Economy
German economy minister: EU, U.S. can resolve dispute over metals tariffs by year-end

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States and the European Union could settle a dispute over U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum by the end of the year, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Thursday, after a meeting with top U.S. trade official Katherine Tai.

FILE PHOTO: German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier addresses a news conference in Berlin, Germany, April 27, 2021. John Macdougall/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Altmaier said he invited Tai to visit Berlin to continue the dialogue, and she had accepted. No date had been set, but he suggested it could happen in conjunction with a meeting of Group

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Bitcoin
Guggenheim’s Scott Minerd Says Bitcoin Could Sink to $15K

Scott Minerd, the chief investment officer of the multi-billion dollar investment firm Guggenheim Partners, told CNBC on Friday that he thinks the actual bottom price of bitcoin is $10,000 to $15,000 – a level far removed from his earlier predictions of $600,000.

In the interview, Minerd said that investors shouldn’t be “anxious to be putting money in bitcoin right now” and predicted that bitcoin could spend the next few years trading sideways before the market turns bullish again.

Minerd’s predictions have been historically wide-ranging. In December, Minerd told Bloomberg that his firm’s fundamental analysis put bitcoin at $400,000. Just weeks

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Property
3 Things You Need to Know Before Investing in U.K. Property

Buying real estate in the U.K. can be confusing. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

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Investing in property in the U.K. is highly profitable, and once you know how, rather straightforward. But there are certainly a number of things you will need to know before you get started. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail, and that is certainly

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Economy
US economy grows 6.4{6076a8df91bdf184aec6ec8d55e2cabc0b8c0345d5e830fb5a1c8c388976da2c} in Q1, and it’s likely just the start

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In this Monday, June 7, 2021, photo, Brandon Little sorts product at IWI Motor Parts in Dubuque, Iowa. IWI Motor Parts acts as the primary supplier of automotive parts for more than 3,000 car dealerships, mechanics and automotive centers through eastern Iowa, southwest Wisconsin and western Illinois. Every day, the company transports thousands of parts to numerous businesses seeking to repair customers’ vehicles. (Jessica Reilly/Telegraph Herald via AP)

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The U.S. economy grew at a solid 6.4{6076a8df91bdf184aec6ec8d55e2cabc0b8c0345d5e830fb5a1c8c388976da2c} rate in the first three months of the year, setting the stage for what economists believe may be the strongest

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Economy
Connected Economy Tops This Week’s News

In this week’s news, we saw data on the connected economy and news on McDonald’s loyalty rollout. Also, new insights have emerged on business-to-business (B2B) payments. The Weekender is here to catch you up.

News

How Consumers Live In The Connected Economy

Nearly everyone in the United States in the present day takes part in the connected economy — and throughout each one of the pillars that define it.

McDonald’s Preps National Loyalty Rollout

McDonald’s announced this week that its loyalty program will be available nationwide beginning

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