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Donald Trump attacks US media at 100-day Pennsylvania rally
April 30, 2017
The president insists he is keeping his election pledges and dismisses criticism as "fake news".
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Trump celebrates first 100 days as president, blasts media
April 30, 2017
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump hit the road on Saturday to celebrate his first 100 days in the White House with cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally, touting his initial achievements and lashing out at critics who have given his tenure poor marks.
Environmental protesters swarm outside White House as Trump hits milestone
April 30, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House on Saturday to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and demand that he rethink plans to reverse the climate change policies backed by his predecessor.
25 years after Los Angeles riots, progress and distrust live side by side
April 29, 2017
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Twenty-five years after the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King and the deadly riots that followed the verdict, an undercurrent of distrust pulses through a city that says it worked hard at police reform.
U.S. service member killed in blast near Mosul, Iraq
April 29, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. service member died of wounds caused by an explosive device outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday, the U.S.-led military coalition said.
Torrential rains, damaging winds lash U.S. midsection
April 30, 2017
(Reuters) - Heavy rains and damaging winds struck a broad swath of the U.S. heartland on Saturday, causing power outages for thousands of Oklahoma residents while triggering road closures and flash flood warnings in parts of the Midwest.
U.S. spy agency abandons controversial surveillance technique
April 29, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency said on Friday it had stopped a form of surveillance that allowed it to collect without a warrant the digital communications of Americans who mentioned a foreign intelligence target in their messages, marking an unexpected triumph for privacy advocates long critical of the practice.
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Live: White House Correspondents ' Dinner
April 30, 2017
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School superintendent: Students are harming themselves and citing '13 Reasons Why'
A Florida district superintendent writes: “As a father of a teenager and tween, I am very concerned about a dangerous trend we have observed in our schools in recent days."
Trump invigorates, enchants crowd during rally in Harrisburg, Pa.
Despite many of his campaign promises not being met, support still seems strong for President Trump
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People's Climate March Shows Trump the Paris Agreement Isn't Up for Debate
April 29, 2017
The People's Climate March will signal to Trump that backing out of the Paris Agreement isn't an option.
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War-torn Libya has become a 'torture archipelago' for migrants sold into slavery
April 29, 2017
Migrants become commodities in Libya and sold into exploitation and slavery, a UN agency says.
Silicon Valley's elite are flocking to an extreme high-fat diet in hopes of living longer
April 29, 2017
Investors are trying super low-carb and high-fat diets to hack their way into better health.

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Was the GDP report really so terrible?
April 29, 2017
Despite the slowest growth in three years -- with the weakest consumer performance since 2009 -- silver linings abound
Senator: No update from Treasury on Russian deal for U.S. oil
April 29, 2017
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin hasn't responded to a letter demanding a review of loan that could give Rosneft a major stake in U.S. oil company Citgo
The 20 most profitable U.S. housing markets
April 29, 2017
It's a great time to be listing a home -- here's where sellers around the country are seeing the biggest profits
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NVIDIA Is a Lot Bigger Than Self-Driving Cars
April 30, 2017
Autonomous driving might get the most headlines, but advances in medicine driven by NVIDIA GPU's could stand to benefit us all.
The Latest: Trump attacks news media on night of dinner
April 30, 2017
The Latest on President Donald Trump's 100th day in office Saturday (all times EDT): 7:15 p.m. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order directing the Commerce Department and the U.S. trade representative to conduct a study of U.S. trade agreements.
OptionsHouse: A Review for Options Trading
April 29, 2017
Is OptionsHouse the best choice for stock options traders? Let's review this popular discount broker, with a focus on commissions, functionality, and other OptionsHouse account features.
Why I Hope Shopify Inc Isnt ProfitableFor a While
April 29, 2017
Who wants profits now when you can get something much more valuable over the long run?
How Much the Average Amazon Prime and Non-Prime Member Spends Each Year
April 29, 2017
The difference may be bigger than you think.
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Time Inc. shares plunge after talks with suitors end
April 28, 2017
Time pledges to continue its strategy plan to boost growth
Thomson Reuters boosts profit, looks to ramp up revenue growth
April 28, 2017
News and information company posts first-quarter profit of $314-million, compared with $272-million a year ago
Starbucks profit meets Wall Street expectations, shares fall
April 27, 2017
Results from the latest quarter matched the average estimate of analysts
Microsoft’s quarterly revenue falls short of estimates
April 27, 2017
Under Chief Executive Satya Nadella Microsoft has sharpened its focus on the fast-growing cloud computing unit to counter a prolonged slowdown in the PC market
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Economy Needs Consumers to Shop Again
April 28, 2017
First-quarter slowdowns have become such a regular feature of the U.S. economy that investors will be tempted to brush off this last one. They shouldn’t.
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How does Trump’s first 100 days compare to past presidents?
April 29, 2017
How does Trump’s first 100 days compare to past presidents?

Trump’s first 100 days

Trump delivers speech to NRA
April 29, 2017
Trump delivers speech to NRA

Trump addresses the NRA

Democrats slam Obama’s $400-thousand Wall Street speech
April 29, 2017
Democrats slam Obama’s $400-thousand Wall Street speech

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Week Ahead US Jobs and Fed to Guide Markets
April 28, 2017
Soft US growth to pressure Fed ahead of Jobs report The US dollar is mixed against majors with gains
Russia Nears Compliance with 300K Daily Barrels Cut
April 28, 2017
Russia’s oil production cuts have reached almost 300,000 barrels per day, Energy Minister Alexander
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Major Averages Close Lower On The Day But Higher For The Week - U.S. Commentary
April 28, 2017
Stocks turned in a relatively lackluster performance during trading on Friday before ending the session modestly lower. The tech-heavy Nasdaq reached a new record intraday high in early trading but pulled back into negative territory.
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Corporations Are People: Under the Trump Tax Plan, We Might All Want to Become Corporations
April 28, 2017
Millions of Americans would have the chance to cut their taxes by essentially turning themselves into small business entities.
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A new spin on why the travel ban is unconstitutional
April 27, 2017

SIX weeks ago, when judges in Hawaii and Maryland blocked Donald Trump’s second attempt to limit travel from a handful of Muslim-majority countries, the 45th president said the rulings were made “for political reasons” and promised to appeal them “all the way to the Supreme Court”. Mr Trump’s refugee and travel ban may indeed wind up in the justices’ hands, including those of his newly installed jurist, Neil Gorsuch. But there are stops along the way at the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals. On May 8th, the entire 15-member Fourth Circuit court in Virginia will hear arguments in International Refugee Assistance Project v Trump; and on May 15th, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit court in California will hear an appeal in State of Hawaii v Trump. If the plaintiffs challenging the ban win either case, Mr Trump’s travel restrictions will remain stymied nationwide.

It seems the president faces an uphill battle in both tribunals: the Ninth Circuit is commonly described as the most liberal in America; and with six recent Barack Obama appointees, the Fourth Circuit is no...Continue reading

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