Thieves jacked the Republican National Committee for $44K and then went on a coffee shopping spree, records show
Thursday, 6 May 2021, 10:00:00
Summary List Placement Fraudsters stole almost $44,000 just before the 2020 election from the Republican National Committee — the latest in a string of thefts from prominent federal political operations. RNC Treasurer Ronald C. Kaufman acknowledged the theft in an April 30 letter to the Federal Election Commission, an agency responsible for enforcing campaign finance transparency laws and that had questioned the committee's accounting. The theft, RNC spokesperson Emma Vaughn told Insider, stemmed from fraudulent charges made in September on an RNC American Express card, and “upon learning of the charges, we immediately notified AMEX and initiated a fraudulent charge dispute.” American Express ultimately credited the RNC's account, Vaughn said. The thieves spent more than $35,500 of the RNC's money at EZ Coffee & Tea, a Pennsylvania-based merchant that sells various products including high-end espresso machines, and another $8,450 at MidWest Biochar, an agricultural services company in Kansas, according to Kaufman's April 30 letter to the FEC.
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Where to buy art that will instantly brighten up your place
Monday, 3 May 2021, 23:30:14
Whether you want a statement piece or a small accent that completes a room, we found some of the top affordable places to buy art online, including Minted, Nordstrom, Wayfair and Saatchi Art.
25 Mother's Day gifts at Nordstrom we know she'll love
Friday, 30 April 2021, 20:00:58
Whether she keeps up with the latest fashion trends or spends her time curating her home decor, Nordstrom is sure to carry the perfect gift for your mom. We've rounded up some gifts that are sure to make your mom feel loved and appreciated.
Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 15:07:34
Summary List Placement Mike Grillo left his agency career in 2016 to join the digital media boom, heading to science and tech-focused Futurism as its chief operating officer. There, he helped develop and launch Gravity Blanket Holdings, best known for its weighted blankets that claim to promote sleep. The company shot up to $22 million in revenue after three years before selling to direct-to-consumer network Win Brands Group for an undisclosed sum in February. Grillo, now CEO of Gravity Blanket Holdings, was new to product development, but he used his ad agency experience to diversify Gravity Blanket's products and marketing and get distribution in retailers like Nordstrom and Target. The company was starting to develop new products aimed at its users, inspired by BuzzFeed's direct-to-consumer brand Homesick Candles, which was also acquired by Win Brands in 2018. Grillo said the team noticed that some of Futurism's most-read articles concerned the science of sleep. “Weighted blankets were something we stumbled upon,” Grillo said. “They'd been used in small patient populations for kids on the autism spectrum, people with tourettes, and in psychiatric hospitals during acute moments of stress as calming blankets.
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Department stores like Nordstrom and Macy's are still Americans' favorite place to buy shoes
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 06:01:01
In a new AlixPartners survey, consumers were asked were they've been buying shoes during the pandemic, and overwhelmingly the answer was department stores.
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