WORLD NEWS AS REPORTED II

Trump set tone for 'hate-filled' 2017, Amnesty says

CNN - 35 min 57 sec ago
The US government's polarizing decision to ban travel from six Muslim-majority countries set the tone for a year of "hate-filled rhetoric," Amnesty said.

Fed's Quarles pushes for gradual rate hikes, review of crisis-era bank regulations

CNBC - 1 hour 27 min ago
Inflation running slightly below target shouldn't deter the Fed from raising interest rates, Fed Governor Randal Quarles said in a speech.

'Huge changes' at Qantas are set to boost its international earnings, says its CEO

CNBC - 1 hour 36 min ago
Qantas is planning 'huge changes' for its international business next year, which is expected to spur its earnings, its CEO said.

Walmart has a plan to sell more furniture online

CNBC - 1 hour 41 min ago
Walmart is offering its first glimpse of a redesigned Walmart.com, starting in the home department.

Australian prime minister to bring up China, Trans-Pacific trade deal during Trump talks

CNBC - 2 hours 16 min ago
China and the Trans-Pacific trade pact will be on the agenda when both leaders meet, an Australian official said.

Letter 46: Turnbull Goes to Washington, We Go to the Pub

NEW YORK TIMES - 2 hours 34 min ago
This week’s Australia Letter: Hobart’s best chicken Parma, and other news.

U.S. Embassy in Montenegro Is Attacked, but Only Attacker Is Killed

NEW YORK TIMES - 2 hours 55 min ago
No personnel were injured when an unidentified man threw an explosive device late Wednesday night. The attacker was killed.

We tested out this hotel robot (and it wasn't totally competent)

CNBC - 3 hours 3 min ago
A robot now delivers items to guest rooms at a hotel in Singapore, but when CNBC visited it wasn't exactly smooth going.

Australia's banknotes may be the most advanced in the world

CNBC - 3 hours 24 min ago
The Australian dollar is made of polymer, which makes it highly durable and difficult to replicate.

Fed's Kashkari is unsure if Trump's $1.5 trillion tax cuts will boost investment

CNBC - 3 hours 38 min ago
Fed's Kashkari is unsure if Trump's $1.5 trillion tax cuts will boost investment.

Lebanon's plea for help over Syrian refugees

SKY NEWS - 3 hours 55 min ago
The Government is expected to pass the halfway mark today towards meeting its target of relocating 20,000 Syrian refugees from countries around the conflict zone.

Top US Treasury official slams China's 'non-market behavior'

CNBC - 4 hours 2 min ago
A top U.S. Treasury diplomat accused Beijing of "non-market behavior".

Here are the 10 wealthiest people in China — a country leading the way for self-made billionaires

CNBC - 4 hours 5 min ago
China's billionaire population is on the rise — and the vast majority of them are self-made, according to Wealth-X.

Justin Trudeau's India visit deemed a 'slow-moving train wreck' amid claims he was 'snubbed'

CNBC - 5 hours 1 min ago
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is this week in India, but the politician is not getting much of a reception.

The Olympics are tricky terrain for South Korea's mega-conglomerates

CNBC - 5 hours 12 min ago
South Korea's chaebols stand to gain from sponsoring the Olympics, but the games are also tricky terrain to navigate.

Unlike other social apps, IRL wants to pry teens away from their phones

CNBC - 5 hours 25 min ago
A new app called IRL aims to get teens to break their addiction to selfies and likes.

Oil at Japan shores is likely from sunken Iranian tanker: Japan Coast Guard

CNBC - 5 hours 46 min ago
Oil at Japan shores is likely to be from a sunken Iranian tanker, the Japan Coast Guard said.

British lawmakers launch inquiry into cryptocurrencies

CNBC - 5 hours 56 min ago
British lawmakers said they are launching an inquiry into digital currencies

A high concentration of tech stocks in an index is a ‘danger sign,’ says analyst

CNBC - 6 hours 4 min ago
Too many stocks in one sector will spell disaster during the next bear market, say analyst.

Trump: More guns to stop school massacres

SKY NEWS - 6 hours 6 min ago
Tearful school shooting survivors have met President Trump and urged him to bring in stricter gun control - his response, a proposal to arm teachers.

Bond yields moving from 'sweet spot' to riskier area where they could threaten stock market gains

CNBC - 6 hours 6 min ago
The 10-year Treasury yield is getting dangerously close to 3 percent, which would set off alarm bells for some stock investors.

US is looking at potential new sanctions against Russia

CNBC - 6 hours 17 min ago
US is considering new sanctions against Russia in response to election meddling and a cyber attack last year.

