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This mother and daughter team with no computer-science background left $350,000-a-year-combined jobs to launch a startup and couldn't be happier
Business Insider - 2019-03-03
When Ashlee Ammons called her mother, Kerry Schrader, back in November 2014 to complain about a business conference she attended, she didn't know that they would wind up quitting their high-paying jobs and creating a startup to fix the problem. Ammons had ...

The shift to collaborative robots means the rise of robotics as a service
TechCrunch - 2019-03-03
The 2018 Holiday shopping season was the biggest on record for e-commerce, with nearly $126 billion in online sales. But as e-commerce continues to expand, the demand for warehouse workers is ...

Two Austin-based VC firms are each raising $100M funds
TechCrunch - 2019-03-03
Texas startups will soon have two new sources for capital. Crunchbase News has learned that two Austin-based venture capital firms, ATX Seed Ventures and Quake Capital, are in the process of ...

SC finds former employee guilty in multimillion scam
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-03
Perez has been found guilty by the Supreme Court (SC) of less serious dishonesty for his role in luring court employees into investing their hard-earned money in a multimillion business scheme ...

British, Filipino firms to reveal impact of Train on companies
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-03
A statement by Reyes Tacandong & Co. said the analysis comes from a 12-month study by London, United Kingdom-based global research and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group (OBG). The statement ...

China considers legal changes on technology to placate US
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-03
But business groups say they need to see how it will be enforced. It was unclear whether the vaguely worded measure would appease Trump. The American Embassy in Beijing said it had no comment.

The Pro European Racing Season is on
philstar.com - 2019-03-03
No matter what, a rose is still a rose and a one day race in Belgium is still classic. What I mean is that the weather is still cold and riders still wrapped themselves with warm clothes and the cobbles and the cobble climbs are still there and for me ...

Pope names new military bishop
philstar.com - 2019-03-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Pope Francis has appointed Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Jaime Florencio as ... He holds a doctorate in sacred theology from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome. In 2015, he was named Cebu auxiliary bishop, making ...

SSS eases rules on pension loan program
philstar.com - 2019-03-03
MANILA, Philippines -- State-run Social Security System (SSS) has relaxed the rules on the application for its pension loan program to allow more than 1.2 million pensioners easier access to financial assistance from the state fund. In a statement, SSS ...

Space Station Celebrates 'A New Era' In Exploration With Arrival Of SpaceX Capsule
NPR - 2019-03-03
Humans have entered SpaceX's Crew Dragon while in orbit for the first time, just hours after the commercial spacecraft docked at the International Space Station on Sunday morning. The new space vehicle, carrying only cargo and a human dummy, launched ...

BIR has P80 B in uncollected taxes
philstar.com - 2019-03-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has some P80 billion in uncollected taxes in the past decade, which the government seeks to partially capture through the newly enacted Tax Amnesty Law, according to the Department of Finance (DOF).

Cavite villages get patrol vehicles
philstar.com - 2019-03-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Seventy-five Toyota Hi-Lux pickups, which will be used as patrol vehicles, were distributed to barangay officials in Dasmariñas, Cavite over the weekend to boost their community peace and security efforts. Aside from giving out ...

Change in Meralco meter system to cause minimal power rate hike
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-03
A PLAN to modernize the metering system of the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) will result in an increase in power rates by only a few centavos and not P0.23 to as much as P0.39 per kilowatt hour (kWh).

When It Comes To Race, Eating Disorders Don't Discriminate
NPR - 2019-03-03
Karla Mosley wants you to know that people with eating disorders look like her too. "I'm a woman of color and I certainly didn't know that people like me had eating disorders," she says. "I thought it was a white, rich, female, adolescent disorder.

Aboitiz gets OPS for Laguindingan
philstar.com - 2019-03-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Aboitiz InfraCapital Inc. (AIC), the infrastructure unit of the Aboitiz Group, has obtained the green light from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) for its proposal to operate the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis ...

6 nabbed for kidnap of Chinese over debts
philstar.com - 2019-03-03
LAGUNA, Philippines -- Six Chinese believed to be members of a loan shark syndicate were arrested for allegedly kidnapping a compatriot who failed to pay his debts in Calamba City on Saturday night. Police rescued Edison Yen, 30, of Shanghai following an ...

