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SCOTT GALLOWAY: I grew up in an economically insecure household. I know 35 million families receiving payments from the Child Tax Credit program is a good thing.

In the US, 44% of children live in low-income households and 45% of food stamps recipients are kids. Hubert Burda Media Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is a recent post, republished with permission, that originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." In it, Galloway shares how growing up in an economically insecure household shaped him as an adult. See more stories on Insider's business page. Yesterday, 35 million famil...
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Casino Insider: What celebrity chefs are cooking up at area casinos

Casino Insider is a weekly newsletter with all the best bets for food, entertainment and fun at Southern California’s casinos. It’s delivered to your inbox on Thursdays. Subscribe now. Fabio Viviani, pictured here, is in charge of a new food hall concept that will open at Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in December. (Courtesy of Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa) If you’re a regular reader of the newsletter, you know that Southern California’s casinos are revamping their buffets in a big way. At Mo...
Tags: California, Casinos, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gordon Ramsay, Sears, Southern California, Harrah, Fabio Viviani, Viviani, York Daily Record, York Pennsylvania, Morongo Casino Resort Spa, Potrero Canyon Buffet, Resort Southern California


Tesla’s West Coast parts distribution hub now in San Bernardino

A 322,000-square-foot warehouse in northern San Bernardino is serving as Tesla’s West Coast distribution hub for auto parts, power walls, solar panels and other related items, according to property owner and developer Alere Property Group. The Cajon Boulevard facility employs hundreds and operations began in spring. In a news release, Michael Del Santo, senior vice president of portfolio management at Alere, said the building “is designed for the new generation of e-commerce and distribution use...
Tags: Business, News, Tesla, Sport, Development, Soccer, West Coast, Sears, San Bernardino, Santa Clarita, LA County, Westfield Topanga, Alere, Canoga Park California, Top Stories PE, Top Stories RDF


As Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos was obsessed with the company's 'inevitable' death

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Getty Since 2013, Jeff Bezos has talked publicly about the "inevitable" death of Amazon. Bezos said the life-span of big companies was usually only a few decades. If companies stagnate, they die, he said. "Amazon is not too big to fail ... In fact, I predict one day Amazon will fail," Bezos said in 2018. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos founded Amazon on July 5, 1994. Exactly 27 years later, on Monday, he stepped down as CEO to make way for...
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As Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos was obsessed with the company's 'inevitable' death

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Getty Since 2013, Jeff Bezos has talked publicly about the "inevitable" death of Amazon. Bezos said the life-span of big companies was usually only a few decades. If companies stagnate, they die, he said. "Amazon is not too big to fail ... In fact, I predict one day Amazon will fail," Bezos said in 2018. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos founded Amazon on July 5, 1994. Exactly 27 years later, on Monday, he stepped down as CEO to make way for...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Strategy, Features, Cbs, Nice, Jeff Bezos, Richard Dawkins, Sears, Financial Times, Cnbc, Nordic, Bezos, Andy Jassy, Tech Insider, Isobel Asher Hamilton


Pinstripes restaurant will open at ex-Sears building at Westfield Topanga mall in Canoga Park

A new restaurant will open at Westfield Topanga mall’s expansion as part of a transformation of the former Sears building in Canoga Park. Pinstripes, Inc., a dining and entertainment complex combining Italian and American cuisine with bowling, bocce, and private event banquet space, will be a part of the 180,000 square foot expansion at Westfield Topanga, which is currently under construction. The restaurant is set to open in 2022. “As demand once again increases for places to gather—for busines...
Tags: Business, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Paris, City Council, Hermès, Sears, San Fernando Valley, AMC Theater, Westfield Topanga, Canoga Park, URW, Dale Schwartz, Top Stories LADN, Topanga Canyon Boulevard


28 fun and useful car gifts auto enthusiasts will love - according to a car collector

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Respoke Care If you're shopping for someone who loves cars, you want a gift to match their automotive passion. As a car enthusiast, I've carefully selected 28 gifts that any car lover would appreciate. From car accessories and key chains to driving shoes and video games, these are the best gifts. Car enthusiasts are naturally meticulous and picky about their preferences, so shopping for them du...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Auto, Gift Guide, Etsy, California, Washington, Virginia, Groupon, Trends, Features, Gifts, Ferrari, Puma, Mario Kart, Nascar


Modular construction: Using Lego-like blocks to build structures of the future

Modular construction involves building the components of a habitable structure in a factory, and then assembling those components on-site.The history of modular construction stretches back centuries, and it became briefly popular in the U.S. after World War II, but it's never quite caught on.Construction firms like iMod Structures, which constructs buildings that can be modified and relocated, may soon change that.Modular construction is on the rise. Once a marginal sector focused on building a...
Tags: Japan, Design, California, Mexico, China, Environment, Sustainability, Development, Cities, Architecture, South Africa, New Jersey, Innovation, New Zealand, Ikea, Fast Company


25 states are moving to end unemployment benefits. 15 of them have lower than average vaccination rates.

