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Microsoft says virus hurting supply chain more than expected

Microsoft says virus hurting supply chain more than expected

Technology
The virus outbreak in China is hurting Microsoft more than expected, as the company says it won't meet targets that had already factored in the uncertaintyBy MATT O'BRIEN AP Technology WriterFebruary 26, 2020, 10:34 PM2 min readREDMOND, Wash. -- The virus outbreak in China is hurting Microsoft more than expected, as the company said it won't meet targets that had already factored in the uncertainty. In particular, Microsoft said revenue from Windows licenses and its Surface devices “are more negatively impacted than previously anticipated.” The company said demand for Windows products is still strong, but getting the supply chain back to normal is taking longer. That goes for both Microsoft-made Surface devices and Windows products made by third parties, which include Acer and Lenovo. Las...
How bad loan mess is hurting lesser-rated borrowers as well as banks

How bad loan mess is hurting lesser-rated borrowers as well as banks

Finance
Best of the Breed: That’s the central hiring mandate to HR line managers at bulgebracket investment banks and private equity firms shopping for talent at top business, law and engineering schools. The key assumption behind this elitist practice is that the majority of those coming on board would be high performers, offsetting the cumulative negative impact of the minuscule minority that might fail to measure up to the exacting standards of Wall/Dalal Street. Curiously, this elitism is being extended to India’s commercial banking, as the financial system seeks to extricate about Rs 10 lakh crore stuck in bad loans. Lenders now prefer retail borrowers to companies, and the highest-rated businesses in the land to those that come slightly lower down in the pecking order of credit-worthiness. I...
He can't pick up his insulin because of the government shutdown. How workers are hurting

He can't pick up his insulin because of the government shutdown. How workers are hurting

Finance
As a result of the partial government shutdown, Leo, a tax examiner for the IRS in Ohio, has been out of work for 10 days now. He cannot pick up his more than $ 200 insulin prescription because he doesn't know when his next pay check will come. "I have to save every penny right now," said Leo, who asked to use his middle name only because he's not permitted to speak about his job with the media. If the stalemate in Washington perists, he expects to rely on his credit card to get by. "But will...

5 Credit Card Myths Hurting Your Financial Future

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]By Lawrence Sprung, CFP® Credit cards are a tool that many of us use in order to buy things in a convenient fashion, but they represent both convenience and risk. When used properly, credit cards can add value to our financial lives because they offer the ability to buy things now and pay later, build credit and Latest Articles in
Expectation to check work email after hours is hurting our health and relationships

Expectation to check work email after hours is hurting our health and relationships

Health
Being expected to check work email during non-work hours is making employees, as well as their significant others, experience higher levels of anxiety, a study shows. Researchers from Virginia Tech surveyed 108 employees working at least 30 hours per week, 138 significant others and 105 managers and found that the sheer expectation of monitoring work email, rather than the amount of time spent doing so, led to increased anxiety in both employees and their significant others. "Some employees admitted to monitoring their work email from every hour to every few minutes, which resulted in higher levels of anxiety and conflict between spouses," co-author William Becker, an associate professor of management in the Pamplin College of Business, told ABC News. Significant others also reported d...