SpaceX Successfully Relaunches, Relands an Orbital Rocket

It lists the cost of a Falcon 9 ride at $62 million but has not yet announced a price for flying on a recycled rocket. However, Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX's COO, says reusing a rocket booster could result in a 30 percent discount per launch, saving ... More..

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Trump defends Bill O'Reilly amid sexual harassment claims

How much has the ultra-right news and commentary juggernaut spent to protect their freckled golden boy, you say? "Don't forget, he talked about grabbing women by their private parts and because he was important...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Treasury yields decline after Fed's balance-sheet unwind not seen as hawkish enough

Minutes of the Fed's discussion at their March meeting released Wednesday showed near-unanimous support for the quarter-point increase in its key policy rate, the second rate hike in three months. "There was no...More..

Shocker: Financial Docs Reveal a White House Packed with the Super-Rich
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Shocker: Financial Docs Reveal a White House Packed with the Super-Rich

The couple detailed in their filings that they raked in about $195m in income previous year. Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump will continue to earn money from their businesses despite working for the White Hous...More..

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Construction lagging behind on gender pay gap

Scavone says it's unjust. The Paycheck Fairness Act would strengthen and close loopholes in the Equal Pay Act of 1963 by holding employers accountable for discriminatory practices, ending the practice of ...More..

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California leaders push for gas tax votes for road repairs

Brown has been championing this need for several years. "This is a milestone". Last week, in announcing the push to pass SB 1 , Brown pointed out that "California has a massive backlog of broken infrastruc...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Trump, Xi have 'candid,' 'positive' talks in Florida

China is North Korea's most important ally and trading partner, and a significant source of its weapons, food and energy. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands during a dinner at...More..

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Airline slammed for kicking off girl who wore leggings

Two girls in the popular spandex trousers weren't permitted on the aircraft at all, according to Shannon Watts , the founder of a gun control group called Moms Demand Action. United Airlines doubled down on th...More..

Stock Movements Activity: First Solar, Inc.'s (FSLR)
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Stock Movements Activity: First Solar, Inc.'s (FSLR)

In other news, EVP Paul J. Kaleta sold 8,492 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 23rd. In other First Solar news, CFO Alexander R. Following the transaction, the chief...More..

How Jordan Spieth exorcised his Augusta back 9 demons
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

How Jordan Spieth exorcised his Augusta back 9 demons

This was four shots better than 2015 champion Spieth, who followed his costly quadruple bogey on the 12th in last year's final round with another quadruple on the par-5 15th. There are 18 players within six...More..

Electronics retailer hhgregg is going out of business
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Electronics retailer hhgregg is going out of business

Liquidation starts on Saturday. The Indiana-based company operates one store in both Lexington and Louisville where it also has a distribution center. Before store-closing-related job cuts - 88 store closings...More..

Spieth sticks a quad at Augusta, but his timing has improved
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Spieth sticks a quad at Augusta, but his timing has improved

The miscue, which Spieth explained was caused by a bad decision to go at the pin with his third shot despite swirling winds that were gusting to 40 miles per hour, dropped the 23-year-old to 4 over par and put ...More..

Trump hosts Xi Jinping: What's on the menu
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Trump hosts Xi Jinping: What's on the menu

Ahead of the dinner , Trump said he and Xi already had had a long discussion and had "developed a friendship", and then joked, "I have gotten nothing, absolutely nothing". Trump called on "all civilized nati...More..

Kushner hasn't yet detailed foreign contacts for security clearance
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Kushner hasn't yet detailed foreign contacts for security clearance

The new President Bannon, in other words, is President Kushner-and he got there, in part, by cleverly playing the media manipulation game, casting himself as the very image of competence and sanity while report...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

California lawmakers approve fuel tax hike for $52 billion road plan

The votes took place shortly after Gov. The legislation will raise the money to pay for the plan over 10 years . The governor's 10-year plan calls for raising gasoline excise taxes by 12 cents a gallon. Unde...More..

Oil trims Syria-inspired gains as dollar strengthens after jobs report
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Oil trims Syria-inspired gains as dollar strengthens after jobs report

About 60 U.S. Tomahawk missiles hit the Shayrat air base, southeast of Homs, a small installation with two runways, where aircraft often take off to bomb targets in northern and central Syria. The price for May...More..

Hiring slows, but US unemployment falls to 10-year low
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Hiring slows, but US unemployment falls to 10-year low

Perhaps he is struggling to reconcile taking credit for the new unemployment rate, which fell to a 10-year low of 4.5 percent, without acknowledging the jobs growth slowdown. The report showed that large number...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Two dead after truck rams pedestrians on Stockholm street

Police cars and ambulances rapidly flooded the scene after the attack, as central streets and squares were blocked off amid fears that another attack could be imminent. The department store is part of Sweden-wi...More..

