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Snapchat owner Snap sets IPO valuation as high as $22.2 billion: Report - CNBC

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 02:38

CNBC

Snapchat owner Snap sets IPO valuation as high as $22.2 billion: Report
CNBC
Snap Inc, the owner of ephemeral messaging app Snapchat, has valued itself between $19.5 billion and $22.2 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter, as it gears up for one of the most hotly ...
Snapchat is reportedly settings its IPO valuation at around $20 billionBusiness Insider
Snapchat parent sets IPO valuation at up to $22.2 billionMarketWatch
Snap Said to Set IPO Valuation at as Much as $22.2 BillionBloomberg
Financial Times -The Australian -City A.M. -Los Angeles Times
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Even for Skype Co-Founder, Raising a Post-Brexit Fund is Hard - Bloomberg

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 02:09

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Even for Skype Co-Founder, Raising a Post-Brexit Fund is Hard
Bloomberg
European startups have no bigger advocate than Niklas Zennstrom. In the decade-plus since he sold Skype to eBay Inc. for $2.6 billion he's espoused the region's potential as a counterpoint to Silicon Valley and poured parts of his fortune into ...
Atomico closes on $765 million for its biggest fund yetTechCrunch
Atomico closes $765 million tech venture fund, Europe's biggestBusiness Insider
Europe's Tech Sector Shrugs Off Regional UncertaintyNew York Times
Forbes -VentureBeat -Financial Times -Wired.co.uk
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Most Evacuations Lifted, Streets Reopen Around SoMa Construction Site - CBS Local

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 23:14

CBS Local

Most Evacuations Lifted, Streets Reopen Around SoMa Construction Site
CBS Local
Concerns about the stability of the crane and a 2-ton concrete slab at the top of the 35-story building under construction were raised Wednesday afternoon. The project developer said in a statement that the 2:45 p.m. incident occurred when a system ...
Concrete wall threatening to fall from SF high-rise stabilizedSFGate
VIDEO: Buildings evacuated in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood due to loose 2000-pound concrete slabKRON4.com
The Latest: Crews working to level tilted concrete slabSacramento Bee
Los Angeles Times -Patch.com -New York Daily News -KTVU San Francisco
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Asian Stocks Mixed on Upbeat US Data, Rate Hike Expectations - New York Times

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 22:33

Asian Stocks Mixed on Upbeat US Data, Rate Hike Expectations
New York Times
SEOUL, South Korea — Asian stocks were mixed Thursday as investors took profit amid expectations that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates more aggressively than expected following upbeat U.S. economic data. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei ...

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Boeing Workers Reject a Union in South Carolina - New York Times

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 20:41

New York Times

Boeing Workers Reject a Union in South Carolina
New York Times
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Union organizers fell far short on Wednesday in a bid to enlist workers at Boeing's South Carolina facilities in what was widely viewed as an early test of labor's strength in the Trump era. Organizers with the International ...
Boeing workers in South Carolina vote against unionWashington Post
Workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant reject unionReuters
Boeing's North Charleston workers vote against Machinists union representationCharleston Post Courier
The Seattle Times -Charleston Regional Business -Houston Chronicle -Nasdaq
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State retirement plans could be over before they start - CNNMoney

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 19:41

CNNMoney

State retirement plans could be over before they start
CNNMoney
New state-sponsored retirement savings plans proposed in seven states could be in jeopardy before they even begin. Congress took the first step Wednesday to roll back an Obama-era rule that paved the way for such plans. California, Connecticut ...
Maxing out IRA, 401(k) contributionsChicago Tribune
A simple way to make retirement savings easier for AmericansThe Hill (blog)
Settling the Confusion Between 401(k), IRA, and Roth IRA Accounts — Once and For AllPOPSUGAR
Yahoo Finance -The Ticker Tape (blog)
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Andrew Puzder Withdraws From Consideration as Labor Secretary - New York Times

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 19:33

New York Times

Andrew Puzder Withdraws From Consideration as Labor Secretary
New York Times
Andrew F. Puzder, President Trump's nominee for labor secretary, in November. Credit Hilary Swift for The New York Times. WASHINGTON — The fast-food executive Andrew F. Puzder withdrew his nomination to be labor secretary on Wednesday as ...
Andrew Puzder withdraws as a labor secretary nomineeCNN
The Latest: Trump urges Venezuela to release LopezWashington Post
Overnight Finance: Trump's Labor pick withdraws | Ryan tries to save tax plan | Trump pushes tax reform with retailersThe Hill
USA TODAY -Slate Magazine (blog) -BuzzFeed News -CBS Local
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Humana exit highlights uncertainty about ObamaCare replacement plan - The Hill

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 18:32

The Hill

Humana exit highlights uncertainty about ObamaCare replacement plan
The Hill
Humana's decision to exit the ObamaCare exchanges at the end of the year could trigger a “domino effect” among insurers, with companies abandoning the marketplace and potentially leaving thousands with diminished or zero coverage options in 2018.
Aetna CEO: Obamacare in 'Death Spiral'Bloomberg
This Insurance Giant's CEO Thinks That Obamacare Is in a 'Death Spiral'Fortune
Humana to Drop Out of Obamacare Exchanges in 2018Breitbart News
Hot Air -Washington Examiner -The New American -Newsroom - Business Wire
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Toshiba May Sell Majority Stake in Chip Unit - EBN

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 17:17

EBN

Toshiba May Sell Majority Stake in Chip Unit
EBN
SAN FRANCISCO—A crisis over Toshiba Corp.'s financial stability has gone from bad to worse, leading to the Japanese company to consider more aggressive actions such as selling a larger portion of its semiconductor business than previously planned to ...

