Marketwatch – August 24, 2018

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Here is a recap of the markets and latest financial news for Friday, August 24:

The Nikkei is up 191 points today in Tokyo.
The Dow lost 76 points Thursday.
The Nasdaq slipped 10.

Microsoft is reportedly under investigation for possible bribery and corruption in hungary.
According to a report in the wall street journal, the tech giant is being scrutinized for its practice of selling discounted software to middlemen.
Those intermediaries then sold those products to government agencies at nearly their full price.
The justice department is said to be looking into whether those middlemen used the difference to pay bribes and kickbacks to government officials. 

Lyft is planning to do its part to help get out the vote this november.
The online, ride-hailing car service will offer half-priced rides to polling stations on election day.
Lyft will distribute promo codes to riders through a partnership with groups like vote-dot-org..

And starbucks is going to pay some workers to go work somewhere else.
A new pilot program at the coffee chain allows employees to spend *half* their time at a local non-profit.
They’ll work only 20 hours a week at starbucks but will be paid for all 40 hours.
36 employees are now in the six-month program.

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