Hawaii airports laying off 662 workers on tourism reopening day

Over 660 Hawaii airport workers will be permanently laid off on October 15, the same day that the state is reopening tourism. They work for HMSHost, …

Over 660 Hawaii airport workers will be permanently laid off on October 15, the same day that the state is reopening tourism. They work for HMSHost, an airport subcontractor that manages concessions, restaurants, Starbucks, bars, pantry, maintenance, etc. at Honolulu International Airport, Kahului Airport, and Lihue Airport.

The State of Hawaii is allowing this subcontractorto permanently lay off nearly 85% of its workforce in Hawaii. There areapproximately 780 HMSHost employees who work at these three airports. UNITEHERE Local 5 represents these workers and approximates that the company will bepermanently laying off 470 out of 550 workers in Honolulu, 140 out of 170workers in Kahului, and 52 out of 60 workers in Lihue.

According to the latest WARN notices issued by HMSHost on August 12, the company was planning on permanently laying off 505 workers in Honolulu, 161 workers in Kahului, and 57 workers in Lihue.

UNITE HERE Local 5 condemns the layoffs and callsout the State and hospitality industry leaders for claiming they want to reopentourism to bring jobs back, yet allowing for mass permanent layoffs at thestate airports to happen.

In August, UNITE HERE released a nationwide report on the handouts that HMSHost received since the onset of COVID-19. HMSHost was on track to receive $475 million in aid in the form of rent relief and other handouts. Despite the massive aid that local governments have provided to HMSHost, the company is still moving forward with mass permanent layoffs.

“In the 22 years that I have worked for HMSHost, Ihave never felt so disregarded as a human being. After putting almost all of myadult life into this company, they are laying us off even though it doesn’tcost them anything to keep us on and call us back in as business increases,”says Jeanine Ng, a server at The Local in Honolulu Airport.

“In the middle of a pandemic when we need healthinsurance most, HMSHost cut off our medical coverage in June. I’ve had to payout of pocket for my medication that I need to live. And now as tourism issupposed to be reopening, they are permanently laying us off and throwing usinto more uncertainty for no good reason,” says Laurie Ann Javierto, who hasworked as a cashier at the Old Plantation in Kahului Airport for 33 years.

Local 5 will continue to take action to helpfurloughed workers and push the state and industry leaders to get it right thefirst time and reopen tourism so that workers get back to work safely.

Fast Food Places Like Chick-fil-A And McDonald’s Have Been Increasing Their Prices For Delivery

… the same location in Atlanta, GA, would be sold for $4.85 through its delivery partner DoorDash and $3.75 when you order directly at the drive-thru.

Some fast food restaurants including McDonald’s, Chick-fil-A, and Starbucks have been shown selling their products for slightly higher prices on third-party delivery apps, Business Insider reports.

A Gordon Haskett analysis obtained by the outlet showed that, for example, a Chick-fil-A sandwich from the same location in Atlanta, GA, would be sold for $4.85 through its delivery partner DoorDash and $3.75 when you order directly at the drive-thru. When I looked at my nearest location, just outside Pittsburgh, PA, a classic Chick-fil-A sandwich would cost $5.05 on both DoorDash and Uber Eats, while it’s listed for $3.89 on its in-restaurant menu at the same location. Business Insider found similar figures in Brooklyn, NY.

By the way, this is a good excuse to note that restaurant prices can vary wildly by locations, franchisee, etc. so you should always do your own specific research at your own specific locations.

The analysis also found that Chick-fil-A had the highest delivery markup of the chains it looked at, coming in at 29.8 percent more than in-store. Starbucks was just behind it at 20.3 percent and McDonald’s fell at 19.6 percent. In addition to these menu markups, customers will also likely end up paying even more with third-party apps because they could pay delivery surcharges and should be leaving tips.

However, the reason for the raise in prices makes sense: Restaurants pay for their partnerships with third-party delivery apps so they’ll end up making less than they would on a typical sale. Not only that, businesses are having to be more proactive about costs because the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing regulations are causing a slow-down in sales for many, and they’re seeing an unprecedented demand for things like delivery and online orders. For example, McDonald’s saw its lowest quarterly profit in over a decade last quarter.

Part of the reason for the analysis was to see if it’s recommended that Chipotle be the next to follow suit and increase prices for its delivery orders. This comes after reports that the chain would “experiment” with raising prices on third-party apps. According to Business Insider’s report, analyst Jeff Farmer said he expects the chain to do so in the fourth quarter.