People pass walk by the Vaccination center at the Townsquare Mall in Rockaway, New Jersey on January 8, 2021. - Governor Murphy toured a vaccine "mega" site at a former Sears store in Morris County, where health officials hope to vaccinate more than 2,000 people per day in coming weeks once the vaccine arrives. Kena Betancur / AFP 25 states are cutting off extra federal unemployment benefits early. That decision will impact about four million workers, and cause many to lose benefits comple...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Texas, Cdc, Montana, America, Trends, Gop, Idaho, Alaska, Ubs, Jp Morgan, Louisiana, Houston, Sears, Jones


California lawmakers eye shuttered malls, big box retail stores for new housing

By ADAM BEAM | The Associated Press SACRAMENTO  — California state lawmakers are grappling with a particularly 21st-century problem: What to do with the growing number of shopping malls and big box retail stores left empty by consumers shifting their purchases to the web. A possible answer in crowded California cities is to build housing on these sites, which already have ample parking and are close to existing neighborhoods. But local zoning laws often don’t allow housing at these locations. Ch...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Politics, News, Labor, California, Housing, Senate, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Ubs, Retail


Zoom fatigue no more: Rewatch raises $20M to index, transcribe and store enterprise video content

We don’t hear as much these days about “Zoom fatigue” as we did in the first months after the Covid-19 pandemic kicked off last year, but what’s less clear is whether people became more tolerant to the medium, or if they’d found ways of coping with it better, or if they were hopeful that tools for coping would soon be around the corner. Today, a startup that has come up with a solution to handling all that video is today announcing some funding to grow, on the understanding that whatever people ...
Tags: Google, Video, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Connor, Andreessen Horowitz, Sears, Video Conferencing, Video Calls, Kent Goldman, Semil Shah, Scott, Scott Goldman, David Ulevitch, Zoom Fatigue


Hello Kitty Cafe Truck Set To Visit Arden Fair Mall On Saturday

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Hello Kitty Cafe is set to swing by Sacramento this weekend. Sanrio fans will be able to visit the truck at the Arden Fair Mall on Saturday. It will be parked in the lot near Sears and Forever 21. It will be in operation from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Hello Kitty Cafe features numerous Sanrio collectibles fans can buy, including some exclusive and limited-edition items like a Hello Kitty Cafe Cookie Plush. Local COVID-19 guidelines will be enforced, meaning fans coming to th...
Tags: News, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Stockton, Arden Fair Mall, Sears, Sanrio, Hello Kitty Cafe, Sacramento News, Weberstown Mall


Macy's and Victoria's Secret owner are abandoning the dying American mall in a bid to boost sales

REUTERS/Mike Segar Macy's and L Brands discussed plans to pivot to more off-mall stores in earnings commentary this week. Macy's has been closing unprofitable mall-based stores and testing new storefronts away from malls, such as Market by Macy's. L Brands said Wednesday that around 47% of its Bath & Body Works stores are now located outside of malls. See more stories on Insider's business page. Macy's and L Brands are retreating from the American mall. In first-quart...
Tags: News, US, Trends, Ubs, Retail, Macy's, Victoria, Sears, Polaris, Jcpenney, Macy, L Brands, Walmart Costco, Bath & Body Works, Jeff Gennette, Retail Apocalypse


Epic Games, the video game giant in a legal battle with Apple, is turning a defunct mall into a new headquarters - see inside

An attendee stops to text next to Epic Games' Fortnite sign at E3, the annual video games expo in Los Angeles. Reuters Epic Games spent $95 million on a North Carolina mall that will become its new headquarters. Epic, the maker of "Fortnite," is involved in a major lawsuit with Apple in California. Epic plans to turn the mall into a multimillion-square-foot complex. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Epic Games, the creators of the popular game "Fortnite," bought a...
Tags: Apple, Google, California, Trends, Epic, North Carolina, Sears, WSJ, Jc Penney, Raleigh, Macy, Cary North Carolina, Jason Davis, CBL, Fortnite, Cary Towne Center


From a yacht so big it has its own support boat to floating helipads and basketball courts, here are the luxury boats owned by some of the wealthiest people in tech

Katherine Taylor/Reuters Many billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson enjoy spending their time on massive luxurious yachts. The boats are decked out with amenities that many Americans can only dream of. Here are some of the billionaires in tech who own private yachts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Billionaires are often known for their luxurious lifestyles and high profile gadgets.Some billionaires, like Elon Musk and Bill Gates, buy private planes to take con...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Toys, Elon Musk, News, Microsoft, Entertainment, Steve Jobs, Life, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Cnn, Features


