US futures point to slightly higher open

U.S. stocks were set to open slightly higher Wednesday morning. ET, Dow futures rose 46 points, indicating a positive open of more than 24 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were also marginally higher. U.S. stocks ended Tuesday little changed amid a fall in tech shares. Meanwhile, according to the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, some American companies are speeding up their move away from China amid the imposition of U.S. tariffs.


U.S. stocks were set to open slightly higher Wednesday morning. ET, Dow futures rose 46 points, indicating a positive open of more than 24 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were also marginally higher. U.S. stocks ended Tuesday little changed amid a fall in tech shares. Meanwhile, according to the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, some American companies are speeding up their move away from China amid the imposition of U.S. tariffs.
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US futures point to slightly higher open

U.S. stocks were set to open slightly higher Wednesday morning.

At around 1:40 a.m. ET, Dow futures rose 46 points, indicating a positive open of more than 24 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were also marginally higher.

U.S. stocks ended Tuesday little changed amid a fall in tech shares. Ahead of Wednesday’s session, the focus is on trade relations between China and the U.S. Beijing released a tariff exemptions list for products from the U.S. on Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, according to the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, some American companies are speeding up their move away from China amid the imposition of U.S. tariffs.


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Ireland ‘highly skeptical’ of UK ideas for contentious Brexit backstop issue

Ireland’s finance minister warned that the country’s government remains “highly skeptical” about proposals advocated by Britain’s prime minister to avoid the need for infrastructure on the U.K.’s border with Ireland after Brexit. The open border and freedom of movement between the two countries were key tenets of a 1998 peace deal that heralded the end of ongoing violence in the region. The current prime minister’s critics say his government has failed to provide specific alternatives to the Iri


Ireland’s finance minister warned that the country’s government remains “highly skeptical” about proposals advocated by Britain’s prime minister to avoid the need for infrastructure on the U.K.’s border with Ireland after Brexit. The open border and freedom of movement between the two countries were key tenets of a 1998 peace deal that heralded the end of ongoing violence in the region. The current prime minister’s critics say his government has failed to provide specific alternatives to the Iri
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Ireland 'highly skeptical' of UK ideas for contentious Brexit backstop issue

Ireland’s finance minister warned that the country’s government remains “highly skeptical” about proposals advocated by Britain’s prime minister to avoid the need for infrastructure on the U.K.’s border with Ireland after Brexit. U.K. premier Boris Johnson had visited Dublin Monday for talks with his Irish counterpart, Leo Varadkar, and insisted that trusted trader schemes and electronic pre-clearances of goods were areas in which there was “a lot that can be done” to resolve a problem that bedevilled his predecessor Theresa May: how to reconcile an open border between the Republic of Ireland and the U.K., while allowing Britain to strike independent trade deals in the future. But Varadkar’s finance minister Paschal Donohoe, speaking to CNBC at Ireland’s U.K. embassy after a day of investor meetings in the City of London, argued that the British leader’s suggestions do not respond to the “unique needs of the Irish border,” and that was why the Irish government has “stood so firmly behind the principle of regulatory alignment, and the backstop.” The so-called “Irish backstop” forms an element of Theresa May’s negotiated exit deal with Brussels, and is designed to protect the continued openness of the border between the Republic of Ireland in the south and the separate nation, Northern Ireland, that forms part of the United Kingdom, in case further talks between the U.K. and EU do not find a long-term, operable resolution to the issue.

The open border and freedom of movement between the two countries were key tenets of a 1998 peace deal that heralded the end of ongoing violence in the region.

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But the European Union’s rules that are designed to protect the integrity of its single market do not allow for goods, services or people to travel frictionlessly into its territory outside the framework of a trade agreement. The regulatory requirements contained in those kinds of agreements can make it difficult for a third country like the U.K., under such a regime, to operate the kind of fully independent trade policy that the current British leader considers a crucial benefit to be derived from Brexit. To make that possible, the U.K. would typically need goods to be checked at Britain’s frontier with Europe. But Johnson in Dublin insisted this was not an acceptable consequence. “The U.K. will never, ever institute checks at the border, and I hope our friends in the EU would say the same,” Johnson told Varadkar. But the British leader has said previously he is confident about his ability to win from EU leaders certain concessions that might avoid the need for the contentious insurance policy altogether. He has vowed the U.K. will then be able to discard — or “bin” — the backstop, which was a major reason many lawmakers in his Conservative Party previously refused to endorse May’s deal in three separate parliamentary votes.

