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Death toll rises to 62 in China chemical plant blast
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:59:16 -0400

Death toll rises to 62 in China chemical plant blastBEIJING (AP) — A massive explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China with a long record of safety violations has killed at least 62 people and injured hundreds of others, 90 of them seriously.


FEMA mistakes put 2.3 million victims of hurricanes, wildfires at risk of ID theft, government watchdog says
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:58:44 -0400

FEMA mistakes put 2.3 million victims of hurricanes, wildfires at risk of ID theft, government watchdog saysThe misstep has put the survivors of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the California wildfires "at increased risk of identity theft and fraud."


China stops purchase of Canadian canola seeds
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:48:39 -0400

China stops purchase of Canadian canola seedsTORONTO (AP) — China has stopped all new purchases of Canadian canola seeds in what some see as retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei.


Your guide on Robert Mueller's final report on Trump, Russia and what happens next
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:41:20 -0400

Your guide on Robert Mueller's final report on Trump, Russia and what happens nextSpecial counsel Robert Mueller has completed his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.


Mueller submits report on bombshell Trump-Russia probe
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:36:06 -0400

Mueller submits report on bombshell Trump-Russia probeSpecial counsel Robert Mueller on Friday submitted his long-awaited report into an explosive two-year investigation of Russian meddling in Donald Trump's 2016 election -- a probe the president denounces as a "witch hunt" and opponents say could fuel impeachment. What the report says is confidential, but Attorney General Bill Barr wrote in a letter to Congress that he might be able to summarize its "principal conclusions" for Congress as early as this weekend. The Mueller drama, filled with unprecedented allegations of collusion or even treason by a US president in league with Moscow, has dogged Trump since he took office following his surprise election defeat of Hillary Clinton.


Watch This Mystery Megayacht Hit the Water for the First Time
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:22:34 -0400

Watch This Mystery Megayacht Hit the Water for the First TimeThis new 259-foot Italian yacht from CRN features accommodations for 39 crew and an expandable beach club.


Mueller report could still damn Trump -- or be a big 'nothing-burger'
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:21:57 -0400

Mueller report could still damn Trump -- or be a big 'nothing-burger'Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his Russia meddling investigation Friday without recommending any new charges, but President Donald Trump, who faced obstruction and collusion allegations, could still be implicated in serious, even impeachable wrongdoing. Experts say the confidential report Mueller has submitted to Attorney General Bill Barr might still have evidence of wrongdoing that for Mueller didn't rise to criminal level but could still an impeachment investigation by Congress.


BlockFi reduces interest offer for large accounts, reiterates product is retail focused
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:18:05 -0400

BlockFi reduces interest offer for large accounts, reiterates product is retail focusedNew York crypto lending firm BlockFi has announced a reduction of its initial interest account offer for accounts with more than 25 BTC or 500 ETH (equivalent to $100,000 and $70,000, respectively) according to a blog post published this week.The post BlockFi reduces interest offer for large accounts, reiterates product is retail focused appeared first on The Block.


Auto Sales in China Are Weak, but Bitauto Is Gaining Market Share
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:17:00 -0400

Auto Sales in China Are Weak, but Bitauto Is Gaining Market ShareThis single metric from Bitauto subsidiary Yixin is the most important number to watch.


Pattern Energy Group Deep Dive: High Yield or High Risk?
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:15:00 -0400

Pattern Energy Group Deep Dive: High Yield or High Risk?It depends on whether the risk-reward profile makes sense for your portfolio.


Western Union Makes Key Partnership To Deliver Money To Mobile Wallets
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:11:32 -0400

Western Union Makes Key Partnership To Deliver Money To Mobile WalletsWestern Union is pushing further into the crypto world, teaming up with a cross-border payments network so its customers can take advantage of mobile wallets. The network is Thunes, and through it, Western Union customers can send funds directly into a recipient’s mobile wallet. All they need to do is go online or visit one of the many agent locations just as they do to make traditional transfers. Why Should Anyone Care?


