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Lilly spokesperson Kathryn Beiser and a Justice Department spokesperson declined to comment. The firm also has several lawyers whose reputations would carry weight with the Justice Department and the FDA, including former Attorney General Eric Holder, legal experts said. ANSWERING DIFFERENT QUESTIONSThe company-backed investigation was based on interviews with more than 100 people, the May 20 memo to Lilly employees said. The memo denies the company made false statements to the FDA. The company memo said Lilly couldn’t substantiate allegations that employees faced retaliation for refusing to make false statements.
Persons: Eli Lilly, Mike Segar, Lilly, Burling, Nellie Clark, Kathryn Beiser, Clark, Covington, it’s, , Paul Pelletier, Eric Holder, Gerald Masoudi, Masoudi, Amrit Mula, Mula, Trump, New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez, ” Menendez Organizations: Reuters, U.S . Justice, Company, REUTERS, U.S . Food, Drug Administration, Washington D.C, Covington, Burling LLP, Justice Department, U.S . Securities, Exchange Commission, Justice, U.S, Department, FDA, New, New Jersey Democrat Locations: New Jersey, Branchburg , New Jersey, , New Jersey, Washington, Covington, Mula, U.S
An Eli Lilly and Company pharmaceutical manufacturing plant is pictured at 50 ImClone Drive in Branchburg, New Jersey, March 5, 2021. If the Justice Department concludes that an internal investigation was thorough, it can result in a non-prosecution agreement with few, if any, penalties, the experts said. The firm also has several lawyers whose reputations would carry weight with the Justice Department and the FDA, including former Attorney General Eric Holder, legal experts said. ANSWERING DIFFERENT QUESTIONSThe company-backed investigation was based on interviews with more than 100 people, the May 20 memo to Lilly employees said. The company memo said Lilly couldn’t substantiate allegations that employees faced retaliation for refusing to make false statements.
Persons: Eli Lilly, Mike Segar, LLY.N, Lilly, Burling, Nellie Clark, Kathryn Beiser, Clark, Covington, it’s, , Paul Pelletier, Eric Holder, Gerald Masoudi, Masoudi, Amrit Mula, Mula, Trump, New Jersey Democrat Bob Menendez, Menendez Organizations: Company, REUTERS, U.S . Justice, Reuters, U.S . Food, Drug Administration, Washington D.C, Covington, Burling LLP, Justice Department, U.S . Securities, Exchange Commission, Justice, U.S, Department, FDA, New, New Jersey Democrat, Thomson Locations: Branchburg , New Jersey, New Jersey, , New Jersey, Washington, Covington, Mula, U.S
Eventually that barrier fell and McGuffey joined the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office in 1983. But the sheriff’s office still suspended her for five days without pay. In 2019, she declared her candidacy for sheriff of Hamilton County, which covers the southwestern corner of Ohio, including Cincinnati. She won the general election in November, becoming the first lesbian sheriff in Ohio history, according to the LGBTQ Victory Institute. The Covid-19 pandemic swept the state — including Hamilton County jails, the third-largest jail system in the state.
Persons: Charmaine McGuffey, weren’t, McGuffey, , , McGuffey belittled, Sheriff Jeff Neil, Susan Dlott, Neil, ” McGuffey, ” Charmaine McGuffey, Christine Sandusky, Tyler Smetts Organizations: Sheriff’s Office, NBC, Sheriff, Cincinnati Enquirer, Democratic, LGBTQ Victory Institute, , Sheriff’s, Community Affairs Division, Board, Twitter, Facebook Locations: Cincinnati, Hamilton, Covington , Kentucky, Ohio, U.S, Hamilton County
Eli Lilly logo is shown on one of the company's offices in San Diego, California, U.S., September 17, 2020. Lilly said it had previously engaged external counsel to conduct an independent investigation of certain allegations relating to the Branchburg plant. The Justice Department inquiry, which involves U.S. prosecutors and other officials in New Jersey and Washington, began in recent weeks, the three people said. Justice Department and FDA representatives in Washington had no immediate comment on the probe. “This is a big deal,” Lynn said of the Justice Department decision to launch a criminal probe of Lilly, echoing three industry and regulatory experts interviewed by Reuters.
