Oracle underpaid women and minority workers by $401 million, the Labor Department says (ORCL)

Oracle underpaid women and minority workers by $400 million between 2013 and 2016 due to what the US Labor Deparment described as systematic discrimination, the agency said Tuesday. The company showed "extreme preference" for hiring Asian workers with visas that it could underpay, the department charged. It also based pay for women and minorities on their prior salaries, a move that helped extend existing wage disparities, it alleged. Women and minority workers at Oracle workers lost out on a...
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Understanding Customer Churn and How to Prevent it

Philip Kotler is one of the best marketing minds the world has ever seen. In one of his books, Kotler had suggested that the average company looses anywhere between 10 to 30 percent of customers each year. Although a number of studies disagree  with this figure, there is a consensus here that customer churn, at least some of it, is unavoidable. There are several reasons why a customer chooses to stop doing business with you. Some of it is internal – for example, the customer may no lo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Nps, LMS, Customer Retention, Small Business Advice, Kotler, Philip Kotler, Customer Retention Strategies

5 Ways Chatbots Are Already Revolutionizing ECommerce

Since the introduction of Apple’s Siri in 2011, AI and marketing strategy have merged to introduce chatbots. Designed to emulate a ‘human’ customer service experience, chatbots are revolutionizing how modern branding and sales are approached. With more industries joining this innovative form of automated publicity by developing their own bots, advertisers are scrambling to keep up with the pace at which marketing strategies adapt to this innovative technology. As consumer familiarity with...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Yahoo, Marketing, Sales, Siri, Bank Of America, E-commerce, Burberry, Lg, Tommy Hilfiger, Sephora, Alexa, Michael, Kik

Trump won't soften hardline on China to make trade deal- advisers

As much as U.S. President Donald Trump wants to boost markets through a trade pact with China, he will not soften his position that Beijing must make real structural reforms, including how it handles intellectual property, to reach a deal, advisers say.
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What will make LAUSD teachers’ deal work? New outside funding – and teamwork

Teachers, board members and experts had just begun to scrutinize the landmark deal that effectively ended the Los Angeles Unified School District’s strike on Tuesday. But one thing is clear: The agreement will call for a complex mix of flexibility and cleverness from the district to secure an influx of new funding from the state and elsewhere to fend off the financial disaster that LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner has been warning of since the day he took office. LAUSD strike update: UTLA say...
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Union calls for Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts facing tax crackdown to be protected

Treasury to reveal plans for new income-reporting regime to ensure people working in the gig economy pay fair share of taxThe Transport Workers Union of Australia has condemned the federal government’s plans to crack down on Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts who avoid paying tax.On Wednesday, Treasury released an industry discussion paper on plans for a mandatory regime to ensure people working in the sharing economy pay their fair share of tax. Continue reading...
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Gold steady as global growth, trade worries raise safe-haven demand

Gold prices held steady on Wednesday, after rising the most since Jan. 9 the day before, on demand for safe-haven assets amid concerns over the slowing global economy along with uncertainty about the trade dispute between the United States and China.
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Japan exports sink 3.8 pct in Dec, hit by China slowdown

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports fell 3.8 percent in December from a year earlier, hit by slowing demand in China, as the trade balance shifted back into deficit for the year, the government reported Tuesday.For the year, imports outpaced... [Author: [email protected]]
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Cooking the Books podcast: What to do when you've left it too late to invest

Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's how to tackle investing at different life stages. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to "What to do when you've... [Author: [email protected]]
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Global Markets: Asian stocks pause amid worries over growth and trade

Asian stocks took a breather on Wednesday, with mounting signs of slowing global growth and concerns over a yet-unresolved Sino-U.S. trade dispute putting the brakes on investor appetite for risk assets.
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BOJ retains ultra-low rates, global slowdown raises policy challenge

The Bank of Japan cut its inflation forecasts and stuck to its ultra-loose monetary policy on Wednesday, as pressure on the economy mounts and slowing global demand threatens its years-long efforts to foster durable growth.
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How to Turn Your Online Advertising Campaign from Zero to Hero

The Internet is full of advertising advice, recommendations and methods, all those guides help in Pay Per Click advertising, support those who are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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KiwiBuild monitor: 33 complete, 967 to go by July, Twyford says target 'tough'

KiwiBuild's official web site shows 33 homes completed, leaving 967 to rise by the middle of this year to reach the programme's inaugural 1000-home target.Phil Twyford, Housing and Urban Development Minister, has now indicated... [Author: [email protected]]
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China slowdown crimps Japan's exports, government data show

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese government data show the nation's exports fell 3.8 percent in December, compared to a year ago, pushed down by falling exports to China.Japan's exports to China dipped 7 percent from the same month the previous... [Author: [email protected]]
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Explainer: What happens next in Huawei CFO Meng's case?

