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Grassroots funding is piling up behind plenty of Democratic campaigns this year, even those in which a candidate has yet to be named. Take the fund for Senator Susan Collins’s (R-ME) unnamed future Democratic opponent, which is crawling toward $4 million. The crowdfunding effort first made headlines when Collins called for an FBI investigation into sexual assault claims against then U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she would vote to confirm him. The fund raise, which seeks to unseat Collins in the next election, was an effort by local residents in Maine to pressure her to vote against Kavanaugh’s confirmation. It is just one of many huge crowdfunded raises to make headlines this year. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), who isn’t up for re-election until 2022, has raised $6.43 million this year as of September 30, to make sure she keeps her seat. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) took in $5.3 million over the same timeframe, more than twice what he raised … [Read more...] about Can viral funding campaigns level the playing field in politics?
By Matthew Rocco Published October 15, 2018 Retail FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video The factors that lead to Sears' demise Strategic Resource Group Managing Director Burt Flickinger on the demise of Sears. Sears Holdings announced on Monday it will close another 142 Sears and Kmart stores, according to the struggling retailer’s bankruptcy filing. Continue Reading Below The stores are scheduled to begin liquidation sales soon, coinciding with the holiday shopping season, according to Sears. The latest batch of store closures comes nearly two months after Sears Holdings said it would shutter 46 additional stores by November. Sears has closed hundreds of stores and spun off real-estate assets in recent years, part of its efforts to turn the company’s fortunes around. The retailer last recorded an annual profit in 2011 amid declining store traffic. Sears, which filed for Chapter 11 protection early Monday, has … [Read more...] about These Sears, Kmart stores are closing after bankruptcy
By Thomas Barrabi Published January 04, 2018 Retail FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video The factors that lead to Sears' demise Strategic Resource Group Managing Director Burt Flickinger on the demise of Sears. Some of the United States’ most prominent retailers are shuttering stores or declaring bankruptcy in recent months amid sagging sales in the troubled sector. Continue Reading Below The rise of ecommerce outlets like Amazon has made it harder for traditional retailers to attract customers to their stores and forced companies to change their sales strategies. Many companies have turned to sales promotions and increased digital efforts to lure shoppers while shutting down brick-and-mortar locations. Roughly 25 retailers could file for bankruptcy in 2018, according to data from real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield. Store closures are expected to increase 33 percent this year to more than 12,000 locations. … [Read more...] about Retail Apocalypse: These big retailers closing stores, filing for bankruptcy
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 18: Senior adviser and daughter Ivanka Trump (L), and senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner (R) attend a summit at the East Room of the White House May 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. The White House hosted a summit to discuss prison reform. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – MAY 14: (ISRAEL OUT) Ivanka Trump (L) kisses White House senior advisors Jared Kushner during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018 in Jerusalem, Israel. US President Donald J. Trump’s administration officially transfered the ambassador’s offices to the consulate building and temporarily use it as the new US Embassy in Jerusalem. Trump in December last year recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announced an embassy move from Tel Aviv, prompting protests in the occupied Palestinian territories and several Muslim-majority countries. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images) The casket of the late US … [Read more...] about Biographer: Ivanka Trump is ‘delusional’ if she thinks father’s presidency won’t tarnish her