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Netflix's 'Roma' made history with its Oscar wins despite losing best picture to 'Green Book'

Netflix's "Roma" won Oscars for best cinematography, foreign film, and director on Sunday. The cinematography win for director Alfonso Cuarón marks the first time a director of a movie has won for shooting their own movie. It's also the second black-and-white movie to ever win for best cinematography after black-and-white and color movies were combined into the same category. The movie's best foreign film win is the first ever for a Mexican movie. Cuarón also won for best director. It was qui...
Tags: Hollywood, Trends, Netflix, Mexico City, Academy, Roma, Alfonso Cuar


Disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' desperate plan to save her company

Elizabeth Holmes was celebrated as the youngest and wealthiest self-made female billionaire in America in 2015.Her revolutionary blood testing technology company, Theranos, had been valued at nearly US$10 billion ($14.5b), and the... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, America, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes


Global Markets: China shares surge as Trump offers tariff respite

A surge in Shanghai shares led Asia higher on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed he would delay a planned hike in tariffs on Chinese imports as talks between the two sides made "substantial progress".
Tags: Asia, Money, China, businessNews, Shanghai, Trump, U S President Donald Trump


Donald Trump delays tariff hike on Chinese goods, sending stock markets soaring

Asian shares rise sharply after US president says he will hold a summit with Xi Jinping to conclude an agreement to end trade standoff Shares in Asia have soared after Donald Trump said he would delay an increase in tariffs on Chinese goods, citing “substantial progress” in trade talks with China over the weekend. Related: Memo of misunderstanding: Trump clashes with trade adviser over China talks Continue reading...
Tags: Asia, Business, China, US, International Trade, Economics, US news, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Global Economy, Donald Trump, Chinese Economy


U.S., Chinese negotiators discuss enforcement in Sunday trade talks - source

U.S. and Chinese negotiators on Sunday are discussing tariffs and an enforcement mechanism for a potential trade deal after making good progress on structural issues during talks on Saturday, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters.
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Caesars in talks with Icahn about new CEO as part of settlement: sources

U.S. casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp is in talks to offer Carl Icahn a role in selecting its new CEO as part of an agreement that would also give the billionaire investor board seats, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Carl Icahn, Icahn, Caesars Entertainment Corp


Chinese firm behind the 'Amazon Coat' hits jackpot in U.S., eschews China

When Kevin Chiu left his job in 2012 to try his luck at starting an online apparel business in a rural Chinese city, his main goal was to carve out more time to spend with his wife and newborn child.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Amazon Coat, Kevin Chiu


China's shares, yuan at more than seven-month highs as Trump delays tariff rise

Chinese stocks and the yuan strengthened to their best levels since mid-2018 in morning trade on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would delay an increase in tariffs on Chinese goods thanks to "productive" trade talks.Trump said that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping would meet to seal a deal if progress continued.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, Trump


Sir Michael Cullen says the family home would be exempt under his Capital Gains Tax, but there are a few caveats

Under the capital gains tax recommended by the Tax Working Group last week, the family home would be exempt – except when it's not.As is to be expected with complicated tax policy, nothing is as straight forward as it seems. When... [Author: [email protected]]
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Sir Michael Cullen says the family home would be exempt under his CGT, but there are a few caveats

Under the capital gains tax recommended by the Tax Working Group last week, the family home would be exempt – except when it's not.As is to be expected with complicated tax policy, nothing is as straight forward as it seems. When... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, CGT, Michael Cullen, Tax Working Group


Gold gains as dollar sags against yuan on China tariffs delay

Gold prices rose on Monday as the dollar fell against the yuan after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would delay an increase in tariffs on Chinese goods, while palladium surged to a record high.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Donald Trump


Japan PM Abe's adviser says BOJ can shelve its price goal

The Bank of Japan can abandon its 2 percent inflation target or suspend efforts to achieve it once the job market is tight enough because the public is better off having prices fall, not rise, an economic adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews, Shinzo Abe, Bank of Japan, BOJ


Why the Self-Storage Industry is the Perfect Business

I joined as a customer of the self-storage industry about 4 years ago when I downsized from a 3500 square foot house to a 1350 square foot apartment. The kids had moved away for college and their first jobs. I just couldn’t walk past their empty rooms one more time; and besides, why did Sara and I need all this space? We sold the house and threw out tons of stuff we were embarrassed we had saved all these years. But there were certain things we couldn’t yet part with: my teak office furniture, a...
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Asian stocks mostly higher after Trump tariff extension

BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets rose Monday after President Donald Trump said he would postpone a March 1 deadline for a U.S. tariff hike on Chinese imports following weekend talks on a battle over Beijing’s technology ambitions. The Shanghai Composite Index gained 2.4 percent to 2,871.27 points and Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 added 0.7 […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, Beijing, Nation, Tokyo, Donald Trump, Trump, Nation & World


