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Business Trump aides to reveal financial portfolios
Author: 0 Trump aides to reveal financial portfolios

Bannon earned just under US$200,000 a year ago as executive director of the Breitbart News Network before he quit to join Trump's election campaign last August. He made another $240,000 from consulting fees with a health-care cost containment firm, Prime Health Services. The couple has emerged as influential advisers in Trump's White House, unpaid to avoid triggering anti-nepotism rules.

Author: 0 White House pressures sacked lawyer Sally Yates against testifying against them

Jones was referring to Nunes' briefing of President Donald Trump on classified intelligence information. Nunes admitted that he met with an unidentified source on the White House grounds to review intelligence reports ahead of his claim that Trump transition members' communications were " incidentally " swept up by USA intelligence officials.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner retains millions in property portfolio while serving in White House

The Kushner company owns more than 20,000 apartments and approximately 14 million square feet of office space. When she isn't tending to her children, meeting with school children at national museums - as she did this week in her first speech since Trump's inauguration - or working inside the White House, Ivanka Trump may be found in a Washington , D.C.

Business SpaceX makes history by successfully launching recycled rocket booster
Author: 0 SpaceX makes history by successfully launching recycled rocket booster

The rocket went into a geostationary transfer orbit, going as high as 22,000 miles (35,000 kilometers) above the Earth's surface before safely returning. If rocket recycling becomes the norm for space travel, it could shave millions of dollars off the price tag of each launch and make a trip Mars much more feasible .

Author: 0 European Union sets out 'phased' Brexit strategy

The European Union demanded that Britain make "sufficient progress" on its divorce before any talks on a future trade deal can start as it laid out its tough Brexit negotiating plans on Friday (March 31). Many have insisted Britain must first make good on a divorce settlement that will include it settling outstanding financial commitments - the European Union has advanced a ballpark figure of 60 billion euros ($64 billion) - agreeing new border arrangements and clarifying the rights of ...

Business GOP Humiliation: Trumpcare Didn't Even Have Majority Support Among Trump Voters
Author: 0 GOP Humiliation: Trumpcare Didn't Even Have Majority Support Among Trump Voters

But some observers and investors were skeptical. "We promised that we would repeal and replace Obamacare and that's exactly what we're going to do". Of course, members of the caucus weren't the only Republicans opposed to the health care bill. He warned that Mr Trump was destined to "lose again" on other parts of his agenda if he remained beholden to conservative Republicans.

Business Michigan State is an 8-point underdog against Kansas
Author: 0 Michigan State is an 8-point underdog against Kansas

Some of it was nerves, certainly. The Cowboys should have gone into halftime with a lead but the 6-foot-1 Walton, holding for the last shot, cagily leaned into 6-foot-9 Mitchell Solomon, who was conned into fouling Walton while flinging a shot toward the rim from beyond the arc.

Business Trump's son-in-law retains scores of real estate holdings
Author: 0 Trump's son-in-law retains scores of real estate holdings

Ivanka Trump and Kushner - both of whom serve as senior advisers to the president - held onto real estate and business investments valued at between $240 million and $ 741 million (225 million euros and 695 million euros). Trump's father, President Donald Trump , graduated from Wharton in 1968. They had argued that Ivanka's use of those resources had made her a federal employee in all but name, and they had called on the administration to officially acknowledge her as a staff member.

Author: 0 Netanyahu vows to move ahead on new settlement plan

A White House official on Thursday said Israel's decision to approve a new West Bank settlement did not amount to defiance of the President's request for a pause in settlement activity, rather it was "already in the queue". That pressure may push the Palestinians to the negotiation table, said Yousef Munayyer, the executive director of the US campaign for Palestinian rights.

Author: 0 Just sin, baby: Raiders moving to Vegas

With the move approved, Owners will have to make rule changes that facilitate the move. Mark Davis is the owner, and what matters is what is best for him . It's one thing if you're moving from Oakland to Fremont or something, but to Las Vegas? The Oakland Raiders are moving to Las Vegas. He also would have preferred that only one team move to Los Angeles, but both the Rams and Chargers have moved there over the past year.

Business White House wrong for withholding intelligence documents, says Democrat
Author: 0 White House wrong for withholding intelligence documents, says Democrat

The House committee's work has been deeply, and perhaps irreparably, undermined by Nunes' apparent coordination with the White House. Nunes did not initially disclose that he viewed the information at the White House. Schiff's receipt of this invitation comes after Schiff's Republican counterpart, Representative Devin Nunes, announced on March 22 that he had reviewed intelligence possibly pertaining to surveillance of the Trump transition team, according to The Daily Beast.

