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Trump Blames Both Sides for Racial Violence at Virginia Rally

President Donald Trump on Tuesday vigorously defended what many say was a weak initial statement condemning Saturday’s deadly racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, saying there is enough guilt and blame on both sides. Trump’s critics say it took him two days to use the words neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan and white supremacists when condemning the riots that left a young woman and two Virginia state policemen dead and dozens hurt. Standing in New York City’s Trump Tower while reporters’ questions echoed throughout the lobby, Trump said he did not have…

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Applebee’s Blames Failed Millennial Campaign For Restaurant Closings, Losing ‘Traditionalist’ Customers

DineEquity (NYSE:DIN), the parent company of Applebee’s and IHOP announced it would be closing up to 160 restaurants Thursday in a bid to shore up profits. It will also bring in a new chief. One of the reasons the company feels that its profits are down was a failed attempt to win over millennial diners. “Over the past few years, the brand’s set out to reinvent Applebee’s as a modern bar and grill in overt pursuit of a more youthful and affluent demographic,” said John Cywinski, president of Applebee’s in…

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