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Kunal Sood chatted with Digital Journal about his background, TED Residency, Novus Summit, X Fellows. as well as his involvement with Women's Entrepreneurship Day.

Millennials aren't building startups like past generations

Millennials may call themselves the most entrepreneurial generation, but the data doesn't seem to back that claim up. That's according to a new nationwide study by professional services firm EY and the Economic Innovation Group.

VW working hard to get through 'dieselgate'

Volkswagen boss Matthias Mueller said Wednesday that the troubled German automaker is using "all available resources" to work its way through the "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal which has engulfed it.

Poland gets 'super minister' for finance

Poland's prime minister on Wednesday tapped her powerful Development Minister Mateusz Morawiecki for the finance portfolio, creating what local media dubbed a "super minister" in a much-vaunted reshuffle of her controversial rightwing government.

Brazil economy 'poised' for return to growth: US treasury chief

The US treasury chief praised Brazil's new government on Tuesday and said the Latin American giant is "poised" to exit a painful recession and return to economic growth.

Clouds gather over Turkey economy after downgrade

Turkey has snarled with anger over a downgrade of its debt to junk status, but its previously robust economic performance risks being bruised by lower growth, stalled reforms and rule of law concerns after the July 15 coup bid.

Canadian analyst argues a Trump win is good for Canadian economy

Matthew Barasch, Canadian equity strategist for RBC Capital Market, argues that if Donald Trump wins the presidency of the United States in November this would be a "net positive" for both the Canadian economy and Canadian stocks.

Disney is thinking about bidding on Twitter

Disney is weighing a bid on Twitter, according to a new report from Bloomberg's Alex Sherman and Sarah Frier. Twitter's stock rebounded on the news after being down nearly four percent during early trading. Disney's stock is down 1.6 percent.

Target removes mini shopping carts for kids from stores

Target Corporation ended its pilot project of placing miniature shopping carts for children in some stores. The kids loved them but the small carts came under fire from parents, employees and other shoppers and their views were made known on social media.

Twitter stock soars amid rumours Google may buy the company

The value of Twitter's stock has climbed more than 20 percent today, propelled by a report that Google and Salesforce are considering a bid to buy the company. It is thought Microsoft and Verizon are other possible suitors in the $13 billion deal.

Supermodel Kate Moss launching own modeling business

Months after leaving the agency that helped nurture her career for almost 30 years, legendary British supermodel Kate Moss is embarking on her own talent company.

Loan for embattled shipper Hanjin sends stock soaring

The largest shareholder in South Korea's Hanjin Shipping has agreed to provide an emergency loan to the cash-strapped firm, sending its share price soaring some 30 percent Thursday.

Op-Ed: 'Are You For Real?!' author says micromanaging is not good Special

There's nothing like a great pep talk when you're on the go, especially if you;re in sales. That's the incentive behind the recent release of David Stern's book on CD, "Are You For Real?! Going From Excuses to Authentic Selling and Living your Dreams."

The 'Back to the Future Nike' is about to hit shoe stores

Nike's HyperAdapt 1.0 self-lacing sneakers will finally go on sale November 28, according to a tweet sent by the company's director of public relations.

EU scraps time limits on free mobile roaming plan

The EU on Wednesday scrapped a controversial plan to limit its landmark free mobile phone roaming policy to 90 days a year, after an outcry from angry consumer groups.

Trump used charity funds to pay legal settlements: report

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump used funds from his charitable foundation to pay settlements in legal cases involving his businesses, an apparent violation of laws governing non-profits, The Washington Post reported.

Cannabis: The new Californian gold rush

Two years ago, the city of Adelanto, a crumbling outpost in California's Mojave desert, was facing a bleak future as it teetered on the brink of bankruptcy and struggled with double-digit unemployment.

'State of Emergency' in six states over Colonial pipeline spill

In the wake of a pipeline spill in Alabama, six Eastern states have declared a "state of emergency" this weekend, citing "fuel supply disruptions" and "disruptions of gasoline."

Greek central banker denies rift with government

Greece's central banker on Saturday denied that the leftist government of Alexis Tsipras was seeking to squeeze him out as he probes the loans of a politically sensitive bank.

