Financial news on July 17, 2019

Business and Financial news
b'Amazon Faces E.U. Inquiry Over Data From Independent Sellers'

b'European antitrust regulators have opened an investigation into the data that Amazon uses from third-party sellers who rely on the tech company\xe2\x80\x99s site' Read more..

b'By Adam Satariano' - b'The New York Times'

b'Big Banks Are Earning Billions of Dollars. Trump\xe2\x80\x99s Tax Cuts Are a Big Reason.'

b'The five largest United States banks reported tax rates of 22 percent or less for the second quarter this year. Lower taxes helped smooth over earnings rough spots.' Read more..

b'By Emily Flitter' - b'The New York Times'

b'Disney Calls Heiress\xe2\x80\x99s Pay Criticism a \xe2\x80\x98Gross and Unfair Exaggeration\xe2\x80\x99'

b'Walt Disney\xe2\x80\x99s grandniece Abigail Disney had said she was \xe2\x80\x9clivid\xe2\x80\x9d about the company\xe2\x80\x99s pay practices after a visit to Disneyland last year.' Read more..

b'By Brooks Barnes' - b'The New York Times'

b'Elon Musk\xe2\x80\x99s Neuralink Wants \xe2\x80\x98Sewing Machine-Like\xe2\x80\x99 Robots to Wire Brains to the Internet'

b'A San Francisco company financed by Mr. Musk, Neuralink says it has created a device that could one day wire data links directly to the brain.' Read more..

b'By John Markoff' - b'The New York Times'

b'Facebook\xe2\x80\x99s Cryptocurrency Faces Second Day of Critical Hearings'

b'Skeptical House committee members said Facebook\xe2\x80\x99s Libra plans could be a threat to central banks and aid tax evaders and drug dealers.' Read more..

b'By Nathaniel Popper and Mike Isaac' - b'The New York Times'

b'Google Glass May Have an Afterlife as a Device to Teach Autistic Children'

b'Privacy concerns caused the computerized eyewear to fail with the general public. But researchers believe it could help autistic children learn to recognize emotion and make eye contact.' Read more..

b'By Cade Metz' - b'The New York Times'

b'Netflix Loses Subscribers in U.S. as Growth Slows'

b'The streaming giant said it had added 2.7 million subscribers for the three months ending in June, well short of the five million Wall Street investors were expecting.' Read more..

b'By Edmund Lee' - b'The New York Times'

b'Senate Approves Tax Treaties for First Time in Decade'

b'Pressure from business groups \xe2\x80\x94 and the triumph of Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky over his junior partner, Rand Paul \xe2\x80\x94 spurred lawmakers to approve updates to the international treaties.' Read more..

b'By Jim Tankersley' - b'The New York Times'

b'The Sad Truth About Sleep-Tracking Devices and Apps'

b'Our personal tech columnist tracked his sleep for two weeks with an Apple Watch and some software. Here\xe2\x80\x99s why he concluded it was a pointless exercise.' Read more..

b'By Brian X. Chen' - b'The New York Times'

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