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SodaStream recalls bottles for explosion risk
SodaStream is recalling tens of thousands of bottles because they could explode.
Apple criticizes Trump over reversal of transgender bathroom guidelines
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SpaceX docks with space station on second try
A SpaceX capsule has successfully docked with the International Space Station.
'What's the capital of Canada?' and other weird job interview questions
What is your biggest flaw? Why are you looking for a new job? Why should I hire you?
Indian startup founders take 100% pay cut as they slash jobs
The top two executives at one of India's biggest startups are giving up their salaries.
Dow on fire; Nordstrom earnings; Tesla gets a jolt
1. Historic winning streak: The Dow Jones industrial average is on fire.
$1 trillion free trade agreement enters force
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Powerball ticket sold in Indiana hits $435M jackpot
A single Powerball ticket sold in Indiana has won Wednesday night's massive $435 million jackpot.
Buick is a lot more than a dad wagon in China
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Mexican senator aims to hit U.S. for Trump's 'big lie' on NAFTA
A prominent Mexican senator wants to remind President Trump of the benefits of free trade -- by taking a big one away from the U.S.
The Wall Street Journal - US Business
Norwegian Air Announces New U.S. Trans-Atlantic Flights Costing From $65
European budget carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said it would begin flying single-aisle planes nonstop from the U.S. to Europe starting in June bringing direct trans-Atlantic flights to a new range of East Coast cities not typically served by such links. The airline is promising fares as low as $65.
U.S. Jobless Claims Move Higher
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, though the overall level remains consistent with a labor market that continues to add jobs.
Peugeot Resumes Dividend as Profit Jumps
Peugeot, the French car maker in advanced talks to buy the European operations of General Motors, will pay its first dividend for six years after posting a sharp rise in net profit for 2016.
Google Team Cracks Longtime Pillar of Internet Security
A cryptographic technology long central to internet security has been dealt a knockout blow by researchers at Google and a Dutch research institute.
In Handing Off Nissan, Ghosn Focuses on the Broader Alliance
Carlos Ghosn solved one succession issue at his global auto alliance, tapping a longtime lieutenant to run Nissan, but it may take a Ghosn clone to address the rest of the challenges
Brazil Graft Scandal Has Firms Bulking Up Compliance Ranks
Companies in Brazil are racing to hire compliance officers to root out corruption, in a sign that the country’s investigation into graft at its state-run oil company is prompting a wider cleanup of Brazilian business.
Glencore Returns to Profit on Commodities Boom
Glencore rode a wave of surging commodity prices in 2016 to return to a profit of $1.4 billion, marking a head-snapping turnaround for a miner that faced an investor revolt just 18 months ago.
Business Leaders Send Trump Their Deregulation Wish List
The Business Roundtable, whose members include executives on the president’s manufacturing advisory council, identified more than a dozen major regulations it said should be revamped or scrapped across labor, health, finance and the environment.
Border-Adjustment Tax Divides Energy Sector
The proposal could benefit companies that export fuel products or sell domestic crude by making imported oil more expensive, but it also could hurt companies that must import crude from other countries.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Sees Tax Overhaul by August
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin laid out ambitious goals to secure a tax-code overhaul by August and to deliver economic growth at rates not seen in more than a decade in his first interview in his new job.
5 Questions New Business Owners Need to Ask About Estimated Taxes
Transitioning from employee to entrepreneur means approaching the way you do taxes differently. Here’s what first-time business owners need to know about quarterly estimated taxes. The post 5 Questions New Business Owners Need to Ask About Estimated Taxes appeared first on AllBusiness.com The post 5...
Video Blogging Is an Easy Yet Effective Addition to Any Content Marketing Strategy
Traditional business blogs are not going away, but adding newer marketing formats such as vlogs to your overall content marketing strategy will only increase your reach. The post Video Blogging Is an Easy Yet Effective Addition to Any Content Marketing Strategy appeared first on AllBusiness.com The ...
13 Ways You Can Encourage Your Employees to Be Brand Builders
Your employees are your brand's biggest cheerleaders behind-the-scenes, so why not let them come out from backstage? The post 13 Ways You Can Encourage Your Employees to Be Brand Builders appeared first on AllBusiness.com The post 13 Ways You Can Encourage Your Employees to Be Brand Builders appeare...
3 Marketing Automation Predictions Every Marketer Needs to Know
What should we expect when it comes to marketing automation in the near future? A lot, actually. Here are three of the most important trends that affect marketers. The post 3 Marketing Automation Predictions Every Marketer Needs to Know appeared first on AllBusiness.com The post 3 Marketing Automati...
