A judge on Wednesday gave the owner of a downtown Greensburg apartment complex some time to get their elevators up to snuff.
The Tribune-Review reports that the attorneys for the owners of Pershing Square Apartments said that the upgrades they want to do are substantial and will cost them $280,000. The owners, a California-based LLC called “I Choose Not To Run,” came under fire over two code violations, one pertaining to the elevators, the other pertaining to a fire safety and evacuation plan. Judges said that both elevators need to be in service, but only one is and that is suffering overheating because of overuse. Both elevators were up and running in October, and repair crews were hired to upgrade the elevators.
(CNN)Netflix is quickly approaching 150 million subscribers.
Netflix (NFLX) said Thursday that it added nearly nine million new paying subscribers during the final three months of 2018, beating its own expectations of 7.6 million new subscribers.
The service now has 139 million subscribers globally. It expects to add another 8.9 million subscribers in the quarter that ends in March, the vast majority of which are expected to come from strong growth in its international markets.
Expectations were high for the company heading into the holiday quarter report. The stock had soared roughly 50% from its low hit in late December amid a broader market sell-off.
Netflix stock was down about 3% in after hours trading Thursday following the report.
Lampert’s bid, boosted from an earlier $5 billion offer, prevailed after weeks of back-and-forth deliberations that culminated in a days-long bankruptcy auction held behind closed doors. The billionaire’s proposal, made through his hedge fund ESL Investments Inc, will save up to 45,000 jobs and keep 425 stores open across the United States.
Lampert boosted his bid by adding more cash and assuming more liabilities, the sources said. The auction, held at the Manhattan offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, the law firm representing Sears, concluded in the early morning hours of Wednesday.
The decision to close the Robinson site will impact 569 positions and 96 contractors.
The site will be closed over a two-year period to “provide ample time for employees and operations to transition smoothly.”
Part of the official statement is as follows:
“For more than 150 years, Bayer has stood for quality and trust, making innovative products in health and nutrition that improve lives and make a contribution to society. Our employees around the globe work every day to find solutions to a growing and aging population.
“With the acquisition of Monsanto completed last year, we doubled the size of our business in the United States to more than $16 billion in sales, and we now employ more than 20,000 people in 300 locations across the country.
“As part of the work to bring our companies together and significantly improve productivity and profitability, Bayer announced in November 2018 that it will reduce 12,000 jobs globally by 2021.”
ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. (AP) — A small, financially struggling western Pennsylvania hospital has delayed paying its workers.
Biweekly paychecks due Dec. 21 haven’t been distributed, and employees of Ellwood City Hospital say previous paychecks have bounced.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Grant White, CEO of the hospital’s parent company, blamed the delayed paychecks on a “significant backlog” in collections. He predicted the hospital’s finances would improve this month, pledging in a Dec. 28 email to employees that “everyone will get paid for their work.”
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Carb fans, it’s time for a little comfort.
Friday, Jan. 4 is National Spaghetti Day and as with other made-up food holidays, you can take advantage of some savings to mark the day.
Ranker.com, a crowdsourced rankings website, found the 10 most popular types are: fettuccine, tortellini, ravioli, penne, spaghetti, rotini, tortellini, angel hair, linguine, farfalle and elbow macaroni.
A bigger carb-laden holiday is National Pasta Day held Oct. 17 and the month of October is National Pasta Month.
According to Foodimentary.com, the average person in Italy eats more than 51 pounds of pasta every year.
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Amazon.com is planning to expand its Whole Foods Market portfolio by adding more stores to put more customers within its two-hour delivery service range, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing sources.
Whole Foods employees have visited regions of Western North America for potential retail spaces in parts of Idaho, southern Utah and Wyoming where it currently has no stores, the Journal reported, citing a source.
The Sears store at Westmoreland Mall in Hempfield, one of the anchor stores when the mall east of Greensburg opened in 1977, will be shuttered in March, one of 80 closures announced Friday as the once-mighty nationwide retail chain faces liquidation.
The company, which also owns Kmart, has since announced plans to close more than 260 of its roughly 700 remaining stores within the next few months, according to a CNBC report .
An Oregon hotel said it fired two of its employees for “mistreatment” of a black guest who was talking on his phone in the lobby when he was asked to leave a week ago. DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Portland tweeted Saturday they have “terminated the employment of the two men involved.”
A video screen grab from Jermaine Massey’s Instagram post recording the incident at the Double Tree Hotel in Portland, Ore. on Dec. 22, 2018.
They said the men’s actions “were inconsistent with our standards & values.” The hotel didn’t identify the employees.
Jermaine Massey accused the hotel of racially profiling him after a security guard called police to remove him from the lobby December 22. He was staying at the hotel, and his attorneys say they want a public explanation and intend to pursue legal action, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported.
The hotel posted an apology on Twitter, saying the employees involved had been placed on leave and an investigation would be done. A day later, it said two workers were fired.
The security guard told Massey that if he could not provide a room number, he would be asked to leave. The Washington state resident left with an officer, according to a police report. Massey posted a video on social media that shows part of the interaction with the guard.
Saturday’s print run of the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune was affected by a computer virus, with many customers stepping into a chilly sunny morning only to find empty doorsteps. The Times said in a statement that Sunday’s newspaper might also be impacted.
According to the company, malware is suspected.
“We have been actively working with all of the relevant vendors to resolve the systems issues and restore timely service to our customers,” the Times said. “However, it’s likely that the issues will affect the process of printing and delivering the Sunday newspapers as well.”