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Target is buying a company that facilitates quick local deliveries

August 15, 2017 |

Target Corp. — increasingly aware that shoppers want the things they buy online to arrive right away — is acquiring a San Francisco transportation technology company that facilitates same-day deliveries.

The discount retailer announced Monday that it has agreed to acquire tech start-up Grand Junction,…


L.A. Times – Business

A board needs time, smarts and a strategy to wisely choose a new management company

August 14, 2017 |

QUESTION: Our association has hired and fired so many management companies that we’ve lost count and, as a board director, I am exasperated with the situation.

Most companies made it very difficult to reach them by phone and it was worse actually trying to talk to a live person. The company owners…


L.A. Times – Business

Cannabis Company Buys Entire Town

August 4, 2017 |

Now that one of the nation’s largest cannabis companies has bought the entire California desert town of Nipton, a question remains: Will the new owners rename the place Potsylvania? The name Weed already belongs to an old mill town in northern California. American Green Inc. announced Thursday it is buying…
Newser

As Washington Stalls, Company Profits Keep Trucking

July 30, 2017 |

Earnings at S&P 500 firms are on pace to rise 11% for the second quarter, marking the fourth straight period of overall profit growth.
WSJ.com: US Business

How Smartphones Rob Bosses of Company Time

July 29, 2017 |

Everyone knows smartphones can steal hours from a day, but employees are turning to their mobile devices while on the clock, too. A new survey by staffing firm OfficeTeam finds that office workers spend an average of 56 minutes a day on their cell phones while at work, and another…
Newser

Company Is Implanting Chips in Employees’ Hands

July 25, 2017 |

In a move that seems straight out of a sci-fi novel, a Wisconsin tech company is offering to implant tiny smart chips into the hands of its employees. The rice-sized microchips will take care of menial tasks with the wave of a hand at the micro market company Three Square…
Newser

Japanese Company Charged in Worker’s Suicide

July 8, 2017 |

The Japanese company that employed a young worker who killed herself from “overwork” will face charges, reports the Jiji Press . Top advertising agency Dentsu faces charges of violating labor standards related to illegal overtime in the case of Matsuri Takahashi, 24, who threw herself from one of the company’s dorms…
Newser

SEC settles fraud charges against defunct for-profit college company ITT

July 5, 2017 |

The Securities and Exchange Commission has settled its fraud case against ITT Educational Services, but it continues to pursue top executives from the defunct for-profit college firm for deceiving investors about high rates of late payments and defaults on student loans backed by the firm.

A final…


L.A. Times – Business

Oil Company Wins Over Investors by Promising to Stop Looking for Oil

July 2, 2017 |

Shares of Suncor Energy, Canada’s largest crude producer, have outperformed every major North American competitor’s as it pledges not to invest in the oil sands in the ‘foreseeable future.’
WSJ.com: US Business