Papa John’s founder heightens pressure on company

Borrowing a page from the activist-investor playbook, former Papa John’s International Inc. CEO and chairman John Schnatter is promoting a new website to communicate directly with company employees and shareholders. Schnatter resigned as chairman of the Louisville, Ky.-based pizza company in July after reports of his use of a racial slur, but he later called that resignation…

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FOMC minutes: More hikes coming soon; trade a worry

(Reuters) – U.S. central bankers discussed raising interest rates soon to counter excessive economic strength but also examined how global trade disputes could batter businesses and households, minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last policy meeting showed on Wednesday. A cyclist passes the Federal Reserve building in Washington, DC, U.S., August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie KEY…

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Flight attendant mistakes air marshal for passenger with gun, cops haul him off plane

Police reportedly boarded the United flight, which was being operated by Republic Airlines, after it touched down at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.  (iStock) A federal air marshal on a United Airlines flight was handcuffed by authorities and removed from the plane after a flight attendant thought he was a civilian who “flashed a gun,” according to…

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