Johnson voted against the deal twice before voting for it on the third occasion. The current prime minister’s critics say his government has failed to provide specific alternatives to the Irish backstop in the weeks since he took office. And speaking outside the Irish leader’s residence Farmleigh House on Monday morning, Johnson continued to be coy about the particulars. “There are an abundance of proposals that we have, but I don’t think it’s entirely reasonable to share them with you today,” he told assembled journalists. In response Donohoe, during his interview with CNBC, backed Varadkar’s earlier stated position that Ireland was not prepared to “replace a legal guarantee with a promise.” The finance chief said the Irish would listen to new proposals, but these kinds of alternative arrangements had been previously examined and found wanting. “If anyone does believe that there are ideas that could take the place of the backstop then of course we are open to engaging with those ideas.” Donohoe reiterated an oft-stated Irish government view that if proponents of the “alternative arrangements” Johnson mentioned Monday were so confident in their operability, then they should first ratify the backstop and the withdrawal agreement, then push for them during that transition period, rather than risk the entire agreement by insisting on them now. Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement negotiated with the EU had included a lengthy transition period during which the U.K. would continue to operate under EU rules. The intention of negotiators on both sides was for that period to offer businesses some continuity and to provide the U.K. and Irish governments more time to find workable solutions to the border challenges. British politicians in favor of a swift Brexit dislike the idea that the U.K. will have to abide by EU rules after Brexit, and could be forced to rely too heavily on European goodwill to allow the introduction of new arrangements that would automatically render the backstop unnecessary. But internal government documents leaked to the website Politico earlier this month and written by U.K. technical advisory groups tasked with examining “alternative arrangements” to the Irish backstop found that “trusted trader schemes” — whereby firms get pre-approval to move goods back and forth across the border without checks — had proven to be a “popular facilitation” among surveyed businesses, but would likely still require some form of border infrastructure in order to work. The same government technical advisors acknowledged there were various options that might address individual challenges stemming from the border’s necessarily open status, but that “every facilitation has concerns and issues” and that the “complexity of combining them into something more systemic and as part of one package is a key missing factor at present.”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (not pictured) outside 10 Downing Street ahead of bilateral talks on 05 September 2019 in London, England. WIktor Szymanowicz | NurPhoto | Getty Images


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Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev to win US Open and claim 19th Grand Slam title

Rafael Nadal held off a strong comeback bid to win his 19th Grand Slam title by edging Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 in a thrilling U.S. Open final that lasted nearly five hours Sunday. That’s because after Nadal grabbed the opening two sets and went up a break in third, Medvedev mounted a charge, shifting styles and rattling Nadal. But his attempt to become the first man since 1949 to win a U.S. Open final after trailing by two sets to none came up just short. But he failed to serve o


Rafael Nadal held off a strong comeback bid to win his 19th Grand Slam title by edging Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 in a thrilling U.S. Open final that lasted nearly five hours Sunday. That’s because after Nadal grabbed the opening two sets and went up a break in third, Medvedev mounted a charge, shifting styles and rattling Nadal. But his attempt to become the first man since 1949 to win a U.S. Open final after trailing by two sets to none came up just short. But he failed to serve o
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Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev to win US Open and claim 19th Grand Slam title

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after winning his Men’s Singles final match against Daniil Medvedev of Russia on day fourteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 08, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City.

Rafael Nadal held off a strong comeback bid to win his 19th Grand Slam title by edging Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 in a thrilling U.S. Open final that lasted nearly five hours Sunday.

This one was not easy for the second-seeded Nadal. Not at all. That’s because after Nadal grabbed the opening two sets and went up a break in third, Medvedev mounted a charge, shifting styles and rattling Nadal.

Medvedev broke in the last game of each of the next two sets to force a fifth. But his attempt to become the first man since 1949 to win a U.S. Open final after trailing by two sets to none came up just short.

Nadal broke to lead 3-2 in the fifth and again for 5-2. But he failed to serve out the victory there, double-faulting on break point, then couldn’t convert two match points at 5-3.

At 5-4, Nadal saved a break point, and finally converted his third championship point to earn his fourth trophy at Flushing Meadows.

Add that to 12 at the French Open, two at Wimbledon and one at the Australian Open, and Nadal is now only one major trophy behind Roger Federer for the most by a man in tennis history.


