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12/30/2018   Yahoo! Business

Samsung Q9 Cyber Monday Deals 2018Looking for 2018's hottest Cyber Monday items? Find Samsung Q9 Cyber Monday deals, and get info on the best selling Cyber Monday items here.


12/18/2018   Reuters Business
Oil prices rebounded on Wednesday after falling for the past three sesssions with worries about oversupply and a slowing global economy keeping markets under pressure though sentiment may be shifting as falling equity markets seemed to stabilize.
12/18/2018   Yahoo! Business

South Korea's surviving 'comfort women' spend final years seeking atonement from JapanNow 90 years old, Lee says she feels like a sincere apology from Japanese authorities for the wartime exploitation of so-called “comfort women” is no nearer now than when she returned home more than 70 years ago. Japan says the claims have been settled by past agreements and apologies, and that the continued controversy threatens relations between the two countries. Some historians estimate 30,000 to 200,000 Korean women were forced into prostitution during Japan's occupation from 1910 to 1945, in some cases under the pretext of employment or to pay off a relative's debt.


12/18/2018   Yahoo! Business

Oil prices climb after tumble on hint markets stabilizingBEIJING/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rebounded on Wednesday after falling for the past three sesssions with worries about oversupply and a slowing global economy keeping markets under pressure though sentiment may be shifting as falling equity markets seemed to stabilize. West Texas Intermediate futures (WTI) climbed 4 cents cents, or 0.09 percent, to $46.28 per barrel by 0443 GMT, after plunging 7.3 percent the day before in a session when it touched its lowest since August 2017. Further adding to the oversupply concerns, the American Petroleum Institute said on Tuesday U.S. crude stocks rose unexpectedly last week, while gasoline inventories increased.


12/18/2018   Yahoo! Business

Is Insmed Incorporated (INSM) A Good Stock To Buy?Legendary investors such as Leon Cooperman and Seth Klarman earn enormous amounts of money for themselves and their investors by doing in-depth research on small-cap stocks that big brokerage houses don’t publish. Small cap stocks -especially when they are screened well- can generate substantial outperformance versus a boring index fund. That’s why we analyze the […]


12/18/2018   Yahoo! Business

Asian Stocks Mixed Before Fed Decision; JGBs Climb: Markets WrapStocks in Japan underperformed amid a disappointing market debut for SoftBank Group Corp.’s Japanese telecom business. Treasuries held recent gains, and the recent decline in government bond yields globally threatened to mark another milestone Wednesday as Japanese 10-year bonds climbed, pushing the yield toward zero percent for the first time since September 2017. While an interest-rate increase from the Fed on Wednesday is widely expected, it’s rare for the central bank to do so during such market turmoil, offering a ray of hope to some investors hoping they opt to pause.


12/18/2018   Yahoo! Business

Is Integer Holdings Corporation (ITGR) A Good Stock To Buy?Is Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE:ITGR) a good equity to bet on right now? We like to check what the smart money thinks first before doing extensive research. Although there have been several high profile failed hedge fund picks, the consensus picks among hedge fund investors have historically outperformed the market after adjusting for known risk […]


12/18/2018   Yahoo! Business

Hedge Funds Are Dumping Interface, Inc. (TILE)Billionaire hedge fund managers such as Steve Cohen and Stan Druckenmiller can generate millions or even billions of dollars every year by pinning down high-potential small-cap stocks and pouring cash into these candidates. Small-cap stocks are overlooked by most investors, brokerage houses, and financial services hubs, while the unlimited research abilities of the big players […]


12/18/2018   Yahoo! Business

Expat Levy, Handouts, Defense Cutbacks: What's in the Saudi BudgetGDPEconomic growth is estimated at 2.6 percent in 2019 compared with 2.3 percent the previous yearNon-oil GDP growth is expected to accelerate to 2.5 percent in 2019 from 2.3 percent in 2018 “The government appears to have struck a fine balance between focusing on stimulus to drive economic growth on the one hand, with fiscal prudence in accordance to its medium-term to balance the budget by its terminal date of 2023 on the other hand,” said Ehsan Khoman, head of Middle East and North Africa research and strategy at MUFG Bank Ltd. in Dubai. OilSaudi Arabia would need Brent crude to trade above $95 a barrel for the year for the kingdom to balance its books, according to Bloomberg economist Ziad DaoudBudget implies average oil price of about $80 a barrel in 2019, Bloomberg Economics estimates“The authorities are no doubt hoping that the recent OPEC agreement to cut oil output from the start of next year will provide a lift to prices,” Jason Tuvey, senior emerging markets economist at Capital Economics, wrote in a note.


