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How China Is Buying Its Way Into Europe

By Andre TartarAndre Tartar, Mira RojanasakulMira Rojanasakul and Jeremy Scott DiamondJeremy Scott Diamond<p>Published:<p>For more than a decade, Chinese …

China

How the Single Most Important Feature on LinkedIn Just Got Even More Powerful

LinkedIn recently restored some key components of the most popular (and powerful) feature on the platform. Here's how to take advantage.<p>If you want to win new business and build a valuable network on LinkedIn, it's all about understanding how to find (and utilize) context for a one-on-one …

The S&P 500 Rally Powers On

The bull market’s resilience was hard to find fault with this week.<p>A constellation of risks that loomed on Monday, from trade tensions to the jobs …

Stock Markets

Oprah 2020? Oprah Winfrey On Running For President And The Way Forward For Women

The singular Oprah Winfrey on braving the elements, what’s next for women, and whether she’ll ever be our President.

Oprah Winfrey

Ross Says China, Not U.S., Is the Real Trade Protectionist

<i>Follow our full coverage of Davos 2018 here.</i><p>Any protectionist agenda in the U.S. pales in comparison to China’s, according to Commerce Secretary …

Globalization

White House Caps Confusing Currency Day With Stable Dollar Line

The White House asserted its control over U.S. currency policy as Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said a “very stable dollar” reflects the strength of …

Oil prices rise on decline in U.S. drilling, Syria conflict

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A worker walks past a pump jack on an oil field owned by Bashneft in Bashkortostan<p>By Henning Gloystein<p>SINGAPORE (Reuters) - …

Oil

GS stock | Goldman Sachs Trading Journal with VantagePoint

VantagePoint Trading Software is a forecasting tool that uses both end of day data and artificial intelligence to provide traders a forecast of …

Citigroup reports $18.3 billion loss, caused by new tax law

NEW YORK (AP) — Citigroup reported an $18.3 billion loss in the fourth quarter on Tuesday — effectively wiping out the company's full-year 2017 …

Finance

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

<b>1. The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014)</b> <br>An engrossing account of the looming catastrophe caused by ecology’s “neighbours from hell” – mankind.<p><b>2. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (2005)</b><br>This steely and devastating examination of the author’s grief following the sudden death of …

Literature

Prince Charles Outranks Prince William, Kate Middleton and Harry in Number of Royal Engagements

The results are in! Prince Charles and his sister Princess Anne conducted the most public duties on behalf of the royal family this year.<p>In the year …

Prince Charles

Meet the 34-Year-Old Founder of Stitch Fix, Who Just Became One of America's Richest Self-Made Women

From teen raver to youngest-ever female startup IPO.<p>Katrina Lake founded Stitch Fix, the online personal shopping service, out of her apartment on …

Pence and Abbas won't meet, vice president's office confirms

<b>(CNN) —</b> Vice President Mike Pence's office confirmed Sunday that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet with Pence during his upcoming trip to the Middle East following the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.<p>Pence's spokeswoman, Alyssa …

Israel

Best- and worst-run states in America: Which one is top rated?

<i>Corrections & clarifications: An earlier version of this list had the wrong description for one of the states.</i><p>In the United States, the federal government is the ultimate legislative authority — wielding the power to regulate commerce, declare war, as well as establish and maintain a currency. …

Economics

Brexit is engulfed in chaos as 'perfect storm' threatens U.K. government

LONDON — Just days before a crucial deadline in Brexit negotiations, British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing what some analysts say is an unsolvable problem that endangers her government and grip on power.<p>The U.K. last year voted to leave the European Union and is now locked in complex talks …

United Kingdom

Markets Pass Another Milestone, as Investors Remain Fearless

One of the longest stock-market booms in history continued its gravity-defying ascent Thursday, with investors cheering the prospect of deep corporate tax cuts and the rollback of government regulations under President Trump.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average eclipsed yet another milestone, closing …

Stock Markets

How to Increase Your Sales 49% Faster by Using YouTube

Video is on almost every marketer’s radar.In fact, 69% of marketers say their video-marketing budget is increasing.On top of that, mobile video …

Marketing

J.K. Rowling's latest Donald Trump burn is brutally effective

Another day, another J.K. Rowling Twitter burn.<p>The <i>Harry Potter</i> author has always been handy with the one-tweet comeback, but since Donald Trump …

Global markets rally ahead of Yellen and Draghi's speeches

Hong Kong

Target, Adidas Fans Push MLS Value to $4.5 Billion

With new partnerships and a renewed $700 million deal with Adidas, the value of Major League Soccer and its clubs has hit a record $4.46 billion. …

The Trump administration’s claim that the U.S. government ‘certified’ 700,000 jobs lost by NAFTA

<i>“The numbers are clear. The U.S. government has certified that at least 700,000 Americans have lost their jobs due to changing trade flows resulting from NAFTA. Many people believe that the number is much, much bigger than that.”</i> <b><br>— United States Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer, remarks on</b> …

Economics

This Stock Has Soared Almost 900% in 2017

<i>Start your day with what's moving markets in Asia. Sign up here to receive our newsletter.</i><p>The bull market in India has produced another record: the …

Stock Markets

$16 Billion Bond Sale Shows Amazon’s Power to Pursue Deals

Amazon’s aggressive salesmanship now extends to its own debt.<p>Its blowout $16 billion bond sale suggests almost unlimited potential for Amazon, the retailing juggernaut, to consider even more shopping. Yet in nearly tripling its financial obligations to buy brick-and-mortar Whole Foods Market, Jeff …

Market Capitalization

U.S. Stocks Climb on Retail Rebound

Retailers lead U.S. stocks higher after Target earnings<p>-- Stocks little changed after Fed minutes show split over future rate<p>increases<p>U.S. stocks climbed Wednesday, supported by a bounceback in shares of retailers.<p>The moves extended a volatile stretch for the companies, many of which have been …

Stock Markets

Gold ends higher as Trump disbands 2 White House advisory groups

Gold prices finished with a gain on Wednesday as news that two White House business advisory groups have disbanded, fueling haven demand and …

Oil Falls on Demand Concerns

Oil prices edged lower on Tuesday, weighed down by concerns over demand and a strengthening U.S. dollar.<p>Light, sweet crude for September delivery settled down 4 cents, or 0.1%, at $47.55 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, paring losses after trading as low as $47.02. Brent, the global …

Oil

KPMG slapped with $6.2m fine over oil company audit errors

KPMG has been slapped with a fine of more than $6.2m by the US Securities and Exchanges Commission after it signed off the audit of an oil and gas …

China Says It Doesn't Want War, but Needs Its Strongest Military Ever for Defense

China celebrated 90 years of its People's Liberation Army Sunday with a massive display of military might and vows from Chinese President Xi Jinping …