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  • [단독외신] Sneaker site StockX valued at $2.8 billion in new funding roun
    Sneaker site StockX valued at $2.8 billion in new funding roun    a fast-growing web destination of hard-to-find sneakers — said Wednesday it had raised $275 million in a new funding round that values the company at $2.8 billion. The latter figure, which includes the value of the fresh pile of cash, follows an exclusive report by The Post on Dec. 7, which said the company was looking to raise about $250 million at a valuation of $2.5 billion. The fast growing auction house has more than doubled its valuation from its January 2019 last major fund-raising round that valued it at a little over $1 billion. The Detroit-based company is currently planning to file for an initial public offering in mid-2021, according to sources close to the situation. Proceeds are expected to fuel growth in Asia for the site, which assigns ticker symbols to sneakers in a scrolling feed that displays bids, offers and green and red arrows to show how prices are moving. Cleveland Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert is a cofounder and rapper Eminem is an early investor. StockX, which authenticates all the sneakers it resells, charges a 9 to 14 percent commission on transactions. Eminem Getty Images While many of the sneakers on the site are being offered for resale after being snatched up in limited edition sales, most have never been worn. The pandemic has helped the business as it is harder now to shop at stores for sneakers, executives have said. The average sale on the site is about $230, according to an investor presentation reviewed by The Post. Despite its growth, it still projects losing $56 million this year, according to its presentation.
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    2020-12-17
  • [단독외신] MacKenzie Scott gives nearly $4.2B to charity in 4 months amid pandemic
    MacKenzie Scott gives nearly $4.2B to charity in 4 months amid pandemic     the ex-wife of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos — gave nearly $4.2 billion to charity over the last four months to support struggling Americans during the coronavirus crisis. In a blog post Tuesday, the world’s third-richest woman said she doled out the money to 384 organizations across the country, including food banks, social services programs, civil rights groups, colleges and universities. Scott, 50, said she decided to “accelerate” her giving to help people suffering from the pandemic’s devastation following her July announcement that she’d donated almost $1.7 billion to dozens of nonprofits. Her latest donations bring her total giving for the year to roughly $5.8 billion. “This pandemic has been a wrecking ball in the lives of Americans already struggling,” Scott said in her blog post, noting that the crisis has also “substantially increased” the wealth of billionaires like herself. “It would be easy for all the people who drew the long demographic straws in this crisis to hole up at home feeling a mix of gratitude and guilt, and wait for it to be over — but that’s not what’s happening,” she added. Scott said her team of advisers selected the recipients of her gifts from an initial pool of nearly 6,500 organizations based on their ability to use the money effectively. The advisers conducted extensive research into the charities that involved hundreds of emails and phone interviews and “thousands of pages of data analysis,” she said. Each donation will be paid upfront and left unrestricted so the organizations have plenty of flexibility in how to use the funds, Scott said. “The responses from people who took the calls [from Scott’s team] often included personal stories and tears,” she wrote. “… Their stories and tears invariably made me and my teammates cry.” Scott is still a long way from fulfilling her goal of giving away more than half her wealth, which has surged by about $24 billion to roughly $61 billion so far this year, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index. Her roughly 4 percent stake in Amazon makes up the bulk of that fortune, Bloomberg says. MacKenzie Scott Getty Images Scott set her charitable goal by signing onto the Giving Pledge in May 2019 after announcing her divorce from Bezos, who is not among the more than 200 signatories to the pledge despite being the richest man in the world.
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    2020-12-17
  • [단독외신] Google reportedly could be hit with second antitrust lawsuit this week
    Google reportedly could be hit with second antitrust lawsuit this week     A group of states is preparing to file a second antitrust lawsuit against Google this week — setting the tech titan up for a tough court battle, according to new reports. The coalition of states, led by Colorado and Nebraska, is putting the finishing touches on the antitrust complaint against Google that could be filed as soon as Thursday, Politico reported, citing two people close to the investigation. The suit is expected to focus on Google’s dominance in the online search market, particularly changes it has made to the designs of its signature search engine that put rivals at a disadvantage, according to the outlet. The complaint would come about two months after the US Department of Justice filed its own antitrust case accusing Google of maintaining “unlawful monopolies” in its search and advertising businesses. That suit criticized deals Google made to ensure that its search engine was set as the default on iPhones and Android smartphones. The states will bring their lawsuit in the same Washington, DC federal court where the feds filed theirs, according to Politico. The state attorneys general hope to eventually consolidate their case with the Justice Department’s, Reuters reported. Meanwhile, Texas attorney general Ken Paxton’s office has hired two outside law firms — Keller Lenkner and the Lanier Law Firm — to represent the Lone Star State in a lawsuit against Google, which could also be filed this month. Texas’ trial team may be led in part by Kenneth Starr, the Lanier lawyer known for his roles in the impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton and President Trump, according to Bloomberg News. Google declined to comment Wednesday. The Silicon Valley giant has pushed back against claims that it abuses its market power and called the federal antitrust lawsuit “deeply flawed.” “People use Google because they choose to, not because they’re forced to, or because they can’t find alternatives,” Kent Walker, the company’s senior vice president of global affairs, said in an October blog post.
