Markets


Stocks gain with dimming chances of September rate hike
- September 18, 2016

But economists have warned that these steps risk disturbing the normal functioning of the economy and the financial system, as the BOJ has already eased its monetary grip to unprecedented levels since Gov. Bond yields and prices move in opposite directions, and smaller regional banks and others that have bought up JGBs in tune with the BOJ are apparently selling them. (more...)
Wells Fargo's CEO Blames Massive Fraud Scheme on Its Employees
- September 18, 2016

USA prosecutors have begun an investigation related to sales practices at Wells Fargo & Co that led the bank to agree to a $190 million settlement with regulators, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. A customer who opened a checking account would be encouraged to consider a debit card or savings account. It's true. After dropping 3.8% to $46.70 at 1:13 p.m. (more...)
South Sudan challenges US watchdog's report on corruption
- September 18, 2016

South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011, but civil war erupted two years later and tens of thousands have been killed. It called on donors to contribute the remaining four-fifths of a total $US701 million needed for South Sudanese refugee operations. (more...)
Pipeline shutdown in Alabama could send gas prices higher
- September 18, 2016

It's not clear when the leak started. A gasoline pipeline leak In Shelby County Alabama threatens to disrupt fuel supplies in several east coast states. "It's like a mini-hurricane". He says neighboring states like North and SC could see a larger impact than in Alabama. Southern states will bear the brunt of any gas price increases or gas shortages, and Georgia and Alabama have declared states of emergency . (more...)
Tropical Storm Hermine Had Much Less Impact Than Expected
- September 18, 2016

Post-tropical cyclone Hermine was located about 150 miles off the eastern tip of Long Island as of 8 p.m. Monday, and expected to weaken, but forecasters at the National Hurricane Center maintained warnings of strong wind and rain, as well as the potential for devastating storm surge. (more...)
Nation's largest police union avenges Hillary Clinton snub in a BIG way Nation's largest police union avenges Hillary Clinton snub in a BIG way
- September 18, 2016

The National Fraternal Order of Police, a 330,000-member union of law enforcement officers, has endorsed Donald Trump for president. The full statement praises Trump's policies and thinks that he would be the best candidate for law enforcement officers. (more...)
U.S. says it may have struck Syrian troops while targeting ISIS
- September 18, 2016

Syria's government said on Saturday it was doing everything necessary for the arrival of aid to those in need in all parts of the country, rebutting comments by top United Nations officials that Damascus was hindering access. President Vladimir Putin said Moscow was keeping to its obligations under the truce, and the Syrian government was "fully abiding" by the agreement. (more...)
Third-party candidates excluded from 1st presidential debate
- September 18, 2016

Almost two-thirds of Americans hold unfavorable views of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The announcement also disqualifies Johnson's running mate, William Weld, from participation in the October 4 Vice Presidential debate. In an op-ed by Stein in The Guardian on September 6, she wrote that excluding Johnson and her from the debates was "undemocratic" and that the CPD was "phony". (more...)
Britain's First Nuclear Power Station in a Generation
- September 18, 2016

Existing legal powers mean that the government is already able to intervene in the sale of EDF's stake once Hinkley is operational. One source says the French and Chinese governments have been told that the £18bn Hinkley Point project will go ahead, with conditions. (more...)
Which way are they going? No. 22 Ducks, Huskers to find out
- September 18, 2016

So far, OR is just 1 for 5 in those attempts. Tony Brooks-James scored his third touchdown of the game to give the Ducks a 32-28 lead. Freeman had 31 yards on five carries before getting hurt. Nebraska has been steamrolling opponents to this point in the season, out-scoring them 50-0 in the fourth quarter the last two games. Freeman did not return to the game. (more...)
Senator: $38 Billion Israel Aid Deal Not Enough
- September 18, 2016

