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Turn Down For Watt: Best Portable Car Jump Starters

From time to time, TTAC will highlight automotive products we think may be of interest to our community. It helps you to make informed decisions when buying gear for your car. Plus, posts like this help keep the lights on around here. Learn more about how this works. Most of us have been there at some […] The post Turn Down For Watt: Best Portable Car Jump Starters appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Battery Pack, Commerce, Jump Start, Jump Starters

Fake goods trading on the rise; footwear & clothing most counterfeited: report

The  Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Union’s intellectual property office (EUIPO) have released a report titled Trends in Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods which outlines that fake and pirated goods accounted for 3.3% of the global trade in the... ...
Tags: News, Commerce, Counterfeit Products, Cross border e-commerce, eCommerce, EUIPO, Fake, Fashion, Internet, OECD

"You don’t have to kink-shame or say that people are creepy because of what they enjoy doing," said Charlotte Taillor, who had hoped "to have a nice relationship with a nice community of woke people."

The hoped-for "nice community" was Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Taillor had moved in with her "kink collective," which runs "bondage workshops and other fetish events for the B.D.S.M. (bondage, dominance, sadism and masochism) community." The quoted article is "When the Dominatrix Moved In Next Door/A 'kink collective' in a residential area of Brooklyn has upset longtime residents and resulted in a culture clash and gentrification struggle all wrapped up into one fight" (NYT).But the battle on Quincy...
Tags: Law, NYC, Etiquette, Wikipedia, Brooklyn, Commerce, Ice Cube, Miller, Felicia, Bedford Stuyvesant, Quincy Street, Ann Althouse, Felisha, The [blank] Community, Charlotte Taillor, Taillor

IRCE @ RetailX – are you going?

The well-known ecommerce event, Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE), returns to Chicago’s McCormick Place on June 25th – along with two other shows in the mix, GlobalShop and RFID Journal LIVE! Retail, this trifecta creates RetailX. For three days in June, IRCE @ RetailX will give attendees compelling programming, business solution offerings and most importantly networking. The keynote line-up for this year’s IRCE @ RetailX is looking to be promising, as it was announced tha...
Tags: Amazon, Events, Seo, B2C, Chicago, Commerce, Andy Dunn, Stephens, Dunn, McCormick Place, Walmart Walmart, Doug Stephens, GlobalShop, Digital Consumer Brands, Mark Brohan

Google testing UPI to onboard offline retailers on Google Pay: report

Google Pay is testing UPI based transactions with unspecified point-of-sale (POS) providers to onboard retail merchants, reports the Economic Times. Currently, Google is running small scale pilots with retail stores, to rollout over the next few months, and gain momentum in this market, the report... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, News, Internet, Commerce, Retail, UPI, Digital Payments, Offline Stores, Digitisation, Google Pay, Economic Times Currently Google

Voting Rights Primer: Ross Declines To Answer Key Questions About Census Citizenship Question

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was grilled Thursday by the House Oversight Committee about his move to add a census citizenship question. Many of the explanations he gave about damning 2017 emails — emails that contradicted his official justification for adding the question — didn’t pass the smell test. He also refused to say whether he spoke to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions about adding the question, or to anyone else at the White House besides Steve Bannon. Ross was not the only admin...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Congress, White House, Virginia, Georgia, Commerce, Aclu, Kansas, Republican, Justice Department, Ross, Voting Rights, Tierney Sneed

Two Texas A&M-Commerce football players shot

Authorities say two Texas A&M University-Commerce football players were shot during a robbery Saturday morning. Both are recovering in a Florida hospital.
Tags: Florida, Texas, Football, Commerce, University Commerce

Texas A&M-Commerce football players shot, wounded in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say two Texas A&M University-Commerce football players are recovering in a Florida hospital after being shot during a robbery. A Miami police statement says the robbery occurred Saturday morning. The school identified the players as redshirt junior linebackers Jay Bias and Xavier Morris. A statement from the university says Bias and […]
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Sports, Ap, Nation, Commerce, Miami, College sports, University Commerce, Jay Bias, Xavier Morris

