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02/16/2019   Yahoo! Business

Best Combination Coffee Makers of 2019Combination coffee makers are multifunction appliances that let you brew not only a cup or (in some cases) a carafe of coffee but also lattes, cappuccinos, and even iced coffee. “The trend really...


02/16/2019   Yahoo! Business

Russian court orders US investor Calvey held for 2 monthsMOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court has ordered a U.S. investment fund manager to be jailed for two months while facing fraud charges.


02/16/2019   Yahoo! Business

'I didn't need to do this.' Critics say Trump quote undercuts national emergency for border wallThirty minutes into an off-the-cuff defense of his national emergency, President Trump made an admission that handed ammunition to his opponents.


02/16/2019   Yahoo! Business

Qualcomm Could Help TSMC Make Up for Poor iPhone SalesiPhone chip orders might be pressuring this Apple supplier, but chip orders from Qualcomm could help.


02/16/2019   Yahoo! Business

Kim Jong Un to arrive in Vietnam on February 25 ahead of Trump summitTrump and Kim are due to meet in Hanoi on Feb. 27 and 28 following their historic first meeting last June in Singapore. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday Washington aims to "get as far down the road as we can" at the summit. Kim will meet with Vietnamese officials when he arrives in Hanoi, said the sources, who requested anonymity citing the sensitivity and secrecy surrounding the movements of the North Korean leader.


02/16/2019   Yahoo! Business

Trump-era US Europe rift wide open at Munich security talksThe United States and European powers voiced sharply differing views on issues from Mideast security to trade Saturday, laying bare a deep trans-Atlantic rift in the era of President Donald Trump. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other European leaders at a three-day international security conference voiced dismay at a range of Trump decisions deemed hostile to America's NATO allies. In one awkward moment Friday, US Vice President Mike Pence said he was bringing greetings from Trump, only to be met with stony silence from a room full of national leaders, ministers and generals.


02/16/2019   Yahoo! Business

5 Reasons You Need a Financial AdvisorIf you think a financial advisor's only job is to beat the market, you're sorely mistaken. Here's how they really help you.


02/16/2019   Yahoo! Business

Surprise! The Biggest Marijuana ETF Just Made a Massive MoveFind out what happened -- and how.


02/16/2019   Yahoo! Business

Pence chastises EU, rejects Merkel's call to work with RussiaDescribing the results of Donald Trump's presidency as "remarkable" and "extraordinary", Pence told senior European and Asian officials the EU should follow the United States in quitting the Iran nuclear deal and recognizing the head of Venezuela's congress, Juan Guaido, as the country's president. "America is stronger than ever before and America is leading on the world stage once again," Pence told officials at the Munich Security Conference, listing what he described as U.S. foreign policy successes from Afghanistan to North Korea. Addressing an audience that included Trump's daughter Ivanka, Pence's speech was the latest attempt by a Trump administration official to put the president's "America First" agenda into a coherent policy plan.


02/16/2019   Yahoo! Business

Airbus Won't Miss the A380 Jumbo JetAirbus will stop building its four-engine jumbo jet in 2021 -- and it's good news for shareholders.


02/16/2019   Yahoo! Business

Is Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) Potentially Undervalued?Want to participate in a short research study? Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift card! Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) sawRead More...


02/16/2019   Yahoo! Business

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02/16/2019   New York Times Business News
An incorrect tax return led to a huge check for a 29-year-old resident of Tampa, Fla., according to a forfeiture complaint filed by the federal government.
02/16/2019   Yahoo! Business

Is Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.’s (NYSE:ETH) CEO Paid At A Competitive Rate?Want to participate in a short research study? Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift card! M. Kathwari has been the CEO ofRead More...


02/16/2019   Yahoo! Business

How Do Analysts See Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) Performing In The Next 12 Months?Want to participate in a short research study? Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift card! Looking at Citigroup Inc.'s (NYSE:C) earnings updateRead More...


02/16/2019   Yahoo! Business

Nearly Half of Americans 55 and Over Are Making This Huge Financial Planning MistakeIt might really hurt them -- and their families.


