Enda McGovern

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WTO warns over tit-for-tat trade wars

<b>Global trade has seen its most rapid growth in six years, says the World Trade Organization's annual analysis.</b><p>But the positive news could be put at risk by tit-for-tat tariff wars that have broken out, according to the head of the WTO, Roberto Azevedo.<p>Broader global tensions could also see trade …

Economy

Where The Jobs Are

China and the U.S. played tit-for-tat with tariffs this week. President Trump opened by proposing $50 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese products. China responded with a proposal to slap tariffs worth $50 billion on U.S. goods.<p>A lot of American companies have expressed worry about what this will …

NPR

When Robots Milk Cows, Farm Families Taste Freedom

Robots have arrived at Bill and Carol Shuler's farm near Baroda, Mich., and life has taken a turn for the better.<p>"It absolutely changes your lifestyle. It gives you a life!" says Bill Shuler.<p>For decades — for the entire time that Bill and Carol have been married, in fact — the Shuler family's …

Forestry

Why Trump’s Tariffs Could Raise the Cost of a Hip Replacement

Pacemakers and artificial joints. Defibrillators. Dental fillings. Birth-control pills and vaccines. All are made in China, and all could be subject to new tariffs.<p>Dozens of drugs and medical devices are among the Chinese products and ingredients that the Trump administration targeted for a …

Eli Lilly

White House sends mixed signals on trade fight; markets dive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The trade clash between President Donald Trump and China's government is escalating, with Beijing pledging to "counterattack with great strength" if Trump follows through on threats to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods.<p>Trump made his out-of-the-blue …

China

China hits back with tariffs on US imports worth $3bn

<b>China has imposed tariffs of up to 25% on 128 US imports, including pork and wine, after US President Donald Trump raised duties on foreign steel and aluminium imports earlier in March.</b><p>The tariffs affecting some $3bn (£2.1bn) of imports kick in on Monday.<p>Beijing said the move was to "safeguard …

China

Trump Wanted a Trade War. Here’s What One Looks Like

In a two-week span, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered up an array of tariffs against numerous countries, blocked Chinese takeovers of U.S. …

Globalization

Goodby Silverstein & Partners Beats Out Droga5, W+K to Win BMW Creative Review

BMW has named Goodby Silverstein & Partners as its new U.S. creative agency of record after a competitive review, the automaker confirmed today. In …

Advertising

Has Marketing Gone Too Digital?

The marketing industry has been focused — and somewhat obsessed — with digital for the better part of the last decade. The result is a massive shift …

Media Industry

EU and six other countries exempted from US metals tariffs

<b>A senior US official has said that the European Union (EU) and six other countries will be exempt from steel and aluminium tariffs announced by President Trump, at least temporarily.</b><p>Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told a Senate panel that Mr Trump had decided to "pause" the import duties …

Economy

Trump announces tariffs on $60bn in Chinese imports

<b>The US plans to impose tariffs on up to $60bn (£42.5bn) in Chinese imports and limit the country's investment in the US in retaliation for years of alleged intellectual property theft.</b><p>The White House said the actions were necessary to counter unfair competition from China's state-led economy.<p>It …

Globalization

Trump steps up war of words on trade with threat to tax EU cars

<b>US President Donald Trump has stepped up his war of words over trade tariffs, threatening to "apply a tax" on imports of cars from the European Union.</b><p>Mr Trump said other countries had taken advantage of the US for years because of its "very stupid" trade deals.<p>The trade wrangle began on Thursday …

Economy

Papa John's was the biggest loser of the NFL's anthem-protest controversy

As the dust settles on the NFL's tumultuous 2017-2018 season, the most unexpected victim of President Donald Trump's campaign against the league is a pizza chain.<p>On Tuesday, Papa John's announced it had ended its sponsorship deal with the NFL after months of controversies and slumping sales. The …

Affordable Care Act

US steel and aluminium imports face big tariffs, Trump says

<b>President Donald Trump is to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminium imports next week, hitting producers like Canada and China.</b><p>He said steel products face a 25% tariff, with 10% on aluminium goods.<p>The US imports four times more steel than it exports, and is reliant on steel from more than 100 …

Economy

A robot 'dog' that opens doors?!

