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Japan's robot expo sparks debate on future of work

Nearly 200 companies have gathered in Tokyo to showcase the latest in robotic industry technology. Japan is hoping they are part of the answer to a labour shortage caused by an aging population.        

Older workers driving U.S. job growth, Fed report claims

Since 2000, the number of U.S. jobs has grown by 17 million. All that growth has been among workers aged 55 and older.        

Amazon Reveals 20 Finalists for 2nd HQ

North American cities and regions have been going to "unusual extremes" to vie to become Amazon's second headquarters, reports the New York Times, and the online giant announced a short list Thursday, with just one city—Los Angeles—out of the 20 hailing from the West Coast. The rest of...

The Important Question Your Financial Advisor Or Robo-Advisor May Not Be Answering

Advisors and robo-advisors generally ask clients 5 simple questions, maybe 6 – punch in your age, your current investable assets, annual investable income, the investment horizon, your risk appetite, that’s it. There is other important information you may be missing.

Gauging Capital One’s Sensitivity To The Fed’s Planned Rate Hikes

To understand how the Fed’s rate hike process directly impacts the financial performance of Capital One, we have created an interactive model to quantify the gains or losses in the valuation, revenues and profits based on whether or not the Fed follows through on its plan

Amazon HQ2 search: All news and updates

The latest on the “urbanist Super Bowl” Amazon’s plan to build a second headquarters in North America has spurred heated competition among cities. After all, there’s potentially a $5 billion development and up to 50,000 jobs at stake. Watch this space for the latest news, from outrageous bids to finalist announcements and beyond.

The housing market still can't keep up with millennial demand even after its best year in a decade

New residential construction in the US rose to a 10-year high in 2017, the Census Bureau said in a report Thursday. But the number of entry-level units still falls short of demand from millennials. Homebuilders cite rising land and labor...Show More Summary

German Far-Right "Reich Citizens" Organize Militia As Membership Skyrockets Ahead Of "Day X"

A far-right movement of Germans who have labeled themselves "Reich Citizens" (Reichsbürger) has grown to nearly 16,000 members, an increase of more than 50% over the last year - with a core group of armed militia members eyeing their...Show More Summary

OPEC under pressure to scale back production cuts as oil rally continues

The surge of Brent crude prices over the last few weeks to $70 may be rattling OPEC, raising questions about the longevity of the collective production cuts.        

Who Would Lose More in a U.S.-China War of Reciprocity?

By Stratfor – The United States spent 2017 laying the groundwork needed to aggressively pressure China on trade and investment in 2018. Now it appears the pressure is on. On Jan. 17, InsideTrade reported that the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump...

Hospital groups and the VA are trying to upend the generic drug business

Hospitals have been dealing with drug shortages and rising drug prices for years, in part because there have been fewer generic drugmakers making older medications. In response, a collaboration of five health systems, including the Department...Show More Summary

Here’s Exactly What To Put On Your Resume To Land An Interview

(And what to leave off.) Maybe getting another college degree or adding an internship isn’t the best way to land a job.  Perhaps you just need to update your resume with a few stats and key words. Read Full Story

Wireless Power: Fli Charge Branches Out

One novel entry in the highly active market for delivering power wirelessly is Fli Charge, a startup that uses magnetic conductive plates to free up the clutter of wires. The company had a fascinating array of new uses for the technology on display at CES, all of which are coming to market through various partnerships.

Zillow unveils new app for capturing 3-D home tours

A Zillow executive billed the technology as the only mobile app that can capture 3-D tours at no cost, and said a 3,000-sq-ft. home takes 30 min. to capture...

Instacart Acquires Unata Benefiting Small Grocers and Workers in the Gig Economy

The acquisition of Unata by Instacart will create a fully comprehensive, configurable digital solution for grocery retailers of all sizes.

Amazon just dropped a major hint on where it wants its new headquarters to be

On Thursday, Amazon announced its short list of the 20 cities in the running for HQ2 on Thursday. Three different locations surrounding Washington, DC appeared on the list. This indicates that Amazon may have selected DC as its ideal...Show More Summary

Hatch just launched a beauty line for the trickiest pregnancy problems

What they don’t tell you before you’re pregnant is that your skin goes bananas. In addition to the inconvenience of having a human slowly taking over your body, you will probably deal with an itchy belly and cracked nipples. While the...Show More Summary

Amazon’s Second City: Obvious Sampling of Big Cities

Amazon (AMZN) a short while ago announced it has selected 20 finalists for the $5 billion it has said it will spend on a second headquarters campus, and the list is a fairly straightforward selection of major U.S. metro areas, plus Toronto. Amazon’s public policy executive Holly Sullivan said the finalists came from a list […]

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