Posts Tagged ‘PAID’

Brexit Breakthrough Leaves Thorniest Problems for Later

Friday, December 8th, 2017

The U.K. is hailing a Brexit breakthrough. It is more a small step toward confronting even bigger political, financial and economic issues.

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How Tight a Job Market Is Too Tight for the Fed?

Friday, December 8th, 2017

The labor market is red hot except for wage growth. The Federal Reserve probably won’t have to wait long for more signs that conditions are tight enough to keep raising rates.

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Broadcom’s Biggest Challenge With Qualcomm

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Broadcom’s solid results also show what a challenge integrating Qualcomm would be.

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With Disney-Fox Talks, Hopes Rise for a Greenlight on Sky

Friday, December 8th, 2017

If Disney or another suitor buy 21st Century Fox’s international assets, investors are betting U.K. regulators will allow the full acquisition of pay-TV operator Sky.

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Jobs Strong But Weak Wage Growth Could Fluster Fed

Friday, December 8th, 2017

The Labor Department’s robust November employment report leaves Federal Reserve officials on track to raise short-term interest rates next week but complicates their decisions on the pace of increases next year and beyond.

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Japan’s Economy Boosted by Surge in Capital Spending

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Japan’s stronger-than-expected growth offers another sign that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic policies, assisted by a global upturn, may be helping the nation emerge from years of stagnation.

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Paint Giants Still Primed for an M&A Wave

Friday, December 8th, 2017

One might be forgiven for thinking that some paints just don’t mix. But despite three failed deals this year, the strategic and financial logic for mergers in the paint industry remains strong.

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Robust Job Growth Puts U.S. on Firmest Footing in a Decade

Friday, December 8th, 2017

The economy appears to be on its firmest footing in at least a decade, with hiring picking up from earlier this year and the unemployment rate holding at a 17-year low in November.

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U.S. Consumer Sentiment Fell Again in December

Friday, December 8th, 2017

A key measure of U.S. consumer sentiment slid in December for the second straight month, but continued to signal solid household confidence to close out 2017.

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Russia Skirts U.S. Sanctions With $27 Billion Arctic Gas Plant

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Russia is launching Yamal LNG, a $27-billion Arctic gas project that is a symbol of its efforts to overcome Western sanctions and strengthen ties with China.

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Japan Missile Plans Put North Korean Bases Within Range

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Japan plans to make its first purchase of missiles that could target North Korean military bases from long distance, a major military upgrade as a rising nuclear threat from Pyongyang sparks a regional arms race.

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Tillerson Urges ‘More Measured’ Saudi Arabia in Middle East

Friday, December 8th, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged Saudi Arabia to temper its military and diplomatic moves in the Middle East, offering rare criticism from the Trump administration of the kingdom’s policies across the region.

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Israel Braced for Clashes in Jerusalem Amid West Bank Violence

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Thousands of Palestinians gathered largely peacefully for Friday prayers in Jerusalem’s Old City, but clashes broke out again between Israeli forces and protesters in the West Bank.

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Congress Passes Two-Week Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown

Friday, December 8th, 2017

The House and Senate passed a two-week stopgap spending bill, deferring until later in the month a bigger fight over what issues should be resolved before Congress adjourns for the year.

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GOP Tax Bill: Key Lawmakers to Watch

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Congress completed its list of negotiators on a final tax bill Thursday, and it will be up to 29 men and women to hash out a deal. But the real number of deciders is smaller than that. Here’s a quick look at a few of the key members of the conference committee.

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Airports Want to Raise Ticket Fees. Airlines Say No. Fight Ensues

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Airports and airlines are fighting over a proposal that could bump up the taxes and fees on a typical $300 round-trip ticket to more than $70.

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Uber Ties Up With Singapore Rival ComfortDelGro

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Uber is selling a 51% stake in its car-rental unit in Singapore to public-transport operator ComfortDelGro for $218 million, as the two rivals come together as partners.

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Mine the Gap: More Women Embrace Mining Careers

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Commodity giant BHP Billiton Ltd. is trying to upend the macho mining culture of Australia’s remote Outback as it aims to achieve a 50%-female workforce by 2025, up from just over 20% today.

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China’s Exports Strengthened in November

Friday, December 8th, 2017

China’s exports and imports in November both showed surprising strength—up 12.3% and 17.7% from a year earlier, respectively—underpinned by a recovering global economy and resilient domestic demand.

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U.N. Sanctions Leave North Korean Drug Maker on Life Support

Friday, December 8th, 2017

The predicament of a North Korean pharmaceuticals maker that may be forced to close shows the challenge world leaders face in trying to squeeze Pyongyang without further harming the isolated country’s endangered population.

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Shariah Law Poses Dilemma for Greece

Friday, December 8th, 2017

In a historic sliver of land on the border with Turkey, about 100,000 Greek citizens live with a relic of Greece’s historically fraught relations with its neighbor: Shariah law.

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U.K., EU Reach an Agreement on Brexit Divorce Terms

Friday, December 8th, 2017

The U.K. and the European Union reached an agreement Friday on Brexit divorce terms after six months of tense talks, opening the way for negotiations to advance on a trade deal.

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U.K., European Union Move Closer on Divorce Terms

Friday, December 8th, 2017

The U.K. and EU appeared close to a breakthrough on Brexit terms, with British Prime Minister Theresa May on her way to Brussels on Friday morning.

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Plant-Based Burger Maker Beyond Meat Cooks Up More Funding

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Plant-based burger maker Beyond Meat Inc. said it has raised $55 million in funding as it seeks to triple the size of its production capacity.

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AT&T Antitrust Fight Flips the Script in Washington

Friday, December 8th, 2017

AT&T’s bid to buy Time Warner is blurring some of the ideological lines that usually split free-market conservatives from liberal skeptics of big business.

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Tensions Emerge During Erdogan Visit to Greece

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the status of Muslims in Greece during a state visit to Athens that aired long-running tensions between the two countries.

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Polish Prime Minister Resigns

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Poland’s Prime Minister Beata Szydlo resigned on Thursday, with Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki nominated to replace her.

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Creditors Put Toys ‘R’ Us Debt Under Microscope

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Toys ‘R’ Us creditors are seeking permission to obtain more documents related to numerous debt transactions that took place in the years leading up to the retailer’s September bankruptcy filing.

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Caterpillar Unit Cheated Customers, Tossed Evidence Into Ocean to Hide It

Friday, December 8th, 2017

United Industries, a unit of Caterpillar, admitted that it cheated customers by performing unnecessary repairs to their railcars and agreed to plead guilty to dumping brake shoes and other parts into the ocean to hide evidence, according to court documents.

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Liberia Court Clears Path to Presidential Runoff

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Liberia’s Supreme Court upheld the results of October’s first-round presidential elections, paving way for a runoff expected to bring the West African nation’s first democratic transfer of power since 1944.

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