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Elon Musk's deal to buy Twitter.com is back on. The billionaire Tesla CEO has agreed to purchase the social media network for the original price of $54.20 a share.

Musk made headlines earlier this year when he proposed a $44 billion deal to buy Twitter.

But he withdrew his offer over Twitter's refusal to reveal the actual number of spam-bots on the platform.

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Twitter sued Musk for backing out of the deal. In response to the lawsuit, Musk claimed that based on his analysis, "false or spam accounts" made up 33% of fake accounts on the platform. Twitter has insisted that spam-bots represent less than 5% of its daily active users.

Musk said misrepresenting the number of spam-bots on Twitter's platform was his reason for backing out of the deal.

But Twitter's legal team alleged that Musk was just looking for an excuse to withdraw his offer.

According to CNBC, Musk could own Twitter "within a matter of days" and the lawsuit will be dropped.

Twitter's stock surged 15% on Tuesday after Bloomberg reported the deal was back on. Twitter stock was temporarily halted after the news broke.

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Rap mogul Snoop Dogg is adding more breakfast food to his growing Broadus Foods empire.

Momma Snoop's Breakfast Foods, named after his late mother, will offer branded grits, maple syrup and a pancake mix.

CEO Snoop, 50, says the goal of Broadus Foods is to "inspire economic empowerment" in the Black community.

Snoop, real name Calvin Broadus Jr., announced his new breakfast line on social media last week. He said his maple syrup pancake mix fills the void left when Aunt Jemima was removed from store shelves.

But only Aunt Jemima's face was removed from syrup bottles and pancake mix by Quaker Oats. The products are still sold in stores.

"Top of the morning," Snoop said in an Instagram video captioned:

"There was a void for our culture when they took Aunt Jemima off the shelves. We're replacing it with Momma Snoop pancake mix, syrup, grits and oatmeal, adding diversity into the grocery stores industry and creating opportunities for minority-owned food products and brands."

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In 2020, Snoop Dogg launched his own wine label called "19 Crimes Cali Red." The name pays homage to the notorious Bloods street gang. The wine bottles are sold in grocery stores, including Whole Foods and Sprouts supermarket here in Georgia.

The rapper/actor-turned-entrepreneur also teamed up with businessman Master P to sell a new breakfast cereal called Snoop Loopz, which resembles a mix of Kellogg's Froot Loops and marshmallows.

"MORE Corn, MORE Flavor & MORE Marshmallows that's what separated us from the REST. If you like Fruit Loops then you will LOVE SnoopLoopz!!" said Master P in an Instagram post last month.

The 52-year-old music producer has his own brand of breakfast food in stores.

"@snoopdogg we're taking over the grocery stores," Master P said. "The more we make the more we give."

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Rapper Future sold his entire music catalog for a reported $20 million, sparking rumors that he is in financial trouble.

The Atlanta-born rapper has eight children with multiple baby mamas, including a son with Ciara Wilson.

Influence Media Partners has acquired the Grammy-winning rapper's entire catalog from his Freebandz record label which is distributed by Epic Records.

The deal includes 612 songs, from 2004 to 2020, including hits like "Mask Off" and collaborations with Drake ("Life Is Good," "Jumpman"), Kendrick Lamar ("King's Dead"), Rihanna ("Selfish"), and The Weeknd ("Low Life").

"Future is a cultural icon," said Rene McLean, founding advisor for Influence Media Partners, in an interview with Variety.

"He continues to be a blueprint for impact and success in the music industry and has reinvented music in ways that no one has ever expected. It is rare to find someone who moves music and culture at the same speed with his distinct vocal and melodic style. His prolific career and continued popularity more than 15 years into the game is a testament to his undeniable influence on the contemporary music and culture landscape. We're honored to be partnered with him."

Future added:

"I put everything into my music, and I wanted to make sure these were in good hands as I thought about the next chapter of these songs. I'm proud to partner up with Rene and the team at Influence Media and send a signal that this music has timeless value. My music is my art, and these songs represent some of the most precious artwork of my career."

 

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Rick Ross and his family members were fined over $114,000 for violating federal labor laws at his Mississippi Wingstop locations.

Nearly 300 Wingstop employees complained that Ross and his family forced them to pay for their own uniforms, background checks, cash register shortages and safety training.
 
