Asian Shares’ Rise Broadly Cheered by US Earnings, Rally | Business News

By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares gained Friday as investors cheered a strong set of earnings from retailers that has sent US shares higher. Benchmarks were rising in early trading across the region, including Japan, China, Australia and South Korea. “Improved risk sentiments in Wall Street, along with earnings outperformance … Read more

Cambridge Announces New Small Business Relief Grant Program

Cambridge Announces New Small Business Relief Grant Program

The City of Cambridge announced the next round of small business relief grants today which will award over $2,000,000 to eligible Cambridge businesses. Earlier this year, the City offered grants to restaurants and night life venues and this grant program is open to businesses across multiple sectors. The new Small Business Relief Grant program, funded … Read more

Senior advertising execs expect dramatic growth in budgets and increased use of QR codes

Senior advertising execs expect dramatic growth in budgets and increased use of QR codes

New research from Alfi, an AI enterprise SaaS advertising platform, shows senior advertising executives are forecasting strong growth in advertising budgets over the next 12 months with 24% predicting dramatic growth. The global study among senior executives including CEOs found that 61% are more modest and are predicting slight growth while just 15% believe advertising … Read more

Farm Family of the week | Curtis Orchard of rural Champaign | Agriculture

Farm Family of the week |  Curtis Orchard of rural Champaign |  Agriculture

Email nominations to Dave Hinton at [email protected] Your browser does not support the audio element. Central Illinois agriculture takes many forms. One is growing specialty crops. Curtis Orchard not only grows specialty crops, it welcomes the public onto the “farmstead” to taste the products and explore the other offerings. Co-owner Randy Graham answers the questions. … Read more

Britain at risk of becoming less attractive than France for international businesses

Britain at risk of becoming less attractive than France for international businesses

Britain is becoming a less attractive place to invest and risks falling behind France unless the Government becomes more business-friendly, an influential think tank has said. The Center for Policy Studies interviewed over 100 business leaders and entrepreneurs and found the UK’s international standing was slipping as a result of red tape, rising taxes and … Read more

Russia slashes interest rates as ruble rebound provides some relief

Russia slashes interest rates as ruble rebound provides some relief

At an extraordinary meeting, the Russian central bank cut interest rates to 11% from 14% and said further reductions could follow. Rates were hiked as high as 20% in the immediate aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February as the bank tried to prevent Western sanctions triggering a financial crisis. “Inflationary pressure eases on … Read more

Here are the most in-demand job skills in South Africa right now

Here are the most in-demand job skills in South Africa right now

Jobs portal CareerJunction has published its Employment Insights for April 2022, showing which job skills are most in-demand in South Africa right now. The insights report replaces CareerJunction’s previous job supply and demand index, taking a more detailed look at the job sectors in the country that are currently hiring, and which positions are most … Read more

America’s small businesses aren’t ready for a cyberattack

America's small businesses aren't ready for a cyberattack

Some of the highest profile cyberattacks on the US in recent years are alleged to have originated in Russia, including the 2021 attack on the Colonial Pipeline — the largest fuel pipeline in the US — the SolarWinds attack in 2020, and the 2016 hacking into the Democratic National Committee. Since Russia invaded Ukraine in … Read more

British watchdog investigating Google over dominance in digital ad market

British watchdog investigating Google over dominance in digital ad market

The investigation is the second Google has had to face in Britain this year. The CMA and the European Union opened a separate inquiry in February over concerns about Google’s dominance in the digital market. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | Photo license May 26 (UPI) — Britain’s antitrust watchdog said Thursday that it’s investigating … Read more

MISTRAS Group to Participate in the Stifel 2022 Cross Sector Insight Conference on June 7-9th, … | News

Infosys, New Apprenticeship Launch AWS Cloud Apprenticeship |  News

PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ, May 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MISTRAS Group, Inc. (MG: NYSE) – a leading “one source” multinational provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions used to maximize the uptime and safety of critical energy, industrial, and public infrastructure – announced today that Edward Prajzner, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, will … Read more