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deepika padu e replaces katrina kaif as brand amb ador for a cosmetic brand?


deepika padu e replaces katrina kaif as brand amb ador for a cosmetic brand?there’s no doubt that deepika padu e is the of the moment after her fabulous hollywood debut opposite superstar vin diesel in : return of xander cage. if rumours are to be believed, deepee is all set to turn brand amb ador of a super popular international cosmetic brand, which already has sonam kapoor and aishwarya rai bachchan on board. katrina kaif was part of this prestigious list as well. however, reports suggest that kat’s contract has come to an end. the brand has now decided to replace the tiger zinda hai actress with miss padu e, who is willing and how!






guess and scratch


you can experience new brands from different category & test your visibility & guessing skills with this application. so, enjoy your day with scratch & guess application. is an application where you can test your skills regarding brand logo knowledge. here, you can get many brand logo from different categories which you have to guess. brand logos from various categories like automobile company, social media, it technology & many other company. this application is different from typical guess the brand game. you can check below description for understanding application deeply. in main screen you can see brand logo is hidden and divided in six tiles. you have four option for guess the brand. your brand name is rest within these given option. so, you only need to scratch th






garrett popcorn to buy frango brand from macy's


garrett brands, the owner of garrett popcorn shops, will buy the frango chocolate brand from macy's for a undisclosed sum, the companies announced monday.the purchase would return the frango brand, once the trademark premium chocolate brand of marshall field's, to local ownership.chicago-based garrett plans to develop, sell and distribute frango products "consistent with the brand's legacy as a superior chocolate and confectionary brand," the company said in a news release.macy's said it will continue to sell frango products at the frango cafe in macy's state street store, at more than 350 other macy's stores across the country and online."frango is a perfect fit for our company's portfolio, aligning well with our strategy to preserve and grow iconic brands that have historic franchise val






taapsee pannu cancels an event because a fairness cream brand organized it


taapsee pannu cancels an event because a fairness cream brand organized itactress taapsee pannu is on a high these days. after receiving much praise for her film pink, she is now all set to rock the year with six films in her kitty. the actress is not only making right choices for films but is also being part of the right events. according to sources, there is news that the actress recently cancelled an event, which was scheduled to happen in march in jaipur because a fairness cream brand organized it. speaking about the same, taapsee said, "i agree it was a last moment call but when i got to know that i will have to pose with the fairness brand during the event i decided to take my name out. i have actually lost a few films because of being fair so i will definitely not propagate fairness






garrett popcorn to buy frango brand from macy's


garrett brands, the owner of garrett popcorn shops, will buy the frango chocolate brand from macy's for a undisclosed sum, the companies announced monday.the purchase would return the frango brand, once the trademark premium chocolate brand of marshall field's, to local ownership.chicago-based garrett plans to develop, sell and distribute frango products "consistent with the brand's legacy as a superior chocolate and confectionary brand," the company said in a news release.cincinnati-based macy's said it will continue to sell frango products at the frango cafe in macy's state street store, at more than 350 other macy's stores across the country and online.garrett said it plans "to expand the reach and offerings" of frango products."frango is a perfect fit for our company's portfolio, align






boycotts force nordstrom to cut back relationship with ivanka trump


nordstrom will curtail its stock of ivanka trump brand products following boycott threats, bloomberg reports. the chain will keep some inventory for the moment, but plan to significantly reduce trump merchandise.the decision has not yet been confirmed publicly by nordstrom, but a paign called grab your wallet called on consumers not to spend their money at retailers that carry trump-name brand products. according to the hill, ivanka’s brand is no longer listed on the nordstrom website.grab your wallet co-founder shannon coulter said of the products’ removal, “i am absolutely thrilled, and i know the vast majority of grab your wallet participants will be as well.”nordstrom co-president pete nordstrom wrote in an email to employees in november, “this is a sharply divisive subject. no matter






