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    Athletes who struck it rich after their playing careers Big retirement pitfalls to avoid Stock market sectors guide: How these 11 slices of the market work If you're an investor and want to broadly diversify your portfolio, you'll need to own companies across the market. That's why it's useful to know that the market is divided into 11 sectors, composed of 24 industry groups and 69 industries. This system is called the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) and it shapes how ETFs and mutual funds are constructed. © Anadolu Agency/Getty Imags A bull statue near the New York Stock Exchange Here's how GICS works and its 11 sector classifications, including some top companies in each.What is the GICS system...
    Fauci: Herd immunity possible after vaccination Trump supporter who exhaled over women during protests is charged with assault SPAC listings hit a record high in 2020 — but what are these shell companies? SPACs are essentially "shell companies" with no actual commercial operations but are created solely for raising capital through an initial public offering. Because SPACs have no previous operations or financial data to access, their track record depends on the reputation of the management teams. According to Refinitiv, there were 165 global SPAC IPOs from January to October 2020, nearly double the number of global SPAC IPOs issued in 2019 and five times that of 2015. What is a SPAC? CNBC See more videos SHARE...
    VIDEO9:1209:12What is a SPAC?CNBC Explains SINGAPORE — The past year saw a record number of listings by special purpose acquisition companies — better known as SPACs, but these "shell companies" are hardly a modern phenomenon. From January to October 2020, some 165 SPACs were listed, according to financial markets data provider Refinitiv. That's nearly double the number of global SPAC IPOs issued in the whole of 2019 and five times that of 2015. Entrepreneurs, hedge fund managers and sports executives are among those who have established SPACs, an increasingly popular method of taking companies public.What are SPACs?SPACs are essentially "shell companies" with no actual commercial operations but are created solely for raising capital through an initial public offering (IPO) to...
    Delta to test touchless curbside check-in at Detroit airport Wildfire on California-Nevada border kills 1, destroys more than 80 structures Active managers see value in these 3 company practices but indexers hate them. Who’s right? OUTSIDE THE BOX © Getty Images Every corporation is unique. It follows that governance arrangements should be tailored to suit. Yet many shareholders, especially indexers, roundly condemn certain governance practices as if one size fits all.  Load Error Three corporate practices illustrate this: combining the roles of chairman and chief executive; staggered director terms, and classes of stock with different voting rights. Each is derided for valid abstract reasons, but all persist because they can be suitable at particular companies.  CEO and chair...
    Viewing Picks for November 19, 2020 Our readers top buys for the holidays Indexers blast these 3 corporate decisions but they actually can boost a company’s — and shareholders’ — results OUTSIDE THE BOX © iStockPhoto Every corporation is unique. It follows that governance arrangements should be tailored to suit. Yet many shareholders, especially indexers, roundly condemn certain governance practices as if one size fits all.  Load Error Three corporate practices illustrate this: combining the roles of chairman and chief executive; staggered director terms, and classes of stock with different voting rights. Each is derided for valid abstract reasons, but all persist because they can be suitable at particular companies.  CEO and chair Corporate performance results show that...
    VIDEO1:1401:14Congress, President Trump have doomed small and medium businesses: CramerHalftime Report CNBC's Jim Cramer on Wednesday ripped Congress and President Donald Trump's administration for their inability to strike a deal on additional coronavirus relief this fall, contending the lack of fiscal support has caused permanent damage to small and medium-sized businesses across the U.S. "I really hate to say this, but I think that Congress has doomed so many companies. The president has doomed so many companies," Cramer said on "Halftime Report." The result is a retail landscape that has shifted even further in favor of the large, publicly traded companies such as Walmart, Target, Home Depot and Amazon, according to Cramer. For investors, he said this means that the...
    Tuesday on FNC’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) argued it past time for Congress to reevaluate antitrust laws, particularly as they pertain to big tech. Hawley told Fox News host Tucker Carlson the testimony from tech CEOs earlier in the day show coordination between the tech giants. “I think that very old antitrust law, the first one we ever had called the Sherman Act, century-old, prevents coordination of these robber baron companies,” he said. “And that’s exactly what they are, by the way, Tucker. These are the most powerful corporations in history. And here they are, coordinating about how they are going to stop us from speaking, coordinating about who they are going to ban, coordinating about what...
    The arrival of Pfizer’s first results out of their phase 3 trial just six days after the election was not a conspiracy—it was right on schedule for the timeline Pfizer and partner BioNTech laid out when they announced their phase 3 testing in July. Likewise, the results announced on Monday from Moderna’s first interim analysis of phase 3 data is also coming in right on time, if not slightly ahead of when they were expected. The fact that both of these companies are currently showing efficacy above 90% is fantastic. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s time to head to your local clinic and line up for a shot. There are still a large number of unanswered questions that aren’t covered...
    Who doesn’t love that feeling of finding a great piece of clothing that fits just right and makes you smile when you look in the mirror? Fashion is a fun form of self-expression that can help us feel really good about ourselves. While there are many ways to enjoy this form of self-expression and art ethically and sustainably, many fashion companies harm animals, the environment, and garment workers in order to produce their clothing. This is usually the case for “fast fashion.” Source: Patriot Act/Youtube It’s common knowledge that certain articles of clothing, like fur, leather, and other exotic animal skins, harm animals. While many people choose to ignore this or prioritize their clothes over innocent lives, fashion brands are waking...
