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Alibaba Looking To Invest In Tokopedia

Alibaba Looking To Invest In Tokopedia

Reports indicate that Alibaba has initiated talks with a view to investing in Tokopedia, an Indonesian firm. If the deal comes to fruition it will be the second one aimed at helping the expansion of the Chinese online retailer into... 
Apple Suppliers Lodge Antitrust Allegations Against Qualcomm

Apple Suppliers Lodge Antitrust Allegations Against Qualcomm

Qualcomm faces new antitrust allegations from four companies that supply parts and components for the iPhone to Apple. The four companies, Pegatron Corp, Compal Electronics, Wistron Corp and Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, Foxconn’s... 
Dun & Bradstreet And Microsoft In Strategic Agreement

Dun & Bradstreet And Microsoft In Strategic Agreement

Dun & Bradstreet and Microsoft have struck a strategic agreement which will see the users of Microsoft Dynamics 365 get access to company information available on Dun & Bradstreet’s database. The database contains details... 
Amazon Planning To Take Lead Position In Voice Commerce

Amazon Planning To Take Lead Position In Voice Commerce

According to Amazon, the biggest seller on Prime Day this year was the Echo Dot. Other devices that are Alexa-enabled also reached record sales though the online retail giant did not offer hard numbers. Thus Prime Day managed to serve... 
Salesforce CEO Invites Retrenched Microsoft Employees To Work For Him

Salesforce CEO Invites Retrenched Microsoft Employees To Work For Him

The co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Salesforce, Marc Benioff, has poked at rival Microsoft by asking the employees who are being retrenched by the biggest software maker in the world to considering working at his... 
Elliott Presents A Better Deal For Oncor, Besting Berkshire Hathaway

Elliott Presents A Better Deal For Oncor, Besting Berkshire Hathaway

Elliott Management has released a plan to block the intended acquisition of Oncor by Berkshire Hathaway. While Berkshire Hathaway had placed a bid amounting to $18 billion, Elliott is offering $18.5 billion inclusive of debt. Elliott... 
Air Canada Now Supports Visa Checkout

Air Canada Now Supports Visa Checkout

Visa has revealed that Visa Checkout is now available for customers of the largest airline in Canada, Air Canada. Using Visa Checkout, customers of the airline will now be able to save precious time that would otherwise be spent entering... 
Health And Human Services Is Investigating Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Health And Human Services Is Investigating Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Alexion Pharmaceuticals has disclosed that the Office of Inspector General at the Health and Human Services Department is conducting investigations on the company. The investigation is connected to a probe that the Massachusetts U.S.... 
Campbell Soup Acquires Pacific Foods To Expand Health Food Menu

Campbell Soup Acquires Pacific Foods To Expand Health Food Menu

Campbell Soup has reached an agreement to acquire Pacific Foods at a cash price of $700 million. The acquisition is meant to place Campbell Soup in a better strategic position in light of shifting consumer tastes. Pacific Foods was... 
CEO Of Pandora Likely To Step Down Following Sirius XM Investment

CEO Of Pandora Likely To Step Down Following Sirius XM Investment

Reports indicate that the co-founder of Pandora and the internet radio firm’s chief executive officer since last year in March, Tim Westergren, will be stepping down from his position. Westergren’s first stint as the CEO begun... 
Avis In Deal To Service Waymo’s Autonomous Vehicles

Avis In Deal To Service Waymo’s Autonomous Vehicles

Alphabet’s driverless car unit, Waymo, has signed a deal with Avis Budget Group Inc that will see the car hire firm manage the autonomous cars owned by Waymo. Though financial terms of the deal were not disclosed by either of the... 
Qatar Airways Offers To Buy A 10% Stake In American Airlines

Qatar Airways Offers To Buy A 10% Stake In American Airlines

American Airlines has disclosed that Qatar Airways made an offer to acquire a 10% shareholding in the U.S. carrier. The largest carrier in the world said that it was an unsolicited offer which would have to get the approval of the... 
Boeing Launches New Plane At The Paris Air Show

Boeing Launches New Plane At The Paris Air Show

Over three dozen pledges were received by Boeing at the Paris Air show for the new Max 10 that the Chicago, Illinois-based plane manufacturer is planning to launch. Boeing is stretching its 737 in a bid to challenge the sales lead... 
Bezos Requests For Philanthropy Ideas From His Twitter Followers

