Tech companies head to Capitol Hill over political ads

Is Congress ready to regulate Facebook and Google?
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota, looks on as Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia introduces the Honest Ads Act on Capitol Hill on Oct. 19. The legislation is designed to increase the transparency of political ads on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
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Drama, angst and a corporate shakeup — that’s GE

Oct 19, 2017
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for two of the country’s biggest conglomerates. Proctor & Gamble and General Electric have been fending off shareholder unrest over their lackluster stock performance. For GE, that drama has extended to the boardroom.…

Analysts predict double-digit growth for PayPal

Oct 19, 2017
PayPal reports its quarterly earnings today. Analysts expect double-digit revenue growth. Last quarter, revenues at the payment processor were more than $3 billion, with 6.5 million new customer accounts. In tech company years, PayPal is kind of old — it’s been around…

Are Amazon delivery lockers your apartment building’s next amenity?

Oct 19, 2017
Amazon locker systems will be installed in apartment buildings across the U.S.
An Amazon delivery locker system, which routes Amazon shipments to a publicly-accessible locale, is viewed in a grocery store on November 2011 in New York City.
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Your pension fund could be invested in tech

The money pool comes from universities, government entities and ultimately, you.
Universities investing in venture capital use endowments — that thing that funds scholarships. Above, a student walks near Royce Hall at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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Tax cuts are not likely to make or break the stock market

Oct 18, 2017
The stock market has been on quite a run since the election. The workings of the Federal Reserve have indeed had an impact on the economy, investors and companies. But recent comments from the Treasury secretary suggest that continued stock…

Can we get a critical mass of women in tech within a decade?

Oct 18, 2017
Reshma Saujani, the CEO and founder of Girls Who Code, wants to solve Silicon Valley's gender diversity problem. And she says she's well on her way.
Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, accepts the Diversity Advocate Award at the 34th Annual Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner in New York City in September.
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How much are 50,000 Amazon HQ2 jobs worth?

Oct 17, 2017
Call it “enticing” or “incentivizing.” Call it “begging” or “groveling.” What’s clear is the bidding war between cities and states to host Amazon’s second national headquarters is racing to its deadline Thursday. The offers of tax incentives, subsidies, favorable zoning,…

It's hard being a retail worker in this economy

Oct 12, 2017
With 31,000 jobs cut in a year, even those still employed wonder how long they can hang on.
People walk by a Sears store in a nearly empty shopping mall on March 2017 in Meriden, Connecticut.
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Investors put $110 million into a sock company. No, really.

Oct 10, 2017
Stance is a venture capital-backed company that calls itself a “premium sock startup.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wears Stance Chewbacca socks while taking part in a panel at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in September in New York City.
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