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Trump tweets: Comey replacement will restore FBI prestige

Republicans control both chambers of Congress, and a growing number of Republicans also expressed doubts over Trump's move. If you thought her contemptuous attitude and willingness to twist the truth made her a woman after Donald Trump's heart (seriously, watch your back, Spicer), just wait until you see how she brought Hillary Clinton into the James Comey firing blame game. Read More »

Microsoft Launches $999 Surface Laptop with Windows 10 S

The new preview of Office contains the Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps which are now delivered and updated from the Microsoft Store for Education. Microsoft has announced their new Surface laptop via Twitter . One of the most popular announcements from Microsoft's event, the Surface Laptop was shown off in detail by the company last night. Every device will come with a free subscription to Minecraft: Education Edition and Microsoft Office 365 for Education for what Microsoft ... Read More »

Trump has 'no fear' of trade war with Canada

Earlier in the day, Trump accused Canada of making business for American dairy farmers in Wisconsin and other border states very hard. Trudeau also says the friendly nature of the relationship means both sides will be able to work through any disputes that arise, such as those now brewing on softwood lumber and dairy products. Read More »

Made-in-China jet takes off

Plagued by a number of delays, it was first unveiled to much fanfare back in November 2015, a year after it had been scheduled to make its first flight. Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, or Comac, has successfully carried out the first test flight of its new C919 aircraft. Questions remain regarding the safety approvals needed for the C919 to secure a foothold outside of China. Read More »

Local impact of Trump's tax proposals

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Just one item, elimination of the alternative minimum tax, would have put an extra $31 million in Donald Trump's pockets in 2005, according to a copy of his federal income tax return for that year, Businessinsider reported . This filing status provides a lower tax rate and a higher standard deduction than filing as a single person. If this happens, taxpayers who don't have complex finances could end up saving money on their taxes. Read More »

United Airlines faces Congress

Munoz, who was accompanied by United Airlines President Scott Kirby, was one of five airline executives who were grilled by the committee members during, an at times, tense hearing. Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) said flying today is all about "lowering expectations". Consumers rate airlines as one of their least-liked industries, according to a recent survey from the American Customer Satisfaction Index . Read More »

The US economy maybe slowing down

The final clincher will be the United States jobs data tomorrow night for April - if there is a repeat of the low 98,000 figure for March, then the Fed won't move on rates, but will sit. Increase in interest rates would reduce demand for gold & also will be more luxurious for buyers who are giving with other currencies. "We're feeling that way and so far haven't seen anything to change that", Fischer said in an interview with CNBC, attributing much of the slowdown of the USA economy in ... Read More »

Google blocks fast-moving fake Google Docs scam

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In a tweet , Google said it is investigating a phishing email that appears as Google Docs. Google explained the new feature in the blog post: "While not all affected email will necessarily be risky, we encourage you to be extra careful about clicking on links in messages that you're not sure about". Read More »

Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

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Most Asian stock markets slipped Thursday after a lackluster day on Wall Street as the Fed used its latest assessment of the USA economy to signal that more interest rate increases are on the way. The consumer spending data was included in last Friday's first-quarter gross domestic product report, which showed consumer spending increasing at a 0.3 percent annual rate - the slowest pace since the fourth quarter of 2009. Read More »

Chaos at Florida airport after Spirit flights canceled

The airline says that by allegedly making concerted efforts to refuse last-minute shifts and "junior assignments", members of the union are violating the Railway Labor Act, which set up a series of procedures created to prevent work stoppages from disrupting the USA transportation system. Read More »

With book, Ivanka Trump must walk complicated ethical line

In fact, sources told that Ivanka and the President is one with the anti-feminist orthodoxy. Trump describes the development of her fashion brand's #WomenWhoWork campaign (deemed not sexy enough by the aforementioned marketing men), and says that "It informs and inspires every decision our company makes". Read More »

Trump Tells Canada And Mexico He Will Renegotiate, Not Withdraw From NAFTA

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Withdrawing from NAFTA would enable him to say he delivered on one of his key campaign promises, but it could also hurt him in states that voted for him in the election. Coming out of it, Trump makes it sound as though he and Xi may be co-starring in a buddy comedy sometime soon. Canada and Mexico got a reprieve in their tough trade relationship with Donald Trump after the USA president walked back his threat to jettison the NAFTA continental trade pact Thursday. Read More »

Chinese Competition To Boeing 737, Airbus A320 Marks First Flight

The C919's maiden flight comes weeks after Boeing announced its decision to launch a larger version of its 737 jet within two months. "It is also a shot in the arm for the ongoing supply-side reform", the letter said. The C919 is now scheduled to enter commercial service in 2020 with launch customer China Eastern Airlines. "This Chinese aircraft will have to prove itself in operation before any Western airline will even consider purchasing it", he said. Read More »

Ducks look to rebound in Game vs Oilers

Ryan Getzlaf set Rakell up beautifully, hitting him with a flawless breakout pass from below his own goal line to send him in alone. Unfortunately the Oilers got a generous bounce in the last minute of the period. But he did keep an eye on what was going on in Orange County. They are good enough to beat plenty of teams. "You got to focus on one thing at a time but there's another series going on". Read More »

Google CEO Sundar Pichai made almost $200mn in 2016

Revenues rose 22.2% from previous year to $24.75 billion, also topping analysts' view for $24.18 billion. Alphabet's total revenue for the quarter was US$24.75 billion, including an nearly 50% increase for Google's "other revenues" to $3.10 billion. Read More »