Persons: Eli Lilly, Mike Blake, Lilly, Steven Lynn, ” Lynn, , Trump, Amrit Mula, Mula, Lydia Wible, Wible, Burling, Gerald Masoudi Organizations: REUTERS, . Justice Department, U.S . Food, Drug Administration, Reuters, Justice Department, The, Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New, New Jersey U.S, FBI, Manufacturing, ‘ OFFICIAL, FDA, Covington, Burling LLP, Thomson Locations: San Diego , California, U.S, Branchburg , New Jersey, New Jersey, Washington, Branchburg, Covington
The US opened a criminal probe into an Eli Lilly plant that makes COVID-19 vaccines and other drugs. The FDA has been looking into the plant for alleged manufacturing violations for over a year. An ex-FDA head said the US rarely seeks criminal charges from manufacturing violations: "This is a big deal." The Justice Department inquiry, which involves U.S. prosecutors and other officials in New Jersey and Washington, began in recent weeks, the three people said. Justice Department and FDA representatives in Washington had no immediate comment on the probe.
Persons: Eli Lilly, Lilly, Read, Steven Lynn, Lynn, Trump, Amrit Mula, Mula, Lydia Wible, Wible, Burling, Gerald Masoudi, Marisa Taylor, Mike Spector, Dan Levine, Michele Gershberg, Julie Marquis Organizations: US, FDA, US Justice Department, US Food and Drug Administration, Reuters, Justice Department, The Justice Department, The, Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New, New Jersey US, FBI, Manufacturing, Covington, Burling LLP, Washington , D.C Locations: Branchburg , New Jersey, New Jersey, Washington, Branchburg, Covington, Washington ,, New York, San Francisco
Vrbo is appealing to Airbnb hosts with new programs and ad campaigns. "We have a muscle to continue to add hosts, but we can also convert guests to hosts. But Vrbo hasn't been shy about its desire to steal market share from — and attract hosts from — Airbnb. At the end of April, Vrbo released a series of ads that explicitly compared the brand with its biggest competitor, citing trends indicating that, in contrast to Airbnb, Vrbo guests are often larger groups looking for family getaways. The idea is to increase visibility for these new Vrbo hosts, while helping them to charge higher rates than hosts who are starting fresh.
Persons: Mike Clinton hadn't, I've, It's, Brian Chesky, Chesky, Jeff Hurst, it's, Vrbo hasn't, Clinton, Vrbo, you'll, Robert Mollins, Gordon, Hurst, haven't, You've, Stacey Paretti Rase, Lacroix, They're, , The Lacroix, Airbnb, Rase, Mike Clinton, Airbnb Clinton, Jamie Lane, Gordon Haskett Organizations: Insider, Service, Securities and Exchange Commission Locations: Twin Lakes , Wisconsin, The Wisconsin, Illinois, Wisconsin, , AirDNA, Covington , Louisiana, Vrbo, Airbnb, The
Former CBS CEO Les Moonves, who left the media company in 2018 amid sexual harassment and assault allegations, has dropped an attempt to claim a $120 million severance award. CBS' board had hired Covington & Burling, along with Debevoise & Plimpton, to conduct an investigation into whether Moonves had violated the terms of his employment. "Leslie Moonves, CBS and a contractor to CBS have​ resolved their disputes," Moonves and ViacomCBS said in a joint statement. There will be no further comment regarding this settlement by Mr. Moonves or CBS." The CBS board determined in December 2018 that Moonves breached his contract and intentionally didn't cooperate with an internal investigation.
Persons: Les Moonves, Moonves, ViacomCBS, Covington, Plimpton, Burling didn't, Leslie Moonves, Shari Redstone Organizations: CBS, Viacom, Covington, Debevoise, New York Times, Company, Forbes Locations: Burling, U.S
Armadas of trucks heading southeast from three major interstate highways all come together in Cincinnati to traverse the four southbound lanes of the Brent Spence. The bridge is part of a corridor that, according to one study, contains the second-most congested truck bottleneck in the United States, ranking behind Fort Lee, N.J., home to a perennially clogged interchange leading to the George Washington Bridge into Manhattan. “It’s all the trucks,” said Al Bernstein, who lives in Covington, the smaller city on the Kentucky side of the bridge, and whose wife refuses to drive over it. President Barack Obama made a speech in front of the bridge in 2011 as he pitched a major jobs and public works plan. “I remember when McConnell started becoming a big person in Washington, we were like, ‘Oh, this is great.
