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Softer dollar may be stock silver lining amid Washington drama

With S&P 500 companies set to notch their strongest quarterly earnings growth in about six years, a weaker U.S. dollar may help keep the profit momentum rolling and support share prices in the weeks to come. After a dramatic week in Washington that rattled financial markets, one possible silver lining …

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Saturday Quote of the day – Saturday, May 20, 2017

Dear friends. Today is Saturday, May 20, 2017. Today you share the quote of the day. Wish you have a successful day and good luck. “Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.” – Napoleon Bonaparte “If you want to be loved, be lovable.” – Ovid “Art is either plagiarism or …

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Security experts find clues to ransomware worm’s lingering risks

Two-thirds of those caught up in the past week’s global ransomware attack were running Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system without the latest security updates, a survey for Reuters by security ratings firm BitSight found. Researchers are struggling to try to find early traces of WannaCry, which remains an active threat …

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Trump denies asking Comey to drop probe, decries ‘witch hunt’

U.S. President Donald Trump, striking a defiant tone on Thursday after days of political tumult, denied asking former FBI Director James Comey to drop a probe into his former national security adviser and decried a “witch hunt” against him. Trump’s terse denial followed reports by Reuters and other media about …

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Time up on Trump trade, hedge funds look abroad

Before this week’s selloff U.S. stocks had climbed roughly 10 percent since Trump’s election victory in November. “All honeymoons end and we are now learning the challenges of living with our new partner,” said Chris Henetemann, who runs structured credit specialist hedge fund 400 Capital Management. Only a few months …

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Mayhem in Times Square: Car leaves path of destruction

Seconds before impact, two women pushed their baby strollers right where the car would begin its path of destruction through Times Square. Then came the horrifying moment: The burgundy Honda accord drove onto the sidewalk, scooping up five pedestrians over the hood and tossing them aside like bowling pins. Security …

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Friday Quote of the day – Friday, May 19, 2017

Dear friends. Today is Friday, May 19, 2017. Today you share the quote of the day. Wish you have a successful day and good luck. “It’s not the having, it’s the getting.” – Elizabeth Taylor “There is only one real deprivation… and that is not to be able to give …

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Friday Quote of the day – Friday, May 12, 2017

Dear friends. Today is Friday, May 12, 2017. Today you share the quote of the day. Wish you have a successful day and good luck. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary “Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common …

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Apple tops $800 billion market cap for first time

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) became the first U.S. company to top the $800 billion mark in market capitalization on Tuesday, slightly more than two years after it crossed the $700 billion threshold. The iPhone maker’s shares have gained 33 percent this year and almost 50 percent since the U.S. election in …

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Trump fires FBI Director Comey, setting off U.S. political storm

U.S. President Donald Trump ignited a political firestorm on Tuesday by firing FBI Director James Comey, who had been leading an investigation into the Trump 2016 presidential campaign’s possible collusion with Russia to influence the election outcome. The Republican president said he fired Comey, the top U.S. law enforcement official, …

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