Older Sonos speakers will stop receiving updates in May, so here’s what you should do

Older Sonos speakers will stop receiving software updates, including new features, in May, the company said this week. That means someone who has multiple speakers around their home, including newer and older products, will still be affected. A system that has older speakers in it, like the Play:5, won’t get updates with new features, even if there are newer speakers being used. Sonos said people who own the older products can keep using the older speaker in their system, but the new speakers wo


Older Sonos speakers will stop receiving software updates, including new features, in May, the company said this week.
That means someone who has multiple speakers around their home, including newer and older products, will still be affected.
A system that has older speakers in it, like the Play:5, won’t get updates with new features, even if there are newer speakers being used.
Sonos said people who own the older products can keep using the older speaker in their system, but the new speakers wo
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Older Sonos speakers will stop receiving updates in May, so here's what you should do

Older Sonos speakers will stop receiving software updates, including new features, in May, the company said this week. This includes popular products like the first-generation Play:5 speaker, launched in 2009, and earlier devices.

Sonos said it’s retiring the old products because “they have been stretched to their technical limits in terms of memory and processing power.”

It may affect a lot of people. Sonos said 92% of the products it has ever shipped are still in use. That means someone who has multiple speakers around their home, including newer and older products, will still be affected. A system that has older speakers in it, like the Play:5, won’t get updates with new features, even if there are newer speakers being used.

Sonos said people who own the older products can keep using the older speaker in their system, but the new speakers won’t receive updates either. A spokesperson told CNBC this is because all speakers on run on the same software, so an older one will lag the system behind if it’s still in use.

Sonos told CNBC in May it will launch a way for customers to segment the older products into a separate speaker group, which won’t receive updates, while another group of newer products will continue to get new software.

Finally, Sonos said it will offer customers who own its older products a 30% discount toward any new product. If someone takes that deal, the old speaker will go into recycle mode and will remove all personal information. Customers can then send it back to Sonos (it will pay for shipping) for recycling or drop it off at any electronics recycling center.


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Climate experts demand world leaders stop ‘walking away from the science’

Demonstrators shut down the corner of Randolph and Clark streets as part of a protest demanding government action on climate change in Chicago on October 7, 2019. DAVOS, SWITZERLAND – Scientists and climate activists from around the world have called on policymakers and business leaders to urgently take action in line with scientific consensus on the climate emergency. Speaking at the launch of the ‘Unite Behind The Science’ campaign at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, clima


Demonstrators shut down the corner of Randolph and Clark streets as part of a protest demanding government action on climate change in Chicago on October 7, 2019.
DAVOS, SWITZERLAND – Scientists and climate activists from around the world have called on policymakers and business leaders to urgently take action in line with scientific consensus on the climate emergency.
Speaking at the launch of the ‘Unite Behind The Science’ campaign at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, clima
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Climate experts demand world leaders stop 'walking away from the science'

Demonstrators shut down the corner of Randolph and Clark streets as part of a protest demanding government action on climate change in Chicago on October 7, 2019.

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND – Scientists and climate activists from around the world have called on policymakers and business leaders to urgently take action in line with scientific consensus on the climate emergency.

Speaking at the launch of the ‘Unite Behind The Science’ campaign at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, climate change experts warned Monday that political inaction over climate change would not be acceptable.

“Scientists want to make clear that every single policy, business and investment decision worldwide must follow the path that gives the world a fighting chance of limiting global warming to 1.5ºC and lead to the most livable future possible,” organizers of the Unite Behind The Science campaign said in a statement.

The four-day January get-together of world leaders, CEOs and investors is set to begin Tuesday, with this year’s theme scheduled to focus on the intensifying climate crisis.

“We cannot accept insufficient action anymore,” Professor Gail Whiteman, founder of Arctic Basecamp and director of the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business at Lancaster University, said in a statement.

“If we’re united behind the science then every decision, every investment, every behavior should be based on what is taking us in the right direction.”

“If you decide to invest in and continue to produce fossil fuels, you are walking away from science,” Whiteman said.


