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Turkey was ripe for a currency crisis. Will it spread?

Friday  02:55,   17 august 2018
bloomberg

The country’s plight sparks fears of an emerging-markets meltdown.The hurt that President Trump laid on Turkey on Aug. 10 was feather-light— a doubling of tariffs on imported Turkish steel and aluminum. Turkey sells only about $1.4 billion in[...]
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China "likely" training pilots to target US, Pentagon report says

Friday  02:40,   17 august 2018
cnn

China is actively developing its fleet of long-range bombers and "likely" training its pilots for missions targeting the US, according to a new Pentagon report. "Over the last three years, the PLA has rapidly expanded its overwater[...]

Special master in Cohen case finds thousands of items privileged in final report

Friday  02:10,   17 august 2018
thehill

The special master appointed to review materials seized from President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen said Thursday that she found more than 7,000 privileged items in total, according to a filing with the U.S. District Court for the[...]

Meet the Special Counsel Team: So Careful They Won’t Even Disclose Their Shake Shack Orders

Friday  02:05,   17 august 2018
nytimes

The trial of Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, has provided the public with its first extended glimpse of Robert S. Mueller III’s investigators.ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Greg D. Andres looked like any ordinary guest at the Westin[...]

Trump administration is considering pulling back $3 billion in foreign aid

Friday  02:05,   17 august 2018
msn

Lawmakers from both parties are questioning the legality of the planned move.The Office of Management and Budget instructed the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development earlier this month to provide a balance sheet of[...]

Growing number of California detainees are Indians seeking asylum

Friday  01:51,   17 august 2018
sfgate

LOS ANGELES — On a recent visit to the federal prison in Victorville, San Bernardino County, U.S. Rep. Mark Takano, D-Riverside, was caught by surprise. Of the hundreds of immigrants detained there, he learned, possibly 40 percent had traveled from[...]

Trump properties rake in over $1.7 million through first half of 2018

Friday  01:45,   17 august 2018
cnn

Republican campaigns, committees and outside groups have spent more than $1.7 million at Trump properties through the first six months of 2018, with over half of that spending coming from the Republican National Committee, according to a CNN[...]

Cramer: Forget FANG, the market loves WANG

Friday  01:45,   17 august 2018
cnbc

Jim Cramer thinks it might be time to rethink FANG.FANG, which stands for Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google, was coined by the "Mad Money" host himself to refer to the group of high-performing tech stocks. But given Thursday's market moves,[...]

Willie Mays pays tribute to Aretha Franklin with heartfelt statement

Friday  01:40,   17 august 2018
yardbarker

Following the death of legendary performer Aretha Franklin on Thursday morning, many from around the sports world weighed in on the loss of the “Queen of Soul.” Throughout her life, Franklin impacted the lives of so many around the[...]

‘Trump Is Ours’: Kremlin Media Fears Democratic Victory in November Midterm Elections

Friday  01:36,   17 august 2018
thedailybeast

<p>During any other presidency, it would be highly unusual for the Russian media to be preoccupied with the American midterm elections, but in the time of Donald Trump, Russian politicians and pundits have taken a keen interest in the races for[...]

First crack at Musk could give top Tesla funds an edge

Friday  01:10,   17 august 2018
reuters

<p>Information about Elon Musk's efforts to take Tesla Inc private is scarce. But some small investors wonder if top funds have an edge.</p>In a blog post on Monday, the Tesla chief executive said he would sound out some of his largest[...]

Judge rules against Trump attempt to delay Obama water rule

Friday  01:01,   17 august 2018
thehill

A district court judge issued a ruling Thursday that overturns the Trump administration's delay of the implementation of the Clean Water Rule. The decision put a nationwide injunction on the administration's suspension rule, reinstating the[...]

Dodgers' Yasiel Puig suspended 2 games, fined

Friday  01:00,   17 august 2018
msn

Los Angeles outfielder Yasiel Puig has been suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed fine for fighting and inciting a bench-clearing incident against San Francisco. Major League Baseball announced the sanctions Thursday, two days after the[...]

Financial issues plagued Chris and Shanann Watts 3 years before alleged killings

Friday  00:35,   17 august 2018
9news

The Watts filed for bankruptcy in 2015Chris and Shanann Watts jointly sought Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in June 2015 after amassing more than $70,000 of debt for unpaid credit cards, medical bills and student[...]

SEC reportedly investigating whether Elon Musk tried to hurt short-sellers with his 'funding secured' tweet

Friday  00:25,   17 august 2018
businessinsider

The Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly investigating whether Tesla CEO Elon Musk was attempting to hurt the company's short-sellers when he tweeted about taking the company private, The Wall Street Journal reports. The agency is[...]