Strong growth data obscure a probable slowdown to come

FINANCIAL MARKETS may have wobbled in recent weeks—the S&P 500 fell by 7.3% in October. But America’s real economy still seems to be in rude health. Figures released on October 26th showed economic growth of 3.5%, at an annualised rate, in the third quarter of 2018. Most economists had expected a sharper slowdown after the […]

Ford’s sales in China collapsed 43% in September amid Trump’s trade war and an economic slowdown (F)

VCG/Getty Images Ford sales in China tanked 43% in September year-over-year. The drop is attributed to a confluence of factors, from Ford’s makeover of the company to the Chinese economic slowdown. The growing trade war between the US and China also most likely played a role. Ford has been dealing with a series of maladies […]

Samsung Electronics projects record Q1 profits as analysts predict chip slowdown

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics tipped a surprise record first-quarter profit on Friday but market reaction was muted due to growing concerns that the semiconductor boom that has driven the South Korean tech giant’s earnings is about to end. Samsung shares fell after the announcement as analysts forecast similar or lower profit in the s…Read […]

Apple under investigation by DOJ, SEC for disclosures of its iPhone slow-down update

Enlarge (credit: Samuel Axon) Apple’s battery fiasco continues to grow as the US government gets involved. According to a Bloomberg report, the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating if Apple violated securities laws with its disclosures surrounding a software update that intentionally slowed down the performance of older iPhones. The DOJ […]

After slowdown controversy, iPhone 6 Plus users must wait for batteries

Enlarge / A man is seen calling on an iPhone on October 30, 2017. (credit: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) When Reddit users and a Geekbench developer discovered and shared that Apple’s approach to mitigating the aging of batteries is partly responsible for the gradual performance degradation that iPhone users have sometimes experienced, Apple made […]

Microsoft is already fixing the big processor slowdown issue — here are the Windows PCs that will be most affected (MSFT)

Microsoft has started to push out a fix for a widely-reported security vulnerability in Intel, AMD, and ARM processors, reports The Verge. The fix started to go out to Windows 10 users Wednesday. Microsoft will release patches for Windows 7 and Windows 8 on Tuesday. The patches will cause some PCs to take a hit […]

Big 3 carmakers crush sales expectations after a slowdown caused by Hurricane Harvey (F, FCAU, GM, NSANY)

Scott Olson / Getty Images The major carmakers on Tuesday are reporting their sales performance in September.  The Detroit Big Three — Ford, GM, and Fiat Chrysler — topped analysts’ forecasts for the month after Hurricane Harvey slowed sales in late August. Analysts forecast that overall, sales in September rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate […]

Slowdown legends believe in Crows’ destiny

Crows confident about finals3:26 AFL: Crows defender Rory Laid is confident about Adelaide’s chances in the finals having already secured the minor premiership. September 1st 2017 2 days ago /display/ news and galleries/AFL/ Reece HomfrayThe Advertiser Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Email a friend CROWS greats are […]