Amanda Zieminski, 27, and Clyde Forteau, 29, pose during a trip to Disney World they funded with over 80 senior citizen’s social security money through an identity theft scheme.
*Identity theft is becoming more successful as we become a more cyber-centered global community.
But, the success rate of these type of criminals diminishes as authorities fight fire with fire.
A New York couple, Amanda Zieminski, 27, and Clyde Forteau, 29, an aspiring rapper that goes by C-Money CEO, prepared to build a life for themselves after stealing thousands of dollars from senior citizens through an identity theft crime ring.
They were building their future on over 80 stolen social security cards they stole from elderly patients in a Staten Island medical center where Zieminski was once employed, according to ABC News.
Papa John CEO John Schnatter is cutting the hours of his employees saying that Obamacare costs him too much.
*Many employers threatened to cut jobs if President Obama won again. Some even replaced their threats with action by following through.
Papa John’s CEO, John Schnatter, told his employees that he would start cutting their hours because Obama care costs his franchise too much money to provide health care coverage to all their employees that work over 30 hours.
Those employees are insured by the company and by cutting their hours, Papa John’s no longer have to insure them under what he is calling a pricier plan, according to the Huffington Post.
Jean-Claude Brizard (left) walking with Rahm Emanuel in high times in Chicago.
*Remember when the Chicago teachers were having all that trouble over there?
They had to hit the streets with fierce determination to get better pay and job security through their union and their own determination.
We reported October 12, that the then CEO for the Chicago schools took the high road and gave up his job to keep from being a distraction to the negotiations. NOT!
Jean-Claude Brizard gave up his position because a hefty negotiation apparently was made to get him to walk out the door.
This dude did not do what he was hired to do and still got to walk away from his mistake–like so many other CEO’s of major companies–with: (more…)
Sandy I. Weill, former CEO and President of Citibank suggests the banks break up investment banking from personal banking.
*The banking industry has been reeled in by President Obama.
When he came into office the banking industry was running loose deregulated and offering predatory loans to those who could least afford to take chances with their money.
But a major culprit in introducing “big banking” has turned over a new leaf.
Sandy I. Weill is the former CEO and Chairman of Citibank, one of the largest banks in the world, and the inventor of the “financial supermarket.”
But Weill has been thinking about his theories since leaving Citibank and suggests that it may not be a great idea that investing, lending, and personal banking should be combined, (more…)
Oprah Winfrey attends the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 7, 2011 in Sun Valley, Idaho. The conference has been hosted annually by the investment firm Allen & Company each July since 1983. The conference is typically attended by many of the world's most powerful media executives. (July 6, 2011)
*Oprah Winfrey will take over as chief executive officer of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network this fall, the cable channel announced today.
Winfrey will be the third CEO of the company since its debut in January. She will also become chief creative officer as the network prepares for her new talk show, “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” to debut in January 2012.
“I am ready to dedicate my full creative energy and focus as the full-time CEO of OWN,” Winfrey said in a statement.
OWN is co-owned by Winfrey and Discovery Communications Inc. Discovery Chief Operating Officer Peter Ligouri has been interim CEO of OWN since he replaced Christina Norman in May.
Norman was pushed out after Discovery CEO David Zaslav said OWN’s ratings had been “below our expectations.” Executives have said that more investments in the joint venture will depend on ratings through the next several quarters.
Discovery spent $215 million to fund the venture through the first quarter.
OWN also said two current presidents of Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, Erik Logan and Sheri Salata, would move to the same role at the cable channel.
The two will work with Ligouri as the network rolls out new shows. Comedian Rosie O’Donnell’s daily talk show will start in October, OWN said.
*Rahm Emanuel is hitting the ground running as the Mayor-elect of Chicago.
He hails from the mighty position of President Obama’s former White House Chief of Staff and now is using the moves he learned from the President to innovate and revive Chicago’s public school system. He doesn’t even officially move into the position as Mayor until next month, but he’s making it happen now.
The overall happening in Chicago is something that a lot of other school systems are facing in the country as many begin to or have been failing. Mayor Emanuel is setting up an entirely new team of administrators to create a different perspective of learning and management for Chicago’s school system. (more…)