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Is New York Fashion Week Still In Style?

In many ways, 2020’s version of New York Fashion Week was much like any other year. Designers, models, fashionistas and social media luminaries descended on the city for a series of shows by the biggest names in design, aiming to let the world know what will be “in” this year, and what is “out.” For […]

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Mobile World Congress Canceled Due To Coronavirus

The Mobile World Congress (MWC), one of the world’s largest tech shows that features over 100,000 participants each year, has been canceled due to fears over the Coronavirus. Organizers are now asking that the tech community absorb some of the financial hit, according to a report by Bloomberg. The decision to cancel the event was […]

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Google Says $2.6B Is Too Much In EU Antitrust Case

Google protested that a $2.6 billion EU fine was too high during the last day of a three-day court case regarding alleged antitrust behavior, according to a report by Reuters.  A judge, in response to Google, said the money was a small amount for a company that is so wealthy, and asked how it would […]

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2020 Economy Off To A Slow Start

Both factory output and a key measurement statistic for retail sales were down in January, signaling a slow start to the economy this year, according to a report by Bloomberg. Output for manufacturing was down 0.1 percent from December, mostly due to Boeing halting production of its 737 Max plane. The control group of retail […]

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Self-Checkout Hits A (Small) Speed Bump

There’s not much argument against self-checkout systems as a means of improving the customer experience. But at least a temporary blowback to the technology has begun, some of which has landed the issue in court and some of which has led Walmart and other retailers to rethink how it is used. According to a report […]

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Banks Offer Economic Coronavirus Relief To Businesses

To help businesses, communities and retail clients impacted by COVID-19, or the coronavirus, Asian financial services group DBS said in an announcement that it will roll out liquidity relief, among other measures. The bank said it will offer a “six-month principal repayment moratorium” for small to medium-sized business (SMB) property loans. In addition, it will […]

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CIT Group Unveils New Version Of B2B POS Lending Platform

CIT Group Inc. has debuted a new version of its B2B point-of-sale (POS) lending platform to help enable real-time lending for business purchases, the company said in an announcement. Technology and equipment vendors can be live in a matter of minutes, offering real-time POS lending with little or no integration needed. “As digitally-enabled sales continue […]