Thai AirAsia owner in talks to buy stake in rival Nok Air

Thailand's Asia Aviation Pcl, the owner of low-cost carrier Thai AirAsia, on Monday said it was considering to buy a stake in rival Nok Airlines Pcl, sending its share prices soaring.
Tags: Money, Thailand, businessNews, Airasia, Nok Air, Asia Aviation Pcl, Nok Airlines Pcl


Muffin Break boss Natalie Brennan apologises for comments about Millennials

Muffin Break general manager Natalie Brennan has issued a statement apologising for comments about Millennials and unpaid work that went viral over the weekend.The Foodco-owned franchise chain and its GM copped a major online backlash... [Author: [email protected]]
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Oil prices firm on hopes for U.S., China trade deal

Oil prices rose on Monday as Washington and China appeared to edge closer to a trade deal, dampening fears over the outlook for global economic growth.
Tags: Money, Washington, China, businessNews, U S China


Trump delays tariff hike on Chinese goods, citing trade talk progress

President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would delay an increase in U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods thanks to "productive" trade talks and that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping would meet to seal a deal if progress continued.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump


LG unveils dual-screen 5G smartphone and touts biometric breakthrough

South Korea’s LG Electronics unveiled a 5G smartphone on Sunday with a dual screen, the latest handset maker to pitch a new design feature in an effort to revive flagging sales.
Tags: South Korea, Money, businessNews, Lg, LG Electronics


Hawke's Bay Seafoods and other companies fined over $1 million for under-reporting catch

A group of fishermen and one of Hawke's Bay's largest fishing companies have been fined more than $1 million between them for under-reporting 27 tonnes of bluenose.Hawkes Bay Seafoods is one of the companies charged by the Ministry... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Ministry, Hawke, Bay Seafoods, Hawkes Bay Seafoods


Zimbabwe struggles to convince doubters as it launches new currency

Zimbabwe's government has a trust problem as it introduces a discounted currency in a bid to reverse chronic cash shortages that left people struggling to get hold of basic goods.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Zimbabwe


Air NZ cutting certain domestic fares by up to 50 per cent

Air New Zealand is preparing to cut fares by up to 50 per cent on a swathe of its domestic routes.The Herald understands the airline is working on a strategy to try and stimulate its domestic market, especially the regional routes,... [Author: [email protected]]
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Air NZ cutting domestic fares by up to 50 per cent

Air New Zealand is reportedly cutting fares by up to 50 per cent on a swathe of its domestic routes.The national carrier is undergoing a massive shakeup of its domestic pricing, Stuff reports, with the reduced fares starting to... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Nz


New feature in myChevrolet app assures friends and family you’re safe

Chevy has updated its myChevrolet app to add a new feature called Vehicle Locate, which will send an automated text alert to designated friends and family when you enter or leave a designated area. The post New feature in myChevrolet app assures friends and family you’re safe appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Chevy, Chevrolet, Mychevrolet App


Petrol prices rise 8 cents in February

Three petrol spikes in February have seen the price of fuel increase by 8 cents over the course of February.The average price at the moment is $2.139/litre for 91 octane petrol and $1.609/litre for diesel.AA PetrolWatch spokeskan... [Author: [email protected]]
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NZX told to slash costs or face board challenge

Sharemarket operator NZX has been told to significantly cut costs or it will face another boardroom challenge from disgruntled shareholders.A group of 15 shareholders have written to NZX chairman James Miller imploring the board... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, NZX, James Miller


Gold inches up as dollar eases on Sino-US trade hopes, palladium hits record

Gold prices edged up on Monday as the dollar eased after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would delay an increase in tariffs on Chinese goods as trade talks between the two nations were making progress, while palladium hit a record-high.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Donald Trump, Sino US


Global Markets: Asian shares climb as Trump pushes out tariff deadline

Asian shares scaled a 5-month peak on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed he would delay a planned increase on Chinese imports as talks between the two sides were making "substantial progress".
Tags: Money, businessNews, Trump, Global Markets, U S President Donald Trump


Smaller tax refunds could slow U.S. economy

Some worry that smaller refunds will be a drag on our consumer-driven economy. There's a smidge of good data news for the IRSs. One category the tax agency tracks each filing season has moved into positive territory for 2019. For the week ending Feb. 15, the number of returns that were prepared and submitted directly by taxpayers hit 21.77 million. That was 18,000 more than the third week of the 2018 filing season, or a 0.1 percent increase from last year. Yay all y'all folks who plugged in...
Tags: Taxes, Gop, Ubs, Irs, Commerce Department, TCJA


Libyan El Sharara oilfield remains closed as armed men still there - NOC

Libya's El Sharara oilfield, the country's biggest, remains closed because an armed group is still there, the chairman of state oil firm NOC said on Sunday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Libya, NOC, El Sharara



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