Bond Report: 2-year Treasury yield highest since June as Yellen, Fischer talk rate hikes
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:50:12 +0100
U.S. Treasurys pull back Friday, pushing yields higher, after Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said the case had strengthened for a rate increase and her deputy says there’s scope for as many as two hikes before year-end.
The Fed: Fed’s Bullard says Facebook co-founder behind activists
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:47:18 +0100
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard on Friday said Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz is behind a left-leaning group seeking to change the way the powerful central bank works.
The Wall Street Journal: Maine governor left profanity-laced voicemail for legislator
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:42:22 +0100
Democratic leaders in Maine’s state legislature called Gov. Paul LePage “not mentally or emotionally fit to hold office” Friday -- and one lawmaker called on him to resign -- after the Republican governor left a crude, profanity-laced phone message for a state representative whom LePage said had called him racist.
The Fed: Fed’s Powell says central bank can be patient as it raises interest rates
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:42:16 +0100
The U.S. central bank can and should continue to raise interest rates in a patient manner, said Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell on Friday.
Zika screening at U.S. blood centers advised
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:41:27 +0100
The new FDA advisory means all states and territories will need to begin testing blood donations for the virus immediately.
Currencies: Dollar higher as Fed’s Fischer leaves door open to 2 rate hikes in 2016
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:29:57 +0100
The dollar pivoted higher Friday after Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said the central bank could possibly raise interest rates twice before the end of 2016, depending on the strength of economic data released in the coming months.
The Wall Street Journal: ‘Burkini’ ban at public beaches suspended by French court
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:25:43 +0100
France’s highest administrative court has suspended a local ban on wearing head-to-foot burkini swimsuits, setting a precedent in a highly charged national debate over Muslim clothing and French identity.
Futures Movers: Oil futures suffer 1st weekly loss in a month
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:25:09 +0100
Oil futures manage to hold a small gain, but still saw a loss for the first week—their first weekly loss in a month.
Personal Finance Daily: Luxury panic rooms and the bad decision millennial homeowners make
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:24:12 +0100
Friday’s top personal finance stories
What it’s like to have life-threatening allergies and be unable to afford the EpiPen
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:20:55 +0100
Meet one parent who goes without the life-saving auto-injectors to make sure her son has access to one
Metals Stocks: Gold posts biggest weekly decline since mid-July
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:14:30 +0100
Gold futures settle with a modest gain with traders eyeing moves in the dollar following comments from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen and Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer that both hinted at a potential U.S. interest-rate hike as early as next month.
Colombia's historic peace plan has a drug problem - Business Insider
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:36:42 +0100
How immigration hardliners are reacting to confusion over Trump's stance - CBS News
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:35:00 +0100
Court Suspends 'Burkini' Ban in French Town - New York Times
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:16:23 +0100
Guess How Many Zika Cases Showed Up At The Olympics? - NPR
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:48:43 +0100
Small town 'shocked' by nuns' slaying
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:26:44 +0100
Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, reportedly found stabbed in their home, were nurse practitioners at a clinic in Durant, Miss.
Kaine channels Bill Clinton on 'Late Show'
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:18:40 +0100
Tim Kaine showed off his mean harmonica skills in a bluesy jam session with house band Jon Batiste and Stay Human.
Yellen Imagines a Future Where Fed Tinkers With Inflation Target - Bloomberg
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:08:51 +0100
Italy earthquake: More than 2000 forced to live in camps - CNN
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:38:06 +0100
Maine governor to lawmaker: ‘I am after you’
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:27:34 +0100
Gov. Paul Richard LePage became angry after being called a racist by Rep. Drew Gattine.
Children among dead in Syria barrel bomb attack - CNN
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:00:17 +0100
Clinton, Trump trade bigotry accusations
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:16:01 +0100
Hillary Clinton has denounced Donald Trump as a race-baiting demagogue, and he's fighting back.
Behind university's 'trigger warning' letter
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:47:20 +0100
The University of Chicago's dean says the firestorm over a letter to freshmen was somewhat the point.
French court rules to suspend burkini ban
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:21:01 +0100
The Conseil d'Etat gave the ruling after a human rights group said the ban contravenes with civil liberties.
How to opt out of sharing your WhatsApp info with Facebook - TechCrunch
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:01:10 +0100
Obama race relations legacy seen as mixed
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:07:11 +0100
As the presidential candidates attack each other over racial politics, black leaders say Obama's record looks mixed.
Dangerous humanitarian mission in Iraq
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:00:49 +0100
A team made up mostly of Kurdish civilians is tasked with clearing explosive devices before displaced Iraqi residents can return to their homes.
Controversial rape case judge requests change
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:09:20 +0100
Aaron Persky, criticized for a lenient sentence for a former Stanford swimmer, will no longer hear criminal matters.
Obama creates the largest protected place on the planet, off Hawaii - Washington Post
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:05:24 +0100
Immigration hardliner's warning for Trump
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:19 +0100
GOP Rep. Steve King says that if the candidate is changing his position, it could prompt supporters to stay home.
