Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Business | J.Crew May Spin Off Madewell to Raise Cash Advertisement Supported by BySapna Maheshwari April 11, 2019 J. Crew, the preppy retailer that has been struggling to find its footing in recent years, may spin off its Madewell brand by the end of 2019. The company said on Thursday that it was exploring a potential initial public offering for Madewell, which could be completed in the second half of 2019, as it looks to raise much-needed capital. J. Crew, which has not had a leader since November, also said that Michael J. Nicholson, its chief operating officer, would be its interim chief executive. A potential Madewell I.P.O. could bring in capital to help pay off debt that J. Crew is set to repay in 2021 and improve the retailer’s overall balance sheet. The company views a spinoff as “giving … [Read more...] about J.Crew May Spin Off Madewell to Raise Cash
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Michelle Obama should feel happy vibes at the Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday when a sold-out arena of 16,000 fans hears her talk about her best-selling memoir “Becoming.” It was at the X that her husband, Barack Obama, gave his victory speech in June 2008 after he had won the Democratic nomination for president of the United States. During the evening, the Obamas did a little fist bump that was caught by photographers and widely published. A framed copy of that moment will be given to Michelle Obama on Wednesday as a token of her St. Paul appearances, according to the X’s vice president and general manager, Jack Larson, who says “it was the fist bump heard around the world.” Larson says it was a natural for the Obama tour, titled “Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama,” to book the X because the venue has history with promoter Live Nation (co-sponsored by Crown Publishing). “Live Nation does a lot of shows here with … [Read more...] about Superfans gear up for Michelle Obama’s book tour stop at the X
'I have experienced far more than I expected from my journey into journaling,' this contributor writes. Maybe you can, too. Sona Jepsen Published 11:30 am CDT, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Photo: Joscha Malburg | EyeEm | Getty Images Photo: Joscha Malburg | EyeEm | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Joscha Malburg | EyeEm | Getty Images Why It's Time to Dust Off That Journal 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Call it what you will: a journal, a chronicle, a diary. These documents aren't just for teenagers scribbling furiously about intoxicating crushes or unsympathetic parents; they're powerful tools for people of all ages, startup leaders and entrepreneurs … [Read more...] about Why It’s Time to Dust Off That Journal
While some celebrities have made habits of broadcasting their wealth and excess, others have devoted their time and considerable resources to help advance the welfare of others. From Ellen DeGeneres’ roundly-publicized giveaways to the quiet philanthropy of Nicki Minaj, here are 23 of the most generous celebrities whose altruism has changed people’s lives. The name Oprah Winfrey has become synonymous with celebrity benevolence and charity. Former talk show host and current billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey has used her fame – and the affluence that comes with it – to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars into various organisations and charities. Here’s a small taste of her philanthropic resumé: She donated $US10 million to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts; she lobbied for the National Child Protection Act, which established a national database of convicted child abusers and went on to be known as the “Oprah Bill“; and she spent … [Read more...] about The 25 most charitable celebrities who have changed people’s lives
A bachelor in the White House? It’s such a compelling scenario that Aaron Sorkin once wrote a movie about it. “The American President” came out in 1995, years before “The West Wing” and decades before never-married Senator Cory Booker announced own run for president. Michael Douglas stars as a widowed commander in chief who falls for an environmental lobbyist. (They meet cute when he overhears her insulting him in a White House meeting room.) Their courtship is a lesson in the perils of presidential dating: the media mob, the character attacks, the moment where the president has to choose between his crime bill and his girlfriend’s clean air bill. On the second date, he also seems to tell her some classified security information, though the movie doesn’t make a big deal out of that.Story Continued Below It’s clear that every moment is a minefield, for both the president and the person he’s trying to woo—something Booker seems … [Read more...] about Is America Ready for a Single President?