Google Fiber pulls out of Louisville

Google Fiber will end its service in Louisville on April 15, CNET first reported, but only after its method of installing fiber caused them to dig up streets that eventually left cables exposed. Service will remain and expand in the ten other areas where Google Fiber is operating, Google Fiber said in a blog post following the initial report Thursday. Now, Google Fiber uses a modified method that involves digging deeper trenches, at least six inches deep, so that cables do not pop out like they


Google Fiber will end its service in Louisville on April 15, CNET first reported, but only after its method of installing fiber caused them to dig up streets that eventually left cables exposed. Service will remain and expand in the ten other areas where Google Fiber is operating, Google Fiber said in a blog post following the initial report Thursday. Now, Google Fiber uses a modified method that involves digging deeper trenches, at least six inches deep, so that cables do not pop out like they
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Google Fiber pulls out of Louisville

Alphabet’s experiment in offering high speed internet service is leaving Louisville.

Google Fiber will end its service in Louisville on April 15, CNET first reported, but only after its method of installing fiber caused them to dig up streets that eventually left cables exposed.

Service will remain and expand in the ten other areas where Google Fiber is operating, Google Fiber said in a blog post following the initial report Thursday.

A Google Fiber spokesperson told CNET the problems in Louisville were unique to the construction method it used there, which involved digging trenches on the edges of roads that were two inches deep and filling them with rubbery liquid that turns solid. This method was meant to be a cheaper and faster alternative to the standard methods, reportedly allowing Google Fiber to get its service up and running in Louisville in five months and outpace AT&T’s internet service there.

Now, Google Fiber uses a modified method that involves digging deeper trenches, at least six inches deep, so that cables do not pop out like they did in Louisville. AT&T has used similar forms of shallow trench installation without the same issues, according to CNET.

Google Fiber would apparently have to rebuild its network in Louisville entirely to get the service up and running there again to a desired standard, “and that’s just not the right business decision for us,” Google Fiber said in its blog post. The company said it will not charge customers for their last two months of service and will “work with our customers and partners to minimize disruption.”

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Standard Chartered chief pushes back on report that its biggest shareholder is unhappy

Standard Chartered’s largest shareholder is “very supportive” of the company, chief executive Bill Winters said Wednesday, following a report that it is increasingly unhappy with his restructuring efforts. “They have been a very supportive shareholder throughout,” he told CNBC’s Geoff Cutmore at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “We have an extremely active dialogue with all of our large shareholders, of course including Temasek.” The FT also reported that Temasek would prefer an e


Standard Chartered’s largest shareholder is “very supportive” of the company, chief executive Bill Winters said Wednesday, following a report that it is increasingly unhappy with his restructuring efforts. “They have been a very supportive shareholder throughout,” he told CNBC’s Geoff Cutmore at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “We have an extremely active dialogue with all of our large shareholders, of course including Temasek.” The FT also reported that Temasek would prefer an e
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Standard Chartered chief pushes back on report that its biggest shareholder is unhappy

Standard Chartered’s largest shareholder is “very supportive” of the company, chief executive Bill Winters said Wednesday, following a report that it is increasingly unhappy with his restructuring efforts.

Singapore’s state-owned investment arm Temasek has been putting the bank under pressure, requesting more frequent briefings from executives and even mulling a position on the firm’s board, the Financial Times newspaper reported Monday, citing two people with knowledge of the matter.

But Winters on Wednesday pushed back against that report, saying “I’d be surprised if I read anything in the Financial Times which I hadn’t heard from them directly.”

“They have been a very supportive shareholder throughout,” he told CNBC’s Geoff Cutmore at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “We have an extremely active dialogue with all of our large shareholders, of course including Temasek.”

The FT also reported that Temasek would prefer an external replacement for Winters once he steps down as chief. It highlighted Piyush Gupta, chief executive of Singaporean bank DBS, as a preferred replacement.

