The world of designer fashion is not for the faint of heart or the light of wallet. From a purse that sells for over $300,000, to torn shoes that look like they are well past ready for the dumpster – selling for almost $1500, the world is full of eccentric people willing to pay exorbitant amounts for their fashion fixes.
But there is one dirty little secret that the fashion aficionados want no-one to know about…
For months, rumors, innuendos, and allegations about collusion between the Trump campaign, the Trump administration, and the Russian government swirled around Washington, sometimes in great gushing floods, other times in lazy rivulets. Now it is all about to come crashing down like a giant waterfall.
Baseball may be the nation’s pastime, but gardening is making bank.
An estimated 90 million households participated in do-it-yourself lawn and gardening activities last year – inside and outdoors. That’s about 75-percent of all U.S. households.
As we celebrate our nation’s independence, let’s hope that our citizens can take pause and reflect not just upon the heroes that helped forge America, but on those vital issues that are yet to be solved.
Trump supporters have often been depicted as stupid, poor white Americans. But are they actually racist, as well?
We are in the midst of another sexual revolution, in which the new ideal woman will be a robot; lifelike dolls that feel real, communicate their “needs,” and can have robot orgasms.
Gynecologists are warning against a bizarre new trend which sees women inserting glitter-filled capsules into their vaginas, concerned that it could have potentially dangerous side effects.
Now here’s an interesting study we’d like to see: Compare women’s use of vaginal glitter with their level of education.
The picture “clearly indicates that Earhart was captured by the Japanese”, the lead investigator stated.
The White House press secretary claims he hasn’t spoken with the president about basic issues, which is either a bizarre oversight or simply implausible.
In a new report, researchers dispute a popular argument for arming everyday citizens.
“There is not even the slightest hint in the data that these laws reduce violent crime,” they write.
One of the biggest reasons that it’s so hard for facts to change people’s minds is that people have an incentive to keep believing what they already believe, especially if it’s a belief that’s deeply tied to their identity.
The mental gymnastics they do to achieve this are known in psychology as “motivated reasoning.” It’s something that’s extremely hard to get around.
The United States has never had a Senate leader as ruthless, as willing to bend, distort and break the rules, traditions and precedents of the Senate as Mitch McConnell.
This bill will take American healthcare back to what everyone in the U.S. should recognize was a completely broken system before the Affordable Care Act. It will take the country back to a system in which companies often profited not by how well they provided healthcare but by how well they discriminated against or screened out those who faced the most challenges.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway insisted on Sunday that the Senate health care bill “would not make cuts to Medicaid,” regardless of projections that suggest the program will be cut by over $800 billion.
Recently, after a month of breathless speculation, former FBI director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee about the events leading up to his abrupt and dubiously-justified termination by President Trump. And, according to the good people at PornHub, users in the District Columbia streamed significantly less pornographic material than they usually do at that time.
While the current administration seems unlikely to invest in any jobs programs – especially ones that primarily benefit the working poor – they would create long term benefits by having these workers successfully transition to the new retail economy.
Early in Donald Trump’s presidency, the self-declared “Greatest jobs president God ever created” rattled a rhetorical saber at companies he felt were threatening to offshore production and, in the process, lay off American workers.
But now, his rhetoric, once again, runs contrary to the truth.
Proving once again that there is no shortage of idiots in America, one of the jurors from Bill Cosby’s trial is coming forward with some reasons why he voted to acquit Cosby – and his position appears to have contributed to last week’s mistrial.
“Now you have an extreme conservative government in the United States, that smells like a dictatorship,” the former Mexican president said. “This government goes against the founding fathers.”
Google has released designs for a new 11-story, 1 million-square-foot headquarters in London near King’s Cross railway station, complete with a sprawling, landscaped rooftop garden. It features a mashup of styles, including Roman columns, and a “Star Wars meets Frank Lloyd Wright on the Love Boat” style that is simply an abomination.
This may just be the ugliest building ever designed.
When a sentence starts out, “I can definitively say the president is not a liar,” as was proclaimed by Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday, you know things are looking grim.
Here are the key points:
Alexandra Andresen is the world’s youngest billionaire. She and her sister Katharina, one year her senior, came into their fortunes when their father transferred 42% of family-owned investment company to each of them.
Now, they each have a net worth of about $1.2 billion.
With today’s announcement, the administration has effectively declared open season on workers, to benefit large employers and allow them to more freely act as direct employers but avoid responsibility for the implications of their decisions.
Once again, the lower and middle class are bashed by the president that promised to protect them.
The gorgeously spacey keyboard introduction to “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” moves gracefully left, right and in between in sync with the surreal nature of Lennon’s lyric.