02/16/2019   Yahoo! Business

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02/16/2019   Yahoo! Business

Even Bitcoin-Bashing ‘Dr. Doom’ Roubini isn’t Buying JP Morgan’s Ridiculous Cryptocurrency“S**t f**k, I agree with Nouriel,” said one cryptocurrency enthusiast in reference to NYU economist and vocal bitcoin bear Nouriel Roubini. Agreeing with Nouriel Roubini for a cryptocurrency lover was an unbelievable thing. The global economist called bitcoin “a mother of all scams and bubbles” before the US senators. He wrote elaborative anti-cryptocurrency reviews for mainstream media. He celebrated when the prices of leading top coins fell drastically. In short, no cryptocurrency supporter should have agreed with the “Dr. Doom.” Not unless JP Morgan came into the picture. The American multinational bank on Thursday announced that it had created “JPM Coin,”


02/16/2019   Yahoo! Business

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02/16/2019   Yahoo! Business

Emergency declaration is clearest sign Donald Trump and Republicans are divided going into 2020 campaignTrump's decision to declare a "national emergency" to help build his border wall comes over the objections of many congressional Republicans.


02/16/2019   Yahoo! Business

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02/16/2019   Reuters Business
Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia's biggest private equity firms, told a Russian court on Saturday he would cooperate with an investigation into alleged financial misconduct and comply with terms if put under house arrest.
02/16/2019   Reuters Business
A Moscow court has ordered Baring Vostok's founder Michael Calvey to be kept in custody until April 13.
02/16/2019   Seattle PI Business
NEW YORK (AP) — In early November, word began to leak that Amazon was serious about choosing New York to build a giant new campus. The city was eager to lure the company and its thousands of high-paying tech jobs, offering billions in tax incentives and lighting the Empire State Building in Amazon orange. Even Governor Andrew Cuomo got in on the action: "I'll change my name to Amazon Cuomo if that's what it takes," he joked at the time. Then Amazon made it official: It chose the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens to build a $2.5 billion campus that could house 25,000 workers, in addition to new offices planned for northern Virginia.
02/16/2019   Reuters Business
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is planning to take on U.S. rival Uber in some of Latin America's fastest-growing markets, recruiting managers in Chile, Peru and Colombia, according to job postings and a company official.
02/16/2019   Reuters Business
The owner of one of the world's most famous diamond mines could be about a decade away from clearing its multi-million-dollar debts, in a sign of the struggles facing an industry assailed by synthetic rivals and uncertain demand.
02/16/2019   New York Times Business News
With millions of people filing tax returns under a new tax law and after a long government shutdown, this is a challenging year. We offer survival tips and extensive coverage.
02/16/2019   New York Times Business News
The results of a consumer genetic test identified the mother of the man whose donated sperm was used to conceive Danielle Teuscher’s daughter. Legal warnings soon followed.
02/16/2019   Reuters Business
Chinese conglomerate HNA has cut its stake in Deutsche Bank to 6.3 percent, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
02/15/2019   New York Times Business News
American, Delta and United are among the carriers planning to allow passengers to choose something other than ‘male’ or ‘female’ when buying their tickets.
02/15/2019   WSJ Business
Amazon scuttled its New York City project after talks to resolve the matter of labor organizing and to ease political opposition to subsidies failed to allay the company’s concerns.
02/15/2019   New York Times Business News
The ride-hailing giant said that excluding certain costs, its losses increased significantly in the fourth quarter of 2018.
02/15/2019   New York Times Business News
The deal is the latest example of how the auto industry is being reshaped by new technologies and nimble companies that have raced ahead of many traditional carmakers.
02/15/2019   New York Times Business News
Michael Calvey, founder of one of the biggest and oldest investment firms in Russia, was detained on Friday along with five other.
02/15/2019   Reuters Business
The United States and China will resume trade talks next week in Washington with time running short to ease their bruising trade war, but U.S. President Donald Trump repeated on Friday that he may extend a March 1 deadline for a deal and keep tariffs on Chinese goods from rising.
02/15/2019   Reuters Business
Chinese state media on Saturday expressed cautious optimism over trade talks between the United States and China, a day after President Xi Jinping said a week of discussions had produced "step-by-step" progress.
02/15/2019   WSJ Business
Retailer Payless ShoeSource plans to close all of its roughly 2,100 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, in what is likely to be the largest ever retailer liquidation.
02/15/2019   Reuters Business
A confidential Commerce Department report due to be sent to Donald Trump on Sunday is widely expected to clear the way for the U.S. president to threaten tariffs on imported autos and auto parts by designating the imports a national security threat, auto industry officials said on Friday.
