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3 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

Q2 Earnings Will Prove Sirius Is No Longer A Growth Stock

Sirius' Q1 2014 net income declined 24% versus the previous year. However, earnings per share were flat as stock buybacks reduced shares outstanding.


Related Topix: Beyond Corp, Lulu

4 hrs ago | Reuters

China brands beat global rivals with tea toothpaste & pickled plums

With green-tea flavored toothpaste and pickled plum juice, an army of Chinese retailers is tapping local tastes to whittle away market share from global rivals that are banking their future growth on the world's second-largest consumer market.


Related Topix: Tea, Drink, Bain & Company, Bain, Kantar, Beverages, CocaCola, PepsiCo

4 hrs ago | Bloomberg

Goldman Sachs Denies - Boys' Club' Sex-Discrimination Claims

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. denied allegations that it discriminated against women on pay and tolerated a "boys' club" atmosphere featuring excessive drinking and trips to strip clubs with clients.


Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Cohen Group

6 hrs ago | Business Journal

Tech job cuts spike as industry adjusts

Technology companies are cutting jobs at a faster pace this year compared to last despite signs that the overall economy is doing well, according to a report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. The global outplacement consulting firm found that through the first half of 2014, technology employers cut payrolls by 48,402 positions, which translates ... (more)


Related Topix: Challenger Gray and Christmas, Hewlett Packard

10 hrs ago |

'Uber-Like' Tailoring Service to Launch in Ballston

Editor's Note: Sponsored by Monday Properties and written by, Startup Monday is a weekly column that profiles Arlington-based startups, founders and funders.


Related Topix: Booz Allen Hamilton, Georgetown University

10 hrs ago | Business Journal

Answers Corp. to consolidate New York offices in Times Square space

Answers Corporation, the St. Louis-based company best known for its website, is consolidating its New York City presence into a new office space on the 11th floor of 11 Times Square, a 40-story skyscraper in Manhattan.


Related Topix: Answers Corporation,, ForeSee Results

14 hrs ago |

Neighborhood Celebrity: The Doorman on a Mission to Make You Smile

He wears a vest, tie and white gloves, and his small braids dangle from beneath his cap.


Related Topix: Beyond Corp

15 hrs ago |

One Reason Retail Agents Should Celebrate

For all the talk about e-commerce eroding brick-and-mortar sales, a new study from A.T. Kearney offers a totally different perspective.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Internet, AT Kearney

19 hrs ago | NewsFactor

Teaming Up: CIOs, IT Asset Managers

IT asset managers can help CIOs by selecting business initiatives that can attract the necessary internal funding for their life-cycle costs, according to research firm Gartner Inc. Additionally, the IT asset manager should also be willing to help CIOs obtain shorter and more flexible contracts, which will suit initiatives that may be short-lived, ... (more)


Related Topix: CIO News, Gartner

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Age

need2know: Defensive start to week

Local stocks are poised to open little changed with investors in a defensive mode ahead of key earnings as well as this week's US central bank policy meeting.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Cohen Group

Indian Manufacturers Focus on Processing Non-Gem Application Diamonds

Times of India: Like the U.S., China, Japan, Taiwan and the EU, companies that manufacture lab-grown diamonds have started investing in efforts to promote specialized cutters and polishers in India and exporting finished grown diamonds for non-gem application sectors including scientific research, precision engineering and next generation ... (more)


Related Topix: Frost and Sullivan

Seeking Alpha

CNBC's Rick Santelli Is Right: Stock Buybacks Are Obfuscating Financial Results

CNBC's Rick Santelli went on another epic rant a few weeks ago - this time about cheap money and stock buybacks.


Related Topix: Beyond Corp, Ben Bernanke, Lulu

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Questions raised about transparency on Social Security computer system

Two weeks after the Social Security Administration received a report criticizing management for a dysfunctional, $300 million computer system, agency officials provided only a cursory summary of the findings at a meeting of a committee overseeing the project, documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun show.


Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, McKinsey, McKinsey & Company

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Related Topix: Beyond Corp

The Washington Post

Goldman Sachs Said to Near Settlement of FHFA Mortgage Claims

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is in talks to settle a U.S. regulator's claims the investment bank sold faulty mortgage-backed securities to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and will probably pay $800 million to $1.25 billion, according to a person briefed on the discussions.


Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Cohen Group, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Stanley, Morgan Stanley


Tornado hits Edgewater



Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Edgewater Technology, Computers

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Monterey County Herald

Expensive Natividad management proposal dropped

SALINAS >> A proposal to bring in a high-priced consulting firm to replace exiting CEO Harry Weis at Natividad Medical Center has been dropped by the Board of Supervisors amid criticism from hospital nurses.


Related Topix: Salinas, CA, Medicine, Nursing, Alvarez and Marsal, Monterey County, CA

Business Insurance

Aon second-quarter revenue flat at $2.92 billion

Aon P.L.C. on Friday reported revenue of $2.92 billion for the second quarter of 2014, an increase of less than 1% over the same period a year earlier.


Related Topix: HR Solutions

Canadian Business Magazine

Why fostering a successful startup scene means starting with City Hall

Cities need to focus on building a vibrant start-up ecosystem rather than providing funding for specific ventures, according to McKinsey.


Related Topix: McKinsey, Canada,

Study Finds Shoppers Prefer Brick-And-Mortar Stores to Amazon and EBay

Take warnings that Amazon, Ebay and other online and mobile commerce outlets could render brick-and-mortar retailers virtually obsolete with a heaping chunk of salt.


Related Topix: AT Kearney, Business News


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