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    2020-12-17
  • [단독외신] Marriott axes more than 800 workers at Times Square hotel
    Marriott axes more than 800 workers at Times Square hotel     Marriott Marquis in Times Square Getty Images   Marriott plans to permanently lay off more than 800 workers at its Times Square hotel as the coronavirus crisis keeps New York City’s hospitality industry in a chokehold. The 852 workers at the New York Marriott Marquis will be axed for good on March 12 — almost exactly a year after they were put on temporary layoff as the pandemic bore down on the Big Apple, the hotel giant said in a notice filed with the state Department of Labor. “These are actions we never thought would become necessary at our location,” the hotel’s general manager told the laid-off staffers in a Dec. 9 letter, according to The Wall Street Journal. “The unprecedented severity of the COVID-19 crisis, however, has forced the location to make these difficult decisions.” The Times Square Marriott initially furloughed 1,265 employees this past March as the state shut non-essential businesses and the city emptied of tourists and business travelers who would normally fill hotel rooms, according to the labor notice. Marriott did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday, but a company spokeswoman told the Journal that the staffers who remain employed have either returned to work or are expected to come back soon. The pandemic has kept New York City’s hotel industry under pressure even though officials have lifted some of the strict lockdown measures that were imposed this spring. Hotel occupancy was still about 80 percent below normal levels last month as the city and state battled an uptick in infections, the Associated Press reported, citing data from the Hotel Association of New York City. Maryland-based Marriott, meanwhile, saw its net profits for the July-to-September quarter plunge 74 percent to $100 million from $387 million in the same period last year. The company’s shares were trading up about 2.4 percent at $129.63 as of 3:48 p.m. Tuesday, a price that puts the stock down about 14 percent for the year.
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    2020-12-17
  • [단독외신] Warren Buffett and Goldman Sachs boss call for small business relief
    Warren Buffett and Goldman Sachs boss call for small business relief     Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett REUTERS       Warren Buffett is warning Congress that it needs to stop dithering on economic stimulus or risk the future of American small business. The Oracle of Omaha teamed up with Goldman Sachs chief David Solomon Tuesday morning to put the screws to politicians who have yet to put through a second round of pandemic relief funding despite the fact that the coronavirus is ravaging the nation and pushing many small businesses over the brink. “It’s an economic war,” exclaimed the totemic 90-year-old investor during an interview with CNBC. “We’ve shut down a lot of people in this induced recession and others are prospering, and I think the country owes it to the millions of small business people.” Solomon echoed Buffett’s message, expressing optimism in the release of vaccines this week but cautioning that 50 percent of the participants in Goldman’s “10,000 Small Businesses” program have stopped paying their staff. “While you can see the finish line, I think a lot of these small businesses need help getting across the finish line,” Solomon said. The power pair are part of an increasingly strident chorus of Wall Street bigwigs pushing on Washington to get a new bill done. JPMorgan Chase honcho Jamie Dimon sounded off on the stalled stimulus talks during a Nov. 18 appearance at a financial conference. “Now we have this big debate “Is it $2.2 trillion, $1.5 trillion?” You gotta be kidding me!” Dimon said. “I mean just split the baby and move on! This is childish behavior on the part of our politicians.” Congress does appear to be listening. On Monday, leaders from both chambers released a new plan that would extend some benefits from the first round relief funding while also putting $700 million in the hands of small businesses. But Buffett made it clear on Tuesday that any proposal needs to be acted on immediately. “It’s gotta happen soon,” he warned “I mean, their boat’s going down.”
