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The surprise tariffs President Donald Trump announced Thursday against $300 billion or so of Chinese goods takes the trade dispute between the two countries to a new level, even though in dollar terms it doesn’t amount to a whole lot. The president’s announcement jolted markets, which had bounced back sharply off Wednesday’s disappointing Fed rate
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Source: Betterment Regulators have asked online wealth advisor Betterment to clarify some details surrounding its new checking and savings accounts just hours after they were launched. The digital wealth-management start-up unveiled new accounts that offer as much as a 2.69% annual yield. But Betterment was asked to provide more specifics to one of its regulators
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the company’s 2017 F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Source: Facebook Facebook continues to generate a variety of negative headlines including privacy issues, potential regulation, and controversy over its recently announced Libra currency. On Wednesday morning, Facebook also finally announced its long awaited $5 billion settlement with the
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A vacuuming Roomba model robot is displayed at iRobot headquarters in Bedford, Massachusetts Scott Eells | Bloomberg | Getty Images The U.S.-China trade war is badly hurting iRobot, the company that makes the Roomba robot vacuum cleaner. Shares of iRobot plummeted more than 13% in after-hours trading Tuesday after the company’s top executive said tariffs
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