devices between January 2017 and December 2018. The court previously found that Google misled consumers into thinking " Location History " was the only setting that impacted whether the tech giant collected, kept and used location data, when in fact, the "Web & App Activity" setting also allowed Google to collect some of this information, according to the ACCC. An estimated 1.3 million people with Google … [Read more...] about Google to Pay Nearly $43M Over Collection of Android Location Data
0 Restaurants & Bars Hundreds of Jersey Mike's locations are poised to donate 100 percent of sales to get local athletes to the 2022 Special Olympics. Kristina Houck , Patch Staff Posted Reply SANTEE, CA — For the first time, hundreds of Jersey Mike's locations across California will donate all sales from a single day at the end of the month to the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. The Santee location at 9331 Mission Gorge Road, Suite 110, will participate in "Day of Giving" along with all 311 California stores on March 30. "For the first time ever, the company is donating all proceeds to a single cause when Jersey Mike's restaurants from every state will support Special Olympics athletes throughout the country," according to the company. All month, customers will also have the opportunity to make a donation at more than 2,000 Jersey Mike's stores throughout the U.S. during the 12th annual "Month of Giving" … [Read more...] about Santee Jersey Mike’s To Donate Day Sales To Special Olympics
0 Restaurants & Bars Nurses and teachers can get a free appetizer with any entrée purchase. Kristina Houck , Patch Staff Posted Reply SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — Applebee's restaurants in San Diego County are celebrating nurses and teachers with free food. In honor of National Nurses Day on Friday and Teacher Appreciation Week this week, Applebee's locations owned and operated by Flynn Restaurant Group will offer a free appetizer with any entrée purchase to nurses and teachers. The offer is available through May 15 for dine-in or to go, with proof of a valid work badge. Participating Applebee's restaurants owned and operated by Apple American Group include the following San Diego area locations: Chula Vista: 610 Palomar St. El Cajon: 107 Fletcher Parkway El Cajon: 2508 Jamacha Escondido: 1216 Auto Park Way National City: 3030 Plaza Bonita Road Oceanside: 2146 Vista Way San Diego: 7677 Balboa Ave. … [Read more...] about East County Applebee’s Offering Free Appetizers For Nurses, Teachers
Seventeen-year-old Anthony Templet shocked the nation when he shot his father three times in their Louisiana home. However, the dark secrets that would soon emerge would be even more disturbing. The 2019 murder is the subject of a three-part, Netflix documentary, " I Just Killed My Dad ," which premieres on Tuesday. At the center of the crime is the unassuming four-bedroom, three-bathroom house in a quiet Baton Rouge, LA , neighborhood where Anthony alleges years of abuse and isolation occurred before the situation erupted violently. On June 3, 2019, Anthony said he was sleeping in his room in the house when his father, who was drunk, woke him up around 3 a.m. Burt Templet was going through Anthony's cellphone to see if his son had been communicating with Burt's estranged wife. (She had taken out a 55-page restraining order against Burt, alleging physical abuse and threats.) Anthony claims his father then tried to hit him, but he escaped to his father's bedroom. Anthony … [Read more...] about What Happened to the House of Horrors at the Center of Netflix’s ‘I Just Killed My Dad’ Documentary?