chicago popcorn maker garrett buying frango mints brand


chicago — chicago's famous frango chocolate brand is being sold to the city most famous popcorn company.department store chain macy's inc. announced monday it's selling frango mints to chicago-based garrett brands, the oprah winfrey favorite that owns garrett popcorn shops. the companies didn't disclose the price.macy's will still sell frango chocolates at its locations across the country. the chocolates were a signature brand of chicago's marshall field's department store, which federal department stores purchased in 2005 and converted to macy's.garrett brands ceo lance chody says the company plans to "expand the reach and offerings" of the brand. but spokeswoman michelle molise tells the chicago tribune that garrett popcorn shops won't sell frango products.frango has been around for more






nordstrom to drop ivanka trump's clothing, accessories line


seattle — nordstrom said thursday it will stop selling ivanka trump clothing and accessories.the seattle-based department store chain said the decision was based on the sales performance of the first daughter's brand, the seattle times reported.the move comes amid a weekslong paign known as "grab your wallet," which has been calling for a boycott of retailers that carry ivanka trump or donald trump merchandise. in november, nordstrom posted a response on twitter to a shopper's letter calling for the company to stop selling the brand, saying, "we hope that offering a vendor's products isn't misunderstood as us taking a political position; we're not."a nordstrom spokesperson didn't say whether the decision to stop buying the brand was permanent, only that they make buying decisions each seas






nordstrom to drop ivanka trump's clothing, accessories line


seattle — nordstrom said thursday it will stop selling ivanka trump clothing and accessories.the seattle-based department store chain said the decision was based on the sales performance of the first daughter's brand, the seattle times reported (https://goo.gl/lpk2f5 ).the move comes amid a weekslong paign known as "grab your wallet," which has been calling for a boycott of retailers that carry ivanka trump or donald trump merchandise. in november, nordstrom posted a response on twitter to a shopper's letter calling for the company to stop selling the brand, saying, "we hope that offering a vendor's products isn't misunderstood as us taking a political position; we're not."a nordstrom spokesperson didn't say whether the decision to stop buying the brand was permanent, only that they make b






ferragamo undeterred by us import tax proposal


florence, italy — the new ceo of the salvatore ferragamo luxury leather goods and fashion house says the prospect of a possible new tax on imports into the u.s. won't deter his growth strategy in the country.eraldo poletto told the ociated press on friday that any tax on imports, as floated by president donald trump, could be balanced by other factors, including currency fluctuations.one thing ferragamo won't do is consider moving production to the united states. poletto said ferragamo's made in italy craftsmanship and credential is integral to the brand.he said the brand would adjust to any new regime, adding that, "the beauty of the global economy is that things will balance out. i think we are very emotional about things and then actually there is a solution to everything."






ferragamo undeterred by us import tax proposal


florence, italy — the new ceo of the salvatore ferragamo luxury leather goods and fashion house says the prospect of a possible new tax on imports into the u.s. won't deter his growth strategy in the country.eraldo poletti told the ociated press on friday that any tax on imports, as floated by president donald trump, could be balanced by other factors, including currency fluctuations.one thing ferragamo won't do is consider moving production to the united states. poletti said ferragamo's made in italy craftsmanship and credential is integral to the brand.he said the brand would adjust to any new regime, adding that, "the beauty of the global economy is that things will balance out. i think we are very emotional about things and then actually there is a solution to everything."






volkswagen's audi brand to recall 576,921 vehicles in u.s.


volkswagen's luxury audi brand is recalling more than 576,000 vehicles in the u.s. for two separate defects.audi says 2013-17 model year a5, a5 cabriolet and q5 suvs with 2.0-liter turbocharged engines may have an electric coolant pump that can get blocked with debris. if that happens, the pump can overheat and cause a fire. the recall affects 342,867 vehicles.audi also is recalling 2011-17 q5 suvs because the sunroof drainage system can allow water to soak into the foam surrounding the side air bag inflators. if that happens, the inflator could rupture and spew metal fragments into the vehicle. the recall affects 234,054 vehicles.in both cases, audi will notify owners and repair the vehicles for free. the recalls are expected to begin next month. ociated press






