Category Archives: CNN – Business

Vegan sneakers set to be next plant-based craze in 2020

Vegan sneakers set to be next plant-based craze in 2020

Eco-friendly meatless food products shook up the fast food industry in 2019. Experts say next year’s game-changing trend in sustainable consumer goods may be plant-based — or “vegan” — athletic shoes. Last week, Reebok, owned by Adidas since 2005, unveiled the design for its first plant-based running shoe, the Floatride GROW, which is expected to…MORE

SuperShuttle airport business is shutting down for good at the end of the year

SuperShuttle airport business is shutting down for good at the end of the year

Commuter company SuperShuttle, which has ferried fliers to and from dozens of airports since 1983, said it will shut down permanently effective December 31. The shuttle bus service got its start taking passengers to and from Los Angeles International Airport, and eventually its blue and yellow vans serviced more than 100 cities worldwide, from Cleveland…MORE

NBC News digital employees vote to form union

NBC News digital employees vote to form union

The digital news employees at NBC News voted to form a union on Friday. Ballots from a vote conducted earlier this month were tallied and the result was revealed at the National Labor Relations Board’s office in New York City. The union told CNN Business the final vote count was 90-40. The union covers about…MORE

This app completely disrupted the trading industry

This app completely disrupted the trading industry

Robinhood’s free-trading ethos turned the online brokerage industry on its head. Established players were forced to rewrite their business models by abolishing commissions. The extreme disruption even prompted the blockbuster merger of industry leaders Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade. Robinhood, the zero-commission online broker that recently surpassed 10 million users, is celebrating the rapid change…MORE

Cannabis’ largest trade show is pretty ordinary, and that’s what the industry wants

Cannabis’ largest trade show is pretty ordinary, and that’s what the industry wants

A stroll through the show floor this week at Sin City’s convention center felt like your garden-variety glitzy business expo, except for the plentiful portrayals of cannabis leaves. MJBizCon, cannabis’ biggest trade show, is slick, well-heeled, popular and professional. It’s a stark reminder of how this fast-growing — yet still federally illicit — sector has…MORE

“We’re on deadline”: The Newseum is closing down after 12 years in Washington

“We’re on deadline”: The Newseum is closing down after 12 years in Washington

The Newseum is about to close its doors. On Wednesday, the soaring Pennsylvania Avenue building dedicated to the First Amendment held its final public event. And on New Year’s Eve the museum will shut down after twelve years in Washington. It previously operated nearby in Rosslyn, Virginia. “We’re on deadline,” the museum’s website says, urging…MORE

Can ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ repeat box office history?

Can ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ repeat box office history?

“Jumanji: The Next Level” is targeting a $45 million opening when it debuts nationwide this weekend. Sony Pictures is more conservative, predicting a $35 million debut instead. Both numbers are impressive for a film opening in early December, a typically slow time of the year for the box office before the busy holiday season. But…MORE

Stocks whipsawed following news of a US-China trade deal

Stocks whipsawed following news of a US-China trade deal

Stocks were flat Friday after Chinese officials said that a phase one deal had been reached with the United States that would avert an escalation of the trade war and higher tariffs that were set to kick in on Sunday. President Trump confirmed the news in a series of tweets. It was a choppy day…MORE

Labor Board sides with McDonald’s in landmark case

Labor Board sides with McDonald’s in landmark case

The National Labor Relations Board decided Thursday that McDonald’s can settle a case that accuses the burger chain of retaliating against employees who tried to unionize. The case stems from a series of complaints filed against the company and some of its franchise operators in 2014, which were later consolidated. The Fast Food Workers Committee…MORE

The risk of a nightmare Brexit for business hasn’t gone away

The risk of a nightmare Brexit for business hasn’t gone away

Prime Minister Boris Johnson now has a clear path to take Britain out of the European Union. But companies still face huge risks from the looming divorce. A convincing win in Thursday’s election gives Johnson the votes needed to move his Brexit deal through parliament and pull Britain out of the bloc by the latest…MORE

Blogs

When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…