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How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Technology and health care companies led U.S. stocks higher Friday, giving the S&P 500 index its fourth straight weekly gain. The broad rally came as investors grew hopeful that talks between the U.S. and China would defuse a costly trade war between the two countries. High-level talks between U.S. and Chinese negotiators were slated to […]
Tags: Business, News, China, US, Nation, U S


US stocks rise in early trading on mixed company earnings

Technology and energy companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher in early trading Friday, erasing some of the market’s losses from a day earlier, as investors weighed a mixed batch of corporate earnings reports. Wayfair vaulted higher after reporting quarterly results that topped Wall Street’s forecasts. Kraft Heinz plunged after disclosing a federal investigation into its […]
Tags: Business, News, US, Nation, Wayfair, U S, Kraft Heinz


Oil Set for Second Weekly Gain on Trade Optimism and OPEC Curbs - Bloomberg

Oil Set for Second Weekly Gain on Trade Optimism and OPEC Curbs - Bloomberg:Oil headed for a second weekly increase as the U.S. and China worked on resolving their trade impasse, and as output cuts by OPEC and its allies balanced surging American supply.Futures in New York edged higher Friday, taking this week’s increase to 2.7 percent. President Donald Trump will meet with China’s vice premier and top trade negotiator on Friday as the world’s two biggest economies try to resolve their differenc...
Tags: Travel, New York, Saudi Arabia, China, Opec, Donald Trump, U S, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, OPEC Curbs Bloomberg


How a Border Bridge Became a Flashpoint in Venezuela’s Crisis

Venezuela’s president — and the U.S.-backed opposition looking to oust him from power — are using events at a barricaded border crossing to rally support. Here’s why both sides are only telling half the story.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Humanitarian Aid, Juan, U S, Maduro, Nicolas, Guaido


Marcus & Millichap sells retail strip center for $5.5 million

Stamford, CT Marcus & Millichap, a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the U.S. and Canada, completed the sale of a retail strip center along High Ridge Rd. The 8,989 s/f property sold for $5.527 million. Mark Krantz, asso...
Tags: Radio, Canada, Marcus, U S, MILLICHAP, Mark Krantz, Stamford CT Marcus Millichap


About.me acquired by mobile-first small business startup Broadly

Personal homepage startup About.me has been acquired. Again! The company, , decided a couple years after the deal to go it alone, and spun About.me back out to become an independent company. Today, About.me announced it’s being acquired by the Oakland-based startup Broadly. About.me founder and True Ventures partner Tony Conrad called the deal “definitely a meeting of the minds,” as About.me has been more recently focused on helping people and companies showcase their professional talents an...
Tags: Startups, Tech, M&a, Oakland, True Ventures, Acquisition, Foundry Group, Exit, U S, Tony Conrad, Conrad, Broadly, Calibrate Ventures, Lauck, About.me, Google Facebook TripAdvisor


More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi security official says the U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State group in Syria have handed over more than 150 Iraqi members of the group to Iraq. The official says the IS militants were handed over to the Iraqi side overnight, and that they were now in a “safe place” […]
Tags: News, Islamic State, Iraq, Syria, Nation, Baghdad, U S


Civilians Evacuated From Last ISIS-Held Village In Syria

The evacuation of civilians from the last enclave held by ISIS signals a possible end to a standoff between U.S.-backed Kurdish forces and ISIS militants that has lasted more than a week.
Tags: Isis, News, Syria, U S


New Crop Capital taps Dao Foods International as financial adviser

New Crop Capital has named Dao Foods International Inc as financial adviser for sourcing and investing in China-focused plant-based and clean meat ventures. NCC is a venture firm that invests in companies whose products or services replace foods derived from conventional animal agriculture. PRESS RELEASE BEIJING (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 18, 2019 Dao Foods International, Inc., has recently been appointed by New Crop Capital as its exclusive financial advisor for sourcing and investing in China-focused pl...
Tags: Asia, Europe, China, Trends, Unilever, People, Beijing, United States, North America, U S, NCC, GFI, PRWEB, Good Food Institute, New Crop Capital, PBCM


The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: February 16, 2019

Parable of the Blind Leading the Blind. Peter Bruegel the Elder The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: February 16, 2019 Rant and Rave and Vent and Grumble Edition You may want to avoid this Brunch. I invite you to do so if ranting and raving and venting and grumbling (especially about politics and religion) bothers you. I myself hesitate to participate in this, because I know it is probably only going to add to the noise bombarding our lives in this hysterical culture we have created in the 21st cent...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Congress, Mexico, Religion, Alabama, Gop, Arkansas, Jesus, Houston, Republican Party, Matthew, Trump, Herod, Mike, U S


