Remote preparation is the new normal for Giants as NFL draft nears
NEW YORK — Giants headquarters right now are in Massachusetts, not to mention New Jersey, New York and countless other states where coaches, executives, scouts and staff are working from their respective homes.For first-year head coach Joe Judge, that means working remotely out of his house in North Attleborough, Mass., where he and his family are still based for the time being, waiting out the coronavirus pandemic.This, according to people familiar with how the Giants are operating, is the new normal.Their Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford is shuttered for the foreseeable f...
New York Daily News
Washington state nonprofit files lawsuit saying Fox News misled viewers about coronavirus
SEATTLE — A little-known Washington nonprofit has filed a lawsuit against Fox News in King County Superior Court, claiming the news station, its parent companies and owners violated the state’s Consumer Protection Act and acted in bad faith by disseminating false information about the novel coronavirus through its television news broadcasts and minimized the danger posed by the virus as COVID-19 began to explode into a pandemic.The suit, filed on behalf of the Washington League for Increased Transparency and Ethics (WASHLITE), alleges Fox News engaged in unfair or deceptive acts by representin...
The Seattle Times
Bryce Miller: For ex-San Diego State kicker Andy Trakas, pain of missed kicks shapes larger legacy
SAN DIEGO — In Principal Andy Trakas’ office at Albert Einstein Academies, two pictures hang on a back wall. One is a shot from the 1964 classic “Zorba the Greek.” The other, an intoxicating seascape of the country’s island gem Santorini.As a kid, Trakas washed pots and pans at Troy’s Greek Restaurant — his family’s business tucked along Mission Gorge. The son of Greek immigrants now oversees the brightly appointed charter school built from the dusty bones of the old Bay View Medical Center in Grant Hill.Each weekday since the coronavirus health crisis shut down schools and isolated families, ...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Amazon execs, in leaked memo, sought to tar fired employee who organized coronavirus walkout
As Amazon grapples with coronavirus infections among workers at a growing number of its facilities, senior leaders sought to discredit the organizer of a walkout in New York this week, according to an internal memo.Amazon general counsel David Zapolsky, in notes from a meeting of top executives circulated within the company and leaked to VICE News, called walkout organizer Chris Smalls — who was fired earlier this week — “not smart, or articulate, and to the extent the press wants to focus on us vs. him, we will be in a much stronger PR position than simply explaining for the umpteenth time ho...
The Seattle Times
GM partners with Honda to make two new electric vehicles at GM plants
DETROIT — GM and Honda have agreed to jointly develop two all-new electric vehicles for Honda.The vehicles will be on GM’s global EV platform powered by proprietary Ultium batteries, but Honda will design the exteriors and interiors. The platform will be engineered to match the way Honda vehicles handle.For GM this is “another step” toward its vision of an all-electric future and will provide a profitable EV business “through increased scale and capacity utilization,” said Doug Parks, GM executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain.About a month ago, GM C...
Detroit Free Press
Judge tosses DraftKings bettors' lawsuit against Astros and Red Sox, but takes swings at each team
NEW YORK — The Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox disgraced baseball — but the cheating teams did not defraud fantasy baseball bettors, a judge ruled Friday.The decision by Manhattan Federal Judge Jed Rakoff took swings at both franchises for the sign-stealing scandal that rocked Major League Baseball, but said the teams’ lies did not rise to a breach of consumer protection laws.“In 2017 and thereafter, the Houston Astros, and somewhat less blatantly the Boston Red Sox, shamelessly broke that rule, and thereby broke the hearts of all true baseball fans. But did the initial efforts of those team...
New York Daily News
Employees at Trump hotel in Chicago among thousands in Illinois laid off in March because of coronavirus
CHICAGO — Almost 300 employees at the Trump International Hotel & Tower were among more than 14,000 layoffs reported to the state in March, most of them related to the new coronavirus’ effect on the economy as companies cut back or closed their doors.Restaurants and hospitality businesses, along with many retailers, have been particularly hard hit since Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a stay-at-home order March 20 to contain the virus’ spread. That order was to expire April 7 but has been extended to April 30.The 14,702 layoffs reported to the state, however, also demonstrate the wide swath...
The Week Ahead: Gauging the early potential of a jobs bounce-back
The American job market has been waylaid by COVID-19. Job cuts have been fast and deep. Almost 10 million Americans filed for first-time unemployment insurance over the past two weeks. Never before as the U.S. labor market experienced such a sharp drop in demand for people.It was a much different story just eight weeks ago. In January, U.S. companies had 7 million job openings. There were more jobs than people looking for work. It was a good time to be looking for work.No longer. In the week ahead, we will begin to see how companies have adjusted to the economic consequences of fighting the sp...
Philadelphia teen fires up his 3D printers to create face shields to donate to hospitals
PHILADELPHIA — Skiing season was over. Golf courses were closed. Baseball was on hold.Louie Beardell was feeling kind of bored, what with his school on spring break and no chance to get outside and play sports with his buddies.He decided to try to save the world.Or one person, anyway. Or maybe 50. Or 100.“My goal is to make 1,000,” said Beardell, 14, of the face shields for area hospital workers that he has been producing using 3D printers in the basement of his parents’ home in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.Beardell and his parents dropped off 25 face shields to Chestnut Hill Hosp...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Coronavirus could derail Cadillac's plan for massive product rejuvenation
This time last year, General Motors’ luxury brand, Cadillac, had just finished moving its headquarters from New York back to Warren, Mich.Cadillac’s leaders wanted to be closer to vehicle designers and engineers as it embarked on an expansive product launch. Cadillac promised to roll out a new vehicle every six months through 2021.The brand’s sales needed a shot in the arm and it had the product plan to do it. Cadillac’s global sales were building momentum and Cadillac boss Steve Carlisle talked about an all-electric lineup by 2030.Cadillac ended 2019 with sales inching up by 1% to 156,246 veh...
Detroit Free Press