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A Catering Company Accused Of Funding Russian Meddling In The US Election Was A Supplier To The UK Embassy In Moscow

A Catering Company Accused Of Funding Russian Meddling In The US Election Was A Supplier To The UK Embassy In Moscow

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Stefan Rousseau / AFP / Getty Images The British Embassy in Moscow used the services of a Russian catering company that was charged with conspiracy in connection with allegations of interfering in the 2016 US election as part of an indictment returned last Friday by special prosector Robert Mueller.BuzzFeed News understands that the St. Petersburg and Moscow–based company, Concord Catering, was a supplier to the UK’s diplomatic mission in the Russian capital until December 2013, just a few months before operations to interfere with the US political system allegedly began. After the contract with the catering company ended, the embassy launched a competitive tender, and Concord decided not to put itself forward for it.Still, the embassy’s logo remained on a lis...
3D printing company New Matter is shutting down this month

3D printing company New Matter is shutting down this month

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 Perhaps 2014 wasn’t the ideal time to get into the 3D printing game. After years of hype, the even the biggest names have been struggling to stay afloat. Pasadena startup New Matter is joining the growing list of companies who’ve unsuccessfully made a go at it, announcing that it will be closing up shop by the end of the month. It’s not for lacking of trying — and… Read More
$26 million in inauguration funds went to a brand-new company formed by longtime Melania friend

$26 million in inauguration funds went to a brand-new company formed by longtime Melania friend

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You can presume that everything the Trump family does is a grift. President Trump’s inaugural committee paid nearly $26 million to an event planning firm started by an adviser to the first lady, Melania Trump, while donating $5 million — less than expected — to charity, according to tax filings released on Thursday. [...] The 116-page filing indicates that the overwhelming majority of the funds went toward expenses related to the inauguration, with the biggest share — nearly $51 million — split roughly evenly between two companies. The $26 million went to a company formed one month before the inauguration run by a "longtime friend" of Melania Trump, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff; The Times reports that friend "made her name planning Manhattan society galas." She now works in the White House
Sullivan company unveils bulletproof panels for school classrooms

Sullivan company unveils bulletproof panels for school classrooms

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SULLIVAN, Mo. - Executive Wood Products in Sullivan, Missouri unveiled a prototype for its new antiballistic shields made for classrooms. The rolling panels are capable of stopping an AK-47 or even a sniper rifle. Executive Wood is already the largest supplier of antiballistic lecterns and furniture for the federal government. The founder decided he needed to make something cost effective to protect children in schools, as well. The 4x6 panels can be rolled in front of a door or window. In an active shooter situation, children can hide behind the panel and bullets cannot penetrate it. Executive Wood unveiled the panels to a group of law enforcement, school and business officials from around the St. Louis area to get their feedback. The panels cost $2,200 apiece.
New York files civil rights lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, his company and his brother

New York files civil rights lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, his company and his brother

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed suit on Sunday in New York County Supreme Court against Harvey Weinstein and his company, alleging that “The Weinstein Company repeatedly broke New York law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation, and discrimination.” The complaint also names Harvey Weinstein’s brother, Robert. The suit throws a wrench into the planned sale of The Weinstein Company to Maria Contreras-Sweet for $500 million. Weinstein’s misdeeds were first exposed this fall in bombshell reports by the New York Times and the New Yorker. Schneiderman says the suit, the product of a four month investigation, contains “new and egregious examples of sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein. The purpose of the