More than 300 employees at three Dave & Buster’s sports bar and restaurants in Michigan will see temporary furloughs turn into layoffs next month. 



an orange ball in front of a building: Dave & Busters in Livonia on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.


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Dave & Busters in Livonia on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.

Dave & Buster’s plans to lay off 119 employees at its Utica location, 111 employees at its Livonia location and 81 employees at its Kentwood location, according to paperwork submitted to the state of Michigan. 

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The permanent layoffs are scheduled for Nov. 8.

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The food-and-games chain plans to lay off more than 1,300 workers in seven states, according to Restaurant Business. The largest number of layoffs are set to take place at the three Michigan locations, three Massachusetts stores and two Denver locations.

Dave & Buster’s had built up a celebrity buzz

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DALLAS, Oct. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc., (NASDAQ:PLAY), (“Dave & Buster’s” or “the Company”), an owner and operator of entertainment and dining venues, today provided an update on the status of store re-openings and its continued encouraging business recovery trends. Key highlights include:

  • As of October 4, 2020, we have safely opened one new store and reopened 98 of the Company’s 136 stores consistent with local health restrictions;
  • Comparable store sales have steadily improved during the third quarter. After declining 87% during the second quarter, comparable store sales declined 75% in August and 62% in September.
  • In August, 84 stores were open at the end of the month, of which 68 stores were comparable stores. The 68 comparable stores performed at an index of 46% compared to their 2019 levels, In September, 99 stores were open at the end of the month, of which 81
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COLUMBUS, Ohio—Attorney General Dave Yost is urging state lawmakers to have Energy Harbor and FirstEnergy Corp. representatives testify before legislative committees and disclose whether two nuclear power plants set to receive a $1.3 billion ratepayer bailout actually need the money.

In a letter to state lawmakers serving on Ohio House and Senate committees studying what, if anything, to do about the scandal-ridden bailout law, House Bill 6, Yost stated the corporations “owe it to the legislature and the public to appear before the committees and provide a detailed financial accounting of their operations.”

“Knowing what we know now, these corporations have lost any benefit of the doubt,” Yost wrote in the letter, sent last Friday.

Yost’s letter comes as Energy Harbor is again refusing to publicly disclose financial data showing whether its Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear plants along Lake Erie are profitable or not.

In addition, state Rep. Jim

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Rotunda Rumblings

Under pressure: State Rep. Dave Greenspan is “Representative 7,” the unnamed public official federal agents have described as meeting with the FBI as former House speaker Larry Householder pressured him via text message to vote for House Bill 6, Andrew Tobias reports. Tobias obtained the texts between Householder (now under indictment) and Greenspan, referenced in federal court records, via a public records request. Greenspan, who’s now co-sponsoring an HB6 repeal bill, declined to discuss his role in the investigation, but said in a statement: “We are elected and entrusted with the welfare of our constituents. That should always be our primary focus.”

Peace and quiet: Republican Sen. Rob Portman broke with Republican President Donald Trump on Thursday after the president declined to say he would accept the results of the election and commit to a peaceful transition if he loses, Seth Richardson reports. In a tweet, Portman

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Dear Dave,

I’m having a hard time saving money. Do you have any practical advice for saving when you have an average income?

Nikki

Dear Nikki,

One thing I’ve learned over the years is that people only start saving money when they learn healthy money habits—like living on a written, monthly budget—and let their future needs become more important than their current wants. What I’m saying here is it will only happen when you make saving a priority. 

Everything doesn’t have to magically line up before you start saving, and there are plenty of easy, practical ways to save money and breathe a little extra air into your finances. The biggest one is by saying goodbye to debt. Monthly payments are the biggest drain I can think of when it comes to saving money, because debt robs you of your income. 

Most people are shocked when they realize how

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COLUMBUS, Ohio–Attorney General Dave Yost on Wednesday filed a civil lawsuit seeking to block the owner of two Northern Ohio nuclear power plants from receiving any of the $1.3 billion in public bailout funds approved under House Bill 6, the law at the center of an enormous corruption scandal.

Yost’s lawsuit asks a Franklin County Common Pleas court judge to block payments of the bailout money to the Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear plants, owned by Energy Harbor (a former FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary) which are scheduled to start in January. The bailout is funded by new monthly surcharges ranging from 85 cents for residential customers to as much as $2,400 for large industrial plants.

The lawsuit doesn’t seek to stop the collection of any nuclear bailout money — just to block its payment to Energy Harbor. Yost told reporters it’s up to the legislature to decide whether such money should be

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In August, a dozen high-profile Hollywood agents staged an exodus. In the cutthroat ecosystem of entertainment agencies, it is not uncommon for agents to poach clients or leave to start other firms. But the resignations came suddenly, en masse, and among agents at the height of their power—representing Bradley Cooper, Margot Robbie, Tiffany Haddish, and Zac Efron between them—at a moment of unrelenting furloughs and layoffs. It sounded a warning shot unheard since 1995, when Ari Emanuel and three colleagues raided their own offices at ICM in the middle of the night to launch its competitor, Endeavor.

“This is new,” said entertainment lawyer Lindsey Conner. “It’s the first time a bunch of agents have left a bunch of different agencies all at the same time. I think that’s because the agencies are under a lot of pressure right now.”

The reason for the mass defection soon became clear. In

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Editor’s note: Money expert Dave Ramsey is CEO of Ramsey Solutions. He has authored seven best-selling books, including “The Total Money Makeover.” His radio show “The Dave Ramsey Show” is heard by more than 16 million listeners each week on 600 radio stations and multiple digital platforms. Each week he answers a question about personal finance in his “Dave Says” column. 

Dear Dave,

I’m having a hard time saving money. Do you have any practical advice for saving when you have an average income?

Nikki

Dear Nikki,

One thing I’ve learned over the years is that people only start saving money when they learn healthy money habits—like living on a written, monthly budget—and let their future needs become more important than their current wants.

What I’m saying here is it will

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CEDAR FALLS — As Cedar Falls Utilities former Marketing Manager and co-chair of the 1994 referendum to garner the second in the nation fiber-to-the-home network, I’m not surprised CFU was named by PCMag as having the fastest internet service in America. Rep. Dave Williams and Bill Applegate were the behind-the-scene brains and key decision makers to bring that broadband service to fruition.

Williams — Chairman of CFU’s Board of Trustees — truly listened to the concerns of employees and patrons; the mark of a good leader. For 37 years Dave was an engineer, manager and problem-solver for John Deere’s new products.

Williams — one of Cedar Valley’s Iowa House of Representatives — is seeking re-election. As a former legislator, I am very proud of Dave for not only working across the aisle on legislation, working with both the Democrats and GOP caucus members, passing worthy bills in a fiscally responsible

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A’s president Dave Kaval loves to troll the Giants, so when it’s time for both teams to go up against one another in the Battle of the Bay series, it’s like the Super Bowl for him.

The two teams battle it out for three games in Oakland beginning Friday, which has us asking, why all the hype, Kaval?

“I love the local rivalry we have with the Giants, I think it’s a great way to bring attention to baseball as we compete with other sports where it’s the NBA or the NFL,” Kaval said on A’s Pregame Live on Friday. “It’s been great to see folks more aware of the trophy and the hardware. And obviously it’s made with pieces of the old Bay Bridge which is a cool thing.”

Kaval has done it all from composing tweets to troll Giants fans, to offering a way for the same fans

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