    The Executive intends to approve in the Council of Ministers this Tuesday a royal decree law that will extend until June 30 the possibility of underwriting credits with ICO guarantee and will also extend the grace period. The final intention is this: that las companies, SMEs and the self-employed have up to three more years to repay these loans. The rule, in reality, will be another mixed bag: it will include a set of measures related to the bankruptcy regime, the energy field or the reduction from 21% to 4% of VAT on masks for sale to the public, as advanced by the Third Vice President of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño. All in...
    When someone goes to get a new cosmetic, they should only have to worry about things like what shade of lipstick would they wear most; is their scalp dry, normal, or oily; do they really want to smell like pumpkin spice or would a plain unscented lotion be best? Unfortunately, there are many more serious issues, like negative environmental and health impacts, that we need to keep in mind when shopping for cosmetics. One of these issues to keep in mind is animal testing. Even though the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Product Safety Commission in the U.S. don’t require animal testing, many companies continue to test their products and ingredients on animals. This is both unnecessary and...
    No. 6 Kansas rides expectations, uncertainty into season 6 Foods That Are Healthier Frozen Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020 Ad Microsoft Expert: “This credit card is so good I signed up personally” Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/13 SLIDES © Tim Gray / Shutterstock.com There are no sure things in investing. Even the best-run companies can find themselves in at least temporary trouble. But over the long run, cream rises to the top. For a company to make it to the top, it...
    Many people’s lives revolve around various electronics. From the time we wake up to the time we go to sleep, technology permeates almost every aspect of the day. With this kind of reliance on technology comes the want, and sometimes need, to always get the newer, upgraded version of each electronic. Sometimes it’s just for the new features, but sometimes it’s because the old version broke or is having various issues by no fault of its owner. Around 54m tonnes of electronic waste, also known as “e-waste,” was generated in 2019. Most e-waste is dumped or burned, rather than being recycled, which is extremely harmful to the environment and the health of people who live near and work near it....
    A logo of Ant Group is pictured at the headquarters of the company, an affiliate of Alibaba, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China October 29, 2020.Aly Song | Reuters SINGAPORE — China has drafted a slew of new anti-monopoly laws that will likely hit the country's major internet companies, says Morgan Stanley. It comes as the competitive landscape in China intensifies and tech giants continue to fend off new rivals that are taking away chunks of their market share, according to a report by the investment bank. China's bureau for regulating monopolies — the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) — issued draft rules on Tuesday to stop anti-competitive practices in the internet sector. It said the laws are aimed at protecting fair competition in...
    Black Lives Matter Won the Election, But They Dont See Biden as a Savior Guardian readers on the election result: The hopes of a nation rest in good hands Shoppers Say These 2 Mattress Brands Are Best Shopping for a mattress can be tricky. A good night’s sleep depends on making the right choice. Yet, how can you tell if a mattress will be the right fit once you get it home? © aslysun / Shutterstock.com Because mattress shopping is so challenging, it is crucial to learn as much as you can from the experience of other shoppers. And those who recently purchased a mattress say Purple and Tempur-Pedic are your best bets, according to J.D. Power’s 2020 Mattress...
    When? – Thursday November 12, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Registration: eventbrite.fr ADAN, Association for the Development of Digital Assets, will present its report on the relationship between the banking and financial sector and the digital asset industry. Since the creation of Bitcoin and the first entrepreneurial projects around blockchain technologies in France, the “crypto” industry and more broadly blockchain technologies have experienced great difficulties in forging relationships of trust with the banking and financial sector. This state of affairs was, however, poorly documented. This is why Adan wanted to carry out a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the problems encountered by the actors by giving them the floor through a survey open to...
    Three Baton Rouge police officers on leave after LSU football player alleges The best cheap pasta joints in America Defense Stocks to Put on Your Watch List In this episode of Industry Focus: Energy, Nick Sciple and Motley Fool contributor Lou Whiteman start a new basket of defense stocks. They discuss the need for new defense spending, which areas to watch specifically, and why you should invest in defense stocks. Lou shares his favorite defense stocks and tells you about each companies' operations, why he likes them, what risks they face. © Provided by The Motley Fool Defense Stocks to Put on Your Watch List To catch full episodes of all The Motley Fool's free podcasts, check out our...
    VIDEO2:1502:15Mark Mobius says China doesn't want Ant Group to become too dominantEast Tech West The suspension of Ant Group's initial public offering (IPO) is a sign of the times, according to veteran investor Mark Mobius, who is the founder of Mobius Capital Partners.  Ant, an affiliate of Jack Ma's Alibaba, was all set for a $34.4 billion dual listing in Shanghai and Hong Kong last Thursday. Ant operates Alipay, which is one of China's most popular mobile payment systems. It is also provides everything from wealth management to micro loans, and sells financial technology to enterprises. But the fintech firm's IPO, which would have been the biggest ever, was pulled at the last minute after Chinese authorities said there were...
    Greta Thunberg on 2 very surreal years of protest and fame McDonalds enters the fried chicken wars with new Crispy Chicken Sandwich I Can't Believe This Social Security Bonus Was So Easy Ad Microsoft Americans Are Obsessed With New Blanket That Puts You To Sleep In Minutes Ad Microsoft 23 New Gadgets That Will Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/20 SLIDES © svetikd / iStock.com Grocery and meal...
    Dolphins, Falcons, Bengals announce positive COVID-19 tests; Packers rookie tests positive Kate Mara Says Jamie Bell Scrapped Their Wedding Dance Literally the Week Before the Ceremony Different Types of Corporate Culture Self-knowledge can be the most important form of insight at the individual level, but it is equally valid at the collective layer. Every organization of any size is governed by spoken and unspoken cultural dynamics that dictate the way in which people interact with each other. Individuals who run afoul of those norms and expectations may find themselves ineffective at best and alienated or terminated at worst. It is essential that all workers and leaders understand and appreciate the culture of their organizations to maximize their effectiveness and...