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Fall housing shifts quickly to a buyer’s market

“We do expect housing market activity to remain relatively stable, and the favorable rate environment should continue supporting increased refinance activity.” At an open house in Dallas on Sunday, a few dozen potential buyers toured a home listed at just under $1.4 million. “It’s not a seller’s market right now. McMahon said the concern is less about the overall health of the housing market, and more about the future of the economy. Darrell and Carrie Smith toured the Dallas open house but are


“We do expect housing market activity to remain relatively stable, and the favorable rate environment should continue supporting increased refinance activity.” At an open house in Dallas on Sunday, a few dozen potential buyers toured a home listed at just under $1.4 million. “It’s not a seller’s market right now. McMahon said the concern is less about the overall health of the housing market, and more about the future of the economy. Darrell and Carrie Smith toured the Dallas open house but are
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Fall housing shifts quickly to a buyer's market

An Open house in Dallas, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Bethany Jordan | CNBC

Mortgage rates are around the lowest in three years, but buyers are suddenly much more cautious about purchasing a home. Competition is cooling, and consequently sellers can no longer command any price. Consumer sentiment in housing did improve in August, according to a monthly survey from Fannie Mae, but only because of a big jump in the share of those who think mortgage rates will keep falling. Other components of the survey were not so rosy. Fewer people think now is a good time to buy or sell a home, and fewer said they are not concerned about losing their job in the next year. “Unfortunately, much of the lower interest rate environment can be attributed to global economic uncertainties, which appear to have dampened consumer sentiment regarding the direction of the economy,” said Doug Duncan, chief economist at Fannie Mae. “We do expect housing market activity to remain relatively stable, and the favorable rate environment should continue supporting increased refinance activity.”

At an open house in Dallas on Sunday, a few dozen potential buyers toured a home listed at just under $1.4 million. The agent for the home said the market is still moving, but buyers are getting more picky. “I definitely think it has softened a bit,” said Kelley McMahon a Dallas-area agent with Compass. “It’s not a seller’s market right now. Now is not the time for sellers to put out these crazy prices. Appraisals have gotten a lot harder, and buyers are a little more cautious. They’re more willing to take their time.” McMahon said the concern is less about the overall health of the housing market, and more about the future of the economy. “I think people are a little more cautious to pull the trigger, and I definitely think that people want to get through the election year, just kind of see what happens,” she added. That is clearly showing up in the competition, or lack thereof. Just more than 10% of offers written by Redfin in August faced a bidding war, according to the brokerage’s monthly survey. That is down from 42% a year ago. The supply of homes for sale is growing in the midrange and higher end, but it is still tight at the entry level, where low rates matter most because buyers are more cash-strapped. “Despite remaining near three-year lows, mortgage rates have failed to bring enough buyers to the market to rev up competition for homes this summer,” said Daryl Fairweather, chief economist at Redfin. “Recession fears have been enough to spook some would-be buyers from making the big financial commitment of a home purchase.” Darrell and Carrie Smith toured the Dallas open house but are still considering enlarging their current home instead of buying something bigger.


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US Open winner Rafael Nadal: It’s ‘impossible’ to have a successful career without this one thing

Rafael Nadal won yet another U.S. Open men’s championship on Sunday night, defeating 23-year-old Russian Daniil Medvedev. Nadal won $3.85 million as the 2019 men’s U.S. Open champion, and he’s now won more than $115 million in total career prize money. Two days before Nadal’s championship match on Sunday, the Spaniard was asked about the secret to his lasting success. “[The] secret is probably the passion and the love for what you are doing,” Nadal told a crowd of fans who had just watched him d


Rafael Nadal won yet another U.S. Open men’s championship on Sunday night, defeating 23-year-old Russian Daniil Medvedev. Nadal won $3.85 million as the 2019 men’s U.S. Open champion, and he’s now won more than $115 million in total career prize money. Two days before Nadal’s championship match on Sunday, the Spaniard was asked about the secret to his lasting success. “[The] secret is probably the passion and the love for what you are doing,” Nadal told a crowd of fans who had just watched him d
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US Open winner Rafael Nadal: It's 'impossible' to have a successful career without this one thing

Rafael Nadal won yet another U.S. Open men’s championship on Sunday night, defeating 23-year-old Russian Daniil Medvedev.

