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01/18/2019   Yahoo! Business

CEWE Stiftung & Co. KGaA (FRA:CWC): The Best Of Both WorldsI've been keeping an eye on CEWE Stiftung & Co. KGaA (FRA:CWC) because I'm attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, Read More...


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Business

Is EL.En. S.p.A.’s (BIT:ELN) P/E Ratio Really That Good?This article is written for those who want to get better at using price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). To keep it practical, we'll show how EL.En. S.p.A.'s (BIT:ELN) P/E Read More...


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Business

euromicron AG’s (ETR:EUCA) Path To Profitabilityeuromicron AG's (ETR:EUCA): euromicron AG operates as a medium-sized high-tech company that plans, implements, and operates digitized infrastructures in the fields of digital buildings, critical infrastructures, and the smart industry Read More...


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Business

Should You Like Cranswick plc’s (LON:CWK) High Return On Capital Employed?Today we are going to look at Cranswick plc (LON:CWK) to see whether it might be an attractive investment prospect. In particular, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), Read More...


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Business

Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, prepping for growthTOKYO (AP) — Trade ministers of a Pacific Rim trade bloc geared up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative as they met Saturday in Tokyo, reaffirming their commitment to open and free trade and inviting new membership.


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Business

Why You Should Like Groupe Guillin S.A.’s (EPA:ALGIL) ROCEToday we are going to look at Groupe Guillin S.A. (EPA:ALGIL) to see whether it might be an attractive investment prospect. Specifically, we're going to calculate its Return On Capital Read More...


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Business

Should You Think About Buying Superdry Plc (LON:SDRY) Now?Superdry Plc (LON:SDRY), which is in the specialty retail business, and is based in United Kingdom, led the LSE gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple Read More...


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Business

Hutter & Schrantz Stahlbau AG (VIE:HST) Earns A Nice Return On Capital EmployedToday we'll look at Hutter & Schrantz Stahlbau AG (VIE:HST) and reflect on its potential as an investment. In particular, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that Read More...


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Business

Only 4 Days Left To Cash In On M Winkworth PLC (LON:WINK) DividendImportant news for shareholders and potential investors in M Winkworth PLC (LON:WINK): The dividend payment of UK£0.019 per share will be distributed to shareholders on 25 February 2019, and the Read More...


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Business

Only 4 Days Left Before Pennon Group Plc (LON:PNN) Will Be Trading Ex-DividendIf you are interested in cashing in on Pennon Group Plc's (LON:PNN) upcoming dividend of UK£0.13 per share, you only have 4 days left to buy the shares before its Read More...


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Business

Special counsel disputes explosive report on Trump lawyer testimonyTrump's lieutenants had already strongly pushed back against the report, which said that the president ordered Michael Cohen to lie about a Russian skyscraper project they pursued during the 2016 election. "BuzzFeed's description of specific statements to the Special Counsel's Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen's Congressional testimony are not accurate," spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement.


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Business

Brexit bullion: Fear of no-deal triggers Irish gold rushIn a vault under the streets of Dublin a pot of gold owned by anxious investors is growing every day Britain edges closer to leaving the EU without a deal. "They're worried about a significant devaluation in sterling if there's a hard Brexit," said Seamus Fahy. Fahy is co-founder of Merrion Vaults, a gold brokerage and safe deposit facility in the centre of the Irish capital.


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Business

Pound's Rally Faces Reality Check as Traders Await Brexit Plan BSterling just completed a fifth weekly gain versus the dollar, buoyed by speculation the Prime Minister will need to adopt a Brexit plan that keeps the U.K. closer to the European Union in order to win over parliament. The pound strengthened 0.4 percent last week to around $1.2900, taking its gains over the last five weeks to more than 2 percent.


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Business

Draghi Running Out of Time to Sort ECB Top Jobs as Brexit LoomsThe European Central Bank president faces a deadline of Feb. 11, when Executive Board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger’s non-renewable five-year term as vice chair of bank supervision expires. A new head of the supervisory arm has only just started, and the institution is bracing for an influx of big banks when the U.K. leaves the European Union in March. No board member except Vice President Luis De Guindos, who has been with the ECB less than a year, could serve a full supervisory term before their time on the Executive Board is up.


