Pacific summit ends with no communique as China-US differ

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — An acrimonious meeting of world leaders in Papua New Guinea failed to agree Sunday on a final communique, highlighting widening divisions between global powers the U.S. and China. The 21 nations at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Port Moresby struggled to bridge differences on the role of […]
Tags: Business, News, China, Papua New Guinea, Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Port Moresby, China US, PORT MORESBY Papua New Guinea, Nation & World

Clampdown on bank sales incentives could have unintended consequences for consumers

A clampdown on sales incentives for bank staff could leave an uneven playing field in the finance sector with finance companies and insurers able to exploit it to the detriment of consumers, an independent bank expert is warning.Regulators... [Author: [email protected]]
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Outflanking China, Western allies pledge to provide electricity to PNG

The United States and three of its allies on Sunday unveiled a $1.7 billion plan to provide electricity and internet to much of Papua New Guinea (PNG), the first step of a plan that will counter China's Belt and Road spending in the region.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, United States, Road, Papua New Guinea, PNG

AI can now catch lies on your expense report

In a matter of seconds, artificial intelligence algorithms can sniff out fraudulent claims and forged receipts that are often undetectable to human auditors.
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China defers Tonga's loan payments as Pacific nation signs up to Belt and Road - Tongan official

Tonga has signed up to China's Belt and Road initiative and has received a reprieve from Beijing on its onerous debt repayment schedule, an official from the Pacific island nation told Reuters.
Tags: Money, China, Beijing, businessNews, Pacific, Tonga, Pacific Island

German minister looks to tax cuts as economy contracts

Germany needs a package of tax cuts and other measures to shore up economic growth in the long term, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said in an interview published on Sunday, days after the country posted its first economic contraction since 2015.
Tags: Money, Germany, businessNews, Peter Altmaier

Auckland dairy-free ice cream company Wahiki Creamery inks deal with Asia's biggest childcare centre

An Auckland company which uses coconuts instead of milk to make its ice cream has signed a deal to supply Asia's biggest childcare centre with its sweet treat.Wahiki Creamery has so far sold 6500 tubs of its dairy-free ice cream... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Asia, Business, Auckland, Wahiki Creamery

Will our smart devices become a massive surveillance network?

The rise of the digital era has brought with it many wondrous changes to our daily lives, not least of which the fact that we now carry digital assistants with us everywhere we go in the form of smartphones, tablets, and laptop computers. The rapid proliferation of everyday digital devices and the rise of new smart devices, which are more capable than ever before, carries with it worrying connotations about surveillance just as equally as it does positive ones of progress. Will our smart devices...
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Pacific Rim summit highlights strained China-US relations

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — A meeting of world leaders in Papua New Guinea has highlighted divisions between global powers the U.S. and China and a growing competition for influence in the usually neglected South Pacific. The 21 nations at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Port Moresby struggled to bridge differences on […]
Tags: Business, News, China, Pacific Rim, South Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Port Moresby, China US, PORT MORESBY Papua New Guinea, Nation & World

Where Budget Fashionistas Shop on Black Friday

Where Budget Fashionistas Shop on Black Friday We’re mere days away from Black Friday. It’s an unofficial holiday in the United States, when hardcore shoppers go into a veritable frenzy as soon as they put the fork down on Thanksgiving. Black Friday is chaotic, for sure — but it can also be a thrilling challenge for those determined to find the best of the best steals on clothes, accessories and beauty products. What are we eyeing this year? Read on for our Black Friday preview and get a taste o...
Tags: Black Friday, Fashion, Sales, United States, Old Navy, Land's End, Express, Kohl's, Chicos, Learn How to Shop, Where Budget Fashionistas Shop, Where Budget Fashionistas Shop on Black, Budget Fashionista Where Budget Fashionistas Shop

Australia's minister says translation glitches delay trade deal with Indonesia

Australia's trade minister said translation issues were behind the delay of a billion-dollar free trade agreement with Indonesia, downplaying a friction between the countries over Australia's possible Jerusalem embassy.
Tags: Money, Indonesia, Australia, Jerusalem, businessNews

China defers Tonga's loan payments as Pacific nation signs up to Belt and Road

Tonga has signed up to China's Belt and Road initiative and has received a reprieve from Beijing on the timing of debt payments shortly before an onerous schedule to repay loans was due to start.
Tags: Money, China, Beijing, businessNews, Road, Pacific, Tonga

Don’t Go Quarters Without Putting Up Points

There is something you’ll notice about football (American football). The teams that tend to lose big games have quarters in which they score no points. When you look at all four quarters and the number of points scored by each team, the losing team seems to have taken quarters off. Because they go quarters without putting any points on the board, they find themselves in difficult circumstances later in the game. There are always reasonable excuses not to play full out. At the time of this writin...
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US, allies to bring electricity to most of Papua New Guinea

The U.S., Japan, New Zealand and Australia say they'll bring electricity to 70 percent of Papua New Guinea's people by 2030, boosting the West's response to growing Chinese influence in the South Pacific.
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Tax deductions & credits affected in 2019 by inflation

