Trucking giant JB Hunt says American businesses are front-running the planned escalation in Trump’s trade war

Trucking giant JB Hunt says American businesses are front-running the planned escalation in Trump’s trade war

Feng Li/Getty Images The US said duties on Chinese goods would more than double in March if a trade deal isn’t reached. Companies appear to be rushing shipments ahead of that deadline, according to JB Hunt. Watch JB Hunt’s stock trade live. As the US and China attempt to reach a trade deal ahead planned…

‚Take off the blindfold’: Here’s what Wall Street is saying about Netflix earnings

Netflix Netflix shares slipped early Friday after the streaming giant reported fourth-quarter sales that fell slightly short of expectations. But the vast majority of Wall Street analysts were bullish following the report. Shares were up 32% so far this year. Watch Netflix trade live here. Netflix shares were lower early Friday after the company reported…

SHUTDOWN DAY 28: Secret Service agents struggle with no pay, White House thinks next week could eat another 0.13% of quarterly GDP

SHUTDOWN DAY 28: Secret Service agents struggle with no pay, White House thinks next week could eat another 0.13% of quarterly GDP

US Secret Service agents are struggling without paychecks, CNN reported Thursday, as the government shutdown on Friday enters a record 28th day and continues to eat away at the country’s economy. Numerous agents anonymously told the network they were „having financial hardships” and struggling to make ends meet for their families. „There are people that…

GOLDMAN SACHS: Earnings are drying up as a recession looms — but you should still buy these 17 stocks to profit from their exploding margins

GOLDMAN SACHS: Earnings are drying up as a recession looms — but you should still buy these 17 stocks to profit from their exploding margins

No matter how optimistic an economist may be these days, chances are they’ll still tell you a recession is coming in the next year or two. That’s a view also shared by equity strategists all across Wall Street. To them, it’s not a matter of whether we’re going to get a recession — it’s a…

Chinese companies are defaulting on their debt at a record pace — and experts say it could spark a worldwide crisis

Chinese companies are defaulting on their debt at a record pace — and experts say it could spark a worldwide crisis

The sheer scope of debt levels in China are leading to fears that the country could be teetering on the edge of a crisis. Perhaps the most alarming development is that corporate defaults reached a record in 2018. Bank of America Merrill Lynch estimates there were roughly 97 billion yuan ($14 billion) in bond defaults…

Facebook is restructuring its augmented reality glasses division as it inches closer to launch

Facebook is restructuring its augmented reality glasses division as it inches closer to launch

Facebook is restructuring its efforts to build futuristic glasses as the company’s augmented-reality efforts inch closer toward the launch of a commercial product. The Silicon Valley tech giant has moved hundreds of employees from its research-focused unit Facebook Reality Labs to a new standalone product team focused on AR, Business Insider has learned. The employees…

Barbara Corcoran reveals how to successfully ask for a raise — and what you should never say to your boss

Barbara Corcoran reveals how to successfully ask for a raise — and what you should never say to your boss

Barbara Corcoran: Do you really want a raise, or this is for example?Graham Flanagan: We all want to make more money.Corcoran: Yes, of course. And I could tell looking at you, you’re underpaid.Flanagan: Why?Corcoran: Because you would afford a much nicer shirt and trousers if you were making enough money.Flanagan: Wow.Corcoran: If you want to…

CEO Satya Nadella says that Microsoft is embracing Amazon’s Alexa instead of fighting it — and he wants to be friends with Google, too

CEO Satya Nadella says that Microsoft is embracing Amazon’s Alexa instead of fighting it — and he wants to be friends with Google, too

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is signalling that change is on the horizon for Cortana, its voice-powered smart assistant. Rather than focus on challenging Amazon’s mega-popular Alexa assistant directly, Nadella says that Microsoft will focus on making Cortana available as a skill, or app, on other platforms. Indeed, last year, Alexa users got the ability to…

Trump reportedly instructed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about Trump Tower Moscow deal

Trump reportedly instructed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about Trump Tower Moscow deal

President Donald Trump personally directed Michael Cohen, his former attorney, to lie to Congress about the Trump Tower Moscow deal in 2017, BuzzFeed News reported late Thursday. The now defunct Trump Tower Moscow deal is a focus of the special counsel Robert Mueller and congressional investigators examining Russia’s interference in the 2016 US election and…