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Wall Street dads find parental leave easier to get than to take

June 17, 2019 |

When JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to pay a landmark $ 5 million to settle a discrimination claim from a new dad, it looked like a turning point for Wall Street parents. Men who work for the biggest U.S. bank can take up to 16 weeks of parental leave, the bank emphasized, and said it would do better…

L.A. Times – Business


Why Nintendo, Google and others might leave China

June 15, 2019 |

Nintendo and Google are reportedly moving some manufacturing out of China, joining the many who have considered expanding their production networks in light of trade tensions. But China is unlikely to lose its dominance as a manufacturing hub. – RSS Channel – World

Trump: Nixon Left, But ‘I Don’t Leave’

June 11, 2019 |

President Trump blasted John Dean as a “loser” Monday after the former Nixon White House counsel drew parallels between the two administrations. Dean, whose congressional testimony in 1973 led to former President Nixon’s resignation, told a House Judiciary Committee hearing that “the Trump administration is in fast competition with what…

Too Many Unknowns Leave China Traders With No Clue on Stocks

June 3, 2019 |

Too Many Unknowns Leave China Traders With No Clue on StocksHow to put a price on a full-blown trade war has emerged as the key challenge for China’s stock investors. The outlook turned more uncertain over the weekend, with China’s government saying President Donald Trump’s administration is to blame for the collapse in trade talks. The finger-pointing came after Beijing said it will establish list of “unreliable” foreign entities and opened an investigation into FedEx Corp. for delivery errors on Huawei Technologies Co. packages.

Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Buyer’s remorse: High debt and low pay leave some college grads rueful

May 31, 2019 |

In the U.S., a college degree has usually meant financial security. But increased competition and overwhelming student debt are making that outcome less of a given.

That has spurred a feeling among many graduates that the qualification wasn’t worth the time, effort or money.

The brewing anxiety…

L.A. Times – Business

Meghan McCain to Amy Klobuchar: Leave my father’s legacy out of politics

May 27, 2019 |

Meghan McCain responded to Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s claim the late Sen. John McCain “kept reciting to me names of dictators” during President Trump’s inaugural address.
FOX News

Amy Schumer’s Maternity Leave Lasted 2 Weeks

May 22, 2019 |

Amy Schumer gave birth to her first baby May 5. On May 20, she was back to work: The comedian made a surprise appearance at New York City’s Comedy Cellar Monday night, CNN reports. A fellow comic captured a photo of Schumer in front of the packed audience, and Schumer…

U.S. Orders American Civilians to Leave Iraq amid Iran Tensions

May 17, 2019 |

U.S. Orders American Civilians to Leave Iraq amid Iran TensionsThe State Department on Wednesday ordered all non-critical government employees to leave Iraq and warned American citizens not to travel to the country over fears that growing tensions between the Trump administration and neighboring Iran could spark a conflict endangering them.In a statement announcing the decision, officials cited a "high risk for violence and kidnapping" and said "normal visa services will be temporarily suspended" at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. consulate in Erbil. Some employees in Baghdad "will continue to provide consular services to U.S. citizens in Basrah," the statement said.The move comes a day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced trip to Baghdad, meeting with Iraqi officials and discussing the "importance of Iraq ensuring that it's able to adequately protect Americans in their country."Pompeo said he made the visit also to warn Iraq about U.S. intelligence that suggested Iran was planning strikes on U.S. forces in the country."We don't want anyone interfering in their country, certainly not by attacking another nation inside of Iraq, and there was complete agreement," Pompeo said. "These were attacks that were imminent, these were attacks that were going to happen fairly soon. We've learned about them and we're taking every action to deter them."The U.S. deployed four bombers as well as the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier-strike group to the Persian Gulf last Thursday amid fears that Iran was transporting short-range ballistic missiles in the region.Acrimony between the U.S. and Iran has been increasing since April, when the U.S. officially designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization and Pompeo announced an end to the exemptions from U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil and gas that eight countries had been granted.U.S. Central Command, responsible for Middle Eastern operations, said in a statement Tuesday that troops are "now at a high level of alert as we continue to closely monitor credible and possibly imminent threats to US forces in Iraq."

Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

US orders non-emergency embassy staff to leave Baghdad, Arbil

May 15, 2019 |

US orders non-emergency embassy staff to leave Baghdad, ArbilThe US on Wednesday ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Arbil, as tensions mount between the United States and Iraq’s neighbor Iran, prompting Kremlin concern. Washington has ramped up pressure on Tehran in recent days, accusing Iran of planning unspecified “imminent” attacks in the region, and bolstering the American military presence in the Gulf.

Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

US Tells Non-Essential Embassy Staff to Leave Iraq

May 15, 2019 |

The US Embassy in Iraq says the State Department has ordered all non-essential, non-emergency government staff to leave the country right away amid escalating tensions with Iran. The security alert , published on the embassy’s website on Wednesday, comes after Washington last week said it had detected new and urgent threats…