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1h 58m China Unicom Shanghai unit says to raise $9.25 billion, less than flagged
Reuters
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China United Network Communications Ltd , the Shanghai-listed unit of telecoms group China Unicom, said it plans to raise 61.73 billion yuan ($9.25 billion) in a private placement, more than $2 billion less than previously announced.
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2h The Wall Street Journal: Auto trade emerges as roadblock as first round of Nafta negotiations wraps up
Market Watch
Opening-round talks to remake the North American Free Trade Agreement revealed early fissures dividing the U.S. from Mexico and Canada, including a Trump administration proposal to require a “substantial” portion of autos and auto parts produced under the pact be made in the U.S.
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2h : ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ shoots to top of box office as ‘Logan Lucky’ flops
Market Watch
“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” shot its way to the top of the box office in its opening weekend, leaving Stephen Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky” in the dust.
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2h Updated Market Snapshot: Stock market’s record-setting rally at risk as doubts grow over Trump agenda
Market Watch
Almost seven months to the day President Donald Trump took office, his ambitious pro-growth agenda has been eclipsed by political turmoil that is threatening to unravel a record-breaking rally in stocks.
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2h Updated Market Extra: 7 signs the stock market is ready to run smack into a wall
Market Watch
The stock market’s relentless rally to records may be facing its fiercest test of late.
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3h The Wall Street Journal: Barcelona investigation centers on former imam; manhunt for suspected driver
Market Watch
A former imam may have radicalized a group of mainly Moroccan-born men who allegedly carried out Spain’s most deadly Islamist terrorist attack in a decade, authorities said Sunday.
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4h : ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ shoots to top of box office as ‘Lucky Logan’ flops
Market Watch
“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” shot its way to the top of the box office in its opening weekend, leaving Stephen Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky” in the dust.
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4h An investor trying to bridge the gap between tech and D.C. has some advice for Trump: Hire faster
CNBC
While start-ups live in fear of regulation a la Uber or Airbnb, a Washington D.C. venture firm is helping start-ups learn how to work with Capitol Hill.
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5h The Wall Street Journal: First round of Nafta negotiations wrap up; talks to continue next month
Market Watch
The U.S., Mexico and Canada on Sunday afternoon wrapped up the opening round of talks to renegotiate the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, whose overhaul is a key objective of the Trump administration.
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These 7 work stereotypes about Millennials are not necessarily true5h Updated These 7 work stereotypes about Millennials are not necessarily true
USA Today
Millennials have been told for a decade just how bad they are at life.
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MoonPies and more: Eclipse food, fun deals abound Monday5h Updated MoonPies and more: Eclipse food, fun deals abound Monday
USA Today
Everyone from Krispy Kreme and Denny's to MoonPie and a solitary McDonald's are into it.
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5h Trump to announce new strategy for U.S. in Afghanistan
Market Watch
President Donald Trump will lay out “the path forward” for U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia in a nationally televised speech Monday night.
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5h NewsWatch: This city has the best quality of life in the world (hint: it’s not in the U.S.)
Market Watch
Civil unrest and terrorism over the last year have hurt the score of many cities.
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How to prepare for retirement in your 50s6h How to prepare for retirement in your 50s
USA Today
If you're in your 50s, it's the ideal time to revisit your retirement plans and make sure they're on track.
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7h Updated Market Extra: One of the most successful hedge-fund pros says we’re ‘nowhere near an overheated’ stock market
Market Watch
Billionaire David Tepper thinks comparing this current stock-market environment with the overheated markets of 1999 is ridiculous.
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7h Key Words: Elon Musk and other tech luminaries urge the U.N. to take action against ‘killer robots’
Market Watch
Tesla’s Elon Musk and 115 other artificial intelligence experts from 26 countries signed a letter urging the U.N. to take strong action against the threat of autonomous weapons.
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7h The Wall Street Journal: Dick Gregory, comedian activist, dies at 84
Market Watch
Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.
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7h The Wall Street Journal: Jerry Lewis, famed comedian and actor, dies at 91
Market Watch
Jerry Lewis, the frantic funnyman whose knack for broad comedy took him from the Borscht Belt of upstate New York to the pinnacle of 20th-century stardom, has died, according to his manager. He was 91.
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9h The Wall Street Journal: Mnuchin rejects calls to resign and defends Trump
Market Watch
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin rejected calls for him to resign in protest of President Donald Trump’s response to violence at a white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend, and defended the president in a statement Saturday evening.