You won't believe what you're seeing when you watch this video of two robot "dogs" helping each other to open a door.<p>This pair of Spot Minis are made by a US company called Boston Dynamics.<p>Tech experts been working with these robots for a few years and regularly release video of the new tricks …

Robotics

Kylie Jenner helps to wipe $1bn from Snapchat with tweet over redesign woes

More than $1bn was wiped off Snap Inc’s market value on Thursday, in one of the company’s worst trading days since it went public last year – and the rout was led by a bored tweet from a member of the Kardashian clan.<p>Kylie Jenner, one of the first wave of celebrities whose fame grew primarily on …

Social Media

More KFC outlets reopen as chicken chaos eases

<b>Almost 700 of KFC's 900 UK outlets have reopened following a chicken supply fiasco that began about a week ago and forced many stores to shut their doors.</b><p>However, the fast-food chain has not said how many are serving a full menu.<p>KFC said on Wednesday that some would remain closed for the rest of …

Fast Food

Saudi Arabia to invest $64bn in entertainment

<b>Saudi Arabia says it will invest $64bn (£46bn) in developing its entertainment industry over the next decade.</b><p>The head of the General Entertainment Authority said 5,000 events were planned this year alone, including those by Maroon 5 and Cirque du Soleil.<p>Construction of the country's first opera …

Saudi Arabia

Amazon 2017 sales jump by nearly a third

<b>Online retailer Amazon saw sales jump by nearly a third last year, helped by growth in its Prime delivery service.</b><p>Full-year revenue came in at $177.9bn (£124.6bn), a rise of 31%, while profit hit $3bn, against $2.4bn in 2016.<p>The company reported record sales in the final three months of the year, …

eCommerce

Pacific trade deal progresses with Canada and without US

<b>An Asia-Pacific trade pact that US President Donald Trump ditched last year is expected to be signed in March.</b><p>Eleven countries will meet in Chile in March to ink the agreement, which is known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and is championed by Japan.<p>One of the world's largest trade …

Economy

Amazon opens its first grocery store in Seattle - with no tills

Grocery Stores

Facebook Looks to Help Brands Tap into International Business Opportunities with New Tools

As part of Facebook’s mission to ‘bring the world closer together’, international expansion, and the removal of borders as boundaries, is a key …

Small Business

Child and teen obesity spreading across the globe

<b>Child and teenage obesity levels have risen ten-fold in the last four decades, meaning 124m boys and girls around the globe are too fat, according to new research.</b><p>The analysis in the Lancet is the largest of its kind and looks at obesity trends in over 200 countries.<p>In the UK, one in every 10 young …

Biomedicine

Clear summer skies are making Greenland's ice sheet melt even faster

The icy island is having a meltdown.<p>Greenland may be on the way to living up to its name—and that's not a good thing.<p>For 18 million years, the vast expanses of Earth’s largest island (no, Australia doesn’t count) have been covered by the aptly-named Greenland Ice Sheet, a colossal mass over two …

Global Warming

Domino’s Just Made Pizza Ordering 1,000 Times Geekier With Its Coolest Innovation to Date

We’ve said before that Domino’s won’t stop until you can order a pizza just by thinking about it. Until that day comes, the pizza chain—which is as …

Automation

CVS Stores Are Failing to Bring In Customers

CVS Health (cvs) is struggling mightily to get customers to come into its stores.<p>The company reported a 4.9% drop in comparable sales of general …

Pharma

Climate change puts 1.3bn people and $158tn at risk, says World Bank

Organisation urges better city planning and defensive measures to defend against rapid rise in climate change-linked disasters<p>The global community is badly prepared for a rapid increase in climate change-related natural disasters that by 2050 will put 1.3 billion people at risk, according to the …

Climate Change

Why Binge Watching is to Blame for Kids Not Learning

Craig Blewett, <i>University of KwaZulu-Natal</i><p>The Collins English Dictionary unveiled a thoroughly modern concept as its word of the year for 2015: binge watching. It usually refers to consuming endless hours of movies or series on Netflix, one after the other. But binge watching is about the more …

Education Technology

Bed Bath & Beyond’s Persistent Coupons and the Return of Thrifty Consumers

It’s going to be a rough holiday season for brick-and-mortar retailers. For starters, Amazon is heavily promoting its Prime program, which makes online shopping more attractive by providing two-day shipping. Jet.com recently entered the e-commerce fray with a pledge of being 10–15% cheaper than …

eCommerce