U.S. stock futures drop, yen gains after North Korea’s missile launch

TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. stock futures dipped and the yen rose after North Korea fired another missile over Japan into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, in a sign that Pyongyang remains defiant despite tightening international sanctions. Powered by WPeMatico

Trump says immigration deal with Democrats close, without border wall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was close to a deal with Democratic congressional leaders on protections for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children, astounding fellow Republicans again while alarming conservative supporters. Powered Read more

Trump to pitch ‘America First’ agenda in U.N. debut, press on North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump will take his “America First” message to the United Nations next week and seek support for tough measures against North Korea despite his skepticism about the value of international groups like the 193-member body. Read more

Report: In May, Trump insulted Sessions and said he should resign

President Donald Trump called Attorney General Jeff Sessions an “idiot” to his face and said he should resign in May, The New York Times reported Thursday. Powered by WPeMatico

Treasury’s Mnuchin says no tax cut for wealthy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday that the Trump administration’s upcoming tax plan will not be aimed at lowering income taxes for the wealthiest… Powered by WPeMatico

Mueller briefly did legal work for a company involved with Flynn

Special Counsel Robert Mueller briefly did some legal work for a company that was part of a Middle East energy and arms project pushed by Michael Flynn, the former Trump national security adviser who Mueller is now investigating as part Read more

Disbelief, outrage and shrugs: How Trump’s bipartisan immigration dinner shuffled the swamp

Outside the House floor Thursday morning, conservatives were having a very hard time believing that President Donald Trump would undercut Republicans on immigration. Powered by WPeMatico

Selena Gomez gets kidney transplant to treat lupus

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Selena Gomez said on Thursday that she has had a kidney transplant to treat the lupus that has derailed her life for more than three years Powered by WPeMatico

Lawsuit accuses Google of bias against women in pay, promotions

(Reuters) – Three female former employees of Alphabet Inc’s Google filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing the tech company of discriminating against women in pay and promotions. Powered by WPeMatico

‘Trump Trade’ returns? Small-cap stocks rally on hopes of tax deal

NEW YORK (Reuters) – With time running out before Congress turns its attention to the 2018 mid-term elections, small-cap stocks are increasingly acting as a bellwether for the market’s expectations… Powered by WPeMatico

Lawsuit accuses Google of discriminating against women in pay, promotions

(Reuters) – Three female former employees of Alphabet Inc’s Google filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing the tech company of discriminating against women in pay and promotions. Powered by WPeMatico

Trump says he is close to a deal with Democrats on immigration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was close to a deal with Democratic congressional leaders on protections for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children, astounding fellow Republicans again while alarming conservative supporters. Powered Read more

Carrie Fisher’s annotated ‘Empire Strikes Back’ script up for auction

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Carrie Fisher’s hand-annotated script for her “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” movie is expected to fetch up to $50,000 at an auction next month of her personal property. Powered by WPeMatico

Top Senate Republican on taxes says ‘Big Six’ won’t dictate reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate’s top Republican tax law writer warned on Thursday that the “Big Six” negotiators from the White House, Senate and House of Representatives would not dictate to his committee the direction of expected tax reform Read more

Energy stocks help Wall St. rein in losses; consumer shares weigh

(Reuters) – The S&P and Dow clawed back earlier losses to trade little change on Thursday morning, helped by a jump in energy stocks as oil prices jumped, but the Nasdaq was kept lower by a drop in consumer discretionary Read more

FTC probes Equifax; top Democrat likens it to Enron

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday it was investigating Equifax Inc’s massive data breach, a rare public confirmation, as a top Democrat suggested the credit-monitoring company’s corporate leaders might need to resign. Powered by WPeMatico

Trump is trolling conservatives. Here are 4 theories why

The news that President Donald Trump appears to be nearing a deal with Democrats to protect those undocumented immigrants covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is the second time in the last week in which he has Read more

U.S. House passes $1.2 trillion measure to fund government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a $1.2 trillion bill to fund most government activities in the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, knowing the Senate will disagree with many controversial elements and force a negotiation Read more

White House debates itself over amnesty

President Donald Trump said Thursday that one of the signature promises he made during his 2016 campaign — building a wall along the US-Mexico border — will come after a deal to help children brought to the United States illegally Read more

Trump goes to Florida after Irma

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