02/15/2019   Reuters Business
U.S. discount retailer Payless ShoeSource Inc said on Friday it would begin going-out-of-business sales at its U.S. and Puerto Rico stores on Feb. 17 and wind down its e-commerce operations.
02/15/2019   Reuters Business
The three largest U.S. stock exchange operators said they will sue the Securities and Exchange Commission for overstepping its authority by ordering a pilot program to test banning lucrative payments exchanges make to brokers for resting stock orders.
02/15/2019   Reuters Business
Activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP has asked a proxy solicitor to probe the level of support among Bristol-Myers Squibb Co shareholders for the U.S. drug maker's $74 billion deal to buy Celgene Corp, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
02/15/2019   WSJ Business
Venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson is back on the investment scene with a new fund, more than a year after he was hit with allegations that he mistreated women and left the firm he co-founded.
02/15/2019   Reuters Business
Mexico will inject $3.9 billion into ailing state oil company Pemex, officials said on Friday, promising to strengthen its finances and prevent a further credit downgrade, although investors saw the plan as only a short-term fix.
02/15/2019   Reuters Business
The Mexican government promised on Friday to do what it takes to strengthen the finances of ailing state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos with an injection of at least $3.6 billion to prevent a further credit downgrade.
02/15/2019   New York Times Business News
The most important changes to the tax code in decades have taken effect — and filers are confused. We asked CPAs and other tax-prep pros to simplify things.
02/15/2019   New York Times Business News
Four Academy Awards were going to be handed out during commercial breaks and aired later in a shorter form, but an uproar forced the latest retreat by the organization behind the show.
02/15/2019   New York Times Business News
The president spoke less glowingly of his onetime supporter Ann Coulter and revived his “fake news” mantra in a reply to Jim Acosta of CNN.
02/15/2019   New York Times Business News
The company, long accustomed to deferential treatment from localities, badly misjudged how it would be received in the city, according to dozens of interviews.
02/15/2019   Reuters Business
Mattel Inc on Friday issued a disappointing 2019 forecast and said demand for its iconic Barbie doll was slowing, triggering an 18 percent drop in its shares, their worst day in nearly two decades.
02/15/2019   Seattle PI Business
NEW YORK (AP) — Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year. The Topeka, Kansas-based chain said Friday it will hold liquidation sales starting Sunday and wind down its e-commerce operations. All of the stores will remain open until at least the end of March and the majority will remain open until May. The debt-burdened chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April 2017, closing hundreds of stores as part of its reorganization. At the time, it had over 4,400 stores in more than 30 countries.
02/15/2019   Reuters Business
As Wall Street braces for the first quarterly decline in earnings in nearly three years, some investors are wondering if the market is factoring in a bigger erosion in profit margins than will actually come to pass.
02/15/2019   Reuters Business
When the Federal Reserve last month adopted a new "patient" approach to monetary policy, it gave no specific guidance about how long its policy pause would last, or how many more interest-rate increases, if any, were in the offing.
02/15/2019   WSJ Business
Uber Technologies, as it steers toward a planned IPO later this year, reported its slowest sales growth since the company began disclosing detailed financials two years ago.
02/15/2019   Seattle PI Business
NEW YORK (AP) — Italian fashion house Gucci announced a major push Friday to step up diversity hiring as part of a long-term plan to build cultural awareness at the luxury fashion company following an uproar over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface. Gucci also said it will hire a global director for diversity and inclusion, a newly created role that will be based in New York, plus five new designers from around the world for its Rome office. It also will launch multi-cultural scholarship programs in 10 cities around the world with the goal of building a "more diverse and inclusive workplace on an ongoing basis.
02/15/2019   Seattle PI Business
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's been a complicated few weeks for Amazon, what with its abrupt pullout from a massive New York City development, extortion claims related to intimate photos taken by its founder Jeff Bezos and increasing antitrust scrutiny in Europe . For now, these events seem unlikely to pose much threat to Amazon's brand or business. But they're indicative of the mounting challenges the e-commerce giant faces as it grows ever larger and more dominant. Amazon's turn in the spotlight is a natural consequence of its prominence in retail, entertainment and internet infrastructure, Wedbush Securities analyst Dan Ives said. "As you get bigger and more successful, you have more of a target on your back," he said.
02/15/2019   Seattle PI Business