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The DOLWHD fined Ross and his family $114,427 "in back wages, liquidated damages and civil penalties."

Ross responded to the allegations in a video on his Instagram Story.

Ross is wearing a Balmain knitted sweater while seated at a piano in his Fayetteville, Ga. mansion that was once owned by former boxer Evander Holyfield.

"When you're running a business, there will be mistakes," he says. "But as the biggest boss, you never make the same mistake twice. You see, accountability. Taking accountability is big when you the biggest. And remember this, most successful people don’t take stumbling as a set back, but actually a stepping stone to greater things you heard me? Let's be great. A toast to the hustlers."

The portly rapper owns over 2 dozen Wingstop locations around the U.S.

Watch the video below.

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Rick Ross was fined by a federal agency for violating federal labor laws at his Mississippi Wingstop locations.

The Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigated complaints against Ross and his family and determined that they violated labor laws by forcing workers to pay for their own uniforms, background checks, cash register shortages and safety training.

Most of the employees earned minimum wage of $7.25/hr. — not enough money to house, feed and clothe a family of three in today's recession.

The DOLWHD says Ross and his family paid $114,427 fines "in back wages, liquidated damages and civil penalties."

Future violations could result in the loss of his restaurants in the state.

"Restaurant industry employees work hard, often for low wages, and many depend on every dollar earned to make ends meet," said Wage and Hour Division District Director Audrey Hall in Jackson. "The law prevents Boss Wing Enterprises LLC from shifting operating costs to workers by deducting the costs of uniforms, cash register shortages or training expenses, or to allow a worker’s pay to fall below the minimum wage rate."

Ross, who lives in Fayetteville, Georgia, has not responded to the allegations.

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Will Smith's ex-wife Sheree Zampino is accused of selling fake bags online.

According to MTO News, a group of angry customers contacted the FBI to report Zampino for allegedly selling bootleg designer bags at designer prices.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills "friend" reportedly sells the high end bags on her online boutique called Sheree Elizabeth Boutique.

"I take great pleasure in buying & selecting each item offered at Sheree Elizabeth Boutique," she writes on her website. "My mission is to provide each customer access to a variety of coveted styles, designs, and trends in order to create a unique shopping experience that you won't find anywhere else!"

But Zampino's clients complained that she sold them cheap Chinese knock off handbags which look similar to the authentic bags but with noticeable differences.

It's illegal and a federal offense to knowingly sell bootleg designer handbags. The offense is punishable by prison time and a stiff fine.

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Zampino, 54, is actor Will Smith's first wife. They were married from 1992 to 1995 and they share a son named Trey Smith, 29.

She also has a daughter by her second husband, Terrell Fletcher. Zampino and Fletcher separated in 2014 after 7 years of marriage.

Zampino responded to the allegations in a video on her Instagram page.
 

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Are you under 21, and looking for a job in Atlanta? Drill rapper Lil Baby has partnered with business owner Lemont Bradley to hire 100 young people under 21 to work in his Clutch restaurant, Auto Spa Bistro, and Eco Car Spa car wash.

Bradley is looking to hire young people for his various businesses throughout the Atlanta area.

"We are looking to give out 100 jobs to teenagers and young adults in the metro Atlanta area," Bradley said. "With the crime rate surrounding scams, robbery, and even murder being so high, we are looking to provide a positive outlet and revenue stream to those who are looking for an income."

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Lil Baby has a strong fanbase of directionless teenagers in Atlanta who support his drill music.

Caribbean-American Clutch restaurants are looking for bartenders, bar backs, waiters, line cooks, dishwashers, and promoters for night events, Bradley said.

Bradley's car spas need car washers, window tinters, and front desk positions.

Lil Baby and Bradley plan to collaborate again on opening a lawn care business in fall 2022.

"We are so excited about this initiative," Lil Baby said. "Of course, we are looking forward to helping boost the city's economy, but we are really focused on lowering the city's crime rate."

Lil Baby is doing good in the hood, but sources say the rapper's alleged 4PF (4 pockets full) gang may be on DA Fani Willis' short list of RICO gang indictments.

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Rihanna is expanding her Fenty Hair Brand to take over the Black hair accessories market.

