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Google Business NewsJan 18, 2017
With job announcements, firms appear to seek Trump approval - Salon


WASHINGTON (AP) — From Wal-Mart to General Motors to Amazon, a growing number of the world's largest companies appear to be trying to get in step with President-elect Donald Trump's demand that employers hire and keep jobs at home. Trump, in ...
GM's $1B Investment Is Not Driven by Trump and Likely Dates Back to
GM to pay $1M fine to SEC in ignition switch resolutionThe Detroit News
GM to invest $1B in US after Trump attackThe Hill
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Goldman Sachs, Citigroup earnings confirm Trump effect on banks - Yahoo News (Google Business News)

MarketWatchJan 18, 2017
Europe Markets: European stocks finish modestly higher as earnings come into focus
European stocks are looking for firm direction Wednesday, as investors sift through corporate updates, including better-than-anticipated results from ASML.

Google Market NewsJan 18, 2017
The Latest: Slovak PM: EU Can't Emerge Weakened From Brexit - New York Times

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Slovakia's prime minister says the forthcoming negotiations over Britain's departure from the European Union will be "very tough and painful." Prime Minister Robert Fico says it would not be right for the 27 remaining EU countries to "emerge weakened
If UK didn't leave the single market, what was the point of Brexit?The Hill (blog)
Brexit is only the beginningWashington Post
Merkel Seen Putting EU Values Ahead of Car Lobby in Brexit TalksBloomberg
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MarketWatchJan 18, 2017
Metals Stocks: Gold holds ground at 2-month high as U.S. inflation tops 2%
Gold prices rise to their highest levels in about two months amid data showing that U.S. inflation topped 2% in 2016 and uncertainty surrounding President-elect Donald Trump''s inauguration and the U.K.''s exit from the European Union.

MarketWatch MarketPulseJan 18, 2017
U.K. Supreme Court to issue Brexit decision next week
Britain's Supreme Court will issue its decision Jan. 24 on whether the U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May must consult the country's parliament on her plans for Brexit. Its judges have been weighing arguments in the U.K. government's appeal against a High Court ruling that it doesn't have the right to unilaterally invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which would begin formal talks for the U.K. to withdraw from the European Union. On Tuesday, May laid out her plan for Brexit, which she said would be put to the vote in both Houses of Parliament. The Supreme Court will hand down its decision on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. London time, or 4:30 a.m. Eastern Time, according to a post on the court's official Twitter account.

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MarketWatch MarketPulseJan 18, 2017
U.S. stocks open little changed after mixed banking earnings
U.S. stocks opened little changed Wednesday after mixed earnings reports from banks. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. earnings were better than expected, however, Citibank revenues disappointed. Investors are also waiting for a speech by Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen in the afternoon. The S&P 500 were off 2 points, or 0.1%, at 2,265, shortly after open. The Nasdaq Composite was flat at 5,537. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 54 points or 0.3%, to 19,770.

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WSJ EuropeJan 18, 2017
Europe Warns of Tough Negotiations After May's Brexit Speech
European officials said they weren''t seeking to punish Britain for leaving the bloc but warned that a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May outlining her approach still left the two sides headed for tough negotiations.

Forbes HeadlinesJan 18, 2017
Xi Is The Leader For You: The First Davos Speech By A President Of China
President Xi of China addressed the Davos Forum yesterday -- the first President of China ever to address the annual meeting in Switzerland of global economic and political elites. China's President Xi Jinping delivers a speech on the opening day of the World Economic Forum, on January 17, 2017 in Davos. [...]

Google Business NewsJan 18, 2017
Stocks, dollar steady after Trump-led dip - Reuters


People walk through the lobby of the London Stock Exchange in London, Britain August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/File photo. 1/3. left. right. Pedestrians stand in front of an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage
Loonie in Hottest Streak Since 1970 as U.S. Dollar RetrenchesBloomberg
Asia trades mixed as dollar retreats on Trump remarks; fate of Samsung chief eyedCNBC
Asian stocks mixed as investors warily await TrumpMarketWatch
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CNN/MoneyJan 18, 2017
U.S. business in China cries foul on Xi's free trade talk
U.S. companies doing business in China aren't buying President Xi Jinping's new status as a free trade champion.

