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Michelle Obama and George W Bush share a hug, new besties Michelle Obama and George W Bush share a hug, new besties
- September 26, 2016

She too shed a tear as her husband spoke. From the hardened President who triggered the Iraq War, and promised to bomb nations back to the stone age (and also did 9/11, and killed Harambe), Bush has become a kind, harmless uncle-like figure the entire nation adores. (more...)
Reactions to bribery and fraud arrests come in
- September 26, 2016

On Thursday, federal prosecutors announced corruption charges against nine members of Governor Andrew Cuomo's inner circle in connection with an alleged bribery and kickback scheme involving the much-lauded upstate NY economic development program known as the " Buffalo Billion ". (more...)
Wells Fargo's Stumpf quits Fed council amid lawmaker pressure
- September 26, 2016

Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat who has emerged as Congress's leading critic of Wells Fargo . One of those individuals, a former banker in Pennsylvania named Bill Bado, refused orders to open fake bank and credit accounts. Wells Fargo declined to comment on the suit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Utah. Stumpf said later, "I apologize to all of the American people and our customers and I will make it right". (more...)
Starwood's Specialty Select Brands Setting Record Pace in 2016
- September 26, 2016

Last November, Marriott signed an agreement to pay just over $12-billion (U.S.) in cash and stock for Starwood. Marriott International and Starwood have completed their $13 billion merger. Starting on Friday, members of Starwood and Marriott's loyalty programmes will be able to exchange their reward points. The company's revenue was up 5.8% compared to the same quarter past year. (more...)
Clinton, Trump to meet separately with Israel PM Netanyahu
- September 26, 2016

The Israeli leader has sought to project neutrality this time after perceptions arose that he favored Mitt Romney over President Barack Obama in 2012. The meeting is taking place at New York City's Trump Tower. A brief statement from the Netanyahu's office said the pair discussed "issues relating to Israel's security and its efforts to achieve stability and peace in the Middle East". (more...)
Gas pipeline back open after major leak
- September 26, 2016

Information released by Colonial Pipeline based in Alabama says a 500-foot bypass line that will bring the operation back to full strength passed structural integrity tests and the system will be back online Wednesday evening. "Normally it would cost me $40 to fill her up, but today it cost $60 and I wasn't even near empty", he said. State workers discovered the leak when they noticed a strong gasoline odor and sheen on a man-made retention pond, along with dead vegetation nearby, the ... (more...)
Cramer on why Twitter would be a good fit for Salesforce.com Cramer on why Twitter would be a good fit for Salesforce.com
- September 26, 2016

Whether he would do this during discussions about buying the company seems unlikely, and he later issued a further messaging explaining why he had posted the original message. Mr. Afshar in his tweet said that Twitter has a personal learning network, the best real-time and context rich news, and a great place for promoting others. (more...)
Carrie Tolstedt, Wells Fargo Executive, Retiring From Unit in Scandal
- September 26, 2016

Wells Fargo (WFC) stock dropped almost 4% on Tuesday after the bank announced plans to abandon its sales targets where customers were sold multiple bank products. While Wells Fargo could still technically try to "clawback" some of Tolstedt's payday to offset the costs of its fines, Fortune reported the bank was unlikely to do so. (more...)
Clinton to visit North Carolina the day after 1st debate Clinton to visit North Carolina the day after 1st debate
- September 26, 2016

This election, so few people are motivated by the candidates that many people have just made a decision to tune out of politics for this year and not vote . Clinton has faced in her primaries - in 2008 with Barack Obama and in 2016 with Bernie Sanders. Gender, race and education were clear markers between the two candidates . (more...)
Baltimore Police: 3 gunmen shoot, wound 8 in attack
- September 26, 2016

The shooting site is one block from where the city held a party earlier Saturday to dedicate "Open Works", which was described as a co-working space. The authorities have not revealed the identities of the victims but just noted one of them was a woman while the others were males with ages ranging from 26 to 39, apart from the girl. (more...)
European Parliament chief Martin Schulz warns 'no a la carte' over Brexit European Parliament chief Martin Schulz warns 'no a la carte' over Brexit
- September 26, 2016

New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully and Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson participate in a press briefing after the UN Security Council voted on a resolution on "Threats to worldwide peace and security caused by terrorist acts" during the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly in the Manhattan, New York, US, September 22, 2016. (more...)
Berlin state poll: Losses for Merkel's CDU, gains for AfD Berlin state poll: Losses for Merkel's CDU, gains for AfD
- September 25, 2016

Many disillusioned Berliners who didn't vote in the last election backed the nationalist Alternative for Germany, however, driving turnout up to 66.9 percent from 60.2 percent in 2011. German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered a fresh setback on Sunday as voters flocked to an insurgent far-right party in a Berlin state election. (more...)
Standing Rock Sioux Takes Fight Against Dakota Pipeline to UN
- September 25, 2016

It goes through the Dakotas and Iowa to IL. "This company has also used attack dogs to harm individuals who tried to protect our water and sacred sites", he said, referring to the violent clash September 3 between protesters who broke through a fence onto the construction site and the pipeline's private security personnel armed with guard dogs and pepper spray. (more...)
Hillary Clinton proposes 65 per cent tax on United States billionaire estates Hillary Clinton proposes 65 per cent tax on United States billionaire estates
- September 25, 2016

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Thursday released an updated tax plan that would impose a 65 percent tax on estates for the wealthiest individuals in the country. Still, the plan drew immediate protests from conservatives, including the Trump campaign, which labeled it an "even more dramatic hike in the death tax". (more...)
Kevin Garnett to retire after 21 seasons in the National Basketball Association
- September 25, 2016

Garnett had to reach a contract buyout agreement with the Timberwolves since he still had one year left on his deal, as reported by USA Today . Garnett will be waived by the Wolves and collect his entire $8 million salary for next season. (more...)
FTSE falls as Deutsche fine revives bank fears
- September 25, 2016

Deutsche Bank shares traded in NY plunged 8.4% to $13.50 in pre-market action Friday after the company confirmed that Justice negotiators had staked out "an opening position" of $14 billion in their discussions. In recent years, Deutsche Bank has found itself mired in litigation and enforcement actions around the world. Royal Bank of Scotland dipped 5 per cent - pushed down by fears that it could also receive a whopping fine from the Department of Justice. (more...)
Pep Guardiola thinks Sergio Aguero can contribute even more to Manchester City
- September 25, 2016

Guardiola' men have won their sixth consecutive match in the Premier League to continue a ideal run for the first six games. Heaping praise on his go-to-man Aguero, Guardiola said he was happy with the Argentina international's performance on Saturday but expected more from him. (more...)
Marriott completes $13.6bn Starwood merger
- September 25, 2016

Marriott is now the world's largest hotel company with 30 hotel brands and 5,700 hotels in 110 countries. " As a company we have been bullish on the Indian market". Other synergies should come in the form of leveraging operations and sharing best practices. The company's revenue was up 5.8% compared to the same quarter a year ago. (more...)
Syrian troops advance in Aleppo
- September 25, 2016

He said: 'That pumping station pumps water to the entire population of the eastern part of city - that's at least 200,000 people. Syrian state TV said insurgents shelled the government-held neighborhood of Salhiyeh, killing five people. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was left pleading this week with Russian Federation to halt air strikes, but was ignored. Aleppo has been an epicenter of fighting in recent months. (more...)
Yahoo admits data breach Yahoo admits data breach
- September 25, 2016

Sources familiar with the Yahoo investigation said that the company learned of the theft of data - which included encrypted passwords, names and emails but not banking information - only after probing the claims made by Peace, which Yahoo determined were meritless. (more...)

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