"Fox & Friends” hosts Ainsley Earhardt, Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)President Trump is a fan of Sean Hannity and of “Fox & Friends,” so when Hannity appeared on “Fox & Friends” on Monday, the president was super excited to see two of his favorites in action together. “Maybe if I was advising the president,” Hannity said — as if such a relationship were hypothetical — “I'd say, 'Let this investigation go forward.' Hannity insisted that “the media took it the wrong way.”“The president didn't say he was going to fire” Mueller, Hannity said. Earlier on “Fox & Friends,” host Brian Kilmeade made a similar argument.

March 19, 2018 14:31 UTC

MarketingHere's a case study in effective content marketing: "I first heard of Ties.com a couple years ago when I stumbled upon their comprehensive knotting guide. Consider this: Ties.com’s knotting guide is the first result that shows up when you Google 'how to tie a tie.' But this crazy entrepreneur is a lifelong innovator in the salmon industry. ObituaryAs Toys R Us dies, it's worth remembering how Charles Lazarus built his "supermarket of toys": "Lazarus got out of the baby furniture business and exclusively into toys, renaming his store — soon to be stores — several times before settling on Toys R Us, with the R spelled backward as a gimmick. He made them advertise — for Toys R Us."

March 19, 2018 14:26 UTC

When plus-size fashion blogger and social justice advocate, Valerie Eguavoen made the decision to speak out about the lack of diversity in the “influencers” selected by big brands, creating a movement was far from her initial mission. Several factors could explain why raising a question that had been asked countless times before has so quickly evolved into a movement. Eguavoen believes that these reasons are lessons fellow content creators can learn from in order to make their own impact. The first being timing - today more than ever, the buying power and influence of black women can no longer be ignored. Attorney & Blogger, Blake Von D, echoes this sentiment, “Black women spend more money in the fashion sector than any demographic.

March 19, 2018 14:26 UTC

Chadwick Boseman stars as T’Challa, King of Wakanda, in “Black Panther.” (Marvel Studios)“BLACK PANTHER” just achieved something that had occurred only twice before in two decades. Ryan Coogler’s cultural event of a film won its fifth consecutive weekend at the domestic box office, according to Sunday’s studio estimates. The Disney/Marvel movie grossed $27 million over the weekend to top the new “Tomb Raider,” which grossed $23 million. “Black Panther” is the year’s biggest release by a long shot, having grossed $605 million domestically and $1.18 billion worldwide. ‘Black Panther’ just crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office‘Black Panther’ keeps smashing records, exceeding box-office expectations and making history

March 19, 2018 14:25 UTC

A 13-year-old girl in Mississippi has died after being shot by her 9-year-old brother over a fight about video games, police say. The shooting took place Saturday about 12:30 p.m. at a home in northeast Mississippi, Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell told The Washington Post on Monday. At some point, the boy wanted the video game controller from his sister but she wouldn’t give it to him, Cantrell said. Over the weekend, Cantrell told local media outlets that the bullet entered the girl’s brain from the back of her head. From 2012 to 2014, an average of 1,297 children in the United States died each year from a firearm-related injury, the study showed.

March 19, 2018 14:21 UTC

Facebook is facing an existential crisis. Aleksandr Kogan, a University of Cambridge professor, accessed the data of more than 50 million Facebook users simply by creating a survey filled out by 270,000 people. Still, the sources inside Facebook acknowledge that such measures cannot guarantee that some people won't succeed in mining Facebook data and passing it off to third parties. "We are conducting a comprehensive internal and external review and are working to determine the accuracy of the claims that the Facebook data in question still exists. Facebook also lost 2.8 million users under the age of 25 last year, and is set to lose another 2 million this year, according to eMarketer.

March 19, 2018 14:17 UTC

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) when asked about the need for legislation to anticipate Robert S. Mueller’s firing asserted, “I don’t see the president firing him. So I — I don’t even think that’s going to be necessary, because the president’s not going to fire him.” What!? Trump’s lawyer over the weekend declared Mueller should close up shop; Trump himself went after Mueller in a Sunday tweet. You have already said, based on President Trump suggesting the Mueller probe should end, that you expect to see pushback. Voters should pay close attention to Republicans’ lack of candor, curiosity and spine in defending the Constitution and upholding their oversight obligations.