Persons: Brent Spence, George Washington, , , Al Bernstein, , Barack Obama, Donald J, Trump, McConnell, ’ ”, Paul Long, Boehner, John A, , , Jack Abramoff Organizations: Fort, , antispending Tea Party, Republican Party Locations: Cincinnati, United States, Fort Lee, N.J, Manhattan, Covington, Kentucky, Kentucky , Ohio, Washington
For decades, the law — originally designed to fight Nazi propaganda — was rarely enforced. "FARA is definitely having its moment in the spotlight now," said Robert Kelner, chairman of law firm Covington & Burling LLP's election and political law practice. Bettmann/Getty ImagesFARA was designed to fight Nazi propagandaPresident Franklin Roosevelt signed FARA into law in 1938 to "combat the spread of hidden foreign influence through propaganda in American politics." FARA's increased prominence is also a "product of our time" where there's "a fear of foreign influence in the United States across many fronts," Kelner said. Under the Trump administration, top Justice Department officials signaled that the department would more regularly turn to its civil authority to drive disclosures of foreign influence efforts.
Persons: Rudy Giuliani's, FARA, , Rudy Giuliani, Robert Kelner, Franklin Roosevelt, Bettmann, George Washington, wiles, Washington, David Laufman, Wiggin, Dana, FARA —, Robert Mueller III, Kelner, Sarah Silbiger, Giuliani, Trump, Paul Manafort, Manafort, Donald Trump, Zuberi, Michael Flynn, Rick Gates, Elliott Broidy, Skadden, Flom, Laufman, Department countersued, Brandon Van Grack, Van Grack, Jennifer Kennedy Gellie Organizations: FBI, Covington, Foreign, FARA Lawmakers, Congressional Research Service, Justice Department, Department of Justice, The Washington, Getty, Washington DC, America's, Trump National Security, Trump, Republican, Justice, Broadcasting, The, Department, RM Broadcasting, Justice Department's Locations: FARA, United States, Ukraine, Russia, Alexandria , Virginia, Washington, Sri Lanka, Slate, Manhattan, New York City, Florida, Russian
Progressives say Biden has not nominated enough judges that have professional diversity. Biden's goal to promote professional diversity among appellate judges has elevated some candidates and torpedoed others. In terms of diversity, whether its racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, or professional diversity, it is just simply not reflective of the diversity of America," she said. Dana Remus, now the White House counsel, reinforced the incoming Biden administration's commitment on professional diversity in a December letter to senators. But Rheingold said he remains confident in the Biden administration's interest in professional diversity in spite of his disappointment with the first slate.
Persons: Biden, Regina Rodriguez, Joe Biden's, PIRG, Rodriguez, — Wilmer, Dorr —, Sen, Michael Bennet, Donald Trump, — Goodwin Procter, Morrison, Foerster, Ellis, Tiffany Cunningham, Perkins, Candace Jackson, Zuckerman, Ann Claire Williams, Jiny Kim, Dana Remus, Remus, Ketanji Brown Jackson, It's, Deepak Gupta, Gupta, Karla Gilbride, Terrell McSweeny, Obama, Department's, Jonathan Sallet, David Frederick, Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel, Frederick, HuffPost, Justice Leondra Kruger, Joe Biden, OLIVIER DOULIERY, Wilmer Hale, Cunningham, She's, Jackson, Zuckerman Spaeder, Zahid, Riker Danzig, Margaret Strickland, McGraw & Strickland, Strickland, Biden's, Maggie Jo Buchanan, who's, Linda Jun, Ira Rheingold, Rheingold, it's Organizations: Progressives, Democratic Party, Financial Reform, Consumer, Kirkland, Appeals, Seventh Circuit, Circuit, Justice Department, Federal Justice Center, American, Asian American Justice Center, White, Obama White House, Court, District of Columbia, DC Circuit, Supreme, National Association of Consumer, House, Trump, Public, Google, Democratic, Big Tech, Justice, Biden, Federal Trade Commission, Covington & Burling, Politico, National Football League, Shell Oil Company, California Supreme, Airforce, Getty, Federal Circuit, McGraw &, Center for American Progress, Biden White Locations: Mexican, American, Colorado, Cutler, Pickering, Hale, Chicago, Wilmington , Delaware, AFP, New Jersey, New Mexico
Each day, some 160,000 cars and trucks cross the Brent Spence Bridge, which carries commuters and freight over the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Covington, Kentucky. Now it’s Biden’s turn, and the American Jobs Plan he unveiled last month has given Brent Spence boosters fresh optimism. The president’s proposal would fix the 10 “most economically significant bridges.” Brent Spence advocates cite a 2009 study that found hundreds of billions of dollars of freight crossed each year. “I am pushing to get the Brent Spence Bridge included in that infrastructure plan,” Kentucky Gov. "I can't imagine that somewhere in a multitrillion-dollar bill there wouldn't be money for the Brent Spence Bridge," McConnell said in Erlanger, Kentucky.
