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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 -

Forbes: Business

Global Post: Business

Huffington Post: US Business News

Inc.com

L.A. Times: Business

  • newRepublicans should gladly pay for my preexisting condition

    Republicans should gladly pay for my preexisting condition

    It’s a question I encounter frequently when I discuss healthcare with conservatives, particularly after I note that I have a chronic and costly preexisting condition, Type 1 diabetes.“Why should I pay for your healthcare?” they ask.The question…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • newTarget to raise its minimum hourly wage to $15 by the end of 2020

    Target to raise its minimum hourly wage to $15 by the end of 2020

    Target Corp. said Monday that it is raising the minimum wage for its workers to $11 an hour starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020.The company said the move will help it better recruit and retain top-quality staff and provide a better…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 6:45pm -
  • newMark Zuckerberg built Facebook into a behemoth whose power he underestimates

    Mark Zuckerberg built Facebook into a behemoth whose power he underestimates

    When it comes to business, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is undeniably a visionary. He made a big bet that paid off on photo-sharing app Instagram, charged full bore into mobile when others stood pat, and recognized early on the fortune that co…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 6:45pm -
  • newUnited Airlines to let passengers on overbooked flights bid on price to give up seats

    United Airlines to let passengers on overbooked flights bid on price to give up seats

    In response to the notorious dragging of a seated passenger in April, United Airlines is set to launch a program that lets passengers on overbooked flights make a bid on how much compensation they will take to give up their seats. The bidding program…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 5:45pm -
  • newTech stocks tumble; Facebook, Netflix and Nvidia drop 4.5% or more

    Tech stocks tumble; Facebook, Netflix and Nvidia drop 4.5% or more

    Technology stocks slammed into reverse Monday, and the losses overshadowed gains in other areas of the market, sending broad U.S. indexes down. Treasury bond prices and gold rose, meanwhile, as investors looked for safer places for their money after…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 5:30pm -
  • newWal-Mart's holiday gift to employees: More hours of work

    Wal-Mart's holiday gift to employees: More hours of work

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is taking an unconventional approach to seasonal hiring this year by doing away with the longtime tradition of recruiting — and training — thousands of temporary workers for the holiday crush. Instead, the world's largest ret…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 5:25pm -
  • newAvailable soon: Sex robots with artificial intelligence

    Available soon: Sex robots with artificial intelligence

    Come January, lifelike sex robots will be one step closer. That’s when a Southern California company will unveil Harmony, an anatomically correct sex doll with a patented animatronic talking head with programmable personality and memory. News of cr…
    - 16 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 4:50pm -
  • Even after a brutal hurricane season, airlines are doing just fine

    Even after a brutal hurricane season, airlines are doing just fine

    Two massive hurricanes have put a strain on airlines, but the industry is taking it in stride, thanks to high profits and technological advances.
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 17, 8:00am -
  • California Inc.: Anaheim Convention Center solidifies claim to fame

    California Inc.: Anaheim Convention Center solidifies claim to fame

    Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section. I'm Business columnist David Lazarus, and here's a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week. In coming days, the Federal Reserve will s…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Sep 17, 8:00am -
  • Saving for retirement also means planning for the tax hit

    Saving for retirement also means planning for the tax hit

    Dear Liz: I’m 40. We own our house and have a young daughter. Through my current employer, I’m able to contribute to a regular 401(k) and also a Roth 401(k) retirement account. My company matches 3% if we contribute a total of 6% or more of our s…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Sep 17, 6:00am -
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NASDAQ: Business

  • newCould Blockchain Save Your Business Money?

    Could Blockchain Save Your Business Money?