12/18/2018   Yahoo! Business

iQIYI, Inc. (IQ): Hedge Fund Sentiment UnchangedBefore putting in our own effort and resources into finding a good investment, we can quickly utilize hedge fund expertise to give us a quick glimpse of whether that stock could make for a good addition to our portfolios. The odds are not exactly stacked in investors’ favor when it comes to beating the market, […]


12/18/2018   Yahoo! Business

Hedge Funds Are Crazy About National Vision Holdings, Inc. (EYE)We at Insider Monkey have gone over 700 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the SEC. The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of September 30th. In this article we look at what those investors think of National Vision Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EYE). National Vision […]


12/18/2018   Yahoo! Business

Is Guess’, Inc. (GES) A Good Stock To Buy?Hedge funds and large money managers usually invest with a focus on the long-term horizon and, therefore, short-lived dips on the charts, usually don’t make them change their opinion towards a company. This time it may be different. During the first 6 weeks of the fourth quarter we observed increased volatility and small-cap stocks underperformed […]


12/18/2018   Seattle PI Business
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk unveiled his underground transportation tunnel on Tuesday, allowing reporters and invited guests to take some of the first rides in the revolutionary albeit bumpy subterranean tube — the tech entrepreneur's answer to what he calls "soul-destroying traffic." Guests boarded Musk's Tesla Model S and rode along Los Angeles-area surface streets about a mile away to what's known as O'Leary Station. The station, smack dab in the middle of a residential neighborhood — "basically in someone's backyard," Musk says — consists of a wall-less elevator that slowly took the car down a wide shaft, roughly 30 feet (9 meters) below the surface. The sky slowly fell away and the surprisingly narrow tunnel emerged.
12/18/2018   Yahoo! Business

Hedge Funds Are Crazy About Royal Bank of Canada (RY)The fourth quarter was a rough one for most investors, as fears of a rising interest rate environment in the U.S, a trade war with China, and a more or less stagnant Europe, weighed heavily on the minds of investors. Both the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 sank as a result, with the Russell 2000, […]


12/18/2018   Yahoo! Business

Here is What Hedge Funds Think About Superior Energy Services, Inc. (SPN)Reputable billionaire investors such as Nelson Peltz and David Tepper generate exorbitant profits for their wealthy accredited investors (a minimum of $1 million in investable assets would be required to invest in a hedge fund and most successful hedge funds won’t accept your savings unless you commit at least $5 million) by pinpointing winning small-cap […]


12/18/2018   Yahoo! Business

U.S. Backs Patriot Missile Sale to Turkey in BreakthroughThe potential $3.5 billion deal for the Patriot system, which is manufactured by Raytheon Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp., marks an opening gambit by the Trump administration to get Turkey to halt its purchase of Russia’s S-400 missile system, which the administration and Congress had vehemently opposed, according to four people familiar with internal discussions before the announcement. Tensions between the U.S. and Turkey have escalated in recent years as the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan turned more authoritarian and the two allies disagreed over U.S. support for Kurdish militias in Syria.


12/18/2018   Yahoo! Business

Do Hedge Funds Love Synaptics Incorporated (SYNA)?The fourth quarter was a rough one for most investors, as fears of a rising interest rate environment in the U.S, a trade war with China, and a more or less stagnant Europe, weighed heavily on the minds of investors. Both the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 sank as a result, with the Russell 2000, […]


12/18/2018   Yahoo! Business

Hedge Funds Are Buying SYNNEX Corporation (SNX)It seems that the masses and most of the financial media hate hedge funds and what they do, but why is this hatred of hedge funds so prominent? At the end of the day, these asset management firms do not gamble the hard-earned money of the people who are on the edge of poverty. Truth […]


12/18/2018   Reuters Business
Shareholders voted against the executive remuneration plans of two of Australia's biggest banks on Wednesday following misconduct revelations that have swept through the country's financial sector.
12/18/2018   Yahoo! Business

Investors revolt against executive pay plans at tarnished Australian banksShareholders voted against the executive remuneration plans of two of Australia's biggest banks on Wednesday following misconduct revelations that have swept through the country's financial sector. National Australia Bank shareholders delivered an unprecedented protest vote against the lender's pay plans, with a record 88.1 percent opposing the executive bonuses presented to the annual general meeting in Melbourne. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group shareholders also voted down ANZ's executive bonus plans at a later meeting in Perth, with around 34 percent against, well above the 25 percent required to defeat the motion.