Persons: Joe Biden's, Brent Spence, That’s, Barack Obama, Obama, Ohio’s John Boehner, Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, ” Brent Spence, , Andy Beshear, Matt Bevin, Biden, Trump, ” Ed Mortimer, ” McConnell —, Elaine Chao, , Kamala Harris, McConnell, Boehner, , Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, ” Cranley, we've, Joe Meyer, Covington, He’s, Meyer, ” Meyer Organizations: Republican, Senate, United Nations, American Jobs Plan, American Transportation Research Institute, Kentucky -, U.S . Chamber of Commerce, GOP, Republicans, Cincinnati Mayor, Democrat Locations: Ohio, Cincinnati, Covington , Kentucky, South, Kentucky, Kentucky - Ohio, Covington ., U.S, Washington, Erlanger , Kentucky, Michigan, Florida, China, Covington
Johnson & Johnson confirmed the changes, saying it was “assuming full responsibility” for the vaccine made by Emergent. Unlike Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca does not yet have emergency F.D.A. None of the Johnson & Johnson doses made by Emergent have been released by the F.D.A. Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca both contracted with Emergent to use the space. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is one dose; AstraZeneca’s vaccine is two doses.
Persons: Biden, Kamala Harris, Biden’s, Carlos Osorio, Pete Buttigieg, Marcia L, Fudge, Gina Raimondo, Jennifer M, Granholm, Martin J, Walsh —, Mr, Camp David, , Roger Wicker, , Roy Blunt, Blunt, ” Mr, haven’t, Zolan Kanno, Youngs, Nicholas Fandos, Ron Wyden, Anna Moneymaker, Sherrod Brown of, Mark Warner of Virginia, Donald J, Janet L, Yellen, Brown, Warner, Wyden, Trump, Clarence Thomas’s, Doug Mills, Clarence Thomas musing, Thomas’s, Thomas, ” Biden, Amr Alfiky, , William Evans, Noah Green, Evans, Michael Reynolds, Noah R, Green, Louis Farrakhan, Brendan Green, ” Nicholas Fandos, Giulia McDonnell Nieto, Nicole Craine, Andrew Young, Young, Young’s, Andrea, Ed Bastian, Bastian, Rich Lesser, Mitch McConnell of, Miguel Leonardo, David Serrano, Lucy Hewett, James P, Stacy Dean, Andrew Harnik, ” Ms, Mark Warner of, Yellen's, Ms, Stefani Reynolds, Koch, , Johnson, Jim Lo Scalzo, Janet Woodcock Organizations: Infrastructure, California, , Labor, Camp, American Jobs, Republican, Press, Republicans, White, “ Fox, Fortune, Democratic, Democrats, Oregon, ., The New York Times, Oregon Democrat, Twitter, New York Times, Video, Credit, Associated Press, NORC, for Public Affairs Research, America, Central America, Capitol, U.S, Capitol Police, Christopher Newport University, Police, Washington, Alleghany High School, Facebook, Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio, Corporations, Delta Air Lines, Trump, Companies, Boston Consulting, Black, Major League Baseball, clarion, Mr, Delta, New, of, University of Kentucky, Agriculture Department, Democrats ’ coalition, Chicago Council, Global Affairs, White House, Competitiveness, , Organization, Economic Cooperation, Development, Washington . Credit, Prosperity Foundation, Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, Johnson, AstraZeneca, Department of Health, Human Services, Emergent, Strategic, Food and Drug Administration, Pfizer, BioNTech, Health, Human Services Department, “ Centers for Innovation, Manufacturing Locations: Oakland, U.S, Troy, Mich, Washington, Mississippi, Missouri, United States, Oregon, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, America, Mexico, Central, Virginia, Botswana, Covington , Va, Newport News, Va, Georgia, Atlanta, Delta, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, , of Chicagoland, Chicago, Mark Warner of Virginia, Washington ., California, Baltimore, Maryland
Starbucks bags with free items, in recognition of the Starbucks coffee shot that is slated to go in at the CollegeTowne location, Reading, Pennsylvania, January 12, 2021. Starbucks said on Wednesday that it has resolved allegations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission about alleged racial bias in its employee promotions, based on data from 2007 through 2011. The agreement with the federal agency was disclosed in Starbucks' third annual Civil Rights Assessment from the law firm Covington & Burling. A Starbucks spokesperson said that the company was engaged in on-and-off dialogue with the EEOC before reaching the agreement earlier this year. Earlier in March, Starbucks promoted Dennis Brockman to the role of global chief inclusion and diversity officer.
