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Crisis at ABC continues, pressure builds on chairman Justin Milne to resign

Crisis at ABC continues, pressure builds on chairman Justin Milne to resign The nearly century-old Australian Broadcasting Corporation is incredibly popular Down Under, with polls showing it is not just the most trusted news organization in the country, but also seen as a national treasure. The government on Wednesday ordered a communications department investigation into the published allegations that Mr. Milne had pressured Ms. Guthrie to fire the two journalists, warni... [Full Article...]

Trump claims China 'attempting to interfere' with 2018 USA midterm elections

President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations Security Council during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at UN headquarters, September 26, 2018 . With cable news chyrons flashing breathless updates about both Beltway dramas, news of Trump's foreign policy moves from the United Nations, led by a new trade deal with South Korea, struggled to break through. [Full Article...]

US Federal Reserve raises interest rates amid strong growth

During a press conference after the decision, Powell said the removal of the sentence about policy accommodation doesn't signal a change in the Fed's path for gradual tightening guided by incoming economic data. The Fed kept rates near record lows for years to encourage growth after the financial crisis. But analysts say the central bank is tangling with a complex set of near-term economic quest... [Full Article...]

Connect The Dots: Trump Praises India As It Cuts Iran Oil Import

Connect The Dots: Trump Praises India As It Cuts Iran Oil Import The European Union's plans for a "special goal vehicle" (SPV) created to circumvent U.S. sanctions against Iran's oil exports is deeply counterproductive, U.S. However, oil prices rising is nothing new in the face of the global market. President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers in May. [Full Article...]

Rupert Murdoch's Fox to sell Sky stake to Comcast

Rupert Murdoch's Fox to sell Sky stake to Comcast Sky News will now be owned by Comcast, which already controls USA news and media businesses including NBC and Universal Studios. First published Sept. Earlier this year, CEO Brian Roberts highlighted Sky's 23 million customers and leading market position in the UK, Italy, and Germany and said in a statement that Sky had been " a consistent innovator in its use of technology to deliver a fantast... [Full Article...]

Trump Rips Canada, NAFTA, Freeland In Marathon Press Conference

Trump Rips Canada, NAFTA, Freeland In Marathon Press Conference Momentum appeared to have stalled last week in efforts to bridge differences between Washington and Ottawa in negotiations to rewrite NAFTA, which began previous year. WASHINGTON-A trade deal with the United States would not be useful if it did not include protection from possible future tariffs from President Donald Trump , Canada's ambassador to the USA said on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Argentina on strike as central bank chief resigns amid International Monetary Fund talks

Argentina on strike as central bank chief resigns amid International Monetary Fund talks The peso had been recovering in recent days but the currency began to tumble after the resignation and was trading midday Tuesday at 39.7 pesos per USA dollar. Economist Fausto Spotorno said Caputo was never seen as a long-term fixture and that "the government's priority is an agreement with the International Monetary Fund ". [Full Article...]

USA rate hike in the cards as Fed holds policy meeting

USA rate hike in the cards as Fed holds policy meeting In a news conference after its meeting, though, Chairman Jerome Powell said the removal of the "accommodative" language did not amount to a policy change. Bring in Peter Hooper, chief economist at Deutsche Bank Securities, said, "The Powell Fed can make history by engineering a soft landing from below". [Full Article...]

Fed Raises Interest Rates, Signals One More Increase This Year

The hike increases the federal funds rate from a range of 1.75 percent to 2 percent to a range of 2 percent to 2.25 percent, the highest level in a decade and likely to be felt by Americans who have a lot of debt or are seeking a bank loan. [Full Article...]

Canada's PM sees possibility to build on U.S.-Mexico NAFTA deal

U.S. President Donald Trump sits behind his desk as he announces a bilateral trade agreement with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) at the White House in Washington, U.S., August 27, 2018. It is possible that Congress, which strongly prefers an agreement involving Canada, would allow Canada to be added to the U.S. -Mexico text at a later date. [Full Article...]

