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Yellen: Next Financial Crisis Hopefully Not ‘in Our Lifetimes’

June 28, 2017 |

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that banking reforms now in place have made the financial system safer, and the world should be able to avoid the type of devastating crisis that struck the global economy in 2008. Speaking at the British Academy in London, Yellen said that the…
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Li Ka-shing to Retire as Chairman of His Global Empire by Next Year

June 20, 2017 |

The Hong Kong billionaire, for decades one of the world’s wealthiest tycoons, has told associates he plans to step down as chairman of his global conglomerate, CK Hutchison, by next year.
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‘You Guys Are Next’: Reps Receive Threats After Shooting

June 15, 2017 |

Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers report an increase in threats following Wednesday’s shooting at a GOP baseball practice in Virginia. Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney of New York tells CNN she received an email with the subject line “One down, 216 to go.” The body of the email read: “When you…
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Megyn Kelly’s Next Interview Is a Doozy

June 12, 2017 |

Megyn Kelly’s first interview for her new Sunday show on NBC News was none other than Vladimir Putin. But the guest coming up on her June 18 show may be generating even more attention: conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of Infowars . Given that Jones has suggested, among other things, that the…
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He fought the bailouts in 2008. Jeb Hensarling’s next move: take down Dodd-Frank

June 10, 2017 |

With the financial system imploding in 2008, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke implored Congress to authorize $ 700 billion to bail out the banks or risk a total meltdown.

Rep. Jeb Hensarling would have none of it.

His actions then represented a key milepost…


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What’s next for the UK? Here are the key issues to watch

June 9, 2017 |

Few, not least Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May, expected the UK’s prospects to have changed so dramatically overnight.
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After Shocking Election Turn, Here’s What’s Next in UK

June 9, 2017 |

Theresa May appears set to stay on as prime minister despite the spectacular failure of her attempt to increase the Conservative Party’s majority with an early election in the UK. The BBC reports that May, whose party lost 12 seats in Parliament, leaving it without the majority needed to govern…
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Google’s Chrome browser to block some ads starting next year

June 5, 2017 |

Websites that run annoying ads such as pop-ups may find all ads blocked by Google’s Chrome browser starting next year.

The digital-ad giant’s announcement comes as hundreds of millions of Internet users have already installed ad blockers on their desktop computers and phones to combat ads that…


L.A. Times – Business

Toyota’s Next Model Reaches for the Sky

June 3, 2017 |

Toyota is working on a “flying car.” The AP reports the startup backed by the Japanese automaker has developed a test model that engineers hope will eventually develop into a tiny car with a driver who’ll be able to light the Olympic torch in the 2020 Tokyo Games. For now,…
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