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Brazil’s new president set to get tough on, well … everything

January 1, 2019 |

Jair Bolsonaro will be inaugurated Tuesday as the fifth elected president since Brazil returned to democracy after the 1964-85 military dictatorship that Bolsonaro himself once praised. His critics fear he will threaten human rights and ecological preservation in the country. – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

American chain restaurants had a tough year. 2019 looks even worse

December 31, 2018 |

It’s not going to get much easier for the restaurant industry.

After facing stagnant sales and weak customer traffic this year, U.S. restaurants will encounter more headwinds in 2019 — including rising food and wage costs — that may stall profit and hinder efforts to jump-start growth.

Even the…

L.A. Times – Business

U.K.’s Intelligence Chief: Britain Faces Tough Decision on Huawei

December 5, 2018 |

The head of Britain’s foreign intelligence agency said the U.K. had a tough decision to make on whether to allow Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to supply a 5G mobile network in the country. What’s News Europe

France Prepares to Get Tough on Firms That Pay Women Less

November 20, 2018 |

Under a coming French law, companies that underpay women could be fined, an unusually strict approach even among countries that have turned up pressure on firms to bridge the divide. What’s News Europe

For California fire victims, it will be a long, tough road to rebuild

November 16, 2018 |

The fires that tore through California in the past week have reduced homes to ash, upending lives and leaving thousands in sudden need of shelter. But beyond the immediate challenges of finding a place to live in a state with a perpetual shortage of housing, property owners could face a number…

L.A. Times – Business

Trump Has Tough Message for Chicago Cops

October 8, 2018 |

President Donald Trump drew an enthusiastic response from a law-and-order crowd Monday, advocating the use of “stop and frisk” policing and saying he has directed the Justice Department to work with local officials in Chicago to stem violence in the nation’s third-largest city, the AP reports. “The crime spree is…


Kevin Hart Says Bill Cosby Doing Stand-Up in Prison is a Tough Call

September 27, 2018 |

Kevin Hart’s not going to make the call on whether Bill Cosby should do stand-up comedy in prison or not … and he’s happy keeping it that way. We got the “Night School” star out in NYC Wednesday afternoon and asked if the recently sentenced…

Trump team’s tough talk with Syria working – for now – to stave off chemical attack on Idlib

September 14, 2018 |

The Trump administration’s words of warning against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad this week, cautioning stern consequences should he and his allies – namely Iran and Russia – forge ahead with a devastating offensive against the country’s final opposition-stronghold of Idlib is having a positive impact in halting the operation, Syrian opposition activists tell Fox News.
FOX News

Tesla Board’s Independence Faces Tough Test

August 10, 2018 |

Elon Musk’s surprising buyout idea for Tesla puts the spotlight on its board members, most of whom have close business or personal relationships with the electric-car company’s leader. US Business


‘WWE Tough Enough’ Winner Matt Cappotelli Dead After Cancer Battle

June 29, 2018 |

‘WWE Tough Enough 3’ winner Matt Cappotelli — who bravely fought through two rounds of cancer — has passed away … this according to his wife.  “Today my love-my strong, sweet, beautiful love-took his last breath at 3:30 a.m. and went Home…