Taiwan’s president is planning another stopover in the US. China will be infuriated

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen waves while registering as the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) 2020 presidential candidate at the party’s headquarter in Taipei on March 21, 2019. Taiwan’s president is expected to transit in the U.S. on Friday for the second time this month, when she returns from visiting diplomatic allies in the Caribbean — a move that will make China very angry. Tsai Ing-wen, the island’s pro-independence leader, is due to make her second stopover in Denver on Friday.


Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen waves while registering as the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) 2020 presidential candidate at the party’s headquarter in Taipei on March 21, 2019. Taiwan’s president is expected to transit in the U.S. on Friday for the second time this month, when she returns from visiting diplomatic allies in the Caribbean — a move that will make China very angry. Tsai Ing-wen, the island’s pro-independence leader, is due to make her second stopover in Denver on Friday.
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Taiwan's president is planning another stopover in the US. China will be infuriated

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen waves while registering as the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) 2020 presidential candidate at the party’s headquarter in Taipei on March 21, 2019.

Taiwan’s president is expected to transit in the U.S. on Friday for the second time this month, when she returns from visiting diplomatic allies in the Caribbean — a move that will make China very angry.

Tsai Ing-wen, the island’s pro-independence leader, is due to make her second stopover in Denver on Friday.

“China opposes official exchange between the US and Taiwan. This position is firm and clear,” the Chinese foreign ministry said on July 12. The U.S. should not to allow Tsai’s transit and must “stop the official exchange with Taiwan,” said Geng Shuang, spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry.

The visit comes on the heels of the U.S. State Department recently approving a $2.2 billion sale of weapons to Taiwan— a self-ruled island viewed by Beijing as a breakaway province that has no right to state-to-state ties.

The timing of both is significant and reflects a “much higher risk tolerance from the Donald Trump administration when it comes to growing U.S.-Taiwan ties, ” said Kelsey Broderick, China analyst at the Eurasia Group, a risk consultancy.

The U.S. State Department sought to downplay Tsai’s visit, describing it as “private and unofficial.”

Earlier in July, Tsai transited through New York — another major U.S. city — when she was on her way to the Caribbean. That visit saw her meeting members of the U.S. Congress as well as representatives from Taiwan’s 17 remaining diplomatic allies, and speaking at Columbia University. She also addressed a 1,000-strong crowd of supporters, according to the Taipei Times.

Her visits come at a low point in U.S.-China relations. In addition to sparring over trade, the world’s two biggest economies are also at loggerheads over Taiwan.

Washington’s ties with the self-ruled island are technically unofficial. But under the Taiwan Relations Act, “the United States shall provide Taiwan with arms of a defensive character.”


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Planning to travel while on Medicare? Make sure you have coverage at your destination

Assuming you’re on Medicare — most adults age 65 or older are — coverage away from home depends partly on where you travel to, along with whether you’re on basic Medicare or get your benefits through an Advantage Plan. And while travel medical insurance can be the solution to plugging holes in coverage, it’s worthwhile first determining whether you need it. Retirees who choose to stick with that coverage — instead of going with an Advantage Plan — typically pair their coverage with a stand-alone


Assuming you’re on Medicare — most adults age 65 or older are — coverage away from home depends partly on where you travel to, along with whether you’re on basic Medicare or get your benefits through an Advantage Plan. And while travel medical insurance can be the solution to plugging holes in coverage, it’s worthwhile first determining whether you need it. Retirees who choose to stick with that coverage — instead of going with an Advantage Plan — typically pair their coverage with a stand-alone
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Planning to travel while on Medicare? Make sure you have coverage at your destination

For many older Americans, retirement means freedom to explore beyond your backyard. Before you take off, however, check whether your health insurance travel with you. Assuming you’re on Medicare — most adults age 65 or older are — coverage away from home depends partly on where you travel to, along with whether you’re on basic Medicare or get your benefits through an Advantage Plan. It also can depend on whether the care you get is routine or due to an emergency. And while travel medical insurance can be the solution to plugging holes in coverage, it’s worthwhile first determining whether you need it. Original Medicare consists of Part A (hospital coverage) and Part B (outpatient care). Retirees who choose to stick with that coverage — instead of going with an Advantage Plan — typically pair their coverage with a stand-alone prescription-drug plan (Part D).

