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Unilever Isolates Ice Cream Lines; Obvious Precursor to Dump Ben & Jerry’s

Another day passes, another hostile investor buys Unilever shares in order to hold management accountable and shore up its performance and value. And in response, CEO Alan Jope...

Unilever May Be Stuck With Ben And Jerry’s

Reeling from harsh criticism by major investors over his failed effort to purchase the healthcare division of GlaxoSmithKline, Unilever CEO Alan Jope now must sweat the...

FBI Raids Rep. Henry Cuellar’s Home, Office; Investigation Has Deep Roots

Last week’s FBI raid of the home and office of Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) most certainly has its roots in the scrutiny of a 2013 junket to Azerbaijan by ten members of Congress....

Unilever CEO Under Fire Over Wokeness, Mismanagement

Unilever CEO Alan Jope, already under fire for standing behind subsidiary Ben & Jerry’s planned boycott of Israel, is now being blasted by one of the parent company’s top...

Bobby Kotick Must Be Removed From Coca-Cola Board in Wake of Microsoft’s Acquisition of Activision

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has sold his company to Microsoft, providing him with lucrative a way out, but without the stigma of resignation. Kotick has been under fire for over...

LA Times: BLM Founder Says She Had PTSD After Real Estate Revelations

Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times ran a lengthy front-page story about Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Cullors. If it was meant to be sympathetic, it backfired. The paranoid...

NLPC Demands Alphabet Disclose Censorship Requests from Biden Admin

Are Google and YouTube engaging in “unconstitutional censorship” at the behest of the Biden administration? As a shareholder in Alphabet Inc., parent of Google and YouTube, NLPC...

Senators Want SEC to Probe Unilever Over Ben & Jerry’s Israel Boycott

Three members of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee want the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether Unilever, parent company of Ben &...

PRO-ISRAEL GROUP: Ben & Jerry’s Chairwoman is ‘Anti-Semite of the Year’

Following online voting that lasted weeks to select between three nominees, activist website StopAntisemitism.org announced this week that Ben & Jerry's chairwoman Anuradha...

Illinois Divests from Unilever over Ben & Jerry’s Boycott of Israel

The Illinois Investment Policy Board, which ensures that investment of public money does not occur in entities that are prohibited from investment by Illinois law, voted on...

Western New York Treasurer Charged with Embezzlement; Pleads Guilty

Scott Merritt had plenty of time to steal from his union. Now he may be facing time of a different sort. On April 22, Merritt, former financial secretary of Ironworkers Local 470, was charged in a one-count information in U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York with embezzling funds from the Jamestown-based union in the sum of $50,850.71. He then pleaded guilty. The charge and plea follow an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Labor-Management Standards.

Merritt, now 40, a resident of nearby Celoron, N.Y., served as Local 470 treasurer during May 2011-August 2018. According to prosecutors, he used most if not all of that period to enrich himself at dues-paying member expense, writing union checks to cover personal expenses. Sentencing is set for August 18. Merritt faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, but his guilty plea virtually ensures a much lighter sentence.

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