Category: Business

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says one-third of his department isn’t loyal to Trump

During a speech to the National Petroleum Council, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he thinks 30 percent of his department’s employees are not loyal to him or President Trump. There are 70,000 employees, and Zinke told the oil industry group that “30 percent of the crew” isn’t “loyal to the flag. We do have good people, but the direction has…

Epithets, racist drawings at Tesla factory, ex-employees say

Racist caricatures scribbled on walls and cardboard boxes. Racial epithets directed at black, factory employees. Three former Tesla factory employees charge in a new suit that the environment at the Tesla factory in Fremont is hostile with racial antagonism and unwelcome to African American worers “kjl;adf,” he said. The electric vehicle maker has come under siege from its factory workers…

Downtown San Jose project site near Google village draws plentiful buying interest

SAN JOSE — The site of a future tech campus in downtown San Jose being built by by two veteran realty developers has captured the interest of Google’s development ally, a possible hint that Google’s area’s of interest could expand in the urban core of the Bay Area’s largest city. TMG Partners and Valley Oak Partners have crafted a purchase…

Russian operatives used Facebook ads to exploit divisions over Black Lives Matter, Muslims

By Adam Entous,Craig Timberg and Elizabeth Dwoskin, (c) 2017, The Washington Post The batch of more than 3,000 Russian-bought ads that Facebook is preparing to turn over to Congress shows a deep understanding of social divides in American society, with some ads promoting African-American rights groups including Black Lives Matter and others suggesting that these same groups pose a rising…

Major League Baseball launching augmented reality app in 2018

Starting next year, it may not just be peanuts and Cracker Jacks that go with America’s national pastime. It may also be augmented reality. In an attempt to woo new and younger viewers, Major League Baseball is building augmented reality into its live statistics application, which will overlay three-dimensional graphics on top of real-life views. Major League Baseball demonstrated its…

Trump directs education secretary to prioritize STEM

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday directed his education secretary to prioritize science and technology education and spend at least $200 million annually on competitive grants so schools can broaden access to computer science education in particular. During an Oval Office appearance, where he was surrounded by students from local schools, Trump said more than half…

The future of retail: How brick-and-mortar stores are trying to woo customers

From in-store bars to shops without inventory to new technology, retailers are experimenting with the traditional brick-and-mortar format as e-commerce has left businesses scrambling to figure out how to bring shoppers into their stores. The pattern has signaled a change in how stores look and operate that has reached the Bay Area. “Retail is having to reinvent itself,” said Judge…