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U.S. Shoppers to Show “Generosity of Spirit” This Holiday Season, Accenture Survey Finds

Americans are looking forward to this holiday season, with many planning to spend the same or more on their holiday shopping compared with last year and support charitable organizations and local communities, according to results of the 15th Annual Holiday Shopping Survey from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).Holiday spending is likely to rise this year, with consumers planning to spend US$598 this holiday season, on average, compared with US$539 last year.
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Inside Trump's relationship with a multi-level marketing company that helped give him a financial lifeline

Donald Trump holding the ACN videophone with the ACN co-founders around him. Doe et al v. The Trump Corporation et al President Donald Trump took $8.8 million from a multi-level marketing company called ACN between 2005 and 2015, part of a larger "Apprentice"-tied lifeline that helped save him from financial ruin, according to a New York Times analysis of his tax records. Four anonymous MLM sellers are suing Trump, his company, and his family members, saying their endorsement of ACN led to...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Nbc, Maryland, California, Montana, France, Advertising, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, New York Times, Times, Donald Trump


Trump will be slammed with a pile of personal lawsuits once he leaves office. Here are 9 major ones he'll have to face.

President Donald Trump's healthcare agenda includes lowering prescription drug prices and tackling surprise medical bills. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images While in office, President Donald Trump has largely evaded the civil suits against him. That could change once the president leaves office, which would be in January if he loses the election against former Vice President Joe Biden. Legal experts who spoke to Business Insider previously said they believed Trump may face a number of l...
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From Summer Zervos to Mary Trump: 9 major legal battles Trump will have to face once he leaves office

President Donald Trump's healthcare agenda includes lowering prescription drug prices and tackling surprise medical bills. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images While in office, President Donald Trump has largely evaded the civil suits against him. That could change once the president leaves office, which would be in January if he loses the election against former Vice President Joe Biden. Legal experts who spoke to Business Insider previously said they believed Trump may face a number of l...
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NYT: Trump Used ‘The Apprentice’ Fame To Get Involved In Shady MLMs, Tax Returns Show

The New York Times dropped another report on President Donald Trump’s tax returns on Monday night that not only exposed the extent to which Trump used his fame from “The Apprentice” to cultivate an image of a cunning businessman despite repeated financial failures, but also to boost shady multi-level marketing companies, including one allegedly involved in a pyramid scheme-like practices. According to the Times, Trump signed a deal with ACN, a firm through which customers were supposedly give...
Tags: News, New York Times, Donald Trump, Trump, ACN, Trump Network, Trump's tax returns, Times Trump, However Trump, Cristina Cabrera, Times ANC


People recruited by sales company ACN 'losing money'

Some people who joined ACN, a so-called multi-level marketing company, say they were left out of pocket.
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Why humans, not machines, are companies' biggest competitive advantage (ACN)

"People are an organization's most significant source of competitive advantage," Accenture's HR chief Ellyn Shook told Business Insider at the Davos 2020 conference. Even as more work gets automated, Shook said "uniquely human skills" such as creativity, collaboration, and communication are becoming increasingly valuable. Shook said Accenture looks at technology as a way to "elevate humans and not eliminate humans." As companies navigate rapid technological changes, however, Shook also s...
Tags: Trends, Switzerland, Accenture, Business Insider, World Economic Forum, Davos Switzerland, ACN, Ellyn Shook, Shook, Ellyn Shook Accenture


Iraq Archbishop Makes Urgent Appeal to UK Foreign Secretary

Archbishop Bashar Warda (center) meeting with UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (left). ( ACN)An Iraqi church leader has met UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and called on the British Government to provide urgent help to prevent persecuted minority faith groups from dying out in their ancient homelands.
Tags: UK, News, Iraq, Jeremy Hunt, ACN, Bashar Warda


Accenture Interactive’s acquisition of Droga5 will fill an obvious hole in its lineup as the company tries to change the way products are marketed (ACN)