Persons: Kevin Johnson, Johnson, hadn't, Dennis Brockman Organizations: Starbucks, Commission, Covington Locations: Reading , Pennsylvania, Burling, Covington, Philadelphia
And it raises questions about the future of any pending child abuse cases that hinge on her expert medical findings, legal experts said, possibly opening the door for parents or their lawyers to challenge the state’s case against them. Kathryn Mueller, a Seattle Children’s spokeswoman, confirmed that the hospital pulled Woods from the list on Feb. 19, following her departure from Mary Bridge. “Mary Bridge is a private company and does not have the same obligation. “Our five division chiefs who oversee child abuse and neglect cases are aware of the concerns that have been publicized,” Brionna Aho, the spokeswoman, said. After learning about Woods' departure from Mary Bridge, she said she hopes authorities will take another look at the evidence.
Persons: Elizabeth Woods, Woods, Mary Bridge, Mary, Marce Edwards Olson, Edwards Olson, Woods “, ” Woods, , ‘ Dr, Elizabeth Woods ” —, Nancy Gutierrez, Kathryn Mueller, Mueller, , Chad Enright, Mary Bridge’s, Megan Carter, Carter, Susan Amini, ” Carter, Ellie, Jovelle Tamayo, It's, it’s, , Brionna Aho, Baylen Armendariz, Taylor Mirfendereski, Armendariz, she’ll, she's, ” Taylor Mirfendereski, Mike Hixenbaugh Organizations: KING, NBC, Children’s, Bridge, NBC News, Protective Services, Child Protective Services, Washington state’s Department of Children, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Prosecutors, Kitsap County Prosecutor’s, Washington State, General’s Locations: Seattle . TACOMA, Washington, Tacoma, Seattle, Pierce County, Thurston County, King County, Kitsap County, Covington, Wash, Tacoma , Washington, Houston
The Federal Election Commission may allow members of Congress to hire private security using campaign cash. If it rules in favor of the NRCC and NRSC, the FEC has proposed limiting campaign spending on private security guards to two years. But Hodes told Insider there should be regulation of proposed private security. Currently, there are no rules that expressly prohibit lawmakers from using donor cash to hire private security guards. Extra protection can be granted to congressional members based on threats.
Persons: NRSC, Brett Kappel, they're, Kerrey, you've, Paul Hodes, Gabrielle Giffords, , Hodes, Robert Nickelsberg, Giffords, Steve Scalise, Sandler Reiff Lamb, David Jolly, Jolly, Bob Lenhard, Ann Ravel, Ravel, Bradley Smith, Smith Organizations: FEC, National Republican Senatorial Committee, National Republican Congressional, Democratic, FBI, Capitol, Rep, Democrat, Republican, US Capitol Police, US Air Marshals, Capitol Police, Senate, Burling LLP, Institute, Free Locations: fatigues, Nebraska, Omaha, New Hampshire, Washington , DC, Arizona, Louisiana, House, Covington
At trial, Joplin testified that Kensu had enthusiastically described how he killed Macklem and constructed an “airtight” alibi to cover his tracks. According to testimony, detectives searched for evidence that Kensu hired a plane, including poring through airport and airline records in Escanaba and Port Huron. Ultimately, however, investigators never discovered any evidence that Kensu flew to Port Huron: no flight records, receipts, or witnesses. But when he tried to back out, an assistant prosecutor “exploded.”“He said ‘No, it’s too late for that man,’” Joplin said the assistant prosecutor told him, according to an interview transcript. Private investigators, including a retired detective from the Port Huron Police Department, also uncovered major revelations.
