Shares of retailers rise as shoppers hunt for deals on Black Friday

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Shares of U.S. retailers rose on positive Black Friday shopping reports of online and brick-and-mortar stores such as Amazon.com and Macy’s, signaling consumers are spending more than the last two holiday seasons.   Photo: Wikimedia A strong labor market, stock markets hitting records and the rising values of homes in the United States have offset […]

Americans are more likely to believe James Comey over Trump: NBC News/WSJ poll

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Americans are more likely to believe former FBI Director James Comey than President Donald Trump by a 2-to-1 margin, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. More respondents disapproved of Comey’s ouster than approved of it, the poll shows. Read More : Global Business Conference 2017 Americans are more “likely to believe” former FBI Director […]

Mark Zuckerberg’s snub of White House could backfire as Europe goes after U.S. internet giants

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Mark Zuckerberg went to Chicago this week to say that Facebook’s new mission was to “bring people closer together” and “strengthen the social fabric.” Zuckerberg skipped a White House meeting where a top exec from chief rival Google spoke favorably of the President’s agenda. On Friday, Sheryl Sandberg met with U.K. Home Secretary amid mounting […]

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares flat, stay on track for a winning week

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* Spreadbetter sees European bourses opening lower * Nikkei edges higher, on track for 0.9 pct weekly rise * Dollar edges down, but DXY poised for a winning week * U.S. crude edges up, pulls further away from this week’s lows Read More : Global Business Conference 2017 TOKYO, June 23 Asian shares flatlined on Friday […]

US-UK relationship ‘bruised but intact’ after Trump spats, shock vote

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  Criticism from President Donald Trump and a turbulent snap election could mar U.S.-U.K. relations Most analysts agree that the relationship may be slightly hurt, but is still intact Voters accused British Prime Minister Theresa May of “hand-holding” with Trump The so-called “special relationship” between the United States and Britain was forged on the beaches […]

Multiple transit projects across U.S. at risk as White House infrastructure plan falters

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Dozens of public transit projects around the country are in danger of stalling as the White House’s plan to boost U.S. infrastructure fails to gain momentum — with thousands of jobs at risk. The uncertainty over these projects has worsened in recent days as President Trump — who had vowed to make the week’s focus […]

Foreign payments to Trump’s businesses are legally permitted, argues Justice Department

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The U.S. Department of Justice argued Friday that President Trump’s businesses are legally permitted to accept payments from foreign governments while he is in office, and thus Trump is not in violation of a constitutional clause barring the acceptance of emoluments. In a 70-page legal brief responding to a liberal watchdog group’s lawsuit, the administration […]