Rapid Industry Changes Could Leave Auto Heavyweights in the Dust

Posted on August 19, 2016, Updated August 18, 2016Categories Featured News   Leave a comment on Rapid Industry Changes Could Leave Auto Heavyweights in the Dust

Innovations in production have allowed countless auto manufacturing processes such as the validation of first parts in the production part-approval process to be completed with more efficiency and accuracy. However, that doesn’t mean everything is fine in the auto industry. Despite positive signs, some heavyweight manufacturers are getting desperate. With a little help from steady economic recovery, low interest rates, and depressed gas prices, 2015 set an all-time record in auto sales for the first time in 15 years. In … Continue reading “Rapid Industry Changes Could Leave Auto Heavyweights in the Dust”

Home Energy Renovation Opportunity Receives Federal Endorsement for Energy-Efficiency Projects

Posted on August 18, 2016, Updated July 11, 2019Categories Featured News   Leave a comment on Home Energy Renovation Opportunity Receives Federal Endorsement for Energy-Efficiency Projects

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) has helped homeowners improve their property for years, despite financial hurdles. In July, PACE earned its first Federal endorsement after the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) decided to work with PACE homes to provide homeowners with more ways to improve their homes. On average, a homeowner should spend between one and four percent of their home’s value every year on repair expenses and maintenance. For a homeowner living in a $200,000 home, that’s at least $2,000 … Continue reading “Home Energy Renovation Opportunity Receives Federal Endorsement for Energy-Efficiency Projects”

Etsy Dominated Earning Estimates, Even in the Face of Competition From Amazon

Posted on August 8, 2016, Updated August 8, 2016Categories Business   Leave a comment on Etsy Dominated Earning Estimates, Even in the Face of Competition From Amazon

It seems that Etsy entrepreneurs and investors are doing incredibly well, as the company has seen significant increases in a strong Q2 2016 report. The most recent report has only further solidified the company’s place as one of the best online marketplaces for artisan sellers and smaller online merchants. The report showed such positive feedback that experts are urging companies to look to Etsy as a model building boutiques focused on artisan goods with sustainable revenue. Other figures in the … Continue reading “Etsy Dominated Earning Estimates, Even in the Face of Competition From Amazon”

Wal-Mart Announces Purchase of Online Retailer Jet.com

Posted on August 8, 2016, Updated August 8, 2016Categories Featured News   Leave a comment on Wal-Mart Announces Purchase of Online Retailer Jet.com

In a big move to increase its presence in the digital marketplace, Wal-Mart announced earlier this week its acquisition of online retailer Jet.com, a relative newcomer to the field that promises bargain prices and fast delivery for its rapidly-growing customer base. Wal-Mart will pay $3 billion in cash and $300 million in stock for Jet, which launched in June 2015 and now offers more than 12 million wares from more than 2,400 retailers. In a world where Amazon still dominates … Continue reading “Wal-Mart Announces Purchase of Online Retailer Jet.com”

Apple and Uber Tied Up in Chinese Ride-Share Economy

Posted on August 8, 2016, Updated August 8, 2016Categories Featured   Leave a comment on Apple and Uber Tied Up in Chinese Ride-Share Economy

Thanks to a major business deal halfway around the world, Apple is now an investor in Uber — at least by a few degrees of separation. Back in May, Apple made a $1 billion investment in China’s largest ride-sharing business, Didi Chuxing, which has outpaced Uber in the country for years. On August 1, Didi announced it would be buying out Uber’s operations in the country and, in turn, investing $1 billion of its own into Uber’s global efforts. “Didi … Continue reading “Apple and Uber Tied Up in Chinese Ride-Share Economy”