On July 15, the pop singer's company Roraj Trade, LLC filed a trademark for Fenty Hair, according to documents obtained by E! News. The hair line will include hair bands, barrettes, picks, bows, clips, pins, ribbons, scrunchies, nets, hair extensions, wigs and hair curlers.

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After the news hit social media, RiRi's fans couldn't contain their excitement.

One fan tweeted: "Fenty Hair?! Rihanna is really trying to take all my coins."

Another person wrote, "Now Fenty Hair is something I can get behind!!!! Rihanna has always had the best hairstyles!"

A third person tweeted, "She is really a game changer in the cosmetic/beauty industry man. Love watching the moves she makes."

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The billionaire beauty mogul is already dominating the makeup, clothing, and lingerie markets with her successful businesses, Fenty Beauty, Fenty Skin, and Savage X Fenty.

"I'm looking at my next project completely differently from the way I had wanted to put it out before," she told Vogue in April. "I think this way suits me better, a lot better. It's authentic, it'll be fun for me, and it takes a lot of the pressure off."

Rihanna, 34, recently welcomed her first child, a boy, with rapper A$AP Rocky, 33. The family lives in her native Barbados.

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BMW car buyers are furious over the luxury car maker's plans to charge a monthly subscription for features such as heated seats and cruise control.

Those features are standard in Mercedes Benz and other luxury cars. However, BMW is turning to subscription plans to make more revenue.

BMW buyers will have to pay a monthly fee of $18 to unlock heated seats in their new cars.

One car buyer calls the subscription plan "microtransaction hell."

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BMW began offering heated seats as a monthly subscription in markets like the UK, Germany, and South Korea in 2020.

BMW says subscription-based services currently available in the U.S. include Drive Recorder and a remote start feature, as well as high beam switching and cruise control.

Twitter reacted with outrage to BMW's subscription plan.

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Starbucks Coffee customers can now use the restrooms without stumbling over drug addicts on their way in.

Starbucks announced it is closing 16 stores in major cities due to dangerous incidents caused by the company's woke "open bathrooms" policy.

Starbucks made headlines in 2018 when the company announced store managers could not block the homeless and other non-customers from using the restrooms.

Incidents include homeless people and drug addicts turning the restrooms into drug and sex dens.

The company even installed hazardous waste boxes for needle disposal in restrooms in various locations to accommodate drug addicts in 2018.

The store closures come after workers reported incidents involving drug use by customers and members of the public in store restrooms.

Workers signed a petition demanding the company do more to protect them.

Starbucks previously prohibited employees from limiting access to the restrooms to customers only.

"We read every incident report you file - it's a lot," wrote Starbucks executives Debbie Stroud and Denise Nelson in internal memos to employees Monday.

"We cannot serve as partners if we don’t first feel safe at work."

Starbucks refers to its employees as "partners" in company communications.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Starbucks gave store managers leeway to ban undesirables from using store bathrooms.

Additionally, stores can change layouts or limit seating in order to reduce dangerous situations.

"We have to harden our stores and provide safety for our people," Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told the NY Times. "I don't know if we can keep our bathrooms open."

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Meek Mill reportedly left Jay Z's Roc Nation management after seeing little to no growth in his rap music career in 10 years.

Meek Mill and Roc Nation have agreed to part ways after 10 years, according to Billboard magazine.

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Jay-Z (right) signed the then-aspiring rapper to a management deal in 2012. Roc Nation offered young Meek an opportunity to launch of his own record label imprint, Dream Chasers Records distributed by Atlantic Records. But Meek's albums have all struggled to sell.

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Meek Mill hinted at a growing rift between himself, Jay Z and Atlantic Records after his fifth studio album, Expensive Pain, was released on October 1, 2021.

"They didn't put nothing into expensive pain and then said I can't drop another project for 9 months at the end of my contract after I made them 100's of millions," he complained in a tweet, "how can anybody survive that ... most rappers can't speak because they depend on these companies I don't," he wrote, before accusing Atlantic Records of ruining his relationship with fellow rapper Roddy Ricch.

Expensive Pain peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200 chart. It sold barely 95,000 downloads and 10,000 in pure albums sales.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has called off his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. Musk reportedly terminated the deal after Twitter executives refused to provide information on the true number of spam bots and spam accounts on the platform.

Twitter claims 1 million spam accounts are deleted per day, but Musk believes that Twitter dramatically misrepresented the number of spam accounts on the site. He also said Twitter didn't provide him with the relevant business information he requested.

