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3:43 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - Barrons.com
What to Make of the Bitcoin Bear Market House expected to pass stimulus bill today, retail wage wars heat up, nursing home Covid-19 cases have dropped sharply, and other news to start your day.
5:47 p.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Biden orders airstrikes against Iran-backed militia in SyriaThe United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were in retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member and other coalition troops.
3:46 p.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
Stock-market futures and oil hold steady as U.S. launches attack against Iran-backed militia in SyriaU.S. stock-market index and oil futures Thursday night were seeing muted moves amid news that the Biden administration had launched airstrikes in Syria, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were down less than 0.1% at 31,364, those for the S&P 500 index were also off less than 0.1% at 3,827.75, while Nasdaq-100 futures were down 0.4% at 12,787.50. The strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier in February that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member and other coalition troops, according to the Pentagon, the . U.S. crude-oil futures were off 0.7% at $63.04 a barrel and global benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.9% lower at $65.59 a barrel on Globex. Equity markets on Thursday ended sharply lower amid a rapid rise in bond yields, with the 10-year Treasury note touching around 1.6%, undercutting appetite for assets percieved as risky like stocks against risk-free government debt. On Thursday, the Dow booked its steepest one-day slide since Jan. 29, the S&P 500 index closed down 2.5% to mark the biggest daily slump in three weeks and the Nasdaq Composite Index ended the session off 3.5% to mark its worst day since October.
11:42 a.m. Feb. 21, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
U.N. official says Iran to grant 'less access' to its nuclear programIran will begin to offer United Nations inspectors “less access” to its nuclear program as part of its pressure campaign on the West, though investigators will still be able to monitor Tehran's work, the U.N. atomic watchdog's chief said Sunday.
10:06 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices end lower on talk of potential OPEC+ output increaseOil futures end lower on Thursday, as pressure from talk of a potential production increase by OPEC+ outweighed support from a fourth straight weekly decline in U.S. inventories.
3:01 p.m. Feb. 14, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Carlos Menem, former Argentine president who tamed inflation, dies at 90 Carlos Menem, a former Argentine president who delivered short-lived economic stability and forged close ties with the United States in the 1990s even as he navigated scandal and enjoyed an often flamboyant lifestyle, has died.
1:27 p.m. Feb. 8, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Israel's settlements in West Bank and East Jerusalem would face new international scrutiny if war-crimes inquiry is openedA war-crimes probe is still a long way off, but the International Criminal Court moved a step closer last week.
2:35 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021 - Barrons.com
New Zealand and Sweden Have High ESG Scores. Where the U.S. Ranked. The ESG ratings in 2020 were affected by a country’s response to Covid-19, says Sustainalytics, the sustainability research arm of Morningstar.
10:12 a.m. Jan. 25, 2021 - By Geoff Nudelman
20 Minutes With: Numi Tea Co-Founders Ahmed Rahim and Reem HassaniThe brother-sister duo focus on top-down sustainability and fair farmer treatment
10:09 a.m. Jan. 25, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices get a boost from risks to global suppliesOil futures finish higher Monday, lifted by supply concerns as Iraq reportedly plans to cut production and Libya sees disruptions to crude exports due to a pay dispute.
9:42 a.m. Jan. 25, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
Oil futures finish higher on supply concernsOil futures , buoyed by signs of an upcoming decline in global supplies. Fears that demand for energy "will slip because of extra and tougher [COVID-19] restrictions are being balanced out by supply issues," said David Madden, market analyst at CMC Markets UK. News reports said Iraq plans to reduce its oil production to make up for exceeding its output quota in 2020, and oil exports were reportedly halted at some major Libyan ports because of a pay dispute. March West Texas Intermediate crude rose 50 cents, or 1%, to settle at $52.77 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
1:56 p.m. Jan. 22, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
First lady Jill Biden delivers White House chocolate-chip cookies to National Guard troops at CapitolBiden thanks troops — whose relegation, in some cases, to passing rest periods on the cold concrete of a nearby parking garage had inspired controversy a day earlier — for keeping her family and her husband's inauguration safe.
