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Trump is telling people he wants to replace Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross by the end of the year

Trump is telling people he wants to replace Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross by the end of the year

President Donald Trump is telling people he wants to replace Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross by the end of the year, according to three people familiar with the matter who are close to the president. Trump favors Linda McMahon to replace Ross in the role, said these people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. He [...]

November 10, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Trump is telling people he wants to replace Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross by the end of the year

Richard Branson suspends $1 billion Virgin investment talks with Saudi Arabia over missing journalist

Richard Branson suspends $1 billion Virgin investment talks with Saudi Arabia over missing journalist

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson suspended discussions with Saudia Arabia about a proposed $1 billion investment in Virgin’s space companies following allegations that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the country’s consulate in Istanbul. “What has reportedly happened in Turkey around the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, if proved true, would clearly change the ability [...]

October 12, 2018 Loknath Das Business, News Comments Off on Richard Branson suspends $1 billion Virgin investment talks with Saudi Arabia over missing journalist

Tech is getting wrecked — three experts weigh in on whether the turmoil will continue

Tech is getting wrecked — three experts weigh in on whether the turmoil will continue

Technology is the second-worst-performing sector in the S&P 500 in the last week, with names such as Applied Materials, Nvidia, Adobeand PayPal among the group’s biggest losers in that time. Here’s what three market watchers said about tech stocks’ next move: Timothy Lesko, principal and partner at Granite Investment Advisors, said the recent downside isn’t all due to rising interest [...]

October 10, 2018 Loknath Das Business, Real Estate Comments Off on Tech is getting wrecked — three experts weigh in on whether the turmoil will continue

A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

Using wind power to generate the electricity the US needs could cause a surprising amount of local warming, according to a new study. But wind power would still help the world stop pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which would fight climate change and global warming. There’s concern that fossil fuel interests might misuse this idea to argue [...]

October 5, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on A new study on the side effects of wind energy is almost begging to be misused by climate change deniers

Volvo says US-China trade war will hit the brand

Volvo says US-China trade war will hit the brand

Volvo Car Group’s billionaire owner warned of the looming trade war’s adverse effects, saying consumers and automakers such as his will be among those hurt by the dispute involving the US and China. Li Shufu, whose Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. owns the Swedish carmaker, said both Volvo and his Chinese Geely brand would be [...]

June 30, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Volvo says US-China trade war will hit the brand

Spotlight: Fireball Approves Aims to Protect Online Buyers from Scams

Spotlight: Fireball Approves Aims to Protect Online Buyers from Scams

The sharing economy and online selling platforms have brought about many new opportunities for entrepreneurs and consumers. But it has also led to new opportunities for scammers. Sometimes, spotting a scam can be difficult for an individual. That’s where Fireball Approves comes in. The company’s owner was once almost a scam victim herself. And the experience led [...]

June 14, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Spotlight: Fireball Approves Aims to Protect Online Buyers from Scams

94% of Diners Will Choose a Restaurant Based on Online Reviews

94% of Diners Will Choose a Restaurant Based on Online Reviews

What goes into the decision-making process when a diner is looking for a restaurant? According to the new TripAdvisor “Influences on Diner Decision-Making” survey, 94% of US diners are influenced by online reviews. The numbers are also quite high in other countries, with French, Spanish, and Italian diners coming in at 90, 91 and 93% [...]

June 14, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on 94% of Diners Will Choose a Restaurant Based on Online Reviews

TCS shares rise over 2%, gain Rs 16,539 crore in market cap on share buyback plan

TCS shares rise over 2%, gain Rs 16,539 crore in market cap on share buyback plan

Shares of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) ended with over 2% gains on Wednesday, adding Rs 16,539 crore to its market valuation, on the company’s plan to buy back shares at its board meeting later this week. The stock gained 2.43% to end at Rs 1,824.20 on the BSE. During the day, it rose by 2.86% [...]

June 13, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on TCS shares rise over 2%, gain Rs 16,539 crore in market cap on share buyback plan

PC Jeweller shares continue recovery, shares gain 44%

PC Jeweller shares continue recovery, shares gain 44%

Shares of PC Jeweller skyrocketed nearly 44% Friday, extending its rally for the second straight session, as value buying continued at the counter. The stock soared 43.72% to end at Rs 174.55 on the BSE. Intra-day, it zoomed 48.41% to Rs 180.25. At the NSE, shares of the company rose sharply by 43.80% to close [...]

May 7, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on PC Jeweller shares continue recovery, shares gain 44%

Art Deco family home in Clontarf with contemporary finishes

Art Deco family home in Clontarf with contemporary finishes

Maple Lodge on Killiney Road, was built in the early 2000s in a homage to 1930s architecture – complete with railed flat roof terrace and corner windows. It has modern conveniences such as double-height ceilings and a C1 energy rating. You reach the roof terrace from the en-suite master bedroom on the second floor. There [...]

May 7, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Art Deco family home in Clontarf with contemporary finishes

The best place to start a business? Check Amazon’s 2nd HQ list

The best place to start a business? Check Amazon’s 2nd HQ list

I’d put a recent survey by WalletHub, 2018’s Best & Worst Small Cities to Start a Business, in this category. Its top three small cities to start a business were Holland, Mich.; St. George, Utah; and Aberdeen, S.D. Now, these may all be perfectly delightful places to live (Holland has a lovely Tulip Festival in May), but [...]

April 21, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on The best place to start a business? Check Amazon’s 2nd HQ list

I Sat Through the First Stop on Facebook’s Feel-Good Road Show

I Sat Through the First Stop on Facebook’s Feel-Good Road Show

Some time ago, a man named Stephen found himself yearning for his home-state’s famous peaches. He’d grown up in Georgia, but lived in Nashville, Tennessee, where the peaches—desiccated, tasteless things—barely merited the name. Sensing a market, Stephen started selling Georgia peaches out of the back of his truck. The peach truck was a hit, as [...]

April 21, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on I Sat Through the First Stop on Facebook’s Feel-Good Road Show