Meralco eyes short-term power deals for Malampaya shutdown
philstar.com - 2019-03-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is planning to sit down with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to secure short-term power supply deals in time for the Malampaya shutdown and clarify rate increase due to the deployment of smart ...

Economists see Feb inflation at 2 to 4% range
philstar.com - 2019-03-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Inflation likely eased last month back to within the two to four percent target set by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) due to easing food prices, particularly that of rice, according to economists. In a report, ANZ Research ...

8 dead in Bulacan police antidrug operations
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-03
CAMP GEN. ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan -- Eight men, most of them drug suspects, were killed in separate police operations in the province over the weekend in an apparent enforcement of President ...

BSP targets further charter amendments to look into deposits, conglomerates
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-03
Capule said that the BSP wants to have the ability to look into conglomerates that own banks and similar financial firms, saying this would enhance its oversight on the banking system. THE CENTRAL BANK will seek further amendments to its charter to relax ...

Inflation likely slowed further in Feb.
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-03
Ricafort, economist at the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. The late BSP Governor Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr. vowed to continue slashing the level of bank reserves to reduce the cost of money in the local financial system. However, some officials have said they ...

Peso beats Asian peers in surprise win
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-03
economist at Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. in Manila. The Philippine currency strengthened 0.8% in February to P51.70 per dollar, the best performance among Asian currencies. It has climbed since the start of the year, as a pause in Federal Reserve ...

Of breakups and beginnings
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-03
Show business has never been lacking of tales of couples breaking up, lovers getting back together and new relationships being formed. Love stories are, in fact, the real spice of the ...

Senate hopefuls to push for federalism and lower electricity rates
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 3) -- Four Senate aspirants shared their plans for the Philippines should they be elected. Speaking at CNN Philippines' Senatorial Forum, Agnes Escudero, Ding ...

Senatorial candidate wants Aquino charged over Dengvaxia
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 3) -- A senatorial candidate who co-founded a group staunchly supportive of President Rodrigo Duterte wants his predecessor to be charged over the ...

Marina crafts perks program for PHL maritime industry
BusinessMirror - 2019-03-03
Marina noted that it is now easier for shipping players to operate in the Philippines, after the government deregulated the domestic shipping industry, which promoted ease of doing business by ...

Office vacancy rates to reach 7.1% this year
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-03
"Although elevated vacancies typically pull rental growth down, improvement in the quality of the overall stock in Ortigas Center should correct the rental disparity between the established central business districts," according to KMC Savill

Facebook's Sandberg threatened to pull investment from Europe and Canada if her demands were not met, documents say
Business Insider - 2019-03-03
Facebook threatened to pull investment projects from Europe and Canada if lobbying demands from COO Sheryl Sandberg were not met, according to court documents seen by Computer Weekly and The Guardian. In both cases, Sandberg told government officials from ...

The Most Important Appointment
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-03
Graduating magna cum laude, Mr. Espenilla held a BS in business economics degree from the University of the Philippines where ... the Dominguez team and Congress passed The Rice Tariffication Law. This is transformational -- in ending rice price-induced ...

Learning to trust fintech
BusinessWorld - 2019-03-03
No to online banking or to mobile banking. If the Bank of Bangladesh was hacked for US$81 million, and the transfers to the illegitimate beneficiaries were allegedly so smoothly executed online by the suspect Philippine bank (by the accused bank branch ...

Grace Poe, Nancy Binay open to uniting with Makabayan bets
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Two re-electionist senators endorsed by the Makabayan Coalition -- Nancy Binay and Grace Poe -- said on Sunday that they were open to uniting with the other candidates in ...

Senate bets want more public hospitals to address health woes among poor
Rappler - 2019-03-03
MANILA, Philippines - Senatorial candidates slammed on Sunday, March 3, the privatization of hospitals and said more public hospitals need to be established to address the health problems of Filipinos, especially the poor. Eight candidates who joined ABS ...

SWS finds most Pinoys fear being EJK victims? Palace says there's nothing to worry about
philstar.com - 2019-03-03
A Social Weather Stations poll conducted from December 16 to 19 indicated that 78 percent of Filipinos are worried that they or someone they know would become victims by the extrajudicial killing, higher than the 73 percent recorded last June. Only 22 ...

