Allegations of mystery meat have long dodged the fast-food giant's crispy chunks of chicken. Now, McDonald's Canada is taking a viral approach to dispelling the rumors with a video that reveals exactly how its McNuggets are made.
In New York today amid the grey slushy snowbanks will be a crush of Lincoln town cars and Uber Limos, as Fashion Week officially begins. Fashion week is spreading out from its fancy, uptown hub and one of the people responsible for that is Jenné Lombardo, the co-founder of MADE Fashion Week which helps promote more up-start designers. She joined us to talk about how that is happening.
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After the interview, Lombardo shared her thoughts on some of her favorite designers. Though hse is a fan of many New York designers, there are two that stand out:
“Jeremy Scott and the Blonds are really a show. I mean, the audience is just as entertaining and interesting as are the clothes. So at the end of the week when you’re absolutely exhausted, to be able to go to their shows, it’s pretty thrilling.”
The Detroit automaker's earnings fell far short of Wall Street expectations and were in sharp contrast to its chief rivals, Ford and Chrysler.
Fewer Americans applied for unemployment insurance last week. But Friday's much-anticipated report on payroll growth and unemployment in January may not offer particularly good news, economists say.
The once-mighty electronics giant Sony said today it's no longer expecting to make a profit this year. Instead the forecast is for a loss of more than $1 billion. And Sony said today it will sell off VAIO, it's personal computer-laptop business. The BBC's Rupert Wingfield Hayes joined us from Tokyo to help explain.
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The governor of Tennessee wants to make community college or technical school free for all high school graduates in the state. Republican Governor Bill Haslam calls his proposal the Tennessee Promise. It's part of a broader workforce development strategy in a state that lags behind in higher education, but wants a technically savvy labor pool.
If the Promise succeeds, Tennessee will be the only state to offer associate's degrees and technical certificates free. David Baime with the American Association of Community Colleges says many students are right on the brink, financially.
"So when a message is sent out loudly and clearly that for qualified students community college is free," says Baime, "We think that it could make a big difference in terms of people's willingness to enroll in our institutions."
The governor says he'll pay for the Tennessee Promise with lottery revenue. The proposal builds on a growing number of smaller place based scholarship programs. Michelle Miller-Adams studies the Kalamazoo Promise in Michigan and says the lure of college scholarships for Kalamazoo students prompted many families to move there.
"The Kalamazoo public school district has grown by 25 percent over the last seven years since the Promise was announced," Miller-Adams says.
She says that's a local economic bump that wouldn't be felt in a statewide program. But the focus on community colleges could do a lot to develop the local workforce.