Police Defend Violent Arrest of Black Woman at Alabama Waffle House

David Smith, the president of the Mobile County N.A.A.C.P., did not respond to a message seeking comment on Tuesday. In an odd coincidence, the arrest of Ms. Clemons occurred at about 3 a.m. on Sunday, around the same time a man armed with a rifle opened fire in a Waffle House outside Nashville, killing four young people of color and injuring four others. Ms. Clemons, who was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, and Ms. Adams, who was not arrested, could not be reached for comment on Tuesday. Ms.…

Hershey plots its future in snacking

In 1929, he had crafted a deal to merge his namesake chocolate empire with Kraft Phenix Cheese Corporation and Colgate-Palmolive-Peet company, but the plan was scuttled by the Great Depression. The end of that story is often that chocolate got the town through the Great Depression, a savior to central Pennsylvania amid a country in its throes. The postscript, though, is that concern has lingered since 1929. There have been three solutions: broaden the company’s size, its products or its global reach. Efforts at the latter have been challenged. Hershey…

Modigliani nude estimated to sell for $150 million at spring auctions

Sotheby’s Tuesday morning unveiled a painting by Amedeo Modigliani that’s expected to fetch more than $150 million at next month’s auction, making it one of the most expensive ever to go under the hammer. The painting, called “Nu couche (sur le cote gauche),” or “Reclining nude,” adds to the bonanza of high-priced art expected to come up for sale in May at the major auction houses. The grand total during the two weeks could top $2 billion. At least a half dozen works of art are expected to sell for…

The Facebook Fallacy: Privacy Is Up to You

Professor Acquisti and two colleagues, Laura Brandimarte and the behavioral economist George Loewenstein, published research on this behavior nearly six years ago. “Providing users of modern information-sharing technologies with more granular privacy controls may lead them to share more sensitive information with larger, and possibly riskier, audiences,” they concluded. The phenomenon even has a name: the “control paradox.” “Privacy control settings give people more rope to hang themselves,” Professor Loewenstein told me. “Facebook has figured this out, so they give you incredibly granular controls.” This paradox is hardly the only…

Stocks Give Up an Early Gain; 10-Year Yield Hits 3 Percent

MISPRINT: Alphabet slid 4.6 percent to $1,024.89 after the company said ad revenue climbed, but expenses also rose. Google’s parent company benefited from strong digital ad sales as well as an accounting change. Scientific equipment maker Waters said sales to industrial customers decreased, and analysts were also disappointed with its sales to the pharmaceutical industry. The stock plunged 8.3 percent to $192.27. 3M, which makes Post-it notes and industrial coatings and ceramics, shed 6.9 percent to $201 after it cut its annual forecast. BONDS: Bond prices kept slipping. The yield…

Tim Hortons’ owner is ‘not happy’ with the brand, eyes major turnaround

Tim Horton’s owner is not happy with its performance. Traditionally tight-lipped Restaurant Brands International, which also owns Burger King and Popeye’s, told investors Tuesday that it’s about to make major changes at its Canadian-based coffee chain. “We’re not happy with sales growth and overall results at Tim Hortons,” Daniel Schwartz, CEO of Restaurant Brands, said during an earnings conference call Tuesday. Shares of Restaurant Brands were up more than 4 percent Tuesday. While the company reported better-than-expected earnings on Tuesday, as more diners visited its fast food restaurants, sales at…

Diet Coke reboot drives Coca-Cola sales bounce

Author:  Reuters Tue, 2018-04-24 11:23 ID:  1524570121514754700 Coca-Cola Co. beat Wall Street estimates with quarterly results on Tuesday, citing more demand for Coke Zero Sugar and new flavors under its Diet Coke brand as overall revenue topped expectations by around $300 million.Shares of the Dow component were up nearly 1 percent at $44.44 in pre-market trade.The company said the launch of its popular low-calorie Diet Coke aimed at millennials — ginger-lime, feisty cherry, blood orange and twisted mango — helped the brand return to volume growth in the quarter.Unit case…

Amazon will now deliver packages to Prime members’ cars

Amazon will now deliver packages directly to your car. CNBC first reported the new delivery system was under development in October. The free in-car delivery is available to Prime members in select cities and only through supported vehicles, the e-commerce giant said Tuesday. You can check your eligibility here. Prime members register their car model, complete checkout online as they typically would, and then park their car at the designated delivery address on the scheduled delivery date. A delivery driver remotely unlocks the car, places the package inside and re-locks…

Amazon Tries a New Delivery Spot: Your Car

The new in-car delivery service, which will be available in 37 cities and surrounding areas, is a variation of Amazon Key. For in-car delivery to work, customers must have a 2015 or later Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicle with an active account with OnStar, the roadside assistance and navigation service from General Motors. Car owners with 2015 or newer Volvos with a similar service, On Call, can also receive in-car deliveries from Amazon. Photo After dropping off the package inside, the courier can close the trunk and consider the…

DealBook Briefing: Surprisingly, Female C.E.O.s May Make as Much as Male Ones

ESL’s argument: Buyers offering “acceptable” prices for the businesses haven’t emerged, and Sears needs the cash for its self-help plan. Mr. Lampert, chairman and C.E.O. of Sears, would recuse himself from any board discussions over the bids, and a majority of Sears’s non-ESL shareholders would have to approve any plan. Critics’ argument: Mr. Lampert is trying to keep Sears’s best assets for himself if the company files for bankruptcy protection, a fate most of the retail world think is a given. “He has been taking productive assets out of the…