    THIS Christmas will undoubtedly be different to any other we’ve ever experienced – but different doesn’t need to be bad. We anticipate smaller celebrations this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make it special for our families. 11 It's time to start thinking about Christmas These 10 companies can help you create the perfect Christmas for 2020. Game on! 11 If you’ve got kids or grandkids who love playing video games, then you will already be aware that there are some top new games out there ready to purchase for Christmas. So why not treat them to some premium accessory products, to get the best out of their gaming exploits this coming festive season. British gaming accessory brand...
    Judge orders USPS to do twice-daily sweeps for missing ballots. Election results hang in balance. People are painting their walls more now — and these are their go-to colors I Can't Believe This Social Security Bonus Was So Easy Ad Microsoft Americans Are Obsessed With New Blanket That Puts You To Sleep In Minutes Ad Microsoft 23 New Gadgets That Will Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft ...
    (CBS Local)– Big corporations run our economy and in the past companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon have been defined as helpful and well-intentioned business. However, author and former antitrust enforcer Sally Hubbard has much different thoughts about monopolies in our society. In her new book “Monopolies Suck: 7 Ways Big Corporations Rule Your Life,” Hubbard explains why companies like these tech giants make our lives harder every day. “The book for me was kind of cathartic because it is what I’ve been working on for my whole career,” said Hubbard, in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “I started as an antitrust enforcer back in 2005. There was a lot of stuff that I wanted the average person to...
    MMA Twitter reacts to nail-biter presidential election night Beautifully serene lake photos we all need right now California has rejected a major gig economy reform, leaving workers without employee protections Proposition 22, created to decide the future of the California gig economy, has passed. © Christina Animashaun/Vox The proposition concerned whether app-based drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft are employees or independent contractors. And its success, which the Associated Press called before midnight Wednesday PT, means those companies will effectively be exempted from a California law that would have pushed such drivers to be classified as employees. Load Error The decision is a major win for gig companies that cements their influence over state policy. And it...
    Springboks to stick with Rugby Championship and SANZAAR Beautifully serene lake photos we all need right now Live results for California’s Proposition 22 on ride-hailing drivers The future of the so-called gig economy is in the hands of California voters deciding on Proposition 22, the latest development in an ongoing fight over whether app-based drivers should be considered independent contractors or employees. © Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Proposition 22 would allow companies like Uber and Lyft to continue to classify their drivers as independent contractors. The proposition, which has the support of a pricey campaign funded by companies like Uber and Lyft, would allow these companies to continue to classify their drivers as independent contractors,...
    A record number of Americans are unemployed after the coronavirus continues to slash jobs across sectors like tourism and hospitality, arts and entertainment, which have been decimated by the pandemic. Yet for some employers the reverse is true: They can't hire enough workers to keep pace with the demand for their services. Job openings abound in potentially risky industries like dentistry and the beauty and wellness field which involve close contact with clients.  For example, from February 1 to October 23, the year-to-date trend in job postings in the beauty and wellness category on job site Indeed.com was up 6.3% compared to the same period a year earlier. In contrast, the trend for job postings overall was down 14.5% as of...
    U.S. history is full of colonizers exploiting, killing, breaking treaties with, and stealing from indigenous peoples. Many people like to believe the white-washed versions of history that were taught when we were children and others like to believe that systemic oppression of native peoples is a thing of the past. However, Native Americans continue to be oppressed and discriminated against to this day. Source: NowThis News/Youtube Recently, the Oklahoma state governor who also happens to be “an ally of the state’s oil and gas industry,” J. Kevin Stitt, requested authority over environmental issues on reservation land. This authority previously belonged to the indigenous people who actually lived on that land, but now the EPA wants to take those rights...
    On August 30, 2019, Facebook notified Lila Rose, the president of the pro-life group Live Action, that an independent fact-checker had rated two of her group’s videos as “false.” Facebook said it would therefore suppress the videos and notify all users who shared the videos that they had shared “false news.”  The videos suppressed by Facebook claimed that “abortion is never medically necessary” — a claim that two pro-abortion activists said had been labeled as “false” by a group called “Science Feedback.” After The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists came to Live Action’s defense, writing that fact-checkers “are in error to claim that elective abortion is medically necessary to save the life of the mother,” Facebook removed the...
    NFL Power Rankings - Week 8: Every teams scariest stat 15 Popular Slang Terms Your Teens Use on TikTok Do you know these lucrative Social Security secrets? Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft The 23 Hottest Gadgets of 2020 Ad Microsoft ...
    The masters of the universe can never be wrong, they can only be wronged.Kostas Lymperopoulos/CSM via ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.If you win, they pay you big bucks. If you lose, they pay you big bucks: The coronavirus recession tipped dozens of troubled companies into bankruptcy, setting off a rush of store closures, furloughs and layoffs. But several major brands, including Hertz Global, J.C. Penney and Neiman Marcus, doled out millions in executive bonuses just before filing for Chapter 11 protection, according to a Washington Post analysis of regulatory filings and court documents. Since the pandemic took hold in March, at least 18 large companies have...
