‘Dream House’ raffle winner can choose: historic Southern California midcentury modern home or $5 million?

The 2,803-square-foot residence includes a round, formal dining room with bleached teak paneling, floor to ceiling glass windows and doors, terrazzo and concrete floors and indoor and outdoor living rooms. (Photo by Lance Gerber, courtesy Palos Verdes Art Center) (Photo by Lance Gerber, courtesy Palos Verdes Art Center) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds (Photo by Lance Gerber, courtesy Palos Verdes Art Center) (Photo by Lance Gerber, courtesy Palos Verdes Art Center) ...
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How You Can Fight Off Excessively High Rents

Sponsored.  Renting an apartment in Berlin has become outrageously expensive and doesn’t fit the anti-capitalist flair that many residents are here for. In fact, rents in Berlin have almost doubled in the last 5 years. The more often I talk to friends about the situation, the more I get used to it. And that’s even scarier. The other day, a friend who recently moved to Berlin told me that, she pays a staggering 920€ for 35m2 in Sonnenallee. That’s over 25€ per sqm! Allegedly luxuriously renovat...
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US, China hold 2nd day of talks with no tariff decision

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese envoys are holding a second day of trade talks after the top economic adviser to President Donald Trump said he has yet to decide whether to go ahead with a March 2 tariff increase on imports from China. Business groups and economists say the two days of negotiations due […]
Tags: Business, News, China, Beijing, Nation, Donald Trump, US China

Oil hits 2019 highs on OPEC cuts, U.S. sanctions

Brent crude oil prices hit 2019 highs above $65 per barrel on Friday, spurred by U.S. sanctions against Venezuela and Iran as well as OPEC-led supply cuts.
Tags: Money, Opec, Iran, businessNews, Venezuela

7 common mistakes when implementing the Shared Service Center

The shared service model is an attractive proposition as it holds a promise for cutting costs and improving the efficiency of your business operation. But they say nothing good ever comes easy, and a shared service centre (SSC) is the perfect example for that. Implementing it in your office space requires some careful planning, and in that spirit, here are 7 common mistakes which can make this grand endeavour an even grander failure. Forcing an SSC  An SSC is certainly an alluring proposition,...
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Asian stocks slip on Wall Street leads as trade talks simmer

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares were broadly lower on Friday, tracking a weak Wall Street session as traders awaited the conclusion of U.S.-China talks in Beijing. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 retreated 1.2 percent to 20,886.27 and the Kospi in South Korea tumbled 1.6 percent to 2,189.50. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gave up 1.5 percent to […]
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Gold range bound as dollar caps gains; investors eye trade talks

Gold traded in a tight $3 range on Friday as concerns over an economic slowdown supported prices for the safe-haven metal and a firm dollar kept a lid on gains.
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China ride-hailing giant Didi to lay off 15 percent staff this year: source

Beijing-based ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing will lay off 15 percent of its staff this year, or about 2,000 employees, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.
Tags: Money, China, Beijing, businessNews, Reuters, Didi, Didi Chuxing

No evidence of China retaliation for Kiwi exports: govt officials

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is reassuring New Zealand exporters that their products continue to be cleared into China, as fears simmer that Kiwi companies are on a trade blacklist following access problems for fresh... [Author: [email protected]]
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GSPC seeks LNG cargo for March delivery: sources

India's Gujarat State Petroleum Corp (GSPC) is seeking a liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo for delivery in March, two industry sources said on Friday.
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Oil prices hit 2019 highs amid OPEC-led supply cuts

Oil prices rallied on Friday, with Brent crude futures hitting fresh 2019 highs amid U.S. sanctions against Venezuela and Iran and supply cuts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Tags: Money, Opec, Iran, businessNews, Brent, Venezuela

China's producer prices slow for seventh straight month, raising deflation fears

China's factory-gate inflation slowed for a seventh straight month in January to its weakest pace since September 2016, raising concerns the world's second-biggest economy may see the return of deflation as domestic demand cools.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews

Amazon paid no federal taxes in the US despite earning more than $16 billion profit

Online retail giant Amazon doubled its profits last year but for the second year in a row paid zero dollars in US federal income tax.The A$1.1 trillion ($1.14t) company recorded a A$15.8 billion ($16.4b) profit in 2018 in its home... [Author: [email protected]]
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Singapore's lowest GDP growth in two years comes with manufacturing warning

Singapore's economy grew at its slowest pace in more than two years in the fourth quarter, data showed on Friday, and the city-state's trade ministry warned that manufacturing is likely to face significant moderation this year.
Tags: Money, Singapore, businessNews

