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GM appeals directly to employees as strike losses mount, riling UAW

DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – General Motors Co took the unusual step of appealing directly to its unionized employees in a blog post on Friday that laid out its latest offer aimed at ending a month-long strike, drawing an angry response from the union that the automaker was trying to “starve … workers off the picket lines.” While emphasizing GM’s commitment to ...

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U.S. farmers cheered by apparent trade truce, hope shipments to follow

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. farmers cheered the Trump administration’s announcement of a potentially dramatic increase in U.S. agricultural sales to China on Friday but warned they needed to see a follow-through of actual purchases. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the agricultural purchases could scale up to $40 billion-$50 billion annually as part of a partial trade deal, potentially more than ...

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One man dies as wind-driven Los Angeles wildfire forces 100,000 to flee

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A fierce, wind-driven wildfire swept through foothills and canyons along the northern edge of Los Angeles on Friday, engulfing homes, closing roads and devouring acres of dry brush and chaparral as 100,000 residents were forced to flee. At least one death was attributed to the fire, a man who authorities said suffered a heart attack while ...

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Wall Street Week Ahead: Bruised U.S. banks expected to report third quarter earnings decline

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The biggest U.S. banks are expected to kick off the earnings season on a sour note next week due to falling interest rates, which may have pressured net interest margins enough to cause the sector’s first year-over-year earnings per share decline in three years. While strength in mortgage banking and cheap valuations could provide support to ...

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Global risk 'confluence,' as tariffs, Brexit, weaker forecasts collide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Higher tariffs. Slower growth. The countdown to Brexit. FILE PHOTO: A woorker packages wheel of Parmesan cheese at storehouse shelf 4 Madonne Caseificio dell’Emilia dairy cooperative in Modena, Italy, February 16 2016.REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi Halloween is still two weeks off but a witching hour for the global economy could be near as new forecasts and new risks collide ...

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China's Xinhua focuses more on progress, less on a pending U.S. trade deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials on Friday promised a “Phase 1” deal with China on a host of conflicts from intellectual property to currency was imminent, but China’s official state-owned news organization Xinhua struck a more cautious tone. China’s Vice Premier Liu He gives a letter from China’s President Xi Jinping to U.S. President Donald Trump during their meeting in ...

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U.S. outlines 'Phase 1' trade deal with China, suspends October tariff hike

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday outlined the first phase of a deal to end a trade war with China and suspended a threatened tariff hike, but officials on both sides said much more work needed to be done before an accord could be agreed. The emerging deal, covering agriculture, currency and some aspects of intellectual property ...

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Digital Adoption Is the Key to Scaling Business Systems. Here's Why.

Struggling to further scale your startup or SMB? Digital adoption might be your answer. October 11, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Big is better than small — at least when it comes to building a profitable business. Every business owner understands the economy of principle. The bigger you are, the less your product costs ...

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The Right Moment to Buy a Stock at a Great Price

October 11, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner, Phil Town explains how finding just the right time to buy a business is key. How do you establish a margin of safety to make sure you are safe in future years, and how do you determine the sale price that tells ...

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What Women Really Want From Their Employers

Insights from four successful female leaders. October 11, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Last year, I received the iconic Turquoise Pantone 1837 Blue box as a bonus gift from a Fortune 500 company. Inside was a handwritten, congratulatory note and a gift certificate for $1,500 to Tiffany & Co. It provided a woman’s name and phone number to ...

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