(Bloomberg) -- Qatar isn’t currently in talks with the United Arab Emirates over mending a 30-month regional diplomatic and economic rift, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said in a Bloomberg TV interview.Qatar has held discussions with Saudi Arabia, however, and the easing of
(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. and China agreed to the first phase of a broader trade agreement that will see the U.S. reduce tariffs, and at least temporarily calm fears of an escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies.The deal announced hinges on China increasing purchases of American
SAN FRANCISCO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's opposition to Pacific Gas & Electric's restructuring plan just a week after it struck a $13.5 billion settlement with fire victims is forcing the nation's largest utility to go back to the negotiating table and come up with a solution fairly
(Bloomberg) -- The last full working week of the year brings a final snapshot of the global economy after the 2019 slowdown.From Europe’s flash Purchasing Managers Indexes to China industry and the all-important mood among U.S. consumers, it’s a chance to review the outlook for 2020. That’s looking a
NEW ORLEANS — Officials announced Saturday that no data was held for ransom and that a recovery operation is getting underway after a cyberattack a day earlier triggered a shutdown of city government computers in New Orleans.Chief Information Officer Kim LaGrue, speaking at a news conference with Mayor
NEW YORK — Under pressure from a conservative advocacy group, The Hallmark Channel has pulled ads for a wedding-planning website that featured two brides kissing at the altar.The family-friendly network, which is in the midst of its heavily watched holiday programming, removed the ads because the controversy
MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaragua nationalized the fuel distribution company DNP on Saturday, two days after U.S. authorities sanctioned the firm for allegedly being used by President Daniel Ortega’s family for personal enrichment through non-competitive contracts with government institutions.The bill was
NEW YORK — Felix Rohatyn, the financier and government adviser who was credited with helping to save New York City from ruin during the 1970s as chairman of the agency that oversaw the city's finances, died Saturday. He was 91.Rohatyn's son Nicolas Rohatyn said his father died at his Manhattan
(Bloomberg) -- Argentina, the world’s biggest seller of processed soybean meal and oil, raised export taxes on Saturday as the government seeks to fund spending under new President Alberto Fernandez.After the peso’s 37% slump this year, the new administration is replacing a levy of 4 pesos per dollar
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. lawmakers led by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley are negotiating a potential revival of expired tax breaks in last-minute negotiations over a government spending bill.The talks, which were held on Saturday, are focused on reinstating the so-called tax extenders,
HALIFAX — Lawyers for clients who lost millions in the bankruptcy of the QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange have formally asked the RCMP to exhume the remains of the firm's founder.In a letter posted to its website Friday, Toronto-based law firm Miller Thomson LLP asks the RCMP's Commercial Crimes
(Bloomberg) -- Felix Rohatyn, a pioneer of Wall Street’s lucrative corporate-acquisition business who steered New York City from bankruptcy in the 1970s and remained an unelected guardian of its finances for almost two decades, has died. He was 91.Rohatyn’s death at his home in Manhattan on Saturday
Japan has emerged as a key international focus for the NBA, with subscriptions for its live viewing platform in the country up 30%, according to Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Mark Tatum.
(Bloomberg) -- Erik Prince, a private security mogul with ties to the Trump administration, held secret talks in Caracas last month with Venezuela’s vice president after briefing at least one senior U.S. official on his plans, according to people familiar with the situation.Prince, a former U.S. Navy
(Bloomberg) -- The choking haze blanketing Sydney is turning Australia’s biggest city into a veritable laboratory, offering the world better insight into the health effects of toxic air from wildfires.Doctors are warning of a wave of lung and heart-related deaths as smoke from wildfires burning across
(Bloomberg) -- Each morning, workers at Google get an internal newsletter called the “Daily Insider.” Kent Walker, Google’s top lawyer, set off a firestorm when he argued in the Nov. 14 edition that the 21-year old company had outgrown its policy of allowing workers to access nearly any internal document
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An oil company in Alaska sued a former employee, an Anchorage police officer and others alleging they embezzled more than $7 million,ConocoPhillips lawyers filed the lawsuit in federal court Thursday against former senior drilling and wells planner Forrest Wright, his wife Amanda
(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Justice Department is readying a lawsuit against Live Nation Entertainment Inc. over alleged violations of conditions imposed on the company by regulators when it bought Ticketmaster nearly a decade ago, according to a person familiar with the matter.The department’s antitrust
(Bloomberg) -- The partial trade deal that the U.S. reached with China should help make the global oil market more stable, Eni SpA Chief Executive Officer Claudio Descalzi said in a Bloomberg Television interview.The price of crude will average $60 to $65 a barrel in 2020, due partly to the decision
Express Scripts (CI) announced a new electronic heath formulary, potentially transforming the way digital health solutions will be paid for in the near future, with an eye toward lowering costs.
Talking Biz News, a site for business journalists, was quietly acquired by Qwoted, a freemium site that connects reporters to sources and PR firms and is owned by two PR firms.
As preparing for retirement becomes an increasingly complicated picture for Americans, this startup is promising Baby Boomers a peace of mind while sorting out their financial future.