Google Business NewsJan 18, 2017
Asia stocks hover near three-month highs; sterling in spotlight - Reuters


Pedestrians stand in front of an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, December 1, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon -. 1/2. left. right. A bank employee counts pound notes at Kasikornbank in Bangkok, ...
Hang Seng Rises 1.2%: Morgan Stanley Goes Bullish On Hong Kong BanksBarron's (blog)
Asian Stocks Directionless, Dollar Steadies After SlideNew York Times
Yuan, US yields lift Hong Kong stocks most in Asia by noonNikkei Asian Review
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Google Business NewsJan 18, 2017
China plays the adult as Trump attacks the system - Washington Post

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Davos Cocktail Circuit Hums With Trump Optimism After Day OneBloomberg
Xi Jinping's Davos Speech Defends Globalization But Does China Really Mean It?Forbes
Opinion: Davos thinks it runs the world, but populism begs to differMarketWatch
The Hill -Business Insider - - USJan 18, 2017
Ross escalates Trump trade criticism against Beijing
Commerce nominee labels China ‘most protectionist'' major economy

Commerce nominee Ross says top priority is renegotiating NAFTA - Washington Post (Google Business News)

Google Market NewsJan 18, 2017
Ross vows to get tough on trade cheats - Politico


President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Commerce secretary vowed to get tougher on countries that don't play by the rules of trade at his confirmation hearing Wednesday, telling lawmakers he's not against free trade agreements, but cheating by other
Commerce nominee Ross declares he is pro-trade, pro-unionWashington Post
Trump's pick for Commerce secretary assures lawmakers he is not anti-tradeLos Angeles Times
Wilbur Ross says he's 'pro sensible trade' in audition to be Commerce secUSA TODAY
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MarketWatch MarketPulseJan 18, 2017
SEC fines Orthofix International $14 million for accounting failures, foreign bribery
The Securities and Exchange Commission said on Wednesday it would fine Orthofix International , a Texas-based medical device company, $14 million to settle charges that it improperly booked revenue in certain instances and made improper payments to doctors at government-owned hospitals in Brazil in order to increase sales. Orthofix violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, or FCPA, when its Brazilian subsidiary used high discounts and fake invoices to make improper payments through third-parties to induce government doctors to use Orthofix's products. The accounting failures caused the company to materially misstate certain financial statements from at least 2011 to the first quarter of 2013. The company agreed to admit its wrongdoing and pay an $8.25 million penalty to resolve the accounting violations and more than $6 million to settle the FCPA charges. Four former Orthofix executives, including its CFO, also agreed to settle cases related to the accounting failures without admitting or denying the findings. Orthofix's then-CEO Robert Vaters, who was not charged with wrongdoing, reimbursed the company $72,886 for cash bonuses and certain stock awards he received in error based on the restated accounting, making it unnecessary for the SEC to pursue a Sarbanes-Oxley Section 304(a) clawback action against him. Orthofix shares were flat Wednesday, but are down 8% in the last 12 months, while the S&P 500 has gained about 20%.

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SEC fines General Motors $1 million for accounting failures (MarketWatch MarketPulse)

Google Business NewsJan 18, 2017
Target issues profit warning on weak holiday sales - MarketWatch

CBS Local

Target Corp. warned of weak profits and sales in the critical holiday period as the retail chain struggled to get shoppers to visit its stores and relied on discounting to compete with Inc. for online orders. Sales at stores open at least a
Shoppers still aren't going to Target, despite its big marketing pushCNBC
Target's Shares Pummeled on Poor Holiday ResultsFortune
Target Cuts Forecast as Holiday Pain Spreads to DiscountersBloomberg
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MarketWatch Breaking NewsJan 18, 2017
Trump HHS nominee Tom Price's hearing in Senate: Live video continues
Trump HHS nominee Tom Price's hearing in Senate: Live video continues

MarketWatch Breaking NewsJan 18, 2017
State Street to pay $64 million settlement for charging 'secret' commissions
State Street to pay $64 million settlement for charging 'secret' commissions

Google Business NewsJan 18, 2017
Pearson plunges as digital switch forces new profit warning - CNBC


Education group Pearson lost almost a third of its market value on Wednesday after it ditched its profit and dividend forecasts in a battle to respond to a shift to digital that has already hit the music and newspaper industries. The world's biggest
Pearson's Textbook MistakeBloomberg
Pearson shares dive 26% on profit warningMarketWatch
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Google Business NewsJan 18, 2017
Credit Suisse Resolves U.S. Mortgage Probe for $5.3 Billion - Bloomberg


