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Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

This article was sourced from Bloomberg Markets.  Get caught up on what’s moving markets in Asia. UN sanctions on North Korea may delay U.S.-China trade spat, oil majors meet in Abu Dhabi, and the dollar finally delivers. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about. Trade-Offs The United Nations Security Council has imposed […]

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GrubHub Buys Yelp’s Eat24 for $288 Million

This article was sourced from Bloomberg. Article by Joshua Brustein. GrubHub Inc. is gobbling up its smaller competitors, but trading them in for much, much larger ones. On Thursday, the company said it would buy Eat24 from Yelp Inc. for $288 million in cash, well over twice the $134 million Yelp paid for the smaller food delivery […]

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SunPower shares fall more than 20% after weaker guidance

This article was sourced from Market Watch. Article by Claudia Assis. Stock has largest percent fall in a year, marring outperformance Getty Images Shares of SunPower Corp. on Wednesday fell the most in nearly a year after expectations of lower sales in the current quarter marred the solar-power company’s narrower-than-expected quarterly loss. SunPower SPWR, -19.32%  stock fell more than […]

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Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) Stock Price

This article was sourced from Daily Political. Article by Latisha Jones. Media coverage about H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of […]

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One chart shows Apple’s service business quietly rising to the top

This article was sourced from Business Insider.  Article by Caroline Cakebread. Apple is synonymous with sleek hardware, from laptops to phones. As this chart from Statista shows however, Apple’s non-hardware offerings are now an incredibly important piece of the business. Revenues from Apple’s service business have been steadily rising over the past five years, and with $US7.3 […]

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The only 3 websites you should use to save a ton of money on flights

This article was sourced from Business Insider. Article by Lucy Yang. When it comes to finding the cheapest flights possible, you’ve probably used sites like Expedia or Airfarewatchdog. Beyond the tried-and-true classics, however, there are now countless services that can help you save more money on your flights. While it’s always a good idea to browse multiple sites at once, some […]

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Facebook bought an AI startup that could turn its middling virtual assistant into a Siri killer

This article was sourced from Business Insider. Article by Alexei Oreskovic.        Facebook’s virtual assistant, which goes by the name of M, hasn’t quite delivered on the promise of a life-changing artificial intelligence product. But Facebook isn’t giving up. On Monday, the company announced its acquisition of a small, AI startup that will be […]

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Why BMW is betting on the cloud

This article was sourced from Tech Crunch.  Article by Frederic Lardinois. In 10 years, when autonomous driving is mainstream, we’ll have a fundamentally different relationship with our cars and driving in general. Every major car company is fully aware of this, but not all are reacting to this change with the same degree of urgency. Earlier […]

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Retail in Australia 2017 – survival tips

We are witnessing significant changes to our nation’s retail landscape with the collapse of many established retailers and intensifying international competition. How can Australian retailers survive in this environment?  Our changing landscape Over the past 12 months, some big retailers have collapsed in Australia, including Dick Smith, Topshop Australia, Pumpkin Patch, Masters, Laura Ashley Australia, Payless […]