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Biden builds out communications staff with chief photographer and deputy press secretary

Biden builds out communications staff with chief photographer and deputy press secretary

The incoming Biden administration appointed a dozen communications staffers on Friday, including deputy press secretary and chief photographer. The appointments round out the White House press shop, communications offices and digital strategy teams, following several weeks of other announcements. TJ Ducklo, who was national press secretary for Biden’s campaign during the general election, will be…MORE

Ariana Grande teams up for ’34+35′ remix

Ariana Grande teams up for ’34+35′ remix

Ariana Grande has teamed up with Megan Thee Stallion and Doja Cat for a remix of Grande’s “Positions” song, “34+35.” Hours before the song was released, Grande teased fans with artwork and hints something was coming. She captioned one Instagram post “Tonight,” with an animated picture of the three stars. The lyrics for their catchy…MORE

Selena Gomez drops Spanish single ‘De Una Vez’

Selena Gomez drops Spanish single ‘De Una Vez’

Selena Gomez was named after the late Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla, and now she’s following in her footsteps. The pop star has released a single in Spanish, “De Una Vez.” She posted a snippet of the song’s music video on her verified Instagram account Thursday. “This is the beginning of something I’ve wanted to explore…MORE

JPMorgan Chase just reported a record quarterly profit. But its CEO is still nervous

JPMorgan Chase just reported a record quarterly profit. But its CEO is still nervous

The economy may not have fully recovered yet, but that’s no problem for America’s biggest bank. JPMorgan Chase reported a record profit of $12.1 billion for the fourth quarter Friday — easily topping Wall Streets forecasts. Still, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon still sounded a bit nervous about the near-term economic outlook, citing the lingering…MORE

Wells Fargo can’t seem to escape its troubled past

Wells Fargo can’t seem to escape its troubled past

Wells Fargo is still being haunted by its history of ripping off customers. More than four years after the Wells Fargo fake-accounts scandal erupted, the bank reported Friday another $321 million of quarterly losses tied to customer refunds. That brings Wells Fargo’s 2020 total for what it calls customer “remediation” to a staggering $2.2 billion.…MORE

Retail sales decline for third straight month

Retail sales decline for third straight month

US retail sales dropped last month, the Commerce Department said Friday, marking the third straight month without any growth. Retail sales fell 0.7% in December from the month prior. Economists surveyed by Refinitiv expected sales to be flat. America’s economic recovery took a hit in the final months of 2020, and the retail sector hasn’t…MORE

Sylvain Sylvain, New York Dolls guitarist, dead at 69

Sylvain Sylvain, New York Dolls guitarist, dead at 69

Sylvain Sylvain, guitarist of the influential American punk glam rock band New York Dolls, has died of cancer at the age of 69, according to a statement posted on his Facebook page. Sylvain, real name Sylvain Mizrahi, died on Wednesday after fighting the disease for two and a half years, according to the post, which…MORE

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