    If you are familiar with the term “blockchain” then you are ahead of some people.  Blockchain uses cryptography  to create a digital record of transactions. These monetary exchanges are secure because they are decentralized. To put it more sim…
    - 23 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 9:52am -
  • How Business Owners Can Financially Prepare For Emergencies

    How Business Owners Can Financially Prepare For Emergencies

    Emergencies are not a matter of if, they are a matter of when. That’s why business owners need to know how to financially prepare for emergencies. In the wake of Hurricane Irma, I’ve seen a lot of business owners freaking out. They lost money du…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 10:28am -
  • What It's Really Like to Be an Entrepreneur

    What It's Really Like to Be an Entrepreneur

    The entrepreneurial spirit long has been part of American society, but in the past few years, entrepreneur-mania seems to have taken hold. If you turn on the TV, you'll see series such as "Shark Tank" and "Hatched" devoted to startups. And if you  f…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 8:35am -
  • Fueling Small Business Success Through Innovation

    Fueling Small Business Success Through Innovation

    One of the keys to any  successful business , regardless of it’s size, is innovation. Developing new ideas is the fuel which will keep your business up to date. Innovation will keep operations, products, and services fresh. Adding this fuel will m…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 10:08am -
  • How to Find Your Niche in the 3-D Printing Business

    How to Find Your Niche in the 3-D Printing Business

    No matter how many times you see a 3 D printer 160 in operation it s a sight to behold They make for great YouTube videos no doubt Starting a 3 D printing business There s a steeper learning curve than in some other businesses With a 3 D printing bus…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 7:35pm -
  • 3 Ways Payment Processing Integration Can Help Your Business

    3 Ways Payment Processing Integration Can Help Your Business

    As a small business owner, you hear this all the time on the phone. Somebody calls from a credit card processing  company offering up their product . It could even be the same guy that has been hounding you for months or years, but it is still hard…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 10:09am -
  • The Future Of Mobile Payments For Business Owners

    The Future Of Mobile Payments For Business Owners

    Considering the fact that  95% of Americans own a cellphone , with 77% being a smartphone. Mobile phone users will likely climb to almost  5 billion by 2020 . With these numbers it’s easy to understand why there was a lot of hype surrounding the…
    - 15 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 9:18am -
  • What The Emergence Of The Platform Economy Means For Businesses

    What The Emergence Of The Platform Economy Means For Businesses

    Make no mistake about it. We live in a world where the “the platform platform economy” isn’t just  disruptive , it’s killing long-lasting and successful business models. Amazon shook up the retail industry, Napster and iTunes decimated the m…
    - 18 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 10:04am -
  • Why Hiring Remote Workers Might (or Might Not) Pay Off

    Why Hiring Remote Workers Might (or Might Not) Pay Off

    More people are trading in commutes and cubicles for couches and coffee shops As of 2016 43 of employees worked remotely at least part of the time up from 39 in 2012 according to Gallup s State of the American Workplace report For small businesses th…
    - 20 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 6:48pm -
  • How to Get an SBA Disaster Loan for Your Business

    How to Get an SBA Disaster Loan for Your Business

    Insurance will cover much of the cost of recovery for small businesses across southeastern Texas from Hurricane Harvey but likely not every dollar of damage For the physical and economic damage that policies won t pay for the Small Business Administr…
    - 21 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 4:48pm -

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

Reuters: Business

San Francisco Chronicle: Biz & Tech

  • newBusiness News Roundup, Sept. 26
    Economy Bay Area growth leads state, nation The region’s economy grew by 5.2 percent in 2016, nearly three times faster than the national rate, according to a re…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 7:36pm -
  • newBay Area economy grows at nearly triple U.S. rate
    The Bay Area economy grew by 5.2 percent in 2016, nearly three times faster than the national rate, according to a report released Monday by the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy. The Bay Area’s gross domestic…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 7:27pm -
  • newOrganic chicken hot; Waymo math; Sarah Jessica Parker leads Airbnb tours
    Number of the day $750 million That’s how much organic chicken U.S. producers sold last year, up 78 percent from 2015, according to the latest numbers from…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 6:55pm -
  • newIn quest to build Musk’s hyperloop, students reap scant rewards
    Ben Lippolis flew across the country to take part in a student Hyperloop competition hosted by Elon Musk. This was no science fair. At SpaceX headquarters on the outskirts of Los Angeles, engineers from some of the world’s top universities loaded 2…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 6:14pm -
  • newNew Uber CEO apologizes for past mistakes to appease London authorities
    LONDON — The new CEO of Uber apologized for past mistakes on Monday in a public attempt to show London authorities that the company, known for aggressive tactics, is willing to change to retain its right to operate in the city. Day…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 5:42pm -
  • newTarget raising minimum wage to $11 next month
    NEW YORK — Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage for workers to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020, a move it says will help it hire and keep the best employees and make shopping a better experience for customers.…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 5:23pm -
  • newCryptocurrency mania grips Hong Kong as it looks beyond banking
    In the mid-1990s, Johnson Leung embarked on a career in shipping. In the early 2000s, he moved to finance. And now he runs a Hong Kong startup to try to improve how container ships are booked using blockchain technology. Many in Hong…
    - 16 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 5:16pm -
  • newArrivederci: North Beach's 'Caffe Roma' to shutter Saturday
    After 20 years in business, café and coffee roaster Caffe Roma (526 Columbus between Green and Union Streets) will serve its last cup of joe in North Beach on Saturday, September 30.
    - 16 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 5:16pm -
  • newChina blocks WhatsApp, Facebook’s last product in country
    SHANGHAI — China has largely blocked the WhatsApp messaging app, the latest move by Beijing to step up surveillance before a big Communist Party gathering next month. The disabling in mainland China of the Facebook-owned app is a s…
    - 16 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 4:49pm -
  • newShip traffic, September 26
    Ship traffic Due to arrive today SHIP…
    - 16 hours ago, 25 Sep 17, 4:20pm -