    Edward Snowden Fast Facts A 24-year-old engineer created a website that tells you if your McDonalds has a working ice-cream machine Opinion: S&P 500 corporate boards lack diversity, but these top companies are leading change — and the stock market rewards them OUTSIDE THE BOX © Getty Images / iStockphoto / fizkes Amid rising political heat over diversity in America, it’s good to zero in on racial and gender inclusion across the nation’s boardrooms. You’ll see both progress and challenges. One new discovery up front: the best shareholders in America appreciate board diversity.  Load Error Few dispute female and minority underrepresentation on corporate boards compared to the population. Although Blacks comprise 13.4% of the U.S. population, close to...
    LIFE is a weird kind of chaotic at the moment. With everchanging restrictions it’s hard to know whether you’re coming or going – which makes it more important than ever to take some time to look after your own wellbeing. 11 These 10 top companies have everything you need to put yourself first. Get healthier hair, skin and nails in 30 days 11 Looking healthy can be just as important as feeling healthy for your general wellbeing – so why not start with your hair, skin and nails? StarPowa has a three-in-one solution that has caused a huge stir in the world of beauty. Their Hair, Skin and Nail Vitamin Gummies are available in Holland & Barrett and have...
    Axios media reporter Sara Fischer told a BBC Radio 4 panel discussion Wednesday that tech companies who had suppressed news about Hunter Biden’s emails had done their civic duty. Fischer praised the “defense systems” that were used to suppress last week’s New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s emails, which suggested that former Vice President Joe Biden had met in 2015 with an adviser to the corrupt Ukrainian energy company Burisma, on whose board Hunter served. Joe Biden had previously denied ever discussing his son’s foreign business interests. Fischer applauded the media’s reluctance to cover the story, and the suppression of the story by Twitter and Facebook, citing it as an example of how the media had learned from their mistakes...
    The controversy is just beginning for the men behind “Leaving Neverland.” Deadline has reported that director Dan Reed is currently filming in a Los Angeles Superior Court as Wade Robson and James Safechuck, the two men who alleged assault at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch some 30 years ago, remain embroiled in lawsuits with the King of Pop’s legacy companies, including MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures, who deny the accusations on the late entertainer’s behalf. Reed’s plans to shoot a sequel to the explosive Emmy-winning HBO documentary have been challenged as a result of the MJJ brands seeking to entangle the director in court proceedings after serving subpoenas to the documentarian and his production company, Amos Pictures, on September 21. Jackson’s...
    The controversy is just beginning for the men behind “Leaving Neverland.” Deadline has reported that director Dan Reed is currently filming in a Los Angeles Superior Court as Wade Robson and James Safechuck, the two men who alleged assault at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch some 30 years ago, remain embroiled in lawsuits with the King of Pop’s legacy companies, including MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures, who deny the accusations on the late entertainer’s behalf. Reed’s plans to shoot a sequel to the explosive Emmy-winning HBO documentary have been challenged as a result as the MJJ brands seek to entangle the director in court proceedings after serving subpoenas to the documentarian and his production company, Amos Pictures, on September 21. Jackon’s...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — We’ve been reporting about shady tow truck companies for years here at CBS 2. As CBS 2’s Lauren Victory reported Wednesday, a Northwest Side alderman now wants to stop drivers from being ripped off once and for all. At a Sept. 3 City Council hearing on predatory towing, some witnesses made some observations that sound familiar. “They’re arriving on crash scenes before police and fire personnel,” said Chicago Police Sgt. Keith Blair. “We dove into this issue for the past 10 years,” said United Road Towing chief operating officer Kevin Corcoran. Yet, we’re still talking about it – tow truck drivers in Chicago treating our streets like the Wild West. One driver had to pay “$2,000 cash...
    Savannah Rychcik October 20, 2020 0 Comments Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are imploring Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.) to invite big tech CEOs to testify about issues including censorship and a law affording them liability protection. “As you know, we have serious concerns regarding the recent actions taken by these companies to censor speech on their platforms, especially so close to a major presidential election,” Republicans wrote in a letter they penned to Pallone. They added, “In the event these companies refuse an invitation to testify werequest the Committee expeditiously hold a business meeting to authorize subpoenas to the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google to compel their testimony before the Energy and...
    Maryland man arrested, accused of shooting at truck of Trump supporters who honked at him How to Practically and Specifically Help Restaurants This Election Year Do you know these lucrative Social Security secrets? Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/11 SLIDES © Provided by Eat This, Not That! 10 of Your Favorite Childhood Foods That Quietly Disappeared The '90s and early '00s were an iconic time in the snack food industry. Food and beverage companies got super creative figuring out how...
    Coronavirus outbreak linked to Maine church that held a fellowship rally How to Practically and Specifically Help Restaurants This Election Year These three tech stocks may reap the rewards of a brand advertising rebound As brand advertising spending makes its comeback after the broader industry took a major hit earlier this year due to the pandemic, some companies are set to see a particular benefit by the return of those dollars. © Provided by CNBC A man wearing a face mask walks past a Twitter logo outside their New York City headquarters. Facebook and Twitter took steps to limit the spread of a controversial New York Post article critical of Joe Biden, sparking outrage among conservatives and stoking debate...
    Animals suffer unimaginable abuse in factory farms. They are kept in cramped cages, stolen from their mothers, mutilated, bred to unnatural sizes, and tortured until they are slaughtered for people to eat. It’s so heartbreaking to hear about the atrocities that animals endure at the hands of humans and despite all of the footage and evidence of this cruelty, factory farms are still the norm in the U.S. One of the cruel practices common for factory farms is the use of gestation crates for pregnant pigs. Gestation crates are cages that pigs are kept in during pregnancy. These crates are so tiny that the pigs have no room to move around or switch positions and must sit in their own...