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Edmunds: Many car buyers make wrong turn on financing9h Edmunds: Many car buyers make wrong turn on financing
USA Today
If you consistently switch cars after three or four years but you always finance for five or six, it may be time to change direction.
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10h Economic Preview: U.S. economy is still missing this one critical piece to happier days
Market Watch
The U.S. economy is gliding ahead like a sailboat on the mildly windy day, but it can’t race forward like a cigar boat unless businesses gun the throttle on investment.
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10h Updated NewsWatch: Stock market’s record-setting rally at risk as doubts grow over Trump agenda
Market Watch
Almost seven months to the day President Donald Trump took office, his ambitious pro-growth agenda has been eclipsed by political turmoil that is threatening to unravel a record-breaking rally in stocks.
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11h Goldman Sachs gets approval for Saudi equities trading license
Reuters
DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs received approval on Sunday to trade equities in Saudi Arabia, joining the growing band of western investment banks and fund managers expanding in the kingdom.
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12h Updated Key Words: Some Confederate monuments are from the 19th century, and some are from the 20th
Market Watch
‘Let’s at least draw a line between the statues that were put up in the civil-rights era vs. the Civil War era,’ suggests Lehigh University professor.
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12h Updated This city has the best quality of life in the world (hint: it’s not in the U.S.)
Market Watch
Civil unrest and terrorism over the last year have hurt the score of many cities.
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12h Updated Is MealPal worth it? What I learned after 30 days chasing my subscription lunch
Market Watch
‘The subscription meal service left me sprinting around Manhattan in search of good food.’
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12h Updated These are all the companies are trying to stop white supremacists from raising money
Market Watch
It’s becoming increasingly difficult for hate groups to organize.
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Beer Man: Deschutes marks 29th anniversary with bold porter12h Beer Man: Deschutes marks 29th anniversary with bold porter
USA Today
Black Butte XXIX is full of dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, cinnamon, vanilla, cayenne pepper.
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YouTube video tricking consumers on how to pay bills using Social Security numbers12h YouTube video tricking consumers on how to pay bills using Social Security numbers
USA Today
Consumers are falling for crazy bill paying schemes to pay their old tax bills. But state treasurers warn it won't work.
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13h Updated Here’s what NOT to do if, like Hope Hicks, you get a big promotion
Market Watch
It’s critical to remain attuned to the feelings of your co-workers.
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13h Updated DeVos throws lifeline to 800 college programs Obama found questionable
Market Watch
The Department of Education is listening to the industry more than they are students, critics say.
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13h Updated 41,000 former for-profit college students could be eligible for student loan forgiveness
Market Watch
The CFPB and state AGs reached a proposed settlement that could help former Corinthian Colleges students.
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13h Updated 5 of the best places to see the ‘Great American Eclipse’ on Aug. 21
Market Watch
Here’s how to take full advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime solar phenomenon.
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13h Updated Why the ‘Great American Eclipse’ has some school districts scared
Market Watch
Schools across the country are taking different approaches to the solar eclipse.
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13h Updated Powerball lottery prize hits $650 million — why you still shouldn’t buy any tickets
Market Watch
Saturday’s blockbuster lottery jackpot is stirring up more lottery fever.
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14h Saudi regulator approves Goldman Sachs application for dealing license
Reuters
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Capital Market Authority said on Sunday it had approved Goldman Sachs' request to conduct dealing, underwriting and custody services in the kingdom.
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Uber's next CEO inherits a board at war and a combative ex-CEO15h Updated Uber's next CEO inherits a board at war and a combative ex-CEO
USA Today
Legal squabbles, internecine skirmish and advancing rivals cloud future of ride-hailing giant, which is in search of a CEO.
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How seniors can save with discounts15h How seniors can save with discounts
USA Today
As Americans get older, their budgets typically get tighter. But discounts make fun on a fixed income easier.
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When are those penny stock spam emails a good idea? Pretty much never.16h When are those penny stock spam emails a good idea? Pretty much never.
USA Today
Some of us can't resist trying to win big at the gains spam emails touting penny stocks promise, but these are essentially pump and dump schemes
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18h Britain will not exclude possible EU oversight of UK borders after Brexit
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not rule out the possibility that the European Union may retain oversight of customs controls at UK borders after it leaves the bloc, as the country seeks ways to keep unhindered access to EU markets following Brexit.
