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America's ports are fearful that they will be big losers as the escalating trade fight between Washington and Beijing bites into business.

Canadian pot producer Tilray sees stocks soar 40 percent

Canadian cannabis producer Tilray is soaring ahead of Wednesday's opening bell after CEO Brendan Kennedy laid out his company's growth prospects on CNBC's "Mad Money."

Insurer John Hancock adds fitness trackers to its policies

John Hancock, which is a major provider of life insurance in the U.S., has added the requirement that those taking out interactive insurance must wear fitness tracking to all policies.

Pharmaceutical sector embracing Industry 4.0

A number of pharmaceutical companies are embracing connected technology with a bid to improve efficiencies and to reduce costs. This digital transformation of the sector includes smart factories and connected plants.

Trucking app company Convoy raises $185 million

The on-demand trucking app service Convoy has attracted a massive $185 million in investment as the company prepares plans to expand its services. The company is now valued at $1 billion.

Why major firms need to engage with Generation Z

As with other industries offering highly paid executive roles, the top companies need to present itself in a way so it appeals to the next generation of business leaders. A new report provides a road-map.

Tilray stock rise — 'No basis in reality for these valuations'

After Canadian cannabis company Tilray announced on Tuesday the company had gotten approval to export a cannabis pill to California for a clinical trial, Wall Street went crazy - forcing Nasdaq to shut down trading in the company five times.

Coincapital opens Toronto Stock Exchange

Coinsquare has announced the launch of a new subsidiary called Coincapital and registration of Coincapital by the Ontario Securities Commission. The launch has been marked by Coinsquare representatives ringing the bell at the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Tesla Model 3 gets 5-star rating from U.S. auto safety agency

Tesla Inc's Model 3 sedan has been awarded a five-star rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in tests that are standard for cars in the United States.

'High uncertainty' hurting global growth, OECD says

Global expansion is likely to slow as tensions kickstarted by US President Donald Trump's protectionist policies hit world trade, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said Thursday.

James Bond carmaker Aston Martin targets £5.1 bn IPO

Aston Martin, the luxury British sports car brand favoured by fictional spy James Bond 007, said Thursday that its upcoming stock market flotation would look to value the group at up to £5.1 billion ($6.7 billion, 5.7 billion euros).

How digital collaboration lets humans be human

This story is sponsored content from Cognizant. Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) is dedicated to helping the world’s leading companies build stronger businesses — helping them go from doing digital to being digital.

McDonald's spared in EU tax probe

The European Union on Wednesday ended a long-running investigation into the tax arrangements between US fast food giant McDonald's and Luxembourg, finding the setup did not amount to illegal state aid.

Danske Bank CEO resigns over money laundering scandal

The chief executive of Denmark's largest lender Danske Bank announced his resignation Wednesday as the institution said it was unable to determine how much money was laundered through its Estonian branch.

Amazon opens up into the small business world

Amazon has opened up a new store (or channel) called Amazon Storefronts. The mini-site will only sell products produced by small-to-medium sized businesses. To begin with the service is only available in the U.S.

Q&A: What women need to know to get ahead in tech Special

Ondas Networks, a supplier of private licensed broadband cellular data networks, have announced the appointment of industry expert Kathy Nelson to the senior leadership team. Nelson offers some insights for women entering STEM fields.

SunPower’s IBC cells and modules receive exemption from tariffs

California-based high-efficiency PV module producer SunPower Corp has said that its interdigitated back contact (IBC) solar cells and modules have been granted an exclusion from the US Section 201 import tariffs imposed by President Trump in 2018.

Tesla confirms criminal probe into Musk talk of going private

Tesla confirmed Tuesday that US Justice Department officials were looking into possible criminal aspects of a seemingly spontaneous, and later aborted, announcement by chief executive Elon Musk on taking the electric automaker private.Shares skidded 3....

Digital without purpose will fail

This story is sponsored content from Cognizant. Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) is dedicated to helping the world’s leading companies build stronger businesses — helping them go from doing digital to being digital.

Escalating trade war with China puts U.S. LNG exports at risk

China on Tuesday vowed to retaliate against the United States after President Donald Trump targeted another $200 billion in Chinese imports with tariffs starting next week, a move that puts the LNG industry at risk.

Apple escapes China tariff hit for now, but threats loom

The latest round of tariffs that US President Donald Trump has imposed on China appeared to largely spare Apple and other consumer electronics makers but they face increasing threats from the deepening trade war between the two economic giants.

