The Story Behind TIME's 'Year One' Joe Biden Cover
Artist Tim O’Brien christened Biden’s administration with “Day One,” a Feb. 1, 2021, cover depicting the cluttered mess he was facing upon entering office. “This new cover shows Biden in a cleaned-up office, but the tasks remain, and the mounting issues gather like storm clouds,” says O’Brien, who has painted more TIME covers (36 and counting) than any artist in the past 50 years, including subjects ranging from the Catholic church to Osama Bin Laden.news.yahoo.com
Bloomberg would sell business interests if elected president
Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg gives the thumbs up as he embarks on his bus after speaking to supporters at the Viva Villa restaurant in San Antonio, Texas on January 11, 2020. Mike Bloomberg would sell the financial data and media company he created in the 1980s which bears his name and made him a multibillionaire if he is elected U.S. president, a top adviser said Tuesday. Bloomberg would put Bloomberg LP into a blind trust, and the trustee would then sell the company, adviser Tim O'Brien said. The only restriction Bloomberg would put on the sale is that it not be sold to a foreign buyer or a private equity company, O'Brien said. "We want to be 180 degrees apart from Donald Trump around financial conflicts of interest," O'Brien told The Associated Press.cnbc.com
Yankee Candle founder Michael Kittredge II dies at 67
Nightscream/Wikimedia(CNN) - Candlemaker Michael Kittredge II, who founded Yankee Candle as a teenager in his family home in 1969, has died, according to a spokesman. The company's website says Kittredge started making candles at 16 because "he was too broke to buy his mother a Christmas present." That was the birth of Yankee Candle," the Yankee Candle website says. Kittredge got back in the candle business in 2010 when he helped his son start Kringle Candle. He also helped create Cooley-Dickinson Hospital's Kittredge Surgical Center, Holyoke Community College's Kittredge Center, and the Kittredge Building at The Bement School in Deerfield.