ferragamo undeterred by us import tax proposal


florence, italy — the new ceo of the salvatore ferragamo luxury leather goods and fashion house said friday that the prospect of a possible new tax on imports into the united states won't deter his growth strategy in the brand's single most important market.eraldo poletto told the ociated press that any tax on imports, as floated by president donald trump's administration, could be balanced by other factors, including currency fluctuations.one thing ferragamo won't do is consider moving production to the united states, which represents about one-quarter of its revenues. poletto said ferragamo's "made in italy" craftsmanship credential is integral to the brand.he said ferragamo would adjust to any new regime without shifting manufacturing, as other fashion companies, including the lvmh cong






ferragamo undeterred by us import tax proposal


florence, italy — the new ceo of the salvatore ferragamo luxury leather goods and fashion house said friday that the prospect of a possible new tax on imports into the united states won't deter his growth strategy in the brand's single most important market.eraldo poletto told the ociated press that any tax on imports, as floated by president donald trump's administration, could be balanced by other factors, including currency fluctuations.one thing ferragamo won't do is consider moving production to the united states, which represents about one-quarter of its revenues. poletti said ferragamo's "made in italy" craftsmanship credential is integral to the brand.he said ferragamo would adjust to any new regime without shifting manufacturing, as other fashion companies, including the lvmh cong






garrett popcorn owner to buy frango from macy's, returning brand to local owners


garrett brands, the owner of garrett popcorn shops, will buy the frango chocolate brand from macy's for a undisclosed sum, the companies announced monday.the purchase would return the frango brand, once the trademark premium chocolate brand of marshall field's, to local ownership.chicago-based garrett plans to develop, sell and distribute frango products "consistent with the brand's legacy as a superior chocolate and confectionary brand," the company said in a news release.however, garrett popcorn shops will not sell frango products, said spokeswoman michelle molise.cincinnati-based macy's said it will continue to sell frango products at the frango cafe in macy's state street store, at more than 350 other macy's stores across the country and online.garrett said it plans "to expand the reac






garrett popcorn owner to buy frango from macy's, returning brand to local owners


garrett brands, the owner of garrett popcorn shops, will buy the frango chocolate brand from macy's for a undisclosed sum, the companies announced monday.the purchase would return the frango brand, once the trademark premium chocolate brand of marshall field's, to local ownership.chicago-based garrett plans to develop, sell and distribute frango products "consistent with the brand's legacy as a superior chocolate and confectionary brand," the company said in a news release.however, garrett popcorn shops will not sell frango products, said spokeswoman michelle molise.cincinnati-based macy's said it will continue to sell frango products at all chicago locations, including the frango shop in macy's state street store, and at more than 350 other macy's stores across the country and online."fra






garrett popcorn owner to buy frango from macy's, returning brand to local owners


garrett brands, the owner of garrett popcorn shops, will buy the frango chocolate brand from macy's for a undisclosed sum, the companies announced monday.the purchase would return the frango brand, once the trademark premium chocolate brand of marshall field's, to local ownership.chicago-based garrett plans to develop, sell and distribute frango products "consistent with the brand's legacy as a superior chocolate and confectionary brand," the company said in a news release.however, garrett popcorn shops will not sell frango products, said spokeswoman michelle molise.cincinnati-based macy's said it will continue to sell frango products at all chicago locations, including the frango shop in macy's state street store, and at more than 350 other macy's stores across the country and online."fra






ferragamo undeterred by us import tax proposal


florence, italy (ap) — the new ceo of the salvatore ferragamo luxury leather goods and fashion house says the prospect of a possible new tax on imports into the u.s. won’t deter his growth strategy in the country.eraldo poletti told the ociated press on friday that any tax on imports, as floated by president donald trump, could be balanced by other factors, including currency fluctuations.one thing ferragamo won’t do is consider moving production to the united states. poletti said ferragamo’s made in italy craftsmanship and credential is integral to the brand.he said the brand would adjust to any new regime, adding that, “the beauty of the global economy is that things will balance out. i think we are very emotional about things and then actually there is a solution to everything.”most rea






