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Huawei Founder Sees ‘Live or Die Moment’ From U.S. Uncertainty

Huawei Founder Sees ‘Live or Die Moment’ From U.S. Uncertainty

Ren Zhengfei warned in an internal memo the company is at a “live or die moment” and advised underutilized employees to form “commando squads” to explore new projects. Workers who fail will have their salaries cut every few months and may lose their jobs, the billionaire said yesterday.

The World’s Biggest Electric Vehicle Company Looks Nothing Like Tesla

The World’s Biggest Electric Vehicle Company Looks Nothing Like Tesla

BYD, the company which built the battery in the ’90s cellphone, now produces more Electric Vehicles than anyone—and it wants to sell them to you, soon.

Trade Deals & Latin America

Trade Deals & Latin America

Chile, Mexico and Peru in March became members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The agreement reduces tariffs between 11 countries, including Japan and Canada, which amount to 13% of the global economy.

Emerging Markets May Be Forecasting An Emerging Disaster

Emerging Markets May Be Forecasting An Emerging Disaster

Investors are starting to notice that the stock indexes covering the so-called “Emerging Markets” have been declining steadily.  There can always be many reasons for such a development, but the leading culprits these days are slowing growth in the Chinese economy (and China is a dominant customer of businesses in the developing world) and tariff/trade war concerns between China and the U.S.

Coca-Cola & the Cannabis Market

Coca-Cola & the Cannabis Market

Coca-Cola says it’s monitoring the nascent industry and is interested in drinks infused with CBD -- the non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that treats pain but doesn’t get you high. The Atlanta-based soft drinks maker is in talks with Canadian marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis to develop the beverages.

Electric Mercedes opens German assault on Tesla

Electric Mercedes opens German assault on Tesla

The Mercedes EQC - whose launch program in Stockholm features yoga in a direct appeal to the Millennials who have flocked to Tesla - is the first production model under the carmaker’s electric EQ sub-brand. It will be closely followed by similarly hyped debuts for BMW and Audi.

Harley-Davidson Swerves Amid Trump's Tariff War

Harley-Davidson Swerves Amid Trump's Tariff War

The iconic motorcycle manufacturer disclosed in an SEC filing Monday that it is moving production of motorcycles for the European market offshore because of the retaliatory tariffs imposed by the European Union after President Trump decided to tax imports of European steel and aluminum.

What Is The Effect On Stocks Of Higher Interest Rates Combined With Higher Oil Prices?

What Is The Effect On Stocks Of Higher Interest Rates Combined With Higher Oil Prices?

It's the Federal Reserve Board that holds the most sway over the direction of interest rates and it's the free markets that determine the price of oil. What kind of pull does one have on the other, to such an extent that they seem to trade in tandem?

Most Americans Don't Invest In Stocks For Retirement, But Still Fear Next Market Downturn

Most Americans Don't Invest In Stocks For Retirement, But Still Fear Next Market Downturn

Less than one-third (31%) of middle-income boomers feel prepared for retirement and lower-income boomers feel even less prepared. So what is driving this lack of preparedness and uneasiness?