Labour Members Approve Motion to Keep Open Option of Second Referendum

Labour Members Approve Motion to Keep Open Option of Second Referendum Starmer said if the British Parliament rejected the deal, there should be a national election. The PM is in the United States as Labour holds its autumn conference in Liverpool , where shadow chancellor John McDonnell unveiled plans to create Inclusive Ownership Funds that would hand 10% of private-sector firms' equity to employees. [Full Article...]

Google to Allow Cryptocurrency Ads Again, But There's a Catch

Google to Allow Cryptocurrency Ads Again, But There's a Catch Exchanges like Coinbase and Gemini require their customers to prove their identity. While the ads will only be able to target markets in Japan and U.S., the policy will apply to all accounts globally. The wide-ranging ban was for any advertising about cryptocurrency-related content, including initial coin offerings (ICOs), wallets, and trading advice. [Full Article...]

Dunkin' drops Donuts from its name

Dunkin' drops Donuts from its name The 68-year-old chain has toyed with the idea for a while. Last fall, it tested the "Dunkin'" logo on a new store in Pasadena, Calif.; it has put the name on a few other stores since then. They also introduced a tap system for cold beverages, which houses nitro cold brew, cold brew, original-blend coffee, dark-roast coffee, decaf, green tea and iced tea.Whether or not the NYC store's alterations w... [Full Article...]

OPEC Members Insist Market Supply is Healthy, Take Jabs at Trump

OPEC Members Insist Market Supply is Healthy, Take Jabs at Trump Brent crude- the benchmark for more than half the world's oil - rose 2.5 per cent today, the highest since November 2014. The so-called 'OPEC +' group, which includes other oil producers, including the world's biggest Russian Federation, as well as Oman and Kazakhstan, met over the weekend to discuss a possible increase in crude output, but the group did not see the need to add new output as th... [Full Article...]

Intel: Why Trump is putting OPEC on notice

Earlier, he repeatedly accused OPEC of " pushing for higher " crude prices despite the military protection provided by the US. "After the weekend's meeting, the voices of those who foresee 100 dollars a barrel and compare the current backdrop to the 2007/2008 bull run are getting louder", said PVM Oil Associates strategist Tamas Varga. [Full Article...]

Cabinet rallies around May on Chequers plan for Brexit

Cabinet rallies around May on Chequers plan for Brexit Britain's opposition Labour Party will vote this week on whether there should be a second referendum on the outcome of the Brexit talks, although its finance spokesman said on Monday these would be on any final deal struck rather than on reversing the process altogether. [Full Article...]

Trump boasts about his government at UN, gets laughed at

Trump boasts about his government at UN, gets laughed at In that speech, he called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un " Rocket Man " and warned that the US would "have no choice but to totally destroy" the rogue nuclear nation if Kim continued on his "suicide mission". The top adviser to Khamenei, Ali Akbar Velayati, rejected the USA offer on Tuesday, saying "Trump's and Pompeo's dream would never come to reality", the IRNA news agency said. [Full Article...]

Lighthizer hints Mexico pact may need to be reopened if delayed — NAFTA

Lighthizer said. "We certainly want to have an agreement with Canada". Trudeau appeared on the panel alongside Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, who is leading NAFTA talks. Whether the US could actually proceed with a separate bilateral deal with Mexico, absent Canada, is a matter of debate. Washington and Mexico City last month announced agreement on a new trade pact, but a separate track o... [Full Article...]

Canada Ties Can Survive Trade Friction, Trudeau Says

Under U.S. trade law, the administration is required to submit to Congress a finalized, written agreement 60 days before it intends to sign it. U.S. If a three-way deal isn't reached soon, the USA will break up the world's largest free-trade zone and instead pursue separate bilateral deals with Canada and Mexico, Mr. [Full Article...]

Michael Kors is buying Versace for $2 billion

Michael Kors is buying Versace for $2 billion The US fashion company also said Versace will fall under its "Capri Holdings" banner upon the closing of the deal, alongside Michael Kors itself and and Jimmy Choo. The deal is expected to close in the fourth fiscal quarter, subject to regulatory approvals. Michael Kors, best known for its bags, watches and perfume , said it planned to grow the number of Versace stores worldwide by 50% to 300... [Full Article...]


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