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Employment Foresight software is an artificial intelligence solution for HR professionals, in-house general counsel, and labor-employment law firms. To understand how the application can aid businesses, we spoke with the software company Blue J Legal.

Buffett-backed BYD to open electric-truck plant in Canada

BYD Co, the Chinese electric-vehicle maker backed by billionaire Warren Buffett, plans to open its first assembly plant in Ontario, Canada next year.

Black Friday sales have already passed $3.5 billion

Black Friday shoppers have spent more than $3.5 billion online. The deals have never been steeper. The demand for discounts and rise of online shopping could be a problem for some retailers if they fail to adjust their strategies.

Black Friday: another US import the French love to hate

Having adopted hamburgers, Halloween and a host of English words, some in France are worried about the latest cultural import from America: the day of rampant consumerism known as Black Friday.

Chavez cousin to lead Citgo, PDVSA's arm in US

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday named Asdrubal Chavez -- a cousin of late leader Hugo Chavez -- to lead Citgo, the state oil company's US affiliate.

Venezuela debt defaults pile up with fresh S&P warning

Venezuela moved closer to a possible all-out default on Wednesday, with ratings agency S&P Global saying the country had failed to make repayments on two more loans.

Startup banks using AI to disrupt finance sector

The fintech arena is perhaps the fastest growing area of all digital disruption technologies. This is most notable with those firms offering artificial intelligence solutions that take on or support big banks.

Google Analytics aids workplace recruitment

Human resources professionals are making use of Google Analytics as a tool for recruitment. This is a reflection of the majority of hiring now being via digital channels and the need for employers to reflect the needs of potential hires.

Square is taking on the big cryptocurrency exchanges

-Square is running a trial that allows some users of its Cash App to buy and sell bitcoin. -A full roll-out of the trial could translate into $30 million in revenues for the company, according to Credit Suisse.

French trucks block borders over east Europe competition

Hundreds of truckers blocked France's borders with Italy and Belgium on Tuesday, angry at EU rule changes that they say fail to protect them from low-cost eastern European competition.

Victoria's Secret gala stumbles across the line in China

The glitzy Victoria's Secret fashion show stumbled across the finish line Monday night in its first-ever China staging after a run-up marred by setbacks and reports of political interference by Beijing.

Payformance Solutions aims at value-based reimbursement contracts

The nonprofit research organization Altarum has launched of a new venture called Payformance Solutions. This will be a provider of value-based reimbursement solutions and services for the healthcare sector.

Canada's Loblaws to close 22 stores, will start home delivery

Loblaws is planning to close 22 stores which are unprofitable. At the same time it will begin an Internet-based home delivery service which will start in December.

US industry gears up to save NAFTA

The business world is mobilizing to convince the Trump administration to save the North American Free Trade Agreement, which corporate leaders say has greatly benefited the world's largest economy for 23 years.

Digital transformation of banking seeks out customers

A key element of digital transformation is with seeking out the customer rather than waiting for the customer to come to the instiution. This is part of a ‘go-to-market’ strategy, and a recent example is with Seacoast Bank.

New challenges for medical device manufacturers

The competitive and technologically driven medical device sector faces a different sort of disruption through a revised compliance standard. In 2019 the new version of ISO 13485 will become effective. This article looks at the impact.

Adding a signature to Twitter for the personal touch

To make Twitter more business friendly, as well as offering a general enhancement, the company lettrs, Inc has raised $3 million for an e-signature service for Twitter.

Murdoch's Fox in talks with multiple buyers for TV, film assets

Shares in media-entertainment giant 21st Century Fox surged to seven-month highs Friday after news it has been holding talks with at least three potential buyers for some of its television and film operations.

Y Combinator quietly stopped working with billionaire Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel, an influential investor who drew ire from many in the tech community due to his fervent support for President Donald Trump, has left his role at Y Combinator.

Florida fruit growers sour over NAFTA

With the fifth round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement underway, Florida fruit and vegetable growers are pressing for changes.

Keystone Pipeline spill comes on eve of decision on Keystone XL

After a drop in pressure was detected in its operating system in South Dakota, the Keystone Pipeline, operated by TransCanada, was shut down at 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning CST.

