FMC rolls out financial contingency plan for members of THE Alliance

Earlier this week, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) said it signed off on an amendment to THE Alliance Agreement that, in a sense, ensures each member Alliance member has each other’s back in the form of a contingency fund that FMC said “can be used...

Who Empathizes with Machiavellian or Narcissistic Leaders?

Executive Summary Have you ever worked with a leader who manipulates others to get their own way? Or is there someone in your team who is so completely self-obsessed that they disregard other’s opinions and contributions? Not surprisingly, previous research has...

Are you making a mistake by focusing solely on new customers?

Most business owners are focused on acquiring new customers, and due to this, our content strategies often target new prospects. What about the customers we already have? Should they be part of the equation? Definitely. A new customer is great — it’s an...

DBJ’s best of the week for Sept. 9-15: A 1st-of-its-kind hotel, a tube-travel win and more

Here's our weekly recap of our best online-only exclusives and stories of the week, available only to paid DBJ subscribers. (Not yet a subscriber? Click here to join us.) This week, we begin with Ed Sealover's tour of the world's first joint-branded Marriott/Starwood...

How to Lead a Tech Company With a Non-Technical Background

A few weeks ago I was hosting an informal chat with some interns at our San Francisco office. I try to do this at our major offices throughout the summer because it's important that every person working on our business (even if it's just for a few weeks) understands...

Keep Your Business Fraud-Free With These 3 Steps

Much to the chagrin of honest entrepreneurs and consumers, fraud and identity theft have been booming as of late. A study by Javelin Strategy & Research indicates fraud incidents rose by 16 percent in 2016, with losses increasing by about $700 million...

Google’s Parent Company Reportedly Looking to Invest $1 Billion in Lyft

Google's parent company, Alphabet, is in talks to invest about $1 billion in Lyft, according to published reports. The talks are being driven by top officials at Alphabet, according to the news website Axios. The potential investment could come either from Google...

This Adorable Robot Puppy Will Tell You If Your Feet Smell

In a group setting, you want to make sure that there is nothing off-putting about you, especially the odor you are emitting.And in a culture like Japan’s, where it is customary to remove your shoes upon entering someone’s home, it makes sense that...

Softbank Reportedly Wants to Invest $10 Billion in Uber, but There’s a Catch

Softbank is in talks with Uber about a massive $10 billion investment in the company, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday.  The deal could give Japan's Softbank as much as a 22% stake in the ride-hailing company if it is able to...

Uber close to finalizing massive infusion from investors

Uber Technologies Inc. is close to receiving an $8 billion to $10 billion infusion from three investors, TechCrunch reports, in what could become history's largest secondary transaction ever and allow the company's employees and early investors a chance to reap major...

In this booming Asian economy, infrastructure program could grant businesses ‘manna from heaven’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appears committed to improving the country's infrastructure as part of economic reform plans, and that could bring about huge opportunities for businesses, Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, chairman and CEO of Ayala Corporation, told...

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Ex-C.I.A. Official Resigns as Harvard Fellow After It Courts Chelsea Manning

By MATTHEW HAAG September 14, 2017 Facing harsh criticism, a Harvard dean said early Friday morning that he was revoking his invitation to Chelsea Manning, a former United States soldier convicted of leaking classified information, to be a visiting fellow at...

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Former Fed official: ‘Everybody knows’ China is the key to solving the North Korea crisis

Richard Fisher, the former Federal Reserve official and current top advisor at Barclays, said Friday he is looking for China to play a pivotal role in resolving problems on the Korean Peninsula. Following North Korea's latest missile launch earlier in the day, Fisher...

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After cracking down on cryptocurrencies, China wants regulatory framework to support digital tokens

A senior executive at China's internet finance association has urged Chinese regulators to create a framework of regulations to support the development of digital currencies amid a fierce crackdown on trading on virtual tender such as bitcoin. Li Lihui, a senior...

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Trump calls Bernie Sanders’ single-payer health plan ‘a curse on the US,’ vows to veto

President Donald Trump called Sen. Bernie Sanders' proposed plan to eventually have Medicare cover the health-care needs of all Americans "a curse on the U.S." that he promised to veto, if need be. But Trump also noted that he had earlier warned his fellow Republicans...

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‘Dangerous arms race’ on the Korean Peninsula: Seoul’s worrying response to Pyongyang missile

Seoul immediately responded to its northern neighbor's latest act of provocation on Friday with military drills and its own missile test, raising fears about the arms race on the Korean Peninsula. For the second time in less than a month, Pyongyang on Friday fired a...

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Why Did Trump Work Again With Democrats? ‘He Likes Us,’ Schumer Says

By MAGGIE HABERMAN and GLENN THRUSH September 14, 2017 WASHINGTON — Senator Chuck Schumer had just finished outlining a new Democratic immigration proposal over a working dinner at the White House on Wednesday night when President Trump...

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Considered Vulnerable, Mobile Homes Are Battered but Largely Intact

By JOSEPH B. TREASTER and HENRY FOUNTAIN September 14, 2017 KEY LARGO, Fla. — When Lorraine Tucker came back after Hurricane Irma to check on her two-bedroom mobile home, she expected the worst. She and her daughter had ridden out the...

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Nursing Home Deaths in Florida Heighten Scrutiny of Disaster Planning

By NEIL REISNER and SHERI FINK September 14, 2017 HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — After an estimated 215 people died in hospitals and nursing homes in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, policy makers realized that the nation’s health care...

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Frazzled Floridians in Search of a Balm

By AUDRA D. S. BURCH September 14, 2017 HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Floridians stared at televisions as meteorologists pointed to a menacing storm marching toward their shores — along with scenes of hurricane-battered Houston. They heard Gov....

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Immigration’s Sudden Re-Emergence Scrambles Republican Agenda

President Trump’s tentative deal with Democrats has elevated the one issue that most fiercely divides Republicans, threatening the party’s broader agenda.

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Federal Judge Urges Trump Administration to Push Back DACA Deadline

The White House has set a deadline of Oct. 5 for immigrants to reapply for protected status under DACA. A Brooklyn judge said the deadline was too soon.

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Fact Check: ‘Medicare for All’: Is It Popular? And Is It the Same as Britain’s System?

Senator Bernie Sanders argued that most Americans want Medicare for all, while critics say similar systems in other countries produce worse outcomes.

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Trump Resurrects His Claim That Both Sides Share Blame in Charlottesville Violence

President Trump thrust himself back into the racial storms of Charlottesville, repeating his charge that those resisting neo-Nazis and white supremacists were as much to blame as the alt-right.

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