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Clinton holds big lead over Trump among early voters Clinton holds big lead over Trump among early voters
- October 31, 2016

Clinton on Thursday made her first joint campaign appearance with one of her most powerful supporters, first lady Michelle Obama, at a North Carolina rally to urge young people and women to vote. The tens of thousands of confidential emails from Clinton campaign insiders that were hacked - she and the government say by Russian Federation - and then released by WikiLeaks have provided a steady stream of questions about her policy positions, personnel choices and ties with her husband's ... (more...)
GFK Poll: Most think Clinton's email server broke law GFK Poll: Most think Clinton's email server broke law
- October 31, 2016

She also lauded Obama's work for children and military families and in what was perhaps a nod to African-Americans she hopes will vote for her in the state, said Obama had faced challenges she had not as a presidential spouse. "I'm not voting for a new life coach", says 49-year old Trump supporter Elle, who asked that her last name not be used. But if Newt happens to be right this one time, I predict I'll be asking Markos for an 18-month leave of absence starting around June 2019. (more...)
Euro drops to four-month lows on dovish Mario Draghi comments
- October 31, 2016

Gold prices are slightly lower in early USA trading. As regards the asset purchase program (APP), the Governing Council is fully focused on the implementation of all nonstandardised measures. The aim is to nudge up inflation from its current annual rate of 0.4 percent, far below the bank's goal of just under 2 percent. Concerns about a dwindling supply of eligible bonds to purchase? He added that the policymakers did not discuss either ending the programme or extending it. (more...)
Trump looks for boost from Clinton's new email problem
- October 31, 2016

Trump has paraded the former president's accusers before the cameras and accused Hillary Clinton of undermining her husband's accusers. While the polls sampled significantly more Democrats than Republicans, a national Gallup survey on voter allegiances during the last election found more Americans actually side with the Republicans than the Democrats. (more...)
Qantas reports lower first quarter revenues, expects reduced first half profit Qantas reports lower first quarter revenues, expects reduced first half profit
- October 31, 2016

That would be the third best first-half result in Qantas' history but below the underlying profit before tax of $921 million in the first half of 2016. Record low airfares due to industry overcapacity are behind Qantas Airways' announcement that some of the gloss has come off its profit since June, and the December half will be lower than last year's bumper result. (more...)
Tensions Escalate As Police Clear Protesters Near Dakota Access Pipeline Tensions Escalate As Police Clear Protesters Near Dakota Access Pipeline
- October 31, 2016

In North Dakota, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, environmental activists and various Native American groups have been protesting for months the four-state Dakota Access Pipeline, a crude oil pipeline which they say traverses culturally sacred sites and could contaminate the area's water supply. (more...)
Man. City's Guardiola praises Messi, says Barcelona star has X-ray vision
- October 31, 2016

Manchester City: Bravo 6, Kolarov 6, Stones 6, Otamendi 7, Fernando 6, Fernandinho 6, Nolito 5, Silva 6, Gundogan 8, Sterling 6, Aguero 9. We want to try and help him to be better and better, he is fantastic. The home side were much improved in the second half, and Guardiola noticed a change of tactics from West Brom boss Tony Pulis. "He is one of the nicest players I ever trained in my career". (more...)
Social Benefits to increase 0.3% in 2017
- October 31, 2016

Grocery prices have also fallen in the past year. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 30, 2016, according to the Social Security Administration. A member of the Senior Citizens League, Mary Johnson says that many people are digging through their retirement savings at a faster rate. This delay will, among other things, create a lot of headaches for the Social Security Administration, which must program any changes into its computers and 2017 ... (more...)
What you need to know when shopping for health insurance What you need to know when shopping for health insurance
- October 31, 2016

Now the private insurance customers are down to just 225,000, according to the state Health Department. While the federal government on October 24 said rates would increase 25 percent, NY set its own rates in August with a lower hike: an average of almost 17 percent. (more...)
Surge in soybean sales boosted GDP
- October 31, 2016

