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Pelosi Takes Hard Line on Paying for Border Wall

December 7, 2018 |

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday rejected the idea of paying for President Trump’s border wall in exchange for helping hundreds of thousands of young immigrants avoid deportation. Funding for the wall—a top Trump priority—and legal protections for so-called Dreamers, a key Democratic goal, should not be…
Newser

2 migrant children dropped over border wall by suspected smuggler, CPB video shows

December 4, 2018 |

Two small migrant children appeared to be dropped down from the Mexico side of the border into the Arizona side, seen in a surveillance video the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released on Monday.
FOX News

Stocks open sharply higher on Wall Street

December 3, 2018 |

Stocks opened sharply higher on Wall Street on Monday, following gains in overseas markets after the United States and China agreed to a 90-day truce in their trade dispute.

The Dow Jones industrial average jumped more than 400 points in early trading following the cease-fire.

The initial agreement…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump on Border Wall: GOP, Dems ‘Must Come Together’

November 24, 2018 |

The AP reports that President Trump hit the links on his Florida golf course the day after Thanksgiving, but before he did, he rehashed a topic that’s long been on his mind, with seeming impatience. “Republicans and Democrats MUST come together, finally, with a major Border Security package, which will…
Newser

Tech Stocks Lead Slump on Wall Street

November 19, 2018 |

Stocks are closing sharply lower on Wall Street, pulled down by more steep losses in big technology companies, the AP reports. Apple, Microsoft and Facebook all came under heavy selling pressure Monday. The losses came after the US and China clashed at a Pacific Rim summit over the weekend, dashing…
Newser

Tech stocks lead a slump on Wall Street

November 19, 2018 |

Technology stocks are leading a slump on Wall Street on Monday, led by big drops in Apple and Facebook shares.

Apple was down 3.9% in mid-session trading, and Facebook declined 5.2%.

Nissan’s U.S.-listed shares slumped 5.1% after the automaker’s chairman, Carlos Ghosn, was arrested on suspicion…


L.A. Times – Business

Navarro Blasts China and Wall Street ‘Globalists’

November 11, 2018 |

President Trump’s trade adviser Peter Navarro unleashed a broadside against China and Wall Street executives ahead of a meeting between the U.S. and Chinese presidents at the end of the month in Buenos Aires.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

The Rain Fell Hard. Then a Wall of Water, Scrambling Tourists

November 10, 2018 |

The death toll from flash floods in Jordan rose to 12 on Saturday, and the kingdom’s main tourist attraction, the ancient city of Petra, was closed for cleanup after what local officials said was the biggest deluge in the area in decades. Friday’s floods struck several areas of Jordan, per…
Newser

Blue Wave ‘Hit a Red Wall’

November 7, 2018 |

Tuesday’s midterm elections gave Democrats control of the House and Republicans control of the Senate, a result more than one analyst has likened to a blue wave hitting a red wall. Politico predicts that with the Democrats controlling one house of Congress and the GOP “stranglehold” on power broken, two…
Newser

Feds Award Company $145M Border Wall Contract

November 6, 2018 |

A Texas company has become the recipient of a US-Mexico border wall contract as federal authorities fulfill President Trump’s first and most contentious campaign promise. Per CBS News , US Customs and Border Patrol said Friday that the $ 145 million contract was awarded to Galveston-headquartered construction company SLSCO. The wall will…
Newser