Apple Orders TV Series From Bonnie Hunt

Apple TV+ has announced a series order for “Amber Brown,” a new series based on the beloved best-selling books by Paula Danziger that will be directed and written by actress and director Bonnie Hunt (“Life with Bonnie,” “The Bonnie Hunt Show”). She will also serve as executive producer and showrunner. “Amber Brown” is an unfiltered […]


Walmart to Hire 150,000 Holiday Workers

Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, said it wants to hire approximately 150,000 new U.S. workers for the holiday season. Most of the jobs are permanent, full-time positions for its stores across the country. The new hires will help customers shop whether they’re in a store, using curbside pickup or shopping online. In addition to the […]


McDonald’s Brings Back McRib on November 1

McDonald’s is bringing back the McRib nationwide as the iconic pork sandwich celebrates its 40th anniversary. The legendary McRib will make its triumphant return to McDonald’s USA menus this fall – you can grab the sandwich beginning Nov. 1 for a limited time at participating restaurants nationwide. The McRib made its debut 40 years ago and quickly […]

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Wider Circle Scores $38 Million Series B

REDWOOD CITY — Wider Circle, a tech-enabled community health organization working with health plans and providers to connect neighbors for better health, t has closed a $38 million Series B funding round led by AmeriHealth Caritas, a national leader in Medicaid managed care. The AmeriHealth Caritas investment was made through the company’s new wholly owned subsidiary, Social […]

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EquityBee Lands $55 Million Series B

PALO ALTO — EquityBee, an employee-focused stock options funding solution, has landed $55 million in new Series B funding. The round was led by existing investor Group 11, with participation from new investors Israel-based Greenfield Partners, as well as existing investors Battery Ventures, Local Globe/Latitude, Altair and ICON. The investment will be used to advance […]

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Sisu Raises $62 Million Series C

SAN FRANCISCO — Sisu, a platform that helps companies make better decisions with their data, has raised $62 million in Series C funding round led by Green Bay Ventures and with participation from existing investors a16z and NEA and new investor Geodesic Capital. The new funding brings Sisu’s total capital raised to over $128 million […]

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New Age Meats Chews Up $25 Million Round

BERKELEY — New Age Meats announced it has raised $25 million in Series A funding that will allow the Berkeley-based cultured meat company to begin production by 2022. Hanwha Solutions of South Korea led the funding round, with follow-on funding from previous investors SOSV’s IndieBio, TechU Ventures, ff VC and Siddhi Capital. Hanwha ranks among the […]


Chipotle Offers Beef Brisket on Menu

Chipotle Mexican Grill, a national fast-casual food chain with 2,850 locations, announced that smoked brisket will be available at U.S. and Canada restaurants for a limited time. Made with Responsibly Raised beef, the new beef is smoked to tenderness, charred on the grill, and seasoned with Mexican spices, including fire-roasted jalapenos and chipotle chili peppers. […]