As I said before, they pay lip service to global law, they pay lip service to the rule of law; but once the question of Israel is trampling over worldwide law and the principal of human rights, they simply turn a blind eye to it. According to the terms of the deal, Israel must renounce lobbying the United States Congress for additional funds in the next decade. A Tamir missile fired from an Iron Dome missile defense battery during a trial in the United States in April, 2016. (more...)
Week 3 College Football Broadcast Map
- September 18, 2016

The Tide is not a finished product, but it has answered more questions than the Rebels have. Now, which games should take precedence when deciding what to watch in Week 3? Things get off to an awesome start on Saturday with what should be the best game of the weekend. (more...)
Giants' high-priced defense needs to slow down Saints' Brees Giants' high-priced defense needs to slow down Saints' Brees
- September 18, 2016

Anderson is a great daily play. It's a first-class organization that gives the players everything they need to be successful. The Saints didn't sack the quarterback and didn't force a turnover. They're playing really well right now. The dead money has piled up and they will have to figure that out as their time goes on here in New Orleans . (more...)
Andy Murray to miss Grandfather's funeral to play Davis Cup Andy Murray to miss Grandfather's funeral to play Davis Cup
- September 18, 2016

Britain play against Argentina a Davis Cup semifinal match starting Friday . Andy and brother Jamie Murray, US Open men's doubles champion with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares, are then set to team up against Federico Delbonis and Leonardo Mayer, though this is subject to change as captains can change their nominations up to one hour before the start of play. (more...)
Ford CEO fires back at Donald Trump on jobs to Mexico Ford CEO fires back at Donald Trump on jobs to Mexico
- September 18, 2016

Ford's CEO Thursday slammed Donald Trump's attack on the carmaker for its plan to move all of its small-car production from the United States to a new $1.6 billion plant in Mexico that will create 2,800 jobs. "So not one job will be lost", Fields said. "We have created more than 28,000 jobs in the U.S.in the last five years, we've invested more than $12 billion dollars, we produce more vehicles here in the USA than any other automaker by far and we employ more hourly workers here in our ... (more...)
Verstappen avoids giant lizard in Singapore Verstappen avoids giant lizard in Singapore
- September 18, 2016

All four drivers will also be using the new fuel introduced by Total. "The benefit, of course, will be higher for Max than for the three others". While Renault is introducing an upgraded power unit this weekend, its final upgrade of 2016 and at a cost of 3 development tokens, the unit will only be availalbe to Max Verstappen. (more...)
Leicester must come back down to earth: Ranieri
- September 18, 2016

A bad pass forced veteran Timmy Simons to bring Jamie Vardy down near the penalty box in the 28th minute and Mahrez curled the free kick home to make the rest of the Group G match a stroll for Leicester . The ESPN FC crew assess Leicester City's chances of again shocking the world and winning the Champions League. The Foxes earned a solid 2-1 win against Swansea in their last fixture before the worldwide break, however, that result was prefaced with a 2-1 defeat at Hull and a 0-0 draw at ... (more...)
Auburn hits the ground running again, including White
- September 18, 2016

But it's not a game that should be seen as an end-all to end-alls. Other than those rush sends, the Aggies have two safeties who will play in the NFL - Armani Watts and Justin Evans - plus a handful of other top-tier players on the front seven who will allow A&M to be in every game this season. (more...)
Apple iPhone 7 Sets Record in GeekBench Performance Test
- September 18, 2016

Analysts were divided over the cause of the shortages, with some saying the handset was more popular than expected, while others suggested the tech titan may be deliberately limiting supply or could be experiencing supply-side problems. The 5.5-inch iPhone model, known as the Plus, has sold out soon after launch since Apple introduced the size with the iPhone 6 in 2014. Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller stated "We sincerely appreciate the patience of our customers as we work hard to get our new ... (more...)
Yields rise as inflation raises odds of Fed hike this year
- September 18, 2016

While shifting expectations for the two-day meeting of Federal Reserve's rate-setting Open Market Committee that ends on September 21 has remained the primary driver for US financial markets, it's the news that will come out of Tokyo a few hours earlier that could be equally, if not more, important to asset prices next week. (more...)