In winning the fourth U.S. Open of his career — and his 19th Grand Slam title overall, one shy of the all-time record — the 33-year-old Nadal had to outlast a player 10 years his junior in a nearly five-hour, five-set match. Nadal won $3.85 million as the 2019 men’s U.S. Open champion, and he’s now won more than $115 million in total career prize money.

Nadal, who won his first-ever Grand Slam title as a 19-year-old at the 2005 French Open, has experienced massive and sustained success for well over a decade even as he’s battled injuries that threatened his career at times.

Two days before Nadal’s championship match on Sunday, the Spaniard was asked about the secret to his lasting success.

“[The] secret is probably the passion and the love for what you are doing,” Nadal told a crowd of fans who had just watched him defeat Italian tennis player Matteo Berrettini in the U.S. Open semifinals.

“It’s impossible to have a successful and very long career if you really don’t love what you do,” Nadal added.

Nadal has been known throughout his career for being a passionate and intense competitor who, despite years of success, still seeks perfection on the court, even when he’s only practicing. “In practice, he’s searching constantly for the perfect shot, the perfect forehand,” former tennis champion Mats Wilander recently told The New York Times about watching Nadal prepare for a match.


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US futures point to slightly higher open

U.S. stock were set to open slightly higher Monday morning. ET, Dow futures rose 54 points, indicating a positive open of more than 61 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were both also marginally higher. The drop indicates further weakness in the world’s second largest economy and puts further pressure on Chinese lawmakers to announce new economic stimulus. A weaker Chinese economy raises concerns for other countries, including Germany, given their trading links.


U.S. stock were set to open slightly higher Monday morning. ET, Dow futures rose 54 points, indicating a positive open of more than 61 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were both also marginally higher. The drop indicates further weakness in the world’s second largest economy and puts further pressure on Chinese lawmakers to announce new economic stimulus. A weaker Chinese economy raises concerns for other countries, including Germany, given their trading links.
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US futures point to slightly higher open

U.S. stock were set to open slightly higher Monday morning.

At around 01:40 a.m. ET, Dow futures rose 54 points, indicating a positive open of more than 61 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were both also marginally higher.

Investors are waking up to new data out of China, which showed that exports unexpectedly fell in August with a large contraction for shipments to the United States. The drop indicates further weakness in the world’s second largest economy and puts further pressure on Chinese lawmakers to announce new economic stimulus. A weaker Chinese economy raises concerns for other countries, including Germany, given their trading links.


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Here’s how much money the men’s US Open champion will earn

Rafael Nadal of Spain and Daniil Medvedev of Russia will play for the 2019 U.S. Open title on Sunday at 4 p.m. Even with the big increases in prize money, though, “it can be difficult for players to make much of a profit off competing,” No. “In those cases, if I don’t win a match, I’m actually in danger of losing money for competing.” “You do well as a pro tennis player when you’re ranked in the top 20. “And winning is hard,” Isner notes, “which means it’s really hard to bring in prize money con


Rafael Nadal of Spain and Daniil Medvedev of Russia will play for the 2019 U.S. Open title on Sunday at 4 p.m. Even with the big increases in prize money, though, “it can be difficult for players to make much of a profit off competing,” No. “In those cases, if I don’t win a match, I’m actually in danger of losing money for competing.” “You do well as a pro tennis player when you’re ranked in the top 20. “And winning is hard,” Isner notes, “which means it’s really hard to bring in prize money con
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Here's how much money the men's US Open champion will earn

Rafael Nadal of Spain and Daniil Medvedev of Russia will play for the 2019 U.S. Open title on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET.

Nadal, 33, will play in his 27th Grand Slam final and is looking to claim a fourth U.S. Open, while Medvedev, 23, is competing in his first ever major final.

Sunday’s winner will also collect a $3.85 million check. The runner-up will earn about half that amount: $1.9 million.

The total payout for the tournament has skyrocketed over the last several decades. In 1973, when the men and women competitors earned equal pay for the first time, both champions received checks for $25,000. The winners earned six figures for the first time in 1983 ($120,000) and seven figures for the first time in 2003 ($1,000,000).

Even with the big increases in prize money, though, “it can be difficult for players to make much of a profit off competing,” No. 14 ranked John Isner writes on Forbes.

