Papa John's International Inc. founder John Schnatter is going after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, saying weak handling of the league's national-anthem controversy has hammered sales of his pizza. "The NFL has hurt us by not resolving the current debacle to the players' and owners' satisfaction," Schnatter, who serves as the pizza chain's chairman and chief executive officer, said on a conference call. "NFL leadership has hurt Papa John's shareholders."
For those lying awake at night worried about health care, the economy, and an overall feeling of divide between you and your neighbors, there's at least one source of comfort: Your neighbors might very well be lying awake, too. Almost two-thirds of Americans, or 63 percent, report being stressed about the future of the nation, according to the American Psychological Association's Eleventh Stress in America survey, conducted in August and released on Wednesday.
In an ideal world, anyone who experiences harassment at work would head directly to the human resource department. That's where a sensitive, well-trained professional would conduct an "immediate and impartial" investigation followed by "appropriate action to remediate or prevent the prohibited conduct from continuing," in the procedural language preferred by the Society for Human Resource Management, a national trade group.
In the heart of Canada's bread basket, a Richardson International Ltd. processing plant stands as a testament to what may be the country's most successful agricultural experiment.
A new Burger King TV commercial is designed to trigger Google's voice-controlled speakers in viewers' homes, adding a wrinkle to the debate over whether such devices have become too invasive.
Four years ago, Robert Kyncl, YouTube's business lead, confessed a mistake. "I thought that YouTube was like TV. But it isn't," he said at Google's annual advertising show. "YouTube talks back. It's interactive. And YouTube is everywhere."
One of the first tourists to travel in outer space found it to be a bit of a buzzkill. Sure, he loved every minute-even if he was physically miserable part of the time. The next wave of space tourists will need a high tolerance for discomfort.
While Google shuttered its Titan drone project, Facebook is planning to ramp up test flights for its own experimental solar-powered glider. Facebook will begin launching a couple of flights a month of its Aquila drone, Jay Parikh, head of engineering and infrastructure, said in an interview Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Despite President Donald Trump's campaign vows to support American ethanol producers, the $24 billion corn-based ethanol industry finds itself short on allies in the new administration. Trump's nominees to lead the three agencies that have the most interaction with the industry have either criticized the nation's biofuel mandate, known as the renewable fuel standard, or hail from states with influential constituencies opposed to the policy.
Rain has finally been falling hard in California, where reservoirs are filling up fast. After six years of punishing drought, that's obviously a good thing. But it creates a balancing-act challenge for the state's water managers. Keep too much holed up in storage and the system will overflow if the precipitation keeps coming. Open the hatches too much and, if Mother Nature doesn't provide any more deluges, California will be parched when the rain stops.