Capitol Report: New data shows a deeper polarization of ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ in housing
Tue, 31 May 2016 14:49:58 +0100
New data shows a deeper polarization of “haves” and “have-nots” when it comes to credit scores, equity, and location.
Outside the Box: Why Big Oil might secretly wish for a carbon tax
Tue, 31 May 2016 14:48:04 +0100
Exxon Mobil and its rivals would benefit because it would hurt coal producers and, in turn, electric-car companies.
Here’s how investors are duped each earnings season
Tue, 31 May 2016 14:45:14 +0100
Earnings season is a misery, as more companies are using tactics that irk reporters, analysts and investors alike.
Earnings fall at fastest rate since the Great Recession
Tue, 31 May 2016 14:41:17 +0100
First-quarter earnings, which fell for a fourth-straight quarter, and at the fastest pace in 6 1/2 years, were just as bad as expected.
Jeff Reeves's Strength in Numbers: Why Apple shares are ripe for picking
Tue, 31 May 2016 14:40:32 +0100
It appears that once again, Apple stock has found a short-term bottom, writes Jeff Reeves.
Economic Report: City by city look at U.S. house prices shows every metro gaining ground
Tue, 31 May 2016 14:39:51 +0100
The biggest home price gains are still in the Northwest and West, but there’s sturdy growth everywhere, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller index.
BookWatch: 10 lessons on aging and retirement that have lasted 2,050 years
Tue, 31 May 2016 14:39:21 +0100
Today’s world, obsessed with the pursuit of youth, needs Cicero’s wisdom on growing old and retirement more than ever.
Outside the Box: Here are the 67 most important investors of all time
Tue, 31 May 2016 14:38:53 +0100
Michael Batnick of Ritholtz Wealth Management spells out his list, from Bernard Baruch to David Einhorn and Ken Griffin.
Slide Show: The most striking entries contending for National Geographic’s travel photo of the year
Tue, 31 May 2016 14:36:39 +0100
Here’s a look at some of the most captivating photographs from across the globe.
In One Chart: Why men make more money on real estate than women
Tue, 31 May 2016 14:22:26 +0100
The homes of single men have appreciated in value more than the homes of single women.
North Korea missile launch attempt failed, Pentagon confirms - Fox News
Tue, 31 May 2016 14:15:00 +0100
UN Says ISIS May Be Using Human Shields in Fallujah as Aid Groups Warn of 'Catastrophe' - NBCNews.com
Tue, 31 May 2016 14:08:00 +0100
Steph Curry pirouettes on another rival's grave - SB Nation
Tue, 31 May 2016 14:00:17 +0100
'King Kong' Gorilla Dragged 4-Year-Old 'Like a Raggedy Ann Doll' Before Zookeepers Killed It, Witness Says - People Magazine
Tue, 31 May 2016 13:48:13 +0100
Fire, blast at Indian arms depot kills at least 16 - Reuters
Tue, 31 May 2016 13:39:00 +0100
Top North Korea official visits China in bid to mend ties - Daily Mail
Tue, 31 May 2016 13:27:00 +0100
Poland Revives Effort to Extradite Roman Polanski - New York Times
Tue, 31 May 2016 13:02:10 +0100
Stephen Hawking: Trump 'is a demagogue' - CNN
Tue, 31 May 2016 11:34:23 +0100
How Donald Trump could win - CNN
Tue, 31 May 2016 11:01:18 +0100
The Elites and the Rise of Donald Trump - Huffington Post
Tue, 31 May 2016 01:57:25 +0100
Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes
Fri, 27 May 2016 20:00:12 +0100
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.
Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’
Fri, 27 May 2016 19:32:19 +0100
As Hillary Clinton seeks to rebound from a highly critical report from the State Department’s inspector general, Senate investigators and a conservative group are zeroing in on newly revealed evidence about the activities of a now retired State Department computer specialist in orchestrating what they charge was a “cover-up” of the former secretary of state’s email practices. The role of John Bentel, whose identity as a key figure in the email probes was first reported by Yahoo News on Wednesday, is expected to be one focus of questioning today when Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is deposed in a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch over the State Department’s handling of Freedom of Information Act requests relating to Clinton’s emails, according to a source close to the case.
IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics
Fri, 27 May 2016 17:01:13 +0100
LONDON (AP) — Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.
G7 told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits U.S.
