Tag: business

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Report: Amazon Eying Shipping Center in Israel

Amazon is preparing to set up local retail activity in Israel. The company is negotiating the lease of warehouses in central Israel for operational activities and for supplying the local market, people familiar with the matter who spoke on conditions of anonymity told Calcalist.

California Progressives Organize to ‘Resist Trump’

SANTA MONICA — Over one hundred “progressives” vowed to “resist” President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday as they gathered at the Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in this well-to-do coastal California city to organize efforts to combat the incoming administration.

Stop ‘Talking Down America,’ Obama Warns Presidential Contenders

Obama criticized presidential candidates for not offering solutions to economic problems, choosing instead to blame his presidency. Obama appeared to address political candidates of both parties, as he did not specifically single out Republicans. “I’m here to say that there is nothing particularly patriotic or American about talking down America,” he said, citing the United States economy as a source of economic strength in the world.

Celebration outside Dunkin Donuts (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Dunkin’ Donuts to Open 1,000 Stores in California

After an 18 year “vacation,” Dunkin’ Donuts is returning to California with a vengeance. The Canton, Massachusetts-based company has already opened ten stores in the state, has just announced nine in the Bay Area, and expects to eventually have 1,000 stores in California.


Charter Moves Forward on Friendly Bid for Time Warner Cable

John Malone, Chairman of Liberty Media, the dominant shareholder of Charter Communications, reportedly called Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus in recent days about a friendly merger following the collapse last week of an offer by Comcast to buy Time Warner, according to the Wall Street Journal blog. Malone and Marcus appear be discussing a 3-way merger that would challenge Comcast’s industry dominance.

Jerry Brown (Rich Pedroncelli : Associated Press)

Kotkin: Jerry Brown is a Disaster–and California Business Elite Won’t Stop Him

Joel Kotkin, the noted liberal critic of California’s far-left government, says that Gov. Jerry Brown is leading California to ruin–and that the state’s business leaders share the blame by failing to speak out. In a new essay at the Daily Beast that summarizes much of his recent criticism, Kotkin says that while Brown’s father Pat brought the state progress and prosperity as governor (1959-1967), Jerry Brown “has waged a kind of Oedipal struggle against his father’s legacy.”

UTEP Report: Drug War Violence Hurting Mexican Businesses

Most drug war observers know that drug-related violence—especially in industrial and metropolitan areas like Ciudad Juárez—has a negative impact on the local community. But the University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP) has recently published a report detailing the various short- and long-term effects of this violence on Mexican businesses, and how this has had some effect on Texas border communities.

Report: Flops Result In Massive Layoffs at DreamWorks Animation

While Disney delivers “Frozen,” Universal delivers “Despicable Me,” and Warners delivers “The Lego Movie,” DreamWorks Animation is reeling from its latest box office disappointment, “Penguins of Madagascar” after already losing money on “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” “Turbo,” and the disastrous