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podcast: how this entrepreneur and shoe designer went from cold calls to 500 per


in the latest episode of 'how success happens', a decathlete-turned-shoe-mogul shares how he was able to push through obstacles to find success.






“a new extreme” for the sharing economy: shoe rentals


the retailer announced last month that it is considering adding a rental service, as well as shoe repair and storage facilities, to some of its 511 shoe-and-accessories stores. the experiments are part of a broader effort by dsw, which stands for designer shoe warehouse, to get more customers into its stores.






shoe designer nicholas kirkwood on why there should be bold footwear at the osca


shoe designer nicholas kirkwood, whose shoes are often red carpet darlings, is outside on a recent day, serenely puffing away on a cigarette. his office, it turns out, is empty (most of his team is in paris showcasing the label’s latest collection), and kirkwood is not only happy to chat but, at...






3 strategies for closing sales without picking up the phone


cold calls generate follow-up conversations only 10 percent of the time, and lead to in-person meetings less than 2 percent of the time. use these three strategies to skip the cold calling and get straight to decision-makers today.






u.s. growth in q1 revised up to 1.2 percent, but still weak


the u.s. economy started 2017 out with a whimper, but it wasn't quite as weak as first thought. the government revised up its january-march growth reading to a rate of 1.2 percent — better than an earlier estimate of 0.7 percent but well below president donald trump's ambitious growth targets.






china’s export growth jumps to 16.4 percent in march, import growth slows to 20.


beijing (ap) — china’s export growth jumps to 16.4 percent in march, import growth slows to 20.3 percent.






china’s exports accelerate in march, import growth moderates


beijing (ap) — china’s export growth accelerated in march in a positive sign for global demand while import growth cooled. exports rose 16.4 percent from a year earlier to $180.6 billion, up from 4 percent growth in the first two months of the year, according to customs data thursday. imports rose 20.3 percent to $156.6 […]






china’s exports accelerate in march, import growth moderates


beijing (ap) — china’s export growth accelerated in march in a positive sign for global demand, though import growth cooled. exports rose 16.4 percent from a year earlier to $180.6 billion, up from 4 percent growth in the first two months of the year, according to customs data thursday. imports rose 20.3 percent to $156.6 […]






us growth in q1 revised up to 1.2 pct. but still weak


the u.s. economy started 2017 out with a whimper, but it wasn't quite as weak as first thought. the government revised up its january-march growth reading to a rate of 1.2 percent — better than an earlier estimate of 0.7 percent but well below president donald trump's ambitious growth targets.






china’s trade growth rebounds in may


beijing (ap) — china’s trade growth rebounded at least temporarily in may in a possible positive sign for global demand and the chinese economy. customs data on thursday showed exports rose by a better-than-expected 8.7 percent over a year earlier, up from april’s 8 percent growth. imports gained 14.8 percent, up from the previous month’s […]






china’s trade growth rebounds in may


beijing (ap) — china’s trade growth rebounded in may in a positive sign for global demand and the cooling chinese economy. exports rose by a better-than-expected 8.7 percent over a year earlier to $190 billion, up from april’s 8 percent growth, customs data showed thursday. imports gained 14.8 percent to $150.2 billion, up from the […]






greek state budget sees steady pick-up in economy


athens, greece (ap) — greece’s government on monday presented what it calls the last of the bailout-era state budgets, predicting economic growth of 2.4 percent and a significant budget surplus in 2018. in the draft 2018 budget, the economy is expected to expand 1.8 percent this year, up from no growth last year. the 2018 […]






box shows 28 percent revenue growth, but profit still elusivebox shows 28 percen


box remains in "growth" mode, which in financial code means it hasn't yet hit black ink.






china sets 2017 growth target of '6.5 percent or higher'


china's top economic official on sunday set this year's growth target at about 6.5 percent, down from last year's 6.7 percent expansion as beijing tries to build a consumer-driven economy and reduce reliance on trade and investment.






spain expects even faster economic growth this year


spain's central bank has revised upward its 2017 growth forecast from 2.8 percent to 3.1 percent owing to strong consumer demand and exports.






survey: economists expect slower us growth


detroit (ap) — forecasts for u.s. economic growth are coming in slightly lower after a weak first quarter, according to a survey of business economists. the national association for business economists says in a survey released monday that it’s expecting gross domestic product growth of 2.2 percent this year and 2.4 percent in 2018. those […]






survey: economists expect slower us growth


detroit (ap) — forecasts for u.s. economic growth are coming in slightly lower after a weak first quarter, according to a survey of business economists released monday. the national association for business economists says it’s expecting gross domestic product growth of 2.2 percent this year and 2.4 percent in 2018. those forecasts are down 0.1 […]






china’s economy gains steam; 1q growth fastest since 2015


hong kong (ap) — china’s economic recovery is gaining traction, with growth rising to its fastest pace in over a year in january-march. the 6.9 percent annual pace of expansion for the world’s second-largest economy, reported monday, surpassed economists’ forecasts and was an improvement from 6.8 percent growth in the last quarter of 2016. growth […]






china's 1q economic growth ticks higher to 6.9 percent


china's economic recovery is gaining momentum, with growth ticking up to a 6.9 percent annual pace in the first three months of the year, lifted by government stimulus and a property boom.






