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American Business News for 21 Jan 2018

Wells may have settled with former employee Claudia Ponce de Leon because it wanted to avoid the "massive exposure" of a jury trial, an expert says. It is unclear how the agreement will affect Wells'... other cases.
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The economy's success is mathLast week the Dow Jones notched another milestone, breaking through 26,000. These thousand-point rises have become something of a rapid and regular occurrence since Donald Trump became president, but... not everyone is pleased. To naysayers, this is an unloved, unexpected stock market rally, and it is making them miserable. But partisan economists and analysts need...
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Why Amazon Is Raising TheOur analysis suggests that the price hike for the monthly Prime subscription is just a prelude to a much bigger announcement: Amazon will also be raising the price this year of its popular annual... membership, most likely to $119, a 20% increase and the first in 4 years.
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GUEST: 2017 saw a rebound in overall VC funding, approaching dotcom-era amounts. This was fueled by continued investor enthusiasm over the venture asset class, including new late-stage growth funds.... The sectors that showed the largest growth were those in the business and financial services and healthcare sectors. In 2018, I expect VC investments levels to remain […]
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Workplace rights lawyers raceWhile employers across the U.S. paid a record amount in settlements for workplace violations last year, don't expect this to mark the beginning of a trend. Think of it more as the storm before the... calm, as labor lawyers rush to lock in payouts ahead of a shifting legal landscape. Settlements from...
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These 14 stocks will see salesThomson Reuters Companies that achieve strong revenue expansion have historically seen their stocks climb. Goldman Sachs has identified the 14 S&P 500 companies set to see the biggest sales growth in... 2018. With the broader stock market expected to rise this year, it can be difficult to identify the companies set to leave their peers in the dust. But there are ways to sift through the noise to find the winners — assuming you know where to look. One way to do this is to identify the companies most likely to see revenue expansion. And lucky for you, Goldman Sachs is here to help. The firm ranked stocks in the benchmark S&P 500 index by expected 2018 sales growth, providing a handy guide to the companies the bank sees as most likely to enjoy revenue-driven gains. It's important to note,...
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McDonald's new Dollar Menu hasHollis Johnson The best deal on McDonald'snew Dollar Menu is the Happy Meal. For $3 you get nuggets or a burger, plus fries, apple slices, a miniature drink — and a toy. Credit Suisse found that... McDonald's slashed Happy Meal prices roughly 25% when they were added to the new "$1, $2, $3 menu." McDonald's new Dollar Menu is packed with deals. However, there's one way to get the biggest bang for your buck — and it requires buying a meal intended for children. Hollis Johnson For $3, you can get a Happy Meal with a hamburger, cheeseburger, or chicken nuggets (locations differ on if it's four- or six-piece packs). Most locations serve this with a small fries and apple slices or yogurt, plus a cute little milk or juice. You also get a toy, which is a lovely bonus. I understand that this is a...
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Inside the massive EmiratesBenjamin Zhang/Business Insider Emirates has the largest fleet of Boeing 777s and Airbus A380s in the world. Emirates Engineering is tasked with keeping the fleet operating safely and effectively.... Here's a look inside its facilities at Dubai International Airport. Over the past three decades, Emirates has become a global aviation powerhouse. The Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based airline now operates the world's largest fleet Airbus A380 and Boeing 777s. The tally includes 101 Airbus A380s, four times as many as the next largest operator of the superjumbo. And Emirates has committed to as many as 77 more of the planes. It also operates 166 Boeing 777 airliners. That means roughly 12% of all Boeing 777s produced over the past 25 years currently fly wearing Emirates livery. And the people...
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Small business owners say starting their own company was harder than they originally thought. Some say it was much harder.
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I had an Apple storeJustin Sullivan/Getty Images I got my screen repaired by Apple, and my phone bricked the next day. I visited the Apple store four times in a week, and each time was chaotic and disorganized. It all... started because I was running late. While rushing up the subway steps one evening, phone in hand, I tripped. My iPhone 6s broke my fall — and I, in turn, broke my iPhone. Miraculously, the phone itself was fine. The insides still worked, but the screen was hideously cracked. Jagged scars ran upward from the bottom right corner, and the bottom bezel on the right side was shattered. Still, it was functional, and spending $150 on a screen repair at Apple didn't exactly appeal to me. But then I dropped my phone again. One of the glass shards popped out, leaving a gaping hole that revealed the guts...
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Meet the richest person in every US state

Business Insider - 21 Jan 2018 16:00
Meet the richest person inPaul Sakuma/AP The richest person in every US state has a net worth of at least $700 million. Some of the millionaires and billionaires inherited their wealth, while others built companies from the... ground up. Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Warren Buffett each take the top spot in their home state. America is home to the most billionaires — and billionaire wealth — of any country in the world.Only seven US states have no billionaires. That's according to Forbes, which listed the richest person in every state by net worth as of June 2017.The list includes nine women and nine men who inherited their fortunes, while the rest are self-made. Several siblings appear on the list, including the heirs of Mars Candy and Walmart. The siblings live in different states, earning them multiple spots...
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These 5 High-Yield Funds AreThe global ETF market now boasts more than $4.5 trillion in assets, and a large part of the appeal has been driven by dirt-cheap fees. But many of these fund's fees are cheap for a reason...
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The founder of litecoin, aLitecoin founder Charlie Lee shared his thoughts on the cryptocurrency space in an interview with Business Insider. He said he has faith in the future of bitcoin, but believes its success depends on... the help of technologies like Lightning Network, or alternative coins like litecoin, to make payment processing faster and less expensive. He said bank speculation and mainstream investors aren't a bad thing — it's a sign that cryptocurrencies are being taken seriously. Lee also shared his concerns that scam artists could take advantage of investors by talking up new coins. When Charlie Lee first founded litecoin in 2011, cryptocurrencies were a whole different ball game. Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency ever, was just two years old and saw its price jump from $1 a bitcoin to around $30,...
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Spy oysters and kayak patrols:Armed with drones and night-vision goggles, French farmers and law enforcement are fighting back against the thefts of expensive produce
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Merkel, Macron to deepenThomson Reuters BERLIN
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What Entrepreneurs Can LearnThe book, Supernormal, by Meg Jay, explores the roots and condition of resilience.
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This Year's Flu Is Nasty AndThis year's flu is making people sicker than usual, and several healthy young people have died. The latest CDC reports show that rather than peaking in late December, flu cases may be increasing.... Shutting down the CDC couldn't come at a worse time.
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The 2018 EntrepreneurAttending one or more of these events is a great way to get your creative juices -- and maybe even VC funds -- flowing.
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Think Your Startup Idea Is aIf you win this, you truly have what it takes.
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Meet The 30 Under 30 DrivingThese founders, journalists, creatives and personalities are changing the world of content.
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5 Marketing Metrics That Don'tAs the saying goes, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Here's how to make sure your numbers aren't lying to you.
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American Airlines CEO SaysMany passengers may take some convincing.
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3 ways debt settlement may notIf you’re considering working with a debt settlement company look beyond the marketing pitches.        
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Companies are paying employees to stay healthy

New York Post - 21 Jan 2018 05:03
Companies are paying employeesCorporate America is handing out huge cash bonuses this year to workers who hit the gym and knock off pounds. Call it their pound of flesh. Skyrocketing health-care costs are forcing more American... employers to reward workers for good health, which often translates into fewer doctor visits and lower health-care insurance premiums. And this "carrot...
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Casino revenues fell in 2017 across Mississippi, as slight gains by Gulf Coast casinos couldn't overcome continued declines at gambling halls along the Mississippi River. State Revenue Department... figures released …
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