Temasek had asked executives at the bank why it had been unable to generate close to the double-digit return on equity seen in Asian rivals, including DBS, according to the FT.


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‘We are in a worse place than we were a year ago,’ top fund manager says at Davos

Stock markets saw hefty falls at the end of 2018, accentuated by fears over the conflict and how it could affect global growth. Indeed, many indexes saw sharp corrections with some even entering official bear market territory. “(There’s) a lot of geopolitical risk between the U.S. and China — certainly we are in a worse place than we were a year ago,” Gilbert told CNBC in Switzerland. Meanwhile, Brexit talks are reaching an end game with the U.K. closing in on its official departure date of Marc


Stock markets saw hefty falls at the end of 2018, accentuated by fears over the conflict and how it could affect global growth. Indeed, many indexes saw sharp corrections with some even entering official bear market territory. “(There’s) a lot of geopolitical risk between the U.S. and China — certainly we are in a worse place than we were a year ago,” Gilbert told CNBC in Switzerland. Meanwhile, Brexit talks are reaching an end game with the U.K. closing in on its official departure date of Marc
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'We are in a worse place than we were a year ago,' top fund manager says at Davos

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A slew of geopolitical events over the last 12 months has meant the environment for investing has deteriorated notably since last year, a prominent name in U.K. finance told CNBC Monday.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Martin Gilbert, the co-CEO of British investment company Standard Life Aberdeen, gave the U.S.-China trade conflict and the Brexit impasse as two examples of how market sentiment has been impacted.

Since the last event in Davos, the U.S. has put tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods with Beijing responding with tariffs on $110 billion in U.S. goods — targeting politically important industries such as agriculture. Stock markets saw hefty falls at the end of 2018, accentuated by fears over the conflict and how it could affect global growth. Indeed, many indexes saw sharp corrections with some even entering official bear market territory.

“(There’s) a lot of geopolitical risk between the U.S. and China — certainly we are in a worse place than we were a year ago,” Gilbert told CNBC in Switzerland.

Meanwhile, Brexit talks are reaching an end game with the U.K. closing in on its official departure date of March 29. But U.K. leader Theresa May’s proposals have been overwhelmingly rejected by lawmakers, and the country is facing the prospect of leaving the EU without a formal agreement — something that business leaders and industry experts have been warning about since the negotiations began.

Gilbert warned that the global economy could face even more headwinds this year which could lead further fluctuations in the markets.


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Strong demand for Philippine global bond issue signals confidence, says national treasurer

The offering, also 2019’s first for an emerging market, attracted $4 billion in demand and signals investor confidence in the Southeast Asian economy, National Treasurer Rosalia de Leon told Reuters. The bonds, launched on Monday, carry a coupon of 3.75 percent and were priced at spread of US Treasurys plus 110 basis points, below guidance of plus 130 basis points amid strong demand, she said. The issue “demonstrates strong conviction from the global investor community” on the Philippines’ econo


The offering, also 2019’s first for an emerging market, attracted $4 billion in demand and signals investor confidence in the Southeast Asian economy, National Treasurer Rosalia de Leon told Reuters. The bonds, launched on Monday, carry a coupon of 3.75 percent and were priced at spread of US Treasurys plus 110 basis points, below guidance of plus 130 basis points amid strong demand, she said. The issue “demonstrates strong conviction from the global investor community” on the Philippines’ econo
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Strong demand for Philippine global bond issue signals confidence, says national treasurer

The Philippine government became the first in Asia to tap the global debt market in the new year, raising $1.5 billion in 10-year U.S. dollar bonds to help fund its 2019 spending plan.

The offering, also 2019’s first for an emerging market, attracted $4 billion in demand and signals investor confidence in the Southeast Asian economy, National Treasurer Rosalia de Leon told Reuters.

The bonds, launched on Monday, carry a coupon of 3.75 percent and were priced at spread of US Treasurys plus 110 basis points, below guidance of plus 130 basis points amid strong demand, she said.

