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Source: Common Domain

The Morning Download: Apple May Be Gearing Up For Bigger Push Into Enterprise Tech

Today 20:56 GMT

“They’re slowly growing momentum in the enterprise and gearing up for a larger push, especially with these newer iPads that have more power,” says Tim Bajarin, president of San Jose, Calif.-based Creative Strategies.

This summer, the company addressed a major IT pain point with the launch of Apple Business Manager, which lets IT administrators manage Apple devices, apps and accounts. It’s being used by more than 40,000 businesses of all sizes, according to Susan Prescott, vice president of product marketing for Apple’s markets, apps and services.

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Source: Fox News

1 in 3 employees is planning to give their boss a holiday gift - but should they?

Today 20:56 GMT

As the leaves change colors and the holiday lights get strung up, the spirit of holiday festivities may enter your office with employee gift-giving.

Above all, employees should recognize that no good boss is going to want or expect you to give them a lavish holiday gift. The collaborative gesture also shields you from coming across as a suck-up with ulterior motives to your boss.

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Source: CBS News

Toys R Us workers finally get severance: $660 each

Today 19:06 GMT

A months-long campaign to get severance for more than 30,000 former Toys R Us workers is partially paying off, with two private-equity firms setting aside $20 million for a severance fund.

KKR and Bain Capital said they appointed Kenneth Feinberg, an expert on administering compensation funds, and his colleague Camille Biros to oversee distributions from the fund, a process expected to begin Dec. 15 and be complete by the end of April.

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Source: Common Domain

Apple’s Tools Sneak Into Business

Today 03:20 GMT

The companies have increased their workforce from 100 to nearly 500 employees total over the past year, partly due to their merger in February, and in order to accommodate that growth, a three-person IT team has turned to products from Apple Inc.. GOAT and Flight Club, which received an influx of $60 million in venture capital funding also in February, are relying on Apple services such as the Device Enrollment Program and ARKit to cope with a surge of employees and customers.

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Source: CBS News

Officer, employee among several shot, critically wounded near Chicago's Mercy Hospital, police say

Today 20:55 GMT

 Police say the suspected gunman is dead and several others, including a Chicago police officer and at least one hospital employee, are in critical condition following a shooting at a Chicago hospital.

The hospital tweeted the shooting is over and said Chicago Police Department has secured the facility and the patients are safe. Witness Hector Avitia told CBS Chicago he was inside the hospital waiting for test results for his wife when he saw a gunman outside in the parking lot, dressed in black, fire on someone on the ground multiple times.

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Source: Common Domain

With Facebook at ‘War,’ Zuckerberg Adopts More Aggressive Style

Today 12:41 GMT

18, 2018). Appeared in the November 19, 2018, print edition as 'Zuckerberg’s New Leadership Style Sparks Turmoil at Top.'. New approach causes turmoil, driving several key executives from the company and creating tensions with longtime Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg

Mark Zuckerberg gathered about 50 of his top lieutenants earlier this year and told them that Facebook Inc. FB -3.00% was at war and he planned to lead the company accordingly.

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Source: Common Domain

Goldman Wakes Up to 1MDB Reckoning

Today 08:04 GMT

Goldman shares are down around 11% since news broke on Nov. 1 that a former partner pleaded guilty and another former Goldman employee was charged with helping steal money from a Malaysian government investment fund known as 1MDB and paying bribes to the country’s leader to help Goldman win more business.

For the first time, investors are punishing Goldman Sachs GS -0.80% for its role in one of the biggest financial scandals in history.

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Source: Common Domain

Beauty and the Backlash: Disney’s Modern Princess Problem

Sunday 10:48 GMT

Interviews with nearly two dozen current and former employees working across Disney’s sprawling princess operations reveal a perennial push-and-pull over getting the mix of tradition and modernity right, from producing remakes and merchandise built around longtime characters to introducing new characters.

LOS ANGELES—About two years ago, employees who managed Walt Disney Co.’s DIS -0.79% princess characters gathered to watch an extended scene from an unreleased movie.

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Source: Global News

Striking Canada Post employees rally outside federal Liberal convention in Kelowna

Monday 04:14 GMT

Outside, more than 100 Canada Post employees assembled, hoping key figures inside would meet with them to discuss the ongoing national mail strike.

Inside #Kelowna’s Delta Hotel Minister Champagne gives a keynote address for the federal @liberal_party while outside @canadapostcorp workers wait to talk to party representatives pic.twitter.com/bIutYbUeN2 One of those protesters was Matthew Aitken, president of the Kelowna chapter of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.


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