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    2020-12-17
  • [단독외신] Honda recalls 1.4M vehicles in US for software, overheating problems
    Honda recalls 1.4M vehicles in US for software, overheating problems     Enlarge Image Getty Images     Honda is recalling over 1.4 million vehicles in the US to repair drive shafts that can break, window switches that can overheat and a software flaw. The software recall includes 737,000 Accords from 2018 to 2020 and Insights from 2019 and 2020. A programming flaw in a control computer can cause the rear camera, turn signals and windshield wipers to malfunction. Owners will be notified in late January about when they should take their vehicles to a dealer for repairs. Two drive shaft recalls cover 430,000 Honda Civic Hybrids from 2012, the 2007 through 2014 Honda Fit, the 2013 through 2015 Acura ILX and the 2013 through 2015 Honda Accord. They’re in 22 states where salt is used to clear roads in the winter. The drive shafts can break due to corrosion. Dealers will inspect the left and right drive shafts and replace them if needed. Parts aren’t available yet. Owners will get an initial notification in February and will be told later when to go to a dealer. About 268,000 CR-Vs from 2002 through 2006 are included in the power window switch recall. Water can get into an open driver’s window and cause an electrical short, possibly touching off a fire. It’s the second recall for the same issue. The cars were recalled starting in October of 2012, but the repairs didn’t work. Honda says it has reports of 16 fires but no injuries. Honda says owners should take the SUVs in for repairs as soon as they get a recall notice. Those will be mailed starting in late January. Owners can also check https://owners.honda.com/service-maintenance/recalls or call (888) 234-2138 to see if their CR-V is affected.
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    2020-12-17
  • [단독외신] Airbnb stock tumbles after more than doubling last week
    Airbnb stock tumbles after more than doubling last week     Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Corbis via Getty Images       Wall Street is having second thoughts about Airbnb’s frothy market debut last week. The home-sharing giant’s stock — which more than doubled last week in the company’s initial public offering — tumbled more than 8 percent on Monday after a research firm cut its rating on the shares, citing doubts whether the company’s performance would be able to justify their lofty price. “Investors we’ve spoken with like Airbnb’s business model and want to be long-term holders, but are now looking at selling the stock because they no longer feel comfortable owning it trading at a 300 to 400 percent valuation premium,” Gordon Haskett Capital analyst Robert Mollins wrote, slashing his rating on Airbnb shares to underperform from buy. The home-sharing giant became a publicly traded company last Thursday when its shares surged from its listing price of $68 to as high as $165. They closed at $144.71, giving the company a market cap of $83 billion — more than the market values of Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt combined. On Monday, the shares were recently off 8.3 percent at $127.70. Mollins said his price target for Airbnb’s shares is $103 per share, stating that he remained “positive” in his forecast for the company’s “long term” future. But he added that an “overwhelming majority” of investors he has spoken to are interested in cashing in on their quick gains.  Airbnb’s 39-year-old CEO Brian Chesky got $6.5 billion richer — and tongue-tied, too — last Thursday as the vacation-rental giant’s stock price more than doubled in its blockbuster market debut. The surge drove Chesky’s net worth up to more than $11 billion, giving him a larger fortune than record executive David Geffen and hedge-fund tycoon Steve Cohen, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. “That’s the first time I’ve heard that number,” he told Bloomberg Television, tripping over his words. “So I … I don’t know what else to say. It’s … that’s a … that’s a very … that’s … um … that is … yeah … I’m very humbled by it.”
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    2020-12-16
  • [단독외신] FDA finds Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to be safe, 94 percent effective
    FDA finds Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to be safe, 94 percent effective       The Food and Drug Administration found Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine to be safe and highly effective, bolstering the shot’s chances of being cleared for emergency use this week. In a 54-page report released Tuesday, FDA staff affirmed the Massachusetts biotech firm’s finding that the vaccine is about 94 percent effective and poses no safety concerns that would prevent the agency from granting it an emergency use authorization. The analysis came ahead of a Thursday meeting where the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee is expected to recommend that emergency approval, which would make Moderna’s vaccine the second to be rolled out across the country. The first shots from Pfizer and BioNTech were jabbed into Americans’ arms on Monday. In its own 84-page report, Moderna said the data show “that the known and potential benefits of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine outweigh the known and potential risks.” As with Pfizer’s vaccine, the FDA said Moderna’s shot was similarly effective across racial, ethnic and gender groups and that it worked well in people with medical issues that put them at a high risk of severe COVID-19 infections.  The clinical trial of Moderna’s vaccine also produced strong evidence that it prevents serious cases of the virus, given that all 30 participants who came down with severe infections had received a placebo rather than the vaccine. But the shot’s efficacy did vary somewhat depending on the recipient’s age, the FDA said — it was 95.6 percent effective in adults aged 18 to 64 and 86.4 percent effective in those 65 and older.  Participants in Moderna’s 30,000-person trial also reported some common side effects such as headache, fatigue, muscle aches and pain at the injection site, the FDA said. Pfizer’s shot has caused similar side effects. The FDA said there were no “anaphylactic or severe hypersensitivity reactions” in the study that were closely related to Moderna’s vaccine. Some people in the UK suffered severe allergic reactions after receiving Pfizer’s shot. The FDA will reportedly move quickly to grant the emergency approval for Moderna’s vaccine just as it did for Pfizer’s, which received the clearance a day after the vaccine panel recommended it. Both shots use so-called messenger RNA, genetic material that provokes an immune response to the virus by directing the body to create a tiny amount of coronavirus spike proteins. Enlarge Image A nurse prepares a syringe during a study of a COVID-19 vaccine.[/caption] Moderna says it will have about 20 million vaccine doses available in the US by the end of the year, enough to inoculate roughly 10 million people with two doses apiece. Pfizer, meanwhile, expects to have about 50 million doses on hand globally this year, with about half allocated to the US. The feds expect that 20 million Americans will be able to get their first shots by the end of the month, followed by another 30 million in January. Moderna shares were down about 0.8 percent at $153.91 as of 9:35 a.m. Tuesday.
