Born in June of 2002, with a mere 500 original readers, LBN has grown to become an internationally recognized pioneer and leader in digital news and information.
LBN has attracted a passionately loyal audience including some remarkable influential daily readers. LBN is read daily by: ***12 members of the White House staff ***3 Nobel Prize winners ***Over 300 Grammy Award winners ***6 U.S. Senators ***Over 100 Academy Award winners ***37 Professors from Harvard University ***86 of the producers of the top 100 talk radio shows in America. Extraordinary. The soul of LBN is to present news and information with “fearless independence”. When polled, an astounding 84% of LBN readers felt LBN met the mission.
Instead of delivering daily (7 days a week) short, capsulized versions of news and information (some of which many have already seen on their social media), LBN will turn its focus to fewer stories with a bit more depth. Instead of holding to a daily format, we will share news and information when it’s first available and meaningful.
Humans generally find change hard, but we are convinced that these changes will allow LBN, over-time, to lead, to impact, as it was created to do.
The LBN Editors…………………..
*Men Say Lesbians Are All About Them
*LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER: ***Between 20% and 25% of the nation’s shopping malls will close in the next five years, according to a new report from Credit Suisse that predicts e-commerce will continue to pull shoppers away from bricks-and-mortar retailers. For many, the Wall Street firm’s finding may come as no surprise. Long-standing retailers are dying off as shoppers’ habits shift online. Credit Suisse expects apparel sales to represent 35% of all e-commerce by 2030, up from 17% today. Traditional mall anchors, such as Macy’s, J.C. Penney and Sears, have announced numerous store closings in recent months. Clothiers including American Apparel, Bebe and BCBG Max Azria have filed for bankruptcy. The report estimates that around 8,640 stores will close by the end of the year. ***Uber has spent billions to upend the transportation industry. Now, at least for the moment, it is burning slightly less cash in that effort. The company said Wednesday that it lost $708 million over the first three months of the year on revenue of $3.4 billion, not counting expenses like employee stock compensation. That is a narrowing of the previous quarter’s loss of $991 million, on revenue of $2.9 billion. Uber said it was still sitting on $7.2 billion in cash, roughly the same amount it held at the end of 2016. ***A company that manages prescription drug plans for tens of millions of Americans has sued a tiny drug maker that makes an emergency treatment for heroin and painkiller overdoses, increasing the tension between the companies that make drugs and those that decide whether they should be covered. Express Scripts, the nation’s largest pharmacy benefits manager, is suing Kaléo, the manufacturer of Evzio, the injectable overdose treatment whose price quintupled last year, drawing widespread outrage and inquiries from members of Congress. Express Scripts claims it is owed more than $14.5 million in fees and rebates related to Evzio, and it has dropped the drug from its preferred list.
*LBN-MUSIC INSIDER: ***Deacon Frey – the son of the Eagles’ singer Glenn Frey, who died in 2016 – and country stalwart Vince Gill will join the Eagles for their upcoming shows at Classic West and Classic East. The two new additions to the band will split vocal duty on the many classic songs that featured lead vocals from Glenn Frey, including “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” “Already Gone” and “Lyin’ Eyes.”
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Histography: Timeline of History
“Histography is an interactive timeline that spans across 14 billion years of history, from the Big Bang to 2015.”
*LBN-R.I.P.: ***Laura Biagiotti, an Italian designer whose forgiving but elegant fashions made from fluffy goat’s wool defined her as the global queen of cashmere, died on Friday in Rome. She was 73. Her death was announced on her company’s website by her daughter, Lavinia Biagiotti Cigna, who is the creative director of the business and the third generation in a family of prominent clothiers. The cause was complications of a heart attack that Ms. Biagiotti had two days earlier at her hilltop estate outside Rome.
*LBN-HISTORICAL COMMENTARY by Lillian Hellman: Since when do we have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Vickie Casas: Kathy Griffin reached an all-time low while holding a bloody head of PresidentDonald Trump. Unfortunately she is just another Democratic Liberal Hollywood Elite who seems to continually cross the line when it comes to our President. These actors, singers and comedians continue to remove their Hollywood masks and show the people of this country who they really are as human beings. Disgusting human beings that exhibit crude, cruel psychotic behavior. People beware these human beings could be far more detrimental to our society than the ISIS and Taliban soldiers we are all so worried about.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Dennis Prager: I vigorously opposedTrump’s candidacy during the Republican primaries, I vigorously supported him once he won the nomination. I believed then, as I do now, that America was doomed if a Democrat had been elected president. With the Supreme Court and hundreds of additional federal judgeships in the balance; with the Democrats’ relentless push toward European-style socialism — completely undoing the unique American value of limited government; the misuse of the government to suppress conservative speech; the continuing degradation of our universities and high schools; the weakening of the American military; and so much more, America, as envisioned by the Founders, would have been lost, perhaps irreversibly. The “fundamental transformation” that candidate Barack Obamapromised in 2008 would have been completed by Hillary Clinton in 2016.
*LBN-A DIFFERENT VIEW:….
*LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Sofia Richie confirmed on Twitter Wednesday that dad Lionel Richie tracks her cell phone, after photos surfaced of the 18-year-old model FaceTiming with the legendary singer at Cannes this week. “My dad tracks my phone once a day,” Richie tweeted. “Awkwardly enough I get a notification every time. I think it’s funny so I don’t tell him I know.” Richie was spotted aboard a luxury yacht with Kourtney Kardashian‘s womanizing ex, Scott Disick, 34, over the weekend, but quickly shot down romance rumors on social media. ***Kirsten Dunst may have a wedding to plan, but she’s already thinking about children. “I’m at a stage in my life where I’m like, I’ve been working since I was 3. It’s time to have babies and chill,” the “Beguiled” actress revealed in the July issue of Marie Claire U.K. Engaged to fellow actor Jesse Plemons, Dunst, 35, explained the birth of her goddaughter ignited her yearning for motherhood. ***Tori Spellingand Dean McDermott‘s money problems are apparently getting worse. According to court documents obtained by E! News, City National Bank obtained a $220,000 default judgment against the couple after they missed a court appearance last week. The bank is suing them for allegedly failing to pay back a $400,000 loan from 2010.The bank was seeking approximately $205,000 from the couple stemming from the unpaid loan, as well as $17,000, which Spelling allegedly overdrew from the account.
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