12/18/2018   Yahoo! Business

Here is What Hedge Funds Think About T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (TROW)While the market driven by short-term sentiment influenced by uncertainty regarding the future of the interest rate environment in the US, declining oil prices and the trade war with China, many smart money investors are keeping their optimism regarding the current bull run, while still hedging many of their long positions. However, as we know, […]


12/18/2018   Yahoo! Business

Is SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. (SAIL) Going to Burn These Hedge Funds?Hedge funds and other investment firms that we track manage billions of dollars of their wealthy clients’ money, and needless to say, they are painstakingly thorough when analyzing where to invest this money, as their own wealth depends on it. Regardless of the various methods used by elite investors like David Tepper and Dan Loeb, […]


12/18/2018   Yahoo! Business

Settlement requires 'anti-hate training' for internet trollCOLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — An internet troll who harassed a black college student with racist messages on social media has agreed to a court settlement requiring him to get "anti-hate training," apologize in writing and on video and publicly renounce white supremacy.


12/18/2018   Seattle PI Business
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Elon Musk's underground tunnel (all times local): 8 p.m. Elon Musk has unveiled his underground transportation tunnel, allowing invited guests to take some of the first rides ever on the tech entrepreneur's solution to "soul-destroying traffic." Guests boarded Musk's Tesla Model S and were driven on Los Angeles-area surface streets about a mile away to what's known as O'Leary Station on Tuesday. The station sits smack dab in the middle of a residential neighborhood. It consists of a wall-less elevator that slowly took the car down a wide shaft, roughly 30 feet (9 meters) below the surface. Reporters described the rides as bumpy but impressive.
12/18/2018   Reuters Business
U.S. chipmaker Micron Technology Inc gave on Tuesday quarterly sales and profit forecasts well below Wall Street estimates, citing a market glut of memory chips as consumer and business demand for phones and computers is weakening.
12/18/2018   New York Times Business News
By Tuesday, 11 companies had pulled their ads in response to the host’s on-air comment that immigration “makes our own country poorer and dirtier.”
12/18/2018   Seattle PI Business
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday, as traders mulled over the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision and weaker-than-expected Japanese trade data. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 0.4 percent to 21,025.10 while South Korea's Kospi rose 0.6 percent to 2,074.38. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was 0.1 percent higher at 25,835.66. The Shanghai Composite index shed 0.3 percent to 2,567.93. Australia's S&P ASX 200 gave up 0.5 percent to 5,560.30. Shares were higher in Taiwan and Southeast Asia. WALL STREET: Most U.S. indexes broke a two-day losing streak as technology and consumer-focused companies climbed. Energy stocks plummeted along with crude oil, which reached its lowest price since August 2017.
12/18/2018   Reuters Business
A very cautious optimism remains among Asian companies in the fourth quarter as they wait to see whether there will be any breakthrough in a trade dispute between the United States and China, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.
12/18/2018   New York Times Business News
Internal documents show that the social network gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify and others far greater access to people’s data than it has disclosed.
12/18/2018   Reuters Business
Asian share markets played second string to bonds on Wednesday as a spectacular fall in the price of oil spurred speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve might be done with tightening after its policy meeting later in the session.
12/18/2018   Reuters Business
SoftBank Corp shares slumped more than 10 percent on debut, as investor appetite for Japan's biggest ever IPO was hurt by a recent service outage at the telecoms operator and worries over its exposure to Chinese telecoms gear maker Huawei.
12/18/2018   Seattle PI Business
The nation's largest grocery chain stepped into the driverless delivery market Tuesday, bringing milk, eggs and other items to a customer's home in a vehicle with nobody at the wheel. Although limited to delivering within about a mile (1.5 kilometers) of one Arizona supermarket owned by Kroger Co., it represents the latest step for industries trying to lower delivery costs of everyday items and those trying to launch self-driving cars on public roads. Tuesday's delivery arrived at Shannon Baggett's house in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale. She was already receiving groceries weekly from larger, manned self-driving vehicles that the company Nuro developed and launched in August.