The Economist: Business

  • Streaming has pushed Latin music into the mainstream

    Streaming has pushed Latin music into the mainstream

    “MI GENTE” lures listeners with a mesmerising hook, a thumping beat and lyrics about breaking down barriers. A collaboration between J Balvin, a Colombian reggaeton star (pictured), and Willy William, a French producer, the latest product of t…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • Online matchmaking businesses in India have many ways to woo

    Online matchmaking businesses in India have many ways to woo

    “IT WAS 2012…I was number 37,” says Ashwini, referring to the badge that was pinned on her shirt pocket. Her task was to go onto the stage and introduce herself to around 70 eligible bachelors and their parents. Families then conferred and,…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • Behind the veil of Saudi Aramco

    Behind the veil of Saudi Aramco

    IF SAUDI ARAMCO is a state within a state in Saudi Arabia, then the blandly named Oil Supply Planning and Scheduling (OSPAS) is its deep state. To enter it, you pass tight security at Aramco’s suburban-style headquarters in Dhahran, in the east…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • Psychology beats business training when it comes to entrepreneurship

    Psychology beats business training when it comes to entrepreneurship

    MANAGEMENT gurus have chewed over the topic endlessly: is a flair for entrepreneurship something that you are born with, or something that can be taught? In a break with those gurus’ traditions, a group of economists and researchers from the Wor…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • Big technology firms are newly in the hot seat at home

    Big technology firms are newly in the hot seat at home

    Jane Doe and friendANTITRUST, privacy, hate speech—whenever the European Union tries to rein in tech giants, Americans accuse it of protectionism. That argument has always been simplistic, but now it is harder to make; scarcely a week passes in…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • What if large tech firms were regulated like sewage companies?

    What if large tech firms were regulated like sewage companies?

    THREE-QUARTERS of Americans admit that they search the web, send e-mails and check their social-media accounts in the bathroom. That is not the only connection between tech and plumbing. The water and sewage industry offers clues to the vexed ques…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • Ryanair cancels more than 2,000 flights over the next six weeks

    Ryanair cancels more than 2,000 flights over the next six weeks

    Not his biggest cock-up said O’LearyRYANAIR, an Irish airline, is known for three things: low fares, the brash way in which Michael O’Leary, its chief executive, advertises them, and its record for sticking to its flight schedules. The last o…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • Boeing takes off on a flight of hypocrisy against Bombardier

    Boeing takes off on a flight of hypocrisy against Bombardier

    “WE WON’T do business with a company that is busy trying to sue us.” So said an uncharacteristically stern Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, alongside his British counterpart, Theresa May, in Ottawa on September 18th. The two had te…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:44am -
  • Toys “R” Us files for bankruptcy

    Toys “R” Us files for bankruptcy


    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 11:41am -
  • The business of sperm banks

    The business of sperm banks

    Fruit of a global supply chainBROWSING websites that list sperm donors is weirdly similar to online dating. “Sanford is the total package,” begins one online ad, describing his strong jawline and piercing blue eyes. With a degree in finance a…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 10:54am -

The Independent: Business

Wired: Business

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