The issue “demonstrates strong conviction from the global investor community” on the Philippines’ economic fundamentals and the depth of the country’s investor outreach, de Leon said in a statement.

Global investors across Asia, the United States and Europe took part in the bond issue, which was rated ‘Baa2’ by Moody’s and ‘BBB’ by both Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings.

Bank of China, JP Morgan and Standard Chartered Bank acted as joint global coordinators for the transaction, while Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and UBS were joint bookrunners.

The Philippines, one of Asia’s most active sovereign bond issuers, is raising funds to support the budget as President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration boosts infrastructure spending.

Manila’s borrowing plan includes samurai and panda bond offerings this year or in 2020. It is also exploring a first sterling bond sale.


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Amid shutdown, more TSA agents are calling in sick. Here’s what you need to know

Airport screeners are calling out sick in increasing numbers, while some workers are fretting about where their next paycheck will come from as a partial U.S. government shutdown enters its third week. Standard wait times are 30 minutes for standard checkpoints, and 10 minutes for TSA’s PreCheck. “We have seen some call outs over the holiday period and they have increased, but are causing minimal impact given there are 51,739 employees supporting the screening process,” the TSA told CNBC in a st


Airport screeners are calling out sick in increasing numbers, while some workers are fretting about where their next paycheck will come from as a partial U.S. government shutdown enters its third week. Standard wait times are 30 minutes for standard checkpoints, and 10 minutes for TSA’s PreCheck. “We have seen some call outs over the holiday period and they have increased, but are causing minimal impact given there are 51,739 employees supporting the screening process,” the TSA told CNBC in a st
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Amid shutdown, more TSA agents are calling in sick. Here's what you need to know

Airport screeners are calling out sick in increasing numbers, while some workers are fretting about where their next paycheck will come from as a partial U.S. government shutdown enters its third week.

The impact from thinner ranks at the country’s airports has had a minimal impact so far, according to the Transportation Security Administration, but the agency warned that travelers may have to wait longer at security lines. Standard wait times are 30 minutes for standard checkpoints, and 10 minutes for TSA’s PreCheck.

“We have seen some call outs over the holiday period and they have increased, but are causing minimal impact given there are 51,739 employees supporting the screening process,” the TSA told CNBC in a statement.

“Wait times may be affected depending on the number of call outs, however to date, screening wait times remain well within TSA standards,” the statement read.

TSA agents, air traffic controllers and customs and immigration officials, which screen travelers coming into the country, are among the some 420,000 federal employees who are still required to work amid the shutdown without pay. Other employees were furloughed.


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With consumer protections in limbo, here’s how you can guard your investments

One of the goals following the financial crisis has been to implement a uniform fiduciary standard for investors. Brokers-dealers follow another rule, known as the suitability standard, which is considered less rigorous. A financial professional following the suitability standard could put you in the more costly fund. If they were adhering to the fiduciary standard, they would not, Houlihan said. But coming up with one fiduciary standard for the industry has been slow.


One of the goals following the financial crisis has been to implement a uniform fiduciary standard for investors. Brokers-dealers follow another rule, known as the suitability standard, which is considered less rigorous. A financial professional following the suitability standard could put you in the more costly fund. If they were adhering to the fiduciary standard, they would not, Houlihan said. But coming up with one fiduciary standard for the industry has been slow.
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With consumer protections in limbo, here's how you can guard your investments

One of the goals following the financial crisis has been to implement a uniform fiduciary standard for investors.

That is essentially fancy language for requiring financial professionals to provide advice in their clients’ best interests. Currently, all registered investment advisors are required to act as fiduciaries. Brokers-dealers follow another rule, known as the suitability standard, which is considered less rigorous. That means that as long as the investment is appropriate for you, they can recommend it.

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But investments that are just suitable can be much more expensive for the investor, said Patti Houlihan, president and CEO of Houlihan Financial Resource Group and a member of the Committee for the Fiduciary Standard.

