Google parent Alphabet sales barely miss, EPS strong

Google parent Alphabet sales barely miss, EPS strongGoogle’s parent company Alphabet reported its Q3 2018 financial results on Thursday.



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Snap Layoffs: Snapchat Parent Said to Be Axing 100 Engineering Employees

Snapchat’s parent company, Snap, is gearing up for another round of layoffs — which could be the biggest to date for the social-messaging and media app maker. Around 100 engineers are set to be pink-slipped as part of Snap’s cutbacks, which represent close to 10% of the company’s engineering team. The expected layoffs were first reported […]

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Google Parent Alphabet and Aramco in Talks to Build Tech Hub in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant and Google parent Alphabet Inc., two of the world’s biggest companies, are in talks about jointly building a large technology hub inside the kingdom, people familiar with the potential deal said. ​
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Google Parent Launches Cybersecurity Firm

Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., said Wednesday it is launching its 13th unit: a cybersecurity business called Chronicle LLC.
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Hickey Freeman Parent Names Chief Financial Officer

Luxury Men’s Apparel Group, the parent of Hickey Freeman, has named Mark Donovan executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will also serve as cfo of Hickey Freeman Tailored Clothing.
In this new position, Donovan will oversee all finance and consolidation for LMAG and serve as part of the company’s active acquisition team. He will also oversee the day-to-day financial operations for Hickey Freeman. He will report to Stephen Granovsky, chief executive officer of LMAG and Hickey Freeman.
Donovan, who will be based at Hickey Freeman’s headquarters in Rochester, N.Y., has held several senior-level retail and financial positions in the U.S. and Canada, including chief operating officer and cfo of Robert Talbott and Friedman’s Jewelers.
“I’ve known Mark for many years and I am delighted he will be joining our senior team. He will lead our efforts to bring greater financial disciplines to Hickey Freeman and will also be a very important facilitator of our efforts to not only grow LMAG’s portfolio of brands, but also bring synergies to the ones we already own,” Granovsky said.
In addition to Hickey Freeman, the Toronto-based LMAG also owns Samuelsohn Ltd., Culturata, H-American Tailor and Lipson Shirtmakers.
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Google parent Alphabet’s profit hit by EU fine

Profits at Google’s parent company Alphabet have taken a hit by the record fine imposed by the European Commission on the search giant last month for breaching competition rules.
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Snapchat Parent Posts $2.2 Billion Loss in First Quarterly Report; Stock Plunges

Snap Inc. on Wednesday reported a $ 2.21 billion loss in its first quarter as a publicly traded company, magnifying the uphill battle the parent of Snapchat faces in establishing a profitable business while competing with social-media giants like Facebook and Twitter.
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Snapchat Parent Posts $2.2 Billion Loss in First Quarterly Report; Stock Plunges

Snap Inc. on Wednesday reported a $ 2.21 billion loss in its first quarter as a publicly traded company, magnifying the uphill battle the parent of Snapchat faces in establishing a profitable business while competing with social-media giants like Facebook and Twitter.
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Google Parent Alphabet’s Revenue Continues to March Higher

Google parent Alphabet Inc. posted a sharp increase in first-quarter revenue, continuing a trend of sharp growth seemingly unscathed by boycotts from some of its major advertisers.
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Google Parent Alphabet’s Revenue Continues to March Higher

Google parent Alphabet Inc. posted a sharp increase in first-quarter revenue, continuing a trend of sharp growth seemingly unscathed by boycotts from some of its major advertisers.
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Snapchat Parent Snap Set to Price IPO Above Projected Range

Snap Inc. is set to price its initial public offering at $ 17 a share, according to two people familiar with the offering.
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T.J. Maxx Parent Company To Launch New Home Concept Brand Later This Year

TJX Corporations announced plans to launch a new home concept brand later this year, with the launch of four new stores.
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Snapchat Parent Files for IPO

Snap Inc. publicly revealed plans for an initial public offering Thursday, putting the maker of popular messaging app Snapchat on track for one of the highest-profile stock debuts in recent years.
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Snapchat Parent Files for IPO

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Google Parent Alphabet Reports Disappointing Profit

Google parent Alphabet reported an 8.3% increase in fourth-quarter profit, but it still fell short of analysts’ expectations on a higher-than-expected tax adjustment.
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Google Parent Alphabet Reports Disappointing Profit

