Kawasaki Drops Apprentice Due to Trump

Kawasaki Motorcycles pull Sponsorship for The Apprentice due to Trump's bad publicity

As a reality star, Donald J. Trump turned “The Apprentice” into a television success. As president-elect, he may be costing it money. Kawasaki, the Japanese motoring company, said on Wednesday that it would drop its sponsorship of “The New Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC as long as Mr. Trump retained his involvement in the show. The company’s decision came after it was featured by #GrabYourWallet, a grass-roots online campaign to boycott…

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Polaris to Shut Down Victory Motorcycles

Polaris Shutting Down Victory Motorcycle Brand

Polaris Industries, a global producer of motorcycles and off-road vehicles, is pulling the plug on its Iowa-made Victory Motorcycles brand, the company announced Monday. The brand launched in 1998 and attempted to compete head-to-head with Harley Davidson. Victory assembles its motorcycles at its Spirit Lake plant. It was not immediately clear how many local jobs would be impacted by Victory’s elimination. In April 2011, Minnesota-based Polaris acquired Indian Motorcycle, the nation’s…

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