McDonald’s Bets Big on Machine-Learning Based Menus

McDonald’s is betting that it can use data to take intelligence around customer orders to a new level. “How do you transition from mass marketing to mass personalization?” asks McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook. “To do that, you’ve really got to unlock the data within that ecosystem in a way that’s useful to a customer.” The […]

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U.S. Shown to Add 304,000 Jobs in January in Stellar Jobs Report

The U.S. economy, surpassing expectations, added 304,000 jobs in January, indicating the economy remains as strong as it has been in recent months. Economists had been expecting gains of about 180,000 new jobs for the month. The unemployment rate ticked up slightly from 3.9% to 4%, mainly due to the government shutdown. The U.S. government […]

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The U.S. Economy Added 250,000 Jobs in October Exceeding Expectations

The U.S. economy added 250,000 jobs last month exceeding expectations set by most economists. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7%. The jobless rate is at the lowest it’s been since 1969, 49 years ago. Among the industries that added the most jobs are healthcare at 36,000, business services with 35,000 and manufacturing with 32,000 […]

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July Jobs Report Shows U.S. Economy Continues to Grow

The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate ticked down to 3.9% in a jobs report that was below analysts’ expectations but still showed an economy humming along. Experts had expected job gains of 190,000 for the month. Among the sectors adding the most positions were manufacturing with 37,000, health care […]

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Five More Nike Employees Fired As A Result Of Harassment Investigation

Nike announced this week that five more of its top level executives would be departing the company after an internal inquiry by female Nike employees found a problem of sexual harassment and work-place bias against women. Six people have already been fired or resigned due to the investigation, the results of which were handed to […]

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Retail’s Other Problem – Too Few Salespeople

Tens of millions of square feet of retail space has gone dark this year but now retailers are facing another crisis: too few salespeople. Many of the nation’s biggest store-chains have been cutting staff at an even faster pace than they have been closing stores, leaving remaining locations with longer checkout lines and increasingly frustrated […]

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