Nike’s support for Colin Kaepernick protest has some destroying their shoes

Nike’s decision to use Colin Kaepernick as the face of its latest advertising campaign has some sports fans burning with rage. People upset with the move have started setting fire to their sneakers and sportswear to protest Nike using Kaepernick to promote the 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” advertising campaign. The former San Francisco 49er has not played in the NFL since the 2016 season. That year, he began kneeling during the National Anthem to raise awareness about police brutality […]

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Man becomes millionaire after striking deal on scrap paper from Dallas hotel

DALLAS — Two men walk into a bar, but instead of making a drink, they made a deal. No, this isn’t the start of a joke! A couple of guys agreed to go into business together over dinner. The terms were set in stone, or rather some hotel stationary, and the rest is history. The note read, “Three year contract, $100,000, company car, benefits, and then it says 2% of option and that’s essentially the 2% equity deal.” In plain English, […]

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City of Mesquite says flier of Town East Mall closing is fake

MESQUITE — Shopping has become a part of life for many Americans, especially for those here in Texas! So, you can imagine the panic and fear people had when they saw a post floating around social media saying that Town East Mall in Mesquite was closing for good. Well, turns out it was a total fake. The mall released a statement saying, “False information about Town East Mall closing was posted on various social media sites using the City of […]

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Rangers resume relationship with Papa John’s Pizza

ARLINGTON – The Texas Rangers are becoming the first team to re- establish their partnership with Papa John’s Pizza. After former Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter used a racial slur in a recorded conference call during a training session, sports teams started cutting ties with the company. The Rangers released a statement saying: “Based on our experience with Papa John’s, we believe this incident is not reflective of the company’s values or the values of its workers and franchise owners […]

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McDonald’s launches ‘MacCoin’ — but it’s really just a coupon

CHICAGO — To celebrate its 50th anniversary, McDonald’s is launching the “MacCoin,” a “global currency” that will only be offered for a limited time. But it’s really just a coupon. According to a news release from the company, the “first fully food-backed global currency” will be given to customers beginning August 2 when they purchase Big Mac at over 14,000 participating restaurants across the U.S. The coin, which has no cash value and will essentially function as a coupon, can […]

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Popular San Diego taco shop closes due to ‘lack of employees’

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – A popular Mexican food chain in San Diego has closed one of its locations citing a staff shortage. A sign hanging outside Tacos El Gordo on Palm Avenue reads, “closed for lack of employees.” Wednesday night, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher tweeted, “Just another @realDonaldTrump tragedy. I’m not even joking…this is what happens when you can’t find enough qualified taco cooks.” Just another ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ tragedy. I’m not even joking…this is what happens when you can’t find enough qualified […]

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Necco Wafers’ message Sweetheart candies are going bye-bye

DEEP ELLUM — “I love you, crazy for you, be mine,” these are just some of the messages people looked forward to seeing on the little sweetheart candies during Valentine’s Day. But all of that could soon be coming to an end. Apparently, there’s not much of love left since the candy maker and their cousin company, Necco Wafers, have decided to shut down operations. Round Hill Investments says they’re planning to sell Necco Brands, but it hasn’t been made […]

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Mary Kay convention helps women’s empowerment, Dallas economy

DALLAS — When it comes to empowerment, women mean business.  And they’re increasingly getting involved in business. From 1997 through 2017 the number of women-owned businesses in the United States grew 114 percent, and the number of businesses owned by minority women shot up 467 percent!  A big driver of that has been Dallas-based cosmetics company Mary Kay, and the proof is on display right now at its annual convention at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. “It’s so much […]

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City helps teen get permit for hot dog stand instead of shutting it down

Instead of shutting down a teen’s hot dog stand after a complaint, the city helped him start a business. Thirteen-year-old Jaequan Faulkner had been cooking hot dogs outside his home in North Minneapolis to raise money for new clothes, his family said. It’s something he started doing in 2016, but this summer, he got more attention. When someone noticed the stand wasn’t city sanctioned, he was forced to shut down.hot do In an age where black kids are being reported […]

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Texas to pass Iraq and Iran as world’s No. 3 oil powerhouse

Don’t mess with Texas. 🤠 It’s a global oil superpower. 🌎 The shale oil boom has brought a gold rush mentality to the Lone Star State, which is home to not one, but two, massive oilfields. Plunging drilling costs have sparked an explosion of production out of the Permian Basin of West Texas. In fact, Texas is pumping so much oil that it will surpass OPEC members Iran and Iraq next year, HSBC predicted in a recent report. If it were a […]

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