What even casual listeners are most likely to notice is that “She’s Leaving Home” is faster and higher pitched — and therefore emotionally more urgent — than the version on the 1967 original.
The America’s Cup never fails to impress. The very fact that the boats can sail three or even four times faster than the wind that’s powering them is enough to stop spectators in their tracks. And new technology helps racing yachts sail faster than wind that propels them.
Wow! When you have Shell Oil telling you that climate change is real, you’re either having a bad dream, an acid flashback, or the world has gone mad. But that’s exactly what happened recently when twenty-five U.S. companies signed a letter that appeared in full-page ads in the Washington, D.C. editions of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, exhorting the president not to exit the Paris Agreement.
Victoria’s Secret’s parent company, L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) is not performing up to investors’ expectations. Incursions into new markets have taken a huge toll on revenues, and profits realized in any one segment are offset by dwindling sales in other segments.
Can the angels find their way?
This is the time of year that magazines are filled with reports about what dad really wants for Father’s Day. We are here to tell you to ignore them all. Those product mentions are usually the result of some clever PR person, and not because the writer actually has any experience knowing if Dad will actually appreciate the gift.
With that in mind, we’ve set out to provide the comprehensive list of What Dads Don’t Want this Father’s Day. If you see it on this list, avoid it.
At present, 2.5 million miles of existing natural gas pipelines exist in the United States, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
But are they safe?
Indoor agriculture energy usage is projected to grow substantially over the next several years. This rapid shift in many parts of the United States is driving much of the nation’s energy load growth.
New technologies and “Microgrids” are an affordable, sustainable solution.
Cannabis growers list their products on the site, and can either offer them for auction, or set a specific purchase price.
Buyers, such as dispensaries and manufacturers of edible products or concentrates, scroll through all the products for sale, and complete a purchase with a click of a button.
It’s fast, it’s easy, and it’s legal.
Who would have thought that the world’s most delicious, mouth-watering, savory, scrumptious cupcakes would be sold in vending machines?
This show promises something it doesn’t deliver: a struggling couple, stung by the real estate market downturn, putting their entire life savings into flipping houses.
What you have are two pretty people playing with other people’s money, doing lowest-common-denominator flips, and always making a profit.
Economic parity in sports is still a fantasy. Women earn considerably less than their male counterparts. But these 5 women are still making some nice coin.
Here are the top 5 highest paid female athletes:
Can a budget be immoral? While people can debate cuts and expenditures, some say that the budget introduced this week by the Trump administration constitutes nothing less than a massive transfer of wealth from working families, the elderly, children, the sick and the poor to the top 1%. And this, they say, is an immoral act by evil people.
Anheuser-Busch InBev, the biggest beer company in the world, will no longer supply South African-grown hops to brands the company doesn’t own. Unsurprisingly, the decision is brewing controversy among those in the craft beer community.
You can make a ton of money in the media business, especially if you’re a CEO.
That’s the main takeaway from a new study by the AP and executive data firm Equilar, which charted CEO pay in 2016. The top seven CEOs on the list were involved in media: running cable giants, movie and TV studios, or even video-game companies.
Sears’ lenders are giving the embattled retailer more time to pay off its debt.
With the 50th anniversary of the U.S. release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the most acclaimed rock album ever and the apogee of the Beatles’ cultural influence in the 1960s, is a time for a look back at our favorite Beatles masterpieces. Your list may be different, but that’s only because there are so many fabulous songs to pick from. Guess that’s why they called them “The Fab Four.”
Here’s our picks:
The residents of an apartment complex in Decatur, Georgia were shocked this week when they tried to leave home – only to find they were stuck, as their stairs had been removed.
Reebok has endured an unrelenting jog into oblivion from the pumped-up days of 1989. That was the year Tom Petty released Full Moon Fever, the Detroit Pistons swept the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals, and Reebok introduced its first inflatable shoe.
The ’80s ended with Reebok just barely sustaining a three-year streak as America’s best-selling sneaker brand, notching $1.8 billion in sales, but Nike took over the footwear crown to start the new decade and never looked back.
Heroin has become so pervasive in cities across America, and so profitable for the cartels that supply it that even cops admit the sporadic arrests they make have little effect. Cartels have begun lacing heroin with synthetic opioids including fentanyl, making a dose more addictive and cheaper to produce. Overdose reversal shots are helping addicts survive, often to use again, giving dealers a steady supply of repeat customers. With persistent demand and increasingly wide profit margins, 2017 is shaping up as the most profitable year ever for the U.S. heroin trade.
Kush Bottles Inc (OTCMKTS:KSHB) is one the most interesting cannabis companies in the public markets. It picked up strength on the back of the recreational legalization ballots towards the end of 2016. The company gained more than 253% between August and November. Kush just made an announcement that could help it push it further up.