01/18/2019   Reuters Business
A Malaysian judge on Friday ruled in favor of Wynn Macau in a case against a fund manager who owed the casino millions of dollars, the company's lawyer said, the first time a casino has been allowed to recover dues in the country.
01/18/2019   Yahoo! Business

Trump fires back after Mueller disputes accuracy of reportWASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News' report that said President Donald Trump's former attorney told Mueller that the president directed him to lie to Congress.


01/18/2019   WSJ Business
Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s finance chief and daughter of its founder, helped lead the company’s effort to improve its image. With her arrest, she’s caught up in one of the probes ensnaring the company around the world
01/18/2019   WSJ Business
The fast fall of PG&E after California’s wildfires is a jolt for companies considering the uncertain risks of a warming planet.
01/18/2019   Yahoo! Business

Bond Traders in Data Limbo Doubt Curve-Steepener Bets Have LegsTraders crunched the curve flatter this week after the spread from 5- to 30-year yields touched the widest since February. With the U.S. entering a holiday-shortened week, the government shutdown drying up the stream of economic data and the Fedspeak calendar empty, traders may comb through headlines on trade talks and corporate earnings for clues to the growth outlook. Signs of easing tension between China and the U.S. supported stocks this week and led traders to start rebuilding bets on tighter Fed policy this year.


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Business

JBS Posts World Best Meat Rally With Scandal in Rear-View MirrorJBS shares are at three-year highs and its bond spreads are the tightest versus rival Tyson Foods Inc. since March 2017 as demand prospects brighten and the company moves past a 2017 corruption scandal, spurring renewed optimism it will finally proceed with an initial public offering in New York. Sao Paulo-based JBS has beef, pork and chicken operations spanning North America, Europe and Australia. Investors are betting JBS will continue lowering debt in the coming quarters amid buoyant meat demand in the U.S. and rising consumption in Brazil, Betina Roxo, an analyst at Sao Paulo-based XP Investimentos, said by telephone.


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Business

Governors: Let states give unemployment to federal workersLANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Democratic governors of Michigan, New York and Washington on Friday asked the Trump administration to let states offer unemployment benefits to federal employees who are working without pay during the partial government shutdown that began nearly a month ago.


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Business

BlackRock Exposes Confidential Data on Thousands of Advisers on iShares SiteThe documents included names and email addresses of financial advisers who buy BlackRock’s ETFs on behalf of customers. The documents were seen by Bloomberg and removed Friday. BlackRock, which oversees assets of almost $6 trillion, is the world’s largest issuer of ETFs.


01/18/2019   Yahoo! Business

Rudolph the puppy was 'euthanized but lived,' pet rescue saysKing's Harvest Pet Rescue – a no-kill shelter in Davenport, Iowa – says Rudolph the puppy came to the rescue after a failed euthanasia attempt by another shelter.


