Millennials + Mobile: A Match Made in (Hotelier) Heaven | By Mike Murray

Most people today are aware of the HUGE impact that mobile phones have had on our everyday lives; of course, it allows us to communicate at any time via many different messaging mediums, but there is also a significant change in the way mobile has affected business....

Why U.S. Consumers Are Feeling Spent

The weak August retail sales report reflects the limited wherewithal Americans have to spend more.

STR: Hurricane Irma’s initial impact on hotel markets

Press Release15 September 2017 HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee – According to an initial analysis by STR,most major hotel markets in Florida saw dramatic performance declines during the days ahead of Hurricane Irma's landfall, while evacuation destinations like Orlando,...

Senator says Obamacare repeal bill close to enough votes to pass, but there’s reason to be skeptical

A leading Senate sponsor of another bill that seeks to repeal-and-replace key parts of Obamacare claimed Friday that it has almost enough votes from fellow Republicans to pass. But the so-called Graham-Cassidy bill continues to face the same kind of hurdles that...

Wall St. indexes eke out fresh record highs

(Reuters) - The three major Wall Street indexes inched up to record highs on Friday, as investors shrugged off North Korea’s latest missile test and domestic economic data that did little to move the needle on the timing of an interest rate hike. Earlier in the day,...

Historical decision: approval of the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics

Press Release15 September 2017 The member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) approved today an historical document - the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics. The Convention, approved at the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly transforms the Code of...

The expensive hobby CEOs are adopting to become better bosses

Wearing my VC hat, I am constantly exposed to highly disruptive start-ups, and it keeps me laser focused about ways every industry can change overnight. At GMM, we employ over 50 R&D scientists, and if we don't constantly innovate we're dead. Some of my large...

Where Is Social Media Headed in 2018 and Beyond?

It’s important for entrepreneurs to understand how social media is evolving and changing. 2.8 billion people use social media. In terms of advertising new products and services, there are few things more potent and ubiquitous than social media.Let’s take a closer look...

How People Analytics Can Help You Build The Organization Of The Future

People analytics is a core foundation for being able to create employee experiences. In today's world, any company can replicate your business model, the goods you produce, or the services you offer. The only thing that organizations cannot copy is your people--they...

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 the...

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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 stopped him with a simple...

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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 storm at their homes in Miami,...

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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 institutions were ill-prepared...

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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. Rick Scott repeatedly order...

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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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