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Canada makes retaliatory tariffs official: 'We will not back down'

Canada’s foreign minister announced Friday that Ottawa plans to impose about $12.6 billion worth of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods on July 1, …

China's Xiaomi raises $4.72 billion after pricing HK IPO at bottom of range: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters/IFR) - China's Xiaomi Corp <1810.HK> priced its Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO) at the bottom of an indicative range, raising $4.72 billion in the world's biggest tech float in four years, people close to the transaction said on Friday.<p>That values the firm at about $54 …

Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up

I’m not sure if you’re aware, but the launch of Apple Maps went poorly. After a rough first impression, an apology from the CEO, several years of patching holes with data partnerships and some glimmers of light with long-awaited transit directions and improvements in business, parking and place …

GM and Softbank are putting $3 billion into self-driving cars

Japan's Softbank is pouring more money into the future of American cars.<p>Softbank will invest $2.25 billion in General Motors' autonomous vehicle efforts, months after it took a large ownership stake in Uber.<p>GM announced it is also investing $1.1 billion in the joint effort. CEO Mary Barra said the …

Autonomous Cars

CBS sues Shari Redstone, its controlling shareholder

CBS issued a corporate declaration of war against its controlling shareholder Shari Redstone on Monday morning.<p>Redstone has been pushing CBS Corporation and its sister media company, Viacom, to merge. But CBS CEO Leslie Moonves and the CBS board of directors have reservations about the proposal.<p>On …

Media Industry

Walmart Falls After $16 Billion Flipkart Deal

Walmart Inc.’s deal to buy a controlling stake in India’s biggest online seller is meeting skepticism on Wall Street.<p>The world’s largest retailer …

What does legalized sports gambling mean for golf fans? 7 key questions answered

It's possible the Supreme Court has never made a more popular decision than it did Monday morning when the nine most powerful judges in the land ruled (Well, six of them, that is) to strike down a federal law prohibiting sports gambling. But before you start cashing out all your retirement accounts …

Golf

United Airlines' Plan to Beat Delta and American Could Lower Airfares for Everybody

Scott Kirby has a very specific view about how the three U.S. hub-and-spoke airlines work best, having managed two of them. In his current job as …

Sanofi buys Ablynx for $4.8 billion in biotech M&A boom

French drugmaker Sanofi has agreed to buy Belgian biotech company Ablynx for 3.9 billion euros ($4.8 billion), beating Novo Nordisk and marking its second big deal this month after buying Bioverativ.<p>The deal is a further sign of accelerating mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity in the global …

Coffee meets 7UP in Keurig, Dr Pepper Snapple deal

(Reuters) - Keurig Green Mountain has struck a deal worth more than $21 billion to combine with soda maker Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc DPS.N to form a North American drinks company with brands like Green Mountain Coffee, 7UP, Snapple and Sunkist.<p>The latest in a five-year string of acquisitions by …

Planet 9 hypothesis alive and well

Is there an unknown, massive planet on the fringes of our solar system? New work that claims to remove “observational bias” also supports this very …

Dirk Nowitzki to Big3? Ice Cube certainly hopes so

The way BIG3 co-founder Ice Cube sees it, this is just the beginning of his 3-on-3 basketball league, with the vision that former NBA All-Stars can transition into a more relaxed-yet-competitive post-retirement venture to keep collecting a paycheck for the game they love while providing for the …

North Carolina

Yes, Amazon is convenient, but is it just too damn powerful?

