Town of the Year push falls flat after failure to realise site is a city

Wolverhampton, chosen as launch location for contest, has not been a town since 2000 A new government Town of the Year competition has backfired spectacularly after officials failed to realise that it was being launched in a place that has been a city for 19 years. Civic leaders in Wolverhampton expressed incredulity after the communities…

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‘Extreme privilege’: Ivanka Trump faces backlash over keynote speech at CES

Decision to have presidents daughter deliver keynote invited scathing criticism, especially from women in the tech industry Ivanka Trump faced a backlash for her lack of tech qualifications from industry figures ahead of her speech at a big annual technology industry show in Las Vegas. Trump was set to deliver the keynote speech on Tuesday…

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After Julin Castros departure, Latinx voters wonder: when will it be ‘our time’? | Ed Morales

It is difficult not to see the mostly white presidential field as partly a product of the medias lack of interest in Hispanics and candidates of color About a year ago, Julin Castro announced he was running for president in front of an adoring hometown West San Antonio crowd. He was bursting with optimism that…

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‘What an insult’: CES names Ivanka Trump as keynote speaker

Consumer-electronics trade shows invitation of Donald Trumps daughter draws outrage after years of overlooking women in tech CES, the eading consumer-electronics trade show, is facing criticism after picking Ivanka Trump to serve as its keynote speaker next month in Las Vegas, after years of being accused of overlooking the role of women in technology. The…

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Surge in teenagers setting up businesses – study

He told Radio 1 Newsbeat: “At first it started off as a side project. It can be hard to juggle because at first I was running it on my own with my co-founder. But as time has gone on we’ve got some more people working for us, which makes it easier.” Skip Youtube post by…

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Retail isn’t dead. It’s just changing

The last decade dramatically shook the retail sector. Almost 10,000 stores closed in 2019 alone. The United States has become vastly over-retailed, with estimates on retail space ranging from 23.5 to 46.6 square feet per person. This compares to just 2.4 square feet per person in Germany and 1.5 square feet per person in Mexico.…

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Unlimited vacation and a cafe boycott: the best and worst of US small business in 2019 | Gene Marks

These five stories captured running a small business this year and show 2020 will be a busy and interesting year for us all As we wrap up the year, I thought it would be fun to look back at all the columns I have written for the Guardian and pull out the five stories that…

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Unlimited vacation and a cafe boycott: the best and worst of US small business in 2019 | Gene Marks

These five stories captured running a small business this year and show 2020 will be a busy and interesting year for us all As we wrap up the year, I thought it would be fun to look back at all the columns I have written for the Guardian and pull out the five stories that…

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KSI is still a huge YouTube fan, but the streaming star wants so much more

After his split decision victory vs. Logan Paul in the rematch of their YouTube boxing extravaganza last month, KSI stayed in Los Angeles for a few extra weeks. Presumably, he was looking to find ways to expand the scope of his influence, looking to continue transitioning from YouTuber to a mainstream star whod be recognized…

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Pete Buttigieg releases list of McKinsey clients

(CNN)Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday released the names of nine clients he worked with during his three years at the elite consulting firm McKinsey, shedding light on years of his career that he had come under pressure to make public in recent days. On Monday, however, McKinsey said that the South Bend, Indiana,…

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