Pop-up Shop-up with Mare Weiss

Boston’s nomadic institution, the Design Museum, hosted a great morning meetup with Mare Weiss on retail design and the pop-up store concept.  Although most U.S. consumers may be prone to think of pop-ups as those seasonal stores such Halloween City – the notion of them are becoming more mainstream among influential brands. The overall concept is win/win for retailers and landlords. Retailers and brands aren’t confined with long-term single location commitments and landlords are able to rent ...
Tags: Boston, New York City, US, Seo, Customers, B2C, Canada, Commerce, Kate Spade, Hudson River, Payless, Halloween City, Payless Shoes, Mare Weiss, Payless Social

As the Congress Turns: In presidential probes, many So Cal reps play starring roles

With Democrats in control of the U.S. House of Representatives, committees are stepping up investigations and oversight of Trump administration practices and policies. Here’s a look at the Southern California reps in position to play the biggest roles in those hearings: Adam Schiff, D-Burbank Role: Chairman, House Intelligence Committee, leading congressional Democrats’ investigation of Russia’s ties to President Trump and his 2016 campaign. Trump has tried accusing Schiff of ethics violations, ...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Justice, Congress, California, White House, Russia, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Commerce, House, Va, Treasury

Commerce Secretary says he didn't mislead Congress about census citizenship question

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday that his congressional testimony on adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census has been truthful, even displaying a series of photographs in rebuttal to Democrats who argue otherwise.
Tags: Congress, Cnn, Commerce, Wilbur Ross

Ross Claims Ignorance To Suggestion That Aide Came Up With Census Change Rationale

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross claimed ignorance Thursday when asked about comments from his own aide, Earl Comstock, that suggested that the Commerce Department, and not the Justice Department, came up with the rationale for adding a Census citizenship question. “ I have no idea what you are  talking about,” Ross told Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD) at a House Oversight Committee hearing. Sarbanes appeared to be referring to deposition Comstock gave in the lawsuits challenging Ross’ decision. C...
Tags: News, Commerce, Department Of Justice, Department Of Homeland Security, Doj, Justice Department, Ross, Tierney Sneed, Commerce Department, John Sarbanes, Census Bureau, Comstock, House Oversight Committee, Wilbur Ross, Sarbanes, Muckraker

Ross Won’t Disclose What White House Convos He Had About Census Citizenship

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday declined to elaborate on what conversations he may have had with the White House about adding a Census citizenship question —  beyond detailing his previously-known spring 2017 phone call with then-Trump advisor Steve Bannon. House Oversight Democrats sought to grill Ross on any White House conversations, given that his testimony in front of Congress last year suggested he had none. At Thursday’s hearing, Ross said that any hypothetical White House d...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Commerce, Kansas, Department Of Homeland Security, Justice Department, Ross, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Jeff Sessions, Commerce Department, Kris Kobach, Kobach, Bannon, House Oversight Committee

JFK assassination tour of Dallas

Whether you’re a history buff or a conspiracy theorist, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has fascinated Americans for decades. During a presidential motorcade on November 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald (allegedly) fired the shot that killed JFK as he rode through Dallas’s Dealey Plaza. The ensuing controversy surrounding the shooter’s identity and motive, as well as the political repercussions, have made the tragedy one of the most widely recognized and debated in US history. Altho...
Tags: Travel, White House, US, Commerce, Dallas, John F Kennedy, Secret Service, Jfk, West End, Google Maps, Kennedy, Irving, All, Dallas Texas, Jackie Kennedy, United Press International

Ross Can’t Explain His 2017 Email Citing Opposition To Citizenship Question

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he didn’t know who was he referring to in an August 2017 email when he mentioned someone being dug “in about not” asking “the citizenship question.” “I do not know the answer to your question as I sit here,” Ross said. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), who was grilling Ross at a House Oversight Committee hearing, struggled to get him to answer the question. First, Ross said he couldn’t answer her question without a copy of the email in front of him, an...
Tags: News, Commerce, Ross, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Tierney Sneed, House Oversight Committee, Wilbur Ross, Muckraker

