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Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: Saudi crown prince 'denies involvement'

Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: Saudi crown prince 'denies involvement' He told the AP news agency that Riyadh was being treated as "guilty until proven innocent". I don't like that. Many members of the US Congress, which has long had a testy relationship with Saudi Arabia, have issued strong criticism of the kingdom over the case. [Full Article...]

MEGA MILLIONS: Check out Tuesday's winning numbers for $667 million jackpot

MEGA MILLIONS: Check out Tuesday's winning numbers for $667 million jackpot The jackpot has been growing since July, when a group of California office workers won $543 million. The estimated cash value, if you're lucky enough to match all six numbers, is $380 million. The Tuesday drawing had grown to the largest in the game's history, a whopping $667 million. The largest jackpot belongs to the 2016 Powerball jackpot of $1.586 billion. [Full Article...]

Khashoggi Investigation: Saudi threatens to retaliate against sanctions

Khashoggi Investigation: Saudi threatens to retaliate against sanctions Saudi Arabia on Sunday thanked Washington for not rushing to conclusions as the probe continues into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The case has provoked an global outcry, with U.S. imposed sanctions on Riyadh "it will stab its own economy to death", cause oil prices to reach as high as $200 a barrel, lead Riyadh to permit a Russian military base in the city of Tabuk, and drive... [Full Article...]

U.S. retailer Sears files for bankruptcy due to mounting debt

U.S. retailer Sears files for bankruptcy due to mounting debt Struggling retailer Sears is closing 142 more unprofitable stores across the USA this year - including several in North Carolina. Sears announced it will be conducting closing sales at a number of stores near the end of the year - in time for holiday shopping. [Full Article...]

Trump Speaks to Saudi King, Sends Pompeo for Follow-Up

Trump Speaks to Saudi King, Sends Pompeo for Follow-Up The shares of Saudi Arabia in the Riyadh stock market plunged as much as 7 per cent on Sunday, much to the jitters of the investor. Already, global business leaders are pulling out of the kingdom's upcoming investment forum, a high-profile event known as "Davos in the Desert", though it has no association with the World Economic Forum. [Full Article...]

Trump Roars, Fed Yawns and Markets Bet on Powell's Credibility

Trump Roars, Fed Yawns and Markets Bet on Powell's Credibility Money Map Press chief strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, Fox Business correspondent Kristina Partsinevelos and Capital Wave forecast editor Shah Gilani discuss President Trump's criticism of the Federal Reserve . This suggests the Federal Reserve should lift rates at its December, March and June policy meetings "unless something changes", Mr. Kaplan said Tuesday in a Wall Street Journal interview. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia Vows To Repay Action Against It 'With Greater Action'

Saudi Arabia Vows To Repay Action Against It 'With Greater Action' Mr Trump indicated earlier this week he was reluctant to pull out of a multi-billion-dollar U.S. weapons deal with the Saudis to show White House anger if the missing journalist was killed by the Saudis. are also considering boycotting the conference, the BBC has learned. "He'd given it to her as she waited outside the consulate, telling her who to call if he didn't come out of the building", ... [Full Article...]

U.S. Mega Millions jackpot reaches $548 million, its third largest

U.S. Mega Millions jackpot reaches $548 million, its third largest Those wanting to play can purchase $1 tickets until 10:45 p.m. It was the 22nd consecutive draw without anyone matching all six numbers. Other jackpots won this year include $451 million in January, $533 million in March, and $142 million in May. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk May Be Getting Into the Booze Business

Elon Musk May Be Getting Into the Booze Business James Murdoch is the favourite to take over the chairmanship of volatile electric-carmaker Tesla from its embattled founder, Elon Musk , according to reports . A T. Rowe Price spokesman refused to discuss the company's investment in Tesla. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication. [Full Article...]

US Treasury secretary remains concerned about weak China currency

US Treasury secretary remains concerned about weak China currency The US recently imposed tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese exports, prompting Beijing to counter with its own tariffs on $60 billion worth of US products. "They lived too well for too long", Trump said of the Chinese during his Fox News interview. - China said Friday it is in contact with the United States amid reports of a planned meeting between President Xi Jinping and President Donald... [Full Article...]

