Business

The ride-hailing companies must comply with an order that requires them to reclassify their drivers as employees, a California appeals court said, siding with a lower-court ruling that threatened to upend the business models. [...]
Fri, Oct 23, 2020
Source: Wall Street Journal
Federal Trade Commission staff members are recommending that the agency bring an antitrust case against Facebook, according to people familiar with the matter, but commissioners haven’t reached a decision. [...]
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Source: Wall Street Journal
California taxpayers were left responsible for a contaminated plant outside Los Angeles after a judge turned down an emergency bid by state environmental regulators to block Exide Technologies from exiting bankruptcy. [...]
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Source: Wall Street Journal
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted a full final approval to Gilead Sciences Inc.’s remdesivir, making it the first Covid-19 treatment deemed safe and effective by the regulator, the company said Thursday. [...]
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Source: Wall Street Journal
Walmart sued the federal government in an attempt to strike a pre-emptive blow against what it said is an impending opioid-related civil lawsuit from the Justice Department. [...]
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Source: Wall Street Journal
Mattel’s flagship doll Barbie posted a 29% sales increase in the latest quarter, leading the toy company to 10% revenue growth in the period. It was the largest quarterly increase posted by Barbie in at least two decades. [...]
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Source: Wall Street Journal
Major League Baseball’s app now has six lenses made with Snapchat’s technology. And Snap is looking for more partners to share its AR vision. [...]
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Source: Wall Street Journal
EOS Investors, a low-profile New York City-based hotel investor is the mystery buyer of the Beverly Hills hotel that the U.S. government sold in August, after seizing it from the fugitive Malaysian financier Jho Low. [...]
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Source: Wall Street Journal
The California Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by Bayer seeking to reverse a jury verdict that the company’s Roundup herbicide caused a groundskeeper’s cancer, leaving the company with few remaining options to avoid paying a $20.4 million judgment. [...]
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Source: Wall Street Journal
The target of the U.S. government’s last major tech antitrust campaign, Microsoft, could be the biggest beneficiary of its newest, the lawsuit the Justice Department filed this week against Google. [...]
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Source: Wall Street Journal
Prithwiraj (Raj) Choudhury, associate professor at Harvard Business School, was studying the growing work-from-anywhere movement long before the Covid-19 pandemic forced many more of us into virtual work. He says that more and more organizations are adopting WFA as a business strategy, one that not only reduces real estate costs [...]
Tue, Oct 20, 2020
Source: Harvard Business Review
Roger Martin, professor emeritus at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, says that for decades the U.S. corporate system has been obsessed with eliminating inefficiencies. There's a point, his research shows, when these efficiency gains come with even greater social and economic costs. And he believes that the [...]
Tue, Sep 29, 2020
Source: Harvard Business Review
Bruce Tulgan, founder of the management training firm RainmakerThinking, says that the key to career success isn't only embracing opportunities; it's also declining projects, tasks, and requests for help so you create time for the most value-added work. He explains how to evaluate each ask, determine which you should prioritize, [...]
Tue, Sep 22, 2020
Source: Harvard Business Review
Katina Sawyer, assistant professor at the George Washington University, says transgender workers continue to be overlooked even as organizational diversity initiatives become more widespread. Her research shows that many trans employees experience ongoing discrimination, from microaggression to job loss. Sawyer shares effective formal policies and details the informal ways managers [...]
Tue, Sep 15, 2020
Source: Harvard Business Review
Willy Shih, professor at Harvard Business School, says that the complex, global, and just-in-time manufacturing processes we've developed in recent decades are highly susceptible to breakdowns, especially during a global pandemic. He explains why the shortages we’ve seen in 2020 - in goods from toilet paper to appliances - are [...]
Tue, Sep 08, 2020
Source: Harvard Business Review
Shasta Nelson, relationship expert and author, says that work friendships are critical to individual and organizational success but acknowledges that it's not always easy to build these personal -- but still professional - connections, especially when work is virtual. She explains why consistency, vulnerability, and positivity are fundamental to friendship [...]
Tue, Aug 25, 2020
Source: Harvard Business Review
Jonah Berger, professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, says that most of us aren’t approaching persuasion the right way. Pushing people to behave how you’d like them to or believe the same things you do just doesn’t work, no matter how much data you give or [...]
Tue, Aug 11, 2020
Source: Harvard Business Review
Megan Rapinoe, U.S. women's soccer star and World Cup champion, knows how to perform under pressure, motivate her teammates, and advocate for the causes she believes in. In addition to her stellar play as a professional athlete, she's been outspoken about racial justice, LGBTQ rights, and gender pay equity. She [...]
Tue, Jun 16, 2020
Source: Harvard Business Review
Good news retirement savers: The Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living increases to the contribution limits for retirement-related plans in 2019. [...]
Thu, Nov 01, 2018
Source: CNN Money

 

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