Archive for May 9th, 2017

Joe Scarborough goes off on Republicans after Trump fired James ComeyJoe Scarborough, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” urged Republicans to “stand the hell up,” amid…

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Comcast and Charter have an agreement on selling wireless service.

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General Motors' Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant will lay off 600 workers as it is shut down for a month starting this week to prepare for the launch of the new Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse crossovers.

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Ford Motor Co.’s board of directors is extending its scheduled meetings this week so it can press Chief Executive Mark Fields to clarify his strategy as the company’s stock price languishes and its U.S. market share recedes.

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When President Trump announced a couple of days after taking office that the United States was pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade deal among 12 Pacific Rim countries seemed to be dead. But like Lazarus, it may be springing back to life. Instead of boxing out its trade partners, the United States may find that it is the one on the outside looking in.
Negotiating a TPP 2.0 among the 11 remaining countries Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam got underway at a low-profile officials meeting in Toronto…

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The VIX, the volatility of the S&P 500, is sometimes touted as a “fear index.” Today is it extending its push below 9%, to fall to its lowest in nearly a quarter of a century.
There has been four (Finland, Austria, the Netherlands, and France) successive European election that did not produce a victory for the euro-skeptics, who want to leave either the EU or EMU or both. In Germany, the AfD has imploded and may be lucky to be represented in the Bundestag after the national elections in September. A few months ago, some were talking about the possibility that Merkel is defeated in…

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France has been a slow-growth economy for, well, decades. Will anything change with Emmanuel Macrons crushing National Front candidate Marine Le Pen in the May 7 presidential election?
Consider that the last time real annual economic growth in France topped 3 percent was in 2000. In fact, French growth exceeded the 3 percent mark in only five of the past 37 years. So, from 1980 to 2016, real GDP growth averaged a meager 1.78 percent about two-thirds the U.S. rate (which itself has suffered poor growth since 2001). And in terms of employment, job growth from 1980 to 2016 registered 21…

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James Clapper gave an intriguing answer when asked about Trump's business ties to RussiaFormer Director of National Intelligence James Clapper appears to have signaled during a hearing…

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GOP congressman storms out of interview after reporter asks about screening town hall attendeesRep. Rod Blum stormed out of an interview with Iowa television station KCRG-TV9 after two…

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In January 2011, the oldest post-World War II baby boomers began turning 65; since then, roughly 10,000 boomers have celebrated their 65th birthday every day.

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If you have an online Social Security account, you will soon need to take an additional step to access your personal information. In a move aimed at boosting protection for online users, the Social Security Administration as of June 10 will require two-factor authentication on its website.

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Diploma mills are big business, conferring bogus credentials on thousands in education, tech, the military, medicine and more

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<p>U.S. stocks kicked off Tuesday's session higher, with the S&amp;P 500 and Nasdaq composite hitting new records, as earnings season neared its end.</p>

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U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat to slightly higher open Tuesday, with investors gearing up for a slew of earnings, data and Fed comments.

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Trump 'can't meet with Kim Jong Un'Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice shared her thoughts on the latest North Korean…

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