Zimbabwe tobacco output at all-time high, defying years of economic gloom

ZIMBABWE — According to Reuters, Zimbabwe’s tobacco sales have reached a record high of 237.1 million kilos. Tobacco is Zimbabwe’s second biggest export. It accounted for a quarter of Zimbabwe’s $3.8 billion in total export earnings in 2017, behind gold. The sector was previously dominated by white farmers until they were forcibly evicted in a…

Steelers, Pizza Hut Team Up On Multi- Year Partnership

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced Pizza Hut as a new proud pizza partner of the team. This is the second official NFL team partnership for Pizza Hut, joining the Seattle Seahawks. Pizza Hut became the Official Pizza of the NFL earlier this year. “Few franchises in sports are as revered as the…

Pat McGrath Labs Is Now Valued at Over $1 Billion

NEW YORK, New York — The New York City–based Eurazeo Brands announced on Monday that they had signed a $60 million deal to become a minority shareholder in Pat McGrath Labs. According to a press release, industry sources estimate that the investment brings the company’s valuation to more than $1 billion. Pat McGrath Labs, a…

Poland reports a 10.3 percent increase in Retail Sales

WARSAW, Poland — The Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS) stated on Friday, that retail sales in the country saw a 10.3 percent rise in the month of June compared with the same month last year. In month-on-month terms, retail sales in June were 3.4 percent higher than in May, the Central Statistical Office reported. Sales…

Chance The Rapper Purchases Chicago News Site

CHICAGO, Illinois — Hip-hop independent artist, Chance The Rapper, announced that he has purchased Chicago news site, The Chicagoist. Following the release of four new tracks, Chance The Rapper confirmed the acquisition on his song “I Might Need Security.” The Chicagoist was part of a cluster of websites owned by the Gothamist network, which each…

Meet NYSE’s Only Full-Time Female Trader – Lauren Simmons

WALL ST., NEW YORK, NY — Lauren Simmons, a 23-year-old equity trader for Rosenblatt Securities is both the youngest and the only full-time female employee to hold that position at the NYSE. In an interview with CNBC, she talks about working in an industry where few women are employed and the only woman on staff….

Jay-Z And Beyoncé Are Now Worth A Combined $1.255 Billion

NEW YORK, New York — According to the latest figures from Forbes, Jay-Z And Beyoncé are worth a combined staggering $1.255 billion. “My great-great-grandchildren already rich,” the songstress explains on “Boss,” the third track on Everything Is Love, her new album with husband Jay-Z. “That’s a lot of brown children on your Forbes list.” Forbes…

Brazil’s Petrobas to sale $1.3 bn of African venture stake

RIO DE JANIERO, Brazil — The Brazilian state-owned oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA is set to sale of its stake in its African subsidiary for about 1.3 billion dollars. According to local paper newspaper Valor Econômico, Petrobras owns 50% of Petrobras Oil & Gas BV, or Petrobras Africa. Brazilian financial company, BTG Pactual SA holds…