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21h Updated What I learned after being robbed at gunpoint in Mexico
Market Watch
Before you take that last-ditch summer vacation, do this to stay safe.
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26h Updated U.S. did not detail request for auto rules of origin at NAFTA talks: source
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the opening NAFTA session of talks, the United States did not give precise details of how much it wanted to boost North American content for autos, a source directly familiar with the negotiations said on Saturday.
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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin defends decision to stay on Trump cabinet27h Treasury Secretary Mnuchin defends decision to stay on Trump cabinet
USA Today
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin released an extraordinary letter Saturday explaining why he's staying in the Trump administration after Charlottesville.
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27h This is the one stock to buy if the stock market crashes
Market Watch
The company’s stock is much cheaper than Amazon, and the company itself has better growth prospects and a better business model, says Nigam Arora.
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27h Updated This is the one stock to buy if the market crashes
Market Watch
The company’s stock is much cheaper than Amazon, and the company itself has better growth prospects and a better business model, says Nigam Arora.
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What’s the best way to expand iPhone storage?29h Updated What’s the best way to expand iPhone storage?
USA Today
You’ve decided to go with the new iPhone, and chosen a color, but there’s still one more thing to figure out: how much storage to go with.
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Should you buy more iPhone storage?29h Should you buy more iPhone storage?
USA Today
Columnist Marc Saltzman explains options for better storage, from buying a pricier iPhone to Apple's plans to cloud storage to peripherals.
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29h Updated NewsWatch: 7 signs the stock market is ready to run smack into a wall
Market Watch
The stock market’s relentless rally to records may be facing its fiercest test of late.
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29h Updated We asked football players and financial advisers: How realistic is HBO’s ‘Ballers’?
Market Watch
Is “Ballers” caught between The Rock and a plausible place?
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29h Powerball lottery prize hits $535 million — why you shouldn’t buy any tickets
Market Watch
Saturday’s blockbuster lottery jackpot is stirring up more lottery fever.
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29h Updated The ‘Great American Eclipse’ is coming — but are your glasses really safe?
Market Watch
The Aug. 21 solar eclipse is almost here. Be sure to wear the correct eyewear.
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29h Updated Poland Spring rejects lawsuit claiming it is common groundwater
Market Watch
Company says suit that alleges it is not complying with federal definition of spring water is without merit.
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29h Updated Tesla’s junk bond issue is already trading underwater
Market Watch
Just one week after Tesla Inc.’s much-ballyhooed $1.8 billion bond issue and the notes are trading underwater, leading some to question the pricing of the deal.
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29h Updated Alibaba short sellers battered after stock soars to record high
Market Watch
Investors betting that Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s stock will fall had a bruising week, and are down $2.0 billion in mark-to-market losses.
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29h 16-member White House arts committee is the latest group to quit Trump
Market Watch
The 16 members of the president’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities has become the latest group to abandon the president in protest at his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va. last weekend, saying the “false equivalencies’ he is pushing cannot stand.
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30h Updated Why you should take bizarre job interview questions very seriously
Market Watch
‘If you were a Muppet, which character would you be?’
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30h Investors have become skeptical about online lending since early pioneers flamed out
CNBC
Bluevine CEO Eyal Lifshitz says every investor asks how your online lending startup is different from public market peers like Lending Club and OnDeck.
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Tired of the office? 3 in-demand jobs that let you work remotely30h Tired of the office? 3 in-demand jobs that let you work remotely
USA Today
Staying at home for your job has some major advantages and it's more possible than it ever has been.
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30h The Wall Street Journal: Boston right-wing rally is overwhelmed by counterprotests
Market Watch
The ‘Free Speech’ rally disbanded more than an hour ahead of schedule and the speaking program was never completed.
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30h Updated The New York Post: Trumps are skipping Kennedy Center honors to prevent ‘political distraction’
Market Watch
President Trump is skipping this year’s Kennedy Center honors after backlash from the honorees.
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31h Updated 16-member White House arts committee is latest group to quit Trump
Market Watch
The 16 members of the president’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities has become the latest group to abandon the president in protest at his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va. last weekend, saying the “false equivalencies’ he is pushing cannot stand.