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    2020-12-16
  • [단독외신] California fines Uber $59 million in dispute over sexual assault data
    California fines Uber $59 million in dispute over sexual assault data   Getty Images     California regulators fined Uber $59 million and threatened to suspend its operating license in the state after it refused to fork over details about sexual assaults that occurred on its trips. An administrative law judge ordered the ride-hailing giant to comply with the California Public Utilities Commission’s request for data about incidents of sexual assault and misconduct that were reported to Uber in the state over the last three years. The commission judge said it was unacceptable for Uber to stonewall regulators’ efforts to gather information about a safety risk to riders. “Rather than casting itself in the role of a victim of regulatory overreach, it is Uber who is playing the part of the obstructionist who has prevented the commission from carrying out its regulatory, investigative, and enforcement duties,” the judge wrote in the Monday ruling. The decision came about a year after Uber released a safety report revealing that it had received more than 3,000 reports of rape and sexual assault related to trips hailed through its platform in the US in 2018. That report prompted the Public Utilities Commission to seek more details about the incidents that occurred in California, including the date, location and time of each one, the circumstances of the assault, and contact information for witnesses as well as each person to whom the assault was reported. Uber has resisted the demand, calling it a “shocking violation of privacy” that could expose sexual assault survivors’ personal information such as full names and phone numbers. The judge noted that the commission ordered the company to submit the data under seal, which would protect any confidential information. Uber could also use a code or another signifier to identify victims instead of their full names, the ruling says. But Uber alleged that the commission has “changed its tune” and now wants to fine the company for failing to comply with an order that it “fundamentally altered.” “These punitive and confusing actions will do nothing to improve public safety and will only create a chilling effect as other companies consider releasing their own reports,” Uber spokesman Harry Hartfield said in a statement. “Transparency should be encouraged, not punished.” Uber has 30 days to appeal the judge’s ruling. The company’s shares were trading up 2.2 percent at $52.59 as of 10:19 a.m. Tuesday.
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    2020-12-15
  • [단독외신] New managing director in Fissler Korea
    New managing director in Fissler Korea   [Provide Photo by Fissler Korea]   German premium cookware brand Fissler announced that it would appoint a new Korean managing director, Robert Rhee.   Robert graduated from Sogang University's Department of Business and holds an MBA from University of Iowa (USA). He has a solid international marketing and leadership experience, having worked for companies like CJ, Johnson & Johnson, Reckitt Benckiser, Shoemarker, Converse, Homeplus and latest Diageo. He has a strong passion for consumer brands.   Jacob Øesterhaab Fissler Global CEO say that “Korean market is one of the most important markets for Fissler. Now is an important time for Fissler to take a leap forward as a global brand. With the appointment of Robert, we set a higher ambition level for growth of the preferred brand of premium cookware in Korea”   Robert Rhee Fissler Korea new managing director say “I am very happy to start a new journey at Fissler, which leads the premium cookware market.    Through close collaboration with Fissler HQ, Fissler Korea will provide the best cooking experience for Korean consumers' kitchens. "I will do my best to help Fissler maintain its premium brand leadership through strategic sales and marketing activities."  From December 1st, Robert Rhee will serve as Fissler Korea managing director.