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If this is your situation, coverage while traveling in the U.S. and its territories is fairly straightforward: You can go to any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare (most do), whether for routine care or an emergency. It’s when you venture beyond U.S. borders that things get trickier. Generally speaking, Medicare does not provide any coverage when you’re not in the U.S. There are a few exceptions, such as when you’re on a ship within the territorial waters adjoining the country — within six hours of a U.S. port — or you’re traveling from state to state but the closest hospital to treat you is in a foreign country (i.e., you’re in Canada while heading to Alaska from the 48 contiguous states). About a third of retirees on original Medicare also purchase supplemental coverage through a Medigap policy (you cannot pair Medigap with an Advantage Plan). Those policies — which are standardized from state to state but vary in price — offer coverage for the cost-sharing parts of Medicare, such as copays and co-insurance.

Some Medigap policies — Plans C, D, F, G, M and N — offer coverage for travel. You pay a $250 annual deductible and then 20% of costs up to a lifetime maximum of $50,000. But, that amount may not go very far, depending on the type of medical services you need. “I tell our clients that a supplement is not designed for you to get a $50,000 surgery in France. It’s designed to get you healthy enough to get you back on U.S. soil to have the surgery,” said Roger Luchene, a Medicare agent with Hammer Financial Group in Schererville, Indiana. Also be aware that there is no overseas coverage through a Part D prescription drug plan. And, Medigap policies do not cover any costs related to Part D, whether you’re in the U.S. or elsewhere.

I tell our clients that a supplement is not designed for you to get a $50,000 surgery in France. It’s designed to get you healthy enough to get you back on U.S. soil to have the surgery. Roger Luchene Medicare agent with Hammer Financial Group

For retirees who get their Medicare benefits — Parts A, B and typically D — through an Advantage Plan, it’s important to check your coverage even if you’re not leaving U.S. soil. While these plans are required to cover your emergency care anywhere in the U.S., you may be on the hook for routine care outside of their service area. Or, other plans may let you visit out-of-network providers, but require you to pay more. “Check to see if your plan has some sort of U.S. coverage outside of your area,” said Elizabeth Gavino, founder of Lewin & Gavino in New York and an independent broker and general agent for Medicare plans. “The big carriers generally do, and depending on where you’re traveling, you could find in-network providers there.” More from Personal Finance:

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Retirees lose $3.4 trillion claiming Social Security too early Some Advantage Plans might also offer coverage for emergencies overseas, so it’s important to know whether your plan does and to what extent. Whether you have an Advantage Plan or original Medicare, travel medical insurance might be appropriate if you think your existing coverage is insufficient. “That type of insurance is not too expensive — maybe $90 for two weeks — and you can get a pretty substantial policy,” Gavino said. Such options are priced based on your age, the length of the coverage and the amount of it. On top of providing coverage for necessary health services, a policy typically includes extras such as non-medical required evacuation, lost luggage and even dental care required due to an injury. The plans typically come with a deductible — say, $250 or more — and coverage could range from about $50,000 in maximum benefits to upwards of $1 million or more. However, if you’re age 70 or older, you might face a lower lifetime maximum.

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56% of Americans don’t know how much they need to retire—here’s why that’s a problem

More than half (56%) of American adults don’t know how much money they’ll need to retire, according to data from Northwestern Mutual’s 2019 Planning & Progress Study. Without understanding how much money they’ll actually need, many people are failing to effectively save for retirement, Emily Holbrook, senior director of planning at Northwestern Mutual, tells CNBC Make It. Retirement doesn’t look the same for everyone and what works for your friend or neighbor may not be enough for you. “You need


More than half (56%) of American adults don’t know how much money they’ll need to retire, according to data from Northwestern Mutual’s 2019 Planning & Progress Study. Without understanding how much money they’ll actually need, many people are failing to effectively save for retirement, Emily Holbrook, senior director of planning at Northwestern Mutual, tells CNBC Make It. Retirement doesn’t look the same for everyone and what works for your friend or neighbor may not be enough for you. “You need
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56% of Americans don't know how much they need to retire—here's why that's a problem

More than half (56%) of American adults don’t know how much money they’ll need to retire, according to data from Northwestern Mutual’s 2019 Planning & Progress Study.

That’s alarming. Without understanding how much money they’ll actually need, many people are failing to effectively save for retirement, Emily Holbrook, senior director of planning at Northwestern Mutual, tells CNBC Make It.

Although there are general guidelines that detail how much you should aim to save, “it really comes down to a lot of specifics for people individually,” Holbrook says.