“The expenses can really add up, particularly at tournaments like Wimbledon and the French Open,” adds Isner, who not only pays for his own flights, meals and lodging, but also covers his coaches’ and trainers’ travel costs. “In those cases, if I don’t win a match, I’m actually in danger of losing money for competing.”

Isner, like other top ranked players, is in the fortunate situation where he doesn’t have to rely on just prize money to cover his expenses: He has a handful of sponsorship deals, which are “the closest thing to a guaranteed annual salary that a player has,” he says.

Finding sponsors ins’t always easy, though, especially if you’re not a top-ranked player. “You do well as a pro tennis player when you’re ranked in the top 20. But that can be short-lived,” Isner explains. “Brands are paying you to get their logos on televised show courts, so if your matches aren’t being featured on broadcasts because your play has fallen off … or because you’re injured and not playing at all — they’re going to stop calling.”

Players without sponsors have to win to pay the bills. “And winning is hard,” Isner notes, “which means it’s really hard to bring in prize money consistently.”


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Serena Williams could win her 24th Grand Slam—here’s why she didn’t spend her first million-dollar check

After beating Elina Svitolina in straight sets at the U.S. Open semifinals, tennis star Serena Williams will play in her 10th U.S. Open final on Saturday. The match grants her the chance to take home her 24th Grand Slam singles title, tying Margaret Court for the all-time record. In addition to the glory, there’s also prize money on the line: If Williams clinches the title on Saturday, she’ll earn $3.85 million. In fact, after earning her first million, Williams didn’t touch any of the money — s


After beating Elina Svitolina in straight sets at the U.S. Open semifinals, tennis star Serena Williams will play in her 10th U.S. Open final on Saturday. The match grants her the chance to take home her 24th Grand Slam singles title, tying Margaret Court for the all-time record. In addition to the glory, there’s also prize money on the line: If Williams clinches the title on Saturday, she’ll earn $3.85 million. In fact, after earning her first million, Williams didn’t touch any of the money — s
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Serena Williams could win her 24th Grand Slam—here's why she didn't spend her first million-dollar check

After beating Elina Svitolina in straight sets at the U.S. Open semifinals, tennis star Serena Williams will play in her 10th U.S. Open final on Saturday. The match grants her the chance to take home her 24th Grand Slam singles title, tying Margaret Court for the all-time record.

In addition to the glory, there’s also prize money on the line: If Williams clinches the title on Saturday, she’ll earn $3.85 million.

But though her career has been lucrative, Williams doesn’t blow through cash. In fact, after earning her first million, Williams didn’t touch any of the money — she deposited it directly in the bank and walked away.

“I remember, I went through the drive-through to deposit my check, and they were like, ‘I think you need to come in for this,'” she recalled in a 2017 interview with Uninterrupted, a media company owned by LeBron James and Maverick Carter.

Williams said that, for her, tennis has never been about getting paid. She’s always played for the love of the game. Early in her career, she would forget to collect her paychecks at all.

“When I first turned pro, you had to go pick up your check,” she said. “I never, never picked it up, so at the end of the year, the tournament directors would literally hand me the check because I would never go get it.”


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Nokia flip phones make a comeback with 4G and a $100 price tag

HMD Global, the Finnish company that makes Nokia phones, is bringing back a flip phone that was first introduced a decade ago. The Nokia 2720 Flip is a fresh take on Nokia’s original 2720 Fold, coming with 4G mobile internet and modern apps like Google Assistant, YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp. Like you could with old flip phones, users can open the new device to take a call and close it to hang up. It’s not the first time HMD, which has the intellectual property rights to make Nokia phones, has


HMD Global, the Finnish company that makes Nokia phones, is bringing back a flip phone that was first introduced a decade ago. The Nokia 2720 Flip is a fresh take on Nokia’s original 2720 Fold, coming with 4G mobile internet and modern apps like Google Assistant, YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp. Like you could with old flip phones, users can open the new device to take a call and close it to hang up. It’s not the first time HMD, which has the intellectual property rights to make Nokia phones, has
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Nokia flip phones make a comeback with 4G and a $100 price tag

HMD Global, the Finnish company that makes Nokia phones, is bringing back a flip phone that was first introduced a decade ago.

The Nokia 2720 Flip is a fresh take on Nokia’s original 2720 Fold, coming with 4G mobile internet and modern apps like Google Assistant, YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp.

