United Airlines lost $800 million in value
after a passenger was forcibly dragged off
of a flight on April 10 due to over-booking.
Fresh Express recalled salad mix in eight
states after two consumers needed
rabies treatments after finding a dead
bat in their packaged salad mix.
A 42-year-old Denver man died
of asphyxia while participating in
an eating challenge at a VooDoo
Doughnut shop in Denver. The
challenge involved eating a half-pound
doughnut in 80 seconds or less.
A Montana State University professor of
technology education is suing Wal-Mart for libel,
as “toilet cleaner” on the fishing license he
The most active start to a tornado season in
more than a decade resulted in numerous
fatalities and more than $2 billion in
economic damages by mid-March.
Heavy flooding due to El Niño
conditions claimed the lives of more
than 70 people in Peru.
Wildfires scorched more than 2 million acres
in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma in March, killing
several residents and thousands of cattle.
General Motors faces a write-down
of as much as $100 million after the
plant in that country.
In April, a former hacking expert with
Uber said that stopping hackers from
taking over self-driving vehicles is going
to be extremely difficult. The potential
liabilities are enormous.
Pepsi got pummeled on social media
after running an ad featuring Kendall
Jenner that attempted to co-opt
protest movements for marketing
purposes. Pepsi pulled the ad.
The lack of a comma in a state law governing overtime rules
in Maine could cost a Maine dairy company millions in
overtime pay to truck drivers. Use of what is called the
“Oxford comma” is common in state laws, but most print
journalism outlets prefer not to use it.