• 10 things you need to know before the opening bell

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Here is what you need to know.
    The IMF downgrades its outlook for the global economy. The IMF says the global economy will grow at a 3.7% pace this year and next, down 0.2% from what it had originally predicted in July. It sees the US economy growing at a 2.9% clip in 2018, but that slowing to a 2.5% rate next year as the impact from President Donald Trump's tax cuts slow.
    Asian shares hit 17-month lows. MSCI's Asia-Pacific index ex-Japan hit its lowest level since May of last year, Reuters says.
    The 10-year yield hits a 7-year high. The benchmark yield touched 3.2594% early Monday, its...
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  • 10 things in tech you need to know today

    10 things in tech you need to know today

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday.
    Google is to shut down its failed social network, Google+, after The Wall Street Journal reported that the firm covered up a major security breach. Google discovered in March that it had exposed personal profile data of hundreds of thousands of Google+ users, but chose not to go public with that information.
    Facebook launched its video-chat and smart speaker device, Portal, on Monday and reactions have been largely skeptical. The launch comes less than two weeks after Facebook reported the biggest data breach in its...
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