Persons: Cleland, Kensu, , Rene Gobeyn, Gobeyn, Phillip Joplin, Joplin, Macklem, , ” Joplin, ’ Kensu, wasn’t, Michelle Woodworth, Woodworth, Paul DeMars, DeMars, John Manelli, ” Syed, Robert Evans, Evans, “ Somebody’s, Detectives, Scott Macklem, Fred Freeman, , Kensu’s, ” Woodworth, David Dean, Dean, “ I’ve, it’s, ’ ” Joplin, ‘ We’ve, you’re, Herb Welser, ” Welser, that’s, Marissa Boyers Bluestine, ” Kensu, Denise Hood, Prosecutors, Hood’s, Paula Randolph, Handout Kensu, Gretchen Whitmer, Macklem’s, Merrill, Freeman, Scott, Mike Wendling, Wendling, ” Wendling, Wayne, Kym Worthy, Dana Nessel, Wayne County’s, CIU, Covington Watkins Organizations: Big Boy, Escanaba . Employees, K, Private, Port Huron Police Department, Port, Quattrone Center, Fair Administration, Justice, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Michigan's Macomb Correctional, Gov, NBC News, Prosecutors, Attorney, Michigan Attorney General’s Locations: Kensu, Escanaba, Escanaba ., Port Huron, Mich, Escanaba and Port Huron, Escanaba’s, Joplin, Michigan, St, Clair County, Michigan's Macomb, , U.S, Wayne County, Virginia, New Jersey
Top staff at the Obama Foundation are in line for leadership posts at the Treasury Department. Treasury's incoming deputy general counsel, Addar Levi, assisted the Obamas with their Netflix and Spotify deals. The foundation's president, Wally Adeyemo, is waiting to be confirmed as deputy Treasury secretary. As the Obamas' personal office lawyer, Levi helped the former president and first lady ink recent production deals with Netflix and Spotify. She became the foundation's general counsel in 2019 following the departure of Dana Remus, who left to join Biden's campaign and now serves as White House counsel.
Persons: Addar Levi, Wally Adeyemo, Biden, Levi's, Obama, Janet Yellen, Levi, Adeyemo, Dana Remus, Remus, Samuel Alito, Biden's, Getty, Neil Eggleston, Eggleston, Kirkland, Ellis Organizations: Obama, Treasury Department, Netflix, Spotify, Obama Foundation, Chicago, Democratic, White, University of North, Obama White House, Covington, White House, Treasury, National Economic Council, Internal Revenue Service, Asbury Park Press, Personnel Management Locations: University of North Carolina, Burling, China
Trump resort revenue sank as pandemic spread: financial disclosure
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Pete Schroeder | ) sentiment -0.97   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: A construction dump truck sits unattended outside the Trump International Hotel in Washington, U.S., December 2, 2020. For example, the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., brought in $15.1 million in revenue in 2020 and the first three weeks of 2021, according to Trump’s disclosure. The circumstances were similar at Trump property in Las Vegas, which saw revenues decline 60.5% to $9.2 million and at his Florida golf course, Trump National Doral, revenue down 42.7% to $44.2 million. Revenue at that property, which Trump frequently used to host political allies and foreign dignitaries, climbed 13% year-on-year to reach $24.2 million. It also included a number of gifts Trump received as president, including an Ultimate Fight Championship belt, valued at $650, from Colby Covington, a Trump-friendly fighter.
Persons: Tom Brenner, Donald Trump’s, COVID, Trump, Colby Covington Organizations: Trump International Hotel, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, Washington , D.C, Trump National Doral, Revenue, Screen, Trump Locations: Washington , U.S, Washington ,, Trump, Las Vegas, Florida, Lago, Palm Beach , Florida
Apple CEO Tim Cook gifted Trump a Mac Pro from a factory in Austin, Texas, worth $5,999. The former president and the Apple CEO enjoyed a close working relationship for most of Trump's tenure, with Cook calling Trump directly. David Enrich of The New York Times pointed out on Twitter that one of the gifts disclosed was a Mac Pro from Apple CEO Tim Cook, valued at $5,999. In the executive disclosures, the gift from Cook is recorded as "Mac Pro Computer, the first created at the Flex Factory in Austin Texas." However, the claim that it's the first Mac Pro manufactured at the facility is dubious.
