NY business leaders urge pause on farmworker overtime change

This past March, US Rep. Antonio Delgado urged Gov. Kathy Hochul to reconsider a lowering of the threshold for overtime pay for agriculture workers from 60 hours a week to 40. Now, a day after he was sworn in as lieutenant governor, business leaders like Brian Sampson hope he’s still an ally. “We asked him … Read more

Female CEO’s Pay Rose 26% in 2021, but Ranks Remain Small | Business News

By MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Pay packages for the women who run S&P 500 companies jumped in 2021 as the economy recovered and stock prices and profits soared. Median pay for the women occupying the corner office rose to nearly $ 16 million, according to the annual survey conducted by … Read more

Sundaram Home Finance: Sundaram Home Finance bets on demand in smaller towns

Chennai: Sundaram Home Finance is targeting a near 50% rise in disbursements this year as economic activity in smaller towns is accelerating and more small businesses join the formal economy as they come to terms with the reality of the Goods and Services Tax, said a senior executive. The Chennai-based mortgage lender, a unit of … Read more

VIII OIC Youth Entrepreneurship Forum was held in Kazan [PHOTO]

23 May 2022 The VIII traditional Kazan OIC Youth Entrepreneurship Forum jointly organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs of the Republic of Tatarstan, The Eurasian Regional Center of the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF-ERC) and leading youth organization of Tatarstan “Selet” Youth Organization, was held in Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan. Mikhail Vanushin as moderator, … Read more

Consumers Defy Inflation to Support Economy. for How Long? | Business News

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER and ANNE D’INNOCENZIO, AP Business Writers WASHINGTON (AP) – With prices across the economy – from food, gas and rent to cars, airfares and hotel rooms – soaring at their fastest pace in decades, you might think Americans would tap the brakes on spending. Not so far. Consumers as a whole are … Read more

Taiwan Not Included in Launch of New Biden Indo-Pacific Pact | Business News

By AAMER MADHANI and JOSH BOAK, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) – President Joe Biden is expected to unveil a list of nations on Monday who will be joining a long anticipated Indo-Pacific trade pact, but Taiwan will not be among them. White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan confirmed that Taiwan is not among the … Read more

Tifton talks business with New Georgia Economy Tour | News

TIFTON – Georgia Chamber of Commerce representatives said they are working to ensure that business in the city – and the entire state – keeps booming. The Center for Rural Prosperity in Tifton became the latest stop for the Georgia Chamber earlier this month. As part of the New Georgia Economy Tour, state chamber members … Read more

Omaha conference focuses on equity, Black business development

The Rebuilding the Village Conference and Revive Black Business Expo took over CHI Health Center Friday. The event is centered on achieving equity, whether that’s showcasing Black-owned businesses or focusing on those conversations about Black wealth and long-term self-sufficiency. “It’s been almost three years since we had our last conference,” Willie Barney said. Empowerment Network … Read more

Cash-strapped Sri Lanka’s endless queues spur desperate but creative entrepreneurship

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s shortage of essentials like fuel, cooking gas, medicines and food has opened up a new business venture of queuing up for others at a fee. Sri Lanka’s fuel queues started in mid-February and are currently so long that people spend days waiting to fill their tanks; that, too, on a rationed … Read more