Credit Suisse Group AG and the Justice Department completed a $5.3 billion agreement to settle a U.S. investigation into the bank's sales of toxic mortgage debt before the financial crisis. Credit Suisse will pay a $2.5 billion civil penalty and $2.8
Credit Suisse reaches $5.28 billion mortgage bond settlementHousingWire
US regulator can sue banks over mortgage bond sales -appeals courtReuters
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Credit Suisse finalizes $5.3 billion DOJ settlement over mortgage claims (MarketWatch MarketPulse)

Google Business NewsJan 18, 2017
Toshiba eyes stake sale in chip business as writedown looms: source - Reuters


The logo of Toshiba Corp is pictured at its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, August 31, 2015. REUTERS/Yuya Shino/File Photo. By Makiko Yamazaki and Kentaro Hamada | TOKYO. TOKYO Toshiba Corp (6502.T) wants to sell a minority stake in its core ...
Toshiba weighs spinoff for core semiconductor unitMarketWatch
Toshiba considers spinning off its memory businessComputerworld
Toshiba seeking investment in chip biz from Western DigitalNikkei Asian Review

UPDATE 4-Toshiba eyes stake sale in chip business as writedown looms - source (Reuters Company News)
New York protesters camp out at Goldman Sachs to oppose Trump - Business Insider (Google Business News) - USJan 18, 2017
Goldman and Citigroup ride Trump trading surge
Wall Street banks gain from speculation over new government and interest rate rises

Goldman (GS) Tops Q4 Earnings Estimates on Solid Revenues - Nasdaq (Google Business News)

NYTimes BusinessJan 18, 2017
US Stock Indexes Stay Stuck; Bond Yields and Dollar Rise
U.S. stock indexes stuck to their holding pattern Wednesday, as the Standard & Poor's 500 index entered its most listless stretch of trading in more than three years. Bond yields and the dollar resumed their moves higher.

Google Market NewsJan 18, 2017
US Treasury yields rise amid inflation data; investors await Yellen remarks - CNBC

U.S. government debt prices were lower on Wednesday as investors digested strong inflation data ahead of remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was higher at around 2.369 percent, while the ...
Market Recon: I Am Not Convinced the Game Has
The Fed is turning more dovishBusiness Insider
Minneapolis Fed hopes new inclusive growth project will aid fiscal policiesReuters
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MarketWatch Breaking NewsJan 18, 2017
Senate interrogates Wilbur Ross, Trump pick for Commerce: live blog and video
Senate interrogates Wilbur Ross, Trump pick for Commerce: live blog and video

Google Business NewsJan 18, 2017
JPMorgan Says It Has Settled U.S. Bias Suit Over Mortgages - Bloomberg


JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to pay $55 million to settle U.S. allegations of racial discrimination in home loans through mortgage brokers, leading black and Hispanic borrowers to pay higher interest rates and fees from 2006 to 2009, a person familiar
JPMorgan Chase says it settled mortgage discrimination case with fedsCNNMoney
JPMorgan settles federal mortgage discrimination suit for $55 millionWashington Post
JP Morgan to Pay $55 Million to Settle With US Over Alleged Discrimination Against Minority HomeownersWall Street Journal
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Google Business NewsJan 18, 2017
Goldman, Citi Beat Estimates as Bond Trading Buoys Wall Street - Bloomberg


Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Citigroup Inc. both reported fourth-quarter profit that surpassed analysts' estimates as a bond-trading revival spurred by Donald Trump's surprise victory lifted earnings across Wall Street. The two firms were the last of
Goldman Sachs earnings boosted by tradingMarketWatch
Goldman Sachs beats!Business Insider
Goldman Sachs smashes estimates on post-Trump surge in tradingCNBC
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MarketWatchJan 18, 2017
Economic Report: Inflation climbs at fastest pace in 5 years, CPI shows
Consumers aren''t paying higher prices for most goods and services, but a rise in gas, rent and medical care has raised overall inflation. IndicatorsJan 18, 2017
United States: Moody's Analytics Policy Uncertainty Index

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United States: Consumer Price Index ( Indicators)

WSJ US NewsJan 18, 2017
Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning's Prison Sentence
President Barack Obama commuted the remaining years in a prison sentence for Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who is serving 35 years for leaking secret government information.

