Aug 21, 2018

France is getting sued over the France.com domain name

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(U.S. Edition) President Trump is back on the attack against Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell, saying he's "not thrilled" with the Fed for boosting interest rates during an interview with Reuters. He also took time to toss some criticism at China mere days before trade talks are supposed to resume in Washington. Then, we take a look at the rise of used car prices, which have grown a little more than 5 percent from the previous year in July, according to data from Cox Automotive. Also, we look at the fiscal relationship between domain names and countries, like Israel.com or Korea.com, which have sold for millions. The former owner of France.com is suing France – the whole country – after it seized his domain name. Today’s show is sponsored by Alliance For Lifetime Income (retireyourrisk.org/advisors) and Indeed (Indeed.com/marketplace). (08/21/2018) 

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What’s behind the used car sales boom?

Aug 21, 2018
Used car prices hit a record high this summer according to recent data from the business and research firm Cox Automotive. Economists there found car prices for July, which is usually a slow month, were up 5.1 percent from the same month last year. Why is this happening? Click the audio player above to hear the […]
Used cars are displayed on a sales lot on June 9, 2011 in San Rafael, California.
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Miami man sues France — the country — for seizing his domain name

Aug 21, 2018
Domain names are hot property for countries. Israel.com sold for almost $6 million in 2008. Korea.com went for $5 million in 2000. Now, a Miami man is suing France – the country – for seizing his domain name: France.com. France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs convinced the domain registration company Web.com to hand over the domain […]
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(U.S. Edition) President Trump is back on the attack against Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell, saying he’s “not thrilled” with the Fed for boosting interest rates during an interview with Reuters. He also took time to toss some criticism at China mere days before trade talks are supposed to resume in Washington. Then, we take a look at the rise of used car prices, which have grown a little more than 5 percent from the previous year in July, according to data from Cox Automotive. Also, we look at the fiscal relationship between domain names and countries, like Israel.com or Korea.com, which have sold for millions. The former owner of France.com is suing France – the whole country – after it seized his domain name. Today’s show is sponsored by Alliance For Lifetime Income (retireyourrisk.org/advisors) and Indeed (Indeed.com/marketplace). (08/21/2018) 

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