01/18/2019   Reuters Business
LJM Partners Ltd on Friday filed a lawsuit against unnamed parties it holds responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars it lost after last year's jump in stock market volatility that effectively put the fund manager out of business.
01/18/2019   Reuters Business
The United States is pushing for regular reviews of China's progress on pledged trade reforms as a condition for a trade deal - and could again resort to tariffs if it deems Beijing has violated the agreement, according to sources briefed on negotiations to end the trade war between the two nations.
01/18/2019   Reuters Business
The trade deal that U.S. negotiators are seeking with China may have more in common with a sanctions-monitoring regime than a traditional trade pact.
01/18/2019   Reuters Business
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Friday that the United States and China were making progress on trade negotiations but reaching a deal would take time.
01/18/2019   Reuters Business
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp (PBGC) is taking steps to assume responsibility for bankrupt retailer Sears Holdings Corp's two pension plans, covering about 90,000 people, the U.S. government agency said on Friday.
01/18/2019   Reuters Business
Apple Inc has been ordered by a German court to stop using part of a press release claiming all iPhones would be available in the country through carriers and resellers, a copy of the ruling seen by Reuters showed.
01/18/2019   Reuters Business
BlackRock and Goldman Sachs Asset Management both plan to temporarily move some British-based fund managers to New York in the event of a no-deal Brexit, two sources told Reuters.
01/18/2019   New York Times Business News
The agency’s investigation, which began in late March, is continuing, and the commissioners and staff have not reached a final conclusion.
01/18/2019   Seattle PI Business
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Snap recently fired two executives after one allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a contract worker. The newspaper says an outside investigation found that Snap's head of global security, Francis Racioppi, fired the contractor after their relationship ended. The Journal attributed the news to unnamed people familiar with the matter. Racioppi and his superior, the head of human resources, were asked to leave the company following the investigation. The firings follow a series of high-profile executive departures from Snap. Finance chief Tim Stone left earlier this week after less than a year at the company. Los Angeles-based Snap Inc. had no comment on the Journal report.
01/18/2019   WSJ Business
Foxconn Technology Group, which is building a $10 billion plant in Wisconsin in exchange for nearly $4 billion in state and local incentives, fell short of the minimum number of jobs it was required to create in 2018 to claim tax credits, the company said.
01/18/2019   WSJ Business
The new line is expected to launch in coming months with ready-to-wear clothing, handbags and accessories.
01/18/2019   WSJ Business
Pop singer R. Kelly and Sony’s RCA Records label are parting ways, amid renewed scrutiny of sexual-abuse allegations against the R&B artist.
01/18/2019   WSJ Business
A winter storm threatening a wide stretch of the country could keep travelers grounded over the long holiday weekend, another headache for passengers already facing the prospect of lengthy security lines at some airports.
01/18/2019   New York Times Business News
Mr. Merow, who oversaw the expansion of one of Wall Street’s major law firms, died along with his wife, Mary Alyce, in a fire in their Manhattan home.
01/18/2019   WSJ Business
Snap in recent weeks pushed out two senior executives after an investigation found that one of them had allegedly engaged in an inappropriate relationship with an outside contractor.
01/18/2019   Seattle PI Business
America's busiest airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International, is a blur of activity on the best of days. But an extra layer of anxiety gripped the airport Friday, the eve of a three-day holiday weekend. The partial government shutdown — the longest ever — has thinned the ranks of federal workers who staff airport security lines. And some travelers had braced for the worst. "I have a 3 o'clock flight, and I arrived at 10:15 a.m.," Beth Lambert said while waiting to check in at a Delta Air Lines counter as her 5-year-old, Michael, rode around on his wheeled bag like a scooter. "We're going to be hanging out for a while.
01/18/2019   Seattle PI Business
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the impact of the partial government shutdown on the travel industry (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Federal officials are sending extra security screeners to beef up staffing at checkpoints at the airport in Newark, New Jersey. A Transportation Security Administration spokesman confirmed the move Friday but didn't give numbers. An airport official says TSA is sending 10 more people. The move underscores TSA's challenge in staffing airports during a partial government shutdown. Screeners missed paychecks last week, although they got $500 bonuses and some received pay for working the first day of the shutdown.
01/18/2019   Reuters Business
"Patience" is the new mantra at the Federal Reserve, less than two weeks ahead of the U.S. central bank's first policy meeting of the new year, as officials leave little doubt they want to stop raising interest rates - at least for a while.
01/18/2019   New York Times Business News
Private text messages entered as evidence in a legal dispute raise new questions about whether the artist fully designed his final works.
01/18/2019   New York Times Business News
The Internal Revenue Service issued regulations governing a 20 percent deduction for so-called pass-through companies.
01/18/2019   WSJ Business
Airbnb has held talks to acquire hotel-booking site Hotel Tonight, as the home-sharing company seeks to bolster its offerings and make itself more attractive to investors ahead of an eventual IPO.
01/18/2019   Reuters Business
Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard on Friday became the latest U.S. central banker to worry publicly about rising risks for the U.S. economy, suggesting she could embrace a pause on raising interest rates that has won support among most of her peers.
01/18/2019   New York Times Business News
The Amazon chief’s split from his wife raises questions about the disposal of their enormous stake in the company he founded. Investors deserve answers.
01/18/2019   Reuters Business
FedEx Corp said on Friday it could take as much as $575 million in charges as it began offering voluntary cash buyouts to certain U.S-based employees in a bid to reduce costs.
01/18/2019   Reuters Business
U.S. stocks rallied on Friday, helping Wall Street's major indexes advance for the fourth consecutive week, as increased hopes the United States and China would resolve their trade dispute lifted shares across sectors.
