It’s time for the annual Starbucks cup controversy. Do the company’s new designs embrace Christmas?

Four holiday-edition Starbucks cups. (Starbucks) November 1 at 5:29 PM Stars, stripes, flames and coffee cherries, all adorned in cheerful shades of red and green. These are the four designs included in Starbucks’s latest batch of seasonally themed cups, which will debut Friday as the company kicks off the holiday season. This year, the coffee-making …

Kudlow calls federal minimum wage ‘a terrible idea’

A federal minimum wage is “a terrible idea” that hurts small businesses, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said Thursday. With midterm elections less than a week away, speculation is building as to what changes might be in store in Washington, D.C. Specifically, Kudlow was asked during a forum on small business how the administration …

Google Employees Walk Out To Protest Company’s Treatment Of Women

Google employees stage a walkout on Thursday in New York City and at Google offices around the world over how the company has handled sexual harassment. Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images Google employees stage a walkout on Thursday in New York City and at Google offices around the …

How much money you need to be part of the 1 percent worldwide

Just how much money do you need to be among the global 1 percent? According to the 2018 Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse Research Institute, you need a net worth of $871,320 U.S. Credit Suisse defines net worth, or “wealth,” as “the value of financial assets plus real assets (principally housing) owned by households, …

Mystery of the Midterm Elections: Where are the Russians?

WASHINGTON — Shane Huntley has seen every form of state-sponsored cyberattack, first as an Australian intelligence officer and now as director of Google’s most advanced team of threat detectors. So when he was asked what surprised him the most about the 2018 midterm elections, his response was a bit counterintuitive. “The answer is surprisingly little …

Apple earnings Q4 2018

Apple reported earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter Thursday that beat Wall Street estimates on both the top and bottom lines. It also locked in a strategy of boosting prices to offset slowing sales — posting an eye-popping average selling price for the iPhone during the key September quarter. But shares of Apple fell more …

Billionaire Douglas Durst’s solution to national debt: Raise my taxes

As the U.S. national debt continues to increase, billionaire Douglas Durst, whose father Seymour put up the National Debt Clock in Times Square in 1989, believes the solution is for the government to collect more money. “I think America has more of a revenue problem than a spending problem,” he recently told The Washington Post. …

Google walkout: Employees protest over allegations of sexual harassment, inequality at offices worldwide

November 1 at 9:34 AM At Google offices worldwide Thursday, employees walked off the job to protest what organizers called “a culture of complicity, dismissiveness and support for perpetrators” accused of sexual harassment and abuse. The walkout comes a week after the New York Times revealed that Google had suppressed allegations of sexual misconduct against …

A revitalized Brian Williams stays up late for MSNBC — and President Trump – Los Angeles Times

Williams’ program has contributed to the NBCUniversal-owned cable channel’s record ratings and profits this year as the nonstop political news cycle continues to transfix viewers. Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence, is estimating net revenue of $846 million for MSNBC in 2018, up from $798 million last year. “The 11th Hour” …