12/18/2018   New York Times Business News
The company’s product, in use worldwide, has been under scrutiny since women began developing a type of lymphoma.
12/18/2018   Reuters Business
Bankrupt U.S. retailer Sears Holdings Corp will take a charge of about $443 million arising from store closures, a regulatory filing showed on Tuesday.
12/18/2018   Reuters Business
Oil prices tumbled more than 5 percent on Tuesday in heavy trade due to fears of oversupply and deteriorating demand, extending a selloff that has taken major crude benchmarks down more than 30 percent from an October peak.
12/18/2018   New York Times Business News
The Chinese tech giant cultivated a hard-charging spirit in its quest for world dominance. Some employees may have been pushed too far.
12/18/2018   Reuters Business
The Boring Company, Elon Musk's underground transit venture, planned an unveiling of its first tunnel on Tuesday, two years after the billionaire entrepreneur complained about Los Angeles traffic and vowed to "just start digging" as a remedy.
12/18/2018   Seattle PI Business
SEATTLE (AP) — Google and Facebook have agreed to pay $455,000 to settle allegations that they failed to keep proper records about who was paying for campaign ads on their sites, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Tuesday. Google will pay $217,000 and Facebook will pay $238,000 in response to two lawsuits filed in June that accused the tech firms of not obeying the state law on political-ad transparency, Ferguson said. Facebook spokeswoman Beth Gautier said the company was pleased to resolve the matter. "We're working hard to protect election integrity and prevent foreign interference.
12/18/2018   New York Times Business News
Parents, schools and public health experts struggle to find effective ways to help young people quit e-cigarettes. “There is no sound science yet.”
12/18/2018   Reuters Business
FedEx Corp on Tuesday slashed its 2019 forecast after Europe's economy weakened and the U.S. trade row exacerbated a slowdown in China, sending shares in the package delivery company tumbling more than 6 percent after the closing bell.
12/18/2018   Reuters Business
Britain risks driving banks overseas if current high levels of taxation on the industry are maintained after Brexit, a bank lobby group said on Wednesday.
12/18/2018   Seattle PI Business
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has approved Uber's request to resume testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads in the Pittsburgh area. The approval, effective Monday and lasting for one year, comes about nine months after one of Uber's autonomous test vehicles hit and killed an Arizona pedestrian. Testing was suspended after March 18 crash in Tempe, Arizona. Uber can test throughout Allegheny County, where Pittsburgh is located. Its vehicles must have at least one human backup driver and two if the company plans to go over 25 miles per hour (40 kph), department spokeswoman Erin Waters-Trasatt said. Uber spokeswoman Sarah Abboud confirmed the approval but declined to say when the testing would resume.
12/18/2018   New York Times Business News
A federal judge overseeing the merger settlement wants the combined companies to keep some operations separate while he examines the $69 billion deal.
12/18/2018   Seattle PI Business
DENVER (AP) — The launch of a new GPS satellite was postponed for one day Tuesday because of an unspecified problem with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that will put the satellite in orbit. Liftoff was rescheduled for Wednesday at Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceX said Tuesday's launch was scratched because of sensor readings on the rocket's first stage. Neither the company nor the U.S. Air Force provided details. This will be the first GPS satellite launch for SpaceX. The rocket will carry a GPS III satellite, the first of new generation of GPS orbiters designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile than predecessors. Lockheed Martin is building the new satellites outside Denver.
12/18/2018   Seattle PI Business
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — FedEx Corp. delivered a disappointing earnings report Tuesday and said it plans to offer buyouts to some of its workers and reduce spending to make up for weak international shipping, especially in Europe. The Memphis, Tennessee-based company said it had a fiscal second-quarter profit of $935 million, or $3.51 per share. That's up $775 million, or $2.84 per share, a year ago. But the 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research were expecting earnings of $4.05 per share. FedEx said that if one-time costs are excluded, its quarterly profit per share would have been $4.03. "While the U.S.
12/18/2018   Seattle PI Business
