Tag Archives: trade talks

Financial Daily Dose 1.15.2020 | Top Story: Dating Apps Face Scrutiny for Likely Data Privacy Violations

BY: Mercedes Smith | January 15, 2020

Popular app-based dating services—from Tinder to OkCupid to Grindr—are the subject of unwanted scrutiny this week after a report by the Norwegian Consumer Council that they’re “spreading user information like dating choices and precise location to advertising and marketing companies in ways that may violate privacy laws” – NYTimes and Forbes and Law360 Here’s a … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 1.10.2020 | Top Story: Ransomware Attack on Travelex Sows Chaos Across Foreign Exchange Sector

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 10, 2020

Hackers who targeted airport currency exchange mainstay Travelex in a ransomware attack on New Year’s Eve have alerted British media that they possess 5 GB of sensitive customer data from the company “since gaining access to Travelex six months ago and intended to sell it if there was no response by Jan. 14” to their … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 12.16.2019 | Top Story: Boeing Execs Mull Halting 737 Max Production as FAA Clearance Stalls

BY: Juvian Hernandez | December 16, 2019

Boeing’s 737 MAX faces an uncertain future. Boeing is considering at least a temporary halt to its 737 Max production “as regulatory clearance for the grounded jet’s return looks increasingly likely to slip beyond January 2020.” Boeing has already cut production by some 20% on the plane since the second of two fatal crashes, and … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 12.13.2019 | Top Story: US Announces Phase One Trade Agreement With China, But No Confirmation From Chinese

BY: Michael D. Reif | December 13, 2019

The US and China have reportedly reached an initial agreement on the “final terms of a phase one trade deal, moving both countries closer to signing a pact that” the White House originally announced in October and averting new December tariffs. Under those terms, the U.S. would “slash the overall rate on the tariffs . … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 12.11.2019 | Top Story: US and China Hint at Tariff Delay to Help Ease Phase One Negotiations

BY: Michael D. Reif | December 11, 2019

U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators are “laying the groundwork for a delay of a fresh round of tariffs set to kick in on Dec. 15” as the countries continue to work through how a Chinese promise to make huge ag purchases from American farmers would work – WSJ and Bloomberg The FOMC is wrapping meetings … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 12.04.2019 | Top Story: Google Co-founders Step Down From Executive Roles at Parent Alphabet

BY: Michael D. Reif | December 4, 2019

Google announced late Tuesday that co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are “stepping down from executive roles at Google’s parent company, Alphabet.” Google CEO Sundar Pichai will now helm both operations, while Page and Brin will stay on Alphabet’s board. The duo also remains firmly in control of a majority of the company’s voting shares … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 12.03.2019 | Top Story: US Threatens Tariffs on French Goods Over New Digital Services Tax

BY: Michael D. Reif | December 3, 2019

Because who wants a nice quiet December, right? Yesterday, the U.S. opened yet another trade war front by proposing retaliatory tariffs of up to 100% on a wide range of French imports after announcing that “it found France’s newly enacted digital service tax to discriminate against U.S. companies.” The proposed levies wouldn’t take effect until … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 11.22.2019 | Top Story: WeWork Cuts Nearly 20% of Global Workforce

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 22, 2019

The first cuts from WeWork hit this week, and they’ll take the form of 2,400 employees around the world—some 20% of the struggling company’s workforce – NYTimes and WSJ and MarketWatch and CNBC Chinese officials have invited American negotiators to participate in a new round of in-person talks “as both sides are struggling to strike … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 11.21.2019 | Top Story: UAW President Resigns After GM Accuses Fiat Chrysler of Bribery

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 21, 2019

More than a bit of drama in the auto world yesterday, with General Motors suing rival Fiat Chrysler, accusing it of “bribing United Auto Workers officials to gain competitive advantages in contract negotiations.”  The UAW’s president resigned within hours of GM’s filing – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg and MarketWatch and Law360 The latest from … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 11.20.2019 | Top Story: Utility PG&E Struggles with Fires and Path Out of Bankruptcy

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 20, 2019

PG&E’s woes continue. Not only is the company still in the midst of a dangerous fire season, but it’s struggling to find a path out of bankruptcy while fending off a growing chorus of cities and state officials “threatening to take over California’s largest utility unless executives improve its safety record” – NYTimes and WSJ … Continue reading