Month: August 2020

Zoom Video Communications Inc. founder and CEO Eric Yuan at the company’s IPO at Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, April 18, 2019. Victor J. Blue | Bloomberg | Getty Images Zoom Video Communications shares rose as much as 25% in extended trading on Monday after the company reported fiscal second-quarter earnings that were better than
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Tiger selfies in Thailand, donkeys buckling beneath heavy riders in Greece, guests doing yoga atop elephants at a luxury resort — these instances, and others, were the impetus behind new animal tourism guidelines published last week by adventure travel company, Intrepid Travel, and the global animal welfare organization, World Animal Protection.  The Animal Welfare Policy Toolkit says
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Aneel Bhusri at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. David A. Grogan | CNBC Workday shares rose as much as 13% in extended trading on Thursday after the cloud software company reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and earnings. The company also said Chano Fernandez is being promoted from co-president to co-CEO, operating alongside Aneel
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Pedestrians are reflected in the window of an Abercrombie & Fitch store in New York. Craig Warga | Bloomberg | Getty Images Abercrombie & Fitch shares are soaring after the apparel retailer reported a surprise quarterly profit Thursday morning and impressive online revenue growth of 56% during the coronavirus pandemic.  Its stock was recently trading up
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Some workers in the U.K. will be paid £130 ($172) if they are required to self-isolate amid the coronavirus pandemic, the British government announced Thursday. The payouts will be available to workers with low incomes who can’t work from home and live in areas with high numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases.  Workers who test positive
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Ariel Skelley | DigitalVision | Getty Images The idea of “slowing down” in retirement is quickly becoming an antiquated concept. To today’s retirees, retirement is no longer simply defined as the end of work, but the beginning of a whole new chapter of life, with new choices, freedoms and challenges. This new beginning is born
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Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Wednesday saw his net worth soar above $202 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, making him the first person to cross the $200 billion threshold. He’s now $78 billion richer than Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who stands at number two. The Amazon
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An employee of Dick’s Sporting Goods in Destiny USA mall delivers products to a shopper, as customers pick up goods from retailers offering curbside pick up as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions ease in Syracuse, New York, U.S., May 15, 2020. Zachary Krahmer | Reuters Dick’s Sporting Goods reported eye-popping quarterly earnings and sales growth Wednesday,
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Marc Benioff, chairman and chief executive officer of Salesforce.com speaks during the grand opening ceremonies for the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco on May 22, 2018. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Salesforce shares rose as much as 14% in extended trading Tuesday after the enterprise-software company reported fiscal second-quarter earnings that surpassed analysts’ expectations,
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Nordstrom said Tuesday its net sales fell 53% during the second quarter, as its stores took a hit from being temporarily closed during the coronavirus pandemic, and its online business suffered due to a shift in timing of its annual Anniversary Sale.  The company said its stores, including its off-price Nordstrom Rack locations, were closed for
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New York. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared some of her secrets to staying organized and prepared during congressional hearings in an Instagram story Monday — and they are techniques anyone can use. Ocasio-Cortez, who was prepping to question Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who testified Monday on the sweeping changes made to the Post Office, said she uses methods
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Hope Hicks, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump’s, landed high-paying gigs, including a Wall Street speaking engagement, between White House stints, according to her latest financial disclosure report. After serving as one of the leaders of Trump’s White House communications shop, she departed the administration in March 2018. Two years later, she returned as
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People wearing masks walk past a large face mask sign in front of a Best Buy near Columbus Circle that as the city enters Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus in New York City. Alexi Rosenfeld | Getty Images Best Buy on Tuesday reported strong second-quarter sales growth, helped
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Papa John’s International Inc. signage is displayed on top of a delivery vehicle outside of the company’s restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee. Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images With consumers flocking to carryout and delivery during the Covid pandemic, Papa John’s has extended its growth streak into August. From July 27 through Aug. 23, preliminary
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Bill Gates is a tech icon and the world’s second-wealthiest person. So, it’s hard to imagine the Microsoft co-founder being jealous of anyone. However, as Gates reveals in a recent interview with the Armchair Expert podcast, the billionaire was envious of his one-time friend and rival Steve Jobs’ legendary charisma. In the interview, which was
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The coronavirus pandemic has thrown into sharp focus the role of government in supporting the economy during periods of crises. But it has also highlighted the role big business can play. Look at Singapore. As the Asia-Pacific headquarters for many major corporations, the country has long invested in business stability even as geopolitical tensions flare globally. So when
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An Estee Lauder cosmetics counter in Los Angeles, California. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters Estee Lauder forecast current-quarter profit below analysts’ estimates on Thursday after posting a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss, as travel restrictions and store closures put in place to contain the spread of coronavirus dampened demand for its premium makeup brands. The company and other
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