A previous owner of a private jet also once owned by Elvis Presley is disputing an auction house’s claim that the king of rock ‘n’ roll designed its red velvet interior.
GWS Auctions Inc. of California is auctioning off the jet after it sat on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years.
Sinclair already has 173 local news stations. The combined operations of the two companies will create the largest-single group of local TV stations. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval, but the Trump administration’s FCC has signaled its openness to media consolidation.
This is another victory for conservatives in the battle for the hearts and minds of average Americans – especially those vulnerable to the type of “bumper-sticker” philosophies promoted by President Trump and the GOP.
Over the past 150 years, food companies and marketers in other parts of the world have taken eating in a more visually thrilling direction. They have used dyes to alter mass-produced foods—sometimes to make them less “natural” looking (cakes with bright-blue icing), sometimes to make them more “natural” looking (pickles made greener to fit with consumers’ expectations).
Both intentions are, upon further inspection, sort of strange.
There was once a time when mid-level bands with a modest following could make a pretty decent living playing music. They’d put out a record, sell a couple hundred thousand copies and then go on tour to promote it – which would drive additional sales, even as the tour itself was lucky to break even.
For the largest acts, this formula was a bona fide moneymaking bonanza, lining the pockets of all involved, including the musicians, managers, promoters and record labels. For everyone else, it didn’t produce vast riches but nonetheless supported careers and promoted the creation of new music.
Times, however, have changed.
The Bible is the most widely read book in the history of mankind. It contains numerous stories, parables, and guidelines for its followers to follow. Ironically, most people that preach certain portions of the Bible, do so while indulging in other activities that the Good Book clearly says are banned. Here are just a few:
There’s a reason Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin keeps insisting that his boss’s tax-cut plan will fully pay for itself through faster economic growth. Politics make it hard for him to say anything else. But math is not on their side. The fact is, the tax plan just doesn’t add up.
Tesla’s stock sank over $15 on Thursday following its earnings report. Jim Cramer, who is known for being bombastic and borderline ridiculous, dropped another bomb when he said that you have to be on drugs to understand Tesla and its high-flown forecasts.
But perhaps the reverse is true: Perhaps you must be on mind altering drugs to listen to Jim Cramer.
Well-educated, high profile CEOs sometimes become synonymous with their companies.
Steve Jobs and Apple, Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, and Jeff Bezos and Amazon. It’s hard to separate the man from the operation.
However, investing in a company simply based on its leadership might not be the best strategy, according to Warren Buffett.
President Donald Trump would like to move on from the investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia. That’s not speculation, or imputing a motive onto Trump actions; it’s the White House’s official line.
However, the president’s enlisting “a leading law firm” to insist he has no connections to the country— is something he could easily prove if he just released his tax returns.
Donald Trump has many worrisome, regrettable and even deplorable traits. But, he has an overlooked quality that cancels out many of his bad ones. Say what you will, the man is lazy.
This is a discovery that should gladden people of all parties, philosophies, races, sexes and religions. His detractors can be glad that he will never muster the drive or discipline to actually bring many of his worst ideas to fruition. His admirers can rest easy knowing he will not work himself to death. Yes, Trump is Lazy… and that’s Good for Business.
Since President Donald Trump took office in January, Chicago area restaurants like Birrieria Zaragoza, La Chaparrita #1, L’Patron and countless others — restaurants that are daily destinations for a diverse community — have faced concerns because of the new administration’s stance on immigration issues, including the promises of a Mexico border wall and the executive order to cut off funding to so-called sanctuary cities. Here’s what they are saying:
Unilever is making a play in the meal kit market. Unilever Ventures, the company’s venture capital and private equity arm, along with Baseline Ventures and Founders Circle Capital, led a $9.2 million Series C-2 funding round for Sun Basket, an organic meal kit delivery service.
Americans are 10 times more likely to be killed by guns than people in other developed countries, a new study finds. The United States also accounted for 90 percent of all women killed by guns among developed nations.
Late-night TV has gotten very political–and inarguably left-leaning. But last night, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel weaponized his own, tearful story into an argument that Congress should, for a second time, back off on a push to repeal Obamacare.
Juan Carlos Enriquez was born and raised in Miami, the son of Cuban immigrants. He worked for paint giant Sherwin-Williams for two decades and then decided to go into business with his brothers. Nine years ago, they launched The Paint Spot, which now has three locations in the Miami area.
In the fall of 2013, the small business got a big job. A subcontractor on the $200 million remodeling of the Trump National Doral golf resort ordered $142,000 worth of paint from Enriquez.
