1:05 pm, February 4th | by Colette McIntyre
Even the Super Dome blackout at last night’s Super Bowl was kind of perfect — it was the only appropriate response to Beyonce’s halftime performance. Unfortunately, the perfection parade failed to extend to the commercial breaks: as always, advertisers chose to fill their premium ad spots with tired jokes about men and women, amirite, we’re here all week. In case you were wisely DVR’d the Puppy Bowl to switch to at commercial breaks, check out our gallery below of the worst offerings from the Super Bowl.
1:45 pm, January 30th | by Sarah Devlin
If you’re anything like us, you’re looking forward to this Sunday as an opportunity to forget about work, eat a lot of dip, and watch two teams of grown men destroy each other. But there’s a dark specter looming over this year’s Super Bowl festivities, and we’re not just talking about the possibility that our idol and spirit guide Beyoncé will be lip-syncing again.
5:46 pm, November 2nd | by Amy Tennery
Stop everything. Are you sitting down? Okay, here goes: turns out that Goldline might be a scam. I know, try to contain your shock.
10:46 am, October 25th | by Amy Tennery
Well, this is awkward.
Credit Agricole Securities banking analyst Mike Mayo was up in arms after allegedly being boxed out of a conference call for Bank of America. He believed that the bank had purposefully shut him out of the call because of… well, there really was no good reason. Which is probably why they didn’t actually do that.
1:17 pm, October 17th | by Hillary Reinsberg
The camera-maker Olympus decided to fire its President last week — it might not have been such a great idea. They’ve already lost $3.2 billion as a result.
4:16 pm, October 12th | by Amy Tennery
You’d think that when someone pulls a corporate cyber prank, it would be at the expense of the target company. Not so today, when a hacker wormed his or her way into the General Motors Wi-Fi connection — but only to say bad things about GM competitors. Really.
2:25 pm, September 19th | by Hillary Reinsberg
A Republican congressman from Louisiana may have just isolated some of his constituency. John Fleming, you see, owns some Subway and UPS franchises — businesses that bring in $6 million a year. But by the time he pays employees, and invests in new equipment, he makes “just a fraction of that.” Aww.
10:24 am, September 15th | by Amy Tennery
Well, here’s something that kind of puts that whole 280,000-person layoff plan in perspective.
An employee who was fired from Bank of America in 2008 has just been awarded a $1 million restitution by the U.S. Department of Labor. Of course, figuring out why she was fired in the first place is a bit of a murky issue.
2:08 pm, September 9th | by Amy Tennery
News Corp’s decision last week to nominate tech venture capital whiz Jim Breyer to its board has been met with near-universal praise. Breyer is well-regarded as a savvy investor and tech insider who’s made smart moves and supported numerous solid companies.
Of course, for one detractor, that’s exactly the problem.
1:21 pm, August 31st | by Hillary Reinsberg
Groupon founder Andrew Mason is a goofy, quirky 20-something who runs a multibillion-dollar company. He’s not alone in this category, but, some would argue, he’s struggling with it more than the others. After two top execs quit the company unexpectedly and a bit of a beating in the press, Groupon is not quite basking in the glory of a few months ago. Is it Mason’s fault?