Bezos Requests For Philanthropy Ideas From His Twitter Followers

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire chief executive officer of Amazon, tweeted to his followers on Thursday requesting for ideas on what kind of philanthropic projects he should engage in. “I’m thinking about a philanthropy strategy that... 
Kroger Says Growing Competition Not A Problem—But Same Store Sales Might Be

Kroger Says Growing Competition Not A Problem—But Same Store Sales Might Be

It should come as no surprise that the grocery store industry is getting more and more competitive. Analysts at Kroger Co, however, are concerned not about growing competition; instead, the industry leader argues that it will help... 
The Nordstroms In Bid To Take The Retailer Private

The Nordstroms In Bid To Take The Retailer Private

Reports indicate that the Nordstrom family is considering taking the retailer private in the face of challenges the brick and mortar retail sector is currently undergoing. Members of the Nordstrom family who are said to be exploring... 
US Regulators Extend Mexico Sugar Talks For 24 Hours In Order To Reach An Agreement

US Regulators Extend Mexico Sugar Talks For 24 Hours In Order To Reach An Agreement

United States legislators have extended its deadline to reach a deal with Mexico on sugar talks with two countries, as they all reach an agreement that will prevent what would otherwise be a tit-for-tat trade dispute. Regulators in... 
General Motors Charged With Diesel Emissions Testing Cheating Allegations

General Motors Charged With Diesel Emissions Testing Cheating Allegations

On Thursday, General Motors denied allegations named in a lawsuit that the company cheated emissions tests on the automaker’s full-sized diesel pickup trucks. In the lawsuit—filed by two the lawyers of two truck owners in the... 
Intel To Make Thunderbolt 3 Royalty-Free

Intel To Make Thunderbolt 3 Royalty-Free

In a move meant to increase the adoption of Thunderbolt 3, beginning next year Intel will no longer charge royalties to 3rd-party chipmakers who use the specification. This will ensure that the Thunderbolt 3 interface becomes the data... 
Facebook Introduces A Food-Ordering Feature In Its Main App

Facebook Introduces A Food-Ordering Feature In Its Main App

Facebook is rolling out a feature that will make it possible for users to order food from their favorite restaurants from the main app of the social media giant. The new feature will make it possible for users to make the orders without... 
Vivant Solar To Partner With Mercedes-Benz To Make Solar Battery for Smart Homes of the Future

Vivant Solar To Partner With Mercedes-Benz To Make Solar Battery for Smart Homes of the Future

Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz has chosen to take a bold stance against new competitor Tesla Motors, but in an interesting department: solar batteries. Obviously, solar batteries would be a popular area of development for automakers... 
Foot Locker Says Delayed Tax Returns Accounts for Slower Sales

Foot Locker Says Delayed Tax Returns Accounts for Slower Sales

Shares of Foot Locker, Inc were down nearly 16 percent in trading on Friday after the athletic shoe and apparel retailers reported that its first quarter results were hit pretty hard by soft sales resulting from a delay in customers... 
AT&T’s 21,000 Wireless Workers Threaten To Go On Strike

AT&T’s 21,000 Wireless Workers Threaten To Go On Strike

AT&T workers spread over 36 states are threatening to go on strike if they do not reach an agreement with the carrier by Friday. The workers who maintain they have operated without contracts since February say they may go on strike... 
Saudi Arabia And Russia Deepen Their Alliance For Many Reasons Besides Oil

Saudi Arabia And Russia Deepen Their Alliance For Many Reasons Besides Oil

The decision by Russia and Saudi Arabia to drive up oil prices by extending the production cuts to 2018 points to a deepening alliance between the two countries. In the latest sign of these growing ties, oil ministers from the two... 
AIG Set To Pick Brian Duperreault As Its Incoming CEO

AIG Set To Pick Brian Duperreault As Its Incoming CEO

Reports indicate that the American International Group is planning to appoint Brian Duperreault as its new chief executive officer. Duperreault formerly worked with previous chief executive officer of AIG, Maurice Greenberg. According... 
Premier Foods Renews Licensing Agreement With Mondelez International

