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U.S. holiday shoppers spend record $126 billion online

U.S. shoppers spent a record $126 billion on online shopping during the 2018 holiday season, taking advantage of early discounts on Amazon.com and other websites and with more people using smartphones to place their orders, Adobe Analytics said on Tuesday.


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U.S. presses ahead on plan to limit high-tech exports

The U.S. is pressing ahead with plans to tighten restrictions on technology exports that some American companies fear could hurt research and development, even as President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping agreed to a 90-day truce aimed at alleviating a trade war.


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U.S. sanctions on Iranian shipping resume

American sanctions on Iran took full effect once more on Monday, and the U.S. Treasury Department has published a new list of blacklisted Iranian entities. The government-owned Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) appear prominently, along with their vessels and subsidiaries.