Colgate-Palmolive buys 14% stake in Bombay Shaving Company

September 8, 2018

BENGALURU: Colgate-Palmolive Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of the global consumer behemoth, made its debut in the Indian consumer brand space with an investment in men’s grooming firm Bombay Shaving Company.The primary investment is pegged at about Rs 18 crore ($2.6 million), with the Hong Kong arm of the global consumer company leading the round and picking up a 14% stake in Bombay Shaving Company, according to documents filed with the…

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The 5 worst ways to address a cover letter when you don’t know the hiring manager’s name

August 13, 2018

WOCinTech Chat/Flickr Knowing how to address a cover letter can be frustrating when that information isn’t readily available. Many times, there are steps you can take to figure out who exactly the person reading your letter will be. But in an absolute pinch, certain ways of addressing your cover letter are more off-putting than others. Some of the worst ways to address a cover letter include “Dear HR professional” and a simple “Hi!” Dear Reader,…

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Grammarly Spotlight: How Do Grammarly’s Products Work?

August 6, 2018

Did you know Grammarly has a product for just about every kind of writing you do? We have an online editor for drafting long documents, plus desktop apps and a Microsoft Office add-in if you prefer not to write in your browser. The Grammarly Keyboard for iOS and Android keeps you looking polished even when you’re writing from your phone. And of course, there’s the Grammarly browser extension, which checks…

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ManpowerGroup Q2 revenue rises 4.5% in constant currency, US revenue slips

ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) revenue rose 4.5% in constant currency in the second quarter. However, US revenue fell 4.6% and revenue at Right Management, which provides outplacement, was down 10.5% in constant currency. In addition, second-quarter gross margin for the company narrowed to 16.3% with temporary staffing, Right Management and currency weighing on it. (US$ millions) Q2 2018 Q2 2017 % change % constant currency Revenue $5,656.9 $5,174.8 9.3% 4.5% Gross…

August 6, 2018
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Tesla’s head of engineering is officially leaving the company as Elon Musk celebrates Model 3 production milestone (TSLA)

August 1, 2018

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Doug Field, Tesla‘s head of engineering, won’t return to the company after a taking a leave of absence, The Wall Street Journal first reported. Tesla confirmed Field’s departure to Business Insider. Field joined Tesla in 2013 and led development for the Model 3. The company struggled to ramp up production in the months after it was launched in July 2017. In April, Tesla CEO Elon Musk indicated that…

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The Pipeline: The Snapchat Spectacles Engineer Who Embraces Failure

July 28, 2018

Refinery29 is proud to present The Pipeline , our monthly commitment to highlighting young women who aren’t just making it in Silicon Valley — they’re thriving. This is your chance to hear the stories of the product designers, researchers, and engineers who are driving innovation and setting the stage for generations to come. These are the future faces of tech. Andrea Ashwood is used to receiving — and usually passing…

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Ivanka Trump’s only store has already shut down, and it’s unclear whether it will reopen

July 26, 2018

Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Ivanka Trump’s fashion brand is shutting down, the company said on Tuesday.  Trump said in a statement, “After 17 months in Washington, I do not know when or if I will ever return to the business, but I do know that my focus for the foreseeable future will be the work I am doing here in Washington.” When we visited the brand’s only store on Tuesday afternoon,…

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16 signs you’re underpaid — and what to do about it

July 17, 2018

Timur Karpov/Strelka Institute/Flickr You might be underpaid and need ask for a raise. Glassdoor.com found in a survey that the majority of its users are underpaid — by $4,700 on average. Here are some signs that your salary is too low and you ought to ask for a raise, as well as steps to do it. Feeling like you might be underpaid can be one of the most disheartening aspects of work. “It stands to…

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Trump’s burgeoning trade war with China is already affecting car manufacturers in the US

July 10, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, said profit would fall in 2018 as new import tariffs on cars exported from the United States to China. The company said the tariffs would hurt sales of high-margin Mercedes-Benz sports utility vehicles. Daimler’s revised forecast comes as U.S. President Donald Trump is proposing to impose tariffs on imported vehicles on grounds that trade imbalances on many products threaten U.S. national security. He is separately…

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The Boring Company wins bid to negotiate deal for high-speed, autonomous public transit in Chicago

July 1, 2018

The Boring Company Elon Musk’s Boring Company won a bid that could bring autonomous, high-speed public transit to Chicago. The Boring Company and the city of Chicago will begin negotiations to develop the company’s Loop transit system, which could transport passengers between downtown Chicago and O’Hare International Airport in an estimated 12 minutes. It’ll be called The Chicago Express Loop. Musk’s company was selected out of four other bidders. If…

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