The Saga Surrounding Papa John’s Might Finally Come to an End

The Saga Surrounding Papa John’s Might Finally Come to an End

As far as Papa John’s is concerned, the very first thing that would crop up on everyone’s minds will be regarding the saga surrounding the food chain and why people are fascinated by it. It was a classic case of corporate in-fighting and jockeying for the position of power. When this story broke out nearly 14 months back, little did anyone know that it would invoke racial discrimination, evictions and non-disclosure agreements? Fortunately, this saga might well come to an end.

Let us look back into the incident involving the founder of Papa John’s, John Schnatter, which created a lot of ruckuses and ultimately resulted in his resignation. It was 10 months ago when Papa John’s had literally forced their Chairman to resign from his position after reports came out that he had used a racial slur during a conference call. Schnatter had filed a number of lawsuits against the organization he had founded, in an attempt to regain lost control. Ultimately he agreed to dismiss all those as part of a settlement plan with Papa John’s. Under the settlement terms, the term of John Schnatter as a director had expired a week back and he did not seek to get re-elected.

Now, the silver lining is that this might well be the last time people could get to know about the saga surrounding Papa John’s. The latest report suggests that John Schnatter, who had left the company’s board in the month of March is now looking to exercise his options to sell off his 31% stake in the company. Papa John’s has a market valuation of $1.7 billion. As John Schnatter has got no formal role to play in the company, this possible selling off his stake might lead to a turnaround in the scheme of things.

A Formal Proposal to Elect Donald Trump as the US President Again In 2020

The boom in the US Economy is quite evident and it was confirmed further by the news on Friday. The economy had added 263000 jobs in the month of April and the rate of unemployment currently stands at just 3.6%. It happens to be the lowest since the year 1969. Adding to the much better than expected news of GDP in the previous month, it has become quite clear that President Donald Trump is looking over the matters within the economy. This is the main reason behind its good performance.

For all of the successes related to the economy, a major portion of America gives Trump the credit for handling the finances of the nation in an efficient manner. Despite this, the job approval ratings of Trump lie in the low 40s. This happens to be quite a dangerous place for the current President, who is looking to get re-elected. The best chance of Trump winning the election would be to stop issuing statements about anything matter other than the economy. He must cut down giving out statements and tweets to only one per day. There should not be anything other than expressing his views on the present state of the US economy.

The reality is that few people in America do not really like the approach that Donald Trump takes to the job. Now, if the current President indeed wants to get re-elected, then it is important to make people only focus on the portion of Trump’s Presidency rule, which they do like, the economy. Honestly, this is not going to happen but arguably the biggest hindrance towards Trump becoming the US President for the 2nd term will be his personality and the way he behaves in his office.

Tesla Will Reduce the Prices of Solar Panels for Reviving Sales

Tesla Will Reduce the Prices of Solar Panels for Reviving Sales

Tesla intends to sell off its solar panels at price much lower than the average price in America. They want to do this to stop their fall in the solar business. Head of the solar department in Tesla, Sanjay Shah wants to sell panels for somewhere between $1.75 and $1.99 per watt. Shah has highlighted two main ways to achieve their goal. The first is through getting more of their installations standardized. Customers would only buy panels in increments of 4Kw or 12 panels. The other way is that they would be asked to perform parts of the process of home installation, which would usually require assistance from Tesla.

Changes are absolutely essential to revive a major fall in solar panel installations. These had dropped to their lowest levels in six years during the first quarter of 2019. Reports suggest that the organization had deployed 47 megawatts in the quarter compared to that of 73 megawatts during the same period back in 2018. Sanjay Shah expects the second phase of the year to increase sales of a highly-anticipated solar roof. Even Elon Musk had said that the challenges that they have faced with their durability have led to delay in their rollout.

Despite everything, the solar business of Tesla is still quite profitable. It is a lot more than what one can say about the company in general after they lost out $702 million in the last three months. The loss had occurred because of their car sales becoming much lower than the expected level. Tesla even faced the challenges of delivering cars to Europe and China. Elon Musk is hopeful that losses of Tesla will continue going into the 2nd quarter before they can come back to make a profit in the second phase of 2019.

Andrew Left of Citron Is neither Long nor Short On Tesla

Andrew Left of Citron Is neither Long nor Short On Tesla

The Founder of Citron Research, Andrew Left no longer intends to go either long or short on Tesla. This statement was given via an email on Thursday. Left is highly disappointed due to the manner in which the company is carrying outs its communications with shareholders. He feels that the Tesla CEO Elon Musk might have a lot to look forward to at the moment. Left further said that he does not believe, Tesla is insolvent though there is a feeling that the organization needs to raise funds. According to Citron Founder, there would be a much better time to purchase the stock.

In the month of October, Citron Research, which happens to be a short-seller and a critic of Tesla for a long time, said that they had a change of mind. So, they were putting their bets on the electric car maker’s stock. As per their bets, they believe that the stock price would increase and come back to a level of $320. Tesla has done away with its profit streak. On Wednesday, they said that they lost an amount of $702 million in the last quarter. In addition to this, their level of revenue had also gone down 37% compared to that of the previous year. Wall Street was trying to get ready for what one of the analysts termed as an apocalyptic quarter.

So, the fact that Andrew Lyft has decided to neither go long nor go short on Tesla, is quite justified. It is important for any organization to keep its stance intact or show signs of improvement. Growth prospects happen to be ideal indications, which provide analysts with the hope to invest in a company’s stock. So, Elon Musk needs to take this into account and look for improvement.

Key Service From Amazon Delivers Goods In Garage To Prime Customers

Key Service From Amazon Delivers Goods In Garage To Prime Customers

All those people who are worried about package thieves can get a sense of relief. The relief comes from the fact that now they can add an additional layer of security to their homes. Amazon is officially getting its Key in-garage delivery service launched. Presently, the Key service from Amazon includes Key for Garage, can be availed by all Amazon Prime Customers in 50 cities of the United States. This particular service is mainly intended for those customers having a myQ smart garage door opener. It allows an individual to open and close their garage door with their smartphones.

Now, by availing this service, one can allow Amazon couriers to get complete access to their garage. This would allow them to put their packages up in a secured manner inside the garage. If anyone already owns a myQ-connected smart garage, all that one needs is to download the Key application so as to let their Amazon, as well as myQ accounts, get synchronized. So, when they order something on Amazon from next time onwards, they can simply select the in-garage delivery option while checking out. In case if one does not have a myQ connected garage, Amazon is offering a discount for a limited time period on a myQ Smart Garage hub for $49.99.

If people are really concerned about security, they can also add up an Amazon Cloud Camera to their myQ smart garage hub. This will help them to see the footage of the delivery of their whole package. On one hand, setting up a smart garage could seem to be an excessive thing for some individuals. On the other hand, it can turn out to be quite a worthy form of investment for the increasing number of victims that fall prey to piracy from porch.