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Wealthy investors see nothing that will stop this relentless bull market

He is far from the only one who sees no reason the relentless bull market has to end. The percentage of investors who indicated a belief that the business cycle is currently in an expansion went up to 34%, from 20% in Q4 2019. The E-Trade survey was conducted between Jan. 2 and Jan. 10 among an online U.S. sample of 909 self-directed active investors. The E-Trade survey does find investors pursuing a relative valuation strategy when it comes to international equities, which were out of favor las


He is far from the only one who sees no reason the relentless bull market has to end.
The percentage of investors who indicated a belief that the business cycle is currently in an expansion went up to 34%, from 20% in Q4 2019.
The E-Trade survey was conducted between Jan. 2 and Jan. 10 among an online U.S. sample of 909 self-directed active investors.
The E-Trade survey does find investors pursuing a relative valuation strategy when it comes to international equities, which were out of favor las
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Wealthy investors see nothing that will stop this relentless bull market

A man runs past the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Bloomberg

There already have been six new all-time highs for stocks in the 12 trading days of 2020, putting the S&P 500 up close to 3% since the year started. After a 2019 in which the equity index gained over 30%, is it too much too fast? Not according to hedge fund billionaire David Tepper. He may have used the wrong beast to refer to the raging bull market, but he told CNBC on Friday, “I love riding a horse that’s running.” He is far from the only one who sees no reason the relentless bull market has to end. A new survey of Americans with at least $1 million in a brokerage account and who trade stocks regularly on their own shows that the majority are upbeat on the U.S. economy and stocks. Just a quarter ago that was not the case. In Q4 of last year, even as stocks gained, millionaires were cautious and possibly worried about a repeat of the plunge in the fourth quarter of 2018. Now 76% of these wealthy investors grade the U.S. economy highly, and there has been a 16% increase in investors who expect the market to rise by as much as 5% this quarter, according to an E-Trade Financial quarterly survey provided exclusively to CNBC. The fears of a recession stoked by the inverted yield curve, sluggish global growth, and the ups and downs in the trade war headlines that created uncertainty for much of 2019, are no longer weighing on the investor outlook. Rather than viewing the continued gains as a reason to pull back, something closer to fear of missing out has taken hold of the market. The percentage of investors who indicated a belief that the business cycle is currently in an expansion went up to 34%, from 20% in Q4 2019. The majority continue to describe the cycle as being at a peak (54%).

Investors in risk-taking mode

“Investors are more open to risk taking at this point,” said Mike Loewengart, vice president of investment strategy at E-Trade. “If the environment is encouraging and conducive to additional gains, they want to be part of it.” Twenty-nine percent of these investors said they plan to make changes to their portfolio allocations in Q1, up from 21% in Q4 2019, which Loewengart attributed primarily to annual rebalancing, though he added, “it’s encouraging to see investors not just hiding out in cash.” Loewengart said while it is hard to ignore the fact that the record expansion run for stocks is now over a decade, there are reasons why investors are more comfortable. While an election year can introduce volatility, it also should lead the Federal Reserve to be consistent in messaging in an effort to stay out of politics. “The Fed will be in an accommodative posture for the year and you couple that with other elements — progress on the trade war and a tight labor market, decent consumer metrics — and all of it points to additional opportunities in equities,” the E-Trade official said. “And millionaire investors don’t want to miss out.” The E-Trade survey was conducted between Jan. 2 and Jan. 10 among an online U.S. sample of 909 self-directed active investors. The millionaire data set, provided exclusively to CNBC, is comprised of 197 investors with $1 million or more of investable assets.

