Bebe plans to close its last stores by the end of May – LA Times

omen’s apparel retailer Bebe Stores Inc. said it’s closing its remaining 168 stores, the latest in a string of retailers shutting physical outlets.

Bebe said it expects “to close all of the stores by the end of May,” according to a filing the Brisbane, Calif., firm made this week with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Source: Bebe plans to close its last stores by the end of May – LA Times

Bride and groom booted off United flight in Houston | khou.com

A bride and groom headed to Costa Rica for their wedding got kicked off their United flight out of Houston on Saturday afternoon.

The incident took place on United Airlines Flight 1737 which was headed from Houston (IAH) to Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR).

The couple, along with their friends, were flying from Salt Lake City and had a layover at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Source: Bride and groom booted off United flight in Houston | khou.com

Here’s what United will do differently after the infamous dragging incident

United Airlines will no longer allow crew members to displace passengers who are already seated on a plane.

Under a new policy, which is meant to avoid future public relations disasters like the one the world witnessed earlier this week, airline crews are required to check in at least an hour before a flight leaves, the airline company said. The purpose is to avoid having to find a seat for a crew member after all passengers have already boarded.

Source: Here’s what United will do differently after the infamous dragging incident

$19.8 billion airwaves auction may mean better cell service – Times Leader – timesleader.com

NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers could see more competition and better mobile service after the end of a big U.S. government auction transferring airwave rights from TV broadcasters to companies interested in wireless networks.

The biggest spenders in the Federal Communications Commission’s $19.8 billion auction were T-Mobile with $8 billion, satellite TV company Dish at $6.2 billion and Comcast with $1.7 billion.

The nation’s airwaves regulator ran the auction to help wireless networks keep up as people spend more time on smartphones. The biggest bidders in the last auction, in 2015, were AT&T ($18.2 billion) and Verizon ($10.4 billion).

Source: $19.8 billion airwaves auction may mean better cell service – Times Leader – timesleader.com

More production, more jobs? CMU pitches businesses on robotics in manufacturing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Post-Gazette.com – At the National Robotics Engineering Center in Lawrenceville, two decades of robotics research is on display in the 28 gleaming plaques on the wall: inscribed patents for pieces of technology invented at Carnegie Mellon University.  Now, flush with government money and commitments from private industry, a nonprofit founded at the school is embarking on a new mission: selling the value of robotics and automation to American manufacturing.

Source: More production, more jobs? CMU pitches businesses on robotics in manufacturing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Microsoft announces hardware event for May 2nd in New York – The Verge

Rumors suggest Microsoft could opt to unveil its Windows 10 Cloud operating system, an alternative to Chrome OS that runs Universal Windows Apps. ZDNet reported this weekthat Microsoft’s event is codenamed “Bespin,” a fictional Star Wars planet that includes a “Cloud City.” Sources also tell us that this event will be focused on education, so expect to see any hardware or software be connected to how it can be used in schools.

Source: Microsoft announces hardware event for May 2nd in New York – The Verge

Excela not thrilled over Allegheny Health Network plans to open Westmoreland outpatient center | TribLIVE

This summer, AHN plans to open a 23,000-square-foot outpatient center near Westmoreland Mall in Hempfield. The facility will offer primary care, neurosurgery, orthopedics, esophageal and lung disease treatment, cardiology, colon and rectal surgery and bariatric surgery.

In September, an endoscopy center for gastrointestinal procedures is scheduled to open within the facility.

Source: Excela not thrilled over Allegheny Health Network plans to open Westmoreland outpatient center | TribLIVE

United pledges to review policies on removal of passengers – ABC News

FILE – In this Thursday, June 2, 2016, file photo, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz waits to be interviewed, in New York, during a presentation of the carrier’s new Polaris service, a new business class product that will become available on trans-Atlantic flights. Munoz said in a note to employees Tuesday, April 11, 2017, that he continues to be disturbed by the incident Sunday night in Chicago, where a passenger was forcibly removed from a United Express flight. Munoz said he was committed to “fix what’s broken so this never happens again.” (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

The event stemmed from a common air travel issue — a full flight. United was trying to make room for four employees of a partner airline, meaning four people had to get off.

Source: United pledges to review policies on removal of passengers – ABC News

Wal-Mart is cutting hundreds of jobs to slash costs

The layoffs span Wal-Mart’s international, technology and Sam’s Club businesses.

The layoffs span the company’s international, technology and Sam’s Club divisions. They follow Wal-Mart’s decision to eliminate some 1,000 corporate positions earlier this year, including 200 in its e-commerce division.

A spokesman for the retailer confirmed the job cuts to CNBC, which had originally been reported by Dow Jones.

Source: Wal-Mart is cutting hundreds of jobs to slash costs

Tax reform decoded: What you need to know – Apr. 11, 2017

Discussions about overhauling the tax code will be peppered with tax and legislative jargon. Here are some key terms decoded.

Revenue neutral: “How much will that tax plan cost?” is just another way of asking whether the overall plan will raise less revenue than the current tax code, more revenue or the same amount.

Republicans and the White House may have a hard time muscling through a full tax code overhaul this year. But there will be plenty of debates and mudslinging over tax reform while they try.

And all those rhetorical talkfests will be peppered with tax and legislative jargon. Lots of it.

Source: Tax reform decoded: What you need to know – Apr. 11, 2017

Amazon to hire 5,000 at-home workers in massive hiring binge | KREM.com

Amazon announced Thursday it plans to add 30,000 part-time positions in the U.S. over the next year, part of a massive hiring binge by the online retailing giant.

Concerns have also been raised about the quality of job prospective employees will earn when hired by Amazon. The company has faced complaints and lawsuits tied to working conditions and low wages. In a statement to USA TODAY in January, Amazon spokeswoman Kelly Cheeseman defended Amazon’s culture, saying they are “proud of the work environment and the culture we have.”

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Source: Amazon to hire 5,000 at-home workers in massive hiring binge | KREM.com