The paint was delivered and used, court records show. Trump Endeavor, the company that operates the resort, paid the early installments of the bill, but after the subcontractor walked off the job, Enriquez never got a final payment of about $32,000.
It went beyond the deadline but the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers came to terms on a new contract early Tuesday, defusing the threat of a strike crippling the film and television industry.
Hawaiian Airline has updated its brand identity and unveiled a new aircraft livery, the first of its fleet of more than 50 aircraft that will feature the new design.
The new identity retains Hawaiian’s color palette of purple, fuchsia and coral, while Pualani, who has been featured on the tail of the aircrafts for more than four decades, remains at its core.
With a sympathetic administration in place, the food and beverage industry has wasted no time, lobbying intensely to roll back or delay a myriad of Obama-era healthy food and drink rules. Yesterday, they had their way with federal school meal stand
The U.S. steel industry, a mainstay of the economy for more than 100 years, has been shrinking. Because of foreign imports, technology, and an overall surplus of steel throughout the world, the U.S. steel industry has struggled in recent years to keep jobs and production at steady levels.
Shares in these companies may be at bargain prices right now, with great growth potential.
In October 1945, as he prepared to announce the signing of Jackie Robinson to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball, Branch Rickey visited his friend, the well-known broadcaster Lowell Thomas.
“Branch, all hell will break loose!” Thomas told Rickey, as recounted by Lee Lowenfish in “Branch Rickey: Baseball’s Ferocious Gentleman.” “No, Lowell,” Rickey replied. “All heaven will rejoice.”
While most successful businessmen and entrepreneurs guard their secrets to success, Justin Jones and Greg Gamet literally give it away. The partners are two of the most highly regarded experts in the legal cannabis industry, and now make a living sharing their secrets of success.
Almost every week we hear about pipeline accidents that endanger people, property and the environment. Yet, there are readily available systems that can significantly reduce the number of pipeline accidents, by improving oversight that identifies potential problem areas.
AyaWorks is one company that provides a suite of services designed to help utility companies improve safety, increase compliance to state and federal regulations, and reduce both incidents and paperwork associated with documenting on-going field inspections. So why aren’t more utility companies using this service?
VISA Alert! Mastercard is ahead in the technology war!
A payment card featuring a fingerprint sensor has been unveiled by credit card provider Mastercard.
Russia is encouraging women to study technology. The state-sponsored schools are turning out more tech-savvy women than ever before, preparing them for careers in computer science, programming, and spying.
Barbie sales fell 13% in the first quarter, adding to a much worse than expected slump for Mattel, the world’s largest toy company.
It was the second consecutive quarter of falling sales for the doll, which has been a key part of the firm’s product range for almost six decades.
Fox News is in a jam this week as another former Fox News contributor claimed she too was retaliated against by Fox News after she complained about a work environment she likened to a “sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult.”
Eric Trump, the rich-kid son of our current president, has been telling people that it will be hard to make a living now that daddy is president.
While the Trump Organization’s revenue and income are expected to continue to rise during Mr. Trump’s term in office, it will likely be at a slower rate, Eric Trump said, because of efforts to separate the Trump presidency from the family businesses. “We would be doing 30 deals across the globe” were his father not the president, Eric Trump said in an interview.
Actually, Trump owes the German bank over $1 billion, if you add up the various entities. Trump currently has two loans and two mortgages with Deutsche Bank and owes it about $340m (£270m).
The bank has also extended another $950m to a venture in which Trump owns a 30% stake, the Wall Street Journal reported in January. The debts of President Donald Trump and his businesses are scattered across Wall Street banks, mutual funds and other financial institutions, broadening the tangle of conflicts of interest.
North Korea’s vice foreign minister on Friday blamed President Donald Trump for building up a “vicious cycle” of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, saying that his “aggressive” tweets were “making trouble.”
In light of recent events, the crack management team at United Airlines decided they needed to freshen up the companies image. Especially now that the airline is known worldwide for roughing up its passengers, the powers at UA decided at image change was necessary.
Increasing inequality means wealthy Americans can now expect to live up to 15 years longer than their poor counterparts, reports in the British medical journal the Lancet have found.
Researchers said these disparities appear to be worsened by the American health system itself, which relies on for-profit insurance companies, and is the most expensive in the world.
Their conclusion? Treat healthcare as a human right.
Things are confusing enough. First, we got a president that tells us “alternative facts,” now farmers in Iowa are being told they aren’t farmers. To be more specific, they are being told that their farm is not a farm.
As with other online retailers, the standard way of paying for items on Amazon is via credit or debit card number, that most of us have saved. But Amazon thinks it can do better. The global e-commerce leader recently announced the launch of its new Amazon Cash service, which will allow you to add cash to your Amazon account balance.