01/18/2019   Reuters Business
U.S. online luxury reseller The RealReal Inc is talking to investment banks about the possibility of an initial public offering (IPO) later this year, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
01/18/2019   New York Times Business News
AT&T, one of the biggest advertisers in the U.S., had balked because offensive content too often accompanied its ads. Now it says YouTube has addressed the issue.
01/18/2019   New York Times Business News
The California utility promises that its customers’ lights will stay on if it files for bankruptcy this month, but companies that supply it with electricity might have more to worry about.
01/18/2019   WSJ Business
An index of U.S. consumer sentiment fell to its lowest level in more than two years in January, amid worries about the government shutdown, trade tensions, volatile markets and a cooling global economy.
01/18/2019   WSJ Business
Tesla is cutting its full-time workforce by 7% to help lower costs so it can sell the Model 3 sedan at a lower price. Shares fell 13%.
01/18/2019   WSJ Business
The Trump administration set final rules for a new deduction that will provide significant savings for many business owners, providing more clarity for real-estate owners and service-industry businesses.
01/18/2019   New York Times Business News
Stocks in the U.S. and Europe jumped Friday as renewed hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China helped the markets finish the week with another strong gain.
01/18/2019   Seattle PI Business
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. and Europe jumped Friday as renewed hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China helped the markets finish the week with another strong gain. Indexes jumped after Bloomberg News reported that China's government offered to buy more goods and services from the U.S., potentially eliminating its trade deficit by 2024. For investors, the encouraging news on trade builds on recent positive signs for the U.S. economy and indications from the Federal Reserve that it will be patient when considering future interest rate hikes. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 5.9 percent and the S&P 500 index has risen 6.
01/18/2019   Reuters Business
World stock indexes jumped on Friday, with Wall Street posting a fourth straight week of gains, and the dollar had its first positive week since mid-December as optimism increased that an end is in sight to the U.S.-China trade conflict.
01/18/2019   Reuters Business
Morgan Stanley Chief Executive James Gorman's overall pay rose 7 percent to $29 million last year during a period that saw the firm's net revenues rise 5 percent to $40.1 billion, according to bank filings released on Friday.
01/18/2019   New York Times Business News
Consumer-sentiment readings are declining, and more Americans rate President Trump’s economic policies poorly, as the impasse in Washington drags on.
01/18/2019   Reuters Business
Canada's government on Friday dismissed China's warning of repercussions if Ottawa banned Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] from supplying equipment to 5G networks, saying it would not compromise on security.
01/18/2019   Seattle PI Business
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday: V.F. Corp., up $9.08 to $82.34 The maker of brands including Timberland and North Face raised its forecasts following a strong quarter. Tesla Inc., down $45.05 to $302.26 The electric car maker said it will cut 7 percent of its jobs to reduce costs. J.B. Hunt Transportation Services Inc., up $6.19 to $106.11 The trucking and logistics company posted a larger profit and more revenue than analysts expected. Netflix Inc., down $14.09 to $339.10 The streaming video service said its growth is slowing in the U.S. Eli Lilly & Co., down $2.57 to $116.59 The drugmaker said its cancer drug Lartruvo didn't improve survival in a clinical study of sarcoma patients.
01/18/2019   New York Times Business News
The reductions, which amount to 7 percent of Tesla’s work force, were necessary for the company to remain viable, Elon Musk wrote in an email to employees.
01/18/2019   Seattle PI Business
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are closing higher Friday as renewed hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China contribute to optimism on Wall Street. Bloomberg News reported that China's government offered to buy more goods and services from the U.S., potentially eliminating its trade deficit by 2024. Technology and industrial companies made some of the top gains, while banks rose after more of them posted strong fourth-quarter reports. Deere & Co. jumped 2.8 percent and Microsoft gained 1.5 percent. Electric car maker Tesla fell 12 9percent after saying it will cut 7 percent of its jobs. Timberland maker VF jumped 12.
01/18/2019   WSJ Business
The increases can mean higher costs for pharmacies and patients on what are generally cheaper generic drugs. Drugmakers say the price increases reflect higher costs they have incurred to help fill supply voids.
01/18/2019   Reuters Business
Avianca Brasil's battle with its aircraft leasing firms intensified on Friday after Brazil's aviation regulator said it would no longer ground 10 of the struggling carrier's planes and another lessor renewed its effort to repossess 10 others.
01/18/2019   Seattle PI Business
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its 2.2 billion users. The FTC is considering hitting Facebook with a penalty that would top its previous record fine of $22.5 million , which it dealt to Google in 2012 for bypassing the privacy controls in Apple's Safari browser, according to The Washington Post. The story published Friday cited three unidentified people familiar with the discussions. In an automated response, the FTC said it was unable to comment, citing its closure due to the U.S. government shutdown. Facebook declined to comment.
01/18/2019   Reuters Business
U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a fine against Facebook Inc for violating a legally binding agreement with the government to protect the privacy of personal data, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing three people familiar with the discussions.
01/18/2019   Reuters Business
Shares of Netflix Inc fell nearly 5 percent on Friday, as investors looked past its record subscriber numbers and instead focused on its lower-than-expected revenue forecast for the first quarter.
01/18/2019   New York Times Business News
Personal finance luminaries and everyday investors share lessons from the late Vanguard founder.
01/18/2019   Reuters Business
** Shares of Facebook paring gains on Friday after a report that U.S. regulators discussed fining the co for privacy violations
01/18/2019   WSJ Business
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Thursday that more than doubling the federal minimum wage would result in a loss of jobs in the U.S.
01/18/2019   New York Times Business News
Marchers will take to the streets on Saturday, despite recent tensions and competing marches in New York.
