Human Rights/Labor Rights
DealBook: Kobe Bryant’s Death Cuts Short a Budding Business Career   
January 27, 2020
Source: New York Times - The death of Kobe Bryant, the retired L.A. Lakers star, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash yesterday has stirred up grief across the sports world. It also had corporate leaders lamenting the loss of...
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New homes in D-FW and U.S. are shrinking as builders try to contain costs   
January 27, 2020
Source: Dallas Morning News - LAS VEGAS - Builders are putting the squeeze on new homes to lower costs. The average new home size across the country is declining in response to higher house price tags and more buyers wanting to downsize. But the typical new...
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Column: Funds took a break from selling oil – until coronavirus concerns escalated   
January 27, 2020
Source: Reuters - LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge funds and other portfolio managers made few changes to their petroleum positions in the seven days ending on Jan. 21, taking a break from heavy selling the previous week. The most recent data is for...
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Drop in German Business Outlook Shows Recovery Not Assured   
January 27, 2020
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - German business expectations took a surprising turn for the worse at the start of the year, underscoring the challenges Europe’s largest economy faces in exiting a protracted slowdown. The unexpected drop in the closely...
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DR Horton Blasts Q1 Earnings Forecast, Boosts 2020 Revenue Guidance Amid Housing Market Rebound   
January 27, 2020
Source: TheStreet.com - DR Horton said "good demand" and a limited supply of affordable homes will continue to support sales and earnings this year as the US housing market surges to its strongest pace of growth in more than a decade. DR Horton said...
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Oil drops below $60 as China virus drives demand concern   
January 27, 2020
Source: Fox Business - LONDON (Reuters) - Crude prices extended declines on Monday, dropping below $60 for the first time in nearly three months as the death toll from China's coronavirus rose and more businesses were forced to shut down, stoking...
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Tech Earnings Will Test Rally in Growth Stocks   
January 27, 2020
Source: Wall Street Journal - Growth stocks are heading into the final week of January on strong footing. The Renaissance IPO exchange-traded fund, which tracks shares of relatively new entrants to the stock market such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Chewy...
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Roadrunner Freight Reduces Transit Time in 322 Lanes   
January 27, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Roadrunner Freight announces significant lane enhancements in 29 major metro markets DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Jan. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Roadrunner Freight, a business unit of Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. ("Roadrunner"...
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Exclusive: Banco Do Brasil Plans Reforms After Failed Privatization Bid - Sources   
January 27, 2020
Source: U.S. News & World Report - SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian state-controlled bank Banco do Brasil SA is planning reforms to better compete with private rivals, after President Jair Bolsonaro quashed an attempt by management to fully privatize the...
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Newfront Insurance Names Garth Hamilton as Chief Sales Officer   
January 27, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Newfront Insurance welcomes Garth Hamilton as new Chief Sales Officer to advance the company's mission and growth SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Newfront Insurance announced today that Garth Hamilton has joined the...
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