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Michael Edwards
Philosopher-writer, editor, cultural humanist,
Philosopher-writer, editor, cultural humanist,
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Business: Toys r Us says "No" To Rescue Bid
Foundering toy retailer Toys R us has rejected an $890M bid from Isaac Larian, the CEO of toymaker MGA Entertainment, to acquire and keep open several hundred stores in the U.S. and Canada, the Wall Street Journal reports. An anonymous source told the Journ...
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Business: Barbie, Hot Wheels Slump Too Deep for Mattel CEO?
-WSJ Mattel Chief Executive Margaret "Margo" Georgiadis is in discussions to leave the toy maker, according to people familiar with the matter, an abrupt exit at a company struggling with slumping sales and in the midst of a restructuring. The former Google...
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Business: In Wake of Philly Meeltdown, Starbucks Plans Kingston openings
Starbucks Jamaica will host a job fair in Liguanea later this month, as it gears up to open two locations in Kingston. The company is looking for persons to fill barista and shift supervisor roles at the two locations, one in Liguanea and the other on Knuts...
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Ads: Publicis "Lapping Up" Clients; Beats Forecast
Amid all the disruption affecting the ad agency sector right now, Publicis Groupe was off to a good start in 2018, beating analysts’ expectations to  post organic growth of 1.6%  (versus the 0.3% expected) in its first quarter.  Recent account wins—includin...
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Regional:" Our [New] Man in Havana
The Cuban Revolution has, at last, a new president with a new name and a new face, the gray-maned 57-year-old Miguel Díaz-Canel, who wears the uniforms of a businessman, not a soldier. Fidel Castro  is dead. His 86-year-old brother,  Raul , is stepping asid...
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TV: Amazon Greenlights "Utopia" series
Amazon Studios announced today that it has greenlit a straight-to-series order for  Utopia , a nine-episode series from award-winning  Gillian Flynn , the best-selling author and screenwriter of Golden Globe nominated  Gone Girl  and HBO's highly anticipate...
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