U.S. oil for Belarus reaches Europe as country seeks to stand up to Russia

A tanker carrying the first shipment of U.S. crude oil destined for Belarus reached the port of Klaipeda in Lithuania late on Friday.
Tags: Europe, Money, Russia, businessNews, Belarus, Lithuania, Klaipeda

Exclusive: U.S. weighs blacklisting dozens more oil tankers over Venezuela - officials

The United States is considering imposing sanctions on dozens of additional foreign oil tankers for trading with Venezuela, U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday, the latest effort to sever what Washington sees as a lifeline for President Nicolas Maduro.
Tags: Money, Washington, businessNews, United States, Venezuela, Reuters, Venezuela U S

UK seeks to boost post-Brexit ties with ASEAN partnership

Britain has applied to become a dialogue partner of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the government said on Friday, as it seeks to boost post-Brexit ties in the region.
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Powell spoke almost daily with Mnuchin in April

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell spoke on an almost daily basis with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in April as the two officials scrambled to erect programs to soften the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic, Fed records released Friday showed.
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Fed's Powell scheduled for congressional appearances June 16-17

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will testify before the U.S. Congress on June 16 and 17 in hearings on the central bank's semi-annual monetary policy report.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Fed, Powell, U S Congress, Federal Reserve Chair, Jerome Powell

British PM offers to accept EU tariffs on some goods to win trade deal - Daily Mail

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is willing to accept European Union tariffs on some UK goods in an attempt to win a trade deal and break the deadlock in talks with the EU, the Daily Mail reported.
Tags: UK, Money, Eu, European Union, businessNews, Daily Mail, Boris Johnson, EU the Daily Mail

Exclusive: Buyout firm Sycamore Partners in talks to buy J.C. Penney - sources

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners is in preliminary talks to acquire J.C. Penney Co Inc out of bankruptcy should the U.S. department store chain's negotiations with its creditors fail, three people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Penney, J C Penney Co Inc, Sycamore Partners

Trump administration orders Marriott to cease Cuba hotel business

The Trump administration has ordered Marriott International to wind down hotel operations in Communist-run Cuba, a company spokeswoman told Reuters, extinguishing what had been a symbol of the U.S.-Cuban detente.
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Fast-growing Madison Reed is eyeing men’s hair next; “We’re going to blow the doors off that market”

Amy Errett’s company, Madison Reed, sells in-home care color. It may not sound like a glamorous business but, as it turns out, it’s a very durable one, done the right way. Not only has the seven-year-old outfit been slowing chipping away at the dominant personal care giants like L’Oreal that have long controlled what’s currently a $30 billion market, but during one of the most dramatic economic downturns of the past century, it has been attracting new customers for whom a salon has not been an o...
Tags: Startups, TC, Washington, Atlanta, Unilever, Walgreens, Dallas, Miami, Houston, True Ventures, Denver, Madison Reed, Comcast Ventures, Maveron Ventures, Northern California, Oreal

New Normal: Conversation with Sarvesh Mahesh of Tavant

I have been doing video interviews with a number of C level executives, VCs and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy... [Author: vinnie]
Tags: Trends, Vinnie, Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc, Global and Vertical extensions, New Normal COVID-19, Sarvesh Mahesh

New Normal: Conversation with Ed Abbo of

I have been doing video interviews with a number of C level executives, VCs and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy... [Author: vinnie]
Tags: Trends, Vinnie, Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc, Global and Vertical extensions, New Normal COVID-19, Ed Abbo

OPEC, Russia meet to extend record oil cuts, push for compliance

OPEC and its allies led by Russia meet on Saturday to approve extending record oil production cuts and to push countries such as Iraq and Nigeria to comply better with existing curbs.
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Facebook's Zuckerberg promises a review of content policies after backlash

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday said he would consider changes to the policy that led the company to leave up controversial posts by President Donald Trump during recent demonstrations protesting the death of an unarmed black man while in police custody, a partial concession to critics.
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Live: Covid 19 coronavirus: 15 straight days of zero Covid cases - but still one stubborn case left

There is still one active case of Covid-19 in New Zealand, but there have now been 15 straight days of no new cases to report.Yesterday there were 3007 completed tests, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 291,994.The... [Author: [email protected]]
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Covid 19 coronavirus: 15 straight days of zero Covid cases - but still one stubborn case left

There is still one active case of Covid-19 in New Zealand, but there have now been 15 straight days of no new cases to report.Yesterday there were 3007 completed tests, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 291,994.The... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand

Jeff Bezos responded to an 'offended' customer who wants Amazon to say All Lives Matter instead of Black Lives Matter: 'My stance won't change' (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shared an email exchange he had with a customer upset about the Black Lives Matter banner on Amazon's website. Bezos wrote that the Black Lives Matter movement "doesn't mean other lives don't matter." "I want you to know I support this movement that we see happening all around us and my stance won't change," Bezos added. Amazon announced earlier this week that it's donating $10 million to organizations supporting justice and equity. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
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'No, Macy, I have to disagree with you': Jeff Bezos claps back at an Amazon customer complaining about the Black Lives Matter site banner

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos remained steadfast in his support for the Black Lives Matter movement after a customer emailed him expressing disapproval of the Amazon website's Black Lives Matter banner. Bezos posted screenshots of the exchange with the customer, solely identified as Macy, on his Instagram. The customer wrote that it was "quite disturbing" to see the banner, and added that it is very offensive to the customer "for you company to blast this on your website" "ALL LIVES MATTER! And if it ...
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Watchdog group opposes bill that would hike insurance rates in fire-prone areas