Author: 0 Trump advisers richer than previous White House officials

These financial disclosures are required by law - revealing the incomes of President Trump's inner circle in the 12 months before they began working for the government, as well as the positions they had held. White House chief strategist Steve Bannon disclosed at least $1.3 million in income a year ago, largely from a consulting firm and entities backed by the billionaire Mercer family, according to financial disclosures released late Friday.

Author: 0 Texas Senate unanimously passes budget bill

Monday's 21-10 vote sends Friendswood Republican Sen. That's not how they get used today, said Higher Education Committee Chair and Amarillo Sen. Supporters said the legislation is meant to codify in state law a Texas Department of State Health Services rule that was to go into effect in December, but was delayed by a federal judge.

Business Philippines says China wants to survey seas to its east
Author: 0 Philippines says China wants to survey seas to its east

China's claim to majority of the South China Sea, including disputed regions, was rejected a year ago by an worldwide tribunal backed by the United Nations. He noted that this condition applies not only to China but to all countries interested to make a research study. "We were satisfied with their explanation", Manalo added.

Author: 0 Fang Holdings Limited Earnings Watch & Stock Update

On March 27, 2017, the company completed the repurchase of 2.6 million shares of its common stock under the initially authorized $50.0 million stock repurchase program. Tobam now owns 290,574 shares of the company's stock worth $1,462,000 after buying an additional 19,352 shares during the period. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.03/share and a Low EPS of $0.01/share.

Author: 0 Uber's Self-Driving Crash Isn't Their Fault, Says Fans

Uber said there were no passengers in the auto at the time of the crash but there were two operators in the front. It also said it resumed test driving in San Francisco, though those cars aren't available to customers. At the time of the accident, the vehicle was in self-driving mode and there were two people in the front of the auto to monitor the car's performance and to take over if there was an emergency, reported the Financial Times .

Author: 0 EU's Donald Tusk Lays Out Terms For 'Confrontational' Brexit Talks

The EU draft says the future of Gibraltar will be set in talks between Spain and the United Kingdom, giving Spain a very strong negotiating position. Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier has said he aims to wrap up the Brexit talks by October of next year, to allow six months for ratifications, so in reality, there is less than two years negotiating time before Britain is out.

Business European Union rules out United Kingdom trade deal before Brexit is finalized
Author: 0 European Union rules out United Kingdom trade deal before Brexit is finalized

Speaking in Malta on Friday morning, Tusk admitted that Brexit talks would be hard and perhaps even confrontational but stressed that the European Union does not seek to punish Britain for its decision to leave. A final trade deal would not be concluded until after Brexit . Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, said the announcement proved there was a "lot of goodwill, a lot of willingness to achieve what the Prime Minister has said she wants to achieve, which is an orderly transition ...

Business India's top court bans sale of older-technology vehicles from April
Author: 0 India's top court bans sale of older-technology vehicles from April

The Centre had this week backed auto manufacturers, who pleaded they had unsold stock of about 8 lakh vehicles that meet the BS III emission norms. Auto manufacturers had approached the Supreme Court to dispose of their stock as the BS-IV emission norms are to come into force from April 1 this year.

Business IRS warns tax scams are in full swing this season
Author: 0 IRS warns tax scams are in full swing this season

If you have any questions about anything you receive that looks like it is coming from the IRS and you are not sure about it, call a professional tax preparer who is recommended to you by someone you trust. Authorities are warning the public these scams are going around. The Better Business Bureau offers this advice, "Don't give them any information".

Author: 0 Germany: Merkel's CDU victorious in Saarland

The Left Party obtained 13 per cent of the votes, dispelling potential hopes for an alliance with the SPD as an alternative to a "grand coalition" between the CDU and the SPD, EFE news reported . Energized by the candidacy of former European Parliament president Martin Schulz, the Social Democrats headed into the ballot in the state of Saarland with a poll bounce.

Author: 0 Top Dem says it's too soon to consider immunity

Mr Flynn was forced out of the Trump administration after it was revealed that he had misled Vice-President Mike Pence about his contacts with the Russian ambassador to the USA after Mr Trump's victory. Flynn's lawyer, Robert Keiner, said his client's testimony would only come on a voluntary basis after immunity had been granted and offered no hints as to what it would include.

Author: 0 Sears CFO says the company's outlook not as dire as you think

According to a regulatory filing late Tuesday, Sears Holdings Corp . lost more than $2 billion a year ago. However, the inclusion of Sears' new language in its SEC filing could be seen as a signal that Lampert's financial spigot could turn off.