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31h Updated The Ratings Game: Foot Locker shares plunge 28% as brands like Nike and Adidas go direct-to-consumer
Market Watch
Foot Locker shares tumbled more than 26% after the retailer reported disappointing earnings amid a shift to online and direct-to-consumer channels
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Volkswagen to revive popular microbus as electric vehicle31h Updated Volkswagen to revive popular microbus as electric vehicle
USA Today
Seeking to reignite Americans' affair with the microbus, Volkswagen Group said Saturday that it would bring the beloved vehicle back to its lineup.
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32h Updated Apple issues Canadian-dollar bond for first time — and sets a record
Market Watch
The iPhone maker sold C$2.5 billion of maple bonds to raise funds to pay dividends and buy back shares.
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32h Updated MarketWatch First Take: Cisco remains optimistic about repatriation holiday, possibly next year
Market Watch
Cisco Systems Inc. added even more cash to its massive cash pile that is outside the U.S. in its most recent quarter, and despite the current falling out between corporate America and President Trump, the company is still optimistic that a repatriation holiday may occur, possibly next year.
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32h Outside the Box: First Solar vs. SunPower: Which stock eclipses the other?
Market Watch
David Trainer and Sam McBride evaluate the largest solar companies in the U.S. on five factors.
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33h Updated Market Extra: Breakdown between Dow, S&P 500 and GE sends an ominous stock-market signal
Market Watch
A bearish breakdown is playing out between the broader U.S. equity benchmarks and General Electric, a key component of the Dow and one of the most storied U.S. companies.
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33h Updated Tesla’s junk bond issue is already trading underwater and investors aren’t happy
Market Watch
Just one week after Tesla Inc.’s much-ballyhooed $1.8 billion bond issue and the notes are trading underwater, leading some to question the pricing of the deal.
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33h Updated MarketWatch and Learn: How to retire early: A 5-step plan
Market Watch
Retirement planning doesn’t have to be a complex process. Here are the key strategies learned by people who have retired early — 35 years early.
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33h Updated These Americans will never get Social Security benefits — and we don’t mean millennials
Market Watch
3% of Americans aged 60-89 did not receive Social Security benefits in 2015
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33h Updated Next Avenue: New rules for exercising if you’re over 50
Market Watch
Your body doesn’t respond to exercise like it used to. Here’s how the rules change after 50.
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33h Updated This retirement cost is inevitable — and can be insanely expensive
Market Watch
Almost 70% of Americans turning 65 will need some form of long-term care.
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33h Updated Mark Hulbert: What the solar eclipse on Aug. 21 will mean for stocks
Market Watch
Might the solar eclipse coincide with the final bull-market top? Mark Hulbert investigates and finds some studies show stock markets are indeed affected by astronomical (if not astrological) phenomena.
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33h Updated : Solar eclipse weather forecast turns cloudy
Market Watch
South Carolina and many parts of the Midwest are at risk of cloud cover during the ‘path of totality’.
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33h Updated The Wall Street Journal: Boston girds for right-wing rally and counterprotests
Market Watch
Right-wing rally attendees and counterprotesters began assembling in Boston Saturday morning after authorities set tight rules to try and avoid a repeat of last week’s deadly events in Charlottesville, Va.
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Buying a home? Strategies for lowering your closing costs33h Buying a home? Strategies for lowering your closing costs
USA Today
The bill for closing costs is the final hurdle between home buyers and their new homes, and it can represent a surprising chunk of money.
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34h The Wall Street Journal: Alipay and WeChat take battle for mobile-payment dominance overseas
Market Watch
China’s tech titans are expanding into foreign markets, signing partnerships with merchants in Southeast Asia and Europe and looking to invest in payment systems in other countries.
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34h Updated ‘Game of Thrones’ leaks might have helped, not harmed, HBO
Market Watch
Leaks of the hit fantasy drama build buzz and could even help ratings.
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34h Updated Called to Account: Where was Wells Fargo’s auditor, KPMG, while the funny business was going on?
Market Watch
External auditors are supposed to serve as a last line of defense if misbehavior is going on at a company, but KPMG said nothing through years of misdeeds at Wells Fargo.
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Pete the Planner: On money matters for college kids — parents just don't34h Pete the Planner: On money matters for college kids — parents just don't
USA Today
When parents make financial decisions based on the college financial realities they once knew, gigantic mistakes are made.
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35h Beat the System: This bitcoin $25,000 call is more proof of the cybercurrency bubble
Market Watch
Brett Arends asks if this is more than just clever marketing by FundStrat Global Advisors.
