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Jason Chaffetz Won't Seek Re-Election in 2018

But Chaffetz has declined, saying the intelligence committees are better equipped. "The president, under the law, is exempt from conflict of interest laws", the congressman told the audience. Cannon refused to meet with Chaffetz after that. He says the state of Utah needs to figure out how that would work. Why are Democrats so happy to see Chaffetz go? Since his first run for Congress in 2008, Chaffetz consistently won his heavily Republican district by margins of 40 to 50 percent. Read More »

President Trump Dumps Dodd-Frank with Executive Order

Like many of Mr. Trump's executive orders, Mnuchin confirmed that Friday's measures do not confer any new legal authority to the president that he doesn't already have. The other new Treasury Department review takes aim at regulators' ability to label certain financial firms "too big to fail" and subject them to tougher federal scrutiny. Read More »

Global finance leaders grapple with globalization fears


Asked about the USA administration's skepticism about climate change, Kim said the World Bank will continue to work with governments and private sectors in the world to boost financing for climate change, especially in China, India and Philippines. Read More »

Time to Bomb North Korea

Vice President Mick Pence made the comments while speaking to reporters with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney on Saturday. "Now that we possess mighty nuclear power to protect ourselves from USA nuclear threat, we will respond without the slightest hesitation to full-out war with full-out war and to nuclear war with our style of nuclear strike, and we will emerge victor in the final battle with the United States", the North's Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Read More »

Mexico will be paying for the badly needed border wall, Trump insists

Sessions went on to explain that there is excess money in tax credits going to Mexicans that the USA can utilize to help finance the wall. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Sunday's This Week that the project will get funded. America is watching Trump have a real time meltdown as the President sounded unstable while demanding that Congress fund his collapsing Mexico wall plan. Read More »

Traders Buy Shares of Chevron Co. (CVX) on Weakness on Analyst Downgrade


Cypress Capital Management LLC now owns 39,265 shares of the oil and gas company's stock worth $4,621,000 after buying an additional 11,025 shares during the period. "( CVX )" was originally posted by BBNS and is the property of of BBNS. If you are viewing this report on another website, it was stolen and reposted in violation of USA and worldwide copyright law. Read More »

Leading Candidate in French Presidential Race

The vote "is really important, mainly because we really need a change in this country with all the difficulties we are facing and terrorism", said Paris resident Alain Richaud. With Brexit pending, Germany needs a strong France to reinvigorate the European Union and make the euro zone stronger and more sustainable. Both candidates have tapped into widespread disillusionment with traditional parties. Read More »

Troops mass in Pyongyang show of strength

North Korea is also unwilling to show any signs of backing down under United States pressure, insisting that hey are willing to fight a war if President Trump wants one, and threatening nuclear retaliation against USA forces in South Korea, as well as across the region. Read More »

The Mattel, Inc. (MAT) Stake Boosted by Granite Investment Advisors LLC


Sales plunged 15% in the quarter and Mattel reported a bigger than expected loss. Mattel had a return on equity of 15.52% and a net margin of 5.83%. Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd now owns 9,726 shares of the company's stock worth $267,000 after buying an additional 140 shares during the period. Read More »

Volvo's EV Will Be Sale Globally in 2019, Built In China

The first all-electric Volvo, due to hit showrooms in 2019, will be manufactured in China. Another highlight was the number of new-energy vehicles, with 159 models on display this year. Volkswagen plans to launch its first purely electric auto in China next year and 13 new-energy vehicles by 2020. The challenge is to offer electrified vehicles "at the right time". Read More »

San Francisco suffers large power cut for several hours


Crews had restored electricity for an estimated 12,500 people by 12 p.m. City officials also say they will have traffic control officers at the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge so the evening commute doesn't turn into gridlock. Montessori and Tule Elk. Also on Friday morning, a power outage crippled New York City's subway system. The equipment failure led to a brief fire at the substation located at Larkin and Eddy Streets. Read More »

Dutton signals room to move on work visas for universities

Our consultation, which began in 2015, was detailed and widespread and I am pleased that the views of over 3,000 people and organisations have been reflected in today's changes. Australian PM Turnbull had told the media that while it was true that Australia was a nation of immigrants but the Australian workers must be given priority for jobs. Read More »

Democrat fails to avoid run-off in Georgia election, Trump declares victory

Republicans have held the seat in Georgia's 6th Congressional District for the past 40 years, but Democrats came close to nabbing it on Tuesday. He took credit for the results shortly after midnight on Wednesday - even though his unpopularity nationally and in the district is why the race is competitive in the first place. Read More »

Scientists Take To Washington To Stress A Nonpartisan Agenda

The main march was held on the National Mall in Washington. She works for the Academy of Natural Sciences and says the plan to cut National Science Foundation funding has direct implications for her job. "I'm a science professor". The White House did not respond to a request for comment on Saturday's marches but Trump released a statement promoting his administration's steps to guard against pollution while minimising limits on industry. Read More »

Fox dumps embattled host over harassment allegations

O'Reilly was on vacation in Italy at the time, and early Wednesday briefly met Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. O'Reilly is the fourth Fox News personality to be cut or leave in the past year, along with former Chairman Roger Ailes and former hosts Greta Van Susteren and Megyn Kelly. Read More »

PM Narendra Modi to chair NITI Aayog's Governing Council meeting tomorrow


The government's think tank also said that a committee chaired by Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog has recommended scrapping of the Medical Council of India and suggested a new body for regulating medical education. Members of the Governing Council, including state Chief Ministers, NITI Aayog's Vice-Chairman, its full-time and ex-officio members, and special invitees, will be present. Read More »