01/18/2019   WSJ Business
CVS Health and Walmart settled their fight over the cost of filling prescriptions, averting a threatened split
01/18/2019   New York Times Business News
Investors cheered a report from the WSJ that said the Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, had suggested ending some or all tariffs against China.
01/18/2019   New York Times Business News
Counties where doctors got more meals, trips and consulting fees from opioid makers had higher overdose deaths involving prescription opioids.
01/18/2019   Seattle PI Business
NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany & Co. says holiday shoppers and Chinese tourists spent less on its bling. The luxury jeweler, famous for its little blue boxes, says sales slipped in the holiday shopping season as Chinese tourists spent less while traveling due to the strong dollar, making it more expensive to buy Tiffany jewelry outside of its stores in China. The company also says it was hurt by the ups and downs of the stock market, anxiety around Brexit and protests in Paris that forced the company to close its store during some weekends. All the uncertainty makes shoppers "more cautious" about spending, says CEO Alessandro Bogliolo.
01/18/2019   New York Times Business News
The carmaker said its former chairman, who is awaiting trial on financial misconduct charges, was paid 7.8 million euros from a joint venture with Nissan.
01/18/2019   Seattle PI Business
Tesla will cut 7 percent of its workforce as it tries to lower prices and break out of the niche-car market to produce an electric vehicle that more people can afford. Tesla's cheapest model right now is the $44,000 Model 3, and it needs to broaden its customer base to survive. "Looking ahead at our mission of accelerating the advent of sustainable transport and energy, which is important for all life on Earth, we face an extremely difficult challenge: making our cars, batteries and solar products cost-competitive with fossil fuels," CEO Elon Musk said in a letter to staff. "While we have made great progress, our products are still too expensive for most people.
01/18/2019   New York Times Business News
A consumer technology innovation award was revoked from a company that makes a hands-free sex toy. The reason, some believe, is that the product is made for women.
01/18/2019   Seattle PI Business
These days, many of us wear different hats to earn income on the side. You might clock out of one job and into the next as a ride-hailing driver, Airbnb host, Etsy shop owner or pet sitter. Such "gig economy" work can make for a stressful tax season that eats up your time (and billable hours) and costs you potential deductions. A separate credit card for business purposes can help simplify things and maximize your income. Here's how a regular credit card or a rewards-earning business credit card can offer value to your side hustle. 1. SIMPLIFY THE PAPER TRAIL Using a separate credit card for your side business can save hours over sorting personal from business expenses, and prevent you from missing valuable deductions.
01/18/2019   New York Times Business News
She was best known for her hit record “Dark Moon,” but her greatest achievement may have been her success as a businesswoman.
01/18/2019   Seattle PI Business
With collective U.S. student loan debt nearing $1.5 trillion, some colleges are testing innovative solutions to help reduce student borrowing. Using no-strings-attached student loan payoff-assistance programs, college loan alternatives and annual student debt letters, these three universities are doing their part to curb college debt. 1. UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH The University of Pittsburgh is offering graduating seniors up to $5,000 in federal student loan relief with one request: They pay it forward. The school's new program, Panthers Forward, will help recent graduates chip away at student debt and introduce them to alumni mentors to encourage professional development.
01/18/2019   WSJ Business
Utah has had the fastest-expanding labor force of any U.S. state since January 2010—a key ingredient for economic growth and one that provides an example for the nation as a whole.
01/18/2019   Seattle PI Business
A new year brings an expectation to set the perfect resolution. Here's an idea: Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them. Sound difficult? It's actually not. Here's how to maximize sales and plan your shopping for 2019. We listed the best products to buy each month, plus the holidays when you'll find major sales — and a bonus: the national days when you can score free stuff. JANUARY With a fresh page on the calendar comes a fresh start for sales. These items are discounted in January : —BEDDING AND LINENS. Department stores hold bedding and linen "white sales" in January with deep discounts on sheets and towels. —FITNESS EQUIPMENT. Retailers know you want to get in shape.
01/18/2019   Seattle PI Business
Cheers, friends! It's a new year. Time to set some well-intentioned — but typically doomed — resolutions. Lose 20 pounds. Read 50 books. Save $5,000. Those big resolutions are sexy. They sound impressive when you tell friends. They're also unlikely to last past Groundhog Day. This year, ditch the lofty goals and focus on simple money-saving moves you can handle while nursing last night's hangover. These quick changes take less than 30 minutes each and can help you hit your goal without cramping your style. SAVE THE CHANGE, AUTOMATICALLY Connect your bank account to an app like Qapital or Acorns to round up each transaction. Spend $12.
01/18/2019   Seattle PI Business
Much like Santa, you spent this holiday season delivering gifts to your family members and friends. But now that the flurry of tinsel and wrapping paper has settled, it's time to be your own Santa. Don't worry, no dropping through a chimney required. Just the gift-giving — and, OK, maybe the cookies, too. That's right: Now it's time to buy a few gifts to give to yourself. Done the right way, treating yourself can be enjoyable and within your budget. Here's why it's a good time to look out for No. 1. YOU CAN GET WHAT YOU WANT Was your heart set on something that didn't appear under the tree? Now's your opportunity to get your hands on exactly what you had in mind.
01/18/2019   Seattle PI Business
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production increased 0.3 percent in December, led by the biggest surge in manufacturing in ten months. The Federal Reserve said Friday that that manufacturing output jumped 1.1 percent last month, the largest gain since February 2018. Automakers drove much of the growth with a 4.7 percent jump in production. Utility output slumped 6.3 percent amid an unseasonably warm December. Mining output rose 1.5 percent on increased extraction of oil and natural gas. Overall industrial production is up 4 percent from a year ago. "This was a solid report and a good finish to 2018," said Jennifer Lee, a senior economist at BMO Capital Markets.
01/18/2019   Small Business CEO

