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November 2016

Allstate is buying a fintech company for $1.4 billion

The deal, which will help AllState expand into new markets and products, is expected to close in January. San Francisco-headquartered SquareTrade's customers include major retailers such as Amazon.com Inc, Costco Wholesale Corp, Sam's Club, Target Corp, Staples Inc, Office Depot Inc and Toys 'R' Us Inc. Author Brian Posted on November 30, 2016…
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The Billion-Dollar Question: How To Fix Gig Work

CLOSE More Options Counting freelancers is a hot growth industry. A slew of ambitious new studies, conducted everwhere from the Federal Reserve to the PewResearch Center, has sliced and diced the growing percentage of workers who earn all or part of their income outside of the world of W-2 jobs. Acknowledgment of the size
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Indian Dreams, Thwarted by Trump

Well, one idea floating around is to ensure that any temporary workers earn a pretty hefty wage -- the figure in the Cruz-Sessions bill was $110,000 a year. Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the…
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