I Will Release Plan With 'Massive' Tax Cuts Next Week

The Trump administration is pursuing over 3 per cent economic growth with the support of tax reforms and regulatory relief, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said . "They're doing in some cases the opposite of what they were meant to do", Mr. Trump said , adding that the regulations "enshrine too big to fail". Read More »

IMF's Lagarde: IMF, Trump Administration Can Improve Global Trade


He said that the Trump administration's view was that "what is good for the US economy is good for the global economy " because stronger growth in the United States will have a spillover effect for other nations. Although polls do not suggest a clear path to the presidency for Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Front, pundits are wary of saying she can not win. Read More »

Pence embraces US-Australia partnership, says US will honor refugee agreement


Malcolm Turnbull has defended President Donald Trump's free trade credentials despite America's withdrawal from the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership deal. Pence, who arrived in Sydney late Friday, is on a three-day visit to Australia on the last leg of his Asia-Pacific tour. Indeed, the vice president seemed determined to reassure Australia of its importance to the US, noting as he stood next to Turnbull on the shores of Sydney Harbour: "It's always heartening to stand beside a ... Read More »

Ontario mulls non-resident speculation tax

House prices in surrounding communities have also surged, as buyers give up on the Toronto market and head further out to find real estate within their budget. Flanked by the provincial finance and housing ministers Premier Kathleen Wynne unveiled her plan to address out-of-control home prices and rents, Thursday morning, in the shadow of Liberty Village condos where there's been no cap on how much landlords could jack up rents. Read More »

J.R. Smith Addresses His Status for Game 3 vs. Indiana Pacers

After beating the Indiana Pacers 117-111 on Monday night in Game 2 of an Eastern Conference first-round playoff series , the Cleveland Cavaliers are feeling pretty good about themselves. "LeBron willed us home, 41, 12 and 13, played the whole second half", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. after the game. "And he had that mindset, came in and executed, and it's hard to come off the bench right after halftime". Read More »

Exxon seeks sanctions waiver so it can drill in Russian deal


In a statement , Exxon said "we understand" the decision by the Treasury Department. There are powerful reasons why Exxon would want to get back into business with Rosneft: Their agreement to form a joint venture, signed in 2011, allowed Exxon to conduct offshore exploration in the Black Sea and the Kara Sea in Siberia. Read More »

Trump Orders Wide Review of Financial System Regulations


U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday that the Trump administration's tax reform plan would produce some "short term issues" when viewed under traditional "static" budget analysis rules. "Individuals and businesses spend over 6.1 billion hours, the cost is over $230 billion". Mnuchin says that the "tax system is way too complicated and burdensome", and that that's what's driving companies to pursue inversions. Read More »

American flight attendant to angry passenger: 'Hit me'

The employee is alleged to have struck the woman with the stroller while trying to take it from her to stow in the plane's cargo hold. Morgan said she talked to the woman about the incident. If a passenger threatened a flight attendant, that would be a violation of federal law, said Bob Ross, president of The Association of Professional Flight Attendants. Read More »

American Airlines attendant suspended for hitting passenger

The original poster says he was told it started over how a flight attendant dealt with a young mother who was trying to store a stroller in an overhead bin. "We are making sure all of her family's needs are being met while she is in our care", the carrier said. American said it upgraded the woman to first class for the rest of her trip and the attendant has been " removed from duty " as it investigates. Read More »

EPA Head calls for 'exit' from Paris Climate Change Agreement


Relaxed and tieless, the governor warned the audience not to pay attention to accomplishments of the past. "I want to make progress on things that are achievable", the congressman said. "It's something we need to exit in my opinion". "Farmers are on the front lines of climate change, and they have been experiencing costly disruption from climate change for some time", said NFU President Roger Johnson in a letter to President Trump. Read More »

Oil prices regain some ground, but oversupply weighs


USA gasoline stocks posted a counter-seasonal build of 1.5 million barrels, despite heavier refining activity. Moreover, oil prices were under pressure as a stronger USA dollar dented investor sentiment, which made the dollar-denominated oil less attractive for holders of other currencies. Read More »

Britain's main opposition gears up for June 8 elections


Tony Blair has predicted Theresa May will win a "large majority" in the general election but called for a "movement" of pro-EU voters to prevent her getting a mandate for a "Brexit at any cost". "That is what this is about", she said. The parliament earlier this month agreed a hardline negotiating position which included demands for the United Kingdom to meet its financial obligations to the European Union in full and delay talks on trade until after a divorce settlement is reached. Read More »

Nintendo sold over 906k Switch consoles in the USA last month

They've revealed that the Switch sold 906,000 in its 28 days of sale in North America alone, according to the NPD Group . The data, which was compiled by the NPD Group, a research firm that tracks the USA gaming industry, suggests that Nintendo sold more units of the Switch's most popular games than units of the hardware itself. Read More »

Will France Leave The EU? It Depends On Who Wins Sunday's Election


That all changed Thursday when Cheurfi, a Frenchman born in the Paris suburbs, opened fire with a Kalashnikov assault rifle on the crowded boutique-lined boulevard synonymous with French glamour, striking a police officer with two bullets to the head and wounding two others before being shot and killed by police. Read More »

United pilots "infuriated" by dragging of passenger


Other airlines said they were examining their policies. The video has been viewed millions of times worldwide, and caused a global uproar and grabbed headlines in multiple countries. United evicted Dao and three other passengers from the flight to make room for employees. United Airlines will no longer allow employees to take seats from passengers on overbooked flights, it was learned on Sunday. Read More »