6:26 a.m. Jan. 22, 2021 - By Associated Press
Austin, a former general, wins Senate confirmation as U.S.'s first Black secretary of defenseLloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army's elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, won Senate confirmation Friday to become the U.S.'s first Black secretary of defense.
5:55 a.m. Jan. 22, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Controversy swirls around National Guard troops holed up at U.S. Capitol, even as thousands travel homeMore than 15,000 of the nearly 26,000 deployed to secure the Biden inauguration in wake of pro-Trump mob siege of Capitol building are on their way to their home states.
12:06 p.m. Jan. 19, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Trump's movement 'only just beginning,' president says in farewell addressPresident Donald Trump released a recorded valedictory address Tuesday afternoon summarizing his accomplishments and promising supporters that his political movement will continue even after he's out of power.
8:13 p.m. Jan. 13, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Trump's speech before mob stormed Capitol: Familiar refrains and grievances, tall tales and disputed data — and an invitation to march together down Pennsylvania Avenue'And after this, we're going to walk down, and I'll be there with you, we're going to walk down, we're going to walk down.'
11:10 a.m. Jan. 11, 2021 - By William Watts
Oil erases loss to end near unchangedOil futures erase an early loss, with the U.S. benchmark eking out a tiny gain to close at a 10-month high as pressure from a rising dollar and worries over a COVID-related hit to demand was overshadowed by optimism over prospects for near-term exports.
10:10 a.m. Jan. 6, 2021 - By Jack Denton
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denied bail as U.S. challenges ruling to block his extraditionA U.K. judge ruled on Wednesday that Julian Assange, the founder and publisher of WikiLeaks, won’t be granted bail as the U.S. challenges the ruling blocking his extradition.
7:36 a.m. Dec. 31, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
No reason given as Trump skips New Year's Eve party at Mar-a-Lago and heads back to WashingtonPresident Donald Trump is cutting short his Florida vacation and returning to Washington on Thursday, one day earlier than expected for reasons the White House didn't explain.
10:19 a.m. Dec. 30, 2020 - By William Watts
Oil ends higher in choppy trade after larger-than-expected drop in U.S. crude inventoriesOil futures see choppy trading, moving between gains and losses after data shows a larger-than-expected drop in U.S. crude inventories.
7:50 a.m. Dec. 30, 2020 - By Associated Press
U.S. flies B-52 bomber planes over Persian Gulf in show of force This is the second time this month the U.S. has flown bombers over the region.
4:23 a.m. Dec. 28, 2020 - By Paul Brandus
Trump pardons corrupt lawmakers, but the real scandal is that the capital is still a swampThere has always been something particularly egregious about pardons for representatives of the people who have abused the public trust.
1:59 p.m. Dec. 23, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Secretly recorded White House video caught Trump aides off-guard and ramped up chaosConfusion reigned as Trump released two videos, one falsely declaring that he won re-election in a landslide and the other calling on lawmakers to increase direct payments for most Americans from $600 to $2,000 for individuals and $4,000 for couples — a boost most Republicans strongly oppose.
3:27 p.m. Dec. 22, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Trump issues 15 pardons, including Republican allies and Blackwater contractors convicted of killing civiliansPresident Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned 15 people, including Republican allies, a 2016 campaign official ensnared in the Russia probe and former government contractors convicted in a 2007 massacre in Baghdad.
9:12 a.m. Dec. 14, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
U.S. blames Iran in abduction, death of ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson over a decade agoThe Trump administration for the first time on Monday formally blamed Iran for the presumed death of retired FBI agent Robert Levinson, publicly identifying two Iranian intelligence officers believed responsible for his abduction and imposing sanctions against them.
1:19 p.m. Dec. 13, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Spy-turned-novelist John le Carre dies at 89Le Carre's literary agency, Curtis Brown, said Sunday that he died in Cornwall, southwest England on Saturday after a short illness. The death was not related to COVID-19.
