U.S. Democracy Threatened By Russian Government
2016-12-11 03:29:07 UTC
U.S. Democracy Threatened By Russian Government. The CIA could have leaked its conclusion before November, but held off.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and no...
Fast-food Restaurants CEO to head Trump's Labor Department
2016-12-08 19:24:29 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump will name fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor, according to a source familiar with the matter, in an appointment likely to antagonize organized labor.
Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants Inc [APOLOT.UL]...
Toyota to expand hybrid system development to further cut emissions
2016-12-06 08:25:59 UTC
(Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp on Tuesday said it would expand the development of its gasoline-hybrid technology over the next five years to speed up the introduction of lower-emission engines in the face of stricter global emissions standards.
The announcement was the latest by the Japanese fi...
North Dakota: Victory for Native Americans and climate activists
2016-12-05 05:00:23 UTC
CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have protested against the project for several months.
Facebook takes on LinkedIn with new job opening features
2016-11-08 01:32:06 UTC
Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Monday, it was testing a feature that would let page administrators create job postings and receive applications from candidates, a move that could pressure LinkedIn Corp's (LNKD.N) recruiting business. "Based on behavior we've seen on Facebook, where many small busine...
AP: Trump's wife, Melania worked illegally in the U.S.
2016-11-05 11:17:09 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump was paid for 10 modeling jobs in the United States worth $20,056 that occurred in the seven weeks before she had legal permission to work in the country, according to detailed accounting ledgers, contracts and related documents from 20 years ago provided to The Ass...
Google’s Project Ara: Phone with interchangeable parts
2016-09-04 03:40:50 UTC
By Julia Love | SAN FRANCISCO - Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google has suspended Project Ara, its ambitious effort to build what is known as a modular smartphone with interchangeable components, as part of a broader push to streamline the company's hardware efforts, two people with knowledge of the ...
2.8 million more TV eyes on the DNC than for the RNC
2016-07-26 21:59:06 UTC
Democrats beat Republicans in the TV ratings for the first night of the Democratic National Convention, according to early data on Tuesday.
Data from the six main TV and cable news networks showed some 25.8 million Americans watched Monday evening's 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. hour when first lady M...
Yahoo's core business sold to US telecoms giant Verizon
2016-07-25 18:01:42 UTC
Verizon Communications Inc said on Monday it would buy Yahoo Inc's core internet properties for $4.83 billion in cash, marking the end of the line for a storied Web pioneer and setting the stage for a big new internet push by the telecom giant.
Verizon (VZ.N) will combine Yahoo's (YHOO.O) sear...
Hedge funds win on Brexit night
2016-07-17 14:39:30 UTC
As hedge fund manager Buford Scott sat at home, watching the TV in shock as it emerged Britain had voted to leave the European Union, his computer-based trading models were quietly boosting his business by 1.5 percent.
Scott's algorithm-driven fund, and others like it, beat hedge funds run by ...
Venture capital investments rebound for tech startups
2016-07-15 06:20:39 UTC
Venture capital investments in startups rebounded in the second quarter, as a general stock market recovery helped restore confidence, according to a new report published on Friday.
Investors plowed $15.3 billion into venture-backed startups in the second quarter of this year, a 20.5 percent i...
'SHAME ON EVERY SINGLE SENATOR'
2016-06-21 11:46:23 UTC
Senate rejects gun-control measures after Orlando shooting.
"Shame on every single senator who voted against these life-saving amendments and protected the rights of terrorists and other dangerous people to buy guns," said Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. "Th...
Iran foreign minister encourages closer business ties with Germany
2016-06-15 22:02:36 UTC
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on Wednesday for closer business ties with Germany after talks with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
"The presence of German companies and banks in Iran, and more economic cooperation will help both countries," Zarif told repo...
BREAKING NEWS: Paul Ryan says he'll vote for Donald Trump, via Twitter
2016-06-02 20:06:25 UTC
BREAKING NEWS: Paul Ryan says he'll vote for Donald Trump, via Twitter.
House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday said he will be voting for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in the Nov. 8 presidential election.
"It’s no secret that he and I have our differences. I...
Trump University: Judge orders document release
2016-05-29 21:40:14 UTC
Washington — A federal judge ( called a "hater" and a "Mexican" by Donald Trump ) is ordering the release of Trump University internal documents in a class-action lawsuit against the now-defunct real estate school owned by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
The order by ...
Bob Arum offers $20 million for Trump-Sanders debate
2016-05-28 08:45:41 UTC
<h2><i>Bob Arum’s Top Rank Promotions is ready to promote “The heavyweight debate: Donald Trump vs. Bernie Sanders.”</i></h2>
The idea of the debate was first proposed on Wednesday night when Trump appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Kimmel asked Trump if he’d consider it. Trump’s response: “We wou...
Mexico to extradite "El Chapo" Guzman to U.S. — He will not face the death penalty
2016-05-21 09:06:00 UTC
Mexico to extradite drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to US — He will not face the death penalty.
Mexico approved the extradition of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States on Friday after receiving guarantees he would not face the death penalty, and the kinkgpin's lawyers v...
Trump has a history of questionable behavior with women: NY Times
2016-05-15 03:57:08 UTC
Interviews with dozens of women who have worked for Donald Trump or interacted with him socially reveal a pattern of often unsettling personal behavior by the Republican presidential candidate, The New York Times reported on Saturday.
The Times, which said it based the article on more than 50 ...
Panama Papers affair widens as database goes online
2016-05-09 22:41:21 UTC
The Panama Papers affair has widened, with a huge database of documents relating to more than 200,000 offshore accounts posted online.
The database became accessible from 18:00 GMT at offshoreleaks.icij.org.
The Panama Papers have shown how some wealthy people use offshore firms to evade tax an...
Trump: After my victory Christie will oversee an "extensive team"
2016-05-09 19:03:11 UTC
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Monday he has chosen New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a rival turned ally, to lead his White House transition team as he prepares for the general election campaign.
"Governor Christie is an extremely knowledgeable and loyal person with ...
Donald Trump's new finance chair donated to Hillary Clinton
2016-05-05 20:07:54 UTC
Donald Trump named a national finance chairman for his presidential campaign, picking an investor with little experience in campaigns but a long history of political donations to both parties.
Steven Mnuchin, a former partner at Goldman Sachs who now works in entertainment financing, is chairm...
"Trump will inevitably give rise to anti-American sentiment worldwide"
2016-04-28 18:51:05 UTC
"Trump will inevitably give rise to anti-American sentiment worldwide."
Donald Trump's first major foreign policy address alarmed American allies, who view the Republican front runner's repeated invocation of an "America first" agenda as a threat to retreat from the world.
While most govern...
George Clooney Says Bernie Sanders Is 'Absolutely Right'
2016-04-17 20:44:38 UTC
George Clooney said this weekend that presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders was "absolutely right" to protest the amount of money involved in political fundraisers such as the one Clooney co-hosted Friday night in support of candidate Hillary Clinton – or the one he will co-host Saturday nig...
How the Republican elite turned a blind eye to the rise and rise of Donald Trump
2016-03-02 16:19:31 UTC
One evening last June, some of the Republican Party's wealthiest donors gathered for a cocktail party at an exclusive resort in Deer Valley, Utah, during a three-day retreat hosted by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
They had just heard from six presidential hopefuls. Tom Duncan,...
U.S. businessman, "Young Global Leader," jailed in Iran
2016-02-22 19:25:36 UTC
An American businessman jailed in Iran since October has broken his hunger strike, his mother wrote on social media on Monday.
Siamak Namazi, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, was detained in Iran in October while visiting family. Iranian authorities have not yet announced any charges against him.