Tech companies had a turbulent 2018, but in 2019, keep an 'eye'-P-O on Uber, Slack, Airbnb and a lesser-known outfit called Palantir. Thomas Smale Published 12:55 pm CST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Photo: Alan Schein Photography | Getty Images Photo: Alan Schein Photography | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Alan Schein Photography | Getty Images Going Public: 4 Tech IPOs to Look out for in 2019 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Last year, 2018, was a banner one for tech IPOs, particularly in the software as a service (SaaS) space. Household names like Dropbox, Spotify and DocuSign all tested the waters of the public markets. Related: 10 SaaS Companies … [Read more...] about Going Public: 4 Tech IPOs to Look out for in 2019
By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 9, 2019 at 10:35 am | UPDATED: January 9, 2019 at 10:35 am Three days before world’s-richest-person Jeff Bezos announced that he and his longtime wife, Mackenzie, were getting a divorce, the Amazon chief and founder played one of his many boss roles: entertainment mogul. Bezos, 54, attended the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, apparently solo, and schmoozed with the stars, as his Amazon Prime streaming content provider had three shows nominated for major awards. Bezos had attended the Academy Awards last year with Mackenzie, and the pair turned up together at the Golden Globe Awards in 2017. Amazon’s nominated shows Sunday were “Homecoming,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “A Very English Scandal” for, respectively, best drama series, best comedy series and best limited series. Gold Derby oted that Amazon stood a chance of being the first TV network … [Read more...] about Before divorce news, Jeff Bezos’ Golden Globes night didn’t go as hoped
Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press Updated 9:14 am PST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 This Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 file photo shows Secretary of State Jon Husted speaking at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Government Day in Cincinnati, Ohio. Husted said Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 that more than 275,000 inactive Ohio voters are about to get their final opportunity to keep from dropping off the rolls. Ohio's procedure for maintaining its voter rolls is considered one of the most stringent in the nation, because it employs a "supplemental process" that has led to the removal of thousands of people who failed to vote and then didn't respond to government requests to affirm their registrations. less This Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 file photo shows Secretary of State Jon Husted speaking at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Government Day in Cincinnati, Ohio. Husted said Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 that more than ... more Photo: John … [Read more...] about ‘Last chance’ notices going to thousands of inactive voters
MANILA - Devotees of the Black Nazarene joining the annual "Traslacion" were urged Wednesday to clean up after themselves as trash is usually left strewn on the route of the procession in its wake. The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) in a statement said it was "appalled" by the garbage left behind by devotees who join the procession of the Black Nazarene annually. "While we are amazed with your devotion, we are also appalled by the piles of garbage that you leave behind every after procession," Jose Antonio Goitia, executive director of the commission said. "Worse, the Pasig River is not spared from the irresponsibility of many devotees. You are probably well-aware that improper disposal of garbage is illegal so allow us to enlighten you that such act is likewise inconsistent with your devotion," he added. Millions of devotees flock to Quiapo every Jan. 9 to join the Traslacion of the Black Nazarene icon. The procession, which usually lasts an entire day, crosses … [Read more...] about ‘Appalled’ Pasig River rehab agency to Black Nazarene devotees: ‘Clean as you go’
Cash was the best-performing asset last year, outperforming stocks, bonds, and commodities. After a brutal year for investors across those asset classes, some strategists have suggested cash is an increasingly attractive investment. So what exactly does “going to cash” mean? Here’s what investors should know. Cash was the best-performing asset of 2018. It reigned supreme among other investments like stocks, bonds, and commodities. Put another way, cash was the only major asset that posted positive returns last year, with a 1.9% rise, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. “A perfect storm hit equities in 4Q18 – high oil prices, a strong dollar and a shift upwards in the U.S. yield curve – which altered perceptions towards risk assets and encouraged investors into cash,” Sean Darby, global head of equity strategy at Jefferies, told clients in a report last week. In other words, investments of all stripes were hit as a confluence of … [Read more...] about Cash was the best-performing asset of 2018. Here’s what ‘going to cash’ means.