Fri, 27 May 2016 16:39:27 +0100
By Kylie MacLellan and Ben Hirschler ISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic. U.S. scientists said the infection in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman "heralds the emergence of truly pan-drug resistant bacteria" because it could not be controlled even by colistin, an antibiotic reserved for "nightmare" bugs. In Japan, British Prime Minister David Cameron said leading countries needed to tackle resistance by reducing the use of antibiotics and rewarding drug companies for developing new medicines.
Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.
Fri, 27 May 2016 16:29:41 +0100
The Statue of Liberty is seen in New York harbor. Climate change might dampen Lady Liberty’s glow, according to experts. The United Nations released a report Thursday saying 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries are vulnerable to the effects of climate change: rising temperatures, rising sea levels, intensifying storms, longer droughts and so on.
Vincent Foster’s sister: Trump’s comments are ‘beyond contempt’
Fri, 27 May 2016 14:56:33 +0100
Sheila Foster Anthony, sister of former Clinton White House aide Vincent Foster, took to the Washington Post opinion page Thursday to admonish Donald Trump for his recent comments about her brother’s death. Earlier this week, the same paper published an interview with Trump in which the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was quoted drudging up a decades-old conspiracy theory about Foster’s 1993 suicide.
No new signal from EgyptAir jet since day of crash as search intensifies
Fri, 27 May 2016 12:03:16 +0100
CAIRO/PARIS (Reuters) - No new radio signal has been received from an EgyptAir jet since the day it crashed in the Mediterranean last week, sources close to the investigation said on Friday. A radio signal picked up on the day of the crash from the plane's emergency locator transmitter (ELT) allowed officials to determine a broadly defined search zone, but nothing new has since been detected, the sources told Reuters. "There has been nothing since day one," a source familiar with the investigation said.
Trump doubles down on Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’ attack after Native American woman calls him ‘offensive’
Thu, 26 May 2016 23:38:38 +0100
You tell me,” Trump asked. The woman replied that she was offended, and Trump quickly repeated the phrase. “Oh, oh really — oh, I’m sorry about that,“ Trump said before turning to a reporter who had asked about Warren, immediately using the term again.
Can affirmative consent apps combat campus sexual assault?
Thu, 26 May 2016 23:27:24 +0100
The creators of YES to SEX, a smartphone app that promises to help “all gender partners get and give a safe sexual consent in as little as 25 seconds,” have released a new platform that allows colleges and universities to customize the application to meet the specific needs of their campuses. YES to SEX founder Wendy Mandell-Geller told Yahoo News that after launching the original version of the app in April, she soon realized its potential to make an impact on university and college campuses. In addition to providing users with an up-to-date guide to giving and receiving sexual consent under Title IX, the app’s new college format can be customized to reflect each school’s policies — as well as its color scheme.
Donald Trump unlikely to pick woman or minority as running mate
Thu, 26 May 2016 21:10:40 +0100
The possibility of appearing to pander is among the reasons Donald Trump would be unlikely to pick a woman or a minority as his vice presidential running mate, his campaign chairman says.
What Obama should do on torture
Thu, 26 May 2016 10:00:50 +0100
Like a lot of two-term presidents nearing the last bend in the road, Barack Obama seems guided by equal parts conviction and whimsy these days, without much regard for political consequence. The president has expounded publicly on race and political civility, shaken hands with a Cuban Castro, commuted a slew of sentences for drug offenders, plunged the federal government into the debate over transgender Americans in restrooms. Obama clearly isn’t going to declassify the full text of the Senate’s mammoth, landmark report on torture, and maybe that’s the right call — I don’t know.
Paul Ryan ally doubts speaker will ever fully endorse Trump
Wed, 25 May 2016 16:40:11 +0100
He has been called an “intellectual prodigy” and is one of the most influential thinkers and writers in conservative Republican politics. Yuval Levin, founding editor of National Affairs magazine, is also an informal adviser to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the most prominent Republican national leader to decline — at least so far — to endorse presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Levin also worked as a White House policy adviser to former President George W. Bush and has since been part of a movement within Republican politics to move the party toward a solutions-oriented disposition, in contrast to many in the party whose main goal has been to block the agenda of President Obama and the Democrats.
19th-century shipwreck unearthed in Boston
19 people rescued from Kentucky cave
Video shows before police kill unarmed man