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So many Mondays

In 2002, the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers—now known as PwC—rebranded its consulting business. The move wasn’t entirely voluntary: The US Congress had just passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in response to the accounting scandals of the previous few years (Enron, WorldCom, et al.), and firms like PwC were feeling the heat. PwC worked with a global branding agency, Wolff Olins, and in June 2002 announced the consulting business’s new name: Monday. It was meant to suggest “a fresh start,” spo...
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Justices take up Fourth Amendment case

The Supreme Court issued more orders on Monday from the justices’ private conference last week, adding three new cases to their merits docket for the term. In addition to cases involving the census (added on Friday) and two cases involving the Trump administration’s efforts to stem immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border, the justices announced that they will weigh in on the scope of the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement. The justices denied review in another Fourth Amendment case, prompti...
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City must pay $2.5 million for ‘serious abuse’ of discovery process in DWP billing lawsuit

LOS ANGELES — The city of Los Angeles was ordered by a judge Tuesday to pay $2.5 million in sanctions stemming from protracted litigation over the botched rollout of a Department of Water and Power billing system in 2013. The new system, which led to some customers being wildly overbilled while others weren’t charged at all, sparked years of litigation, a multimillion-dollar class-action settlement and an FBI probe that included searches of the DWP and the City Attorney’s Office. Following the s...
Tags: News, Office, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Los Angeles Times, Dwp, Los Angeles Superior Court, Paradis, Department of Water and Power, Paul Paradis, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze

Covid-19 a ‘catalyst for closing the pay gap’

Executive directors earn 66 times the national minimum wage and are overwhelmingly white, a report by assurance, advisory and tax services company PwC has found The post Covid-19 a ‘catalyst for closing the pay gap’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Pwc, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Gender Pay Gap, Openaccess, Top Six, National Minimum Wage, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Employment Equity Amendment Bill, Income Inequalities

A Multibillion-Dollar Opportunity: Virus-Proofing the New Office

Tech, catering and design companies are rushing to sell employers on fever scanners, box lunches and office floor-planning apps for social distancing. But it’s too soon to tell if they will work.
Tags: News, Software, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Airport Security, Science and Technology, New Office, Steelcase Inc, Sodexo, Workplace Environment, Security and Warning Systems, Medicine and Health, Labor and Jobs, Buildings (Structures, Real Estate (Commercial, Interior Design and Furnishings, Workplace Hazards and Violations

New permits and housing starts are finally trending upward

While still below 2019 levels, forward-looking indicators for the housing market are showing some positive signs, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Tags: Radio, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Quicken Loans, Markets & Economy, Select, News Brief, Housing Permits, Housing Starts, U.S. Census Bureau, COVID-19

Top investors predict what’s ahead for Boston’s VC scene in Q1

Before the COVID-19 pandemic shook up the world and reshaped the economy, Boston was quietly setting records. According to new venture data compiled by TechCrunch, the region set what was at least a local maximum in venture capital raised in the space of a single quarter in Q1 2020. But while Boston’s startup market announced a number of huge rounds that bolstered its total venture dollars raised in the first quarter, there were signs of weakness: Deal volume was its best since Q2 2019, accordin...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Boston, Tech, Venture Capital, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Market Analysis, Volition Capital, Flybridge Capital Partners, 406 Ventures, Extra Crunch, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Investor Surveys, Ventures Volition Capital

VC activity goes upside down as seed deals fall and mega-rounds rise

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Earlier today, PwC and CB Insights dropped a sheaf of data concerning the global and domestic Q1 venture capital market, something we’ll be yanking data points from here and there for a few days. What matters is that our continuing hunt to understand what’s going on with VC and its investment habits (some of our recent work here and here) can take another step forward today. We’...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Money, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Tech, Economy, United States, Pwc, Venture Capital, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Private Equity, Cb Insights, Corporate Finance, Vision Fund

Mike Cannon-Brookes says staff will desert companies that do not speak out on social issues

Atlassian co-founder says research finds a third of Australian and US workers will quit if they do not like employers’ valuesCompany bosses need to speak out about environmental and social issues if they want to keep their staff and stay in business for the long term, Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-chief executive of Atlassian, said.Research done for Atlassian by the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers showed almost a third of Australian and US workers were willing to quit their jobs if their employ...
Tags: Business, Climate Change, US, Research, Australia news, Work & careers, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Atlassian, Guardian Careers, Mike Cannon Brookes