    “Corporate managers get the shareholders they deserve.” That old saying has rarely been more important. In today’s corporate proxy battles, when the margin of victory can be slight, managers and shareholders alike are subject to control by thin majorities. That’s why savvy corporate leaders sculpt their shareholder base.  How? One way is via the bully pulpit, to deter shareholders unaligned with corporate philosophy. For example, at a Starbucks SBUX, -1.03%  shareholders meeting, CEO Howard Schultz once told a critic of the company’s hiring practices to sell the stock. In a letter to shareholders of The Washington Post Co., CEO Don Graham once stressed the company’s long-term outlook, adding: “If you are a shareholder and YOU care about our quarterly results,...
    Chinese workers walk on a section of the world's largest floating solar farm project during construction. The lake was created by a collapsed and flooded coal mine in Huainan, Anhui province, China.Kevin Frayer | Getty Images News | Getty Images SINGAPORE — China, the world's largest carbon-emitting country, has doubled down on its pledge to go green and fight against climate change — and investors have an opportunity to cash in on this long-term development, analysts from Citi said. Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a speech at the United Nations General Assembly last month that his country aims to become carbon neutral by 2060. That means China would become a net-zero carbon emitter, which researchers in Reuters report said...
    New York (CNN)As the United States prepares for another wave of the coronavirus, some companies are making plans to keep their employees remote for the forseeable future.Here are some companies that might never go back to the structure of a traditional office.DropboxThe tech company's nearly 3,000 employees will continue to work remotely the majority of the time, but will occasionally go to a revamped offices, which will be called "Dropbox (DBX) Studios," for collaborative and team-building work. FacebookRead MoreMark Zuckerberg said as many as 50% of Facebook (FB)'s employees could be working remotely within the next five to 10 years. He pitched the idea in an effort to satisfy employee preferences and to create "more broad-based economic prosperity."OktaSoftware company Okta...
    Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton told Fox News’ “Watters’ World” on Saturday that “winter is coming” for Big Tech “oligarchs” who engage in censorship. The New York Post was censored by social media giants last week after alleging that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, met with a top executive of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma in 2015. While Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey eventually declared the poor messaging “unacceptable” and the social media network ultimately allowed the story to be shared, the censorship has led to renewed calls to punish so-called Big Tech for supposedly running afoul of their role as digital platforms. Referring to such warnings and even past congressional hearings on the issue which have...
    On Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) stated that the liability protections of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act should still exist for small companies, but not for large tech companies. Co-host Will Cain asked, [relevant exchange begins around 2:00] “Why not just take Section 230 away? Why not let these companies be liable to suits for what they may or may not publish?” Blackburn answered, “That’s right. And the reason that, as we’ve worked on this over the last several years, the reason you do not take it away is because you want a competitive marketplace, and Section 230 was put in place for new start businesses. This is something...
    Opinion: I stood in line for four hours to vote This Beloved Taco Chain Is No Longer at Risk of Shutting Down Do you know these lucrative Social Security secrets? Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft The 23 Hottest Gadgets of 2020 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/26 SLIDES © dean bertoncelj...
    Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley said Thursday that big tech companies want to control the news and America through censorship and they must be stopped. “These woke capitalists, they want to run America,” Hawley told Fox News’ “Hannity.” “Big government, big tech. They want to run America. We’ve got to stop them and we’ve got to do something right now.” The senator said big tech needs to be held accountable for its censorship and that “Americans need to be able to sue these companies.  If you’ve been locked out of Twitter …. you ought be able to sue them. You could do it with another company but you can’t do it with Facebook and Twitter [or] Google because of...
    Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) protested social media giants Facebook and Twitter for their handling of the bombshell New York Post report about Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, out a day earlier, which both Facebook and Twitter have tried to suppress. The two companies claimed the origins of the story as justification for their actions. “So here’s the thing, Sean — what needs to happen is Americans need to be able to sue these companies,” he said. “You know, if you’ve been locked out of Twitter or if you can’t to distribute this New York Post article on Facebook, you ought to be able to sue `em. You could do that...
    CDC denounces ‘unethical and illegal’ mandatory coronavirus testing in schools The #1 Myth About You Catching Coronavirus from Food Do you know these lucrative Social Security secrets? Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft The 23 Hottest Gadgets of 2020 Ad Microsoft Full...
    FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google) apps on a smartphone.Adam Jeffery | CNBC LONDON — France and the Netherlands have proposed stricter EU rules to oversee large technology firms, such as Alphabet, Facebook and Amazon. In a joint document, seen by CNBC and due to be sent to the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, the two countries suggested that an EU authority should be able to control the market position of these large tech platforms. "Our common ambition is to design a framework that will be efficient enough to address the economic footprint of such actors on the European economy and to be able to 'break them open,'" Cédric O, the secretary of state for digital transition in France,...
    St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters plead not guilty Beyond Amazon Prime Day: 4 ways e-commerce has shaken up the retail industry over the past 5 years Why Retailers Need to Keep These 3 Sourcing Best Practices in Mind as the Pandemic Rages On © Salahuddin Ahmed/AP Click here to read the full article. Over the past several months, disputes over sourcing erupted across the garment industry. Orders were canceled, payments were stalled and employees were furloughed as retailers faced widespread store closures and plummeting sales due to the coronavirus crisis. The effects were ultimately felt by garment workers, who were also sent home without pay or lost their jobs, and factories subsequently shut down for...
    Ray Dalio Donates $50 Million to Fight Health-Care Injustice Boris Johnson overruled scientists who told him to introduce a lockdown three weeks ago, while ignoring warnings that his plans wont stop the coronavirus Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/11 SLIDES © Arturo Torres / Instacart The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy, leading many major businesses and corporations to declare bankruptcy, layoff their workforce and sometimes close their...