germany raises 2017 growth forecast to 1.5 percent


berlin (ap) — the german government is raising slightly its growth forecast this year for the country’s economy, europe’s biggest, to 1.5 percent. it is predicting that the economy will expand by 1.6 percent in 2018. the government had forecast in january that gross domestic product would grow by 1.4 percent this year following last […]






germany raises 2017 growth forecast to 1.5 percent


berlin (ap) — the german government slightly raised its growth forecast this year for the country’s economy, europe’s biggest, to 1.5 percent on wednesday. it predicted that the economy will expand by 1.6 percent in 2018. the government had forecast in january that gross domestic product would grow by 1.4 percent this year following last […]






china’s trade growth accelerates in september; exports rise 8.1 percent, imports


beijing (ap) — china’s trade growth accelerates in september; exports rise 8.1 percent, imports up 18.7 percent.






china’s 1q economic growth ticks higher to 6.9 percent


hong kong (ap) — china’s economic recovery is gaining momentum, with growth ticking up to a 6.9 percent annual pace in the first three months of the year, lifted by government stimulus and a property boom. the growth seen in january-march in the world’s second-biggest economy, according to data released monday, was an improvement from […]






high schooler lamelo ball gets signature shoe


los angeles (ap) — two of lavar ball’s sons now have their own signature shoe. the latest one has led to plenty of questions. big baller brand shoes announced thursday that it is coming out with a shoe for lamelo ball, who is a junior in high school. it is the first signature shoe for […]






china sets 2017 growth target of ‘6.5 percent or higher’


beijing (ap) — china’s government has set an economic growth for this year of “around 6.5 percent or higher if possible,” down from last year’s 6.7 percent expansion but among the fastest in the world. a government report sunday says the target, down from last year’s goal of 6.5 to 7 percent, is in line […]






manolo blahnik, shoe designer extraordinaire, gets ready for the debut of a film


"manolo: the boy who made shoes for lizards" opens for a one-week engagement starting sept. 15 at the nuart theatre in l.a.






china’s export, import growth accelerate in june


beijing (ap) — growth in china’s exports and imports accelerated for a second straight month in june in a positive sign for global demand and the country’s own economy. customs data showed exports rose 11.3 percent, up from may’s 8.7 percent. imports gained 17.2 percent, up from 14.8 percent. unexpectedly strong export demand could help […]






mnuchin sees us growth reaching 3 percent in time, tax cuts to help


u.s. secretary of the treasury steve mnuchin said on monday that it could take up to two years to have economic growth reach three percent and that tax cuts and regulatory relief will help get there. “there are very attractive opportunities,” mnuchin said at the milken institute global c...






japan’s economic growth below estimates in last quarter


tokyo (ap) — revised data show japan’s economy expanded at a slower than hoped for 1.2 percent annual pace in the last quarter of 2016. the figure released wednesday was slightly higher than the preliminary estimate of 1.0 percent annual growth for the world’s no. 3 economy. it was below economists’ forecasts for growth of […]






spain revises its economic growth forecast upward, again


madrid (ap) — spain is revising its economic growth forecast for this year upward to 3 percent from 2.7 percent, a further sign of the country’s surging recovery. speaking friday in warsaw, poland, prime minister mariano rajoy said that the latest estimate by the spanish central bank that the economy grew 0.9 percent in the […]






japan logs 1 percent growth in 2016 as private demand stalls


tokyo (ap) — japan’s economy expanded at a steadily slowing pace in 2016, though a modest recovery in exports helped offset sluggish spending by households and businesses, according to data reported monday. the 1.0 percent annual pace of expansion for the year compared with 1.2 percent growth in 2015. for all but one quarter of […]






reebok introduces new spring/summer ’18 styles during fashion week


the shoe brand collaborated with designer jonathan simkhai on a series of custom freestyle hi sneakers. 






china’s export, import growth accelerate in june


beijing (ap) — chinese trade growth accelerated for a second month in june in a positive sign for global demand and the world’s no. 2 economy. exports rose 11.3 percent to $196.6 billion, up from may’s 8.7 percent rate, customs data showed thursday. imports gained 17.2 percent to $153.8 billion, up from the previous month’s […]






shoe designer accused of racism towards serena williams in disparaging lawsuit


gianvito rossi allegedly called african-americans "disgusting" and was reluctant to let the tennis stars wear her shoes for a vogue shoot. 






china’s economy gains steam; 1q growth fastest since 2015


hong kong (ap) — china’s economic recovery is gaining traction, with growth rising to its fastest pace in over a year in january-march. the 6.9 percent annual pace of expansion for the world’s second-largest economy, reported monday, surpassed economists’ forecasts and was an improvement from a 6.8 percent pace of growth in the last quarter […]