Archive for February, 2017

Trump supporters rip Hollywood, gleefully celebrate #Oscarfail

February 28th, 2017

Trump supporters rip Hollywood, gleefully celebrate #Oscarfail

Trump supporters rip Hollywood, gleefully celebrate #OscarfailHours before the Academy Awards were presented Sunday, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee compared watching the Oscars telecast and its expected political speeches from Hollywood stars to getting a colonoscopy. Nah,” Huckabee tweeted. “Think I’d rather have a colonoscopy.

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What 4 Voters Want To Hear From President Trump In His Address

February 28th, 2017

What 4 Voters Want To Hear From President Trump In His Address
Ray Meyer, Annica Trotter and  Brian and Jennifer Barfield all were looking for work in 2011. Six years later, they are in different places and have different opinions on what they hope President Trump will say during Tuesday night

Three voted for Trump, one did not. The St. Louis residents all battled to come back from job losses in the wake of the Great Recession, and that experience shaped their view of the new president.

(Image credit: Tamara Keith/NPR)


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Economy : NPR

In U.K., A Veggie Shortage Inspires Funny Headlines And Serious Thoughts

February 28th, 2017

In U.K., A Veggie Shortage Inspires Funny Headlines And Serious Thoughts
Vegetables were rationed at supermarkets in the U.K. due to poor weather conditions in Europe. Here, lettuce, broccoli and zucchini were rationed at a Tesco store in London.

Bad weather in southern Europe caused a brief shortage of veggies in the U.K. Prices went up and people panicked. Now they are thinking harder about where their food comes from.

(Image credit: Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)


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Economy : NPR

Schwab cuts online trade commissions … again

February 28th, 2017

Schwab cuts online trade commissions … again
Brokerage firms seem to be battling it out when it comes to online trading fees.
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Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

Self-driving Nissan car crusies London streets

February 28th, 2017

Self-driving Nissan car crusies London streets
Guided by cameras and radars, and negotiating traffic and roundabouts, a self-driving Nissan car took to the streets of London on Monday for the Japanese company’s first European tests of an autonomous vehicle. Costas Pitas reports.

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The U.S. already spends more on defense than any other country

February 28th, 2017

The U.S. already spends more on defense than any other country
President Trump wants to jack up U.S. military spending.
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Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

Target cuts outlook

February 28th, 2017

Target cuts outlook
Target sees full-year sales dropping at existing stores. That surprised Wall Street, and shares plummeted. Fred Katayama reports.

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Reuters Video: Business

Starbucks bets on 'roastery' for Italy debut

February 28th, 2017

Starbucks bets on 'roastery' for Italy debut
Starbucks is making a big bet on Italy, the home of espresso, with plans to debut in Milan late next year with a sprawling, super-premium Reserve Roastery in a turn-of-the-century post office building on Piazza Cordusio. Harvey Biggs reports

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France's Le Pen looks to win farmers vote

February 28th, 2017

France's Le Pen looks to win farmers vote
The far-right’s Marine Le Pen is the first of the major French presidential candidates to visit the annual Paris agricultural show, hoping to convince farmers to back her brand of protectionism and a “French Agricultural Policy” in elections in the spring. As Sonia Legg reports, polls show increasing numbers of farmers are tempted by Le Pen.

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Trump's 'big' spending plans nudge stocks higher

February 28th, 2017

Trump's 'big' spending plans nudge stocks higher
World stocks hover just off all-time highs and are on course for a fourth straight month of gains, as investors await details from U.S. President Donald Trump on his promises for “big” spending programmes. David Pollard reports.

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