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Batali buyout in the works
B&B Hospitality Group is ready to move on without co-owner Mario Batali, the New York Business Journal reports. The New York-based firm is looking to buy out the celebrity chef, and the deal is expected to wrap up over the next few weeks. According to The Associated Press, B&B is "actively negotiating" to buy out Batali, who faces sexual misconduct allegations. The news comes in the wake of a "60 Minutes" special in which several alleged victims and witnesses who worked at The Spotted Pig, a restaurant…

Fri, 25 May 2018 13:39:47 +0000

Growth in the craft beer world is changing
The largest regional brewers are being pressed both from larger and smaller brewers.

Fri, 25 May 2018 13:32:13 +0000

Yelp launches campaign targeting Google employees
California-based review site Yelp this week launched a campaign targeting a very specific group of people: Google’s 80,000 or so global employees. The campaign, called Focus on the User, argues that Alphabet-owned Google is hurting its users every time it displays its own search results for local businesses over results from Yelp, TripAdvisor and other local review sites. “Share this message and discuss it with your colleagues. Raise it at TGIF,” a video for the campaign says. TGIF is Google’s…

Fri, 25 May 2018 13:30:09 +0000

Skanska's Portland GM on workforce diversity, artificial intelligence and keeping project costs in check
Tim Johnson took over the top job in Portland last year from long-time local executive Jim Link, who is now Skanska USA's COO.

Fri, 25 May 2018 13:29:54 +0000

​Samsung ordered to pay Apple nearly $540m in patent case
Apple was awarded damages of almost $540m in a unanimous verdict on Thursday, in the latest stage of the iPhone maker’s near seven year patent battle with Samsung.

Fri, 25 May 2018 13:29:47 +0000

Survey: Hispanic business owners more optimistic about their companies' futures
Hispanic owners of small businesses across the country were generally more bullish about their companies' growth than small business owners overall, according to a survey conducted in fall 2017 by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications on behalf of Bank of America Corp. The organization surveyed more than 1,000 owners of companies with less than $5 million in revenue and fewer than 100 employees. Nearly 400 of them self-identified as Hispanic, with many saying Spanish was their primary…

Fri, 25 May 2018 13:29:00 +0000

BET Networks chief Debra Lee steps down
After more than three decades with the company, Debra Lee is leaving her post as chairman and CEO of BET Networks. Her last day will be Monday. The move is just the latest executive change made at a Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) network since Bob Bakish took over as president and CEO 17 months ago. Lee ceded day-to-day oversight of the network aimed at African-Americans in December, when Scott Mills was named president. She will not be replaced, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bakish has…

Fri, 25 May 2018 13:25:57 +0000

Hospital expansion project aims to 'save more lives' in west Dayton
As one hospital prepares to close in west Dayton, another is expanding. Grandview Medical Center, owned by Kettering Health Network, is in the midst of a $25 million expansion project that will double the size of its emergency department. The project will also expand emergency services and create more than 100 jobs at the hospital, which currently employs some 1,700 people. The expansion comes as Good Samaritan Hospital, located about 2.5 miles away from Grandview, is shutting down. The Premier…

Fri, 25 May 2018 13:24:09 +0000

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