Trade talks fizzle as China rebuffs key Trump team demand – Washington Post

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is joined by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, left, and  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for the U.S.-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue at the Treasury Department on July 19.  Brendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images U.S. officials fell short of securing ambitious gains in trade with China in a meeting Wednesday and news conferences planned to cap off the event were […]

Facebook’s Subscription Plan Gives Publishers Hope at Last – AdAge.com

Facebook’s Subscription Plan Gives Publishers Hope at Last – AdAge.com

Facebook’s plan to let publishers sell subscriptions on its platform is renewing some of its media partners’ optimism about their future together. Campbell Brown, head of news partnerships at Facebook, confirmed at an industry event this week that the social network will let publishers set up paywalls on the content they publish using Instant Articles, […]

Things Are Even Worse Than They Look For China’s Wanda Group Chairman Wang Jianlin – Forbes

Things Are Even Worse Than They Look For China’s Wanda Group Chairman Wang Jianlin – Forbes

Wanda Group Wanda Group’s chairman Wang Jianlin The widening scandal over Wanda Group’s allegedly repeated violations of government mandated restrictions on overseas acquisitions became even hotter yesterday when a mysterious, apparently incriminating document went viral on the internet. According to a New York Times report: The mysterious document that went viral, before being blocked by […]

Chipotle Stock Dips After Some Va. Customers Report Illness – NPR

Chipotle Stock Dips After Some Va. Customers Report Illness – NPR

A Chipotle restaurant in Sterling, Va., was temporarily closed. This sign is from a location in Fairfax, Va. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images A Chipotle restaurant in Sterling, Va., was temporarily closed. This sign is from a location in Fairfax, Va. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images Chipotle saw its […]

Netflix beats subscriber targets, shares jump over 10 percent – Reuters

(Reuters) – Netflix Inc crushed Wall Street forecasts by adding 5.2 million new streaming customers in the second quarter and predicted continued momentum as foreign subscriptions topped those in the United States, lifting its stock 10.4 percent on Monday. Shares of the streaming-television pioneer jumped $16.82 to $178.55 in after-hours trading, beating their all-time intraday […]

Get Out Of Blue Apron, But Not Because Of Amazon – Seeking Alpha

Get Out Of Blue Apron, But Not Because Of Amazon – Seeking Alpha

The public market has not been too kind for Blue Apron (NYSE:APRN). After Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced its intention to buy out Whole Foods (NASDAQ:WFM), Blue Apron had to slash its IPO price. Ever since it went public, the stock hasn’t traded above its lowered initial offering price and sits at about $6.50 a share at […]

The Trump-Russian meeting story is quickly changing – ForexLive

Two major developments Donald Trump has changed his story on whether or not he knew about the meeting between his son and someone Trump Jr described as a Russian government lawyer. Earlier this week, he was asked if he knew about the meeting and said “No, that I didn’t know until a couple of days […]

Predictably, China’s Year-on-Year Growth Maintains Its Steady Pace – New York Times

Predictably, China’s Year-on-Year Growth Maintains Its Steady Pace – New York Times

China announced on Friday afternoon that it was revising its economic output data to take better account of fast-growing sectors like intellectual property, health care, tourism and so-called emerging industries. It was not immediately clear how this affected the data released on Monday morning. Advertisement Continue reading the main story China’s consistent growth also reflects […]

Who is Rinat Akhmetshin? The mystery man who attended Donald Trump Jnr’s Russia meeting – South China Morning Post

Rinat Akhmetshin was not one to hide his connections to Russian intelligence. During his years working in the shadowy Washington DC world of corporate intelligence, his connections to former Russian agents were pitched as a valuable asset to private clients. Akhmetshin – who courted journalists and politicians alike – was known for speaking as candidly […]

Elon Musk talks cars _ and humanity’s fate _ with governors – ABC News

Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned a bipartisan gathering of U.S. governors on Saturday that government regulation of artificial intelligence is needed because it’s a “fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization.” But first, he asked for some governors to lift a different kind of regulation: state franchise dealership laws that ban the direct sale […]