Amazon is arguably the most feared name in all of consumer business at the moment.<p>The online shopping juggernaut is smothering retail chains, …

Kano's Pixel Kit is a charming introduction to coding

We all know the importance of code. It's the backbone of computing, the internet and so much else we come into contact with on a daily basis. But learning to code is still a tricky and poorly defined pursuit. I've booted up Codecademy a few times, only to try a couple of courses and realise I have …

My Dividend Growth Portfolio Update - 51 Holdings, 4 Sales, 3 Buys

Hello and welcome! This article series documents my journey as a young father of two towards my eventual retirement. The goal of my portfolio is to …

4 Smart Financial Moves for Your 20s

Want to be rich ASAP? Build a strong basis for future wealth with the following tips.<p>Making the right financial moves from the very beginning of your …

The Secret to Making More Money Could Actually Be This Simple

The secret to increasing sales? Influencer marketing. Here's what you need to know.<p>You're probably familiar with influencer marketing. Even top brands like Amazon are using it.<p>But did you know that it can be an extremely effective way to establish trust, and engage a relevant audience? And a …

The Best Way To Align Leaders: Disagree, Debate, Repeat

When Uber announced in mid-June that it would organize a 14-person governing body to run the company while its CEO had a time-out, critics immediately pounced on the idea. How on earth could you run a fast-charging tech company with such an unwieldy group? How would all those leaders align?<p>The …

How Can You Tell You're a Good Leader? You Motivate Others By Doing These 4 Things Daily

Everybody has an opinion about the things that bosses do to motivate people. Lets simplify it down to the very things our human nature desires at work.<p>Have you noticed how everyone seems to have an opinion about motivation -- how one is motivated, and how leaders motivate their troops? It's such a …

To Be a Strong Leader, There Are 6 Things You Must Give Your People (Most Rarely Do)

The cream of leadership rises to the top when these things happen.<p>The impact of work cultures on the bottom line is a hot business topic. More execs and HR leaders are connecting the dots on how an ecosystem of commonly held values, beliefs, and positive work behaviors drives engagement, …

Here's How to Save $100,000 by Age 30

Start by saying no more often.<p>You might have heard an absurd-sounding parable that often makes the rounds on personal finance blogs. This story is …

Why the 8-hour workday doesn’t work

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and …

Time Management

Tennessee Could Give Taxpayers America's Fastest Internet For Free, But It Will Give Comcast and AT&T $45 Million Instead

"Tennessee will literally be paying AT&T to provide a service 1000 times slower than what Chattanooga could provide without subsidies."<p>Chattanooga, Tennessee has the fastest, most affordable internet in the United States. Many of the rural areas surrounding it have dial up, satellite, or no …

Apple partner Foxconn makes $27 billion offer for Toshiba’s storage business

Apple manufacturer Foxconn is said to have made a large bid for Toshiba’s NAND storage unit. According to a new report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Foxconn this week offered up $27 billion for the business, a bid considerably higher than had previously been offered by companies such as …

Foxconn

Tesla Overtakes GM as America's Most Valuable Automaker

For the first time in the era of the modern automobile, the most valuable U.S. car maker is not based in Detroit.<p>Silicon Valley’s Tesla (tsla) …

Boeing uses first FAA-approved 3D-printed parts for the 787

It's the first time a plane will use 3D-printed metals as structural components.<p>Boeing expects to shave $2 to $3 million off each 787 Dreamliner's manufacturing costs by 2018, thanks to 3D-printed titanium. The company has teamed up with Norwegian company Norsk Titanium to create the first printed …

Aviation

Scientists invent new material for storing data

A nano-sized piece of film could hold the key to storage that is faster, holds more data and uses less power compared with current solid-state memory.<p>Scientists at the National University of Singapore's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have combined cobalt and palladium into a film …

People are having second thoughts about taking Uber

Americans really are fed up with Uber.<p>Just 13.9% of US consumers say they’d consider Uber the next time they needed transportation, according to “purchase consideration” data compiled for Quartz by YouGov BrandIndex, a market research firm. That’s down from Uber’s recent high of 18.3% in November …

US disrupts giant botnet used for spam and ransomware

Department of Justice targets network it says is responsible for spam emails, distributing ransomware and malware.<p>US authorities are working to take …

Nvidia releases beta Mac drivers for Pascal GPUs like the GTX 1080

Nvidia has made good on its promise to release Pascal drivers for the Mac. This makes it possible to drive macOS with 10-series cards like the popular Geforce GTX 1080, or the newly released Titan Xp.<p>Up until now, users wishing to use modern Nvidia GPUs on a Mac were forced to use last-gen …