Apple products under pricing pressure as new 15% tariffs drop Sunday

A new 15% tariff on Chinese imports will go in effect just after midnight Sunday, placing levies on hundreds of household goods and consumer tech, including a bevy of Apple  products. The tariffs, put in place by President Donald Trump as part of an escalating tit-for-tat trade war with China, were entered into the Federal Register on Friday. Apple, the largest U.S. technology company by market cap, has its products assembled in China by Foxconn and then ships them to consumers all over the world. The Apple Airpods, Apple Watch and accompanying Apple Watch…

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China tariffs list includes 194 pages of products as trade war escalates

The Trump administration and the Chinese government are engaged in an escalating tit-for-tat tariff war, and consumers are getting stuck in the middle. China said Monday that it is raising tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goodsin retaliation for Trump doubling duties on $200 billion of Chinese imports. This despite Trump’s tweeted warning that “China should not retaliate-will only get worse!” According to the AP, China’s Finance Ministry said the penalties will be tacked on to 5% to 25% on hundreds of U.S. products, including batteries, spinach, tea, and coffee. This new round of tariffs will take…

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UK economic growth picks up as stockpiling bolsters manufacturing

Manufacturing increased by 1.5% in January but by only 0.9% in March. Photograph: Si Barber/Bloomberg News Britain’s economy strengthened in the first three months of the year, with growth of 0.5% helped by unprecedented stockpiling by manufacturersfearful of the impact from a no-deal Brexit. It was an improvement on 0.2% growth in the previous three months and was bolstered by the strongest quarterly performance for manufacturers since 1988, with factory output up 2.2%, according to the figures from the Office for National Statistics. However, widespread uncertainty about the Brexit negotiations proved to have a…

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Training A Computer To Read Mammograms As Well As A Doctor

“I was really surprised how primitive information technology is in the hospitals,” says Regina Barzilay, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who is working on improving mammography with artificial intelligence. Kayana Szymczak for NPR Regina Barzilay teaches one of the most popular computer science classes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. And in her research — at least until five years ago — she looked at how a computer could use machine learning to read and decipher obscure ancient texts. “This is clearly of no practical use,” she…

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Pritt Stick As Brow Gel? 9 Beauty Hacks From Beyoncé’s Makeup Artist

Sir John is perhaps most famous for being in charge of none other than Beyoncé’s makeup, but it wasn’t always that glamorous for him. Years ago, he worked on New York MAC counters by day and did the makeup in strip clubs by night, before catching his break assisting beauty legends like Pat McGrath and Charlotte Tilbury backstage at some of the biggest fashion weekshows. In other words, he knows a thing or two about nailing great makeup. From using Pritt Stick as brow gel (really) to the best concealer blending technique,…

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AVON appoints celebrity makeup expert Shraddha Bachani as India beauty expert

Bangalore : AVON, the global women’s beauty brand with beauty as a purpose, has got on board celebrity makeup expert Shraddha Bachani as its India makeup expert. “I am delighted to be a part of this wonderful association.  AVON is the perfect example of the amalgamation of women’s beauty and empowerment. I am looking forward to sharing and learning evolving makeup trends and encouraging these women to stand up strong as financially independent women,” said Shraddha Bachani. Shraddha is a renowned makeup expert with a diverse repertoire of clients including Bollywood actors…

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Company makes staff crawl on street as punishment in China, video is viral

A company’s bizarre punishment for employees who couldn’t meet the targets set out for them has left many on the Internet in shock. Videos circulating online show employees of the company being forced to crawl on a busy street as punishment for not achieving their year-end targets. The clips have gone viral and collected a ton a reactions from netizens. The incident took place in Zaozhuang, China’s Shandong Province on January 14. The video shows women, who reportedly work for a company that sells beauty products, crawling down a busy…

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As world economy stumbles into 2019, eyes turn to China

Ten years after China helped stave off the threat of a global depression with a huge stimulus plan, investors are looking once again towards Beijing as the world economy heads for a slowdown, or worse, in 2019. Booming China has accounted for about a third of the growth in the global economy in recent years. So recent signs that it is losing momentum is unsettling when the U.S. boom, turbo-charged by President Donald Trump’s tax cuts of 2017, seems to have peaked and Europe’s heavyweights are stalling. China’s slowdown is…

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