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These 38 retailers and restaurant companies have filed for bankruptcy or liquidation in 2020

A number of retailers have filed for bankruptcy this year. Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters A number of retailers and restaurant companies have filed for bankruptcy in 2020.Not all bankruptcies result in outright liquidation.Companies can also use bankruptcy as an opportunity to turn things around financially.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.2020 has been a hectic year for retail bankruptcies. The previous year saw a number of well-known national and regional retailers file for b...
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Guitar Center, the largest retailer for musical instruments in the US, has filed for bankruptcy

View of a Guitar Center store in Hollywood, California. Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images Guitar Center, the largest musical instrument retailer in the US, has filed for bankruptcy. The company announced Saturday it was entering the Chapter 11 restructuring process, during which it'll stay in business. Guitar Center said it expects to finish up the process by the end of the year. Like other physical retailers, Guitar Center has felt the negative impacts of consumers' increasing reliance o...
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New video shows vehicular assault during Trump cruise rally

A man and his bike in the crosswalk of SW 13th just before he was rammed by the driver.(Still from video by Kenya Robinson/YouTube) One month after we posted a call for witnesses of a collision during a pro-Trump rally in downtown Portland on August 29th, someone has stepped forward with a video that shows much more context around the incident. The most widely-viewed video clip of the incident that we shared initially was taken by Oregon Public Broadcasting reporter Sergio Olmos. Unfortunat...
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Tom Morello talks Chris Cornell, Rage Against the Machine’s first gig ahead of new book

Guitarist, songwriter and political activist Tom Morello has lived a fast-paced and fascinating life. He’s been in bands including Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Prophets of Rage and The Nightwatchmen, and he even joined Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for a while. He’s toured the world many times over, played on 19 studio albums and is currently working on his 20th. Harvard-educated, he’s spoken at protests for human rights and is a virtuoso at shutting down trolls on Twitter. No...
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The 20 richest people in media, who have a collective net worth of more than $190 billion

Former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg speaks at the dedication ceremony of the Memorial Glade at the 9/11 Memorial site in the Manhattan borough of New York, New York, May 30, 2019. Carlo Allegri/Reuters Worth a combined $192 billion, media's richest players are behind massive publications such as Bloomberg and Reuters, and entertainment brands like Marvel and Fortnite. Business Insider has compiled a list of the 20 richest people in media, based on their industry classification in th...
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7 Ways to Earn and Build Customer Loyalty for Your Business

By Brian Meert Acquiring new customers is a must in growing your business, but it’s also equally important to build a rapport with your current customers. It’s not enough to be the chosen brand for a one-time purchase—you need to become the go-to brand for their desired products or services. How do you become the chosen brand? Let’s explore the ways you can cultivate loyalty with your customers. 1. Establish a unique brand It’s difficult to become customers’ go-to if you don’t have a strong, u...
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Get ready to say ‘Wow’: Long Beach’s new bridge is ready for its debut

Finally. After seven years and more than a billion dollars, the long-awaited “Wow” moment is ready to unfold. Long Beach’s new, spectacular cable-stay bridge will debut with “virtual” fanfare on Friday, Oct. 2, and will open to traffic three days later. “It’s so exciting for us,” said Long Beach harbor commissioner and past president Bonnie Lowenthal. “And it’s exciting for the nation to have a modern bridge that will accommodate 15% of the nation’s cargo traffic.” Dubbed the “Bridge to Everywhe...
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I'm a high school student. Sending kids back to school is a mistake for kids, their families, and the country.

IT Support Technician Michael Hakopian (R) distributes devices to students at Hollywood High School on August 13, 2020 in Hollywood, California Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images As the country begins to send its kids back to school, debates are raging about whether or not it's safe to do so. Issues like safety, parents ability to work, and politics are all complicating the situation. I'm a high school student, and I'm afraid of going back, as it could unnecessarily put my family at risk of cont...
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Grab a ‘smart cart’: First Amazon Fresh opens to public in Woodland Hills

Alexa is going to be busy Thursday on the west end of the San Fernando Valley. That’s because the first Amazon Fresh grocery store opens in Woodland Hills. Long in the making, the store’s debut at the former site of the Toys “R” Us on Topanga Canyon Boulevard ushers in a new brick-and-mortar chapter for the e-commerce giant. Amazon officials tout the store as highly convenient with decent prices (like 15-cent bananas) and new tech-driven forms of in-store shopping. Kobe Bryant talks about hi...
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Long Beach’s $1.46 billion bridge appears headed for an early October opening

ORG XMIT: NYET264 FILE – In this Jan. 27, 2008 file photo, Burt Reynolds is shown in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, file) Burt Reynolds is interviewed before the premiere of “The Longest Yard” Thursday, May 19, 2005, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds In this May 27, 1966 file photo, actor Burt Reynolds, left, discusses a scene with director Paul Bogart during location shooting of a new ABC-TV series “Hawk”, in New York...
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Jeans vs. Corona: Sorgt die Pandemie für den Untergang des Denim-Klassikers?