Reasons to be cautious

Billionaire Tepper told CNBC on Friday that at some point, “the market will get to a level that I will slow down that horse and eventually get off.” And to be sure, there are reasons to be cautious. The S&P 500 has not been valued this richly since 2002 (by at least one measure, it has never been so high). Much of last year’s gains were fueled by multiple expansion rather than improved business performance. And it has been running red-hot, up 11% in the past three months. “You can’t keep on expanding multiples. You have to have earnings follow in a meaningful way,” said long-time bull and Wharton financial professor Jeremy Siegel to CNBC on Friday. “At this point, we have not seen earnings following a meaningful way.” Siegel said the market is becoming more and more vulnerable to a 10% sell-off. “Any little thing could trip things up. You know, earnings disappointments. … whatever bump that happens. Is Iran completely over? Is it solved? Do we have nothing to worry about in Europe or anywhere else internationally?” More than 8% of the S&P 500 index has reported quarterly results so far, according to FactSet, and 72% of those companies posted better-than-expected earnings. “We didn’t have much in the way of earnings growth last year,” Chris Marx, senior investment strategist for equities at AllianceBernstein, told CNBC on Friday. “But we do expect to see reasonable earnings growth if people’s confidence holds up, and that should be constructive for the market.”

Loewengart said there are signs of cautious optimism in the E-Trade survey response. While the percentage of millionaires who expect the market to rise this quarter reached 58% (up from 42% in Q4 2019), the vast majority of the bulls (45%) expect at most a 5% gain. “To me that’s a realistic take,” he said. Market watchers have been closely eyeing a “massive rotation into value” and out of momentum stocks — value stocks have outperformed growth stocks in recent months after years of underperformance. The wealthy investors surveyed by E-Trade indicated increased interest in dividend stocks (up from 34% to 41%) and slightly less interest in fixed-income exposure (down from 31% to 26%). “Millionaires are more experienced and recognize dividend payers will be more fundamentally sound stocks. We see investors wanting to participate in the market after the considerable gains we’ve had, and they want to do it in the fundamentally strong franchise names,” Loewengart said. But the survey does find investors turning away from some of the most defensive stock market plays. On a sector-by-sector attractiveness basis, the biggest declines in interest quarter over quarter were in utilities and consumer staples. And information tech (49%) and health care (48%) remain the sectors that investors think have the most potential. Millionaire investors by the numbers 69%: Of millionaire investors describe themselves as bullish. 69%: Of all investors age 55 and older are bullish. 53%: Of all investors age 25-34 are bullish. 58%: Of millionaires expect the market to rise in Q1, up from 42% in Q4. 40%: Are interested in markets outside the U.S. in Q1, up from 29% in the final quarter of 2019. 65%: Of all investors age 25-34 are interested in markets outside the U.S. 28%: Of all investors age 55 and older are interested in markets outside the U.S. 17%: The decline among investors saying consumer staples offered the most potential, from 38% in Q4 to 21% this quarter. 49%: Say the information technology sector offers the most potential this quarter. Health care (48%) is second. Gains have been dominated by a handful of big tech stocks — Alphabet became the latest to reach a trillion-dollar valuation on Thursday and some on Wall Street expect that trillion-dollar march to slow from here. Loewengart said concerns about a rally led by stock multiple expansion rather than earnings strength should be taken into account, but those fears can be countered by a market now led by dominant technology companies and a technology industry that did not exist a few decades ago and continues to experience significant growth. “The dominant tech names are still growing. … For now, with accommodative conditions in place, it stands to reason these dominant companies are well-positioned to produce.” He said the sector data “speaks to the fact that investors want to take more risks now. There’s still interest in tech, if a little less,” the E-Trade official said. The E-Trade survey does find investors pursuing a relative valuation strategy when it comes to international equities, which were out of favor last year. Forty percent of millionaires said the health of markets outside the U.S. appeals to them this quarter, up from 29% in Q4 2019. “Overseas we’ve got accommodative policy from central banks around the globe mitigating some risks, progress on the Brexit front and the trade deal in the U.S., and let’s not forget the fundamental metrics for international are compelling when compared to the U.S.,” Loewengart said. Over the past 12 months, the U.S. stock market has roughly doubled the rest of the world’s stock market return. Private equity giant KKR recently wrote that there are opportunities elsewhere as U.S. investors already have priced in a “robust economic recovery” while its models suggest “only a modest recovery” for corporate earnings that have been in recession for what could be the fourth straight quarter to start 2020.