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    2020-12-02

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  • [단독외신] Sneaker site StockX valued at $2.8 billion in new funding roun
    Sneaker site StockX valued at $2.8 billion in new funding roun    a fast-growing web destination of hard-to-find sneakers — said Wednesday it had raised $275 million in a new funding round that values the company at $2.8 billion. The latter figure, which includes the value of the fresh pile of cash, follows an exclusive report by The Post on Dec. 7, which said the company was looking to raise about $250 million at a valuation of $2.5 billion. The fast growing auction house has more than doubled its valuation from its January 2019 last major fund-raising round that valued it at a little over $1 billion. The Detroit-based company is currently planning to file for an initial public offering in mid-2021, according to sources close to the situation. Proceeds are expected to fuel growth in Asia for the site, which assigns ticker symbols to sneakers in a scrolling feed that displays bids, offers and green and red arrows to show how prices are moving. Cleveland Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert is a cofounder and rapper Eminem is an early investor. StockX, which authenticates all the sneakers it resells, charges a 9 to 14 percent commission on transactions. Eminem Getty Images While many of the sneakers on the site are being offered for resale after being snatched up in limited edition sales, most have never been worn. The pandemic has helped the business as it is harder now to shop at stores for sneakers, executives have said. The average sale on the site is about $230, according to an investor presentation reviewed by The Post. Despite its growth, it still projects losing $56 million this year, according to its presentation.
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    2020-12-17
  • [단독외신] MacKenzie Scott gives nearly $4.2B to charity in 4 months amid pandemic
    MacKenzie Scott gives nearly $4.2B to charity in 4 months amid pandemic     the ex-wife of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos — gave nearly $4.2 billion to charity over the last four months to support struggling Americans during the coronavirus crisis. In a blog post Tuesday, the world’s third-richest woman said she doled out the money to 384 organizations across the country, including food banks, social services programs, civil rights groups, colleges and universities. Scott, 50, said she decided to “accelerate” her giving to help people suffering from the pandemic’s devastation following her July announcement that she’d donated almost $1.7 billion to dozens of nonprofits. Her latest donations bring her total giving for the year to roughly $5.8 billion. “This pandemic has been a wrecking ball in the lives of Americans already struggling,” Scott said in her blog post, noting that the crisis has also “substantially increased” the wealth of billionaires like herself. “It would be easy for all the people who drew the long demographic straws in this crisis to hole up at home feeling a mix of gratitude and guilt, and wait for it to be over — but that’s not what’s happening,” she added. Scott said her team of advisers selected the recipients of her gifts from an initial pool of nearly 6,500 organizations based on their ability to use the money effectively. The advisers conducted extensive research into the charities that involved hundreds of emails and phone interviews and “thousands of pages of data analysis,” she said. Each donation will be paid upfront and left unrestricted so the organizations have plenty of flexibility in how to use the funds, Scott said. “The responses from people who took the calls [from Scott’s team] often included personal stories and tears,” she wrote. “… Their stories and tears invariably made me and my teammates cry.” Scott is still a long way from fulfilling her goal of giving away more than half her wealth, which has surged by about $24 billion to roughly $61 billion so far this year, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index. Her roughly 4 percent stake in Amazon makes up the bulk of that fortune, Bloomberg says. MacKenzie Scott Getty Images Scott set her charitable goal by signing onto the Giving Pledge in May 2019 after announcing her divorce from Bezos, who is not among the more than 200 signatories to the pledge despite being the richest man in the world.
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    2020-12-17
  • [단독외신] Google reportedly could be hit with second antitrust lawsuit this week
    Google reportedly could be hit with second antitrust lawsuit this week     A group of states is preparing to file a second antitrust lawsuit against Google this week — setting the tech titan up for a tough court battle, according to new reports. The coalition of states, led by Colorado and Nebraska, is putting the finishing touches on the antitrust complaint against Google that could be filed as soon as Thursday, Politico reported, citing two people close to the investigation. The suit is expected to focus on Google’s dominance in the online search market, particularly changes it has made to the designs of its signature search engine that put rivals at a disadvantage, according to the outlet. The complaint would come about two months after the US Department of Justice filed its own antitrust case accusing Google of maintaining “unlawful monopolies” in its search and advertising businesses. That suit criticized deals Google made to ensure that its search engine was set as the default on iPhones and Android smartphones. The states will bring their lawsuit in the same Washington, DC federal court where the feds filed theirs, according to Politico. The state attorneys general hope to eventually consolidate their case with the Justice Department’s, Reuters reported. Meanwhile, Texas attorney general Ken Paxton’s office has hired two outside law firms — Keller Lenkner and the Lanier Law Firm — to represent the Lone Star State in a lawsuit against Google, which could also be filed this month. Texas’ trial team may be led in part by Kenneth Starr, the Lanier lawyer known for his roles in the impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton and President Trump, according to Bloomberg News. Google declined to comment Wednesday. The Silicon Valley giant has pushed back against claims that it abuses its market power and called the federal antitrust lawsuit “deeply flawed.” “People use Google because they choose to, not because they’re forced to, or because they can’t find alternatives,” Kent Walker, the company’s senior vice president of global affairs, said in an October blog post.