Der Jeanskauf ist für mich immer mit einer gewissen Panik verbunden – ein Überbleibsel einer Zeit, in der ich in die meisten nicht reinpasste. Der Besuch in der Jeans-Abteilung war für mich als Teenager jedes Mal eine Mutprobe und endete zwangsläufig in Scham und Schande. (Verzeih mir mein mangelndes Selbstbewusstsein: Ich war ein Teenie mit einem Plus-Size-Körper in der Ära der Low-Waist-Jeans – lange bevor der Begriff Body Positivity aufkam). Ganz egal, wie dein Körper aussieht und wie du d...
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Kobe Bryant: 42 photos for the Laker legend’s 42nd birthday

Kobe Bryant would have celebrated his 42nd birthday on Sunday, August 23. The 18-time NBA All-Star won five championships throughout his 20-year career, spent entirely with the Los Angeles Lakers, and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation. Former Laker Kobe Bryant holds the Larry O’Brien championship trophy and the NBA Finals MVP trophy after the Lakers beat the Orlando Magic in Game 5 of the 2009 Finals in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) With a large fl...
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Breaking news on Citizen

Apparently a man is duct-taped to a billboard in Hollywood, California, because I received a notification a few minutes ago on my phone that said: "Man Duct Taped to Billboard." Live video: Man Duct Taped to Billboard @CitizenApp1747 N Cahuenga Blvd 9:12:38 AM PDT
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Mickey Avalon – “Speak of the Devil” (Album Review)

Mickey Avalon is a 44 year old rapper from Hollywood, California blowing up on Halloween 2006 with the release of his self-titled debut & then the loose single “What Do You Say?” appearing in The Hangover just 3 years later. This resulted in a deal with Suburban Noize Records, who helped Mickey release his 2012 magnum opus Loaded. Since then, he’s kept himself busy by self-releasing the equally fantastic Teardrops on My Tombstone & a handful of EPs. But with Subnoize’s reforming last year, Mick...
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Gardening: The healthiest plant that you never have to water

The healthiest hibiscus plant I have ever seen is never watered. It flowers heavily nearly all the time and its leaves are always a lush deep green. I know you’re wondering how this can be, so I won’t keep you in suspense. This hibiscus is growing on the edge of an asphalt driveway. Rainwater is no doubt trapped beneath the asphalt and the hibiscus’ roots luxuriate in the constantly moist soil throughout the year. Even during a drought, the plant barely shows any signs of discontent. It will som...
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Pop Smoke: five arrested in connection with Brooklyn rapper's killing

Los Angeles police charge two men with murder after rapper was shot dead during a home invasion in Hollywood in FebruaryFive people have been arrested in connection with the death of Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke. The 20-year-old artist, born Bashar Jackson, was shot dead in a suspected robbery that took place in a rented apartment in Hollywood, California, on 19 February.Los Angeles Police Department said it had arrested three adult males and two minors. Corey Walker, 19, and Keandre Rodgers, 18, h...
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Notorious flop ‘Showgirls’ gets a fresh look in documentary ‘You Don’t Nomi’

In the summer of 2015, Jeffrey McHale was sitting with friends on the grass at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for a 20th anniversary screening of the notoriously over-the-top 1995 flop “Showgirls.” McHale, a television editor, didn’t see the film when it was first released. “Showgirls” premiered when he was a middle schooler, a time when he was familiar with star Elizabeth Berkley only from the show “Saved By The Bell.” In “Showgirls,” which is essentially “All About Eve’ with skimpier costumes,...
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Long Beach cleans up after protests, braces for potential second wave

Long Beach was set to begin a clean-up effort Monday morning, June 1, a day after the city joined others regionally and nationwide in seeing protests over police brutality turn from peaceful to violent — resulting in multiple arrests, damaged and looted buildings and the National Guard being sent to help restore calm. Sunday marked the fifth day of demonstrations across the United States, with seething protesters demanding justice for George Floyd, a black man in Minnesota who died when a white ...
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Sammy Hagar talks music, gardening and shares summer cocktail and barbecue recipes

Sammy Hagar lives for the summer months: The surf, the sun, sand between his toes, rockin’ tunes and a cold margarita in his hand. Though the Red Rocker’s Sammy Hagar & The Circle Summer 2020 Tour has been officially canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that doesn’t mean he’s giving up on enjoying his favorite time of year, so he’ll be pairing some premium cocktails with delicious food at backyard barbecues. While the 72-year-old singer-songwriter is known for being the wild man fronting bands...
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Here's how producers on 'The Voice' used Microsoft products to produce the live singing show remotely when the coronavirus pandemic threatened to halt production mid-season (MSFT)