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WWE star Ric Flair spotted without a mask even though wife has COVID-19

… go to work, school, or public areas, and do not use public transportation, Uber/Lyft, or taxis,” Georgia’s Department of Public Health website reads.

The Nature Boy has a latte explaining to do!

Wrestling legend Ric Flair, who has urged his social media followers to “stop the spread” of coronavirus, was spotted making a Starbucks run without a mask — even though his wife has the disease and he is at high risk of having it as well, The Post has learned.

Wendy Barlow, the WWE great’s wife, is currently sick with the virus, Flair told The Post — just days after photographers spotted him at a Georgia Starbucks drive-through Friday without a mask.

A source familiar with the matter said Flair already has the virus and tested positive two days prior on Wednesday — but he denied that claim.

“That is absolutely incorrect,” Flair told The Post.

“My wife does [have the virus]… we live in a 5,000 square foot home. I live in the basement. She lives upstairs on the third floor and she got sick.”

The Hall of Famer hung up before The Post could ask questions about the Starbucks run, and when probed further via text message, he insisted his “health is excellent.”

Photos show The Golden Stallion, 71, leaving his home without a mask and taking his Mercedes to a Starbucks drive-thru.

Despite his wife’s confirmed diagnosis, Flair was maskless as he handed cash to an employee through the window, the photos show.

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“Are you trying to kill the world?” a source railed.

“And you know people at the drive through are like oh my God it’s Ric Flair let me take off my mask.”

The source claimed Barlow is very ill and Flair is mostly asymptomatic aside from some coughing.

In April, Flair announced a partnership with the American College of Surgeons in a video posted to his Facebook account where he implored followers to stay home.

“Telling you, asking you, to stay home and stop the spread and to thank all of the people in the world of medicine today that are working to bring this virus to an end,” Flair says in the video.

“Let’s do this together! Stay home and stop the spread!” the wrestler yells in the April 3 video before closing out with his signature “wooooo!”

On April 26, he posted a photo collage on Instagram showing off the neck gaiters he has for sale on his website and on April 28, posted another collage showing fans wearing the face coverings.

“Together with Flair! WOOOOO!” the caption reads.

On May 12, he tweeted a video of himself working out while wearing one of the neck gaiters he’s selling.

Flair with his cup of coffee.
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“By the way, available only on RicFlairShop.com wooo!” the wrestler says in the video as he pulls the gaiter over his face.

While Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has refused to implement a state-wide mask ordinance, the state’s department of public health requires people to stay home if they test positive for the virus or have been exposed to someone who has, according to their website.

“You must not go outside your home unless you need medical care or in the event of an emergency, such as a fire. Do not go to work, school, or public areas, and do not use public transportation, Uber/Lyft, or taxis,” Georgia’s Department of Public Health website reads.

The state also said those who test positive “should” wear a face mask “when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle), pets, and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office.”

Neither WWE or the American College of Surgeons returned a request for comment.

Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Halliburton, Chevron, eBay, Delta & more

A cash-and-stock deal could be announced as soon as today. Nikola (NKLA) – The electric truck maker’s shares are under pressure after the company …

Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket:

Halliburton (HAL) – The oilfield services company earned 5 cents per share for its latest quarter, compared to Wall Street forecasts of an 11 cents per share loss. Revenue came in below estimates, however, amid a significant drop in global activity.

Noble Energy (NBL) – Chevron (CVX) will buy Noble Energy in a $5 billion stock-swap deal, valuing Noble at 7.6 percent above its Friday close. It is the largest oil patch takeover deal since the pandemic hit.

Cal-Maine Foods (CALM) – The nation’s largest egg producer reported quarterly profit of $1.24 per share, 4 cents a share above estimates. Revenue was slightly below forecasts. Cal-Maine benefitted from a rebound in egg prices following a long period of depressed prices, as consumers stocked up due to shelter-in-place orders. The company will not pay a fourth-quarter dividend, based on the metrics involved in its variable dividend policy.

EBay (EBAY) – EBay is near a deal to sell its classified ads unit to Norway’s Adevinta for roughly $8 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. A cash-and-stock deal could be announced as soon as today.

Nikola (NKLA) – The electric truck maker’s shares are under pressure after the company filed for a new stock offering of up to 53.4 million shares related to warrants.

Facebook (FB) – Walt Disney (DIS) is slashing ad spending on Facebook, according to The Wall Street Journal, joining hundreds of other companies that have paused ad spending on the social media giant’s platform. Disney was Facebook’s top U.S. advertiser during the first half of 2020.