How Mylan, the maker of EpiPen, became a virtual monopoly - Washington Post
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 01:18:27 +0100
Italy earthquake death toll rises to 247
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:35:56 +0100
Aftershocks continue nearly 24 hours after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the country’s central region.
Clinton assails Trump's 'stream of bigotry'
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:23:20 +0100
The Democrat says her Republican rival aligns with the party's "fringe element," known as the "alt-right."
Trump's data indifference hampering the GOP
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:23:34 +0100
The candidate's lack of focus on analytics is "a shame" and has weakened Republicans, laments one operative.
Why rich donors keep giving to losing candidates
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:25:58 +0100
Victory on Election Day is decidedly secondary for super-rich backers of high-profile politicians.
How not to get dragged down by the Donald
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:19:29 +0100
The GOP Senate candidate in Nevada may be the best example of how Republicans can save themselves from Trump.
National Park Service hits the century mark
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:49:16 +0100
The federal agency is inviting the public to take part in the anniversary festivities, which include freebies.
Explaining the ‘alt-right’ Trump attack
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:20:10 +0100
Hillary Clinton is going after Trump by emphasizing his ties to this movement and its extremist roots.
Inside Trump's meeting with GOP minorities
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:22:57 +0100
Ashley Bell, the RNC's national director of African-American outreach, says the candidate was "very polite."
$18 million in 3 days: Clinton’s big haul
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:13:26 +0100
Hillary Clinton mingled with Hall of Fame basketball player Magic Johnson and Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Trooper's fatal shooting of deaf driver probed
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:40:30 +0100
The family of Daniel Harris says he was unarmed and that his death resulted from a tragic misunderstanding.
Assange: WikiLeaks to release Clinton data
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:32:26 +0100
The group's founder says "a variety of documents ... associated with the election campaign" will be made public.
Quake destroys buildings in Italy; dozens dead
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:11:04 +0100
"There are houses that aren't here anymore.,” the mayor of Amatrice says after a 6.2-magnitude quake struck the area.
Key conservative joins Trump transition team
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:19:48 +0100
Ed Feulner, a major figure in the conservative movement, will help the nominee prepare for a possible presidency.
Why Trump's immigration pivot is no surprise
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:22:46 +0100
The GOP nominee's career-long knack for giving the public what it wants made his pivot predictable.
Clinton's aggressive plan to attack Trump
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:28:03 +0100
The Democrat aims to paint her GOP rival as aligning with a group that believes "white identity" is under attack.
Army training slide called Clinton a threat
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:04:22 +0100
The Army has pulled the slide, which listed Clinton among a group of "insider" threats to national security.
Habitable planet is found right next door
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:40:02 +0100
Scientists reveal an Earth-size body orbiting the star nearest our sun — and hope one day it will be explored by robots.
Is Donald Trump softening on immigration?
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:02:49 +0100
The candidate has recently shown signs that he's willing to roll back his hard-line stance on immigrants.
Trump campaign says polls are wrong
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:35:50 +0100
Kellyanne Conway argued polls are missing the “undercover Trump voter,” who is embarrassed to admit support for him.
Dr. Carson pressures 'elderly' candidates
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:53:24 +0100
The former GOP candidate and retired surgeon says Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should disclose current medical records.
Blacks question Trump's outreach attempts
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:48:57 +0100
Many rank-and-file black voters dismiss his overtures as racially charged pitches aimed exclusively at whites.
Horrified by Trump, Dems nostalgic about Romney
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:44:15 +0100
Declaring Trump "unhinged," many Democrats who vilified Romney four years ago have changed their tune.
Many donors gained access to Secy. Clinton
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 02:51:38 +0100
More than half the people outside government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave to the Clinton Foundation.
Amid criticism, Obama visits flood-ravaged La.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 02:29:00 +0100
Some have criticized the president for not cutting short his two-week vacation to Martha's Vineyard.
Cops pressured to release body-cam videos
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:00:15 +0100
Internet outcries force police departments to swiftly release body-cam footage of shootings by officers.
Obama tours flood-ravaged Louisiana
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:49:18 +0100
Some have criticized the president for not cutting short his two-week vacation to Martha's Vineyard.
Trump refocuses his tough talk on immigration
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:41:57 +0100
The candidate’s nebulous policy appears to be shifting away from the promises of mass deportations to something a bit more tenable.
Kareem to Trump: Go visit a black community
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:19:49 +0100
The NBA Hall of Famer, who questions the GOP nominee’s motives, received a nasty note from him after a critical op-ed piece.
Photos: Quake leaves devastation in its wake
Aerial view of the village of Saletta in central Italy, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, where a strong quake hit early Wednesday. Strong aftershocks rattled residents and rescue crews alike Friday as hopes began to dim that firefighters would find any more survivors as donations began pouring into the area and Italy again anguished over its failure to protect ancient towns and modern cities from the country’s highly seismic terrain. (AP Photo/Localteam)