Thursday , April 27 2017

‘Canada is confident US will lose lumber dispute’


  Bloomberg Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said she’s confident her country will prevail over the US in a lumber dispute and urged President Donald Trump’s administration to uphold free trade. Freeland said she raised trade matters with first daughter Ivanka Trump on the sidelines of a conference in Berlin, ...

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AT&T maintains positive forecast despite loss of users

AT&T weathers loss of wireless users with positive forecast copy

  Bloomberg AT&T Inc. maintained its 2017 profit outlook despite losing wireless customers for the first time ever, reflecting rising competitive pressure in the mobile-phone business. With every major carrier now enticing consumers with unlimited data offers, Dallas-based AT&T shed 191,000 subscribers in the first quarter. Nine analysts surveyed by ...

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‘America’s rich get richer and poor get replaced by robots’


  Bloomberg America’s working class is falling further behind. The rich-poor gap — the difference in annual income between households in the top 20 percent and those in the bottom 20 percent — ballooned by $29,200 to $189,600 between 2010 and 2015, based on Bloomberg calculations using US Census Bureau ...

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Daimler spending splurge to gain steam in automotive overhaul

  Bloomberg Daimler AG plans to ratchet up development spending throughout the year as the inventor of the automobile scrambles to keep pace with a disruptive shift to electric, self-driving vehicles. Research-and-development expenses jumped 24 percent to 2.1 billion euros ($2.3 billion) in the first quarter and will continue to ...

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Glaxo’s new CEO pledges to make drugs unit a priority

  Bloomberg Emma Walmsley pledged to spur growth at GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s pharmaceutical unit less than a month after taking over as chief executive officer of the UK’s largest drugmaker. “We are a science-based company,” Walmsley, who had been head of Glaxo’s consumer products division before her appointment in September, told ...

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