mercedes-benz luxury cars fuel fat profits at daimler


frankfurt, germany — german automaker daimler ag says fourth-quarter net profit rose 18 percent as the company's flagship mercedes-benz brand reaped fat returns on new suv models.net profit hit 2.2 billion euros ($2.4 billion), up from 1.9 billion in the year-ago quarter. group revenue rose 1 percent to 41 billion euros.booming profits at mercedes-benz outweighed losses at the company's truck business, which lost sales in turkey and the middle east. operating earnings at the luxury brand rose 53 percent to 2.56 billion.for the full year, daimler made 8.7 billion euros net profit, up slightly from 2015.the company said its profits from the full year meant it could pay up to $5,400 in profit-sharing bonuses to 130,000 eligible workers in germany. they'll get the money in their april paycheck






in the final 'beauty and the beast' trailer, everything as old as time is brand


the final trailer for disney's live-action "beauty and the beast" has been released and it's full of familiar scenes and sounds. the upcoming film will see emma watson as belle, a "so ahead of [her] time." as the trailer reveals, belle goes to live with the beast, played by dan stevens, in order to save her father, maurice (kevin kline). the trailer also features the pair in various iconic scenes familiar to fans of the original 1991 film, from the ballroom dance to the way they eat their soup. "beauty and the beast" also includes luke evans as gaston; josh gad as lefou; and ewan mcgregor, ian mckellen and emma thompson as lumiere, cogsworth and mrs. potts, respectively. while it has been touted that the film will feature the original as well as some brand-new songs, the latest traile






ferrari 2016 profits soar as sales top 8,000 vehicles


milan — luxury italian sports carmaker ferrari said thursday that profits soared 38 percent in its first year as a stand-alone company, thanks to higher volumes of the 488 mid-engine family that is key to the company's growth plans.ferrari, based in the northern italian city of maranello, reported net profit of 400 million euros ($432 million), up from 290 million euros last year. shipments last year rose 4.6 percent to 8,014 vehicles, while net revenues increased 9 percent to 3.1 billion euros."it's been a good year," ceo sergio marchionne told an analyst conference call. "we have been isfied with the progress we have made" since spinning off the brand last january and going public.shares in milan closed up 3.73 percent at an all-time closing high of 59.75 euros.ferrari aims to make more






mercedes-benz luxury cars fuel fat profits at daimler


frankfurt, germany — german automaker daimler ag said thursday that its fourth-quarter net profit rose 18 percent as the company's flagship mercedes-benz brand reaped fat returns on new suv models.net profit hit 2.2 billion euros ($2.4 billion), up from 1.9 billion in the year-ago quarter. group revenue rose 1 percent to 41 billion euros.booming profits at mercedes-benz outweighed losses at the company's truck business, which lost sales in turkey and the middle east. operating earnings at the luxury brand rose 53 percent to 2.56 billion euros, driven by higher vehicle prices and sales of new suvs.for the full year, daimler made 8.7 billion euros net profit, up slightly from 2015.ceo dieter zetsche said the company's strong profits equipped it to confront challenges from new technologies su






is no one paying attention to your brand?


it’s not your fault that so many people are doing what you do. but, rather than follow the crowd, you need to add a little touch of uniqueness to yours, and carve a niche for yourself.if you are going to be doing exactly the same thing that other brands are doing, you’ll probably have no audience. ask yourself “what are those things that others aren’t doing?” put on your creative cap and implement some exciting ideas that are hard to ignore.in business, attention translates to sales or patronage in the long run. when people are interested, it’ll take very little or no effort to convince them to patronize you. it’s better to do little and get well deserved recognition, than do it all and have no one giving you a second look. don’t just wait for people to give you their attention; sometimes,