EXCLUSIVE: La Mesa Dam water level at its lowest in 12 years
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 3) -- Just as many parts of the country are experiencing the effects of El Niño, a major dam's water level is at its lowest point in over a decade.

SpaceX Launches Capsule Bound For International Space Station
NPR - 2019-03-03
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule blasted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on schedule at 2:49 a.m. Saturday. It's a test flight without crew aboard, designed to demonstrate the potential for carrying astronauts into orbit on ...

How Does a 2-Year-Old Get Ovarian Cancer? Doctors Explain
YAHOO! - 2019-03-03
Kids get sick from time to time, sure. A couple bumps and bruises, maybe a cold or a fever, but we think it's safe to assume most parents could never imagine their little ones diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, that was the fate the parents of ...

IP leader believes moral values will solve illegal drug problem
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 3) -- The illegal drug problem has been at the forefront in the Duterte administration, and it is not without controversies. Asked on how to tackle the issue ...

Ding Generoso: Philippine media remains one of the freest in the world
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 3) -- Recent events have brought the issue of press freedom to light. Senatorial hopefuls in CNN Philippines' #TheFilipinoVotes senatorial forum were torn ...

Fewer fires in Jan-Feb 2019, but more deaths recorded - BFP
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-03
MANILA, Philippines -- The number of fires might have dropped in the first two months of 2019, compared to the same period last year. But the number of fire-related deaths had gone up ...

Makabayan bloc endorses 9 senatorial bets in May polls
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 3) -- The left-leaning Makabayan coalition is endorsing nine senatorial candidates in the upcoming May elections. The coalition on Sunday announced it is ...

Makabayan bloc endorses 9 senatorial bets in May polls
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 3) -- The left-leaning Makabayan coalition is endorsing nine senatorial candidates in the upcoming May elections. The coalition on Sunday announced it is ...

Provincial board secretary shot dead by 3 gunmen in Bukidnon
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-03
MANILA, Philippines -- A provincial board secretary was gunned down by three unknown gunmen in the municipality of Maramag in the province of Bukidnon. Authorities identified the victim as 45 ...

Comelec to take legal move vs partylist group for not removing huge billboard in Bacolod
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-03
BACOLOD CITY -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is taking legal action against a partylist group for failing to remove an oversized campaign billboard on top of a building on Lacson Street ...

Most Pinoys worried about becoming victims of EJK - SWS
philstar.com - 2019-03-03
MANILA, Philippines -- Seven in every 10 Filipinos are worried that they or someone they know would become victims of extrajudicial killings (EJK), according to a survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS). The survey, conducted from Dec. 16 to 19 ...

Manila-Siargao flight canceled Sunday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-03
MANILA, Philippines - A domestic flight was called off Sunday due to inclement weather, airport authorities announced. The Manila International Airport Authority said in an advisory that CebGo ...

Gordon insists on raps vs. Aquino, Abad over Dengvaxia
CNN Philippines - 2019-03-03
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 2) -- Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Chairperson Richard "Dick" Gordon is insisting on his panel's recommendation for former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino ...

Underdiagnosed Male Eating Disorders Are Becoming Increasingly Identified
NPR - 2019-03-03
NPR's Michel Martin talks with journalist Soledad O'Brien about her recent reporting on eating disorders among male athletes. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: We want to talk now about eating disorders. After years of education by the medical community and advocacy by ...

Amid bountiful jobs, US layoffs creep higher
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-03
WASHINGTON -- The US jobs engine has continued to deliver for nearly a decade, putting more Americans back to work and sending unemployment to a historic lows. But, just over a year after ...

4 nabbed after shabu worth P190M were seized in Cebu
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2019-03-03
CEBU CITY -- Four persons were arrested early Sunday after at least 28 kilograms of illegal drugs worth about P190 million were seized in two separate buy-bust operations in Cebu City and ...

DOH issues tips vs summer ailments
philstar.com - 2019-03-03
MANILA, Philippines -- With summer approaching, the Department of Health (DOH) yesterday advised the public to observe measures to avoid ailments associated with rising temperatures. According to DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III, the "biggest enemy ...

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