Handful African presidents not attending 2018 FOCAC summit in China

He said that the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation should "work to balance the structure of trade between Africa and China" and "we are pleased that China is open to this [proposal] and in fact encourages balanced trade so that we have a win-win outc... More..

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Trump Proposes Freezing Federal Worker Salaries
by | Monday, September 03, 2018

Trump Proposes Freezing Federal Worker Salaries

Employees who also get a percentage added on based on their location will not see an average 26 percent increase to their locality pay in the new year, which would have cost the federal government an estimated ...More..

Donald Trump Nixes Scheduled Pay Raises for Civilian Federal Employees
by | Saturday, September 01, 2018

Donald Trump Nixes Scheduled Pay Raises for Civilian Federal Employees

Meanwhile, the largest union representing government workers is rejecting the move to eliminate the pay increase for fiscal 2019 and calling for Congress to follow the Senate's lead. Trump cited the "significan...More..

by | Friday, August 31, 2018

Facebook rolls out Watch video service internationally

In order for creators to make money, by adding advertising breaks in their vids, they need to have 10,000 followers, and 30,000 people need to have watched their videos in the last month for over a minute. Watc...More..

Cohen's lawyer walks back claim Trump knew of Russia meeting
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Cohen's lawyer walks back claim Trump knew of Russia meeting

He appears, according to Huffington Post writer Jenna Amatulli, to be referring to a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, which did indeed indicate that Trump has a 90 percent approval rating among R...More..

Mexico Reach NAFTA Deal, Talks With Canada To Begin Immediately
by | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Mexico Reach NAFTA Deal, Talks With Canada To Begin Immediately

Trump will make an announcement on trade from the Oval Office at 11 a.m.in Washington , according to a statement from the White House. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has drawn most of ...More..

Gun-maker Kalashnikov wants to take on Tesla with retro-styled EV
by | Monday, August 27, 2018

Gun-maker Kalashnikov wants to take on Tesla with retro-styled EV

Do you like retro Russian cars but always wanted one built by a weapons manufacturer and powered by an electric motor? Kalashnikov, the Russian manufacturing giant best known for its AK47 assault rifle, has...More..

Amid Mendocino blaze, Verizon slowed data speed for firefighters
by | Monday, August 27, 2018

Amid Mendocino blaze, Verizon slowed data speed for firefighters

A lawyer for Santa Clara County and its fire department told Ars Technica on Wednesday that it was important to highlight Verizon's use of throttling amid the net neutrality debate because it showed that inte...More..

Tom Steyer slams Washington establishment for not pursuing Trump impeachment
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Tom Steyer slams Washington establishment for not pursuing Trump impeachment

Trump is also part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election by hacking Democrats. Goodlatte is not expected to agree to Democrats' demands, w...More..

'Weisselberg knows everything': Prosecutors grant immunity to longtime Trump finance chief
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

'Weisselberg knows everything': Prosecutors grant immunity to longtime Trump finance chief

Weisselberg also arranged for Cohen to receive a $35,000-a-month retainer in January 2017. Weisselberg has worked for the Trump family for more than four decades, including as treasurer for the Donald J. Mr....More..

Trump (Again) Expresses His Displeasure with Federal Reserve Raising Interest Rates
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Trump (Again) Expresses His Displeasure with Federal Reserve Raising Interest Rates

The President has stressed that his expectations ahead of the meeting are low but we have heard this before. The US Dollar has so far failed to react much to news that two of Donald Trump's advisers f...More..

Tesla Stock Drops; Musk Under Fire
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Tesla Stock Drops; Musk Under Fire

Tesla Inc. ( TSLA ) CEO Elon Musk has admitted that stress is taking a toll on his personal health, following an "excruciating" year that he said ranks as the most "difficult and painful" of his career. "It is ...More..

Reuters Poll: China unperturbed by trade war at the street level
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Reuters Poll: China unperturbed by trade war at the street level

Others said they would continue to buy American but that could change in the future. The 30 percent tariffs announced in January improperly help US producers in violation of WTO rules, the Commerce Ministry...More..

Qatar pledges $15 billion to invest in Turkey
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Qatar pledges $15 billion to invest in Turkey

He also urged Brunson to serve as a "great patriot hostage" while he is jailed and criticized Turkey for "holding our wonderful Christian Pastor". The Turkish lira fell 5 percent Friday after the Turkish co...More..

Trade Dispute Between US and Turkey Escalates
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Trade Dispute Between US and Turkey Escalates

The White House official, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said "nothing has progressed" thus far on the Brunson case. Although narrowly tailored, those penalties have contributed to a slide...More..

Rupee slumps below 70 against United States dollar
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Rupee slumps below 70 against United States dollar

Mumbai: The rupee plunged to yet another record low on Tuesday breaching the psychological 70 level mark against the United States dollar as concern regarding the currency crisis in Turkey spreading to oth...More..

Tesla directors: 'No formal proposal' to take company private
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tesla directors: 'No formal proposal' to take company private

Musk disclosed on Monday that he had been in talks with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund and other potential investors on a plan that would delist Tesla from the stock market. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says...More..

Stolen airliner crashes near U.S. Open venue
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Stolen airliner crashes near U.S. Open venue

But she also said the airport, often known as Sea-Tac, will work on possible security improvements. "Got a few screws loose, I guess", Russell is heard saying in the recording. I wouldn't want to do that-Oh! ...More..

Trump authorizes doubling of steel, aluminum tariffs on Turkey
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Trump authorizes doubling of steel, aluminum tariffs on Turkey

The move raised the duties to 50 percent for Turkish steel and 20 percent for aluminum. That could invite further legal challenges from other countries, who have already filed complaints about the steel and a...More..

S&P 500, Dow end slightly lower
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

S&P 500, Dow end slightly lower

The Nasdaq added 27.09 points, or 0.3 percent . At 10:53 a.m. EDT the Dow Jones Industrial Average . DJI was up 3.07 points, or 0.01 percent, at 25,586.82, the S&P 500 . Shares of trade-sensitive comp...More..

Monsanto is found guilty in Roundup trial
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Monsanto is found guilty in Roundup trial

Johnson, who appeared to be fighting back sobs while the verdict was read, wept openly, as did some jurors, when he met with the panel afterward. The World Health Organization's cancer research agency cla...More..

Turkey is a 'target of economic war', Erdogan says
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Turkey is a 'target of economic war', Erdogan says

The dispute between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies - which reached new intensity over the detention of an American pastor in Turkey - has hammered the lira and also raised questions over ...More..

How India, China and European Union weigh in on US' sanctions on Iran
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

How India, China and European Union weigh in on US' sanctions on Iran

A large-scale naval exercise by Iran last week in the Strait of Hormuz was a designed message to the United States, Army Gen. Joseph Votel said Wednesday. "We don't find the sanctions right either", Turkish For...More..

Elon Musk tweets he may take Tesla private
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Elon Musk tweets he may take Tesla private

They closed at $379.57 - up 11 percent, but far from the $420 price Musk was dangling. Soros Fund Management LLC took a $35 million stake in the 2019 Tesla convertible bonds in May of 2018. At the time , Tes...More..

At peak of European heatwave, Portugal battles wildfire, power outage
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

At peak of European heatwave, Portugal battles wildfire, power outage

Residents and tourists in Portugal and Spain stayed in the shade or flocked to the beach Saturday as southern Europe sweltered in a heat wave that has produced near-record temperatures and threatens to stic...More..