Dems: Trump DOJer Reveals New Info About Draft Of Census Citizenship Request

The Justice Department official behind a December 2017 request for a census citizenship question told lawmakers that he received a draft of the request from a Trump transition official who did not work for the administration, House Democrats said Thursday. They released a portion of a transcript of an interview with Trump-appointed DOJ official John Gore on Thursday, as Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was beginning testimony about the census question in front of the House Oversight Committee. ...
Tags: News, Commerce, House, Doj, Justice Department, Ross, Gore, Trump, Tierney Sneed, George H W Bush, Davidson, Commerce Department, Census Bureau, Neuman, Comstock, Mark Neuman

Buyer’s Guide: The Best Tonneau Covers for Your Truck

From time to time, TTAC will highlight automotive products we think may be of interest to our community. It helps you to make informed decisions when buying gear for your car. Plus, posts like this help keep the lights on around here. Learn more about how this works. It should be no surprise to anyone reading […] The post Buyer’s Guide: The Best Tonneau Covers for Your Truck appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Commerce, Autos, TTAC, Commercial Break, Truck Beds, Tonneau Covers

Ross Grilled On Emails From Early 2017 Showing His Interest In Census Change

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday attempted to explain to lawmakers an email he sent to an aide on May 2, 2017, expressing frustration “nothing” had been done in response to his “months old” request to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The email undercut his previous congressional testimony that suggested the push to add the citizenship question was initiated by a December 2017 Justice Department request to have it included. Ross on Thursday said that he was frustrated i...
Tags: News, White House, Commerce, House, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Ross, Gore, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Department of Homeland Security DHS, Jeff Sessions, Census Bureau, Comstock, House Oversight Committee

Ross Denies He Wanted Citizenship Question For Major Voting Rights Change

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross denied that he sought to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census in order to change how congressional seats are allocated across the country. Back in mid-2017, then-Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach pitched Ross on adding a citizenship question and a legal status question, so that the count for congressional apportionment would not include certain immigrants. “I have no control over what Kris Kobach or anyone else puts in an email to me,” Ross said, re...
Tags: News, Commerce, Kansas, Justice Department, Ross, Voting Rights, Tierney Sneed, Elijah Cummings, Kris Kobach, Kobach, Oversight Committee, House Oversight Committee, Wilbur Ross, Muckraker, Census Citizenship Question

READ: Wilbur Ross’ Prepared Remarks In Front Of House Oversight Committee

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is in front of the House Oversight Committee Thursday, where he will be grilled about his decision last year to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. His previous explanations to Congress and to the public — where he claimed that the Department of Justice initiated a December 2017 request for the question for voting rights enforcement purposes — have been undercut by documents released in the litigation over the question. Ross, in fact, was hankering fo...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Commerce, ACS, Jordan, Department Of Justice, Doj, Ross, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Cummings, Pelosi, OMB, Department of Commerce, Census Bureau

Democratic lawmakers grill Ross on citizenship question

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a House oversight panel is questioning whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was “truthful” when testifying last year about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland says documents show Ross engaged in a secret campaign to add the question from […]
Tags: Business, News, Maryland, Washington, Ap, Commerce, House, Ross, Elijah Cummings, Wilbur Ross

Commerce Secretary To Face Lawmakers In Hearing On Census Citizenship Question

After fending off requests to testify in lawsuits over the census citizenship question, Wilbur Ross goes before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Thursday.(Image credit: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)
Tags: News, Commerce, Wilbur Ross, House Oversight and Reform Committee

Closing the mobile conversion gap with PWAs

According to Mobify’s 2018 Q4 Mobile Commerce Insights Report, mobile overall, showed continued growth with purchases made between Black Friday and Christmas. Somewhat surprising from Mobify’s findings was that the most frequent traffic source for mobile was email. According to Forbes, “retailers sent 3.5 billion emails on Black Friday, and another 4.1 billion on Cyber Monday – significant increases over the 3 billion and 3.3 billion, respectively, sent in 2017.”  Closing the gap Although ...
Tags: Google, Mobile, Seo, B2C, Commerce, Debenhams, Api, Pwas, Forbes, Mobify, PWA

