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Financial Times: Business Blog

  • FT column: The pitfalls of the Microsoft and Apple ‘frenemy’ pact

    FT column: The pitfalls of the Microsoft and Apple ‘frenemy’ pact

    If you were surprised when a senior Microsoft executive took the stage at Apple’s latest product launch last week, you need to brace yourself for more of the same. The spread of digital platforms, the ease with which collaborative networks can form…
    - 14 Sep 15, 6:54pm -
  • A note from the bloggers

    A note from the bloggers

    We’re no longer updating this blog, though contributors continue to write and comment throughout FT.com. For example, you can read John Gapper and Andrew Hill‘s work on their respective columnist pages. Past posts to this blog will stay archived…
    - 11 Sep 15, 12:03pm -
  • FT column: Glencore has a mogul in denial

    FT column: Glencore has a mogul in denial

    Ivan Glasenberg, co-founder and chief executive of Glencore, delights in telling his rivals in the commodities industry that they are wrong, and in trying to prove it by running his business differently. So it takes quite an upheaval to persuade Mr G…
    - 9 Sep 15, 8:22pm -
  • FT column: GE-Alstom deal could finally drive out Jack Welch’s ghost

    FT column: GE-Alstom deal could finally drive out Jack Welch’s ghost

    When General Electric bid for Honeywell in 2000, it was Jack Welch’s last “swing for the fences”. The GE chief executive handwrote the $43bn offer faxed to his Honeywell counterpart. He delayed his retirement to see through the takeover. He wen…
    - 7 Sep 15, 7:37pm -
  • FT column: China should welcome its short sellers

    FT column: China should welcome its short sellers


    - 2 Sep 15, 7:06pm -
  • FT column: Too many angry cooks spoil the business broth

    FT column: Too many angry cooks spoil the business broth

    Leading a team is hard. Now try leading one in hot, humid, cramped conditions, with knives, fire and blunt instruments to hand, and a daily imperative to make a perfect product to order, again and again, for impatient customers waiting next door. Now…
    - 24 Aug 15, 8:27pm -
  • FT column: Alphabet makes time a resource Google can ill afford to waste

    FT column: Alphabet makes time a resource Google can ill afford to waste

    Explaining the unboxing of Alphabet, Google’s new parent, Larry Page, its chief executive, said appointing someone else to run the search company “frees up time for me to continue to scale our aspirations”.Read more
    - 17 Aug 15, 7:10pm -
  • FT column: Alphabet can create a clever conglomerate

    FT column: Alphabet can create a clever conglomerate

    After software engineering and financial engineering comes linguistic engineering. Google this week raised its market capitalisation by $25bn by shuffling around some executive jobs and changing its name to Alphabet. Who knew that swapping your tiles…
    - 12 Aug 15, 6:25pm -
  • FT column: Netflix needs to devote time to nurturing its new baby

    FT column: Netflix needs to devote time to nurturing its new baby

    Netflix’s new family leave policy — unlimited paid time off for parents in the first year after a child’s birth or adoption — is great. But it would be even better if the video streaming company could now ensure its founder and chief executiv…
    - 10 Aug 15, 6:38pm -
  • FT column: Robots can kill but they do not understand us

    FT column: Robots can kill but they do not understand us

    I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe,” the villain played by Rutger Hauer reminisces at the end of the film Blade Runner after hauling Harrison Ford’s character on to a roof top and sparing his life. “People” is the operative word…
    - 29 Jul 15, 7:01pm -

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  • The Squares And Stripes of Credit Card Processing Aren't For Everyone

    The Squares And Stripes of Credit Card Processing Aren't For Everyone

    This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. Walk into an independent coffee shop or craft show these days and yo…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 10:16am -
  • These 4 Small Business Trends Are Defining 2017

    These 4 Small Business Trends Are Defining 2017

    There’s something about the promise of the new year. In the aftermath of all the feasting and reveling and overindulging, that makes us do two things: we pledge and we predict Small Business Trends. We make impossible-to-keep  diet and exercise pl…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 9:57am -
  • Business ownership -- everything is not always as it seems

    Business ownership -- everything is not always as it seems

    Whether you're dreaming of being a business owner, or are actually working that dream right now, one thing is the same: You don't want your dream to become a nightmare. And one of the best ways to accomplish this is to learn as much as you can about…
    - 7 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 10:54am -
  • 6 Invoicing Hacks You Aren't Using As A Small Business Owner

