McDonald’s to demolish museum commemorating first restaurant

OAK BROOK, Ill. — McDonald’s Corp. has announced it will demolish a suburban Chicago museum that’s a replica of the hamburger chain’s first restaurant.

Ray Kroc built his first restaurant in 1955 in Des Plaines, after franchising the brand from the original owners, Richard and Maurice McDonald.

The Chicago Tribune reports the store was torn down in 1984. McDonald’s Store No. 1 Museum opened the next year, with the original restaurant’s sign out front.

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Uber Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million People

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing firm ousted its chief security officer and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the hack under wraps, which included a $100,000 payment to the attackers.

Source: Uber Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million People

Contractor faces mounting allegations for taking money, not finishing projects

Jenereski said he found out Sheasley wasn’t coming back to complete the work from a subcontractor.

Christian Sheasley, who faces mounting allegations from multiple people claiming he took their money for remodeling jobs and never completed the work, attempted to hide his face as he walked into Magistrate Tom Swan’s courtroom Thursday.

Stanley Jenereski told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 he paid Sheasley more than $27,000 for work in his Gibsonia kitchen.

Source: Contractor faces mounting allegations for taking money, not finishing projects

Bill Gates is Buying Land in Arizona to Build a “Smart City”

The community will integrate technology and high speed data into its infrastructure.

“The new ‘smart city’ to be built by, Belmont Partners will create a forward-thinking community with a communication and infrastructure spine that embraces cutting-edge technology, designed around high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and distribution models, autonomous vehicles and autonomous logistics hubs,” Belmont Partners, the Arizona real state investment company involved in the deal, said in a news release.

Source: Bill Gates is Buying Land in Arizona to Build a “Smart City”

IBM announces 20-qubit quantum cloud computer for public use

IBM on Friday announced a significant upgrade for clients using its quantum computing-based cloud services. Thanks to improvements in superconducting qubit design, connectivity and packaging, IBM is upgrading its online machines to 20 qubit processors.

The company said clients will have online access to the new IBM Q systems by the end of the year with a series of upgrades planned for 2018

Source: IBM announces 20-qubit quantum cloud computer for public use

Walgreens Will Close About 600 Rite Aid Stores

Walgreens will close about 600 Rite Aid stores after their deal closes

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA, +3.11%) said on Wednesday it would close nearly 600 of the 1,932 Rite Aid (RAD, -0.84%) stores it is buying in a $4.375 billion cash deal set to close in the spring of 2018. The company two years ago had planned to buy smaller rival Rite Aid in its 4,500-store entirety but in the face of anti-trust regulators balking in June, instead settled for a downsized deal announced in September. A few Walgreens stores are also being closed.

Source: Walgreens Will Close About 600 Rite Aid Stores

Teamsters pension plan warns thousands of beneficiaries that the checks may get smaller | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

With only 48 cents to cover every $1 in benefits its owes, the Western Pennsylvania Teamsters fund is trying to find a way to stay afloat.

The plan is expected to pay out nearly $129 million in benefits this year but will collect only about $54 million in contributions.

If the current level of benefits is maintained, the fund is projected to run out of money in 2028.

Source: Teamsters pension plan warns thousands of beneficiaries that the checks may get smaller | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant Will Open in Norway

The exterior will be covered by an artificial mussel reef.

Oslo- and New York-based architecture firm Snøhetta is giving us another reason to book a trip to Scandinavia: an underwater restaurant on Norway’s southern coast, about five hours southwest of Oslo. Dubbed “Europe’s very first underwater restaurant” by the firm, the appropriately-named Under will be half-sunken some 16 feet into the sea.

While the building’s primary purpose is as a 80- to 100-person restaurant, Under will also serve as a marine research center.

Source: Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant Will Open in Norway

Toyota scores highest in Consumer Reports reliability survey | Fox News

Toyota and its luxury sister brand Lexus took the top two spots in the latest Consumer Reports reliability rankings, marking the fifth year in a row that one of Toyota’s makes has led the list.

Kia, Audi and BMW filled out the rest of the top five, while Cadillac, GMC, Ram, Dodge and Volvo were ranked the lowest.

Source: Toyota scores highest in Consumer Reports reliability survey | Fox News

Restaurant admits to serving Popeyes chicken, charging $13

The secret to Sweet Dixie Kitchen’s $13 brunch dish? Popeyes chicken tenders.

Yelper Tyler Hiebert discovered the fast food chicken use, writing in an Oct. 9 review that he saw workers at the Long Beach eatery “quickly bring in two large boxes of Popeyes” into the kitchen. Hoping that it was perhaps food for the workers, he ordered the chicken and waffles (noting that it “tasted suspiciously like Popeyes”) and a waiter confirmed that it was Popeyes.

Source: Restaurant admits to serving Popeyes chicken, charging $13

Fitzgerald: Hotel tax would ‘devastate’ Allegheny County | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny County’s top official has begun contacting state leaders to express concern about a proposed hotel tax.

House Republicans shocked the industry when they began floating a plan Tuesday afternoon to tax hotels in the state 5 percent on top of the 6 percent they already pay. Some municipalities and counties, including Allegheny County, also charge taxes on hotel rooms.

Source: Fitzgerald: Hotel tax would ‘devastate’ Allegheny County | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Chicken supplier 2 Sisters suspends operations – BBC News

It comes after allegations that workers had changed slaughter dates at one if its sites.

The Guardian and ITV News claimed an undercover reporter witnessed workers changing the “kill dates” on chickens.

They also allegedly saw meat of different ages being mixed together and codes on crates of meat altered.

In a statement, the company said an internal investigation had shown “some isolated instances of non-compliance” at its plant in West Bromwich.

Source: Chicken supplier 2 Sisters suspends operations – BBC News

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