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  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 8, 2018

    Amazon

    Amazon has about a 5 percent share of US retail spending

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 8, 2018

    According to an August 8, 2018 story in Bloomberg Businessweek, Amazon has about a 5 percent share of US retail spending (excluding cars and car parts and visits to restaurants and bars), and a 43.5 share of American online spending in 2018. The forecast is for Amazon to own 49 percent of the total American online spending in 2018, with two-thirds of Amazon's revenue coming from the US.




  • Fort Drum, New York, U.S.
    Monday Aug 13, 2018

    Huawei

    Banning Huawei and ZTE equipment from being used by the U.S. federal government

    Fort Drum, New York, U.S.
    Monday Aug 13, 2018

    In August 2018, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA 2019) was signed into law, containing a provision that banned Huawei and ZTE equipment from being used by the U.S. federal government, citing security concerns.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 21, 2018

    Donald Trump

    Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort

    U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 21, 2018

    On August 21, 2018, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on eight felony counts of false tax filing and bank fraud. Trump said he felt very badly for Manafort and praised him for resisting the pressure to make a deal with prosecutors, saying "Such respect for a brave man!" According to Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, Trump had sought advice about pardoning Manafort but was counseled against it.




  • New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 22, 2018

    Huawei

    An arrest warrant was issued against Meng Wanzhou

    New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 22, 2018

    On 22 August 2018 an arrest warrant was issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Meng (Huawei vice-chairwoman and CFO) was charged with "conspiracy to defraud multiple international institutions", according to the prosecutor.




  • U.S.
    Monday Aug 27, 2018

    Netflix

    A deal with Harlan Coben and Gravity Falls

    U.S.
    Monday Aug 27, 2018

    On August 27, 2018, Netflix signed a five-year exclusive overall deal with international best–selling author Harlan Coben. Under the multi-million pact, Netflix will work with Coben to develop 14 existing titles and future projects. On the same day, the company inked an overall deal with Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch.




  • Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.
    Friday Aug 31, 2018

    Ford

    The Focus Active will not go on sale in North America

    Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.
    Friday Aug 31, 2018

    August 31, 2018, Ford announced that the Focus Active will not go on sale in North America because of the tariffs that would be placed on vehicles built overseas.




  • U.S.
    Friday Aug 31, 2018

    Eminem

    Kamikaze

    U.S.
    Friday Aug 31, 2018

    On August 31, 2018, Eminem released his previously unannounced tenth studio album Kamikaze, making it his second full-length studio album in 8 months.


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