Porto’s pitches its tent for now in Northridge; brick-and-mortar bakery coming in fall

Beatriz “Betty” Porto her Porto’s Bakery stand at the Northridge Farmers Market at the Northridge Fashion Center in Northridge, Wednesday, May 5, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) People buy baked good at the Porto’s Bakery stand at the Northridge Farmers Market at the Northridge Fashion Center in Northridge, Wednesday, May 5, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) People wait in line to purchase baked goods at the Porto’s Bakery stand at...
Tags: California, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Bakery, Sears, Porto, Gavin Newsom, Flores, Southern California, Northridge, McGregor, Burbank, Vargas, Betty, Culver City


Upscale retailer Hermès moving into ex-Sears site at Canoga Park’s Westfield Topanga mall

Luxury retailer Hermès has signed a lease for a new 7,500-square-foot space that will anchor the Westfield Topanga expansion, at the former Sears building in Canoga Park, according to a representative with the mall’s owner Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield. “The addition of Hermès speaks to the sophisticated transformation our guests can expect to discover in the Westfield Topanga expansion, and the quality of our global portfolio of Westfield destinations more broadly,” said Colin Shaughnessy, Execut...
Tags: Business, News, Government, Sport, Soccer, Paris, Community, Westfield, Local News, Sears, Los Angeles City Council, Louis Vuitton, San Fernando Valley, Topanga, Victory Boulevard, Musgrove


The rise and fall of the American mall

American malls were created in the rise of suburbia in order to create spaces for Americans to gather and form communities. Starting with the opening of the Southland Mall in 1956, malls have been a vaulted piece of Americana for decades. But with so many malls being built in close proximity to one another, the newer malls would often poach the department stores from the older ones nearby. Older malls - without their anchors - would be left to drift away and drown. As the 2000s progressed, co...
Tags: US, America, Trends, United States, Credit Suisse, Disneyland, Sears, Walt Disney, Eisenhower, Mall Of America, Macy, Bloomington Minnesota, Brodie, East Rutherford New Jersey, Ray Oldenburg, Edina Minnesota


How to Pick a Houseplant That Will Survive in Your Kitchen

If your living spaces are already full of plants, you may be looking at adding some greenery to other rooms in your home—including the kitchen. And, like any other room in your home, your kitchen has its own microclimate, thanks to the amount of sunlight it gets, the access to fresh air, humidity levels, and the…Read more...
Tags: Kitchen, Plants, Lifehacks, Sears, Interior Design, Snake, Human Interest, Organisms, Houseplant, Branches Of Biology, Plant Morphology, Hospitality Recreation, Succulent Plant, Cori Sears


After a vicious year of bankruptcies, some retailers are still at risk. 13 companies, including Rite Aid, Belk, and Neiman Marcus, could be the next to default.

A worker removes sale banners inside a closed Sears department store one day after it closed in January 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar REUTERS/Mike Segar Moody's identified 13 retailers at the highest risk of defaulting or filing for bankruptcy in 2021. Apparel and department store retailers, they said, remain the most at-risk. Men's Wearhouse, Talbots, Belk, and Party City all made the list. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apparel and department stores are the most at ...
Tags: US, Trends, Apparel, North America, Sears, Neiman Marcus, Mike Segar, Penney, Moody, Moody s Investors Service, Mario Anzuoni, Talbots, Party City, Richardson Texas, Belk, Anne Klein


The death of the American mall was a warning sign that our dystopian future was closer than we all thought

A Sears has been turned into a COVID-19 vaccination center, aiming to vaccinate around 700 people a day. Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Americans getting vaccinated in bankrupt, empty malls paint a grim picture for life after COVID-19. Retail vacancy rates are at a 7-year high after decades of closures due to the rise of e-commerce. Brands are bailing out failing US policies, from healthcare to infrastructure - and it's only going to get worse. See more...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Walmart, Walgreens, Volkswagen, Casper, Disneyland, Seattle, Sears, Vermont, Warby Parker, South Carolina, Cvs, Cnbc, Taco Bell


See inside a defunct Macy's that underwent a $3.5 million transformation to become a high school in Vermont

Downtown Burlington High School is located in a defunct Macy's store. AP Photo/Charles Krupa A high school in Burlington, Vermont moved into a defunct Macy's store. The school district spent $3.5 million renovating the department store into classrooms. Some abandoned malls across the US are being repurposed for other uses. See more stories on Insider's business page. High school students in Burlington, Vermont are now attending school in what was once a Macy's department st...
Tags: Minnesota, China, US, Trends, Ap, New Jersey, North Carolina, Sears, Vermont, Michael Kors, Mall Of America, Macy, Burlington Vermont, LISA RATHKE, Tom Flanagan, Charles Krupa