    Youth-obsessed advertising is wasted on the young. If you’re over 50 in America, you might feel that corporate America is ignoring you — and you’d be right. Major brands and most advertising don’t target older people. Instead, their message is that being young is beautiful, hopeful, colorful and virile. Old and gray is, well, old and gray. What corporate America should know by now is that older people live longer — and have long memories. Companies overlook this group at their own peril, and at a cost to profits. That’s because older people have most of the money and buying power — not just for themselves but for their children and grandchildren. Ken Dychtwald is a psychologist and...
    Democrats are accusing app-based gig companies including Uber and Lyft of playing dirty in their multimillion-dollar ad campaign supporting a California ballot measure that would allow their drivers to continue to be treated as independent contractors rather than employees.  California state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D) said Monday the campaign backing Proposition 22 includes tactics that are “dirtier than I’ve ever seen before,” such buying up “fake groups” that have no actual members and misleading names meant to tie them to progressives such as Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats need to change messaging on abortion Sanders endorses more than 150 down-ballot Democrats Postal service crisis — California is ready to pilot a postal banking solution MORE (I-Vt.).  “This is historic spending by...
    Bellator Paris live stream and official results Vintage Ikea items that resell for serious money These Are The Ten Most Valuable Companies In America The ten most valuable companies in America, based on market capitalization when added together, are worth almost $8 trillion. America's GDP is $21 trillion. China's is $14 trillion. The list shows the rise of the tech economy--the top 5 are all from that sector. 10. Tesla is worth $404 billion, an extraordinary sum, given that it will sell about 500,000 this year, Global car company leader Volkswagen will sell over 10 million. However, Tesla has effectively positioned itself as the car company of the future, which is one in which fossil fuel vehicles will disappear....
    New marijuana business licenses for would-be entrepreneurs who lack funds but come with other credentials are closer to reality in Colorado. These micro-licenses are intended to raise social equity within commercial pot by making business permits more accessible to those harmed by the War on Drugs. While applications could become available in early 2021, a year after the law took effect, the state Marijuana Enforcement Division continues to hold rulemaking hearings. The new licenses will be connected to and housed within the facilities of established cannabis companies that agree to play host, and would come with discounted licensing fees. In general, stakeholders applaud the new opportunities. But some worry that they come with other expenses. Says Sebastian: Related...
    The Trump administration on Tuesday announced sweeping rule changes to the controversial H-1B guest worker program -- changes that the administration says will protect American wages, crack down on abuse and impact more than a third of the tens of thousands of applications filed each year. “With millions of Americans looking for work, and as the economy continues its recovery, immediate action is needed to guard against the risk lower cost foreign labor can pose to the wellbeing of U.S. workers,” Deputy Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella said in a call with reporters. TRUMP SIGNS ORDER EXPANDING IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS TO INCLUDE H-1B, OTHER GUEST-WORKER PROGRAMS  The H-1B visa, for high-skilled workers, has been dogged by accusations of abuse and fraud for years, with critics saying it...
    Elon Musk guest appearance on CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory." The renewable energy credit market has created a trade in which Tesla competitors have been compelled to buy zero emissions compliance from Musk's company, or as one renewable energy expert put it, "The last thing a company wants to do is pay their competitor to eat their own lunch."Monty Brinton | CBS | Getty Images Tesla's ability to manufacture electric vehicles without losing money has been a constant concern for investors. As renewable energy credits have played a significant role in the recent string of quarterly profits from Elon Musk's EV company, they have been a source of some frustration for Wall Street analysts — who have struggled to...
    NHL teams best draft picks of the past 30 years States Where Voter Data Is Most and Least Protected Where Elon Musk and Tesla earn real credit eating the lunch of auto competitors Tesla just reported record Q3 vehicles deliveries, which will result in more renewable energy credits it can sell to automakers like Ford, GM and Fiat Chrysler. Other electric vehicle start-ups, such as Nio, Rivian, Lordstown Motors and Nikola, could benefit from zero-emission vehicle credits in the years to come. More U.S. states are planning credit programs or will make existing ones stricter, and cover more classes of vehicles, including trucks. The emissions trading market has proven to be a successful example of climate finance. ...
    VIDEO3:1003:10Investors are getting new ways to invest in Chinese tech stocksETF Edge Investors just got four new ways to buy into China's stock market "stars." Four exchange-traded funds launched in China this week tracking the Shanghai stock market's Star 50 Index, a collection of the 50 largest stocks on the tech-heavy Star Market. The Star 50 Index is up nearly 50% this year. While U.S. investors don't yet have access to the funds — issued by China Asset Management, Huatai-PineBridge Fund Management, ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management and E Fund Management — there are many reasons for them to be watching this move, one top money manager told CNBC this week. These ETFs could be some of the first to access the highly anticipated...
    Israel Adesanya addresses steroid speculation surrounding his swollen pec Personalized gifts, from hilarious to heartfelt Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft 23 Gadgets That Could Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/17 SLIDES © Funstock / Shutterstock.com In an increasingly crowded consumer landscape, businesses are always looking to innovate to get the leg up on the competition....
    Kentucky AG seeks one week delay in release of Breonna Taylor grand jury recordings These Two Beloved Pizza Chains Are Close To Bankruptcy Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft 23 Gadgets That Could Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/21 SLIDES © jeepersmedia / Flickr The economic fallout associated...
