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  • 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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London Evening Standard: Business

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  • 3 Startup Risks You Should Avoid

    3 Startup Risks You Should Avoid

    Having a business of your very own is a fantasy many people share. Of course it doesn’t just happen by snapping your fingers. A lot of hard work goes into any startup. First you must have a product or service people need. If it’s already on the…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 9:51am -
  • Why Women-Owned Businesses Are On The Rise

    Why Women-Owned Businesses Are On The Rise

    I am  one of the many self-employed people  working in the United States. But, what is significant to note is that I am a woman. During the last 20 years, the number of self-employed women has gone up dramatically according to the  US Census Bure…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 10:07am -
  • Three Things Any Entrepreneur Should Know

    Three Things Any Entrepreneur Should Know

    The gig economy looks like it’s growing every day, and  Millennials are starting businesses at a younger age than Baby Boomers did . Entrepreneurship is here to stay! When you’re building out your dream business there’s a lot to do and it can…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 9:48am -
  • How to Capitalize on Small Business Saturday

    How to Capitalize on Small Business Saturday

    Small Business Saturday has become a boon for local shops Last year 112 million consumers spent 15 4 million at such businesses according to American Express the company behind the shopping holiday founded in 2010 Held the day after Black Friday Smal…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 1:59pm -
  • How To Make More Money In Your Business -- Starting Now

    How To Make More Money In Your Business -- Starting Now

    One of the hardest financial lessons I’ve had to learn as a business owner is how to make more money. Truth be told, it’s also been one of my hardest personal lessons. It should be no surprise, then, that I’m really good at teaching people how…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 9:34am -
  • How "the Cloud" can empower your small business

    How "the Cloud" can empower your small business

    One of the greatest products of human society is the marketplace. Webster defines it as a place where goods and services are offered for sale.  Over millennia, innovations took markets from local to global, and now to the 21st century iteration -…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 9:45am -
  • Could Blockchain Help Modernize The Power Grid?

    Could Blockchain Help Modernize The Power Grid?

    Blockchain gets a lot of press these days. We like to read about how blockchain currencies like Bitcoin and  Litecoin are rocketing higher  in value. However, not all the developments are about cryptocurrencies. There are other opportunities. Bloc…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 9:43am -
  • 4 Tips To Improve Productivity And Boost Your Bottom Line

    4 Tips To Improve Productivity And Boost Your Bottom Line

    There are many ways to improve productivity. Feuling your energy helps. You can power nap, power walk or even consume a power bar but I’m going to focus on other tips. Process efficiency also helps improve productivity. It can indirectly benefit yo…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 9:49am -
  • 5 Proven Ways To Cut Costs For Your Small Business

    5 Proven Ways To Cut Costs For Your Small Business

    According to Bloomberg, eight out of ten small businesses fail. Some fail because they don’t adequately understand customer needs. Others can’t communicate the value of their  products and services . Still, others don’t understand how to prom…
    - 23 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 10:10am -
  • Small business survival lessons from Jeff Foxworthy

    Small business survival lessons from Jeff Foxworthy

    You've no doubt seen the classic Jeff Foxworthy act, the one where he says, for example, "If you have more than one car jacked up in your front yard, you might be a redneck."  Just as Jeff got rich delivering this comedic routine, you can benefit…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 10:43am -

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

  • Why this Social Security boost is no boon for lower earners

    Why this Social Security boost is no boon for lower earners

    Photo by Karen Roach/via AdobeEditor’s Note: Journalist Philip Moeller is here to provide the answers you need on aging and retirement. His weekly column, “Ask Phil,” aims to help older Americans and their families by answering their health ca…
    - 36 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 3:06pm -
  • Column: GOP tax cuts would make the rich even richer

    Column: GOP tax cuts would make the rich even richer

    President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Republican Congressional leaders about tax reform at the White House on September 5, 2017. File photo by REUTERS/Joshua RobertsIn House Speaker Paul Ryan’s words, the Republican tax reform plan i…
    - 36 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 12:19pm -
  • Ask the Headhunter: 4 signs that you should run from a job scam