2 whistleblowers say they've seen the accounting industry's problems up close, and they're willing to testify to Congress about the shortcomings of the Big Four (MAT, HLIT, MRVL)

Data compiled by watchdog groups has indicated that there are widespread problems in the accounting industry, but few industry insiders have spoken up publicly about those shortcomings. Two who have are Mauro Botta and Brett Whitaker, each of whom say they saw accounting problems and tried to report them internally only to be ignored and to eventually lose their jobs. Botta says he observed problems with the accounting at multiple companies while working in the Silicon Valley office of auditin...
Tags: Amazon, Congress, Trends, Pwc, PricewaterhouseCoopers, SEC, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Louisiana, Cavium, Journal, Securities And Exchange Commission, Mattel, Calif, Whitaker, House Financial Services Committee

Can Western Firms Stop Profiting From Poor Nations’ Corruption?

The daughter of Angola’s former president may face charges of corruption that was made easier by established business advisers.
Tags: News, Angola, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tax Evasion, Dos Santos, Money Laundering, Transparency International, Boston Consulting Group, Isabel, João, Lourenco, Accounting and Accountants, Tax Shelters, Embezzlement, McKinsey & Co, Panama Papers

How U.S. Firms Helped Africa’s Richest Woman Exploit Her Country’s Wealth

Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of Angola’s former president, built an empire in a country mired in corruption. Western consultants were her advisers.
Tags: News, Africa, Poverty, Diamonds, United States, Angola, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dos Santos, Malta, Money Laundering, Consultants, Isabel, Isabel Dos Santos, João, Lourenco, Jose Eduardo

Levelset raises $30 million to improve money management for contractors in construction

Scott Wolfe, chief executive officer of the New Orleans-based money management and payment startup for contractors in the construction industry, always thought he’d be in the grocery business. His family owned a number of grocery stores around New Orleans and he was readying himself to go into the family business when Hurricane Katrina hit. As the family business faced significant losses in their stores, the construction and contracting service they’d built to develop the land the stores were on...
Tags: TC, Chief executive officer, Tech, Pwc, New Orleans, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Construction, Advisor, Wolfe, Swanson, S3 Ventures, QuickBooks, Tulane University, Horizons Ventures, Li Ka, Altos Ventures

L.A. city attorney’s ethicist says no conflicts in DWP Case, but policies to change nonetheless

By ERIC HEINZ, City News Service The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office announced Thursday, Oct. 24 that it will make changes to the way in which is contracts outside legal counsel, which was prompted by an FBI investigation regarding the office’s handling of a class-action lawsuit of the Department of Water and Power’s 2013 billing system debacle. Ethicist Ellen Pansky compiled a review of the situation as requested by the City Attorney’s Office. Throughout the 172-page document, Pansky reporte...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Office, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Local News, Faa, Los Angeles Times, Dwp, Burbank, Los Angeles City, Feuer, City News Service, David Wright

Streetwear Is Still Hot. Influencers, a Survey Says, Are Not.

A new report highlights the way that a fashion subculture has been overtaken by big business.
Tags: News, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Erik, Brunetti, Fashion and apparel, Streetwear, Supreme (Retailer, Hypebeast Ltd, DJ Ross One

Cove Hill invests in LiveAuctioneers

Cove Hill Partners has made an investment in LiveAuctioneers, an online live-auction marketplace for fine and decorative art, antiques, jewelry and vintage collectibles. No financial terms were disclosed. Harris Williams and DLA Piper advised LiveAuctioneers on the deal while Ropes & Gray LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers represented Cove Hill Partners. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK and BOSTON, May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — LiveAuctioneers, a leading online live-auction source for fine and decorative art, a...
Tags: New York, Ebay, Boston, Trends, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jason, Dla Piper, Phil, Ropes Gray LLP, Kaplan, PE Deals, Harris Williams, Jason Finger, Michaelson, Consumer/Retail, Cove Hill Partners