Persons: Tim Cook, Trump, Cook, Donald Trump, David, Cook —, Hillary Clinton, , Dennis Muilenburg, Colby Covington Organizations: Apple, Mac, Capitol, New York Times, The New York Times, Twitter, Fox Business, Trump, Apple Watch, Flex, Computer, Flex Factory, Mac Pro, Pro, Generation, Boeing, Trump International Locations: Austin , Texas, Trump, Texas, America, Austin Texas, Iwo Jima, Mar
Entrepreneurs and freelancers have long relied on coworking spaces to run their businesses. These changes include more virtual coworking sessions, more permanent home offices, and unique spaces like Airbnbs, hotels, and boats. Virtual coworking sessions are already on the riseMegan Marrs, founder and CEO of the dog care resource business K9 of Mine, has been a part of several coworking groups over the years. "Virtual coworking has already become a popular practice for digital nomads, who are constantly relocating from place to place and therefore don't usually join traditional coworking spaces," Marrs said. Krystal CovingtonThe consultant moved all meetings of her networking organization online, canceling her events at the coworking space she'd been using.
Persons: Deskmag, Megan Marrs, Marrs, I've, , Aliaga, Krystal Covington, Covington, Bill Dodd, FlexJobs, Dodd, Sunkee Lee, Lee, that's, Baron Christopher Hanson, who's, Hanson, Christopher Hoyt, Hoyt, Stacy Caprio —, Caprio, Agarwal, Alex Cohen, Cushman, Wakefield's, Cohen, Michael Elkins, Elkins Organizations: coworking, Unconference, Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business, FedEx, Compass, Labor Locations: Real, COVID, Denver, multifamily, Tacoma , Washington, Boston, Fort Lauderdale
Apple CEO Tim Cook once gave President Trump a $5,999 Mac Pro
  + stars: | 2021-01-21 | by ( Samantha Murphy Kelly | Cnn Business | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
(CNN Business) In a new financial document released just hours after he left the White House, former President Donald Trump disclosed Apple CEO Tim Cook once gave him a $5,999 Mac Pro computer. did not respond to a request for comment on whether it was the first Mac Pro computer out of the factory, but the timing seems unlikely. While the Mac Pro is a costly gift, it's the baseline cost of the current 2020 model. All in, a Mac Pro can cost up to $62,571Cook and Trump had cultivated an unlikely relationship during Trump's presidency, from dinners to appearing with Ivanka Trump to promote education. After Trump famously called Cook "Tim Apple" at a White House event, the CEO changed his name to that on Twitter.
Persons: Donald Trump, Tim Cook, Trump, Bill Ford, Derek Sprague, Colby Covington, Trump's, Ivanka Trump, Cook, Tim Apple Organizations: CNN, White, Apple, Mac Pro, Flex Factory, Mac, Flex Ltd, Austin, US Golf Association, Cook, Twitter Locations: Austin , Texas, United States
(Reuters) - While major corporations and some law firms stopped contributions to lawmakers after the deadly Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol, few of the legal industries’ most powerful political spenders have publicly taken similar steps. All ten firms gave to at least one of the Republican lawmakers who voted against certifying Biden’s election victory in the hours following the riot, according to OpenSecrets. The financial impact of law firm political contributions is “a drop in the bucket,” said Michael Miller, an assistant professor of political science at Barnard College, in an email. Squire Patton Boggs and Holland & Knight, which have substantial lobbying arms, froze all contributions, while Cozen O’Connor halted contributions to lawmakers who voted against certifying Biden’s victory. Neither did Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough and Maynard, Cooper & Gale, whose political action committees also rank among the top ten for law firms.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden’s, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer, Feld, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, OpenSecrets, , Michael Miller, Squire Patton Boggs, Cozen O’Connor, Covington, Biden, Brownstein, ” Akin Gump, ” McGuireWoods, Nelson Mullins Riley, Cooper, Gale, Gates Organizations: Reuters, U.S . Capitol, Washington , D.C, Center for Responsive, Republican, Democratic, PAC, American Association for Justice, Barnard College, Holland, Knight, Legislative Affairs, , Scarborough Locations: Covington, Burling, Washington ,, Maynard
Crowell & Moring, DLA Piper and more than a dozen other law firms called on Vice President Mike Pence to remove President Trump from office. Like most businesses, law firms try to keep their reputations clean. Seyfarth, a full-service law firm whose lawyers have represented Trump's business in various civil lawsuits, decided last week to drop the Trump Organization as a client. "Law firms are becoming more like public companies," said Deborah Farone, a marketing consultant who worked at top firms like Cravath and Debevoise. Stephen Gillers, a legal ethics professor at New York University, said law firms have been raked over the coals before, targeted by both the left and right.
