Minnesota Politicians Sound Off On Comey Firing

Minnesota Politicians Sound Off On Comey Firing Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC on CNN's "New Day": "I think Director Comey is a fine man , but Democrats called for his removal about two to three, four weeks ago and now he's gone and we get a chance to pick on a new director that hopefully we can all agree is above reproach". [Full Article...]

[ May 9, 2017 ] Historical Blasphemy Case Sees Christian Governor Found 'Guilty' International

Outside the court in north Jakarta , supporters of Ahok wept and hugged each other amid shouts of jubilation from members of conservative Islamic groups. Several major demonstrations were organized on the streets of Jakarta between October 2016 and May 2017 in which Islamic hardliners urged the government to arrest Ahok. [Full Article...]

Australia treasurer promises fair budget that reins in debt

And Mr Morrison officially scrapped $13 billion in so-called zombie Budget measures hanging over from the 2014 and 2015 budgets. Some budget measures will have to run the gauntlet of the Senate, where crossbenchers rule the roost. Pushing up personal income tax by lifting the Medicare levy to 2.5 per cent of personal income is at odds with Mr Morrison's previous message that there is a spending ... [Full Article...]

Trump praises Macron for 'big win' in France's election

At a victory party late on Sunday night, he walked out to the European anthem "Ode to Joy", rather than its French equivalent "La Marseillaise". While markets were relieved by the results of Sunday's election, Macron's victory had already been priced in by investors ahead of the vote after polls gave him a 20 point lead, meaning there were only moderate further gains for the euro. [Full Article...]

South Africa's ANC accuses judiciary of pandering to opposition

South Africa's ANC accuses judiciary of pandering to opposition A South African High Court today ordered President Jacob Zuma to reveal the documents he used to justify the controversial sacking of a widely respected finance minister, sparking economic turmoil. But the courts would not be able to properly consider an upcoming application by the DA to review the firings without records, the party's advocate Steven Budlender said, relying heavily on the preceden... [Full Article...]

Google agrees to pay $335 million in Italy tax dispute

Google agrees to pay $335 million in Italy tax dispute The agreement not only covers 2009-2013, the period under investigation, but also separate disputes related 2002-2006 and 2014-2015. The company made a similar deal with the United Kingdom one year ago, providing $ 185 million to the UK tax authorities. [Full Article...]

Oil rebounds on Saudi assurances Russian Federation will extend

The main emerging currencies were all on track for weekly losses and MSCI's closely-followed EM stocks index hit a 10-day low. Crude futures pulled back on Thursday as investors focused on US inventories falling less than expected, deepening skepticism that production cuts from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries aren't making a big dent in elevated global stockpiles. [Full Article...]

Trump tax plan: Relief for his voters but lots of unknowns

Maybe you don't care about all the rich people who stand to benefit from this, because you believe cutting taxes on pass-through income will spur job creation and economic growth. that sell mostly foreign-made goods. Trump's tax plan would also end the alternative minimum tax, a move that would benefit the richest Americans, including President Trump. [Full Article...]

Trump signs order creating accountability office at VA

Trump signs order creating accountability office at VA It will create a new Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection in the department. "At the same time we will reward and retain the many VA employees who do a fantastic job, of which we have many". Within the next 100 days, Shulkin said veterans can expect to see even more for this suicide prevention initiative, which is called "Getting to Zero". [Full Article...]

Marissa Mayer to make $184m from Yahoo's sale to Verizon

Marissa Mayer to make $184m from Yahoo's sale to Verizon Just $25 million - if one can put "just" in front of a number of that size - is part of the "golden parachute" terms that would accelerate Mayer's restricted stock units in the event of a sale and her departure from the company. Microsoft offered $44.6 billion to Yahoo, which was ten times more than the offer of Verizon, but Yahoo declined. Mayer recently said she would turn down an equity bonus ... [Full Article...]