The deal Accenture Interactive announced Wednesday to buy creative agency Droga5 is about more than just having a creative agency in-house, CEO Brian Whipple said. Accenture Interactive wanted to add the creative talents of Droga5's team to its business, he said. The advertising giant has been focusing on helping clients rethink the way their customers discover and interact with their products and services. Whipple thinks Droga5 can help Accenture Interactive come up with imaginative new exper...
Tags: Disney, US, Trends, David, DuPont, Accenture, Cto, Sxsw, Samsung Galaxy, Whipple, ACN, Droga, David Droga, Accenture Interactive, Brian Whipple


Accenture Interactive's CEO says its acquisition of Droga5 will give the consulting firm more than just a creative agency (ACN)

The deal Accenture Interactive announced Wednesday to buy creative agency Droga5 is about more than just having a creative agency in-house, CEO Brian Whipple said. Accenture Interactive wanted to add the creative talents of Droga5's team to its business, he said. The advertising giant has been focusing on helping clients rethink the way their customers discover and interact with their products and services. Whipple thinks Droga5 can help Accenture Interactive come up with imaginative new exper...
Tags: Disney, US, Trends, David, Nintendo, DuPont, Accenture, Cto, Sxsw, Whipple, ACN, Droga, David Droga, Accenture Interactive, Brian Whipple


Accenture plc (ACN) Q2 2019 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

ACN earnings call for the period ending February 28, 2019.
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MORGAN STANLEY: Executives say IT budgets are growing in 2019 and Amazon, Salesforce and Microsoft are set to win big (MSFT, AMZN, CRM)

IT budgets are still growing, according to a Morgan Stanley survey of chief information officers in the US and Europe. CIOs in the US expect their budgets to grow 5.5% in 2019. That's up from 5.3% in 2018. The big winner will be software, according to the report, where spending is expected to grow the most. Forget market volatility — companies continue to grow their IT budget and their allocations for buying new software, according to Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley talked to 100 chief informa...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Beyonce, Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Morgan Stanley, ACN, Amazon Salesforce, Keith Weiss, Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanley, HCL CTSH Deloitte


Liberal Group Asks FTC To Probe Trump’s Participation In ‘Deceptive Advertising’

Public Citizen, a left-leaning watchdog group, on Monday asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Trump’s involvement in a multi-level marketing company that he allegedly took money from until four months before declaring his run for the presidency. The group wants a probe into whether Trump engaged in “deceptive advertising” while shilling for the American Communications Network, a North Carolina-based company that was accused of being a pyramid scheme in an October 2018 lawsuit. In...
Tags: New York, News, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Trump, Public Citizen, ACN, Joseph Simons, Muckraker, Trump Swamp, Josh Kovensky, Liberal Group Asks FTC To Probe Trump, American Communications Network a North Carolina, Tesseract Research Center


NREL researchers making carbon fiber from biomass a reality

In Colorado, taking a page from history, National Renewable Energy Laboratory researchers successfully produced 50 grams of bio-derived acrylonitrile (CAN). That capped the first phase of a DOE-funded program. The second phase, now underway, calls for the production of 50 kilograms of ACN that will be converted into carbon fiber and tested. The nitrilation process, published in the journal Science near the end of last year, produced a 98% yield of ACN. The yield from the petroleum-based method r...
Tags: Colorado, West Virginia, Cargill, Producer News, DOE, Nrel, Ford Motor Company, Biomass, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, ACN, Renewable Carbon Fiber Consortium Cargill


Weekly Primer: Is DOJ Scrutinizing Zinke Deal With Halliburton Chair?

The Department of the Interior’s Office of the Inspector General has reportedly referred one of its investigations to the Department of Justice for a potential criminal investigation, various outlets have reported in the past week. The New York Times on Wednesday hinted at which probe specifically had been referred. An unnamed “person familiar with the matter” told the Times that the referred probe “was most likely” one concerning a land deal in Zinke’s hometown of Whitefish, Montana involvin...
Tags: News, Politico, New York Times, Fox News, State Department, Halliburton, Department Of Justice, Times, Doj, Peace Park, Lola, Fox Business, Trump, Whitefish Montana, George Soros, Zinke


