Last year a judge ordered Bill Cosby to pay $2.75 million in legal bills to a California law firm. The law firm, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, of Los Angeles, Calif said Cosby hasn't paid the money as yet. Fox News reports that on Friday, the firm filed papers in Manhattan Supreme Court saying Cosby was delinquent in payment. The firm says because of 10 percent interest that has accrued, they are now owed $2.98 million.
The top writer for Fox News host Tucker Carlson has been fired. For years Blake Neff used a pseudonym to post bigoted remarks on an online forum that is a hotbed for racist, sexist, and other offensive content. Neff's posts frequently used the n-word and other derogatory slurs for blacks, latinos, Asians, gays, women, Muslims, and liberals. A Fox News spokesperson said Carlson could not be reached for comment. Neff did not respond to multiple requests for comment from CNN business.
On Tuesday, freshman congressman Steve Watkins, from Kansas, was charged with three felonies. Newser reports that Watkins listed a UPS postal box as his residence on a state voter registration form. The charges came three weeks before the state's Aug. 4 primary election. Fellow Republicans are pushing to oust him from the eastern Kansas seat he barely won in 2018. According to Newser Watkins has supported President Trump. Watkins said the charges against him were "bogus."
On Tuesday, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to the hospital for a possible infection. The Supreme Court released a statement on Ginsburg's condition Tuesday. Ginsburg is "resting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days and receive intravenous antibiotic treatment." Ginsburg was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after being evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington. Business Insider reports she had been experiencing a fever and chills.
American billionaire Marc Benioff went on CNBC to discuss how coronavirus is effecting the economy. Benioff said that if everyone in the US wore a mask, the coronavirus crisis would be over in the country in three weeks. "We would not have anymore coronavirus because there would be no more spread, but people do not want to wear masks," he told "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer. Business Insider reports that Benioff didn't provide any specific evidence for the three week claim.
The Trump Administration is pushing to reopen schools in the fall of 2020. Business Insider reports the US is dealing with record spike in cases of the novel coronavirus. Education Secretary Betsy Devos on Sunday doubled down on the Trump administration's position. "There is going to be the exception to the rule. But the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall." Children are at low risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19.
President Donald Trump said "99%" of coronavirus cases in the US are "totally harmless." Dr. Anthony Fauci is the nation's top infectious-disease expert. Fauci said Trump's claim is "false." "I'm trying to figure out where the president got that number," Fauci said in a Financial Times interview published Friday. Business Insider reports that there is overwhelming evidence of COVID-19's effects contradicts Trump's statement.
Business Insider reports that Walgreens has halted its share buyback program. The pharmacy chain revealed it plans to cut 4,000 jobs after reporting worse-than-expected third-quarter figures. The drugstore giant lost $1.95 per share over the period. Thats $1.71 billion overall. The company's Boots UK division saw same-store sales nosedive 48% over the period. The reason? Walgreens says quarantine orders "compelled consumers to consolidate shopping into grocers.