Puerto Rico Is Going to Ask for Bankruptcy Protection

The move comes a day after several major creditors, including usurious hedge funds with "vulture fund" reputations, sued Puerto Rico over defaulting on its bonds. A coalition representing a third of Puerto Rico's senior secured bondholders, with $2.5 billion at stake, applauded Rosselló's move, calling it "sound public policy and. Read More »

Both MO Senators critical of Trump's "shutdown" demand, but to differing degrees

Despite the furious tweeting, Trump appeared to change his mind about the spending bill later in the day. The House is scheduled to vote on the bipartisan $1.1 trillion measure Wednesday afternoon. The White House on Monday had praised the deal as a win for the nation's military, health benefits for coal miners and other Trump priorities, a message that Trump reiterated in the Rose Garden on Tuesday. Read More »

A huge tax cut for guys like me

Buffett and Berkshire Vice Chairman Charlie Munger taught and entertained shareholders as they answered more than five hours of questions at the meeting, the weekend's main event. He said he was more comfortable buying shares of Apple Inc, in which Berkshire has disclosed a 133 million share stake. "Autonomous vehicles widespread would hurt us". Read More »

SpaceX launches top spy satellite

This will be SpaceX's first mission for the California-based company, headed by billionaire tycoon Elon Musk. SpaceX's fifth launch of 2017 will be its first dedicated mission for the NRO, and is an unusual one. But the upper-level wind at liftoff was "unusually high". SpaceX is set to conduct its first national security mission by sending a spy satellite into space for the National Reconnaissance Office under the USA military. Read More »

New Hamas chief makes first public appearance in native Gaza

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Spokesman for the militant group Fawzi Barhoum says Haniyeh was picked Saturday as Hamas politburo chief. Haniyeh, who hails from the Shati refugee camp in northern Gaza , was widely expected to be the next top Hamas leader. Netanyahu expressed the same sentiments in his new video, which targeted the media's coverage of the new Hamas policy document. Ismail Haniya and his family have always lived in the Gaza Strip. Read More »

Corbyn under fire for refusing to rule out keeping United Kingdom in EU

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But pressed later by BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg over whether this meant the United Kingdom would withdraw "come hell or high water, whatever the deal on the table", Mr Corbyn did not give a definitive answer. Mr Corbyn also wanted to "help frame a society in which we don't have so much isolation amongst the elderly and such massive divisions between the wealthy and the poor". Read More »

Portion of tunnel collapses at Hanford

The Purex (Plutonium Uranium Extraction Plant ) separations facility at the Hanford Works is seen in an undated aerial photo. Hanford, which is overseen by the US Department of Energy (DOE), posted an emergency bulletin on Tuesday that called on employees to evacuate and take shelter near "a former chemical processing facility". Read More »

Macron's Brand New Party Shoots for Parliament Takeover

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Congratulations to new President, Emmanuel Macron on his decisive victory over the hard right", she said on Twitter . He added that he was ready to work with him to change the bloc. Germans will elect a new federal parliament on September 24. "The victory of Emmanuel Macron demonstrates that the populist wave can be stopped". "This is the choice in support of strong France and Europe". Read More »

United to compensate people on flight when man dragged off

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Dao - whose lawyers said was hospitalised - was initially identified as Chinese-American but later media reports said he was a Vietnamese-American living in the USA state of Kentucky. "Not planning to fly them any more after this", Josh Perfetto tweeted. While the airline's stock ticker, UAL, was down 2% in after-hour trading, it has since finished up only 1% down for the day. Read More »

"Amazon Launches 'Echo Show,' A $230 Alexa Speaker With A 7" Screen

But, presumably, you won't be able to make these video calls with Skype or FaceTime. It's pretty insane. It does everything the original Echo does, but it also has a screen that allows Alexa to, well, show you things. Echo Show includes eight microphones and noise canceling technology that allows the device to hear commands even when it's playing music. Research firm eMarketer has just published a study saying a 70.6 percent US market share for Alexa-powered smart hubs, compared to ... Read More »

Proposed GOP healthcare plan not dead on arrival — Missouri's Blunt

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The campaign will run in congressional districts in 15 states. In addition to the planned protest, Save My Care, a liberal group that has paid for several digital and TV ads attacking MacArthur for his role in the health care overhaul, announced Monday that it will begin running a new ad that reflects the House vote. Read More »

Oil prices stabilise as Riyadh indicates output cut extension

Prices have been hit by surging output in the USA, which is not part of the agreement. Still, rising USA production has reduced the effectiveness of the output deal and US companies have lowered their breakeven prices on improved drilling techniques and service cost reductions. Read More »

Oil Near Five-Month Lows

USA oil stocks remain at very high levels historically at 527.8 million barrels, with reserves of some key products at very high levels as well. Stocks also got support from better-than-expected USA nonfarm payrolls data. Prices are down 5.4% this week, heading for a third weekly decline. Concerns over a slowdown in China have hit other commodities, with Chinese iron ore futures DCIOcv1 down more than 10 percent to this week's low and copper CMCU3 touching its lowest since January. Read More »

Growth During First Quarter in U.S. Weakest in 36 Months

Output was less than half the economy's typical performance during the almost eight-year expansion. The increase, more than had expected, means inflation is back at the European Central Bank's target of just below 2 percent. The slowdown was driven by a steep drop-off in purchases of long-lasting durable goods, such as automobiles, appliances and electronics. Prices for government bonds fell after the data, while the dollar rose. Read More »