It has a 1.3-inch screen on the outside that shows the time and a 2.8-inch main display once flipped open. Like you could with old flip phones, users can open the new device to take a call and close it to hang up.

It’s not the first time HMD, which has the intellectual property rights to make Nokia phones, has re-released an oldie from the Nokia lineup. In the last two years the firm has brought out new versions of some of its iconic devices, including the 3310 and the 8110 “banana phone.” HMD said it has sold over 10 million of those phones to date.


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These are the 25 hottest US start-ups to work for, according to LinkedIn

That’s according to LinkedIn’s latest ranking of the top start-ups around the country that are creating the most buzz among job seekers. Here are the hottest start-ups to work for in 2019. The company is valued at $4 billion, according to LinkedIn, and has 80 open roles in engineering, product and sales. Glossier U.S. headcount: 200 Headquarters: New York, New York The online beauty retailer appears on the hottest start-ups list for the third time, and for good reason. Snowflake U.S. headcount:


That’s according to LinkedIn’s latest ranking of the top start-ups around the country that are creating the most buzz among job seekers. Here are the hottest start-ups to work for in 2019. The company is valued at $4 billion, according to LinkedIn, and has 80 open roles in engineering, product and sales. Glossier U.S. headcount: 200 Headquarters: New York, New York The online beauty retailer appears on the hottest start-ups list for the third time, and for good reason. Snowflake U.S. headcount:
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These are the 25 hottest US start-ups to work for, according to LinkedIn

When it comes to up-and-coming companies that people want to work for most, ventures in data storage, cannabis, industrial safety, delivery and fintech are leading the pack. That’s according to LinkedIn’s latest ranking of the top start-ups around the country that are creating the most buzz among job seekers. The professional networking site analyzed activity from over 645 million members to create the ranking, which evaluates factors like interest in the company, employment growth, engagement with employees, job interest and ability to attract talent from LinkedIn Top Companies. Taking the No. 1 spot this year is Snowflake, a cloud-based data storage company that was founded in 2012 and landed in the top 20 last year. Companies that infuse tech into traditional consumer goods and services — from food delivery to real estate to financial services to fitness — make up a large portion of the list. “The annual Top Start-ups list is a reflection of how work is changing, what new industries are emerging and rapidly growing, and where people want to work now,” said Jessi Hempel, senior editor at large at LinkedIn, in a statement. “Over 11,000 positions were filled at the Top Startups over the last year, and there are thousands of open jobs available at the companies right now.” Here are the hottest start-ups to work for in 2019. 25. Zume U.S. headcount: 510 Headquarters: Mountain View, California One-third of the world’s food goes to waste, according to Zume, which is why the California-based company is on a mission to reduce food waste by tapping into the power of data. Started in 2015, Zume connects restaurants and suppliers with real-time food consumption data and predictive analytics so they can adjust how they purchase. The start-up is actively growing its product, engineering and sales teams to amp up customer acquisition efforts. 24. Ritual U.S. headcount: 70 Headquarters: Culver City, California The subscription-based vitamin company recently raised $25 million in Series B funding, and investments in product innovation and scientific research are in the works. Job seekers with their sights on joining the women-led start-up should demonstrate tenacity, says Kadie Bowen, VP of people & organization development at Ritual: “Use alternative means to get the attention of the Ritual hiring team.” 23. Coda U.S. headcount: 60 Headquarters: Multiple Coda wants to build one doc to rule them all. The computer software start-up offers a unified work space of text and data meant to stretch the limits of what spreadsheets and documents can do. It’s used by companies like Uber, Spotify, Box, and The New York Times. 22. XFL U.S. headcount: 130 Headquarters: Stamford, Connecticut Backed by WWE chairman Vince McMahon, the relaunch of XFL will re-imagine professional football on and off the field by making games faster and fan-focused. The new professional football league kicks off in February 2020 with eight teams on the roster. To prepare, the company is staffing up its social media, marketing and community management efforts. 21. Rubrik U.S. headcount: 1,070 Headquarters: Palo Alto, California This cloud data-management start-up was founded by former Oracle, Facebook and Google engineers in 2014. The Silicon Valley organization hired 700 employees in the past year, according to LinkedIn, and is currently scouting new hires in sales and engineering with a “customer-first mindset.” Former Cisco executive Wendy Bahr joined the team as chief commercial officer earlier this year. 20. Databricks U.S. headcount: 660 Headquarters: San Francisco, California Founded in 2013, Databricks provides a unified analytics platform to help companies use big data across data science, engineering and business teams. Naturally, using data points to explain why you’re a good fit for the company is encouraged for those applying to one of the company’s 177 open positions. Its global customer base includes Viacom, Shell and HP. 19. Bird U.S. headcount: 500 Headquarters: Santa Monica, California The electric scooter venture continues to scoot along after also being named one of the top start-ups in 2018. Since then, it’s become the fastest company ever to reach a $1 billion valuation (AKA, unicorn status). Bird scooters are now available in over 100 cities across North America, Europe and the Middle East, and the company has nearly 1,000 open positions around the world.

