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Discounted MacBook Pros, Amazon devices, and a GTX 1080 Ti bundle are this week’s best deals

“Welcome to Good Deals, a Verge-approved roundup of the best tech deals, in partnership with Vox Media’s commerce team” writes Aug Edt for theverge.com. While there aren’t many noteworthy discounts on expensive items, the company’s opt-in student deals continue to be worth checking out.Starting with a big deal on a high-end graphics card, B&H is offering a discount on the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti by way of a $999 bundle that packs in a computer case, modular PSU, motherboard, liquid cooling system, and more. Source: theverge.com Share This:

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Iran is desperately trying to save its oil market share ahead of US sanctions

“Beijing did make one concession to Washington, however, when it agreed to keep its Iranian oil imports at current levels” writes Irina Slav for businessinsider.com. Yet for Iran right now, the discount is also an attempt to hold onto its biggest market as U.S. sanctions kick in.Beijing has repeatedly asserted it will continue buying Iranian crude.The source said, “The discount is part of the nature of the global markets being offered by all oil exporters.”. The source confirms a Friday report by Reuters, which said the National Iranian Oil Company had reduced…

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White House staffers given discount on Trump merch at New Jersey golf course: Report

“White House aides can buy Trump-branded merchandise for up to 70 percent off by cashing in a discount offered to staffers at President Trump’s exclusive golf club in Bedminister, N.J., according to a report” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Administration officials who show Trump’s pro shop personnel a Secret Service pin can enjoy the same discounts as full-fledged members, Politico reported Monday. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Love a Good Bargain? How to Invest in Closed-End Funds at a Discount: Nuveen

“Closed-end funds encompass many different kinds of assets, including senior loans, U.S. large-cap equity, global equity and real assets, among others” writes Nuveen Investments for thestreet.com. Closed-end funds bought during the initial public offering are purchased at original IPO/NAV plus sales charge.Closed-end funds are chiefly designed as long-term vehicles for pursuing strong, regular distributions.Historically, closed-end funds have traded at an average 5.1% discount to their NAV, according to Morningstar Direct.Closed-end funds differ from their open-end mutual-fund cousins in a few important ways. Source: thestreet.com Share This:

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No price hike, but new caps on MoviePass discount tix plan

“MoviePass, a discount service for movie tickets at theaters, is walking back a planned 50 percent price increase following a subscriber backlash” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. NEW YORK (AP) — MoviePass, a discount service for movie tickets at theaters, is walking back a planned 50 percent price increase following a subscriber backlash.Though MoviePass says it’s not raising prices to $15, there’s still a hidden price increase. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Countrywide to issue shares at discount after loss

“Countrywide said it intends to issue shares at 10 pence each via a placing and open offer” writes Adam Clark for marketwatch.com. The company said the net proceeds of the issue will allow it to reduce its net debt of GBP211.7 million by 60%.The share issue is conditional on shareholder approval.U.K. estate agency Countrywide PLC (CWD.LN) said Thursday that it intends to raise 140 million pounds ($183.7 million) in a share issue as it seeks to pay down debt and recover from a major interim loss. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Taco Bell bans some employees from taking lunch breaks

“California Taco Bell employees may want to start bringing their lunch from home” writes Fox News for nypost.com. Taco Bell employees that bring food from home or purchase a meal from Taco Bell at full price are allowed to leave and eat wherever they choose.Taco Bell denied the claim, stating their employees are relieved of all duties during their lunch break.A recently court-upheld decision allows the fast food chain to ban customers that use their employee discount to purchase food from eating off-site, Inc. reported. Source: nypost.com Share This:

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Hammerson sells off two retail parks at a discount amid activist pressure

“Hammerson has sold two retail parks at a discount as it prepares to woo disappointed investors with a refreshed strategy that will be unveiled alongside its half-year results on Tuesday” writes Jack Torrance for telegraph.co.uk. Analysts said the price, which is 10pc less than what the sites were valued at in December, reflected the torrid state of Britain’s retail sector, which has played host to a wave of insolvencies and hundreds of store closures in recent months. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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