Southwest Airlines (LUV) – Nearly a quarter of Southwest Airlines’ pilots have accepted either early retirement or voluntary leave offers, according to a memo seen by CNBC. About 2,230 pilots will leave the airline after accepting those offers.

Delta Air Lines (DAL) – Delta told pilots that furloughs could be avoided if they agree to a reduction in guaranteed minimum pay, according to CNBC.

KKR (KKR) – KKR is in talks about a potential $4 billion acquisition of French medical clinic and hospital operator Elsan, according to a Bloomberg report. Elsan is currently owned by private-equity firm CVS Capital Partners.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) – The drugmaker is buying a 10% stake in German biotech firm CureVac, betting on the success of the mRNA technology currently being used to develop Covid-19 vaccines.

Uber Technologies (UBER) – The ride-hailing company has signed a four-year agreement with Alphabet’s (GOOGL) unit to use the Google Maps Platform Rides and Deliveries Services. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Starbucks (SBUX) – Starbucks was rated “overweight” in new coverage at Wells Fargo Securities, which said the strength of the coffee chain’s business model may be underappreciated in the face of Covid-19 related disruptions.

Amazon (AMZN) – Goldman and Jefferies both raised price targets on Amazon stock to a Street-high $3,800 per share, with both pointing to accelerated online spending this year. Amazon shares have fallen for the past five sessions, the longest losing streak since late May. Its 7.4% decline last week was its largest weekly drop since late February.

Boeing (BA) – Boeing is running out of space to store newly built 787 Dreamliners, according to a Bloomberg report, with more than 50 jets currently on its premises.

Moderna (MRNA) – J.P. Morgan Securities downgraded the drugmaker’s stock to “neutral” from “overweight” in a valuation call, given the stock’s nearly fivefold gain year-to-date. The firm emphasizes the call is not based on any diminished expectations about Moderna’s progress in developing a Covid-19 vaccine and that it is still bullish on the company long term.

Hilton Capital Management Has Decreased Microsoft (MSFT) Holding by $398867 as Market …

… in Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) by 83,664 shares in the quarter, for a total of 86,155 shares, and has risen its stake in Aurora Cannabis Inc.

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Benedict Financial Advisors Inc increased its stake in Starbucks Corp (SBUX) by 35.86% based on its latest 2019Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Benedict Financial Advisors Inc bought 4,498 shares as the company’s stock rose 22.15% . The institutional investor held 17,040 shares of the restaurants company at the end of 2019Q2, valued at $1.43 million, up from 12,542 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Benedict Financial Advisors Inc who had been investing in Starbucks Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $97.75B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.86% or $0.71 during the last trading session, reaching $81.66. About 4.77 million shares traded. Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has risen 82.45% since November 5, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 82.45% the S&P500. Some Historical SBUX News: 07/05/2018 – Caffeine shot for Nestlé with $7bn Starbucks deal; 26/04/2018 – SBUX SEES HITTING 3% COMP SALES GOAL IN 3Q; 08/05/2018 – GOOGLE SAYS HAS BEEN WORKING WITH STARBUCKS, DOORDASH, DOMINO’S, AND OTHER RESTAURANTS FOR ASSISTANT – CONFERENCE; 22/05/2018 – Starbucks has updated its guest policy to allow people to use its cafe and restrooms without making a purchase; 19/04/2018 – The Associated Press: BREAKING: Black men arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks tell AP they did nothing wrong, feared for lives; 15/05/2018 – Starbucks Plans to More Than Triple Rev, More Than Double Oper Income in China by FY22-End, Relative to FY2017 Levels; 04/05/2018 – Nestle close to deal with Starbucks on its grocery business – reports; 02/05/2018 – FOX 5 DC: #BREAKING: 2 black men arrested at Starbucks reach settlement with city for symbolic $1 each and promise from; 17/04/2018 – Starbucks: CEO Kevin Johnson and Men Involved in Incident at the Philadelphia Starbucks Discussing Issue; 30/05/2018 – Starbucks struggles to make amends in Philadelphia

