Posts Tagged ‘PAID’

Putin Vows ‘Mirrored Response’ to Sanctions of Russian Media

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin weighed in on the U.S. government’s scrutiny of Russian-funded news outlets RT and Sputnik, promising a “mirrored response” against U.S. media if those agencies are sanctioned.

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Chenault’s Unfinished Business at AmEx

Friday, October 20th, 2017

American Express CEO Ken Chenault is going out on a high note, but his successor will have to contend with fundamental questions about the company’s business.

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‘Torch Song’ Review: Plenty Enjoyable but Not Revolutionary

Friday, October 20th, 2017

An abridged version of Harvey Fierstein’s autobiographical play about a drag queen looking to settle down is heartfelt but far from socially radical.

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Quebec Ban on Full-Face Veils Draws Muslims’ Uproar

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Quebec’s passage of a law banning the wearing of full-face veils is sparking anger among Muslims in Canada, who claim the measure represents ‘ugly identity politics’ from a government seeking re-election in a year.

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Death of Soldiers in Niger Sparks FBI Probe, Criticism

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The FBI has joined the investigation into how a group of militants thought to be Islamists killed four American soldiers in Niger two weeks ago, a move that comes as U.S. officials face criticism over their struggle to answer questions about the incident.

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Venezuela Bars Opposition Governors From Taking Office

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The move comes after the opposition released evidence it said proves electoral fraud in a crucial industrial state.

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Stitch Fix, in IPO Filing, Reveals Annual Sales of Nearly $1 Billion

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Personal-shopping service Stitch Fix has filed for an initial public offering, revealing that the six-year-old startup’s annual sales have zoomed to nearly $1 billion at a time when traditional clothing retailers are struggling.

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Three Cheers for Xi Jinping! Wait, Make That a Billion

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

As China’s Communist Party congress opened Wednesday, videogame company Tencent Holdings released a game in which users outdo one another by tapping vigorously on their phones to ‘clap’ for the president. Multitudes obliged.

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PayPal Posts Stronger-Than-Expected Results on Mobile Growth

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

PayPal Holdings said its third-quarter profit rose 18% from a year earlier, thanks in part to new records in customer accounts and the payment volume it processed.

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Symbol of Kurdish Nationalism Rises in Raqqa

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Two days after leading the battle to oust Islamic State from Raqqa, U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters on Thursday made clear they have replaced the extremist group as the Syrian city’s new authority.

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Tillerson Warns China on Trade, Territorial Claims

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned China on Thursday that the U.S. has an arsenal of economic weapons to force Beijing to address trade imbalances and a continuing territorial dispute in the South China Sea.

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GE Earnings: What to Watch

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

General Electric Co. is set to report third-quarter earnings before the market opens Friday. Here is what you need to know.

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Proposed Law Seeks More Disclosure About Online Political Ads

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Driven by concerns about Russian online activity during the 2016 election, two senior Senate Democrats introduced new campaign finance legislation on Thursday that would force greater disclosure about the political advertising that runs online.

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Trick or Treat? Italian Candy Maker Comes Knocking on U.S. Door

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Italian confectioner Ferrero just bit off another piece of the U.S. candy market and is already thinking about taking a much bigger bite—a bid to buy Nestlé’s U.S. candy business.

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Priceline, Tencent Join Investors Pumping $4 Billion into Chinese Lifestyle Site

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Chinese lifestyle-services internet platform Meituan-Dianping has raised $4 billion from an investor group led by Tencent, a deal that puts a $30 billion valuation on the Beijing-based upstart.

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Target Expands Store Makeovers

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Target Corp. said it would expand plans to remodel its existing supercenters and open smaller stores in cities, as the retailer seeks to win back shoppers in the competitive retail environment.

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Chevron Temporarily Suspending Operations in Iraqi Kurdistan

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Chevron is temporarily suspending its operations in Iraqi Kurdistan, as an Iraqi backlash against Kurdish independence is quickly reordering the region’s booming energy business.

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FDA Chief: Menthol, Tobacco Flavors Could Do ‘Both Harm and Good’

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The use of flavors in different tobacco products has the potential to do “both harm and good,” the FDA’s chief said Thursday, explaining that the agency would weigh both possibilities as it considers a ban on flavors.

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German Intelligence Fears ISIS Terror Attacks by Children

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Minors radicalized by Islamic State could carry out attacks in Germany, the domestic intelligence agency said, posing a challenge because of the legal protection afforded to young people.

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Ex-CIA Chief Sees ‘One in Five’ Chance of North Korea War

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Former CIA Director John Brennan estimated that the U.S. has at least a 20% likelihood of becoming engaged in military conflict with North Korea amid President Donald Trump’s discord with Kim Jong Un.

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Taliban Kills 43 Afghan Soldiers in Attack on Military Base

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

At least 43 Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on an army base in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said, as the resurgent militant group stepped up its assaults on the country’s beleaguered security forces.

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FBI Probes Chinese Businessman Linked to North Korean Trade Network

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into a Chinese business owner who was linked to a ship found smuggling North Korean rocket-propelled grenades last year, and who has ties to a North Korean trade and financing network, according to people familiar with the matter.

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The Troubled Marriage of Brains and Computers

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Neurotechnology could make science fiction dreams a reality. But a pioneer in the field is already sounding alarms

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Lyft Raises $1 Billion in Round Led by Alphabet’s CapitalG

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Ride-hailing startup Lyft raised $1 billion in a funding round led by Alphabet’s CapitalG unit, boosting its valuation by nearly 50% as it eyes expansion.

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McCain Joins Push for Disclosure About Political Ads on Social Media

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

A proposal to require social-media companies to disclose information about political advertising on their platforms has drawn the support of a key Republican, Sen. John McCain.

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Companies Leave Bean Counting to the Robots

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Large corporations world-wide are increasingly turning to robotic software in an effort to cut costs, liberate workers from repetitive tasks and, in many cases, reduce finance-department employee numbers.

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WeWork: A $20 Billion Startup Fueled by Silicon Valley Pixie Dust

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The office-space provider’s 38-year-old CEO sells tech investors on his vision for communal workplaces that appeal to millennials—while critics call it an overvalued real-estate play.

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China’s Bright Economic Future Is Bound Up in the Past

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

President Xi Jinping this week lauded China’s transition to high-quality growth, but for now smokestack industries carry the economy—and much-touted efforts to relieve long-term ills are running into short-term reality.

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For a Profitable Tech Stock That’s Still Cheap, Look to Taiwan

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

TSMC stands to benefit from the hottest tech trends, from new smartphones to cryptocurrencies.

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Box Stacks Up its Cloud Gains

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Young tech companies like to move fast and break things, but humbled upstart Box has discovered the value of taking things slow and steady.

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