Trump wildlife protection board defends trophy hunting

Trump Trophy Hunting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Big-game hunters tapped by the Trump administration to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants and lions as trophies defended the practice Friday, arguing that threatened and endangered species would go extinct without the anti-poaching...


Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 25,031.00 Low: 24,857.09 Close: 24,946.51 Change: +72.85 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2752.01 +4.68 NYSE Index: 12,784.39 +40.78 Nasdaq Composite Index: 7481.99 +0.25 NYSE Amer Composite: 2481.33 +25.95 Russell 2000 Index: 1586.05 +9.43 Wilshire 5000 TotalMkt:...


Oil's big male-dominated event asked to #LetWomenSpeak

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. When one of the largest oil conferences in the Americas held a networking event to highlight “the prominent role women play” in the industry, the first speaker was a guy named Dan. Dan handed over to Jack, who introduced a speech from Ryan, who then passed the microphone back...


Cosmetic and tech companies have partnered before. L'Oréal just bought one all for itself.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. From skin-scanning technology to virtual hair dyes, cosmetic companies are increasingly embracing the power of augmented reality and artificial intelligence to enhance consumers’ beauty experiences. On Friday, L’Oréal took the strategy one step further when it...


Stocks end week on high note before Fed meeting

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. U.S. stocks closed higher for the first time all week as traders digested positive factory output and consumer sentiment reports before next week’s Federal Reserve meeting. Ten-year Treasury yields rose and the dollar gained. The S&P 500 broke out of longest slump of the year...


Trump jokes 'who's next?' as tumult engulfs his White House

Trump US Ireland

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump consumed Thursday morning’s TV headlines with amusement. Reports of tumult in the administration were at a feverish pitch — even on his beloved Fox News — as the president reflected on the latest staff departures during an Oval Office conversation with Vice...


Bitcoin mining banned for first time in upstate New York town

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. A small lakeside town in upstate New York is fed up with Bitcoin miners using up so much of its low-cost electricity. Plattsburgh, whose residents are a quick jaunt from the Canadian border, has put an 18-month moratorium on cryptocurrency mining to preserve natural resources,...


GOP confronts another failed tax experiment in Oklahoma

Oklahoma GOP Woes

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When the GOP took full control of Oklahoma government after the 2010 election, lawmakers set out to make it a model of Republican principles, with lower taxes, lighter regulation and a raft of business-friendly reforms. Conservatives passed all of it, setting in motion a grand...


APNewsBreak: EPA may be overstating claims from mine spill

Mine Waste Spill Damages

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has almost finished an overdue review of damage claims from a Colorado mine waste spill that the agency accidentally triggered, but an internal agency accounting of those claims appears to be off by tens of millions of dollars. An EPA...


European Union releases list of potential targets for retaliatory tariffs on US products

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The European Union on Friday made public a 10-page list of American products that are potential targets for retaliation if President Donald Trump refuses to exempt the allied bloc from his new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The list offered the most detailed...

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