9:40 a.m. Dec. 9, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Biden's Pentagon nominee retired Gen. Lloyd Austin puts some Democrats in a bindPresident-elect Joe Biden's nomination of retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to be secretary of defense has put some Senate Democrats in a bind. In the past, they've opposed naming recently retired military officers to the post, yet they don't want to be seen as blocking the first African American to lead the Pentagon.
9:24 a.m. Dec. 8, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
France to build new nuclear-powered aircraft carrier by 2038France will build a new, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to replace its Charles de Gaulle carrier by 2038, French President Emmanuel Macron announced Tuesday.
7:28 a.m. Dec. 8, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
14 Fort Hood soldiers fired, suspended over violence at the Texas baseArmy leaders are firing or suspending 14 officers and enlisted soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, and ordering policy changes to address chronic leadership failures at the base that led to a widespread pattern of violence including murder, sexual assaults and harassment.
4:26 p.m. Dec. 7, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Biden to nominate Lloyd Austin as defense secretaryPresident-elect Joe Biden will nominate retired four-star Army general Lloyd J. Austin to be secretary of defense, according to three people familiar with the decision. If confirmed by the Senate, Austin would be the first Black leader of the Pentagon.
3:03 a.m. Dec. 7, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Pope Francis plans pilgrimage to Iraq in MarchPontiff has accepted invitations from the government in Baghdad as well as Catholic Church leadership in the Middle East country, Vatican says.
9:47 a.m. Dec. 5, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Trump orders most American troops to leave SomaliaThe Pentagon said Friday it is pulling most U.S. troops out of Somalia on President Donald Trump's orders, continuing a post-election push by Trump to shrink U.S. involvement in counterterrorism missions abroad.
6:11 a.m. Dec. 5, 2020 - By Associated Press
Trump orders most American troops to leave SomaliaThe Pentagon said Friday it is pulling most U.S. troops out of Somalia on President Donald Trump's orders, continuing a post-election push by Trump to shrink U.S. involvement in counterterrorism missions abroad.
9:51 a.m. Dec. 3, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Why the OPEC+ agreement to boost production in 2021 didn't tank oil pricesIt was obvious that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and their allies, collectively known as OPEC+, would have a difficult time reaching a decision on oil production levels in the new year when the group postponed its meeting this week, but the big surprise may be that oil prices haven’t plunged, even after producers agreed to increase output at the start of the year.
10:45 a.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
People are outraged over a police guide that calls Black Lives Matter a terrorist groupA prominent law enforcement training group is promoting a lengthy research document riddled with falsehoods and conspiracies that urges local police to treat Black Lives Matter activists as terrorists plotting a violent revolution.
1:31 p.m. Dec. 1, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Top U.S. civilian official in anti–Islamic State campaign forced out at PentagonThe Pentagon said in a written statement that the acting defense secretary, Christopher Miller, on Monday accepted the resignation of Christopher Maier, who had provided policy oversight of the military's counter-IS effort since March 2017.
7:26 a.m. Dec. 1, 2020 - Barrons.com
Joe Biden Needs to Speak Up for His Foreign Policy Incoming presidents don't normally comment on foreign policy before Inauguration Day. But these aren't normal times.
6:14 a.m. Nov. 30, 2020 - Barrons.com
Oil Falls During Crucial OPEC Meeting Disagreements within the cartel make a deal to extend production cuts difficult.
8:32 a.m. Nov. 27, 2020 - Barrons.com
S&P 500 and Nasdaq Close at Records as Tech Stocks Outperform Tech companies benefitted most from lockdowns and stay-at-home orders imposed earlier this year to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
2:15 a.m. Nov. 24, 2020 - By Paul Brandus
A terrible 2020 is ending with reasons for optimism Covid vaccines, cancer breakthroughs and Americans’ broad agreement on key issues end a disastrous year for the U.S.Covid vaccines, cancer breakthroughs and Americans’ broad agreement on key issues end a disastrous year for the U.S.
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