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FOMC says ‘case for an increase in the federal funds rate has continued to strengthen’ The Federal Reserve appears closer than it has been all year to raising its benchmark interest rate. Above, the Fed building in Washington. PHOTO: KAREN BLEIER/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES Story Courtesy, WSJ By KATE DAVIDSON Updated Nov. 2,...

Surfing Magazine By Michael Ciaramella Will we see more of this? Yes, yes we will. Photo: Brent Bielmann I Can’t Believe It’s Not Winter™. If you were to look at NPAC swell models, you’d be sure to say it was late January, maybe early Feb. Blob after blob of...

October 13, 2016 Bob Dylan has been honoured by the Nobel committee "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition" (AFP Photo/Kevin Winter)   Stockholm (AFP) - US music legend Bob Dylan, whose songs have influenced generations of fans, won the Nobel Literature Prize...

COURTESY, THE ROBIN REPORT Luxury Licensing: A Rose By Any Other Name… SEPTEMBER 27, 2016  by Pam Danziger Luxury licensing is suffering from a bad reputation resulting from its over use by brands back in the 20th century. Specifically, luxury brand names often were linked to substandard, poor quality...

Hillary Clinton faints in New York at 911 Ceremony - Viral Video ensues. Hillary Clinton Faints at Ground Zero, Manhattan on September 11, 2016MOHAMMED ELSHAMY/ANADOLU/GETTY IMAGES Hillary Clinton Faints: EVERY POLITICAL CANDIDATE wants their biggest moments on the campaign trail to go viral.  EXCEPT THIS ONE. The video...

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="619"] 10 Best Social Media Campaigns you haven't tried yet[/caption] Social media can be a hard nut to crack. You’re competing in a crowded space right alongside the biggest brands. But you never know when your newest idea might catch fire and become...

Omnichannel Retail Story: FEATURES, THE NEW RULES OF RETAIL, TRENDS The Decline & Fall of Retail As We Know It AUGUST 30, 2016 A couple of years ago, the head of Nabisco called me because of a problem his channel partners had plopped down on his doorstep. Seems they had videos...

August 30, 20164:50 AM ET Kelly Slater Wave Company YouTube Forget Hawaii or Fiji. The spot that's really got surfers talking these days is a secluded pond more than 100 miles from the ocean, in California's Central Valley. "It's just an amazing, amazing wave," says Robert "Wingnut" Weaver, a longboarder...

EU says tax deal with Ireland allowed Apple to pay almost zero tax on European profits between 2003 and 2014 The Apple logo at the entrance to a store in New York. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG NEWS By NATALIA DROZDIAK in Brussels and SAM SCHECHNER in Paris Updated Aug. 30, 2016 7:25 a.m. ET The European Union’s...