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Volkswagen CEO joins Twitter and immediately trolls Tesla and Elon Musk

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess is new to Twitter, but he made a splash with his very first tweet — going after master troll and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. “Hello @Twitter! I’m here to make an impact with @VWGroup, especially on political issues,” Diess tweeted on Wednesday. “And, of course, to get some of your market…MORE

Costco is (finally) testing out curbside pickup for groceries

Costco has held off on offering curbside pickup for groceries for years. Now, in a shift, it’s trying it out at three stores in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Costco announced last week that it would start offering members of the warehouse club in the area same-day pickup on 2,000 grocery and general merchandise items. There’s a…MORE

There will be no Trump china collection due to cost and time, source says

There will be no Trump china collection due to cost and time, source says

The Trump administration will not have its own signature collection to display in the White House China Room — another departure from protocol for the outgoing first family. Timing and exorbitant cost prevented outgoing first lady Melania Trump from following through on the collection, the patterns and colors for which she had selected, according to…MORE

Trump’s business was crashing even before the Capitol riot made his brand toxic

Trump’s business was crashing even before the Capitol riot made his brand toxic

Donald Trump’s businesses generated nearly 40% less revenue last year as the coronavirus pandemic slammed the hotel industry, putting the former president under financial pressure even before corporate partners and banks ditched him in the wake of the insurrection at the US Capitol. Posted on Wednesday as he left the White House, Trump’s final financial…MORE

‘Walker’ gets a new look with Jared Padalecki as the Texas Ranger

‘Walker’ gets a new look with Jared Padalecki as the Texas Ranger

Occasionally a reboot comes along that’s so different from the original you wonder why they bothered. “Walker” is one of those, dropping the “Texas Ranger” part of the title from the CBS series that signed off 20 years ago, and trading in Chuck Norris for “Supernatural’s” Jared Padalecki, in what feels more like a family…MORE

Biden inherits a raft of global crises (including some unknowns)

Biden inherits a raft of global crises (including some unknowns)

US President Joe Biden’s foreign policy to-do list is long, complicated, and may soon hit speed bumps left by his predecessor. In the past four years, tensions with China and Iran have grown, Russia has gone rogue, North Korea has become a greater nuclear threat and relationships with allies have been damaged. But perhaps the…MORE

How a ‘Hamilton’ song helped Amanda Gorman overcome a speech impediment

How a ‘Hamilton’ song helped Amanda Gorman overcome a speech impediment

You wouldn’t know it from her commanding delivery at the inauguration, but up until a few years ago, National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman struggled to overcome speech impediment. For much of her life, including when she was still an undergraduate at Harvard, Gorman had trouble pronouncing the letter “R.” To practice saying the letter,…MORE

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