Trump Family Sued Over Alleged Participation In Pyramid Scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is accused in a lawsuit of misleading investors who lost money in a multi-level marketing company he endorsed in speeches and on “The Celebrity Apprentice.” The suit filed Monday in Manhattan federal court alleges the president received millions of dollars in exchange for reassuring investors in telephone company ACN there was little risk if they paid fees and incurred other expenses to start selling its phone service to others. The suit says Trump knew t...
Tags: New York, News, Ap, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Organization, ACN, Summer Concepcion


Accenture Interactive Programmatic Services Navigates Complexity of Digital Media Landscape

Bespoke offering from Accenture Interactive drives greater transparency and efficiency in programmatic media planning and buying NEW YORK – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is increasing its focus and investment in the programmatic in-housing and media planning and buying arena with Accenture Interactive Programmatic Services. Accenture Interactive is helping clients navigate the complexity of the digital media landscape by […] The post Accenture Interactive Programmatic Services Navigates Complexity of Di...
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Equality in the Workplace: 14 Ways to Improve Things and How to Get Started

In Getting to Equal 2018, a survey of more than 22,000 working men and women, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) identified 40 factors that influence women’s advancement in the workplace. When these 40 factors are present, the study found, women are four times as likely to reach executive levels in the workplace. That means the current average ratio of 34 female managers for every 100 male managers could accelerate to a ratio of 84 female managers for every 100 male managers. In addition, women’s pay could ...
Tags: Sales, Management, ACN, Accenture NYSE


Lightweighting: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Renewable Carbon Fiber Consortium

What’s the latest with carbon fiber? The US Department of Energy is supporting a project to develop and demonstrate an acrylonitrile (bio-ACN) production process from biomass-derived sugars at ≤ $1/lb. Additionally, the team led by NREL’s Adam Bratis aims to demonstrate suitability of bio-ACN for the production of carbon fiber relative to conventional practices . The hope is a route for affordable, high quality renewable carbon fiber, with an initial focus on automotive lightweighting, and later...
Tags: 8-slide Guide, Nrel, Digest, US Department of Energy, ACN, Renewable Carbon Fiber Consortium, Adam Bratis


Accenture to buy Mackevision

Accenture said Jan. 10 that it agreed to buy Mackevision. Financial terms weren’t announced. Mackevision, of Stuttgart, Germany, is a 3D visualization company. Gimv, a Dutch private equity firm, acquired a majority of Mackevision in 2014. PRESS RELEASE STUTTGART, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire Germany-based Mackevision, a leading global producer of 3D-enabled and immersive product content. The acquisition will add state-of-the-art visualizat...
Tags: Hbo, Germany, India, Trends, Munich, Ireland, Philippines, M&a, Bmw, Accenture, Ssp, Audi, Idc, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Accenture Plc


Bible translations flourish despite persecution

International (MNN) -- At a time of unprecedented Christian persecution, the demand for access to the Bible is greater than ever. A report by the UK office of Catholic Charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) states that Christian persecution reached an all-time high between 2015 and 2017. But that isn’t enough to squelch the fire in the hearts of people groups who want to read the Bible in their native tongue. “Despite the pressures, the thirst for God’s words is only increasing. Even t...
Tags: UK, Smith, Wycliffe, Wycliffe Associates, Bruce Smith, ACN, Wycliffe Associates Wycliffe Associates, Catholic Charity Aid


Accenture Announces Winners of First ‘Accenture Innovation Challenge’

DECEMBER 11, 2017 Students from IIT-Kharagpur win grand prize for solution to alleviate sleep disorders BENGALURU, India; Dec. 11, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the winners of the first Accenture Innovation Challenge, a competition designed to inspire innovation among college students in India. The grand prize was awarded to a team from the Indian […]
Tags: India, Seo, ACN, Accenture NYSE, IIT Kharagpur, News Trends


Renewable acrylonitrile production

Acrylonitrile (ACN) is a petroleum-derived compound used in resins, polymers, acrylics, and carbon fiber. We present a process for renewable ACN production using 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP), which can be produced microbially from sugars. The process achieves ACN molar yields exceeding 90% from ethyl 3-hydroxypropanoate (ethyl 3-HP) via dehydration and nitrilation with ammonia over an inexpensive titanium dioxide solid acid catalyst. We further describe an integrated process modeled at scale t...
Tags: Science, ACN


