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IT pros in Washington, DC, are ready to ditch their current jobs and flock to Amazon's HQ2, a new survey says (AMZN)

Washington, DC, information-technology professionals are happy that Amazon is opening up one of its HQ2 campuses in the area, a new poll indicates. Almost three-quarters of them said they would be willing to leave their current job to work for Amazon. Many are hoping that Amazon will pay higher salaries. But there are other reasons they like the idea of working for the tech giant. While Amazon has faced a slew of protests over its decision to hire up to 25,000 people for its new HQ2 offices i...
Tags: Google, Amazon, New York, Congress, Virginia, San Francisco, Trends, Washington Dc, Pentagon, Dc, Seattle, Alexa, Trump, AMZN, Crystal City Virginia, Amazon Many


Bryan Manning of Two Blind Brothers: Before It was a Business, It was a Mission

Earlier this week, Facebook launched their 3.5 Degrees podcast focused on sharing stories of entrepreneurs building successful businesses and giving them an opportunity to have conversations with well-known successful business people in their industries.  It’s a really great idea and very well executed way of storytelling that is both entertaining and informative. The inaugural podcast features Bryan and Bradford Manning of Two Blind Brothers, who created their T-shirt business from the start t...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Interviews, Sales, Bradford, TOMS, TOMS Shoes, Bryan, Blake, Brad, Angela, BRIANNA, Courtney, Stargardt, Bloomingdales, Blake Mycoskie


VF, CVS Health and JB Hunt jump while Netflix falls

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:V.F. Corp., up $9.08 to $82.34The maker of brands including Timberland and North Face raised its forecasts following a strong quarter.Tesla Inc., down... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, Ap, Netflix, North Face, F Corp, Tesla Inc, VF CVS Health


Tiffany holiday sales slip as Chinese tourists spend less

NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany & Co. says holiday shoppers and Chinese tourists spent less on its bling. The luxury jeweler, famous for its little blue boxes, says sales slipped in the holiday shopping season as Chinese tourists spent less while traveling due to the strong dollar, making it more expensive to buy Tiffany jewelry […]
Tags: Business, New York, News, Ap, Tiffany, Tiffany Co


[New report] New York Retail Innovation Guide 2019

From experiential flagships in Midtown to social media-friendly SoHo pop ups, the store has become as much a marketing channel as a place to buy, and offering access to an exclusive experience is becoming just as important as offering access to an exclusive item. New York retailers are utilizing technology to turn the physical store into a dynamic, personalized shopping experience, empowering store associates to provide a higher level of service. New York retailers are also using technology to ...
Tags: New York, New York City, Trends, Midtown, Psfk, Paris School of Luxury


Here's how Main Street retailers can use technology to save their businesses

When it comes to brick-and-mortar retailers using technology to improve their businesses, the US lags far behind the rest of the world. Outlined below are several examples of how those retailers can implement technology in order to stay afloat. The U.S. maintains its leading edge in many industries of the future. But when it comes to tech-infused retail, the rest of the world is outpacing the U.S., digitalizing stores in huge swaths while America stands still. Why it matters:   Wealthy retai...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Cook, Microsoft, China, Israel, US, America, Trends, Walmart, United States, Shanghai, Alibaba, Las Vegas, Kroger, National Retail Federation


Exclusive: BlackRock, Goldman to move some fund managers to U.S. if no-deal Brexit - sources

BlackRock and Goldman Sachs Asset Management both plan to temporarily move some British-based fund managers to New York in the event of a no-deal Brexit, two sources told Reuters.
Tags: New York, Money, businessNews, Brexit, Blackrock, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, BlackRock Goldman


Stocks keep climbing as hopes for US-China trade deal rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. and Europe are surging Friday as renewed hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China contribute to the market's newfound optimism.Stocks rallied after Bloomberg News reported that... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Europe, Business, New York, China, Ap, Bloomberg News, US China


US stocks rise again to build on four-week rally

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising again Friday morning as the market wraps up another strong week with big gains for technology and industrial companies, while banks rose after more of them posted strong fourth-quarter reports.... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, US, Ap


Markets Right Now: Stocks climb as US-China trade hopes rise

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):11:45 a.m.Stocks are surging Friday as renewed hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China contribute to a new sense of optimism... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, China, US China