    Ask the Headhunter: 4 signs that you should run from a job scam


    - 37 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:40am -
  • A major sticking point in the Republican tax plan, explained

    A major sticking point in the Republican tax plan, explained

    President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on October 11, 2017. File photo by REUTERS/Joshua RobertsThe state and local tax deduction has become a key sticking point for Republicans negotiating tax reform. How the ta…
    - 38 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 11:58am -
  • 4 tips for making the most of Medicare’s open enrollment

    4 tips for making the most of Medicare’s open enrollment

    Journalist Philip Moeller urges current Medicare enrollees to take advantage of this opportunity to evaluate their Medicare coverage and decide if they wish to make any changes next year. Photo by Troels Graugaard/Getty ImagesEditor’s Note: Journa…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 3:09pm -
  • Ask the Headhunter: If you’re expected to jump through hoops to get an interview, here’s what to say

    Ask the Headhunter: If you’re expected to jump through hoops to get an interview, here’s what to say

    Some employers think what they’re doing a clever “pre-assessment” of job applicants, laying the burden on you while avoiding putting their own skin in the game, explains Ask the Headhunter columnist Nick Corcodilos. Photo by Getty ImagesNick C…
    - 44 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 3:24pm -
  • Analysis: How tax reform could impact charitable giving

    Analysis: How tax reform could impact charitable giving

    Editor’s note: Jonathan Meer is a professor at Texas A&M University, and an expert on charitable giving. This analysis is being published here in collaboration with EconoFact, a nonpartisan economic publication.THE ISSUEGiving by individuals acc…
    - 44 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 11:42am -
  • The unemployment rate and jobs total went down? What’s up?

    The unemployment rate and jobs total went down? What’s up?

    A job seeker talks to a recruiter from UC Health at the Colorado Hospital Association job fair in Denver, Colorado, on October 4, 2017. Photo by REUTERS/Rick WilkingThe unemployment rate dropped from 4.4 percent to 4.2 percent in September, while th…
    - 48 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 2:53pm -
  • Column: This innovation could lead to the next financial crisis

    Column: This innovation could lead to the next financial crisis

    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York on October 4, 2017. Photo by REUTERS/Brendan McDermidHistory might not repeat itself, but it does rhyme. Robert Z. Aliber, an emeritus professor of international economics a…
    - 48 days ago, 6 Oct 17, 12:17pm -
  • ‘Boosting’ to support her habit — one woman’s nightmare

    ‘Boosting’ to support her habit — one woman’s nightmare

    Donna Dibo, a former opioid addict, spoke to PBS NewsHour recently about her addiction and its impact on her life.Editor’s note: As part of the NewsHour’s series on the opioid epidemic, I went to eastern Ohio and interviewed three former addicts…
    - 48 days ago, 5 Oct 17, 4:33pm -

Reuters: Business

  • newAmazon starts Australian trial after months of hype

    Amazon starts Australian trial after months of hype

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's Australian arm began an order-taking trial on Thursday, giving life to the hype which has preceded its arrival in the world's No. 12 economy and weighed on the shares of the brick-and-mortar retail sector.
    - 25 mins ago, 23 Nov 17, 2:08am -
  • newTesla cranks up big battery in Australia

    Tesla cranks up big battery in Australia

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Tesla Inc has completed construction of the world's largest lithium ion battery in Australia, putting it on track to meet a 100-day deadline for switching the battery packs on, the South Australian government said on Thursday.…
    - 27 mins ago, 23 Nov 17, 2:06am -
  • newCathay Pacific's pilots plan levy as buffer against action by airline

    Cathay Pacific's pilots plan levy as buffer against action by airline

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd's pilots will vote on whether to raise funds as a buffer against any actions the loss-making Hong Kong airline takes against them such as unilateral benefit changes or job losses, according to the pil…
    - 30 mins ago, 23 Nov 17, 2:03am -
  • newDollar dumped, bonds buoyant on Fed inflation caution