For example, you could have a choice between two similar funds, and one could have a much larger expense ratio, or costs associated with running the fund, compared with the other investment.

A financial professional following the suitability standard could put you in the more costly fund. If they were adhering to the fiduciary standard, they would not, Houlihan said.

But coming up with one fiduciary standard for the industry has been slow. The SEC first published a study on the subject in January 2011.

Though the SEC was authorized to propose a rule, the Labor Department pushed ahead with its own version that would have applied solely to retirement accounts. That regulation, however, was scrapped last year.


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Tips for making your last-minute year-end donations

If giving to charity is still on your agenda for 2018, there’s still a window of time for you to make that year-end donation. Of note, new tax rules have made it more difficult to get a deduction for your donations. That is because the standard deduction is so much higher — about $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for married couples who file jointly. must push you over the standard deduction in order for you to itemize on your tax return. There are rules you need to pay attention to, such as w


If giving to charity is still on your agenda for 2018, there’s still a window of time for you to make that year-end donation. Of note, new tax rules have made it more difficult to get a deduction for your donations. That is because the standard deduction is so much higher — about $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for married couples who file jointly. must push you over the standard deduction in order for you to itemize on your tax return. There are rules you need to pay attention to, such as w
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Tips for making your last-minute year-end donations

If giving to charity is still on your agenda for 2018, there’s still a window of time for you to make that year-end donation.

However, if you make a mistake, your gift might not count for the 2018 tax year.

Of note, new tax rules have made it more difficult to get a deduction for your donations. That is because the standard deduction is so much higher — about $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for married couples who file jointly.

And your donations (plus any other deductions such as mortgage interest, etc.) must push you over the standard deduction in order for you to itemize on your tax return.

A congressional report earlier this year estimated that just 18 million households would itemize this year, down from 46.5 million in 2017.

If you’re one of them, you need to get started now.

“We’re running out of time, so you need to do it earlier rather than later,” said Michael Duffy, director of the Strategic Wealth Advisory Group at Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Investment Group.

There are rules you need to pay attention to, such as whether you’re giving to charity or to friends and family, and how you’re giving, such as cash, securities or tangible property.


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UK banks may have been used for Iran payments related to Huawei: WSJ

British banks Standard Chartered and HSBC were reportedly among financial institutions misled by Chinese technology giant Huawei into funneling illicit payments from Iran, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing sources familiar with the matter. According to the Journal, Huawei allegedly used a third-party intermediary — a small Hong Kong-based technology firm called Skycom — to channel payments between the company and Iran. The Journal reported that a spokesman for Huawei declined to


British banks Standard Chartered and HSBC were reportedly among financial institutions misled by Chinese technology giant Huawei into funneling illicit payments from Iran, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing sources familiar with the matter. According to the Journal, Huawei allegedly used a third-party intermediary — a small Hong Kong-based technology firm called Skycom — to channel payments between the company and Iran. The Journal reported that a spokesman for Huawei declined to
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UK banks may have been used for Iran payments related to Huawei: WSJ

British banks Standard Chartered and HSBC were reportedly among financial institutions misled by Chinese technology giant Huawei into funneling illicit payments from Iran, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing sources familiar with the matter.

According to the Journal, Huawei allegedly used a third-party intermediary — a small Hong Kong-based technology firm called Skycom — to channel payments between the company and Iran. The Journal reported that a spokesman for Huawei declined to comment.

Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was arrested during a layover in Vancouver, Canada on Dec. 1 at the request of U.S. authorities. Beijing has threatened unspecified “severe consequences” if Canadian courts don’t release Meng, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei. Meng returns to court for a bail hearing Monday.

Both HSBC and Standard Chartered are based in the U.K., and both have been under scrutiny from global regulators for past money-laundering violations. The two banks also have had federal monitors in place to watch for the types of transactions described in the Huawei filings — but neither bank has been accused of any wrongdoing as part of this case.

