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Addicted to Your Smartphone, To-do List or Busyness?

Are you addicted to your smartphone? Do you feel the pull to constantly check your messages and news feeds? Are you addicted to busyness? As soon as you accomplish something, do you immediately focus on the next task or problem to solve? Are you always thinking about what you have coming up and so it’s difficult to be present with and focused on interacting with others? If your answer is yes to one or more of these questions, you may have or be developing an addiction that’s tied to dopamine, ...
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Research analyst predicts Snapchat's user base in the US will decrease in 2019 (SNAP)

Snapchat has struggled to keep its users on the platform after a heavily criticized redesign in 2017. eMarketer, a marketing research firm, is predicting that Snapchat's user base in the US will shrink this year, down to 77.5 million monthly users in the US. In turn, Instagram will pick up the users leaving Snapchat and add 19 million US users by 2023, eMarketer predicts. The past year has been hard on Snapchat, who saw its user base shrank, and now a research firm is predicting the platform'...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Congress, Youtube, US, Trends, Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, North America, Emarketer, Samsung Galaxy, Piper Jaffray, Australia Snap, US UK France Canada


Gold slips on firmer dollar, but weak equities limit losses

Gold prices inched down on Wednesday as the dollar firmed, but the metal remained near a two-week peak hit in the previous session as equities slipped on concerns over global growth and trade tensions between the United States and Europe.
Tags: Money, businessNews, United States


Malaysia to provide $1.5 billion in aid to state palm oil firm Felda

Malaysia will provide state-owned palm oil plantation agency Felda with financial aid of 6.23 billion ringgit ($1.52 billion) as part of measures to help turn the agency around, a government report said on Wednesday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Malaysia, Felda


Here Are the Top Solar Stocks for 2019

2019 is set to be a good year for some parts of the solar industry. Here are five solar stocks investors should focus on this year.
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Asian stocks slip from eight-month high as new trade war front opens

Asian shares slipped from eight-month highs on Wednesday as the International Monetary Fund lowered its global growth outlook and as tensions over tariffs between the United States and Europe escalated.
Tags: Europe, Money, businessNews, United States, International Monetary Fund


Infratil looks at replicating Longroad in Europe

Infratil is looking to replicate its investment in US-based renewable energy developer Longroad in Europe, chief commercial officer Jason Boyes told the company's investor day.Infratil has had a "reasonably chequered" past in offshore... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Europe, Business, US, Infratil, Longroad, Jason Boyes


Why Infinera Stock Dropped 15.1% in March

The telecommunications hardware company has lost more than half of its value over the past year.
Tags: Finance, Article, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, F24a4b5d-8dc9-5f71-b3eb-4358610bf3a5


Become A Better Leader Today

Arguably, the number one thing that you need to do if you hope to become a better leader is work on your confidence. As long as you feel confident, you will be much more likely to lead teams successfully.
Tags: Leadership, Jobs, Leaders, Launch your Career


Auckland Transport slammed over lack of consultation for Parnell roadworks

Two business associations are miffed at Auckland Transport for the lack of consultation over closing part of Parnell Rd to build three pedestrians crossings."What is utterly staggering is a single week's warning of pretty significant... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Parnell, Auckland Transport


One April Tax Day, 10 tax tasks

Tax Day every April is the biggie for individual taxpayers. That's when our annual Form 1040 is due. And yes, I know this year there are two Tax Days, since Patriot Day celebrants in Maine and Massachusetts get until April 17 to send in their federal returns. But most of us must meet the April 15 deadline, so that's what I focus on in this post. Completing a 1040, however, is not the only mid-April tax deadline.  It's just one of the 10 tax tasks listed below that many taxpayers also must make ...
Tags: Taxes, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, United States, Wyoming, New Hampshire, Maine, Tennessee, Ira, Irs, Bsa, Don, Houston Chronicle, Internal Revenue Service, Roth


Comment: Three things PM Jacinda Ardern needs to do about Google, Facebook

COMMENT: Imagine a dystopian future in which mega-corporations have unfettered control of what information people consume, free of government regulation but vulnerable to the abuse of radical political activists, terrorists and... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Google Facebook, Jacinda Ardern


New kiwi hygiene product cracks US$2.7b market: 3500 Walmarts sell NZ innovation

Giant multinational Walmart has just begun to stock a newly-invented kiwi organic sanitary product, resulting in the Albany-based marketer cracking the US$2.7 billion feminine hygiene market.Helen Robinson, chief executive of Organic... [Author: [email protected]]
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New kiwi hygiene product cracks US$2.7b market: 3500 Walmarts sell NZ invention

