The day has finally come — you’ve won the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes! At least, that’s what the guy on the phone is telling you. But don’t send your thanks to the ghost of Ed McMahon just yet: if someone is telling you to fork over huge wads of cash in order to claim your prize from PCH, it’s a scam and you should hang up the phone and start hoping anew.Read More >
Al Roker was racially profiled by a NYC cab driver and got so PO’ed about it … he filed a report with the city’s Taxi & Limousine Commission.Read More >
If the giant pharmaceutical companies of the world seem quite big enough to you already, well, that just means you probably aren’t a major investor in or CEO of one. But the major investors and CEOs do think bigger is better, and so to that end two of them are merging to create an even bigger drug behemoth and take it overseas.Read More >
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) released a new Lodging Industry Trends report that underscores the industry’s steady pace of job creation, community development and increased tourism and travel across the United States. The latest figures show the hotel industry added more than 30,000 new hotel jobs and more than 100,000 new travel-related jobs, marking a record fifth year of consecutive job creation. Further, salaries are up six percent.
SWITZERLAND – The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently released data on the spending habits of tourists in 2014, which put $1.2 trillion back into the global economy – an increase of $48 billion from the previous year. The same report revealed that receipts from international visitors spending on accommodation, food and drink, entertainment, shopping and other services and goods reached an estimated US$ 1,245 billion (euro 937 billion) in 2014, an increase of 3.7%.
Pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Allergan are reportedly on the verge of announcing the largest healthcare merger in history. The merger would allow Pfizer to transfer its headquarters from the United States to Ireland.Read More >
Akon already feels the holiday spirit … he just turned over the deed to his Atlanta home to his mom.Read More >