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Struggling With Ikea Furniture? There’s an App for That – WIRED

Friday, September 29, 2017

A well-respected online furniture retailer is teaming up with a stalwart of the gig economy, a broker for people who do household tasks. The furniture retailer gets better customer service; the giggers get gigs assembling furniture. Good deal, right? Oh, separately, Ikea bought TaskRabbit this week. Your confusion is understandable. In that first graf I was talking about Wayfair. You know, the world’s largest online-only furniture retailer? Took in $3.4…

Ikea is about to make assembling furniture so much easier – New York Post

Friday, September 29, 2017

Ikea is making moves so you don’t have to assemble a sofa or bookcase yourself. The furniture seller said Thursday that it is buying online on-demand services platform TaskRabbit, which lets users hire people to help them move, clean up the house or assemble furniture. Much of Ikea’s furniture requires customers to screw together table legs, bedframes and dining room chairs. Ikea said it tested TaskRabbit in its stores in…

Theresa May’s cabinet is the most southern government in modern political history – New Statesman

Friday, September 29, 2017

I have a question. Is English actually Katie Hopkins’ first language? I ask because she has just released a flyer promoting a school tour, and it contained spelling mistakes. It contained spelling mistakes, on a flyer targeted at schools. I mean, for one spelling mistake to find its way all the way into a final document could just be extreme sloppiness, but three suggests some manner of problem. The sentences are…

Trump’s Champagne Cabinet Gets Its Own Travelgate – Vanity Fair

Friday, September 29, 2017

The Trump cabinet is bound by two enduring values: faith in their leader and a pathological aversion to fly commercial. Thursday’s latest disclosures suggest why Washington editors should hire both journalists and air traffic controllers in the uphill battle of proving to a doubting America that the press plays a salutary role. Let’s see. Last evening brought word from The Washington Post that “Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke chartered a flight from Las Vegas…

6 Shaker kitchen designs that you won’t be able to shake off! – Yahoo Finance UK

Friday, September 29, 2017

A new kitchen is always something to get excited about and while it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the stunning styles out there, we want to showcase a longstanding favourite today; Shaker! As any kitchen planner will tell  you, Shaker designs are incredible for a number of reasons, but mostly, because they can look as traditional or modern as you like and still offer al the functionality that you need from…

You’ll (Probably) Never Have to Assemble Ikea Furniture Again – New York Magazine

Friday, September 29, 2017

Photo: Photofusion/UIG via Getty Images Soon, putting together Ikea furniture might not be a life- and/or marriage-ruining experience. Recode reports that the Swedish home-goods giant has purchased the on-demand work app TaskRabbit for an undisclosed amount. The move will hopefully help remedy the worst part of any Ikea purchase: the assembly. TaskRabbit is practically the poster child for the gig economy, well-known for connecting users with its army of freelance…

You’ll (Probably) Never Have to Assemble Ikea Furniture Again – New York Magazine

Friday, September 29, 2017

Photo: Photofusion/UIG via Getty Images Soon, putting together Ikea furniture might not be a life- and/or marriage-ruining experience. Recode reports that the Swedish home-goods giant has purchased the on-demand work app TaskRabbit for an undisclosed amount. The move will hopefully help remedy the worst part of any Ikea purchase: the assembly. TaskRabbit is practically the poster child for the gig economy, well-known for connecting users with its army of freelance…

IKEA buys TaskRabbit to help you build furniture – Engadget

Thursday, September 28, 2017

While the deal gives IKEA a deeper foothold in the technology world — it just launched an AR-focused app for iOS 11 — it also helps the company solve some annoying problems for consumers. Nobody actually likes building the company’s wares, and its expensive and lengthy delivery options also seem archaic in 2017. In particular, IKEA needs to compete with Amazon, which can easily ship out furniture within a day…

How RTA Cabinet Store Finds Hidden Prospects For Its Kitchen Cabinets Using Facebook – Forbes

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Gary Nealon Gary Nealon, president of RTA Cabinet Store, has leveraged Facebook to discover prospects before his competition. Facebook now drives 10-15% of his business. (Photo courtesy Gary Nealon) Wouldn’t it be great if you could identify sales prospects just as they’re starting to think about buying what you sell or – even better – before they realize they have a need? That way you can build a relationship, educate…

