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Teenage immigrant
June 28, 2017
For Canada's 150th anniversary, we're sharing the stories of those who immigrated to the country. Aimee Beboso arrived with her family in Ontario when she was just 13.
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Facing revolt on healthcare bill, U.S. Senate Republicans delay vote
June 28, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leaders postponed a vote on a healthcare overhaul on Tuesday after resistance from members of their own party, and President Donald Trump summoned Republican senators to the White House to urge them to break the impasse.
Suspect in Michigan airport stabbing to make court appearance
June 28, 2017
FLINT, Mich. (Reuters) - A man charged with stabbing an airport police officer in an attack federal investigators are probing as an act of terrorism is expected to appear in a Michigan federal court on Wednesday.
Some would-be immigrants left in limbo after Supreme Court travel ban order
June 27, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Without close family in the United States, Elly and her husband had few options for getting permission to immigrate to America from Iran. So when they won a U.S. government lottery last September for a so-called "diversity visa" allowing them to resettle in the United States, the couple was thrilled.
Supreme Court's recent unity faces looming test
June 27, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the U.S. Supreme Court navigated a difficult period in which it was short one member for more than a year, justices from across the ideological spectrum often managed to find common ground. That sense of unity promises to be soon put to the test.
Judge reopens case of Colorado 'intersex' veteran denied passport
June 28, 2017
DENVER (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday agreed to review the constitutionality of a U.S. State Department policy of refusing to grant passports to people who identify as neither male nor female.
News Analysis

Trump's ignorance about health care...
June 28, 2017
This isn't just a point-and-laugh-at-the-amateur-president moment. There are practical consequences to Donald Trump's ignorance about health care.
News Report
The Senate health care bill is proof: Trumpism isn't populism
Let them pay a third of their income in deductibles is the new let them cake.
GOP health-care bill could strip public schools of billions for special education
Superintendents are raising alarms about the impact of shrinking Medicaid.
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USA • Business
General Mills reports 7.7 percent rise in profit
June 28, 2017
Cheerios cereal maker General Mills reported a 7.7 percent rise in quarterly profit as the company kept a tight lid on costs and cut back on promotions.
Trump holds first 2020 campaign fundraiser tonight, at his own Washington, DC, hotel. Tickets start at $35,000
June 28, 2017
Barely five months into office, President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election.

Business News
Why Comcast and Charter are eyeing Sprint -- and wireless
June 28, 2017
As cord-cutting erodes the cable companies' core video business, they're being forced to look elsewhere for growth
Avoiding this pay question can hurt women job-hunters
June 27, 2017
It's a particularly confounding result because men who don't provide an answer get rewarded with higher pay at hiring
Why the great malls of China are starting to crumble
June 27, 2017
Attractions like "Pizza" the polar bear and a replica of the Pentagon (only bigger) are no match for changing consumer habits
Business Analysis

Monsanto's 3Q profit tops expectations
June 28, 2017
Monsanto reported an adjusted 3Q profit of $1.93 per share, topping the estimate for $1.79. Revenue of $4.23 billion, also beating the estimate for $4.17 billion.
General Mills beats Street 4Q forecasts
June 28, 2017
General Mills Inc. (GIS) on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $408.9 million.
China frees 3 activists who probed Ivanka Trump supplier
June 28, 2017
Chinese authorities have released on bail three activists who had been detained after investigating labor conditions at a factory that produced shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands.
Japan carrier sorry for making disabled man hoist up plane
June 28, 2017
A Japanese airline has apologized for making a wheelchair user hoist himself up the stairs from the tarmac to board his flight.
EU prolongs Russia economic sanctions by 6 months
June 28, 2017
The European Union has officially extended economic sanctions against Russia by six months for destabilizing Ukraine.
Business Report
IMF cuts U.S. growth forecasts, cites Trump fiscal plan uncertainty
June 27, 2017
IMF says Trump’s push for annual growth of over 3 per cent for a sustained period was unlikely to be achieved
IMF cuts U.S. growth forecasts, cites Trump fiscal plan uncertainty
June 27, 2017
IMF says Trump’s push for annual growth of over 3 per cent for a sustained period was unlikely to be achieved
Tight supply keeps U.S. home prices rising in April
June 27, 2017
The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas rose 5.7 per cent in April on a year-over-year basis
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USA • Markets
Central Banks Give Sleepy Markets a Wake-Up Call
June 28, 2017
The U-turn in bonds is a sign that investors haven’t been paying attention to what central banks have been saying.
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
U.S. Market Charts by CNBC
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Trump administration's fight against fake news
June 28, 2017
Trump administration's fight against fake news

Fighting fake news

Protecting your computer from the ransomware attack
June 28, 2017
Protecting your computer from the ransomware attack

Worldwide ransomware attack

Forex Markets
Are Central Banks Turning More Hawkish?
June 28, 2017
Focus will once again be on the central banks on Wednesday, with heads from a number of them scheduled
EUR/USD – Energized Euro Hits 11-Month High on Draghi Remarks
June 28, 2017
The euro has posted slight gains in the Wednesday session, adding to sharp gains on Tuesday. Currently, EUR/USD
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Euro/US Dollar FX Spot Rate
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Market Comment
Wall Street Poised For Mixed Opening
June 28, 2017
The market might react to latest report on pending home sales Index for May, as well as mortgage applications for the week. The traders are waiting for the second quarter GDP to be published on Thursday. Asian shares closed broadly down, while European shares are trending downward. The early signals from U.S. Futures Index suggest that Wall Street might open broadly higher.
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USA • Economy
Popularity Contest: Trump Is Offering Populism, Minus the Free Candy
June 17, 2017
Consider an alternate history in which the Trump administration absorbed and embraced the lessons of right-wing populists from abroad.
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USA • Opinions
The Supreme Court sides with the church in a playground dispute
June 27, 2017

AFTER the April 19th oral argument in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v Comer, a fight over religion and rubber, it seemed the church was in good shape. On June 26th, that hunch was confirmed. By a 7-2 vote, the Supreme Court told Missouri it had violated the First Amendment’s free-exercise clause by excluding Trinity Lutheran Church from a grant programme providing new rubberised surfaces for pre-school playgrounds. In a crisp opinion for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts called the “exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit for which it is otherwise qualified, solely because it is a church” a policy that is “odious to our constitution...and cannot stand”.

The chief justice noted that when children “fall on the playground or tumble from the equipment”, pea gravel underfoot “can be unforgiving”. Missouri may not be subjecting children to “chains or torture on account of religion” and “a few extra scraped knees” is about the extent of the physical harm that leaving churches out of...Continue reading

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