Barbara Corcoran explains why she secretly ‘couldn’t wait’ for Fridays — the day she fired people

Barbara Corcoran was a real estate mogul before she became a judge on “Shark Tank.” As the head of The Corcoran Group, which she sold in 2001 for $ 66 million, Corcoran ran a “mean and lean” business by not being scared to fire underperformers. She explained at IGNITION why she relished firing 25% of her sales […]

TGI Fridays is going to start delivering booze — and it could help defeat a curse sweeping the restaurant industry

TGI Fridays TGI Fridays wants to give customers the chance to chug the chain’s margaritas from the comfort of their own couches.  On Thursday, Fridays announced it had partnered with the delivery startup Lash to begin delivering alcoholic beverages along with food orders placed via the chain’s mobile app. The test will begin in Houston and Dallas, Texas, in […]

Finnish police are treating Friday’s stabbing spree as a potential terror attack

Reuters (AP) — Finnish police say a stabbing in the western Finland city of Turku that killed two people and wounded eight is being investigated as murder with possible terrorist intent. The National Bureau of Investigation, which is heading the investigation, says Saturday that those killed in the attack a day earlier are Finnish citizens, […]

GTI Fridays: Volkswagen Up! GTI Concept Is Like a Modernized Mark 1 Golf GTI

– Back in 1975, Volkswagen unveiled the original Golf GTI at the Frankfurt motor show. At the time, it was a rare combination of both sportiness and practicality, and today it’s still one of the most revered vehicles on the market for that exact reason. Now, Volkswagen is trying to recapture some of that first GTI’s […]

Here’s your full preview of Friday’s jobs report

Reuters Friday is jobs day in America.  Economists are anticipating a rebound in job growth after an unexpected dip in March capped off what we now know was the worst quarter for the US economy in three years.  Via Bloomberg, here’s what Wall Street is expecting for April:  Nonfarm payrolls: +190,000 Unemployment rate: 4.6%  Average hourly […]