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    2020-12-17
  • [단독외신] Marriott axes more than 800 workers at Times Square hotel
    Marriott axes more than 800 workers at Times Square hotel     Marriott Marquis in Times Square Getty Images   Marriott plans to permanently lay off more than 800 workers at its Times Square hotel as the coronavirus crisis keeps New York City’s hospitality industry in a chokehold. The 852 workers at the New York Marriott Marquis will be axed for good on March 12 — almost exactly a year after they were put on temporary layoff as the pandemic bore down on the Big Apple, the hotel giant said in a notice filed with the state Department of Labor. “These are actions we never thought would become necessary at our location,” the hotel’s general manager told the laid-off staffers in a Dec. 9 letter, according to The Wall Street Journal. “The unprecedented severity of the COVID-19 crisis, however, has forced the location to make these difficult decisions.” The Times Square Marriott initially furloughed 1,265 employees this past March as the state shut non-essential businesses and the city emptied of tourists and business travelers who would normally fill hotel rooms, according to the labor notice. Marriott did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday, but a company spokeswoman told the Journal that the staffers who remain employed have either returned to work or are expected to come back soon. The pandemic has kept New York City’s hotel industry under pressure even though officials have lifted some of the strict lockdown measures that were imposed this spring. Hotel occupancy was still about 80 percent below normal levels last month as the city and state battled an uptick in infections, the Associated Press reported, citing data from the Hotel Association of New York City. Maryland-based Marriott, meanwhile, saw its net profits for the July-to-September quarter plunge 74 percent to $100 million from $387 million in the same period last year. The company’s shares were trading up about 2.4 percent at $129.63 as of 3:48 p.m. Tuesday, a price that puts the stock down about 14 percent for the year.
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    2020-12-17
  • [단독외신] Warren Buffett and Goldman Sachs boss call for small business relief
    Warren Buffett and Goldman Sachs boss call for small business relief     Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett REUTERS       Warren Buffett is warning Congress that it needs to stop dithering on economic stimulus or risk the future of American small business. The Oracle of Omaha teamed up with Goldman Sachs chief David Solomon Tuesday morning to put the screws to politicians who have yet to put through a second round of pandemic relief funding despite the fact that the coronavirus is ravaging the nation and pushing many small businesses over the brink. “It’s an economic war,” exclaimed the totemic 90-year-old investor during an interview with CNBC. “We’ve shut down a lot of people in this induced recession and others are prospering, and I think the country owes it to the millions of small business people.” Solomon echoed Buffett’s message, expressing optimism in the release of vaccines this week but cautioning that 50 percent of the participants in Goldman’s “10,000 Small Businesses” program have stopped paying their staff. “While you can see the finish line, I think a lot of these small businesses need help getting across the finish line,” Solomon said. The power pair are part of an increasingly strident chorus of Wall Street bigwigs pushing on Washington to get a new bill done. JPMorgan Chase honcho Jamie Dimon sounded off on the stalled stimulus talks during a Nov. 18 appearance at a financial conference. “Now we have this big debate “Is it $2.2 trillion, $1.5 trillion?” You gotta be kidding me!” Dimon said. “I mean just split the baby and move on! This is childish behavior on the part of our politicians.” Congress does appear to be listening. On Monday, leaders from both chambers released a new plan that would extend some benefits from the first round relief funding while also putting $700 million in the hands of small businesses. But Buffett made it clear on Tuesday that any proposal needs to be acted on immediately. “It’s gotta happen soon,” he warned “I mean, their boat’s going down.”
