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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday stressed the importance of the transatlantic relationship, saying the United States will always be Europe's most important partner.  Speaking during a digital foreign relations conference, sponsored by her parliamentary coalition, Merkel said transatlantic cooperation is "back in business, if you want to put it that way," referring to the...
    In visit to Mexican restaurant, Biden calls attention to new COVID-relief grants for eateries Israels Lapid: from TV anchor to PM hopeful Amazing Device Lights Up Countertops And Fixes Dark Kitchens Ad Microsoft ...
    New York (CNN Business)Serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk is selling a new use case for NFT: "Smart event" tokens that have real value rather than digital art. Vaynerchuk's VeeFriends NFT collection will give buyers three-year access to his VeeCon business and marketing convention. Customers can buy the tokens with etherium cryptocurrency. But he sees a broader...
    RICHARD KEYS virtually accused Gary Nevile of "instigating riots" as he blasted the Old Trafford legend's defence of Manchester United fans. Sky Sports pundit Neville described protests and a pitch invasion, causing the postponement of Sunday's home clash with Liverpool, as  "reasonably peaceful" and a "warning" to United owners the Glazers. 4Richard Keys told Gary Neville to not discuss...
    The Department of Labor reversed a rule introduced by the previous administration that set criteria for determining whether a worker was an independent contractor. The Independent Contractor Rule would’ve narrowed considerations for deciding if workers are an employee or freelancer and caused many to lose protections afforded by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the...
    Applied XL, a business-to-business information company that describes itself as “tracking the health of people, places and the planet,” has announced the acquisition of $1.5 million of seed money from Tuesday Capital and a team of other investment companies. The funding will help Applied XL continue to develop its AI-powered information center, which gathers data...
    Alameda County residents trying to prepare and sell home-cooked meals in their community will be able to do so legally, after the county’s Board of Supervisors Tuesday passed the first reading of an ordinance permitting such operations. The ordinance creates a process for cooks to get permits for what are known as “Microenterprise Home Kitchen...
    An ASL Airlines Boeing 737-400 freighter landing at Milan Malpensa airport.Fabrizio Gandolfo | LightRocket | Getty Images Boeing is adding capacity to convert old 737 passenger planes into cargo haulers, a bet on continued growth in e-commerce. The Chicago-based company said Wednesday it will add two production lines to convert Boeing 737-800s into freighters that...
    courtneyk | E+ | Getty Images President Joe Biden is asking for $80 billion to help the IRS crack down on tax avoidance from wealthy Americans and big corporations.  The proposal seeks a boost in enforcement staffing, technology and additional bank reporting, measures that may generate an estimated $700 billion in tax revenue over the...
    In this article ETH.CM=Gary Vaynerchuk holds a "VeeFriends" token, which is part of his part of his first NFT collection.Source: VeeFriends | Gary VaynerchukAfter weeks of teasing his drawings on Twitter, entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk announced Wednesday he's launching his first NFT collection, "VeeFriends," a series of 10,255 character tokens available for purchase via the cryptocurrency...
    4 people dead after small plane crashes into Mississippi home Jihadist attack in Burkina left 25 dead: minister Good morning and welcome to Insider Finance. I'm Dan DeFrancesco, and here's what's on the agenda today: © Provided by Business Insider Afton Almaraz/Getty Goldman Sachs wants its US staffers back in the office by...
    Bartenders wearing protective masks assist customers sitting at the bar at Blooms Tavern in New York, U.S., on Monday, May 3, 2021.Nina Westervelt | Bloomberg | Getty Images Private job growth accelerated in April but fell a bit short of Wall Street expectations, according to a report Wednesday from payroll processing firm ADP. Companies added...
    Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a listening session on broadband internet at the New Hampshire Electric Co-op in Plymouth, New Hampshire, April 23, 2021, as she travels to the state to promote the administration's economic plans.Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images As the White House attempts to sell President Joe Biden's multi-trillion-dollar rescue...
    AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Republican lawmakers in Texas and across the country are pressing ahead with efforts to tighten voting laws, despite warnings from business leaders that the measures could harm democracy and the economic climate. More than 50 companies and business organizations, including some headquartered in the Lone Star State, released an open letter on...
    On Aug. 23, 2020, a Kenosha police officer shot Jacob Blake as he scuffled with law enforcement officers in one of several incidents that rocked the nation last summer. Riots that occurred in the ensuing days brought violence, destruction, and the national spotlight to the small Wisconsin city. The Washington Examiner recently went back to...
