FRON­TIER WILL DE­FER TRAVEL TO ZIKA AR­EAS

The Denver Post - - BUSINESS -

Den­ver- based Fron­tier Air­lines will give a credit for a fu­ture flight to preg­nant women and their trav­el­ing com­pan­ions if they booked a trip to a place deal­ing with an out­break of Zika virus.

To qual­ify, a cus­tomer needs to pro­vide a doc­tor’s note, Fron­tier spokesman Jim Faulkner said. He said that so far, the air­line has re­ceived only a few calls about the virus.

From Den­ver In­ter­na­tional Air­port, trav­el­ers can fly to Can­cun, Puerto Val­larta and Cabo San Lu­cas in Mex­ico. The air­line also has routes fro­mother cities to Ja­maica and Do­mini­can Re­pub­lic. The virus has been de­tected in­Mex­ico and Do­mini­can Re­pub­lic.

Ping Iden­tity: Rev­enues could grow to $ 100M.

Den­ver se­cu­rity firm Ping Iden­tity on Thurs­day shared the com­pany’s rev­enue growth in 2015 as it preps for a pos­si­ble ini­tial pub­lic of­fer­ing this year.

Sub­scrip­tions to its iden­tity soft­ware prod­ucts helped boost rev­enues 40 per­cent in 2015 from the prior year. The com­pany says it is on track to hit $ 100 mil­lion in an­nual re­cur­ring rev­enues this year.

Ping is pri­vate and not re­quired to re­port ac­tual in­come or rev­enues. But it shared some growth num­bers from last year, in­clud­ing that 20 per­cent of its book­ings came from in­ter­na­tional cus­tomers and it added 135 em­ploy­ees.

AT& T hires retail GM for Rock­yMoun­tain re­gion.

AT& T stores in Colorado have a new boss. On Thurs­day, AT& T named Nancy Gar­vey as vice pres­i­dent and gen­eral man­ager of the AT& TMo­bil­ity sales or­ga­ni­za­tion for the Rocky Moun­tain re­gion. Gar­vey — who pre­vi­ously served a sim­i­lar role in AT& T’s Kansas, Mis­souri and South­ern Illinois re­gion— will over­see 725 retail em­ploy­ees and nearly 500 stores.

Wal­greens tells Ther­a­nos to stop us­ing lab. Wal­greens

has told blood- test­ing startup Ther­a­nos to stop send­ing sam­ples col­lected at the drug­store chain’s stores to a test­ing fa­cil­ity that drew reg­u­la­tory scru­tiny over pos­si­ble pa­tient risks.

The com­pany said Thurs­day that it told Ther­a­nos to ei­ther send tests to a cer­ti­fied lab in the Phoenix area that Ther­a­nos runs or to an ac­cred­ited third- party lab. The de­ci­sion af­fects 40 stores in Ari­zona and a Palo Alto, Calif., store.

IBM CEO get­ting $ 4.5M bonus. In­ter­na­tional Busi­nessMachines

Corp. CEO Vir­ginia Rometty is get­ting a $ 4.5 mil­lion per­for­mance bonus for 2015, de­spite the com­puter maker’s on­go­ing fi­nan­cial strug­gles.

Rometty’s to­tal earn­ings for the year­won’t be clear un­til IBM dis­closes the value of cer­tain equity grants, but her bonuswas $ 900,000 more than the $ 3.6 mil­lion she earned last year. The IBM CEO’s base pay for 2016 re­mains un­changed at $ 1.6 mil­lion, with $ 13.3mil­lion in long- term in­cen­tive stock awards, the com­pany saidThurs­day.

Bank of Ja­pan boasts neg­a­tive in­ter­est pol­icy

B tokyo » The Bank of Ja­pan on Fri­day in­tro­duced a neg­a­tive in­ter­est pol­icy in amove to boost a stum­bling re­cov­ery in theworld’s third- largest econ­omy.

The cen­tral bank said it is im­pos­ing a 0.1 per­cent fee on some de­posits left with the cen­tral bank, ef­fec­tively a neg­a­tive in­ter­est rate.

The­move had an im­me­di­ate pos­i­tive im­pact on Ja­pan’s fi­nan­cial mar­ket.

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