DALLAS (AP) — Major U.S. airlines say they will soon change their ticketing process to give passengers the option of identifying themselves as other than male or female. The gender option on airline sites will soon include choices such "undisclosed" or "unspecified." There could also be the optional title of "Mx." The airlines say they are making the change to be more inclusive in dealing with a diverse population of travelers. The move was praised by advocacy groups for transgender people. "It's a significant step forward for nonbinary individuals, so they are not faced with a mismatch between their ticketing information and their legal identification," said Beck Bailey of the Human Rights Campaign.
02/15/2019   Reuters Business
A senior Amazon.com Inc executive on Friday disputed claims raised by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that Amazon workers face "dehumanizing conditions" as being untrue and invited her to take a tour of company facilities.
02/15/2019   WSJ Business
Brazilian police arrested eight employees of mining giant Vale SA on suspicion of murder after a judge found evidence suggesting they had known for months about significant safety problems at one of its dams before it burst last month, killing more than 160 people.
02/15/2019   WSJ Business
Ramon Laguarta said he has no plans to break up the snacks and drinks giant, nor divest the company’s bottling operations, after completing a four-month review of the global business.
02/15/2019   Reuters Business
Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them.
02/15/2019   Seattle PI Business
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mel Watt, the former director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, misused his position when he attempted to coerce a female employee of the agency to engage in a personal relationship with him, according to a report from the agency's inspector general. The report found that Watt, who stepped down as director last month, misused his official position in an effort to obtain a personal benefit and was not candid in answering questions about the incident. Watt, who served for 21 years as a congressman from North Carolina before taking the FHFA job, said in a response included in the report that he strongly disagreed with the findings.
02/15/2019   Reuters Business
Venezuela's opposition has no plans to use funds belonging to U.S. refiner Citgo, which is owned by state oil company PDVSA, despite having named a new board for the company this week, the self-declared interim government's U.S. envoy said on Friday.
02/15/2019   New York Times Business News
The sell-off is the latest evidence of how quickly investors soured on Big Tech late last year.
02/15/2019   Reuters Business
Lyft Inc will pitch investors on its fast growth in the United States as it seeks to beat out Uber Technologies Inc to become the first publicly listed ride-hailing company, according to people familiar with the matter.
02/15/2019   Seattle PI Business
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. government will lead an ambitious effort to develop technologies to recycle lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles, cellphones and other sources to ensure a reliable and affordable supply of metals crucial to battery production in anticipation of soaring global demand and potential shortages, Department of Energy officials said Friday. Calling the effort a national security issue, the agency announced a $15-billion, three-year research and development project housed at the Argonne National Laboratory outside of Chicago.
02/15/2019   New York Times Business News
The region has its act together and knows what it is doing, officials said.
02/15/2019   Seattle PI Business
___ Amazon dumped New York, but cities still wooing the company Amazon's breakup with New York was still fresh when other cities started sending their own valentines to the online giant. Officials in Newark, New Jersey, sent a giant heart that read, "NJ & Newark Still Love U, Amazon!" Word came that Chicago and suburban Maryland are also still interested in a relationship with Amazon. The love notes have come even though Amazon says it's not looking for another site now that it has canceled its project to build a big new headquarters in New York City.
02/15/2019   Seattle PI Business
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday: Arista Networks Inc., up $23.17 to $263.95 The cloud-computing company beat fourth-quarter forecasts on a surge in revenue and issued a strong first-quarter outlook. Nvidia Corp., up $2.81 to $157.34 The chipmaker's reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and forecast for the current year. XPO Logistics Inc., down $7.58 to $51.97 The logistics company cut its profit forecast for the year citing the loss of a key customer. TrueCar Inc., down $2.54 to $7.70 The provider of information on car costs fell short of profit and revenue forecasts for the quarter, while giving a weak outlook. LogMeIn Inc., down $13.07 to $82.
02/15/2019   Seattle PI Business
Amazon's breakup with New York was still fresh when other cities started sending their own valentines to the online giant. Officials in Newark, New Jersey, one of the 18 finalists that Amazon rejected in November when it announced plans to put its new headquarters in New York and northern Virginia, sent a giant heart that read, "NJ & Newark Still Love U, Amazon!" Representatives of other jilted suitors, such as Chicago and suburban Maryland, tried to get Amazon's attention and say they're still interested in a relationship, too. The love notes came even though Amazon said it doesn't plan to pick a new city to replace New York, where the HQ2 project was supposed to produce 25,000 jobs.
