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Tess Torelli April 13, 2018

In the book, Comey describes Trump as being “untethered to the truth” and likens him to a mob boss and a bully. Comey also writes that Trump continued to ask him about unverified, salacious allegations that there was tape of him watching prostitutes urinate on each other in a Moscow hotel room in 2013. The […]

Tess Torelli April 13, 2018

Economists like to say the best cure for high prices is, high prices. In the case of oil in recent years, the saying often rings true. Years of elevated oil prices leading up to 2014, when Brent crude futures traded above $100 a barrel, helped drive efficiency in the industry and other energy sectors, but […]

Tess Torelli April 13, 2018

Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walk down the West Wing Colonnade between meetings at the White House in Washington, DC, February 13, 2017. A deal on NAFTA is “getting pretty close,” President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House on Thursday. But, he […]

Tess Torelli April 13, 2018

Music teacher Chris Pomrink was driving between two lessons outside Philadelphia, when a friend called with some distressing news: “Hey Chris, XIV is in trouble.” Pomrink, 30, checked his trading account. It was February 2 and XIV — an arcane, fiendishly complex financial security that he had sunk $2,500 into earlier that week — had […]

Tess Torelli April 13, 2018

Just since Jan. 1, analyst projections for financial earnings went from a 10.7 percent gain all the way to 24 percent currently. Only energy, which has been the beneficiary of rising oil prices, has seen a higher net revision among the S&P 500’s 11 sectors, according to investment research firm CFRA. With financials comprising 14.7 […]

Tess Torelli April 13, 2018

Google cloud leader Diane Greene told employees that the company is drafting a set of ethical principals to guide the use of its technology in the wake of internal objections to its partnership with The Pentagon, according to a Defense One report. In March, Google announced that it had partnered with the Department of Defense […]

Tess Torelli April 12, 2018

A house that suffered major fire damage two years ago is on the market for $800,000 in San Jose, California. The listing, which has already attracted criticism online, would appear to be a clear example of Silicon Valley’s overheated housing market. But the realtor behind the sale has defended the asking price, telling local media […]

Tess Torelli April 12, 2018

ROLAND WEIHRAUCH | AFP | Getty Images Picture taken on July 7, 2016 shows Karl-Erivan Haub, billionaire chief of Germany’s sprawling Tengelmann retail group, during a press conference in Muelheim an der Ruhr, western Germany. Haub has gone missing while skiing in the Swiss Alps, the Tengelmann company said on April 11, 2018, although searchers […]