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American Business News for 14 May 2018

Goldman Sachs BitcoinThe legitimacy bar for digital currencies has been raised now that Goldman Sachs is going to facilitate the institutional trading of Bitcoin. As institutional investors engage in these derivatives,... they'll be looking to ease their cautiousness by having a reliable benchmark for their performance.
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Investors looking to buy Venezuela's new cryptocurrency may want to head to a little-known Moscow bank whose biggest shareholders are President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government and two... state-controlled Russian companies …
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Xerox ends Fujifilm deal in win for Carl Icahn

New York Post - 14 May 2018 03:47
Xerox ends Fujifilm deal inXerox has called off its transaction agreement with Fujifilm, choosing instead to side with activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, the company said Sunday. Under the nixed $6.1 billion deal,... Connecticut-based Xerox would have been controlled by Fujifilm Holdings -- something Icahn and Deason opposed. Xerox called off the arrangement, citing Fujifilm's failure to...
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The Gender Pay Gap: Trying to Narrow It

The New York Times - 14 May 2018 03:43
The Gender Pay Gap: Trying toCompanies in Britain, recently forced to publish the differences in salaries between men and women, are trying a variety of programs to close the divide.
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What You Haven't ConsideredWorkplace friendships are great... until they're not. Here's what you may not realize about them.
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Chili's Hit By Data Breach,The breach is believed to have occurred between March and April.
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18 brilliant ways to savePhoto courtesy of Gloria Atanmo We all want to figure out how to take our dream vacations without spending a fortune. INSIDER spoke to seven people who travelconstantly — and often make a living... from it — to learn their best money-saving travel hacks. To travel as cheaply as possible, you need to be flexible, not afraid of negotiating prices, and aware of the little-known websites and hacks that can save you major cash. Here are 18 tips for traveling on the cheap — from people who do it all the time. 1. Look for flights on a private browser tab. Photo courtesy of Gloria Atanmo "One of the easiest and most-effective ways to save money on flight tickets is to search in a private or incognito browser," Gloria Atanmo, a travel blogger and self-described adventure junkie atThe Blog...
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Vermont Gov. Phil Scott is defending his plan to reject any state budget proposal that increases taxes. The Republican governor is speaking Monday at a conference in Killington where he …
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Mobile freelancing: ReporterA freelance mobile journalist travels the U.S. and Canada for #TripForPeace.        
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Chipotle is being forced toHollis Johnson Chipotle is being forced to pay a former manager nearly $8 million after she was accused of stealing $626 and fired. The ex-manager's lawyers argued she was unfairly fired and accused... of theft after taking medical leave due to a work-related injury. The manager had been making $70,000 a year at the burrito chain prior to her termination. Chipotle is being forced to pay a former manager $8 million after she was fired from the chain following accusations of theft. In 2015, Jeanette Ortiz was fired as a general manager at a Fresno, California Chipotle after working for the chain for 14 years, The Fresno Bee reports. Ortiz was accused of stealing $626 in cash from the restaurant's safe, with Chipotle superiors claiming to have viewed video footage that implicated her.See the...
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Supreme Court rules that banREUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the federal ban on sports betting was unconstitutional. The move opens up legal sports betting in New Jersey and beyond as... other states can now choose for themselves whether or not to legalize the practice. In the majority opinion, Justice Alito wrote, "Congress can regulate sports gamblingdirectly, but if it elects not to do so, each state is free to act on its own." The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of New Jersey on Monday, calling the federal ban on sports betting unconstitutional and opening up the potential for many more states to adopt legalized sports betting. The decision overturns theProfessional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which was passed in 1992 and effectively banned sports...
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Sports gambling ban lifted: What happens next?

New York Post - 14 May 2018 16:39
Sports gambling ban lifted:In a historic ruling that clears the way for states to legalize sports betting, the United States Supreme Court has declared that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is... unconstitutional. The controversial federal law, enacted in 1992, had prohibited states from authorizing or licensing sports betting and has led to a flourishing illegal...
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Sears pops after saying itsAP Sears is rising after the company announced it is exploring the sale of some of its assets. CEO Eddie Lampert's hedge fund, ESL Investments, is interested in some of the assets, particularly... Kenmore. The stock has risen substantially in the past several weeks since news of the sale. Watch sears trade in real time here. Sears is jumping more than 6% Monday after the struggling retailer announced that it is exploring the sale of some of its assets. Sears will put Kenmore, one of its home improvement businesses, up for sale, along with Sears Home Improvement Products, and Parts Direct, the company announced in a press release.See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: I ate nothing but 'healthy' fast food for a week -- here's what happened See Also: Walmart, Food Lion, and...
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The starting gun has fired onThe starting gun has fired on a new race for succession at Goldman Sachs. That was the news Monday, when Goldman Sachs announced that securities division coheads, Pablo Salame and Isabelle Ealet, are... leaving the bank in June. Their departures end a run atop the bank's historically strong but struggling securities division that lasted more than a decade for Salame and more than six years for Ealet. They'll both stay on as senior directors, according to an internal memo seen by Business Insider.See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: There's a major shift occurring that could signal the end of the historic bull market See Also: Financial data is a goldmine and this number from Goldman Sachs shows just how much Goldman Sachs has invested in a UK startup that tells you when to...
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Can China's Red Capital Really Innovate?

Wall Street Journal - 14 May 2018 14:02
U.S. technology theft from Britain helped kick-start the industrial revolution on American shores. Will China be able to replicate that success in new industries such as clean energy, microchips and... robotics?
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Asian shares were mostly higher Monday, with Hong Kong shares surging after President Donald Trump said he wanted to help a sanctioned Chinese tech giant, signaling a possible improvement in …
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Walmart has long-term plansMinority shareholders can veto a Flipkart IPO, but if over four years Walmart increases its stake to 85%, the minority shareholders will lose that power
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Symantec Cold Read: Where WereSymantec recently shocked the market by announcing it might have to restate financials, causing the stock to drop 33%. Perhaps most surprising is that short interest was low. I do a cold read to see... if there were flags of financial statement manipulation.
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Abu Dhabi's national oil company says Sunday it would spend $45 billion over the next five years to join other giant, state-run petroleum giants, like Saudi Aramco, in refining much of their own crude... instead of just exporting it.
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4 Ways Marketers Can AvoidIt may not be rocket science, but it is data science. Here are four ways to use data smarter. Define your value proposition Gathering data isn't the hard part; figuring out which data to pay attention... to is, says Jose Gomes, managing director of North America for dunnhumby, a global customer data science company. Gomes...
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Bolton ramps up rhetoric overReuters/Kevin Lamarque White House national security adviser John Bolton said US sanctions on European companies that maintain business dealings withIranwere "possible." President Donald Trump... announced last week the US was withdrawing from the 2015 Iran deal. So far, China, France, Russia, Britain, Germany andIranremain in the accord, which placed controls onIran's nuclear program and relaxed some sanctions againstIran. WASHINGTON
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Unbundling The Song: InsideNapster and iTunes ungrouped albums into individual tracks for sale and exchange; streaming platforms like Spotify regrouped these tracks into the newly-ordered format of a playlist. In the unbundling... forces underlying music's technological disruption, the song itself is next.
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Texas Heat Could IncreaseA scorching hot summer in Texas could push natural gas prices to the suddenly elusive $3.00 mark, and it's indeed expected to be hot in the Lone Star State!
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Former Republican U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold has accepted a lucrative position lobbying for a Texas port, mere weeks after resigning amid fallout from a sexual harassment scandal. The Calhoun Port …...
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