volkswagen’s audi brand to recall 576,921 vehicles in us


detroit (ap) — volkswagen’s luxury audi brand is recalling more than 576,000 vehicles in the u.s. for two separate defects.audi says 2013-2017 model year a5, a5 cabriolet and q5 suvs with 2.0-liter turbocharged engines may have an electric coolant pump that can get blocked with debris. if that happens, the pump can overheat and cause a fire. the recall affects 342,867 vehicles.audi also is recalling 2011-2017 q5 suvs because the sunroof drainage system can allow water to soak into the foam surrounding the side air bag inflators. if that happens, the inflator could rupture and spew metal fragments into the vehicle. the recall affects 234,054 vehicles.in both cases, audi will notify owners and repair the vehicles for free. the recalls are expected to begin next month.most read storiesunlimit






nintendo has sold 1.5 million nes cl ics


nintendo is selling a heck of a lot of nes cl ics, its tiny retro nintendo entertainment system gadget with built-in games. the company revealed that it has sold over 1.5 million to date, a figure which probably could’ve been a lot higher – the retro reboot console was a holiday seller, and was consistently unavailable despite immense demand.even now, it’s hard to get your hands on one. amazon is sold out except via resellers charging at least double its $60 asking price, and gamestop and best buy are likewise showing the micro console as out of stock. nintendo president tatsumi kimishima promised (via gamespot) that it would be working to alleviate the shortage with increased production capacity on the company’s earnings call earlier this week, during which he also apologized to shoppers






a+e buys stake in nwsl, will televise games on lifetime


new york — a+e networks has bought a stake in the national women's soccer league and will broadcast a game each weekend on the lifetime network."it's not a network that's sports related, but it's a network that's women's related," a+e networks president nancy dubuc said thursday after a news conference attended by several players. "if you look at the coverage of female sports and athletics across any of the broadcasters that participate in league rights and/or sports programming, women are underrepresented, and it's a chance and an opportunity for lifetime to support that movement and the importance of athletics and competition for s and women."lifetime broadcast wnba games from 1997-2000, and its current programming includes "project runway" and "dance moms." it will become an nwsl sponso






nordstrom reportedly winding down relationship with ivanka trump brand


the department-store chain is reducing the amount of ivanka trump merchandise it stocks, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. nordstrom is winding down its relationship with the controversial ivanka trump brand, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, a move that follows boycott threats and concerns about the first daughter’s conflicts of interest.the department-store chain is reducing the amount of ivanka trump merchandise it stocks, though some inventory may remain for now, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because the decision isn’t yet public. representatives for nordstrom and ivanka trump’s collection both declined to comment.nordstrom has come under fire from the grab your wallet paign, a critic of the administration that is aski






good grief: charlie brown, snoopy reportedly up for sale


u.s. brand mana ent company iconix brand group inc. is exploring a sale of its majority stake in peanuts worldwide llc, which owns the rights to cartoon strip characters snoopy and charlie brown, according to people familiar with the matter.the move comes three months after u.s. insurance company metlife inc. dropped the peanuts characters it had been using as mascots for more than 30 years — a blow to debt-burdened iconix.the characters, which include lucy, peppermint patty and pigpen, have attracted the interest of chinese companies as well as other investors keen to snap up u.s. media and licensing ets, the people said this week.created by st. paul native charles m. schulz and licensed in over 100 countries, the characters generate about $30 million in annual earnings before interest, t






nordstrom won’t sell this season’s ivanka trump merchandise


nordstrom said it is not going to sell this season’s ivanka trump merchandise, making the move based on sales performance.nordstrom said thursday it is not going to sell this season’s ivanka trump merchandise, apparently winding down its relationship with the controversial brand that has spurred boycott threats and concerns about the first daughter’s conflicts of interest.the department-store chain said it was making the move based on sales performance.“we’ve got thousands of brands,” according to a nordstrom spokesperson. “each year we cut about 10 percent and refresh our ortment with about the same amount. in this case, based on the brand’s performance we’ve decided not to buy it for this season.”most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.nordstrom did not say whether the






