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Read previewMany professional athletes get paid a lot of money to play their sports, but for some, their endorsement deals are more lucrative than their salaries. Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James is the professional athlete who earned the most from endorsements and sponsorship deals last year, per Sportico. Athletes tend to retire younger than the average worker, so endorsement deals help them maximize their earnings while they're still in the spotlight. But without these restrictions, star athletes like James would likely earn much more over the course of their careers. AdvertisementThe athletes with the lowest endorsement earnings are listed first.
Persons: , LeBron James, Dre, Cristiano Ronaldo, they're, Travis Kelce, James Organizations: Service, Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron, Nike, PepsiCo, Lakers, Business, Al, Kansas City Chiefs, NBA, NFL, NHL Locations: Saudi
CNN —Major League Baseball players have been faced with an unusual problem ahead of the new season: a malfunctioning wardrobe. Players and fans have already voiced their concerns about the new jerseys being worn this season, and on Thursday, as spring training games got underway, MLB Players’ Association (MLBPA) executive director Tony Clark also shared concerns about the pants. “A lot of the rhetoric is confirmation that the pants are see-through,” said Clark, according to ESPN. Players also wore them during last season’s All-Star Game, and Nike and MLB said they were well received at the time. “They’re designed to be performance wear as opposed to what’s been traditionally worn, so they are going to be different,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said about the uniforms.
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Caitlin Clark just broke another record
  + stars: | 2024-02-21 | by ( Jordan Valinsky | )   time to read: +3 min
New York CNN —Caitlin Clark, the University of Iowa athlete who last week became the all-time leading scorer in NCAA women’s basketball, is breaking more records. That meant athletes, like Clark, could start making money off their likeness. Fanatics told CNN that that it sold more Clark-branded merchandise “than any other individual men’s or women’s NIL-era college athlete across all sports has sold since 2022,” in less than 24 hours after she broke the record last Friday night. And the growing profiles of top athletes like Clark are helping to bring more attention — and more revenue — to women’s college sports programs and professional leagues. He added that Clark herself has a following of “Clarkies.”CNN’s Clare Duffy and Allison Morrow contributed to this report.
Persons: Caitlin Clark, Clark, Shedeur Sanders, Deion Sanders, , can’t, Clark’s, , Patrick Rishe, St . Louis, , ” CNN’s Clare Duffy, Allison Morrow Organizations: New, New York CNN, University of Iowa, NCAA, CNN, Clark, University of Colorado Buffaloes, NFL Hall of, Nike, Topps, Gatorade, State Farm, WNBA, Brands, , Washington University Locations: New York, Iowa, St .
New York CNN —Major League Baseball players will be wearing new jerseys this season. Some players have complained that there are fewer tailored options available for pants, and the players’ union has reportedly raised criticism of the jerseys to Nike and MLB. (The Major League Baseball Players’ Association did not respond to CNN’s request for comment.) Teams retire their most important players’ jersey numbers. “This is joining that narrative.”Some NHL fans, like baseball fans, are worried about Fanatics’ deal with the NHL to produce authentic jerseys players wear in games because of concerns about quality, limited selection and prices.
Persons: Sam Navarro, , cringe, Stephen Andon, ” Andon, , Nike, ” Jason Heyward, Rob Manfred, They’re, what’s, Paul Lukas, Billie Weiss, ” Lukas, , Andon Organizations: New, New York CNN — Major League Baseball, Nike, MLB, Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Mariners, USA, Reuters, Baltimore Orioles, Major League Baseball Players ’, Montclair State University, Los Angeles Dodgers, NFL, NBA, NHL, Topps, Mitchell, Sports, Uni Watch, Boston Red Sox, Adidas, Reebok, CNN Locations: New York, New St
But as data emerges on degreeless hiring, there are signs that some of these efforts may be falling short. It's based on limited data and doesn't consider alternative pathways that people without degrees use to join organizations, such as through apprenticeships and internships. But it's still a snapshot look at how some of the top employers in the U.S. are doing in their efforts to hire more workers based on skills versus degree attainment. Rather, it implies managers may be reticent to hire people without degrees, absent specific policies to assess these workers' skills. Companies that have been successful with skill-based hiring also articulate clearly the skills they require for a job, even before posting it.