Google Business NewsJan 18, 2017
United: Basic Economy fares will start soon in Minneapolis - USA TODAY


United Airlines hopes to debut its Basic Economy fares in Minneapolis and they could go on sale as soon as the first quarter of this year, according to company president Scott Kirby. 'We're still working through the final - making sure everything is
American mimics United with fare barring use of overhead binChicago Tribune
American latest to add 'Basic Economy,' carry-on
American's Cheapest Fares Soon Won't Include Access to Overhead BinsSkift
CNBC -Dallas News -

Google Market NewsJan 18, 2017
Trump scores PR win against automakers, but can he take credit for the jobs? - CNNMoney


But it's not clear how much credit Trump deserves when it comes to the recent flurry of announcements about jobs. Most of the investments announced by companies since the election were already in the works. Several automakers spelled out the plans in ...
GM pays $1M SEC fine over ignition-switch scandalUSA TODAY
GM to pay $1M fine to SEC in ignition switch resolutionThe Detroit News
GM to pay $1 million to settle SEC charges of accounting failuresBusiness Insider
Washington Post -The Union Leader - Updates: News DigestJan 18, 2017
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CNN/MoneyJan 18, 2017
2,000 GM workers to lose jobs on Trump Inauguration Day
Read full story for latest details.

Google Business NewsJan 18, 2017
Target cuts profit, sales outlook after bumpy holiday season - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, file photo, Paul Poirier shops at a Target store, in Wilmington, Mass. Target is lowering its fourth-quarter profit and sales outlook Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, after the discounter said that sluggish holiday sales
Target issues profit warning on weak holiday salesMarketWatch
Target cuts earnings forecast due to weak holiday salesReuters
Shoppers still aren't going to Target, despite its big marketing pushCNBC
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AdWeek NewsJan 18, 2017
A New Bud Light Tag Line Is Among Anheuser-Busch's Plans for the Super Bowl
Bud Light will have a 60-second spot during the Big Game, where it will debut a new friendship-focused campaign and tagline, "Famous Among Friends," from its creative shop, Wieden + Kennedy in New York.

The 60-second spot is part of Anheuser-Busch's three-minute lineup for Super Bowl LI, which will also feature another 60-second ad (Anomaly's work for Budweiser) and two 30-second spots—Deutsch's work for Busch and FCB Chicago's for Michelob Ultra. The company plans to run an ad during each quarter of the game. 

"You're going to see moving forward that we're never going to tell fantasy stories for our brands," explained Marcel Marcondes, vp of marketing in the U.S. for Anheuser-Busch, before taking a dig at 72andSunny's "Climb On" campaign for Coors Light. "We're never going to tell people to lead or climb mountains or things like this."

Marcondes continued: "I really believe that given that brands are like people I want us to be true to what our brands stand for ... we're going to stay connected to the truth of our brands, so no bullshit." 

For Budweiser, the company wanted to "celebrate ambition" by going back to its roots and telling the story of its co-founder, Adolphus Busch, and how he came from Germany to the United States in 1876 with the dream of founding Budweiser. Celebrating the American Dream is part of why the company is "comfortable putting America on our label," added Marcondes, who said the company plans to put America on its label again this year. 

Bud Light's new campaign won't feature celebrities, like last year's elections spoof with Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen. Instead, the "Famous Among Friends" campaign will tout the "big and small" moments in friendships. It is possible that work from Bud Light's new campaign will debut before the Super Bowl, noted Marcondes. 

Michelob Ultra's effort will be focused on fitness again and it will continue to use the tagline it debuted during last year's game, "Brewed for Those Who Go the Extra Mile." Last year was the first time since 2010 that Michelob Ultra was part of the Super Bowl. 

As for Busch, the value segment brand will make its Super Bowl debut but that doesn't mean the company is focusing more on the value segment now. The Busch brand has been "performing pretty well" and so "why not" bring the brand to the Super Bowl for the first time, explained Marcondes. 

Though, he also noted that Busch "stands for more traditional values" and that "it feels like there's something going on" with the brand. But Marcondes was careful to add that he "wouldn't affirm there's a social movement going on because that is an assumption." 

When considering its lineup for the Super Bowl, the company didn't take the election "into consideration," said Marcondes. "That didn't have any influence in the work that we're building. We want to be true to our brands, we're not influenced by what might be going on in the political scenario we're getting our jobs done." 

