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Trump Tells World Leaders: 'We Will No Longer Tolerate Abuse' on Trade


President Trump defended his administration's trade clashes on Tuesday, telling world leaders the U.S. will act in its "national interest" when it feels cheated. Trump's comments to the United Nations General Assembly follow his latest shot in a trade war with China, the world's second-largest economy. His administration slapped 10% tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods – a move he justified Tuesday as necessary to defend American workers. READ MORE

Amazon Will Consider Opening Up to 3,000 Cashier-less Stores by 2021

YAHOO FINANCE Inc. is considering a plan to open as many as 3,000 new AmazonGo cashier-less stores in the next few years, according to people familiar with the matter, an aggressive and costly expansion that would threaten convenience chains like 7-Eleven Inc., quick-service sandwich shops like Subway and Panera Bread, and mom-and-pop pizzerias and taco trucks. READ MORE

The Future of Biometrics at the Airport


In five years, experts say, boarding an international flight will require little more than stopping to pose for a photo, thanks to facial recognition technology. Yep, that’s right – no digging in your pocket or purse for passports or boarding passes; instead, you’ll pause for a camera and be on your way. Arriving in the U.S.? You’ll move through customs and immigration formalities in a matter of minutes – not hours – via the same facial scanning procedures. READ MORE

Nailing Travel Loyalty in the Basic Economy Age


With increased competition and choice between airline experiences, what are the implications for loyalty? In an era of dollars spent, not miles flown currency accrual, lower fares will undoubtedly have an impact on flyer loyalty – the question is, how should airlines react? READ MORE


Five Packing Tips for the Traveling Couple


If you’ve traveled with a significant other, you may have run into some luggage-related stress along the way. Here are some ways you can both pack your way to happier vacation memories. READ MORE

Brands Forced to Choose Between Amazon and Retailers


Brands are caught between a retailer and a marketplace. Some retailers are feeling so threatened by Amazon that they are banning partner brands from selling there. For other retailers, success on Amazon is a marker of demand for a product, and they specifically seek out brands that are already successful online. For brands caught in the middle, the choice of whether to sell their product on Amazon or not can have major consequences for their bottom line. READ MORE