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Canada Goose Hopes Investors Flock to IPO - TheStreet.com

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 16:59

Toronto Star

Canada Goose Hopes Investors Flock to IPO
TheStreet.com
The luxury parka maker, backed by Bain Capital, will list its shares in both New York and Toronto. Laura Berman. Follow. Feb 15, 2017 5:55 PM EST. Get TheStreet Quant Ratings' exclusive 5-page report for (CG) - FREE. Luxury parka maker Canada Goose ...
Canada Goose's smartest business move was expanding beyond CanadaQuartz
Canada Goose Files for IPO in New York and TorontoBloomberg
Canada Goose, known for its pricey winter coats, files for an IPOCNBC
BuzzFeed News -New York Times -Business Insider -Forbes
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For Food Manufacturers, 'Sell By' Labels May Have Reached Their Expiration Date - NPR

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 16:21

CBS Local

For Food Manufacturers, 'Sell By' Labels May Have Reached Their Expiration Date
NPR
Two of the most influential groups in the food industry are asking companies to change those pesky "expiration" or "sell by" labels on packaged food. The labels, you see, don't mean what they appear to mean. Foods don't "expire." Most foods are safe to ...
Grocers Want To Know: Does The Label Mean It's Expired?CBS Local
Grocery Industry Launches New Initiative to Reduce Consumer Confusion on Product Date LabelsYahoo News
Food Industry Finally Agrees To Make 'Use By' Labels Less ConfusingHuffington Post
Mic -Natural Resources Defense Council -Agri-Pulse -Progressive Grocer
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Now You Can Do Your Taxes Without Filling Out the Insurance Question - New York Times

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 16:13

New York Times

Now You Can Do Your Taxes Without Filling Out the Insurance Question
New York Times
If you want to keep your health insurance status a secret from the I.R.S., the Trump administration just made it a little easier. The policy change, confirmed by the I.R.S. on Wednesday after elements were reported by the libertarian magazine Reason ...

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Trump Just Took a Shot at Another Major Company - Yahoo Finance

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 15:58

Yahoo Finance

Trump Just Took a Shot at Another Major Company
Yahoo Finance
President Trump's election has set off a stock market rally, with financial firms leading the way. One that might not be too happy, however, is tax preparer H&R Block. The new president singled the company out on Wednesday, riffing on a line he ...

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Spotify Moving US HQ to 4 World Trade Center, Adding a Thousand New Jobs - Billboard

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 15:36

Billboard

Spotify Moving US HQ to 4 World Trade Center, Adding a Thousand New Jobs
Billboard
Spotify is committing to New York City as its U.S. headquarters, announcing on Wednesday that it will move to 4 World Trade Center in lower Manhattan and bring with it over a "thousand new employees" to the Empire State. Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a ...
Spotify to relocate US headquarters to 4 World Trade CenterReuters
Spotify adding more than 1000 jobs in New York, moving to World Trade CenterCNBC
WTC shuffle: Spotify finalizes deal for 378K sf at 4 WTCThe Real Deal Magazine
hypebot.com -Curbed NY -Yahoo News -Fortune
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Trump now owns Obamacare - Yahoo News

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 15:35

Yahoo News

Trump now owns Obamacare
Yahoo News
President Trump seems gleeful every time the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, encounters some new difficulty. But these are now becoming Trump's problems, not his predecessor's, and he's likely to get most of the blame if some 20 million Americans ...

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Trump business, political associates part of probe into Russia ties - USA TODAY

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 15:03

USA TODAY

Trump business, political associates part of probe into Russia ties
USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — A number of associates linked to President Trump's campaign and business interests are part of the federal inquiry into communications with Russian government officials who sought to meddle in the November election, a U.S. official said ...
Trump blames 'fake media' for treating Flynn 'very unfairly'Politico
In Flynn's Fall, Signs Of Potentially Deeper Problem In Trump's White HouseNPR
Live Updates: Trump Replaces Flynn But Says He Got "Very, Very Unfair" TreatmentBuzzFeed News
Los Angeles Times -ABC News -National Review -Huffington Post
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Democrats press Yellen to undercut Trump case for easing bank rules - Washington Examiner

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 14:43

USA TODAY

Democrats press Yellen to undercut Trump case for easing bank rules
Washington Examiner
One theme stood out during Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's two days of congressional testimony that wrapped up Wednesday afternoon: Democrats prodding her to undercut the Trump administration's rationale for easing bank regulations.
Wall Street Rule Changes Will Move Slowly in Senate, Crapo SaysBloomberg
Will the Trump administration threaten financial regulations?WKYC-TV
The Latest: Lawmakers spar over Dodd-Frank impactPalm Beach Post
Bloomberg BNA -Seeking Alpha -JD Supra (press release) -Times Record News
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The Trump Bump: H&R Block - MediaPost Communications

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 14:27

The Trump Bump: H&R Block
MediaPost Communications
Just as tax preparation season heats up, President Donald Trump took a shot at one of the category's largest brands, H&R Block. During a meeting with the nation's biggest retailer CEOs Wednesday morning, Trump discussed his administration's plan for ...

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