Employers Who Talk Up Gender Equity, but Silence Harassment Victims

The woman leading Australia’s inquiry into workplace sexual harassment is trying to overcome nondisclosure agreements that prevent victims from talking.
Tags: News, Australia, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sexual Harassment, Jenkins, Interpublic Group of Companies Inc, Dentsu, Women and Girls, Labor and Jobs, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd, Workplace Hazards and Violations, MeToo Movement, Accenture Ltd, Kate (1968-

Uber estimates it lost at least $1 billion in the first quarter of 2019 (UBER)

Uber filed an updated S-1 document as part of is IPO on Friday. The company expects to lose at least $1 billion for the first quarter of 2019, on revenues of just over $3 billion. Friday's filing also disclosed the company's plan to sell shares between $44 and $50 per share, giving it a valuation near $90 billion.  Uber expects its first quarter financial losses to be at least $1 billion and as high as $1.11 billion, the ride-hailing giant said in an updated IPO filing Friday morning. Revenue...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Ipo, Russia, Southeast Asia, Trends, Paypal, United States, Washington Dc, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Daytona International Speedway, Uber Technologies Inc, CIS, Didi, ATG, IPO Uber

Amazon has already captured its key to future dominance (AMZN)

Amazon is winning with teens.  In Piper Jaffray's most recent survey of teens' preferences and buying patterns, 50% of respondents said that Amazon was their favorite website. That response was 10 times more popular than the next answer.  Amazon's score was up three points from last fall and six points from a year ago. Teens seem to be shopping online more than ever, running counter to some speculation that Gen Z would not fall in love with online shopping like millennials have. Visit Busines...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Nike, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Victoria, Piper Jaffray, AMZN, Cowen Co, Amazon Read, Max Borges Agency, Fifty, Amazon Fifty, American Eagle Teens

Austin VC Firm LiveOak Venture Partners Closes Second, $105M Fund

[ Updated 4/9/19, 9:45 am ET. See below. ]  Austin—LiveOak Venture Partners announced today it has closed a $105 million fund, its second.The firm’s “Fund II” has already made six investments, including Austin startups Eventador, Osano, and Rollick, and Dallas-based AmplifAI, LiveOak said in a press release. [Information about one investor.] Among those limited partners includes the Houston-based HX Venture Fund, which Tuesday morning said it has invested $5 million.In LiveOak’s six-year his...
Tags: Startups, Real Estate, Texas, Funding, Trends, Tech, Investment, Analytics, People, Vc, Software, Austin, Innovation, Venture Capital, M&a, PricewaterhouseCoopers

VC Trends in 2019: More Money, Fewer Deals But Women Still Get Less

If you’ve been following venture capital trends, what you expected to happen in the first quarter of 2019 did: More money is being invested in fewer deals, and women founders still are getting less of it than men.Venture firms sent $32.6 billion into startups nationally during the first three months of 2019, the second largest amount for any quarter since at least 2006, according to data released overnight by PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association. But that large sum came from o...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Lyft, Uber, Hardware, Entrepreneurship, Softbank, Funding, Women, Trends, Tech, Vc, Software, Physics, Pwc, Venture Capital

5 European companies that are (really) advancing AI

There’s little arguing that artificial intelligence is one of the hottest sectors of the tech industry. From recommending personalized content in your YouTube feed to translating text, diagnosing cancer and driving cars, the number of domains that the AI industry is touching is constantly expanding. With so much hype and money surrounding the AI industry, it’s as good a time as any to be an AI company. In 2018, billions of dollars were invested in AI companies, and by 2030, the industry is proje...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Entrepreneur, Artificial Intelligence, PricewaterhouseCoopers

OpenView promotes one to partner and hires another as CFO

OpenView has promoted John McCullough to partner and hired Kate Ramirez as its new chief financial officer. McCullough joined the venture firm in 2015 as vice president of corporate development while previously Ramirez was the fund controller at Guidepost Growth Equity. PRESS RELEASE BOSTON (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 04, 2019 Today, OpenView, the expansion stage venture firm, announced the addition of John McCullough to its partnership and the addition of a new CFO, Kate Ramirez. “Since the founding of th...
Tags: Boston, Trends, People, Maxwell, PricewaterhouseCoopers, John, Kate, Bain Capital, Ramirez, Barclays Capital, McCullough, Scott Maxwell, PRWEB, John McCullough, Bonnie Lewis, Kate Ramirez