Exclusive: Mexico central bank says Uber, other firms interested in mobile pay system
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:05:58 -0400

Exclusive: Mexico central bank says Uber, other firms interested in mobile pay systemBanco de Mexico Governor Alejandro Diaz de Leon said in an interview with Reuters that the bank was seeking to educate companies about how the program could potentially be used. When asked if Uber, the San Francisco-based ride-hailing firm, was one of the companies that had expressed interest, Diaz de Leon confirmed it had. "In general, I'd say there is lots of interest in understanding the platform," Diaz de Leon said.


How Much of Mueller’s Report Will See Daylight?
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:59:35 -0400

How Much of Mueller’s Report Will See Daylight?What we can say with assurance is that Mueller and his team — admirable public servants to the end — conducted their probe without leaks, mindful of the law, and with enough resolve to proceed despite unprecedented public and private meddling from President Donald Trump and his cronies in Congress. Mueller also moved along swiftly for an investigation of this scope and gravity (Kenneth Starr, in comparison, spent four years investigating President Bill Clinton).


Missouri River flooding forces evacuation of 7,500 from waterfront city
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:55:32 -0400

Missouri River flooding forces evacuation of 7,500 from waterfront cityWith emergency sirens blaring as the Missouri River rose to the top of the three-story-high levee wall in St. Joseph, about 55 miles (88 km) north of Kansas City, Missouri, sheriff's deputies rushed door-to-door urging residents to flee to higher ground. About 1,500 residents and 6,000 employees of neighboring businesses were ushered out of the southern end of town, a city official said. Most of the evacuated dwellings were trailer homes interspersed among factories, warehouses and stockyards along a stretch of the riverfront known as "the Bottoms." Many residents appeared stunned as they scurried out of their homes with armloads of hurriedly gathered belongings to throw into their vehicles before joining a steady stream of cars, pickup trucks, SUVs and tractor-trailers.


U.S. agency error exposes 2.3 million disaster survivors to fraud: watchdog
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:52:18 -0400

U.S. agency error exposes 2.3 million disaster survivors to fraud: watchdogThe U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) exposed 2.3 million disaster survivors to possible identity theft and fraud by improperly sharing sensitive personal information with an outside company, according to an internal government watchdog. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General (OIG) said FEMA had shared financial records and other sensitive information of people who had participated in an emergency shelter program after being displaced by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the California wildfires in 2017. The Inspector General's office said FEMA had shared participants' home addresses and bank account information with the contractor, along with necessary information like their names and birthdates.


President Trump abruptly yanks sanctions on North Korea because he 'likes' dictator Kim Jong Un
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:46:39 -0400

President Trump abruptly yanks sanctions on North Korea because he 'likes' dictator Kim Jong UnPresident Donald Trump overruled his own Treasury Department and withdrew new sanctions aimed at North Korea because he "likes" dictator Kim Jong Un.


Trump intervenes, reverses North Korea sanctions with tweet
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:46:10 -0400

Trump intervenes, reverses North Korea sanctions with tweetPALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he had reversed his administration's decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea — a move that left officials at the Treasury Department and observers across Washington scratching their heads.


This school's active-shooter training went wrong. Here's how experts say it should go.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:41:21 -0400

This school's active-shooter training went wrong. Here's how experts say it should go.After Indiana teachers were shot with pellets during an active shooter drill, a look at how training usually goes.


Wall Street Week Ahead: Doubts increase that first quarter will be earnings low point
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:32:42 -0400

Wall Street Week Ahead: Doubts increase that first quarter will be earnings low pointAs Wall Street braces for what may be the first U.S. profit decline since 2016, investors say the first quarter may not mark the low point for 2019 earnings. In the immediate term, markets could be roiled depending on what or if any information is released from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, which was submitted to Attorney General William Barr late on Friday. Concerns about economic weakness in the United States and abroad and the lack of a U.S.-China trade deal are hanging over the longer-term outlook, even as the Federal Reserve's dovish stance on interest rates is expected to relieve some of the pressure on companies and the economy.


Democratic demands set up battle over Mueller report
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:30:03 -0400

Democratic demands set up battle over Mueller reportWASHINGTON (AP) — Within minutes of receiving notification that special counsel Robert Mueller had turned over his report on the Russia investigation, congressional Democrats were calling for the report to be fully released, including the underlying evidence. They have threatened subpoenas if it is not.



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