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Telecom standards group puts new technology on hold in wake of U.S. probe
1 hour ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A telecommunications standards organization - GSMA - said on Saturday it is delaying implementation of a new cellphone technology due to a U.S. government probe of alleged coordination between the group, AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers.
[From Reuters: Business News]
U.S. sanctions on Vekselberg have $1.5-$2 billion assets frozen: sources
2 hours ago
ZURICH/MOSCOW - Assets totaling between $1.5 billion and $2 billion have been frozen as a result of sanctions imposed on Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg and his Renova Group conglomerate, two sources close to the matter told Reuters on Saturday.
[From Reuters: Business News]
Ford tells WPP it will take bids from other ad agencies
2 hours ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Company said on Saturday it will take bids on some of its advertising managed by WPP , adding to uncertainty around the British ad giant after last week's exit of founder Martin Sorrell.
[From Reuters: Business News]
Multiple 'No' votes at Deutsche Bank's April 8 meet to change CEO - sources
3 hours ago
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Multiple supervisory board members cast dissenting votes at a meeting that reshuffled top management at Deutsche Bank earlier this month, according to several people with knowledge of the matter.
[From Reuters: Business News]
Trump's next $100 billion tariff dilemma: hit Wal-Mart or Apple Store?
12 hours ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumers may be about to directly feel the effects of the trade fight started by U.S. President Trump with China and other countries this year when a new list of Chinese imports to be taxed is announced in coming days.
[From Reuters: Business News]
Apple offers battery replacement for some MacBooks after flaws reported
12 hours ago
(Reuters) - Apple Inc on Friday said component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused built-in battery to expand, adding, it will offer worldwide free replacement for such batteries.
[From Reuters: Business News]
Trade tensions set for brighter U.S. corporate spotlight
15 hours ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The potential for an intensifying trade dispute to undercut the U.S. stock market could become clearer next week when a host of multinational companies reports quarterly results that may provide a glimpse into the impact of those global tensions.
[From Reuters: Business News]
A U.S. recession ahead? Fed policymakers say not to worry
17 hours ago
CHICAGO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - As the gap between short- and long-term borrowing costs hovers near its lowest in more than 10 years, speculation has risen over whether the so-called yield curve is signaling that a recession could be around the corner.
[From Reuters: Business News]
Trump rails against high oil prices, OPEC pushes back
19 hours ago
WASHINGTON/JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump accused OPEC on Friday of "artificially" boosting oil prices, drawing rebukes from some of the world's top energy exporters.
[From Reuters: Business News]
U.S. banks push mortgage apps as home lending slows
19 hours ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Big U.S. banks are racing to launch websites and mobile apps to make getting a mortgage faster and easier, investments that may have modest near-term payoffs as home lending activity slows.
[From Reuters: Business News]
Asian shares fall back on trade worries, tech outlook
20 Apr 2018 at 12:44am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian shares fell back Friday after a major supplier to Apple forecast continued weak demand for mobile devices. A warning by the head of the IMF over the potential for trade tensions to harm global growth also weighed on sentiment....
[From AP Top Business News at 2:23 a.m. EDT]
EPA head showed penchant for travel, drivers even before DC
20 Apr 2018 at 12:39am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Scott Pruitt's penchant for travel and concerns about security were notable even before he became head of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to newly obtained records that show that as Oklahoma's attorney general he frequently traveled out-of-state for appearances before conservative groups and used an office investigator as a driver....
[From AP Top Business News at 2:23 a.m. EDT]
Lagarde urges countries to settle trade disputes, cut debt
20 Apr 2018 at 12:28am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the International Monetary Fund is urging countries to work out their differences over trade and take advantage of a healthy world economy to reduce debt before the next downturn comes....
[From AP Top Business News at 2:23 a.m. EDT]
2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police
20 Apr 2018 at 12:19am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer....
[From AP Top Business News at 2:23 a.m. EDT]
ZTE protests 'unfair' US penalty, says it's seeking solution
19 Apr 2018 at 11:34pm
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese tech company ZTE said Friday it wouldn't accept an "unfair" U.S. penalty in a case involving exports of telecoms equipment to North Korea and Iran, and is seeking a solution through legal channels....
[From AP Top Business News at 2:23 a.m. EDT]
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