In the News [Week of 4/1/2012]

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Dan Master | News & Features Editor

Best Buy

In an attempt to alleviate the financial pressures of operating a huge company with massive net losses of 1.5 billion for the fourth quarter, Best Buy decommissioned 50 of its big box storefront locations. The closings were a part of the company’s plan to restructure. In the restructure, Best Buy will open up a chain of 100 new mobile locations. The restructure hopes to save 800 million dollars by 2015.

Rubio Endorsement

Last week, Florida congressman Marko Rubio endorsed Mitt Romney’s candidacy for the presidency. Rubio’s endorsement could possibly galvanize Romney’s relationship with the Latino voting demographic, which will be pivotal in the 2012 election. Some have even hinted to the possibility of a Romney Rubio ticket for the election.

Charlie Sheen

In an attempt to reconcile the rift that he created between himself and the normal, sane American, Charlie Sheen publically apologized in an interview with the Today Show’s Matt Lauer. Sheen said that his behavior, “was a little cringeable,” and that he was, “sorry about that, but here’s what’s happening now.” He went on to discuss how he has turned his life around.

Jet Blue pilot has meltdown

Clayton Osbond, a 49 year old Jet Blue Captain, had an apparent mental breakdown aboard his flight last week. After muttering gibberish over the radio to air traffic control towers, Osbond desired a trip to the occupied lavatory on-board. Then he went back to the cockpit, which had at this point been locked to keep him out. Osbond could face up to 20 years in prison for interfering with the flight crew.

Springsteen back to AC

Governor Christie asked rock legend and Jersey native Bruce Springsteen to perform at Atlantic City’s newest casino’s, called Revel, celebration on Labor Day weekend. The “Boss” would not be the headline though, as Beyonce has already seized the opportunity. Christie sees the casino industry as paramount to Atlantic City’s redevelopment effort, and he wants the “Boss” to be a part of that equation.

 

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