Welcome to Part 4 of the ol' blog's 2019 series on tax inflation adjustments. We started on Nov. 15 with a look at next year's income tax brackets and rates. Today we look at changes to credit and deduction amounts. Note: The 2019 figures apply to 2019 returns to be filed in 2020. For comparison purposes, you'll also find 2018 amounts to be used in filing 2018 returns due April 15, 2019. Taxpayers depend each year on tax deductions and tax credits to cut their annual tax bills. The big...
Tags: Taxes, Agi, Savings Bond, Irs, Magi, Lyndon B Johnson, EITC, Lifetime Learning Credit, TCJA

Take Control of Your Personal Finances

Personal finances affect just about every aspect of life and your habits, good or bad, can influence how comfortable you are with your own life. If you’re looking for a way to improve your finances, consider the following basic steps, including learning more about your money, developing a budget, and taking control of your financial future. Track Your Expenses One of the biggest factors that can lead you into financial insecurity is underestimating how much you’re spending. You can overcome th...
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Facebook investors call for Mark Zuckerberg to resign as chairman

Facebook investors have called on the company's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to step down as chairman, following reports that the company hired a public relations firm to smear its critics by drawing links to George Soros.The... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, George Soros

The best shows on Hulu right now (November 2018)

It's often overwhelming to navigate Hulu's robust library of TV shows. To help, we've put together a list of the best shows on Hulu, whether you're into frenetic cartoons, intelligent dramas, or anything in between. The post The best shows on Hulu right now (November 2018) appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Entertainment, Trends, Home Theater, Streaming, Hulu, Movies & TV, Best Of Everything

Activists detained after boarding palm oil tanker off Spain

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Greenpeace says six of its activists boarded a tanker transporting Indonesian palm oil in the Gulf of Cadiz and were detained by its captain after unfurling "Save our Rainforest" and "Drop Dirty Palm Oil"... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Spain, Greenpeace, Jakarta, Indonesia AP, Gulf of Cadiz

Goldman Sachs tells staff: We'll pay for sex change surgery

Goldman Sachs's London staff have been told that they can now have free sex-change surgery and fertility treatments in the latest step to encourage more women to stay with the firm.The Wall Street bank, nicknamed the "great vampire... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, London, Goldman Sachs

Nanotube film enabling ten times higher energy lithium metal batteries

Thin nanotube films effectively stop dendrites that grow naturally from unprotected lithium metal anodes in batteries. Over time, these tentacle-like dendrites can pierce the battery’s electrolyte... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Viral graph shows Australia is on brink of house price collapse

There is a graph that's been making the rounds online. And it makes for stark viewing for anyone who owns property in Australia. Graphs are extremely powerful — this one is more powerful than most. It shows Australia is weird.... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Australia

Boring Machine reaches other side of LA tunnel

Elon Musk announced that the Boring Company completed the LA/Hawthorne tunnel. The tunneling machine broke through to the other side. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Technology, La, World, Cities, Innovation, Tunnel, Boring Company, LA Hawthorne

SpaceX going all in to launch unmanned BFR to Mars by 2022

All SpaceX rocket development decisions are to accelerate the earliest completion of the SpaceX BFR. SpaceX will no longer divert resources to make the Falcon 9 second stage reusable. The second... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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North Dakota oil and gas production hit new highs

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota set oil and gas production records in September, but a slowdown is expected in the coming months due to a sharp drop in oil prices. The state’s director of mineral resources, Lynn Helms, said Friday that oil production surged to a record 1.36 million barrels per day, while natural […]
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1 dead, scores injured in fuel tax protests around France

PARIS (AP) — One protester was killed and 227 other people were injured — eight seriously — at roadblocks set up around villages, towns and cities across France on Saturday as citizens angry with rising fuel taxes rose up in a grassroots... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, France, Ap, Paris

NASA may try to kill SLS around 2022 after another $16 billion is spent

Stephen Jurczyk, NASA’s associate administrator, told Business Insider at The Economist Space Summit that NASA will think about retiring Space Launch System (SLS) if SpaceX BFR or Blue Origin... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Q & A: What should I do about a tattle-tale at work?

Workplace adviser Karla Miller answers a reader's question about a tattletale at work. Q: We have a fairly small staff in an open office space (no cubicles). There's a woman on our team whom I find annoying. I always have to remind... [Author: [email protected]]
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10-qubit quantum integrated circuit prototype in silicon by 2022

The Silicon Quantum Electronics Workshop will have 200 researchers sharing insights and technology advancements about building the world’s first silicon quantum computer. NSW university has set up a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Comment: Government choking NZ King Salmon with red tape

Grant Rosewarne, CEO of New Zealand King Salmon (NZK), has spoken at length regarding his vision for salmon farming to become New Zealand's most valuable and greenest primary industry. In an era where both our Government and the... [Author: [email protected]]
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