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Indexes fall, led by tech decline on mounting fears coronavirus could spread

11 minutes ago   |   Reuters

U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, led down by technology heavyweights, after reports of new coronavirus cases in China and other countries intensified fears over its spread and...
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The cost of rice is skyrocketing in Nigeria - and farmers are worried people won't be able to afford it for much longer

The cost of rice is skyrocketing in Nigeria - and farmers are worried people won't be able to afford it for much longer

39 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Nigeria's economy has relied on oil for decades, but after prices fell, the government started investing in rice. In August, Nigeria closed its borders to land imports in an...
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Two projects meant to advance Pittsburgh's shift to innovation economy

Two projects meant to advance Pittsburgh's shift to innovation economy

51 minutes ago   |   Post Gazette

Immunology, cancer research will be focus at new Bloomfield facility
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Economy is giving Trump ‘strong tailwind' in critical Rust Belt states, pollster says

Economy is giving Trump ‘strong tailwind' in critical Rust Belt states, pollster says

2 hours ago   |   New York Post   |   2 articles

President Trump leads Democrats in Wisconsin, while trailing slightly in Pennsylvania, and being in a virtual tie in Michigan in head-to-head matchups with Democrats in the key...
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Small business confidence rises, signaling a more positive outlook for US economy

3 hours ago   |   CNBC

The CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Confidence index climbed two points in the first quarter, from 59 to 61, as concerns over trade policy impacts lessened thanks to a trade...
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Tax Filing Tips for Independent Contractors

3 hours ago   |   Business

In recent years, the rise of the gig economy has given way to a growing number of independent contractors in the American workforce. As more people add side gigs to their main...
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Austria's OMV Wants To Dominate $50B Global Market For Synthetic Oil From Plastic Waste

5 hours ago   |   Forbes

In an exclusive interview, the company's Chief Downstream Operations Officer Thomas Gangl says OMV has first mover's advantage and a pretty high pain threshold in finding a...
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FDI another day: Russian reliance on European investment

5 hours ago   |   Bruegel

This Policy Contribution is a version of a paper prepared for ‘Russian economy at the crossroads: how to boost long-term growth?', a seminar co-organised by the Delegation of...
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Why the US Trade Agreement will slow China's economy

Why the US Trade Agreement will slow China's economy

5 hours ago   |   Bruegel

This opinion piece was originally published in Politico. The positive thing about the agreement is that it allows a truce - at least partially - in the strategic competition...
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Oil firms on supply threats and easing demand woes

6 hours ago   |   Reuters

Oil prices rose on Thursday supported by China's efforts to boost its economy, a drop in new coronavirus cases at the epicentre of the outbreak and supply concerns in Venezuela...
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Victoria's Secret rival cheers the sale of the iconic lingerie brand as a...

Victoria's Secret rival cheers the sale of the iconic lingerie brand as a 'positive'

Victoria's Secret's parent company announced Thursday that it is selling a majority stake in the brand and taking the company private. Almost immediately after, the co-CEO of... Read more ...

Warren Buffett is now the longest-tenured CEO in the S&P 500 following Les...

Warren Buffett is now the longest-tenured CEO in the S&P 500 following Les Wexner's exit from L Brands

On Thursday, Les Wexner, the longtime CEO and founder of Victoria's Secret parent company L Brands, announced he will step down . Wexner was the longest-tenured CEO in the S&P... Read more ...

Morgan Stanley to buy online-brokerage giant E-Trade for $13 billion

Morgan Stanley to buy online-brokerage giant E-Trade for $13 billion

Morgan Stanley agreed on Thursday to acquire the online brokerage E-Trade for $13 billion in an all-stock transaction. The takeover will help Morgan Stanley offer self-service... Read more ...

Elizabeth Warren and her husband are worth an estimated $12 million. Here's...

Elizabeth Warren and her husband are worth an estimated $12 million. Here's a look at the Democratic presidential candidate's lifestyle, finances, and real-estate portfolio

In Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, Sen. Elizabeth Warren skewered former Mayor Michael Bloomberg. At one point, she said: "Democrats take a huge... Read more ...

Trump's chief of staff Mick Mulvaney just admitted Republicans are total...

Trump's chief of staff Mick Mulvaney just admitted Republicans are total hypocrites on cutting the federal deficit

Trump's White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney admitted in a speech overseas that Republicans were hypocrites on the deficit. The Washington Post reported it obtained audio... Read more ...

Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Greg Robinson is facing federal drug...

Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Greg Robinson is facing federal drug charges after police found a whopping 157 pounds of marijuana in his rental car

Police in El Paso, Texas, say they found 157 pounds of marijuana in a car rented by Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Greg Robinson. Robinson and his former teammate from... Read more ...

Bloomberg, Sanders spar over ‘communism' during Democratic debate

Bloomberg, Sanders spar over ‘communism' during Democratic debate

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg invoked “communism” while slamming Sen. Bernie Sanders' economic plan on Wednesday night. “I can't think of a way to make it easier for Donald Trump... Read more ...

Elizabeth Warren skewers Michael Bloomberg, calling him 'a billionaire who...

Elizabeth Warren skewers Michael Bloomberg, calling him 'a billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren skewered former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg during the opening minutes of Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas. The... Read more ...

Apple might finally let iPhone and iPad users change their default internet...

Apple might finally let iPhone and iPad users change their default internet and email apps, according to a new report

Apple's iPhone and iPad have always locked users into Apple's default apps for fundamental services like email and web browsing. People could always download rival third-party... Read more ...

A shipping titan, a global airline, and Apple's main iPhone supplier just...

A shipping titan, a global airline, and Apple's main iPhone supplier just sounded the alarm on coronavirus

AP Moller-Maersk, Air France-KLM, and Foxconn issued dire warnings about Wuhan coronavirus on Thursday. Shipping giant Maersk said the epidemic has "significantly lowered... Read more ...