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20 Surprising Stats About the Gig Economy

More than a fourth of the U.S. is now officially part of the freelance gig economy, a recent report indicates. In the future, more and more people of all ages and ethnicity will declare their independence from the 9-to-5 daily corporate grind for the freedom, autonomy and self-determination that the freelance, gig economy lifestyle brings. So says a new report ... Read More »

Kushner Family Business Pitch In China Prompts Questions About Investor Visas

Nicole Kushner Meyer (third from left), the sister of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, poses at a promotional event in Shanghai on Sunday. Albee Zhang/AFP/Getty Images Networking, connecting, pitching — it’s all routine in the business world. But a connection pitched in China over the weekend — involving ties between President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and a real-estate project ... Read More »

Investors are right to be concerned about the market, expert says

With the recent action in the stock and bond markets, investors are right to be a little bit concerned right now, Burns McKinney told CNBC on Friday. “Stocks are a little bit expensive across every factor, whether it’s price to sales, price to earnings … [or] market cap relative to the economy,” the chief investment officer for Allianz NFJ Investment ... Read More »

Banks are about to get a huge cash windfall thanks to Trump

Changes in banking regulations could result in a big windfall for the industry, much of which would make its way into investors’ pockets, according to a Goldman Sachs analysis. In a best-case scenario, slashed regulations would result in as much as $218 billion in excess capital which “could either be returned to shareholders or reinvested in the business,” Goldman said ... Read More »

20 Things Your Business Still Doesn’t Get About Hyperlocal Marketing

Surefire Social is rebranding and becoming Surefire Local, a marketing technology platform with a strong focus on hyperlocal marketing. In addition, the company has acquired Atlanta-based Promio to strengthen its offering. The company isn’t totally changing its direction though. Surefire Social already provided a number of different marketing services that could benefit local businesses, including those with a storefront and ... Read More »

Kraft Heinz approaches consumer goods giant Unilever about possible merger

US food giant Kraft Heinz has approached Unilever about a merger that would represent one of the biggest tie-ups in corporate history, but the Anglo-Dutch company declined a deal. “Kraft Heinz confirms that it has made a comprehensive proposal to Unilever about combining the two groups to create a leading consumer goods company with a mission of long-term growth and ... Read More »

Allergan to buy Zeltiq Aesthetics for about $2.48 billion

Allergan Plc (AGN.N) on Monday said it would buy Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc (ZLTQ.O) for about $2.48 billion (2 billion pounds) to gain access to its flagship body contouring technology. The Botox maker agreed to pay $56.50 per Zeltiq share, or a premium of 14.4 percent to the company’s Friday close. Dublin-based Allergan, led by its acquisitive Chief Executive Brent Saunders, ... Read More »

UK consumers gloomy about 2017’s looming inflation and Brexit talks

British consumers are downbeat about the economy’s prospects next year, when higher inflation is likely to erode their spending power, a major survey showed on Thursday, despite signs that growth has remained robust since June’s Brexit vote. A big jump in households’ appetite to make major purchases helped market research company GfK’s monthly consumer sentiment index inch up to -7 ... Read More »

Things To Know About The Best Way To Come Out Of Debt

If you want to effectively clear all your debt and be in a peaceful mental state, then you can avail the services of various credit counseling agencies that are available in the market. They can give you the mostsuitable credit consolidation programs also known as debt management planes, to help you get out of the dire situation. They can effectively ... Read More »

Redstone’s NAI talking to bankers about options for Paramount

Sumner Redstone’s National Amusements Inc is consulting investment bankers about strategic options for Viacom Inc’s (VIAB.O) Paramount Pictures, including a possible stake sale, sources familiar with the situation said on Friday. National Amusements, which controls 80 percent of the voting shares of Viacom, is also keen to extract more value from the film studio’s real estate holdings in Los Angeles, ... Read More »