NEW YORK (AP) — It's a high-stakes game of whack-a-mole with no end in sight. Social media companies are fighting an expensive and increasingly complex battle against Russian trolls who are using catchy memes, bots and fake accounts to influence elections and sow discord in the U.S. and beyond. This week, two reports released by the Senate Intelligence Committee gave strong evidence that Moscow's sweeping online disinformation campaign was more far-reaching than originally thought, with agents working to divide Americans by race, religion and ideology and erode trust in U.S. institutions. It is also clear that the culprits are learning from one another and quickly adapting to sophisticated countermeasures taken against them.
12/18/2018   Reuters Business
The benchmark S&P 500 stock index ended little changed in a choppy trading session on Tuesday as the possibility of a partial U.S. government shutdown raised investor jitters ahead of a highly anticipated meeting of the Federal Reserve.
12/18/2018   Reuters Business
Johnson & Johnson on Monday scrambled to contain fallout from a Reuters report that the healthcare conglomerate knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder, taking out full-page newspaper ads defending its product and practices, and readying its chief executive for his first television interview since investors erased tens of billions of dollars from the company’s market value.
12/18/2018   New York Times Business News
The S&P 500 hit its lowest point in 2018 on Monday. An early rebound off those lows faded as energy stocks declined on Tuesday.
12/18/2018   New York Times Business News
When CBS ousted its former chief executive, it agreed to pay his legal bills into the future — an arrangement likely to cost CBS tens of millions.
12/18/2018   New York Times Business News
Higher production than expected in Russia and the United States suggest that an OPEC deal to reduce supply might not do enough to stabilize prices.
12/18/2018   New York Times Business News
Though options are limited for now, they exist. For starters, parents should recognize that they are confronting an addiction to nicotine, which is hard to break.
12/18/2018   Reuters Business
Lockheed Martin Corp has been awarded a $585 million U.S. defense contract for a Homeland Defense Radar in Hawaii, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.
12/18/2018   Reuters Business
A federal judge said on Tuesday that he was considering using a court-appointed monitor to make sure CVS Health Corp refrains from fully integrating with insurer Aetna while he examines the companies' settlement with the government.
12/18/2018   Seattle PI Business
After two days of huge losses, U.S. stocks ended back where they started Tuesday. Energy companies sank as crude oil plunged 7 percent, but technology and consumer-focused companies climbed. On Tuesday: The S&P 500 index inched up 0.22 points to 2,546.16. The Dow Jones Industrial Average clawed back 82.66 points, or 0.4 percent, to 23,675.64. The Nasdaq composite rose 30.18 points, or 0.4 percent, to 6,783.91. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies slipped 0.97 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,377.18. For the week: The S&P 500 is down 53.79 points, or 2.1 percent. The Dow is down 424.87 points, or 1.8 percent. The Nasdaq is down 126.75 points, or 1.8 percent. The Russell 2000 is down 33.64 points, or 2.4 percent.
12/18/2018   Reuters Business
Search company Yelp and lobby group Consumer Watchdog lost their joint bid to intervene in Google's challenge of a 2.4 billion euro ($2.7 billion) EU antitrust fine after a court said they had no direct interest in the case.
12/18/2018   Reuters Business
Uber Technologies Inc received approval from Pennsylvania to resume self-driving car testing on public roads this week, state records show, nine months after it suspended the program following a deadly accident in Arizona.
12/18/2018   Reuters Business
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday further sought to pressure the Federal Reserve as the central bank prepared to start its two-day policy meeting, warning the Fed's board not to "make yet another mistake" ahead of an expected interest rate hike.
12/18/2018   Reuters Business
Global equity markets dipped on Tuesday as nervous investors awaited indications whether the Federal Reserve will be able to raise interest rates much further amid turbulent markets and a weakening outlook for the global economy.
12/18/2018   Reuters Business
Glencore-controlled Katanga Mining Ltd said on Tuesday it agreed to pay more than $22 million to settle Canadian allegations of inadequate historical disclosures of its finances and activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
12/18/2018   New York Times Business News
The sell-off in stocks isn’t the only ominous economic sign emanating from financial markets. The bond markets, much more closely linked to the actual economy, are also flashing a warning.
12/18/2018   Seattle PI Business
