ABC's Martha Raddatz tells vice president, "trust me" there were people concerned about timing.
ABC's Martha Raddatz tells vice president, "trust me" there were people concerned about timing.
Clandestine Patriot: POLITICAL REVOLUTION DECLARATION “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” Today, those words from our Declaration of Independence have never rung so true. Once the foundation of government, Democracy has been trampled into the dirt by the wealthy 1%, political and business establishment, sold to the highest bidder, replaced by an oligarchy that serves its masters. Americans are tired of a Dysfunctional Congress that does not represent the People. Enraged, by Congress not doing the job the American People elected them to do. Once again, We the People, must be the Voice, the Standard Bearer of Freedom, our Inalienable Rights, the Pursuit of Happiness. We must build a fire in our hearts, each and every one of us, rising up, not in violence or anarchy, against decades of inequality by the wealthy elite, political and big business establishment. We the People, must remove the members of the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States Congress, the Legislative Branch of Government. Therefore, We the People, do herby; Declare a Political Revolution We the People, endowed by our inalienable rights under the Declaration of Independence, by means of this Declaration, Proclaim, to Alter and Institute New Government, laying its foundation on such Principles and Organizing its Powers in such form, to effect the Safety and Happiness of the American People. We the people, the majority, do herby exercise our right to nominate our candidate(s) to represent the people in the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States Congress. We will choose, by vetting and vote, our candidate, not lawyers, wealthy elite, business persons, lobbyist or politicians, to represent the people in the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States of America. By the Power of the People, by our Inalienable Rights under the Declaration of Independence, to Alter and Institute New Government, We the People, will write in our candidate for the congressional political office We the People seek our candidate to hold, removing current members of Congress in the House of Representative and the Senate, replacing them with a representative of the people. By resolve of the people, we will restore democracy, a government of the people, by the people, for the people. It is our birthright.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he would seek closer economic ties with China and Russia, as the local currency and stock market extended declines following Western criticism of his deadly war on crime. The peso hit a seven-year low to the dollar on Monday and foreign investors pulled out from local shares for a 23rd straight day, which analysts said was due to growing uncertainty over Duterte's handling of what has been one of Asia's best-performing economies in recent years. "I will open trade alliances with Russia and China so all you other investors, just go.
Gibert Arenas officially won a default judgment against his ex, Laura Govan. In the latest chapter of the former couple’s legal tug-of-war, Govan has been ordered to pay the former NBA player $110,110, reports TMZ. Although the judge ultimately sided with Arenas, the 34-year-old athlete, wanted seven figures from Govan.
Jan Brown pores over his royalty statement and wonders where all the money went. A few months ago, the nation's second-largest natural gas producer siphoned $2,201 worth of gas from his 240-acre property — but paid him only $359 after taking deductions for transportation and processing. Brown, 59, who relies on the royalties as his sole source of income, says the deductions are outrageous and claims his lease forbids them.
A Delta flight from Detroit to Amsterdam had to divert to Manchester for two hours overnight Saturday into Sunday after smoke and an unknown smell developed in the passenger cabin. A Delta official and senior US official both tell ABC News that the emergency on Flight 138 was caused by a Samsung tablet. The Delta official explained that the tablet fell inside a seat and became jammed after the seat either reclined or was returned to upright. Underneath the seat cover, the tablet and foam then started smoking and passengers could smell a strange odor. The flight diverted to Manchester, where the seat was replaced entirely. After two hours on the ground, the flight was airborne en route to Amsterdam,
J. Gerald Smith, an 82-year old Uber driver, died this week after a yellow Lamborghini Murciélago struck his Buick Enclave, which was sitting at a stop sign. Roger Wittenberns, the 60-year old multimillionaire health club mogul, was behind the wheel of the Murciélago at the time of the wreck. Mr. Smith was a retired real estate agent.
The world of biotech and pharmaceuticals has entered into a strange period. The presidential elections have many companies under fire over price control or price gouging issues. And valuations previously had reached nosebleed levels prior to 2016. Still, investors know that a cure for cancer or a cure for rare and untreatable diseases is literally worth more than a gold mine. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst upgrades and downgrades each day of the week. This becomes hundreds of calls reviewed most weeks. It turns out that many of the upgrades and initiations are made in biotech, biohealth and emerging pharma companies. Some of these analyst calls also come with outrageous price targets
It should come as no surprise that the rise of electric vehicles has broad implications for the price of oil. Now, you'd think that as more cars are powered by batteries rather than gasoline, demand for oil would slide.
Editors' pick: Originally published Sept. 20. If you're hunting for a graduate program (because a grad degree is the new bachelor's degree these days), or want to confirm that you made the right choice in selecting one, payscale.com has posted its annual salary report that details, among other things, the 25 schools whose graduates earn the most. These top 25 constitute schools that award MBAs and JDs (noticeably missing are PhDs, whose degrees apparently didn't make the cut), and two numbers are listed for each school -- median early career pay (graduates within five years of getting their diplomas) and median mid-career pay (10 years or more of experience). "Pay," in this survey, includes wages,
Whether you get your health insurance through your employer, Medicare, or one of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges, there’s a good chance you’re paying more than you need to. According to a study last year by the National Bureau of Economic Research, 63 percent of the 50,000 employees at a Fortune 100 company selected a health plan that was not the most cost-effective option. Why are so many people electing insurance plans that aren’t the best fit?
With signs of an ever-tightening presidential contest, the political world was abuzz with speculation and advice for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump Sunday on the eve of their crucial first nationally televised debate. Meanwhile, Trump, who has made it this far on the strength of vicious personal attacks on his opponents, harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric and scary, dystopian portrayals of the U.S. in sharp decline, must somehow show he has the vision and temperament to lead the country. Just 24 hours before Clinton and Trump face off on the campus of Hofstra University on Long Island in the first of three scheduled debates, the Sunday talk shows were dominated by tons of free strategic advice from political pols along those lines.
