Aaron Rodgers-led Packers facing Lions for reward, not risks
Aaron Rodgers knows the Green Bay Packers, who have clinched the NFC's No. 1 seed, can't improve their playoff positioning with a win over the lowly Detroit Lions. The reigning NFL MVP still wants to play Sunday at Ford Field, even though that would increase his chances of getting injured. “There’s risk every time you take the field," Rodgers said.news.yahoo.com
Car-free San Francisco streets: Residents debate reopening
For Vanessa Gregson, the four-lane highway that borders the beach along San Francisco's Pacific Ocean is now an automobile-free sanctuary where she can blissfully ride her bicycle and enjoy the quiet. “You feel like you’re in nature, and you’re in San Francisco.” Like cities from Paris to New York that shut roads to motorists when the coronavirus hit, environmentally friendly San Francisco closed miles of streets to automobiles so people could exercise and socialize safely.news.yahoo.com
Columbia Sportswear CEO: Online shopping may be bigger than 'originally thought' after pandemic
Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle told CNBC on Thursday the coronavirus pandemic's acceleration of online shopping trends will not lead to the ultimate demise of physical retail. But the longtime apparel executive acknowledged the health crisis altered the company's outlook on how large e-commerce will be going forward. In its July quarterly earnings report, Columbia reported a 40% decline in overall net revenues due in part to pandemic-related store closures. "Brick-and-mortar retail for these kind of products is not going to go away," said Boyle, who has been CEO since 1988. "Frankly, if we were selling tailored apparel or formal apparel, it'd be a much different story."cnbc.com
Dozens of firefighters battle house fire in Green Cove Springs
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. - Firefighters were called to battle a house fire Friday in Green Cove Springs. Clay County Fire Rescue said it was sent to the scene around 5:30 p.m. Investigators said the family got out safely and no injuries were reported. Smoke damage was visible to the roof of the home. Jason Boree, the deputy chief of operations with Clay County Fire Rescue, said a lot of manpower was needed to get the fire out. "At one point we had 30-plus firefighters on scene including mutual air from St. Johns County," Boree said.
Nestl recalls some cookie dough products
Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images(CNN) - With cookie baking season around the corner, you may want to check your refrigerator first. Nestl USA says it put out a voluntary recall after getting reports that customers found pieces of food-grade rubber pieces in some of their cookie dough products. The company said in a release that it had identified and fixed the problem, but issued the recall to be safe. The recall covers some easy-to-bake refrigerated Nestl Toll House Cookie Dough bars, tubs and tubes sold in the United States and Puerto Rico, the company said in a release. The recall is limited to the ready-to-bake refrigerated products with batch codes that begin with 9189 through batch codes that begin with 9295.
Everything Jim Cramer said about the stock market on 'Mad Money,' including stock picks, Columbia Sportswear CEO and Fed and China chatter
CNBC's Jim Cramer reveals stocks worth buying after Thursday's market decline. The "Mad Money" host chats with top brass of Columbia Sportswear, Smarties and Eurazeo. Longtime CEO Tim Boyle on Thursday told Cramer that the apparel company has been shifting sourcing away from China. Don't fret Fed, China chatter that is a weight on the marketTraders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Chinese officials on Thursday reportedly cast doubts about trade talks with U.S. negotiators, and more questions were abound about the trade dispute between the world's largest economies.cnbc.com
Columbia Sportswear CEO: There are better 'sourcing countries' than China
Longtime CEO Tim Boyle on Thursday told CNBC's Jim Cramer that the apparel company has been shifting sourcing away from China. "We've, over the last several years, been moving product out of China, not because we don't like China, but frankly because there's been better opportunities in other sourcing countries," he said in a "Mad Money" interview. Boyle did not elaborate on the better sourcing countries, though the company includes Vietnam among its top sites. Columbia, whose brands include Mountain Hardwear, Sorel and OutDry among others, makes accessories and equipment in more than a dozen countries. However, Columbia is unable to move the "highly technical" production out of China fast enough, Boyle said.cnbc.com
Heat records toppled as fires burn in California
Tim Boyle/Getty Images(CNN) - Dry conditions, windy weather and high temperatures will hit Southern California, bringing extreme fire conditions that could lead to another electricity shutoff in some areas. Some areas in Southern California were setting records Tuesday. Power shutoff could affect 17 countiesThe potential power shutoff could affect 17 counties in the Sierra Foothills, North Bay, and San Mateo and Kern counties. The utility company began notifying customers by texts, emails and automated phone calls Monday that they could have their power shut off. There were eight fires burning in the state, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Marshalls opens its first online store
The discount retailer has done just fine without an online store, but now is finally launching one. The latter has had an online store for several years. Neil Saunders, managing director at GlobalData Retail, told CNN Business that an online store for Marshalls was likely low on TJX's list because it was focused on expanding its profitable physical locations. He cautioned that TJX be careful that its online store doesn't cannibalize its stores. "One of the key things about the off-price model is that people will bargain hunt in a physical stores, which doesn't always translate online," he said.