It stands to reason that recent immigrants in Canada hope to take advantage of the country’s prosperous opportunities. However, many are unsure if they can legally open a business in Canada without first becoming a citizen. And applying for Canadian citizenship is often a costly and time-consuming process, despite the many benefits one may reap once their application is approved.

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If you’re currently awaiting your approval or you’re not ready to move forward with your application quite yet, you will probably be pleased to learn that you are completely capable of starting your own business in Canada without being a citizen.…

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01/18/2019   Seattle PI Business
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Friday after investors saw signs of possible progress toward a resolution of the U.S.-Chinese tariff war. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, London's FTSE 100 gained 1.4 percent to 6,932 and Germany's DAX advanced 1.5 percent to 11,079. France's CAC 40 rose 1.6 percent to 4,872. On Wall Street, the future for the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.7 percent and that for the Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 0.5 percent. ASIA'S DAY: The Shanghai Composite Index advanced 1.4 percent to 2,596.01 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 1.2 percent to 27,082.01. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 1.3 percent to 20,666.07 and Seoul's Kospi added 0.8 percent to 2,124.28. Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 was 0.5 percent higher at 5,879.
01/18/2019   New York Times Business News
Men can’t tell the difference between fear and respect. They act accordingly.
01/18/2019   Seattle PI Business
LONDON (AP) — Oxford University says it is suspending research grants and funding donations from Huawei amid growing security concerns about the Chinese telecom giant. It's another setback for Huawei's image in Europe, an important market for the company, which has been effectively blocked in the U.S. over concerns its technology poses a cybersecurity risk. It's now facing increasing scrutiny in Europe, where it is expected it to play a major role in building new fifth-generation mobile networks. The university decided on Jan. 8 that "it will not pursue new funding opportunities" with Huawei or related companies, it said in a statement Thursday.
01/18/2019   Seattle PI Business
BEIJING (AP) — China and Germany promised Friday to open their markets wider to each other's banks and insurers, giving Beijing a burst of positive trade news amid conflicts with Washington and Europe. The two sides also affirmed support for a global trading system that other governments worry is threatened by President Donald Trump's "America first" policies. That followed an annual financial dialogue led by German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and China's economy czar, Vice Premier Liu He. The initiatives reflect Beijing's determination to make its state-dominated economy more productive and reduce reliance on the U.S. market by building commercial ties with other countries.
01/18/2019   New York Times Business News
The pledge of $500 million to help build affordable housing in Seattle reflects a nationwide void in addressing the problem.
01/18/2019   New York Times Business News
Shoshana Zuboff’s “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism” looks at the new power of behemoths like Facebook and Google.
01/18/2019   Seattle PI Business
PUTRAYAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said Friday that an apology by Goldman Sachs for its role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB was insufficient and that it must pay $7.5 billion as compensation. Goldman CEO David Solomon apologized Wednesday to the Malaysian people for former banker Tim Leissner's role in arranging bond sales for 1MDB. They provided a means for associates of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to allegedly steal billions over several years from the fund. Solomon has said the investment bank conducted due diligence but was misled by Leissner and former Malaysian government officials.
01/17/2019   Seattle PI Business
TOKYO (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors held a board meeting Friday to examine the latest allegations of unreported compensation against Carlos Ghosn, who led Nissan for two decades and forged the alliance between the Japanese automakers. The allegations center around a 7.8 million euro ($8.8 million) payment made to Ghosn last year by a 50-50 venture between Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp., set up in 2017 in Amsterdam, and only Ghosn and a handful of aides knew about the money, Mitsubishi Chief Executive Osamu Masuko told reporters after the meeting. The payments surfaced as a result of investigations by Nissan and Mitsubishi, which began last year. Nissan also announced similar findings in a release.
01/17/2019   Small Business CEO

