Posts Tagged ‘PAID’

How the Russians Ran Their Election Propaganda Shop

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

The alleged Russian campaign to manipulate the U.S. presidential election was orchestrated by what amounted to a propaganda startup, with finance and graphics departments, performance targets and a sophisticated social-media strategy.

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U.S. and Russian Officials Spar Over Election Meddling

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

The White House’s H.R. McMaster cited “incontrovertible” evidence of Russian interference in U.S. elections. Russia’s foreign minister dismissed it as “just blabber.”

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The Benefits, and Costs, of Higher Metal Tariffs

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Aluminum and steel producers hope tariffs under consideration by the Trump administration will heat up demand for their products, but the U.S. remains an expensive place to make the metals.

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European Diplomats Aim to Curb Iran Actions, Save Nuclear Deal

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

European diplomats met with a senior Iranian official on Saturday in a bid to curtail Iran’s regional muscle-flexing and meet a key Trump administration demand.

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Helicopter Assessing Mexico Quake Damage Crashes, Killing 13 on the Ground

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed in southern Mexico, killing 13 people on the ground.

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South Korean President Hopes for U.S. Dialogue With North

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that he remained hopeful that a recent inter-Korean rapprochement around the Olympics could lead to dialogue between the U.S. and North Korea.

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NATO Pushes EU to Work With Allies for Security

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Amid the biggest revamp of European defense in years, NATO is pushing the European Union to work closely with non-EU allies as the U.K. maneuvers to maintain its leverage in the region’s security after it exits the bloc.

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Germany’s Coffers Are Overflowing, But No One Is Talking About Tax Cuts

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

The German government never had so much money or so many ideas about how to spend it. The one thing that isn’t being discussed is giving it back to taxpayers.

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Pope Francis Names New Sex Abuse Panel Amid Criticism

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Pope Francis renewed his advisory panel on child protection, after a two-month lapse, amid growing criticism of his record on clerical sex abuse.

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Budget Deal Likely to Deliver Hefty Business to Defense Companies

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

The recent budget deal has handed U.S. defense companies an extra $75 billion over the next two years as the Pentagon boosts spending on aircraft, missiles, tanks and maintaining older equipment.

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U.K. Wants Ongoing Defense Cooperation With EU After Brexit

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has laid out key areas of security and defense cooperation she hoped to continue with the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc next year.

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CBS Profits Add to Case For Independence

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

In CBS and Viacom’s on-again, off-again merger talks, the burden falls disproportionately on Viacom to make the case that it is worth CBS’s trouble.

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Infrastructure Plan Falls Flat for Investors

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan has left investors in infrastructure firms unimpressed.

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A Cheap Option on Car Industry Consolidation

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Is the French government under Emmanuel Macron any closer to letting go of Renault, France’s biggest car maker? The signals are mixed, but a move might be worth betting on anyway.

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Growth Is the Missing Ingredient for Kraft Heinz

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Kraft Heinz should tend to its own brands before snapping up more.

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Judge Is Asked to Disallow Trump Bias Claims in AT&T Merger Trial

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

The Justice Department asked a federal judge not to allow AT&T Inc.’s defense of its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Inc. to include a claim that the Trump administration improperly challenged the deal for political reasons.

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Kremlin Caterer Accused in U.S. Election Meddling Has History of Dishing Dark Arts

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

An online army accused of sowing discord among American voters during the 2016 election emerged from a tiny corner of the Russian business empire built by Yevgeny Prigozhin, the Kremlin’s favorite restaurateur.

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Behind Turkey’s Actions in Syria: A Fear of Waning Influence

Friday, February 16th, 2018

The Turkish offensive against the Kurds that has brought Turkey to the brink of conflict with the U.S. comes as the country is fighting to preserve its leverage in a fractured Syria.

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Wanted Pakistani Militant Chief Leads Friday Prayers

Friday, February 16th, 2018

While Pakistan says it is shutting down Jamaat-ud-Dawa, its leader, Hafiz Saeed, who has a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head, delivered a blistering attack on Islamabad and Washington at Friday prayers.

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Coca-Cola Betting Big on Smaller Packages

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Coca-Cola Co. is betting that smaller packages that command higher prices will boost sales in the company’s struggling soda business this year.

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Mattel Ditches High-Tech Barbies, Goes Back to Basics

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Mattel Chief Executive Margo Georgiadis is shutting down products with extraneous technology from its Barbie lineup and elsewhere in the toy maker’s portfolio.

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For the Federal Reserve, a New Chief but Same Rate Path

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Jerome Powell is stressing continuity as he takes over as Fed chairman, which suggests the central bank will keep gradually raising interest rates this year, unperturbed by recent market volatility and signs of firming inflation.

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New South African Leader Pledges Economic and Political Turnaround

Friday, February 16th, 2018

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa gave his first State of the Nation address one day after taking office, pledging an economic and political turnaround and appealing to citizens to channel the spirit of Nelson Mandela.

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Russians Charged With Interfering in U.S. Election

Friday, February 16th, 2018

A Russian internet organization and 13 Russian nationals were indicted Friday by a federal grand jury on charges of seeking to interfere in the U.S. electoral process.

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Florida Shooter: When Social Media Foretells a Mass Shooting

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Disturbing social-media posts apparently made by Nikolas Cruz before a deadly shooting spree have rekindled questions about what responsibilities and capabilities technology companies and law-enforcement authorities have for detecting threats among the billions of words, images and videos online.

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Newell CEO Defends Management Amid Activist Calls for Change

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Newell Brands CEO Mike Polk, facing a proxy fight with an activist investor seeking to oust him and the entire board, said a bruising retail environment and not management missteps are behind the company’s recent woes.

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Deere Sees Strong Equipment Demand This Year

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Deere & Co. raised sales forecasts for its farm and construction equipment this year.

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Big Food Faces Pressure as Consumers Seek Fresh Meals, Snacks

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Food makers’ earnings show they remain under pressure as consumers hunt for healthier meals and snacks.

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Steve Wynn Won’t Get Up to $330 Million in Severance From His Casino Company

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Billionaire casino executive Steve Wynn won’t be getting severance from the company he founded, Wynn Resorts, following his resignation as chairman and CEO after sexual misconduct allegations were detailed in a Wall Street Journal investigation.

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The Robots Are Coming for Garment Workers

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Automation is finally invading the garment industry, transforming sweatshops and putting people out of work in poor countries like Bangladesh. For the U.S., that means lower prices and new domestic production possibilities.

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