Trump Today: Trump Today: President appears to soften stance on shutdown, pushes back on Mueller probe

Trump Today: Trump Today: President appears to soften stance on shutdown, pushes back on Mueller probe

President Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to soften his stance on keeping the government open as he pushed back against the investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russia. ‘TOO… Read more »

Key Words: Mnuchin thinks there’s a simple reason the Dow is poised for its worst December since 1931

Key Words: Mnuchin thinks there’s a simple reason the Dow is poised for its worst December since 1931

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has weighed and measured the recent destruction that put the Dow Jones Industrial Average on track for its worst December since 1931, and he appears to… Read more »

Amnesty International teams with AI firm to quantify abuse targeting women of color on Twitter

Amnesty International teams with AI firm to quantify abuse targeting women of color on Twitter

A new study confirms what women of color on Twitter likely already know: The social platform really is worse for them. The human-rights organization Amnesty International on Tuesday released the… Read more »

Investor activists press U.S. prison operators on human rights

Investor activists press U.S. prison operators on human rights

BOSTON (Reuters) – Activist investors said on Tuesday they filed shareholder resolutions at two U.S. private prison operators, looking to link executive pay to human rights considerations at CoreCivic Inc… Read more »

George Lucas's film empire tops Forbes list of richest U.S. celebrities

George Lucas's film empire tops Forbes list of richest U.S. celebrities

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Filmmaker George Lucas’s “Star Wars” empire – the movie franchise, not Darth Vader’s fictional galactic government – planted him firmly atop Forbes magazine’s third annual ranking… Read more »

Key Words: Mnuchin has a simple reason why the Dow is poised for its worst December since 1931

Key Words: Mnuchin has a simple reason why the Dow is poised for its worst December since 1931

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has weighed and measured the recent destruction that has put the Dow Jones Industrial Average on track for its worst December since 1931, and he appears… Read more »

Woman claims hacker used baby monitor to spy on her child — how to protect yourself

Woman claims hacker used baby monitor to spy on her child — how to protect yourself

Is your baby monitor safe? A couple in Houston, Texas claims they woke up one night to a man’s voice in their infant’s room, telling them, “I’m going to kidnap… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Stocks reverse rally; S&P threatens fifth straight day of losses

Market Snapshot: Stocks reverse rally; S&P threatens fifth straight day of losses

U.S. stocks staged a modest rebound Tuesday afternoon, after a multisession rout took the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 to their lowest levels since the autumn of 2017, and as… Read more »

Futures Movers: U.S. oil prices plunge over 7% to settle at a nearly 16-month low as fresh supply worries pummel market

Futures Movers: U.S. oil prices plunge over 7% to settle at a nearly 16-month low as fresh supply worries pummel market

By Markets/commodities reporter Markets reporter Oil futures tumbled on Tuesday, with a more than 7% loss sending benchmark U.S. crude prices to their lowest finish in nearly 16 months, as… Read more »

The states where pensions are safe — and where they’re in trouble

The states where pensions are safe — and where they’re in trouble

Kentucky has one of the worst public pension plans in the country, but it’s just been saved from getting even worse. The state’s Supreme Court ruled against a reform law… Read more »

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