• FTC set to make second request on Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm: sources

    8 monthes ago - By Reuters

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is set to make a second request for information on chipmaker Broadcom Ltd's $103 billion hostile bid for Qualcomm Inc, people familiar with the matter said on Friday, indicating heightened antitrust scrutiny.
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  • U.S. Set To Decide In Trade Dispute Threatening Booming Solar Industry

    U.S. Set To Decide In Trade Dispute Threatening Booming Solar Industry

    8 monthes ago - By NPR

    President Trump is facing a Jan. 26 deadline to decide whether to impose tariffs on solar imports. While tariffs could help level the playing field for U.S. manfacturers, they could also raise prices.
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  • US House Passes Short-Term Funding Extension for NFIP; Prospects Dim in Senate

    8 monthes ago - By A.M. Best

    The U.S. House passed and sent to the Senate another temporary funding bill to extend government operations and the National Flood Insurance Program until Feb. 16. The Senate was debating the bill ...
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  • Here We Go Again as the Only Certainty Is Uncertainty

    8 monthes ago - By Economy

    The odds that a U.S. government shutdown leads to bigger problems down the road are nontrivial.
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  • U.S. Chamber pushes ‘jump-start' for public works

    8 monthes ago - By Finance Commerce

    The federal gas tax should be increased to help modernize U.S. roads, bridges and other public works, and Congress must expand funding and financing options for projects, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue said. The chamber is calling on Congress and the Trump administration to raise federal fuel taxes by 25 cents, pass initiatives ...
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  • US rig count down by 3 to 936; Wyoming adds 3

    8 monthes ago - By Chron

    HOUSTON - The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by three this week to 936.
    That exceeds the 694 rigs that were active this time a year ago.
    Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported on Friday that 747 rigs were drilling for oil and 189 for natural gas this week.
    Among oil- and gas-producing states, Wyoming gained three rigs, West Virginia increased by two and Louisiana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Texas each gained one.
    Colorado and Ohio each lost four rigs and Alaska, North Dakota and Utah each decreased by one.
    Arkansas, California and...
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  • Farmers throughout the U.S. received a hefty white envelope labeled “U

    8 monthes ago - By AG Web

    Farmers throughout the U.S. received a hefty white envelope labeled “U.S. Census of Agriculture” at the turn of the year.
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  • Consumer sentiment falls in January, while tax reform viewed with optimism

    8 monthes ago - By CNBC

    U.S. consumer sentiment was expected to rise in the January mid-month reading.
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  • Possible U.S. shutdown won't affect U.S.'s AAA-rating: Fitch

    8 monthes ago - By Reuters

    NEW YORK - Fitch Ratings said on Friday its top AAA debt rating for the United States would not be directly impacted by a possible federal shutdown, which will begin on Saturday if lawmakers fail to clinch a deal to fund the government.
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  • Gross Domestic Product by Industry: Third Quarter 2017

    Gross Domestic Product by Industry: Third Quarter 2017

    8 monthes ago - By U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

    Finance and insurance; durable goods manufacturing; and information services were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the third quarter of 2017. Overall, 18 of 22 industry groups contributed to the 3.2 percent increase in real GDP in the third quarter.
    Finance and insurance increased 14.7 percent in the third quarter, after decreasing 6.6 percent in the second quarter.
    Durable goods manufacturing increased 7.5 percent, after increasing 2.9 percent.
    Information services increased 9.0 percent, after increasing 7.0 percent.
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  • EXCLUSIVE: Most U.S. states lost coal mining jobs in 2017

    8 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Nearly two-thirds of U.S. coal producing states lost coal mining jobs in 2017, even as overall employment in the downtrodden sector grew modestly, according to preliminary government data obtained by Reuters.
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  • This Is How the U.S. Almost Bought Russian Natural Gas

    8 monthes ago - By Fortune

    For a lesson in how liquefied natural gas is radically reshaping the global energy market, consider the twisted tale of a ship heading to Boston that made a U-turn on Friday. The huge Gaselys tanker had been closely tracked by energy traders, since its arrival would mark the first imports that included some gas from a project in Russia subject to U.S. sanctions. The journey, though interrupted, is raising questions about where America gets its fuel from.
    1. Why is the U.S. buying gas from Europe?
    Well, it was cold. French energy giant Engie SA bought the cargo to meet high gas demand...
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  • TPG Growth and CAA's investment firm Evolution Media buy into Africa's music business

    TPG Growth and CAA's investment firm Evolution Media buy into Africa's music business

    8 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Private equity and media giants from the U.S. yare starting to pay attention to Africa's burgeoning music scene. TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity investment arm of private equity giant TPG, and Evolution Media, the investment and advisory services firm created by Creative Artists Agency and TPG, have acquired a majority stake in the South African multimedia...
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  • CoStar Competitor Raises $50M In Series C Funding

    8 monthes ago - By Forbes

    Apartment List has raised an additional $50M in its latest round of funding, and is now the fastest growing rental marketplace in the U.S.
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  • Gross Domestic Product by Industry, 3rd quarter 2017

    8 monthes ago - By U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

    Finance and insurance; durable goods manufacturing; and information services were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the third quarter of 2017. According to gross domestic product by industry statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, 18 of 22 industry groups contributed to the overall 3.2 percent increase in real GDP in the third quarter. Full Text
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  • US stock indexes are mostly higher in morning trading

    US stock indexes are mostly higher in morning trading

    8 monthes ago - By Stl Today

    The major U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher in morning trading Friday as gains by retailers and consumer goods companies outweighed losses in other sectors. Technology stocks were among the biggest decliners. Energy companies fell along with the price of...
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  • War In Space: How The Air Force Is Preparing, And What Might Go Wrong

    8 monthes ago - By Forbes

    The Air Force has embraced a warfighting mindset for space operations, but it has to decide how it will make U.S. military constellations more resilient.
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  • Gains in consumer stocks prop up S&P, Nasdaq

    8 monthes ago - By Reuters

    The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq were prodded higher by gains in consumer stocks, while investors played down fears of a looming U.S. government shutdown.
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  • Visit U.S. Coalition Launches Amid Drop in U.S. Share of Global Travel

    8 monthes ago - By Hotel News Resource

    The dip in U.S. market share is a hindrance to the president's economic goals, which the Visit U.S. coalition intends to help correct. Research prepared for Visit U.S. by the U.S. Travel Association shows that while global travel volume increased 7.9 percent from 2015 to 2017, the U.S. slice of that growing pie fell from 13.6 percent to 11.9 percent in the same period—the first drop after more than a decade of consistent growth.
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