Visa quarterly profit jumps 14% on higher consumer spending

(Reuters) – Visa Inc reported a 14.3 percent jump in quarterly profit on Wednesday as a tightening labor market and growth in wages spurred consumer spending, leading to more people swiping their credit- and debit-cards using the company’s extensive network. U.S. retail sales rose to their highest in one and half years in March, with almost all sectors including autos, […]

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Here's how to tell if you should prioritize work over love, according to a relationship coach

Work-life balance doesn’t always come easy. Imagine all the areas of your life that you’ve been trying to balance — family, love, work, kids, health, work, money, friends — as spinning plates on poles. It won’t be long before something stops spinning and everything comes crashing down. Here’s the key: Forget about balance, strive for integration. This is especially important […]

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Slack, the hot workplace chat app, launches new ways to integrate with email ahead of its much-anticipated IPO

On Wednesday, Slack announced new features that integrate the messaging app with users’ email and calendars. In addition, it expanded its search features, added a feature for people to automate common tasks, and beefed up its products for business customers. The email integrations are interesting: Slack started with a mission to cut down on office email, but email has proven […]

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Boeing Suspends Earnings Forecast on Grounding of 737 Max

Boeing Co. suspended its 2019 financial forecast as executives grapple with one of the worst crises in the planemaker’s century-long history. The previous outlook doesn’t reflect the grounding of the 737 Max jetliner after two deadly crashes in a five-month span, Boeing said in a statement Wednesday as it reported earnings. The company said it would issue a new forecast […]

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Boeing Earnings Slide After Two Deadly Crashes

Boeing’s earnings slipped in the first quarter, and the aviation giant said it would suspend its full-year forecast, as it tries to bring its best-selling 737 Max jet back to service following two deadly crashes. Boeing said on Wednesday that revenue for the period fell 2 percent after the plane was grounded worldwide last month. The company said fewer deliveries […]

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Pound US dollar exchange rate: GBP slips as UK construction sector contracts further

Data released today showed that there was a marginal fall in overall construction output, with commercial work remaining the weakest performing area, denting pound sentiment. March’s UK Markit construction PMI posted at 49.7, up slightly from 49.5 in February, but still indicating a contraction. Commenting on the data was Duncan Brock, Group Director at the Chartered Institute of Procurement and […]

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Tuition at public universities is $10,230 a year on average—here's how much students actually pay

Earning a college diploma is more expensive than ever, even at public universities. “Overall state funding for public two- and four-year colleges in the school year ending in 2018 was more than $7 billion below its 2008 level, after adjusting for inflation,” write researchers for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. “Colleges responded to significant funding cuts by increasing […]

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Popular vaping products contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, study says

Popular e-cigarette products in the United States may be contaminated with harmful bacterial and fungal toxins, a new study from Harvard researchers suggests. When looking at 75 e-cigarette cartridges and e-liquid products from the top-selling brands in 2013, the team found that 23% contained traces of endotoxin and that that 81% contained traces of glucan. Endotoxins are found on Gram-negative bacteria and glucan is found on most […]

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