Persons: it's, Matt Sigelman, What's, Sigelman, Schultz, Joseph Fuller, Fuller, Tyson, Lockheed Martin, Kroger, Stellantis, Backsliders, Meijer, Delta Organizations: Burning Glass Institute, Harvard Business School, Glass Institute, Workers, American, Foundation, Walmart, Apple, GM, Koch Industries, General Motors, Target, Tyson Foods, ExxonMobil, Yelp, Bank of America, Oracle, Companies, Lockheed, Stellantis, CNBC, Amazon, Nike, Delta, Uber, HSBC, Novartis, Delta Air Lines, US Foods Locations: U.S, Meijer
AdvertisementBank of America, Amazon, and Lockheed Martin are among the large companies that promised they'd drop college degree requirements in their job listings. But their hiring practices are still the same, according to a new study from Harvard Business School and the Burning Glass Institute: they're still hiring college grads. "While we can't verify the methodology of this survey based on the information shared, the conclusions aren't accurate," an Amazon spokesperson told BI. AdvertisementIn 2018, Lockheed Martin said it announced a five-year initiative to create 8,000 apprenticeships, which it completed ahead of schedule. "We invest in the right outreach efforts to hire the best talent to reflect our community," a Lockheed Martin spokesperson told BI.
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CNN —Former President Donald Trump on Saturday launched a sneaker line, a day after he and his companies were ordered by a judge to pay nearly $355 million in his New York civil fraud trial. The former president unveiled “Trump Sneakers” at Sneaker Con in Philadelphia. Trump Sneakers are not designed, manufactured, distributed or sold by Donald J. Trump, The Trump Organization or any of their respective affiliates or principals. On Thursday, a New York state judge confirmed that the former president’s criminal trial in a hush money case will begin March 25. A day later, Trump and his companies were ordered to pay nearly $355 million for fraudulently inflating the values of his properties.
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London CNN —Nike will lay off about 2% of its employees, or close to 1,700 people, as the sportswear behemoth looks to cut as much as $2 billion in costs. In December, Nike slashed its revenue forecast and announced cost cuts amid growing concerns that consumers around the world are slowing their spending. The company said it was looking for up to $2 billion in savings over the next three years. Nike is also facing tough competition from upstart brands like Hoka and On Cloud. And Germany, the region’s biggest economy, shrank last year for the first time since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Persons: London CNN —, , Matt Friend, Nathaniel Meyersohn Organizations: London CNN, London CNN — Nike, Nike Locations: China, Europe, ” China, Germany
The chipmaker was initiated with an outperform rating by Loop Capital, which set a Wall Street-high price target that calls for 65% upside. He also raised his price target on U.S.-traded shares to $22.22 from $19.16, implying shares could rise 27% from Thursday's close. It also cut its price target by $1.50 to $8.50, suggesting just 6.2% upside potential from Thursday's closing price. — Hakyung Kim 5:41 a.m.: Oppenheimer downgrades Nike Don't expect much out of Nike shares in the near future, according to Oppenheimer. The firm downgraded the apparel giant to perform from outperform and slashed its price target to $110 per share from $150.
Persons: Oppenheimer, Carvana, Raymond James Carvana's, Raymond James, Mitch Ingles, Ingles, — Hakyung Kim, Jefferies, Alex Wright, Wright, Peter Grom, Chris Peterson's, Grom, Newell, Brian Nagel, Fred Imbert, Ananda Baruah, Hakyung Kim Organizations: CNBC, Nvidia, Nike, Loop, Jefferies, UBS, Newell Brands Consumer, Newell Brands, Nvidia Nvidia, CY2025 Locations: Thursday's, America, CY2024
What players are wearing has garnered as much attention as what they’re doing at spring training. “First and most important, these are Nike jerseys. “So I think after people wear them a little bit, they’re going to be really popular,” Manfred said. And the players who would prefer the previous uniform designs realize they don’t have much choice in the matter. He has played 13 seasons and has a career .253 batting average with a .305 on-base percentage, .430 slugging percentage, 164 homers and 636 RBIs.
Persons: , Trea Turner, Rob Manfred, ” Manfred, They’re, Nike didn’t, Manfred, Louis, Nolan Arenado, Adley Rutschman, Ronald Acuña Jr, ” Arenado, Matt Strahm, Dave Meluni, Meluni, they’re, ” Meluni, Mike Trout, Jason Heyward, ” Strahm, we’ve, ESCOBAR, Eduardo Escobar, CASTILLO, utilityman Diego Castillo, Liván Soto, Castillo, Soto, ___ Organizations: Major League Baseball, Nike, ” Philadelphia Phillies, MLB, Atlanta, NL, ” Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Pittsburgh Pirates Locations: Baltimore, America
Here are Friday's biggest calls on Wall Street: Bank of America reiterates Meta as buy Bank of America said it's bullish on Meta adding the Broadcom CEO to its board of directors. Bank of America reiterates Nvidia as buy Bank of America said it's standing by the stock heading into earnings next week but that a pullback is possible. Baird upgrades UPS to outperform from neutral Baird said in its upgrade of UPS that the risk/reward is too attractive to ignore. Bank of America downgrades Dropbox to underperform from buy Bank of America said the "bull thesis has played out" for the data storage company. Bank of America upgrades Cellebrite to buy from neutral Bank of America said it sees business trends stabilizing for the digital intelligence company.
