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Sonic sold to Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings owner for $2.3 billion.

Sonic sold to Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings owner for $2.3 billion.

Paul R. La Monica Arby’s likes to boast in its TV commercials that it has “the meats.” Well, Arby’s owner is about to get beefier: It’s buying hamburger joint Sonic for $2.3 billion. Inspire Brands, a private equity backed firm that owns Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings, is paying nearly 20% more for Sonic than…Read more

Dunkin’ Donuts is officially dropping ‘Donuts’.

Dunkin’ Donuts is officially dropping ‘Donuts’.

Danielle Wiener-Bronner Just call it Dunkin’. Starting in January, Dunkin’ Donuts will drop the “Donuts” from ads, packages and signage at new and remodeled stores, as well as its social media accounts. The makeover is part of Dunkin’ Brand’s efforts to relabel itself as a “beverage-led” company that focuses on coffees, teas, speedy service and…Read more

Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison for sexual assault.

Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison for sexual assault.

By Eric Levenson and Aaron Cooper, CNN Entertainer Bill Cosby, once known as “America’s Dad,” was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years in a state prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home 14 years ago. Cosby’s bail was revoked and he was escorted from the courthouse in handcuffs. “This was…Read more

L.A. councilman faces sex harassment allegations but oversight process may be seen as ‘tainted’

Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huisar is facing an investigation by a personnel department special committee over complaints of harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Los Angeles Times City Hall reporter David Zanheiser says Huizar’s predicament stems from Mayor Eric Garcetti’s decision to put up a web site where employees could lodge complaints about sexual harassment in…Read more

Legal expert: Cosby sentence will be “symbolic”

The judge in the Bill Cosby trial has made the decision to classify Cosby as a “sexually violent predator” as he prepares to sentence the entertainer. Attorney and media legal analyst Brian Claypool says Judge Steven O’Neill is not likely to be lenient when it comes to sentencing the comedian convicted of drugging and molesting a woman…Read more

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