Responding to CNBC, Standard Chartered declined to comment but clarified that the bank was not a target of investigations related to Huawei. HSBC also declined to comment on the WSJ story.

“The US Department of Justice has confirmed that HSBC is not under investigation in this case,” said Stuart Levey, Chief Legal Officer at HSBC in a response to an email from CNBC.

Huawei has also been under U.S. government scrutiny since 2012 for a wide range of purported issues, such as alleged government-supported cyber espionage, intellectual property theft and violations of sanctions, including those related to Iran.

According to the court case outlined on Friday, Huawei executives allegedly knew of an investigation into sanctions violations as early as 2017, and had been “altering their travel patterns to avoid any travel to or through the United States.” Meng’s attorney has countered that trade-war tensions were responsible for the travel changes.


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How to clear up any confusion about the new tax-law changes

Numerous questions are whirling because of the changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Plenty of those queries involve misconceptions about applying the new tax rules and finding tax savings opportunities. Certified financial planner Barry Glassman, founder and president of Glassman Wealth Services, and Tom Stringfellow, CFP and president of Frost Investment Advisors, offered their expertise on the confusion surrounding the tax issues. “Most of our conversations [with clients] revolve around itemi


Numerous questions are whirling because of the changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Plenty of those queries involve misconceptions about applying the new tax rules and finding tax savings opportunities. Certified financial planner Barry Glassman, founder and president of Glassman Wealth Services, and Tom Stringfellow, CFP and president of Frost Investment Advisors, offered their expertise on the confusion surrounding the tax issues. “Most of our conversations [with clients] revolve around itemi
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How to clear up any confusion about the new tax-law changes

Numerous questions are whirling because of the changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Plenty of those queries involve misconceptions about applying the new tax rules and finding tax savings opportunities.

Certified financial planner Barry Glassman, founder and president of Glassman Wealth Services, and Tom Stringfellow, CFP and president of Frost Investment Advisors, offered their expertise on the confusion surrounding the tax issues.

“Most of our conversations [with clients] revolve around itemizing versus standard deductions,” Glassman said. “Taxpayers understand that they have to pay taxes; what they don’t want are surprises, and a lot of people are going to be really surprised that they’re using the standard deduction and they’re not going to get credit for their charitable deductions or any medical expenses.”

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Glassman is urging his clients to take the necessary time to do some year-end tax planning to figure out if their itemized deductions will be enough to exceed what they get via a standard deduction.

He suggests using a tax software program to get a handle on the impact. “It will show you what this year’s tax will look like, based on last year’s information,” Glassman said.


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6 last-minute tips that will trim your 2018 tax bill

If you’re hoping to trim your tax bill and ramp up your savings for 2018, you have about three weeks to call your accountant and get your act together. It has been a busy year for taxpayers and accountants, as the end of 2018 signals the first year under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. In all, the tax overhaul roughly doubled the standard deduction to $12,000 for single filers ($24,000 for married-filing-jointly), eliminated personal exemptions and limited itemized deductions. Despite the changes to


If you’re hoping to trim your tax bill and ramp up your savings for 2018, you have about three weeks to call your accountant and get your act together. It has been a busy year for taxpayers and accountants, as the end of 2018 signals the first year under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. In all, the tax overhaul roughly doubled the standard deduction to $12,000 for single filers ($24,000 for married-filing-jointly), eliminated personal exemptions and limited itemized deductions. Despite the changes to
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6 last-minute tips that will trim your 2018 tax bill

If you’re hoping to trim your tax bill and ramp up your savings for 2018, you have about three weeks to call your accountant and get your act together.

It has been a busy year for taxpayers and accountants, as the end of 2018 signals the first year under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

In all, the tax overhaul roughly doubled the standard deduction to $12,000 for single filers ($24,000 for married-filing-jointly), eliminated personal exemptions and limited itemized deductions.

Despite the changes to the tax law, there are still opportunities to shore up your 2018 finances. Here’s what to consider.


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