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Carl's Jr. Tries Advertising Burgers With Actual Burgers

Fast-food chain trying to expand customer base by ditching sexy commercials

(Newser) - Carl's Jr. and Hardee's are ditching the bikinis and getting back to the burgers, the AP reports. The chains are famous for advertisements featuring models and celebrities like Paris Hilton, Kate Upton, and Emily Ratajkowski munching on burgers while scantily clad. A new commercial for the chains shows... More »

Trump Announces His New Labor Secretary Pick

It's Alexander Acosta, former NLRB member

(Newser) - A day after Andrew Puzder withdrew his name from consideration as Labor secretary, President Trump has announced his replacement pick, Reuters reports. Trump will nominate Alexander Acosta, who served as assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division under former President George W. Bush and has also served as a... More »

Housekeeper Issue Doomed Puzder Nomination

GOP made it clear there weren't enough votes

(Newser) - The White House is working frantically to find a new secretary of labor candidate after President Trump's original pick, Andrew Puzder, abruptly withdrew from consideration , the AP reports. Republicans grumbled about the stream of "distractions," including the torrent of criticism about Puzder's personal life and his... More »

Puzder Withdraws His Nomination as Labor Secretary

His confirmation hearing had been scheduled for Thursday

(Newser) - Andrew Puzder says he is withdrawing as President Donald Trump's nominee for labor secretary. The fast food executive says in a statement provided to the AP that he was "honored to have been considered by President Donald Trump to lead the Department of Labor and put America's... More »

Trump's Labor Pick Says He Broke Labor Laws

Admits unknowingly hiring undocumented worker

(Newser) - President Trump's nominee for labor secretary says a housekeeper he previously employed at his home was an undocumented worker, potentially complicating his efforts to get confirmed, reports the AP . Andrew Puzder said in a statement Tuesday that he and his wife employed a housekeeper for a few years and... More »

Trump to Name Hardee's Exec as Labor Secretary

Andy Puzder opposes higher minimum wage, overtime protections, wants to repeal ObamaCare

(Newser) - Donald Trump's latest Cabinet pick is Andy Puzder, the CEO of fast-food chains including Hardee's and Carl's Jr. , who is widely expected to be named labor secretary, reports the Wall Street Journal . The AP frames the pick as adding "another wealthy business person and elite donor... More »

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