02/15/2019   WSJ Business
Economic data are usually noisy, but this week included an onslaught of negative and often contradictory signals that made even seasoned economists scratch their heads.
02/15/2019   WSJ Business
San Francisco Fed leader Mary Daly discusses her outlook for interest rates and the economy, the winding down of the Fed’s bond portfolio, and reasons why a tight labor market hasn’t fueled stronger wage growth and higher inflation.
02/15/2019   Seattle PI Business
Stocks surged on Wall Street Friday after Chinese and U.S. officials agreed to continue trade talks in Washington next week. The rally drove the Dow Jones Industrial Average up more than 400 points and helped give the benchmark S&P 500 index its third-consecutive weekly gain. On Friday: The S&P 500 index gained 29.87 points, or 1.1 percent, to 2,775.60. The Dow climbed 443.86 points, or 1.7 percent, to 25,883.25. The Nasdaq composite rose 45.46 points, or 0.6 percent, to 7,472.41. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies picked up 24.14 points, or 1.6 percent, to 1,569.25. For the week: The S&P 500 rose 67.72 points, or 2.5 percent. The Dow added 776.92 points, or 3.1 percent. The Nasdaq gained 174.21 points, or 2.4 percent.
02/15/2019   WSJ Business
Apollo Global Management has reached a deal with Cox Enterprises to buy a majority stake in its television stations and its Ohio radio and newspaper properties.
02/15/2019   Seattle PI Business
The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged more than 400 points Friday as renewed optimism over trade talks between the U.S. and China put investors in a buying mood. The rally marked a turnaround from a day earlier, when disappointing holiday sales data led to a modest sell-off. Friday's gains helped push the benchmark S&P 500 index to its third-consecutive weekly gain. Financial, health care, technology and industrial stocks accounted for much of the broad wave of buying. U.S. markets will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day. Two days of trade talks wrapped up Friday in Beijing.
02/15/2019   WSJ Business
Great Hill Partners is in exclusive talks with Univision Communications to buy Gizmodo Media Group, a deal that would add a marquee digital brand to the private-equity firm’s portfolio.
02/15/2019   WSJ Business
Negotiators made progress on a memorandum of understanding that could serve as the basis for a deal that President Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping could later finalize.
02/15/2019   New York Times Business News
Both sides said “progress” had been made in the talks but deep disagreements remain ahead of the March deadline set by leaders of both countries.
02/15/2019   Seattle PI Business
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks surged on Wall Street Friday after Chinese and U.S. officials agreed to continue trade talks in Washington next week. Investors are again weighing quarterly results from major U.S. companies. Newell Brands shares are plunging 21 percent after saying the loss of retailer Babies R Us is hurting sales. Toy maker Mattel slumped 18 percent after it issued a weaker-than-expected 2019 revenue outlook. The S&P 500 rose 29 points, or 1.1 percent, to 2,775. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 443 points, or 1.7 percent, to 25,883. The Nasdaq added 45 points, or 0.6 percent, to 7,472. Bond prices fell.
02/15/2019   New York Times Business News
The company’s liquidation last year left many people in the toy industry bitter. Now, an attempted comeback is being met with skepticism.
02/15/2019   WSJ Business
Months before the arrest of auto titan Carlos Ghosn, the Japanese government intervened in talks about whether to merge Nissan and Renault .
02/15/2019   New York Times Business News
By enabling investors to postpone paying the tax man, new funds may draw money into distressed communities. But succeeding at both may be challenging.
02/15/2019   Seattle PI Business
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department alleges two former executives for Cognizant Technology Solutions paid about $2 million in bribes to Indian officials to build an office campus in the country. Prosecutors said Friday the information technology giant's former president, Gordon Coburn, and ex-chief legal officer, Steven Schwartz, were charged in an indictment unsealed in New Jersey. They allege Coburn and Schwartz authorized the bribes and concealed them by having a construction company make the payment. Prosecutors say Cognizant repaid the money through phony construction invoices. The Justice Department declined to charge Cognizant.
02/15/2019   New York Times Business News
Collectors offer advice on how to buy fine art, and when to sell it.
02/15/2019   New York Times Business News
What kinds of companies will be the next so-called unicorns? A hint: Many of them won’t have much in common with Uber or Airbnb.
02/15/2019   WSJ Business
U.S. industrial output fell sharply in January, primarily driven by a large drop in vehicle production.
02/15/2019   WSJ Business
Deere & Co. said farmers are delaying purchases of machinery as they wait for a resolution of trade standoffs between the U.S. and major foreign buyers of farm commodities such as China.
