CNBC: Hertz files for U.S. bankruptcy protection as car rentals evaporate in pandemic

CNBC: Hertz files for U.S. bankruptcy protection as car rentals evaporate in pandemic. “The more than a century old car rental firm Hertz Global Holdings filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday after its business all but vanished during the coronavirus pandemic and talks with creditors failed to result in needed relief.”

BuzzFeed News: The J.Crew Bankruptcy Has Exposed A Hard Truth About The Influencer Economy

BuzzFeed News: The J.Crew Bankruptcy Has Exposed A Hard Truth About The Influencer Economy. “The news this week that the parent company of beloved preppy brand J.Crew and its hip millennial sister, Madewell, had filed for bankruptcy led to an outpouring of sadness from fans across social media. It also led to a stark revelation about the influencer economy being exposed in a way I haven’t quite seen before.”

Chicago Sun-Times: Johnson Publishing Co. art auction fetches nearly $3 million, doubling expectations

Chicago Sun-Times: Johnson Publishing Co. art auction fetches nearly $3 million, doubling expectations. “Artwork that once decorated the Michigan Avenue offices of Johnson Publishing Co., which filed for bankruptcy in April, fetched nearly $3 million at auction last week — more than doubling expectations. The 87 pieces of African American art was sold in a live auction Jan. 30 in New York City.”

Chicago Sun-Times: Piecemeal sell-off of bankrupt Johnson Publishing Co. continues with art auction

Chicago Sun-Times: Piecemeal sell-off of bankrupt Johnson Publishing Co. continues with art auction. “The last major auction of assets belonging to Johnson Publishing Co., which filed for bankruptcy in April, will take place in late January when 100 pieces of art that once decorated the company’s Michigan Avenue headquarters are put on the block.”

PR Newswire: New website officialfireclaims. com and 888-909-0100 phone number opened to help NorCal wildfire victims file loss claims to PG&E Bankruptcy Court (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: New website officialfireclaims.com and 888-909-0100 phone number opened to help NorCal wildfire victims file loss claims to PG&E Bankruptcy Court (PRESS RELEASE). “This extension and information outlets (website, phone number and service centers) are important to anyone who has not already filed a claim with the PG&E bankruptcy court, including, but not limited to: property owners, renters, occupants, businesses and others. Filing a claim is free and can be filed for any reason, but typical claims include damages to or loss of a home, personal property and more. Renters may file claims as well as homeowners. Non-residents may also file a claim. Persons or entities can also file claims for losses or damages that were not covered by their insurance.”

The Conversation: Why historians are fighting to save Thomas Cook’s enormous archive

The Conversation: Why historians are fighting to save Thomas Cook’s enormous archive. “The collapse of Thomas Cook left 155,000 tourists stranded overseas, forcing the UK government to step in to orchestrate the biggest ever peacetime repatriation. The company’s 9,000 employees woke up on September 23 with no job. The focus is, justifiably, on the people immediately affected by this terrible news. But it’s also important to take the long view. With this 178-year-old firm, its heritage is also about to be lost and a number of business historians – myself included – are fighting to save it.”