U.S. grain prices drop after U.K. vote; stronger dollar may hurt meat exports
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:08:05 +0100
The U.K. vote to leave the European Union slammed U.S. grain prices Friday and created new challenges for agricultural companies struggling against a strong U.S. dollar.
NewsWatch: Brexit is big, but it’s probably not a ‘Lehman moment’
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:00:09 +0100
The U.K. vote to leave the European Union spawns global market turmoil, but it’s probably not a cataclysmic “Lehman moment,” analysts say.
U.K.’s sovereign credit rating outlook lowered to ‘negative’ at Moody’s
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:52:58 +0100
Moody’s Investors Service has today changed the outlook on the U.K.’s long term issuer and debt ratings to negative from stable. Both ratings are affirmed at Aa1.
Market Snapshot: Brexit-sparked volatility will continue to weigh on U.S. stock market
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:39:48 +0100
“Keep a stiff upper lip” is a phrase often used to describe the Brits for their fortitude and stoicism during times of distress. U.S. investors may need to borrow the cliché next week as uncertainty and volatility reign in the stock market.
Germany, France press Britain for quick EU divorce - Reuters
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:27:00 +0100
Britain struggles to absorb Brexit's political and financial impact - Washington Post
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:25:04 +0100
At least 26 dead as historic floods sweep West Virginia - USA TODAY
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:21:42 +0100
Donald Trump sells candidacy, golf courses - CNN
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:14:05 +0100
2 Dead, Several Hurt After Fort Worth Dance Studio Shooting - ABC News
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:54:26 +0100
Mutual Funds Weekly: In Brexit fallout, keep calm and invest on
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:58:05 +0100
After Brexit, here’s how to keep anxiety from upsetting long-term investment goals.
With Orlando In Mind, Orange County Prepares For First-Ever Gay-Pride Parade - CBS Local
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:17:20 +0100
Deadly Kern County wildfire grows to 46 square miles — and it's barely contained - Los Angeles Times
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:46:46 +0100
The New York Post: Brexit vote may affect both the cost and complexity of European travel for Americans
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:25:30 +0100
The British people have voted — and that means important implications for travelers headed across the pond. The immediate effect? American visitors will pay less for travel to and within Europe and Britain.
Pentagon officials: Repeal of ban on transgender service members coming within weeks - Washington Post
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:15:29 +0100
Obama names first national monument to LGBT rights - CNN
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:13:40 +0100
Britain just gave the GOP a tremendous gift - New York Post
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:21:00 +0100
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Britain just gave the GOP a tremendous giftNew York Post
What a gift to the Republican Party. No sooner had Britons made their historic vote for independence than Donald Trump — already in Scotland — declared that they have “taken their country back” and called it a “great thing.” The next move ought to be ...and more »
The Tell: Post Brexit, odds are up for Fed interest-rate cut
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:38:09 +0100
Rate hike out, rate cut in. A minority of fed-funds futures traders are now pricing in that the U.S. central bank will actually cut interest rates in its next meeting.
The Tell: Why Brexit crisis is a screaming buy for stock investors
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:19:28 +0100
The aftermath of Brexit could translate into great buying opportunities for investors, says the Irrelevant Investor Michael Blatnick.
Market Extra: Will the euro survive Brexit aftermath?
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:13:40 +0100
Britain isn’t a member of the euro, but the U.K.’s vote to exit the European Union lays bare fears the eurozone could revisit the worst of the debt crisis.
Outside the Box: Here’s what it would take for the U.S. to ban assault weapons again
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:29:16 +0100
Assault weapons have been banned in the U.S. before, but in a different political climate, writes Robert J. Spitzer
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.
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