Accenture Greater China appoints Zhu as chairman

Professional services company Accenture has named Wei Zhu as chairman of Accenture Greater China. His appointment becomes effective January 1, 2018. Previously, Zhu worked at Standard Chartered Bank Private Equity where he was a managing director and served as global co-head of private equity. PRESS RELEASE SHANGHAI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has hired financial services executive Wei Zhu as chairman of Accenture Greater China, effective Jan. 1, 2018. He succeeds Chuan Neo Chong, who c...
Tags: Asia, China, Trends, People, Accenture, Greater China, Zhu, ACN, Wei, CVC Capital, AT Kearney, Northeast Asia, Accenture Accenture, Wei Zhu, SCPE, Standard Chartered Bank Private Equity


The Art of Startup: How to Build a Brand Your Customers Can Trust

Trusted brands find it easier to sell their products and services. Imagine household names like Coca Cola, Kellogg’s, and HP. All of these names have been around for years and have amassed fortunes as they lock in a consistently growing customer base. As a budding entrepreneur and startup CEO, building trust and rapport with your customers is vital for your business to survive and thrive in the long haul. He...
Tags: Careers, ACN, Training & Development, Coca Cola Kellogg


These 5 stocks are featured in a new blockchain index — and they're all on a tear

Reality Shares and Nasdaq announced the launch of an index to track companies in the booming blockchain industry.  Blockchain, the technology underlying cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ethereum, has become a popular buzzword on Wall Street as the prices of digital coins and tokens continue to climb.  The Reality Shares Nasdaq Blockchain Economy Index includes a wide-range of companies across sectors.  Exchange operator Nasdaq and Reality Shares, an investment marketplace, unveiled a new...
Tags: Trends, Accenture, Johnson, Morgan Stanley, Nasdaq, Securities And Exchange Commission, Hitachi, Jonathan Johnson, Overstock, ACN, Goldman Sachs JPMorgan, Medici Ventures, Tech Bureau, Hive Blockchain Technologies, Reality Shares Blockchain, Genesis Mining Ltd


3 Stocks That Just Increased Their Dividends

Looking for stocks with dividend growth? Look no further. Here's your latest update on interesting dividend stocks boosting their payouts.Recent dividend increases reveal two dividend stocks with rapid growth in their dividend payouts, and one with slower growth, but a nice dividend yield. These three stocks are Accenture (NYSE: ACN) , Penske Automotive Group (NYSE: PAG) , and Ameren (NYSE: AEE) .Here's what investors should know about each of these stock's dividends.Continue reading [Author:...
Tags: Finance, AEE, ACN, Accenture NYSE, Daniel Sparks, Technology and Telecom, PAG, 4e7d2f6c-b360-11e7-bbe9-0050569d32b9, ACN Penske Automotive Group NYSE, Ameren NYSE


Online Outreach: 5 Tips for Effective Internet Marketing

The internet has changed the game when it comes to marketing. Instead of needing to pay substantial amounts of money to market a new business, you can do it for a much lower cost online. If you’re willing to put in enough work yourself, there are quite a few digital marketing tactics that won’t cost you a dime. Considering people launch new businesses online every day, standing out isn’t easy. These five tips ...
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3 Reasons Investors Should Like Accenture Plc's Results

Accenture's (NYSE: ACN) fourth-quarter results for fiscal 2017 have been posted, and they're looking good. Despite the market's muted response to the results, the earnings release gives shareholders of the information technology company reasons to be optimistic.Here are three reasons investors should be happy with the results.Accenture's EPS growth in its fourth quarter is significantly better than it looks.Continue reading [Author: [email protected] (Daniel Sparks)]
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Accenture Plc Ends Fiscal 2017 on a High Note

Consulting and outsourcing provider Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday morning. Here's what you need to know.MetricQ4 2017Continue reading [Author: [email protected] (Anders Bylund)]
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