There he was on the shore of Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish, the lieutenant governor leading the evacuation as Rita hit. He could feel when the hurricane wasn’t there, and then when it suddenly was – that’s the closest Mitch Landrieu can compare to May 7, the day he left office. As mayor of New Orleans he slept with his cell phone on his chest, always on edge for the police or fire chief to call — or if he left the phone downstairs, to be woken up by them banging on his door. That morning of his departure he got up, went to new mayor LaToya Cantrell’s inauguration, sat through her speech, wished her well. That afternoon, a tugboat caught fire on the river. One of the barges it was pushing slammed into a dock. Another barge hit a ship.Story Continued Below “My immediate reaction is, ‘Well, let me pick up the phone,’” Landrieu says, “and say, ‘Where are we and what are we doing?’ And then I realized, that’s … [Read more...] about Mitch Landrieu Wants to Know: Does He Have to Run for President?
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The big meme about Mark Zuckerberg in 2017 was that he was running for president. It wasn't true, Zuckerberg said twice, but the meme didn't die. When he visited cattle ranches and factories -- part of his New Year's resolution to visit all the U.S. states he hadn't been to yet -- people saw campaign stops. When the charity Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, run together hired a Democratic pollster to consult on a project, Politico wrote that the news came "amid speculation about Zuckerberg's political ambitions." There was another reason Zuckerberg might have done things that looked like a campaign in early-to-mid 2017: He was, in a way, on one for Facebook. "My work is about connecting the world and giving everyone a voice. I want to personally hear more of those voices this year," Zuckerberg wrote in his explanation of why he was traveling around the country.Zuckerberg's decision to become more visible followed months of increasing scrutiny. There were accusations of bias … [Read more...] about A year ago, you probably thought Mark Zuckerberg was running for president
For years, rumours have flown about Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz running for office. In the past year, Schultz’s involvement in political and social causes has escalated after President Trump’s election over Hillary Clinton, which whom Schultz reportedly has a close relationship. Current and former employees are split over whether Schultz — who one person said leads “with heart” — would be a good president, or if he’d fall short of the lofty ideas he espouses. One former longtime employee said she’d estimate a 50% chance that Schultz runs for office. Howard Schultz says he isn’t running for president, but he sure acts like he is. “I believe strongly in the promise of America,” Schultz, Starbucks‘ chairman and former longtime CEO, said at a screening of Starbucks’ “Upstanders” series on Monday. “What’s coming out of Washington in many ways — the lack of leadership, … [Read more...] about Starbucks’ Howard Schultz says he isn’t running for president — here’s why the rumours won’t die
Richard Feloni, provided by Published 12:00 pm, Saturday, April 7, 2018 Courtesy of Andrew Yang Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur who is running for president of the United States, with a long-shot campaign built primarily upon universal basic income. His new book, "The War on Normal People," argues that a massive loss of jobs within the next 10-15 years is unavoidable. He advocates for a $1,000 monthly universal basic income for all Americans ages 18-64, funded by a value-added tax, to assist them through the transition. This post is part of Business Insider's series on Better Capitalism. Andrew Yang has spent the last 18 years in the startup world. Business Channel Now Playing: Now Playing Razer's Latest Play: An Online Game Store Cheddar TV Ashley Madison Makes a Comeback Cheddar TV Petnology: Pets Vs. Technology Storyful FOX Business Beat: Facebook data breach update; Budweiser, Jim Beam team up Fox5DC Shoe Retailer Nine West Files For … [Read more...] about The entrepreneur who says there’s a ‘war on normal people’ is running for president on a platform of giving nearly every American $1,000 each month
Page 1 Created with Sketch. With Andrew Ross Sorkin Supported by APRIL 5, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Good Thursday. Here’s what we’re watching:• Mark Zuckerberg has disclosed more on how much Facebook user data may have been accessed.• The White House is still talking tough on trade with China.• Blackstone’s infrastructure fund isn’t doing so well.Get this in your inbox each morning. Sign up here.Is he or isn’t he?On Wall Street, there’s been a running parlor game about whether Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase’s chief executive, would try to run for president of the United States in 2020. His annual letters, filled with commentary on U.S. policy, have only increased the chatter, and this year’s letter, released Thursday, is no different. It touches on everything from trade to immigration. While Mr. Dimon, who … [Read more...] about Jamie Dimon’s Letter — Handicapping a Run for President in 2020: DealBook Briefing