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Oppenheimer downgrades Nike
  + stars: | 2024-02-16 | by ( )   time to read: 1 min
In this videoShare Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailOppenheimer downgrades NikeOppenheimer downgraded Nike to perform and lowered its price target.
Persons: Oppenheimer, Nike Oppenheimer Organizations: Nike
On Tuesday, Tiger Woods and golf equipment and apparel maker TaylorMade announced an expanded partnership with a new golf accessory line called "Sun Day Red." TaylorMade CEO David Abeles even suggested during the press conference that this is Woods' company and they are just there for support. Tiger Woods is seen in apparel featuring the Sun Day Red logo. Tiger Woods' new Sun Day Red logo. Business Insider reached out to TaylorMade, Nike, and representatives for Woods.
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Fran Horowitz, Abercrombie & Fitch CEO: The future of retail is small, efficient, omni stores, and they're located where the customer tells us. I get really, really excited about what this means in the operations of the business, using predictive analytics to help us forecast demand. They're worldwide, a zillion stores, and their operations and execution, aside from their merchandising, I think they're always on top of the game. I think you're going to see an interaction with someone in a setting that doesn't look like retail, but looks like a fantastic experience. Nicholas of Sam's Club: Another retail standard that is really going to be important beyond the customer is energy.
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Nike to Cut 2%, or 1,600 Jobs, as Athletic Wear Giant Cuts Costs and Reinvests in Areas Like HealthNike is cutting 2% of its global workforce, or a little over 1,600 jobs, as the athletic wear giant aims to cut costs and reinvests its savings into what it sees as big growth areas like sport, health and wellness
Organizations: Nike, Athletic, Health Nike
New York CNN —Caitlin Clark made history Thursday as women’s college basketball’s all-time leading scorer. The total market for commercial NIL deals for college athletes is expected to reach an estimated $200 million in 2024, according to Opendorse, an online platform that helps connect athletes with NIL deals. The growing public profiles of college athletes has also meant additional funds for their schools and athletics programs. TickPick estimates the game will be the most expensive in women’s college basketball history. This past Sunday, Nebraska’s victory over Iowa in Lincoln attracted 1.7 million viewers — the most-watched women’s college basketball game ever on Fox Sports.
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Nike is cutting 2% of its current workforce, or more than 1,500 jobs, as part of a broader restructuring, the company said late Thursday. Cuts in Nike's EMEA region will be on a different timeline based on local labor laws, the company said. In December, Nike unveiled a broad restructuring plan to cut costs by about $2 billion over the next three years. Shortly before the restructuring was announced, The Oregonian reported that Nike had been quietly laying off employees over the past several weeks and had signaled that it was planning for a broader restructuring. It's not clear how many jobs in total Nike has cut since December.
Persons: Jordan, John Donahoe, It's, Oppenheimer, Donahoe Organizations: Nike, CNBC, The Oregonian Locations: Beaverton , Oregon, EMEA
Coinbase Global — Shares surged nearly 16% after the cryptocurrency exchange reported its first profit in two years. Roku — The streaming service provider slid 24% after posting a larger-than-expected loss for the fourth quarter. Dropbox — Shares shed 20% after the cloud storage company issued lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue guidance. Dropbox now forecasts revenue in the range of $627 million to $630 million, versus the $632.5 million expected from analysts polled by FactSet. Super Micro Computer — The information technology company shed 11.6% after Wells Fargo initiated coverage of the stock with an equal weight rating.
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Hightower's Stephanie Link highlights Nike's obstacles
  + stars: | 2024-02-16 | by ( )   time to read: 1 min
In this videoShare Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailHightower's Stephanie Link highlights Nike's obstaclesStephanie Link, Hightower Advisors chief investment strategist, joins 'The Exchange' to discuss how to trade Apple, Toyota, Las Vegas Sands, and Nike.
Persons: Stephanie Link, Hightower Organizations: Hightower Advisors, Apple, Toyota, Vegas Sands, Nike Locations: Vegas
The hedge fund that owns True Religion is exploring a sale of the Y2K-era jeans brand as it returns to growth and profitability after emerging from its second bankruptcy, CNBC has learned. It's unclear what valuation True Religion is seeking, but it could sell for a mid single digit multiple of its EBITDA, the people said. Farmstead Capital Management, True Religion's owner, has hired Baird to run the sale process. True Religion went public in 2003 and made headlines for its growth and profits. Buckley, who helmed the company during its 2000s heyday and returned in 2019, has transformed True Religion into a leaner machine.
