Being an American citizen doesn’t entitle you to a Social Security benefit

Despite what you might think, being an American citizen doesn't entitle you to a Social Security benefit.        READ SOURCE

Earnings seasons set to shine light on squeezed margins

The end of an astonishing era of US corporate profitability may be looming as the second-quarter earnings season begins this week, with JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo, the giant banks, in the spotlight...

Trump's trade war with China is 'the biggest risk to the global economy,' BlackRock...

Hildebrand's comments on CNBC's "Squawk Box Europe" come as investors continue to monitor the prospect of an escalating global trade war between the U.S. and China. Trump reportedly said over the weekend that...

New Yorkers support $3 billion for Amazon’s second headquarters, poll finds

By 56 percent to 36 percent, New Yorkers approved of the agreement between New York and Amazon amid ongoing opposition from local leaders.         READ SOURCE

UAW contract with GM expires; union says ‘significant differences’ remain

In a letter to union officers Saturday evening, a UAW official said the contract with GM would not be extended, but no immediate strike was planned.        READ SOURCE

Kamala Harris argues Trump's 'trade tax' pushed the Fed to cut interest rates

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., participates in the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit.Paul Sancya | APDETROIT – Sen. Kamala...

Equinox and SoulCycle members boycotting gyms over Trump re-election fundraiser

Equinox and SoulCycle members are taking to social media to say they are boycotting the gyms because of a fundraiser for President Trump.        READ SOURCE

China exporters report stability despite US trade war

Chinese exporters reported another month of stable business, despite the intensifying noise of the trade dispute between China and the US. Our monthly survey of export manufacturers, shipping agents and trading companies showed...

Explained: Trump’s $200bn of new tariffs on China

US President Donald Trump has said he will impose tariffs on an additional $200bn worth of Chinese exports. The latest move in retaliation for alleged intellectual property theft and other unfair trade practices...

Walmart faces backlash for changing greeter roles

Walmart's "customer hosts" will still greet customers but have additional and physically demanding responsibilities, which means eliminating greeters.         READ SOURCE