Mary Winston has earned every right to be celebrated as Bed, Bath & Beyond’s new interim CEO; but we’ve also got to talk about a few things. When Ursula Burns, the first black woman to run a Fortune 500 company, stepped down as CEO of Xerox as of January 2017 after Advertisement Winston has a long history of executive success. She started out as a CPA and auditor at Arthur Anderson & Co., and has gone on to hold executive positions at Giant Eagle Inc., Scholastic Corp., and Pfizer, Black Enterprise reports. Most recently Winston led as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Family Dollar Stores. According to a report from USA Today, Bed Bath & Beyond is facing some obstacles as Amazon’s choke hold on global sales has caused a decline for most retailers’ bottom lines. BB&B even had a round of layoffs earlier this year. Winston said via press release: Together with the Board, including the members of the Business … [Read more...] about Mary Winston Becomes the Next Lone Black Woman to Lead a Fortune 500 Company
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The traditional quaff in the winner’s circle at the Indy 500 may be milk, but as today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Chevy proves, the race’s pace cars have to be a little flashier than a plain old bottle of moo juice. Let’s see how excited you could get over this older Indy pacer’s price. According to Kelly Blue Book, the average transaction price for a new car in 2019 is just north of $37,000. Of course, nobody wants to be average and that’s why used cars like yesterday’s 2015 Porsche Macan S—which also happened to be $37,000—are such an attractive proposition. Advertisement Oh sure, the purists may want to spend their Porsche pennies on something a little lower to the ground, but as was pointed out by many of you in the comments, if you’re going to get on the crossover caravan, the Macan is a fine contender in which to do so. That price tag just sweetened the deal with a narrow 53 percent Nice Price win for the … [Read more...] about At $8,500, Does This 1990 Chevy Beretta Indy Pace Car Deserve A Shot?
Not to be outshone by the flood of Scions and Hondas crowding SEMA, Mazda brought a full range of toys, from cosmetically enhanced Mazda2s up to the time-attack Mazda3 sporting 500 hp from a 2.5-liter four banger. Advertisement The Japanese automaker's SEMA fleet also included a the MX-5 Super20, a race-upgraded Miata designed to mark the 20th anniversary of the original with a Cosworth-massaged engine good for 230 hp. While prepping the time-attack model, Mazda engineers also produced a more sedate Mazda3 turbo sedan that can spin 250 hp at the wheels, suggesting a task the MazdaSpeed division should tackle yesterday. On the less compelling side of the ledger was the Mazda2 dubbed "Evil Attack," designed as a potential series racer. How could something so cute ever be evil? [Mazda] … [Read more...] about Mazda Drops A 500-HP Mazda3 On Las Vegas
When you screw up as hard as Uber has, an apology tour and a passing of the torch only goes so far. According to The Information, the ridesharing company plans to spend up to $500 million this year on ads intended to salvage its image. The ads are part of a larger branding campaign that started rolling out last month in the U.S. with CEO Dara Khosrowshahi promising a better culture for employees, riders, and passengers in TV ads. “One of our core values as a company is to always do the right thing,” he says in one spot. “And if there are times when we fall short, we commit to being open, taking responsibility for the problem, and fixing it. You’ve got my word that we’re charting an even better road for Uber and for those that rely on us every day.” People familiar with the branding campaign told The Information that the ads are “controversial internally” given Khosrowshahi plays such a big role in them and because they have such an … [Read more...] about Uber Will Drop Up to $500 Million on Ads Letting You Know How Truly Sorry It Is
An Ohio man named Bruce Wayne—oh sure it is—has decided to end his streak of eating at his local Chipotle daily after doing so for 500 consecutive days. We could be snarky and cynical and say Wayne’s superpower is his blindness to variety, but you know what? Good for him. He told local TV station WNWO that Chipotle aligns with his diet and that he wanted to break the chain’s record of eating there for 425 straight days. Wayne broke that record on Dec. 30, 2017 and continued through last Wednesday—a streak he documented through his Instagram account. Advertisement And also, Wayne dresses up as Batman for charity appearances and takes care of mentally disabled adults. He seems to be doing more good for this world than any of us keyboard ninjas have, and for that, we raise a burrito in your general direction. … [Read more...] about Area man’s superpower is eating Chipotle for 500 days straight