It’s hard to say exactly if this is the fastest production car in the world or not. Automobile manufacturers are notorious for making exaggerated claims. But one this is for sure: The Lamborghini Huracan Performante is one magnificent beast.
Westinghouse Electric Company, which helped drive the development of nuclear energy and the electric grid itself, filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, casting a shadow over the global nuclear industry.
In an appalling move to keep low-wage workers locked in poverty, the Iowa legislature this week gave final approval to a bill that reverses local minimum wage increases already approved in several counties and bans cities and counties from setting any wage and benefit standards. It is the first time that a state has nullified local minimum wage ordinances that had already taken effect and forced jurisdictions to lower minimum wage rates that had previously been raised.
Glenmorangie just released an ultra-exclusive single malt scotch whisky, Pride 1974, as part of their third installment of its special “Pride” series, showcasing the distillery’s rarest creation.
The Trump administration has ordered nine airlines to stop passengers from bringing most types of electronic devices into the cabin for U.S.-bound flights. Instead, they’ll have to check them in.
Lots of people in the healthcare field heaved a sigh of relief last week when President Trump nominated Scott Gottlieb, a physician, venture investor and former official of the Food and Drug Administration, to be the FDA’s next commissioner. It comes as no surprise that Big Pharma is very, very happy.
Immigrants have long been an integral part of the U.S. workforce. And while there isn’t any one industry where immigrants make up the majority of workers, there are some jobs where foreign born workers dominate, a new report from Pew Research finds.
Apparently, clean tap water and formerly scenic vistas aren’t priorities for red state, coal-country voters who would rather add cancer clusters and horrendous birth defects to the list of woes that go along with their disappearing coal jobs.
What good are a few hundred more jobs if the workers filling those jobs, as well as their families, are dropping dead from poisoned drinking water and contaminated air?
Good leaders are trustworthy; they are worthy of trust. If they tell you they are going to do something, they do it. If they can’t do it for some reason, they apologize and tell you why
Senator James Inhofe, Republican of Oklahoma, claimed that the Environmental Protection Agency is releasing “propaganda” that is “brainwashing our kids,” during a CNN interview on Thursday.
“We want to deliver the services. We ought to make things clean,” Inhofe said. “But we ought to take all this stuff that comes out of the EPA that’s brainwashing our kids, that is propaganda, things that aren’t true, allegations.”
U.S. computer chip and processor giant Intel will acquire the Israeli smart car tech firm Mobileye in a deal valued at $15.3 billion.
Supplying such automotive giants as General Motors and Volkswagen AG, Mobileye is one of the key producers of the onboard vision systems that anchor current advanced driver assistance systems — as well as tomorrow’s autonomous vehicle technology. The acquisition will help position Intel as a major player in the development of smart and driverless car systems.
One of the very reasons the framers of the constitution wanted the president to take a salary, even if they were wealthy enough not to need it, was to avoid potential conflicts of interest.
There is at least one thing President Trump and George Washington have in common: Both the first and current presidents said they didn’t want to be paid for the job.
As the estimates continue to mount, predicting how many people will lose their insurance with the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), it starts to become clear: The Republicans must simply hate average Americans.
Illinois just can’t catch a break. The state is home to 67 of the 1,000 biggest companies in the U.S. by revenue—fourth most among states. They include Boeing, Abbott Labs, Caterpillar and Kraft Foods. However, the net migration rate out of Illinois over the last five years is the worst in the U.S.
The state’s finances are also in shambles: in June 2016, Moody’s downgraded Illinois’ credit rating to Baa2—lowest in the country among the states—and maintained its negative outlook. Moody’s cited the state’s “continuing budget imbalance due to political gridlock.” It was the fourth downgrade since 2012.
Wall Street visitors and tourists will notice a new addition if they’re walking down Broadway in New York this week. About 20 feet across from the famous Charging Bull statue — a symbol of Wall Street’s strength and might that has loomed over the street since 1989 — a bronze statue of a girl stands facing it, hands on hip, a defiant expression carved into her face.
GM’s just-announced deal to sell its long-struggling Opel/Vauxhall subsidiary for $2.5 billion may end the company’s long history in Europe — it acquired Opel in 1929 — but it doesn’t completely end the massive losses for GM, which is expected to take a $4 billion to $4.5 billion hit once the deal closes later this year.
In the modern era of Google searches, social media, video marketing, streaming content and digital presentations, the necessity of yearly trade shows has gone the way of the dinosaurs. If you are a business owner who is prepping for a pilgrimage to an upcoming trade shows, here are four things to consider before packing your bags:
Donald Trump was thundering about a minority group, linking its members to murderers and what he predicted would be an epic crime wave in America. His opponents raged in response—some slamming him as a racist—but Trump dismissed them as blind, ignorant of the real world.
