SAINT PAUL – Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) will be pitching an all-in-one purse product for women on the ABC show Shark Tank, a business-related reality television series where aspiring entrepreneurs make business presentations to a panel of five investors or ‘sharks’.
“Every woman needs this tool in her purse. It’s like a Swiss Army Knife for ladies. It’s a comb, fork, letter opener, toothpick, bottle opener and nail file all in one product! I’m sure the sharks will be blown away by it,” said Klobuchar in an exclusive interview with Mendaco Press.
Klobuchar said she got the idea for the product after eating an egg salad with a comb in an airport when no other eating utensil was available. The patent for her new product is still pending.
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OMAHA – Warren Buffett, billionaire and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, says the wise choice is to invest in popular YouTube personalities. He believes big media is dying.
“The heart of 21st century media is in relatable internet personalities, not faceless corporations. Big media is dead. Personalities like PewDiePie and Jacksepticeye are the future. Long after you are out of business, Pewds will still be King. Before you invest, you need to ask yourself, do you want pyramids? I suggest you subscribe to PewDiePie,” said Buffett in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.
Buffett has been the chairman and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway since 1970, and he has been referred to as the “Wizard”, “Oracle” or “Sage” of Omaha. He is noted for his adherence to value investing, not being in favor of passing trends.
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SEATTLE – Seattle based Starbucks Corporation has made a decision that will affect their stores worldwide. They will now only hire Italians as Baristas.
“How can we, with a clear conscious, say that we care about respecting cultures when we hire Baristas from multiple ethnicities to serve Cappuccinos and Lattes, which are clearly Italian. Even our sizes are in Italian, i.e. Venti and Trenta It is only appropriate that we hire ethnic Italians if we are to truly be a culturally sensitive corporation. We must lead by example in order to make this world a better place,” said a Starbucks representative to Mendaco Press.
As of September 2018, Starbucks is present on 6 continents and in 76 countries and territories, with a total of 27,340 locations.
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CHAPPAQUA – Former President and First Lady Bill and Hillary Clinton are soon to be starting a national pizza franchise.
“Bill and I have always wanted to start a restaurant chain but never could decide on the type of cuisine. I have always loved good old American hotdogs but Bill insisted on pizza. He really loves cheese pizza. He would have a couple delivered for him and his buddies. They would just devour them. We’re really excited to get this business started and see it expand across the country,” said Hillary to CNBC.
Bill and Hillary are currently on a 13-city speaking tour in various cities in the United States and Canada until May 2019.
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VENICE – The Venice based Dollar Shave Club welcomes a deluge of new customers in the wake of Gillette’s controversial Super Bowl ad.
“This was a huge gamble for Gillette. What were they thinking by vilifying their own customer base? Did they think all men felt intrinsically guilty for being ‘a man’? This is likely one of the biggest marketing blunders I’ve seen in years. Their marketing team should be fired,” said a veteran marketing analyst to Mendaco Press.
Any impact from the ad won’t show up until Proctor & Gamble releases its third-quarter earnings in April. Gillette is part of its Shave Care business, which makes up 8 percent of global net sales.
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TORONTO – Jordan Peterson, Canadian clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, is to purchase a Red Lobster franchise in Toronto later this year.
“He absolutely loves seafood, especially Lobster. He has always talked about opening a seafood restaurant but never had the opportunity. Now he has more options. He’s really excited about it. You could say he’s ‘happy as a clam’,” said one of his close friends to Mendaco Press.
Since late 2016, Peterson has been on a strict diet consisting only of meat and some vegetables, to control severe depression and an auto-immune disorder, including psoriasis and uveitis. He stopped eating any vegetables in mid-2018.
In January 2018, Penguin Random House published Peterson’s second book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. The book topped bestselling lists in Canada, US and the United Kingdom.
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NEW YORK CITY – Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s Mad Money and a co-founder of TheStreet, Inc, gives his financial predictions for 2019. He says to keep an eye on Mendaco Press.
“As far as hot new media for 2019, I’d put my money on Mendaco Press. From what I’ve seen, they have the most talented and objective journalists in the business. Get ready to watch them skyrocket in value this year,” said Cramer in an interview with Forbes.
CNBC does not permit Cramer to buy or sell any security he has spoken about on CNBC for the trust for five days following the broadcast. In full disclosure, he currently has no invested interest or affiliation with Mendaco Press.
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