Persons: Crowell, DLA Piper, Mike Pence, Trump, Cozen O'Connor, Seyfarth Shaw, Richard Nixon, Donald Trump, Porter Wright, Snell, Wilmer, MAGA, Trump's, Richard Kendall, Kendall Brill, Kelly, Theodore Boutrous, Gibson Dunn, hasn't, Boutrous, Jim Acosta, Mary Trump, sully, Martin Grego, Kendall, Pence, Moring, Deborah Farone, Squire Patton Boggs, Pat Cipillone, Pat Cipillone , New York litigator Marc Kasowitz, Jay Sekulow, Pam Bondi, Pat Philbin, Eric Herschmann, Bill Clinton, Clinton, Nixon, Mudge Rose, James St, Paul Weiss, Read, Stephen Gillers, Charles Stimson, Reed Galen, Galen Organizations: Moring, Trump Organization, Jones, Big Law, Center for Responsive, Kendall, Trump, CNN, Trump Administration, Law, Crowell, Bloomberg, White, Williams, Connolly, Burling, New York Times, New York University, Pentagon, Exxon, Lincoln Locations: Los Angeles, Pat Cipillone , New York, Florida, Covington, Washington, Clair, WilmerHale, Guantanamo, United States
Michigan plans to charge ex-Gov. Rick Snyder in Flint water probe
  + stars: | 2021-01-12 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is sworn in to testify before a House Oversight and government Reform hearing on "Examining Federal Administration of the Safe Drinking Water Act in Flint, Michigan, Part III" on Capitol Hill in Washington March 17, 2016. The AP could not determine the nature of the charges against Snyder, former health department director Nick Lyon and others who were in the Snyder administration. At the same time, bacteria in the water was blamed for an outbreak of Legionnaires'. The outbreak was announced by Snyder and Lyon in January 2016, although Lyon conceded that he knew that cases were being reported many months earlier. By June 2019, the entire Flint water investigation was turned upside down.
Persons: Rick Snyder, they're, Snyder, Nick Lyon, Courtney Covington Watkins, didn't, Lyon, Dana Nessel Organizations: Michigan, Administration of, Former Michigan Gov, Associated Press, Republican, Prosecutors Locations: Flint , Michigan, Washington, Flint, Snyder, Lake Huron, Genesee County, Lyon
Here's how to make that financial New Year's resolution a reality
  + stars: | 2021-01-06 | by ( Michelle Fox | ) + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
In fact, 65% of Americans age 18 and older are considering a financial goal for the new year, according to Fidelity Investment's 2021 financial resolutions study. Here are some of the top financial resolutions and how you can make them a reality. 1 financial resolution this year, with 44% of Americans making it a top priority, Fidelity found. Mark Leavens has two financial resolutions this year: save up for a new car and build up his emergency fund. Take advantage of employer perksAnother one of the UBS financial resolutions is maxing out your health-savings account (HSA), which are offered by employers to employees with high-deductible health-insurance plans.
Persons: you've, Meredith Stoddard, Stoddard, Mark Leavens, Mark Leavens Mark Leavens, hasn't, Leavens, he's, Teresa Jacobsen, Trevor Williams, UBS's Jacobsen, , " Jacobsen, Jacobsen Organizations: Health, Fidelity, UBS Private Wealth Management, DigitalVision, Nasdaq, UBS Locations: U.S, Cincinnati, Covington , Kentucky, Invest
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