Tim Reynolds, Ap Basketball Writer Updated 2:11 am CDT, Monday, September 16, 2019 Former NBA players Kobe Bryant, left, and Tony Parker talk during the first-place match between Spain and Argentina in the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. Former NBA players Kobe Bryant, left, and Tony Parker talk during the first-place match between Spain and Argentina in the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. Photo: Ng Han Guan, AP Photo: Ng Han Guan, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Former NBA players Kobe Bryant, left, and Tony Parker talk during the first-place match between Spain and Argentina in the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, Sunday, Sept. 15, … [Read more...] about Popularity of NBA in China seems to create endless options
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Matthew Dolan and David Jesse Detroit Free Press Published 9:32 AM EDT Mar 20, 2019 The description of the proposed investment by the University of Michigan read like the fine print few people can fully comprehend. U-M's elected leaders voted in December 2017 to pour as much as $130 million into a new fund to target "mining, distressed opportunities, operating businesses, and commodities or production inputs that exhibit attractive upside potential due to valuation dislocations, transactional complexities, or supply and demand imbalances." Even with all those words, there may have been a surprising ingredient still missing: Bourbon. Records and interviews show the fund's managers at a Canadian private-equity firm are behind a new bourbon operation in Kentucky. Known as IJW Whiskey, the low-profile company has already erected large warehouses in Danville to store the corn-based, barrel-aged whiskey used to make bourbon and have … [Read more...] about University of Michigan may be investing in Kentucky bourbon
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByNeal E. Boudette and Matt Phillips Aug. 7, 2018 Elon Musk has become one of the world’s most prominent chief executives, and a billionaire several times over, by boldly making big bets on ideas that few others thought possible. He started a private rocket company that sends materials into space, and plans to send astronauts soon. He is creating machines to bore giant tunnels through the earth. And Tesla Inc., where he serves as chief executive, has succeeded in creating an Apple-like brand of electric cars. Through it all, he has shown a maverick — some would say arrogant — management style. On Tuesday, he may have outdone himself. In a terse and cryptic Twitter post, he declared that he was ready to take Tesla private. The stock market that made his company worth over … [Read more...] about Elon Musk Says Tesla May Go Private, and Its Stock Soars
Before he ran for office, Donald Trump made millions by selling his name to adorn other people's products. There was Trump deodorant. Trump ties. Trump steaks. Trump underwear. Trump furniture. At one time, there was even a Trump-branded urine test.Now, almost all of them are gone.In 2015, Trump listed 19 companies that were paying him to produce or distribute Trump-branded consumer goods.In recent weeks, only two said they are still selling Trump-branded goods. One is a Panamanian company selling Trump bed linens and home goods. The other is a Turkish company selling Trump furniture.Of the rest, some Trump partners quit in reaction to campaign-trail rhetoric on immigrants and Muslims. Others said their licensing agreements had expired. Others said nothing beyond confirming that they'd stopped working with Trump. Their last Trump goods are now being sold off, often at a discount: One cologne is marked down from $42 to $9.99 for an ounce."Success by Trump," the website says. And below … [Read more...] about Before he ran for office, Trump made millions off his brand. Now his merchandise empire is virtually gone.
At a glance, the two websites bearing the Pandora name appear strikingly similar, showing glittering images of charms, bracelets and earrings. Pandora.net invites shoppers to explore a new Mother's Day collection. Pandorapick.com touts deals, oddly, for New Year's of up to 75 percent off.The first site is real, and the second, offering silver charms for $9.99, is fake.Pandora, a Danish jewelry company with U.S. headquarters in Baltimore, and countless other consumer brands are struggling with the growing problem of counterfeit goods. Companies like Pandora and Under Armour have dedicated internal teams seeking out counterfeiters and turn to law enforcement, lawsuits and other channels to protect their brands, but it's seemingly a game of Whac-A-Mole as one site is taken down, another pops up.Pandora's Brand Protection Team — employees and contractors who root out counterfeit web sites, Facebook pages and Instagram accounts — has taken down the lookalike Pandorapick site … [Read more...] about Growth of online shopping spurs trade in counterfeit products