U.S.-owned utility to close two coal plants, in blow to Trump

The Tennessee Valley Authority voted on Thursday to close two aging coal-fired power plants, including one supplied by a company led by a major supporter of President Donald Trump, who had urged the U.S.-owned utility to keep it open. This decision is about economics," said President and Chief Executive Bill Johnson, who is retiring from the TVA. The 870-megawatt Bull Run coal plant in Tennessee will close by December 2023 and the 971-MW Paradise 3 plant in Kentucky will be shut by December 20...
Tags: Science, Kentucky, Tennessee, Donald Trump, Trump, TVA, U S, Bill Johnson, Tennessee Valley Authority


U.S. utility TVA votes to close two coal power plants, in blow to Trump

The Tennessee Valley Authority voted on Thursday to close two aging coal-fired power plants, including one supplied by a company led by a major supporter of President Donald Trump, who had urged the U.S.-owned utility to keep it open. This decision is about economics," said President and Chief Executive Bill Johnson, who is retiring from the TVA. The 870-megawatt Bull Run coal plant in Tennessee will close by December 2023 and the 971-MW Paradise 3 plant in Kentucky will be shut by December 20...
Tags: Science, Kentucky, Tennessee, Donald Trump, Trump, TVA, U S, Bill Johnson, Tennessee Valley Authority


Ant Financial agrees to buy UK-based currency exchange WorldFirst: Reuters

Ant Financial has agreed to acquire UK-based currency exchange WorldFirst, a spokeswoman of the Chinese consumer finance giant said on Thursday, marking a successful western deal for the firm which saw a U.S. purchase blocked by regulators last year. WorldFirst CEO Jonathan Quin said in a letter sent out to clients that was seen by Reuters that the company “will continue to operate as a UK-headquartered and regulated business with global operations” while becoming a wholly-owned division of Ant ...
Tags: UK, Washington, China, Southeast Asia, Trends, Best, United States, M&a, Alipay, Financial Services, Financial Times, Reuters, U S, MoneyGram, Alibaba China, Jonathan Quin


TVA votes to close two coal power plants, in blow to Trump

The Tennessee Valley Authority voted on Thursday to close two coal-fired power plants, including one in Kentucky that was mostly supplied by a company chaired by a donor to President Donald Trump, who had called on the U.S. owned utility to keep it open. The 870-megawatt Bull Run coal plant in Tennessee will close by December 2023 and the 971-MW Paradise 3 plant in Kentucky shut by December 2020. Paradise 3, which entered service in 1970, was mostly supplied with coal last year by Murray Ener...
Tags: Science, Kentucky, Tennessee, Donald Trump, Trump, TVA, U S, Tennessee Valley Authority, Murray Energy, Robert Murray


China calls report of talks with Venezuela opposition 'fake news'

China said on Wednesday a newspaper report that Chinese diplomats had held talks with Venezuela's political opposition to protect its investments in the Latin American country was "fake news". The Wall Street Journal said the diplomats, concerned about oil projects in Venezuela and almost $20 billion that Caracas owes Beijing, had held talks in Washington with representatives of Juan Guaido, the opposition leader heading U.S.-backed efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
Tags: News, Washington, China, Beijing, Venezuela, Wall Street Journal, U S, Caracas, Juan Guaido


PM says Iraq to repatriate Iraqi IS fighters held in Syria

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister says Baghdad will repatriate Iraqi members of the Islamic State group held by U.S.-backed fighters in Syria. Adel Abdul-Mahdi told reporters late Tuesday that families of those fighters will also be brought back and that tent settlements will be prepared to host them. Abdul-Mahdi’s announcement came a week after […]
Tags: News, Islamic State, Iraq, Syria, Nation, Baghdad, U S, Adel Abdul Mahdi, Abdul Mahdi


China says report of talks with Venezuela opposition 'fake news'

China said on Wednesday a newspaper report that Chinese diplomats had held talks with Venezuela's political opposition to protect its investments in the Latin American country was "fake news". The Wall Street Journal said the diplomats, concerned about oil projects in Venezuela and almost $20 billion that Caracas owes Beijing, had held talks in Washington with representatives of Juan Guaido, the opposition leader heading U.S.-backed efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
Tags: Science, Washington, China, Beijing, Venezuela, Wall Street Journal, U S, Caracas, Juan Guaido


Fierce Fighting Over Last Islamic State Foothold in Syria

American warplanes and U.S.-backed Syrian ground forces kicked off a long-awaited assault on the Islamic State's final stronghold in the country, in what White House officials and coalition commanders anticipate will mark the end of the terror group's four-year campaign in the Middle East.
Tags: News, White House, Islamic State, Syria, U S