Premier Foods Renews Licensing Agreement With Mondelez International

A license granted by Mondelez International that Premier Foods holds to produce Cadbury cakes has been renewed and extended. After the news of the license renewal and extension broke, the uncertainty surrounding the company disappeared... 
Coach Announces That It Will Acquire Kate Spade For $2.4 Billion

Coach Announces That It Will Acquire Kate Spade For $2.4 Billion

Coach Inc, a handbag maker, has announced that it will acquire Kate Spade & Co at a price of $2.4 billion as it seeks to gain from the popularity of the latter’s products among millennials. The cash deal will see Coach spending... 
Legroom To Be Reduced On American Airlines In Order To Raise Capacity

Legroom To Be Reduced On American Airlines In Order To Raise Capacity

Reports indicate that there will be reduced legroom for passengers in Economy class in new planes that American Airlines is planning to deploy. In the newest Boeing 737 jetliners, the space separating most rows will now be approximately... 
Infosys To Ramp Up Hiring In The United States

Infosys To Ramp Up Hiring In The United States

Infosys, which is based in India, has disclosed that in the coming two years it will hire approximately 10,000 U.S. workers. The information technology services firm will also put up technology centers numbering four in the U.S. To... 
Google Set To Unveil A Job Search Application

Google Set To Unveil A Job Search Application

Reports indicate that Google could be planning to unveil a search application for jobs thereby posing an immediate threat to rival LinkedIn. According to the reports, Google’s job search app will be named Google Hire. “Google Hire... 
AT&T Continues To Make Infrastructure Investments For Better Services

AT&T Continues To Make Infrastructure Investments For Better Services

AT&T has revealed that it has made investments worth close to $700 million in its wired and wireless networks in the state of Kentucky between 2014 and 2016. These investments were geared mainly towards enhancing speed, coverage,... 
Investors Respond Positively As Twitter Beats Estimates

Investors Respond Positively As Twitter Beats Estimates

Twitter’s earnings report surprised investors after they turned out to be better than expected. This came on the back of a set of disappointing results that have been recorded in the last couple of quarters. The surprising results... 
Offer By Arnault To Buy Dior Warmly Welcomed By Investors

Offer By Arnault To Buy Dior Warmly Welcomed By Investors

The decision by Bernard Arnault, the French billionaire, to acquire Christian Dior Couture and bring it under the fold of LMVH has been positively received by investors and analysts. According to analysts, this is because a brand that... 
JAB To Sell Jimmy Choo Business To Focus On Coffee

JAB To Sell Jimmy Choo Business To Focus On Coffee

Popular luxury shoe brand, Jimmy Choo, is going on the sales block.  JAB Holding acquired the fashion brand in 2011 (for 540 million pounds—approximately $800 million, USD) and now owns a 67.6 percent stake.  As the controlling... 
HTC To Launch A ‘Squeezable’ Phone Next Month As It Seeks Revival

HTC To Launch A ‘Squeezable’ Phone Next Month As It Seeks Revival

Invitations have been sent out by HTC for a May 16 event in which the Chinese smartphone giant is expected to release a new flagship smartphone. Reports indicate that the flagship smartphone will simply be known as HTC U and the technology... 
US Dollar Steadies After A Few Slips Against the Yen

US Dollar Steadies After A Few Slips Against the Yen

The US dollar had been weak against the yen but managed to gain some ground on Monday after United States Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, said that a strong dollar would definitely be a good thing over a longer stretch of... 
Walmart Is Laying Off Hundreds As It Renews Online Push

Walmart Is Laying Off Hundreds As It Renews Online Push

Hundreds of corporate jobs are being eliminated by Walmart as the retail giant moves to enhance its online presence and regain the low-cost pricing advantage it had in the retail sector in the United States. Through a spokesperson,... 
Payless To Close Hundreds Of Stores As It Files For Bankruptcy

Payless To Close Hundreds Of Stores As It Files For Bankruptcy

Payless Shoe Source has filed for bankruptcy as it plans to shutter about 400 locations across the United States as well as in Puerto Rico. By filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the footwear retailer is hoping to shed debt. This will... 
Now You Can Pay Cash For Things You Buy On Amazon, Sort Of

