This is a crucial week for global trade

Happy Sunday. A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. There’s just one week to go before the United States is scheduled to impose a new round of tariffs on $156 billion of Chinese imports. Meanwhile, both sides are still working…MORE

Analysis: The White House’s hypocrisy on unnamed sources

President Trump doesn’t want you to believe stories that rely on unnamed sources. Trump tweeted Friday that people should “only accept information” that “has an actual living name on it.” He has tweeted similar things in the past, warning people that when stories “don’t mention names” it’s “very possible that those sources don’t exist” but…MORE

Forget fashion and beauty. These are the grocery store influencers

When you think of influencers, you might think of flat tummy tea and hair vitamins. Diane Youngpeter, however, is not trying to sell you those things. She is a stay-at-home mom in Detroit. And in her free time, she runs Aldi Nerd, a blog about the discount German grocery chain that has 1,600 US stores.…MORE

Elon Musk wins in ‘pedo guy’ defamation trial

After a four-day-long trial, a jury took less than an hour to decide that Tesla CEO Elon Musk did not defame British caver Vernon Unsworth when he sent a tweet calling Unsworth “pedo guy.” “My faith in humanity is restored,” Musk said as he was leaving the courtroom on Friday after the verdict was announced.…MORE

Retailers are scrambling to find holiday help

If you’re looking for a store employee to help you out while shopping this holiday season, you’re not alone. Retailers themselves are having a lot of trouble finding the help they need. With unemployment rate so low, retailers are scrambling to find workers. They’re raising pay and benefits over what was offered in the past,…MORE

Mike Bloomberg to Bloomberg News reporters upset over not being able to probe Democrats: ‘With your paycheck comes some restrictions’

Mike Bloomberg, the billionaire Democratic presidential candidate, said employees at his news organization “just have to learn to live with some things” when asked about their frustrations over the outlet’s 2020 election policy forbidding the investigation of Democratic presidential contenders. “They get a paycheck,” Bloomberg said during an interview that aired Friday with “CBS This…MORE

In New Zealand, McDonald’s new McVeggie burger is not strictly vegetarian

McDonald’s New Zealand has launched its McVeggie burger, but there’s a catch that could leave meat-free patrons dismayed: It’s not strictly vegetarian. The McVeggie, served with cheese and garlic mayonnaise, includes a patty made of potato, corn, carrot and onion. So far, so good. However, a disclaimer from the fast food company on its website…MORE

OPEC and its allies agree to deeper production cuts to prop up oil prices

OPEC, Russia and other oil producing nations have agreed to deeper production cuts in an attempt to support crude prices in the face of a looming supply glut mainly due to booming US output. Following a meeting in Vienna, OPEC said Friday the producer group would reduce supplies by an additional 500,000 barrels per day,…MORE

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