Here’s how much American businesses paid for tariffs in June alone

As the year-long trade dispute between the US and China continues to escalate, American businesses and consumers are left paying the price for the mounting tariffs. In June, American companies paid $6 billion in tariffs, one of the highest tariffed months in US history and a 74% increase from what was paid a year earlier. […]

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The currency shift: US-China trade dispute takes an alarming turn

The US-China trade dispute took a dangerous turn this week. For the first time in 25 years, the US Treasury Department labeled China as a currency manipulator. The designation came on August 5, the same day China allowed its currency, the yuan, to drop to its weakest level in more than a decade. On top […]

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Study shows majority of small businesses unprepared for cyber attacks

Capital One’s recent breach that exposed the personal information of some 100 million Americans served as another reminder about the increasing risks posed by cyber criminals. But a new study found that despite the rising risks, cyber security efforts aren’t a top priority among small businesses. The 2019 SMB Cyberthreat Study from Keeper Security, which […]

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UK nearing ‘full-blown’ recession as no-deal Brexit looms

The UK’s budget watchdog has warned that leaving the European Union without a Brexit deal would throw the country into a recession. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said the UK economy appears to have “flatlined” and that a no-deal Brexit scenario could more than double the country’s budget deficit by next year. “This raises […]

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More tariffs could still be ahead in US-China trade spat

Thinking things have been relatively quiet on the US-China trade dispute front? We can change that for you. While the two countries have resumed trade talks, there are indications that a deal isn’t close to happening soon. On July 16, President Donald Trump said that he hasn’t ruled out imposing additional duties on Chinese imports, […]

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All about the Generation Z consumer

In a recent article, we gave some insights to help you get to know the coveted millennial consumer group. But that’s not the latest generation that businesses need to be mindful of when it comes to marketing. Hot on the heels of millennials is Generation Z. The two age groups are often lumped together, but […]

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Veem announces Zapier integration to further streamline payments, open up to new platforms

Veem introduces Zapier integration to streamline payments, and open the global payments network to new and exciting platforms.

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Retail group urges antitrust probes of big tech companies

A US retail group is pushing for federal antitrust regulators to look at the dominance that big tech companies have in the ecommerce realm. In a lengthy letter dated June 30, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), one of two antitrust regulators in the US, to take a closer […]

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Report shows how consumers are embracing retail technology

There’s no question that the way we shop for things today is a lot different from 10 years ago. Maybe even three years ago. From virtual fitting rooms and augmented reality to voice assistants and social commerce, technology has drastically changed the retail sector. But what do consumers think of all the changes? A new […]

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What are deepfakes?

Remember the old saying “seeing is believing”? Well, those days are gone. The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is now making it difficult to tell whether certain videos are fake or the real deal. Take this video that purportedly shows President Barack Obama giving an address that includes some controversial opinions and even profanity. Partway […]

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