Fear of missing out


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Analysts raise Apple price targets but warn inflated expectations ‘may make the music stop’

Adam Jeffery | CNBCMorgan Stanley and Nomura analysts on Friday raised their price targets for Apple stock as the tech giant’s shares continue to surge. However, the latter cautioned that inflated iPhone 12 expectations “may make the music stop” and questioned market enthusiasm about a “5G supercycle.” In analyst notes published early on Friday, Morgan Stanley increased its price target for Apple from $296 per share to $368 per share while Nomura lifted its projection from $225 per share to $280


Adam Jeffery | CNBCMorgan Stanley and Nomura analysts on Friday raised their price targets for Apple stock as the tech giant’s shares continue to surge.
However, the latter cautioned that inflated iPhone 12 expectations “may make the music stop” and questioned market enthusiasm about a “5G supercycle.”
In analyst notes published early on Friday, Morgan Stanley increased its price target for Apple from $296 per share to $368 per share while Nomura lifted its projection from $225 per share to $280
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Analysts raise Apple price targets but warn inflated expectations 'may make the music stop'

FAANG stocks displayed at the Nasdaq. Adam Jeffery | CNBC

Morgan Stanley and Nomura analysts on Friday raised their price targets for Apple stock as the tech giant’s shares continue to surge. However, the latter cautioned that inflated iPhone 12 expectations “may make the music stop” and questioned market enthusiasm about a “5G supercycle.” In analyst notes published early on Friday, Morgan Stanley increased its price target for Apple from $296 per share to $368 per share while Nomura lifted its projection from $225 per share to $280 per share.

The good

Apple’s stock is up a staggering 103% over the past 12 months, and Morgan Stanley analysts projected that it will continue to outperform its hardware peers based on peaking smartphone replacement cycles combined with the upcoming 5G product cycle. Morgan Stanley’s note highlighted that the iPhone replacement cycle has stretched to nearly four years since the market moved from subsidies to installment plans and the pace of technological change slowed. “However, longer battery life and upcoming 5G technology which will enable new functionality like Augmented Reality combined with aggressive trade-in offers that subsidize upgrades for existing iPhone owners suggest replacement cycles can’t stretch much further and may in fact begin to shrink,” the note said.

At the same time, Apple’s dependency on the iPhone for earnings has declined, with services and wearables now constituting 27% and 37% of profits, Morgan Stanley pointed out. The increased target is based on a higher full-year 2021 revenue base, increasing peer-driven price-to-earnings (P/E) multiples and the separation of Apple’s wearables, home and accessories products from the rest of its established hardware business, with a new and distinct multiple assigned to that business. Morgan Stanley’s implied P/E target was upped on this basis from 19.1 times to 22.2 times. A P/E ratio is an important metric used by traders to gauge the value of a stock.

The bad

Nomura’s price target increase was based on strengthening iPhone demands and orders suggesting that the iPhone 11 cycle will carry through 2020, with wearables offering an extra boost. However, Nomura analysts suggested that Apple’s current P/E ratio of 21 times earnings, up 4x since the iPhone 11 launched and 7x above its five-year average, was based primarily on market anticipation of a pending “5G supercycle,” which may be misguided. “We expect the $40-80 incremental BoM (bill of materials) cost to a 5G phone to be a barrier to adoption,” the note said, adding that “no link in the value chain — consumers, suppliers, operators, or Apple itself — is likely to shoulder that cost burden.”