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Musk announced his plan to buy Twitter in April after he joined the board of directors. Musk became Twitter's largest shareholder when he bought a $3 billion stake (9.2% of Twitter stock) in the company.

Musk vowed to make changes to the site, which angered liberal employees and Democrats who use the platform as a campaign tool for the Democratic party.

Trump supporters called for Musk to bring back former President Donald Trump who was banned from Twitter in 2020. However, Trump said he wasn't interested since he has his own social media platform.

Some Twitter employees walked off the job rather than work under Musk.

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Elon Musk doubled down on Tesla employees who continue to resist his order to return to the office full-time.

In a second email to employees, Musk clarified that executives and other workers will be fired if they don't return to their desks after their 2-year vacation at home.

The internal company email, shared by Twitter user @SamNissim, bears the subject line "To be super clear."

"Everyone at Tesla is required to spend a minimum of 40 hours in the office per week. If you don’t show up, we will assume you have resigned."
 
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Musk made it clear to his executives: "The office must be where your actual colleagues are located, not some remote pseudo office."

"The more senior you are, the more visible must be your presence," Musk wrote, before adding that he slept in a Tesla factory to boost his workers' morale.

"That is why I lived in the factory so much - so that those on the line could see me working alongside them. If I had not done that, Tesla would long ago have gone bankrupt."

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Musk then declared: "If you don't show up, we will assume you have resigned."

To those still complaining about returning to work, Musk suggested they find employment elsewhere.

"There are of course companies that don't require this, but when was the last time they shipped a great new product? It's been a while. Tesla has and will create and actually manufacture the most exciting and meaningful products of any company on Earth. This will not happen by phoning it in."

Musk has been vocal about his disapproval of remote work in the past. Corporations and small businesses allowed employees to work from home at the start of pandemic in 2020.

Some employees - believing that remote work would last forever - moved out of state and bought homes as far away as Florida.




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Elon Musk has ordered all remote (work from home) employees to return to the office full-time or find another job.

"Anyone who wishes to do remote work must be in the office for a minimum (and I mean minimum) of 40 hours per week or depart Tesla," Musk said in an internal company memo that was leaked to the press.

The subject line of the email read: "Remote work is no longer acceptable."

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Musk confirmed the authenticity of the email and "made it crystal clear he had zero tolerance for those demanding the right to retain [work from home] privileges," Fortune magazine reported.

"They should pretend to work somewhere else," Elon wrote in the email.

Tesla has joined corporations with more than 100 employees that are ordering their remote employees to return to the office.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook (pictured) recently announced that remote employees must work at least 3 days in the office. But Ian Goodfellow, Director of machine learning for Apple, refused the directive and tendered his resignation.

"I believe strongly that more flexibility would have been the best policy for my team," Goodfellow wrote in a goodbye email.

An Apple employee confirmed Goodfellow's departure on the corporate gossip site Blind. He quoted Goodfellow as saying, "I'm leaving for many reasons ... but Apple's return to office policy is the biggest single reason."

Other Big Tech companies like Meta (Facebook), Google and Amazon are allowing at least some employees to work from home indefinitely.

Corporations and small businesses allowed employees to work from home at the start of the pandemic in 2020.

Many employees - believing they would work from home forever - moved out of state and purchased homes thousands of miles away from their jobs.

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Gas stations in Washington state reprogrammed pumps in preparation for $10-a-gallon prices, as station owners anticipate running out of gas.

A spokesperson for the "76" gas station chain confirmed that its stations are reprogramming the pumps for $10-a-gallon gasoline as gas pumps run dry in the state. Only the well-off will be able to afford to fill up their cars.

Some Gas station owners in the state have already run out of gas this week.

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"Everything is pointing toward even higher prices. We are well on our way toward $5," said Andy Lipow, president of Lipow Oil Associates. Lipow told CNN that prices will rise higher by Memorial Day weekend.

The national average price of gasoline reached $4.57 on Wednesday. Some states in California are reporting prices of $5.98 on Wednesday, as the war rages on in Ukraine.

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The average price of gas a year ago was $3.04-a-gallon, and $2.41 during Donald Trump's final month in office.

Last weekend, the Biden administration reportedly cancelled a 1-million acre oil lease in Alaska.