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this is blue bus broadcasting around the world and covering all aspects of our global economy in the 21st century and i'm sorry mom to say ok here in washington here's what's coming up today a phase one trade deal between the u.s. and china could be on the horizon but we have heard that before haven't we well jeffrey tucker the editorial director at the american institute for economic research joins us to discuss the possibility and what this is doing to flow bull market london's transportation regulator has stressed over their life to operate and the legal journalist molly barrows hopped in the driver's seat to tell us what this means for the writing sharing giant and more chinese law change companies are issuing their own cryptocurrency rather than focusing on general blocking applications crypto currency analyst pence one joins us to break down why this might be an issue with a packed show today so let's dive right in. a series of high profile mergers and acquisitions leads our global report today brokerage firm charles schwab announced on monday their official intent to buy rival t.d.
ameritrade in all stock deal worth $26000000000.00 t.d. ameritrade stockholders will receive $10837.00 shares in schwab for every share in t.d. held this would be a 17 percent premium over the stock's 30 day average price which was prior to the mission reports of the deal late last week since those report to the stock has shot up 16 percent with a 5 percent bump on monday alone schwab witnessed an 8 percent spike on the news as well. now we're going to transition from the finance world to the world of high fashion levittown moet hennessy has announced a deal to buy tiffany and company for a $16200000000.00 confirming the purchase that has been in the works for a few weeks l b m h will make the acquisition via an all cash deal pricing tiffany at $135.00 per share a lot of the purchase say the acquisition of tiffany will strengthen the mh is position in jewelry and further increase their presence in the united states on the news
stock and tiffany is up more than 6 percent while the m h is up a mere 1.5 percent and we're going to move into big pharma now swiss drug maker novartis will take over the medicines company in an effort to secure a cholesterol lowering injection called include the deal puts them in a position to better compete with their rivals no artists will pay a $9700000000.00 or $85.00 per share for the transaction now the medicines company shareholders will receive a 24 percent premium over friday's closing price after the deal was made public the medicines company stock spiked more than 20 percent with the virus holding steady up just half a percent and lastly well it's not all good news here in the story hewlett packard on sunday again rebuffed xerox attempts to acquire the company for $33000000000.00 and refused to open their books to the copy machine giant h.p. contends the offer significantly undervalued their company and expressed
uncertainty as to whether xerox could raise the money for the purchase last week xerox said that if h.p. was unwilling to hold talks they would look at the possibility of a hostile takeover. according to guidelines issued by the government china fed it will raise penalties on intellectual property that this is an attempt to address a major sticking point in the ongoing us china trade war and world 2nd largest economy is also looking to lower the threshold for criminal punishments for those who steal i p. the u.s. wants china to crack down on ip theft and to stop forcing american companies to hand over their commercial secrets as a condition of doing business there the 2 countries are working toward a phase one trade deal they're very close to signing that agreement the global times also treated china in the u.s. are close to that phase one trade deal and china remains committed to continuing talks for a phase 2 or even a phase 3 deal with the u.s. earlier today when asked about that trade deal chinese ministry of foreign affairs spokes person reiterated china stands on the equality and mutual stance.
regarding the china u.s. treaty as you our stance is clear and consistent we hope the u.s. side will meet us halfway find a solution that is acceptable to both sides based on equality and mutual respect and serves the interests of both countries and the world but the partial deal leaves the more controversial issues for later discussions this leaves us in beijing officials lawmakers and even trade experts doubting that a phase 2 deal will even be signed by next year a chinese official told reuters it's trump who wants to find these deals not us we can wait reuters also reported signing the phase one deal could slide into next year as beijing demands for removal of more tariffs beijing officials don't anticipate discussing a phase 2 deal before the u.s. alexion in part because they want to see if trump actually wins a 2nd term for more on the ongoing issues regarding the u.s.