Retirement doesn’t look the same for everyone and what works for your friend or neighbor may not be enough for you. “You need to understand, how do you anticipate living life in retirement? Will you have expenses that go up, if you want to travel a lot, for example?” Holbrook asks. “What travel do you want to do? How does it align with what your spouse thinks about retirement plans? You need to not only have a rule of thumb, but really think through what retirement looks like to you.”


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Amazon workers are reportedly planning a Prime Day protest

Amazon employees in Minnesota are reportedly planning a strike on Prime Day this year, as the company is promoting its faster delivery options but not giving its workers enough credit, they say. Last year’s Prime Day was met with a massive strike by European employees that included workers in Spain, Poland, Germany, Italy and France. In the Minnesota facility, Bloomberg said workers, who are primarily East African Muslims, had been growing increasingly frustrated with Amazon not acknowledging th


Amazon employees in Minnesota are reportedly planning a strike on Prime Day this year, as the company is promoting its faster delivery options but not giving its workers enough credit, they say. Last year’s Prime Day was met with a massive strike by European employees that included workers in Spain, Poland, Germany, Italy and France. In the Minnesota facility, Bloomberg said workers, who are primarily East African Muslims, had been growing increasingly frustrated with Amazon not acknowledging th
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Amazon workers are reportedly planning a Prime Day protest

Amazon employees in Minnesota are reportedly planning a strike on Prime Day this year, as the company is promoting its faster delivery options but not giving its workers enough credit, they say.

Workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota, have plotted to stop working for six hours on July 15, when the 48-hour Prime Day extravaganza kicks off, Bloomberg reported Monday after speaking with one of the people organizing the strike.

Amazon didn’t immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment on this story.

Some engineers are planning to fly into Minnesota to join the strike, the report said. Activists there are going to be pushing Amazon to take action against things like climate change and giving more temporary workers the option to become full-time, it said.

In the past, Amazon has dealt with more worker retaliation in Europe, where labor unions have greater power. Last year’s Prime Day was met with a massive strike by European employees that included workers in Spain, Poland, Germany, Italy and France.

In the Minnesota facility, Bloomberg said workers, who are primarily East African Muslims, had been growing increasingly frustrated with Amazon not acknowledging their religious practices. Bloomberg reported organizers there ultimately were able to push Amazon to give workers lighter quotas during Ramadan and space for prayer. But they still think the labor conditions are too intense overall, it said.

The disruption on July 15, though it’s just planned for one area of the country, could empower other Amazon facilities to take a stand and do the same.

Though Amazon has raised its minimum wage for all U.S. employees to $15 per hour, the company has still been a target for its reportedly poor working conditions.

Read the full story from Bloomberg.


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Starbucks is planning to launch a Tie-Dye Frappuccino this week

Starbucks is launching its latest successor to the Unicorn Frappuccino on Wednesday: the Tie-Dye Frappuccino. The limited-time drink will only be in stores for five days — or as long as supplies last. Business Insider first reported Starbucks’ plans to sell the Tie-Dye Frappuccino and its launch date. The Instagram friendly Tie-Dye Frappuccino has already surfaced on the social media website as baristas post photos of their practice versions. One Starbucks employee who has been trained to make i


Starbucks is launching its latest successor to the Unicorn Frappuccino on Wednesday: the Tie-Dye Frappuccino. The limited-time drink will only be in stores for five days — or as long as supplies last. Business Insider first reported Starbucks’ plans to sell the Tie-Dye Frappuccino and its launch date. The Instagram friendly Tie-Dye Frappuccino has already surfaced on the social media website as baristas post photos of their practice versions. One Starbucks employee who has been trained to make i
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Starbucks is planning to launch a Tie-Dye Frappuccino this week

Starbucks is launching its latest successor to the Unicorn Frappuccino on Wednesday: the Tie-Dye Frappuccino.

The limited-time drink will only be in stores for five days — or as long as supplies last.

Business Insider first reported Starbucks’ plans to sell the Tie-Dye Frappuccino and its launch date.

The Instagram friendly Tie-Dye Frappuccino has already surfaced on the social media website as baristas post photos of their practice versions. One Starbucks employee who has been trained to make it told CNBC that it tastes similar to the banana flavor of Laffy Taffy candy.


