US retail sales post the smallest gain in 6 months
CNBC, 14 September at 15:33
U.S. retail sales recorded their smallest gain in six months in August as consumers cut back on purchases of motor vehicles and clothing, but upward revisions to July data likely keep intact expectations of strong economic growth in the third quarter.
Credit Freezes are Free: Let the Ice Age Begin
Krebs on Security, 21 September at 22:07
It is now free in every U.S. state to freeze and unfreeze your credit file and that of your dependents, a process that blocks identity thieves and others from looking at private details in your consumer credit history. If you've been holding out
Is Farfetch Founder Neves The Jeff Bezos Of Fashion?
Forbes, 21 September at 21:57
Farfetch's IPO launched today at a luxury-price of $20 per share, above estimates it would list between $17-$19. Reports are that early trading jumped 52% as “investors placed their bet on the company's technology and unique niche in high-end luxury
Twitter says it patched a bug that could have shared users' private messages
CNBC, 21 September at 21:55
Twitter said Friday it has patched a bug that could have shared users' private messages with software developers outside of the company. The issue is estimated to have impacted less than 1 percent of Twitter's total user base, which includes 335
Beaten-down cryptocurrency XRP surges 80% in 24 hours, nearly triples in value on week
CNBC, 21 September at 20:53
One of the worst performing cryptocurrencies this year is making a comeback. XRP rose more than 80 percent Friday to a high of 77 cents, bringing its gains this week to 185 percent, according to data from CoinMarketCap.com. Its market capitalization
Disney CEO Bob Iger says ESPN has become too political: 'The pendulum may have swung a little bit too far'
Fox News, 21 September at 20:52
Disney CEO Bob Iger admitted that ESPN has become overly political. When asked by The Hollywood Reporter in a new interview published Thursday how the sports network has changed over the past year, Iger said that the network is working on reeling in ...
The 26 products Walmart is worried could get hit the hardest by Trump's trade war with China
Business Insider, 21 September at 20:45
Walmart sent a letter to President Donald Trump and the US Trade Representative about the downside effects of the proposed tariffs on China. Trump went ahead with the tariffs anyway. Walmart identified a list of 31 goods from the initial proposed
S&P, Dow hold on to record highs, Nasdaq dips
Reuters, 21 September at 20:45
(Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow touched record highs for the second straight day, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq dipped in heavy trading on Friday, largely related to Wall Street's sector reshuffling and “quadruple witching” expirations. Traders work
Comcast and Fox take $34 billion battle for Britain's Sky to the wire
Reuters, 21 September at 20:20
LONDON (Reuters) - Comcast (CMCSA.O) and Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA.O) face a quick-fire auction for British broadcaster Sky (SKYB.L) on Saturday after neither side backed down in a drawn-out $34 billion battle. FILE PHOTO - The Comcast NBC ...
Dow Gains 90 Points Because Objects in Motion Stay in Motion
Barron's, 21 September at 19:48
Don't Look Back. Stocks are humming along after the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average indexes hit new closing highs Thursday. President Donald Trump's thumbs might have pushed up crude oil prices to $80, but they won't keep them there.
T-Mobile and Sprint Making Big Promises If They're Allowed to Merge
Fortune, 21 September at 19:46
T-Mobile was planning to attack the cable TV industry even before it agreed to combine with wireless rival Sprint, but says it can expand the effort more broadly and more quickly if regulators approve the merger. Using the upcoming, faster 5G wireless ...
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