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. An early rally on the stock market was largely gone by the closing bell as another plunge in the price of oil sank energy stocks. U.S. crude fell to its lowest price since August 2017 Tuesday and is now down nearly 40 percent since early October. Exxon Mobil gave up 2.8 percent. Oil prices have dropped sharply as oil supplies increased and demand weakened as the global economy slows down. Technology and industrial stocks rose. The S&P 500 edged up less than a point to 2,546. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 82 points, or 0.4 percent, to 23,675. It lost just over 1,000 in the previous two days. The Nasdaq rose 30 points, or 0.
12/18/2018   New York Times Business News
With the ‘Yellow Vest‘ movement widening the country’s budget shortfall, the French government is accelerating a plan to hit companies like Apple, Facebook and Google with a big bill.
12/18/2018   New York Times Business News
The professor, a star in his field, resigned from the American Economic Association’s executive committee in the face of pressure from other members.
12/18/2018   New York Times Business News
The big online dating rebrand means the apps want you to fall in love with them now.
12/18/2018   Seattle PI Business
Shares of Tilray are surging in Tuesday afternoon trading after the medical cannabis company announced that one of its subsidiaries struck a collaboration agreement with pharmaceutical company Sandoz AG. Under the deal, Tilray Canada Ltd. and Sandoz's Canadian arm plan to jointly operate in jurisdictions where cannabis is or will be approved for medical purposes. The agreement also allows the companies to potentially collaborate in such areas as co-branding certain non-smokable/non-combustible products and developing new medical cannabis products. Tilray has products available in 12 countries and operations in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Latin America and Portugal. Tilray Inc.'s stock jumped more than 15 percent to $76.
12/18/2018   New York Times Business News
Untangling the origins of a myth repeated so often that no one thought to question it.
12/18/2018   New York Times Business News
China’s president emphasized a singular message: Don’t question the wisdom, foresight and omnipotence of the Communist Party.
12/18/2018   New York Times Business News
James E. Staley broke the law when he tried to unmask an anonymous whistle-blower who raised concerns about a senior executive Mr. Staley hired, state regulators said.
12/18/2018   New York Times Business News
District leaders have ambitious plans for the site — including luring back the Washington Redskins — but they are hampered by lease restrictions.
12/18/2018   Seattle PI Business
Millennials would rather swipe right than swipe plastic. They love to pay their brunch tabs with cash. Debt scares them so much they don't care about credit card rewards. The generation born 1981-1996 is accused of many things, but their dislike of credit cards is blown out of proportion. A Google search for "why millennials don't like credit cards" returns nearly 5 million results. But is it fair to say they don't like something they couldn't get? Some outside factors meant millennials didn't have access to credit the way previous generations did. Here's the reality, along with tips to manage credit well at any age.
12/18/2018   New York Times Business News
A survey of 134 business leaders reveals what’s eating America’s C.E.O.s right now.
12/18/2018   New York Times Business News
Delaware’s ambitious bid to offer one-stop shopping for birth control is a social experiment that other states will be watching.
12/18/2018   Seattle PI Business
LONDON (AP) — The world's burgeoning plastic waste crisis has won the attention of Britain's Royal Statistical Society, which chose 90.5 percent — the proportion of plastic waste that has never been recycled — as its international statistic of the year. The society, which chooses a winner from nominations made by the public, picked the statistic generated in a U.N. report based on the work of U.S. academics Roland Geyer, Jenna R Jambeck and Kara Lavender Law. Public awareness of the problem has been growing, particularly after filmmaker David Attenborough's documentary "Blue Planet II" showed sea turtles shrouded in plastic, among other horrors.
12/18/2018   Seattle PI Business
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's prime minister has ordered his government office to stop using mobile phones by Chinese telecoms company Huawei. Tuesday's announcement by Prime Minister Andrej Babis comes a day after the country's National Cyber and Information Security Agency warned that the hardware and software made by Huawei and another Chinese telecommunications company, ZTE, pose a security threat. Huawei has denied the allegations. The Industry and Trade ministry immediately said it would do the same and other government ministries that use Huawei products are likely to follow suit. Huawei has become the target of U.S. security concerns because of its ties to the Chinese government. The U.S.
12/18/2018   Small Business CEO