Amazon and Flipkart pull 100,000s of products to comply with new Indian law

Amazon has been forced to pull an estimated 400,000 products in India after new regulation limiting e-commerce businesses went into force in the country today. First announced at the end of 2018, the new regulation imposes a ban on exclusive sales, prevents retailers from selling products on platforms they count as investors, and it applies restrictions on discounts and cashback promotions. That’s hugely problematic for Amazon and Flipkart, its rival that’s owned by Walmart following a $16...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Ecommerce, Asia, Business, India, Tech, Walmart, Bloomberg, E-commerce, Companies, New-York-Times, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Online Payments, Retailers, Flipkart

Former Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman is leaving the company's board of directors (HPE)

Meg Whitman will not stand for reelection to the board of directors at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).  This marks Whitman's final departure from HPE, a company she helped create after presiding over the splitting of Hewlett Packard in 2015.  Whitman stepped down as HPE CEO in early 2018 and is now CEO of video startup Quibi. HPE announced that Jean Hobby, most recently of PricewaterhouseCoopers, will join its board. Meg Whitman will not stand for reelection to the board of directors at Hew...
Tags: Hollywood, China, Trends, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hewlett Packard, Meg, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Whitman, Meg Whitman, Hewlett Packard Enterprise HPE, HPE, Antonio Neri, Patricia Russo, Quibi, Quibi HPE

Former CEO Meg Whitman is leaving Hewlett Packard Enterprise's board of directors (HPE)

Meg Whitman will not stand for re-election for the board of directors at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.  This marks the final departure of Whitman from HPE, a company she helped create after presiding over the splitting of Hewlett Packard in 2015.  Whitman stepped down as HPE CEO in early 2018, and is now CEO of video startup Quibi. HPE announced that Jean Hobby, most recently of PricewaterhouseCoopers, will join its board. Meg Whitman will not stand for re-election to the board of directors at ...
Tags: Hollywood, Trends, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hewlett Packard, Meg, Marie Kondo, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Whitman, Meg Whitman, HPE, Antonio Neri, Pat Russo, Quibi, Quibi HPE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise the company

Littlejohn announces promotions

Littlejohn & Co has made a number of promotions. Among them include Drew Greenwood, who has become managing director and Charles Leung and William McDavid, who are now vice presidents. Also, the firm has hired Ana Goizueta as director of investor relations. PRESS RELEASE GREENWICH, CT – January 16, 2019 — Littlejohn & Co., LLC (“Littlejohn”), a private investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, today announced a series of promotions. Drew Greenwood has been promoted to Managing Director, and Charle...
Tags: New York, Trends, People, Jp Morgan, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Charles, Ana, Greenwood, Leung, Kaitlyn, Michael Klein, Littlejohn, Klein, McDavid, Houlihan Lokey, Greenwich Connecticut

PwC Chairman: CEOs have a responsibility to help make America more inclusive

Tim Ryan, the US chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers, tells CNN's Boss Files why he believes corporate leaders must help make America's workplaces more inclusive -- even if it means having some difficult conversations on topics like race.
Tags: US, America, Cnn, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tim Ryan

We put race at the forefront of PwC. What we learned shocked us

Tim Ryan, the US chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers, tells CNN's Boss Files why he believes corporate leaders must help make America's workplaces more inclusive -- even if it means having some difficult conversations on topics like race.
Tags: US, America, Cnn, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tim Ryan

Baird adds two senior execs to team

Baird has expanded its senior investment banking team focused on oilfield services. Gregg Byers has joined the firm as managing director while Chamila Ariyachandra has come aboard as director. Previously, Byers worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers’ investment banking practice where he was managing director, co-head of the Houston office and head of oilfield services M&A. And, Ariyachandra also worked at PwC where he was a director in the firm’s investment banking practice. PRESS RELEASE HOUSTON, Nov...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Trends, People, United States, Jp Morgan, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Houston, United States Europe, Houston Texas, Baird, Byers, Gregg, University of Texas at Austin, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Energy Group