    Dollar dumped, bonds buoyant on Fed inflation caution

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar was on the defensive Thursday after suffering its worst drubbing in five months while bonds celebrated a comeback on speculation the Federal Reserve might not tighten U.S. policy as aggressively as previously thought.…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 17, 12:21am -
  • newUber's messy data breach collides with launch of SoftBank deal

    Uber's messy data breach collides with launch of SoftBank deal

    TORONTO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A newspaper advertisement for an Uber Technologies Inc stock sale was juxtaposed on Wednesday with a report that the ride-service provider had covered up a data hack - something of a metaphor for Uber, a company with…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 10:02pm -
  • newSaudi Arabia agrees to buy $7 billion in precision munitions from U.S. firms: sources

    Saudi Arabia agrees to buy $7 billion in precision munitions from U.S. firms: sources

    (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has agreed to buy about $7 billion worth of precision guided munitions from U.S. defense contractors, sources familiar with the matter said, a deal that some lawmakers may object to over American weapons having contributed to…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 6:17pm -
  • newRockwell Automation rebuffs Emerson's latest $29 billion bid

    Rockwell Automation rebuffs Emerson's latest $29 billion bid

    (Reuters) - Rockwell Automation Inc rejected Emerson Electric Co's sweetened $29 billion takeover offer on Wednesday, in its strongest rebuttal to date of the proposed combination of two of the world's largest factory equipment makers.
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 4:36pm -
  • newBroadcom considering sweetened Qualcomm bid: sources

    Broadcom considering sweetened Qualcomm bid: sources

    (Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd is considering raising its offer to buy rival Qualcomm Inc by offering more of its own stock, following consultation with several of Qualcomm's top shareholders, according to people familiar with the matter.
    - 11 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 3:44pm -
  • newFed policymakers say rate increase likely warranted soon: minutes

    Fed policymakers say rate increase likely warranted soon: minutes

    WASHINGTON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Many Federal Reserve policymakers expect that interest rates will have to be raised in the "near term," according to the minutes of the U.S. central bank's last policy meeting released on Wednesday.
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 2:04pm -
  • newHPE CEO Whitman's surprise exit stumps Wall Street

    HPE CEO Whitman's surprise exit stumps Wall Street

    (Reuters) - Shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co fell 6 percent on Wednesday after Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman's decision to step down from the role took Wall Street by surprise.
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 12:08pm -

San Francisco Chronicle: Biz & Tech

  • newFliers resisting the ‘incredible shrinking airline seat’
    Spirit Airlines, at least, is honest about the tight quarters on its planes. “We’re a cozy airline,” it says on its website. “We add extra seats to our planes so we can fly with more people. This lowers ticket prices for everyone, just like a…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 8:22pm -
  • newChina’s tech ambitions could upset global trade order
    Washington officials and major global companies increasingly worry about a new generation of deals that could give China a firmer grip on the technology of tomorrow. Under an ambitious plan unveiled two years ago called Made in China…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 7:59pm -
  • newTangled message on AT&T’s power, net neutrality
    In a matter of hours this week, the Trump administration twice weighed in on one of the central issues shaping business and society today — just how much market power big companies should be allowed to amass. Yet in back-to-back de…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 6:44pm -
  • newDid you Like Russian propaganda? Facebook will clue you in
    NEW YORK — Facebook says it will show users if they followed or Liked Russia propaganda accounts on its service or on Instagram. The company said Wednesday it will provide a portal to let people see which accounts of the Internet R…
    - 8 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 6:27pm -
  • newAdvertisers learn that everything is partisan

    - 8 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 6:07pm -
  • newPokémon tournament; 9/11 settlement; Facebook’s Mafia ‘d’oh’
    Number of the day $95 million That’s how much insurers for American Airlines, United Airlines and other aviation defendants have agreed to pay to settle claims t…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 5:28pm -
  • newFed remains on track to raise interest rates next month
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is preparing to raise its benchmark interest rate in December despite the concerns of some Fed officials about the persistent weakness of inflation, according to an account of the Fed’s most recent policy meeting.…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 5:19pm -
  • newShip traffic, Nov. 24
    Ship traffic Due to arrive today SHIP…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 12:33pm -
  • newShip traffic, Nov. 23
    Ship traffic Due to arrive today SHIP…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 12:32pm -
  • Uber hid massive data breach for over a year
    For more than a year, Uber concealed a massive data breach of personal information for 57 million customers and drivers worldwide, the ride-hailing company said Tuesday. Uber paid $100,000 to the two hackers behind the theft to destroy the data and s…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 17, 12:05am -

