Finance chiefs are shelling out more than they expected in wages as job candidates press for higher salaries amid a tight labor market. Fifty-four percent of U.S. employees and managers said they tried to negotiate higher pay with their last employment offer, a survey released this week by staffing firm Robert Half International Inc. said. “It may take them a while to come to the realization they need to pony up,” Mr. Saah said in an interview. Newsletter Sign-up Mr. Saah said he expects the proportion of job candidates asking for higher pay to rise as they leverage the continuing strength of the U.S. job market. More CFOs Adapt to Workers Negotiating for Higher PayVolkswagen CFO to Step Down in June 2021U.S. House Subcommittee Scrutinizes Accounting Rule Maker The war for talent is expected to be one of the biggest issues facing companies this year.
Source:Wall Street Journal
February 22, 2020 00:33 UTC
If you live in the Northwest Territories, where the winters are especially long and dark, there’s a chance you’re susceptible to the winter blues: in Yellowknife, the shortest day of the year promises less than five hours of sunlight. “Darkness in the winter can be really exciting,” Sarah Gillis, a Yellowknife resident, told HuffPost Canada. “But it can also make you feel not great, can make you feel really isolated.”To keep the creeping feelings of isolation and depression at bay, Dr. Mariyam Ahmed, a Toronto psychologist, suggests people try to get out more and engage with others — even in spite of the dark. Watch the video above to see how Sarah learned to stave off the winter blues, even in the darkest nights.
February 22, 2020 00:15 UTC
Maybe most perplexing, massive market wagers have been made in support of both views: The optimists have pushed the stock market ever higher, while the pessimists have driven bond yields ever lower. ADAs a result, for those who look to the stock and bond markets for clues to the U.S. economy, the picture it presents alternates between exuberance and, increasingly, deep gloom. AD“It’s getting so the dissonance between the bond market and stock market is deafening,” said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton. On one side of the divide is the enthusiasm of the stock market. Though it dipped on Friday, the S&P 500 average is up 20 percent from its close a year ago.
February 21, 2020 23:40 UTC
Iran is facing long-term financial isolation under new sanctions levied by the global terror-finance watchdog Friday, sending a stout warning to Pakistan, which was given additional time to put its own house in order. Newsletter Sign-upThe FATF said it may take action if Pakistan doesn’t make progress by June in prosecuting and imposing criminal penalties in terrorist-financing cases. Germany, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Russia and China have allowed Iran to maintain financial ties to their countries. Swift, the financial messaging service that connects the global banking system, has kept several unsanctioned Iranian banks linked to the international financial network. Failure to enforce the FATF sanctions will bring increased scrutiny and pressure by Washington, the senior U.S. administration official said.
Source:Wall Street Journal
February 21, 2020 23:37 UTC
They decided to bring the infected passengers back home on the same planes but place them in an isolation area. The State Department said the 14 passengers were already in the evacuation pipeline and that protocol dictated they be brought home. Others who briefed the president and heard his ire include State Department official Stephen Biegun and Ken Cuccinelli, acting U.S. One category will be for Americans who were repatriated by the State Department from the cruise ship and from previous State Department evacuations from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak. Yet Trump also remains concerned that any large-scale outbreak in the United States could hurt his 2020 presidential reelection bid.
February 21, 2020 23:26 UTC
HBO Max announced on Friday that a “Friends” reunion special is coming to the streaming service when it launches in May. “Guess you could call this the one where they all got back together,” Kevin Reilly, chief content officer of HBO Max, said in a statement. All 236 episodes of the beloved series will also be available on HBO Max, along with the untitled special, at launch. Netflix paid an estimated $80 million to $100 million to extend its licensing agreement for the show through 2019 before ultimately losing the rights to HBO Max in July. AdvertisementAmong the other content coming to the $14.99/month HBO Max are “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Pretty Little Liars,” upcoming DC Entertainment series, romantic comedies to be produced by Reese Witherspoon, and movies from power producer Greg Berlanti.
February 21, 2020 23:15 UTC
Don’t worry if it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month or even your year: The cast of “Friends” is making a comeback to your TV screen. More than 15 years after audiences last saw Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey on network television, the gang is returning for an untitled, unscripted exclusive special for HBO Max, a new streaming service. In addition to the special, subscribers will also have access to all 236 episodes of the Emmy Award-winning series when the streaming service makes its debut in May, executives said in a statement on Friday. “Guess you could call this the one where they all got back together — we are reuniting with David, Jennifer, Courteney, Matt, Lisa and Matthew for an HBO Max special that will be programmed alongside the entire ‘Friends’ library,” said Kevin Reilly, the streaming service’s chief content officer.
