Michael Cohen Helps Tax Case against Donald Trump's Foundation

As a House member in the late 1990s, he argued Clinton should be expelled for seeking to hide evidence of his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. "The election was what made her story valuable". Davis raised eyebrows on that front on Tu... More..

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Trump bashes Fed chief Powell in interview with Reuters
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Trump bashes Fed chief Powell in interview with Reuters

Last month he allowed as how he wasn't "thrilled" about the interest rate hikes the Fed was undertaking under the stewardship of his appointee Jerome Powell, but said "I'm letting them do what they feel is ...More..

Liam Fox: UK can be '21st century exporting superpower'
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Liam Fox: UK can be '21st century exporting superpower'

The plans will set out how Britain aims to increase total exports as a proportion of GDP to 35 per cent. "Economic growth is fundamental for sustained poverty reduction, and opening up to trade increases a co...More..

U.S., China to resume trade talks in Washington amid low expectations
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

U.S., China to resume trade talks in Washington amid low expectations

Beijing expressed cautious optimism as Chinese officials prepared for talks in Washington today. The Chinese officials, led by Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen, are set to meet with US Treasury Unders...More..

New U.S. tariffs kick in for Chinese goods; Beijing retaliates
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

New U.S. tariffs kick in for Chinese goods; Beijing retaliates

The world's two largest economies have slapped tit-for-tat tariffs on a combined £77bn ($100bn) of products since July. Trump has pushed aggressive trade actions to lower the USA trade deficit, which he e...More..

Government to issue no-deal Brexit advice
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Government to issue no-deal Brexit advice

Several ministers have warned that the risk of leaving without an agreement has increased. Today's papers will include guidance on nuclear safeguards and state aid rules. But he said: "I hear the debate in th...More..

Pixel 3 XL camera samples just leaked, and they look fantastic
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Pixel 3 XL camera samples just leaked, and they look fantastic

Of course, all that said, a double front-facing selfie camera setup could be useful for face unlocking - so the Pixel 3 XL may get the double on at least one side of the phone. (The Pixel 3 XL is expected to ...More..

Amid Struggling Sales, Lowe's Is Closing Orchard Supply Hardware Stores
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Amid Struggling Sales, Lowe's Is Closing Orchard Supply Hardware Stores

The San Jose-based company, owned by Lowe's, has 4,000 employees and has almost 100 stores in California, Oregon and Florida. "We will be retaining our associates through the store closure process and are encou...More..

Australian government moves to adjourn Parliament as PM Turnbull's leadership looks doomed
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Australian government moves to adjourn Parliament as PM Turnbull's leadership looks doomed

Key supporter Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said Turnbull no longer had majority party support and Dutton was now the best person to lead the conservative government to the next election, due by May 2019. "I...More..

US Imposes New Sanctions on Russia Over Cyber Activities
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

US Imposes New Sanctions on Russia Over Cyber Activities

Testifying on Tuesday before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Assistant Secretary Marshall Billingslea said sanctions can't be the only tool in the U.S. It also slapped Russian shipping compani...More..

South Africa inquiry into top-level state graft opens
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

South Africa inquiry into top-level state graft opens

Former president Jacob Zuma does not want to stall or delay the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into state capture, his lawyer said. The inquiry, which could take two years to deliver its findings, is set to ...More..

USA crude posts 7th straight weekly loss
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

USA crude posts 7th straight weekly loss

West Texas Intermediate crude for October delivery added $1.37 to $67.21 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange on Wednesday. Saudi exports rose 260,000 b/d month on month to 7.244 million b/d in June, ...More..

S&P hits record high, equals longest-ever bull run
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

S&P hits record high, equals longest-ever bull run

The VIX Volatility Index closed at 12.78 for a gain of 0.29 points or 2.32%. But S&P futures turned lower on Wednesday morning as markets assessed the possible impact of a guilty plea from Trump's former pers...More..

US President Trump takes aim at Federal Reserve for rates hike
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

US President Trump takes aim at Federal Reserve for rates hike

Powell's comments came after weeks of intensifying public pressure from President Trump, who has repeatedly said he would like Powell and the Fed to keep interest rates low to spur economic growth. Trump duri...More..

by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Trump administration hits Russian ships for violating North Korea sanctions

Washington's policy on relations with Russia is apparently aimed at disrupting any normal dialogue, as it constantly invents new "false pretexts" for introducing more sanctions, the Russian deputy foreign minis...More..