Google Business NewsJan 18, 2017
Watch live: Tom Price confirmation hearing for Secretary of Health and Human Services - USA TODAY


The confirmation hearing Wednesday for the physician and House member nominated to head the Department of Health and Human Services is expected to be as partisan as the health reform law he has long opposed. Controversy surrounding the ...
First on CNN: Trump's Cabinet pick invested in company, then introduced a bill to help itCNN
HHS Nominee Representative Tom Price Testifies | Video | C-SPAN.orgC-Span
Tom Price: The Georgia lawmaker who will lead Trump's health policyMyAJC
Wall Street Journal

Wilbur Ross says he's 'pro sensible trade' in audition to be commerce sec - USA TODAY (Google Business News)

Google Business NewsJan 18, 2017
Target's Shares Pummeled on Poor Holiday Results - Fortune


The discount retailer on Wednesday lowered its profit forecast for the year after reporting comparable sales fell 1.3% in November and December, as big gains in its online business were dwarfed by stiff price competition and growing difficulty in
Target Cuts Forecast as Holiday Pain Spreads to DiscountersBloomberg
Target lowers 4Q profit and sales outlookU.S. News & World Report
Target slumps after disappointing holiday seasonUSA TODAY
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Yahoo BusinessJan 18, 2017
General Motors to pay $1 million to resolve SEC accounting case tied to ignition switch
General Motors Co has agreed to pay $1 million to resolve a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accounting case related to a faulty ignition switch linked to 124 deaths and 275 injuries, the regulator said on Wednesday. The deal would resolve charges that accounting control failures at the automaker prevented GM from properly assessing the potential financial impact of the defective ignition switch, which led to vehicle recalls beginning in 2014, the SEC said. The largest U.S. automaker said in a statement it consented to an administrative SEC order, without admitting or denying any wrongdoing.

Reuters Company NewsJan 18, 2017
Earnings in focus as European shares pause after Trump rally; Pearson dives
* Miners top gainers as copper steadies (Recasts, adds quotes and detail, updates prices) - Financial MarketsJan 18, 2017
Stocks steady while dollar recovers ground
Oil prices sink and gold breaks 7-day winning streak

Google Business NewsJan 18, 2017
Ukrainian President Confident US Ties Will Continue - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

DAVOS, Switzerland—Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday he hopes to meet U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Washington next month and that he believes the incoming administration will continue to support Ukraine. Mr. Trump has ...
Biden to Davos: Top 1% 'not carrying their weight'BBC News
Joe Biden Says Russia Will Try to Interfere in 2017 European ElectionsU.S. News & World Report
Biden at Davos: Russia is greatest threat to democracyUSA TODAY
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AdWeek NewsJan 18, 2017
Why Brands Should Include Social Video in Their Super Bowl Ad Spend
With brands shelling out north of $5 million for 30-second spots during the Super Bowl, this must be the year that they invest their time and energy into social media videos.

For one thing, they can reach a massive audience, one even bigger than the live game viewership. People watch more than 100 million hours of video on Facebook every day. And Snapchat, which reaches nearly half of 18- to 34-year-olds (compared to 6 percent by the top 15 TV networks), garners 10 billion daily video views.

Secondly, social video is getter better and better as the distribution platforms roll out offerings like livestreaming and ad products that drive business results. Finally, research by Simulmedia and Facebook reveals that a TV ad shown in proximity to a Facebook ad from the same brand can lift conversion by nearly 500 percent.

Stacey Weller

However, being successful on social platforms around the Super Bowl takes some planning. For example, developing in advance reactionary content based on the many different in-game events that are likely to occur. A well-timed post about something like a missed field goal or interception will go over well with engaged fans. Oreo's timely tweet during the 2013 Super Bowl power outage was one of the most memorable events of the game, racking up over 16,000 retweets, because it was fun and relevant to what was happening in that moment. Imagine possible scenarios and be ready to piggyback off of them.

But also plan your social posts in advance for the expected as well. You already know that every Super Bowl follows the same schedule: singing of the national anthem, coin toss, halftime show and so on. Having posts queued up for these moments will help your brand stay on top of the action. Many brands and agencies even set up 'War Rooms' during the game, with teams (we do it at Adaptly) available to promote on-the-fly messaging that may arise.

This should be the year of social video since all the platforms have refined their ability to serve better video experiences to their audiences. Twitter's Amplify products let advertisers run pre-roll video ads against premium content based on specified content categories. By selecting categories and demographics that are relevant to the conversation you want to join around the Super Bowl, your brand's ads will be tied to the most appropriate videos within the Amplify space.

