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AMERICA • Today
Should the colour of plasters match skin tones?
April 25, 2019
A man receives an overwhelming response after sharing an image of a plaster that matched his skin tone.
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Admitted Russian agent Butina to be sentenced in U.S., faces deportation
April 26, 2019
Admitted Russian agent Maria Butina will be sentenced on Friday by a federal judge after pleading guilty in December to conspiring with a Russian official to infiltrate a gun rights group and influence U.S. conservative activists and Republicans.
U.S. judge blocks new Trump abortion rule for health clinics
April 26, 2019
A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday blocked a Trump administration rule that would prohibit taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring patients to abortion providers.
Over 1,000 migrants break out of southern Mexico detention center
April 26, 2019
More than a thousand migrants broke out of a detention center in southern Mexico on Thursday evening, authorities said, in a fresh sign of how a surge in arrivals has stretched the country's resources to the limit.
Fiery multi-vehicle crash in Colorado claims multiple lives
April 26, 2019
Multiple people were killed and many others injured in a fiery multi-vehicle crash west of Denver during the evening commute on Thursday when a tractor-trailer careened out of the control into several other vehicles, police said.
Trump approved payment of $2 million North Korea bill for care of Warmbier: report
April 26, 2019
President Donald Trump approved payment of a $2 million bill presented by North Korea to cover its care of comatose American Otto Warmbier, a college student who died shortly after being returned home from 17 months in a North Korean prison, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.
News Commentary
Mueller Report Sets Up Another Test of the Balance of Powers
April 19, 2019
Political polarization is creeping from the executive and legislative branches to the judiciary – fueling a dangerous level of tension in government.
News Analysis

Trump welcomes 'Sleepy Joe' Biden to the 2020 campaign with a subtweet
April 26, 2019
Joe Biden entered the 2020 campaign with a video focusing his message on Americans who are concerned about Donald Trump's presidency. Mike Memoli, Matt Flegenheimer, and Alexi McCammond all join.
Trump calls FOX News with new attacks on old foes: Comey, Clinton, and Mueller
April 26, 2019
Repeating his 'no obstruction, no collusion' refrain, the President launched new attacks on a litany of old foes in a rambling phone interview with FOX News host Sean Hannity. Peter Baker, Annie Karni, and Chuck Rosenberg discuss.
Elizabeth Drew on 'The Danger In Not Impeaching Trump'
April 26, 2019
Watergate reporter Elizabeth Drew explains why even though Democrats might face political danger in impeaching Trump, the bigger danger may be doing nothing.
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AMERICA • Business
Trump reportedly approved a $2 million hospital bill from North Korea for Otto Warmbier
April 26, 2019
President Donald Trump approved payment of a $2 million bill issued by North Korea for the care of American citizen Otto Warmbier who returned to the U.S. in a coma, The Washington Post reported Thursday.
California governor signs internet sales tax law
April 26, 2019
California's Democratic governor has signed a law requiring companies like Amazon and eBay to collect sales taxes on behalf of some out-of-state sellers.

Business News
Uber prepares for $100 billion IPO
April 26, 2019
In the leadup to a public listing for the ride-hailing company, some drivers objecting to their pay and working conditions.
After backlash, Sweetgreen restaurants to accept cash
April 25, 2019
Cashless since 2016, the popular chain now says the policy unfairly penalized those without credit or debit cards
Facebook is cracking down on personality quizzes
April 25, 2019
A year after Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social-media giant says it may ban some apps with "minimal utility"
Golden Arches looks to hire those in their golden years
April 25, 2019
After years of billing itself as "America's best first job," McDonald's now plans to employ more senior citizens
3M stock tumbles most in decades on poor earnings and outlook
April 25, 2019
The Post-it note maker is cutting 2,000 jobs and shrinking the number of operating units after a 5% revenue drop
Business Analysis

CMS Energy (CMS) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript
April 26, 2019
CMS earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2019.
Daimler says it has no idea how Kim Jong Un got his limos
April 26, 2019
German automaker Daimler, which makes armored limousines used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, says it has no idea where he got them and has no business dealings with the North.
Raymond James Financial Inc (RJF) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript
April 26, 2019
RJF earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2019.
Landstar System (LSTR) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript
April 26, 2019
LSTR earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2019.
Arizona utility finally comes clean about political spending
April 26, 2019
Facing what it saw as a threat to its monopoly from a surging rooftop solar industry, Arizona's largest utility secretly funneled millions of dollars to back favored candidates for the state commission regulating it.
World Fuel Services Corporation (INT) Q1 2019 Earnings Call Transcript
April 26, 2019
INT earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2019.
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AMERICA • Markets
Uber Lowers Its Valuation Target
April 26, 2019
Uber ratcheted down its target valuation to a range of about $80 billion to $90 billion for its initial public offering.
U.S. Market Indices

The DOW JONES Index - Top 30 Blue Chip U.S. Companies
The NASDAQ Index - Top 100 Blue Chip U.S. Technology Companies
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Bernie Sanders gets booed at presidential forum
April 26, 2019
Bernie Sanders gets booed at presidential forum

Audience heckles Bernie Sanders

NSA recommends White House suspend mass surveillance program
April 26, 2019
NSA recommends White House suspend mass surveillance program

NSA wants White House to abandon surveillance program

Forex Markets
Crude Lower as Disruptions Raise Doubts on OPEC+ Extension
April 25, 2019
Oil prices fell on Thursday despite news of supply disruptions in European imports of Russian crude.
Crude Lower as Disruptions Raise Doubts on OPEC+ Extension
April 25, 2019
Oil prices fell on Thursday despite news of supply disruptions in European imports of Russian crude.
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Market Comment
Major Averages Finish Choppy Trading Day Modestly Lower - U.S. Commentary
April 24, 2019
Following the notable advance seen in the previous session, stocks showed a lack of direction over the course of the trading day on Wednesday. The major averages spent the day bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line.
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AMERICA • Economy
Cannabis, Marijuana, Weed, Pot? Just Call It a Job Machine
April 25, 2019
As legalization spreads, listings for cannabis-related positions on recruitment sites have soared. But working in the industry comes with caveats.
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AMERICA • Insights
Europe’s airline industry is consolidating
April 27, 2019
That is good news for shareholders, less so for flyers
After Robert Mueller’s report
April 27, 2019
For the time being, the president is above the law
Foreign suspicion is hemming in China Inc’s global rise
April 27, 2019
If China wants to see more of its companies succeed abroad, it should cut them slack at home
Counting America in 2020
April 27, 2019
The Supreme Court seems inclined to let the Trump administration add a question on citizenship to the census
Travel companies Thomas Cook and TUI are under serious stress
April 27, 2019
The kings of package holidays need to redesign their business for the digital age
American religion is starting to look less exceptional
April 27, 2019
To be young is not quite heaven
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AMERICA • Calendar

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