MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday allowed absentee ballot boxes to remain in place for the Feb. 15 statewide spring primary election for local offices, but said it will decide later about their legality going forward. The court agreed to take the case, as requested by a conservative group, but did not lift a stay on a lower court ruling declaring that no ballot boxes could be in place beyond those at municipal clerk's offices. A state appeals court put the stay in place. “Vacating the stay would also likely cause substantial harm to the defendants and the public interest,” the court said in its decision issued Friday evening. “The February 2022 election process is already underway.” The fight is being closely watched in battleground Wisconsin as Republicans there push to limit access to absentee ballots following President Joe Biden's narrow win over Donald Trump in 2020. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson are on the … [Read more...] about Wisconsin Supreme Court keeps ballot boxes in place for now
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On Wednesday afternoon, Tesla held its fourth-quarter earnings call and offered a road map for the year ahead. On Thursday, the market capitalization of Elon Musk’s electric car company lost over $100 billion . So what catastrophe did Musk disclose on that call? On the contrary, the Tesla CEO had some of the best news about the company, at least from a financial standpoint, in its entire lifetime. The EV maker delivered close to a million vehicles last year, an 87% increase from 2020, despite supply chain issues that walloped other automakers . But more than that, Musk noted , “[Tesla’s] accumulated profitability since the inception of the company became positive, which I think makes us a real company.” Shouldn’t investors be happy that Tesla isn’t simply bleeding money anymore? Well, there was also some bad news. The billionaire also said that four of Tesla’s in-development electric vehicles — the Cybertruck, Roadster, Semi and an unnamed economy EV that will supposedly … [Read more...] about In Elon Musk’s Crystal Ball, Tesla’s Future Lies in Self-Driving Cars, Not Cybertrucks
Hearst Connecticut Media Group is the state’s No. 1 source for local news and the go-to media company offering local businesses in the tri-state area an unparalleled opportunity to a full suite of digital and print marketing strategies. HCMG has just over 300 employees locally with a newsroom of about 160 journalists, the organization serves readers and businesses across Connecticut with more than 20 newspapers and websites, two magazines, an app and multiple other products. See our job opportunities . Meet (some of) the team “I love working at Hearst Connecticut Media Group because the people that make up this organization are the best! This is a great place to not only cultivate your skills but excel at your career. Hearst really knows how to take care of their people and that motivates me every day to perform.” - Divya Johnson, Director of Client Experience and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council Leader “When Hearst Connecticut Media acquired the chain of weeklies … [Read more...] about Hearst Connecticut Media Group careers: Join us for your next job!
At the start of the new year, few documentaries were as widely anticipated as "Janet Jackson," the two-night, four-hour docuseries about the famously private pop star. In recent years, a cultural zeal to correct the record on the scandals of yore and redistribute blame accordingly has refocused the spotlight on the 55-year-old singer and her storied family. Last year, FX and Hulu revisited the 2004 Super Bowl debacle that derailed her career in the New York Times Presents documentary "Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson," which offered little new insight. And in 2019, HBO offered a platform to two of her brother Michael's alleged molestation victims with "Leaving Neverland," which led to a lawsuit from the King of Pop's estate. Janet Jackson, who spent her late adolescence fighting for autonomy over her life and career - a struggle chronicled in her 1986 album "Control," which launched her into the musical stratosphere - is understandably vexed that her public image has … [Read more...] about In ‘Janet Jackson,’ a star famous for her privacy lives up to her reputation