Author: 0 Trump approves Keystone XL, calling it 'great day' for jobs

But Greenpeace, one of the pipeline's most vocal opponents, said it sent a signal to the world that the U.S.is "moving backwards" on climate and energy, and pledged to keep fighting it nonetheless. Among the oil companies that could benefit: Canada's Suncor Energy Inc. and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. and Texas-based Exxon Mobil Corp., whose former CEO, Rex Tillerson, is now the secretary of State.

Business Westinghouse files for bankruptcy, leaves U.S. utility in the lurch
Author: 0 Westinghouse files for bankruptcy, leaves U.S. utility in the lurch

The filing affects Westinghouse operations in the Charlotte area and could produce losses for area creditors. SCANA is holding a conference call with its investors 3 p.m. (WEC) has today officially filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. It was the company's largest annual loss. "They intend to withdraw from the USA nuclear business entirely".

Business Pettersen hits the front at ANA Inspiration
Author: 0 Pettersen hits the front at ANA Inspiration

The 18-year-old's big sister, 24-year-old Jessica, also is in the hunt at 3-under 141. Winless since last July, she looked to be closing in on her best with three successive top-10 finishes before a rare missed cut outcome at last week's KIA Classic in California.

Business Lok Sabha takes up four GST bills Jaitley moved for debate
Author: 0 Lok Sabha takes up four GST bills Jaitley moved for debate

Congratulations to every trader, producer and consumer of goods and services in the country on the passage of historic GST Laws", Jaitley said here in a tweet. The Opposition had also expressed concerns about how the Bills were introduced in Parliament on Monday. Besides this, Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2016, Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016, among others will also be take up for discussion in the upper house.

Author: 0 Ivanka Trump to be President Trump's assistant

The documents don't necessarily show what the individuals are worth now, just what they were worth when they entered the White House, and before they sold off any assets as recommended by the Office of Government Ethics. Kushner , for example, received certificates of divestiture for his financial interests in several assets, including several funds tied to Thrive Capital, his brother Joshua Kushner's investment firm.

Author: 0 Historical launch of Falcon-9

SpaceX competitor Blue Origin , run by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, has also successfully landed its New Shepard booster after launch, by powering its engines to guide it down for a controlled, upright landing. According to SpaceX , a "rapidly reusable space launch vehicle" could reduce the cost of traveling to space by a hundredfold in the future. Price alone was not the reason SES , with a fleet of 65 satellites, chose to fly on a used rocket, he said.

Author: 0 Police release 6 people arrested in Westminster attack investigation

Police said 40 people were injured after Masood, a 52-year-old Briton with a history of violent offenses, plowed a auto along a pavement on a bridge before stabbing a police officer outside the parliament. A fuller picture is emerging on the Westminster attack, as more details were revealed overnight and this morning. Neil Basu, deputy assistant Metropolitan police commissioner, said the attack lasted a mere 82 seconds before Khalid Masood was shot to death.

Author: 0 China hopes Xi-Trump meeting to chart bilateral ties in new era

Trump's executive orders will initiate a large-scale review of the causes of the US's trade deficits with some of its largest trading partners and order stricter enforcement of U.S. This will be the first meeting between Xi and Trump. A Chinese spokesperson notes that before the visit to Trump's Mar-a-Lago property, Xi will spend three days in Finland.

Author: 0 The Encana Corp (ECA) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts

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Business Google apologizes for ads snafu, revamps policies
Author: 0 Google apologizes for ads snafu, revamps policies

Google will introduce new account-level controls to make it easier for advertisers to exclude specific sites and channels from all of their AdWords for Video and Google Display Network campaigns, and manage brand safety settings across all their campaigns with a push of a button.

Author: 0 Republicans mostly blame Congress for healthcare reform failure

The White House is not allowed to direct the outside groups on what to do; those groups typically use public statements by the president and others to determine how to use their resources. "If it's not originating in the White House, it's not our fight, it's their fight". While the attention of the rest of Congress turns to tax reform, infrastructure funding and the budget, wouldn't it be great if two Oregonians demonstrated the bipartisan leadership on health care at the national level that ...

Author: 0 Ryan Warns Republicans On Health Care: Trump Will Go Work With Democrats

He said that the US Government should not run healthcare. The head of another pro-Trump group, Great America Alliance, said lawmakers' views on the health care were shifting too quickly to put together a successful pressure campaign. House Republicans are scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss their agenda. But, while Ryan declined to comment on any timelines for yet another repeal push, Bloomberg's sources-who spoke to the publication on condition of anonymity-suggested the vote could ...