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Hundreds of former employees of Sterling Jewelers, the multibillion-dollar conglomerate behind Jared the Galleria of Jewelry and Kay Jewelers, claim that its chief executive and other company leaders presided over a corporate culture that fostered rampant sexual harassment and discrimination, according to arbitration documents obtained by The Washington Post.
J.C. Penney announced that it will close 130 to 140 stores. That represents about 13% to 14% of their total stores. It is a big step for a company that had to pledge inventories to secure a loan a couple of years ago.
It is vital to close unproductive stores, and essential for this company to regain sales and earnings momentum. The recent satisfactory earnings results must have convinced management that it was the right time, financially and strategically, to close some stores.
Don’t be fooled by Trump’s and Republican promises to “repeal and replace” Obamacare. They could repeal it, but they can’t and won’t replace it.
They’ve tried for years to come up with a replacement that keeps at least as many people covered. Their “replacement” never appears.
So why do Republicans want to repeal Obamacare and leave millions without insurance? Because it would mean a huge tax windfall for the wealthy.
Are you making life better for old people? The AARP wants to know. “Research shows that 70 percent […]
Check-out lines at stores are usually kind of stressful, aren’t they? People are always in a rush. The cashiers are very busy. The self-checkout process can be frustrating, particularly if you’re not finding the bar code or don’t have your credit card ready. Hear that? It’s the groans from the people in line behind you when you’re forced to call for assistance because you accidentally scanned something twice. Yeah, we’ve all been there.
AyaWorks is a provider of innovative pipeline compliance management solutions and services for oil and gas and utility companies that can help companies avoid fines and penalties, like the one just imposed on PG&E.
A federal judge sentenced PG&E for crimes linked to the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion, imposing the maximum fine of $3 million and branding the utility as a convicted felon. The judge also ordered PG&E to submit to court-ordered supervision of its natural gas operations.
Apple doesn’t want to see it scrapped. Neither does Intel or Tiffany & Co.
But the U.S. conflict minerals law — which requires American public companies to avoid using minerals that fund war and human rights abuses in the Congo region — is widely seen today as facing its most serious threat since its passage in 2010.
You may be too young to remember the milkman, but apparently it was a real thing for many years. Through the mid-20th century the great majority of U.S. households received their milk delivered to their doors daily and the milkman was as familiar a sight in the neighborhood as the postman. Of course, as supermarkets and grocery stores proliferated, the milkman has all but been put out to pasture.
But not in New York City.
The big airlines have jumped into the “basic economy” market, competing with the super-cheap airlines that cater to the most frugal passengers.
Within hours of each other, American and United announced that they had begun selling basic economy fares that push down the price of a ticket. The lower price can come with caveats, however, including having to pay extra for space in the overhead bin, boarding last and not having the option to pre-select seats when booking the tickets.
Rick Perry might have been a safe pick as Energy Secretary, but it’s hard to argue that he was a smart one.
There are valid reasons—beyond the fact that he once argued that the U.S. Department of Energy should be shut down—that would, in a healthy democracy, disqualify Perry as the CEO of a federal agency with 13,000 employees, plus 93,000 contract workers, and an annual budget of $30 million.
The Super Bowl delivers advertisers a stunningly large audience watching live along with the added value of the rating, analysis, and dissection of each ad before as well as after the game.
Last year’s game, when the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers, drew 111.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen. That’s down a small amount from the previous year, but it’s good enough to be No. 2 of all time.
The biggest trends in retail, like rainstorms, can be fairly easy to predict. You look at the current conditions on the radar screen, consider their proximity and can pretty much nail where and when the rain will fall.
Relentless curiosity has propelled Leslie Wexner’s career—and made him a billionaire.
After graduating from college in 1959, Wexner worked at a family-owned retail store and began to wonder why his dad always toiled for long hours but never made money.
There’s a lot you can learn from Johnny Depp’s legal spat with the firm that managed his money.
The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax prep industry have renewed warnings about an email scam that began last tax season. The scam uses a real corporate officer’s name to request employees’ W-2s from a company’s Payroll or HR department.
Boeing shares reached an all-time high as the 787 Dreamliner emerged from a decade of losses to help the company post rising profit and weather a turbulent market for wide-body jetliners.
Procrastination as a productivity tool? As Microsoft’s chief experience officer, Julie Larson-Green’s job is to help people work smarter. But when it comes to her own day, she has a somewhat counter-intuitive approach. A 22-year Microsoft veteran, Larson-Green is responsible for the overarching experience of getting stuff done with Office and other tools on PCs, phones, wearables, and tablets. “We want to help you manage your scarce resource of time,” she says. Here’s how she does that herself.