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Epic Systems, a major medical records vendor, is warning customers it will stop working with Google Cloud

Account representatives from Epic Systems, one of the largest providers of medical record systems, have started calling customers with a clear message: We will not be pursuing further integrations with Google Cloud. They said the company decided to halt development with Google Cloud because it wasn’t seeing sufficient interest among its health system customers to warrant the investment. Privately held Epic is one of the largest electronic medical record companies in the U.S. The move comes as Go


Account representatives from Epic Systems, one of the largest providers of medical record systems, have started calling customers with a clear message: We will not be pursuing further integrations with Google Cloud.
They said the company decided to halt development with Google Cloud because it wasn’t seeing sufficient interest among its health system customers to warrant the investment.
Privately held Epic is one of the largest electronic medical record companies in the U.S.
The move comes as Go
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Epic Systems, a major medical records vendor, is warning customers it will stop working with Google Cloud

Account representatives from Epic Systems, one of the largest providers of medical record systems, have started calling customers with a clear message: We will not be pursuing further integrations with Google Cloud.

Epic’s reps told customers the company would instead focus its energies on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. They said the company decided to halt development with Google Cloud because it wasn’t seeing sufficient interest among its health system customers to warrant the investment.

The calls have come in the past few weeks, said three people with knowledge of the matter, and were directed to Epic’s hospital customers that use Google’s cloud-based technology either for medical research, data storage or for their basic IT operations, including file-sharing. These people declined to be named because they were not authorized to speak for their organizations on the matter.

Privately held Epic is one of the largest electronic medical record companies in the U.S. It sells its products, which include a digital equivalent of the traditional doctor’s paper medical chart as well as billing tools, into the largest hospital systems in the U.S. Epic installations are major undertakings, and can end up costing billions of dollars overall. Once installed, they become a core part of a hospital’s information systems and are seldom dislodged.

Epic’s decision is a blow to Google’s efforts to find new customer segments for its cloud products, as the company lags well behind Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure in market share for cloud computing. The company is hoping to catch up by landing big-name customers such as Mayo Clinic, and by stressing its artificial intelligence and machine-learning capabilities.

The move comes as Google is facing criticism from privacy advocates about its work with Ascension, one of the largest U.S. health systems. The news broke that a small number of Google employees had access to Ascension patients’ protected health information after the two organizations signed a deal to move health information into Google’s servers. Google has subsequently said that it is “super proud” of this work with Ascension, and that it hopes to leverage the data for good to develop technologies to detect disease earlier, as well as a tool for doctors and nurses to more easily search their medical record systems, including Epic.

Epic declined to comment on Google or any other vendor specifically but said it considers several factors when deciding which third-party technology providers to support.

“We invest substantial time and engineering effort in evaluating and understanding the infrastructure Epic runs on. Scalability, reliability, and security are important factors we consider when evaluating these underlying technologies,” said Epic’s vice president of research and development, Seth Hain, in a statement. He said Epic focuses on supporting “infrastructure the Epic community uses today and is likely to use in the future.”

A spokesperson for Google Cloud declined to comment on the relationship with Epic.

One of the health system customers who got the call said this could impact their data sharing and aggregation efforts going forward. This person said medical records providers such as Epic and its chief rival, Cerner, are picky with data-sharing standards, and withdrawing support for Google would make it risky for the hospital system to keep using it.

Epic isn’t alone in its move.

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Cerner decided against pursuing a data-storage relationship with Google despite being offered tens of millions of dollars in incentives. The company was on the hunt for a cloud vendor to help it store 250 million patient medical records. In the end, Cerner went with Amazon.

“We’ve historically seen hospital systems make these decisions independently of their medical record provider,” said Aneesh Chopra, the president of health-technology company CareJourney and the former chief technology officer of the United States. “It will be interesting to see if Epic’s thumb on the scale moves cloud market share.”


