15 Minute News 15 Minute Fun
Follow Us
Sign In
Sign In
to Comment, Vote &
Create Storyboards.

Popular Business News this Week

Top 100 Stories to Know for 25 Apr 2019 - Global

Ivanka Trump says she passed on World Bank job

Times of India - 19 Apr 2019 06:29
Ivanka Trump says she passedIn an Associated Press interview, US President Donald Trump's daughter said on Wednesday she was happy with her current role in the administration. She was travelling in Africa to promote a global... women's initiative.
Read More
3
views
0
likes
Uber's self-driving unitSoftBank will invest $333 million from its $100 billion Vision Fund, while Toyota Motor Corp and automotive parts supplier Denso Corp will invest a combined $667 million.
Read More
3
views
0
likes
Two months after he failed to win a badly needed easing of sanctions from President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is traveling to Russia in a possible …
Read More
2
views
0
likes
A fee dispute between actor Bill Cosby and one of the many law firms hired to address his legal problems shows the Los Angeles firm alone was billing Cosby $1 …
Read More
2
views
0
likes

Blamed for Wildfires, PG&E Seeks Higher Electricity Rates

The New York Times - 24 Apr 2019 03:31
Blamed for Wildfires, PG&EThe California utility and two others says higher rates are needed to pay for safety improvements and to offset the financial risk of more frequent wildfires.
Read More
2
views
0
likes
Elon Musk says Tesla willJoe Skipper / Reuters Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his company is planning to develop an electric leaf blower. The statement comes on the heels of Musk's other viral non-automotive-related creations, such... as The Boring Company's "Not-a-Flamethrower" flamethrower. Like the flamethrower, electric leaf blowers already exist. Judging by videos, electric leafblowers still emit quite a bit of sound. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his company is planning to develop a new creation — only this time, it won't be rolling on four wheels. It's a leafblower:See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: Watch Tim Cook unveil Apple's news-subscription service: Apple News+ See Also: Tesla is taking direct aim at Uber and Lyft with claims it plans to...
Read More
2
views
0
likes
Masayoshi Son, the billionaire founder of SoftBank Group Corp., made a huge personal bet on bitcoin just as prices for the digital currency peaked, losing more than $130 million when he sold out,... according to people familiar with the matter.
Read More
2
views
0
likes
Jailed French executive whoThe jail ordeal of ex-Alstom executive Frédéric Pierucci is a warning for firms with a history of corruption.
Read More
2
views
0
likes

New York on the verge of higher gas prices

New York Post - 23 Apr 2019 05:00
New York on the verge ofBig Apple gasoline prices are headed upward for warmer weather and the vacation season. A gallon of regular is hovering at $3 in the city, after climbing from a 2019 low of about $2.50 in February,... said price-tracking service GasBuddy.com. Costs climb in the spring as filling stations switch to summer-blend gas, which is more...
Read More
2
views
0
likes
New Jersey really needs toA while back, I wrote that New Jersey's proposed tax on marijuana sales -- at $42 an ounce -- was too high and I predicted that would result in people buying cheaper black-market pot. People wrote to... me to say I was nuts because consumers would want the better quality pot that was being sold...
Read More
2
views
0
likes
Bed Bath & Beyond's boardBed Bath & Beyond's splashy announcement of a board overhaul on Monday failed to boost the stock -- or ward off a looming proxy battle by a trio of angry hedge funds. The retail chain's stock sank 4... percent on Monday after it announced a "transformation" of its board, including five new independent directors and...
Read More
2
views
0
likes
The Tennessee House has advanced a bill aimed at giving FedEx $21.3 million in tax breaks over seven years for its $1.3 billion Memphis hub expansion. The House approved the …
Read More
2
views
0
likes
Stock indexes end mostly lowerWall Street capped a day of mostly sideways trading Monday with a slight gain for the benchmark S&P 500 index, as an increase in crude oil prices sent energy companies broadly higher. Energy sector... stocks climbed as the price of crude oil hit its highest level since October after the U.S. government...
Read More
2
views
0
likes
Last year, Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger made $65.6 million -- about 1,424 times the median Disney employee's salary, an amount that heiress Abigail Disney is calling "insane."
Read More
2
views
0
likes
More Than Me Founder and CEOShe had been on a leave of absence for six months after ProPublica investigated rape at her charity in Liberia
Read More
2
views
0
likes
Huawei Technologies said on Monday its first-quarter revenue jumped 39 percent to 179.7 billion yuan ($26.81 billion), in the Chinese technology firm's first-ever quarterly results.
Read More
2
views
0
likes
The United States is expected to announce on Monday that all buyers of Iranian oil will have to end their imports shortly or face sanctions, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters,... triggering about a 3 percent rise in crude prices.
Read More
2
views
0
likes
'Walmart of liquor' fightingAn epic battle over cheap booze is coming to a head in Westchester County -- and it's slated to land in court next month.
Read More
2
views
0
likes
The government needs to doubleDear John: I enjoyed your reporting about Juul cigarettes being counterfeited by the Chinese.
Read More
2
views
0
likes
Victoria's Secret's biggestL Brands, the owner behind the struggling Victoria's Secret brand, needs to do more than reshuffle a few board seats to convince investors it's ready for a comeback, critics say. L Brands said late... Thursday that it will add two new "independent" directors to the company's board following criticisms that the previous 12-person board had...
Read More
2
views
0
likes
Some Microsoft employeesDebate is raging at Microsoft after some employees questioned the company's push to recruit more women and minorities on an internal message board.        
Read More
2
views
0
likes
How these savvy 'Jeopardy!'Associated Press James Holzhauer, the current reigning "Jeopardy!" champion, is currently on an 11-day winning streak. The Las Vegas-resident and professional sports gambler has taken home more than... $770,000 so far. But Holzhauer isn't just getting lucky. His impressive daily totals (four of them tallying upwards of $100,000) are a result of how he plays the game — knowing when to hit the buzzer, how much to bet on daily doubles, and which clues to knock off the board first. Other famous "Jeopardy!" champions used similar strategies to increase their earnings and guarantee a win. In 2014, contestant Arthur Chu used principals of game theory in determining how much to bet during Final Jeopardy to maximize his chances of moving onto the next day of game play. Just making it onto the show...
Read More
2
views
0
likes
HMRC: Beware of tax rebateFraudsters send fake messages during the tax rebate period, the government warns.
Read More
2
views
0
likes
Wall Street firms are beingPeter MacDiarmid/Getty Images Wall Street investment banks are spending more on tech and eliminating rote tasks that used to go to junior staff. But the banks aren't cutting back on their crops of... recent college grads — if anything, they're relying more on younger workers. Analysis of FINRA records by efinancialcareers shows that nearly one-fifth of Finra-licensed employees at the big New York banks are brand new to the business. Some banks, like Barclays and Goldman Sachs, rely more heavily on first years than others. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. As Wall Street banks spend billions to upgrade technology and automate tasks, the mundane and tedious work that used to define the early years of a career at an investment bank is increasingly disappearing, with bots and...
Read More
2
views
0
likes
Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergThe FTC is considering whether to hold CEO Mark Zuckerberg accountable for privacy lapses in how Facebook handles people's data.        
Read More
2
views
0
likes