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Consumer Discretionary US: Consumer Services


  • This is where Bain Capital is laying its Asia chips Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 | 7:20 PM ET

    Private equity giant Bain Capital has turned its sights on Asia, leveraging its experience in consumer and payment businesses.

  • Oct 15- Personal injury law firms around the United States are lining up plaintiffs for what they say could be "mass tort" actions against agrichemical giant Monsanto Co that claim the company's Roundup herbicide has caused cancer in farm workers and others exposed to the chemical. The lawsuit is similar to others filed last month in New York and California...

  • Why an Ohio church tipped pizza driver over $1,000 Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015 | 12:35 PM ET
    Cheese pizza was the most popular food ordered in New York City during the "blizzard."

    A Domino's driver was in tears when a church congregation tipped her $1,000 after she delivered a $5.99 pizza. USA Today reports.

  • Starbucks launches pilot delivery service program Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015 | 9:19 AM ET

    Starbucks launched its new pilot delivery service program at the Empire State Building in New York. USA Today reports.

  • This is Uber's 'most powerful weapon' Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 9:50 PM ET
    This is Uber's 'most powerful weapon'

    Arun Sundararajan, professor of information, operations and management sciences at New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business, says consumer support is Uber's most powerful weapon against regulators.

  • How to disrupt the hotel sector Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    How to disrupt the hotel sector

    Enrique Sarasola, CEO of Room Mate Hotels, discusses how his sharing service works and why people should use it.

  • Think Airbnb—but for recreational vehicles Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 12:26 PM ET
    Rear view of silver airstream trailer on the open road.

    A new entrant to the peer-to-peer economy hopes to capitalize on the trend of consumers wanting to rent recreational vehicles.

  • Uber beefs up security to defend against hackers Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 12:37 AM ET
    A woman uses the Uber app on a smartphone as a taxi cab drives by.

    Uber will significantly expand its security team to allay concerns over data privacy and protect itself from physical attacks, the FT reports.

  • China's rural consumers get help shopping online Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 9:14 PM ET

    China's e-commerce players are training rural shoppers to buy online, as sales in the countryside, while still low, grow faster than in major cities.

  • LONDON, July 29- Britain's Compass Group, the world's biggest catering firm, said operating profit this year and next would be hit by restructuring costs as it looks to offset weakness in its offshore and remote business and in Australia, Brazil and Turkey. Chief Executive Richard Cousins said the company had decided to restructure its business after demand for...

  • LONDON, July 29- Britain's Compass Group, the world's biggest catering firm, said operating profit this year and next would be hit by restructuring costs as it looks to offset weakness in its offshore& remote business and in Australia, Brazil and Turkey. Shares in the firm fell 4 percent in early trade, the biggest fall on the FTSE 100 Index. The group reported organic...

  • Higher rates for single women Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Higher rates for single women

    Single, separated, divorced, or widowed women pay higher auto insurance rates than married women, according to a new Consumer Federation of America study.

  • Creating a more colorful career Friday, 29 May 2015 | 1:53 PM ET
    Jeff Pearce, celebrity hair colorist, traded his Wall Street office for a Madison Avenue salon.

    Jeff Pearce gave up a career at JPMorgan and opted for a career in hair styling.

  • What drought? Why California water is so cheap Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 11:29 AM ET
    Low water levels are visible at Lake Oroville near the Bidwell Bar Bridge on May 7, 2015 in Oroville, Calif.

    Contrary to expectations, California's water bills haven't gone up as the drought continues. Here's why.

  • Need to find a cleaner? This portal can help you Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 9:46 PM ET
    Need to find a cleaner? This portal can help you

    Hoe Yeen Teck, co-founder and CEO of Helpling Singapore, introduces the home-cleaning portal which allows users to engage the services of a reliable cleaner quickly.

  • Whitbread CEO Harrison to leave as profits surge Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 3:25 AM ET

    UK hotel and coffee shop operator Whitbread said on Tuesday its chief executive Andy Harrison would retire by next February.

  • Has the backlash for Jay Z's Tidal already begun? Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 6:42 AM ET

    Celebrity-backed streaming service Tidal has already sailed in to choppy waters, with Twitter users already complaining about its cost & piracy risk.

  • Drink up: Weak US imports hit Scotch whisky sales Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 8:41 AM ET

    The value of Scotch whisky exports dropped 7 percent in 2014, according to a prominent industry organization.

  • Should you join Uber and the on-demand economy? Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    The Uber app on a mobile phone

    There are opportunities for entrepreneurs to join Uber and other on-demand platforms and offer services, but are the high fees worth it?

  • What the Expedia-Orbitz deal means for you Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    Orbitz and Expedia

    Expedia's blockbuster purchase of Orbitz represents a dramatic move in the larger, ongoing battle for travelers' dollars. NBC News reports.