Posts Tagged Business

APNewsBreak: Livestrong CEO leaving after 14 years

File - In this Oct. 17, 2012, file photo, Livestrong CEO and president Doug Ulman discusses the future of the organization in Austin, Texas. Ulman told The Associated Press on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, he will leave Livestrong in January to become president and chief executive officer of Pelotonia, a Columbus, Ohio, charity bike ride that has raised more than $61 million for cancer research in its first five years. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The CEO of the cancer charity Livestrong is leaving after 14 years, a period in which the small local charity grew into a $500 million global brand before it was rocked by founder Lance Armstrong’s confession that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career.

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What’s next for the Braves after firing GM Wren

Atlanta Braves interim general manager John Hart, left, answers questions with team president John Schuerholz and former manager Bobby Cox, right, after the baseball team fired general manager Frank Wren following a mid-summer collapse that caused the franchise to miss the playoffs, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

ATLANTA (AP) — For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves are searching for a general manager.

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Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

Deborah Williams, spokeswoman for "Big Marijuana. Big Mistake," a group opposing a ballot measure to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska, speaks at a news conference in Anchorage, Alaska on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Williams addressed the media after local KTVA's Anchorage television reporter Charlo Greene, not seen, abruptly quit during a live telecast Sunday, Sept. 21, night, announcing she owned a medical marijuana company and was devoting all her efforts to getting the ballot measure passed. Alaska voters will decide in  November whether to join Washington and Colorado in decriminalizing pot. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business and intends to press for legalization of recreational pot in Alaska.

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Bettman says NHL proactive about off-ice conduct

TORONTO (AP) — Amid the NFL’s domestic violence scandals, Gary Bettman says the NHL has been proactive about off-ice conduct.

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Manfred, Clark on MLB length of games committee

NEW YORK (AP) — Incoming baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and players’ association head Tony Clark have been selected to participate in a new Major League Baseball committee tasked with decreasing the times of games.

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