Retailers report modest gains for April Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
Sears Didn't Move Fast Enough, CEO Says Sears continues to struggle to get a "decent" return on its assets and the retailer didn't move fast enough to cut expenses after the financial crisis, the CEO said at the annual meeting. More
J.C. Penney ad apologizes to customers The ad comes after the Plano, Texas-based company last month fired its CEO, Ron Johnson, after 17 months on the job and rehired his predecessor Mike Ullman. Johnson's ambitious changes included getting rid of most sales and bringing in new, hip brands. More
Big brands rejected Bangladesh factory safety plan As Bangladesh reels from the deaths of hundreds of garment workers in a building collapse, the refusal of global retailers to pay for strict nationwide factory inspections is bringing renewed scrutiny to an industry that has profited from a country notorious for its hazardous workplaces and subsistence-level wages. More
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ExoMars mission to try and discover life on Mars to land on 19 October The next, ExoMars 2020, will actively search for signs of past or present alien life, drilling into the surface to analyse materials there. The Schiaparelli spacecraft and lander will be used as a test run, showing the descent, parachute and landing work ... 10/17/2016 - 8:35 am | View Link
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5 Signs of Life for Electric Vehicles in October Sales There hasn’t been a ton of progress in the electric vehicle segment of late, but there have been a great deal of promises. Future vehicles have hinted at, teased, and suggested at a dizzying pace since summer 2015 began. Meanwhile, sales continued to ... 11/8/2015 - 11:00 am | View Link
China's factory output shrinks again in October, but shows some signs of life: Survey BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's factory activity fell for an eighth straight month in October but at a slower pace as export orders showed some signs of life, a private survey showed on Monday (Nov 2), pointing to continued sluggishness in the world's second ... 11/1/2015 - 3:17 pm | View Link
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Skype heartbeat – check the current performance of Skype ... Heartbeat allows you to check at a glance how Skype products are performing. If any known issues are affecting the products we'll put information here. 01/9/2017 - 11:14 pm | View Website
The Tango January 8, 2017 6:00 am. Overview for all signs Mercury resumes forward motion as the week begins; it’s a go signal for all matters that have been waiting in the wings. 01/9/2017 - 9:59 am | View Website
Investment analysts were just a bit more optimistic about the German economy in January despite the prospect of a turbulent year in politics.
The ZEW think tank said Tuesday its index of economic sentiment rose by 2.8 points to 16.6 over December's reading.
ZEW President Achim Wambach called it "a leap of faith for 2017."
The institute credited improving growth in Germany and stronger industrial production in the 19 countries that use the euro.
Germany and Europe are experiencing an economic recovery but face an uncertain political year.
The rise in on-demand services from the likes of Uber, Lyft and Postmates is fuelling a new workforce of freelancers in the service industry who are not tied to single places of employment and can work hours that are more suitable to them. Now a similar kind of flexibility is finding its way into the world of hourly work, too.
It was cold and pouring outside as the Uber pulled up at 180 Sutter Street in downtown San Francisco. Inside, a man dressed all in black offered to take my jacket and umbrella as he ushered me through the clinical white lobby to a set of chairs, handing me a bottle of VOSS.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has upgraded its Compute Module which is designed for embedded computing and industrial users wanting to produce customized products powered by the microprocessor, such as large-format smart displays. Read More
There are a lot of reasons to support the nomination of retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as secretary of defense. He's an enormously respected and talented general. He's a scholar and an impressively well-read man. He supports America's alliances and is clear-eyed about America's challenges, especially Russia and Iran. If anyone has the intelligence and backbone to curb some of Donald Trump's worst instincts, it's Mattis.
But there's another big reason why I want Mattis to get the job: He might be the only man with the legitimacy — and the guts — to take on the cancer eating away at the U.
Last week, after CNN reported that top U. S. intelligence officials had presented President-elect Donald Trump with unverified claims that Russia has compromising personal and financial material on him, Trump and his press aides attacked CNN as "fake news" and conflated its report with BuzzFeed's publication of the entire raw Russia dossier.