Markets Right Now: Stocks opening higher on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.U.S. stocks are opening higher as the market wraps up another strong week.U.S. industrial production grew more than expected in December... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York


GPB Capital expands team with new hire

GPB Capital Holdings LLC has named Brian Weisenberger as a managing director, communications. Previously, he worked at Ascendant Capital where he was executive director of product and due diligence. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2019 — GPB Capital Holdings, LLC (GPB Capital) announces that Brian Weisenberger has joined the firm as Managing Director, Communications. He will lead GPB Capital’s new in-house communications team. “Our ongoing growth, and that of our various operating partners acro...
Tags: New York, Trends, People, University of Texas at Austin, CFA, GPB Capital, David Gentile Founder, GPB Capital Holdings LLC GPB Capital, GPB Capital Holdings LLC, Weisenberger, Brian Weisenberger, Ascendant Capital, GPB Capital Brian, Williams Financial Group, NFP Securities Inc


Boston Tech Watch: Nantucket, Lionbridge, Nano-C, Barac & Quick Base

Nantucket entrepreneurs welcome, and acquisitions abound. There are also new owners, new offices and new money in the bank for Boston-area technology companies this week. Read on for the details.—Sense, the Cambridge, MA-based home electricity management technology startup, has partnered with Swiss utility technology company Landis+Gyr to put Sense’s technology in Landis’ Internet-of-things platform, the companies said. In addition, Landis+Gyr joined Sense’s previously announced $18 million Ser...
Tags: Translation, Deals, Startups, Internet Of Things, UK, New York, Entrepreneurship, Germany, Boston, Trends, Tech, Cybersecurity, Vc, Paris, Venture Capital, Cambridge


Tesla says it plans to cut staff by 7 percent, in email to employees says road ahead "very difficult"

NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla says it plans to cut staff by 7 percent, in email to employees says road ahead "very difficult" [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, Tesla, Ap


NetSuite's Revelations at NRF

NetSuite announced results of its sponsored study at this week's National Retail Federation show in New York, shedding light on technology adoption in a retail setting. The study suggests that merchants are not doing what customers would want and that they have a misguided perception of the situation. For example: Seventy-three percent of retail executives believed that the overall environment in retail stores had become more inviting in the past five years. Only 45 percent of consumers agre...
Tags: Ecommerce, New York, Nrf, Netsuite, National Retail Federation


Walmart is looking for a CEO for a ‘stealth company’ that doesn’t exist yet

By Matthew Boyle, Bloomberg Walmart Inc. is searching for its next big technology star. The world’s largest retailer has posted an opening for a “CEO, Stealth Company” who would lead the latest startup housed inside its technology incubator, Store No. 8. The executive will be responsible for “building a business from scratch,” the job listing says, working closely with senior Walmart leaders and serving as the “public champion” for the as-yet-undefined business. One key skill is the ability to h...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Business, New York, Walmart, Sport, Soccer, Arkansas, Silicon Valley, Kepler, Marc Lore, National Retail Federation, Amazon com Inc, Sam Walton, Nordstrom Inc, Jeremy King


Sears creditors challenge hedge fund chairman's winning bid

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of Sears creditors are challenging Chairman Eddie Lampert's hedge fund's winning $5.2 billion bid to buy the business in a bankruptcy auction and wants to air their grievances in court.Sears confirmed Thursday... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, Ap, Sears, Eddie Lampert


The Latest: Sears creditors challenge ESL's winning bid

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Sears bankruptcy auction (all times local):5 p.m.A group of Sears creditors are challenging Chairman Eddie Lampert's hedge fund's winning bid to buy the business in a bankruptcy auction and wants... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, Sears, Eddie Lampert


Morgan Stanley and CSX slip; Fastenal and M&T Bank climb

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday:Morgan Stanley, down $1.96 to $42.53The bank's fourth-quarter results fell short of expectations as its stock and bond traders struggled.CSX Corp., down... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, Ap, Csx, Morgan Stanley, CSX Corp, T Bank, Fastenal


American Express posts 4Q profit that tops forecasts

NEW YORK (AP) — American Express is reporting that it swung to a fourth-quarter profit, helped by a lower tax rate and more spending on the company's namesake credit cards.The New York-based company earned $2.01 billion, or $2.32... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, Ap, American Express


