Category: Economics & Business

13Aug
Economics & BusinessFeatured

Why this former Google and Amazoner decided to ditch big company life to join a mattress startup

Eric Lewis had a long history of working at giant companies. He’s an alum of Black & Decker, Amazon, and most recently Google, where he worked on its Express team, overseeing the launch of its...

11Aug
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Verizon Eyes Automotive Technology Market, Could Spur Other Deals

Verizon Communications Inc.’s recent purchases of two vehicle tracking firms could spark more deals as the No. 1 wireless provider and rival AT&T see fleet management as a source of growth,...

11Aug
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Floridians: High Temperatures Don’t Have to Mean High Energy Bills

With sweltering summer temperatures in full effect, Floridians are undoubtedly cranking-up their air conditioning units to keep their homes cool. With the increase in temperatures, your A/C can run up to...

11Aug
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Meet David Krane, the new head of Google’s $2.4 billion venture capital business

Bill Maris, the founder and CEO of GV (formerly Google Ventures), has left the company. His replacement is Google veteran David Krane. But who is Krane, and what does his track record look like? Well, he...

08Aug
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5 Lessons to Learn from T-Mobile CEO John Legere

I’m not a T-Mobile customer. In fact, I’ve been with AT&T Wireless for as long as I can remember. But, that is about to change and it isn’t due to poor service or an attempt to save money every...

05Aug
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Here comes the jobs report …

the Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish America’s employment situation during July. After two huge swings — down in May, then up in June — economists forecast that the July jobs report will...

05Aug
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Most Presidential Nominees Release Their Tax Returns. But Not This Year.

Robert J. Kovacev, a tax lawyer with Steptoe & Johnson, said he would never advise a client to release taxes under audit. He also points out a major difference between Mr. Trump and Mr. Nixon:...

02Aug
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How to make the right choice when you need to borrow money

You know one thing for sure: Some extra cash could really come in handy right now. But the best way to access it? That you’re not quite so sure about. A personal line of credit and a personal loan...

02Aug
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Donald Trump is getting slammed by billionaires with way more money than him

Over the last week, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has campaigned with three billionaires: Michael Bloomberg last Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention, Mark Cuban on Saturday...

31Jul
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Venezuela’s new decree: Forced farm work for citizens

That “effectively amounts to forced labor,” according to Amnesty International, which derided the decree as “unlawful.” In a vaguely-worded decree, Venezuelan officials indicated...