Author: 0 Reuters/Ipsos poll: Republicans mostly blame Congress for healthcare reform failure

Our Democratic friends ought to be pretty happy about that because we have the existing law in place and I think we're just gonna have to see how that works out". "We want to get it right". And there are challenges. That's because different factions in Congress want different things. Ryan's comments didn't go over well with one of his fellow Republicans, Sen.

Author: 0 Ryan: 'About 90 Percent' of House GOPs Now Agree on Healthcare Bill

Ryan had said earlier on Thursday in an interview with CBS "This Morning" that he anxious Trump would "just go work with Democrats to try and change Obamacare, and that's hardly a conservative thing". Since the Affordable Care Act became the law of the land in 2010, the Republican-controlled House has, nearly 60 times, passed legislation to "repeal Obamacare" and shoved the legislation onto the Senate where it never got a vote.

Author: 0 Budget Cuts Potentially Impacting Meals on Wheels

Jenny Bertolette, the VP of communications at Meals on Wheels, told Yahoo on Friday the organization received more than 50 times the normal amount of donations on Thursday and said that it "saw an nearly 500 percent jump in volunteer sign-ups through our AmericaLetsDoLunch.org Ad Council website".

Business Toshiba's nuclear unit Westinghouse files for United States bankruptcy
Author: 0 Toshiba's nuclear unit Westinghouse files for United States bankruptcy

The Times attributes the construction issues to inexperience on the part of the contractors, especially given how little new nuclear power plant construction had been underway in the previous decades. SCANA said in September that the cost of building the reactors had increased almost $3 billion from the original $11 billion estimate in 2009. Westinghouse supplied the world's first commercial pressurized water reactor 60 years ago and half the world's 430 nuclear power reactors have ...

Business Cyclone downgraded, damaging winds and heavy rain remain
Author: 0 Cyclone downgraded, damaging winds and heavy rain remain

It was expected more would lose power as the storm moved slowly across populated areas. Wind gusts of up to 270 kph were reported near Debbie's broad core. In some locations rain could exceed 200mm, according to the Bureau of Meteorology . Daily rainfall totals of 150-250 mm are possible with higher values in some localities causing major river flooding.

Author: 0 South Africa's currency slumps after finance minister fired

South Africa's two main opposition parties took aim at the president on Thursday, with one appealing to the highest court to order impeachment proceedings and the other announcing it will launch a vote of no confidence. The outcry by funeral-goers including the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela Mandela, further exposed the ruling party's divide. In his power struggle with Zuma, Gordhan was supported by several ministers and many global investors, as well as being widely admired ...

Business US, UK Limit Electronic Devices On Some Flights
Author: 0 US, UK Limit Electronic Devices On Some Flights

The airline said passengers would be prevented from taking laptops, tablets, DVD players and other large electronic devices into the cabin on flights from Turkey and Egypt from Wednesday. For example, Emirates said its USA -bound passengers transiting through Dubai International Airport must place the banned devices in checked bags at the point of origin.

Business Nunes says Russian Federation probe will go on 'with or without' Dems
Author: 0 Nunes says Russian Federation probe will go on 'with or without' Dems

The House is also "off track" with the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, Graham said , adding that the "only way this can be repaired is if [Nunes] tells his colleagues what he saw". Spicer's comments come as the leaders of the House intelligence committee are trying to get their Russian Federation investigation back on the rails, according to Schiff.

Business Capita PLC (CPI) Given Average Recommendation of
Author: 0 Capita PLC (CPI) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts

Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC had 277 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned "Hold" rating by Vetr on Friday, August 21. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 191.15 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 198.27. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Tuesday, September 27 by Goldman Sachs.

Author: 0 Environmentalists vow to fight Trump climate actions

One U.S. Senator from West Virginia says she stands behind President Trump's Executive Order on Energy Independence . The order covers a lot of ground. Alabama has long fought against the Clean Power Plan, which would mandate a 750 million metric ton reduction in Carbon dioxide emissions through increased regulations on existing power plants, especially coal-fired plants.

Business Mbeki Foundation wants Zuma to explain reshuffle
Author: 0 Mbeki Foundation wants Zuma to explain reshuffle

Disgruntled ANC leaders have followed through on their threats to publicly denounce President Jacob Zuma's decision to axe former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. South Africa's deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa said he was "especially unhappy" that Mr Gordhan had been sacked. The report claimed that Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas were going to use a trip to Britain and the United States to hold "secret meetings" and push for a change in government.