Tuesday June 27-th, 2017

Fifth GOP Senator says he won't back AHCA

The Senate measure maintains much of the structure of a House bill passed in May but differs in several key ways. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insists he wants a vote on the bill before the July 4th recess, leaving GOP leaders one week t...

Ronaldo scores, Portugal eases past New Zealand 4-0

The scene where Salcedo went down, I was shouting for them to stop the game, but there was no reaction (from the New Zealand bench). Cristiano Ronaldo gets on the scoresheet as Portugal reach the Confederations Cup semi-finals with a 4-0 vict...

Protesters Arrested Following Republican Health Care Bill

Shortly after the 142-page bill was distributed, more than a half-dozen GOP lawmakers signaled concerns or initial opposition. We can not continue to allow Obamacare to bring our healthcare system crashing down around our shoulders. Cruz lament...

Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

Former Clinton campaign spokeswoman Karen Finney was among those tweeting out supportive messages of Pelosi - although it wasn't clear how many were inspired by the tweets sent around from the California Democrat's office. Handel, an establishmen...

After Whole Foods takeover, Amazon may launch another brand with different standards

Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a stunning move that gives it hundreds of stores across the United States, a brand-new laboratory for radical retail experiments that could revolutionise the way people buy groceries. Still, much is unknown about ...

Goldman Sachs, mocked by prospective client Whole Foods, ended up advising Amazon

Mackey said mutual friends set the companies up on a "blind date" in Seattle a little over six weeks ago, and that executives immediately hit it off and ended up speaking for more than two hours. In his note, Turner also suggested more far-fetche...

Senate close to vote on dismantle health law

In a speech on the Senate floor Monday evening, McConnell said he was disappointed that Democrats haven't partnered with his party on efforts to replace Obamacare. These included a hearing led by Sens. It's a tax cut for billionaires bill . I kn...

MSCI adds domestic Chinese stocks to global benchmark MSCI adds domestic Chinese stocks to global benchmark

Early on Wednesday, U.S. index provider MSCI Inc. China's A-shares have been included within the MSCI Emerging Markets index following a string of disappointments in recent years. US-traded Chinese businesses include the e-commerce giant Ali...

How Trump's Cuba policy could affect your travel plans How Trump's Cuba policy could affect your travel plans

Trump's move could cut off near-term sales and stymie economic development that would drive longer-term demand growth, said Tom Sleight, president of the U.S. Ahead of Friday's remarks, the Cuban government - including Cuban President Raul Cast...

US Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates, Unveils Balance Sheet Cuts for 2017 US Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates, Unveils Balance Sheet Cuts for 2017

Looking ahead, investors are awaiting a number of economic reports, including weekly jobless claims, May import prices, New York's June manufacturing activity and the Philadelphia area's June business conditions. The BottomLine: While the Federal ...

Fed Hikes Interest Rates Despite Declining Inflation Fed Hikes Interest Rates Despite Declining Inflation

I know they say they're data dependent. Any signal that the USA central bank is moving towards a reduction in its holdings of more than US$4 trillion in Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities might have some more impact. The S&P 500 was down...

Fed raises rates and outlines balance sheet reduction plan Fed raises rates and outlines balance sheet reduction plan

The Fed's leaders say they expect the world's largest economy to grow at a 2.2 percent annual rate this year, and expand a bit more slowly in 2018 and 2019. The Fed holds its fourth of eight FOMC meetings of the year this Tuesday and Wednesday (Jun...

As Tillerson calls for calm, Trump calls out Qatar on terror As Tillerson calls for calm, Trump calls out Qatar on terror

Davis said the diplomatic rift has not interrupted or curtailed operations at al-Udeid air base, a launching pad for USA military efforts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. The countries also said they would eject Qatar's diplomats. He says Qatar has ...

Will Apple's HomePod Be a Home Run? Will Apple's HomePod Be a Home Run?

Amazon and Google both have policies for dealing with demands for data on the Echo and the Home . Then in October 2016, Google unveiled its smart speaker , the Home. The device costs £129 or $129, a lot less than the HomePod . The company...

Trump expects Senate health care bill in summer

And key questions remain: Sen. Once Members of the House have marked up the individual bills, these would be brought to the floor as a package that the House could vote on before August recess, giving the Senate and House a chance to reach a fundin...

EU, China believes Trump climate decision 'a big mistake — EU chief

But she said the move "can't and won't stop all those of us who feel obliged to protect the planet". This comes on the heels of President Trump announcing that he was withdrawing the USA from the Paris Agreement , but this didn't stop some...

MIT issues statement regarding research on Paris Agreement

The EPA official answered by underling that "the discussions we had, through the last several weeks, have been focused on one singular issue: is Paris good or not for this country?" The decision to join Syria and Nicaragua, the only two nations tha...

Kerr to miss NBA Cavs-Warriors Finals opener Kerr to miss NBA Cavs-Warriors Finals opener

Have the two team faced each other this season? . Golden State is better , however, with the same core of stars ( Curry , Thompson, Green) but they added superstar Kevin Durant in the offseason to create one of the strongest teams the Nationa...

Meeting with Abbas, Trump calls Manchester attackers 'evil losers' Meeting with Abbas, Trump calls Manchester attackers 'evil losers'

He added, " First the two-state solution must exist and be implemented". Trump and Netanyahu never talked about a two-state solution to the problem, but Abbas did. Beigelman thought the trip illustrated that the bond between the USA and Israel i...

Oil rises more than 1 percent, market corrects following OPEC Oil rises more than 1 percent, market corrects following OPEC

Technological improvements and greater efficiency has helped U.S. shale producers pump out crude oil at lower margins - some say it is now profitable at less than $50 per barrel. Russia, which effectively is fighting a proxy war with Saudi Arabia i...

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