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  • Here's the cold LinkedIn message that prompted a CEO to give the sender a job
    Finance
    Business Insider4 hours ago

    Here's the cold LinkedIn message that prompted a CEO to give the sender a job

    Kathryn Minshew, cofounder and CEO of the career advice and job listings site The Muse, hadn't been looking to hire a head of marketing in 2012. Then she received a LinkedIn message from Elliot Bell that changed her mind. Bell was hired as the director of marketing a few months later.

  • The U.S. Restaurant Industry Has Completely Collapsed
    Business
    The Streetyesterday

    The U.S. Restaurant Industry Has Completely Collapsed

    So much for people using their tax refund checks for a few splurges at fast casual restaurant Chipotle (CMG) in the first quarter.  Same-store sales for the restaurant industry fell 1.6% in the first quarter, marking the fifth consecutive quarter of negative results, according to industry research firm Black Box Intelligence. The last time the industry experienced a similar ugly period was in 2009 and the first half of 2010 as the economy was in the grips of the Great Recession. Restaurant traffic plunged 3.6% in the quarter, says Black Box Intelligence, with the average check up 1.9%. The increase in check is of little comfort: it's slower than the average 2.3% increase seen in 2016 as brands

  • GoPro (GPRO) to Report Q1 Earnings: A Beat in the Cards?
    Finance
    Zacks9 hours ago

    GoPro (GPRO) to Report Q1 Earnings: A Beat in the Cards?

    GoPro, Inc. GPRO is slated to report first-quarter 2017 results, after the closing bell on Apr 27. The company has had a choppy earnings history, having beaten estimates twice for as many misses in the trailing four quarters, for a modest average positive surprise of 0.2%. Last quarter, GoPro surpassed estimates by 33.3%.