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Coca-Cola Is Eyeing the Cannabis Market

Aurora Cannabis Inc. led pot stocks higher after Coca-Cola Co. said it’s eyeing the cannabis drinks market, becoming the latest beverage company to …

Cannabis

Trump Hits China with Tariffs on $200 Billion in Goods, Escalating Trade War

President Trump, emboldened by America’s economic strength and China’s economic slowdown, escalated his trade war with Beijing on Monday, saying the United States would impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods and was prepared to tax all imports.<p>Mr. Trump, in a statement released late Monday, …

Tariffs

How To Prepare The Perfect Elevator Pitch

The ability to create an effective elevator pitch can make all the difference as a startup entrepreneur. What’s the formula for crafting a quick pitch that can take you to the next level?<p>Having heard dozens, if not thousands of pitches by entrepreneurs over the past few years, I can tell you that …

Public Speaking

Trump’s response to Apple’s tariff-motivated price hike shows how clueless he is about economics

"Start building new plants now. Exciting!"<p>On Friday, Apple announced that in response to the $200 billion in tariffs that the Trump administration …

Donald Trump

Things Are Not Going to Plan in Trump’s U.S. Trade Deficit Wars

The numbers are not looking good for a president who has made reducing the U.S. trade deficit one of his main economic goals.<p>Worse still, signs are …

Trade Deficits

How to Start Investing When You Don't Know Anything About the Stock Market

Starting small and continuing to learn can demystify the process.<p>Investing can be a great way to grow your money, but it's not without risk. The fear …

Investing

4 Essential Small Business Offline Marketing Strategies

So much of the focus of modern marketing involves the internet. While there’s certainly a place for content marketing, Facebook Ads, SEO, social media and other online marketing tactics, you don’t have to limit yourself to these. In fact, with so many businesses today concentrating on this, you can …

Marketing Strategy

How To Engage Any Audience, Anywhere, Anytime

Today, everyone is a publisher, author, speaker, entrepreneur, or thought leader… so much so that almost no one can cut through the clutter.<p>No worries.<p>Four simple principles will enable you to find and engage others. They are:<p><b>Tell stories that matter</b>: Last year, I wrote a short post on LinkedIn …

China is slamming $34 billion worth of US goods with tariffs. Here are the states that will be hurt the most.

The collateral damage from President Donald Trump's trade fight with China could soon have some states feeling the squeeze.<p>China announced tariffs on $50 billion worth of imports from the US in response to Trump's tariffs on Chinese imports, an escalation of the brewing trade war between the two …

The 10 Commandments of Portrait Photography

Art has no rules. Right? Wrong! Call me cranky, but I don’t like the latest photography trends. I love simple, classic portraiture, and I admire …

Photography

Bite Size Tips: The Rule Of Odds

Composition can make or break a photo. There are so many rules (guidelines to be precise) of composition to create a compelling image.<p>One of those is …

Landscape Photography

Vice buys events company to pitch marketers on experiential events

Vice Media has bought a Brooklyn-based events production company as the publisher eyes producing more events for its editorial properties and …

Los Angeles

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Fin24.com | WARREN INGRAM: Understanding the rules of investing

If you remain focused on your own investment strategy and ignore the noise from those who don’t know anything, you can become financially free, …

11 Warren Buffett quotes that'll make you a smarter investor

The world’s third-richest person and Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A, BRK-B) chairman and CEO Warren Buffett is known for his folksiness, pith, and ability …

Alibaba's expansion plans for NZ tourism and trade

Alibaba chief executive Daniel Zhang wants its Alipay mobile phone payment system in all New Zealand stores.<p>Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is …

Teradata Day 3: The Future Of Marketing Is Data-driven

In the digital age, marketing has evolved from its traditional roots to encompass new channels and with them lots of new data. As every device and …

Marketing Tips from CMOs and Expert Marketers: 76: Discover How Lucidchart is Mastering the Art of Viral Marketing Campaigns

When you think of Lucidchart, you probably think of the massively popular "doggo meme videos." These viral marketing campaigns are the result of …

Indonesia's Worst Rout Since 2013 Ignites Age-Old Debate

Indonesia’s worst equity rout in five years has got strategists asking the usual question after a slump: Are stocks cheap enough to buy?<p>For Jahanzeb …

In Your 40s? 3 Stocks You Might Want to Buy

The combination of decent growth prospects and reasonable valuations puts these companies in the sweet spot for a 40-something investor.<p>Especially if …

Never Heard of a DAO? Here's Why It's Going to Become The Hottest New Type of Corporation

Almost any businessperson on board with blockchain will promote the value of decentralization, and DAOs fit the mold.<p>You may have not heard of the abbreviation DAO, but it is a term that should keep popping up with more frequency during the blockchain boom. It stands for decentralized autonomous …

New Study Proves You Should Not Go Completely Digital

85 percent of consumers said they are more likely to shop with a small business that has custom/professionally printed materials<p>I still like a real book and the Sunday newspaper. I also like that when a salesperson leaves me that glossy folder filled with information that I can digest when I have a …

Why recycling is not the answer for fighting the plastic pollution problem

Britain has today revealed plans to tackle plastic pollution calling it one of the world’s biggest environmental challenges.<p>The government is consulting on a possible ban of single-use items like plastic straws and cotton buds.<p>But what is the best way of cutting plastic pollution? We spoke to an …

MIT's AlterEgo headset can read words you say in your head

I don't want to alarm you, but robots can now read your mind. Kind of.<p>AlterEgo is a new headset developed by MIT Media Lab. You strap it to your face. You talk to it. It talks to you. But no words are said. You say things in your head, like "what street am I on," and it reads the signals your brain …

72 Actors Walk Through One Woman’s Life in This Insanely Coordinated Ad – Adweek

Good news! Even if it’s often hard to measure whether we’re advancing in life, we’re more or less advancing as a species: Over the last century, …

2 key risks are endangering the global economy, IMF says

The world economy may get a temporary boost from a combination of US tax cuts and Chinese government spending to bolster state-owned enterprises, but payback is coming and longer-term growth prospects remain subdued, the International Monetary Fund said in a new report.<p>The Fund's latest economic …

Economics

The Nancy Pelosi Problem

The first female speaker of the House has become the most effec­tive congressional leader of modern times—and, not coinciden­tally, the most vilified.<p>Last May, <i>The</i><i>Washington Post</i>’s James Hohmann noted “an uncovered dynamic” that helped explain the GOP’s failure to repeal Obamacare. Three current …

Investors Haven't Been This Worried About Trade Wars in a While

It's been more than a year since investors were this concerned about the potential for a trade war.<p>Thirty percent of fund managers around the world say a trade war poses the greatest risk to the markets, according to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey conducted March 9 to 15, while 23% worried …

Here are the fastest growing cities in the world

Thanks to drastic increases in crop yields and the falling need for manual farm labor, a mass migration towards cities started in the years following the Industrial Revolution.<p>This phenomenon first originated in developed economies as people moved to work in factories that produced consumer goods …

Geography