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Urban Outfitters flat after reporting first quarter results (URBN)

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Urban Outfitters shares were flat in after-hours trading on Tuesday after the company reported its first-quarter results. The company posted record first-quarter sales as earnings also came in above expectations. Watch Urban Outfitters trade live. Urban Outfitters shares were flat in after-hours trading on Tuesday after the company reported its first-quarter results. The retailer said […]

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Tips to Boost Direct Bookings for Hotels

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With so much competition from OTAs for direct bookings, hoteliers need to be savvy with the techniques to attract visitors to their property’s website. Here are a few strategies put together by the experts at Vizergy that have helped our clients boost their direct bookings. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

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Nordstrom is tanking after reporting a brutal quarter (JWN)

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Nordstrom shares plunged late Tuesday after reporting dismal first-quarter earnings results. Earnings per share, revenue, same-store-sales, and guidance fell short of expectations. Prior to the report, the stock had been a major underperformer, trading Tuesday near its lowest level since June 2016. Ahead of the report, a Credit Suisse analyst called the company’s recent full-price […]

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Must Have Hotel Revenue Strategy for More Profitability

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For a hotel revenue manager, every day brings an awakening as there is no dearth of disruptive innovations that are constantly hitting the market. It could be a new term that is becoming the favourite of hotel budgeting and forecast experts, or it could be a latest technology that is trying to change lives. Either […]

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A homeless teen living in a campsite became his school’s valedictorian and has $3 million in scholarships

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Tupac Mosley, a 17-year-old high school student, became valedictorian after maintaining a 4.3 GPA, all while homeless. Mosley won 50 scholarships worth $3 million just before graduating in May. During his valedictorian speech, he said, “Never let your current situation, whatever circumstances you’re going through, be a mountain that you can’t climb.” Visit Business Insider’s […]

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Some Wall Street firms are reevaluating policies for drug testing employees. Here’s where the biggest banks stand on testing workers for marijuana use.

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Sixty-five percent of adults in the US support legalizing marijuana at the federal level, according to recent polls. Amid the rapidly changing social climate, Wall Street banks are reevaluating their policies on testing new hires for marijuana use. Marijuana is becoming a multi-billion industry in the US, and it’s clear that banks want a piece […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren both had one big problem with the divisive ‘Game of Thrones’ finale

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(Brace Yourself: “Game of Thrones” spoilers are coming.) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commiserated over the disappointing ending of the HBO mega-hit “Game of Thrones” in a video released Tuesday. Warren and Ocasio-Cortez, both Democrats, were upset that Sansa Stark did not end up taking control of the […]

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The 15 biggest private donations to universities by the ultra rich

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Here are the 15 largest donations to public and private colleges, tracked using data from The Chronicle of Higher Education. The largest donation belongs to billionaire and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. Nike co-founder Phil Knight has made several donations above $100 million to schools on the West Coast. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]

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George Soros made 8 predictions about politics, financial markets and Facebook – here’s how they turned out

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The billionaire investor George Soros is known for making a series of predictions across topics as diverse as social-media networks, the Chinese economy, and Iranian politics. Markets Insider examined eight of Soros’ predictions, as well as the outcomes. Visit MarketsInsider.com for more stories. The billionaire investor George Soros is not shy about making predictions, in […]

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Inside Amazon’s battle to kill an unprecedented shareholder revolt over facial recognition

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Amazon shareholders will stage an unprecedented vote on Wednesday on whether to stop the company from selling its facial recognition technology to government agencies. Activist shareholders are concerned that the technology, known as Rekognition, will be used for surveillance and has been found to produce inaccurate results. Amazon tried to kill the vote in an […]

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Playing Music to Ease Pain, Nourish Social Connections

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Music has long helped people express their emotions and connect with one another. Over the years, medical studies have proved that music has many health benefits, too. They range from facilitating regular breathing and lifting mood to improving emotional function and motor control in patients. Faiza Elmasry tells us more about music therapy. Faith Lapidus […]

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WHO: Ebola Strategies Need Adjusting in Congo

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A panel of World Health Organization experts says strategies must be strengthened to combat the worsening Ebola epidemic in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The WHO’s latest report counted 1,738 cases of Ebola in Congo, including 1,218 deaths. Congo’s minister of health, Oly Ilungo, likened the Ebola epidemic to a multi-headed dragon. Speaking through […]

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The 15 best college dorms in America

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School-ranking website Niche listed the best college dorm rooms in America. The best residence halls in the country belong to High Point University in High Point, North Carolina. Niche based their ranking on factors like housing cost, capacity, crime rate, and ratings from students themselves. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. If you attend […]

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We tried pizza from some of the hottest fast-casual chains — and the winner was clear

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Fast-casual chains are taking on pizza-industry giants like Domino’s and Papa John’s. MOD Pizza announced on Tuesday it had raised another $160 million, bringing its total equity capital raised to $335 million. We taste-tested Blaze Pizza, MOD Pizza, and Pieology to see which fast-casual pizza chain reigns supreme. MOD Pizza crushed the competition. About one […]

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THE MODEL 3 THAT NEVER WAS: Leaked supplier documents show how Tesla’s cheapest car is different than originally planned (TSLA)

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Building an affordable electric vehicle has been a goal of Tesla and its chief executive Elon Musk for more than a decade. In February, Musk surprised employees and the world by announcing that the long-awaited $35,000 version of its Model 3 was finally ready for pre-order. But supplier documents seen by Business Insider show the […]

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Warnings about Tesla are growing louder as Morgan Stanley slashes its worst-case scenario to $10 a share (TSLA)

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Tesla shares fell early Tuesday after Morgan Stanley’s auto analysts adjusted their bear case for the stock. The analysts, led by the longtime Tesla watcher Adam Jonas, cut their worst-case-scenario target to $10 from $97. While the firm’s price target was held at $230, the extreme downside implies a 95% drop from current levels. Watch […]

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‘Booksmart’ is more than just the must-see movie of the summer: it’s generation-defining

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Olivia Wilde’s feature directing debut, “Booksmart” (out Friday), is a hilarious high-school comedy that will resonate with you. It is generation-defining and an instant classic. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. A high-school movie is done right when the moments and characters in the story are so authentic and genuine that the young people […]