Packers draft Ari Fleischer

The Green Bay Packers hire Ari Fleischer, Ruby Tuesday blows up restaurant, Starbucks aims for afternoon customer, and more.

The Green Bay Packers have reportedly hired Ari Fleischer to help with the ongoing Brett Favre issue, according to Fox Sports.

 

Former White House press secretary Fleischer will assist the Packers for one month.

The Associated Press states that Fleischer met with the Packers last Thursday, but the meeting was scheduled several weeks ago. While Fleischer didn't focus on how players should handle the Favre situation, the AP reports that it was discussed.

"Obviously it's a topic, and it wasn't ignored," Fleischer told the AP in a phone interview Thursday.

 

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To announce its official relaunch of menu and décor, Ruby Tuesday will blow up its last remaining old-style site in a live Internet broadcast.

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York has ruled that DVR does not violate copyright law – a significant blow to the media companies, including Turner Broadcasting, which sued the technology two years ago.

In an effort to bring more value-seeking consumers in for a late afternoon caffeine fix, Starbucks said it will now offer its morning customers any iced grande beverage for $2 after 2 pm.

After publishing an article that called Barack Obama a “beanpole,” The Wall Street Journal is backtracking, issuing a correction in today's paper saying that the quote came from a Yahoo bulletin board.

A week after selling billions of dollars of mortgage investments for pennies on the dollar, Merrill Lynch's John A. Thain is defending his decision, saying he did it to boost employee morale as well as help the company.

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