    6 Invoicing Hacks You Aren't Using As A Small Business Owner

    Invoicing properly is crucial when you’re a freelancer because it’s how you get paid. While you might look forward to  invoicing  because often it means that payday is near, I personally just want to get it over with so I can continue  meeting…
    - 7 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 9:45am -
  • 5 Expenses Small Business Owners Often Overlook

    5 Expenses Small Business Owners Often Overlook

    Every business owner knows that in order to make money, you have to spend it. Typically you’ll have to spend more than you plan. However, small business owners often forget to plan for certain expenses that end up hurting their cash flow down the…
    - 8 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 9:52am -
  • Why Business Loans Are Often Rejected—And What You Can Do About It

    Why Business Loans Are Often Rejected—And What You Can Do About It

    This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. You’ve been approved for virtually every loan, card, or other cred…
    - 15 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 6:32am -
  • Don't Fund Your Small Business Dreams With Credit Cards

    Don't Fund Your Small Business Dreams With Credit Cards

    This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. Small businesses face staggering odds. About a third go under in the…
    - 20 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 2:27pm -
  • 3 Must-Haves When Choosing Your Business Bank

    3 Must-Haves When Choosing Your Business Bank

    This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. Small business banking is a topic that sometimes gets short shrift.…
    - 20 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 9:26am -
  • Social Media Marketing In The Blockchain Era

    Social Media Marketing In The Blockchain Era

    What is the Blockchain ? The Blockchain Era is the time of technology used to build crypto currencies, meaning this technology has a distributed network on the Internet that allows payments from buyer to vendor. It’s like a huge PayPal that is dist…
    - 21 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 9:50am -
  • 5 Accounting Tips For Every Small Business

    5 Accounting Tips For Every Small Business

    Starting a new venture requires diligence. Whether it’s ensuring your customers are happy or it’s perfecting your products and services you’ll need to keep pushing on. With that said, there’s one area that’s often overlooked by small busine…
    - 22 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 9:48am -

npr: Business

NYMag: Business and Money

  • The Trans-Everything CEO

    The Trans-Everything CEO

    Futurist, pharma tycoon, satellite entrepreneur, philosopher. Martine Rothblatt, the highest-paid female executive in America, was born male. But that is far from the thing that defines her. Just ask her wife. Then ask the robot version of her wife.
    - 17 Sep 14, 9:06am -
  • The Taming of the Trading Monster

    The Taming of the Trading Monster

    After his firm’s indictment, Steven A. Cohen is richer than ever—but almost everything has changed.
    - 6 Jun 14, 5:31pm -
  • Our Congenial Web Overlords

    Our Congenial Web Overlords

    Ken and Ben Lerer fund 185 tech companies—and counting.
    - 12 Jan 14, 7:58pm -
  • Saw

    Saw

    Who Etsy found on Etsy.
    - 29 Sep 13, 9:57pm -
  • Quirky

    Quirky

    His big idea: using yours.
    - 29 Sep 13, 9:55pm -
  • Amanda Palmer

    Amanda Palmer

    “I could write a book about that. Funny enough, I am.”
    - 29 Sep 13, 9:52pm -
  • Sofar Sounds

    Sofar Sounds

    The private gig.
    - 29 Sep 13, 9:50pm -
  • Grumpy Cat

    Grumpy Cat

    … And his Sue Mengers. Ben Lashes is manager of the Internet’s meme-iest sensations, some of them feline. It’s a growth business.
    - 29 Sep 13, 9:43pm -
  • Flint and Tinder

    Flint and Tinder

    Seventh time’s a charm.
    - 29 Sep 13, 9:36pm -
  • Bitly

    Bitly

    What Libya and Twitter have in common.
    - 29 Sep 13, 9:35pm -

PBS: Business Desk

  • newAsk the Headhunter: Why does my co-worker get paid more?

    Ask the Headhunter: Why does my co-worker get paid more?

    When it comes to pay, value isn’t as obvious as you might think. While you may be getting treated unfairly, you just as well may not have all the facts to make that judgment. Photo by Milton Brown/Getty ImagesNick Corcodilos started headhunting i…
    - 22 hours ago, 15 Aug 17, 3:24pm -
  • Column: Brexit, the U.K.’s version of ‘repeal and replace’

    Column: Brexit, the U.K.’s version of ‘repeal and replace’

    Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis and European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier hold a joint news conference after the round of Brexit talks in Brussels, Belgium on July 20, 2017. Photo by Franc…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Aug 17, 12:33pm -
  • Column: Why Americans are right to rethink free trade

    Column: Why Americans are right to rethink free trade

    An employee works at a JD.com logistic centre in Langfang, Hebei province on Nov. 10, 2015. China is now buying up U.S. firms at an unprecedented rate, writes Ralph Gomory. Photo by Jason Lee/ReutersEditor’s note: Economists are often belittled fo…
    - 2 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 2:33pm -
  • Social Security says I owe money for Medicare coverage I didn’t get. How do I appeal?