United States: Sears And Kmart Preference Actions Filed En Masse In The Southern District Of New York - Fisher Broyles

Starting on October 8, 2020, Kmart Holding Corporation, Sears, Roebuck & Co. and other affiliated debtors of Sears Holdings Corporation ("Debtors") collectively filed over 400 complaints in the...
Tags: News, United States, Sears, Kmart Holding Corporation Sears Roebuck Co, Sears Holdings Corporation Debtors


Want to take a road trip with Kevin Costner? Investors are betting you will

Woody Sears has long been interested in storytelling. Following the debut in 2007 of the first iPhone, he founded a storytelling app called Zuuka that built up a library of narrated and illustrated kids’ books for the iPhone and iPad. Sears later sold that company to a small New York-based outfit. But Sears, who is based in Santa Barbara, California, isn’t done with stories yet. Instead, he just raised $1.6 million in seed funding for his second and newest storytelling startup, HearHere, a subsc...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, New York, Groupon, Tech, Venture Capital, Sears, AAA, Andrew Mason, Kevin Costner, Kevin, Santa Barbara California, Costner, Woody, Marcus Lemonis


Want to take a road trip with Kevin Costner? Investors are betting you might

Woody Sears has long been interested in storytelling. After spending several years in sales after nabbing an MBA from Pepperdine — and following the debut in 2007 of the first iPhone — he founded a storytelling app called Zuuka that built up a library of narrated and illustrated kids’ books for the iPhone and iPad. Sears later sold that company to a small New York-based outfit. But Sears, who is based in Santa Barbara, Calif., isn’t done with stories yet. Instead, he just raised $1.6 million in ...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, Groupon, US, Tech, Venture Capital, Sears, AAA, Andrew Mason, Kevin Costner, Kevin, Costner, Santa Barbara Calif, Woody, Pepperdine


10 pandemic puzzles Southern California’s economy must solve

Southern California’s pandemic-scarred economy created one certainty: Back to normal is impossible. The pain has been steep. Unemployment soared. Businesses decimated. Rents unpaid. Supply chains disrupted. Meanwhile, folks adapted. Work from home is a new norm. Grocery workers are heroes. Homebuying is hot. And food delivery is expected. The region’s economy endured some of the nation’s harshest “stay at home” measures to battle the spread of coronavirus. In its wake, the four-county area was 7...
Tags: Business, Jobs, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, Orange, Sears, Cbre, Inrix, Southern California, Riddle, Cal State San Bernardino, Irvine, UC Irvine


Top state health official gets vaccinated in Baldwin Hills, showcases FEMA pop-up site

Dr. Mark Ghaly, who leads the state’s Health and Human Services Agency, became the latest top state official to get vaccinated publicly on Thursday, March 11, when he received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine dose at a pop-up site in Baldwin Hills. Ghaly said officials chose the location as a way to highlight the work being done to put vaccines into the arms of more Black and Latino residents in areas hardest hit by the pandemic. It was also meant to help persuade those hesitant to receive the vaccin...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Fema, Pfizer, Lausd, Biden, Sears, Anthony, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Lawson, Johnson Johnson


Stiffel Lamps, a Back to USA Brand

LINDEN, N.J. – The west coast lighting retailer Lamps Plus has struck an exclusive deal to market classic Stiffel Lamps, a brand that has returned production to the U.S. recent years. “Stiffel is a brand with a great history. The lamps are truly unique and considered works of art,” said Dennis Swanson, founder of Lamps Plus of Los Angeles, in a Business Wire release. “For decades, consumers have considered them one of the finest investments for their home, and vintage models have become valuabl...
Tags: Cook, Supreme Court, China, Los Angeles, Chicago, Furniture, United States, New Jersey, Sears, Branding, Kenmore, Made In Usa, SALTON, Stiffel, USA Brand, Stiffel Lamps


How to give America's dying malls the second life they desperately need

Fairgrounds Square Mall in Muhlenberg Township, Pennsylvania. Portions of the mall are being demolished. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images American malls have faced bankruptcy as a result of growing online spending and the pandemic. For decades, malls provided jobs and tax revenue and served as lifestyle centers for communities. Mall real estate needs to evolve and a federal greyfield program is needed to assist communities with underutilized space and empty shopping...
Tags: Amazon, US, America, Trends, Nike, Credit Suisse, Ohio, Sears, US environmental protection agency, Jcpenney, Macy, Freddie Mac, Williams Sonoma, Grella, Mike Grella, Fredericksburg Virginia