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Oil and Copper May Be Headed Off a Cliff: Cramer's 'Off the Charts'

As Harvey continues to flood Houston, the heart of oil refining in America, Jim Cramer used his "Off the Charts" segments on <i>Mad Money</i> Tuesday night …

Stock Markets

Shale Drillers Continue to Cut Spending but It's Not Entirely Due to Oil's Sting

Shale drillers are noticeably tapping the brakes on their activities in light of weaker-than-expected oil prices this year. This past week, several more U.S. oil and gas producers unveiled spending cuts and activity reductions when they announced second-quarter results. But worth noting about these …

CHARTS: Here's how the 10 most important assets did in the first half of 2017

The first half of 2017 is over, and it has been a roller coaster.<p>The news continued to be dominated by Donald Trump's presidency, and all the proposed policies, tweets and leaks that have been happening since January. Investors are still wondering if the "Trump Trade" is impacting markets at all.<p>In …

Alarm grows about over-exuberance in corporate lending

WHEN the financial crisis was at its height in 2008, being a debtor was a dreadful experience. Banks and companies scrambled desperately to get the …

Finance

11 Movies Worth the Haul to the Multiplex in July 2017

High-quality entertainment while you bask in the AC.<p>W<i>onder Woman</i> may still be dominating the summer box-office, but never fear, yet another superhero epic is here. <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i>, the sixth (!) feature film to star the comic-book wall-crawler since 2002, and the first to be set within the …

This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism—June 25

<b>1990</b>—In <i>Hodgson v. Minnesota</i>, the Court addresses the constitutionality of a Minnesota statute governing notice to parents when their daughters seek …

Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Pay Gap Is a Viral Misunderstanding

The astounding success of <i>Wonder Woman</i> has made Gal Gadot a household name, and both she and director Patty Jenkins stand to make a lot of money …

Gal Gadot

Machines now dominate stock trading and it's having unexpected consequences

But fundamental analysis has long been helpless in explaining the surge in stocks. The shares of Amazon now sport a Price-Earnings ratio of 180, when classic fundamental analyses might lose interest at a PE ratio of 18 for the profit-challenged growth company that has been around for over two …

Diplomatic Rift Between Gulf Arab Allies And Qatar Presents Fresh Challenges

In the past day, countries including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and the Maldives have cut ties with Qatar, citing terrorism concerns. The severance in relations affects air transport, trade and — more crucially for the U.S. — efforts to unify Arab allies.<p>Qatar is host to …

Why China's Tech Founders Don't Have to Worry About Wall Street

From the first days of China’s Internet, one of the biggest gripes of China’s tech entrepreneurs has been that Western investors just don’t …

Feinstein scalded by anti-Trump fervor

The Senate Democrat is under pressure to take a much harder line against the president.<p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Liberal hecklers have protested outside Dianne Feinstein’s home. She’s been confronted at a Los Angeles fundraiser and a San Francisco town hall meeting by progressives angered by her …

Federalism for the Left and the Right

People across the political spectrum are turning to states and localities to deal with contentious issues such as immigration, law enforcement and education<p>President Donald Trump has issued a series of controversial executive orders on immigration that are now tangled up in federal courts. Judges …

Immigration

What Did the Trump Administration Just Do in Syria?

By apparently hitting regime-allied forces again, the president may be opening the door to more escalation.<p>The apparent U.S. strikes against forces backing Bashar al-Assad on Thursday could mark a major shift in the Trump administration’s approach to Syria. Coalition jets reportedly hit Syrian …

Democratic Leaders Try to Slow Calls to Impeach Trump

WASHINGTON — When House Democratic leaders hastily called a news conference Wednesday to demonstrate their outrage at President Trump’s latest dramatics, they took great pains to show they were not seeking to railroad him out of the White House.<p>“No one ought to, in my view, rush to embrace the most …

Woman attempts to drive GOP congressman off road over health-care vote, police say

A Tennessee woman hated that her congressman voted for the controversial Republican health-care bill in the House of Representatives, authorities said.<p>So Wendi L. Wright tried to run Rep. David Kustoff (R-Tenn.) off the road after he visited the University of Tennessee at Martin, they said.<p>The …

