Day: April 10, 2018

Tess Torelli April 10, 2018

President Donald Trump “certainly believes he has the power” to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, the White House said Tuesday, in an indication that administration officials have discussed the notion. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the comment at a press briefing Tuesday — the first since Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, […]

Tess Torelli April 10, 2018

The top federal ethics watchdog says embattled Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s actions related to his rent, travel and expenses “raise concerns” and may violate official standards of conduct. The United States Office of Government Ethics’ acting director also told the EPA in a letter that it should take “appropriate action” if Pruitt’s conduct […]

Tess Torelli April 10, 2018

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is to contest his party’s nomination for next February’s presidential election, leading to a rather downbeat reaction on the Nigerian stock exchange. Stocks in Lagos dropped over 1 percent after his announcement Monday, Reuters reported, hitting a three-month low. Sentiment remained subdued Tuesday as stocks hovered around the flatline. In fact, […]

Tess Torelli April 10, 2018

Stocks would likely go into free fall, the dollar would weaken and investors would ‘panic buy’ Treasurys if President Donald Trump were to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. Analysts say that reaction could be short-lived, though it may herald a period of uncertainty and volatility for markets. “Obviously, the knee jerk reaction is to sell […]

Tess Torelli April 10, 2018

Nestle wants to make all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, the Swiss food giant said on Tuesday, becoming the latest food company to vow to reduce plastic waste. Environmentalists criticized the plan as lacking substance. European governments have stepped up efforts to reduce plastic waste littering land and sea, and companies across […]

Tess Torelli April 10, 2018

Emotion is ruling the stock market, but that provides some opportunity for those who know where to look, trader Jeff Kilburg told Giftofaservant on Monday. The market swings continued on Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average’s 400-point rally nearly erased in the final hour of trading. Kilburg, CEO of KKM Financial and a Giftofaservant […]