    Social Security says I owe money for Medicare coverage I didn’t get. How do I appeal?

    A reader shares a cautionary tale about how even the most straightforward Medicare applications can turn into nightmares. Photo by Allen Rowley.Editor’s Note: Journalist Philip Moeller is here to provide the answers you need on aging and retiremen…
    - 7 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 4:05pm -
  • Column: What we can learn from a Google employee’s epic failure to understand gender differences

    Column: What we can learn from a Google employee’s epic failure to understand gender differences

    A male software engineer’s 10-page manifesto argues that women are underrepresented in tech because inherent psychological sex differences render women unsuitable for tech-oriented jobs. Research psychologist Denise Cummins breaks down what he gets…
    - 7 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 12:31pm -
  • Column: Why, as an immigrant, I am not outraged by Trump’s immigration proposal

    Column: Why, as an immigrant, I am not outraged by Trump’s immigration proposal

    President Donald Trump speaks during an announcement on immigration reform. Entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa says the RAISE Act could be good for the country. Photo by Carlos Barria/ReutersEditor’s note: Silicon Valley entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa has appe…
    - 8 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 9:27am -
  • Column: How can the stock market rally possibly continue?

    Column: How can the stock market rally possibly continue?

    Photo by Brendan McDermid/ReutersEditor’s note: Vikram Mansharamani, for years a professor at Yale and who now teaches at Harvard, is an investment consultant, public speaker on economic trends and author of the book “Boombustology” about how…
    - 9 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 2:19pm -
  • July jobs report closes the near decade-long jobs gap

    July jobs report closes the near decade-long jobs gap

    Growth in the service industry and food and beverages, “suggests the demand is for a lot of the low-income workers who are now getting jobs,” Mathur said. Photo by Patrick T. Fallon/ReutersEmployers added 209,000 jobs in July, continuing a long…
    - 12 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 4:33pm -
  • How Uber drivers game the app and force surge pricing

    How Uber drivers game the app and force surge pricing

    A new economics paper says Uber’s drivers are in revolt. Photo by Tyrone Siu/ReutersUber is the company everyone loves to hate, but still seems to use. But word has it that in New York at least, customers are so fed up they’re switching to other…
    - 12 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 10:49am -
  • Why so many companies have stopped trying to create new antibiotics

    Why so many companies have stopped trying to create new antibiotics

    On the right plate, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae is able to grow even in the presence of antibiotics. Photo by CDC.Editor’s note: Last night on the PBS NewsHour, science correspondent Miles O’Brien kicked off NewsHour’s special, an…
    - 13 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 6:25pm -

Reuters: Business

  • newU.S. judge in Takata bankruptcy halts lawsuits vs automakers

    U.S. judge in Takata bankruptcy halts lawsuits vs automakers

    (Reuters) - A U.S. judge overseeing the bankruptcy of Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp's U.S. business has halted for 90 days the lawsuits brought by victims of its faulty air bag inflators against automakers, a ruling that temporarily smooths its…
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:56am -
  • newIreland rejects EU's demand that it collect 13 billion euros from Apple

    Ireland rejects EU's demand that it collect 13 billion euros from Apple

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's finance minister rejected the European Commission's demand that it retroactively collect 13 billion euros in taxes from Apple , saying this was not Dublin's job in an interview with Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine (FAZ)…
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:51am -
  • newWall Street rises as consumer stocks gain; Fed minutes eyed

    Wall Street rises as consumer stocks gain; Fed minutes eyed

    (Reuters) - The S&P and the Dow rose higher in late morning trading on Wednesday on gains from consumer discretionary stocks, with investors awaiting the minutes on the latest Federal Reserve meeting.
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:42am -
  • newU.S. regulators charge bank employee, six others with insider trading

    U.S. regulators charge bank employee, six others with insider trading

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators on Wednesday accused an employee of a large multinational bank and six other people of taking part in an insider trading scheme that reaped more than $5 million in profits.
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:30am -
  • newSale of Air Berlin slots offers rare German entry ticket