nordstrom won’t sell this season’s ivanka trump merchandise


nordstrom said it is not going to sell this season’s ivanka trump merchandise, making the move based on sales performance.nordstrom said thursday it is not going to sell this season’s ivanka trump merchandise, apparently winding down its relationship with the controversial brand that has spurred boycott threats and concerns about the first daughter’s conflicts of interest.the department-store chain said it was making the move based on sales performance.“we’ve got thousands of brands,” according to a nordstrom spokesperson. “each year we cut about 10 percent and refresh our ortment with about the same amount. in this case, based on the brand’s performance we’ve decided not to buy it for this season.”nordstrom did not say whether the decision to stop buying the ivanka trump brand is permanen






mercedes-benz luxury cars fuel fat profits at daimler


frankfurt, germany (ap) — german automaker daimler ag said thursday that its fourth-quarter net profit rose 18 percent as the company’s flagship mercedes-benz brand reaped fat returns on new suv models.net profit hit 2.2 billion euros ($2.4 billion), up from 1.9 billion in the year-ago quarter. group revenue rose 1 percent to 41 billion euros.booming profits at mercedes-benz outweighed losses at the company’s truck business, which lost sales in turkey and the middle east. operating earnings at the luxury brand rose 53 percent to 2.56 billion euros, driven by higher vehicle prices and sales of new suvs.for the full year, daimler made 8.7 billion euros net profit, up slightly from 2015.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.ceo dieter zetsche said the company’s strong prof






amd radeon pro wx 7100 review


the firepro brand is dead; long live the radeon pro. amd puts its polaris chips and reworked drivers to work in three new workstation g hics cards. we’re about to give the fastest model, the radeon pro wx 7100, a real workout.






a+e buys stake in nwsl, will televise games on lifetime


new york (ap) — a+e networks has bought a stake in the national women’s soccer league and will broadcast a game each weekend on the lifetime network.“it’s not a network that’s sports related, but it’s a network that’s women’s related,” a+e networks president nancy dubuc said thursday after a news conference attended by several players. “if you look at the coverage of female sports and athletics across any of the broadcasters that participate in league rights and/or sports programming, women are underrepresented, and it’s a chance and an opportunity for lifetime to support that movement and the importance of athletics and competition for s and women.”lifetime broadcast wnba games from 1997-2000, and its current programming includes “project runway” and “dance moms.” it will become an nwsl s






nintendo has sold 1.5 million nes cl ics


nintendo is selling a heck of a lot of nes cl ics, its tiny retro nintendo entertainment system gadget with built-in games. the company revealed that it has sold more than 1.5 million to date, a figure that probably could’ve been a lot higher — the retro reboot console was a holiday seller, and was consistently unavailable despite immense demand.even now, it’s hard to get your hands on one. amazon is sold out except via resellers charging at least double its $60 asking price, and gamestop and best buy are likewise showing the micro console as out of stock. on the company’s earnings call earlier this week nintendo president tatsumi kimishima promised (via gamespot) that it would be working to alleviate the shortage with increased production capacity; he also apologized to shoppers who could






mercedes-benz luxury cars fuel fat profits at daimler


frankfurt, germany — german automaker daimler ag said thursday that its fourth-quarter net profit jumped 18 percent — but offered only a modest outlook for future earnings as it prepares to spend heavily on updates to its model line and in investing in new technologies such as autonomous driving.net profit for the quarter hit 2.2 billion euros ($2.4 billion), boosted by strong sales of new suvs under the company's luxury mercedes-benz brand. group revenue rose 1 percent to 41 billion euros.for the full year, daimler made 8.78 billion euros net profit, up 1 percent from 2015.ceo dieter zetsche said the company's strong profits equipped it to confront challenges from new technologies such as autonomous vehicles."those who wish to shape the future of the automobile at the forefront of the aut






nordstrom to cuts ties with ivanka trump brand


10 products you should never buy generic generics are a great way to save money in lots of cases, but here is a look at some clear exceptions






nordstrom to stop selling ivanka trump brand


10 products you should never buy generic generics are a great way to save money in lots of cases, but here is a look at some clear exceptions