5 Tips to Get More Facebook Engagement
Your business has a Facebook page, but is anyone actually paying attention? A new study offers valuable tips about how you can get more Facebook engagement—and results from your Facebook presence. The post 5 Tips to Get More Facebook Engagement appeared first on AllBusiness.com The post 5 Tips to Ge...
How to Install WordPress in Under 30 Minutes
In this article, we’ll go over how to very quickly and easily install a fresh copy of WordPress on any host using cPanel. The post How to Install WordPress in Under 30 Minutes appeared first on AllBusiness.com The post How to Install WordPress in Under 30 Minutes appeared first on AllBusiness.com. C...
Why Workforce Diversity Is Key to a Small Business’s Success
In the current era of economic globalization, diversity within a business can have a positive impact. As a result, many companies are working towards creating a more diverse workforce. The post Why Workforce Diversity Is Key to a Small Business’s Success appeared first on AllBusiness.com The post Wh...
Are You Making One of These Leadership Mistakes?
Solid leadership can take a team of employees to new heights of success. But at the same time, making mistakes like these can harm your ability to encourage productivity. Don't make these errors! The post Are You Making One of These Leadership Mistakes? appeared first on AllBusiness.com The post Are...
Sales Coaching vs. Sales Training: The Difference and Why It Matters
If you want to truly excel as a sales leader and ensure your team is performing in top shape, it’s important to understand that training and coaching aren’t the same thing. The post Sales Coaching vs. Sales Training: The Difference and Why It Matters appeared first on AllBusiness.com The post Sales ...
SMBs: It’s Time to Embrace AI Technologies or Risk Falling Behind
From customer acquisition to competitive advantages, it's crucial for SMBs to remain at the forefront of innovation by enlisting artificial intelligence to maximize efficiency and grow their businesses. The post SMBs: It’s Time to Embrace AI Technologies or Risk Falling Behind appeared first on AllB...
Fed's National Activity Index Drops In January
Despite all the exuberant 'soft' survey data, The Fed's National Activity Index dropped in January and missed expectations as 49 of the 85 subcomponents deteriorated. The Chicago Fed national index, which draws on 85 economic indicators, was minus 0.05 in January versus 0.18 in December. A reading b...
French Yields Tumble To 1-Month Lows After Macron Alliance
While bookmakers' odds are unchanged for a Le Pen victory, French bond yields have tumbled to one-month lows as the prospect of a centrist alliance in the country’s presidential election eased market anxiety that far-right candidate Marine Le Pen will win. French yields are down to one-month lows. A...
Bitcoin Up 10 Days In A Row - Surges To Record High
As the dollar drops, and fears over US trade action may exaggerate capital outflows in China, Bitcoin has renewed its rally post-Golden Week to new record highs. The virtual currency is up 10 days in a row as we noted previously that the Chinese have discovered a workaround for the PBOC's crackdown ...
Gold Spikes As Dollar Dumps After Mnuchin Comments
Confirming President Trump's concerns about US national debt levels, and that new policies will likely have limited impact in 2017, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's comments this morning have sparked buying in bonds, bullion, and marginally in stocks as the dollar gets monkey-hammered. After the WSJ art...
Trump Meets With Top CEOs To Brainstorm "Jump-Starting" US Economy, Creating Jobs
Today at 10:30am, president Trump will summon some of America’s most prominent corporate executives to the White House Thursday, in a roundtable brainstorming session whose purpose is to come up with policy ideas meant to facilitate trade and taxes, boost job creation and generally jump-start the US...
ValueAct's Jeff Ubben Is Selling On "Overextended Valuations", Builds $3 Billion Cash Pile
The market's relentless, grinding levitation to daily all-time highs without a pause, has some of the most prominent investors reacting in very different ways. Last week we reported that Prem Watsa, considered by many as "Canada's most famous investor", threw in the bearish towel, when he announced...
Frontrunning: February 23
Trump to Brainstorm on Job Policies With Corporate CEOs (BBG) Border-Adjustment Tax Divides Energy Sector (WSJ) French Bonds Rally After Macron Boosts Presidential Campaign (BBG) Boeing Fighter Jet, Feared Dead, Gets New Life From Trump Tweets (BBG) Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Sees Tax Overhau...
