Tag: world

  • Start your Monday smart: Thanksgiving, Saudi speech, historic golf, college football

    (CNN)November is National Novel Writing Month, and a long weekend is coming up. Are you gonna churn out the next “Gatsby”(or just autoplay your favorite streaming show)?Here’s what you need to know toStart Your Week Smart. TODAY Monica Lewinsky: I was mortified and afraid MONDAY • With global concern still high over the killing of […]

  • Women investors prioritize impact in their portfolios

    The gender pay gap — or the statistic that women make approximately 80 cents for every dollar that men make — is a well-documented phenomenon, backed up by data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the American Association of Women.  Arguably as pressing an issue is the gender investment gap: Many women are less prepared […]

  • The Future of Shopping Has No Clothes

    When shoppers walk into the new Nordstrom store in West Hollywood, Calif., next month, they’ll find tailors altering suits and stylists doling out advice. They’ll be able to sip some wine or cold-pressed juice, and maybe even get a manicure as they choose a new wardrobe. What they won’t be able to do is take any clothes home. […]

  • Harvards Investment Chief Says 8.1% Return Signals Deep Structural Problems

    Harvard University’s endowment reported an 8.1 percent annual investment gain, a lagging performance its new manager said was “a symptom of deep structural problems” that will take years to turn around. N.P. “Narv” Narvekar, who took over as chief executive officer of Harvard Management Co. in December, said in a five-page letter published Tuesday that […]

  • Toys R Us Will Live Because Mattel and Hasbro Cant Let It Die

    Rest easy, kids. MGA Entertainment Inc. need the last remaining toy chain. These vendors are eager for whatever remaining leverage they have against the might of Amazon and Wal-Mart, the bane of all companies focused on a single category of shopping. “Oh my God, they are very important, and people don’t understand,” Isaac Larian, founder […]

  • Toys R Us Collapses Into Bankruptcy Thanks to Crushing Debt

    The filing is the latest blow to a brick-and-mortar retail industry, which has seen a string of bankruptcies from Payless Inc. and Gymboree Corp. to Perfumania Holdings Inc. Chains are reeling from store closures, sluggish mall traffic and the gravitational pull of Amazon.com Inc.’s lower costs and global home delivery. More than 10 percent of […]