A bill that would allow California insurance companies to boost homeowners’ insurance rates in regions prone to wildfires will price people out of the market, a watchdog group says. Consumer Watchdog contends AB 2167, authored by Assemblyman Tom Daly, D-Anaheim, would override Proposition 103’s protections against excessive and unnecessary rate increases, leaving many residents unable to pay for the insurance, despite “unenforceable” assurances by the companies that they will renew policies in t...
Tags: Business, News, California, Senate, Legislation, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, San Diego, Consumer Watchdog, Legislature, Assembly, Daly, Lorena Gonzalez, Harvey Rosenfield, Baldwin Park

Mark Zuckerberg publicly promises to re-examine Facebook's rules on posts related to state violence (FB)

Facebook plans to re-examine its policies on state violence. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company is taking a number of steps to reconsider how it polices its platform. The public post came after mass protests across the US, and a controversial post from Donald Trump that prompted Facebook employees to revolt. The 36-year-old billionaire chief executive didn't announce much in the way of concrete new products or policies — just areas the company will look at. Zuckerberg also wrote that "Black ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, US, America, Trends, Snapchat, Donald Trump, Signal, Black, Zuckerberg, Trump, Rob Price, Contact Business Insider, George Floyd

A look at vaping excise taxes in 21 states & DC

Yes, that a 20-something me in that photo, lighting up a cigarette. I was a smoker for way too many years when I was a young adult. I finally quit cold turkey as a birthday gift to my husband during our first year of marriage. And despite nicotine's addictive properties and a 2½-pack-a-day habit, I never suffered any withdrawal symptoms. I smoked back then not because my body or brain demanded it, but because I enjoyed it. That and, as I revealed in a social media conversation with some #TaxTwi...
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Action Speaks Louder Than Words

In times of tragedy and civil unrest, it is easy and common for companies to release position statements. It’s good for leaders to offer their support to communities in need. A positive message that says, “we stand with you” feels good. Unfortunately, in these times, your stakeholders need more than warm fuzzies – they need your action. So if you published a message of support, great. Thank you. Now, immediately follow that with action. What are the next steps you will take to fund the movemen...
Tags: Leadership, Words, Actions, Ben Jerry, Servant Leadership

Industry insiders think $927 million Domo is the next big cloud acquisition – but sources say CEO Josh James has rebuffed encouragement to sell and wants to prove he's 'not just a founder, but a CEO'

Data analysis software company Domo has faced challenges during the pandemic, but its stock closed up more than 10% after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings despite the coronavirus crisis. Domo is expected by many analysts to be the next big cloud acquisition target. As one analyst recently told Business Insider, Domo is "one of those companies that it's kind of surprising that it hasn't been acquired yet."  But banking and tech industry sources told CEO Josh Jame...
Tags: Google, Utah, Adobe, Trends, Iowa, Salesforce, Bankers, Morgan Stanley, Signal, Sap, Amazon Web Services, Marc Benioff, Domo, Omniture, Business Insider, James

Heartfelt Leadership: The Pandemic Has Revealed The Truth About Your Heart

by Deb Boelkes, author of “Heartfelt Leadership: How to Capture the Top Spot and Keep on Soaring“ A couple months ago, a crisis hit the world — one that changed almost everything about how companies operate. We all know the details, so no need to enumerate them here. But as we continue to navigate this fearful, uncertain, emotionally charged stretch of history, leaders need to ask themselves a big question: What has the pandemic taught you about the role your heart plays in your leadership styl...
Tags: Startups, Leadership, Self Awareness, North America, Disneyland, Southwest Airlines, Walt Disney, Southwest, Wendy, Deb, Garry Ridge, WD 40 Company, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Professionalisms, Starbucks Coffee, Howard Behar

Samsung Galaxy Buds review: surprisingly excellent true wireless buds

With six hours of battery life and a comfortable fit, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds offer great true wireless value.
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Work/Life: Addressing issues of racism in the office

On this episode of Work/Life, we discuss how to address and combat issues of racism in the workplace.
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Apple AirPods Pro review: Best buds

The new Apple AirPods Pro are a big departure from the company's previous AirPods. They ad noise cancelling and seriously up audio quality. Here's how they stack up.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Home Theater, Apple AirPods, Apple AirPods Pro, Amazon Echo Buds

Facebook's Zuckerberg says to review content policies after facing backlash over Trump posts

Facebook Inc is looking at improving the social network's content policies, while building products to advance racial justice, Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday in response to the ongoing protests in the United States.
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Homework: Relearning learning in the age of coronavirus

Genevieve Poblano/Digital Trends As coronavirus shuts down schools for the rest of the academic year and leaves the upcoming school year uncertain, Digital Trends is following students and teachers as they adapt to our new normal. We’ll check in with students, teachers, and families as they adapt to remote schooling, from parents forced to keep […]
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Lockdown location, location: surge in Britons searching for properties abroad

Spain, France and Portugal the most searched-for destinations in May, says Rightmove Estate agents are reporting a surge in online searches for overseas properties as locked-down Britons rethink where they want to live, or indulge their fantasies of owning a bolthole in the sun.Searches for properties in Spain, particularly in locations such as the Costa del Sol, were up 34% year on year during May, while those for homes in France, including in areas such as the Dordogne and Brittany, were up 33...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Money, France, Spain, UK News, World news, Property, Portugal, Brittany, Dordogne, Spain France, Coronavirus outbreak, Rightmove Estate

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