If you are a starting a business or you are simply fed up with your current shipping partner and are looking for options in the market, this article is for you.

Choosing the right shipping partner is essential

The following points are important factors you should evaluate before choosing the right shipping partner for your business:

Price

This is probably the factor most evaluated when looking for any product or service. While price could initially be perceived as being the most important thing to consider, as most of the people look for the cheapest pricing every time, it is important to sit back and really put some thought on what a cheap price entails:

  • Does the cheap price affect the service?

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12/18/2018   Seattle PI Business
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. developers broke ground on more homes last month, but the increase occurred entirely in apartments. The construction of new single-family houses fell. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that housing starts rose 3.2 percent in November from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate 1.26 million. Despite the increase, that is down 3.6 percent from a year ago. Single-family starts dropped 4.6 percent in November and are down 13.1 percent from a year earlier. Some of the data likely have been distorted by extreme weather. Home-building jumped 15.1 percent last month in the South in the aftermath of Hurricanes Florence and Michael. And home construction fell 14.
12/17/2018   Seattle PI Business
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's sweeping political disinformation campaign on U.S. social media was more far-reaching than originally thought, with troll farms working to discourage black voters and "blur the lines between reality and fiction" to help elect Donald Trump in 2016, according to reports released Monday by the Senate intelligence committee. And the campaign didn't end with Trump's ascent to the White House. Troll farms are still working to stoke racial and political passions in America at a time of high political discord. The two studies are the most comprehensive picture yet of the Russian interference campaigns on American social media.
12/17/2018   Seattle PI Business
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks fell on Tuesday, tracking losses on Wall Street as traders braced for an interest rate hike by Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index was 1.2 percent lower at 21,242.66 and the Kospi in South Korea dropped less than 0.1 percent to 2,070.54. Hong Kong's Hang Seng eased 0.3 percent to 26,022.16. The Shanghai Composite index dropped 0.6 percent to 2,583.51. Australia's S&P ASX 200 was down 0.9 percent at 5,609.00. Shares were lower in Taiwan and Southeast Asia. WALL STREET: On Monday, broad selling knocked U.S. indexes to their lowest levels in over a year. Investors sold almost everything, from technology and retail stocks to steadier high-dividend companies.
12/17/2018   Seattle PI Business
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A floating device sent to corral a swirling island of trash between California and Hawaii has not swept up any plastic waste — but the young innovator behind the project said Monday that a fix was in the works. Boyan Slat, 24, who launched the Pacific Ocean cleanup project, said the speed of the solar-powered barrier isn't allowing it to hold on to the plastic it catches. "Sometimes the system actually moves slightly slower than the plastic, which of course you don't want because then you have a chance of losing the plastic again," Slat said in an interview with The Associated Press.
12/17/2018   Seattle PI Business

Luxury on a grand scale: over 8,000 square feet for living; 80 feet of private beach for playing; and deeded into the Sheridan Yacht Club, this custom-built Lake Forest Park mansion asks $6.595 million.

12/17/2018   Small Business CEO

Having a successful exhibition is all about being organized and knowing the steps you should take. However, doing so isn’t as easy as it sounds because there’s a lot to consider. What do you need to do before the exhibit? Who will oversee the brochures and booklets printing? How are you going to bring people to your booth? Is training your staff really necessary?

Exhibition planning tips

These are just few questions that will occupy your mind, and if you don’t have a plan it’s easy to become conflicted and stressed, leading to overwhelm and poor decisions. Every single detail must be nailed down, and therefore a plan is highly recommended, to know what you should do before, during and after the exhibition.…

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12/13/2018   Small Business CEO

Most of us work too hard for too little. We’re slowly being pushed to get more done with less. We spend more time at work with our co-workers than we do with our loved ones. Day-by-day, we’re asked to do more and more, while we’re compensated with less and less. Yet, oddly enough our productivity is actually decreasing. We’re not getting the right kind of work done. We’re not all that productive.

Productive businesswoman

Sound familiar? No wonder we’re exhausted. Why would anyone want to triple their productivity in 30 days when they’re crushed under these work conditions?

Overwork: The hidden key to success?

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12/13/2018   Small Business CEO

Whether you’re just launching your business or upgrading your point of sale (POS) system, you may feel overwhelmed by all of your options. Some features will help your business grow, while others may just be a waste of time and money.

Features to look for in a POS

Here are 6 beneficial features to look for when choosing a POS system for your business.

1. Multiple and Split Payment Options

Look for a POS system that offers multiple payment options, like cash, credit cards and mobile payments. Today’s consumers also want the option of being able to split their payment across multiple options, like gift cards, credit cards and cash.…

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12/12/2018   Small Business CEO

In 2016, nearly eight in 10 Americans shopped online, and that number is likely to rise as e-commerce grows even more prevalent across industries. Now that more customers are skipping crowded shopping malls to order online, shipping has become a vital part of running a business.

Product shipping

Large companies like Amazon have honed shipping into an art. In light of this competition, it can be difficult for many small businesses to develop shipping practices that both satisfy customers and leave room for a modest profit. But to thrive in the digital marketplace, quality shipping practices are essential.

Here are several ways small businesses can improve their shipping strategy to see more success.…

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12/12/2018   Small Business CEO

Title loans are secured short-term loans available to car owners. The vehicle used as collateral should not have a lien on the title. In other words, the vehicle or car should not have an unpaid auto loan.

