A lawyer said Friday that in 2017, she witnessed a former GOP congressman dangle a pardon from President Donald Trump before her client, Julian Assange. Jennifer Robinson's testimony was part of Assange's ongoing UK extradition trial. She said the congressman was then US Representative Dana Rohrabacher. Robinson explained that the pardon was in exchange for identifying the source of the leaked DNC documents distributed by WikiLeaks during the 2016 election.
A Florida man is facing felony charges after ramming a 13-year-old girl in the face with a flagpole. According to Newser, the 73-year-old did so while demonstrating his support of President Donald Trump. It began when Norbert Logsdon and his fellow demonstrators began flipping off passing cars.
On Thursday, US stocks fell 320 points. The drop comes even as weekly jobless-claims data came in better than expected. Business Insider reports that weekly jobless claims fell by more than 30,000 from the previous week, to 860,000. Tech stocks led the decline. Investors continued to process Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's comments expressing uncertainty about the economic recovery. Powell also said the Fed didn't expect to raise interest rates until at least 2023.
On Thursday, US stocks sank in turbulent trading. Falling tech giants dragged on benchmark indexes. Tech names had rebounded on Wednesday. However, they resumed their downward spiral as investors shunned their still lofty valuations. Traders also mulled weekly jobless-claims data that signaled lasting pain in the US labor market. Jobless claims totaled 884,000 for the week that ended on Saturday, missing the economist estimate of 850,000.
US stocks climbed on Wednesday with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite extending records. According to Business Insider, both indexes closed at all-time highs on Tuesday. The rally was partly spurred by sectors that have underperformed in 2020, including utilities and financials. Traders are closely watching for signs that Congress will sign on for another pandemic stimulus bill soon. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday encouraged Congress to pass stimulus measures.
The bull market kept rolling along Friday with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq once again closing at record heights and the Dow made progress by erasing all of its losses for the year. Conway G. Gittens has the details
Business Insider reports that US stocks are on course to close lower for a third consecutive week. The S&P 500 has lost nearly 9% since early September's record high. That decline was mainly driven by losses in the technology sector. But Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo and Deutsche Bank are upbeat the US stock market sell-off is mostly over. Goldman Sachs kept its end-of year S&P 500 target to 3,600 by year end.
Vitamin B6 is one a very popular vitamin. Business Insider explored the benefits of this vitamin. Vitamin B6 helps turn food into energy. Vitamin B6 supports heart health. Vitamin B6 promotes healthy brain function. Vitamin B6 may help morning sickness. Vitamin B6 may treat seizures in newborns. Vitamin B6 fosters a healthy immune system .
Robert Pattinson is an A-List Hollywood star. Business Insider is dishing on some fun facts about the actor that even his biggest fans may not know. "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" was the actor's first major film. There's an asteroid named after the movie star. He doesn't like his popular nickname "R-Patz." Pattinson actor has admitted that he's not the best driver. The star said that he's always wanted to be a rapper.
A lot of home owners ignore getting home owners insurance. Those with policies should read them regularly. Home owners need to know how much your insurance company would reimburse them if their house burned down and it was a total loss. Business Insider reports that most insurance companies require homeowners to carry at least 80% of the replacement cost of the home.
It didn't take long for US congressional leaders to start bickering over which president should nominate the next Supreme Court justice. Following the news of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer weighed in. CNN reports the top Senate Democrat said that a Supreme Court vacancy 'should not be filled until we have a new president.' Senate Republicans only need 51 votes to confirm a new justice once one is formally nominated.
On Saturday, President Donald Trump said that Republicans have an "obligation" to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vacant seat on the Supreme Court. CNN reports that Trump told that GOP must will fill the seat "without delay." Democrats argue the Senate should refrain from confirming a replacement until after the next president is sworn in. CNN previously reported that the President had been "salivating" to nominate a replacement for Ginsburg even before her death on Friday.
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden warned the United Kingdom that it must honour the Northern Irish peace deal as it extracts itself from the European Union or there would be no U.S. trade deal. Adam Reed reports.
U.S. stock index futures dropped when electronic trading resumed on Sunday. Reuters reports trade relations between the US and China hit a new low on Friday, sending Wall Street into a selling frenzy...