Draft Code of Conduct submitted to the Minister

Release from the Financial Advice Code Working Group: The Code Working Group has submitted the draft Code to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs for consideration. The draft Code is based on the assumption that the Financial Services Legislation...
Tags: Commerce, Code Working Group

More big news

The Minister of Commerce announcement about disclosure regulations (still coming and more consultation) which were expected, and an SOP on FSLAB, appearing among other things to target regs around when an adviser can or can’t represent more than one company...
Tags: Commerce

Trump-Linked Massage Parlor Owner Hawked ‘Golden Visas’

The founder of a chain of massage and spa parlors that snagged Patriots owner Robert Kraft was apparently also hawking a different line of business: investment immigration. Li “Cindy” Yang, a 45-year old Florida woman, has found herself in the headlines this past week for hobnobbing with some of the country’s most powerful politicians (including Trump) at Mar-a-Lago, and reportedly charging top Chinese execs for access to elected officials at the Palm Beach club. TPM found that Yang, t...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, News, China, Gop, Commerce, Tokyo, Philadelphia Eagles, Trump, Jeffrey Lurie, Broward County, Mother Jones, Lurie, Yang, Li, Palm Beach

Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) enough for ecommerce fraud management?

Fighting fraud isn’t easy. It’s time-consuming, it’s challenging, and it’s expensive. Taking an artificial intelligence (AI) approach seems like a better strategy. After all, AI can quickly analyze extensive amounts of customer data to identify emerging fraud patterns. By incorporating this insight into fraud risk scoring algorithms in near real-time, businesses can lower their risk of falling victim to fraud. AI Advantages  Where AI excels is its ability to quickly review incoming tran...
Tags: Security, Seo, Commerce, Organziaitons

Behind the scenes: a look at the upcoming Get Elastic video interview with Carnival Corporation

Last week the Get Elastic team flew to Miami for an interview with John Padgett, Chief Experience and Innovation Officer at Carnival. (Stay tuned for the three-part video series). Visca & Padgett Padgett and Sal Visca, CTO at Elastic Path spent the afternoon discussing a plethora of topics, such as: the digital guest transformation, how an API-first commerce platform enables frictionless transactions, IoT-enabled experiences and how innovation requires change management. Car...
Tags: Seo, Commerce, Miami, Iot, Carnival Corporation, Carnival, Cto, John Padgett, Sal Visca, Carnival Stay, Visca Padgett Padgett, OceanMedallion Check

Voting Rights: House Dems To Seek Answers From Ross On Census Citizenship Question

Another federal judge, this one in California, blocked the Trump administration’s move to add a citizenship question. The injunction handed down by U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg Wednesday was broader than the one handed down by a judge in New York earlier this year; Seeborg banned a citizenship question from being added to the census for any reason because it would harm the survey’s accuracy. Whether the question is removed will ultimately be up to the Supreme Court, which has scheduled ar...
Tags: Utah, Florida, New York, News, Supreme Court, California, Senate, Georgia, New Hampshire, Commerce, House, Iowa, Mitch McConnell, Kansas, Republican Party, Ross

QFC, Pakistan Stock Exchange sign co-operation agreement

QFC, Pakistan Stock Exchange sign co-operation agreement:Officials of the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) and the Pakistan Stock Exchange signed an agreement to promote “greater co-operation” in capital markets and finance sector on the sidelines of the Qatar-Pakistan Trade and Investment Conference held in Doha yesterday.QFC Authority CEO Yousuf Mohamed al-Jaida and Pakistan Stock Exchange CEO Richard Morin signed the agreement at the conference, which was held in the presence of HE the Minister o...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Pakistan, Commerce, Doha, Board of Investment, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Pakistan Stock Exchange, Richard Morin, Yousuf Mohamed al Jaida, Qatar Financial Centre QFC, QFC Authority, Ali bin Ahmed al Kuwari, QFC Pakistan Stock Exchange, Qatar Pakistan, Abdul Razzaq Dawood