Anti-government protesters with their faces covered stand at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which has been taken over by anti-government protesters, on November 21, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. Laurel Chor | Getty Images News | Getty Images U.S.–China relations will worsen if President Donald Trump signs a pro-Hong Kong rights bill into law, a former
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Plaid co-founder and CEO Zach Perret. Plaid Financial technology firm Plaid has launched in three more European countries, in its latest expansion drive. The U.S. start-up, whose software helps link fintech apps with people’s bank accounts, said Thursday it was now rolling out its services in Ireland, France and Spain. The company made its first
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Tamara Day of HGTV’s Bargain Mansions Paul Versluis Virtual interior decorating has become a major trend in recent years. From Modsy to Havenly and others, consumers have found these services to be more useful, affordable and accessible than hiring a traditional designer.  Several months ago, one of HGTV’s hosts, Tamara Day of Bargain Mansions threw her hat
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday that home repair rivals Home Depot and Lowe’s had a common thread in their respective quarterly reports: e-commerce. “These days, people expect everything to be frictionless,” the “Mad Money” host said. “The moment they hit any kind of problem, any speed bump, they just take their business elsewhere.” Lowe’s shares
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A Lowe’s employee walks through the store during the grand opening of the Lowe’s store in San Francisco, California. Getty Images Lowe’s reported Wednesday quarterly earnings that beat analysts’ expectations and raised its forecast for the year. However, revenue during the quarter fell short of expectations. Shares of Lowe’s were up about 5% in premarket
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Despite Republicans’ opposition to cannabis, 11 states and the District of Columbia have legalized … [+] marijuana for recreational usage, while medical marijuana is legal in 33 states plus D.C. Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images Topline: A Congressional committee approved a landmark bill Wednesday
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Lloyd Blankfein, former Goldman Sachs CEO, told CNBC on Tuesday the pay disparity between CEOs and rank-and-file employees is really no different from what on-air television personalities get paid compared with behind-the scenes workers. Defending well-paid CEOs, who have become punching bags in the wealth inequity discourse of the Democratic presidential primary race, Blankfein responded
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