Having great company culture is no longer just an option. Today’s workers consider it as much as they consider salary and benefits. In fact, fantastic company culture is almost expected along with other traditional benefits.
While the culture that works for one company might not work for another, you can learn a lot from companies who are doing it right, and get started on company culture hacks of your own.
President Trump told leaders of the country’s largest automakers Tuesday that he will curtail “unnecessary” environmental regulations and make it easier to build plants in the United States, changes that he expects will shore up the manufacturing jobs he repeatedly promised to voters on the campaign trail.
Johnson and Johnson Chief Executive Officer Alex Gorsky, the head of world’s largest health-care company, called for keeping some provisions of Obamacare intact as President Donald Trump and Republicans move to repeal the law.
Gorsky, who was among a dozen top business leaders who met with Trump Monday on his first full working day as president, said Tuesday he will advocate to keep coverage of pre-existing conditions and people staying on their parents’ insurance until they are 26, as well as a competitive individual insurance market.
Scientific findings by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff will likely face a case-by-case review by the Trump administration before being released, a spokesman for President Donald Trump’s transition team told NPR in an interview published on Wednesday.
Trishul Vaghani, CEO at Bluestar Mortgage, Inc, writes about current practices in the mortgage lending:
I joined the mortgage industry in late 2009 during the aftermath of the financial crisis. At a time when banks were permanently closing their doors and Loan Officers were giving up their licenses, I decided to walk toward the storm, the financial storm.
A new company formed by entrepreneurs from Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the United States Air Force Academy, is serving the energy needs of the indoor cultivation sector of the legal cannabis industry.
The threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the industry into disarray, analysts say, forcing some uncomfortable choices: Raise car prices or swallow the cost. Stop selling Mexican-made cars in the U.S. but risk losing customers. Move production to the U.S. but make less money.
President Donald Trump formally abandoned the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, pulling away from Asia and scrapping his predecessor’s most significant trade deal on his first full weekday in office, administration officials said.
When the history of Donald Trump’s Administration is written, people may point to the appointment of a Koch brothers’ operative to a little-known White House position as a turning point in Trump’s evolution from unorthodox Republican candidate to doctrinaire corporate politician.
Buyers from all over the world flock to Gitman Bros. to get a piece of timeless American style: oxford shirts, plaids and rep ties often cut slightly slimmer to appeal to the trendy and urbane.
But when the company’s president, Chris Olberding, attended the venerable menswear trade show Pitti Uomo in Italy this month, the brand’s “Made in USA” label was an unexpected liability.
It just got more expensive to share a resort with the president.
The Trump Organization’s premiere Florida property, The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, has doubled its initiation fee for new members to $200,000, according to CNBC sources.
There’s almost nothing harder than walking away when the time comes. Much of entrepreneurship focuses on the rise up, the hard work, grit and scrappiness it takes to get a business up and running and make it successful. Sure, we give mention to failure – builds character, and all that — but we (rightfully) celebrate success even more.
But sic transit gloria mundi. Our fame, our professional glory lasts but an eye-blink of universal time. In the end, those accomplishments you hold so dear molder in the ground along with you. They aren’t worth clinging to.
Have Cupid’s arrows hit targets on your team? Workplace romances are both a fact of life and a tricky topic for managers. Here’s some advice:
Elon Musk hasn’t given up on his vision to add a digital layer of intelligence to our brain.
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO teased that he may have an announcement about “neural lace,” a concept he first brought up at Vox Media’s Code Conference in June.
Simply managing the status quo is no longer acceptable.
People who play defense and avoid offense are “leader-caretakers.” True leaders constantly must position themselves to boldly guide their organizations into the headwinds of change, despite the tumultuous forces swirling around them in this global age of disruption.
Ford Motor Company has finally revealed some of the performance specs for its new GT supercar.
The twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 fitted to the car makes 647 horsepower at 6,250 rpm and 550 pound-feet of torque at 5,900 rpm, with 90 percent of that torque figure coming up at 3,500 rpm.
Americans spend an average of 45 minutes every day commuting to and from work at an average cost of $12 per day. That works out to 187 hours and $3,000 annually, according to a survey commissioned by Citibank.
The majority of U.S. consumers (60%) said their commuting costs have increased over the last five years, with 79% indicating that the cost of gas was the biggest factor.
Entrepreneur Cindy Gallop is hellbent on bringing “sextech” out of the fringes.
For her, that means getting people comfortable talking about sex … by sharing videos of themselves having it. Gallop, a former advertising executive based in New York City, calls that social sex.