Google parent Alphabet reported an 8.3% increase in fourth-quarter profit, but it still fell short of analysts’ expectations on a higher-than-expected tax adjustment.
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Snapchat Parent Goes Its Own Way With Plan for Collecting Revenue

Snapchat owner Snap will make London its international headquarters and start booking overseas revenue in all the countries where it has offices, breaking from other tech firms whose headquarters in smaller European countries help them shift profit and cut taxes.
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Google Parent Forms New Driverless-Car Company

Google’s self-driving car project got an official name, Waymo LLC, and became a stand-alone business unit within the Alphabet empire, setting an expectation that the effort soon will make money.
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Little Boy Accidentally Tells His Mom What Every Parent Needs To Hear (But Never Does)

This cute kid note shows that a mistake can actually make something even better.

Title: Spending Time With You

Author: 8-year-old Adam

Recipient: Adam’s mom Andrea

The backstory: Adam gave his mom this card on Mother’s Day.

Mom’s reaction: Andrea called it her “favorite card of all time” when she shared the photo on Facebook. “I laughed when I read it, and he was very embarrassed that he made a mistake on the card,” she told The Huffington Post. “I explained that I loved it and I like spending time with him, but I also like getting a break and being alone too.”

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Dear Mom,

I love when you spend time with you.

<3 Adam

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I Want to Outlive My Child (And 3 Other Horrible Truths About Being a Special Needs Parent)

We all know the brave, strong, inspiring images of parents of kids with significant special needs who wear their challenges like a suit of armor. I have been that parent sometimes. I have also been the parent who is crying so hard that I can’t speak because I don’t know what to do. There are also several dark truths that we all feel, but mostly don’t discuss.

1. I want to outlive my child.

We live in fear of what will happen to our son or daughter when we die. Where will they live? Will anyone care for them like we have? I know there are excellent group homes out there and I know that I can’t afford any of them. I know there are compassionate, wonderful people who work in state-funded homes, but I don’t know how to find them. These are thoughts that steal sleep or wake me in the middle of the night.

2. Most of us dread summer.

The majority of special needs kids need routine like the rest of us need air. School provides the structure these kids need and the break or daycare the parents need. It is an awful misrepresentation to call school daycare, but it’s a harsh reality most of us face because after middle school, it is exceedingly difficult to find a daycare that will accept our child. Some states have excellent summer school programs. In most, however, there is so little funding for special needs summer school that the slots go to those who are close friends with Harry Potter.

I am fortunate to be able to stay home full-time with my son, Caleb, but it makes summer drag out like endless loops of fishing wire. The first month of summer we usually search for routine with lots of swimming (which results in several ear infections), lots of visits to the library, maybe a movie or two and my feeble attempts to emulate the educational models Caleb’s teacher flawlessly presents every day. At some point in those four weeks, Caleb begs out of these activities. He wants to be at school with his teachers and his friends. Their routine trumps anything I could even attempt.

By the time school resumes, I am weakened and depressed from the toll of long summer days. Caleb’s health issues make summer even more challenging, because he can’t regulate his body temperature and will die if he gets too hot. Summer camps are usually not an option for him because of his specific temperature needs. Aside from swimming, we are restricted indoors and that takes a toll on both of us.

3. Worse than summer, we dread the day our child turns 21.

Federal law requires that students with disabilities can attend public school until the year in which they turn 21. It is amazing that education is extended for these students, but it ends there. After age 21, parents are left scrambling to find programs for their young adults. I have visited several day programs that mimic school for young adults. Some are really structured and provide wonderful outlets for young adults with special needs. These are usually the ones that cost the most, excluding many of the people who need these programs. Some of these programs provide services for a few hours a day, not a full day, which leaves parents who work with untenable choices.

Because our kids are mentally much younger than age 21, many of us are reluctant to start the search for a group home until we are physically unable to care for our child. At a time when our friends are either enjoying or dreading an empty nest, we are left with no choices.

4. We often have to take away our child’s rights to make their own decisions.

When our special needs child reaches age 18, many of us have to file for guardianship. This is a complicated process which involves attorneys (and their fees), court appearances and letters from doctors. The premise is that because the child is chronologically an adult, they have the right to refuse medical treatment, including things like an ambulance ride, necessary medications or surgeries. An ambulance could show up at the front door and if the young adult doesn’t want to get on it, the ambulance drivers have to respect their wishes, unless guardianship is in place and the parent can demand that the young adult be treated.