US-China trade war enters new phase

President Donald Trump on Monday effectively broadsided one of the world's largest trade relationships, announcing plans to proceed with tariffs on another $200 billion in US imports of Chinese goods.

Coca-Cola and Aurora in talks to brew marijuana-infused drinks

Some serious discussions are going on between Coca-Cola and Aurora Cannabis Inc. to develop cannabis-infused beverages, a move that would signal a significant foray into the marijuana sector by one of the world's most iconic brands.

IKEA and Accenture are following in Google's footsteps

Home Depot, IKEA, and Accenture are examples of major companies with innovation labs. Alphabet, Google's parent company, has a famous innovation lab called X.

Trump poised to make major China trade announcement

US President Donald Trump was poised to ratchet up his trade dispute with China, with a major announcement promised later Monday that could see hundreds of billions in goods subjected to fresh import duties.

Saudi sovereign fund secures $11bn loan

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund said Monday it had secured its first ever international loan, boosting the kingdom's diversification drive after its flotation of state oil giant Aramco stalled.

Salesforce boss Marc Benioff, wife buy Time magazine

Salesforce.com chief Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne will buy storied US news magazine Time for $190 million, a company statement said Sunday."The Benioffs are purchasing TIME personally and the transaction is unrelated to Salesforce.com, where Mr.

Macron walks back on pledge to end 'exit tax' on high earners

France will keep a less restrictive version of its "exit tax" on wealthy people who take assets out of the country, and not completely scrap it as President Emmanuel Macron pledged earlier this year.

Trump tariffs hit U.S. lobster industry as China turns to Canada

The American lobster industry is starting to feel the pinch of China's tariff on US seafood as exporters and dealers cope with sagging prices, new financial pressures, and difficulty sending lobsters overseas.

Q&A: Browser extension opens up Bitcoin Special

Cryptocurrency firm Coinback has developed the first free browser extension, designed to help consumers earn Bitcoin while they online shop. Company CEO Eyal Yechezkel explains more.

What the Copyright in the Digital Market EU proposal means Special

This month the European Parliament approved amendments to the controversial Copyright Directive, a piece of legislation intended to update copyright for the Internet age. Lawyer Ron Moscona offers an insight.

How industrial manufacturing gets smarter with sensors

This article is sponsored content from Cognizant. Today’s manufacturers are on the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution, in which internet-connected sensors (aka, the Internet of Things, or IoT) make physical machines and objects more intelligent.

Why digital transformation is about embracing change: Survey

For a company to survive, it needs to undergo a well-mapped process of digital transformation, according to a survey from Center for Creative Leadership and CorporateLeaders. The survey identifies key barriers that need to be overcome.

U.S. is planning for a quantum computing workforce

In September 2018 the the U.S. government passed a bill to foster an active quantum computing industry. Included within the bill is the foundation for developing a future-state 'quantum computing workforce'.

'Lehman Weekend': the biggest bankruptcy in American history

It was "Lehman Weekend." The moment in September 2008 when the 150-year-old investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, precipitating the worst global economic crisis since the 1930s.

Brazilian real closes at record 4.197 to the dollar amid election jitters

Brazil's currency closed at a record low of 4.197 to the dollar on Thursday amid uncertainty and unpredictability surrounding next month's presidential elections.The previous record of 4.

AI 100: The most promising artificial intelligence companies

The hottest startups are artificial intelligence companies and these organizations are waking waves across most leading sectors, from finance to healthcare. CBI insights has recently unrevealed its pick of the 100 leading companies.

Putting ‘smart’ into smart home: Using QA to connect ecosystems

This article is sponsored content from Cognizant. Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) is dedicated to helping the world’s leading companies build stronger businesses — helping them go from doing digital to being digital.

Italy must present 'credible' budget: EU Commissioner

Italy must present a "credible budget" for the coming year, EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Thursday, calling the anti-establishment government in Rome a "problem".

Turkey bans property rent, sales in foreign currency

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday ordered by decree that property agreements must be made in Turkish lira, in a new bid to prop up the beleaguered currency.

Turkey expected to hike rates in new test for central bank

The Turkish central bank is expected to lift interest rates on Thursday to combat the plunge in value of the lira and rampant inflation, with markets seeing the magnitude of the hike as a critical test of the bank's credibility.
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