Cramer: Tech execs tell me they support Trump’s trade policy on China

Technology executives are telling CNBC’s Jim Cramer that they’re willing to endure short-term pain from the U.S.-China trade war in favor of the long-term payoff. “When I went out to San Francisco last week, I heard the same thing from a surprising number of people in the tech industry who do not like President [Donald] …

Canada’s Canopy Growth shares jump on deal to develop industrial hemp farms in New York

Canopy Growth has been granted a license by New York state to process and produce hemp with the help of efforts by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. Canopy Growth hopes to establish large-scale production capabilities focused on hemp extraction and product manufacturing within the United States. Depending on board approval of a …

Creative Artists Agency’s Music Department: 35 Years of Igniting Stars

During the week of Dec. 9, Stevie Wonder headlined his annual House Full of Toys benefit concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, while on the opposite coast, Bruce Springsteen began the final week of his acclaimed run on Broadway, just days ahead of the release of a Netflix special adapted from his one-man show. …

Surge in outsourcing after Carillion collapse ‘staggering’, unions say

Trade unions have accused the government of failing to learn lessons from the collapse of Carillion, instead pumping even more money into outsourcing companies, a year on from the firm’s high-profile demise. The lifetime value of outsourcing contracts awarded in 2017-18 “rocketed” by 53% from £62bn to £95bn in the past year, according to the …

Government Shutdown Impact: Furloughed Workers Struggle To Stretch Their Money : NPR

People often confuse Brittany Sears with Britney Spears. But Sears is no multimillionaire pop star. In fact, money is tight for Sears, a federal correctional officer in Safford, Ariz. Brittany Sears with her son Jayden. Sears is a federal correctional officer in Safford, Ariz., who has been furloughed because of the partial government shutdown. Courtesy …

PG&E ex-CEO gets payout after wildfires while bills may rise

PG&E’s former chief executive officer was given a $2.5 million cash severance on the way out the door even though she was at the helm of the embattled utility during the disastrous and deadly infernos that roared through Northern California in 2017 and 2018. “It is outrageous that Geisha Williams is receiving anything,” said Mark Toney, executive …

Auckland vet suspended for ‘aggressive, intimidating’ behaviour had been struck off before

GOOGLE MAPS William Baird, the owner of Great South Vets in south Auckland, has been stood down for nine months over his conduct towards a junior vet. An Auckland veterinarian has been stuck off for professional misconduct for the second time. William Baird, who owns Great South Vets in Papatoetoe, had his certificate suspended for “aggressive and intimidating behaviour” …

Teachers in LA want more than a raise—here’s why 30,000 are on strike

Over 30,000 teachers went on strike in Los Angeles County today. The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) serves 640,000 students and is the second biggest school district in the country. The last time Los Angeles teachers went on strike was 1989. The protest follows a string of successful teacher strikes across the country. Teachers …

H-E-B ranked America’s 4th favorite grocery store

According to customer data science company Dunnhumby, H-E-B was recently named America’s fourth favorite grocery store. According to customer data science company Dunnhumby, H-E-B was recently named America’s fourth favorite grocery store. Photo: John Davenport /San Antonio Express-News Photo: John Davenport /San Antonio Express-News Image 1 of / 25 Caption Close Image 1 of 25 …

Gymboree reportedly close to bankruptcy, to liquidate all stores

Children’s clothing retailer Gymboree Group is expected to file for bankruptcy protection as soon as this week, in what would be its second bankruptcy filing in less than two years, a person familiar with the situation told CNBC. As part of the bankruptcy process, the company expects to close much of the roughly 900 stores …

Maxine Waters takes the reins of a powerful House committee. Wall Street is nervous.

Rep. Maxine Waters smiles before speaking at a luncheon honoring her during a 2017 convention in Detroit. (Rachel Woolf/The Washington Post) Renae Merle Reporter covering white-collar crime and Wall Street January 14 at 4:51 PM For the past two years, Rep. Maxine Waters has been best known for her role as a foe of President …

Prescribed opioids but want to try medical marijuana instead? Here’s what you need to know.

Mission South Shore medical marijuana dispensary is experiencing a growth spurt. It expanded its parking lot, tripling the number of spaces, and in the past six months has tripled the size of its workforce. It’s not done yet, said Rick Armstrong, general manager of the dispensary in the South Chicago neighborhood. The Illinois Department of …

PG&E Plans To File For Bankruptcy Over Possible Liability In California Wildfires

California utility PG&E Corp. said Monday that it plans to file for bankruptcy over what it estimates could be $30 billion in potential liability costs from recent wildfires. Here, transmission towers in a valley near Paradise, Calif., as the Camp Fire burns in November 2018. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption …

93 Percent of Donors Opt In to Viral Border Wall GoFundMe

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In response to misleading media headlines suggesting that the viral Border Wall GoFundMe campaign launched by triple-amputee veteran Brian Kolfage had been ended and that all the money had been refunded, We Build the Wall Inc. has released data provided by GoFundMe as of 10:30 AM Eastern January 14, 2019. We Build the Wall …

Bipartisan Senate group forming in search of shutdown deal amid impasse between Trump, party leaders

Erica Werner Congressional reporter focusing on economic policy January 14 at 5:50 PM A bipartisan group of rank-and-file senators is holding discussions on how to end the weeks-long government shutdown, with talks between congressional leaders and the White House at a standstill. The group held its first meeting late Monday afternoon, with Sens. Joe Manchin …

Russia’s trade with China surges to more than $107 billion

Trade turnover between Russia and China soared by nearly 30 percent in 2018, reaching a record number of $107.06 billion, according to the latest report released by China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC). The agency noted that last year Russian imports of Chinese goods increased by 12 percent to $47.98 billion. At the same time, …

No Coincidence Here: Trump’s Bezos Attack Was a Valentine to The Enquirer

Even by the tweeting habits of the 45th president of the United States, it was a puzzler. Until you examined it. Then it started to make sense. A Twitter post on Sunday night showed Mr. Trump — in the middle of the longest federal government shutdown in American history — reveling in the lurid revelations …