The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it will pursue the extradition of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, arrested in Canada in December on allegations she participated in a conspiracy to defraud banks.
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Countries With Billionaire Counts and Which Countries Have No Billionaires

Is it good or bad to have a country with billionaires? Is an economy better without billionaires? Is there less poverty or richer people when there are no billionaires? Representative Alexandria... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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BOJ keeps policy steady, cuts inflation forecast

The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Wednesday and cut its price projections, bolstering market views it is in no position to rush an exit from its massive stimulus programme, despite the costs of prolonged easing.
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Uber Rewards is rolling out. Here’s how the perks work

Did you blow enough money on Uber to get Diamond status? A lot of users are finding out tonight as Uber rolls out its rider loyalty Rewards program to San Francisco and a slew of other cities. The feature calculates how much you’ve spent on Uber and Uber Eats in the last six months awards you perks like no-fee cancellations if you rebook, guaranteed prices between your two favorite spots, and free car upgrades. Uber confirms to TechCrunch that Rewards will roll out to the entire US soon but n...
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Managing Your Resources as a Small Business

One thing that small businesses don’t often have in excess is resources. You should, therefore, be thinking about how you can manage the resources you have as well as your money. This isn’t always an easy task to master, but nevertheless, it can be done with the right information and guidance. Even though every business is different, there are fundamentals that can set you on the right path to efficiency, money management and hopefully, success. If you’re reading this because you want to better ...
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Here are the 19 best tech jobs in the US for 2019

Technology jobs are in high demand for 2019, according to Glassdoor's rankings of the best jobs in the U.S. in 2019. Glassdoor's rankings of the best jobs in the U.S. are based on each job's earning potential, satisfaction ranking, and the number of job openings. Of the top 50 jobs in the U.S., 19 of them are in the technology sector. The tech sector is continuing to produce some of the highest-paying and most in-demand jobs, according to job site Glassdoor's annual ranking of the 50 best job...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Glassdoor, Amanda Stansell

The Samurai Guide To Managing Difficult Clients (& having a life)

You are smart. You are creative. You are committed. And you have an awesome grasp of social media. Of course you do, you are a mover and a shaker in a company trying to stay relevant, make some magic, and diffentiate itself from the competition. You are also going slightly insane. Why? Because your clients routinely make insane demands on you, expecting miracles with very little notice. Part of you actually enjoys this phenomenon, given your fascination for big challenges and the ever-pres...
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Tax Court movie playing nationwide while real court closed due to government shutdown

Armie Hammer and Felicity Jones as Martin and Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the movie "On the Basis of Sex." (Photo courtesy Focus Features) The U.S. Tax Court has gotten some unexpected attention of late for two very different reasons. The fun reason is the movie "On the Basis of Sex." The film is based on a real-life gender discrimination case involving caregiver tax deductions claimed by a man. He is represented by a young and future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her tax litig...
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Google, Facebook spend big on U.S. lobbying amid policy battles

Alphabet Inc's Google disclosed in a quarterly filing on Tuesday that it spent a company-record $21.2 million on lobbying the U.S. government in 2018, topping its previous high of $18.22 million in 2012, as the search engine operator fights wide-ranging scrutiny into its practices.
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China says will step up fiscal spending this year to support economy

China will step up fiscal spending this year to support its economy, focusing on further cuts in taxes and fees for small firms, officials at the finance ministry said on Wednesday.
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Soft plastics recycling on hold for another three months, shoppers urged to send bags to landfill

Shoppers are being advised to throw away their soft plastics along with waste following the country's processing plants having hit recycling capacity.Soft plastics collection throughout the country has been suspended until April,... [Author: [email protected]]
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(NEW Class) Win Readers: Plan And Write A Bestselling Series Of Novels

Our latest class is here: Win Readers: Plan And Write A Bestselling Series Of Novels. Self-publishing used to be relatively simple. That’s no longer so. I’m thrilled with this new class, because it will give hope to those authors whose careers are floundering. Today, you need to do everything you can to sell as an […] The post (NEW Class) Win Readers: Plan And Write A Bestselling Series Of Novels appeared first on Angela Booth's Fab Freelance Writing Blog.
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Marketing For Writers: 3 Essential Tips, Even If You Hate Marketing

You hate marketing. That’s fine. Many writers do. However, if you want clients who will buy your writing services, or readers who will read your books, you need to do it. Zero budget? Much of the marketing you do can be free. Marketing for writers: “free” advertising Yes, there is “free” advertising, as I show […] The post Marketing For Writers: 3 Essential Tips, Even If You Hate Marketing appeared first on Angela Booth's Fab Freelance Writing Blog. [Author: Angela Booth]
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Productivity Made Easy: Develop 5 Ideas A Day

I’ve had several messages this week from writers who are finding it challenging to get back to their writing after the madness and (glorious) mayhem of the holidays. Did you stop writing over Christmas and New Year? That’s OK. You’ll be fine. We’ll look at some tips to help you to get back into a […] The post Productivity Made Easy: Develop 5 Ideas A Day appeared first on Angela Booth's Fab Freelance Writing Blog. [Author: Angela Booth]
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KiwiSaver a 'prime target' for fraudsters, SFO boss warns

New Zealanders' growing retirement savings are a prime target for fraudsters, says the head of New Zealand's fraud protection agency.Julie Read, director of the Serious Fraud office, says fraud goes where the money is and recently... [Author: [email protected]]
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Your Quick Guide to Digital Marketing in 2019

Digital marketing keeps evolving. From the days of keyword stuffing to a time when the very need for keyword optimization is being questioned, it’s been quite a ride already. 2019 won’t be any different. While the basics of how businesses get their names seen and messages heard on digital platforms might not change, certain details will. In this blog, we provide a quick guide on how to approach digital marketing throughout the year to stay ahead of your competition. Step 1: Understand what digi...
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