Congress Threatens Sanctions Against Saudi Arabia over Journalist Disappearance

Congress Threatens Sanctions Against Saudi Arabia over Journalist Disappearance Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner , has been the Trump administration's point person on Saudi Arabia. The Saudi critic and journalist went missing on October 2 after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to deal with paperwork needed to marry his Turkish fiancee. [Full Article...]

Trump on 831 Stock Market Drop: Fed Has Gone Crazy

Trump on 831 Stock Market Drop: Fed Has Gone Crazy US President Donald Trump has said his trade policies have hurt China's economy, adding: "I have a lot more to do". But one unintended effect is that raising interest rates can scare off investors and precipitate a sell off in equities. [Full Article...]

Trump, aides pressure Saudi prince over missing journalist

Trump, aides pressure Saudi prince over missing journalist Help us grow and continue telling Israel's story to the world. "Everything points to them". We can not let this happen, to reporters, to anybody. Turkish officials have said that they fear the team killed him. "We should be extending support from our federal agencies for a real investigation", Kaine tweeted. Meanwhile, the New York Times reported more harrowing details, based on a source w... [Full Article...]

The IMF again downgrades outlook for the global economy

The IMF again downgrades outlook for the global economy Trade tensions are growing, the International Monetary Fund says, and inequality has risen. "The economy would stabilise once Pakistan would receive funds from the IMF ", said a market analyst. Trump has led the escalating trade war because of what he believes are bad policies he said have created an $800 billion USA trade deficit. The Treasury's currency report will be released just a few... [Full Article...]

Scam Alert: Don't Fall For This Facebook 'Friend Request From You' Message

Scam Alert: Don't Fall For This Facebook 'Friend Request From You' Message The good news is: Chances are, you were not hacked if you received this message, nor are you being impersonated on Facebook , and no fraudulent friend requests got sent. Good Luck!", the message states. It then urges you to then forward on the message. On Sept. 25, Facebook's engineering team discovered a security issue affecting nearly 50 million accounts where hackers were able to exploit a... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael expected to strengthen as it approaches Florida

Hurricane Michael expected to strengthen as it approaches Florida That's the region that stretches from Mobile, Alabama, through the Florida Panhandle and into the Big Bend area of northern Florida. Aside from causing power outages, flooding and property damage, Michael could also worsen a toxic algae bloom that has plagued Florida's beaches for a year. [Full Article...]

WRAPUP 1-Canada adds 63,300 jobs in September, many more than expected

WRAPUP 1-Canada adds 63,300 jobs in September, many more than expected Around 13,000 jobs were added in finance, insurance, real estate and rental and leasing, mostly in Ontario and Alberta. At the same time, employment fell in information, culture and recreation, and business, building and other support services. [Full Article...]

Amazon raises minimum wage to $15 an hour for all United States employees

Amazon raises minimum wage to $15 an hour for all United States employees But some longtime employees say they are losing out. But some workers say they will now make less money. After the new changes, the restricted stock units (RSU) program will be phased out for stocks that become vested in 2020 and 2021, and will be replaced with a direct stock purchase plan by the end of 2019. [Full Article...]

May warned of Tory revolt unless she drops Chequers plan for Brexit

May warned of Tory revolt unless she drops Chequers plan for Brexit Calling May's plan, also known as the Chequers Plan, a "cheat", Johnson said: "If we cheat the electorate (with the plan), we will escalate the sense of mistrust". "Emotional arguments that stress the issue of dignity sound attractive, but they do not facilitate agreement". And, unlike past year, when the letters behind her spelling out "Building A Country That Works For Everyone" fell off the... [Full Article...]

Trump on new trade deal with Canada, Mexico

Trump on new trade deal with Canada, Mexico Trump said he spoke to both leaders on Monday. The USMCA is still built on the framework of NAFTA , free agriculture trade flowing through North America. "Second, the pricing system allowed for Canada to be competitive to export their excess skim milk powder, taking away market share from the U.S". Canada also kept a NAFTA dispute-resolution process that the USA wanted to jettison. [Full Article...]


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