In 2016, the Super Bowl attracted big audiences on Facebook and Instagram—60 million people on Facebook and 38 million on Instagram generated posts, likes and comments about the Big Game. Go for high-impact video ads on these platforms focusing on mobile placements (where 89 percent of user posts are uploaded), keeping users in-feed, and limit clickable items to avoid distracting people. Run content a fe

Google Business NewsJan 18, 2017
American latest to add 'Basic Economy,' carry-on restrictions - USA TODAY


American's first Basic Economy fares will go up for sale on Feb. 10, debuting in 'select markets.' With that, all three of the USA's biggest airlines have now introduced their own versions of a basic economy fare. Like at United, fliers buying American
Travelers will sacrifice carry-ons to get American Airlines' new cheaper faresDallas News
Low Price, No Frills: More Carriers Launch Basic Economy FaresWall Street Journal
American Airlines Unveils a Cheaper Ticket with a Big Catch: Here's What You Need to
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Google Business NewsJan 18, 2017
From Occupy Wall Street To Occupy White House: The Resurrection of Goldman Sachs - Huffington Post

Huffington Post

A view of the Goldman Sachs stall on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange July 16, 2013. Five years ago Goldman Sachs played the arch villain of the financial crash ? the very essence of a greedy, rapacious bank that profited while ripping off its
Goldman Sachs beats!Business Insider
Stocks mixed after inflation data and earnings; Yellen comments eyedCNBC
Goldman, Citi Beat Estimates as Bond Trading Buoys Wall StreetBloomberg
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Google Business NewsJan 18, 2017
Loonie in Hottest Streak Since 1970 as U.S. Dollar Retreats - Bloomberg


The Canadian dollar is off to its best annual start since it became a floating currency in 1970 amid a pullback in its U.S. peer and signs the economy might be picking up speed. The loonie has rallied 3 percent this year, part of a broad-based surge
Stocks, dollar steady after Trump-led dipReuters
Stocks mixed as oil prices slide 2%USA TODAY
Asian stocks close mixed as investors warily await TrumpMarketWatch
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Reuters US Market NewsJan 18, 2017
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Yahoo BusinessJan 18, 2017
Transhumanism: Should we use robotics to enhance humans?
Many worry about superhuman AI. But what about human augmentation? Here's why transhumanism, a philosophy that considers melding humans and machines, has become an increasingly relevant force in AI.

What Trump Should Do In His First 90 Days (And How The Same Lessons Could Make You A Better Leader) (Forbes Headlines)

Google Business NewsJan 18, 2017
Stocks Sink Into the Red in Choppy Trading Ahead of Beige Book, Yellen -

Wall Street Journal

Stocks are mixed on Wednesday afternoon after the Federal Reserve's 'Beige Book' touts 'modest' growth in the U.S. economy over the past six weeks. Keris Alison Lahiff. Follow. Jan 18, 2017 2:09 PM EST. Stocks held mixed on Wednesday afternoon after ...
Jump in manufacturing, tight labor markets show US economic health: FedCNBC
Fed Says U.S. Growth Continues Modestly as Job Market TightensBloomberg
Fed's Beige Book: Economy Continued to Expand at Modest PaceWall Street Journal
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MarketWatch MarketPulseJan 18, 2017
SEC fines marketing company for perks, non-GAAP metric disclosure issues
The Securities and Exchange Commission fined MDC Partners , a New York-based marketing company, $1.5 million to settle charges it failed to disclose certain perks granted to its then-CEO, Miles S. Nadal, and for violating disclosure rules for non-GAAP financial metrics. MDC Partners failed to disclose additional personal benefits the company paid on behalf of Nadal such as private aircraft usage, club memberships, cosmetic surgery, yacht and sports car expenses, jewelry, charitable donations, pet care, and personal travel expenses, according to the SEC. The CEO later resigned and returned $11.285 million worth of perks, personal expense reimbursements, and other items of value improperly received from 2009 to 2014. The company also improperly used a non-GAAP measure called ''organic revenue growth'' that excluded the effects of two other items, acquisitions and foreign exchange impacts. MDC Partners then revised its calculation to exclude another item, which resulted in higher ''organic revenue growth'' results, without informing investors of the change. MDC Partners also failed to give GAAP metrics equal or greater prominence to non-GAAP metrics in its earnings releases. MDC Partners neither admitted nor denied the allegations.