How SHE Got it Right

According to the latest State of Women-owned Businesses report from American Express, four in 10 businesses in the U.S. are now majority-owned, operated and controlled by women.Last year alone, 1,821 new women-owned businesses opened in the U.S. each day.How can women entrepreneurs make sure their company goes the extra mile to become successful?Below is advice from a handful of women business owners.Take a step-by-step approachDon't sell yourself shortLearn to embrace rejectionGive back to get...
Tags: Sales, 2018, American Express, U S, Laurel Delaney, How She Got It Right, State Of Women-owned Businesses, State of Women


Global stocks rise as US averts government shutdown

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks gained in early trading Tuesday after U.S. lawmakers reached a deal to avoid another partial government shutdown and as the U.S. and China engage in another round of trade talks. The agreement on border security involves far less money for a wall than the White House wants and it’s […]
Tags: Business, New York, News, White House, China, US, Nation, U S


Wall Street gains on trade optimism, progress to avert government shutdown

Wall Street rose on Tuesday, fueled by a tentative deal reached by U.S. lawmakers to avoid another partial government shutdown and optimism that the United States and China could reach an agreement during their ongoing trade talks.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, United States, U S


Wall Street opens higher on trade hopes, progress to avert government shutdown

U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday, buoyed by a tentative deal reached by U.S. lawmakers to avoid another partial government shutdown and as the United States and China expressed optimism about the ongoing trade talks.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, United States, U S


Wall Street set to rise on trade optimism, progress to avert government shutdown

Wall Street was set to open higher on Tuesday, buoyed by a tentative deal reached by U.S. lawmakers to avoid another partial government shutdown and after the United States and China expressed optimism about the ongoing trade talks.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, United States, U S


Militant Iran taunts U.S. on revolution's 40th birthday

Soldiers, students, clerics and black-clad women holding small children thronged streets across Iran, many with portraits of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Shi'ite cleric who toppled the Shah in an Islamic uprising that still haunts the West. On Feb 11, 1979, Iran's army declared its neutrality, paving the way for the fall of U.S.-backed Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. After decades of hostility with the United States, Tehran vowed to expand its military power despite mounting pressure from host...
Tags: Science, Iran, Shah, U S, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, United States Tehran


Indonesian executioner for IS killed in Syria

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police and the brother of an Indonesian militant who was shown killing a foreigner in an Islamic State group video say he was killed last month in a battle with U.S.-backed forces in Syria. National police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo said Monday that Muhammad Saifuddin, who used the alias Abu Walid, […]
Tags: News, Islamic State, Syria, Nation, Jakarta, U S, Indonesia AP, Nation & World, Dedi Prasetyo, Muhammad Saifuddin, Abu Walid


Fierce fighting for last IS foothold in eastern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian war monitoring group and a Kurdish news agency say fierce fighting is underway between U.S.-backed Syrian forces and Islamic State militants around the extremists’ last foothold in eastern Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the push by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces has been slow due to land […]
Tags: News, Islamic State, Syria, Ap, Nation, Beirut, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, U S, Kurdish led Syrian Democratic Forces


Doctors Demand Humanitarian Aid Be Allowed Into Venezuela

The Venezuela military is blocking humanitarian aid from getting into the country, where political and economic crisis rage on. The U.S.-backed interim president has vowed to open those aid routes.
Tags: News, Venezuela, U S


Call Me Madam - Bright, Bouncy, and at times creaky

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Given the state of things in the world today, one would think the time would be prefect for a revival of the 1950 Broadway musical, Call Me Madam. The show currently being given a such treatment as part of the Encores! series at New York City Center . With a score by Irving Berlin, a book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, and starring Ethel Merman, this gentle political satire originally ending up running for a total of 644 performances. In ...
Tags: Congress, Berlin, New York City, Theatre, Washington Dc, Maria, Cosmo, Kenneth, Berman, Sally, Ike, U S, Lauren Worsham, Ethel Merman, Irving Berlin, Ben Davis


Ask Slashdot: Could Nikola Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower Have Worked?

dryriver writes: For those who are unfamiliar with the story, from 1901-1902, inventor Nikola Tesla had a 187-foot-tall experimental wireless electricity transmission tower called the "Wardenclyffe Tower" built in Shoreham, New York. Tesla believed that it was possible to generate electrical power on a large scale in one part of the world and transmit that electrical power to electrical receivers in far away parts of the world wirelessly, using parts of Earth's atmosphere as the conducting mediu...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Nikola Tesla, U S, Woodrow Wilson, Wardenclyffe Tower, Wardenclyffe, Shoreham New York Tesla


U.S.-backed Syrian forces in 'final battle' against IS

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces began an assault against the final Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria on Saturday, aiming to wipe out the last vestige of the jihadist group's "caliphate" in the SDF's area of operations. Gavino Garay.
Tags: News, Islamic State, Syria, U S, SDF