Guardianship may be necessary, but it is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do for Caleb. It boils down to petitioning the court to acknowledge that he is an incapacitated person. It is effectively taking away his right to make his own decisions, and that is a very sad process. I walked out of court the day guardianship was final with my head down and my heart heavy.
I believe these are universal unspoken truths for special needs parents. They weigh us down even when we’re not thinking of them. So, if you see one of us on a good day and we still seem a bit down, it’s because the future looms like a black cloud that fills the whole sky. We all want the best for our kids and many of us fear we may not be able to provide it.

These are ugly, frightening thoughts. I spent the majority of Caleb’s childhood trying to avoid them and the guilt they impose. As time does, it has brought these issues to the surface, which requires action. I have a blog called neverlandwithoutagps.com and it was born out of these ideas. My son will always be Peter Pan, a child in an adult’s body. I find us living in Neverland without much guidance. I am leaning heavily on my friends with older kids, listening to what they have learned and watching what they do. I hope by the time Caleb is 21 that I will be able to help the parents coming along behind us.

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Are You Ready To Be A Parent? Answer These 4 Questions First

You don’t really think that having kids is just about baking brownies, buying cute little clothes, going to soccer games and reading bedtime stories, right? Far from it! It can be equal parts grueling and rewarding. Dr. Phil explains there is a level of emotional, financial and physical commitment that many don’t anticipate. Ask yourself these four questions to help determine if you’re ready to become a parent.

1. Have you thought of the long-term commitment?
Are you willing to make the sacrifices of money, emotion, sleep and energy, and put much of your life on hold for decades to come? There is an implied contract with the child that you are saying, “I will be your fiduciary. I will protect you along the way.” That takes a ton of work along with sacrifice after sacrifice.

2. Have you looked at it from your potential child’s point of view?
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3. Are you and your partner on the same page?
Do you and your significant other have a game plan for raising the child? Have you discussed and agree on discipline, religion and education? Who will take care of the child and who will work? Figure out a plan before you get pregnant.

4. Are you having the child for the right reasons?
Have you examined why you want to be a parent? Children shouldn’t be born with a job — like saving your marriage or giving you unconditional love, if that’s what you’re thinking. Think long and hard about your true motivations.

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Is this the right book for me? Be a Great Single Parent: Teach Yourself offers a step-by-step, sensible and jargon-free guide to all the things that most concern you, from what being a single parent means to you and your child emotionally, how to cope with the practical realities day-to-day, and how to socialise with parents like yourself and benefit from the many support networks available. There will be plenty of expert emotional support and useful advice for fathers, mothers and other family members whatever their domestic situation, and relevant do’s, don’ts and further resources throughout! Be a Great Single Parent includes: Chapter 1: In the beginning Chapter 2: Getting over feelings of guilt and failure Chapter 3: Helping your children cope Chapter 4: Going it alone Chapter 5: Parenting tips Chapter 6: Home alone Chapter 7: Childcare Chapter 8: Money matters Chapter 9: Widening your horizons Chapter 10: New partners – dating and mating Teach Yourself methods: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors’ many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of navigating the role of single parent. Things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

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The Parent Soup Baby Name Finder: Real Advice from Real Parents Who Have Named Their Babies and Lived to Tell about It…

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When you need advice from other parents who have named their babies and lived to tell the tale Your husband wants a junior. Your mother keeps hinting at an archaic family name. Your best friend is pushing the name Jeremiah. And you haven’t even started thinking about what will happen if the baby is a girl Take a deep breath because help is at hand. Parent Soup–the ultimate on-line destination for parents–has collected more than 15,000 names from its popular "Baby Name Finder" and the best advice from real parents who have already played the name game. Read this book and get insight on everything you need to know when choosing a name, such as:

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What Doctors Don’t Tell You is a monthly magazine that has been researching medicine – alternative and conventional – since 1989, and has discovered alternatives really can work (and much of conventional medicine doesn’t). Its research is thorough, extensive and persuasive, and it has given hope and inspiration to hundreds of thousands of people who just want to be well. Now, in association with What Doctors Don’t Tell You, Hay House is publishing an exciting new series of books, each focusing on a common health condition or concern, to help readers make informed decisions about their health, and the health of their families. The series launches with four titles. The Vaccine Bible: Are vaccines for our children really safe? Discover what every parent wants to know–and what no government will tell them.

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