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PR vet Teresa McFarland joins Evans Larson as a partner

Longtime Twin Cities public relations veteran Teresa McFarland has joined strategic communications firm Evans Larson as a partner.  McFarland ran her own company — McFarland Communications — for 20 years. Then in 2015, Minneapolis-based ad agency.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 4th, 2018

10 years later, Google can still remotely control a phone

Google made a very public mistake last week, and it's raising the specter of doubt once again......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentral6 hr. 47 min. ago

A farm"s workers voted 5 years ago on ousting the UFW union. Today, the ballots are being counted

California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Board is .....»»

Category: topSource: latimes7 hr. 32 min. ago

After a huge user revolt, nobody wanted to work at Reddit. 3 years later, the CEO explains how the "front page of the internet" rebuilt the team.

Guru Khalsa Reddit, known as the "front page of the internet," has weathered a lot of storms. Over the years, the site has been dogged by user revolts, controversial content, and public ousters of.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 15th, 2018

$1.4 billion Anaplan files to go public, just a week after poaching its new CFO from Tesla

Anaplan Anaplan, an enterprise cloud software company, has filed to go public after 12 years. It was last valued at $1.4 billion.  Just a week ago, one David Morton came aboard as Anaplan CFO. Morton was previous.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 14th, 2018

PR experts criticize Columbia Gas" response to gas explosions

Many local public relations and crisis communications experts shook their heads as they watched the scene unfolding in the Merrimack Valley on social media. Some likened it to a lesson in what to avoid in the emerging field of crisis PR......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 14th, 2018

Even people with pensions work into their retirement years

Public sector workers may get pensions, but they retire no differently than the private sector......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 14th, 2018

Colorado"s public-pension system on track to stability after last-minute reform

Slated to be fully funded in 78 years, it's now on track to reach that milestone in 30......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 13th, 2018

Russian Pussy Riot Member Is Hospitalized Amid Fears of Poisoning

A member of Pussy Riot, a Russian punk-themed group that has drawn global media interest in recent years for its public anti-Kremlin protests, was hospitalized this week, with band members suspecting he was poisoned......»»

Category: topSource: wsjSep 13th, 2018

This Day In Market History: Electronic Data Systems Goes Public

Each day, Benzinga takes a look back at a notable market-related moment that occurred on this date. What Happened On this day 50 years ago, Electronic Data Systems went public. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaSep 12th, 2018

ING CFO steps down as backlash grows after $900 million money laundering fine

ING Groep's Chief Financial Officer is to step down amid a public backlash after the Dutch bank admitted last week it had failed for years to prevent money laundering and agreed to a 775 million euro ($900 million) settlement with prosecutors......»»

Category: topSource: reutersSep 11th, 2018

Volvo Extends CEO"s Contract as It Hits Brakes on IPO

Volvo Cars has extended the contract of its chief executive for two years amid growing uncertainties over plans by the company’s Chinese owner to take the Swedish premium car brand public......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjSep 10th, 2018

VC expert shares insights on the evolution of investing in tech

Since launching the early-stage venture capital firm  Blumberg Capital more than 25 years ago, David Blumberg has shepherded dozens of early-stage companies from growth to acquisition or initial public offering. Blumberg shares his thoughts abo.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 10th, 2018

How Jack Ma changed China

Jack Ma has become arguably the most public face of China's internet boom since he started e-commerce giant Alibaba 19 years ago......»»

Category: videoSource: cnnSep 10th, 2018

Therese Poletti"s Tech Tales: The current tech bubble is a Chinese import

In the last several years, the current tech boom in the public markets has differed from the dot-com bubble almost 20 years ago. Until now......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 7th, 2018

"Informational Crime": Saudi Arabia Threatens 5 Years Jail, $800K Fine For Posting Satire

Via, The Saudi government announced this week it is further criminalizing dissent, deeming satire that “disturbs the public order” a crime in what amounts to an escalation of .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeSep 5th, 2018

20 years of government data says raising the minimum wage could be good for workers, businesses, and the economy

David McNew/Getty Images Raises in minimum wage benefit the majority of low-income workers in both the short and long term, argue economists for the US Census Bureau in a working paper from earlier this year, which analyzes 20 years of non-public go.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 5th, 2018

To compete for top students, colleges have borrowed a tactic retailers have been using for years

Rick Diamond/Getty Images Some private and public colleges are offering to match the cost of tuition of competing universities to incoming studen.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 4th, 2018

The high-school teacher who beat 30,000 people in the world public speaking championship explains how she went from beginner to champion in only 4 years

Toastmasters World Championship o.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 30th, 2018

Putin Dials Back Pension Plan After Backlash

Russian President Vladimir Putin softened a plan to raise pension ages to bolster state finances, a rare backtrack following a public outcry that cut his approval ratings to the lowest in more than four years......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 29th, 2018