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USDA cites World Best Tropical

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited World Best Tropical LLC, Doral, Fla., for failure to pay for produce. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited World Best Tropical LLC, Doral, Fla., for failure to pay for produce.

Fresh & Easy LLC satisfies consent decision

After entering into a consent decision with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to settle its Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act case, Fresh & Easy LLC has satisfied the terms of the agreement. After entering into a consent decision with the U.S. Show More Summary

Treasury Department Defends Steven Mnuchin’s ‘Lego Batman’ Quip

A line at the end of a Q&A session by Hollywood financier-turned-U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin has raised the eyebrows of some ethics groups after he told attendees to go see The Lego Batman Movie. He happens to be an executive...Show More Summary

3 Questions to Answer About Your Cover Letter

Your cover letter, if executed properly, can be a powerful tool in your job search. It goes beyond the information listed on your resume, and really illustrates who you are as a candidate and why you're perfect for the job. Once you put together your cover letter, make sure it hits all the right marks by asking yourself the following three questions. Show More Summary

Fur-bal Abuse

Retail | NY, USA Categories: Crazy Requests Money Tags: Retail Customer: "Why is everything here so cheap? Where are your good fur coats?" Me: indicating the rack with furs on it "All our furs are right here, ma'am. Are you looking for a particular designer?" Customer: wrinkling her nose "No, these are too cheap looking. Show More Summary

From The Career Files: Dealing With Difficult Opposing Counsel

Some interactions with opposing counsel can be stressful, challenging, and even downright hostile.

Twin Peaks Fans Are Salivating Over Mysterious Pie Billboards That Suddenly Popped Up

As we know from the recent uptick in people on social media pretending they understood Twin Peaks, a remake of David Lynch's surreal ABC series is coming to Showtime soon. The advance marketing has been just as odd as you'd expect, with backwards-talking phone messages for Australian fans and weird billboards popping up in the...

Comcast Acquires Rights to Offer Content Where it Doesn’t Have A Footprint

"There is significantly more upside and profitability in going deeper and deeper into our base first versus following a video-only offering OTT."

Senate Moves to Roll Back Privacy Rules

ISPs want to be able to sell personal user data and are two steps away from having that happen: passage by the House and President Trump’s signature.

Scoreboard: Thursday, March 23

A dominant win for Fox News, with Sean Hannity finishing No. 1 in the news demo, and The O'Reilly Factor (hosted by Eric Bolling) No. 1 in total viewers.

FilmOn X Loses in Latest Bid to be a Cable System

Ninth Circuit is the latest to say that Internet-based services are not cable systems. Remember Aereo? Sure you do, if you were a regular CommLawBlog reader pretty much anytime between 2012 and 2015. Aereo was the upstart looking to revolutionize the way cord-cutters watched TV: its dime-sized antennas were designed to receive and capture local … Continue Reading

‘Kong: Skull Island’ Has Chest-Beating Bow In China

Kong: Skull Island, which is being distributed by Legendary Entertainment in China, debuted today to a big $22.5M (which includes Thurday night and midnight screenings) to take claim of the second-biggest English-language bow only behind Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Show More Summary

R.I.P. Jonathan Weisgal, Former CAA Agent & Indie Film Executive

I've just learned that Jonathan Weisgal, the former CAA agent who was a titan in the early days of the rise of the indie film business, passed away Sunday in Los Angeles at age 55. Weisgal, who died after a two and one-half year fight against pancreatic cancer, was buried in New Jersey. Show More Summary

Nigerian blogger, publisher jailed on defamation charges

Abuja, Nigeria, March 24, 2017--Nigerian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release blogger Kemi Omololu-Olunloyo and newspaper publisher Samuel Welson, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The two have been held in a maximum security prison for more than a week as they await trial on charges of defamation and...

Listeners Get to Give the Green Light on Podcast Pickups in Panoply’s Pilot Project

"We make a lot of pilots, as any podcasting shop does," says Panoply chief content officer Andy Bowers, "and often, the public never gets to hear them." An experiment launched by Panoply yesterday lifts the veil a bit on the process, allowing its podcast listeners to play the part of studio execs determining the long-term...

CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering Protests in Belarus

Beginning in early February, there have been nationwide demonstrations in Belarus to protest the introduction of a new tax on the unemployed. More than 150 protesters have been arrested, dozens have been fined or sentenced to up to 15 days in jail for participating in the protests, and at least...

Army to Require Soldiers to Test for Expert Action Badge

The Expert Action Badge, an annual physical and skill-based test, will be similar to the prestigious Expert Infantryman Badge.

Google Stock Fell Again Friday As YouTube Ad Boycott Continues

Shares of Google fell 4.5% Friday, continuing a multi-day downward trend. At one point Friday, the stock was down almost 9%. The drop came as a growing number of major advertisers boycotted Google and YouTube, after it was revealed their ads have appeared alongside videos promoting terrorism and offensive content....

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