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Google Business NewsJan 18, 2017
JPMorgan Hit With Pair of Bias Claims in Obama's Final Hours - Bloomberg


The Obama administration took two last-minute swipes at JPMorgan Chase & Co., accusing the lender in separate lawsuits of discriminating against minorities in home lending and against its own female employees by paying them less than their male ...
JPMorgan agrees to $55 million settle of mortgage discrimination complaint: sourceReuters
JPMorgan settles federal mortgage discrimination suit for $55 millionWashington Post
JPMorgan settles allegations of mortgage discrimination against minoritiesLos Angeles Times
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MarketWatchJan 18, 2017
Capitol Report: Country music stars ride to rescue of Trump's inauguration festivities
Country music artists will dominate at President-elect Donald Trump''s inaugural festivities, filling the void left by Hollywood and hip-hop.

Why Donald Trump is having such a hard time finding celebrities to attend his inauguration (MarketWatch)

MarketWatchJan 18, 2017
Market Snapshot: Stocks under pressure as retail picture darkens
U.S. stocks faced pressure on Wednesday as robust gains for financial shares partially offset weakness in transportation and retail shares.

MarketWatchJan 18, 2017
NewsWatch: Rising U.S. shale-oil output threatens OPEC's production pact
OPEC and other major oil producers may have underestimated the threat of a rebound in U.S. shale-oil output.

MarketWatchJan 18, 2017
Economic Report: Industrial production registers sharpest rise in two years
Industrial output rebounded in January on the back of stronger utility output , the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.

MarketWatchJan 18, 2017
Futures Movers: Oil prices drop nearly 2% on dollar strength, shale worries
Crude prices turn sharply lower Wednesday, hurt by a stronger dollar and concerns that rising U.S. shale production may offset a move by major producers to cut global supply. Updates: News DigestJan 18, 2017
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Google Business NewsJan 18, 2017
US accuses JPMorgan of mortgage discrimination in lawsuit - USA TODAY


The U.S. government filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing JPMorgan Chase of discriminating against "thousands" of black, Hispanic mortgage borrowers from 2006 through 2009. The bank charged minority borrowers higher mortgage interest rates and fees ...
US sues JPMorgan for alleged mortgage discriminationCNBC
JPMorgan Chase says it settled mortgage discrimination case with fedsCNNMoney
JP Morgan to Settle Mortgage Discrimination Suit for $55 MillionWall Street Journal
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Reuters US Market NewsJan 18, 2017
UPDATE 2-Trump health pick defends stocks, says Americans won't lose insurance
WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for health secretary defended his vast healthcare stock holdings as being ethical and legal on Wednesday and said Americans who...

Google Business NewsJan 18, 2017
US sues JPMorgan for alleged mortgage discrimination - Reuters


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Yahoo BusinessJan 18, 2017
OPEC sees smaller oil glut in 2017 but flags U.S. shale recovery
OPEC signaled a falling oil supply surplus in 2017 on Wednesday as the exporter group's output slips from a record high ahead of a deal to cut supply and outside producers show positive initial signs of complying with the accord. OPEC and several independent producers agreed last year to cut supply, the first such deal in 15 years, as of Jan. 1, 2017 to remove a glut. "A continued normalization of monetary policies, indicating improving economic conditions, together with the recent historic cooperation between OPEC and non-OPEC producers, should help to bring needed stability to the oil market," OPEC said.

Forbes HeadlinesJan 18, 2017
Trump Plans A Shorter, Media-Friendly Inauguration To Maximize Ratings And Interest
The candidate who rose to power in 140-character increments, is planning a Twitter-sized inauguration to maximize viewership on TV and online. Trump will give a shorter speech, lead a smaller parade, and attend fewer balls than almost any president in modern history.

Reuters: Mergers NewsJan 18, 2017
Sky9 founder highlights China deep tech as VC funding magnet

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MarketWatchJan 17, 2017
The Wall Street Journal: Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's sentence, pardons James Cartwright
President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the remaining years in a prison sentence for Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who is serving 35 years for leaking secret government information.

Google Business NewsJan 17, 2017
Wal-Mart, General Motors reaffirm jobs long planned, Trump says thanks - Reuters


Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) and General Motors Co (GM.N) on Tuesday became the latest companies to win praise from President-elect Donald Trump for adding U.S. jobs and investment, even though much of their plans were previously announced.
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US sues Qualcomm over tech licensing for mobiles
Move comes weeks after South Korea said it would slap $854m fine on the company

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Inc.comJan 17, 2017
These Emerging Trends Will Have Real Implications for Startups and Investors
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