As your business grows, you’ll encounter dozens of important tasks and responsibilities that must be handled in order to keep operations running smoothly. And, in many cases, one of the toughest parts is knowing when to outsource.

Business operations and management

The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing

Outsourcing is simply the act of assigning a business responsibility, challenge, or need to someone outside of the company. In some cases, it’s a smart idea. In other situations, it makes much more sense to handle the task in-house. So before diving much deeper into this discussion, let’s examine some of the pros and cons of outsourcing.…

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01/17/2019   Small Business CEO

When you launch a business, general liability insurance might seem an unnecessary expense. But you may soon discover it’s an essential component for every business.

Preventing workplace injury

It protects you against risks you didn’t know you would face when you started. For example, if someone gets injured on your property, he or she has a legal right to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim.

Your liability insurance will help to protect you against such claims, but you surely don’t need the hassle of a lawsuit or record of an injury to someone on your conscience. Take the following proactive steps toward prevention of personal injury incidents on your property.…

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01/17/2019   Small Business CEO

The tech industry is by no means limited to big players; there are also tech startups, website and software developers, etc. From hardware to software, the tech industry is just ripe with opportunity. However, most stock investors would agree that investing in it is risky business – since things can literally change overnight in the world of technology, a company can vanish at the snap of a finger.

Technology stock investing

To determine whether this is something you want to be dabbling in or not, let’s take an in-depth look at the subject and examine everything you need to know about investing in technology stocks in 2019.…

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01/16/2019   Small Business CEO

If you’re looking toward 2019 wondering what you can do differently from last year, you certainly aren’t alone.

Reassessing your tactics is always a smart move, after all.

Marketing strategy

Think about it. You don’t want be the out-of-touch business on the block that looks like they’re stuck in 2008 because they refuse to change.

The reality, though? There are some significant changes businesses of all shapes and sizes should consider to make their marketing seem more, well, modern.

Doing so does double duty of making your business look like a bigger player in your industry, all the while sticking to the best practices of what makes your customers tick.…

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