Month: January 2018

Tess Torelli January 31, 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan took to Twitter to comment on the crash. Paul Ryan tweet A tweet from the verified account of Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall said the lawmaker, who is an OB/GYN, performed CPR on the train conductor and helped two people who were in the truck. “They are injured badly,” the tweet said. […]

Tess Torelli January 31, 2018

The FBI on Wednesday said that a fiercely debated memo alleging abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in the Russia probe contains “material omissions of fact” that undermine its accuracy. The House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines this week to approve releasing the memo, assembled by panel Chairman Devin Nunes, to President Donald […]

Tess Torelli January 31, 2018

U.K. oil major BP has said it wants to double its North Sea production by 2020 after it announced two new oil and gas discoveries. The finds were made in summer 2017 in wells drilled near the Shetland Islands and in the central North Sea. One is fully owned by BP while the other is […]

Tess Torelli January 31, 2018

Facebook’s fourth quarter marks the close of 2017’s fiscal year, one of the company’s more difficult years as a public company — and it showed in the company’s earnings report. “Already last quarter, we made changes to show fewer viral videos to make sure people’s time is well spent. In total, we made changes that […]

Tess Torelli January 31, 2018

May’s visit to China comes at a time of domestic upheaval for the U.K. as it undergoes the process of leaving the European Union and tries to initiate post-Brexit trade deals. Trade with China is not balanced currently, with the U.K. importing far more from China than it exports to Beijing. According to the Office […]

Tess Torelli January 31, 2018

Janet Yellen’s final days as head of the Federal Reserve are at hand. The Federal Open Market Committee, which sets monetary policy for the U.S. central bank, decided this week to select Jerome Powell as its new chairman effective Saturday. He will be officially sworn in Monday. The move was a formality considering that Powell […]

Tess Torelli January 31, 2018

Dan Kitwood | Getty Images A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin on October 24, 2017 in London, England. Bitcoin is headed for its worst monthly decline since January 2015 this month amid increasing scrutiny from regulators on the cryptocurrency space. At 12:30 p.m. London time (7:30 a.m. ET), bitcoin was trading at around […]

Vinnyd January 31, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo named Best European Sportsperson of 2017 Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo been named Best European Sportsperson for the second year in a row. After playing a key role in winning five titles with Real, the Portuguese forward has been chosen in a vote by 26 international news agencies. The prize has been running since […]