Everything you need to know about the antitrust investigations into big tech

Antitrust is quickly becoming the word of 2019. (Well, maybe tied with tariffs, but that’s another matter entirely.) While it’s far from a new issue, antitrust legislation is in the spotlight lately as various investigations gear up to look into whether certain big tech companies – Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google – compete fairly. The […]

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Trump suspends Mexico tariffs, but the threat still looms

American businesses, industry groups, and consumers are breathing a sigh of relief after President Donald Trump announced the proposed tariffs against Mexico are “indefinitely suspended.” Well, for now, at least. President Trump had threatened to impose 5% tariffs on all Mexican imports effective June 10 as a way to force the country to stop migrants […]

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US business groups react to tariff threat against Mexico

Business groups across the US are warning about potential damaging repercussions if proposed tariffs against Mexico go into effect. President Trump recently announced he plans to impose a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports beginning June 10 if the country doesn’t take action to “dramatically reduce or eliminate the number of illegal aliens crossing its […]

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Trump’s Mexico tariff threat could jeopardize USMCA, damage economy

Right before the latest tariffs go into effect against China, President Donald Trump announced he plans to impose a new round of tariffs against another country. In a surprise announcement, President Trump said he would impose 5% tariffs on Mexican goods beginning June 10 as a way to pressure the country to stop migrants from […]

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What the EU elections mean for Brexit

The dust has settled from the world’s biggest multi-country election, and the European Union’s political landscape looks a bit different than it has in the past. From May 23 to May 26, citizens from the EU’s 28 member countries had the opportunity to vote for their representatives at the European Parliament. This year’s election process, […]

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Why your retail business can’t ignore the rise of mobile use

When you leave your house or apartment, there are likely three main things you typically want to make sure you have: your keys, wallet, and smartphone. It’s also likely that one of those items is something you just can’t get through the day without. There have been occasions when I’ve left home without even thinking about […]

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The costs of reversing globalization

For the past several years, a backlash to globalization has dominated world politics. Look no further than the political mayhem surrounding Brexit and the ongoing trade tensions between the US and China as evidence that globalization is facing turmoil. And while Brexit and the impending US-China trade war may seem like completely different situations, there […]

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What the Apple antitrust case is all about

It hasn’t been the greatest month for Apple. In addition to the news that another round of proposed tariff increases could hike iPhone prices, the Supreme Court recently handed Apple a massive defeat in an antitrust case. In a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court voted to allow a longstanding antitrust case against Apple to […]

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What it means to work in today’s gig economy

A couple of decades ago, the bulk of those in the workforce had some form of a traditional, full-time job. Whether working the 9-5 cycle or shift work, the common denominator among most jobs was stability. Fast forward to the present, and the workforce is looking vastly different. Millennials aren’t seeking employment the same way […]

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What’s going on with USMCA?

It’s been several months since the US, Canada, and Mexico signed the new trade deal that will replace NAFTA. But ratifying the deal, which was signed by leaders on the sidelines of the November 2018 G20 summit in Argentina, is proving more difficult than many expected. In fact, all of the three countries have yet […]

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