The Economist: Business

  • The rules on allocating take-off and landing slots favour incumbents

    The rules on allocating take-off and landing slots favour incumbents

    LAST year nearly 3.7bn passengers took to the sky on commercial jets. Few would have given much thought to exactly why their flight was scheduled at the time it was. Even fewer know about the tussles between regulators and airlines over how landin…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 10:58am -
  • A new class of startup is upending America’s consumer-goods industry

    A new class of startup is upending America’s consumer-goods industry

    Tommy John’s got the consumer coveredIN MANY ways, Tommy John, a startup based in Manhattan, resembles a tech company straight out of Silicon Valley. On its website the venture-backed firm touts its innovative materials and patented designs. Wh…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 10:58am -
  • Allergan’s unusual legal tactic attracts political scrutiny

    Allergan’s unusual legal tactic attracts political scrutiny

    “BRAZEN” and “absurd”: Allergan certainly drew a reaction from American lawmakers when it transferred its patents for Restasis, a dry-eye drug, to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in September. Last week a congressional committee held a hearin…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 10:58am -
  • Flannery unveils his strategy to revive GE

    Flannery unveils his strategy to revive GE

    “NUMBER one, cash is king…number two, communicate…number three, buy or bury the competition.” These rules were laid out by Jack Welch, a brash but brilliant former boss of General Electric (GE). The American industrial conglomerate, founde…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 10:58am -
  • An Indian tycoon’s raid on Anglo American is a riddle

    An Indian tycoon’s raid on Anglo American is a riddle

    Agarwal contemplates his next moveTHE floors in the Mayfair mansion where Anil Agarwal, an Indian tycoon, lives in London are made of chequered marble. But the former scrap-metal dealer, whose home was once owned by the Rothschild family, is much…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 10:58am -
  • Is AT&T’s bid for Time Warner vague or Machiavellian?

    Is AT&T’s bid for Time Warner vague or Machiavellian?

    THE proposed takeover of Time Warner by AT&T is one of the most important deals of the decade. It would create America’s sixth-largest firm by pre-tax profits, one that delivers internet and media services to hundreds of millions of people. It h…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 10:58am -
  • Indian firms make the best of coerced do-goodery

    Indian firms make the best of coerced do-goodery

    CHARITY begins at home—or, if you are an Indian boss, in the boardroom. Since 2014 firms there by law must spend 2% of profits on corporate social responsibility (CSR), loosely defined as doing good in the community. After some griping, business…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 10:58am -
  • Toutiao, a Chinese news app that’s making headlines

    Toutiao, a Chinese news app that’s making headlines

    WHEN rumours swirled in August that Baidu, a Chinese online-search giant, was buying Toutiao, the scrappy news-aggregation platform reportedly quipped in response that reports had mistaken the buyer for the seller. The firm is proud with good reason.…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 10:58am -
  • Publishers are wary of Facebook and Google but must work with them

    Publishers are wary of Facebook and Google but must work with them

    IN RECENT months Google and Facebook have made changes that may escape the notice of most of their billions of users, but not of news organisations. Facebook began displaying the logos of publishers in some of its posts, so readers can identify th…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 10:48am -
  • Japan’s top two lavatory-makers are at last making inroads overseas

    Japan’s top two lavatory-makers are at last making inroads overseas

    WHEN staff at the Louvre in Paris head to the bathroom, the toilet lid opens as they approach, a warm seat heats their derrières, and, once done, their nether regions are washed and dried precisely. Selling the equipment is a coup for Toto, Japan…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 10:48am -

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