SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. accused a federal workplace inspector of leaking confidential information to one of the producers of a film critical of the company’s handling of killer whales at its theme parks.
Annie Ierardi works from home in a Nashville, Tennessee, building that’s adding apartments as waves of young workers flock to a city flush with jobs, music and ambition. Amid noise and disruption, she can’t imagine leaving.
Pickup trucks lined a stretch of gravel road where 150 farmers mingled between 7-foot tall cornstalks and shimmering soybeans to see which of their wealthy brethren would bid on a swath of Iowa’s richest cropland. This was a farm -- table-flat and 314 acres -- so coveted that it drew three times the usual land-sale crowd.
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jim Atchison responded to the controversy over his company’s treatment of killer whales, sparked by the documentary “Blackfish” that ran in theaters and on CNN.