Hilton Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Microsoft (MSFT) by 21.09% based on its latest 2019Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hilton Capital Management Llc sold 2,999 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.56% . The hedge fund held 11,220 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2019Q2, valued at $1.50M, down from 14,219 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hilton Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Microsoft for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $ market cap company. The stock increased 0.01% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $144.57. About 10.66M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 29.33% since November 5, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.33% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 16/05/2018 – David S. Joachim: SCOOP: Microsoft is planning to release a low-cost tablet line to rival Apple’s iPad; 24/05/2018 – AppRiver Offers Guidance for MSPs, Resellers on Benefits of Microsoft 365; 03/04/2018 – HealthEC Adds The Villages Health to Population Health Management Solution; 15/05/2018 – THIRD POINT LLC DISSOLVES STAKE IN HONEYWELL – SEC FILING; 24/04/2018 – DEWALT® Expands Battery and Charger Offerings; 04/04/2018 – Microsoft announces quarterly earnings release date; 26/04/2018 – MICROSOFT EARNINGS CALL ENDS; 09/05/2018 – Alphabet, Apple and Microsoft will be part of government drone pilots, but Amazon was left out; 23/04/2018 – FACEBOOK, AMAZON, MICROSOFT, NETFLIX ADVANCE POST-MARKET; 18/04/2018 – SAGlobal and 360 Vertical Solutions Join Forces to Create Leading Global Microsoft Dynamics 365 Service Industries Partner

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2019 Q2. Its down 0.14, from 0.91 in 2019Q1. It is negative, as 47 investors sold MSFT shares while 999 reduced holdings. 139 funds opened positions while 664 raised stakes. 5.28 billion shares or 2.38% less from 5.41 billion shares in 2019Q1 were reported. Northrock Prtn Ltd Company invested in 12,525 shares or 0.48% of the stock. Cibc reported 2.95M shares. Baystate Wealth Management Ltd Llc owns 18,845 shares or 0.34% of their US portfolio. Davy Asset Mngmt holds 152,880 shares or 6.61% of its portfolio. Hugh Johnson Advsrs Lc reported 19,007 shares or 0.79% of all its holdings. Moreover, Altimeter Capital Mgmt Limited Partnership has 1.83% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 500,000 shares. Cheviot Value Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 5.82% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 100,405 shares. Green Square Limited accumulated 2,824 shares. Mitchell Sinkler And Starr Pa has 2.5% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 16,345 shares. Ci Invests Inc owns 1.84% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 2.44 million shares. Arete Wealth Advsr Limited Liability has 55,003 shares. Selz has invested 5.68% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). First Wilshire Secs Incorporated reported 4,350 shares or 0.23% of all its holdings. Moreover, Ny State Teachers Retirement Systems has 3.93% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 92,561 were accumulated by Overbrook Mgmt.

Hilton Capital Management Llc, which manages about $589.79 million and $732.17 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Int. Govt/Credit Bond Etf (GVI) by 9,477 shares to 483,842 shares, valued at $54.33 million in 2019Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) by 83,664 shares in the quarter, for a total of 86,155 shares, and has risen its stake in Aurora Cannabis Inc.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “When He’s 64: What’s Bill Gates Up To These Days? – Benzinga” on October 28, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “5 Growth Stock Earnings Charts to Watch This Week – Nasdaq” published on October 22, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Tech Roundup: AMZN Misses, MSFT Tops, INTC Is the Biggest Surprise – Nasdaq” on October 25, 2019. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “At US$145, Is It Time To Put Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) On Your Watch List? – Yahoo Finance” published on November 05, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Microsoft: Too Challenging Now – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: October 24, 2019.

Benedict Financial Advisors Inc, which manages about $175.27M and $240.01 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 2,730 shares to 82,510 shares, valued at $11.05 million in 2019Q2, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in Q2 2019. Its down 0.19, from 0.98 in 2019Q1. It dropped, as 43 investors sold SBUX shares while 536 reduced holdings. 121 funds opened positions while 338 raised stakes. 807.59 million shares or 2.16% less from 825.46 million shares in 2019Q1 were reported. Colony Grp Limited Com reported 0.08% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Hrt Financial Ltd has invested 0.09% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Advsr owns 0.01% invested in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) for 633 shares. Columbia Asset Management owns 89,225 shares. Smith Salley Assoc reported 5,255 shares. Northrock Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 7,606 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Private Wealth Inc has invested 0.73% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Moreover, First Manhattan has 0.01% invested in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) for 21,108 shares. 29,701 were accumulated by D L Carlson Investment Group Inc. Arcadia Invest Corp Mi has 3.46% invested in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). 8,300 were accumulated by Hillsdale Inv Mgmt Incorporated. Narwhal Management invested 1% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Olstein Lp invested 0.18% in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX). Manchester Capital Mngmt Ltd Co stated it has 8,538 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. 1,654 were reported by Transamerica Financial Advisors.

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