The GDP rate in Q-3 was the United States economy's best showing since it expanded at 5% in Q-3 of Y 2014. In particular, they pointed to a sharp add to growth from the volatile inventory component, contributing 0.6 of a percentage point to the third quarter growth rate following a 1.2 percentage point subtraction in the second quarter ; and a large addition from net trade that RBC said "looks too strong to be sustained given US dollar strength". (more...)
Clinton Has Big Cash Advantage in Final Days of Election
- October 31, 2016

That means his personal investment over the course of the primary and general elections would have grown to about $66 million. Trump is holding events in New Hampshire, Iowa and ME, one of two states that split their electoral voters by congressional district. (more...)
Government decides on new runway at Heathrow
- October 31, 2016

This is just one of a series of major infrastructure investments that will create jobs and opportunities for every part of the UK. According to a three-year study by Britain's independent Airports Commission, a new runway at Heathrow would create 70,000 new jobs by 2050 and increase gross domestic product by between 0.65 and 0.75 percent over the same period. (more...)
US Crude Hits 15-Month Highs After Big Drawdown US Crude Hits 15-Month Highs After Big Drawdown
- October 31, 2016

Also pressuring the market, oil services firm Baker Hughes reported that usa oil rigs rose by 11 this week, the first double-digit growth since August. Low crude prices have driven many Chinese producers to lower production. Bullish comments also helped boost oil prices on Wednesday, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said that oil markets were at the end of a considerable downturn as fundamentals were improving and supply and demand were rebalancing. (more...)
Kansas consumers to see premium spikes under health law
- October 31, 2016

Good news, right? So why doesn't it feel that way? "You are people who are going to make sure that this starter home we built with the Affordable Care Act ultimately delivers on the promise that every single person in America has health care", Obama said . (more...)
Obama Administration Sets 13.8M Goal For Final Enrollment Period
- October 31, 2016

President Barack Obama said Obamacare isn't flawless, but he believes his landmark health-care law is working during a speech at Miami Dade University Thursday - a claim GOP lawmakers immediately lambasted as false. Obama will speak about Obamacare in Miami before heading to a rally for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate in the November 8 presidential election, who has said she would add a public option and expand tax incentives for healthcare costs. (more...)
Tata's alleged governance lapses said to be probed by India
- October 31, 2016

The Tata Sons board, in a sudden move, removed its chairman Cyrus Mistry a few days ago, replacing him with his predecessor Ratan Tata. "Tata sources said the trustees of Tata Trusts were not kept informed about the transaction with Welspun Power", Mr Mistry said in a late night statement on Friday. (more...)
Iceland's Pirate Party Gains Ground in Election
- October 31, 2016

Independence Party leader Bjarni Benediktsson said he was "extremely happy" with the early results. Once all votes were counted, the Pirates, formed four years ago by activists, anarchists and former hackers and an alliance with three other parties considered left-of-center, held 27 seats in Parliament. (more...)
How to watch Eagles vs
- October 31, 2016

The key for Prescott is that he doesn't make mistakes. The teams have been winning even though they've used rookie quarterbacks - Dak Prescott from Mississippi State for the Cowboys and Carson Wentz from North Dakota State for the Eagles. (more...)
US economy grew at 2.9 per cent rate in third quarter
- October 31, 2016

Gross domestic product increased at a 2.9 percent annual rate after rising at a 1.4 percent pace in the second quarter , the Commerce Department said on Friday in its first estimate. Consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of USA economic activity, is expected to have increased by as much as a 2.8 percent rate. In September, the business mogul proposed a goal of four percent growth during his potential administration, a target many economists have ridiculed as unrealistic. (more...)
Putin says 'US hysteria' over Russian interference is election ploy
- October 31, 2016

Putin said Thursday that the USA presidential candidates are "all the same" to Russian Federation, before welcoming Trump's willingness to improve relations with Russian Federation. Interim Chair, Donna Brazile, previously said: "There's one person who stands to benefit from these criminal acts, and that's Donald Trump". For its part, the USA disputes Russia's claim to be fighting ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra, saying its air campaign in Syria is primarily in support of Assad. (more...)

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