Posts Tagged Business

Voigt pleads not guilty in alleged Ponzi scheme

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Vikings tight end Stu Voigt has pleaded not guilty in an alleged Ponzi scheme.

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Brazil still struggling to deal with World Cup stadiums

This April 29, 2014 file photo, shows the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil. Brazil spent billions renovating and building World Cup stadiums that were supposed to help modernize and improve local soccer. Almost a year after the tournament ended, the nation is still trying to figure out what to do with them. Some of the 12 new state-of-the-art stadiums are just now being completed as originally planned. Others are already up for sale. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil spent billions renovating and building World Cup stadiums that were supposed to help modernize and improve local soccer. Almost a year after the tournament ended, the nation is still trying to figure out what to do with them.

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New site, app, links celebrities, charities and donors

This Thursday, April 16, 2015 photo shows Todd Wagner in his company office, Chideo, in Los Angeles. Wagner, a billionaire-turned-philanthropist, is seeking to build his new company into a network devoted to charitable causes. Chideo has already signed on more than 100 VIPs from the entertainment, sports and political realms who are sharing exclusive videos and making themselves available for experiences ranging from red carpet meet-and-greets, intimate concerts and other encounters once reserved only for rich donors. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chatting on the red carpet with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence; recording a country song with Clint Black; working a relief mission with Patricia Arquette; receiving a serenade from Michael Bolton on a Caribbean island. These are just some of the WOW! moments possible for everyday donors through a new online charity service that combines star power with digital marketing savvy to contribute millions to celebrity causes worldwide.

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Hollywood rolls out red carpet to ‘influencer’ fans

In this Monday, April 13, 2015 photo, blogger Reid Jones poses for a portrait at the premiere for “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” in Los Angeles. Jones is possibly the world’s biggest Marvel movie fan. For the last year, he’s written more than a post a day for fan site MoviePilot.com about its superhero universe.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clad in his pajamas, Reid Jones often blogs about Marvel superhero movies, with starry ambitions of one day becoming an entertainment journalist.

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Filipinos urged to turn off appliances during Pacquiao fight

In this March 25, 2010 file photo, a staff member of the People's Champ Movement shows campaign posters of Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao at his office in General Santos city southern Philippines. Pacquiao has been an inspiration for millions of Filipinos not just as a boxer, but as a philanthropist. As a politician, not so much. The country’s biggest individual taxpayer in 2013, Pacquiao has often shared his wealth with the poor in his home province of Sarangani, where he has been elected and re-elected to Congress on waves of adoration. Win or lose in his May 2 megafight with Floyd Mayweather, Pacquiao is a lock to keep his seat for a third and final term, unless he decides to run for another office such as senator. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An officer at a Philippine electric company has urged customers to turn off major appliances to help prevent outages that have recently plagued his province so people can watch the much-awaited fight between Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.

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