Airbnb raided by Japan fair trade watchdog, denies wrongdoing

Airbnb's offices in Japan have been raided by anti-monopoly officials, the homesharing giant said Friday, denying any wrongdoing and pledging cooperation.

German giant Siemens plans to shed around 6,900 jobs

Siemens announced it will cut about 6,900 jobs or close to two percent of its global work force. Most cuts, about 6,100 will be made at the Power and Gas division and will happen before 2020.

Why shipping companies are investing in blockchain

A trend is developing with shipping companies in terms of seeing the advantages of blockchain technology. This boils down to blockchain having the potential to transform operations, leading to efficiency and profitability.

Shipping is undergoing digital disruption

Many industries are facing digital transformation and are dealing with the effects of the disruption that comes with this process. Shipping is one major global industry that is affected by this process. We look at some key trends.

Tesla's sinking stock has made short sellers almost $1 billion

-Short sellers betting on a decline in Tesla's stock have made almost $1 billion in the fourth quarter. -Tesla's recent stock woes stem from a bottleneck hurting production on its hotly anticipated Model 3 vehicle.

Barcelona business slumps amid Catalan crisis: group

Sales and bookings in shops and hotels in one of Barcelona's most popular neighbourhoods dipped by up to 30 percent last month amid the region's independence crisis, an industry representative said Thursday.

How machine learning is shaking up investing: Interview Special

A new machine learning platform from Harvard graduates is shaking up investing. This is presented as the first completely transparent and accountable prediction tool for thousands of stocks.

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff bashes Microsoft

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff slammed Microsoft at an analyst event, hitting the rival company on executive turnover and market share.

'Pink dollar' boost to Australia economy after gay marriage vote

Australia's historic move toward legalising same-sex marriage could bring businesses a massive windfall of "pink dollars" as tens of thousands of gay couples tie the knot, economists said Wednesday.

Oil prices extend losses in Asia after demand warning

Oil prices tumbled more than one percent on Wednesday in Asia, extending the previous day's sharp falls after the International Energy Agency warned of weakening demand.

New accelerator looks to give female founders a Big Push

Startup accelerator The Big Push is working to empower female entrepreneurs and their innovations. By providing crucial resources and advice to early stage, female-led startups, the accelerator is giving the Canadian tech world an inclusive push forward.

Uber comes of age with SoftBank tieup

Uber's tieup with Japanese tech giant SoftBank suggests the ridesharing giant is set to come of age in the business world, but it still faces a long road ahead.

Review: Hellenic News of America GALA celebrates 30-year anniversary Special

On November 12, the Hellenic News of America (HNA) GALA took place at The Merion in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, as part of the 30th anniversary of the distinguished Greek-American publication.

Insurance companies offering smart insurance solutions

Insurance companies are starting to offer ‘smart’ devices to consumers where the data can be used to lower insurance premiums. Such devices can be used in homes and in motor vehicles.

Digital transformation of insurance enables ‘micro-insurance’

One of the effects of the digital transformation of the insurance sector is the ability of insurance companies to offer ‘micro insurance’. This is an insurance policy taken out for a short duration – only when it is needed.

Pioneers push limits on Brazil's deep-sea oil frontier

Scanning the maze of pipes and valves sprouting from one of Brazil's pioneering deep Atlantic oil platforms, Lucas Azevedo doesn't mince words.

Maduro says Venezuela will 'never' default on its massive debt

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro insisted on Sunday that his cash-strapped country would "never" default, as he prepared to meet with creditors in Caracas to discuss rescheduling part of the country's massive $150 billion debt.

Interview: Why greater Bitcoin transparency is needed Special

While blockchain is becoming increasingly accepted by government entities and big-name brands, the process of getting more consumers and institutions to take part is hampered. The reasons for this are explained by Bitcoin Center NYC founder Nick Spanos.

Dubai property giant Emaar profits surge on high sales

Dubai construction giant Emaar Properties posted a sharp rise in third quarter profits Sunday as residential sales in the glitzy emirate gathered steam.

GE cutting costs and slashing jobs

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of General Electric (GE) John Flannery will be laying off employees in the software division according to sources familiar with the issue.
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