• The San Diego Union-TribuneCivic, business leaders back homeless tent idea

    More than 200 civic and business leaders have endorsed a plan to create a series of large industrial tents throughout the region to help get homeless people temporarily off the street.“These serious-minded San Diego leaders have come together to carefully review San Diego’s homeless problem and have explored multiple concepts, plans, and ideas concerning potential short-term and long-term strategies,” proponents Read more...

  • CBS NewsBusiness is booming for social media influencers

    NEW YORK — When you’re looking at pictures on social media, sometimes they seem perfect enough to be an advertisement. And sometimes, that’s exactly what they are.Social media influencer Alexa Mehraban’s job sounds too good to be true. She takes pictures of food and posts them on Instagram. Companies pay her to do it.”Once I started working with brands, and Read more...

  • The Seattle TimesExec resigns from president’s council, and Trump lashes out

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at the CEO of the nation’s third-largest pharmaceutical company after he resigned from a federal advisory council, citing the president’s failure to explicitly rebuke the white nationalists who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia. Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier wrote on Twitter Monday that “America’s leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting Read more...

  • ABCTrump to return to Trump Tower for 1st time as president

    President Trump is set to spend his first night at his Manhattan penthouse since becoming president. Trump is making his return visit Monday night in the midst of what his administration has called a “working vacation” away from the White House, which is undergoing renovations. The president has been staying at his New Jersey home for over a week. While Read more...

  • Detroit Free PressAuto industry fights for influence on NAFTA talks

    Automakers are embracing the Trump administration’s decision to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement as a rare opportunity to push for improvements to the trade deal that would benefit the industry but are concerned about some administration goals that could harm profits and jobs. Auto industry groups plan to be fully engaged in negotiations that start Wednesday and are expected to Read more...

  • CNBCGerman automakers get the 'Trump-bashing' treatment during 'sleepy' election campaign

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, campaigning to secure a fourth term in office, accused auto industry chiefs of “destroying trust” in the sector after the emissions scandal. Martin Schulz also targeted auto executives during his first official campaign speech. He suggested they had been putting the industry at risk by failing to prepare for the future. “It’s a bit like ‘Trump-bashing’ Read more...

  • Star TribuneSmall firms that expand face culture, communication challenges

    Your top two concerns should be firm culture and employee communication. At the current size, it is relatively easy to establish and maintain the culture that you desire for the firm. In fact, I suspect that there are several elements of the firm’s culture that are “taken for granted” by current employees — knowing what to do, how to do Read more...

  • VentureBeatFishbowl adds AR to its VR consulting and testing portfolio

    Virtual reality consultancy and testing firm Fishbowl has told UploadVR they have expanded their services to include augmented reality testing. The company produced their first AR usability test with Inkhunter, an application that allows users to see how a tattoo might look on their body before actually putting ink to skin. Describing the reason behind the expansion, CEO Geoff Skow highlighted the difficulties Read more...

  • CNBCWhy one business opted to implant employees with microchips, and most jumped at the chance

    50 of the 80 employees at Three Square Market, a provider of self-service breakroom vending machines, voluntarily agreed to be “chipped.” “It really doesn’t hurt at all,” CEO Todd Westby told CNBC. A future version of the microchip could include GPS, and if an employee leaves the company, it won’t be removed. A Wisconsin company is offering its workers the… Read more...

  • Star TribuneMackay: Successful sales rely on 'yes or yes' propositions

    Whether you run your own business or work for a company in a sales-related role, you are always looking for sales techniques that work. I have developed and learned many over the years from readers providing great advice.One person advised me to ask “yes or yes” questions. He worked for Hyatt Hotels and asked himself, “What else can I do Read more...