The private equity industry collectively represents hundreds of companies and millions of employees across the country, providing a platform for significant impact on U.S. veteran hiring. We are proud of this continued partnership, and believe it can be a model for other industries as we collectively strive to improve the veteran employment picture, " said Stephen A. Schwarzman, Blackstone's Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder.
Last week, I wrote about a dozen public relations and lobbying companies the Turkish government had already hired. In recent weeks, the Republic of Turkey added two new such firms: Ballard Partners and Burson-Marsteller.
AIB SETTLED CITIGROUP DISPUTE OVER RUSNAK AT FRACTION OF $872m CLAIM - AIB received only a fraction of the $872 million it had sought from Citigroup when it agreed last year to settle a 12 -year case against the US bank in relation to the John Rusnak trading scandal. The Irish Times has established that the amount received by AIB under a settlement struck in January 2016 came to less than 5% of its original claim.
Facebook estimates 10 million Americans saw the advertisements Russian groups purchased to try to influence last year's election, but analysts said that undersells the reach of the ads, which may have actually been seen by as many as 70 million. That kind of reach is stunning given the relatively modest budget of $100,000 spent by Russian trolls linked to the ads.
These days it's virtually impossible to log on to Facebook or Twitter without a discussion unfolding around politics. In fact, it's become common for people to take "breaks" from social media to limit their exposure to constant political controversies and social issues.
Willis Tower in Chicago is preparing for a $500 million face-lift under an ambitious plan Mayor Rahm Emanuel supports. The renovations call for six levels of entertainment, restaurant and retail space, which could become an attraction for thousands of building employees and 1.7 million yearly visitors drawn to the observation deck on the 103rd floor.
DEAL MAKER : As Donald Trump prepares to take office, one of the big questions hanging over the media industry is whether AT&T's proposed purchase of Time Warner Inc. will receive approval. As The Wall Street Journal reports, AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson headed to Trump Tower on Thursday morning to meet with the president-elect , who vowed before the election to block the $85 billion deal.
As President Obama begins the final days of his presidency, Amnesty International USA launched an aggressive effort urging him to use all the powers of his office to close GuantA namo before his term ends.
California's attorney general is pursuing new charges against the operators of a website advertising escort services two weeks after a judge tossed an earlier case. California's attorney general said Friday that she was pursuing new pimping charges against the operators of Backpage.com, a website that advertises escort services, just two weeks after a judge tossed an earlier case.
But Canada's trade minister says the world-leading trade relationship between Canada and the United States need not be on the president-elect's to-do list. "I think the reality is the trading relationship with Canada is the farthest possible thing from being broken.
The Research Triangle will have the ear of President-elect Donald Trump through two major connections: The Blackstone Group and IBM. Trump, who will be back in North Carolina on Tuesday for a "thank you" event in Fayetteville, is going to seek advice from two major tech leaders with RTP links through an advisory group he announced on Friday.
The billboard appears to depict a moment from the civil rights era and has the words "Make America Great Again" on it. It's placed on a Lamar Advertising billboard.
Executives at WPP Plc, Altice NV and Cap Gemini SA, gathered in Spain for an investor conference this week, voiced confidence that their businesses in the U.S. would profit under President-elect Donald Trump. Clients are more optimistic than they were right after the Nov. 8 election, said Paul Hermelin, chief executive officer of Cap Gemini, the French computer-services firm whose U.S. customers include General Electric Co.
Nov 7 The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
A deal by China's Anbang Insurance Group Co to purchase a landmark Southern California hotel near a major naval base from Blackstone Group LP was called off following opposition from US national security officials, according to people with knowledge of the decision. Blackstone ended the sale of the Hotel del Coronado near San Diego, worth an estimated US$1 billion, after concerns were raised by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States , according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the sale process was private.
For the first time, the digital advertising industry--via the Trustworthy Accountability Group--has a formal partnership with federal law enforcement agencies to combat criminal activity, TAG President and CEO Mike Zaneis says in an interview with Beet.TV. Since its founding, TAG members have been sharing intelligence about bad actors in the digital advertising space so that the group can set anti-fraud standards.
FAIRFAX, Va.-Hillary Clinton's once-commanding lead among young voters has nearly collapsed, several polls show, a factor making the presidential race much closer in recent weeks and prompting the Clinton campaign to move quickly to keep a core Democratic constituency in the fold.
Aug 26 The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Donald Trump bets big on online advertising. In July, Trump directed $8.4 million to a digital marketing company in Texas.
"The world is burning down and we also gotta deal with this?" Che told Adweek in an interview this morning in Cleveland, at the site of the Republican National Convention. "There's so many issues now that are very controversial, very high-stakes comedy that could be a lot more interesting than Donald Trump's hair or Hillary Clinton being stiff."
Combined spending so far for TV, radio and online ads of various kinds for and against Republican Sen. Rob Portman and former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland starting late last year is up to at least $45 million, and much more is expected. Portman's campaign is devoting $15 million to TV and online advertising from June through Election Day, dwarfing the cash Strickland's campaign has had available due to lagging fundraising.
Combined spending so far for TV, radio and online ads of various kinds for and against Republican Sen. Rob Portman and former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland starting late last year is up to at least $45 million, and much more is expected.
Advisory firms are telling shareholders to vote against the WPP boss' A 63 million pay package for last year. 2. Publicis CEO Maurice Levy says the ANA report into agency transparency due for publication today today is going to be "unfair."
ORLANDO, Fla.-The Libertarian National Convention on Sunday chose a pair of former Republican governors as their presidential and vice presidential nominees, putting forward the most-experienced election ticket in the party's four-decade history.
"Thrown chairs. Leaked cellphone numbers. Death threats spewed across the Internet.