    ON THIS DAY IN 1919, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “CHICAGO — Plans are being made by owners of more than 200 drink cure institutions to discontinue business with the coming of national prohibition, according to officials of institutions here. A few of the places may continue indefinitely as drug cure sanitariums, but a large...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Pennsylvania state lawmakers are renewing a push to pass a bill that would expand business coverage insurance claims related to the pandemic. READ MORE: Three Major Drug Store Chains To Offer Same-Day COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments State Representative Pam Snyder of Pennsylvania’s 50th district is a co-sponsor of...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Ravens games are one of those things that bring fans from near and far into the Baltimore city. It’s great news for local businesses that took a huge hit during this pandemic. This week marks Maryland travel and tourism week. City officials are partnering with the state to bring back tourism and...
    ARDMORE, Pa. (CBS) — It’s been a very tough year for business owners. But now some say they finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Being able to physically welcome customers is a big deal, but mentally, it’s a milestone that a business was able to survive. READ MORE: West Philadelphia Community...
    MARTINEZ; Calif. -- The COVID-19 lockdown has been a huge adjustment for many, but finding ways top cope can provide a positive outcome for some.Katelynn Hernandez, a student at Alahambra High School in Martinez, was looking forward to her senior year in high school until the COVID-19 pandemic forced her school to shutdown.Hernandez decided to...
    SAN FRANCISCO – At the start of the pandemic, there were empty storefronts and deserted streets in San Francisco’s Chinatown. A year later, it isn’t much better. Now business leaders are brainstorming on ways to bring people back. The lanterns hanging above Grant Avenue are dingy these days and the businesses below have suffered mightily...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The California tourism industry is ready to rebound. Visit California, a non-profit organization that promotes tourism, held a press conference in San Francisco Tuesday morning to announce that the state is open for business, and to encourage Californians to vacation in-state."Just from June of 2020 through February of 2021, California lost...
    The law firm representing a seedy massage parlor, that both advertises on websites known by the government to illicit sex and pays tens-of-thousands of dollars in rent to vulnerable Democrat Rep. Ron Kind (WI), also has deep ties with Ron Kind. Since last week, Kind has come under intense scrutiny for receiving tens-of-thousands of dollars...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Restaurants in Chicago's Chinatown were the first to be impacted by the pandemic. The U.S. China Restaurant Alliance estimates revenues are down 50 to 90 percent during the pandemic, and some restaurants that have closed may not come back.But there was some hope Tuesday, as Congressman Danny Davis joined other leaders to...
    You may have seen the star-studded commercial with Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Robert DeNiro, and Michael B. Jordan promoting the Well-Health Safety Seal for buildings and businesses in the post-COVID era. The ad was even "directed" by Spike Lee, even though every star featured in it recorded his or her scene remotely, in a single...
    Restaurants and venues owned by white men will be last in line for federal relief under President Joe Biden’s “Restaurants Revlitization Fund” (RRF), prioritizing funds for women and minority groups first. As part of Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is opening the application process by which owners of...
    The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) blasts vulnerable Democrat Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI) in a new ad over receiving tens-of-thousands of dollars in income from a seedy massage parlor he rents to. The NRCC is running the new ad in the vulnerable Democrats district, blasting him for staying quiet on the tens-of-thousands of dollars in income he...
    (CNN)Business groups and voting rights organizations are attempting to apply public pressure on Texas Republicans as lawmakers gear up to finalize bills that would make it harder to vote in parts of the Lone Star State and criminalize some of the actions of election workers.A group of some 50 trade associations and companies, including corporate...
    Organic revenue for Thomson Reuters' news division grew 2 percent to $160 million in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, the company announced Tuesday. The increase came mostly from the segment’s professional business, the company said. The company’s news division is the second-smallest segment in the company, before its global printing...
    VIDEO16:0316:03The power of optimism: Life is Good's Bert Jacobs at CNBC Small Business PlaybookSmall Business Playbook Life is Good was on the verge of filing for bankruptcy protection last year, according to its CEO, but the retailer managed to overhaul its business strategy in a matter of weeks to have its best year ever during...
    A slew of major companies and business groups came out swinging Tuesday against proposed voting restrictions being considered by the state legislature in Texas, which has emerged as the latest battleground over voting rights in the wake of last year's election. More than 52 companies and business leaders, including Microsoft and American Airlines, signed onto a...
