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WTO says EU can put tariffs on $4 billion of US goods

By iwano@_84

GENEVA (AP) — International arbitrators said Tuesday that the European Union can impose tariffs and other penalties on up to $4 billion worth of U.S. goods and services over illegal American support for plane maker Boeing. The move further sours transatlantic ties at a time when the coronavirus has doused trade and savaged economies.

The ruling by the World Trade Organization arbitrators, which could inflame Trump administration criticism of the Geneva-based body, amounts to one of the largest penalties handed down by the WTO.

It comes a year after another ruling authorized the United States to slap penalties on EU goods worth up to $7.5 billion – including Gouda cheese, single-malt whiskey and French wine – over the bloc’s support for Boeing rival Airbus.

Now the EU can have its own turn at trade punishment, and has already been considering which American products it could target. A preliminary list that

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Head of cyber security alliance warns not to put off updating security software, changing passwords

By iwano@_84

With more people working from home, it’s never been more important to make your home safe from cybercriminals.

The FBI recently reported that the number of complaints about cyberattacks to their Cyber Division is up to as many as 4,000 a day.

National Cyber Security Alliance Executive Director Kelvin Coleman said it’s simple math, more people online has caused a sharp uptick in cybercrime.

He’s seen a 400% increase from what the FBI was seeing before the coronavirus pandemic.

“We wanted to have access to our files and access to our work and now we are seeing the consequences of that,” Coleman said.

He said many of us made the mistake of not beefing up our home computer security software when the pandemic forced millions of people to work from home.

Here’s Coleman’s advice for staying safe online.

Don’t put off updating security software

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Does Yelp’s Racism Warning Put A ‘Scarlet R’ On Businesses? Twitter Thinks So

By iwano@_84

After Yelp (YELP) announced that it was placing a consumer alert on businesses associated with past racist actions, the company has now come under fire by Twitter users who are claiming the search site’s newest feature is problematic.

Yelp made the announcement on Thursday, saying at the time that is was taking a “stand against racism” by placing a consumer warning on businesses that used “racist language or symbols” and had gained public attention for “racist conduct.”

The review company wrote in a Twitter post, “Now, when a business gains attention for reports of racist conduct, Yelp will place a new Business Accused of Racist Behavior Alert on their Yelp page to inform users, along with a link to a news article where they can learn more.”

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This Brother-Sister Duo Is Aiming to Put Irish Design on the Map

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“Orior is a family business,” Ciaran McGuigan tells AD PRO of the heritage furniture brand founded by his parents in Newry, Ireland, more than 40 years ago. He took the reins as creative director last year, adding a modern twist (and lots of colorful upholstery) to the decades-old brand, and opening a sleek Stateside showroom in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood. Now, Ciaran brings his sister, fashion designer Katie Ann McGuigan, into the fold for Orior’s first-ever rug collection.

The two have always worked together in one way or another. As kids they pitched in with the family business—Katie at the sewing machine; Ciaran helping with odd jobs—and when Ciaran relaunched the brand last year, Katie advised on creative direction. But when brother and sister both returned to their family home in Ireland (she from London; he from New York) during the coronavirus pandemic, they had the time to really hammer

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E-Commerce Will Explode This Holiday And Put Retailers’ Online Strategies To The Test

By iwano@_84

While we await the National Retail Federation’s holiday retail forecast – which will come any day – Deloitte and Forrester are out with their predictions for holiday 2020 and year-end.

Big Four accounting firm Deloitte has a “glass half full” view, expecting a rise in holiday retail sales between 1% to 1.5%. On the other hand, market research firm Forrester looks and sees the glass half empty, with retail sales declining 2.5% for the full year.  

Despite their differing forecasts, both firms are firm about one thing: this will be the year when online shopping explodes.

Online growth off the charts

Forrester sees online retail growing 18.5% this year, so that it will reach 20.2% overall penetration in

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Trump’s ban on WeChat put on hold by judge

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WeChat ban temporarily halted by judge’s order.


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A US judge early Sunday temporarily blocked a Trump administration order requiring Apple and Google to remove the Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat from their app stores.

US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco said in an order that WeChat users who filed a lawsuit “have shown serious questions going to the merits of the First Amendment claim, the balance of hardships tips in the plaintiffs’ favor.”

The ruling came two days after the Trump administration announced that downloads of WeChat and fellow Chinese-owned app TikTok would be prohibited in the US after Sunday night. US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the bans were designed to protect American consumers and businesses from “the threats of the Chinese Communist Party.”

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The Website Design Marketing That Will Put Your Website Into the Spotlights

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These days, it is not enough just to create a website, as it is also necessary to make it visible. If no one knows your site exists, it will be impossible for people to know about your business and brand and what you have to offer. How can you increase the visibility of your website, and, at the same time, the traffic to it? For this, you need proper website design marketing that is made by experienced and skilled professionals. What does this mean? It means that a team of experts will make sure that your website is presentable, people start finding it, and that it is sufficiently attractive to stir their curiosity and make them access it.

In case you are wondering what kind of services are needed in order to drive a website toward success? Well, everything from advertising your website, to content development and management, e-mail marketing, … Read More