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The killing of Iran’s top general was a ‘wake-up call’ to Tehran, Saudi prince says

The U.S. airstrike that killed Iran’s top commander showed Tehran that it can’t get away with its provocations, but won’t stop the country from continuing with its agenda, a former chief of Saudi intelligence told CNBC. “This was a sort of a wake-up call to the Iranian government and the Iranian leadership that they can’t get away with it.” That’s because the Iranian leadership has an “agenda and a project,” he said. Tehran has used “surrogates” such as Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Houthis in Ye


The U.S. airstrike that killed Iran’s top commander showed Tehran that it can’t get away with its provocations, but won’t stop the country from continuing with its agenda, a former chief of Saudi intelligence told CNBC.
“This was a sort of a wake-up call to the Iranian government and the Iranian leadership that they can’t get away with it.”
That’s because the Iranian leadership has an “agenda and a project,” he said.
Tehran has used “surrogates” such as Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Houthis in Ye
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The killing of Iran's top general was a 'wake-up call' to Tehran, Saudi prince says

The U.S. airstrike that killed Iran’s top commander showed Tehran that it can’t get away with its provocations, but won’t stop the country from continuing with its agenda, a former chief of Saudi intelligence told CNBC.

“The taking out of (Qasem) Soleimani definitely has been an important step to check at least some of the ambitions of Iran after its very provocative actions in the past year,” Saudi Arabian Prince Turki Al-Faisal told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble.

“The attacks on the oil tankers, culminating in the attack on the Aramco facilities, and there was no response,” he said. “This was a sort of a wake-up call to the Iranian government and the Iranian leadership that they can’t get away with it.”

Tehran has denied involvement in both incidents.

However, Al-Faisal said the death of Soleimani would not halt Iran’s “agenda.

“It definitely was a very important step,” he said. “Whether it would stop further activities by Iran to use the methods that Soleimani was very clever in using — I don’t think so.”

That’s because the Iranian leadership has an “agenda and a project,” he said. “That project is to be the dominant representative, if you like, of all of Islam in the world.”

Tehran has used “surrogates” such as Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Houthis in Yemen to advance its project, he said.

“That is going to continue,” he predicted. “Maybe less efficiently than when Soleimani was alive, but inevitably, equally terroristic and, in my view, evil in its intent.”


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Google Maps keeps a detailed record of everywhere you go — here’s how to stop it

Google Maps tracks everywhere you go on your iPhone or Android phone, and then keeps a log of this information in a “Timeline” that shows you everywhere you’ve been. It’ll show you if you were driving, walking or on a train, and any pit stops you might have made during your journey. Sometimes this information can be useful, like if you want to remember the restaurant you ate at on Nov. 7 in New York City. (For me, it was Philippe Chow), and what you did before and after that. Here’s an example o


Google Maps tracks everywhere you go on your iPhone or Android phone, and then keeps a log of this information in a “Timeline” that shows you everywhere you’ve been.
It’ll show you if you were driving, walking or on a train, and any pit stops you might have made during your journey.
Sometimes this information can be useful, like if you want to remember the restaurant you ate at on Nov. 7 in New York City.
(For me, it was Philippe Chow), and what you did before and after that.
Here’s an example o
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Google Maps keeps a detailed record of everywhere you go — here's how to stop it

Google Maps tracks everywhere you go on your iPhone or Android phone, and then keeps a log of this information in a “Timeline” that shows you everywhere you’ve been.

This includes a creepy level of detail, like exactly when you left work, when you arrived at home, the exact route you took along the way, pictures you took in specific locations and more. It’ll show you if you were driving, walking or on a train, and any pit stops you might have made during your journey.

Sometimes this information can be useful, like if you want to remember the restaurant you ate at on Nov. 7 in New York City. (For me, it was Philippe Chow), and what you did before and after that.

Here’s an example of that day, including my stop for lunch, and a meeting I took with Snapchat on the Upper West side earlier in the day.


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New York AG files lawsuit to stop new Trump administration food stamp rule

The new rule would limit states from waiving those standards, instead restricting their use to those areas that have a 6% unemployment rate or higher. The national unemployment rate in October was 3.6% . The coalition said the rule undermines Congress’ intent for SNAP and that the USDA violated the federal rulemaking process. They also argue that the rule would impose significant regulatory burdens on states and harm states’ economies and residents. In the lawsuit, the states argue that the admi


The new rule would limit states from waiving those standards, instead restricting their use to those areas that have a 6% unemployment rate or higher.
The national unemployment rate in October was 3.6% .
The coalition said the rule undermines Congress’ intent for SNAP and that the USDA violated the federal rulemaking process.
They also argue that the rule would impose significant regulatory burdens on states and harm states’ economies and residents.
In the lawsuit, the states argue that the admi
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New York AG files lawsuit to stop new Trump administration food stamp rule

New York’s Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Thursday for what she called “unlawful changes” to the nation’s food stamp program that would “deny over 700,000 Americans access to basic food assistance.”

