Macy’s schrapt duizenden banen na tegenvallende kerstverkopen

Het Amerikaanse winkelbedrijf Macy’s zet het mes in het personeelsbestand, nadat eindejaarsverkopen lager uitvielen dan verwacht. Het bedrijf kondigde woensdag aan 6200 banen te schrappen, wat neerkomt op 4 procent van het personeelsbestand. Daarbij verlaagde het bedrijf de winstverwachting voor 2016. Macy’s kondigde in augustus al stevige ingrepen aan. Destijds maakte het bekend circa honderd winkels te zullen sluiten. De banenreductie is volgens het bedrijf onderdeel van die reorganisatie. Met de ingrepen wil het bedrijf circa 550 miljoen dollar besparen, te beginnen dit jaar. Het…

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Samsung and Google teamed up to make two shape-shifting Chromebooks that run Android apps

Google is ready to push Android’s presence on Chromebooks – and Samsung is making some new hardware to help. Samsung on Wednesday announced a new pair of Chrome OS machines, the Chromebook Plus and the Chromebook Pro, which Google says were designed to better accommodate Android apps from the Google Play store. What that means is they’re both convertibles, or “2-in-1s,” so their displays can flip around 360 degrees and become a sort of makeshift Android hybrid tablet. They’re also the first Chromebooks to come…

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There’s a region over South America where NASA shuts down its satellites

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Sears is closing 150 stores

Sears announced a second wave of store closures on Wednesday, bringing the total number of closures slated for early 2017 to 150. The company will shut down a total of 108 Kmart stores and 42 Sears stores by April, according to an internal document obtained by Business Insider. That represents about 10% of Sears’ store base. Forty-six closures were announced internally on December 27. Employees learned of the remaining closures on Wednesday. Sears did not respond to a request for comment on the closures. Here’s…

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A DC pro-weed group plans to hand out 4,200 joints, light up at 4:20 during Trump’s inauguration speech

A Washington, DC-based pro-marijuana legalization group has plans to lead a march through the city to President-elect Trump’s inauguration ceremony, hand out 4,200 joints of legally grown cannabis, and light up at four minutes and twenty seconds into the President-elect’s speech. DCMJ, which helped organize the successful fight for marijuana legalization in DC, has organized the event to pressure Trump to “support of full cannabis legalization in all 50 States and DC,” according to a statement on their website. Although it’s now legal for adults…

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