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3 ways finance apps can actually help you — and what every gig worker needs to know

This app wants to bring a personal touch to the gig economy There are countless guides out there for watching the eclipse today. But the benefits of this cheat sheet could be helpful long after today’s event-of-the-century is over. It’s about your money. 3 WAYS BOTS CAN BOOST YOUR MONEY There’s no shortage of finance apps that purport to fast-track your money life — but are they worth the trouble? We’ve waded into the fields of fintech to find three ways these programs can actually boost your finances. 1. Some ...

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Your CNN MoneyStream daily brief

Trump probes China’s trade practices Welcome to your daily brief. Catch up on today’s top headlines in two minutes: The day the sun disappears is here. In case you haven’t been paying attention, the eclipse of the century is happening today. The total eclipse begins on the West Coast just after 10 a.m. PT and ends on the East Coast a little before 3 p.m. ET. Here’s how you can make sure not to miss it. China blasts U.S. ‘protectionism’ amid trade probe. China has attacked the Trump administration’s decision ...

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Germany: 'Diesel crisis' could hurt our economy

When will hybrids and electric cars really take over? The crisis over dirty diesel engines could hurt the German economy. The German government said Monday that while it was impossible to quantify the potential fallout at this stage, the risk to future growth could not be ignored. In its August monthly report, the finance ministry added the “diesel crisis” to a list of economic threats that includes potential fallout from Europe’s Brexit negotiations with the U.K. and President Trump’s protectionist stance on trade. “Risks remain relating to the shape of ...

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Elon Musk backs call for global ban on killer robots

Elon Musk: We should regulate AI to keep public safe The world’s leading artificial intelligence experts are sounding the alarm on killer robots. Tesla(TSLA) boss Elon Musk is among a group of 116 founders of robotics and artificial intelligence companies who are calling on the United Nations to ban autonomous weapons. “Lethal autonomous weapons threaten to become the third revolution in warfare. Once developed, they will permit armed conflict to be fought at a scale greater than ever, and at timescales faster than humans can comprehend,” the experts warn in ...

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NAFTA talks: Round 1 is over. Here's what's next

NAFTA explained Buckle up: Negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico are trying to rewrite NAFTA by the end of the year. That won’t be easy. Experts say the issues are complex. And President Trump insists he wants major changes to a trade pact he considers a raw deal for American workers — he made reworking it a central promise of his campaign. The first round of talks to redo the three-nation trade pact concluded in Washington on Sunday. Representatives from the three countries said Sunday that negotiations will ...

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Carl Bernstein: This is the Trump story reporters need to cover

Uncomfortable questions about President Trump Is President Trump stable and competent enough to do his job? Investigative reporter and CNN contributor Carl Bernstein says reporters must be asking those questions. “Republicans in Congress, the highest of intelligence officials, the highest of military officers in our country, leaders of the business community — all of whom have dealt with the White House, and many of them dealt personally with Donald Trump — have come to believe that he is unfit for the presidency,” Bernstein told CNN’s Brian Stelter on Sunday. “Maybe ...

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Yet another group pulls event out of Trump's Mar-a-Lago

Trump dissolves business councils Another group has ditched plans to host an event at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society on Sunday joined a list of what is now at least nine nonprofits, charities and other organizations that have said they won’t give business to the posh club in Palm Beach, Florida. “After thoughtful consideration by zoo leadership, we have decided it is important that we not allow distractions to deter us from our mission and culture,” said the organization’s CEO and president, Andrew Aiken, ...

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Too few patients shop around for health coverage

Health startup tries to predict when you’ll be sick Despite having more financial “skin in the game” than ever, many consumers don’t make any attempt to compare prices for health care services, a newly released study found. In a survey of nearly 3,000 adults younger than 65, about half of the roughly 1,900 who said they spent money on medical care in the previous year reported that they knew in advance what their costs would be. Of those who didn’t anticipate how much they would owe before receiving care, only ...

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Samsung's new Note; Tiffany and Lowe's report earnings

What does the future hold for Samsung’s Galaxy S8? 1. Samsung unveils new Galaxy Note: Last year, Samsung(SSNLF) recalled the Galaxy Note 7 because it kept bursting into flames. Next week, Samsung will unveil “the latest member of the Galaxy family” in New York. Samsung didn’t specify what the product will be, but a company spokesman told CNNMoney that the Note 8 will launch in the last week of August. The Note 7 disaster cost Samsung billions of dollars in lost sales and profits, and caused Samsung shares to plummet ...

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More Mar-a-Lago customers dump Trump

Trump dissolves business councils Some of the biggest-named charities in America walked away from President Trump this week. The exits continued into the weekend, making eight cancellations. On Saturday, the Palm Beach Preservation Foundation became the latest Trump customer to put its foot down. “Given the current environment surrounding Mar-a-Lago, we have made the decision to move our annual dinner dance,” the foundation said via Twitter. The exodus comes amid backlash to Trump’s widely criticized remarks in the wake of a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend. ...

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