china trade war and the u.s. acquisitions that we just spoke about we bring in the editorial director at the american institute for economic research jeffrey tucker jeffrey thanks so much for joining us today i want to dive right in and start with the ongoing trade war contrary to media reports both sides are saying that they're close to a phase one deal but will we see the signing of that partial deal before the end of this year. i think it's likely they'll be some cosmetic deal if not before the end of the or maybe for the 1st. just for political reasons for hopes that markets can begin to calm down but i don't really think it's going to amount to anything so here's what's really important to keep your eye on here what china wants is a lowering of the tariff barriers so that then they can stop this retaliate retaliatory measures that matters more than anything else the trumpet ministration does not want to budge any aspect of the terrace at all this is very critical to understand
the tariffs were never really a bargaining chip they were always a policy that trump wants in fact he thinks the tariffs are as great contribution to the world you know he's reversing 60 years of american trade policy and he thinks that makes him awesome and it's wonderful and not only that he believes that they're actually working for the american economy despite all the evidence and nobody can convince them otherwise and i'm sure this is a very important let me as he has a lot of people are saying and even the chinese whom i've spoken to before about this trade war i've been following this for since the start of it are saying that they expect the terrorists or at least some of them to remain in place even if a deal is signed do you believe that. yes i do believe this i don't think there's going to be any movement now they may not get worse but all of the existing tariffs are expensive to trump sat out to do years ago he said that even during campaigns of what he promises what he wants he loves the revenue and he thinks are good for the american economy again despite all evidence so i don't think there's any chance
for for china to win on this tariff thing and this is this is an implacable position by the trumpet ministration it's time that wall street and world markets deal with it tariffs are u.s. policy you mentioned something about. to go shares way to deceive tribes going to win elections i mean that i think is really true they don't want this guy to continue this and by the way i don't either i mean i think this is this is a crazy policy and i'm in fact i'm speaking for practically every important trader in the world every market watcher and certainly almost every economist through that with the exception of the 2 or 3 that are working for the trump administration these tariffs are very. now what is here's the other questions like what does trump want from china and i can tell you what they want what he wants he wants china to bail him out of the problem the u.s. has right now in massive grain surpluses especially in soybeans right so the u.s. has the industrial policy that is massively over producing soybeans and corn and
we're looking for markets for these things they want china to buy a bunch of slavery in that nobody can really watch so this is the center of the problem well jeffrey and i think it's interesting that you mentioned the what he wants you know one of the big issues that has been mentioned is ip theft and one of the big concessions that china is now looking at is raising penalties on ip theft and now this seems to be a very controversial issue of course but is this part of phase one or is it moving towards phase 2 i mean is this going to move the needle when it comes to coming up with a deal here for china ok so travis made a big deal about this ip theft and by the way it's very popular in the twitter sphere everybody. still you know people the way america owns no ip these are all private companies that own their own ip. here is beholden to tim cook you know that don't you mean trump is beholden to them because he doesn't want to steal any of his any of the ip there's no doubt about that you know. that's all fine but you know here's the here's the worst thing that china could ever do is adopt us ip law
all right so our patent system is a gigantic mess nobody understands it's full of trolls it choose the expense of a cause billions and billions of tens of billions of years ago your. idea that china should adopt a us ip laws particulars of potatoes for pharmaceuticals is utterly absurd so what trump is china to do is to just send out a propaganda message we're going to stop stealing but by the way the bush has to be clear what we're talking about here and a global information age where everything can be reverse engineered you know the demand that china somehow comply with us i p strictures is really hindering their industrial development i mean that's just that's ridiculous it's really rude and i mean it really is ip and with the us trying to kind of reconstruct china and what it stands for it seems but i want to ask you about the markets that have been pretty much their highest level amid some trade uncertainty right there roller
coaster but is there any interest for donald trump to complete the trade war when markets have still been seeing some record highs he still touting the state of the economy of the united states what do you think. well i think you've asked a very interesting question i've thought about this a lot i mean and general in a macroeconomic sense yes on employment looks good the market's him to reach the new highs and to me that's a tremendous credit for the power of the global economy to overcome every attempt to mess it up i mean to me that's like a tribute to the power of markets however if you look at a much more granular levels things like the u.s. wind power industry or the steel industry and people reliance feels like a wall street journal article this morning on a keg company that looks like it's going to have to shut its doors because the price of steel is going way up and they're losing their markets i mean at a grand level a lot of people in particular agriculture everybody is suffering from this trade or so macroeconomic lee it doesn't seem to be like causing
a great depression like smoot hawley or something like that on the other hand there is a lot of damage being done at a much more micro level and it certainly has done nothing to restore america's manufacturing base that's for sure that is true and people are afraid of the ard word recession hopefully it doesn't come to that but you know a lot of a lot of hands are pointing at that unfortunately jeffrey tucker of the american institute for economic research thank you so much for your time and your expertise . and speaking of that scary our word mexico entered a mild recession in the 1st 6 months of 2019 and had a stagnant 3rd quarter according to revise data from the national statistics agency released on monday the mexican economy could try to buy point one percent in the 1st 2 quarters of this year after declining by the same number in the final quarter of 2018 now no matter how slight economists generally define a recession as 2 consecutive quarters of declining g.d.p.
