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Airberlin and JetBlue Ink Cooperation Deal

Airberlin and Jet Blue have inked a cooperation deal designed to provide customers on the Germany-based airline with more flight options once they …

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How Google and Airbnb Hire the Right People When They Have to Build Teams Fast | Inc.com

When you're scaling a business, there are times when you need to hire people fast, really fast, but this runs the risk of building the wrong team.<p>If you want to grow a business successfully then you need to surround yourself with people who can both perform and transform. They need to be very …

Employment

Uber's Graves Stepping Down From Leadership Role

Ryan Graves, one of Uber's first employees and most recently the downtrodden ride hailing service's SVP of global operations, is stepping down from …

How CEO Sundar Pichai made the decision to fire James Damore was just as hard as Google’s all-hands meeting today will be

Pichai’s management team did not at first agree on what to do.<p>Let’s all assume Google CEO Sundar Pichai has a really hard day ahead of him.<p>That’s because at 4 pm PT, the tech giant will hold an all-hands meeting to discuss the firing of James Damore and the controversial internal memo he wrote …

Microsoft announces Coco Framework to smooth blockchain adoption

Microsoft wants to make it easier for enterprises to adopt blockchain technology, and today the company revealed a new tool to aid in that process. Called the Coco Framework, it’s aimed at solving some of the major issues companies run into when deploying blockchain tech.<p>The framework isn’t a …

Kaspersky Lab to withdraw Microsoft antitrust complaints

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab said on Wednesday it would withdraw antitrust complaints made in Europe against Microsoft after the U.S. technology giant agreed to change how it delivers security updates to Windows users.<p>FILE PHOTO: A general view of the …

When Foreign Companies Are Making, Not Killing, U.S. Jobs

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — At the airport here, there is a reminder to travelers of the jobs that global trade can bring. A shiny 2017 Volkswagen Passat is stationed near the entryway and labeled: “Designed in Germany. Built in Chattanooga.”<p>The American map is dotted with towns drained of jobs after …

Britain to dodge recession but pay to keep getting squeezed: Reuters poll

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The City of London is seen from Canary Wharf<p>By Jonathan Cable<p>LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will avoid recession in the coming …

NAFTA's 'Broken Promises': These Farmers Say They Got The Raw End Of Trade Deal

You've heard that American agriculture loves trade. And it's easy to see why: Under NAFTA, American farmers have quadrupled their exports to Canada and Mexico and the two nations rank second and third, after China, as markets for U.S. farm goods.<p>"American agriculture is virtually always a winner …

Trump trade war with China may not be imminent — but it is coming

So is Donald Trump really about to trigger that trade war with China?<p>That was certainly the fear emanating from Washington last week when news …

Balkan trade war brews over huge Croatian import fee rise

© Reuters. The European Union and Croatian flag is seen in Zagreb's downtown<p>By Daria Sito-Sucic<p>SARAJEVO (Reuters) - The Balkans have become embroiled …

Sony and IBM Team to Secure Education Data with Blockchain

Sony has developed a new educational platform in partnership with IBM that uses blockchain to secure and share student records, the two firms …

China economy has 'bottomed out' to enter stable stage, government adviser says

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People walk pass vendors at a market in Yanji<p>BEIJING (Reuters) - China is entering a new stage of stable economic growth that …

Dudley reinforces Fed expectation of U.S. inflation rebound

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO - William Dudley, President of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, speaks at Brooklyn College in the Brooklyn borough of New York<p>…

Year-end wave of Treasury debt issuance may tighten monetary conditions

© Reuters. The U.S. Treasury building is seen in Washington<p>By Karen Brettell<p>(Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department’s plan to significantly increase …

Cabinet close to unveiling Brexit deal plans

The Cabinet is close to unveiling formal proposals for a trade and customs deal with the European Union after an intensive round of discussions - …

Mexican Auto Jobs Quadrupled As Canada’s Industry Shrank: Report

Canada should side with the U.S. in NAFTA talks on the auto industry, ex-CIBC chief economist says.<p>A new analysis suggests Canadian negotiators may …

Brazil likely to raise 2017-18 budget gap goals to 159 billion reais: sources

© Reuters. Brazil likely to raise 2017-18 budget gap goals to 159 billion reais: sources<p>By Marcela Ayres and Ricardo Brito<p>BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil …

Trump edges closer to a trade war with China, thanks to aluminum foil

The United States has decided to levy an import tax on shipments of aluminum foil from China, penalizing the country for what U.S. trade officials say are unfair subsidies of its products.<p>It's a decision that could add to mounting tensions between the world’s two biggest economies over trade, as …

Mexico finance minister blames tomato prices for inflation spike | Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s finance minister said on Wednesday that tomato prices were to blame for annual inflation rising to the fastest pace in more than 8-1/2 years in July, a reading that topped forecasts and could pressure the central bank to keep interest rates high.<p>FILE PHOTO: A …

Here's One Take on How War in Korea Would Impact the World Economy

Donald Trump’s warning of ‘fire and fury’ to deal with North Korea has rattled global markets.<p>If war were to break out, the biggest toll would be the …

What the Amazon Whole Foods Acquisition Has in Store for Supermarkets: Digital Disruption

But, would you believe that other disruptors are already gearing up, too? Say hello to Instacart, Uber EATS and Google Shopping Express.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This summer, a group of Democrats in Congress urged the Federal Trade Commission to conduct a review …

Macy's Sales Decline for the 10th Straight Quarter

Macy’s (m)is taking its victories where it can.<p>On Thursday, the department store chain said comparable sales fell 2.8% in the second quarter, the …

Walmart's latest strategy confirms the death of the American middle class as we know it

Walmart is getting into aspirational retail — and it says a lot about the American economy.<p>On Wednesday, Recode reported that the online cosmetics subscription service Birchbox had discussed a potential sale to Walmart.<p>Walmart has purchased several trendy online retailers in recent months, …

Stuart Weitzman

Macy's, Kohl's, Blue Apron share one thing: Fear of being Amazon-ed

Two large retailers talk digital and omnichannel while Blue Apron tries to overcome the perception that Amazon is going to squash it.<p>Amazon didn't …

Wisconsin won’t break even on Foxconn plant deal for over two decades

Wisconsin’s plan to treat Foxconn to $3 billion in tax breaks in exchange for a $10 billion factory is looking less and less like a good deal for the state. In a report issued this week, Wisconsin’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau said that the state wouldn’t break even on its investment until 2043 — and …