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Rise of Amazon leaves even more retailers in intensive care

A growing number of traditional American retailers are in intensive care -- and Amazon put many of them there.<p>The number of distressed U.S. retailers has tripled since the Great Recession and now stands at the highest level since the end of the downturn, according to a recent Moody's Investors …

The City

Despite Declining Sales, Do Shoppers Still Prefer Brick-and-Mortar Stores?

The nation’s retailers are doing a better job of making their customers happy.<p>After two years of declining satisfaction, they reversed course during the 2016 holiday shopping season, according to the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index report. Retailers scored 78 out of 100 points, that’s …

Trump is right that America has lost manufacturing jobs — he's just picking on the wrong country

As president, however, Trump's harsh tone with Mexico has persisted while he has mostly backed off the stronger China rhetoric — even though China had a much larger impact on the manufacturing jobs the president has said he wants to "bring back" to the US.<p>The chart below, which shows the path of US …

How to build a cult following on social media without selling your soul

Few things are as heretical in branding as saying “No” to the question of monetization. After all, money’s the point, right?<p>Well, yes… and …

62 Percent of Small Business Owners Say Facebook Ads Don't Work. Here's Why Experts Disagree.

Are Facebook ads ineffective, or is the problem user error?<p>In January 2017, Small Business Trends released the results of a survey of over 2,600 small-business owners, revealing that 62 percent of them believe Facebook ads are ineffective. With complaints of little-to-no ROI, these entrepreneurs …

Small Business

This is How You Create Incredible Content for 'Dull' Industries

If you think you’re in a ‘dull’ industry, you might have already dismissed the idea that content marketing can work for you.<p><i>However, you might want</i> …

Don’t Leave a Job Interview Without Asking These 3 Questions

These are important.<p>Nailing a job interview can be a lot of pressure – you’re finally face to face with a potential employer, so of course you want …

Employment

3D Printing Is Already Starting To Threaten The Traditional Spare Parts Supply Chain

The race is on to use 3D printing to produce small-series parts, on demand and on location, for industries from aerospace to automotive. At stake is the shape of a $400 billion market for spare parts manufacturing and logistics. And those changes are not 20, or even 10, years out — they are …

Manufacturing

These 9 entrepreneurs were paid $100,000 to drop out of college — here's what they're up to today

"Some ideas just can't wait," reads the website for the Thiel Fellowship.<p>In 2011, the investor, entrepreneur, and now Trump adviser Peter Thiel launched a program that awards $100,000 to promising young entrepreneurs who are willing to drop out of college and turn their bright ideas into real …

Uber responds to account deletions following harassment claims

A new anti-Uber campaign has begun that urges people to tweet their decision to delete their account following allegations of widespread harassment at the company.<p>The ride-hailing service has been sending form emails to people who delete their accounts as a result of former Uber engineer Susan …

Sexual Harassment

​Uber investors demand change in company culture

In typical Silicon Valley fashion, venture capital investors have kept relatively quiet about Uber's latest scandal. But that appears to be changing.<p>Two Uber backers criticized the ride-hailing company on Thursday, saying it needs to fix its company culture and do more to combat sexual harassment …

Sexual Harassment