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Donald Trump Just Picked A Laughingstock For A Huge Federal Reserve Job
Stephen Moore is a joke in the economics profession.
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Trump To Nominate Former Campaign Adviser Stephen Moore For Fed
Moore is a conservative economic commentator.
U.S. Imposes First New North Korea Sanctions Since Trump's Failed Summit
By David Brunnstrom and Matt Spetalnick, Reuters
The move prohibits U.S. dealings with the designated companies and freezes any assets they have in the United States.
Ethiopian Airlines Black Boxes Show ‘Clear Similarities’ With Lion Air Crash: Official
By Maggie Fick, Reuters
Both planes were Boeing 737 MAX 8s and both crashed minutes after take off.
Paul Manafort Charged With Real Estate Fraud In New York
The indictment was announced moments after Manafort was sentenced to prison on federal conspiracy charges.
Trump To Ask Congress For Additional $8.6 Billion For Border Wall In New Budget
By Roberta Rampton, Reuters
The demand is six times what Congress allocated for border projects in each of the past two fiscal years.
Senator Elizabeth Warren Wants To Break Up Tech Giants
“Today’s big tech companies have too much power ― too much power over our economy, our society, and our democracy,” the senator said in a statement.
Judge Gives Trump Ex-Aide Manafort Leniency: Under 4 Years In Prison
By Sarah N. Lynch, Andy Sullivan and Jan Wolfe, Reuters
Ellis disregarded federal sentencing guidelines cited by prosecutors that called for 19-1/2 to 24 years in prison.
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Venezuela Hit By Major Blackout, Government Blames 'Sabotage'
By Shaylim Valderrama and Vivian Sequera, Reuters
The government of President Nicolas Maduro blamed the blackout on “sabotage” at a hydroelectric dam.
OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Considering Bankruptcy Filing: Reports
Filing for bankruptcy would likely give the company protection against the hundreds of lawsuits it faces over its role in the opioid crisis.
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Congress To Continue Michael Cohen Testimony On Russia Behind Closed Doors
By Nathan Layne, Reuters
In his third and final Capitol Hill session this week, Cohen will testify to the House Intelligence Committee.
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SEC Says Elon Musk Violated Fraud Settlement With Tweet
By Alexandria Sage, Reuters
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a motion asking for the Tesla CEO to show why he shouldn't be held in contempt.
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Venezuelan Troops Fire Tear Gas At Protesters As Maduro Closes Colombian Border
By Nelson Bocanegra and Anggy Polanco, Reuters
President Nicolas Maduro closed the border to stop the opposition bringing U.S. humanitarian aid into Venezuela.
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New Tinder-like App Helps Farmers Match Livestock For Love
By Matthew Stoc, Reuters
The new 'Tudder' app lets British farmers swipe right on cattle they like the look of.
U.S. Consumer Watchdog Considers Scaling Back Obama-Era Payday Lending Rule
By Katanga Johnson, Reuters
"Stripping the key protections of this rule is a disservice to the public," said a senior vice president with the NAACP Washington Bureau.
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Trump To Nominate World Bank Critic David Malpass To Lead Agency: Reports
By David Lawder, Reuters
Malpass would join a long list of Trump nominees skeptical of the institutions they run.
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Foxconn Shifts Focus From Wisconsin Manufacturing Plan
By Jess Macy Yu, Karl Plume, Reuters
Rather than a focus on LCD manufacturing, Foxconn wants to create a “technology hub” in Wisconsin.
Polar Vortex Freezes U.S. Midwest With Snow, Dangerously Cold Air
By Suzannah Gonzales, Reuters
Illinois' Brookfield Zoo will close for only the fourth time in its 85-year history.
PG&E Bankruptcy: Largest Utility In The U.S. Files For Chapter 11
By By Subrat Patnaik, Reuters
The company faces dozens of lawsuits from owners of homes and businesses that burned during the Camp Fire and other 2017 fires.
Hundreds Missing After Iron Ore Mine Dam Collapses In Brazil
By Gram Slattery, Reuters
Nine people have so far been found dead after the dam burst in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais state, on Friday.
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GLAAD Withdraws ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Award Nomination After Bryan Singer Allegations
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The Atlantic recently published an investigation detailing claims by four men who say the director molested or raped them as teens.
Avalanche Kills 1 Skier, Injures Another In New Mexico
By Andrew Hay, Reuters
The two men were skiing down a chute off Kachina Peak, a 12,481-foot (3,804-meter) mountain at the resort about 130 miles (210 km) north of Albuquerque.
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Gymboree Files For Bankruptcy For The Second Time In Almost 2 Years
The San Francisco-based company said it will also sell its high-end line, Janie and Jack, as well as its intellectual property and online platform.
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Donald Trump's Economic Advisers Double Their Shutdown Cost Projections: Reports
"It’s something that is going to be very painful this quarter," said Kevin Hassett, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.
'The Upside' Triumphs At The Box Office, Ending 'Aquaman's' Reign
By By Rebecca Rubin, Reuters
“Aquaman” dropped to the No. 2 spot, picking up a solid $17 million in its fourth weekend of release.
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Exxon’s Bid To Block Climate Change Lawsuit
By Nate Raymond, Reuters
The court has cleared the way for the attorney general of Massachusetts to obtain internal documents from the oil giant about its knowledge of climate change.
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