Steven Mnuchin Speaks To CNBC, Fails To Give Trump Tax Plan Details: Key Highlights
Following his first interview since being confirmed yesterday with the WSJ, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke to CNBC's Becky Quick and repeated some of the key points he made yesterday, among which his hope to get tax reform done by the August Congress recess, however he again confirmed th...
"Fuming, Defiant" Mexican Politicians Meet With US Officials Over "Hostile" Immigration Policies
Top US officials arrived in Mexico Wednesday to find a "defiant, fuming" Mexican government refusing to accept President Donald Trump’s tougher immigration and deportation policies. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in Mexico City on Wednesday afternoon. He was due to be joined by Homel...
Futures Flat, Global Stocks Near Record High After Minutes Fail To Spark Dollar Rally
One day after the FOMC Minutes guided to a rate hike "fairly soon", but not soon enough in the eyes of the market (March hike odds dropped after the release), the dollar has posted minimal gains, while global stocks held near record highs on Thursday; S&P futures were fractionally in the green t...
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Kohl's beats thanks to higher margins (KSS)
(Kena Betancur/Getty(Reuters) - Department store operator Kohl's Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher margins despite a 2.8 percent drop in sales. Kohl's shares were up 3.2 percent at $43.10 in premarket trading on Thursday. The company, like rival Macy's Inc, repo...
How Marc Andreessen got Cisco's John Chambers to invest in a startup that's conquering 'the next interface' (CSCO)
"I viewed voice as the past, where it's really the future," says Cisco Executive Chairman and former CEO John Chambers. That's why he's made a personal investment in hot voice security and fraud-fighting startup Pindrop, and it's why he's joining the company's board of directors, Chambers tells Busi...
Sturm Ruger earnings soar on new product sales (RGR)
Whitney Curtis/Getty ImagesSturm Ruger posted solid earnings growth in fourth-quarter of 2016. The company announced diluted earnings of $1.10 per share — compared to fourth quarter 2015 earnings of $0.88 per share — and net sales of $161.8 million. The company declared a dividend of $0.44 per share...
Bitcoin is getting closer to its all-time high
Reuters/Bobby YipBitcoin is getting closer to a record high. Early buying on Thursday has the cryptocurrency up 1.7%, or $19.25, to $1148.56 a coin, and on track for its 10th straight day of gains. Its all-time high of $1,161.88 was set on January 5. Buyers have been piling into bitcoin in anticipa...
Exxon revises its oil and gas reserves lower by 3.3 billion barrels (XOM)
Associated Press/Reed Saxon(Reuters) - U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil Corp has revised down its proved crude reserves by 3.3 billion barrels of oil equivalent as a result of low oil prices throughout 2016, a company filing showed on Wednesday. The de-booking includes the entire 3.5 billion barrels of bi...
10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, BCS, XOM, TSLA)
Reuters/Paul EdwardsHere is what you need to know. The Dow is on its longest record-setting streak since 1987. The Dow Jones industrial average on Wednesday booked its ninth straight close at all-time highs, making for the first time that has happened since January 1987. A Fed rate hike is coming "f...
The king of Sweden is urging news organizations to report 'seriously' on the country
REUTERS/Adam Berry/PoolStockholm (AFP) - Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf has urged news organisations to report objectively on the Nordic nation, after US President Donald Trump drew attention to the country's immigration challenges. In an interview with the Sydsvenskan newspaper published on Thursday...
China denies increasing troops on the North Korean border
Michel Euler / AP / Press Association ImagesBEIJING (Reuters) - China denied on Thursday that it had increased its troop presence on the border with North Korea after the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Malaysia. Reports routinely circulate at times of heig...
Poland ousts 90 percent of top brass in defence overhaul
© AFP/File NATALIA DOBRYSZYCKAWarsaw (AFP) - About 90 percent of Poland's top military brass have been replaced in an overhaul launched by the rightwing government, the defence ministry said Wednesday. Several leading generals had already resigned over the past year as Defence Minister Antoni Macier...
The 10 things in advertising you need to know today
Adconion Direct Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today. 1. Singapore telco Singtel acquired Turn. Amobee, the ad tech division of the mobile carrier spent $310 million to acquire the demand-side platform, which also offers a data management, and analytics ...
Equity Futures Flat as Investors Assess Fed Minutes
U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday as investors digested the minutes of the Federal Reserve's most recent meeting, which pointed to an interest rate hike "fairly soon".
Kohl's Profit Beats on Higher Margins
Kohl's reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher margins despite a 2.8 percent drop in sales.