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    2020-12-17
  • [단독외신] Honda recalls 1.4M vehicles in US for software, overheating problems
    Honda recalls 1.4M vehicles in US for software, overheating problems     Enlarge Image Getty Images     Honda is recalling over 1.4 million vehicles in the US to repair drive shafts that can break, window switches that can overheat and a software flaw. The software recall includes 737,000 Accords from 2018 to 2020 and Insights from 2019 and 2020. A programming flaw in a control computer can cause the rear camera, turn signals and windshield wipers to malfunction. Owners will be notified in late January about when they should take their vehicles to a dealer for repairs. Two drive shaft recalls cover 430,000 Honda Civic Hybrids from 2012, the 2007 through 2014 Honda Fit, the 2013 through 2015 Acura ILX and the 2013 through 2015 Honda Accord. They’re in 22 states where salt is used to clear roads in the winter. The drive shafts can break due to corrosion. Dealers will inspect the left and right drive shafts and replace them if needed. Parts aren’t available yet. Owners will get an initial notification in February and will be told later when to go to a dealer. About 268,000 CR-Vs from 2002 through 2006 are included in the power window switch recall. Water can get into an open driver’s window and cause an electrical short, possibly touching off a fire. It’s the second recall for the same issue. The cars were recalled starting in October of 2012, but the repairs didn’t work. Honda says it has reports of 16 fires but no injuries. Honda says owners should take the SUVs in for repairs as soon as they get a recall notice. Those will be mailed starting in late January. Owners can also check https://owners.honda.com/service-maintenance/recalls or call (888) 234-2138 to see if their CR-V is affected.
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    2020-12-17
  • [단독외신] Airbnb stock tumbles after more than doubling last week
    Airbnb stock tumbles after more than doubling last week     Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky Corbis via Getty Images       Wall Street is having second thoughts about Airbnb’s frothy market debut last week. The home-sharing giant’s stock — which more than doubled last week in the company’s initial public offering — tumbled more than 8 percent on Monday after a research firm cut its rating on the shares, citing doubts whether the company’s performance would be able to justify their lofty price. “Investors we’ve spoken with like Airbnb’s business model and want to be long-term holders, but are now looking at selling the stock because they no longer feel comfortable owning it trading at a 300 to 400 percent valuation premium,” Gordon Haskett Capital analyst Robert Mollins wrote, slashing his rating on Airbnb shares to underperform from buy. The home-sharing giant became a publicly traded company last Thursday when its shares surged from its listing price of $68 to as high as $165. They closed at $144.71, giving the company a market cap of $83 billion — more than the market values of Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt combined. On Monday, the shares were recently off 8.3 percent at $127.70. Mollins said his price target for Airbnb’s shares is $103 per share, stating that he remained “positive” in his forecast for the company’s “long term” future. But he added that an “overwhelming majority” of investors he has spoken to are interested in cashing in on their quick gains.  Airbnb’s 39-year-old CEO Brian Chesky got $6.5 billion richer — and tongue-tied, too — last Thursday as the vacation-rental giant’s stock price more than doubled in its blockbuster market debut. The surge drove Chesky’s net worth up to more than $11 billion, giving him a larger fortune than record executive David Geffen and hedge-fund tycoon Steve Cohen, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. “That’s the first time I’ve heard that number,” he told Bloomberg Television, tripping over his words. “So I … I don’t know what else to say. It’s … that’s a … that’s a very … that’s … um … that is … yeah … I’m very humbled by it.”
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    2020-12-16
  • [단독외신] FDA finds Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to be safe, 94 percent effective
    FDA finds Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to be safe, 94 percent effective       The Food and Drug Administration found Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine to be safe and highly effective, bolstering the shot’s chances of being cleared for emergency use this week. In a 54-page report released Tuesday, FDA staff affirmed the Massachusetts biotech firm’s finding that the vaccine is about 94 percent effective and poses no safety concerns that would prevent the agency from granting it an emergency use authorization. The analysis came ahead of a Thursday meeting where the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee is expected to recommend that emergency approval, which would make Moderna’s vaccine the second to be rolled out across the country. The first shots from Pfizer and BioNTech were jabbed into Americans’ arms on Monday. In its own 84-page report, Moderna said the data show “that the known and potential benefits of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine outweigh the known and potential risks.” As with Pfizer’s vaccine, the FDA said Moderna’s shot was similarly effective across racial, ethnic and gender groups and that it worked well in people with medical issues that put them at a high risk of severe COVID-19 infections.  The clinical trial of Moderna’s vaccine also produced strong evidence that it prevents serious cases of the virus, given that all 30 participants who came down with severe infections had received a placebo rather than the vaccine. But the shot’s efficacy did vary somewhat depending on the recipient’s age, the FDA said — it was 95.6 percent effective in adults aged 18 to 64 and 86.4 percent effective in those 65 and older.  Participants in Moderna’s 30,000-person trial also reported some common side effects such as headache, fatigue, muscle aches and pain at the injection site, the FDA said. Pfizer’s shot has caused similar side effects. The FDA said there were no “anaphylactic or severe hypersensitivity reactions” in the study that were closely related to Moderna’s vaccine. Some people in the UK suffered severe allergic reactions after receiving Pfizer’s shot. The FDA will reportedly move quickly to grant the emergency approval for Moderna’s vaccine just as it did for Pfizer’s, which received the clearance a day after the vaccine panel recommended it. Both shots use so-called messenger RNA, genetic material that provokes an immune response to the virus by directing the body to create a tiny amount of coronavirus spike proteins. Enlarge Image A nurse prepares a syringe during a study of a COVID-19 vaccine.[/caption] Moderna says it will have about 20 million vaccine doses available in the US by the end of the year, enough to inoculate roughly 10 million people with two doses apiece. Pfizer, meanwhile, expects to have about 50 million doses on hand globally this year, with about half allocated to the US. The feds expect that 20 million Americans will be able to get their first shots by the end of the month, followed by another 30 million in January. Moderna shares were down about 0.8 percent at $153.91 as of 9:35 a.m. Tuesday.