    Robert Herjavec, CEO, Herjavec GroupScott Mlyn | CNBC Robert Herjavec, "Shark Tank" co-host and Herjavec Group founder, said the pandemic year has reinforced a basic lesson about speed as a success ingredient: small business owners need to move quickly and make tough decisions to survive. The speed of decision-making accelerated during Covid-19 in an...
    Serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk says businesses should begin to innovate in this time of crisis by thinking outside of current strategies and concepts that have always been available.Mary Stevens | CNBC As more of the country gets vaccinated and stores continue to reopen and operate under less Covid restrictions, small business owners are poised to...
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    Sonja Morgan’s daughter let the public in on her Instagram, but she may not be ready to open up in front of “Real Housewives of New York City” cameras just yet. Quincy Morgan made her social media account public for the first time in March, much to the delight of Bravo fans. However, her mom...
    In this article GPSRon Antonelli | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesGap Inc. said Tuesday it agreed to sell its Intermix designer clothing brand to the private equity firm Altamont Capital Partners, hoping to hone in on its four core brands. Altamont will acquire the entire Intermix business, including its store leases and e-commerce operations. Intermix operates...
    Chef Ming Tsai hosts 'Noodling Around' during the Austin FOOD & WINE Festival at Auditorium Shores on April 29, 2017 in Austin, Texas.Rick Kern | WireImage | Getty Images Employers across the country are crafting plans to bring workers back to the office as Covid-19 vaccination rates rise and pandemic restrictions ease. Those decisions could...
    Sony may have finally allowed cross-platform play on Playstation in 2018, but it also charges publishers royalties in case Sony loses business to its console competitors, says Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney. It’s another revelation surfacing in documents related to the ongoing Epic Games/Apple lawsuit, whose trial started on Monday. While both Nintendo and Microsoft...
    If you’re good at keeping receipts and filing for refunds, the proposed gas tax in Missouri won’t cost you a penny. If you’re not that organized, Senate Bill 262 will raise the tax on a gallon of gasoline by 2.5 cents starting in October. It will increase 2.5 cents a gallon in each fiscal year...
    The National Republican Congressional Committee dropped an attack ad Tuesday morning implicating Rep. Ron Kind, a Wisconsin Democrat, over a "sex for hire" massage parlor story. REPUBLICANS ADD 10 DEMOCRATS TO HOUSE MIDTERM ELECTIONS TARGET LIST The video, based on a series of local TV news and online reports, said that Kind owns a...
    Some corporations are already winning big as President Joe Biden’s economic agenda drives up inflation. Business analysts for some of America’s biggest firms expect Biden’s aggressive spending to increase the cost of goods, and to send corporate profits up with them, according to Bloomberg. The major injection of cash into the economy by the government...
    The Justice Department said Tuesday that a Massachusetts woman was arrested and charged for allegedly obtaining a fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan for her pizza restaurant before selling the restaurant and using the loan and subsequent proceeds to buy a farm.  A news release from the department stated that 57-year-old Dana McIntyre was charged with...
    Biden to speak to Coast Guard Academy graduates 2 GOP California governor candidates try to impress voters Last year our Andrew Brandt said the Packers' QB situation was déjà vu all over again. It's only feeling more familiar now. I have written often in this space about my decade as vice president of the...
    In this article 6088-HK AAPL If you bought a computer or a phone in the last five years, you know what a dongle is. They connect headphones to charging ports, laptops to TVs or card readers, and so on. Today, it's hard to do many everyday tech tasks without them, which makes dongles...
    Amber Sabathia is CAA’s newest baseball agent, the company announced on Monday.  The wife of former Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia played an integral role in every aspect of the World Series champion’s career as a manager, executive producer, and creative director. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM CC Sabathia took to Twitter to...
    Today I’m talking to Harley Finkelstein, president of Shopify. Shopify is one of those companies that makes the modern internet go — it makes software that allows businesses of all sizes to set up online stores, and from there it can handle everything from shipping orders to financing loans for expansion. The company went public...
    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is a new investor in the restaurant industry, taking a 20 percent stake in Walk-On's, a sports-themed bar and eatery, the parties told CNBC. Prescott will take co-ownership of Walk-On's in its Dallas-Fort Worth and Waco-area locations and joins former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who is co-owner of...