02/15/2019   WSJ Business
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos joins the ranks of celebrities, including fitness guru Richard Simmons and talk-show host “Dr. Phil,” who have had to deal with the no-holds-barred approach of the National Enquirer.
02/15/2019   WSJ Business
The Commerce Department is wrapping its probe into whether imported cars and parts pose a national-security threat under U.S. trade law. Its findings could lead to levies that would make autos from Japan, Germany and elsewhere sharply more expensive.
02/15/2019   Seattle PI Business
BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump said that "there's a possibility" he would extend a March 2 deadline in trade talks with China if the two countries are closing in on a deal. Trump made the remarks after two days of high-level negotiations broke up in Beijing Friday, and the two countries announced plans to resume talks next week in Washington. The world's two biggest economies are locked in a dispute over China's aggressive push to challenge American technological dominance. The U.S. is scheduled to hike import taxes on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods on March 2. But Trump told reporters that he might extend the deadline "if I see that we're close to a deal or the deal is going in the right direction.
02/15/2019   New York Times Business News
The firm’s new digital token, JPM Coin, is another step in Wall Street’s evolving approach to using blockchain, the technology behind digital currencies.
02/15/2019   Seattle PI Business
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-U.S. trade talks in Beijing (all times local): 1:07 a.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says there's a "possibility" he will extend a March 2 deadline in trade talks with China if both sides are close to a deal. Trump says that would happen "if I see that we're close to a deal or the deal is going in the right direction." The U.S. is scheduled to raise import taxes on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods March 2 if the world's two biggest economies can't resolve their differences. The U.S. and China are in disagreement over U.S. charges that China steals U.S. technology and forces American companies to hand over trade secrets in exchange for access to China's markets.
02/15/2019   Seattle PI Business
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company's anti-union stance. With millions of jobs and a bustling economy, New York can withstand the blow, but experts say the decision by the e-commerce giant to walk away and take with it 25,000 promised jobs could scare off other companies considering moving to or expanding in the city, which wants to be seen as the Silicon Valley of the East Coast.
02/15/2019   New York Times Business News
Part of the increase in cost is the result of the “trickle-down” of luxury features, one car expert says. Safety features are also adding to the price.
02/15/2019   Seattle PI Business
MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Deere & Co., a manufacturer that faces threats from both ends of a trade war, cited rising costs and anxious farmers as it reported a profit shortfall for the first quarter Friday. Shares bounced back from sharp premarket declines, however, on a relatively strong outlook, and hopes that tensions with China will recede. The U.S. and China will continue to try to hash out trade differences next week in Washington after two days of talks wrapped up Friday in Beijing. But ongoing trade tensions have damaged U.S. farmers to a degree that they are pulling back on investing in heavy equipment. President Donald Trump last year started slapping import taxes on Chinese goods and on foreign steel and aluminum.
02/15/2019   Seattle PI Business
PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo moved to a profit in its fourth quarter, getting a boost from a large tax benefit as sales in its Frito-Lay unit North America strengthened. Shares rose $2.36, or 2.1 percent, to $114.95 in Friday morning trading. The food and beverage company recorded a $5.3 billion tax benefit in the quarter, which included reorganizing its international operations. A year earlier it had a tax expense of $2.5 billion. PepsiCo Inc. earned $6.85 billion, or $4.83 per share, for the period ended Dec. 29. The Purchase, New York-based company lost $710 million, or 50 cents per share, in the prior-year period. Adjusted earnings were $1.49 per share, matching the expectations of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research.
02/15/2019   Seattle PI Business
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production fell 0.6 percent in January, stemming in large part from an 8.8 percent plunge in the making of motor vehicles and auto parts. The Federal Reserve said Friday that that the manufacturing component of the index dropped 0.9 percent last month, reversing a 0.8 percent gain in December. Over the past 12 months, factory production has increased just 2.9 percent. Manufacturing of wood products, computers, electrical equipment, apparel and chemicals also fell in January. The decline suggests a clear cooling at U.S. factories that could prompt a slower pace of growth this year compared to 2018. While job growth has been solid, other sectors of the economy are showing signs for caution.
02/15/2019   Small Business CEO