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    2020-12-16
  • [단독외신] California fines Uber $59 million in dispute over sexual assault data
    California fines Uber $59 million in dispute over sexual assault data   Getty Images     California regulators fined Uber $59 million and threatened to suspend its operating license in the state after it refused to fork over details about sexual assaults that occurred on its trips. An administrative law judge ordered the ride-hailing giant to comply with the California Public Utilities Commission’s request for data about incidents of sexual assault and misconduct that were reported to Uber in the state over the last three years. The commission judge said it was unacceptable for Uber to stonewall regulators’ efforts to gather information about a safety risk to riders. “Rather than casting itself in the role of a victim of regulatory overreach, it is Uber who is playing the part of the obstructionist who has prevented the commission from carrying out its regulatory, investigative, and enforcement duties,” the judge wrote in the Monday ruling. The decision came about a year after Uber released a safety report revealing that it had received more than 3,000 reports of rape and sexual assault related to trips hailed through its platform in the US in 2018. That report prompted the Public Utilities Commission to seek more details about the incidents that occurred in California, including the date, location and time of each one, the circumstances of the assault, and contact information for witnesses as well as each person to whom the assault was reported. Uber has resisted the demand, calling it a “shocking violation of privacy” that could expose sexual assault survivors’ personal information such as full names and phone numbers. The judge noted that the commission ordered the company to submit the data under seal, which would protect any confidential information. Uber could also use a code or another signifier to identify victims instead of their full names, the ruling says. But Uber alleged that the commission has “changed its tune” and now wants to fine the company for failing to comply with an order that it “fundamentally altered.” “These punitive and confusing actions will do nothing to improve public safety and will only create a chilling effect as other companies consider releasing their own reports,” Uber spokesman Harry Hartfield said in a statement. “Transparency should be encouraged, not punished.” Uber has 30 days to appeal the judge’s ruling. The company’s shares were trading up 2.2 percent at $52.59 as of 10:19 a.m. Tuesday.
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    2020-12-15
  • [단독외신] New managing director in Fissler Korea
    New managing director in Fissler Korea   [Provide Photo by Fissler Korea]   German premium cookware brand Fissler announced that it would appoint a new Korean managing director, Robert Rhee.   Robert graduated from Sogang University's Department of Business and holds an MBA from University of Iowa (USA). He has a solid international marketing and leadership experience, having worked for companies like CJ, Johnson & Johnson, Reckitt Benckiser, Shoemarker, Converse, Homeplus and latest Diageo. He has a strong passion for consumer brands.   Jacob Øesterhaab Fissler Global CEO say that “Korean market is one of the most important markets for Fissler. Now is an important time for Fissler to take a leap forward as a global brand. With the appointment of Robert, we set a higher ambition level for growth of the preferred brand of premium cookware in Korea”   Robert Rhee Fissler Korea new managing director say “I am very happy to start a new journey at Fissler, which leads the premium cookware market.    Through close collaboration with Fissler HQ, Fissler Korea will provide the best cooking experience for Korean consumers' kitchens. "I will do my best to help Fissler maintain its premium brand leadership through strategic sales and marketing activities."  From December 1st, Robert Rhee will serve as Fissler Korea managing director.
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    2020-12-02
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