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Pier 1 Officially Going Out Of Business

(CNN) - Pier 1 is officially going out of business. Pier 1 Imports is closing-up shop after a court approved its bankruptcy application. That now allows pier one to liquidate its retail operations in about 500 stores across the…

Family Sues Princess Cruises Over Covid Death

(CNN) - The family of a cruise ship passenger who died of COVID-19 is suing Carnival and Princess cruises. 64-year-old Ronald Wong was a passenger, with his wife, on a trip last February from San Francisco to Mexico. But…

First Day Of Atlantic Hurricane Season

(CNN) - Yet another threat for the U.S. this year. The 2020 hurricane season started Monday and the NOAA and other organizations predict it's going to be an above average year. States along the Atlantic Coast, including Florida, now…

Protests: US CBP Deploying Across Nation

(CNN) - More help is coming to cities across the country as Americans continue to protest racial injustice. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is sending officers, agents, and aviation assets to partner with local, state, and federal agencies on…

Trump To Designate ANTIFA As Terror Organization

(CNN) - President Trump is designating 'ANTIFA' as a terrorist organization. Trump made the announcement on Sunday. ANTIFA is short for anti-fascists and describes a broad militant movement whose political beliefs lean toward the left but do not conform…

San Francisco 49ers Pledge $1M To Fight Social Injustice

(CNN) - The San Francisco 49ers are pledging a million dollars to help fight social injustice The team's owner Jed York announced in a statement that the 49ers will donate the money to organizations dedicated to creating change. The…

Amazon To Keep Most Jobs Added During Pandemic

(CNN) - Amazon is offering permanent positions to about 125,000 of its temporary workers. That's about 70% of the employees it hired during the coronavirus pandemic. They workers have been helping the company deal with increased demand from customers…

AAA: Georgia Pump Prices Continue to Rise

NEWS RELEASE ATLANTA, GA., (June 1, 2020) — Georgia gas prices  increased slightly at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $1.75 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday's state average is 2 cents more than a week ago, 13 cents more than…

WHO Says Tobacco Industry Taking Advantage Of Pandemic

(CNN) - The World Health Organization has called on tobacco and nicotine industries across the world to stop taking advantage of the global pandemic. And marketing directly to children and teens. During a briefing on Thursday, Ruediger Krech, director…

Spending Collapsed By Record 13.6%

(CNN) - With most people on lockdown the past couple months because of the pandemic, people just weren't spending as much. Turns out, 'as much' rings up to $1.89 trillion. And that's just for the month of April. That's…