advertisement advertisement advertisement The Democrats have a lot of good excuses to explain why they have not yet delivered a third round of COVID-19 stimulus checks. advertisement advertisement It’s only been a month. The Republicans haven’t cooperated. The previous president required some seeing-to . Unfortunately, desperate Americans can’t feed their kids with excuses. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi appears to grasp this concept, if mostly while taking digs at her colleagues across the aisle. As bipartisan talks around a proposed $1.9 trillion stimulus package collapsed recently, Pelosi declared, “Americans need help. House Republicans don’t care.” But Democrats have not yet effectively demonstrated that they care either. They surely feel obligated to help, whether out of the kindness of their hearts or because it’s part of the brand they’ve cultivated over the years. Caring, however, might be a stretch. … [Read more...] about But seriously: Where are the stimulus checks, Joe?
advertisement advertisement advertisement Everyone from carmakers to smartphone companies are having the same problem: They can’t get enough semiconductors to put into their products. And don’t just think this means laptops and smartphones. A lack of chips has resulted in some major companies having to pause the manufacturing of products you might not necessarily think of when it comes to semiconductors—like cars, for example. Both GM and Ford have had to shut down the production of some of their models recently because they didn’t have the computer chips the cars required. advertisement And this lack of semiconductors isn’t just a problem for manufacturers. The Biden administration is so worried about it that the president has signed an executive order calling for a review of the semiconductor supply chain. So just what is the problem? It comes down to there main factors, according to MarketWatch : The COVID-19 pandemic: It should be … [Read more...] about Why is there a silicon chip shortage? 3 factors are to blame
advertisement advertisement advertisement As President Biden closes out his third full week in office, many Americans—those who voted for him and those who didn’t—are waiting on edge for his legislative priorities to emerge. advertisement Most of us have our own views on what they should be, and given the vast diversity of our country, these ideas cross a wide spectrum of thought. In a recent poll, Fast Company collected responses from one specific group: 206 business leaders who are part of the Fast Company Impact Council or executives of companies on our Most Innovative Companies lists. Here’s what tops their lists: Substantially expanding federal support for COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, and personal protective equipment: A majority, 51%, said this should be the top priority. As we enter our second year of the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 450,000 lives lost, there’s no part of the United States that the virus hasn’t … [Read more...] about Vaccines, climate policies, stimulus: Here’s what business leaders want Joe Biden to prioritize first
advertisement advertisement advertisement Sure it’s an animated panda with horrific oral hygiene, but that voice… it’s very familiar. advertisement advertisement Of course, after finding a way to create advertising for movies, booze, and mobile phone plans actually entertaining, Ryan Reynolds has now focused their sights on low-carb snacks. The Hollywood star and his company Maximum Effort have taken a minority stake in Highkey, which was founded in 2018 and quickly saw popularity skyrocket for its direct-to-consumer chocolate chip cookies. Now, Maximum Effort has released their first ad work for the brand just in time for the sugar-drenched temptations of Valentine’s Day. All of Reynolds’ best ad work has been for things he has an ownership stake in— Deadpool (executive producer), Aviation Gin, Mint Mobile—and it appears he’s trying to up the ante by embracing Full Cartoon Mode. The character is Sugar Panda, who looks as … [Read more...] about Why Ryan Reynolds is an animated Panda for Valentine’s Day
advertisement advertisement advertisement In the first-ever season of Sesame Street , in 1970, cast member Bob McGrath appeared in a memorable sketch where he receives a delivery from his local grocer, a grumpy blue muppet. “Did you get everything I ordered?” McGrath asks. “No,” comes the reply, but he’s helpfully supplemented the delivery with other fresh veggies. McGrath breaks into song, a version of the now iconic “People in Your Neighborhood,” to explain to kids the role a grocer plays in the community. The grocer is the bearer of sustenance. advertisement advertisement A few weeks ago, during Super Bowl LV, “People in Your Neighborhood” got remixed into an anthem for the app-based delivery platform DoorDash to signal to the world that it is expanding from restaurants to convenience and grocery. In a crisp 60 seconds, a tap dancing Daveed Diggs ( Hamilton )—directed by French auteur Michel Gondry ( Eternal Sunshine of … [Read more...] about If DoorDash wins, what do we lose?