when mexican president under this man well beauprez obrador took office in december of 2018 he had promised to increase growth by in the nation by 4 percent. each year now analysts expect the economy to make moves in 2020 assuming that the economy will expand by 1 point one percent on the back of increased oil and gas output wage gains and more public spending. time now for a quick break but hang in here because when we were turned london's transportation regulator has stripped guber of their license to operate in the navy legal journalist molly farrow hopped in the driver's seat to tell us what this means for the right giant and more chinese blocking companies are issuing their own crypto currency focusing on general blocking applications crypto currency analysts and one joins us to break it down and why this might be an issue and as we go to break here's a number of. the
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corporation agreed to pay $26000000.00 to settle allegations that some restaurants underpaid their staff and 2013 mcdonald's workers through the fast food chain for a variety of labor violations these included using a time keeping system that prevented workers from being paid overtime as well as workers being forced to caulk out during times when the restaurants were quiet and employees were. even tonight it breaks and the class action suit filed in california included $30000.00 mcdonald's cooks and cashiers all employed across the state as part of the settlement mcdonald's denied any wrongdoing and in a statement a spokeswoman said while we continue to believe our employment practices comply with the california labor code we have decided to resolve the fos to file back in early 2013 adding that the giant food chain regularly adds trainings and resources
to its corporate owned restaurants to promote compliance with labor laws. who are stuck took a hit on monday after losing its license to drive in london one of the ride sharing company's biggest markets now city officials decided not to extend contract over security and safety concerns legal there's a lot to legal journalist molly barrows contributor with america's lawyer joins us now to unpack what is going on and get behind the wheel as we say thank you for being with us molly what are the city of london's concerns when it comes to. they have a lot of let's say they're not very confident in security practices they wonder how how safe. they feel is a priority for some their passengers so a lot of hesitation officials say the company is putting passengers at risk they decided not to extend it for that reason and they point to problems part with the company security processes that they say have allowed thousands of unauthorized drivers to pick up passengers are not happy about it as you might imagine one
eventual say they've identified 14000 recent trips involving unauthorized drivers passing themselves off as both drivers basically by the uploading their photos to the accounts of these approved drivers and they also say has allowed dismissed or suspended drivers to creative recounts and carry passengers as well mover is appealing the city's decision calling it quote extraordinary and wrong they say that they're going to appeal they are appealing rather this decision in the company also says it's recently audited every driver in london and will soon launch a new facial matching process to confirm. drivers identity in hopes of improving safety so they can drive for the mean time until this appeal is heard oh molly this isn't the 1st time that hoover has lost his life and in london what other places have been restricted. well there's been a number of cities where they've actually been banned and in 2017 london refused to renew license back then citing similar security concerns including
a response to serious crimes were appealed that decision they were given an extension of that license to operate a little bit over a year and in september that was extended to another 2 months but this time city transportation officials say they have lost confidence in the way still handling the safety concerns and according to c.n.n. this is a pretty big hit london is one of 5 cities that accounted for nearly a quarter of the company's bookings last year were says it has nearly 45000 drivers in line and 3 and a half 1000000 customers there regularly losing its app regularly using its app rather so this is a pretty big hit if they don't get if they're not successful in appealing this decision and as you said there are already countries cities airports that have banned not just uber but other ride sharing type companies as well when i know they have in london and in the u.k. in general they have more stringent guidelines you have to have you have to pass a physical and mental stability checks as well so that's very important as well now
you could tell us this how have these problems impacted financially. was 5 took a big hit i mean this in his london made that decision over shares fell by more than 5 percent premarket trading and there's a lot of competition now so this company just formed in 2009 they've expanded quickly to nearly 400 cities worldwide so what's happening in london could impact what's happening in other cities because there is so much competition and hoovers basically got to change its business plan to keep up with it and especially keeping up with growing regulations like what you're talking about some countries in airports have banned it all together ride sharing companies. others are putting more regulations like what you talked about on ride sharing companies and by the way for the record i'm super glad they're going to check somebodies mental health they're going to get in a car with a stranger you sure want to be say and incapable so california they're also having laws that require ride sharing companies to treat drivers like employees so as we know drivers that work for their independent contractors in california say enough you need to give them more benefits need to treat them like employees so that means
the company could be subject to more city and state taxes as well as access fees course that would price would be passed on to customers which make them less competitive and look at what the companies reporting as far as their revenues in the 1st quarter of 2018 they say they lost a 1000000000 on $3100000000.00 in revenues so investors are say it's something to watch their struggle to maintain profitability as they grow and face these challenges salut thank you so much molly barrows contributor to america's lawyer. thanks brant. a new report shows just how common it is for blocking companies to attempt to issue their own crypto currency in china approximately 89 percent of block chain firms which amounted to about $25000.00 might have tried to create and issue their own tokens now in contrast only about $4000.00 are fully focused on block chain applications joining me now to this and break it all down is crypto currency