Venezuela Opposition Will Boycott Election, and Maduro Tightens His Hold

NEW YORK TIMES - 6 hours 19 min ago
The decision clears a path for President Nicolás Maduro’s re-election and threw the future of the nation’s political opposition further into doubt.

South Korea has spent more than $220,000 on Kim Jong Un's sister at Olympic visit

CNBC - 6 hours 38 min ago
South Korea has spent about 240 million won ($223,237) on Kim Yo Jong's Olympic visit.

Business leaders should take a stand on social issues such as gun violence, says Yale management guru

CNBC - 6 hours 50 min ago
CEOs have a social responsibility to take a stand on gun violence, says Yale management guru.

Airstrikes and continuous shelling are

CNN - 6 hours 55 min ago
Airstrikes and continuous shelling are driving the residents of Eastern Ghouta, Syria underground. Health clinics have run out of medical supplies and are now using expired medicines as newborns must take their first breaths underground.

Doctors forced to use expired drugs as 300 die

CNN - 7 hours 8 min ago
The devastation wrought in Eastern Ghouta by a relentless bombardment by the Syrian regime has forced doctors to use expired drugs and scramble for water as the number of dead reached 300 in three days, medics and activists said.

Skating legend Dorothy Hamill opens up about her biggest money mistake

CNBC - 7 hours 10 min ago
Skating legend Dorothy Hamill has a piece of advice for Olympic athletes: Put your money with people you know and trust.

Pakistan’s Top Court Rules Ousted Leader Can’t Head Political Party

NEW YORK TIMES - 7 hours 17 min ago
Despite the ruling against the ex-prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, the real power of the country’s dominant political party still rests with him.

Asia set to trade higher despite US losses following the latest Fed minutes

CNBC - 7 hours 19 min ago
Fed officials saw higher growth and an uptick in inflation as the basis for gradually raising interest rates.

Gun Control, Billy Graham, Netanyahu: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

NEW YORK TIMES - 7 hours 24 min ago
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

House Republican oversight chair seeks EPA chief's travel details

CNBC - 7 hours 26 min ago
Gowdy questioned a statement made by an EPA spokesman that Pruitt had a "blanket waiver" enabling him to fly first class, which he later amended.

Spanish Artwork Denounced Political ‘Persecution.’ It Was Ordered Removed.

NEW YORK TIMES - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:47
A gallery was ordered to withdraw a work that labeled Catalan separatist leaders as political prisoners from an exhibit at Madrid’s main arts fair.

Max Desfor, 104, War Photographer at Midcentury, Is Dead

NEW YORK TIMES - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:43
Mr. Desfor’s photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize.

Telegram is holding a secretive second pre-ICO sale

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:32
The company is raising even more cash for its controversial blockchain-powered network.

Kylie Jenner slams Snap redesign on Twitter, then Twitter bots pile on

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:28
A Kylie Jenner bot latched onto a tweet by the real reality TV star, spamming her and her followers with links to a hazardous website.

Nigerian Schoolgirls Are Feared Kidnapped in Boko Haram Attack

NEW YORK TIMES - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:25
Dozens of girls are missing after the militants raided a school, raising fears they may have been taken hostage just like girls from Chibok in 2014.

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Roku, Pandora & more

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:19
See which stocks are posting big moves after the bell on Wednesday.

Trump tells tearful school shooting survivors: 'It's been going on too long'

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:11
President Donald Trump spoke with survivors of school shootings at the White House on Wednesday.

U.K.’s Ruling Party Is Clashing Over ‘Brexit.’ Again.

NEW YORK TIMES - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:10
Hard-line supporters of withdrawal are dismayed by a suggestion that the transition after leaving the European Union could be longer than two years.

Outrage as 2nd Bus Plunges Off Cliff in Peru, Killing Dozens

NEW YORK TIMES - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:05
A passenger bus fell off a cliff on the nation’s most important highway, the second such deadly bus accident this year on the notoriously dangerous road.

Team USA luge silver medalist at the NYSE

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:57
Chris Mazdzer, Team USA luge medalist, discusses winning silver in the luge competition in Pyeongchang.

Don’t catch the ‘falling knife’ that is GE, warns analyst

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:53
GE has slid 17 percent this year as the stock's stunning decline continues, and some see further downside looming.

Trump's pick to head Indian Health Services drops out amid controversy over resume, finances

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:53
Robert Weaver has also had his claims of management experience at a Missouri hospital questioned.

Here's how traders talked themselves into a sell-off

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:52
If the Fed meeting had been held now, with all the information that's come out since January, traders believe it would have been more hawkish

Trump's economic advisers throw cold water on his proposal to raise gas tax

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:34
President Trump's Council of Economic Advisers warned that taxing gas to pay for roads is an "imperfect" system.

