Oil prices vulnerable to 'super spikes' again as geopolitics heat up - CNBC

The long era of too much oil sloshing around the world and low prices is coming to an end, just as global events are heating up crude prices. That could make for a new dynamic as the peak summer season for oil demand approaches, keeping oil prices in a ...

Friday, April 13, 2018

Trump says US will only rejoin Pacific trade pact if terms are improved - Reuters

In his Twitter post, which came during Asian trading hours, Trump said the United States would “only join TPP if the deal were substantially better than the deal offered to Pres. Obama. We already have BILATERAL deals with six of the eleven nations in ...

Friday, April 13, 2018

Data breach at Saks, Lord & Taylor compromises customer payment data - NBCNews.com

... but it said they would not be liable for charges and would be offered free identity protection services. The cyber security firm that says it uncovered the breach, Gemini Advisory, said in a post Sunday that more than 5 million credit and debit ...

Monday, April 02, 2018

Here's how Amazon wins the tax war with Trump - CNBC

However, the expansion of sales taxes to remote sellers will benefit Amazon. Amazon has already capitalized on the sales tax advantage it had during its start-up phase. Amazon's low-cost sales tax collection system, coupled with Amazon's extensive and ...

Monday, April 02, 2018

China Hits Back On Trade Dispute, Slapping Tariffs On 128 US Products - NPR

China announced late Sunday that it would retaliate for the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum by imposing its own import charges on a list of 128 U.S. goods, including agricultural products ranging from fruit to frozen pork. The new ...

Monday, April 02, 2018

As Congress moves to drop tariffs on everything from toasters to pet toys, some US firms cry foul - CNBC

The reason: a bill quietly moving through Congress that would temporarily reduce or eliminate protective tariffs on 1,662 products, including the type of bag Korchmar had planned to produce. The bill would cut costs for rivals who make their bags in ...

Monday, March 05, 2018

Why Trump Is Right On Tariffs - Forbes

Stocks continue to swing around, and in wider ranges than we've seen in a while. We should expect this type of action following a sharp technical correction--a correction that shook many of the players out of the market, that were contributors to ...

Monday, March 05, 2018

Lessons from Marvel's Black Panther: Natural resource management and increased openness in Africa - Brookings Institution (blog)

Notably, like Angola, Zambia, Nigeria, and many, many other African countries, Wakanda is rich in natural resources. Long ago, a meteor landed in Wakanda, creating a valuable non-renewable natural resource: vibranium. The metal absorbs any kinetic ...

Friday, February 23, 2018