Better Buy: Shopify vs. Veeva Systems

2018 has been a huge win for Shopify (NYSE: SHOP) and Veeva Systems (NYSE: VEEV) shareholders; the stocks have gained 54% and 64%, respectively, so far this year. Software as a service (SaaS) continues to demonstrate its virtues as a model to customers and investors alike, and Shopify and Veeva are two of the best in the business. However, after […]

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Millennial Money: Playing catch-up with credit cards

Millennials would rather swipe right than swipe plastic. They love to pay their brunch tabs with cash. Debt scares them so much they don't care about credit card rewards. Continue Reading Below The generation born 1981-1996 is accused of many things, but their dislike of credit cards is blown out of proportion. A Google search for "why millennials don't like […]

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J&J CEO defends baby powder after $40 billion hit to shares

Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorksy is defending the consumer products giant against allegations the company was aware that its baby powders, at times, tested positive for asbestos, a carcinogen, according to a Reuters report. Continue Reading Below On Monday, the company released a national ad campaign featuring Gorksy, reiterating to the public that its baby powders are completely safe. […]

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NAB to face record backlash on pay

National Australia Bank faces a record-breaking revolt over its executive pay regime, with chairman Ken Henry set to admit the bank got it wrong on remuneration this year. In what is likely to be a fiery annual general meeting in Melbourne on Wednesday, NAB is set to cop a "no" vote of more 80 per cent or more against its […]

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Stop Telling Women What to Wear to Work

“If you do want to be a woman who wears a suit, do you wear a skirt suit, or does that come off as too Ally McBeal?” “A man can wear pajamas to a meeting and be credited as a cool renegade. A woman can wear a black coat and be controversial.” Source: Read Full Article

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Tampon Tax Is Just Another Example of Women's Inequality

“This system is perpetuating an antiquated notion that women’s reproductive health is only valued within the context of pregnancy and childcare.” “We have a hard time imagining that men would experience the same lack of access if they menstruated.” For more opinion pieces like this, sign up for the Harper’s BAZAAR Newsletter. Source: Read Full Article

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Minorities held in China sew clothes that can end up in US

CORRECTS TO SAY MANUFACTURING AND FOOD INDUSTRIES ONLY, NOT SERVICE INDUSTRY – In this Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, photo, a guard tower and barbed wire fences are seen around a facility in the Kunshan Industrial Park in Artux in western China’s Xinjiang region. This is one of a growing number of internment camps in the Xinjiang region, where by some […]

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Bernstein downgrades tech sector, looks for cheap buys

AB Bernstein downgraded technology stocks to “market weight” from “modest overweight,” citing potential headwinds including high valuations and trade tensions. In the meantime, some tech names with losses as much as 50 percent over the past six months have become very attractive, said a team of tech analysts at Bernstein, who recommend picking up cheap tech stocks in 2019. “Tech […]

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State would only buy €28m Luggala estate if asking price 'fell to within a certain range' – FarmIreland.ie

The State will not buy famed Luggala House in Wicklow unless the asking price “falls to within a certain range”. The Luggala estate – which is also known as the Guinness estate – comprises the 18th-century Luggala hunting lodge and some 5,000 acres nestled in the Wicklow mountains. The former home to Claddagh Records founder and well-known arts patron Garech […]

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Debt-laden firms are hit the hardest in recent stock slump, says SocGen

As corporate debt concerns come to a head, investors have dumped the stocks of firms with the worst balance sheets, a trend that is likely to intensify next year. “In a declining market, as any risk model will tell you, balance sheet risk becomes the most important driver of equity returns,” said Andrew Lapthorne, head of quantitative equity research for […]

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