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The Problem With Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing works. How? Influencers are people who are highly active on social media and blogs. They can be brand advocates and niche …

Piramal Group To Lend $2.2 Billion To Preferred Real Estate Partners

The realty arm of Mumbai’s Piramal Group – Piramal Fund Management – has floated a $2.2 billion Piramal Preferred Partner program earlier this week. Under this plan, it will pre-sanction funding limits for selected developer partners. The funds will be used for everything from early stage equity to …

Real Estate

Kyle Lowry sinks clutch game-winning shot, drops career-high 43 points to beat Cavs

Kyle Lowry pushed the Raptors to a 99-97 win over the Cavaliers in Toronto on Friday night. He scored a career-high 43 points and nine assists, and he hit this huge shot at the end.<p>That shot left about three seconds on the clock. After inbounds pass difficulties, Cleveland attempted to win it, …

Basketball

Instant Analysis: McDonald's Reverses Itself On 2 for $2 Meal

<b>McDonald's Corporation</b> is stepping back from the McPick 2 for $2 menu, the platform that was supposed to replace the Dollar Menu. The new value menu was seen by some analysts as a needed component for McDonald's to lure in budget-minded customers.<p>Source: McDonald's<p>The fast-food chain has not yet …

McDonald's

Canadiens trade Dale Weise, Tomas Fleischmann to Blackhawks

It's Stanley Cup or bust for Chicago.<p>The Chicago Blackhawks are making a serious push for the Stanley Cup. In the latest of three trades for the Blackhawks in two days, Chicago has acquired Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann from the Canadiens in exchange for Phillip Danault and a 2018 second round …

Ice Hockey

San Bernardino police chief takes sides in Apple’s encryption battle with the FBI

If you’re keeping score at home, add San Bernardino’s police chief as the latest to take sides in the ongoing battle between Apple and the FBI. Jarrod Burguan, the local police chief, joined NPR to share his views on the current FBI and Apple privacy battle. In the interview, Burguan admits that …

Privacy

Legislation would give more rights to condo owners in association disputes

When Lisa Carlson stopped paying her condominium dues six years ago, all she wanted was to force her homeowners association to fix a leak that was damaging her unit as she was trying to sell the property.<p>"I just wanted to sell my place and move, and I was being held in prison," Carlson said. "I …

Goldman Sachs Employees Uber to Work More Than Anyone Else

In New York, there has long been an unofficial line separating the masses from the Wall Street elite: those who are chauffeured to work and those who …

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Battles Georgia Over Gay Rights

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is playing hardball with the state of Georgia over gay rights.<p>Benioff on Friday asked his followers via Twitter whether …

Kesha, Dr. Luke Case Highlights Hidden Side of Record Contracts

In her ongoing legal battle with Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, Kesha was unable to get released from her contract with the producer's record label last …

Music

Chris Christie Endorses Donald Trump for President

Joe Raedle—Getty Images<p>Spencer Platt—Getty Images<p>Joshua Lott—Getty Images<p>Aaron P. Bernstein—Getty Images<p>Andrew Harrer—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Scott …

Kesha says legal battle with producer is 'bigger than just about me'

Kesha said her legal fight with her producer is about "being free" from a man she has accused of abusing her and not about renegotiating her contract.<p>"All I ever wanted was to be able to make music without being afraid, scared, or abused," Kesha posted to her Facebook page on Wednesday. "This case …

Media Industry

Facebook ads are about to start looking and acting a lot different

Ads on Facebook are about to start looking a whole lot different.<p>Like them or not, Facebook ads are a reality, and they’re going to pop out at you …

Gun sales drive demand for high capacity magazines

America's zeal for guns is driving sales of one of the industry's most controversial accessories: high capacity magazines.<p>High capacity magazines that carry 10 or more rounds, have been banned in eight states. But sales are strong where they're still legal, fueled by fears that they'll soon be …

Guns

Unicorn once worth $2.7 billion collapses into bankruptcy

Powa Technologies was once the hottest British unicorn. And now it's gone.<p>The e-commerce startup, valued at $2.7 billion just a few months ago, went bankrupt on Friday. On Tuesday, it laid off 74 people from its 311 person staff.<p>The London-based Powa had been hailed as the crown jewel of British …

Venture Capital