Roku plunges after providing a weak sales forecast

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:33
Roku plunged on weak quarterly guidance.

Toys R Us is in danger of breaching a covenant with its lenders

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:33
The potential breach is intensifying concerns about Toys R Us' ability to emerge from bankruptcy, sources tell CNBC.

Inspired by Lindsey Vonn? Here's how to score spring ski deals

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:28
Spring ski and snowboarding deals abound, if you can avoid the spring break crowds.

SEC charges former bitcoin exchange and its founder with fraud

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:25
The Securities and Exchange Commission says BitFunder was an unregistered securities exchange that defrauded users

Ford North America President Raj Nair to step down due to 'inappropriate behavior'

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:20
Ford found Nair had behaved in ways 'inconsistent with company’s code of conduct.'

Pandora jumps 9 percent after reporting a large rise in subscription revenue

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:16
Pandora shares jumped more than 9 percent after reporting significant growth in subscription revenue.

Watch Trump meet with people affected by school shootings

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:13
President Donald Trump meets Wednesday with people affected by American school shootings.

Amazon closes up 1% after stock soars past $1,500 for the first time

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:04
Amazon shares hit a new all-time high on Wednesday, surpassing the price of $1,500 apiece for the first time.

Rising bond yields stomp out a sharp stock rally

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:03
Stocks and bonds duked it out over how to interpret the Fed's latest minutes, and it seems the bond market is winning.

Bill and Melinda Gates say this wedding gift helps them not fight

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:00
"Neither of us are afraid of a little bit of grist in the system, neither in business nor in our marriage."

Facebook is using A.I. to predict when users may be suicidal

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:00
Facebook has started using artificial intelligence to spot people who could be at risk of suicide.

JP Morgan’s David Kelly expects four rate hikes in 2018: ‘The Fed is more hawkish today'

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:52
The Federal Reserve is more hawkish now than it was during its January meeting, David Kelly says.

Archaeologists discovered ancient human

CNN - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:31
Archaeologists discovered ancient human remains, Mayan relics and the bones of Ice Age animals in what's believed to be the largest flooded cave in the world.

A.I. experts warn of a 'Black Mirror'-esque future with swarms of micro-drones, autonomous weapons

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:20
New report from 26 technology experts issues dire warning about the potential of malicious artificial intelligence.

Trump's top economic advisor sees 3% GDP growth, with debt increasing near-term

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:16
President Donald Trump's economic advisor Kevin Hassett believes the economy has returned to a 3 percent growth rate.

Only 23% of law school grads say their education was worth the cost

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:16
The average cost of attending one of the top 10 law schools is now $60,293 per year.

Jeff Immelt's refusal to give or take bad news defined his leadership at GE

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:16
Former General Electric boss Jeff Immelt was consistent in his overly optimistic approach to running the once-massive company.

Mortgage rates are rising — Kevin O'Leary says follow these tips to buy a home that will appreciate

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:02
Use these tricks to buy a house that will go up in value.

7 English-speaking and picture-perfect spots for retirement

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:41
A beachside requirement abroad doesn't have to require language lessons.

The Carpetbagger: Mother Russia Crashes the Oscars

NEW YORK TIMES - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:32
The Oscar-nominated filmmakers behind “Last Men in Aleppo” and “Icarus” are grappling with a very real vexation: fear of Russian meddling.

Amy McGrath, a former Marine fighter

CNN - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:31
Amy McGrath, a former Marine fighter pilot who is running for Congress in Kentucky, told CNNi she won't take money from the NRA.

Ferry explosion 'injures a dozen' in Mexico

SKY NEWS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:25
A ferry has been struck by an explosion in Mexico, reportedly injuring around a dozen people who were on board.

SEC publishes updated guidance on cyber breach disclosure

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:20
The U.S. SEC published updated guidance on how public companies should disclose cyber security risks and breaches.

Bill Gates has paid over $10 billion in taxes but says he should pay more

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:19
"I need to pay higher taxes."

Venezuelans report big weight losses in 2017 as hunger hits

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:18
Venezuelans reported losing on average 24 lbs in body weight last year and almost 90 percent now live in poverty.

5 percent of small businesses have fired, suspended employees since #MeToo movement began

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:15
Most small businesses struggle with sexual harassment policy in the #MeToo movement era.

Trump's former bodyguard makes $15,000 a month from a GOP 'slush fund'

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:10
Keith Schiller left the White House in September and immediately started a lucrative consulting job with the Republican party's 2020 convention.

