One of the county’s highest-profile restaurateurs, beset by a pandemic eating into the health of his long-standing business, is taking on another sky-high challenge. David Cohn of the Cohn Restaurant Group, which operates the Prado at Balboa Park, is now working to convince stakeholders that the city’s historic landmark would greatly benefit from a temporary observation wheel erected immediately.

Thursday evening, Cohn pitched the attraction — what’s being referred to as the Balboa Park Star — to the Balboa Park Committee, the city’s official advisory group for park matters. The idea, recycled from one that was contemplated and rejected ahead of Balboa Park’s centennial celebration in 2015, is to work with operator Sky Views of America for a short-term installation of the company’s 148-foot observation wheel, the R50 XL, in the park’s Plaza de Panama. And, if doable, Cohn also wants to offer visitors a food and beverage experience inside

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BERKLEY — A Berkley Street business owner’s plea for relief from what he called unsafe traffic patterns prompted the town to submit a last minute application for a grant to improve the streets.

Less than a week before the Sept. 22 deadline, selectmen decided to apply for a Massachusetts Department of Transportation Shared Streets and Spaces grant to improve the town’s streets.

The spark to apply for the newly created grant program so suddenly came after Richard Peterson, owner of Web Press Services, Inc., 541 Berkley St., described the traffic situation where his facility sits.

Peterson said the lack of space and frontage between him and the businesses adjacent to him, which include his son’s gym, Chaos Fitness, Dough Licious Pizza and the Berkley Farms Convenience Store, is creating a “crazy traffic flow” there.

He complained the problem that he has been struggling to contain since he first occupied the

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CNBC’s Jim Cramer took to social media to defend himself Tuesday after critics derided his use of the epithet “Crazy Nancy” during a Tuesday interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a relatively rare example of the business-news outlet’s on-air personnel getting mixed up in news-cycle politics.

Cramer was questioning Pelosi about negotiations for new coronavirus relief, and appeared to use the “Crazy Nancy” phrase in describing the White House position. But he quickly realized he had blundered. “I’m sorry. I  — that was the president. I have such reverence for the office, I would never use that term,” Cramer said, immediately after using it. “But you just did,” Pelosi responded. Cramer then continued on with the interview.

Detractors on Twitter called him to account, prompting him to address the issue. “When you criticize the president by

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  • While interviewing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on live television, CNBC’s Jim Cramer accidentally refers to her as “Crazy Nancy,” a pejorative term used by President Donald Trump.
  • After Cramer used the term, he immediately said that he was using the words of the president and that he held a high regard for the office of the speaker.
  • Cramer said that he “would never use that term,” but Pelosi responded with a laugh and said, “You just did.”
  • Pelosi was appearing on CNBC to discuss updates on pending coronavirus relief legislation that has been stalled, with major spending disagreements between Democrats and Republicans.
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While interviewing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on live television, CNBC’s Jim Cramer accidentally referred to her as “Crazy Nancy,” a derogatory term frequently used against her by President Donald Trump.

Cramer, who immediately backtracked, said that he was using the president’s

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At the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, close to eight of 10 MBA students say they are not excited about the coming fall semester because the coronavirus pandemic has forced classes online. At UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, newly admitted international students are outraged that they cannot defer their admission to the school’s MBA program even if they cannot get a student visa to come to the U.S. At New York University’s Stern School of Business, students are demanding the reversal of a 3.5% increase in MBA tuition during COVID-19 and asking for a 5% to 10% discount on the price of their degrees because of the shift to virtual classes. 

Add to all of the anxiety and frustration the fact that some graduates from the most prestigious business schools, including Harvard and Stanford universities, saw their summer internships and full-time job offers clawed back by companies due to the

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After handing in her resignation letter, Nakato’s bosses, workmates and family thought she was crazy. Her workmates wondered then, who in the world quits their bank job to venture into a salon business.
Even with lots of unsolicited advice, Nakato was not about to change her mind. With her twin sister’s support, she was ready to cut her teeth in business.
“When I decided to quit, my family and friends were concerned. My mother asked me to seek advice from my uncles who had ventured into the salon business. But I decided to shut all voices and remain focused,” she reveals.
Prior to starting Afros and Mo, Nakato had worked in the banking institution for nine years. She says for the six years she served as a teller, all her workmates were being promoted, something that made her feel cheated and unappreciated.
She was later transferred to

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  • A new book details private conversations the Fox News host Sean Hannity had with friends in which he expressed dismay at what he was hearing from President Donald Trump.
  • “Early on in the Trump age, Hannity gained weight and vaped incessantly, which some members of his inner circle blamed on Trump-related stress,” Brian Stelter, CNN’s chief media correspondent, wrote in “Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth,” set to be published next week.
  • The book — an excerpt of which was published by Vanity Fair on Thursday — says Hannity told a colleague, “If you were hearing what I’m hearing, you’d be vaping too.”
  • “I barely get a word in,” Hannity told another confidant of his conversations with Trump, Stelter wrote.
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Seeking an escape from President Donald Trump’s rambling monologues over the phone early in his presidency, the Fox

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“Some loads have a manifest, but they are not always accurate. A lot of the times you don’t get one,” Vristka said. “We’ve gotten some strange stuff.”

The items are resold by the truckload because companies do not want or have the time to sort through each returned item, some of which are brand new while others are too damaged to restock. 


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His model is similar to the shopping treasure hunt featured on a new show “Extreme Unboxing,” set to premiere in August. People buy products for pennies on the dollar, with the high-risk business sometimes offering high rewards for a lucky few.

Vristka will spend anywhere from $3,000 to $8,000 on a truckload. Some trucks come with a list of products, some have themes such as appliances or electronics and some are shots in the dark. 

“You can get loads up

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