The lawsuit, joined by 13 attorneys general and the City of New York, challenges a United States Department of Agriculture rule that would limit states’ ability to extend benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as food stamps, beyond a three-month period for certain adults.

The USDA and the White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment from CNBC.

The rule change, set to go into effect on April 1, impacts people between the ages of 18 and 49 who are childless and not disabled. Under current rules, this group is required to work at least 20 hours a week for more than three months over a 36-month period to qualify for food stamps, but states have been able to create waivers for areas that face high unemployment.

The new rule would limit states from waiving those standards, instead restricting their use to those areas that have a 6% unemployment rate or higher. The national unemployment rate in October was 3.6% .

The coalition said the rule undermines Congress’ intent for SNAP and that the USDA violated the federal rulemaking process. They also argue that the rule would impose significant regulatory burdens on states and harm states’ economies and residents.

In the lawsuit, the states argue that the administration’s rule change would raise healthcare and homelessness costs.

“The federal government’s latest assault on vulnerable individuals is cruel to its core,” said James in a press release. “Denying access to vital SNAP benefits would only push hundreds of thousands of already vulnerable Americans into greater economic uncertainty. In so doing, states will have to grapple with rising healthcare and homelessness costs that will result from this shortsighted and ill-conceived policy.”


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Trump signs ‘phase one’ trade deal with China in push to stop economic conflict

Through the deal, the Trump administration aims to resolve some longstanding American concerns about Chinese trade abuses. President Donald Trump signed a partial trade deal with China on Wednesday as the world’s two largest economies try to contain an economic struggle. The Chinese leader called the trade deal “good for China, for the U.S. and for the whole world,” according to a translation. In other words, we’re negotiating with the tariffs,” Trump said. Still, the White House has said it wil


Through the deal, the Trump administration aims to resolve some longstanding American concerns about Chinese trade abuses.
President Donald Trump signed a partial trade deal with China on Wednesday as the world’s two largest economies try to contain an economic struggle.
The Chinese leader called the trade deal “good for China, for the U.S. and for the whole world,” according to a translation.
In other words, we’re negotiating with the tariffs,” Trump said.
Still, the White House has said it wil
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Trump signs 'phase one' trade deal with China in push to stop economic conflict

U.S. stocks rose Wednesday before the deal signing. Trump signed off on the agreement after lengthy remarks dishing on impeachment, golf, his 2016 victory, stock market gains, the Federal Reserve’s interest rate policy and July 4 fireworks.

Here are some of the deal’s core pieces ( read the full agreement here ):

The president signed the deal as the House prepared to send articles of impeachment to the Senate and kick-start a trial on whether to convict Trump and remove him from office.

The president said the U.S. and China are “righting the wrongs of the past and delivering a future of economic justice and security for American workers, farmers and families.” He added that the deal has “total and full enforceability.”

The deal takes steps to root out several practices that irked the White House and bipartisan members of Congress, including intellectual property theft and forced technology transfers, in exchange for Chinese market access, according to text released by the White House. It also details a $200 billion increase in Chinese purchases of U.S. goods over two years — a priority for Trump.

Through the deal, the Trump administration aims to resolve some longstanding American concerns about Chinese trade abuses. However, the accord appears to leave questions about how Washington and Beijing will enforce its terms and prevent further tensions.

President Donald Trump signed a partial trade deal with China on Wednesday as the world’s two largest economies try to contain an economic struggle.

President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He shake hands after signing the “phase one” of a US China trade agreement, in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday Jan. 15, 2020, in Washington.