Qualcomm says Broadcom's lower bid 'has made an inadequate offer even worse'

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:05
Broadcom lowered its bid Wednesday in response to a possible Qualcomm tie-up with NXP Semiconductors, which Broadcom sees as lowering the company's value.

Homeownership is increasingly for the wealthy

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:04
A severe shortage of affordable homes for sale caused a sharp and unexpected drop in January closings.

Brit & Co founder Brit Morin says this is key to helping women advance in the workplace

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:01
Morin has built a digital media company that has a predominantly female audience — and workforce.

Fed minutes: All signs pointing to more rate hikes ahead

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:00
Federal Reserve officials see increased economic growth and an uptick in inflation as justification to continue to raise interest rates gradually.

A Bombing in Northern Myanmar Signals Strife Beyond the Rohingya

NEW YORK TIMES - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:57
While global attention has focused on the plight of Rohingya refugees, other long-running ethnic conflicts plague Myanmar’s restive borderlands.

This stretchy Japanese wearable can show your heartbeat on your arm

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:56
Engineers at the University of Tokyo have created a flexible LED called "skin electronics" that can show critical health information right on your arm.

JP Morgan’s ‘branch warfare’ to beat up on Wells, support 19% stock surge: Morgan Stanley

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:55
J.P. Morgan's expansion into new markets will spark a war with other big banks it doesn't plan on losing, according to Morgan Stanley.

Facebook case study shows how much its ad targeting tools helped Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:52
Facebook says its political advertising tools significantly boosted the U.S. presidential campaign of Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson.

Trump administration may make it easier to wipe out student debt in bankruptcy

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:37
It's almost impossible to discharge student loans in bankruptcy. That could all change.

Manafort and Gates are reportedly facing new charges in Mueller probe's money laundering case

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:24
Special counsel Robert Mueller told the court on Friday that new criminal conduct was discovered in the case.

Mueller investigating whether Paul Manafort offered banker a job in Trump White House to get loans

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:21
A Chicago bank loaned $16 million to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Ireland Tells State-Run Schools: Stop Steering Pupils to Religion Class

NEW YORK TIMES - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:20
The government told state-run secondary schools, though not the many church-run schools, to offer alternative courses.

Elon Musk is leaving the board of OpenAI, a non-profit dedicated to safe machine learning

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:20
Elon Musk is leaving the board of OpenAI, a nonprofit organization he cofounded in 2015, as Tesla continues to focus on artificial intelligence.

Olympic skier who became an internet sensation for mediocrity: I didn't scam my way into the games

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:08
Elizabeth Swaney's less-than-stellar halfpipe runs at the Winter Games went viral.

Ex-GE CEO Jeff Immelt's second act leads him to another health-care firm board

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:03
Immelt has joined the board of directors of Radiology Partners, about two weeks after becoming Athenahealth chairman.

Trump 'open' to gun restrictions for certain individuals, according to White House official

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:01
President Donald Trump is open to banning all guns for certain individuals.

Here are 3 key Senate races that show why Democrats are at risk of losing seats in 2018

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:00
Incumbent Democratic senators from Florida, Missouri and Wisconsin are facing major challenges in 2018.

Marc Lore: I am 'absolutely not' leaving Walmart

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:46
Marc Lore spoke to CNBC Wednesday after a report surfaced that the Jet.com founder was considering stepping down from his new post at Walmart.

Fake news video on Florida school shooting briefly becomes top trending video on YouTube

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:45
The top trending video on YouTube Wednesday morning claimed a survivor of last week's shooting at a Florida high school was a "crisis actor."

NY supermarket chain Tops files bankruptcy, cites debt and Amazon

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:45
Tops filed for bankruptcy, due to unsustainable debt, falling food prices and competition that forced it to reorganize.

A major misconception about the market exposed in one chart

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:38
One Oppenheimer technician says history actually points to rising rates as a bullish sign for stocks.

The top 10 cities for women in tech in 2018

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:31
Cities near Silicon Valley did not make the top of the list.

Macau Journal: A Greyhound Racetrack Meets Its Demise

NEW YORK TIMES - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:30
Animal-rights advocates have long criticized the track. Its closing also reflects the island’s transformation into a popular tourist destination for families.

Trump signals open to mileage tax with praise of Oregon program

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:29
The White House praised an experimental program that charges mileage tax to drivers.

Twitter, Snap will grow at the expense of Facebook, analyst predicts

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:24
Twitter and Snap are more attractive now that Facebook is no longer the "only game in town" for advertisers, GBH Insights said Wednesday.

Exposure of social media attacks lands senior federal health official on administrative leave

CNBC - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:24
Jon Cordova reportedly wrote that Barack Obama would not have won the presidency if he were white.

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