Trump threatens more China tariffs, Beijing ready to hit back

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China warned on Friday it was fully prepared to respond with a “fierce counter strike” of fresh trade measures if the United States follows through on President Donald Trump’s threat to slap tariffs on an additional $100 billion of Chinese goods.

Facebook To Vet Advertisers’ Identity Before Allowing ‘Issues’ Ads To Better Protect Elections

Moving forward, Facebook will require every advertiser to be individually authorized to run both political and issues ads, Facebook cofounder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a blog post on Friday. The verification process entails confirming each advertiser’s identity and location.

Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman pay up 20 percent in 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Morgan Stanley Chief Executive James Gorman’s overall pay rose 20 percent to $27 million last year during a period that saw the firm’s net revenues rise 10 percent and pre-tax profit margin rise 18 percent, according to bank filings released on Friday.

Rita Ora, Joan Smalls, Lily Aldridge and More Glam Up for Alexandre Vauthier’s ’80s-Themed Bash

Move over, Robert Palmer, a new bandleader is putting ’80s excess front and center—and his name is Alexander Vauthier. Last night, the French designer hosted an ’80s-themed party at a two-story penthouse on Rivington to celebrate his collaboration with eyewear brand Alain Mikli.

Oklahoma approves tax deal but teachers vow to extend strike

TULSA, Okla. (Reuters) – The Oklahoma Senate passed a $44 million revenue and tax package on Friday to fund the state’s public schools, but the amount fell short of new spending sought by teachers who walked out in protest of a decade of education budget cuts and low salaries.

MMA fighter McGregor freed on bail after Brooklyn melee

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor was freed by a New York judge on $50,000 bail on Friday after being charged with assault for his part in a melee at a media event to publicize a series of UFC fights at a Brooklyn arena.

Panic! Don’t panic! Navigating the trade talk proves dicey

NEW YORK (Reuters) – “Don’t overreact,” President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser told investors on Wednesday, when U.S. stocks were deep in the red over worries about the administration’s plan for $50 billion of import duties aimed at China.