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Trevor Noah Not Happy About Trump’s Sexual Assault Accusations

The new host of The Daily Show is disgusted by Trump in general, and now he’s even more disgusted. The new disdain for Trump comes amid allegations of sexual assault. Trump has been accused by several women of groping and kissing without consent. The allegations go all the way back to the 80s.

 

Noah talked about Trump’s sexual assault allegations on the most recent edition of The Daily Show. He said that in this way, Trump is actually worse than Bill Cosby. Furthermore, Noah went on to say that he was even more upset about the deniers.

 

Many individuals close to and around Trump are denying that the assaults even took place. Of course, Trump denies the allegations himself and says that they are entirely fictional. One woman came forward, and she is now in her 70s. She said that she was a reporter on an airplane in first class in the 80s and that on the flight, she sat next to Trump. At first, they were having a nice chat over the inflight dinner, but after the dishes were cleared, she said that Trump reached over and groped her and tried to touch her chest and kiss her.

 

Trevor Noah is the new host of The Daily Show, and he’s doing well in this role so far. Noah was born and grew up in South Africa, and he made his way to The Daily Show as a comedian and radio host. He has also acted in some films and TV shows.

Helane Morrison: The Compliance Guru of San Francisco

The compliance bit of corporate transactions is increasingly gaining relevance. Firms avoid contravening regulatory statutes due to the risk of revocation of licenses and fines. Additionally, the presence of multiple regulatory bodies in every industry necessitates the formation of compliance departments.

 

Helane Morrison has become the mother of compliance issues in the San Francisco area over the current decade. Her expertise in this sector began while she served as an administrator for the Securities and Exchange Commission in San Francisco. She rose up the ranks and eventually became the pioneering female director of the department.

 

During her tenure, Helane developed a tightly knit compliance infrastructure for the SEC. She oversaw five States in the Northwest including California. Her main areas of operation included regulation and enforcement of securities exchange as well as litigation. She also has a background in Law thus her ability to discharge all these duties.

 

Helane attended the Berkeley School of Law at California University where she was an active legal affairs writer and editor. Before that, she had managed to graduate with a Degree in Journalism from the Northwestern University. She went on to build her career in law between 1986 and 1996.

 

Hall Capital, an investment bank in San Francisco has been the focus of Helane’s time since 2007. She assumes the role of a Managing Director in charge of Legal and Compliance issues. She works together with two other women at the helm of the organization and her time there has preceded significant achievement. An article on her professional undertakings can be viewed on Bloomberg journal.

 

Apparently, Helane Morrison’s extensive knowledge and experience mean that she can easily influence the practice of compliance. She, therefore, shares her experience through writing. Together with her colleagues and practitioners, they have published several journals on compliance. An example of such materials spoke on compliance in marketing and fundraising and was the result of a conference held in 2012.

 

Helane and other practitioners are now gaining recognition from far and wider and they are beginning to assume bigger managerial roles in business enterprises. In Helane’s case, envious eyes are cast on her illustrious career and now wait to see the next big move she could make in future.

Brooknol Advisors CEO Brian Mulligan Is A Jack Of All Trades

Brian Mulligan is an entrepreneur and CEO of Brooknol Advisors, a sports and media entertainment advisory corporation. Mulligan has a 30-year career in which he has served as CEO or CFO of all of the companies he has worked. He is considered an expert in the field of music, film, entertainment and even sports. In the course of his lucrative career, he has headed FOX Sports, Universal Television, Universal Pictures and Boston Consulting. He also has extensive experience in private equity and worked at Money Center Bank.

Mulligan is a member of the Sports Institute, Digital Roundtable and is an industry sports entertainment speaker. He has won numerous awards for his excellence in media and entertainment. He was recently named “One of the 50 Most Powerful People in Hollywood” and “One of the Leading Investors in the Nation.” Mulligan has a weekly column for USA Today and is a contributor to Fields of Green, a magazine devoted to law, media, finance, technology and marketing.

In a recent article in Field of Green, Mulligan explained to readers that the best way to enter the sports industry is through volunteer work. He encourages students to apply for internships. He notes that anyone who thinks it can’t pay off should look at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell who now makes $44 million yearly; he started off as former NFL Commissioner Pete Rozell’s driver. Not a bad place to start, considering the position he is in now.