The Latest: Giuliani: Trump didn't know about poll-rigging

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Michael Cohen's work with a tech firm to rig two online polls for Trump (all times local):3:20 p.m.Rudolph Giuliani says President Donald Trump "had no knowledge" of any effort to manipulate polling... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, Ap, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Cohen, Rudolph Giuliani


Snap and WeWork have done an outstanding job showing the problems with making CEOs all-powerful (FB, GOOGL, DBX, SNAP, ROKU)

Recent news out of WeWork and Snap illustrates the shortcomings of their corporate structures.  At Snap, CEO Evan Spiegel's imperial management style seems to be driving away numerous top managers, including its chief financial officer, who announced his departure Tuesday. At WeWork, CEO Adam Neumann is reportedly engaged in what has the appearance of self-dealing — directing the company to lease buildings that he himself owns, despite the objections of the company's investors. Both companies ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Congress, Softbank, Trends, Bloomberg, Larry Page, Chicago, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Evan Spiegel, WeWork, New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street Journal


Ex-CBS CEO Les Moonves to challenge severance denial

NEW YORK (AP) — Former CBS CEO Les Moonves is fighting the company's decision to deny his $120 million severance package following his firing over sexual misconduct allegations.Moonves is demanding binding arbitration proceedings... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, Ap, Cbs, Les Moonves, Moonves


Most Facebook users don't know that the site uses their interests for targeted ads, a new Pew survey says (FB)

Facebook collects data on its users, categorizes their interests, then lists those interests for advertisers.  According to a new study done by Pew Research Center, most Facebook users do not know the site lists their collected interests for advertisers. Of those, half are uncomfortable with how the site categorizes them. Some believe their listed interests do not line up with their personal lives.  Facebook users can view how the platform categorizes their interests on the "ad preferences" pa...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Congress, Trends, Airbnb, Pew Research Center


Les Moonves to challenge CBS severance denial

NEW YORK (AP) — Former CBS CEO Les Moonves is fighting the company’s decision to deny his $120 million severance package following his firing over sexual misconduct allegations. CBS announced the development in a filing Wednesday with the Security Exchange Commission. CBS said Moonves has demanded binding arbitration proceedings to challenge the decision. CBS’ board […]
Tags: Business, New York, Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Cbs, Les Moonves, Moonves, Security Exchange Commission CBS


Cohen says he rigged online polls for Trump in 2014, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's estranged former lawyer acknowledged Thursday that he paid a technology company to rig Trump's standing in two online polls before the presidential campaign.Michael Cohen tweeted that "what... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, Ap, Donald Trump, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen


Herman Cain touts opportunity zones; gets heckled

Herman Cain, a business executive who ran for president in 2012 as a Republican, talked up “ opportunity zone ” investments at a Jan. 16 conference in New York, encouraging developers, investors, local officials and others in the audience to “ think bigger ” and go beyond just affordable housing. But Cain ’ s veering into more political topics rubbed one attendee the wrong way, leading to an awkward public exchange after the end of his remarks. Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, Congre...
Tags: New York, Congress, Washington, Trends, Funds, Donald Trump, Tom, Don, Cain, Herman Cain, New York City Council, University of Texas at Austin, Ocasio Cortez, Rep Alexandria Ocasio Cortez D New York, Thomas Lopez Pierre, Harlem Real Estate Fund LLC


Sears confirms chairman’s hedge fund wins bid in auction

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears is confirming reports its chairman and largest shareholder Eddie Lampert’s hedge fund has won a bid to buy roughly 400 stores and other assets for $5.2 billion. The move, announced Thursday, preserves 45,000 jobs and is subject to court approval on Feb. 1. Creditors will have the opportunity to object […]
Tags: Business, New York, News, Ap, Sears, Eddie Lampert


US stocks are little changed after strong start to 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are little changed Thursday morning as the market's recent rally loses steam. Health care and communications companies are edging upward while banks and technology companies are slipping. Morgan Stanley... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New York, US, Ap, Morgan Stanley


Cohen acknowledges rigging polls for Trump in 2014 and 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s estranged former lawyer is acknowledging that he paid a technology company to rig Trump’s standing in two online polls. Michael Cohen tweeted Thursday that “what I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of” Trump. Technology company owner John Gauger told The Wall Street […]
Tags: Business, New York, Technology, News, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, John Gauger, Trump Technology company



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