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US stocks are little changed after strong start to 2019

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U.S. stocks are little changed Thursday morning as the market’s recent rally loses steam. Health care and communications companies are edging upward while banks and technology companies are slipping. Morgan Stanley dropped after its fourth-quarter results fell short of Wall Street’s expectations while railroad operator CSX fell after forecasting weaker revenue growth in 2019. KEEPING […]

Why One of Trump’s Biggest Legal Threats Is New York’s Attorney General

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This is the Trump Docket, where we track some of the most important legal cases of the Trump presidency and how their results could shape presidential power. Questions, comments, or thoughts about cases to cover? Email us here. After two years of legal wrangling, the Trump Foundation will soon be no more. Last month, in […]

A CNN analyst called out a black Fox News contributor for white privilege

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CNN legal analyst Areva Martin thought she was talking to a white man Tuesday while appearing as a guest on David Webb’s SiriusXM radio show. When Webb, a Fox Nation host and frequent Fox News contributor, said he considered his qualifications more important than his skin color when applying to media jobs, Martin accused him […]

Brazil government official blasts Gisele Bundchen’s environmental activism

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Gisele Bundchen is facing pushback from a Brazilian government official for her environmental activism. According to the Guardian, Brazil’s agriculture minister, Tereza Cristina Dias, was asked during a Monday interview on a conservative Brazilian radio station about “PR problems” the supermodel allegedly has caused for the country. “Sorry, Gisele Bündchen,” Diaz said, per multiple reports, in […]

Kay Jewelers gets $11 million penalty for shady store card practices

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Janna Herron USA TODAY Published 3:17 PM EST Jan 16, 2019 The parent company of Kay Jewelers and Jared Galleria of Jewelry agreed to pay a $11 million penalty for signing customers up for a store credit card and payment protection without their knowledge and giving false information on the card’s interest rate. Under the […]

Belarus model who claimed Trump info deported from Thailand

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BANGKOK (AP) – A Belarusian model who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian involvement in helping elect Donald Trump president was deported from Thailand on Thursday, police said. Anastasia Vashukevich along with seven co-defendants pleaded guilty this week in a case related to holding a sex training seminar in Thailand. They were […]

Julián Castro flips the campaign script: ‘I can win in 2020’ | US news

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Just days into his quest to become the first Latino presidential nominee in US history, Julián Castro, the former Obama administration housing chief, campaigned in New Hampshire, home to the first primary in the nation. While candidates often make a beeline to either Iowa or New Hampshire after declaring they are running, Castro’s visit to […]

A $100m bribe to the former president? Mexicans shrug it off

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Ensuring justice is done “is not in our hands”, said Dolores Haro, 59, who was eating lunch at a taco counter in Mexico City on Wednesday. She said most people she knew had more pressing worries, such as the gas shortage. And allegations of corruption — even on such a monumental scale — are not […]

‘Why has it taken Aegon a month to transfer my £15,000 Isa money?’

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I had two funds held in an Isa by Cofunds. Earlier this year I wrote to HSBC, with which I have an Isa fund account, asking it to transfer the holdings that had been with Cofunds into my HSBC investment account. I was advised by the bank that one of the holdings was a fund […]

House Republicans hit plan to drop terror panel for one probing Donald Trump

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House Republicans are up in arms over a plan by the new Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee that could abolish the panel’s anti-terrorism subcommittee and replace it with one that will focus in part on President Trump’s business interests and how they affect U.S. foreign policy. The reorganization eyed by new committee […]