When shelter-in-place mandates forced people to stay home, live singing show "The Voice" turned to Microsoft tools to continue production on its live shows remotely.  Audrey Morrissey, an executive producer on the show said there were two challenges: figuring out how to tape things like performances and coaching sessions when everyone was separated and figuring out how to edit and broadcast a live show remotely.  Her team used Surface tablets to capture and mix audio and video in real-time, wh...
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Disney+’s Stargirl Stars Talk Choreography and Sequel Possibilities

Disney+’s Stargirl Stars Talk Choreography and Sequel Possibilities Stargirl, premiering on Disney+ on Friday, is the celebration of quirky uniqueness. The titular character (Grace VanderWaal), all sparkles and ribbon, starts attending high school in a sleepy Arizona town and a young boy who has done everything to suppress his weirder side (Graham Verchere) instantly falls in love. It’s an adorable and occasionally very emotional story, based on a bestselling YA classic by Jerry Spinelli and ...
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Yosan An Walks the Red Carpet for Disney’s “Mulan” Premiere (LA) Wearing Chopard!

  On Monday, March 9, 2020, actor Yoson An attended the World Premiere of Disney’s Mulan wearing a timepiece and brooch by Chopard.   Yoson An attends the premiere of Disney’s “Mulan” at Dolby Theatre on March 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) Photo Credit the same for both Yosan An photos!   Yosan An looks pretty dapper in […]
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This Batman producer reveals why Joker actors win Oscars

Michael Uslan can clearly see himself on a bench outside the offices of Columbia Pictures on the day of darkest despair for him and the Batman. It’s the early ’80s, and he and his producing partner Ben Melnicker had just run out of studios to pitch on Uslan’s dream of a new kind of Batman movie, one where Batman was a darker, more serious character than the campy caped crusader he’d been on TV in the ’60s (and at times in the comic books, too). “I had my head between my legs at this point — this...
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Get Us a Coffee Table Book of Timothee Chalamet Photobombing Margot Robbie on the 2020 Oscars Red Carpet

What do Timothee Chalamet and Margot Robbie have in common? Well, both are Academy Award nominated actors. And now they also share a charming — and well-documented — red carpet incident from Sunday night’s 92nd Academy Awards, featuring a cheeky Chalamet attempt at a photobomb. WireImage—2020 Steve Granitz Timothée Chalamet and Margot Robbie attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. When Chalamet sidled up behind ...
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The Little Women Cast Rolled Up to the Oscars 2020 Carpet to Show the March Sister Chemistry Is Going Strong

As if it wasn’t enough for fans that Little Women was so perfectly cast, the stars of director Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of the timeless 1868 novel proved that they also have perfect chemistry offscreen on Sunday night. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen and Florence Pugh as the four March sisters (Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy, respectively) as well as Laura Dern as Marmee, Meryl Streep as Aunt March and Timothée Chalamet as Laurie, Little Women has earned rave reviews from critics...
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The Best, Worst and Most Chaotic Moments of the 2020 Oscars

Just like any great film, the 92nd Annual Academy Awards saved its best and biggest twist for the end. Parasite, the Korean class warfare thriller, pulled out a stunning upset over 1917, sending the crowd into euphoric disbelief. The win capped off a frenzied and unpredictable night that, while filled with questionable decision-making, showed that the Academy Awards might genuinely be making a concerted effort to change. The awards show stretched three and a half hours; it was, at various p...
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Oscars: Ranking the musical performances from best to wait…what?

With no host, the 92nd annual Academy Awards had to do something to fill the required 5 hours and 54 minutes it takes to present 24 awards. The solution was musical performances. Some were inspired. Some were required. Some were just plain puzzling. Here’s our ranking, from best to wait, what just happened, from the 2020 Oscars. Cynthia Erivo performs onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Image...
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Oscars 2020: See photos of the winners, the show and what it’s like to be in the room

The 92nd annual Academy Awards happened on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Take a look at what happened during the show, from the opening musical number with Janelle Monáe and Billy Porter night’s big winners to the on-stage productions to behind-the-scenes moments. Want more photos? See the best and worst Oscars red carpet looks, including Spike Lee’s tribute to Kobe Bryant and Natalie Portman’s tribute to the female directors overlooked by the Academy. Brad Pitt accept...
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Oscars 2020 red carpet fashion: See photos of the stars’ best and worst looks

From Janelle Monáe’s sparkling gown to Spike Lee’s tuxedo tribute to the late basketball star Kobe Bryant, here’s what the stars wore on the red carpet of the 92nd annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 9. See the best and worst in Oscar fashions from the night. Spike Lee arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) Janelle Monae arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre i...
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The new Cadillac Escalade can drive itself

Cadillac's new Escalade, which was unveiled at an event in Hollywood, California, Tuesday, will drive itself on major highways -- without the driver even having to hold the steering wheel or put their foot on the pedals.
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