The Texas labor market appears to have rebounded from the pandemic, with rapid population growth driving a demand for jobs. The state ended 2021 with about 13.06 million nonagricultural jobs — about 89,600 more jobs than in February 2020, before the onset of the pandemic, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Unemployment levels have also been on a steady decline in the state and dropped to 5% in December. Data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas shows that the state’s unemployment rate was at 3.7% in February 2020 before it skyrocketed when pandemic restrictions began. The rate climbed to a record high of 12.9% when Gov. Greg Abbott ordered shutdowns in April 2020 to curb the spread of COVID-19. The economic rebound from the pandemic recession in Texas is now outpacing the rest of the country, which experts attribute to population growth as well as the diversification of the economy and the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions. Arizona, Idaho and Utah have also … [Read more...] about Texas now has more jobs than it did before the pandemic hit
5 In a move that has prompted surprise, confusion and perhaps even a little revulsion, Oscar Mayer recently branched out from its vast selection of packaged deli meats and wieners with its new product: a hydrating facial mask inspired by b-o-l-o-g-n-a. The fleshy pink mask has the moist appearance of sliced sandwich meat and is sealed in the company's classic red-and-yellow packaging. Labeling on the package makes it clear, however, that the product is not food. It's a sheet mask designed to evoke the childhood memory of biting eye and mouth holes into a slice of luncheon meat and then wearing it on your face. Nostalgia factor and clever marketing aside, the hydrogel masks are genuine skin-care products and shouldn't be evaluated at, well, face value. So several of my colleagues and I tried them, and I spoke with some skin-care experts who were game to discuss the relative merits of a bologna-inspired face mask. Here are the answers to … [Read more...] about Oscar Mayer wants you to put ‘bologna’ on your face. We had to investigate.
15 BOSTON (AP) — Last-minute shoppers cleared grocery shelves and raided snowblower dealers Friday along the U.S. East Coast ahead of a storm expected to drop heavy, fast-falling snow on some of the nation's biggest metro areas, including Philadelphia, New York and Boston. Officials from Virginia to Massachusetts rushed to declare snow emergencies, impose parking bans and restrict travel in advance of wet snow anticipated to fall as fast as 5 inches per hour. The storm threatened blizzard conditions, high winds and coastal flooding in some areas, along with punishing cold behind it that could leave many people shivering amid power outages. Airlines canceled hundreds of flights in advance. Merrick McCormack was among hundreds who packed a Shaw’s Supermarket in Warwick, Rhode Island, with the entire state under a blizzard warning and officials mobilizing more than 500 … [Read more...] about US East Coast battens down the hatches ahead of blizzard
A new book detailing the history of the Long Beach Grand Prix reveals why former F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone believed losing the race was his “biggest mistake”. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free The first world championship race on the California street circuit was held in 1976. F1 held eight races there are at a time when Ecclestone, in his capacity as head of the Formula 1 Constructors’ Association, was striving to popularise the sport in the USA. However race promoter Chris Pook grew concerned over the steady rise in Ecclestone’s race fees. At a meeting between the two in New York late in 1982, Pook told Ecclestone to reduce his price or they would replace the F1 event with a CART IndyCar race. Ecclestone refused, and Pook agreed terms with CART to take over the race from 1984. In “Chris Pook and the History of the Long Beach Grand Prix”, a new book written by American motor sport author and journalist Gordon Kirby, Pook reveals how Ecclestone made a … [Read more...] about Why F1’s lost foothold in America was Ecclestone’s “biggest mistake” · RaceFans
8 Stocks are falling again in early trading on Wall Street, continuing a miserable opening to the year for markets that has put the S&P 500 on track for its fourth straight weekly loss. That hasn’t happened since September 2020. The benchmark index fell 0.5% in the first few minutes of trading Friday. It’s now more than 10% below the record high it set on Jan. 3. Investors are anxiously watching as the Federal Reserve prepares to withdraw its huge economic stimulus and raise interest rates to fight inflation. Technology stocks bucked the downward trend and moved higher, led by Apple. THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. BEIJING (AP) — Major global stock markets fell Friday ahead of data on U.S. employment costs that might influence Federal Reserve decisions on interest rate hikes to cool inflation. London and Frankfurt opened lower. Tokyo and Seoul advanced while Shanghai and Hong Kong … [Read more...] about Stocks open lower, heading for a 4th straight weekly loss