Giant multinational Walmart has just begun to stock a newly-invented kiwi organic sanitary product, resulting in the Albany-based inventor cracking the US$2.7 billion feminine hygiene market.Helen Robinson, chief executive of Organic... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, Walmart, Albany, Nz, Helen Robinson


Netflix Is Poised to Buy Historic L.A. Movie Theater

The streaming service is in talks to acquire Grauman's Egyptian Theatre and boost its Hollywood connections.
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Levi Strauss Grows Revenue and Profit in Debut Quarter

The iconic denim company posted higher revenue across all segments and geographies.
Tags: Finance, Article, Levi Strauss, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 2fbc0e04-9a77-51d9-a92e-79331a140e6f


You can now create and edit Google Docs right within Dropbox

Google Drive and Dropbox might be competitors, but that doesn’t mean the two companies can’t get along. Case in point: they are announcing tighter integration between their respective services, allowing to Dropbox Business users to create Google Docs, Sheets, Slides documents right within Dropbox. It’s a blessing for teams that rely on both Dropbox and Google Docs to get their work done. You can search for Google Docs within Dropbox – including content within those documents. If you open up one ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Apps, Google Docs, Dropbox Business


Gold trades near two-week high on U.S.-EU trade tensions

Gold on Wednesday traded near a two-week high hit in the previous session, as investors worried about the trade tensions between the United States and Europe, and as the International Monetary Fund cut its global growth outlook.
Tags: Europe, Money, Eu, businessNews, United States, International Monetary Fund


REI reports more sales, income, and members — but also higher costs. (And it still needs a new CEO).

REI has benefited from a mix of aggressive growth, technology upgrades and a big tax cut to post record financial numbers — an impressive feat in an age o online retailers. Its next challenge — finding a new CEO.
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Brazil government to pay Petrobras $9 bln for oil contract revision

The Brazilian government reached a landmark deal to pay state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA $9.058 billion for revising a transfer-of-rights oil contract, Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque said on Tuesday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Brazil, Petrobras, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Bento Albuquerque


Michael Hill shares fall on weaker sales in New Zealand and Australia

Michael Hill International shares fell 5.7 per cent after the jewellery chain reported weaker sales in its core Australian and New Zealand markets in the first three months of 2019.Total sales fell 0.8 per cent to A$117.6 million... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Australia, New Zealand, Michael Hill, Michael Hill International


Global Markets: Asian shares slip from eight-month peak as U.S. opens new front in trade war

Asian shares stepped back from eight-month highs on Wednesday as the IMF lowered its global growth outlook and as tensions over tariffs between the United States and Europe escalated.
Tags: Europe, Money, businessNews, United States, Imf, Global Markets


New World Bank boss vows to keep climate goals, evolve China relationship

New World Bank President David Malpass said on Tuesday he would not alter the lender's commitment to fight climate change, but pledged to step up its anti-poverty mission and to evolve the bank's relationship with China.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, New World Bank, David Malpass


Exclusive: Uber plans to sell around $10 billion worth of stock in IPO - sources

Uber Technologies Inc has decided it will seek to sell around $10 billion worth of stock in its initial public offering (IPO), and will make public the registration of this offering on Thursday, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Uber Technologies Inc


'Dark patterns' in the spotlight as US policymakers take aim at web companies

Two U.S. senators unveiled new legislation Tuesday targeting what they say are deceptive tricks, employed by websites and tech companies, that are designed to mislead or confuse Internet users into giving away their rights and choices... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US


BOJ Kuroda: Inflation pick-up must be accompanied by wage hikes

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Wednesday the central bank was seeking to create a condition in which any acceleration in inflation is accompanied by rises in corporate profits and wages.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, BOJ Kuroda




Oil rises amid OPEC supply cuts, U.S. sanctions

Oil prices edged back towards five-month highs on Wednesday, supported by ongoing supply cuts by producer club OPEC and U.S. sanctions against oil exporters Iran and Venezuela.
Tags: Money, Opec, Iran, businessNews


Japan Display shares fall as delaying capital injection agreement

Shares of Japan Display Inc fell as much as 7 percent early on Wednesday after saying it had yet to reach an agreement for a tie-up with an external party that it had said would be sealed by the first half of this week.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews, Japan Display Inc


Core Innovation Capital seeks $100 mln to back fintech startups

Fintech-focused Core Innovation Capital is seeking to raise $100 million for its third fund, according to a regulatory filing. The fund is one-third larger than Fund II, which closed at about $72 million. Core Innovation was founded in 2010 to invest in financial services and technology. It has offices in the South Park area of San Francisco and in Los Angeles. Leading the firm as GPs are Founder and Managing Partner Arjan Schutte and Managing Partner Kathleen Utecht.
Tags: South Park, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Funds, Financial Services, Emerging Managers, Core Innovation Capital, Arjan Schutte



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