    An elite corps of patient, concentrated shareholders quietly underpins corporate America. This group, which Warren Buffett dubbed “high-quality shareholders” back in 1978, contrasts with today’s dominant index funds, which hold for long periods but do not concentrate, and momentum traders or many activists, who often concentrate heavily, but rarely hold for long. Every investor, adviser and manager would benefit from familiarity with these high-quality shareholders. Quality shareholders (QS) are pedigreed, spanning from the economist John Maynard Keynes and Buffett’s mentor Benjamin Graham, to stalwarts such as John Neff of Wellington Management and Thomas Rowe Price, founder of T. Rowe Price Group Inc.  TROW, -0.82%   Their styles vary — in scope of research, perceptions of value, and policies on selling...
    We always hear about the devastation companies wreak on the environment, but rarely do we hear about how these effects could be mitigated. Fortunately, there are organizations dedicated to minimizing emissions caused by companies and providing partnerships to guide these companies on how to be more environmentally friendly. Check out the five organizations below to find out more about their work to create a more sustainable future! 1. Fashion Revolution Source: Fashion Revolution / Youtube While oil companies and factory farms are among the most infamous polluters, one major contributor goes largely unnoticed. The fast fashion industry accounts for vast amounts of water usage, CO2 emissions, and landfilled products. This issue exemplifies how environmental and ethical issues are...
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    With classroom time reduced, college students demand tuition cuts Drama at Whole Foods — Leaked Microsoft slides — Find your Wall Street dream job Whos hiring? These companies The pandemic sent the United States into one of the steepest economic contractions in history, but some businesses are pulling through -- and even thriving during this time of adversity. Some are hiring thousands of employees to keep up with their fast-paced growth. © Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images A restaurant displays a "Now Hiring" sign amid the coronavirus pandemic, on August 4, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images) As the holiday season approaches, many companies are bringing in seasonal employees to boost staffing in their stores. Here's who's...
    New York (CNN Business)The pandemic sent the United States into one of the steepest economic contractions in history, but some businesses are pulling through -- and even thriving during this time of adversity. Some are hiring thousands of employees to keep up with their fast-paced growth.As the holiday season approaches, many companies are bringing in seasonal employees to boost staffing in their stores. Here's who's hiring: AmazonAmazon (AMZN) had several hiring announcements in September. The company was looking to hire 33,000 new employees for corporate and tech jobs and held a Career Day to facilitate new hiring. The tech giant also announced that it was hiring 100,000 people for $15-per-hour jobs.FedExRead MoreFedEx (FDX) said it plans to hire 70,000 workers...
    Shoppers stand in line to enter a Foot Locker Inc. store at the Queens Center shopping mall in the Queens borough of New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020.Peter Foley | Bloomberg | Getty Images Dividends and buyback programs are slowly returning, but for some companies, the reinstatement of capital return plans follows layoffs and permanent job cuts.   In March and April, the coronavirus pandemic spurred a number of companies to put their share buyback programs on pause and suspend or slash their dividend payments. In the case of some companies, like airlines and restaurant chains, the measure was part of a scramble for cash as the crisis threw their businesses into turmoil and demand collapsed. In the second...
    VIDEO5:1105:11Four of the most loved Nasdaq 100 stocks have seen September slumpsTrading Nation Some of the most loved stocks on Wall Street have had a rough September. Amazon, PayPal, Alphabet and Facebook — the stocks with the most buy ratings on the Nasdaq 100 — have all fallen by double digits this month as sell-offs brought high-flying momentum names to a halt. For example, Amazon has 44 buy ratings but has fallen more than 12% this month. Matt Maley, chief market strategist at Miller Tabak, does not see a pullback as deep as the dot-com bubble for these stocks. However, he does expect the group to fall further. "These stocks have just become ridiculously overbought, overloved, overowned and overvalued. They...
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    Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday defended his organization against a report by Democratic staffers that showed companies issued bonds purchased by the Fed while either furloughing workers or issuing dividends to shareholders during the pandemic. Powell said that those purchases were in a secondary market, which normally benefit investors or dealers, and not the company. “We’re buying from another buyer,” he told the House Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis during a hearing on the economic response to the pandemic. “Those are already outstanding bonds,” he added. He also stressed that none of the companies received loans from the Fed. “We made zero loans,” he stressed. “None of those companies see themselves as having gotten a...
    The trendiness of environmentalism is sort of a catch-22. Public interest in sustainability is obviously positive, however, as consumer interest in “eco-friendly” products increases, so does corporate greenwashing. The term greenwashing describes companies that focus more on marketing their products as environmentally friendly rather than actually committing to implementing environmentally-friendly practices. Greenwashing is more sinister than just the aestheticization of environmentalism. What makes this phenomenon so insidious is that the companies guilty of greenwashing adopt this branding to manipulate consumers into feeling good about their seemingly eco-conscious decisions. Research shows that two-thirds of Americans consider sustainability when making a purchase and 47 percent are willing to pay more for a sustainable product. Among Gen-Z consumers, this number jumps to 68...
    Could Philip Rivers eventually find himself on the hot seat? 12 Signs Your Dishwasher Is Dying The EU wants to give itself the power to kick US tech giants out of Europe © Reuters EU commissioner Thierry Breton. Reuters The EU is looking to give itself sweeping new powers to crack down on US tech giants, EU commissioner Thierry Breton told the FT in an interview Sunday. The regulatory blueprint includes massive penalties to force tech companies to sell off their European operations and even shutting them out of the European single market. Breton compared the power tech giants wield now to that of the banks before the financial crisis. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  The...