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18. Aurora U.S. headcount: 305 Headquarters: Palo Alto, California Aurora, a company developing technology for self-driving cars, was founded in 2017 with Sterling Anderson of Tesla, Drew Bagnell of Uber and Chris Urmson of Google at the helm. The driverless car company added more than 200 employees in the past year, many of whom came from other top companies such as Waymo and Apple. Open positions across Silicon Valley and Pittsburgh — like autonomous vehicle technician and technical artist — abound. 17. SimpleBet U.S. headcount: 65 Headquarters: New York, New York This sports betting supplier uses machine learning to automatically update and create real-time bettering opportunities for MLB games. With its recently launched pricing platform under way, the start-up plans to expand to NFL and NBA markets, according to LinkedIn. 16. TripActions U.S. headcount: 600 Headquarters: Palo Alto, California TripActions, a corporate travel-management platform, hired 650 global workers in the last year alone, bringing its total workforce to 725 at offices in Palo Alto, San Francisco, Dallas, New York, Sydney, Amsterdam and London. It partners with companies like Dropbox, Lyft and the ACLU to provide integrated travel solutions for business trips. The company is valued at $4 billion, according to LinkedIn, and has 80 open roles in engineering, product and sales. 15. Zoox U.S. headcount: 890 Headquarters: Foster City, California Zoox is working to launch an autonomous, all-electric ride-hailing service by 2020, and it’s made major changes in the previous year in order to get there. The self-driving start-up recently celebrated its five-year anniversary; hired a new CEO Aicha Evans, formerly the chief strategy officer at Intel; and opened a new headquarters for 600 workers in the Bay Area. 14. Flexport U.S. headcount: 1,080 Headquarters: San Francisco, California Flexport aims to bring advanced technology and data analytics, logistics infrastructure and supply chain expertise to modernize freight forwarding and make global trade more efficient. The company doubled its revenue growth in the past year, and the addition of $1 billion in new funding brought its valuation up to $3.2 billion. The start-up’s rapid scaling has also meant new career opportunities for workers from within: Over 250 Flexport workers changed roles in the last year, and 60 moved around the world as the company has expanded to new regions. 13. Away U.S. headcount: 360 Headquarters: New York, New York The luggage brand takes travel seriously and offers employees with three years under their belt a bonus and time off to take a sabbatical. The company has over 100 open roles around the world, and ideal candidates should “love opportunities for rapid new skill development and be comfortable with ambiguity and change,” says Erin Grau, VP of people and culture. Don’t see the right opportunity for you? Away invites job seekers to “Name Your Job ” and share how a new role could contribute to the company’s growth. 12. Lime U.S. headcount: 350 Headquarters: San Francisco, California The company joins LinkedIn’s list of top start-ups for the first time and has spent the past year taking its name to the forefront of the expanding electric scooter business. Over two years of growth, Lime’s dockless bikes and scooters are now available in nearly 100 U.S. cities and has an international presence in South America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. 11. Glossier U.S. headcount: 200 Headquarters: New York, New York The online beauty retailer appears on the hottest start-ups list for the third time, and for good reason. In the past year, it’s generated $100 million in sales and is now valued at $1.2 billion, according to LinkedIn. While founder Emily Weiss built her company after a string of jobs in fashion and beauty, previous beauty industry experience isn’t required for job seekers to join the beauty-blog-turned-retailer. “Many people are surprised to learn that most of our employees actually didn’t come from the beauty industry,” says Samantha Verdile, a company spokesperson.

