Graham Rapier, provided by Published 10:59 am CDT, Monday, April 29, 2019 REUTERS/Toby Melville Uber is expected to price its initial public offering on May 9, according to a source familiar with the schedule. Executives and bankers began the company's IPO road show on Friday in New York, with stops planned in London, San Francisco, and the Midwestern United States. The schedule is being tightly held to avoid press and protesters, like those who confronted Lyft in March. Uber's massive initial public offering is kicking into high gear this week. In an updated filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, the US ride-hailing giant said it planned to sell 180 million shares for $44 to $50 each, which would yield a valuation as high as $90 billion. Uber's executives and bankers working to underwrite the offering are now setting out on a road show across the United States as well as London ahead of the stock's pricing, which is expected May 9, … [Read more...] about Uber has kicked off its IPO road show. Here’s where the ride-hailing giant’s executives and bankers are heading to court investors. (UBER)
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Shayanne Gal, provided by Published 2:43 pm CDT, Tuesday, April 2, 2019 AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino Men and women pay different car insurance rates in many US states. In 2016, women's car insurance rates were higher than men's in 12 states, according to an analysis by car-insurance comparison site The Zebra. By 2018, women paid more for car insurance in 25 states, and the cost disparity is growing. California recently joined five other states in banning gender-based car insurance pricing. It turns out many insurance companies care whether or not you drive like a girl. In 44 US states, insurance companies can use gender to determine a driver's car insurance rate. There's a lot of opposing data about whether men or women are riskier on the road, but insurers often use their own research to determine car-insurance premiums, which has led to widespread disparities. Car insurance rates are also based on age, credit, car make and model, driving record, and location. … [Read more...] about Car insurance rates are going up for women across the US — here’s where they pay more than men
Bars in the nation’s capital plan to show Michael Cohen’s public hearing on TV screens Wednesday morning. Some locations will open early, serving themed drinks for the DC subset of people who want to watch President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer testify before the House Oversight Committee with a boozy beverage in hand. The testimony, which begins at 10 a.m. ET, will be the first time that Cohen will be publicly questioned by lawmakers since he pleaded guilty to charges leveled by the special counsel Robert Mueller’s office and federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York. Politico got ahold of Cohen’s opening statement, which reportedly says, “I am ashamed that I chose to take part in concealing Mr. Trump’s illicit acts rather than listening to my own conscience.” If you’re in Washington, DC, here’s where you can watch with like-minded spectators. Bars in the nation’s capital plan to show … [Read more...] about Bars in Washington, DC, are opening early and offering Michael Cohen-themed drinks ahead of his public hearing before the House Oversight Committee
A roundup of current openings in major cities Chris McGinnis Published 1:43 pm PST, Thursday, February 14, 2019 The Virgin Hotel San Francisco has 192 rooms and is located across the street from the Moscone Convention Center The Virgin Hotel San Francisco has 192 rooms and is located across the street from the Moscone Convention Center Photo: Virgin Hotels Photo: Virgin Hotels Image 1 of / 34 Caption Close Image 1 of 34 The Virgin Hotel San Francisco has 192 rooms and is located across the street from the Moscone Convention Center The Virgin Hotel San Francisco has 192 rooms and is located across the street from the Moscone Convention Center Photo: Virgin Hotels New hotels: Virgin SF opens, 2 Marriotts in NYC, … [Read more...] about New hotels: Virgin SF opens, 2 Marriotts in NYC, Washington DC, Santa Barbara, Seattle, Nashville
Jan 11, 12:46 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Dawn Geske 01/11/19 AT 12:46 PM As the Amazon-owned grocery chain Whole Foods picks up steam across the region, it is considering new possible locations to call home.The retailer is considering stores that Sears, Kmart, and other retailers previously occupied and shuttered, Yahoo Finance reported.Whole Food managers visited a site in Utah that was previously a Kmart store that shut its doors in 2017 amid financial problems with parent company Sears, the news outlet reported.Whole Foods has also been looking at locations in Wyoming and Idaho, according to Yahoo Finance.Whole Food currently operates 475 stores throughout the U.S. Amazon acquired Whole Foods 18 months ago.With Sears fighting for survival after its bankruptcy in October, it has closed 125 store and an additional 205 Kmart locations.The Sears and Kmart locations may be appealing to Whole Foods that … [Read more...] about Whole Foods Looks For More Locations: Where Will The Grocery Chain Open Next?