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Colleges offer to pay tuition for part of grads’ future salary

“Unlike with standard education loans, students with income-share agreements pay back a percentage of their salary for a set period” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Norwich University said Tuesday that it will become the latest school to offer this type of contract, known as an income-share agreement.MONTPELIER, Vt. — As more students balk at the debt loads they face after graduation, some colleges are offering an alternative: We’ll pay your tuition if you offer us a percentage of your future salary.For some students, income-share agreements are seen as less…

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Inside the Putin-Netanyahu-Trump deal on Syria

“Putin also talked about the Syria deal during his news conference with Trump, although few took note” writes Josh Rogin Is for washingtonpost.com. The United States and Russia have long been conducting parallel discussions on Syria, which is how the last cease-fire deal got struck.Administration sources, who admittedly have incomplete read-outs of exactly what happened inside the one-on-one Trump-Putin meeting, tell me that Trump is now fully on board with the Putin-Netanyahu deal over Syria.One thing we do know is that — post-summit — Trump now endorses a deal on…

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NFL, NFLPA at ‘standstill agreement’ over anthem policy

“The NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement Thursday, saying both sides were unable to reach a resolution over the national anthem policy” reports sportingnews.com. For now, the NFL will temporarily freeze the league’s new anthem policy, just two weeks before the preseason starts.”In order to allow this constructive dialogue to continue, we have come to a standstill agreement on the NFLPA’s grievance and on the NFL’s anthem policy,” the statement read.The backlash was immediate, and some teams have revealed how they would handle the new policy. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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Xiaomi shares notch new high after Hong Kong, China exchanges reach agreement

“The three stock exchanges have agreed to form a joint working group to develop programs and additional rules to facilitate the inclusion of WVR companies in stock connect trading “as soon as possible,” Hong Kong Exchanges said in a release” writes Cheang Ming for cnbc.com. The development on Wednesday comes days after Chinese stock exchanges said the stock connect scheme, which links mainland markets to those in Hong Kong, would not be extended to companies with weighted voting rights structures.That followed Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, which operates the Hong…

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Corruption probe could follow lifting of Libyan oil blockade

“Under an uneasy equilibrium, oil, which is produced largely in the mineral rich east, is sold through the state national oil company in the west” writes Jim Armitage for independent.co.uk. All of Libya’s oil has to be sold through the national oil company in Tripoli, with revenues going directly to the central bank.A British-backed agreement to end a blockade on oil exports from Libya could result in a major corruption purge in Tripoli’s central bank and national oil company, The Independent has learned. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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While Trump meets Putin, China is reaching out to Europe

“Beijing and Brussels exchanged some market access offers during the meeting on Monday to speed up the negotiations of the investment agreement” writes Wang Zhao for cnbc.com. An investment agreement makes it easier for domestic companies to invest abroad, in this case it could help European firms to operate in China and vice-versa.Trump has also threatened to impose double-digit tariffs against European cars to reduce the U.S.’s trade deficit.In a statement, China and the EU agreed that fostering their trade links was a top priority. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Commerce Department signs deal with ZTE to lift the US export ban, pending completion of a $400M escrow payment, part of the $1.4B settlement reached last month

“The company last week received a limited one-month reprieve from the Commerce Department to maintain existing networks and equipment” writes Karen Freifeld for reuters.com. The ban was imposed after ZTE broke an agreement reached after ZTE pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court last year for illegally shipping U.S. goods and technology to Iran, in violation of U.S. sanctions. Source: reuters.com Share This:

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Broadcom announces plans to acquire CA Technologies for $18.9B

“The infrastructure technology management software solution provider CA Technologies has announced it is entering into a definitive agreement to be acquired by the semiconductor company Broadcom” writes unknown author for sdtimes.com. The official acquisition is expected to close in the fourth calendar quarter of this year. “This transaction represents an important building block as we create one of the world’s leading infrastructure technology companies.CA shareholders will receive $44.50 per share in cash. “We are excited to have reached this definitive agreement with Broadcom,” said Mike Gregoire, CA Technologies CEO. “This…

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JCPOA meeting shows U.S. is isolated: Iran

“Under the agreement Iran is obliged to lower its nuclear activities in exchange for termination of sanctions” reports tehrantimes.com. The Joint Commission of the JCPOA held first meeting at the foreign ministerial level in Vienna on Friday since the U.S. walked out of the agreement.The deputy foreign minister noted that the statement includes commitment of the JCPOA signatories to the deal, efforts to help Iran enjoy economic benefits and also expansion of nuclear cooperation with Iran.For example, Araqchi said, they said trade between Iran and its economic partners should be…

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