Health Care

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Oklahoma Governor Signs Anti-Protest Law Imposing Huge Fines on “Conspirator” Organizations

Significantly, the statute also implicates any organization “found to be a conspirator” with the trespasser, threatening collaborator groups with a …

Podemos to table no-confidence vote against Mariano Rajoy amid corruption scandal

Spanish anti-austerity party says it must hold PM to account after latest embezzlement claims involving governing People’s party<p>Spain’s anti-austerity Podemos party has vowed to press ahead with a vote of no-confidence against the prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, warning that the latest corruption …

New York Times faces wave of criticism over climate column

A new columnist at The New York Times and his views on climate change have prompted some readers to cancel their subscriptions in protest.<p>In his first column for the Times, Bret Stephens said advocates for climate policy can take a lesson from Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign and her …

Media Industry

Basic income scheme comes to Canada′s poor | Americas| North and South American news impacting on Europe | DW | 29.04.2017

The Canadian province of Ontario plans to give up to 4,000 low-income households a guaranteed basic income for three years. Finland recently began …

Trump targets Dodd-Frank rules designed to wall off risky banks

President Trump, who has vowed to dismantle the landmark Dodd-Frank financial reform law, took aim at two of its pillars Friday.<p>During an appearance at the Treasury Department, Trump signed two presidential memos ordering six-month reviews of the 2010 law's authority for regulators to designate …

No, Gov. Dean, there is no ‘hate speech’ exception to the First Amendment

Former Vermont governor Howard Dean writes:<p>This leads me to repeat what I’ve said before: There is no hate speech exception to the First Amendment. Hateful ideas (whatever exactly that might mean) are just as protected under the First Amendment as other ideas. One is as free to condemn, for …

Venezuela's latest corporate target is Spain's Telefonica

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused a foreign-owned telecommunications firm of helping to orchestrate mass protests against his government.<p>Maduro called for an investigation of Movistar, a subsidiary of Spain's Telefonica, during a televised speech on Thursday, saying the company had …

Former Shell CEO on OPEC Cuts, Shale and Oil Prices

Jeroen van der Veer, former CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, discusses OPEC supply cuts and oil prices with Bloomberg's Alix Steel on "Bloomberg Markets." …

Donald Trump and Paul Ryan are the problem — a staff shake-up won't fix anything

It’s not Steve Bannon’s fault the GOP’s policy agenda is incoherent.<p>The Trump administration knows it hasn’t gotten off to a very impressive start, with Shane Goldmacher reporting that officials are increasingly panicked about a likely impending wave of stories about a first 100 days devoid of …

Donald Trump

The rush for lithium is on in Nevada, and startups are moving in

Humans are increasingly thirsty for the metal, because it's an irreplaceable component in the lithium-ion batteries that are used to power most mobile devices.<p>Novel battery designs may appear almost weekly in the news, but in truth their development is slow and lithium-ion cells continue to …

The Bodies of Mosul

I drove into Mosul in a battered Nissan pickup truck in mid-March. Iraq’s second-largest city, once a thriving manufacturing and commercial center, is now a wreckage of destroyed factories, shops, and homes. Huge craters from bombs dropped by the U.S.-led coalition obstructed major intersections. …

Middle East

With Trumpcare dead and Obama gone, progressives are putting Medicare for All back on the table

Inside the renewed left-wing push for single-payer.<p>Single-payer health care appears to be experiencing a surge in popularity among Democrats in Congress.<p>During the last two years of Barack Obama's presidency, Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) could only find 62 other House Democrats willing to co-sponsor …

Health Care

Kristen Bell and James Corden's Late Late Show duet goes comically wrong

Kristen Bell’s duet with James Cordon on Tuesday night’s <i>The Late Late Show</i> was comical at best and unbalanced at worst — and that isn’t even a …

Mugabe's Zimbabwe gets busy creating 'fiction money'

JOHANNESBURG/HARARE (Reuters) - When President Robert Mugabe scrapped the Zimbabwe dollar in 2009, most of his people thought this meant the end of runaway money-printing and hyperinflation that had rendered the currency worthless. They may have been wrong.<p>FILE PHOTO: A currency dealer counts wads …

South Africa