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California launches criminal probe into Wells Fargo account scandal
15:15 - 20.10.2016 -

The California Attorney General’s Office has launched a criminal investigation into Wells Fargo (WFC.N) over allegations it opened millions of unauthorized customer accounts and credit cards, according to a seizure warrant seen by Reuters. Attorney General Kamala Harris authorized a seizure warrant against the bank that seeks customer records and other documents, saying there is

U.S. jobless claims rise more than expected
15:15 - 20.10.2016 -

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but remained below a level that is associated with a strong labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 260,000 for the week ended Oct. 15, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That marked 85

Debate gives Trump his last big chance to make a mark before Nov. 8
14:14 - 19.10.2016 -

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump faces a formidable challenge on Wednesday when he and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in their third and final debate as Trump tries to reverse his standing in an election that appears to be tilting away from him. Damaged by accusations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward women –

Russia rules out extending bombing pause in Syria’s Aleppo unilaterally: Interfax
14:14 - 19.10.2016 -

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday that Russia ruled out extending a pause in bombing of Syria’s Aleppo unilaterally, Russia’s Interfax news agency quoted him as saying. Ryabkov also said Moscow did not yet see any point in a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John

20:20 - 18.10.2016 -

U.S. President Barack Obama, highlighting his pledge to send people to Mars by the 2030s, on Tuesday announced further public-private efforts to build habitats that could help humans live long-term far from the Earth. “We are working with our commercial partners to build new habitats that can sustain and transport astronauts on long-duration missions in

Theresa May to step into Brussels lions’ den
20:20 - 18.10.2016 -

Theresa May’s first EU summit was never going to be easy but Thursday’s encounter in Brussels may be a thoroughly bleak affair now that fellow leaders feel she has taken a hard line on breaking away from the European Union. The British prime minister caught the other 27 off guard on Oct. 2 when, having

Obama to Trump: No evidence U.S. election rigged; ‘Stop whining’
20:20 - 18.10.2016 -

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday scolded Donald Trump over his repeated claims that the upcoming Nov. 8 election was “rigged” against him, telling the Republican presidential candidate to “stop whining.” At a joint news conference in the White House Rose Garden following meetings with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Obama was asked about Trump’s

Vietnam gives thumbs-up to U.S. regional role as pivot stumbles
20:20 - 18.10.2016 -

Vietnam supports U.S. “intervention” in the Asia-Pacific if it helps keep peace and stability, the defense ministry said, in a timely endorsement of a continued U.S. presence amid uncertainty over Washington’s faltering “pivot”. Vice defense minister, Senior Lieutenant-General Nguyen Chi Vinh, met on Monday with Cara Abercrombie, the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for

A Texas unicorn preps for a rare oil IPO
20:20 - 18.10.2016 -

Double Eagle Energy Permian LLC is a unicorn roaming the barren landscape of West Texas. Founded by a retired NFL player and his high school buddy – with land deals signed on the hood of a pickup – the Fort Worth oil and gas company is now worth nearly $3 billion, according to a half

Syria rebels reject Aleppo withdrawal after Russian statement
20:20 - 18.10.2016 -

Syrian rebels said on Tuesday they rejected any withdrawal of fighters from Aleppo after Russia announced a halt in air raids which it said was designed to allow insurgents to leave and to separate moderate fighters from extremist militants. “The factions completely reject any exit – this is surrender,” said Zakaria Malahifji, the political officer

Once jobless and uncounted, eager workers could slow Fed rate hike
20:20 - 18.10.2016 -

The crammed-to-capacity parking lot at a job training center in this St. Louis suburb is exhibit A for why the U.S. Federal Reserve remains at odds over the health of the U.S. labor market and how quickly interest rates should rise. Among those in the building on a recent fall day, 23-year-old Joshua Goodson described

S&P 500 earnings now expected to show growth for third quarter
20:20 - 18.10.2016 -

S&P 500 earnings are now expected have increased slightly in the third quarter, reversing forecasts for another quarter of profit declines, Thomson Reuters data shows. A quarter of profit growth would mark an end to the U.S. profit recession that began in the third quarter of 2015 and fuel investor hopes that better earnings can

Netflix’s big bet on original shows finally seen paying off
20:20 - 18.10.2016 -

Netflix Inc’s shares jumped as much as 20 percent on Tuesday, after the company added 50 percent more subscribers than expected in the third quarter. At least 10 brokerages, including Goldman Sachs and RBC Capital Markets, raised their price targets on the stock, praising the company’s focus on developing original content. Netflix’s shares were up

Sprint sees quarterly operating revenue above estimates
20:20 - 18.10.2016 -

Sprint Corp, the No. 4 U.S. wireless carrier, estimated quarterly operating revenue above analysts’ expectations as heavy promotions helped attract more postpaid customers. The company, majority owned by Japan’s Softbank Group Corp, said on Tuesday that postpaid subscriber additions doubled to 347,000 from the prior quarter. Sprint said in September that demand for iPhone 7

Rising gasoline, rents push U.S. inflation higher in September
19:19 - 18.10.2016 -

U.S. consumer prices recorded their biggest gain in five months in September as the cost of gasoline and rents surged, pointing to a steady pickup of inflation that could keep the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates in December. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.3 percent last

Wall St. rallies as strong earnings reports boost optimism
19:19 - 18.10.2016 -

The S&P and the Nasdaq were on track for their best day this month on Tuesday as a slew of market-beating results from marquee companies boosted optimism about Corporate America’s health. The spotlight was on the healthcare sector .SPXHC, which rose 1.04 percent, the most in more than one month, after UnitedHealth’s (UNH.N) upbeat forecast.

19:19 - 18.10.2016 -

Clinton campaign officials grouped potential vice presidential running mates by race and gender, according to a recently leaked email, further suggesting the degree to which their run for the White House appeared to be scripted. Campaign chairman John Podesta — whose hacked emails have been published in regular installments by WikiLeaks, a site devoted to

US election 2016: ‘Quit whining,’ Obama tells Donald Trump
19:19 - 18.10.2016 -

US President Barack Obama has said Donald Trump’s “continued flattery” of Russia’s president and claims of election rigging are “unprecedented”. At a White House press conference, Mr Obama said he has never seen any US presidential candidate try to discredit a poll before it has even taken place. “I’d advise Mr Trump to quit whining,”