Online title loans

Title loans are provided by private lenders. The title is used as the security but the borrower gets to keep possession of the car or vehicle and continues to use it as long as the loan gets repaid on time. There are many private lenders offering title loans but not all will do so without conducting a credit check.

It is typical for unsecured short-term loans to be available sans any credit criterion.…

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12/11/2018   Small Business CEO

In a digital world where direct and instant connections to potential customers are vital in helping to build a brand, live streaming is the online tool of the moment. It provides businesses with the opportunity to speak directly to the people they are trying to attract. This communication is often done in an informal manner, making people feel at home with the brand and helping them to become familiar with what it stands for.

Cooking show live streaming

We spoke to experienced advertising and media professional, Glenda Wynyard about the benefits of live streaming. She told us that she relishes each opportunity to put her television and media experience to use, helping clients to unleash the power of live streaming for their organisations.…

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12/10/2018   Small Business CEO

Search engine optimization (or “SEO”) is one of the most important concepts in modern digital marketing. The idea is simple: you want your online presence to be as friendly as attractive and as accessible as possible to search engines like Google and Bing. That’s because Google and Bing act as gatekeepers and traffic cops on the web, making your target audience aware of your existence and directing that traffic to you.

Next-level SEO

In the early days of search engines, SEO wasn’t all that complicated. Google’s early algorithms placed a lot of importance on linking, making link-swapping schemes the simplest way to improve site rankings.…

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12/10/2018   Small Business CEO

If you’re working to launch your new startup business operation, there are some things that simply can’t wait; like your business website. Every business in today’s modern world needs to be equipped with a well-built website. Your business website is your organization’s digital home base. The design of your website largely affects the effectiveness of your content.

website building advice for startups

Take a few moments now to consider these helpful hints before heading to the proverbial “drawing board” of the web.

Encourage communication

Communication is a foundational component of a successful business operation, and the same rule applies to website design. You need to be able to keep in touch with your target audience, so your content will be more appropriate.…

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12/09/2018   Small Business CEO

Having a business partner is one of the things that you have to think about when you are building a clothing store. The fashion industry is one of the biggest industries in the world, and it continues to grow because of e-commerce and other technological advancements. That is why having someone who will help you with your tasks is essential.

Tips to find partners for a fashion store

Having a partner is not limited to partnering with only one person either. You can also collaborate with a manufacturer or a supplier using the Sewport website. A business partner comes in various forms but how do you know which questions you should ask a potential partner?…

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11/26/2018   WSJ Business
General Motors plans to cut up to 14,800 jobs and end production at certain plants, marking the auto maker’s first significant downsizing since bankruptcy as it tries to adjust to lower demand for passenger cars. President Trump said GM should stop making cars in China and make them in the U.S. instead, in an exclusive WSJ interview.
11/26/2018   WSJ Business
The industrial conglomerate has decided to separate itself into three independent companies, breaking apart one of America’s last industrial conglomerates.
11/26/2018   WSJ Business
Airbnb has hired another executive from Amazon.com, this time naming Dave Stephenson as chief financial officer of the vacation-rental portal ahead of its potential public offering.
11/26/2018   WSJ Business
Amazon.com Inc.’s decision to locate new headquarters in the New York and Washington regions highlighted an ongoing shift of economic might toward big coastal power cities. But second-tier cities are thriving, and by some measures they are doing even better than their bigger rivals.
11/26/2018   WSJ Business
General Electric bonds rebounded sharply in recent days, easing some of the losses debt investors have taken as doubts about the conglomerate’s financial stability spread through financial markets.
11/26/2018   WSJ Business
Nissan Motor’s chief executive told employees Carlos Ghosn had too much power as chairman, highlighting the tension welling up between the two men before Mr. Ghosn’s arrest a week ago. The fallout spread Monday as Mr. Ghosn was ousted as chairman of Nissan partner Mitsubishi Motors.
11/26/2018   WSJ Business
Major U.S. lettuce producers are preparing to change how they label romaine lettuce as the latest E. coli outbreak shuts down the market for the leafy salad green.
11/26/2018   WSJ Business
China’s E-Commerce king, Jack Ma, was identified as a Communist Party member by the People’s Daily in a list of people credited with helping modernize China’s economy.
11/26/2018   WSJ Business
As President Trump and President Xi Jinping prepare for a summit meeting this week, their trade dispute recalls one from a quarter-century ago between China and the first Bush administration.
11/26/2018   WSJ Business
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty attacked big internet platforms for mishandling customers’ data and endorsed some EU efforts to police the web.