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The Best Companies to Work for in 2018

December 6, 2017 |

Glassdoor has ranked the 100 best large companies and 50 best small and medium companies to work for in 2018 using employee feedback collected between Nov. 1, 2016 and Oct. 22, 2017. Here are the top 10 in each category:
Newser

Alibaba’s Ma Tells U.S. Companies to Stop Whining About China

December 6, 2017 |

Amid rumblings of a U.S.-China trade conflict, Alibaba founder Jack Ma defended China against complaints that it creates barriers against outside competitors.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Why companies and media organizations are taking days, not months, to act on sexual allegations

December 1, 2017 |

Lurid allegations of sexual misconduct and sexual harassment lawsuits swirled for years around former American Apparel founder and Chief Executive Dov Charney.

As early as 2004, a reporter from Jane magazine wrote that Charney masturbated in front of her. (In an interview with The Times in 2008


L.A. Times – Business

More stock records as technology and energy companies rise

November 25, 2017 |

U.S. stocks set more records in quiet post-holiday trading Friday as technology companies again did much of the heavy lifting. Energy companies rose with the price of oil.

Macy’s and some of its retail counterparts rose after the department store’s CEO said Black Friday sales were going well. Online…


L.A. Times – Business

Satellite on the fritz? Aerospace companies are building a geek squad of space robots

November 21, 2017 |

Hundreds of millions of dollars can go into the school bus-sized satellites that blast into orbit above Earth and provide services including broadband internet, broadcasting or military surveillance.

But if a part breaks or a satellite runs out of fuel, there’s no way to send help.

Commercial industry…


L.A. Times – Business

Takeovers Roar to Life as Companies Hear Footsteps From Tech Giants

November 21, 2017 |

Mergers and acquisitions announced in the U.S. in November hit a near-record $ 200 billion as CEOs in many industries join forces to fend off competition from Amazon, Facebook, Google and Netflix.
WSJ.com: US Business

Market moves higher on gains by tech, retail and industrial companies

November 20, 2017 |

U.S. stocks are higher as technology and industrial companies and retailers make gains. Drugmakers and other healthcare companies are trading lower. Stocks have declined over the last two weeks.

Trading is expected to be relatively quiet ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday later this week.

The Standard…


L.A. Times – Business

CNN

How North Korea is hacking companies and governments

November 17, 2017 |

The U.S. government has revealed new details about two viruses it says North Korea is using to attack companies and governments.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Phone companies get new tools to block spam calls

November 16, 2017 |

Phone companies will have greater authority to block unwanted calls from reaching customers, since regulators adopted new rules to combat automated messages known as robocalls.

Rules adopted Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission represent the latest tools against robocalls, which pester…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks slip, pulled down by banks and smaller companies

November 7, 2017 |

U.S. stocks slipped Tuesday as smaller companies and banks had their biggest drops in the last few months. With stock indexes near record highs, investors moved some money into big-dividend stocks such as real estate companies.

Banks and other financial companies have been climbing over the last…


L.A. Times – Business