Gold set for biggest weekly loss since August as dollar weighs

Gold prices fell to their lowest in a week on Friday, and were set for their biggest weekly fall since August, on a firmer dollar as the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated they will continue to raise interest rates, lowering demand for bullion.
Tags: Money, businessNews, U S Federal Reserve

Federal judge blocks construction of Keystone XL pipeline

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge in Montana has blocked construction of the $8 billion Keystone XL Pipeline to allow more time to study the project’s potential environmental impact. The Great Falls Tribune reports U.S. District Judge Brian Morris’ order on Thursday came as Calgary-based TransCanada was preparing to build the first stages […]
Tags: Business, News, Montana, Keystone, TransCanada, Calgary, Great Falls Tribune, Brian Morris, Nation & World

Entrust dumps two Vector directors days before annual meeting

Vector majority owner Entrust has again flexed its muscles and dumped two directors appointed earlier this year.Ahead of Vector's annual meeting on Monday, the company says directors David Bartholomew and Sibylle Krieger have both... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Vector, David Bartholomew, Sibylle Krieger

Naomi Osaka headed for big money with Japan, global appeal

TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka used a powerful forehand and a matching serve to win the U.S. Open against Serena Williams two months ago, soaring as high as No. 4 this season in the WTA tennis rankings.Off the court — on the marketing... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Japan, Ap, Tokyo, Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka

Alibaba Pictures Cuts Losses to $22 Million

Alibaba Pictures Group, the film services and production division of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saw its revenues increase by 29% in the six months between April and September. Its net losses decreased. Revenues increased from RMB1.18 billion to $220 million (RMB1.53 billion) in the period reflecting growth across its three business units: Internet-based promotion and […]
Tags: Asia, News, Finance, Global, Alibaba, Alibaba Pictures Group, Alibaba Pictures, Dying to Survive

Virtual Interview Tips to Help You Land Your Dream Job

Practice talking about why you want the job, what your career goals are, your previous positions and what you learned from them and how you’ve dealt with challenges in the past.
Tags: Jobs, Dream Job, Interview Tips, Nail the Interview

China's producer inflation slows again in Oct on ebbing domestic demand

China's factory-gate inflation slowed for the fourth month in October on cooling domestic demand and manufacturing activity, signalling Beijing would likely roll out more growth-boosting measures in the face of trade frictions with the United States.
Tags: Money, China, Beijing, businessNews

AirAsia quits New Zealand: Thousands told to contact 'Customer Happiness' team

AirAsia is advising thousands of its Kiwi passengers to call its ''Customer Happiness'' team after quitting New Zealand for the second time in seven years.The Malaysia-based airline says it will stop flying between Auckland and... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Malaysia, New Zealand, Auckland, Airasia, Customer Happiness

Why workers are embracing 'Gap Year 2.0'

Brisbane woman Stephanie Leahy says taking a pay cut was the "best decision" she's ever made — with good reason.The 26-year-old left behind a job in a "large, traditional" company and joined boutique firm Digital Talent Co as a... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Brisbane, Stephanie Leahy, Digital Talent Co

FDA plans strict limits on sale of flavored e-cigarettes

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is planning on requiring strict limits on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, including age verification controls for online sales, in an effort to curtail their use among... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, Ap, Fda, U S Food and Drug Administration

Oil prices down 20 percent in a month as fundamentals weaken

Oil markets on Friday remained weak as rising supply and concerns of an economic slowdown pressured prices, with U.S. crude now down by 20 percent since early October.
Tags: Money, businessNews

New York governor says he plans to ban flavored e-cigarettes

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes as soon as next year, possibly making his state the first to prohibit such vaping products often marketed as a safer alternative to traditional... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, Ap, Andrew Cuomo

Political Roundup: Is KiwiBuild becoming KiwiSpeculator?

When David Shearer proposed getting the state into the housing market and building and selling properties, his advisers came up with an excellent name for the scheme. KiwiBuild was meant to imply the same values and credibility of... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, David Shearer, KiwiBuild

Key Democratic lawmaker may invite bank CEOs to testify before U.S. Congress

Democrat Maxine Waters, poised to become chair of the U.S. House banking committee, told Reuters on Thursday she would like the heads of the country's biggest banks to testify before the panel as she seeks to ramp up regulatory oversight.
Tags: Money, Congress, businessNews, Reuters, U S House banking committee

U.S., Mexico, Canada ministers to sign trade pact Nov. 30, official says

Cabinet ministers from the United States, Mexico and Canada will sign a new trade agreement on Nov. 30, Mexico's economy minister said on Thursday.
Tags: Money, Mexico, businessNews, Canada, United States Mexico, U S Mexico Canada

When health insurance premiums are tax deductible

I'm not nearly as cheery as my smiley face socks in the above photo, but at least I'm recovering from oral surgery at home. The downsides are some pain and (for me, but not the hubby!) not talking very much. There are some pluses, though: ice cream and milkshakes for every meal! Yesterday's procedure also means I'll have more medical expenses to deduct on our 2018 tax return. Yep, we're one of those few people who will be itemizing deductions under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), primarily be...
Tags: Taxes, Fsa, Medicare, Agi, LTC, PTC, TCJA

Asia stocks pull back from one-month high as Fed tempers rally

Asian stocks pulled back from a one-month high on Friday as the Federal Reserve appeared poised to deliver another interest rate hike next month, paring gains made earlier this week after U.S. midterm elections triggered a global equities rally.
Tags: Asia, Money, businessNews, Federal Reserve, Fed

What is middle class?