Source: Glossier

10. Nuro U.S. headcount: 300 Headquarters: Mountain View, California Nuro wants to accelerate the benefits of robotics for everyday life, and it’s starting with self-driving delivery pods. The start-up previously worked with Fry’s Food to deliver groceries in Scottsdale, Arizona, and earlier this year announced a partnership with Kroger in Houston. Its workforce has been recruited from other major tech companies like Apple, Google, Tesla and Uber, and there are 200 open opportunities to join the ranks. 9. Compass U.S. headcount: 2,300 Headquarters: New York, New York The country’s third-largest residential real estate brokerage is working to integrate technology into the housing market by building an end-to-end platform that supports the entire buying and selling workflow. The start-up has a vast network of agents in 17 major markets across the U.S. and is on a hiring spree to fill hundreds of product and engineering staffers. 8. Peloton Interactive U.S. headcount: 1,800 Headquarters: New York, New York Peloton recently filed publicly for its upcoming IPO and over the last year reported growing sales but widening losses. Founded in 2012, the at-home fitness company grew its subscriber base from 245,667 a year ago to 511,202 in 2019. As far as attracting and retaining top talent from instructors to engineers, CEO John Foley stresses the importance of both office perks (like the right Kind bars and IPAs on tap) as well as a mission-driven culture and “pre-IPO currency.” It expects to raise $500 million in its offering.

7. Robinhood U.S. headcount: 500 Headquarters: Menlo Park, California Robinhood, the fintech start-up that lets users buy and sell stocks and exchange-traded funds via a mobile app, recently secured a $323 million funding round that brought its valuation up to $7.6 billion. The company is looking to staff up its engineering and compliance teams, who primarily work out of an office in Lake Mary, Florida. 6. Good American U.S. headcount: 80 Headquarters: Los Angeles, California When Khloe Kardashian and Emma Grede launched their size-inclusive denim line in 2016, they logged $1 million in sales on the first day. Since then, the start-up has expanded to offer apparel including dresses, leggings, bike shorts and maternity wear in sizes ranging from 00 to 26. For job seekers vying to join the body-positive company: “We always look to hire out-of-the-box thinkers, those who are passionate, solution-oriented and able to understand our customer on a deeper level,” the company told LinkedIn. 5. Brex U.S. headcount: 230 Headquarters: San Francisco, California Founded in 2017, the business-focused fintech is focused on expanding its presence beyond the Bay Area and now has a workforce across New York City, Salt Lake City and Vancouver. The start-up is re-imagining corporate credit cards for other start-ups and has 85 open roles across marketing, partnerships, operations and more. 4. DoorDash U.S. headcount: 1,780 Headquarters: San Francisco, California With six years under its belt, DoorDash has steadily doubled its employee headcount every year. The food delivery platform shows no signs of stopping. It acquired competitor Caviar in August, which will expand its restaurant portfolio and customer base in over 4,000 cities across the U.S. and Canada.

DoorDash delivery person Source: DoorDash

3. Samsara U.S. headcount: 1,115 Headquarters: San Francisco, California Samsara is committed to increasing the efficiency, safety and sustainability of operations that power the economy. The start-up does so by marrying hardware (like sensors and cameras) with analytical software across industries like trucking, food production, manufacturing and local governments. In order to serve over 10,000 customers, Samsara has 280 open roles across engineering and sales and marketing. “In the next year, our plan is to hire approximately 1,000 new employees to build new products, enter new markets and support our expanding customer base,” says Melissa Yeh, Samsara’s head of people and places. 2. Dosist U.S. headcount: 200 Headquarters: Los Angeles, California The wellness company’s main product is its proprietary cannabis dose pen, which aims to help users reduce pain, inflammation and insomnia. Launched in 2016, the vape pen was named one of Time’s 25 best inventions of that year, and the company opened two brick-and-mortar “wellness experience” locations this year. Dosist added 100 new employees since 2018 and is currently hiring for 20 more. 1. Snowflake U.S. headcount: 1,065 Headquarters: San Mateo, California Topping the list of hottest start-ups this year is Snowflake, which helps companies move data to the cloud. After taking the 20th spot on the list last year, the software company has since nearly tripled its workforce, grew revenue by 257% and doubled its valuation to $3.9 billion. To take the company to new heights in the next year, Snowflake is hiring for 85 new staffers with a focus on growing its engineering and sales teams.

Courtesy of Snowflake


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-09-04  Authors: jennifer liu
Keywords: news, cnbc, companies, headcount, company, headquarters, work, linkedin, data, york, open, according, startups, startup, hottest, companies, california


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