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Opening Bell: 4.24.17

Why Goldman whiffed its earnings; how Travis Kalanick earned a tongue-lashing from Tim Cook; meet hoverboard dentist; and more.

How can a municipality support entrepreneurship?

  What supports can a municipality provide to encourage innovation and business start-ups?  That was one of the listener questions when I was a guest recently on the Orton Family Foundation’s Heart and Soul Talks. Municipalities and local officials feel responsible for developing their local economy. Too often, economic development takes the same old form […]

15 Careers with Millions of Openings on LinkedIn

Do you need a new job? Can’t take one more day with your horrible boss and whiny co-workers, but you can’t find a single job available? Well, you’re not looking at the right thing. If you’re working in one of these fields, there’s definitely something available for you. Show More Summary

'You live by the sword, you die by the sword': Trump says the stock market is still a fair indicator of his success

President Donald Trump appears to be ok with people judging his success by the stock market. In an interview with the Associated Press on Friday, Trump was asked whether it was still fair to use the stock market as a scorecard to evaluate...Show More Summary

Will.i.am is advising startup bank Atom on 'culture, philanthropy and technology'

LONDON — Singer Will.i.am is joining the board of startup, app-only bank Atom as a "strategic advisor." Atom announced the news on Monday, saying the Black Eyed Peas singer and The Voice judge will "provide the Durham-based bank with...Show More Summary

Bank stocks are ripping higher following the French election (BAC, C, WFC, XLF, DB, JPM, GS)

Global markets are leaping higher on Monday. Dow futures are up 214 points after the results of the first round of the French election came in as predicted, with centrist Emmanuel Macron edging out far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.Show More Summary

French stocks are at their highest in 9 years after Emmanuel Macron took the lead in the French elections

LONDON — Stocks across continental Europe are flying on Monday morning after the French presidential vote set the stage for a final run-off between centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen. Macron,...Show More Summary

Credit Suisse is preparing to 'explain' its pay deal to shareholders — after execs slashed bonuses by 40%

LONDON — Credit Suisse's 40% bonus cut for senior executives is unlikely to save the bank from a confrontation with shareholders at a general meeting on Friday. Members on the executive board said they would slash performance-based rewards...Show More Summary

Jimmy Choo is putting itself up for sale

LONDON — High-end shoe brand Jimmy Choo announced on Monday it is launching a strategic review of the business that includes a possible sale. The company said in a regulatory update on Monday that it is "seeking offers for the company" and says its major shareholder, JAB Luxury GmbH, is supportive of the process. Show More Summary

Finding Event Types with Pure Effects on Stock Returns [PREMIUM]

Do certain types of news about specific stocks reliably predict risk-adjusted returns of those stocks? In their March 2017 paper entitled “Using Natural Language Processing Techniques for Stock Return Predictions”, Ming Li Chew, Sahil...Show More Summary

Economists expect weak Q1 economic growth

Also this week: reports on new home sales, consumer confidence, business investment        

Luxury retailer Jimmy Choo puts itself up for sale

The British fashion chain joins the list of luxury retailers aiming for a shakeup.        

Cement multinational CEO resigns after Syria deals

The resignation suggested the company continues to be dealing with the fallout from its decisions to do business with the armed groups.        

SlingStudio Aims To Make Multi-Stream Video Production More Accessible

For a short period of time, I once wanted to be an event videographer. I was working as a television news producer at the time and saw how much videographers were able charge for weddings and other events. It seemed like a much better...Show More Summary

This is the one state where Blockbuster is still very popular

Blockbuster might have closed most of it's locations, but they are still popular in Alaska. Keri Lumm (@thekerilumm) reports.        

Crazy Sht In Real Estate Episode 26: A moving nightmare

Moving into a new house might sound easy, but as today’s guests and homeowners Clark and Elizabeth will tell you -- it’s not, especially when you break your leg and forget to have the gas and water utilities turned on!...

The Bigger Lesson From Facebook’s New Bereavement Leave Policy

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s world came to a sudden halt when her husband, Dave Goldberg, died suddenly, at age 47, during a spring 2015 trip to Mexico. In the months that followed, the self-assured author of Lean In found herselfShow More Summary

#GetSocialSmart: 30 social media shortcuts to success

Have you ever wondered how to capitalize on social media to increase your sales while simultaneously building trust and loyalty in your referral database...

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