Trump, ‘Not Happy,’ Joins Critics Of His Own Highflying Cabinet Officials – NPR

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, joined by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, speaks to media aboard Air Force One. Price has reportedly spent more than $400,000 of public money on trips using private aircraft. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption toggle caption Carolyn Kaster/AP Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, joined by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, speaks to media aboard Air Force…

House investigates Trump Cabinet’s pricey private flights – CBS News

Thursday, September 28, 2017

September 28, 2017, 7:12 AM| The House Oversight Committee is investigating the Trump administration’s travel practices. They were already under fire for travel by the Health and Human Services secretary and the Treasury secretary. Now, CBS News has learned the EPA paid tens of thousands of dollars for administrator Scott Pruitt to take non-commercial flights. Julianna Goldman reports.

How much longer can Tom Price remain in Trump’s cabinet? – MSNBC

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The controversy surrounding HHS Secretary Tom Price’s private-jet travel has steadily grown more serious over the last week, and it’s hardly unreasonable to think in a normal administration, the far-right cabinet secretary would have to resign in disgrace. What we don’t know, however, is whether Price’s boss is thinking along these lines. Donald Trump spoke briefly to reporters yesterday afternoon, and fielded a couple of questions about his scandal-plagued Health…

Poll: DeVos, Sessions are least favorable cabinet members – AOL

Thursday, September 28, 2017

A new poll of nearly 2,000 registered voters has found that education secretary Betsy DeVos and attorney general Jeff Sessions are two of President Trump’s least-liked cabinet members. In the Morning Consult/Politico survey, which was conducted over the past week, respondents were asked about their views on specific administration officials.  DeVos had the highest unfavorability rating among them at 40 percent compared with just 28 percent who viewed her as favorable. …

Trump, ‘Not Happy,’ Joins Critics Of His Own Highflying Cabinet … – NPR

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, joined by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, speaks to media aboard Air Force One. Price has reportedly spent more than $400,000 of public money on trips using private aircraft. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption toggle caption Carolyn Kaster/AP Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, joined by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, speaks to media aboard Air Force…

Trump’s most loved and hated cabinet members – Axios – Axios

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The United Kingdom and European Union are potentially still months away from finalizing an exit deal for the U.K. that would allow Brexit negotiations to move on to discussions surrounding a permanent trade deal, per Bloomberg. The hang up: Before the U.K. officially exits the E.U., which will happen with or without a deal in March 2019, the E.U. is attempting to force the U.K. to honor its financial commitments…

House probes cabinet members’ use of government jets – New York Post

Thursday, September 28, 2017

House investigators are probing top Trump Administrators officials who flew on government planes and expensive private chartered jets as they traveled across the country on government and personal business. The House Oversight Committee has demanded answers from Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and other Cabinet officials about how much taxpayers’ are paying for the flights. Under Federal Travel Regulations, officials are told to take the “most expeditious” means…

Trump, ‘Not Happy,’ Joins Critics Of His Own Highflying Cabinet Officials – NPR

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, joined by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, speaks to media aboard Air Force One. Price has reportedly spent more than $400,000 of public money on trips using private aircraft. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption toggle caption Carolyn Kaster/AP Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, joined by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, speaks to media aboard Air Force…

Trump’s most loved and hated cabinet members – Axios

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Uber is shutting down its car leasing business, Xchange Leasing, after reportedly hoping to sell it, the company told the Wall Street Journal. The company will look for a “less capital intensive approach,” it said. Why it matters: Debuted two years ago, Xchange Leasing has been a controversial business unit. Earlier this summer, the WSJ reported that the company knowingly leased out defective cars to drivers in Singapore, while a…

House probes cabinet members’ use of government jets – New York Post

Thursday, September 28, 2017

House investigators are probing top Trump Administrators officials who flew on government planes and expensive private chartered jets as they traveled across the country on government and personal business. The House Oversight Committee has demanded answers from Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and other Cabinet officials about how much taxpayers’ are paying for the flights. Under Federal Travel Regulations, officials are told to take the “most expeditious” means…

Trump, ‘Not Happy,’ Joins Critics Of His Own Highflying Cabinet Officials – NPR

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, joined by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, speaks to media aboard Air Force One. Price has reportedly spent more than $400,000 of public money on trips using private aircraft. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption toggle caption Carolyn Kaster/AP Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, joined by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, speaks to media aboard Air Force…