Sometimes, as a business-owner-slash-student, you cannot shake the feeling that your study habits are not cutting it. When you are studying so hard and trying to learn as much as possible, it is easy to feel that you are at a loss – especially when there are fire need to be put out in your business.

Business owner taking a class

Even when things are running smoothly with your business, you seem not to have enough time to do everything, juggling the work-study-life balance. Time management is very critical here.

But that’s for another blog post; in this post, let’s focus on your role as a student: How to manage your already-too-limited time?…

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02/14/2019   Small Business CEO

In celebration of the release of the new Bumblebee movie in China, JD.com, Paramount Pictures, and Hasbro have teamed up on content and e-commerce experiences to bring the beloved Transformer in the country.

JD Bumblebee

The promotional initiative brings back a previously introduced JD-exclusive character called Red Knight, which was first released in 2017. The partnership has also resulted in the release of three mini shorts revolving around Red Knight. Apart from Jingdong, Paramount, and Hasbro, Chinese menswear brand HLA and Panasonic will also take part in the promotional release.

The Red Knight action figure, which was designed by Hasbro, can be bought on JD.com.…

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02/14/2019   Small Business CEO

During the first week of 2019, investors of Herbalife Nutrition Ltd experienced a fantastic phenomenon on their trading platform. The company provides shares in two categories; the puts and the calls. To make profits, one has to know the kinds of stocks to invest in at every time. These stocks are set to expire in August 2019, and therefore, there is still time for people to make the right choices.

Herbalife and Cristiano Ronaldo

When you look at the current stocks from the perspective of an expert, you will notice that there are those that should be monitored closely. This is the best thing that we observed in the first week of the year, and therefore, it should not be difficult for anyone to make profits once the stocks expire.…

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02/13/2019   Small Business CEO

Selling tradelines is an increasingly profitable (and popular) decision for many people (it could even be considered ‘renting’, as the process involves the same system.) The person with good credit is copied into the person’s bad credit.

Tips for selling tradelines

If you’ve heard all the hype of making lucrative amounts of passive income from selling tradelines, but don’t know how to get aboard, stick around. Here are 5 simple steps for selling tradelines.

1. Credit History

If you don’t have a clean credit history, or have committed any delinquencies, you won’t be approved. This is why people with poor credit use Tradelines. Because you are “carrying” the person with bad credit, it is essential for your account to be in good standing.…

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