Gillette TV Spot Targeting 'Toxic Masculinity' Draws Backlash – TVLine

Gillette TV Spot Targeting 'Toxic Masculinity' Draws Backlash – TVLine

Gillette has no plans to pull a new TV spot that asks if a “boys will be boys” mentality is truly “the best a man can get.” Titled “We believe” (and embedded above), the commercial intercuts vignettes of dad-approved bullying, the verbal and physical harassment of women and other examples of toxic masculinity. A narrator […]

Wells Fargo reports earnings per share of $1.21, vs expected EPS of $1.16 – CNBC

Wells Fargo reports earnings per share of $1.21, vs expected EPS of $1.16 – CNBC

Wells Fargo beat expectations for fourth quarter profit, reporting $1.21 earnings per share before the market open on Tuesday. But the San Francisco bank fell short of expectations on revenue, reporting $20.98 billion for the quarter. Shares of Wells Fargo fell 0.5 percent in premarket trading. Profit of $6.1 billion fell short of the $6.2 […]

H-E-B named America's 4th favorite grocery store – KTRK-TV

H-E-B named America's 4th favorite grocery store – KTRK-TV

As far as grocery stores are concerned, Texans are apparently pretty lucky to have access to an H-E-B. According to a new report, the Texas grocery chain not only beats out big stores like Walmart, Randalls and Kroger, but places fourth out of 56 chains from across the country. Customer data science company Dunnhumby says […]

German economy posts weakest growth in five years – CNBC

German economy posts weakest growth in five years – CNBC

The country’s economy ministry said reasons for slower growth in 2018 included a globally weaker economy, sales problems in the car industry as a result of tougher pollution standards, and special effects including an outbreak of flu and strikes, were also to blame for slower growth, Reuters reported. The ministry said the German economy was […]

No clear path for California as massive PG&E utility nears bankruptcy – Reuters

No clear path for California as massive PG&E utility nears bankruptcy – Reuters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – PG&E Corp’s announcement that it will file for bankruptcy, citing massive potential liability from deadly wildfires, puts California politicians in quandary, whether to offer a bailout or risk allowing the state’s largest private utility to fail. FILE PHOTO: Statues are seen on a property damaged by the Camp Fire in Paradise, […]

China to slash taxes, keep currency stable to offset slowdown – MarketWatch

China to slash taxes, keep currency stable to offset slowdown – MarketWatch

BEIJING — Senior Chinese economic officials say they will slash taxes, step up spending and help resolve financing problems of private and small enterprise to help counter the country’s worst slowdown since the global financial crisis. The officials said Tuesday that Beijing will keep its monetary policy stable but flexible. A deputy central bank governor, […]