Google faces probe in Indonesia over alleged unpaid taxes

Google is facing investigation in Indonesia for allegedly refusing to cooperate with the country’s revenue agency, which is looking into claims the Internet giant failed to settle its local tax obligations.

In 2nd quarter total Canadian household debt bigger than GDP

Canadian household debt's ratio to household income rose to a record high in the second quarter according to statistics just released by Statistics Canada.

Call for business to embrace the digital economy

An economics think tank has called on global businesses to embrace the digital economy; without engaging with digital technology many businesses will fall by the wayside, according to the foundation.

World Bank chief Kim heads for 2nd term, as no other nominees

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim effectively won a second five-year term after nominations to lead the global development bank closed with no other candidates proposed.

Ford to move all its small-car production to Mexico

Ford Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields announced on Wednesday that all the company's small-car production is being moved to Mexico.

Italy's crisis-hit BMPS announces fresh management shake-up

Italian bank BMPS named a new chief executive and announced the resignation of its chairman on Wednesday as part of a major management shake-up at the crisis-ridden lender.

Bayer AG clinches deal to buyout Monsanto for $66 billion

German drug and farm chemical maker Bayer AG has finally reached a deal with U.S. seed and weed killer company Monsanto that could create a company that will control over a quarter of the world's market for seeds and pesticides.

Brazil launches economic reforms with privatizations

Brazil announced a series of auctions and tenders Tuesday aimed at privatizing infrastructure -- part of new President Michel Temer's plans to revive the moribund economy.

Argentina woos investors at 'mini Davos'

Argentina opened a major investment conference Tuesday, seeking to persuade executives from the world's top multinational corporations to bet on Latin America's third-largest economy and its new center-right government.

France backs EU ethics probe into Barroso's Goldman job

French President Francois Hollande Tuesday threw his weight behind a Brussels probe into whether former European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso breached EU ethics guidelines by joining US bank Goldman Sachs.

Economy, stupid? Crisis forms backdrop to Russia vote

Russia gears up for parliamentary elections on September 18 in the grips of its longest economic crisis since President Vladimir Putin took charge in 2000.

China industrial output up 6.3% on-year in Aug: govt

China's industrial output growth accelerated in August, government statistics showed Tuesday, exceeding expectations in an encouraging sign for the world's second-largest economy.Industrial production rose 6.

Google and Sanofi in joint diabetes venture

The Google spin-off company Verily, which specializes in healthcare, is to work with the major pharmaceuticals company Sanofi to develop technology to assist those with type 2 diabetes.

Asian markets sink as Fed rate talk brews

Asian stocks tumbled Monday, extending last week's global sell-off as comments from top central bankers rang alarm bells on trading floors that the days of cheap money could be numbered.

EU countries set sights on Apple tax bonanza

Budget-squeezed EU countries will ask Brussels for a share of the billions in Irish back taxes ordered from Apple, officials said on Saturday, bringing further problems to the tech giant after the lacklustre launch of the iPhone 7.

Uber avoids ban, strikes one-year deal with Quebec to stay

American ride-sharing service Uber will continue to operate in the Canadian province of Quebec, at least for a year under a test program, following the signing of an agreement between the company and the provincial government.

Both U.S. and Canadian stock markets experience steep declines

The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) had it largest loss in one day since last February today, Friday August 9. US markets dropped as well, with the Dow Jones, the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ all suffering steep declines.

Op-Ed: IMF loan provisions may cause social unrest in Egypt

Egypt has recently been able to negotiate a $12 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over three years. While Egypt is in dire need of the funds it comes with austerity policies that could cause social unrest within the country.

Denmark to pay for Panama Papers data on tax evaders

The Danish government said on Wednesday it would pay an anonymous source for leaked data from the Panama Papers on hundreds of Danish taxpayers.

Is free pizza more motivational than money?

New research suggests that employees work harder if they are given free pizza rather than extra cash. The study touches on the way people respond to different levels of reward.

IMF loan comes with policies that will hurt many Egyptians

The Egyptian economy has done poorly during the presidency of Abdel el-Sisi. The IMF is coming to the rescue with a three year loan package of $12 billion.

Walmart to slash 7,000 in-store office jobs in U.S.

Walmart intends to shed 7,000 jobs in its American stores in the next few months. Employees will be offered employment elsewhere in the stores although many of these jobs will pay less.
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