    Sale of Air Berlin slots offers rare German entry ticket

    BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Air Berlin's administrators will focus on selling its attractive take-off and landing slots in Germany, a source familiar with the process said, potentially opening up the market to new players.
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:28am -
  • newU.S. talks tough as NAFTA negotiations get under way

    U.S. talks tough as NAFTA negotiations get under way

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday laid down a tough line for modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement, demanding major changes to the pact that would reduce U.S. trade deficits with Mexico and Canada and increase U.S. c…
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:09am -
  • newReckitt bets on 'smart' products to renew innovation mojo

    Reckitt bets on 'smart' products to renew innovation mojo

    SLOUGH, England (Reuters) - Reckitt Benckiser is betting on connected consumer products as part of a push to show investors its innovative approach can still drive growth.
    - 3 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 10:14am -
  • newMaersk upbeat on shipping outlook, faces hefty cyber attack bill

    Maersk upbeat on shipping outlook, faces hefty cyber attack bill

    COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's A.P. Moller Maersk gave an upbeat outlook for container shipping on Wednesday, lifting its shares by as much as 4.5 percent as investors looked beyond one-off second-quarter charges and a costly cyber attack on its o…
    - 4 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 9:47am -
  • newTrump, in tweet, hits Amazon over taxes, jobs

    Trump, in tweet, hits Amazon over taxes, jobs

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized Amazon.com on Twitter over taxes and jobs and accused the global retailer, without offering evidence, of hurting U.S. localities and causing job losses.
    - 5 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 8:34am -
  • newExclusive: China's Belt and Road acquisitions surge despite outbound capital crackdown

    Exclusive: China's Belt and Road acquisitions surge despite outbound capital crackdown

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Mergers and acquisitions by Chinese companies in countries that are part of the Belt and Road initiative are soaring, even as Beijing cracks down on China's acquisitive conglomerates to restrict capital outflows.
    - 10 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 3:44am -

San Francisco Chronicle: Biz & Tech

  • newAnti-Google protest planned for Saturday in Mountain View postponed
    The organizer of a wave protests Saturday at Google offices nationwide said the event would no longer take place because of threats his group received. The March on Google, organized by Jack Posobiec, an online personality with a large far-right fol…
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:05am -
  • new20% health insurance spike likely if subsidies end
    Insurance premiums for health plans in the individual market would jump 20 percent in 2018 if the federal government stops funding billions of dollars in payments to insurance companies that help lower health care costs for poor Americans, according…
    - 18 hours ago, 15 Aug 17, 7:40pm -
  • newGoogle snaps up startup, Netflix spends big, Amazon speeds up
    Google snaps up startup, Netflix spends big, Amazon speeds upGoogle reportedly has bought Senosis Health, a Seattle startup that has created smartphone apps that help people monitor such things as their pulmonary function and hemoglobin counts.Ge…
    - 18 hours ago, 15 Aug 17, 7:38pm -
  • newBusiness News Roundup, Aug. 16
    Sanger took over as independent chairman late last year after John Stumpf, Wells Fargo’s then CEO and chairman, abruptly resigned in the aftermath of the bank’s sales practices scandal.While Sanger was applauded for the sales-scandal investigat…
    - 19 hours ago, 15 Aug 17, 6:47pm -
  • newRetail sales see big jump in July
    Consumer spending accounts for around 70 percent of economic activity, so the latest result is a good sign for overall economic growth.Michael Pearce, U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said the strong gain in July sales showed that consumer spen…
    - 19 hours ago, 15 Aug 17, 6:41pm -
  • newFacebook’s new data center a boost to Ohio technology sector
    Facebook will spend $750 million on a new data center in central Ohio, the company announced Tuesday — marking another boost for the state’s growing technology sector.The world’s biggest social media company joined Republican Gov. John Kasich…
    - 19 hours ago, 15 Aug 17, 6:39pm -
  • newbiosimilar drugs can be a hard sell
    Part of the problem: a web of relationships between drug companies and insurers that shields incumbent drugs and often sidelines upstarts until the market becomes crowded.Pfizer said this month that Inflectra, its version of the blockbuster Johnson…
    - 20 hours ago, 15 Aug 17, 5:45pm -
  • newUber agrees to protect rider data to settle FTC complaint
    The Federal Trade Commission, in a complaint settled on Tuesday, alleged that Uber failed to secure data about rider trips and neglected to monitor employee access to the information.Uber misrepresented how well it monitored employee access to pers…
    - 20 hours ago, 15 Aug 17, 5:28pm -
  • newHiQ wins court round against LinkedIn
    In granting HiQ Labs Inc.’s request for a preliminary injunction, U.S. District Judge Edward Chen said the company presented convincing arguments that LinkedIn’s primary motivation was to shut down a competitor rather than protect user privacy as…
    - 20 hours ago, 15 Aug 17, 5:05pm -
  • newShip traffic, August 16
    Ship traffic, August 16Ship trafficAegean LeaderSFOHorizon PacificItal UsodimareMol MissionPapeete, TahitiSFOAegean LeaderCSL FrontierPort UnknownKetchikan, AlaskaSFOPort UnknownHorizon PacificPort UnknownSouth Korea…
    - 22 hours ago, 15 Aug 17, 3:34pm -