Czech central bank minutes: crown cap no longer consistent with economic conditions
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Czech central bank minutes: crown cap no longer consistent with economic conditions

The central bank reiterated it would be ready to step into the market if it needed to smooth excessive currency swings, though it has said it would not reveal any potential intervention levels. The koruna has s...More..

Iran's 1st international marathon begins, with no Americans
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Iran's 1st international marathon begins, with no Americans

The decision, however, was taken back on Wednesday when the organisers revealed the women will have a separate "indoor track" - a 42 kilo metre route inside a stadium. Tehran is to hold its first global maratho...More..

British PM Theresa May Under Fire Over Saudi Human Rights Issue
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

British PM Theresa May Under Fire Over Saudi Human Rights Issue

Saudi Arabia is Britain's largest Mideast trading partner, with British exports of goods and services to the kingdom topping 6.5 billion pounds ($8.1 billion) in 2015. The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said a...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Only 98000 New Jobs Were Created In March, Labor Department Says

Both measures were down over the year. Despite the weaker than expected job growth, the unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent in March from 4.7 percent in February. Mining has added 35,000 jobs since a lo...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Canada gains another 19400 jobs of mostly full-time and self-employed work

But there were also 23,000 people who dropped out of the labor force altogether and stopped looking for work. Hourly wages in March rose 0.2 percent, or 5 cents, from February - in line with expectation. Any ...More..

Pace of US hiring tumbles, yet jobless rate hits 10-year low
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Pace of US hiring tumbles, yet jobless rate hits 10-year low

With March's result, the monthly average for the first quarter fell to 178,000. The number of people working and the new job count are done by separate surveys. This column presents labor market indicators to w...More..

Trade deficit falls as exports hit two-year high
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Trade deficit falls as exports hit two-year high

The politically sensitive trade deficit with China narrowed in February to $23 billion, 26.6 percent below the January total. President Donald Trump, sharply critical of Chinese trade practices during last year...More..

Congress votes to allow Internet providers to sell your browsing history
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Congress votes to allow Internet providers to sell your browsing history

Under a set of rules the FCC passed previous year, ISPs would be required to protect the consumer's data and wouldn't be allowed to do a host of creepy things, including sell their Internet browsing records w...More..

US jobs report: A tale of 2 surveys, at a glance
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

US jobs report: A tale of 2 surveys, at a glance

One positive sign from the government's report was the 4.5 percent unemployment rate - a drop of two percentage points. The number of nonfarm jobs created in March - 98,000 - was far lower than economists had ...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

More Companies Pull Ads From 'O'Reilly Factor' After Harassment Report

That represents O'Reilly's greatest vulnerability, Klein said. Other companies that have pulled their ads from The O'Reilly Factor issued similar statements . "In light of the disturbing allegations, we in...More..

Trump, Rand Paul hit the links to talk health care
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Trump, Rand Paul hit the links to talk health care

Congressional Republicans and Vice President Mike Pence have wrapped up a late-night meeting over efforts to resurrect the moribund House Republican health care bill. Trump noted that trying to create a new bil...More..

Tesla Inc (TSLA) Stock Is a No-Doubt Buy After Deliveries Beat
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Tesla Inc (TSLA) Stock Is a No-Doubt Buy After Deliveries Beat

The company said it was "a new quarterly record for us and represents a 69% increase over" the first quarter of 2016. Its upcoming Model 3 is priced at a moderate $35,000 in the United States, far below t...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

United Airlines Refused to Let Passengers Onboard Wearing Leggings

Since when does @united police women's clothing? United Airlines is experiencing some turbulence after the airline stopped three girls from boarding a flight Sunday. The passengers reportedly hopped on anoth...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

USA envoy to United Nations threatens further Syria military action

Joyner said Trump is mostly reacting to what is happening in Syria , rather than thinking about a long-term foreign policy vision for the country. "He's done a fantastic job in a very hard situation", Trump ...More..

Severe storms leave path of destruction
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Severe storms leave path of destruction

The Lee County EMA warned on its Facebook page the storms could intensify in to something risky "very quickly". With two solid weeks of severe weather already behind us, most of the country has been keeping...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Fed official: Bond holdings would be reduced gradually

Despite keeping their stand firm regarding two more interest rate hikes, officials from the Federal Reserve did note and emphasize a weakness in the United States economy's current growth rate based on "hard" e...More..

NZ wary of Fiji threat at Hong Kong
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

NZ wary of Fiji threat at Hong Kong

New Zealand Sevens coach Scott Waldrom says his team is fully aware of the challenge Fiji pose at this weekend's Hong Kong tournament. England , who lie second in this season's overall standings behind S...More..