As the September 26 to 28 “informal” meeting of OPEC producers in Algeria draws near, media speculation could easily cause mental anguish. On oil news websites simultaneous headlines claim OPEC will both fail and succeed in capping output. Called by OPEC August 8, the stated purpose of the gathering was, “OPEC continues to monitor developments closely, and is in constant deliberations with all member states on ways and means to help restore stability to the oil market”.
In late 2015, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (NASDAQ: WBA) announced it was acquiring competitor Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) for $9.00 share. The deal was expected to be completed in the second half of 2016, but there's still no word on the deal
Sept. 26 -- Craig Smith, APAC president and managing director at Marriott International, discusses completing the $14B Starwood deal, the synergies for the two companies, the loyalty program and his outlook for the industry. He speaks to Bloomberg's Yvonne Man and Betty Liu on "Daybreak Asia."
America's largest supermarkets are slashing prices amid ongoing food-price deflation and growing pressure from the rapid expansion of discount-grocery chains like Aldi. The price cuts are squeezing profits and dragging down company shares. Kroger, Whole Foods, Sprouts Farmers Market, and Dollar General have seen their stock prices drop a collective 13% in the last three months.
The head of Iran's atomic energy agency warned Monday that his country's landmark nuclear deal with five world powers could be jeopardized by alleged foot-dragging on a pledge of sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran's commitment to curb key atomic activities. Ali Akbar Salehi said that "comprehensive and expeditious removal of all sanctions" outlined in the agreement "have yet to be met," even though his country is honoring all its obligations under the pact. Salehi did not blame particular countries in comments to the International Atomic Energy Agency's general conference.
BANGKOK/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Thailand is studying plans to toughen tax collection rules for internet and technology firms like Alphabet Inc's Google, the head of the Revenue Department told Reuters, as the tax affairs of these firms comes under growing scrutiny in Southeast Asia. The plans would also cover the mobile transfers and internet payment sector, Prasong Poontaneat, director general of Thailand's Revenue Department, told Reuters.
One Thursday evening in March, Elvira Nabiullina, governor of Russia's central bank, faced down a rival in the struggle for influence inside President Vladimir Putin’s entourage. At a meeting chaired by Putin, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev sought the president’s blessing for the central bank to give 140 billion roubles ($2.2 billion) to lenders, according to a person who was briefed on the meeting by Nabiullina. Banks would use the extra money, Ulyukayev argued as he sat before Nabiullina in a Kremlin conference room, to lend to companies suffering amid Russia’s economic downturn.
SINGAPORE/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Bank of America is set to cut about two dozen investment banking jobs in Asia, including some top dealmakers, sources told Reuters, as a slowdown forces western banks to cut costs. The job cut plan comes after Reuters reported on Friday that Goldman Sachs is planning to cut almost 30 percent of its 300 investment banking jobs in Asia outside Japan, in response to a fall in activity in the region. Some bankers handling client coverage and deals will be made redundant, starting this week, with cuts expected in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan, BofA's big centers in Asia, the sources said, adding that the total number has not been finalised.
Here are some of the companies that reported notable insider buying last week. The renowned Baker Brothers hedge fund was buying Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AQXP) shares last week. Baker Brothers specializes in biotechnology investing, and this past week bought a huge 2,783,605 shares of this company at $12.25 apiece.
Turkish financial markets took a battering Monday after ratings agency Moody's downgraded the country's credit grade to junk status to account for a series of shocks to the economy that included a string of bombings and an attempted coup. The sell-off is largely due to Moody's statement late Friday that it was cutting Turkey's government debt rating to Ba1 from Baa3. The downgrade means Moody's joins Standard & Poor's in rating Turkey below investment grade.
Asian index futures diverged, with contracts on Australian stocks falling while those in Japan rose as the optimism that followed last week’s central bank decisions was tempered. U.S. crude rallied after sliding the most in two months, amid indications Saudi Arabia may agree to cut output to January levels at this week’s much-anticipated producer talks in Algiers. Turkey’s lira extended losses, dropping to its weakest level since the start of August, after Moody’s Investors Service reduced the nation’s credit rating to junk.
The first presidential debate happens Monday night. Expectations are low that the informal talks in Algiers, Algeria, will lead to a freeze in oil production. Brexit is causing a bunch of UK businesses to consider moving abroad.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to accelerate his mix of policies to prop up Japan's economic recovery and speed up parliamentary approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. In his policy statement opening the 66-day parliamentary session, Abe outlined an extra set of stimulus measures to help the economic recovery and spur more consumer and corporate spending. Abe reiterated that the global economy faces "major risks" such as uncertainty over Britain's exit from the European Union and the slowdown of emerging economies including China, stressing the need to accelerate his Abenomics policy mix of fiscal stimulus and structural reforms.
The Philippine peso sank to a seven-year low and stocks declined as investors pulled money from the nation’s assets amid concerns about President Rodrigo Duterte’s policies. Global funds sold Philippine stocks for a 23rd straight day amid nervousness about the fallout from Duterte’s anti-drug war and his outbursts against the U.S. and the United Nations. The peso led a drop in emerging-market currencies ahead of the U.S. presidential debate and a meeting of oil producers this week. The peso’s decline is “mainly due to politics, with the Philippine president’s ongoing war on drug dealers and his intent to seem to alienate all of their major trading partners,” said Jeffrey Halley, a market strategist at Oanda Asia Pacific Pte in Singapore.