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Retail Listings, Prices for AMD’s Vega Frontier Editions Appear

When AMD announced that it would launch its upcoming Vega GPU for professional markets before bringing it to the consumer space, would-be customers were somewhat less than thrilled. We now know that the GPU will launch for consumer products in July, with the professional Radeon Vega Frontier Edition available in June. Thanks to SabrePC, which briefly had price listings attached to the GPUs, we know the air-cooled variant will cost $ 1,199, while the water-cooled card will be $ 1,799. That’s a $ 600 price difference for two cards that ...

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Retail Listings, Prices for AMD’s Vega Frontier Editions Appear

When AMD announced that it would launch its upcoming Vega GPU for professional markets before bringing it to the consumer space, would-be customers were somewhat less than thrilled. We now know that the GPU will launch for consumer products in July, with the professional Radeon Vega Frontier Edition available in June. Thanks to SabrePC, which briefly had price listings attached to the GPUs, we know the air-cooled variant will cost $ 1,199, while the water-cooled card will be $ 1,799. That’s a $ 600 price difference for two cards that ...

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Retail bloodbath: Bankruptcy filings pile up

America’s top retailers in trouble Bankruptcies continue to pile up in the retail industry. More then 300 retailers have filed for bankruptcy so far this year, according to data from BankruptcyData.com. Most of those filings were for small companies — the proverbial Mom & Pop store with a single location. But there are also plenty of household names on the list. Most of these stores are suffering from the same thing: A shift away from traditional storefronts to online shopping. Not all of these chains will eventually go out of ...

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Health care bill gets score; retail earnings; celebrity commencement speeches

What’s in the Republican health care bill 1. The health care bill gets scored. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office is set to release on Wednesday its score of the revised version of the American Health Care Act, which was passed by House Republicans earlier this month. The report could have a huge impact on efforts to get a version of the bill passed in the Senate, where a much slimmer majority exists for the Republicans. Earlier this year, a damning report from the CBO helped sink the first version of ...

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Robots could wipe out another 6 million retail jobs

Is the mall dead? Robots have already cost millions of factory jobs across the nation. Next up could be jobs at your local stores. Between 6 million to 7.5 million existing jobs are at risk of being replaced over the course of the next 10 years by some form of automation, according to a new study this week from by financial services firm Cornerstone Capital Group. That represents at least 38% of the current retail work force, which consists of 16 million workers. Retail could actually lose a greater proportion ...

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More retail earnings; SpaceX launch; Facebook's IPO-versary

America’s top retailers in trouble 1. More retail earnings: Walmart, Gap and Target are all announcing earnings this week. In the previous quarter, Walmart’s online sales grew faster than Amazon’s — a veritable coup for the brick and mortar mainstay. It’s not clear how much money it made off its digital business, but online growth is promising and reflects Walmart’s efforts to grow digitally: It bought online retailer Jet for about $ 3 billion last year, and ShoeBuy in January. Walmart’s also been expanding its online grocery business in an ...

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Trump does a China deal; Laptop ban; Retail pain

Click chart for more in-depth data. 1. Trump’s China trade deal: The 100-day action plan that President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping called for last month has produced its first tangible result. A new trade deal between the two countries will allow U.S. beef and natural gas exports to flow into China while opening up the U.S. market for cooked poultry and Chinese banks, the U.S. Commerce Secretary announced Thursday. 2. Laptop ban: European airlines and regulators are preparing for the possibility that the Trump administration could ban laptops ...

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Biggest fall in UK retail sales in seven years

UK retail sales posted their biggest quarterly fall in seven years in March, as the prices of everyday goods continued to climb. By volume, sales were down 1.4% on the preceding quarter, and down 1.8% compared with February 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics. In the quarter, they fell across all types of shop except those selling textiles, clothing and footwear. But the total amount spent was still higher than a year ago. ‘Clouds gathering’ Kate Davies, senior statistician at the ONS, said: “This is the first time ...

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Apple found guilty of price-fixing in Russia, strong-arming its retail partners

Apple has run into trouble with US regulators on several occasions to date, including its attempt to illegally collude with book publishers to manipulate eBook prices. Up until now, the company has never been accused of breaking the law on iPhone prices. Earlier this week, the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service ruled Apple’s Russian subsidiary had illegally ordered its retail partners to sell the iPhone 5s, 5c, iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, and 6s Plus only at its own specified prices. Furthermore, Apple monitored all 16 of its partners and would ...

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Record retreat; Oil slips; Retail bonanza

1. Stocks slide: Investors are coming back from the long weekend and they’re ready to sell. U.S. stock futures are pointing down and European markets are all declining in early trading, with some off by more than 1%. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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