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LATAM Airlines passenger traffic rises 2.8 percent in first half

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – The passenger traffic of LATAM Airlines LTM.SN, the largest air carrier in Latin America, increased 2.8 percent in the first half of 2018 on demand in Spanish-speaking countries, the company said on Monday. In June, passenger traffic grew 1.3 percent from the same month a year ago, the Santiago-based company said in a report. Between January and […]

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How China could hurt US once it ran out of imports to tax

In his trade war with China, President Donald Trump wields one seeming advantage: The United States could ultimately slap tariffs on more than $500 billion in imported Chinese goods. Beijing has much less to tax: It imported just $130 billion in U.S. goods last year. Continue Reading Below Yet that hardly means China would be powerless to fight back once […]

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Meet The Motley Fool’s New Brand

After more than two decades of helping the world invest better, we are excited to announce a new initiative within The Motley Fool. The road to wealth is paved with hundreds of small but important personal finance decisions. Many are simple, like spending less than you earn. Others can be more intimidating to solve for. Should you take a 15yr […]

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Amazon Prime Day 2018: How to score the best deals

Amazon will constantly be under regulators’ magnifying glass: Gene Munster Loup Ventures Managing Partner Gene Munster on Amazon’s potential impact on the pharmaceutical industry and regulators’ potential concerns about the company. Gearing up for Amazon’s Prime Day 2018 – which begins July 16th at 3 p.m. ET and last for 36 hours – the company started rolling out countdown deals […]

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GE Traders See Stock Rising 10% as Estimates Rise

(Note: The author of this fundamental analysis is a financial writer and portfolio manager.) The bulls have begun to return to General Electric Co. (GE), at least based on recent activity in the options market. The volume of options trades betting that GE’s stock will rise has risen sharply in recent days, with some traders betting the stock will rise by about 10% by […]

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Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws

Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, citing the environmental threat to oceans. Continue Reading Below The company becomes the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls to cut waste globally grow louder. Plastic straws have become a flashpoint. A week after its hometown banned plastic drinking straws and utensils, the […]

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Dollar Little Changed On Light Data Day

The dollar is turning in a mixed performance against its major rivals Monday afternoon, but remains little changed overall. The lack of U.S. economic data is keeping some investors on the sidelines at the start of the new trading week. Things will begin to pick up on the economic front beginning Wednesday, with the release of the producer price index […]

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Consumer Goods Companies Are Gunning for Better Shelf Intelligence

As we celebrate 25 years of investing education at The Motley Fool, we're looking ahead to the next quarter century to understand key trends which will shape the fortunes of publicly-traded companies. In the following segment, the Motley Fool Industry Focus team dives into bespoke tech services which help the biggest beverage and packaged-foods companies gain real-time insight into grocery […]

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'Give us a try': Bendigo and Adelaide Bank CEO pitches for trust

Rebuilding the community’s trust following the Hayne royal commission’s revelations of banking misconduct will take time, says the head of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Marnie Baker, but suggests second-tier banks may now be in a better position to gain market share from the big four. Ms Baker, the lender's first female managing director in the bank's 160-year history, recently took […]

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Oil prices climb on global demand

(REUTERS/Christian Hartmann) Oil prices rose on Monday as increased global demand and U.S. efforts to shut out Iranian output using sanctions outweighed drilling data suggesting U.S. shale production would climb. Continue Reading Below Benchmark Brent was up 70 cents at $77.81 a barrel by 1150 GMT. U.S. crude was unchanged at $73.80. "Oil prices are starting the week on the […]

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