China says U.S. demand on its state-owned enterprises is ‘invasion’ on economic sovereignty

A U.S. dollar banknote featuring American founding father Benjamin Franklin and a China’s yuan banknote featuring late Chinese chairman Mao Zedong are seen among U.S. and Chinese flags in this illustration picture taken May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Illustration BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States has called on China to curb Continue Reading

The middle ground for single keyword ad groups (SKAGs) Search Engine Watch

Aside from perhaps the most unfortunate acronym in the industry, do single keyword ad groups (SKAGs) have a role in modern paid search? For many years, single keyword ad groups were the hallmark of good PPC strategy. And aside from a slight feeling of unease when saying the word, SKAGs Continue Reading

New York court dismisses whistleblower’s libel suit against UBS

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss bank UBS at an office building in Zurich July 27, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo ZURICH (Reuters) – A New York appeals court has dismissed a U.S. whistleblower’s $20 million libel suit against Swiss bank UBS, his former employer, concluding that statements the Zurich-based bank Continue Reading

Trump administration announces $16 billion farm aid plan to offset trade war losses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled a $16 billion farm aid package to offset losses from a 10-month trade war with China and said payment rates to farmers would be determined by where they farm rather than what crops they grow. The package, the bulk of which Continue Reading

Zendesk buys Smooth to support customer messaging across multiple platforms

Customer service software provider Zendesk announced Wednesday it had acquired Smooch Technologies, a messaging platform focused on conversations between businesses and their customers. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but Zendesk SVP Shawna Wolverton told TechCrunch that Smooch’s entire team is being offered positions with Zendesk. Why we Continue Reading

Wynn Resorts ceases talks with MGM to sell $2.6 billion Massachusetts casino

FILE PHOTO: The Encore Casino, built by Wynn Resorts in Everett, Massachusetts, U.S., April 1, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo (Reuters) – Wynn Resorts Ltd said on Tuesday the company has decided to stop talks with MGM Resorts International to sell its Encore Boston Harbor casino. “After careful consideration we have agreed Continue Reading

Exclusive: Elliott Management opposes airline Azul on Avianca Brasil bankruptcy plan

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management is opposing a new plan by Brazilian airline Azul SA to purchase some of the routes operated by financially troubled rival Avianca Brasil for $145 million, according to a legal document seen by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An Airbus A318-100 airplane of Continue Reading