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Credit Suisse is the sole bank tripped up by Fed stress test as rest get approval to boost payouts

Credit Suisse was the only Wall Street firm that didn’t sail through the Federal Reserve’s annual stress test, as competitors from J.P. Morgan Chase to Bank of America got approval to boost dividends and share buybacks. Credit Suisse has to keep its capital distributions at the 2018 level until it satisfies the Fed. Bank stocks climbed in after-market trading, with the exception of Credit Suisse, which fell 2.8% at 4.47 p.m.Apart from Credit Suisse, every bank won approval to boost shareholder p


Credit Suisse was the only Wall Street firm that didn’t sail through the Federal Reserve’s annual stress test, as competitors from J.P. Morgan Chase to Bank of America got approval to boost dividends and share buybacks. Credit Suisse has to keep its capital distributions at the 2018 level until it satisfies the Fed. Bank stocks climbed in after-market trading, with the exception of Credit Suisse, which fell 2.8% at 4.47 p.m.Apart from Credit Suisse, every bank won approval to boost shareholder p
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Credit Suisse is the sole bank tripped up by Fed stress test as rest get approval to boost payouts

Credit Suisse was the only Wall Street firm that didn’t sail through the Federal Reserve’s annual stress test, as competitors from J.P. Morgan Chase to Bank of America got approval to boost dividends and share buybacks.

The U.S. division of Zurich-based Credit Suisse has to fix problems the Fed found in its capital planning processes by Oct. 27, according to the Federal Reserve. Specifically, the Fed found weaknesses tied to assumptions the bank made for trading losses under a stressed scenario. Credit Suisse has to keep its capital distributions at the 2018 level until it satisfies the Fed.

In this year’s version of the regulator’s annual ritual, 18 of the biggest institutions operating in the U.S. had to show they can survive an economic downturn while maintaining the ability to make loans and continue paying out dividends. That hinges on a bank’s capital, or the difference between assets and liabilities, which acts as a cushion to absorb losses.

Bank stocks climbed in after-market trading, with the exception of Credit Suisse, which fell 2.8% at 4.47 p.m.

Apart from Credit Suisse, every bank won approval to boost shareholder payouts under the capital plans they submitted. Credit Suisse received a conditional non-objection, which is the same designation that Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley got last year. In the 2018 tests, the two U.S. investment banks fell below minimum capital levels under a stressed scenario.

Still, no bank failed the 2019 round of the Fed’s stress test, the second time that’s happened since it began the annual review in 2009. (The designation given to Credit Suisse is a kind of middle ground between passing and not passing.)

And overall, the results show a resilient banking industry compared to the depths of the financial crisis a decade ago, when the U.S. had to bail out lenders. The industry has bolstered the rigor of its planning for worst-case scenarios and more than doubled the capital it has to absorb losses to about $800 billion, according to the Fed.

“The stress tests have confirmed that the largest banks are both well capitalized and place a high priority on strong capital planning practices,” Randal Quarles, vice chair for supervision, said in a statement. “The results show that these firms and our financial system are resilient in normal times and under stress.”

Another embattled company, Deutsche Bank, passed this year’s stress test after failing last year. The U.S. division of Deutsche Bank made progress in fixing its issues related to data management and forecasting revenues and losses, according to a senior Fed official.

J.P. Morgan and Capital One reined in their initial capital plans by resubmitting their payout plans, using a so-called mulligan to stay above the required minimums, according to the Fed official.


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3 big tax planning takeaways from Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 2018 return

Say what you will about presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., but it looks like she’s getting some good tax advice. Warren released her 2018 tax return Wednesday. She filed jointly with her husband Bruce H. Mann, a professor at Harvard Law School. The two reported total income of $905,742 and paid total taxes of $230,965, according to the return. Here are a few tax planning takeaways from the senator’s 2018 return.


Say what you will about presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., but it looks like she’s getting some good tax advice. Warren released her 2018 tax return Wednesday. She filed jointly with her husband Bruce H. Mann, a professor at Harvard Law School. The two reported total income of $905,742 and paid total taxes of $230,965, according to the return. Here are a few tax planning takeaways from the senator’s 2018 return.
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3 big tax planning takeaways from Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 2018 return

Say what you will about presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., but it looks like she’s getting some good tax advice.

Warren released her 2018 tax return Wednesday. She filed jointly with her husband Bruce H. Mann, a professor at Harvard Law School.

The two reported total income of $905,742 and paid total taxes of $230,965, according to the return.

The couple didn’t get a refund. Rather, they owed the IRS $24,477 in taxes. They weren’t on the hook for underpayment penalties.

“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with her owing,” said Tim Steffen, CPA and director of advanced planning at Robert W. Baird & Co. “She makes estimated tax payments throughout the year, and we tell people that this makes the most sense — there are no penalties there.”

Here are a few tax planning takeaways from the senator’s 2018 return.


