Amazon Prime Day gets bigger, longer as retailer hunts for new subscribers

Amazon said sales from its Prime Day event past year surpassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday, growing by more than 60 percent from 2016. Jeff Wilke, Amazon CEO Worldwide Consumer explains, "Prime members will enjoy a day (and a half) of our b... More..

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LeBron James brings the LA Lakers what they crave the most: relevance
by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

LeBron James brings the LA Lakers what they crave the most: relevance

The 33-year-old had previously said he wanted to finish his career in OH, and although he's leaving home again, Cleveland fans are more forgiving after he ended the city's 52-year sports championship drought in...More..

Did Tesla Hit Its Model 3 Production Goal Last Month?
by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Did Tesla Hit Its Model 3 Production Goal Last Month?

The accounts vary slightly: Elon Musk reportedly sent an internal email saying that Tesla hit the target of producing 5,000 Model 3 cars in a week. The 5,000th auto of the week rolled off the production lin...More..

Canada to aid steel, aluminum industries hit by US tariffs
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Canada to aid steel, aluminum industries hit by US tariffs

Some items will be subject to taxes of 10% or 25% amounting to $16.6 billion (Rs 1 lakh 13,600 crore) in tariffs. If Trump steps up his attacks on Canada's economy and imposes a 25 percent tariff on automobil...More..

Toys ‘R’ Us writes heartwarming goodbye as it closes for good
by | Saturday, June 30, 2018

Toys ‘R’ Us writes heartwarming goodbye as it closes for good

The toy store chain announced in March they would be closing down and the few remaining stores are closing for good this week. The image has been shared more than 300,000 times and has left many online feelin...More..

Harley-Davidson to take big hit from European Union tariffs
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Harley-Davidson to take big hit from European Union tariffs

Harley said in a Monday filing that European Union tariffs on its motorcycles built in the us just jumped from 6% to 31%, adding roughly $2,200 to the cost of each. And the vast majority of Harley-Davidso...More..

Why the Online Sales-Tax Ruling May Have Limited Impact
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

Why the Online Sales-Tax Ruling May Have Limited Impact

In 1992, it was ruled that consumers didn't have to pay sales tax on an item if it was being shipped from a store that didn't have a physical presence in the state of the buyer. South Dakota wanted out-of-state...More..

NRF applauds online sales tax decision
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

NRF applauds online sales tax decision

The Court noted that the law had three features created to prevent discrimination against or undue burdens upon interstate commerce: it had a safe harbor for those transacting limited business in the State; it ...More..

Canada Puff Puff Passes Legal Weed - Slog
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

Canada Puff Puff Passes Legal Weed - Slog

The law makes Canada the second country to have a nationwide, legal marijuana market, after Uruguay . Cannabis has been legal in a number of areas in Canada already, mostly for medicinal purposes, bu...More..

MSCI adds Saudi Arabia Argentina to emerging markets index
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

MSCI adds Saudi Arabia Argentina to emerging markets index

Finally, social reform continues unabated leading to new investment opportunities across the economy. "From this year, stronger U.S. dollar and rising United States rates could continue to attract buyers, esp...More..

As Trump Threatens $200 Billion in New Tariffs, China Rattles Saber
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

As Trump Threatens $200 Billion in New Tariffs, China Rattles Saber

S&P 500 futures were off 0.6 percent, pointing to a another down day for Wall Street shares which slipped on Monday. London's FTSE 100 lost 0.4 per cent to 7,598. The U.S. actions and planned retaliations are s...More..

Trump threatens 20% tariff on European Union cars
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Trump threatens 20% tariff on European Union cars

In an interview with Business Insider Germany last week, Bernhard Mattes, the president of German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), said that tariffs would not only hurt European automakers but t...More..

European Union slaps revenge tariffs on United States as trade war erupts
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

European Union slaps revenge tariffs on United States as trade war erupts

The tariffs, mostly 25 percent, are designed in part to "make noise" by targeting politically important states like Kentucky, Florida, and Wisconsin, EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said. Trump rece...More..

China’s tariffs on USA oil would disrupt US$1b monthly business
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

China’s tariffs on USA oil would disrupt US$1b monthly business

But it's Iran and Venezuela-founding OPEC members and those most affected by US sanctions and unable to boost production-that are most vehemently opposing an increase in the cartel's production. In an escalat...More..

Asian shares shaky as US readies China tariffs
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

Asian shares shaky as US readies China tariffs

Beijing said it's ready to respond. It is not clear when President Trump will activate the measures, but rising Sino-US trade tensions will put more pressure on China's economy, which is starting to show sign...More..

Chicago taps Musk's firm to build high-speed tunnel to O'Hare
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Chicago taps Musk's firm to build high-speed tunnel to O'Hare

The battery-powered skates will be built on a modified Tesla Model X chassis, with a pod that will be climate controlled, have space for luggage and include built-in Wi-Fi. If all goes as it should, Rivkin sa...More..

Amazon Offering Free 2-Hour Whole Foods Delivery To Boston Prime Members
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Amazon Offering Free 2-Hour Whole Foods Delivery To Boston Prime Members

Gallo, president and chief operating officer at Whole Foods Market said, "Based on the positive customer feedback and successes we've seen over the past month, we're accelerating our timeline to expand these ...More..

Judge rules AT&T can purchase Time Warner
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Judge rules AT&T can purchase Time Warner

However, AT&T has argued that making such a deal would be necessary to compete against other tech companies. Months before Trump nominated him to the Justice Department's leading antitrust position in 2017,...More..

IHOP reveals the mystery of IHOb
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

IHOP reveals the mystery of IHOb

In the latest Wendy's tweet to go viral, the fast-food chain burned the International House of Pancakes after the breakfast joint rebranded itself to the International House of Burgers on Monday. Willi...More..

Singapore summit: Kim's running bodyguards back in action
by | Monday, June 11, 2018

Singapore summit: Kim's running bodyguards back in action

Trump and Kim Jong-Un have both suggested they could also pursue a peace treaty to officially end the Korean War , which ceased because of an armistice signed in 1953. After a 24 hour break from Twitter as h...More..

Trump Says He’ll Know Outcome of North Korea Summit After One Minute
by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

Trump Says He’ll Know Outcome of North Korea Summit After One Minute

In April, North Korean security staff meticulously wiped down with disinfectant the chair Kim Jong Un would be sitting in while signing the visitor's book at the Peace House within the border village of Panmu...More..

Microsoft sinks eco-friendly data centre off Scottish coast
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

Microsoft sinks eco-friendly data centre off Scottish coast

If the project proves to be a success, Microsoft hopes to sink more data centers near coastal cities - with the ultimate goal of getting the centers operational within 90 days of the decision to deploy. The...More..

ZTE will reportedly pay over $1 billion to lift U.S. ban
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

ZTE will reportedly pay over $1 billion to lift U.S. ban

ZTE will be forced to pay a $1 billion fine, make changes to its executive team, and allow a USA compliance team to oversee activities. In April, the Chinese group was cut off from United States technology pr...More..

by | Thursday, June 07, 2018

Trump asks if Canada burnt down White House in call with PM

President Trump and Vice President Pence attend the bill signing of the "Right to Try Act" in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex on May 30, 2018. "So I don't think there's any ...More..

Why White House approach to China talks may backfire
by | Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Why White House approach to China talks may backfire

A Chinese government statement noted that "the two sides have had good communication in various areas such as agriculture and energy, and have made positive and concrete progress while relevant details are yet ...More..