Giulia Marchi | Bloomberg | Getty Images Signage is displayed at the ZTE headquarters in Shenzhen, China, on Monday, June 4, 2018. The Senate easily passed a military funding bill that would reimpose sanctions on Chinese telecommunications company ZTE, challenging a controversial deal negotiated by the Trump administration to save the company from possible bankruptcy.
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Consumers can use credit cards to pay for nearly everything, everywhere these days. But just because you can doesn’t mean you necessarily should, says credit reporting agency Experian. Outstanding credit card debt recently hit its highest point ever, surpassing $1 trillion in 2017, according to the Federal Reserve. And 86 percent of Americans who have
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President Donald Trump‘s administration has been in a tit-for-tat battle of tariff threats with multiple U.S. trading partners, particularly China. In addition, Trump has threatened to pull out of multinational trade agreements like NAFTA, and has slapped tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. One of the most glaring declines has come from Russia, which sliced
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Shares of Rent-A-Center soared more than 20 percent on Monday after the rent-to-own retailer announced it is being acquired by Vintage Capital Management. Vintage Capital will pay $15 per share in cash for the company, which went public back in 1995. Including debt, the deal is valued at around $1.37 billion. The acquisition is expected
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Employee resource groups or inclusion committees can provide an excellent way of educating colleagues and advancing your company’s diversity agenda, said Gebauer. Increasingly, companies are putting those kinds of networks in place. If your workplace doesn’t have one to suit you, Gebauer suggested collaborating with HR to create one, noting that such groups are most
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Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn said it would establish its North American corporate headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, following the purchase of a building in the city’s downtown area. In a statement, Foxconn said more than 500 people would work at the seven-story building in downtown Milwaukee. The announcement comes almost a year after the company disclosed
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“This is very worrisome for American agriculture generally,” said Dan Glickman, who served during the Clinton administration as agriculture secretary. “The business model of agriculture is an export business model, particularly for the program crops such as wheat, corn, cotton, rice and especially soybeans.” Glickman also said there could be fallout for GOP lawmakers from
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Bitcoin is on the decline, but ethereum might be a better bet in cryptocurrency, Brian Kelly told CNBC. Bitcoin, the most popular digital coin and largest by market cap, was priced around $6,400 on Friday — a staggering decline from its December highs of around $19,500. But cryptocurrency is still a relatively new industry, and
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Respected geopolitical analyst George Friedman thinks blockchain, the technology underlying bitcoin, will one day become “obsolete.” “I’ve never known any encryption technology not to be broken,” Friedman told CNBC on Thursday from the sidelines of the UBS CIO Global Forum in New York. “I doubt between Russia, China, U.S. intelligence services” that blockchain can’t be
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