GF Business News
Doug Barrett | Feb 9, 2019 AT 1:45 pm
The head of the investment firm Starboard Value is being named board chairman at Papa John's, and it will invest $200 million in the troubled pizza chain. The Louisville, Kentucky, company has struggled since the messy departure of its founder John Schnatter in late 2017.
Xcel Energy will soon distribute nearly $10 million to all North Dakota electricity customers as a result of the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. All Xcel Energy electricity customers in the state will receive a credit on their bills. The refund for a residential electricity customer will average about $46, but will vary based on each customer’s actual usage.
Just how financially secure you feel depends on your age, your race, your education and - perhaps not surprisingly - your income. A new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that college graduates feel far more confident than high school graduates that they could afford an emergency $1,000 expense. People ages 18 to 29 are more optimistic about finding a good job than those in their 60’s are.
United Airlines will woo high-fare passengers by retrofitting more than 100 planes to add more premium seats on key routes. The airline also plans to start using a new 50-seat jet with mostly premium seats on some key business-travel routes.
Apple's top retailing executive is stepping down amid a slowdown in iPhone sales that has raised doubts about the company's future growth prospects. The shake-up announced Tuesday ends Angela Ahrendts' five-year stint overseeing Apple's 506 retail stores. She is being replaced by Deirdre O'Brien, a longtime Apple executive who also runs the company's human-resources department.
CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) International announced that Altru’s Rehabilitation Hospital has been accredited for a period of three years. CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human service providers in the areas of Aging Services, Behavioral Health, Child and Youth Services, Durable Medical Equipment, Employment and Community Services, Medical Rehabilitation, Opioid Treatment Programs and Vision Rehabilitation Services.
The UND Nurse Anesthesia Class of 2018 (December 2018 graduates) achieved a 100 percent first time pass rate on the NBCRNA National Certification Examination. This is the second year in a row that the department has achieved the milestone.
Frank Casey, director of North Dakota State University's School of Natural Resource Sciences, has been named associate director of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (NDAES). The associate director position is a three-year, partial appointment, allowing Casey to serve concurrently as the director of the School of Natural Resource Sciences. In his role as associate director of the NDAES, he will be responsible for managing federal Hatch and multistate projects, reviewing and approving commodity proposals, and engaging research communities and forming relations that strengthen NDAES programming.
Owners and CEOs of small- to medium-sized businesses can now apply for the Emerging Leaders training program hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s North Dakota District Office. The deadline to apply is March 4, 2019. The seven-month intensive, executive entrepreneurship education series provides the opportunity for small business owners to create a 3 – 5 year Strategic Growth Plan.
Fisher-Price is voluntarily recalling about 44,000 Children's Power Wheels Barbie Dream Campers because they can keep running after the foot pedal is released. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Fisher-Price has received 17 complaints. No injuries have been reported.