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News Wire - Mergers & Acquisitions

Estée Lauder latest beauty giant to add to its company portfolio

by Teresa Novellino ESTEE LAUDER

NEW YORK — In yet another deal in the big beauty industry, the Estée Lauder Companies announced that it has acquired BECCA Cosmetics brand, which is popular with a younger and ethnically diverse set of consumers.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Forbes cited estimates of a $200 million price tag for the acquisition of BECCA from Miami-based Luxury Brand Partners, which owns a  ...

October 21, 2016 | 3:33pm EDT
News Wire - The Rideshare wars

Lyft makes 2 key hires as it attempts to tag on Uber

by Riley McDermid Lyft's Raj Kapoor and Melissa Waters

SAN FRANCISCO — Lyft has hired two new key executives as it struggles to compete with larger rival Uber, in a sign that the company is still hoping to continue carving out market share in the wake of reports that it was unsuccessful at selling itself to suitors.

Lyft said Thursday that it has hired its first strategy chief, Raj Kapoor, an already driving force inside the company who lead its  ...

October 21, 2016 | 3:04pm EDT

18 days: 9 links from the political grab bag


NEW YORK — With two-and-a-half weeks to go until Election Day, it seems almost every pundit out there is calling the race for Hillary Clinton as Donald Trump keeps up the line that we've got a rigged system. That doesn't really give a guy like me, who has been trying to highlight business-focused presidential election items, much to work with.

So today, I'm pulling out the grab bag and offering  ...

October 21, 2016 | 2:50pm EDT

Google opens pop-up shop in N.Y.C. to showcase Pixel and more

by Teresa Novellino Made by Google

NEW YORK — Fresh off of introducing its Pixel to the world, Google has opened a pop-up shop today in the middle of Manhattan’s SoHo shopping district to show off the new phone and other gadgets.

In keeping with other too-cool-for-cash-registers tech companies such as Samsung with its Samsung 837 store and the Sony showroom, the “Made by Google” space at 96 Spring St. won’t deign to sell  ...

October 21, 2016 | 2:00pm EDT
Lifestyle - Bootstrapping

One woman's quest to take an activewear brand national

by Hilary Burns

CHARLOTTE — Around this time last year, Kim Highfield launched her activewear brand, SportPort.

The Charlotte-based company manufactures compression workout clothing that protects women from potentially harmful cellphone emissions. Now Highfield has adapted to life as a bootstrapped entrepreneur and is looking forward to the company's next phase.

Highfield lost both of her parents to cancer —  ...

October 21, 2016 | 1:30pm EDT
Advice - How to: Human Resources

A 5-point plan to get from mad to glad

by Sylvia Lafair A 5-point plan to get from mad to glad

The best way to nip conflict in the bud is to be proactive. The more you can learn about yourself first, how you respond to tension and conflict, the better off you are.

Next is to learn about how others handle conflict.

If you are the leader, their way of handling conflict trumps yours. This is a vital point. You may want to sit and discuss everything in detail while your colleague may be more  ...

October 21, 2016 | 1:00pm EDT
News Wire - Growing Pains

No longer a 'buzzy startup', Mixpanel shakes up its leadership

by Annie Gaus Mixpanel co-founders Suhail Doshi (left) and Tim Trefren

SAN FRANCISCO — Once a hot startup fueled by marquee backers, millions in venture capital and unicorn dreams, S.F.-based Mixpanel is taking a more sober approach to its next stage of growth, shuffling its leadership ranks after a year of cost-slashing and redefining its ambitions.

Stu Aaron, the company's new chief operating officer and president, says "we’ve seen a big transition in how  ...

October 21, 2016 | 11:00am EDT
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