Barack Obama Reportedly Banking $400k for Wall Street Speech

Barack Obama Reportedly Banking $400k for Wall Street Speech Hillary Clinton was taken to task during the presidential campaign past year for her speeches to Goldman Sachs in 2015. Sources say there's a lot of flexibility in Barack Obama's contract to speak at the fall event, such as schedule conflicts or if there are any other concerns like "adverse publicity". [Full Article...]

Tell FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai: Startups Depend on Net Neutrality

Tell FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai: Startups Depend on Net Neutrality Pai is introducing his net neutrality plan during a busy week in DC that will likely overshadow the FCC lead's anti-net-neutrality agenda. "Vin Scully tried to call the plays fast and let the crowd do the talking", Pai said. " There's common ground here and there's room for an agreement here ", Pai told reporters at a press conference on Thursday. If they vote to approve the proposal it will s... [Full Article...]

AT&T Rising: Q1 Rev Misses, Year Profit Growth View Tops Consensus

AT&T Rising: Q1 Rev Misses, Year Profit Growth View Tops Consensus AT&T is trying to diversify by buying Time Warner Inc TWX.N in a $85.4 billion deal that would give it control of cable channels like HBO and CNN as well as film studio Warner Bros. Dallas, Texas-based telecom giant's first-quarter profit dropped to $3.56 billion or $0.56 per share from $3.89 billion or $0.61 per share previous year. [Full Article...]

Silver Prices Slip Following Round One of French Election

Marine Le Pen kicked out her father from the party in 2015 following his conviction for inciting racial hatred against Jews. Socialist candidate Mr Hamon never managed to gather any real momentum in his campaign and ended up in the fifth spot - a position which emphasised the disarray of the French Left after five years of unpopular rule by Mr Hollande. [Full Article...]

PPG launches third takeover bid for Dulux maker AkzoNobel

PPG launches third takeover bid for Dulux maker AkzoNobel On Monday, Akzo confirmed receipt of the "third unsolicited" bid from PPG and said that it is reviewing the offer "in accordance with its fiduciary duties". Last week, the Amsterdam-based company unveiled plans to spin off its specialist chemicals division either via a sale or a separate listing within the next 12 months, hoping to calm rumblings among shareholders discontent with the rejection of... [Full Article...]

Chappell edges Koepka by 1 stroke to win Texas Open

Chappell edges Koepka by 1 stroke to win Texas Open It would have been easy for Chappell to succumb to the course and conditions, especially after he had three bogeys and a double bogey on the front nine and turned with a 38. "I stayed patient and made a lot of putts". Seamus Power and Graeme McDowell are both two over par after disapppointing rounds of 74 and 76 respectively. [Full Article...]

United changes policy, crew can't displace seated passengers

United Airlines is now under enormous scrutiny after a video of a passenger being dragged, bloodied and screaming, off a flight on Sunday went viral. The company said late Friday that it will now require commuting staff and crew members to check into flights 60 minutes prior to departure. [Full Article...]

Verizon loses key wireless customers

Verizon Communications, the No. The results show that there has been a net decline of 307,000 wireless postpaid connections in the past quarter. Something seems to have changed in 2017, though, as the company just reported what may be their worst quarter ever, a quarter that was actually on pace to be even worse if not for the introduction of Verizon Unlimited. [Full Article...]

American Express Company (NASDAQ:AXP) To Report Earnings

American Express Company (NASDAQ:AXP) To Report Earnings In other American Express Company news, insider L Kevin Cox sold 32,726 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 6th. Finally, Vetr lowered shares of American Express Company from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating and set a $71.74 price objective for the a research report on Wednesday, December 21st. [Full Article...]

Ronaldo hat trick puts Madrid into Champions League semis

Robert Lewandowski, who missed the first leg with a shoulder problem, put Bayern ahead on the night from the penalty spot to level the tie on aggregate following Real's 2-1 win in Munich, where Ronaldo had scored twice. "We had many clear chances to score, but the team never went under". On 76 minutes, Ronaldo pulled his side back into the contest when heading home Casemiro's lovely ball from ... [Full Article...]

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