The Economist: Business

  • An Israeli pharma champion sickens

    An Israeli pharma champion sickens

    National pride and joyTHE headlong plunge of shares in Teva, a pharmaceutical giant—down by over 40% since August 2nd—is causing consternation beyond the firm’s shareholders and employees. The company was founded in Jerusalem in 1901, is th…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 10:41am -
  • Mistrust in America could sink the economy

    Mistrust in America could sink the economy

    AMERICA is a grumpy and confused place. For an overarching explanation of what has gone wrong, a decline in trust is a good place to start. Trust can be defined as the expectation that other people, or organisations, will act in ways that are fair…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 10:41am -
  • A Google employee inflames a debate about sexism and free speech

    A Google employee inflames a debate about sexism and free speech

    SILICON VALLEY’S leading firms celebrate disruption, but not disruptive employees. Google has found itself at the centre of controversy after an anonymous software engineer, later revealed to be a young Harvard graduate called James Damore, publ…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 10:41am -
  • Rupert Murdoch’s bid for Sky hits more obstacles

    Rupert Murdoch’s bid for Sky hits more obstacles

    RUPERT MURDOCH’S penchant for mass-market media has made him billions of dollars. It also gets in the way of empire-building. In 2011 News Corp’s bid to take full ownership of Sky, a European pay-TV giant, fell apart amid public rancour over p…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 10:41am -
  • Airport profits: ready to depart

    Airport profits: ready to depart

    WHEN Heathrow airport opened, in 1946, the only retail facilities were a bar with chintz armchairs and a small newsagent’s. The first terminal was a tent, a far cry from the four halls, resembling vast shopping malls, at the London airport today…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 10:41am -
  • Helen Alexander, former CEO of The Economist Group, died on August 5th

    Helen Alexander, former CEO of The Economist Group, died on August 5th

    Circulation wizardROLE models for women in business are still too rare, not least in Britain. Last November an independent review backed by the government urged FTSE 100 companies to raise the share of women on their boards from 27% to 33% by 202…
    - 10 days ago, 6 Aug 17, 12:39pm -
  • Europe’s no business as usual summer

    Europe’s no business as usual summer

    “DON’T you know about our summer?” asks a spokesperson of a Swedish multinational, himself presumably on holiday as kids chirp in the background. Almost everyone is gone until September, he says. At a German multinational, “the whole board…
    - 13 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 10:49am -
  • Is Emmanuel Macron serious about privatisation?

    Is Emmanuel Macron serious about privatisation?

    ONE reason for Italian anger over the decision on July 27th by Emmanuel Macron, France’s president, to stop Fincantieri, a shipbuilder from Trieste, winning control of a French shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, was that recent cross-border deals have m…
    - 13 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 10:49am -
  • Hong Kong, the global capital of hustle, is gripped by self doubt

    Hong Kong, the global capital of hustle, is gripped by self doubt

    OF THE world’s three great commercial centres—New York, London and Hong Kong—two are on the defensive. London faces a rupture with the European Union, which wants to seize the City’s euro-related activities and shift them inside the curren…
    - 13 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 10:49am -
  • Shark Week meets Worst Cooks in America

    Shark Week meets Worst Cooks in America

    Another fat bundleFORGET your subscription to Netflix. Would you pay $5 a month for a collection of TV channels that gave you programmes such as “90 Day Fiancé”, “Pit Bulls and Parolees”, “My Cat from Hell”, “Worst Cooks in America…
    - 13 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 10:49am -

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Wired: Business

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