Posts Tagged ‘PAID’

Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas at U.N. Says U.S. Can’t Lead Peace Effort

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at a Security Council meeting called for an international conference this year to restart Middle East peace negotiations, in a clear jab at Washington’s historically central role in resolving the crisis.

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Proposal Would Loosen Limits on Short-Term Health Plans

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

The Trump administration released a proposal that would allow for the proliferation of less-comprehensive, cheaper health plans restricted under the Affordable Care Act.

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Spending Bill Raises Expectations for More Fed Rate Increases

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

A bipartisan spending deal reached by U.S. lawmakers earlier this month has prompted many Wall Street economists to raise their projections of how much the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year and next.

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The New Snapchat: Less Social, More Fun

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Snap Inc.’s overhaul of its core app splits the social from the media—but is that enough to survive?

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Washington’s $500 Million Financial-Storm Forecaster Is Foundering

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

The Office of Financial Research was supposed to anticipate trouble and issue warnings, but initiatives have been delayed or scaled back. Now the Trump administration is holding it up as an example of governmental overreach.

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Guess Co-Founder to Step Away During Investigation Into Conduct

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Guess? said Tuesday that co-founder Paul Marciano will relinquish his day-to-day responsibilities with the company and salary during a continuing investigation into recent allegations of improper conduct.

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Hotels Check Into Technology Arms Race

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

In a wake-up call to investors, Holiday Inn owner InterContinental Hotels said it won’t return extra cash this year.

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Trump Administration Seeks to Stimulate Private Space Projects

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday is expected to announce new moves promoting private ventures in space, including easing launch rules and putting the Commerce Department in charge of broader deregulation initiatives.

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Walmart’s Online Sales Come Under Pressure

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Walmart reported strong holiday sales but said online sales growth slowed during the quarter, marking a turn from three quarters of booming web growth.

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Proposed Rules Would Allow Meatpackers to Slaughter Hogs Faster

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Proposed rules allowing meatpackers to slaughter hogs faster and play a bigger role in policing food safety are drawing criticism.

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Iran General’s Profile Rises as Tehran Flexes Mideast Muscle

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

U.S. officials consider the commander of an elite Iranian military unit a terrorist supporter and the man ultimately responsible for the deaths of thousands of American soldiers. But many Iranians view Gen. Qassem Soleimani as their best defense against foreign aggression.

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Jihadists See a Funding Boon in Bitcoin

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

When a group that says it provides financial assistance “relating to the jihad” sought to improve conditions for fighters in a squalid, sandbag-fortified trench in Syria late last year, it turned to a new funding conduit: bitcoin.

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Israeli Police Name Netanyahu’s Former Aides in New Investigation

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Israeli police named two close confidants of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu they had arrested on allegations of influence peddling on behalf of the Israeli leader.

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North Korea Repositions Hacking Unit for Global Cyberattacks

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

One of North Korea’s three major hacking units, in a strategic shift, is hunting for overseas targets and not covering its tracks, according to a new report, a sign the regime is expanding its cyber attacks under tightened sanctions.

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A Vintage MG That Still Turns Heads in Hollywood

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Inspired by the movie “Rebecca,” a Los Angeles designer and her husband bought the stylish car she has enjoyed for half a century.

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Using Yelp to Find the Next Hot Neighborhood

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Research shows Yelp reviews might offer clues as to when a neighborhood is about to start gentrifying.

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Household Debt Is Rising Quickly Around the Globe

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

A decade after household debt burdens contributed to a crisis in the U.S. and EU, a new crop of economies face high and still rising household debt burdens. Will Switzerland, Australia, Canada and others be able to carry larger debts, or are they victims of their own success?

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Tax Regulations at Center of GOP Dispute

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

A turf battle is breaking out in the Republican Party over which agencies should have a say in writing new regulations stemming from last year’s landmark tax legislation.

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Cardi B’s Breakout Hit Upends Conventional Wisdom Around Debut Albums

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Cardi B is one of the hottest new artists in music. Now she just has to release an album.

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South Korean Cryptocurrency Regulator Found Dead at Home

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

An official who guided South Korea’s regulatory clampdown on cryptocurrencies was found dead at his home. Colleagues said he had been under heavy stress in recent months.

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Mandates, Not Market Prices, Likely to Keep U.S. Solar Growing

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Government mandates requiring utilities to procure renewable energy should keep U.S. solar power growing, despite new Trump administration tariffs on imported solar panels that are poised to raise prices.

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Taxis, Ride-Hailing Firms Battle for Business on Road to Tokyo Olympics

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Sony is helping Japanese taxi firms improve their services, competing against ride-hailing giants Uber and China’s Didi Chuxing Technology, along with Toyota, in the race for business ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

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BHP Willing to Talk About Activist’s Overhaul Plan

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

BHP Billiton, its net profit off 37%, signaled it may be willing to yield to activist investor Elliott Management’s latest assault on its corporate structure, even as it lifted its dividend 38%.

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Qualcomm Raises Bid for NXP to $44 Billion

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Chip giant Qualcomm raised its bid for NXP Semiconductors to about $44 billion in an effort to win shareholder support for the acquisition.

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Albertsons Scoops Up Remainder of Rite Aid in Face of Online Threat

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Albertsons plans to buy the rest of Rite Aid that isn’t being sold to Walgreens Boots Alliance as retailers of all stripes scramble to respond to a rapidly changing consumer shopping landscape.

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Is Reckitt’s Deal Machine Still Up to Snuff?

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

As the battle to buy Pfizer’s $20 billion consumer business heats up, Lysol-owner Reckitt Benckiser is trying to convince investors that its acquisition record is clean.

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Nearly 100 Killed in Bombardment of Hard-Hit Suburb of Syrian Capital

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Syrian regime forces backed by Russian warplanes intensified attacks on a suburb of the capital, killing nearly 100 people including women and children on Monday.

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Does Private Equity Really Beat the Stock Market? Readers React

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Heard on the Street’s series this week on the boom in private assets elicited copious commentary from readers. Our columnist, Paul J. Davies, selected some interesting comments and responded.

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The Big Shift Driving Tech Profits​

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Big tech companies learning to look past the initial sale as subscriptions build an important base of recurring revenue.

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BHP Is Still Caught Between a Rock and an Oil Well

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

BHP is emerging as a copper powerhouse, which helped buoy its first-half earnings. That strength conceals some troubling signs in oil and coal, however.

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