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Bad timing: New virus poses threat to fragile world economy

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This should be peak season for a 12-room hotel near the train station in the Chinese industrial hub of Wuhan. The Chinese...

United States Budget deficit to break $1 trillion despite strong economy

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An annual congressional report says the U.S. budget deficit is likely to burst through the symbolic $1 trillion barrier this year despite...

Tailgate woes cause Ford F-150 recall in Canada, but not US

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Ford is recalling its popular F-150 pickup truck in Canada to fix a problem with electric tailgate latches, but identical trucks aren’t...

Airbus agrees to settle corruption probes with U.S., France, UK

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Airbus has agreed in principle to a settlement with French, British and U.S. authorities regarding a probe into allegations of bribery and...

Oil steadies after multi-day rout over China virus

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Oil futures steadied on Tuesday after five days of declines on concerns a virus outbreak in China could dent demand for oil,...

Carney swansong may see Bank of England cut rate

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Bank of England governor Mark Carney steers his final interest-rate meeting this week that could end with a cut on the eve...

Editor's Pick

Grounding of 737 Max takes growing toll on Kansas suppliers

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The suspension of production of the Boeing 737 Max is taking a growing...

Malaysia fines 80 people and groups accused of receiving 1MDB payments

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s anti-graft agency on Monday ordered 80 people...

German services sector growth stays anemic: PMI

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Growth in Germany’s services sector stayed weak in November, a survey showed on...

Japan may slide toward recession as ‘Abenomics’ impact fades

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Shinzo Abe may be about to become Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, but he...

Dollar starts new year with a hangover as others find cheer

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The dollar started the new year where it left the old one, under...

Asian stocks mixed on trade optimism, strong US data

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BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Monday amid optimism about an...

Online sales make up a larger portion of overall sales again

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More people did their shopping online this year during one of the shortest...

Trump’s US-Japan trade deal wins Japan parliament approval

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Parliament on Wednesday approved a trade deal that was...

Report: US plans to allow some technology sales to Huawei

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration plans to issue licenses...

MARKETING AND STOCKS

Social Media Ad Strategies: 4 Evolving Trends To Look Out For In 2020!

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Social media has become a dominant medium for advertising. Nowadays, it's easier for people to buy, sell, and interact with each other...

Where Is Video Content Heading In 2020?

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Back in the days, there was a time when regular images and text-based content highly occupied social media platforms. But this is...

Effective Negotiation Skills: 10 Tips to Follow

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Never enter into any agreement or negotiation from a point of desperation. The moment you show how desperate you are, you disarm...

Record-setting rally resumes as Mnuchin says trade deal to be signed

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street’s major indexes resumed their rally with fresh records on Thursday as U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin...

Markets have muted reaction to long-awaited China trade deal

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Stocks closed with tiny gains on Wall Street as investors weigh the news that the US and China have reached an initial...

As economy slows, new ECB head Lagarde faces big challenges

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The ECB’s benchmark interest rate on deposits left overnight from banks is already at an unprecedented minus 0.5%. Bank officials have said it could be cut further, but at some point the ECB would reach a point where adverse side effects such as the impact on bank profits may outweigh the benefits.

Even Greece Is Getting Paid to Borrow Money in Debt Markets

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Greece, the one-time bond-market pariah at the heart of Europe’s sovereign debt crisis, just completed a transformative journey by joining the region’s...

The Importance of Microeconomics

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There are many factors to consider when describing how microeconomics applies to nearly all facets of our lives. However, the basis of...

Liz Weston: Speedier payment systems could curb your costs

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Here’s an illustration of the many ways slow payment systems can inconvenience you and cost you money. Let’s say...

The Benefits of a POS System instead of a Cash Register

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All businesses that offer an item for sale or a service people are willing to pay for need to have some kind...