Target Announces An Improved Outlook For The Second Quarter

Target Announces An Improved Outlook For The Second Quarter

Target Corporation has disclosed that it expects an improvement in second quarter results following a brand revitalization campaign which ended up lifting customer traffic and pushing sales higher. In contrast to four consecutive quarters... 
Target Shares Up On Promising Sales Numbers

Target Shares Up On Promising Sales Numbers

Things are looking up for Target as store sales appear to be improving. Actually, the company boosted its second-quarter earnings forecast, on Thursday, which means both the executives and investors are happy. As such, the retailer... 
US Newspaper Alliance Goes After Facebook and Google Over “Duopoly” Concerns

US Newspaper Alliance Goes After Facebook and Google Over “Duopoly” Concerns

On Monday, the United States newspaper industry warned that online platforms Google and Facebook could have a “duopoly” over online news, suggesting that legislation should relax antitrust rules to allow collective negotiations... 
Is this the End of Jawbone?

Is this the End of Jawbone?

Once valued as much as $3 billion, tech startup jawbone has just begun liquidation proceedings. Founded in 1999, the company was among the early pioneers of Bluetooth technology, specializing in the in-ear headphone that helped to... 
Nurses To Strike At Tufts Medical Center

Nurses To Strike At Tufts Medical Center

In a new letter addressed to Tufts Ceo Michael Wagner, the hospital nurse’s labor union—which represents 1,200 registered nurses—is issuing a 10-day notice to management of a pending one-day strike. The letter says that RNs... 
Nike Forms New Partnership With Amazon

Nike Forms New Partnership With Amazon

Nike has just released its latest earnings report and it is making investors grow more and more concerned. While this report still shows a positive outlook, the retailer has confirmed a plan to reduce its assortment of accessories,... 
UPS Is the Latest To Freeze Pension plans for NonUnion Retirees

UPS Is the Latest To Freeze Pension plans for NonUnion Retirees

United Parcel Services Inc—you might know them better as UPS—has just announced plans to freeze a pension plan that will affect roughly 70,000 nonunion employees in the United States. The agency says that escalating costs and increased... 
Blue Apron Cuts Valuation Expectations On Heels of Amazon.com/Whole Foods Merger

Blue Apron Cuts Valuation Expectations On Heels of Amazon.com/Whole Foods Merger

Personal online services are all the rage these days and, at least in terms of meal preparation, Blue Apron is among the best. Unfortunately, the online meal kit company had to cut its value expectations by roughly one-third this week.... 
Oracle In Record Highs As Cloud Business Takes Off

Oracle In Record Highs As Cloud Business Takes Off

Oracle’s foray into cloud computing continued to gain momentum resulting in growth in revenue for the fourth quarter in a row. Total sales for the enterprise software maker easily exceeded estimates by analysts and this sent the... 
Walmart To Acquire Bonobos As It Accelerates Online Push

Walmart To Acquire Bonobos As It Accelerates Online Push

Walmart has announced that it is acquiring Bonobos for a price of $310 million in a cash deal. Bonobos is a hip clothing brand and will help Walmart diversify its apparel offerings since it concentrates on low cost clothing rather... 
Are Drug Companies Responsible for the Growing US Opioid Epidemic?

Are Drug Companies Responsible for the Growing US Opioid Epidemic?

A panoptic coalition of US state attorneys general has formed a bipartisan committee aimed at looking into the marketing and sales practices of companies that make opioid pharmaceutical drugs. The goal for this coalition is to investigate... 
Aldi To Invest $3.4 Billion In US Expansion

Aldi To Invest $3.4 Billion In US Expansion

If you have not yet heard about the low-cost grocery chain Aldi, your awareness should soon change. The German-based company has just said it plans to invest $3.4 billion to add another 2,500 store3s across the United States. This... 
Upcoming Apple Safari Browser To Disable Tracking And Block Autoplay Videos

Upcoming Apple Safari Browser To Disable Tracking And Block Autoplay Videos

Apple has revealed that the new version of its Safari browser which will be made available alongside its new operating system for the desktop, High Sierra, will prevent website videos from autoplaying. The upcoming Safari will also... 
Flint Official Resigns Over Racial Slur

Flint Official Resigns Over Racial Slur

An official in Michigan who manages homes that have been tax foreclosed has tendered his resignation following the surfacing of an audio recording in which he is heard blaming the water problems in the city on African Americans. Phil... 
Its a Seller’s Market as Home Prices Rising Across the United States (but Can Anyone Afford Them?)

Its a Seller’s Market as Home Prices Rising Across the United States (but Can Anyone Afford Them?)

Home prices in the United States rose slightly less than analysts had originally estimated in the month of March. This is according to new data from the Standard & Poors CoreLogic Case-Shiller US National Home Price Index. Still,...