March 19, 2018 14:16 UTC

Consider two scenes of recent days, which say much about the jumbled state of the two major American political parties:In Scene One, President Donald Trumpappears in the White House with nine metal workers, some of them carrying their hard hats, to impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum—tariffs that most mainline Republicans oppose but that he insists would reopen mills and bring back jobs.

March 19, 2018 14:15 UTC

"Michael Ferro has had no claims filed against him while leading Tronc as chairman," Tronc said in a statement. "Further, we are aware of no claims filed against Mr. Ferro throughout his career. As Mr. Ferro has retired after leading a financial turnaround of Tronc, we wish him well in his private life and will have no further comment."

March 19, 2018 14:15 UTC

Get happy, because the first look at Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland is here. The Oscar winner is set to play the superstar singer and actress in the upcoming biopic “Judy.” The film is set during the winter of 1968 ― a year before Garland’s tragic death ― at a series of concerts in London. Directed by Rupert Goold with a script from “The Crown” writer Tom Edge, “Judy” picks up 30 years after “The Wizard of Oz” as Garland performs for sold-out shows at The Talk of the Town nightclub, while also struggling with demons in her personal life.

March 19, 2018 14:10 UTC

“[Democrats] do not do well with white men, and we don’t do well with married white women. Some critics called the comments sexist, while others claimed that Clinton failed to take responsibility for the reasons most white women voted against her. And that could be, in part, because of one often overlooked reason the Democrats possibly lost the white women’s vote: White women just aren’t the swing voters many believe them to be. Most white women — 56 percent — voted for Mitt Romney in 2012. And most white women without degrees have backed the GOP nominee in every presidential election since 2000.

March 19, 2018 14:08 UTC

“I mean, this is where the Second Amendment comes in quite frankly, because you know, what if the president was to ignore the courts? What would we do?” Rep. Tom Suozzi, D-N.Y., said during a March 12 Q&A session with constituents in Huntington, on Long Island. After Suozzi referenced the Second Amendment, a constituent asked him to explain the amendment. “The Second Amendment is the right to bear arms,” the Democrat said. "When resistance and obstruction don't work out, Tom Suozzi proposes violence,” National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Chris Martin said in a statement.

March 19, 2018 14:05 UTC

One of the many traits successful investors share is their ability to filter out the noise and focus on the facts that actually matter. Focus On The Data, Not The Noise:We all know all the crazy headlines that are coming out of D.C. The reason is simple: The economic and earnings data remains strong and warrants another move higher for Wall Street. He also pointed out that while the forward P/E for the S&P 500 around 17.5 is somewhat elevated relative to history, it's not extreme given strong economic data, earnings and low interest rates. Focus On The Facts, Not The Noise:With all this in mind, disciplined investors who focus on fundamental data and treat noise appropriately are likely to be rewarded in our current market and economic environment.

March 19, 2018 14:05 UTC

Chicago entrepreneur Michael Ferro is retiring as Tronc Inc.’s chairman after orchestrating the sale of one of its flagship papers last month. Chief Executive Justin Dearborn will succeed Mr. Ferro as chairman. The sale of the Los Angeles Times marked the end of an ugly shareholder fight between Mr. Ferro and billionaire biotech investor...

March 19, 2018 14:03 UTC

(CNN) Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade is throwing his support behind initiatives to honor the victims of February's deadly school shooting in Florida, donating his time and money in spite of criticism. "I do more than dribble," he told CNN's Dave Briggs in an interview that aired on "New Day" Monday morning. Wade donated $200,000 to the March for Our Lives, a student-led march against gun violence that will take place Saturday. "How can we move on -- as adults, as parents -- when we know our kids are not safe at school?" But what I try to do is I try to put myself in that situation and the heartache and the hurt, just even trying to imagine it, is too much to bear."

March 19, 2018 14:03 UTC