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36h Updated This fund manager finds contrarian bargains among ‘smidcaps’
Market Watch
Matt Lockridge favors consumer-oriented names, energy, and the basics like industrials and materials.
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36h Updated Outside the Box: This technology shift opens up new possibilities for iPhones, Androids and virtual reality
Market Watch
Advances in depth sensing by Qualcomm and Apple will give consumers more better security features
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36h Updated Mark Hulbert: Here’s the shocking truth about the Russell 2000’s P/E ratio
Market Watch
A glaring omission artificially lowers the small-cap sector’s valuation, writes Mark Hulbert.
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36h Updated Beat the System: Bitcoin $25,000? This is more proof of the cybercurrency bubble
Market Watch
Brett Arends asks if this is more than just clever marketing by FundStrat Global Advisors.
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36h Outside the Box: 3 ways to invest in a crowdfunded real-estate project
Market Watch
Investments range from multifamily developments and shopping centers to micro-unit residences and self-storage facilities, and can be in urban or suburban areas across the country
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36h Updated In One Chart: This is the ‘wall of worry’ that stocks have climbed to rally 271%
Market Watch
Even as humanity faced the specter of a nuclear war and violence broke out on the streets of Charlottesville, Va., stocks took the alarming news in stride, continuing to scale the “wall of worry” in defiance of doomsday predictions of an imminent selloff.
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Pete the Planner: On financial matters for college kids — parents don't get it36h Pete the Planner: On financial matters for college kids — parents don't get it
USA Today
When parents make financial decisions based on the college financial realities they once knew, gigantic mistakes are made.
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37h Updated Key Words: Bannon’s job was to be the Karl Rove, the Valerie Jarrett of the Trump White House: Commentary writer
Market Watch
Noah Rothman’s explains Steve Bannon’s import to the Trump White House, via comparison to similarly placed top advisers in the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations.
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37h Updated Key Words: House Republican says Democrats aren’t the real enemy
Market Watch
House Republican from Florida: ‘I say the Democrats are our adversaries. The Senate is our enemy.’
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How to stop comparing yourself to others37h How to stop comparing yourself to others
USA Today
How much time do you spend obsessively comparing yourself to your friends or colleagues?
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37h Updated Key Words: Here’s why Twitter won’t ban Donald Trump
Market Watch
President Donald Trump’s tweets may outrage a lot of people, but don’t expect Twitter to block his account. The would be tantamount to corporate suicide, one Wall Street analyst said Thursday.
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37h Key Words: Mitt Romney has some constructive criticism for Trump after Charlottesville
Market Watch
Mr. President, apologize. That’s what the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, says President Donald Trump should do in the wake of his responses to the violence in Charlottesville.
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With code name, how Toyota-Mazda set off secret race for 4,000-job plant39h Updated With code name, how Toyota-Mazda set off secret race for 4,000-job plant
USA Today
Toyota and Mazda dangled a tantalizing economic prize when they announced plans to build a new 4,000-job plant, setting off a race among the states.
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A Foolish Take: The 2 ways to found a company40h A Foolish Take: The 2 ways to found a company
USA Today
The people who introduced Starbucks and McDonald’s to the wider world weren’t technically their founders.
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40h What to do when you have a super-demanding boss
Market Watch
Rep. Todd Rokita reportedly wants staffers to carry bottled water, hand sanitizer, business cards, a stapler and lozenges.
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How to spot and deal with horrible bosses40h How to spot and deal with horrible bosses
USA Today
Even if you're happy with your job, having problems with your boss can make you miserable.
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Mercedes-Benz debuts new concept with '30s flair43h Mercedes-Benz debuts new concept with '30s flair
USA Today
The concept car is being introduced at Pebble Beach as part of a weekend of car shows
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How to answer 'walk me through your resume' in a job interview43h How to answer 'walk me through your resume' in a job interview
USA Today
You’re all excited for your interview and then you get the dreaded question: “Walk me through your resume.”
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The best jobs you can work during the graveyard shift45h The best jobs you can work during the graveyard shift
USA Today
Not everyone is meant for a 9-to-5 life. Or maybe you’re looking for a side hustle to supplement your 9-to-5 life. Or…maybe you’re a vampire. Whatever the case may be, we don’t judge—and we have some of the best jobs out there for night owls. 1....
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