Category: Finance

  • The last thing Europe needs: another Greek debt crisis

    The last thing Europe needs: another Greek debt crisis

    How’s this for déjà vu? Another debt crisis is brewing in Europe. Greece needs European creditors to release cash from a bailout agreed in 2015 so it can make debt repayments, but officials are at loggerheads. Investors are starting to worry, demanding higher returns on Greek debt. Adding to the confusion is a warning from…

  • Trump isn’t killing the bull market. Here’s why

    Trump isn’t killing the bull market. Here’s why

    More and more business leaders and Wall Street strategists are expressing their worries about what President Donald Trump’s protectionist policies and unpredictable nature might do to the markets and economy. But we all know that action speaks louder than words. What investors are actually doing is in stark contrast to what people are saying. The…

  • Visa crackdown puts these rural doctors at risk

    Visa crackdown puts these rural doctors at risk

    At his pediatrics practice in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Dr. Alaa Al Nofal sees up to 10 patients a day. He’s known some of them since they were born. Others, he still treats after they’ve graduated from high school. “I treat these children for Type 1 diabetes, thyroid problems, thyroid cancer, puberty disorders and adrenal…

  • LeBron, Serena and other Nike stars champion ‘Equality’

    LeBron, Serena and other Nike stars champion ‘Equality’

    Nike says it’s time to stand up for equality in a new ad campaign. The company on Sunday launched a star-studded short film titled “Equality” to mark Black History Month. The ad features Nike-sponsored athletes LeBron James, Serena Williams, Kevin Durant, Gabby Douglas, among others, “amplifying their voices in an effort to uplift, open eyes…

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for “massive campaign” against fake news

    Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for “massive campaign” against fake news

    Apple CEO Tim Cook wants the tech industry to take action against “fake news” stories that are polluting the web. “There has to be a massive campaign. We have to think through every demographic,” Cook said in a rare interview. Speaking with The Daily Telegraph newspaper, Cook also said “all of us technology companies need…

  • ‘Lego Batman’ producer today. Treasury secretary tomorrow?

    ‘Lego Batman’ producer today. Treasury secretary tomorrow?

    Steven Mnuchin had a pretty good weekend. First the treasury secretary pick advanced a step closer toward confirmation on Friday. Then his latest movie claimed the top spot at the box office. Mnuchin is an executive producer on Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Batman Movie,” which pulled in an estimated $55.6 million from U.S. audiences during…

  • This Thai company makes food packaging out of bamboo to cut down on trash

    This Thai company makes food packaging out of bamboo to cut down on trash

    To tackle Thailand’s mounting trash problem, one company is turning to the country’s plant life. Universal Biopack makes packaging that it sells to restaurants and manufacturers. But rather than plastic, it uses a mixture of bamboo and cassava, crops that are widely found across the country. After growing rapidly in recent decades, Thailand has become…

  • Verizon is bringing back unlimited data

    Verizon is bringing back unlimited data

    Verizon (VZ) is bringing back an unlimited data plan. Starting Monday, Verizon customers can get unlimited data, talk and text for $80. The company says the new introductory plan also includes up to 10 GB of mobile hotspot usage, as well as calling and texting to Mexico and Canada. It will also allow customers to…

  • Indian rival slams Uber’s business model

    Indian rival slams Uber’s business model

    Uber’s top rival in India has some unsolicited advice for the U.S. startup: Go local. “They have a very cookie-cutter approach in terms of what the model is and how [to] force feed it into any geography,” Pranay Jivrajka, a top executive at Ola Cabs, said on the sidelines of CNN’s Asia Business Forum in…

  • Oil prices have doubled in a year. Here’s why

    Oil prices have doubled in a year. Here’s why

    It’s a good day for OPEC. Data published Monday by the oil cartel show its members have largely complied with an agreement to slash production. The confirmation caps a remarkable year for OPEC, which was forced to devise a plan to boost prices after they fell to $26 per barrel in February 2016. The price…