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This Man Took His Mercedes forYou're supposed to trust your service professional, right? Right.
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MUFG's big U.S. expansion is just getting started

American Banker - 26 Mar 2018 23:08
The holding company for Union Bank -- itself a unit of the Japanese giant Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group -- is on a mission to double its size and become one of the nation's 10 largest banks. Under... Steve Cummings, its first-ever American CEO, MUFG Americas has expanded middle-market lending and amassed $3 billion of consumer deposits through its new online bank. Is a splashy acquisition next?
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MB Financial to exit national mortgage lending

American Banker - 13 Apr 2018 01:08
The Chicago company said its decision was largely based on intense competition, very low margins and economic changes.
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3 Beaten-Down Stocks WithShares of these companies, all down more than 20% since the market peaked, have gotten too cheap to ignore, according to analysts who recently upgraded them.
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47 things you may have missedNetflix This post includes major spoilers for the "A Series of Unfortunate Events" book series and the second season of the Netflix show. The second season of Netflix's "A Series of Unfortunate... Events," like the first season, is filled to the brim with Easter eggs and hidden references. They're slipped into the background and show just how deep and interconnected the Lemony Snicket universe is. The show is adapted by Daniel Handler, who wrote all 13 books the show is based on under the pen name "Lemony Snicket." On the show, Patrick Warburton plays Snicket, and he's narrating what happened to the Baudelaire orphans, who are trying to escape the clutches of the evil Count Olaf, who wants to steal their family fortune. The second season adapts five books in all: "The Austere Academy," "The...
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Is GE's Bounceback for Real?

Barron's - 21 Apr 2018 04:57
Is GE's Bounceback for Real?In a positive surprise, GE reaffirmed its 2018 financial guidance; many analysts and investors had expected GE to reduce its forecast.
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Near Amsterdam, Netherlands, on July 4, 1972, an American neighbor introduced 20-year-old Elly Boelhouwer to a U.S. Air Force staff sergeant. John Gibbons was 25, a Vietnam veteran and the …
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A Billionaire's Latest Biotech Bet

Barron's - 4 Apr 2018 19:23
A Billionaire's Latest BiotechBob Duggan has persevered before and realized a $3.5 billion payoff. Is he right about Achaogen?
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Subramanian on Stocks: BuyBofA Merrill Lynch strategist Savita Subramanian sees the S&P 500 headed higher as corporate earnings rise.
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Millennials are naming theirchelsea ferenando / Unsplash Struggling for baby names? You might find inspiration in an unlikely furniture store. According to a user on parenting website BabyCentre, IKEA furniture is a great source... of quirky names. Below are listed the most eligible names from IKEA furniture, according to BabyCentre. If you're not sold on the idea of naming your child after a '90s pop culture icon or giving them a gender-neutral moniker, two of the most popular baby name trends of the year so far, then let us introduce you to the latest – and definitely the strangest – potential source of baby-name inspiration of 2018. According to parenting website BabyCentre, mums and dads-to-be shouldn't be above scouring the IKEA catalogue. "Naming your baby after IKEA furniture might seem ridiculous at first...
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GM and Ford Have a Few LessonsTesla's founder says "car biz is hell," but the US automakers have spent a century trying to make it a bit easier.
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Trump targets Amazon andMark Lennihan/AP President Donald Trump slammed Amazon on Twitter Saturday, calling on the company to pay more taxes. He also called out The Washington Post and demanded that the newspaper, which is... owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, register as a lobbyist. Trump has repeatedly attacked Amazon this week as his feud with the more than $700 billion online retailer escalates. President Donald Trump attacked Amazon again on Saturday, doubling down on his claim that the online retail company is hurting the US Post Office and that it must pay more taxes. "It is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon," Trump said on Twitter. "That amounts to Billions of Dollars."See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: The racist origins...
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Huawei's 2017 Profit GrowthDespite endless reports of troubles in the U.S., Huawei sold more phones and made more money in 2017 than in years past
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The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has voted to accept a settlement with former Gov. John Kitzhaber that requires him to pay a $20,000 fine for violating state ethics laws. Kitzhaber …
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Tesla says autopilot wasTesla Inc said on Friday that vehicle logs from last week's fatal accident of a Tesla Model X in California showed that the autopilot had been engaged prior to the crash. Tesla said that the autopilot... was on with adaptive cruise control follow-distance set to minimum. The company also said no action had been taken...
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Telegram raises $1.7B in largest ICO in history

New York Post - 31 Mar 2018 04:00
Telegram raises $1.7B inPopular messaging app Telegram has raised $1.7 billion in the largest initial coin offering to date. That staggering capital raise comes even as excitement in the crypto-asset space, which includes... ICOs and bitcoin, has waned amid increased regulatory pressure. In addition, a growing number of social media platforms have banned ads for crypto-assets and ICOs....
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Quick Serve Franchise SectorWhen it comes to innovation and change the fast food franchise sector continues to lead the franchise industry. Many non-food franchises are benefiting from changes that began in the franchise fast... food sector.
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Is The Bitcoin Price FinallyA recent report claims it might be.
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What Could Turn Bitcoin,Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum And Ripple are lumped together into the same category by some investors--the cryptocurrency assets that are ready to collapse. But there's one thing that could turn these... cryptocurrencies around.
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Snap will save $25 millionSnap Inc., parent company of the popular photo messaging app Snapchat, laid off around 7% of its staff in March. The company expects to save $25 million in 2018 on payroll and taxes, it said in a... filing Friday. Around $10 million of that savings will go toward severances. Despite the savings, the company has one other major expense this year. Snap expects to lose between $25 million and $45 million as it vacates existing leases around Santa Monica. It's been a rough March for employees at Snap Inc., parent company of the photo messaging app Snapchat. The company endured two separate rounds of layoffs which cut over 220 people — around 7% of the staff — from its payroll across both sales and engineering. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, Snap Inc. shed...
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Court Dismisses Exxon's EffortA federal judge in New York called a lawsuit brought by Exxon Mobil against state attorneys general in New York and Massachusetts "implausible."
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Despite the president's tweet, it's against the law for the post office to run a money-losing service
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Starbucks happy hour is comingHappy hour now includes iced tea and espresso and will be invite-only.        
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Jeff Bezos Just Confirmed theHow do you respond to a one-character email from your boss's boss's boss' boss?
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