Amid widening White House divides, Trump reportedly considers major staff shakeup

Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner. Numerous reports in recent days have described clashes between the populist wing of the White House - embodied by Bannon - and more moderate staff members including Kushner and chief economic advisor Gary Cohn .... More..

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USA stock futures dip; oil jumps after strike in Syria

Brent crude futures were up 38 cents at $55.27 a barrel (bbl) at 6:29 a.m. CT (11:29 GMT) after reaching an intraday peak of $56.08, the highest since March 7, shortly after the missile strike was announced. Ma...More..

Asian stocks mostly lower as region awaits Trump-Xi meeting
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Asian stocks mostly lower as region awaits Trump-Xi meeting

Such a move could put upward pressure on USA bond yields and hurt demand for equities. In its March policy statement, the Fed said that its inflation target was "symmetric", indicating it could tolerate price...More..

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Trump and Xi wrap up first meeting

Xi agreed with his United States counterpart. Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday that "any solution to the North Korea problem has to i...More..

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Oil drops as producers say they need more time to cut stockpiles

On the ICE Futures exchange in London , May Brent crude LCOK7, +1.22% was up 50 cents, or 0.9%, at $51.25 a barrel. The joint committee, which met in Kuwait, said that as of February, OPEC and participatin...More..

USA unemployment rate dropped to 4.5% in March
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USA unemployment rate dropped to 4.5% in March

NEW applications for USA unemployment benefits recorded their biggest drop in almost two years last week, pointing to a further tightening in the labour market. "I think for the Fed, it doesn't change all that ...More..

Greek PM says deal on debt close, otherwise summit needed
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Greek PM says deal on debt close, otherwise summit needed

The programme has encountered repeated delays as the lenders monitor compliance with policy conditions. Thousands of elderly Greeks have taken to the streets of Athens to protest against further pension cuts ...More..

Two Barclays traders acquitted in Libor retrial
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Two Barclays traders acquitted in Libor retrial

The retrial was ordered after the jury in the first trial, which took place in April previous year, failed to reach a verdict on the charges against them. Of the 19 individuals to face United Kingdom criminal c...More..

US Jobs Report Falls Below Expectations in March
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

US Jobs Report Falls Below Expectations in March

Both measures were down over the year. For teenagers aged 16 to 19, the unemployment rate fell from 15.0 percent to 13.7 percent. How did the unemployment rate manage to drop so much when the job gain wa...More..

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Smiths Group plc 8.3% Potential Upside Indicated by JP Morgan Cazenove

The company have set TP of GBX 1730.00 on Smiths Group (LON:SMIN) shares. Morgan Stanley upgraded KAZ Minerals PLC to an equal weight rating and lifted their target price for the stock from GBX 300 ($3.71) to G...More..

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Leggings on a plane: Delta weighs in on United Airlines controversy

The American airline United Airlines has come under fire after barring two girls from boarding a flight on Sunday morning because they were wearing leggings. Angry netizens asked whether the airline was sayi...More..

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Trump US sends message to North Korea, China with Syria strike

The strike was launched shortly after Trump dined with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the start of a two-day summit that is expected to be dominated by the growing threat from the North, which has conducte...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Thousands turn out for "Equal Pay Day"

Now let's break down the numbers by race: The weekly median income for white women alone in 2016 was $766. In other words, it took 102 extra days for a woman's income to equal a man's 2015 income. "Today, on ...More..

Canada adds 19400 jobs, unemployment rate rises to 6.7 percent
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Canada adds 19400 jobs, unemployment rate rises to 6.7 percent

After months of pumping out new jobs at a steady clip, the world's largest economy added only 98,000 net new positions last month, the Labor Department reported today - a figure far below analyst expectations....More..

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Congress Votes to Repeal Internet Privacy Protections

The Senate already approved reversing the rule. So if President Donald Trump signs the measure, as the White House has indicated he will , the status quo will remain. "Our broadband providers know deeply per...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Lawmakers OK California tax, fee hike for roads

With no help from the GOP caucus - which was not consulted on the bill and is now campaigning against it - all 27 Senate Democrats and 54 out of 55 Assembly Democrats would need to vote for it. If the Senate ...More..

Oil slips towards $50 on doubts over output-cut extension
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Oil slips towards $50 on doubts over output-cut extension

Algeria has voiced its support for the extension of the oil production freeze agreement between OPEC and non-OPEC members as it believes that "stocks in Europe and Asia as well as in the USA are diminishing" an...More..

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Was Donald Trump's missile strike in Syria illegal?

