Animal Crackers Uncaged In Box Redesign After PETA Pressure

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They’re free! The noble beasts caged for 116 years on boxes of Nabisco’s Barnum’s Animals Crackers now roam the wilderness in a package redesign. Parent company Mondelez International made the move after pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to make over the circus-themed box, which depicted the animals behind bars for more than a century, according to the Associated Press. “Big victories can come in small packages,” the animal rights group wrote ...read more

Arianna Huffington And Elon Musk Debate The Need For Sleep

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Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, and Arianna Huffington, co-founder of HuffPost, engaged in a public debate in recent days over how much sleep people need. In an interview with The New York Times last week, Musk said that the last year had “been the most difficult and painful year of my career” as he struggled to meet Tesla’s production targets. He also revealed that he gets very little sleep, working up to 120 hours a week and relying on Ambien when he m ...read more

Lockheed Martin's #WorldPhotoDay Tweet Backfires

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Lockheed Martin wanted to turn World Photo Day into a publicity stunt, but their efforts backfired spectacularly.  The American defense contractor, which also doubles as the world’s largest weapons manufacturer, asked its followers to share “an amazing photo of one of our products” on Saturday.  Instead the photos they received in response were filled with blood and violence reportedly caused by its products in Yemen. Lockheed Martin deleted the initial tweet hours la ...read more

Tesla Stock Drops As Elon Musk Unloads On 'Excruciating' Year

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Anyone can see that Elon Musk has been having a rough year. The billionaire electric car maker, rocket launcher, tunnel digger and insulter of rescue divers sat down for an emotional interview with The New York Times, laying out recent trials and tribulations that led to a 6 percent stock-price drop on Friday for the car company Tesla, which he co-founded and serves as CEO. “This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career,” Musk told the Times. “It was ...read more

MoviePass Strips Its Service Even More Amid Financial Turmoil

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MoviePass is pulling yet another Hail Mary on its customers. CEO Mitch Lowe, who is struggling to find avenues for profit after a $104 million loss, notified subscribers in an email on Thursday that MoviePass was adding new restrictions. The company has already slashed its service from one movie ticket a day to three movies a month.  The latest change further limits the service by only allowing users to pick from a selection of six film titles, which change day-to-day. The movies ...read more

Make Money From Pot? Then Forget About A Federally Subsidized Loan

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By Sophie Quinton Marijuana legalization at the state level has created a moneymaking opportunity not only for licensed growers and sellers but also for a wide range of ancillary businesses, from publicly traded garden product companies to local print shops. Now a new Small Business Administration (SBA) policy could force some entrepreneurs to choose between serving cannabis clients and getting a federally subsidized loan. In an April policy notice, the federal agency said it won’t approve ...read more