Now You Can Pay Cash For Things You Buy On Amazon, Sort Of

It looks like Amazon is getting into the digital payments game with a new program called Amazon Cash.  While it is certainly similar to other digital payment programs—in that it allows you to make payments online without a credit... 
EU Regulators Green Light Dow and DuPont Merger

EU Regulators Green Light Dow and DuPont Merger

While it was announced over a year ago, the Dow Chemical Co and DuPont Co merger only yesterday won approval from the European Union. This &77 billion merger of two of the biggest—and oldest—US chemical producers will likely... 
GameStop To Close 150 Stores In Light of Falling Sales

GameStop To Close 150 Stores In Light of Falling Sales

Online gaming has become quite a beast in the entertainment world; so much, in fact, that it is actually taking its toll on video game retailers. For example, the once popular GameStop has just announced plans to close several dozen... 
Disney To Pay Collective $3.8 Million in Back Wages After Department of Labor Alleges Hour Wage Violations

Disney To Pay Collective $3.8 Million in Back Wages After Department of Labor Alleges Hour Wage Violations

The Disney Corporation is the largest entertainment company in the world. Last year, they reported $55.6 billion in revenue. 

And a big part of the company’s revenue, of course, comes from theme parks. And these theme parks... 
EPA Finds Monsanto Was Ghostwriting Cancer Study on Roundup; New Lawsuit Will Force the Company To Label Product as Carcinogenic

EPA Finds Monsanto Was Ghostwriting Cancer Study on Roundup; New Lawsuit Will Force the Company To Label Product as Carcinogenic

American farmers are among many who are part of a class action suit against Monsanto, alleging that the company did not warn [customers] that its glyphosate-based weed killer can greatly increase the risk for developing non-Hodgkin’s... 
Exxon To Invest $20 Billion in Refining Projects along US Gulf Coast

Exxon To Invest $20 Billion in Refining Projects along US Gulf Coast

Today, President Donald J. Trump offered his congratulations to the Exxon Mobil Corporation for its new—and extremely ambitious—$20 billion investment program aimed at creating at least 45,000 construction and manufacturing jobs... 
Dick’s Shakes Up Inventory To Cut Costs As Many Big-Box Retailers Continue to Struggle

Dick’s Shakes Up Inventory To Cut Costs As Many Big-Box Retailers Continue to Struggle

Major US sporting goods retailer Dick’s Sports has posted a big loss in afternoon trading on Tuesday, with shares falling in value by 7.9 percent. This is an 8-month intraday low. The decline comes as a bit of a surprise after... 
Will GM’s Sale to Opel European Improve The Market as A Whole?

Will GM’s Sale to Opel European Improve The Market as A Whole?

General Motors Co has apparently agreed to sell its Opel European division to the French automobile giant, PSA Group. If and when this multi-billion dollar deal finally goes through, it could very quickly change the landscape of the... 
Dow Surges, Wednesday, Following President Trump’s Congressional Address

Dow Surges, Wednesday, Following President Trump’s Congressional Address

Even by market open on Wednesday, US equities were already trading higher, marked by the Dow Jones Industrial average climbing higher than 21,000 points for the first very first time, following President Donald Trump’s Congressional... 
New FCC Chairman To Slow-to-a-Halt Net Privacy Rules Passed In October

New FCC Chairman To Slow-to-a-Halt Net Privacy Rules Passed In October

The newly-appointed administration of President Trump continues to waste very little time dismantling so much of what the Obama administration set out to accomplish. This time, new US Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit... 
Burger King Owner—Restaurant Brands International—To Buy Popular Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen Chain

Burger King Owner—Restaurant Brands International—To Buy Popular Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen Chain

Restaurant Brands International is a corporation that owns several, well, restaurant brands. This includes popular fast food franchise as well as the Tim Hortons coffee shop chain. Tuesday, the company announce plans to acquire the... 
Kraft Heinz Looks to Take Over Unilever

Kraft Heinz Looks to Take Over Unilever

Shares of Unilever soared upwards of ten percent on Friday even after the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant declined a takeover offer from Kraft Heinz Co. Indeed, the company says that the offer “fundamentally undervalues”...