The Rapid Ascension of Todays Biggest Brands in One Animated Graph

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Using ‘brand value’ as calculated by Interbrand, this intriguing animated graph shows the Top 15 ‘Best Global Brands’ from 2000-2018. It’s amazing to watch the dramatic ascension of today’s top brands like Apple, Google, and Amazon. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/animated-graph-shows-rapid-ascension-of-top-brands/

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Tesla cuts car prices, shuts stores and shifts to online-only sales

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Elon Musk says move means electric vehicle manufacturer can sell Model 3 for $35,000 Tesla is closing most of its stores in a cost-cutting measure, so it can lower the starting price of its Model 3 to $35,000 (26,400). Tesla will close many of its stores but leave some open as galleries or information centres […]

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More women in the workplace could boost economy by 35%, says Christine Lagarde

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Exclusive: IMF managing director presses for female empowerment in interview to mark International Womens Day Employing more women and tackling sexism in the workplace is the key to making the world economy richer, more equal and less prone to devastating financial collapses, according to the head of the International Monetary Fund. In an interview to […]

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Netflix responds to Steven Spielberg’s attack on movie streaming

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We love cinema proclaims streaming giant after director criticises its reluctance to release films for the big screen Streaming giant Steven Spielberg became the latest high-profile figure to criticise Netflix, saying its reluctance to release films in cinemas was March 4, 2019 Spielbergs comments originated in an acceptance speech at the Cinema Audio Societys awards […]

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The Carlos Ghosn case is putting Japan’s system of ‘hostage justice’ under scrutiny

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Tokyo (CNN Business)In the blink of an eye, Carlos Ghosn’s jet-setting world fell apart. His experience has brought heightened international attention to the way people suspected of crimes are treated in Japan. “That system of hostage justice, I think, does not bear scrutiny,” said Jeff Kingston, director of Asian studies at Temple University’s Japan campus. […]

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The top 26 billionaires own $1.4 trillion as much as 3.8 billion other people

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(CNN Business)The world’s billionaires are growing $2.5 billion richer every day, while the poorest half of the global population is seeing its net worth dwindle. Most of these mega-wealthy are American, according to the Forbes list of billionaires used by Oxfam. The names include Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett and […]

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Advil meet Excedrin: Pfizer and GSK are merging their consumer healthcare businesses

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Hong Kong (CNN Business)GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer are combining their consumer healthcare businesses in a multibillion-dollar merger. After the tie-up, GSK said it plans to split in two by spinning off the new consumer healthcare business and listing it in London within three years. GSK’s remaining operations will be focused on making prescription medicines and vaccines. […]

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