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Amazon’s new $90 Kindle is really good and includes a backlight for the first time

But you’ll want more storage if you’re planning to use the Audible audiobook feature. You can’t upgrade the storage, so the next best option is to consider the Kindle Paperwhite, which starts with 8 GB of storage. Also, the new Kindle it isn’t water resistant like the Kindle Paperwhite or $249 Kindle Oasis. Consider another model if you’re planning to read on an inner-tube in the pool or at the beach. It’s not a deal breaker, but it just didn’t feel as fluid as the experience on Amazon’s more ex


But you’ll want more storage if you’re planning to use the Audible audiobook feature. You can’t upgrade the storage, so the next best option is to consider the Kindle Paperwhite, which starts with 8 GB of storage. Also, the new Kindle it isn’t water resistant like the Kindle Paperwhite or $249 Kindle Oasis. Consider another model if you’re planning to read on an inner-tube in the pool or at the beach. It’s not a deal breaker, but it just didn’t feel as fluid as the experience on Amazon’s more ex
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Amazon's new $90 Kindle is really good and includes a backlight for the first time

There are a couple of things I wish Amazon changed. It still uses an old microUSB charger, one of the few I know of that still do. Most new gadgets have adopted the newer USB-C standard, which can help charge devices faster. Plus, I’m more likely to have a USB-C cord in my travel bag than a microUSB cable, even though the Kindle ships with one. It’s just a little less convenient.

The 4 GB of storage is plenty for me, since it still can hold thousands of books. But you’ll want more storage if you’re planning to use the Audible audiobook feature. You can’t upgrade the storage, so the next best option is to consider the Kindle Paperwhite, which starts with 8 GB of storage.

Also, the new Kindle it isn’t water resistant like the Kindle Paperwhite or $249 Kindle Oasis. Consider another model if you’re planning to read on an inner-tube in the pool or at the beach.

It doesn’t come with a case either. As a long-time Kindle owner I’ve found the screens can be prone to scratching if you leave them in a bag. I recommend buying the $30 fabric cover, which Amazon sells.

Finally, the interface felt slow to me at times, particularly when I was trying to back out of a book or move through the Kindle Store to find new books. It’s not a deal breaker, but it just didn’t feel as fluid as the experience on Amazon’s more expensive Kindles.


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Amazon’s new $90 Kindle is really good and includes a backlight for the first time

But you’ll want more storage if you’re planning to use the Audible audiobook feature. You can’t upgrade the storage, so the next best option is to consider the Kindle Paperwhite, which starts with 8 GB of storage. Also, the new Kindle it isn’t water resistant like the Kindle Paperwhite or $249 Kindle Oasis. Consider another model if you’re planning to read on an inner-tube in the pool or at the beach. It’s not a deal breaker, but it just didn’t feel as fluid as the experience on Amazon’s more ex


But you’ll want more storage if you’re planning to use the Audible audiobook feature. You can’t upgrade the storage, so the next best option is to consider the Kindle Paperwhite, which starts with 8 GB of storage. Also, the new Kindle it isn’t water resistant like the Kindle Paperwhite or $249 Kindle Oasis. Consider another model if you’re planning to read on an inner-tube in the pool or at the beach. It’s not a deal breaker, but it just didn’t feel as fluid as the experience on Amazon’s more ex
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Amazon's new $90 Kindle is really good and includes a backlight for the first time

There are a couple of things I wish Amazon changed. It still uses an old microUSB charger, one of the few I know of that still do. Most new gadgets have adopted the newer USB-C standard, which can help charge devices faster. Plus, I’m more likely to have a USB-C cord in my travel bag than a microUSB cable, even though the Kindle ships with one. It’s just a little less convenient.

The 4 GB of storage is plenty for me, since it still can hold thousands of books. But you’ll want more storage if you’re planning to use the Audible audiobook feature. You can’t upgrade the storage, so the next best option is to consider the Kindle Paperwhite, which starts with 8 GB of storage.

Also, the new Kindle it isn’t water resistant like the Kindle Paperwhite or $249 Kindle Oasis. Consider another model if you’re planning to read on an inner-tube in the pool or at the beach.

It doesn’t come with a case either. As a long-time Kindle owner I’ve found the screens can be prone to scratching if you leave them in a bag. I recommend buying the $30 fabric cover, which Amazon sells.

Finally, the interface felt slow to me at times, particularly when I was trying to back out of a book or move through the Kindle Store to find new books. It’s not a deal breaker, but it just didn’t feel as fluid as the experience on Amazon’s more expensive Kindles.


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