Turkey's Erdogan says attack on economy no different from attack on flag
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Turkey's Erdogan says attack on economy no different from attack on flag

President Tayyip Erdogan has resembled an attack on Turkey's economy to a strike against its flag or call to prayer, saying the campaign aims to bring "Turkey and its people to their knees". Pastor Andrew Cra...More..

Trump's Former Fixer Cohen Reaches a Plea Agreement Over Payments to Women
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Trump's Former Fixer Cohen Reaches a Plea Agreement Over Payments to Women

President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen said in a Southern District of NY courtroom that the "candidate directed him" to pay off Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal in violation of...More..

Fed's Kaplan sees three or four more rate hikes, then a pause
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Fed's Kaplan sees three or four more rate hikes, then a pause

Trump selected Powell for the job previous year from a short list of several prominent central bankers, praising Powell for his "wisdom" and "leadership" skills when he nominated him formally in November. None ...More..

Iran says it is seeking solution to sell oil and transfer revenues
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Iran says it is seeking solution to sell oil and transfer revenues

China, which has cut imports of USA crude amid a trade war with Washington, has said it opposes unilateral sanctions and defended its commercial ties with Iran. In early August, US President Donald Trump si...More..

Russia's Putin, despite sanctions, still hopes for better US ties
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Russia's Putin, despite sanctions, still hopes for better US ties

Lavrov said Moscow had many times offered to sit down with Britain and discuss problems affecting bilateral ties, but had always been rebuffed "in a high-handed way". Members of Congress, where both chambers ar...More..

by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Trump ‘not thrilled’ with Fed chairman over interest rate hikes

US stocks dipped after Trump's comments to Reuters and the dollar edged down against a basket of currencies. When Trump was asked if he believed in the Fed's independence, he refused to say yes, telling t...More..

Plane blows tires at New Jersey airport, prepares for crash landing
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Plane blows tires at New Jersey airport, prepares for crash landing

A small jet reportedly carrying rapper Post Malone has been diverted to MA after blowing two tires during takeoff at Teterboro airport and subsequently circling northern New Jersey for two hours, sparking a m...More..

Jon Stewart Helps Two Goats He Didn’t Even Know Personally
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Jon Stewart Helps Two Goats He Didn’t Even Know Personally

It captioned the image: "Two very baaaaad boys". The MTA said the goats were okay, scampering about a part of the N line around Fort Hamilton Parkway that's been under construction all summer. Police arrived ...More..

Pepsi to buy SodaStream for $3.2 billion
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Pepsi to buy SodaStream for $3.2 billion

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi , who's led the business for 12 years, announced earlier this month that she'd step down , having led a push away from sugar-based drinks and healthier options. "PepsiCo and SodaStr...More..

by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Contact lenses contribute to increasing microplastic pollution

Lenses that are washed down the drain ultimately end up in wastewater treatment plants. His team had already been working on plastic pollution research , and it was a startling wake-up call when they couldn'...More..

Whiteboards used as Gatwick flight info screens fail
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Whiteboards used as Gatwick flight info screens fail

Staff at Gatwick Airport are having to use whiteboards to display flight information to passengers after its electronic screens failed. Many frustrated passengers have taken to twitter to slam the airport f...More..

Netflix Clarifies Why Some Users Are Seeing Ads Between Episodes
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Netflix Clarifies Why Some Users Are Seeing Ads Between Episodes

While not being direct, but it does feel like Netflix is hitting users with ads. Now Netflix is getting in on the fun in the opposite direction, testing out peoples' response to ads between episodes of TV. Netf...More..

Mexico hopeful to conclude NAFTA talks with United States next week
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Mexico hopeful to conclude NAFTA talks with United States next week

Mexico wants to finalize a deal before President Enrique Pena Nieto leaves office on december 1 and his less trade-friendly replacement takes over. During the cabinet meeting, Donald Trump said he was in "...More..

Mexico unsure Nafta talks with U.S. can be completed in August
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Mexico unsure Nafta talks with U.S. can be completed in August

The U.S.is hopeful a deal with Mexico can be a model for what Canada could accept. But for now, President Donald Trump and Lighthizer say talks with Mexico are more promising than those with Canada. The Tru...More..

Tesla Canada Sues Province of Ontario for Abruptly Cancelling EV Incentive Program
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Tesla Canada Sues Province of Ontario for Abruptly Cancelling EV Incentive Program

Is Tesla suing Ontario? NDP economic development critic MPP Catherine Fife said in an email that Ford's "reckless decision" to cancel Ontario's cap and trade program and thus remove the funding for the electr...More..