temple t by smartgames


out now: a new puzzling adventure by smartgames: temple t . based on the award winning original puzzle game temple t , smartgames now presents the app version with 110 brand new challenges. arrange the walls and the stairs to create a path through the temple. but in this maze the walls constantly shift. only a smart adventurer can escape this cursed labyrinth. guide your adventurer through this labyrinth in 4 different levels of difficulty. how to playthe object of the game is to safely guide your adventurer through the temple. each challenge is completed when the adventurer exits the temple via the highlighted path. slide the puzzle pieces to find a safe path for your adventurer. you can move the adventurer by clicking the tile you would like him to go to next. he cannot proceed throug






mixing politics and social media could kill your brand


brands are living in dangerous times. our political environment has become tribal. everyone is being forced to pick sides … liberal, conservative, urban, rural, elite, blue collar, us and them.everything has become a litmus test as to whose side you are on. we’ve lost the middle ground in this polarized political environment. for example, when donald trump tweeted that linda bean, granddaughter of the l.l. bean founder, had contributed to the trump paign, the company be e the target of a boycott. even though l.l. bean stated it does not endorse any political candidates, the damage was done.it’s all about values. whenever you hear about a backlash in the media, it’s because a company acted out of alignment with stakeholders’ values.companies spend billions of dollars on research to understa






us auto sales start 2017 on down note; improvement expected


detroit — u.s. auto sales lagged in january as buyers recovered from holiday spending sprees, but the slowdown won't last long.january is typically the weakest month of the year for u.s. auto sales, and last month appeared to live up to that reputation. general motors, toyota and ford — the top three in u.s. sales — all reported declines.but there are lots of factors that should juice demand in the coming months. consumer confidence is strong, gas prices are low and there are good deals on new vehicles with cool technology. tax refunds will also spur demand. while sales aren't expected to top last year's record of 17.55 million, they're still forecast to come in at historically high levels.one x-factor is president donald trump. promised tax cuts and infrastructure spending could increase






us auto sales seen lower in january


detroit — u.s. auto sales appear to have lagged in january, although the slowdown could be temporary.january is typically the weakest month of the year for u.s. auto sales. but strong consumer confidence, low gas prices and good deals on new vehicles should help sales speed up once the weather warms and buyers get their tax refunds. while sales aren't expected to top last year's record of 17.55 million, they're still expected to come in at historically high levels.one x-factor is president donald trump. promised tax cuts and infrastructure spending could increase demand for new vehicles. but his threatened taxes on vehicles imported from mexico could make some new cars more expensive. mexico imported nearly 2 million vehicles to the u.s. last year."if prices go up there has to be some sort






letters


letters to hearts started out as a simple blog. it has evolved into a website, a brand, and has been re-named accordingly. the goals here are simple. magic. everything has a unique point of view that, with a little bit of magic, one can clearly see. magic began by writing letters as these objects and has now taken different shapes: research, ''heartwork'' and much more. please visit, purchase your favorites, and help make magic in someone else's life with your contribution.






how a mobile app was developed in one day for new england patriots wide receiver


julian edelman (left) has an app for his je11 brand that zudy created in just one day. image: zudy julian edelman, the wide receiver for the new england patriots soon to be seen in super bowl 51, needed a mobile app for his personal brand, je11, that he uses for tracking his businesses, such as merchandise, social promotions, and other non-football pursuits.he'd met trish kennedy, who co-founded zudy with her husband, tom kennedy, at a charitable event for the patriots during edelman's rookie year in 2009. the trio be e friends, and when he wanted an app for his brand, he turned to their company to create it, explained trish kennedy. see: why mobile app developers may soon be looking for a new job (techrepublic)"when i met julian, he was extremely interested in business, and he knew that i






fireup


fireup is a unique storytelling social network that enables you to tell your brands story in the most beautiful way and share it with the world. it creates a handy link for the brand to be shared with investors, future employees, customers, fans etc. you can also use fireup to explore journeys of brands and know how they were built over time, follow companies and industries you like, share stuff that you enjoyed and embed cards into articles and blogs.






the big lebowski + true detective


get ready for the most epic mashup you can ever imagine. it’s the intro to true detective but combined with footage from the big lebowski.full story at youtube.more great tv stuff. posted by josh urich