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EU orders Amazon to repay $295 million in Luxembourg back taxes

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Amazon (AMZN.O) on Wednesday was told to pay about 250 million euros ($ 294.38 million) in back taxes to Luxembourg, the latest U.S. tech company to be caught up in a European Union crackdown on unfair tax deals. The fine was much lower than some sources close to the case had expected […]

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Uber board votes in favor of SoftBank deal, governance changes

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc directors on Tuesday voted to allow Japan’s SoftBank Group to invest in the ride services company and approved a series of governance changes that increases the independence of the board and decreases the influence of former Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick. The company is seeking to shore up […]

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Now You Can Get Your Own Images on Google Street View

Ever wanted to contribute to Google Map’s Street View? Now you can, if you’re willing to fork over the $ 3,500 it costs to get the right equipment. Google launched a new program called “Street View ready” back in May, allowing those with the hardware to contribute to its imaging database. And now, according to […]

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HP Enterprise Let Russia Scrutinize Cyberdefense System Used by Pentagon

Hewlett Packard Enterprise allowed a Russian defense agency to review the inner workings of cyber defense software used by the Pentagon to guard its computer networks, according to Russian regulatory records and interviews with people with direct knowledge of the issue. The HPE system, called ArcSight, serves as a cybersecurity nerve center for much of […]

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Exclusive: Uber's UK boss quits as firm battles to keep London license – email

LONDON (Reuters) – Uber’s [UBER.UL] top boss in Britain will quit the taxi hailing app just as the firm battles to overturn a decision to strip it of its license in London, according to an email seen by Reuters. The British capital’s transport regulator deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service last month and […]

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A Southwest Gate Agent Demanded a Fee From Anyone Asking Questions. This Is What Happened Next

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. The passenger-airline employee relationship isn’t quite at an all-time high. You can’t just blame United for dragging things down. Airlines are all trying to cram more people into planes, thereby offering them less comfort. They’re running […]

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Very Few Prepared For Rising Global Growth

“A 60:40 allocation to passive long-only equities and bonds has been a great proposition for the last 35 years,” …”We are profoundly worried that this could be a risky allocation over the next 10.” – Sanford C. Bernstein & Company Analysts (January 2017) “Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism, […]

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Here's How 3 Badly Chosen Words Turned Disaster Relief Triumph Into a Public Relations Nightmare

It’s a lesson many large companies, most notably BP, have learned the very hard way. You might do everything right during a crisis, but a badly chosen sentence can make all your efforts worthless, at least as far as public perceptions go. The federal government learned that tough lesson again as it sought to help […]

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A 14% Yield With Upside Potential On A Pure-Play Trust

Where do you think the price of crude oil will be in the coming quarters – up, down, or sideways? The US Energy Information Administration (the EIA) sees oil prices continuing to stay at better levels in 2017 and 2018: (Source: EIA.gov) The futures market seems to agree with this assessment, and shows prices which […]

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Three Keys To Driving Business Growth

Business development is crucial for any new start-up, without it, your business will struggle to survive let alone thrive. When it comes to developing your business, and let’s be clear about what we mean by this, we mean increasing your revenue. And simplistically speaking there are only three ways that you can do that, and […]

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Amazon Is Hoping One of These New Shows Will Be Its Answer to ‘Game of Thrones’

Amazon is looking at the science fiction genre for its next big hit in video streaming. The retail giant is developing three new shows that will be adaptations of popular works of science-fiction including Ringworld, Snow Crash, and Lazarus, according to a report Thursday evening by Variety. It’s part of Amazon’s quest to become a […]

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