analyst ben so on ben thank you so much for being with us today. so these firms they're issuing their own crypto currency this is these are under i.c.a.o. is that correct. that's correct so why is that so significant or even problematic. well i don't know that it's necessarily problematic when when you hear that someone's issuing their own tokens their own crypto currency it sounds bad right it sounds like you have all these in firms out there that are like we'll create our own money and we'll all hype it up inflated in the mall sell it and get out of it which by the way some people do but that's i don't think that's the overwhelming majority of what i see those have been so i c.e.o.'s who are essentially the idea of tokenized an economy within a particular space so if you have users who are on your side if you have people who are on your side because again or for real estate you've tokenize the economy within that particular space and then those tokens represent something they might
represent voting shares they might represent a piece of land they might represent again daming tokens and then you take those tokens and you can cash them out most of the time these i.c.'s are connected to some kind of existing block chain whether it's the very unlocked chain or some other and so it's not necessarily problematic to do it the problem is that there have been a lot of money laundering schemes that have been set up for i ceo's where they really are just fake they're not actually there to create anything it's there to wash money and that's where it's gotten such a bad name you know it's interesting you should mention that because i see those were banned in china a few years ago and with that the reasoning or what happened there. yeah it was back in 2017 and china's been a huge market for i.c.a.o. and that's primarily the concern out of china most of those money laundering schemes came out of china so so if if if tokenized economy if something that we can expect to see die off or is it only going to continue to grow as block. yes so
obviously there's a whole set of tokens out there right so you had i c.e.o.'s were cheering mishal coin offerings that have taken place but you also have s t o's security tokens offerings and those never really quite took off you have utility tokens which is what most people have look i don't think they're going anywhere because it makes sense to create a tokenized economy for a particular business or particular industry it makes sense for users to be able to use tokens within those particular industries what i think we're going to see though is a development of accountability within that token economy because again there's been such a crackdown on that not just in china but in here in the united states as well look the f.c.c. hates i.c.a.o. and they hate as to who's in and a lot of the different companies out there that have raised a lot of money like we talked on the show before about telegram and what they've done you know with their gram token and they're fighting with the f.c.c. constantly e.o.s.'s fighting with the f.c.c. so there have been a lot of issues with with f.c.c.
regulation on what constitutes a security and what's actually a token of what's utilities open i don't think they'll go away but they're definitely on the go through an evolution over the next couple of years let's talk about the fun one the price a bit quiet maybe it's off on forever but i don't i don't think the price of big coin is at its lowest level in 6 months and actually dipped to about $6500.00 over the weekend now how does this affect block chain companies and the development because i think what the most interesting parts of crypto is the actual technology that the block chain is built on sometimes a lot of people like we've discussed in this conversation have ignored that for the way of making their own currency. yeah absolutely they have look at prices a little you know sad to watch a dip down though it has kind of bounced back just a little bit so but we're back over 7000 again today so that's a good sign you know does it and i think britain by the way you and i talk about this on my last week and i believe i said didn't i say 6500 or so i'm going down to back up that's what i. said it's starting to come back up again but the price of
good coin is can never be an indicator for the technology that backs a block chain and what blood chain technology backs right the idea that big would continue to soar is great we hope that it would certainly if you hold it but at the end of the day blotching is so much bigger than just the price of bitcoin and we have to keep that in mind as well and i think a lot of people forget the powering a lot of stuff yeah exactly thank you so much for your input on your insight ben so on crypto currency analyst thanks again for your time. guys thanks. and finally the gift that keeps on giving that's right we haven't updated to test the cybertron. lunch fiasco so you remember because no one will let you forget that while demonstrating the vehicles armored glass windows test the lead designer friends of on holzhausen smash not one but 2 of the trucks unbreakable windows. sure yeah. i don't really get.
them if they go through. on sunday tesla c.e.o. elon musk clarified what happened on twitter while responding to a user who pointed out that they should have thrown the ball prior to using a sledgehammer on the door earlier in the launch event saying yup sledgehammer impact on door cracked base of glass which is why steel ball didn't bounce off should have done steel ball on the window then the sledge hammer the door next time he also tweeted a video on friday of successfully testing the window out saying friends throw steel ball at cyber truck we know right before launch guess we have some improvements to make before production. despite all of the criticism of the cyber truck which musk says will be the fischel truck of mars he also kept the public apprised to how sales were going thus far starting by tweeting 846000 orders on saturday and then 187 k. on sunday finally tweeting out the number 200 k.
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