Jewelry maker Pandora sees sales decline in 2020

FILE PHOTO: A Pandora sign is seen at the company’s headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark April 8, 2019. Picture taken April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen/File Photo COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Danish jewelry maker Pandora (PNDORA.CO), which is struggling to revive its brand amid sluggish sales, said on Tuesday it had seen an Continue Reading

Billionaire Lawrence Stroll takes stake in ailing carmaker Aston Martin

LONDON (Reuters) – Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll will take an up to 20% stake in Aston Martin for nearly 200 million pounds ($263 million) as the ailing carmaker raises funds after a sales drop put pressure on its finances. FILE PHOTO: An Aston Martin Lagonda car is parked outside the Continue Reading

Valaris settles with Luminus, hands board seat to hedge fund

BOSTON (Reuters) – Oil drilling firm Valaris PLC reached a settlement with Luminus Management and said on Monday that it has appointed one of the hedge fund’s partners to its board. Luminus’ Adam Weitzman, an expert in offshore oil drilling who has experience in debt and equity capital markets and Continue Reading

EU antitrust regulators to rule on $69 billion Aramco, SABIC deal by February 27

The logo of Aramco is seen as security personnel stand before the start of a press conference by Aramco at the Plaza Conference Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia November 3, 2019. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU antitrust regulators will decide by Feb. 27 whether to clear state energy Continue Reading

To train more workers, companies turn to virtual reality

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The future of employee training involves no embarrassing role-playing in front of new colleagues or boring web modules which take an hour each to click through. An Oculus Quest all-in-one VR device is shown in an undated 2019 photo released by Facebook January 22, 2020. Facebook/Handout Continue Reading

Futures inch lower on worsening China virus concerns, mixed earnings

FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Thursday on rising worries over the coronavirus outbreak in China that prompted a lockdown of two cities in Continue Reading

Malibu Microbiome Meeting

Beginner’s Guide to the Human Gut Microbiome Moderator: Sabine Hazan, MD Microbiome 101 Speaker: Neil Stollman, MD (UCSF) Objective: Become familiar with the human gut microbiome and its role in health Making sense of metagenomics Speaker: Andreas Papoutsis, PhD (Progenabiome) Objective: Understand methods used to study the composition and function Continue Reading