“Middle class” is a common term spoken by news pundits, politicians, and that annoying friend of yours who likes to debate politics at dinner parties. While a lot of people like to bloviate about the middle class, there’s no hard set definition for what middle class means. In fact, not a lot of economists know exactly how to define it. There are some ranges we can point to though. For example, a three-person household would be considered middle class if they earned $45,200 to $135,600 a year (p...
Tags: Personal Finance, New York City, Marketing, America, San Francisco, Npr, Business Insider, Pew Research, Sioux City Iowa, U S Census Bureau, Youngstown State University, IWT, U S Department of Housing, National Employment Law Project, Christine L Owens, Sherry Linkon

Mark Zuckerberg joined a private Facebook group for Harvard memes and group members are loving it (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg has joined a private Facebook group for Harvard-themed memes called "Harvard Memes for Elitist 1% Tweens."  No one is quite sure why Zuckerberg joined, but group members love it thus far.  The Facebook CEO even invited his fellow Harvard-dropout, Bill Gates, to join.  On Thursday, the internet caught wind of something truly special — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg joined a Facebook Group called "Harvard Memes for Elitist 1% Tweens."  It's a private Facebook group, but no need to...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Trends, Harvard, Bill Gates, Ivy League, Pixel, Zuckerberg, Facebook Group, Google Pixel, Harvard Memes for Elitist, Kif Leswing Zuckerberg

Sea-Tac tests allowing visitors beyond security checkpoints in attempt to recreate pre-9/11 airport experience

Earlier last year, Pittsburgh International Airport became the first in the nation to introduce visitors back to the terminal.
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Nation, Retail, Local News, Local Business, Pittsburgh International Airport, Nation & World

The Pattern of Sales Conversations and Variances Mistaken as Proof

The pattern that occurs in sales conversations is one which tends to start with a discussion of challenges or better future outcomes, the exploration of potential ways those future outcomes might be obtained, the collaboration with concerned parties and attempts to gain consensus, the presentation and reviewing of plans and investments, the resolving of concerns and adjustments to proposals, a negotiation around value creation and capture, followed by a decision. A pattern that looks like this i...
Tags: Sales, Anthony, Sales 3.0

Let Your Customers Drive the Change You Want

Before I was a parent, I was a youth leader. As individuals, teens had unique personalities, skills and stories, but one thing that was universal was the effect that parental communication had on them. Whether it was a criticism, a suggestion, or merely a bit of helpful information, the teens tended to look down on it, or even become hostile toward the messenger. As a youth leader, I found that I could provide the same criticism, suggestion or information and it would be received with consid...
Tags: Ecommerce

Amazon's cloud CEO just pooh-poohed employee concerns about selling its facial-recognition software to ICE and law enforcement (AMZN)

At a company meeting Thursday, Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, addressed employees' concerns about the company's practice of offering its facial recognition software to immigration and law-enforcement agencies, according to BuzzFeed News. Jassy largely dismissed those concerns, suggesting they weren't broadly shared in the company and arguing that the company's terms of service would prevent its software from being used for bad purposes, the report said. At a company meeting Thursday,...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Ice, Jeff Bezos, Palantir, Sap, Amazon Web Services, BuzzFeed News, Alphabet Google, Customs Enforcement, Andy Jassy, AMZN, Jassy, Amazon Rekognition, Hundreds of Amazon

Air New Zealand working with ATR to develop hybrid electric planes

Air New Zealand is working with European planemaker ATR on hybrid electric aircraft.The two companies have signed an agreement to explore new propulsion technologies.Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon said with... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Air New Zealand, Christopher Luxon, ATR

Chinese leaders struggle to dispel stock market gloom

BEIJING (AP) — Lu Yushan, a retired salesman, has advice for investors in China's slumping stock market: Sell.Lu's shares soared over the past decade. But the 65-year-old cashed out this year, driven away by plunging prices, insider... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, China, Ap, Beijing, Lu, Lu Yushan

Stocks of bananas running low at New Zealand supermarkets

One of New Zealand's favourite fruits is running short.Changes in international shipping have led to stocks of bananas running low at New Zealand supermarkets."Banana supplies are short right now due to unforeseen shipping issues... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand

'We look at Bastion Point': Māori protester plans mass anti-Fletcher action

A Māori land protester is planning mass rallies against Fletcher Residential at Māngere, likening it to Bastion Point for its importance to those opposing a just-allowed 480-residence housing scheme.Pania Newton of Save... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Bastion Point, Pania Newton

Gold edges down as Fed's interest rate view strengthens dollar

Gold prices inched lower on Friday as the dollar firmed after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates steady with a fourth hike for this year expected next month.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Fed, U S Federal Reserve

Court rules exporting slabs of swamp kauri as 'tabletops' illegal

New Zealand's highest court has ruled that exporting slabs of swamp kauri as "tabletops" or swamp kauri logs as "totem or temple poles" is illegal under the Forests Act.The decision marks an important victory for the Northland Environmental... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Northland Environmental

$9.95 billion Dropbox beats Wall Street expectations, but analysts still aren't sure if it can crack the enterprise space (DBX)

Dropbox posted $360.3 million in revenue in the third quarter. That beat Wall Street's forecasts, but analysts' expectations were low. Dropbox has been trying to break into the enterprise space, but investors and analysts see that as a big challenge, since its service was originally targeted at consumers. The company's share price has been beaten up in recent months as its growth has slowed. Dropbox staved off its doubters on Thursday — at least for the time being. The file-hosting company r...
Tags: Google, Drew Houston, Ipo, Trends, Dropbox, Philadelphia, Arpu, Nomura, Eberle, Christopher Eberle, Dropbox Business

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