It is not just the Freedom Caucus tails of the Republican Party that are holding out from the Obamacare reform vote, GOP centrists in the House are fleeing from their party’s first major legislative test of President Trump's reign.
The Trump administration faces a major legislative test today with the health-care vote, and for those attempting to trade the event, Bloomberg's Cameron Crise notes that risk-takers need to ask themselves two questions...
The man UK police believe was responsible for the terrorist attack in Westminster yesterday has been formally named as Khalid Masood, aged 52. Detectives believe he was most recently living in the West Midlands. Masood was known to police and has a range of previous convictions for assaults, including GBH, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences
An Israeli teenager with dual US-Israeli citizenship was arrested connection with scores of threats to Jewish institutions, including dozens of community centers in the United States. "This is the guy we are talking about" a spokesman for the Israeli police said.
First Deutsche Bank, now Credit Suisse: according to Bloomberg, the second largest Swiss bank, is also preparing to take advantage of euphoric markets and is considering selling stock valued at more than 3 billion Swiss francs ($3 billion) as it seeks to boost capital levels. The news sent the stock sliding.
US Consumer Comfort soared to it highest since August 2001 according to Bloomberg latest survey, with confidence among those earning over $100k at its highest in history. However, the most notable finding of the survey is the massive divergence between Republicans and Democrats as the former have not been more comfortable since January 2008 as the latter plunges to levels seen in 2013.
another Jihadist "copycat" attack was attempted, this time in Antwerp, Belgium where a car tried to enter a shopping street at high speed on Thursday, but the potentially deadly attack was stopped by Belgium police which detained the driver.
This morning Yellen has decided to continue her trolling of the US population, and following her September 2014 speech in which she explained to the poor, that it is important to get rich, in today's speech Yellen tells her audience that “considerable evidence shows that growing up poor makes it harder to succeed as an adult." Maybe it's time to give every baby a million dollars then?
This trend does not appear to be your friend. Initial Jobless Claims are unchanged since February 2016 after today's 18k spike to 258k. The last 3 weeks have seen a 15% surge in claims - the biggest spike since May 2016 (and before that since Dec 2013).
The Islamic State, through its Aaamaq news agency, has claimed responsibility for the Londonattack that killed 4, and said that the London attacker was a "soldier of the Islamic State" and adds that the "attacker responded to call to attack countries of the anti-ISIS coalition."
The ECB announced €233 bn of take-up (by 474 banks) in the fourth and final TLTRO-2 auction. TLTRO-2 is a four-year facility, provided on a full allotment and fixed rate (at 0%) basis. Today’s take-up brings total utilization of the TLTRO-2 facility to €73. Here are the key points.
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May told British lawmakers that one attacker was responsible for the deadly Westminster terror incident in London on Wednesday, and that the attacker had been investigated by security services in the past. “It’s still believed that this attacker acted alone,” May told lawmakers in the House of Commons.