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Damron’s design rocketing to internet fame is just one story of how women’s fan apparel has found itself in the spotlight. Within a month, that jacket's designer, Kristin Juszczyk, would score a NFL licensing deal. These meteoric success stories have illustrated the potency of a market for women’s sports apparel that merges fashion and fan culture. “I’m glad more of this stuff can start being made,” Robinson, a Black designer who runs Boujee Basics, says. The upfront costs were too steep for another Black designer, De'fron Fobb, 45, who wanted to craft items when the New Orleans Saints made the Super Bowl in 2010.
Persons: Jake Browning’s, Taylor Damron, Browning’s, Stephanie Niles, ” Damron, Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce’s, Kristin Juszczyk, Swift, Kyle Juszczyk, Simone Biles, Taylor Lautner, Brittany Mahomes, Juszczyk, , Tayler Adigun, Adigun, Mariah Carey, Larena Hoeber, ” Hoeber, “ What’s, , Niles, Frankie, Sara Gourlay, Zak Miller, they've, Kristin, she’s, ” Miller, Armour, Kiya Tomlin, Mike Tomlin, Alexis Robinson, “ I’m, ” Robinson, , it’s, De'fron Fobb, He’s, ‘ We’re Organizations: Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers, NFL, National Breast Cancer Foundation, NBA, Baltimore Sun, Sports, University, Regina, Adidas, Nike, National Hockey League, Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints Locations: Carolina, Baltimore, Louisiana
CNN —They were two exceptionally promising athletes, seemingly bound for track and field stardom, when their careers were derailed by a condition that doctors and researchers say they are only now beginning to understand. ‘Instituional buy-in’REDs’ symptoms can affect anyone, particularly athletes training in a culture that celebrates overtraining and undereating – or that has an unhealthy relationship with weight. Eventually, her blog morphed into Project RED-S – a site filled with resources for athletes, coaches and supporters. Access to “dietician input … and appropriate psychological support if it’s needed,” can also help prevent and treat REDs, Dr. Jawad says. Woolven’s Project RED-S aims to provide that support she lacked and initiatives like this allow Cain to envision a future that “looks really bright.”“I’m hopeful,” Cain says.
Persons: CNN —, Mary Cain, Pippa Woolven, Martin Rickett, ” Dr, Farrah Jawad, wouldn’t, Dr, Kathryn Ackerman, Cain, Woolven, you’re, , , Eric Draper, marathoner Alberto Salazar, “ It’s, you’re undereating, Salazar, Women’s, ” Salazar, Jessica Rinaldi, ” Cain’s, Dave Thompson, ” accidently, ‘ Instituional, Ackerman, , Nobody, Jawad, Matt Dunham, “ it’s, ” Cain Organizations: CNN, Championships, Florida State University, REDs, British Universities, Colleges Sports, Pure Sports, CNN Sport, IOC, Harvard Medical School, Sports Medicine Division, Boston Children’s Hospital, Nike Oregon Project, Reuters, The New York Times, Nike, Oregonian, Oregon Project, Sports, Doping Agency, New York Times, Florida State, ’ REDs, Health, New, National Trust, Atalanta NYC Locations: London, British, Tallahassee, , America,
download the appSign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. Read previewGen Z are still learning the ins and outs of office workwear, and the biggest style mistake they’re making is not investing in "office-friendly" shoes, according to a stylist. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. Gen Z men can wear dress shoes, boots, or white court sneakers from brands like Veja, Common Projects, and Nisolo. Gen Z workers have been getting flak for showing up to the office in inappropriate workwear.
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Woods introduced his lifestyle brand Sun Day Red on Monday evening the day after the Super Bowl and during the middle of Hollywood's awards season. He's transitioning to the next phase of his career with TaylorMade Golf after he parted ways with Nike after 27 years. Some in the fashion community believe Woods can survive without sporting Nike's popular swoosh on chest. “The brand has a lot of potential, with Tiger being the face of it, and the machine pushing it. Woods already had a deal with TaylorMade for clubs and with Bridgestone for the golf ball.
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Golf legend Tiger Woods debuted a new apparel partnership Monday. Woods and Nike parted ways after 27 years in January. NEW LOOK Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. AdvertisementTiger Woods will still be golfing in his trademark red polos — albeit made by a different company. Woods parted ways with Nike after 27 years last month, but on Monday announced a new partnership with TaylorMade Golf.
Persons: Tiger Woods, , Woods Organizations: Nike, Service, Monday, TaylorMade, Associated Press, Business
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