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  • Walmart warns Trump tariffs may force price hikes: letter
    on September 21, 2018 at 2:08 am

    Walmart Inc said that it may hike prices of products if the Trump administration imposes a tariff on Chinese imports, according to a letter the company wrote to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer two weeks ago and seen by Reuters on Thursday. […]

  • Asian stocks extend recovery as trade worries take back seat
    on September 21, 2018 at 1:59 am

    Asian stocks extended gains on Friday after Wall Street's S&P 500 set a new all-time high, while the dollar slipped as investors viewed Beijing's and Washington's fresh exchange of import tariffs as less harmful than initially feared. […]

  • Facebook to drop on-site support for political campaigns
    on September 21, 2018 at 1:57 am

    Facebook Inc said on Thursday that it would no longer dispatch employees to the offices of political campaigns to offer support ahead of elections, as it did with U.S. President Donald Trump in the 2016 race. […]

  • Tesla VP of global supply management resigns: Bloomberg
    on September 20, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Tesla Inc's vice president of global supply management, Liam O'Connor, has resigned, Bloomberg reported https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-20/tesla-is-said-to-lose-supply-management-chief-as-exodus-worsens, citing sources familiar with the matter. […]

  • Adobe to buy marketing software firm Marketo for $4.75 billion
    on September 20, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    Adobe Systems Inc on Thursday agreed to buy Marketo Inc for $4.75 billion from private equity firm Vista Equity Partners Management, adding heft to its cloud-based digital marketing business. […]

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