America and Canada dropped their first hints that they could strike a new trade deal without Mexico. And Mexico suggested that it’s not interested in any deal that puts it at a disadvantage.
President Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, emphasized Trump will seek out “bilateral” trade agreements — meaning just between two countries.
‘Employee engagement’ and ‘France’ go together about as well as a glass of 1986 Château Margaux and a KFC bargain bucket. This is the land of the 35-hour week and the out-of-hours email ban, of rampant strikes and kidnapped bosses. Of course the French don’t like work.
Let’s face it, viewing artificial intelligence (AI) simply as a labor-replacement or cost-saving mechanism is boring and uninspired. Let’s start talking about a more expansive view that looks at AI as a catalyst for new ways to build markets and drive new forms of innovation.
Many entrepreneurs chase VC funding, but the ones who fail to get it may be better off than those who do.
When faced with the frustrating constraint of limited capital, many entrepreneurs contemplate venture capital (VC) as a potential solution. Armed with a compelling vision, marketplace traction and a high revenue growth rate, these businesspeople believe that the only thing standing in their way is their lack of cash to scale the organization. And, certainly, venture capital, approached with the right mindset, can unlock the potential in bootstrapped, fast-growth businesses.
Most of us know that pessimists can be a challenge to deal with in the workplace. As a leader you need to manage pessimists by coaching them to see other options and helping them to reflect on the impact they have on those around them.
While pessimists can be a challenge to teams and leaders there are benefits of having them on your team. The book, “Step Up-Lead in Six Moments That Matter” provides leadership insights about pessimists that hadn’t occurred to me. Teams can benefit from having a pessimist.
Lockheed Martin, the Pentagon’s largest and most diverse contractor, already nabs nearly 10 cents of every contract dollar and has long perfected the strategy of spreading jobs on weapons programs in key states and congressional districts.
Chris Lehane rarely wears the tailored Italian suits that he was known for during his days as a high-profile Washington operative. Now he favors the Silicon Valley uniform of jeans and Patagonia vests. He no longer plants political attacks in the news media the way he did in the Clinton White House or for Al Gore’s presidential campaign. Instead, he opts for TV spots that feature happy middle-class families promoting Airbnb, the home-sharing company where he is head of policy.
The Chargers’ decision to join the Rams at a splashy new stadium in Inglewood has at least one builder even more pumped up about the city’s prospects.
The promise of pro football in Inglewood, still three years away, has already given a lift to real estate developer Sandy Sigal, who is spending $15 million to renovate a 1960s-era shopping center there.
Job stress can affect your health, relationships and career, and when it becomes so extreme that it pushes you to the edge, it’s known as burnout. Burnout has been associated with debilitating physical and mental health conditions, such as coronary artery disease, hypertension, feelings of alienation, depression, anxiety, and an increase in alcohol and drug use. Three symptoms of burnout are:
Lyft is rapidly expanding the number of US cities in which it operates. The ride-hailing company plans to […]
Robert Kennedy, brother of former President John F. Kennedy, was known as a problem solver and charismatic leader. He often entered a meeting with just two questions. They are at the center of leadership and problem solving, and should be incorporated into every executive’s, manager’s and supervisor’s daily mindset.
A lawsuit filed in federal court alleges that the owners of several Star Ocean and Sun Foods grocery stores located throughout the Minneapolis and St. Paul area, regularly hired undocumented workers and mistreated them in ways that Department of Labor officials compared to slavery.
As entrepreneurs, we have to do unpleasant things. We have disagreements with clients over invoices. We have to let go of under-performing employees. We are placed in situations that encourage us to treat competitors as adversaries. And in those unpleasant situations, we are constantly being judged by how we respond.
We work hard to build businesses that benefit our employees and make the world a better place, so it’s hard to believe we’re the ones everyone is talking about at the water cooler. But, sometimes entrepreneurs do turn into jerks. So the next time you look in the mirror, do a quick self-assessment and ask yourself these 10 questions. You might be surprised.
What comes to mind when you think of the term “middle manager?” Is it someone who has little power, spends a lot of time micro-managing people and whose career is in a rut?
We wouldn’t blame you for thinking that. In popular culture, middle managers get a bad rap. From “Office Space” to “The Office,” the middle manager is often hapless, mocked by his employees and bullied by executives.
Growing a startup in today’s competitive industries isn’t easy — especially for a bootstrapped solo founder building and managing a small team.
Your team is not disposable. In fact, its makeup is one of the most important things to get right. If you assemble a motivated team full of the right people doing the right things, you drastically increase your chance of success.
AR Systems, a technology company known for developing world-class automated retailing solutions, announced that it is utilizing its core expertise in system design, engineering, automation, back-end management and technology integration, to open opportunities in new vertical markets.