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Pelosi Asks Trump to Delay State of the Union Address

Do, 01/17/2019 - 04:26
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged President Trump to delay his State of the Union address until the government is reopened, while some White House officials are privately advising him to find a way to end the shutdown.
Kategorien: Business

Huawei Targeted in Criminal Probe for Alleged Theft of Trade Secrets

Do, 01/17/2019 - 04:20
American prosecutors are pursuing a criminal investigation of China’s Huawei Technologies for allegedly stealing trade secrets from U.S. business partners.
Kategorien: Business

Bernie Sanders, Former Staffers Meet After Harassment Allegations

Do, 01/17/2019 - 04:07
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday heard directly from a group of former campaign staffers who said they faced sexual harassment and discrimination from colleagues during his 2016 presidential campaign.
Kategorien: Business

Grassley Sees Shutdown Delaying Major Trade Talks

Do, 01/17/2019 - 03:56
The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said the Trump administration’s trade negotiations appear to be in jeopardy amid reductions in staff at the U.S. trade representative’s office. The White House denied it.
Kategorien: Business

Engler Steps Down as Interim President at Michigan State

Do, 01/17/2019 - 02:05
Michigan State University’s governing board will ask Interim President John Engler to resign or vote on whether to fire him Thursday, after months of controversy. The former Michigan governor was brought in to steady the ship after the Larry Nassar gymnast sex-abuse scandal.
Kategorien: Business

At Least Four Americans Killed in ISIS-Claimed Attack in Syria

Do, 01/17/2019 - 00:44
A bombing in Syria claimed by Islamic State killed at least four Americans on Wednesday, according to the Pentagon, reigniting a debate in Washington over President Trump’s plan to withdraw troops from the country.
Kategorien: Business

U.S.-Russia Nuclear Pact Moves Closer to Collapse

Do, 01/17/2019 - 00:21
Efforts to rescue a nuclear weapons treaty in place between the U.S. and Russia since the Cold War are on the brink of collapse.
Kategorien: Business

Watchdog Finds Flaws in Review of Trump Hotel Lease

Mi, 01/16/2019 - 23:41
A watchdog report said the General Services Administration improperly ignored a constitutional provision when it was reviewing whether to allow the Trump International Hotel in Washington to keep its lease after President Trump’s inauguration.
Kategorien: Business

New House Financial Services Chair Targets Mulvaney

Mi, 01/16/2019 - 23:18
House Democrats plan to target White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney over his previous role as the Trump administration’s temporary head of a federal consumer watchdog agency.
Kategorien: Business

Will Barr Revive the 1990s Tough-on-Crime Approach?

Mi, 01/16/2019 - 22:51
William Barr’s vision of law and order was forged at the height of the 1990s crack epidemic, when the consensus was for long mandatory prison sentences. But President Trump’s pick for attorney general is signaling his stance has shifted.
Kategorien: Business

IRS Offers Penalty Reprieve to Taxpayers Adjusting to New Law

Mi, 01/16/2019 - 22:42
Some taxpayers who didn’t have enough money withheld from their paychecks last year won a reprieve from the IRS.
Kategorien: Business

How to Make Money Trading: Hack Into SEC, Peek at 157 Secret Earnings Reports

Mi, 01/16/2019 - 05:56
According to a government complaint, a hacker and his associates spent six months rooting around the SEC’s corporate-filing system. The disclosures of how the hack worked is a black eye for the agency, which is itself responsible for policing companies’ cyber defenses.
Kategorien: Business

House Lawmakers Formally Admonish Rep. Steve King for Racist Comments

Mi, 01/16/2019 - 05:28
The House passed a resolution of disapproval aimed at Republican Rep. Steve King for his comments questioning why white supremacy was deemed offensive in the U.S., which spurred lawmakers, including fellow Republicans, to encourage the nine-term congressman to find a new job.
Kategorien: Business

'El Chapo' Bribed Former Mexican President, Former Drug Trafficker Tells Court

Mi, 01/16/2019 - 05:09
An alleged top drug-trafficker for Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán testified in federal court the infamous Mexican drug lord paid a $100 million bribe in October 2012 to Mexico’s then-President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto.
Kategorien: Business

Barr Defends Mueller, Says He Won't Cave to Pressure From Trump

Mi, 01/16/2019 - 04:52
Attorney-general nominee William Barr promised on Tuesday never to cave to political pressure from President Trump, and to allow Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian election interference to proceed to its conclusion.
Kategorien: Business

White House Looks to Chip Away at Democrats' Resolve on Shutdown

Mi, 01/16/2019 - 04:39
The White House is working to peel off rank-and-file Democrats from the party leadership to pick up votes for President Trump’s proposed border wall, but is finding little appetite from caucus members to negotiate on their own.
Kategorien: Business

Purdue Pharma Family Influenced Opioid Marketing, Lawsuit Says

Mi, 01/16/2019 - 04:07
Internal emails emerged Tuesday in an amended complaint that showed Sackler family members may have participated in the aggressive marketing of opioids.
Kategorien: Business

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to Launch Exploratory Committee for 2020 Presidential Bid

Mi, 01/16/2019 - 03:44
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Tuesday that she is forming an exploratory committee for the 2020 Democratic nomination, seeking to mobilize women who have fueled opposition to President Trump.
Kategorien: Business

Senate Advances Measure to Block Rusal's Dropping From Sanctions List

Mi, 01/16/2019 - 03:28
The vote will likely rattle global aluminum markets amid worries that Russian company United Co. Rusal, the world’s second-largest producer, will remain off limits if lawmakers are successful in rejecting the Treasury Department’s proposal.
Kategorien: Business

Jerome Corsi Says Mueller Subpoenas Stepson

Mi, 01/16/2019 - 02:37
The conservative author said prosecutors looking into Russian election interference have ordered his stepson, Andrew Stettner, to appear before a grand jury. The investigation is focusing on Mr. Corsi’s links to Trump adviser Roger Stone and WikiLeaks.
Kategorien: Business