Asian stocks fall after weak U.S. data, crude oil buoyant

Asian stocks fell on Friday after weak U.S. retail sales figures raised fresh doubts about the strength of the world's largest economy, offsetting optimism towards trade talks between the United States and China.
Tags: Money, businessNews, United States

Top Business Security Risks: How to Protect Yourself

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NZ's net migration falls in 2018

The second month of the new net migration statistics suggests the data will be highly volatile and that at the very least, a longer build-up of history will be needed before anybody can rely on each new month's figures.The latest... [Author: [email protected]]
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Amazon’s reversal in New York: What they’re saying

Finger-pointing was quick to erupt after Amazon said it would drop plans for a 25,000 employee expansion in New York's Long Island City. Depending on who's talking, either New Yorkers "threw the baby out with the bath water," or Amazon acted "like a petulant child."
Tags: Amazon, Business, New York, News, Long Island City Depending

Green New Deal is Impossible and A Partial Attempt Would Cost Over $50 Trillion

I did not think it was necessary to point out how laughably impossible the Green New Deal was. However, there are actual claims of support for it. Business Insider is citing support via an online... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Burger Fuel exploring potential sale

Burger Fuel Worldwide will test the waters for a potential buyer after a review by KPMG questioned the fast-food franchisor's current listing.The fast-food company, which listed on NZX's junior Alternative Market in 2007, hired... [Author: [email protected]]
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How to Collect Judgment Money From People Who Owe You

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Japan Exchange Group, TOCOM to merge this year: sources

Japan Exchange Group Inc (JPX), owner of Tokyo Stock Exchange, and the Tokyo Commodity Exchange Inc have decided to merge, two sources with direct knowledge of the talks said, as Japan pushes to create an all-in-one bourse.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Japan Exchange Group Inc, Japan Exchange Group TOCOM, Tokyo Commodity Exchange Inc

Facebook, Federal Trade Commission negotiating 'multibillion dollar' fine

A report says Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission are negotiating a "multibillion dollar" fine for the social network's privacy lapses.The Washington Post said Thursday that the fine would be the largest ever imposed on a... [Author: [email protected]]
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New Zealand faces big fight winning back Chinese hearts and minds: academic

A Massey University academic who recently returned from studies in China and Taiwan says New Zealand is losing the fight for the hearts and minds of the Chinese consumer. Associate professor Henry Chung, who specialises in international... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, China, Taiwan, New Zealand, Massey University, Henry Chung

Prominent investors stock up on eBay, then activists flex muscle

EBay Inc.'s stock price slumped for most of last year but a number of prominent hedge funds were so convinced that change is on the horizon for the e-commerce company that they established new or added to existing positions in the last months of 2018.
Tags: Money, Ebay, businessNews, EBay Inc

Global Markets: Asian stocks slip after grim U.S. retail sales data

Asian stocks slipped on Friday after grim U.S. retail sales figures raised fresh doubts about the strength of the U.S. economy, offsetting optimism on trade talks between the United States and China.
Tags: Money, businessNews, United States, Global Markets

Netflix's Los Angeles office went into lockdown after person connected with the company said he had a gun (NFLX)

Netflix's Los Angeles offices and a nearby television studio were put on lockdown Thursday. The move was in response to a person connected to Netflix claiming to have a gun, police said. The person was later detained off-site and didn't appear to have a weapon. Netflix's office building in Los Angeles and a nearby local television station went into lockdown Thursday afternoon after a person connected Netflix said he had a gun. Some Netflix employees were reportedly evacuated from their buildi...
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Amazon’s exit could scare off tech companies from New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s decision to walk away from New York City could scare off other tech companies considering moving or expanding in the city. That’s according to experts analyzing the e-commerce giant’s sudden cancellation of plans to build a massive headquarters in Queens. The decision on Thursday wipes out 25,000 promised jobs in […]
Tags: Amazon, Business, New York, Technology, News, New York City, Ap, Nation, Queens

U.S. oil rallies as exporters trim production

U.S. oil prices rose on Friday, gaining for a fourth day on hopes of further supply cuts by major exporters, despite uncertainty about U.S.-China trade talks.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews

How Cancer Helped Me See the Key to Successful Organizational Change

Article Published by SmartBrief Sometimes life lessons come from surprising places. In early 2004, just nine months after completing treatment for breast cancer, my wife, Katie, was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. During the months that followed, I learned an important lesson about connection that influenced my perspective on how to approach organizational change. I wrote about this lesson in an article published by SmartBrief. If you are navigating change in your organization or persona...
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