US lawmakers from both parties on Friday backed President Donald Trump's cruise missile strikes on Syria , while urging him to spell out a broader strategy for dealing with the conflict. was not tracking the a...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Which U.S. city had the most postal dog attacks in 2016?

Postal Service Safety Director Linda DeCarlo said in a news release. For the record, Los Angeles was the worst city for letter carriers, with 80 dog attacks. That's up 200 attacks from 2015. Sometimes resid...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Taipei reacts to US-China summit

He has also attacked China for taking jobs that could otherwise go to Americans. Trump said he expected additional progress in the future and "lots of very potentially bad problems will be going away". The ...More..

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Fed official: Bond holdings to be reduced gradually

The minutes said that Fed officials agreed that if the economy continued to perform as expected that "a change in the committee's reinvestment policy would likely be appropriate later this year". The minutes sh...More..

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Short Interest in AK Steel Holding Co. (AKS) Decreases By 5.2%

On Dec 16 AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS ) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.14/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.06/Share by the difference of $0.08. According to these analysts, the...More..

Demonetisation blues fail to dampen tax collection for FY2017; exceeds estimates
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Demonetisation blues fail to dampen tax collection for FY2017; exceeds estimates

Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said, "Total net tax revenue grows at 18 per cent to Rs.17.10 lakh crore, highest in last 6 years". A total of Rs 67,382 crore worth illicit wealth was disclosed in the one-time ...More..

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National Equal Pay Day highlights gender pay gap

Thousands of United Kingdom employers are set to begin publishing figures showing the difference between what men and women earn, under a law the government says is not only fair but could also add billions of ...More..

UP cabinet meetings to be held in different cities
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

UP cabinet meetings to be held in different cities

They had suffered losses due to natural calamities in the recent past and were unable to repay loans amounting to about Rs 62,000 crore. The state government has chose to waive Rs. "The promise was to waive o...More..

Trump's Keystone XL decision sets up new fight in Nebraska
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Trump's Keystone XL decision sets up new fight in Nebraska

The 36-inch underground pipeline would carry 830,000 barrels of heavy crude oil daily from the tar sands region of Alberta, Canada, to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast. The southern leg of the project is c...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

European Union puts pen to paper on unity pledge during 60th anniversary

Carrying placards and shouting slogans in support of EU, protestors included many European citizens living in Britain. Security was tight with snipers on rooftops, drones in the skies and 3,000 police officer...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Sergio Garcia shares lead with Rickie Fowler, Thomas Pieters, Charley Hoffman

Fred Couples (70), a 57-year-old former Masters champion, 2013 U.S. Open victor Justin Rose (72), red-hot Spaniard Jon Rahm (70) and Ryan Moore (69) stood three shots off the pace. "I feel like I need somethi...More..

TheStreet Downgrades Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc (BXMT) to C+
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

TheStreet Downgrades Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc (BXMT) to C+

New York Mortgage Trust (NASDAQ:NYMT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 21st. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 115,899 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,897,000 after buying...More..

Yogi Adityanath to UP govt officials: deliver or quit
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Yogi Adityanath to UP govt officials: deliver or quit

On anti-Romeo squad, Adityanath said that it was to instill a sense of security to girls across the state. He further said that his government has asked the administration to act strictly on such matters. "Th...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Korea Fired Missile into Sea of Japan

North Korea opened the qualifying campaign with a 8-0 victory over India on Monday. Washington, Seoul and others call the North's space program a cover for its long-range missile development program. A year ...More..

Trump's evolution on Syria didn't happen overnight
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Trump's evolution on Syria didn't happen overnight

North Korea, meanwhile, called Friday's strike "an unforgivable act of aggression" which showed its own decision to develop nuclear weapons was "the right choice a million times over". Fred Hof, the director of...More..

by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

NYS Lawmakers Agree on $153 Billion Budget

The budget plan also lays out a regulatory structure to allow ride-hailing services such as Uber or Lyft upstate, which can begin operations within 90 days of the budget going into effect. Settling a longstandi...More..

Crude prices jump after US strike on Syria
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

Crude prices jump after US strike on Syria

Geopolitical tensions tend to push oil prices higher, but analysts said the missile strike would only have a lasting impact on the oil market if the United States pursued broader intervention in Syria and the r...More..

US jobless aid applications fell to 234000 last week
by | Saturday, April 08, 2017

US jobless aid applications fell to 234000 last week

The survey the BLS uses to calculate the number of jobs created is completed on the 12th of each month. The weekly figures come a day before the Labor Department is due to publish monthly job creation numbers...More..