    The American people own most of the wealth—private and public—and most of the information in the country. The top one percent do not. The American people have most of the power in the country. The top one percent do not. The sovereign authority under the Constitution is us; we the people are the bosses. But we give our power away to the Big Boys who run the big companies that control most of our elected politicians. These assertions may surprise you, because the top one percent and the giant corporations work overtime to control what you own. This means they do not have to seize what you own so long as their control provides them with both riches and power...
    Madrid, Sep 20 . .- The Plenary of Congress will mostly support this week the Law proposal presented by JxCAT to sanction late payments in commercial operations with fines and to establish a new Law that stops unfair competition. The initiative, which was already debated in the XII Legislature although it declined before the general elections and the dissolution of the Cortes, has the support of United We Can, ERC and Citizens, among other formations, while the PP could also support it, and the PSOE and the PNV are not against. This has been confirmed to EFE by parliamentary sources who also emphasize that the proposed Law will, however, be modified in the process of amendments....
    The death of George Floyd has re-ignited a global movement against the police killings of black people, and with it, there are renewed calls for American media companies to root out structural racism, with some challenging the practices of senior leadership. This broader discussion, which often unfolds on social media, has forced shake-ups at several outlets, including The New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Refinery29, Man Repeller and Bon Appétit. Bon AppétitAdam Rapoport, the now-former editor-in-chief at Bon Appétit, resigned after a 2013 Instagram photo of him dressed in a stereotypical Puerto Rican costume resurfaced on social media. Several staffers at the Condé Nast-owned publication accused Rapoport and leadership of discrimination. Sohla El-Waylly, an assistant editor, said on Instagram that the...
    NOW more than ever it’s important to take care of your health and wellbeing. We all want to be healthier, fitter and stronger so that we can be here for our families and friends. 11 These 10 top companies can help you smash your health and wellbeing goals. Hitting your wellness goals 11 Whether you want to lose weight, shape up or simply eat a healthier, more nutritious diet, Herbalife Nutrition want to help you get back on track. More than 4 million of their shakes are consumed around the globe every day. Their rich and creamy shakes can be prepared in seconds and come in 10 amazing flavours like chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and cookie crunch. Providing an excellent balance...
    Climate-related disasters are on the rise. States on the coast of Gulf Mexico have experienced an earlier hurricane season and it’s predicted that they will experience stronger and more frequent hurricanes. On the west coast, fires have burned hundreds of thousands of acres, forcing people out of their homes and animals out of their habitats. The fires have also made air quality worse, which is especially worrisome during the pandemic. The fires have also caused dangerous chemicals to get into drinking water. The apocalyptic-looking skies are a testament to how bad these fires an ominous visual manifestation of our future if nothing is done to protect this planet. While these disasters are intense and threaten many lives, things are only going to...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- It takes 19 hours to fly from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to Chicago. But for "crypto-jackers" in Southeast Asia, stealing data and money from victims in Illinois required only a few seconds and a couple of computer keystrokes.The ABC7 I-Team has learned that Illinois businesses were among the targets of corporate thievery by hackers who appear linked to Chinese intelligence.Five Chinese nationals and a pair of Malaysian businessmen were charged in a years-long hacking scheme that U.S. prosecutors say used a worldwide video game-maker as the bait and the cover for the lucrative criminal operation.The wide-ranging hacking scheme targeted 100 companies in Illinois and other states, including software development firms, computer manufacturers and telecommunications providers, social media...
    The Justice Department harshly criticized the Chinese Communist Party for allegedly allowing cybercriminals to operate freely in China in announcing new charges against five Chinese nationals for a host of thefts targeting companies in the United States and worldwide. “The Department of Justice has used every tool available to disrupt the illegal computer intrusions and cyberattacks by these Chinese citizens,” Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said on Wednesday. “Ideally, I would be thanking Chinese law enforcement authorities for their cooperation in this matter, and the five Chinese hackers would now be in custody awaiting trial … Regrettably, the Chinese Communist Party has chosen a different path of making China safe for cybercriminals so long as they attack computers outside...
    VIDEO4:3704:37These retailers could benefit from the accelerated shift to e-commerce salesTrading Nation The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated a shift toward online spending, and that's fueled a handful of e-commerce stocks this year. Wayfair, Etsy and Amazon are among the e-retailers outperforming in 2020. Overstock, the best of the names with a more than 900% rally so far this year, even got an upgrade from Needham analysts on Monday based upon higher online spending. Nancy Tengler, chief investment officer at Laffer Tengler Investments, sees stocks at the intersection of home goods and improvement and e-commerce as the best bets to ride the digital spending wave. "We have expressed our views in this space through some of the housing-related stocks like the...
    SACRAMENTO – With millions of people out of work in California, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law Wednesday that grants tax breaks to small businesses that hire more workers over the next three months. The law will offer companies with 100 or fewer employees a $ 1,000 credit on their state tax bills for each new employee hired before December 1. It only applies to companies that have lost at least half of their revenue from April to June of this year compared to the same period last year. The credit is capped at $ 100 million statewide, or $ 100,000 for each business. Businesses get the credit only if they hire employees, not contractors....
    If you’re looking for a few company success stories in Greater Washington, you’ve come to the right place. Our annual Fastest Growing Companies awards program ranks 75 companies by average revenue growth — and making this List is no easy feat. 2020 marks the third year that Data Editor Carolyn Proctor has compiled a List of all-private companies fo the awards program. The qualifications? Companies must be locally headquartered and independently owned with no parent company as of the date our survey process ended. Revenue for the companies also had to grow each year for two years in a row between 2017 and 2019, be at least $2 million in 2017 and at least $10 million in 2019. Carolyn ran...