February 21, 2020 23:03 UTC
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Friday he was briefed by U.S. officials “about a month ago” that Russia has been trying to help his campaign as part of Moscow’s efforts to interfere in the 2020 presidential election. “It was not clear what role they were going to play,” Sanders said during a campaign stop in California. Minutes before Sanders condemned Russian interference, Trump dismissed reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin was trying to help him as well as “a rumor” started by Democrats. Sanders and his wife, Jane, in 1988 spent their honeymoon in the Soviet Union, Trump noted. They’re trying to cause chaos, they’re trying to cause hatred in America.
February 21, 2020 23:01 UTC
Manuel Douglas is going from the City Section to the Southern Section. He has been named football coach at Playa del Rey St. Bernard. It had been rumored for weeks that he’d take over at St. Bernard, and the clear signs were that several top players had transferred to the South Bay campus in anticipation of the announcement that was finally made on Friday. St. Bernard went 4-6 this past season while competing in Division 13. And considering the quality of the transfers arriving, they definitely won’t be Division 13.
February 21, 2020 22:52 UTC
L-R: David ... [+] Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Couteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc. But it you are an upcoming streamer like HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s digital offering which launches in April, you want something big and splashy in the programming department to attract some attention in the crowded digital space. Enter the long-rumored reunion of 1994-2004 sitcom Friends, which will now officially feature the return of the Fab 6 — Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer — in an unscripted special in May 2020. Studio lot in Burbank for a celebration of the beloved show, which coincides with the availability of the comedy on HBO Max. “Guess you could call this the one where they all got back together — we are reuniting with David, Jennifer, Courteney, Matt, Lisa, and Matthew for an HBO Max special that will be programmed alongside the entire Friends library,” said Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer, HBO Max and President, TBS, TNT, and truTV in a statement.
February 21, 2020 22:52 UTC
The girl’s body was found March 5, partially stuffed inside a large duffel bag near the entrance to an equestrian trail in Hacienda Heights. Graham told investigators that on Feb. 28, she woke up and noticed Trinity was congested, Boisvert testified. Trinity was in the back seat of the car, sleeping, Graham told investigators. Hunt told investigators that he woke up about 3 a.m. March 1 and noticed that the child was not breathing. Hunt told investigators that after the couple dumped the child’s body, they drove away from the site in silence, Boisvert testified.
February 21, 2020 22:41 UTC
(CNN) The family of a Connecticut man fatally shot by a state trooper after a high-speed chase is planning to seek $10 million in a wrongful death claim against law enforcement authorities. Attorneys for the family of Mubarak Soulemane, 19, who was shot and killed January 15 after a reported carjacking, filed notice with the state claims commissioner this week of their intent to sue the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection and state police officials. A separate notice of claim was filed to seek unspecified monetary damages from the town of West Haven and local police. "I pray no other family has to experience this pain," Soulemane's mother, Omo Klusum Mohammed, told CNN affiliate News 12 Connecticut . The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, which oversees the state police, did not immediately respond to a CNN request to comment on Friday.
February 21, 2020 22:30 UTC
In his remarks, Trump focused former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, whose performance in Wednesday's debate has been widely criticized. "I think he's gone," Trump initially said of the 78-year-old media mogul's chances, before adding: "You know what? "'I got him, I want to see those agreements -- you open up those agreements,'" the president said, impersonating Warren's challenge to Bloomberg over non-disclosure agreements signed by former employees of his media company. He also saved some criticism for Tom Steyer, who helped lead the charge to impeach the president. "Tom Steyer -- Mr. Impeachment -- How did that work out, Tom?
February 21, 2020 22:18 UTC
Mr. Grenell’s appointment has drawn criticism from former intelligence officials who question his lack of experience and his record as a partisan ideologue. But lawmakers focused on the disclosures about Russia’s support for Mr. Trump and challenged the briefer, Shelby Pierson, the nation’s election security czar. Intelligence officials disputed that Ms. Pierson said that Russia was actively aiding the re-election of the president. Republicans have disputed that Russia supports Mr. Trump, insisting that Mr. Putin simply wants to broadly spread chaos and undermine the democratic system. They have also argued that Mr. Sanders’s gestures of peace toward the Soviet Union at the end of the Cold War might make him appealing to Mr. Putin.
February 21, 2020 22:18 UTC
The camp appeared not long after the Mounties moved in to enforce an injunction against members of Wet’suwet’en blocking Coastal GasLink construction. The Mohawks there have a long history of disrupting the rail line in protests. Many of the Mohawks at Tyendinaga have said that they’ll let trains roll again if the Mounties leave Wet’suwet’en territory. The potential for violence aside, there is little guarantee that other blockades won’t immediately replace them elsewhere. One that will continue much longer than the nation will tolerate the disruption and economic costs of the blockades.
February 21, 2020 22:07 UTC