European Stocks Edge Towards Recent Highs
European shares edged up to near a 14-month high on Thursday, supported by a rally in Barclays and Dialog.
Barclays Swings to Profit as Restructuring Nears End
Barclays swung to a full-year net profit of GBP1.6 billion ($1.99 billion), as the bank's management said it was just months away from finishing a restructuring of the U.K. lender.
China Shares Fall; Property Tax in Focus
China's main stock indexes snapped a three-session winning streak to end lower on Thursday, as expectations of new asset management rules and property taxes weighed on the market.
Nikkei Pressured by Financials But Small Caps Attract Buyers
Japanese stocks ended marginally lower on Thursday as financials weakened after U.S. yields fell on the cautious tone struck in minutes of the latest Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting.
Oil Rises After Report Shows Drop in Stockpiles
Oil prices rose on Thursday after U.S. data showed a surprise decline in inventories, suggesting that a global glut may be ending after moves by OPEC to cut production.
Trump Tower Protection Cost NY City $24M From Election to Inauguration
It cost New York City about $24 million to provide security at Trump Tower, President Donald Trump's skyscraper home in Manhattan, from Election Day to Inauguration Day, or $308,000 per day.
Trump to Seek Jobs Advice From Firms That Offshore U.S. Work
President Trump, who has vowed to stop U.S. manufacturing from disappearing overseas, will seek job-creation advice on Thursday from at least five companies that are laying off thousands of workers as they shift production abroad.
Asia Shares Ease, Dollar Steadies After Fed-Led Losses
Asian stocks eased from a 19-month high on Thursday, while the dollar made an uneven recovery from losses suffered after Federal Reserve minutes indicated a cautious approach to raising U.S. interest rates.
CNBC - Top News
Op-Ed: These markets will get hammered by a border tax
Wall Street isn't pricing in a potential border tax and that could be dangerous, says UBS's Alejo Czerwonko.
Nvidia to fall nearly 20% on increasing competition from AMD, high valuation, analyst says
Instinet says AMD's gaming graphics card release later this year may result in a price war with Nvidia.
Mnuchin walked back on this key piece of Trump's tax plan, CNBC's Robert Frank says—Larry Kudlow disagrees
CNBC's Robert Frank says Trump's plan will likely give tax breaks to the wealthy. Larry Kudlow says differently.
When disaster strikes, you can get a tax break
For victims in federally declared disaster areas, the IRS offers a tax deduction.
US jobless claims up, four-week average lowest since 1973
The number of Americans filing for benefits rose slightly more than expected, but the four-week average of claims pointed to a strengthening labor market.
This is the biggest loser if Trump ignites a trade war with China
Taiwan's export economy would reel if the US and China get into a trade war. The province is seeking new global ties.
Early movers: HRL, KSS, HPQ, TSLA, SQ, TREE, SAFM, W, FIT, JACK, CAKE & more
Names on the move ahead of the open.
If you are turning 70½, prepare to withdraw from retirement accounts
The IRS lists age 70½ as the beginning of required minimum distributions, or RMDs.
Amazon gives a boozy hint for drive-through groceries
Amazon has applied for a liquor license for its secretive drive-through grocery store in Seattle.
'We understand the concerns' of retailers, small businesses worried about border tax, Mnuchin says
The administration will heed the concerns of businesses concerned about the impact of a border-adjusted tax, Steven Mnuchin tells CNBC.
Reuters - Top News
French police clash with youths at protest rally, arrest eight
PARIS (Reuters) - Hundreds of French high-school students staged an unauthorized anti-police rally on Thursday, blocking the entrances to a dozen schools in Paris in the latest in a series of protests over the alleged rape of a young black man with a police baton.
Syrian negotiators arrive for Geneva peace talks
GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian negotiators arrived separately to meet U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura in Geneva on Thursday in a low-key start to the first U.N.-led peace talks in almost a year.
U.S. jobless claims up, four-week average lowest since 1973
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly more than expected last week, but the four-week average of claims fell to its lowest level since 1973, pointing to strengthening labor market conditions.
Pope suggests 'better to be atheist than hypocritical Catholic'
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis delivered another criticism of some members of his own Church on Thursday, suggesting it is better to be an atheist than one of "many" Catholics who he said lead a hypocritical double life.
Iraqi forces storm Mosul airport, military base
SOUTH OF MOSUL (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces captured Mosul airport on Thursday, state television said, in a major gain in operations to drive Islamic State from the western half of the city.