The president thanked administration officials, Republican lawmakers, Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson, Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and current and former businessmen Steve Schwarzman, Nelson Peltz and Hank Greenberg, among dozens of people he recognized. Chinese officials stood silently next to the U.S. delegation as Trump spoke for nearly an hour before Chinese Vice Premier Liu He delivered a message from Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The Chinese leader called the trade deal “good for China, for the U.S. and for the whole world,” according to a translation. He wrote that “in the next step, the two sides need to implement the agreement in earnest.”

The phase one agreement marks a major step in efforts to rein in a more than 18-month trade war between Washington and Beijing. Trump has pushed to crack down on what he calls China’s abusive trade practices and follow through on one of his core campaign promises.

Investors have looked for signs the U.S. and China want to dial back a tariff crossfire that threatens to wallop the global economy. The deal signed Wednesday brings some welcome relief for businesses that feared the duties — though the bulk of them will stay in place.

“We’re leaving tariffs on, but I will agree to take those tariffs off if we are able to do ‘phase two.’ In other words, we’re negotiating with the tariffs,” Trump said.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told reporters Wednesday that the agreement has “real teeth” to address China’s trade practices, adding that the U.S. will be able to tell by the spring whether it is enforceable. He said American tariffs on Chinese goods will help the administration enforce the accord.

The U.S. aims to start talks on a second piece of the deal before the presidential election in November, Lighthizer said. Last week, Trump said he “might want to wait to finish ’til after the election, because by doing that, I think we can make a little bit better deal, maybe a lot better deal.”

Under the agreement, the Trump administration scrapped tariffs initially set to take effect last month. It also agreed to cut duties on $120 billion in products to 7.5%.

Still, the White House has said it will leave tariffs on another $250 billion in Chinese products in place for now. On Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said a second phase of the agreement that the U.S. hopes to strike could include more tariff relief.

“Just as in this deal there were certain rollbacks, in phase two there will be additional rollbacks,” he said, adding that China has “a big incentive to get back to the table and agree to the additional issues that are still unresolved.”


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Use this trick to stop spam messages from cluttering your iPhone inbox

GaudiLab | iStock | Getty ImagesYou might sometimes receive spam text messages on your iPhone. But Apple has a trick that sorts those messages outside of your main iMessage inbox so that they’re a little less annoying. Your spam messages might look like this:Spam message on an iPhone. The feature isn’t new, but I didn’t know about it until a colleague asked me how to block spam messages this morning. Now, when you receive a text message from someone you don’t know, they’ll appear in a separate t


GaudiLab | iStock | Getty ImagesYou might sometimes receive spam text messages on your iPhone.
But Apple has a trick that sorts those messages outside of your main iMessage inbox so that they’re a little less annoying.
Your spam messages might look like this:Spam message on an iPhone.
The feature isn’t new, but I didn’t know about it until a colleague asked me how to block spam messages this morning.
Now, when you receive a text message from someone you don’t know, they’ll appear in a separate t
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Use this trick to stop spam messages from cluttering your iPhone inbox

Man annoyed at his phone and computer. GaudiLab | iStock | Getty Images

You might sometimes receive spam text messages on your iPhone. They can be really difficult to permanently block, since spammers can use multiple numbers to keep getting messages into your iPhone’s inbox. But Apple has a trick that sorts those messages outside of your main iMessage inbox so that they’re a little less annoying. Your spam messages might look like this:

Spam message on an iPhone. CNBC

If you turn the feature on, you’ll see all of the text messages from people in your address book in one place, and all of the messages from unknown senders, including spam or text messages from people who aren’t in your address book, in a separate column. The feature isn’t new, but I didn’t know about it until a colleague asked me how to block spam messages this morning. So, here’s how to set it up: Open Settings on your iPhone.

Tap Messages.

Turn on the feature under “Message Filtering” called “Filter Unknown Senders.” Now, when you receive a text message from someone you don’t know, they’ll appear in a separate tab of your inbox like this:

You can sort out unknown messages, including spam, on your iPhone. Todd Haselton | CNBC


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