Mulligan is involved in many charitable causes. He gives generously to the St. Jude, City Of Hope and other organizations. He has helped raise millions for many area schools. He also coaches in many youth football leagues. Mulligan received a bachelors degree from the University of Southern California and a graduate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Entrepreneur Success Due to Social Media Buzz

It wasn’t too long ago that the average entrepreneur had to go through regular channels for their invention. Of course, they had to drum up some interest in their ideas and find investors that were willing to place money in their business or invention. Next, they played the waiting game to determine if the invention was going to attract any new customers or interest. The waiting game might take months or even years. However, the Internet has made it possible for an entrepreneur with an invention to create immediate media buzz and attention for their product. Read More About The Power of Social Media Here.

Would you pay a buck a month to join a razor club? Well, one entrepreneur named Shaygan Kheradpir had a vision. There was a need for this service. The Dollar Shave Club created funny videos to showcase their idea. Their funny videos were shared by 2 million viewers online. Today, their company is worth more than 615 million dollars. Clearly, this showcases the power of social media and the Internet that plays a big part in marketing and sales for the entrepreneur today.

Ryan Diez’s pet washing invention is quickly going viral online. The name of the invention is the Woof Washer 360. The entrepreneur faced a long uphill struggle with his dog washing machine, but never gave up hope. Fortunately, Diez’s social media ties turned the tide in the right direction. Now, it looks like the surf is up for his new dog washing invention.

Selling is Not an Option for FreedomPop

The data based mobile network, FreedomPop has finally announced it will continue to invest in new technology and network areas in a bid to create a company worth three to four times its current valuation. Recode reports FreedomPop’s founder and CEO had originally looked to sell the company, but was inspired by TV show Silicon Valley to remain independent and seek out new areas of funding. CEO Stephen Stokols has always admitted there was a strong chance the startup could be sold, but eventually decided the current offers were lower than anticipated and could be improved upon with some investment.

FreedomPop has grown to become a major force in the technology sector with one million customers taking advantage of free data packages, which limit use and create charges when data limits are exceeded. Around $30 million has been sourced in funding from a European venture capital company, which coincides with FreedomPop’s move into the European mobile networks field. Numerous bids for the startup have been received and rebuffed by Stokols, who stated a major retailer will soon be stocking FreedomPop hardware in store to help grow the brand. Alongside the growth of the company on an international level, Stokols believes a major partnership with a hardware provider will see FreedomPop increase its value from a reported $250 million to closer to $1 billion.

Read the full article on FreedomPop at Recode.com

Wal-Mart’s Tax Hideouts

Wal-Mart makes money from the American people and receives massive benefits from the United State’s government, but it just isn’t enough.

Hiding the fact from the public, it has come to our attention that the giant retailer has over $76 billion in overseas tax hideouts. None of these were mentioned in Wal-Mart’s annual report. The figures show that the company has saved nearly $3.5 billion on tax bills.

The approximate figure of 3,500 stores in other countries such as China, Japan, Central and South America, and other locations are owned and managed by Wal-Mart subsidiaries in Luxembourg, the Virgin Islands, Curacao which creates a tax shelter for the massive retail mega-monster corporation.

A spokesman from Wal-Mart claims this outlook is biased. He claimed that Wal-Mart is transparent and follows all tax rules for the countries they do business in and also comply with all SEC and IRS rules.

It does seem that a company that receives so much of its profits from the United States should also be supporting the tax system instead of dodging it. That is what a company like Handy believes in.

FedEx misses on revenue and profits

Federal Express (FedEx) has announced lower profits and sales than expected and many economists are worried that this miss will bode well for other companies who are reporting profits. FedEx is often seen as the canary in the mine for many other companies as their reporting of deliveries and cargo movements illustrate the health of many different industries. FedEx is the largest cargo shipper in the world and was started by Fred Smith.

In the four quarter, FedEx earned $2.66 per share compared to an expected profit of $2.69. These figures are excluding one-time charges. Sales were $12.1 billion for the quarter compared to expected sales of $12.3 billion.

The factors that were cited as the cause of the decline were lower fuel surcharges as a result of lower fuel costs and unfavorable currency translations that bit into the company’s profitability. The US dollar has been strong during the past year and many companies with significant foreign operations, such as FedEx have experienced foreign currency losses that bite into the underlying profits of the company.

Another change announced by the company increased the mandatory retirement age of board members to 75 from 72 which would allow Fred Smith to stay on as a board member for an additional few years, as he is currently 71 years old.

The stock is down in early trading on the news but will be more likely to be impacted by the Federal Reserve announcement on interest rates than on its own performance. Matt Landis will be monitoring it all.