Merriam-Webster adds nonbinary pronoun 'they' to its dictionary
Tim Boyle/Getty Images(CNN) - Merriam-Webster has officially added the nonbinary pronoun "they" as an entry in its dictionary. Merriam-Webster uses the word in a sentence as an example: "I knew certain things about ... the person I was interviewing.... While adopting the pronoun as a nonbinary description is vastly preferable for some, Merriam-Webster says, there has also been some debate that it is ungrammatical. Merriam-Webster also notes it has evidence in its files of the nonbinary "they" dating back to 1950, and that it's likely there are earlier uses of the nonbinary pronoun out there. Some of the other newly added words and terms include:Deep stateEscape roomColorismBechdel testAutogenic trainingPain pointRhoticityDad jokeThe-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
Pizza Hut is making a comeback
Tim Boyle/Getty Images(CNN) - Pizza Hut had struggled to compete against Domino's and Papa John's for the past few years. Pizza Hut also is launching an interactive game called "Hut Hut Win" that will give customers a chance to win NFL merchandise and free food. Pizza Hut is also stepping up its digital game with leading apps on Apple's iOS App Store and Google Play for Android. But even without any plant-based products on the horizon just yet, Pizza Hut is still enjoying a solid comeback. "The second quarter, globally, was one of the best for Pizza Hut in a long time.
1 dead, 6 hurt after Calif. hotel hazmat event
Tim Boyle/Getty Images(CNN) - One woman is dead and six people were taken to the hospital after a hazardous materials incident at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California, according to San Jose Fire Department Captain Mitch Matlow. Hotel floors 18 through 20 of the Fairmont were evacuated, Matlow said. It's not clear how long she had been dead or had been at the hotel. Crews were still working Saturday afternoon to identify the chemical involved, Matlow said. Their "objective is to identify the chemical and come up with a plan to decontaminate the room or rooms involved," he said.
Fears become a reality for retail with a fourth round of tariffs
Retail stocks slid further Friday, a day after they buckled as a dreaded fourth round of tariffs moved swiftly from a possibility to a near reality with a tweet storm. Many consumer products including clothing, shoes and electronics had been spared from the last three rounds of tariffs. Tariffs are "a disaster for the American economy, employers and consumers," he continued, adding that his company and others "will be forced to raise prices." Shares of Best Buy shed almost 11% Thursday, and slipped a bit further Friday before turning positive in the afternoon. Until now, the consumer electronics retailer has said, tariffs impacted around 7% of the total cost of goods sold.cnbc.com
A firetruck caught on fire in Texas
Tim Boyle/Getty ImagesSNYDER, Texas (CNN) - Who do you call when a firetruck catches on fire? A fire department in Texas had to put a fire on one of its own vehicles on Thursday after its newest firetruck became engulfed in flames. The truck had been taken to a truck chassis manufacturer to undergo warranty work, the Snyder Volunteer Fire Department wrote in a Facebook post. "Apparently while on a test drive by a mechanic, a tire caught fire from an as yet to be determined cause, and the vehicle sustained extensive damage," according to the post. The Snyder Volunteer Fire Department is a non-profit organization composed of about 35 people that works with the city's municipal fire department, according to its website.
Parents told they could lose kids over unpaid school lunches
Tim Boyle/Getty ImagesKINGSTON, Pa. - A Pennsylvania school district is warning that children could end up in foster care if their parents do not pay overdue school lunch bills. The letters sent recently to about 1,000 parents in Wyoming Valley West School District have led to complaints from parents and a stern rebuke from Luzerne County child welfare authorities. The district says that it is trying to collect more than $20,000, and that other methods to get parents to pay have not been successful. After complaints, district officials announced they plan to send out a less threatening letter next week. School district officials say they plan to pursue other legal avenues to get the lunch money, such as filing a district court complaint or placing liens on properties.
Toys 'R' Us is coming back to United States
Tim Boyle/Getty Images(CNN) - Toys "R" Us' long-awaited comeback is finally official. Its owner, Tru Kids Brands, announced Thursday that Toys "R" Us is being reborn in the United States with two new stores. Unlike the rows of shelves that cluttered old Toys "R" Us stores, the new locations will have interactive and playground-like environments for toy brands. The company, which bought the brand last October, said it plans to open more Toys "R" Us stores in "prime, high-traffic retail markets" next year. Toys "R" Us still has 900 stores open in Europe, Asia and India.
RI diocese publishes list of 50 clerics accused of sex abuse
Tim Boyle/Getty Images(CNN) - A Roman Catholic diocese in Providence, Rhode Island, published a list of clergy members accused of sexually abusing minors. The list, published at the end of June, contains 50 names of deacons, clergy members and priests who have been accused, along with their ages and whether they resigned, died or were removed from the ministry. In a letter published Friday, Bishop of Providence Thomas Tobin outlined two reasons for publishing the list: a societal expectation and church members' right to know. The list's publication comes at a tumultuous time for the Catholic Church, which is at the center of an international sex abuse scandal. States across the country have begun investigations into the Catholic Church.