Conservatives gather to praise Trump, bury differences
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservatives are all smiles this week at an annual convention in Washington, celebrating President Donald Trump's win, but beneath the surface lurk tensions central to how Republicans will govern in the next two years and the 2018 election outlook.
Trump revokes Obama guidelines on transgender bathrooms
(Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday revoked landmark guidance to public schools letting transgender students use the bathrooms of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of former Democratic President Barack Obama.
Tech breakthroughs take a backseat in upcoming Apple iPhone launch
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Apple Inc launches its much-anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone this fall, it will offer an unwitting lesson in how much the smartphone industry it pioneered has matured.
Stocks near highs, dollar drifts after Fed see hike 'fairly soon'
LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks held near record highs on Thursday and the dollar eked out minimal gains after minutes of the latest U.S. Federal Reserve meeting showed policymakers in no big hurry to raise interest rates.
Malaysia requests Interpol alert on four North Koreans over airport murder
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has requested Interpol to put an alert out to apprehend four North Korean suspects in the murder of the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Malaysia's police chief said on Thursday.
CNN - Latest
Mnuchin promises tax reform will pass by August
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says tax reform will pass by August, but he says it will be years before it kicks economic growth into a higher gear.
Trump watch: Live coverage
President Trump is battling leaks, signing new executive actions and speaking at CPAC. We are covering his fifth week in office here.
'Guardian angel' rescues woman trapped in a burning car
Woman's car loses power and catches fire, leaving her alone and trapped because the door locks won't work. A police officer breaks a window and rescues her.
'Crucial step forward' in the search to cure the common cold
Scientists say they are one step closer to cracking the "enigma" code behind the common cold, which they hope could lead to a cure.
What does China want from Trump?
Danny Cevallos writes that China's granting of trademark protection to Trump's company may come at a price, but it may also mark the beginning of China bringing its trademark system into compliance
Trump's reversal on transgender bathroom directive: How we got here
The Trump administration's reversal of Obama-era protections that allowed transgender students in public schools to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity has angered civil rights groups.
Mexico slams US immigration plan as Tillerson arrives
Mexico is pushing back against the Trump administration's new immigration directives that could have dramatic implications for the United States' southern neighbor, as top US officials come to visit the country.
SodaStream recalls bottles for explosion risk
SodaStream recalls some of its carbonating bottles at risk of bursting under pressure.
Cristiano Ronaldo & Manchester United dominating digitally in China
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the most influential footballer online in China, while Manchester United are regarded as the most dominant European football club.
Eat more fruit and veg for a longer life, researchers say
Eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day could significantly reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death, according to new research.
The New York Times - International Business
Uncertain Harvest: Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops
Higher yields with less pesticides was the sales pitch for genetically modified seeds. But that has not proved to be the outcome in the United States.
Economic Scene: How Waning Competition Deepens Labor’s Plight
As many markets become more concentrated, America’s competition policy can no longer be understood in the narrow terms of protecting consumers from higher prices.
Standard Chartered Faces Inquiry Into Hong Kong Stock Sale
The bank expects the Securities and Futures Commission in the territory to take action over its role as a sponsor of a 2009 initial public offering.
Ford Reaches Tentative Deal With Union in Canada
The union focused on preserving jobs as much as traditional contract issues like wages, and the agreement mirrors deals it had made with two other automakers.
General Electric Plans to Merge Its Oil and Gas Division With Baker Hughes
The deal would give G.E. a big stake in the oil business, and give Baker Hughes shareholders stock in a larger, healthier company and a dividend.
DealBook: What Happens to the Markets if Donald Trump Wins?
A Trump victory probably would lead to an immediate market sell-off, the direction in the days and weeks that follow is not clear.
Safe for Now, Canadian Dairy Farmers Fret Over E.U. Trade Deal
A new trade agreement with the European Union could threaten the country’s “supply management” system, under which dairy farms are almost guaranteed to prosper.
Unreleased Report Raises Questions About AIBA, Boxing’s Governing Body
An investigation into AIBA that was completed more than a year ago focused on a $10 million loan from a company in Azerbaijan to help pay for a new league in North America.
Mark Carney to Lead Bank of England Through June 2019
Some lawmakers who favored an exit from the European Union had called for Mr. Carney to resign, saying he politicized the central bank.
Why Your Facebook Friends Are Checking In to Standing Rock
People are using social media in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline project, but the authorities say they’re not fooling anyone.
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