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Fed's Powell Says Facebook's Libra Raises 'Serious Concerns'

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and legislators in both parties expressed broad concern about Facebook’s plan to create a cryptocurrency-based payment ne...

Fed's Powell Says Facebook's Libra Raises 'Serious Concerns'

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US Treasury has 'serious concerns' Libra could be used for terrorism The US government views cryptocurrencies, including Facebook-backed Libra, as a national security issue. In a press conference today, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Treasury Department has "very serious concerns" that Libra could be misus...
23:26, 07/15/2019

Fed's Powell says trade, global growth concerns continue to weigh on U.S. economy Concerns about trade policy and a weak global economy "continue to weigh on the U.S. economic outlook" and the Federal Reserve stands ready to "act as appropriate" to sustain a decade-long expansion, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said on Wednesday in re...
15:52, 07/10/2019

Fed's Powell bolsters rate cut view on trade, global growth concerns Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday set the stage for the first U.S. interest rate cut in a decade later this month, pledging to 'act as appropriate' to defend an economic expansion threatened by trade disputes and a global slowdown....
05:13, 07/11/2019

Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, sparking new privacy concerns Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns....
20:39, 06/18/2019

Facebook official says regulatory concerns to be addressed before Libra launch Facebook Inc's top official overseeing the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency plans to tell U.S. lawmakers the company will not launch the digital currency until regulatory concerns and approvals are fully addressed....
19:00, 07/15/2019

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency stirs criticism, privacy concerns US lawmakers have grilled Facebook on its ambitious plan to create a financial ecosystem based on a digital currency called Libra. The project is viewed with skepticism in many countries, including Germany....
18:26, 07/16/2019

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency faces privacy concerns and political backlash Facebook announced a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns.Read More...
08:39, 06/19/2019

World finance leaders raise ‘serious regulatory’ concerns over Facebook’s Libra The chairman's concluding summary from the G-7 meeting in Chantilly, France, says the officials agreed that so-called stablecoins - cryptocurrencies pegged to real currencies - will have to meet "the highest standards" of financial regulation....
14:00, 07/18/2019

Halt Libra Project Until Concerns Addressed: Federal Chief To Facebook US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Wednesday that Facebook's plan to build a digital currency called Libra "cannot go forward" until serious concerns are addressed, comments that......
00:26, 07/11/2019

Fed chief calls for Facebook to halt Libra project until concerns addressed U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Wednesday that Facebook's plan to build a digital currency called Libra "cannot go forward" until serious concerns are addressed, comments that pressured the project and dented the price of the ori...
05:13, 07/11/2019

Facebook's Libra Project Is Getting Hammered From All Sides, With Fed Chair Raising 'Serious Concerns' Facebook’s already-troubled Libra cryptocurrency project, which has already run into significant opposition among the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services and the Senate Banking Committee, is running headlong into further resistance from regula...
07:00, 07/11/2019

Team Trump raises concerns of fundraising war A fight has broken out over two new Republican fundraising sites built to take advantage of GOP support for President Trump and down-ticket candidates and provide the party with platforms that can compete with the hugely successful Democratic site Ac...
19:52, 07/09/2019

Far-right sticker in German police car raises racism concerns Police in the city of Duisburg have received complaints over an Identitarian movement sticker seen in one of their cars. The extremist group espouses a white nationalist ideology....
23:26, 05/02/2019

US ambassador raises concerns during rare Tibet visit The U.S. ambassador to China urged Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to the Himalayan region over the past week...
13:13, 05/25/2019

Japan 'pet cafe' boom raises concerns about animal welfare A love of "cute" creatures, a need to release stress and a shortage of space for pets at home mean that Japan's pet cafes are doing a roaring trade – although animal rights activists continue to oppose the industry....
19:13, 05/21/2019

Government Raises Concerns Over Rising Oil Prices With Saudi Arabia Mr Pradhan told Khalid al-Falih by telephone that he wanted Saudi Arabia to play an active role within OPEC and OPEC+ to keep oil prices at a reasonable level....
10:39, 06/23/2019

Newron delays schizophrenia drug trial after FDA raises concerns Swiss-listed drugmaker Newron must delay a trial of its prospective schizophrenia medicine evenamide after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration raised concerns about central nervous system (CNS) events that have emerged in rats and dogs....
10:00, 05/29/2019

Portuguese fires under partial control, weather raises concerns Fires that swept across central Portugal for nearly 48 hours were under partial control on Monday, but adverse weather conditions are raising concern they will flare up again....
19:13, 07/22/2019

Transfer of U.S.-Canada border agents raises concerns of delayed crossings U.S. Customs and Border Protection says 731 northern border agents from land, sea and airports are in the process of being sent to the U.S.-Mexico border...
17:13, 05/12/2019

Congress Raises Concerns Over Handling Of EVMs In North East Delhi The Congress has expressed concern over the way electronic voting machines (EVMs) were transported to strongroom in Nand Nagari in the North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency after voting on Sunday......
21:13, 05/13/2019

Italy hits back after EU raises concerns over Rome's growing deficit The spat between Italy and the European Commission has resurfaced after the Italian government slammed the Brussels-based institution's economic forecasts as "ungenerous" and "bogus."...
13:39, 05/08/2019

Consumer Reports says Tesla's latest autopilot fix raises 'serious safety concerns' Tesla's latest version of its Navigate on Autopilot feature could be a potential safety risk for drivers as it requires substantial human intervention, according to findings by Consumer Reports....
19:39, 05/22/2019

Sarepta surges after Pfizer gene therapy data raises safety concerns Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics Inc surged 15% on Friday after some safety concerns were raised in a small, early-stage study of a competing gene therapy for a rare muscle-wasting disorder from Pfizer Inc ....
01:26, 06/29/2019

UPDATE 1-Australia's antitrust regulator raises concerns over Landmark-Ruralco deal Australia's competition regulator said on Thursday it was examining whether a proposed takeover of Ruralco Holdings Ltd could reduce wholesale competition and lead to discrimination against some independent retail stores....
07:00, 06/13/2019

Trump on Fed's Powell: 'You can't win 'em all' U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday kept up the pressure on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to cut interest rates, a day after U.S. central bankers signaled they would likely do so later this year to boost the economy and sluggish inflatio...
20:39, 06/20/2019

What Happens When the Feds Can't Be Wrong? When you write the rules, you’re never the bad guy. That’s been the U.S. government’s guiding mantra since its inception when it comes to exploiting natural resources for profit. Be it the treaty-breaking annexation of the Black Hills, the systematic...
06:13, 06/05/2019

Roads Flooded In Powell Co. POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– The National Weather Service is reporting that multiple spots on Highway 11 in Slade have about 6 inches of water going across it. They also report that cars are partially submerged near Little Abners Hotel and Migu...
01:52, 06/07/2019

Trump Slams Fed's Powell, Saying 'We Should Have Draghi Instead' President Trump criticized the Federal Reserve’s Jerome Powell, comparing him unfavorably with European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and saying that the U.S. is no longer on a level playing field....
20:00, 06/26/2019

Powell Says Fed Won't Bend to Political Pressure Fed Chairman Jerome Powell pushed back against President Trump’s demands for lower interest rates—citing the central bank’s independence—while explaining why it might nevertheless cut interest rates soon....
16:13, 06/26/2019

Powell: unemployment, inflation relationship gone Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday before the Senate Banking Committee that very low unemployment rates no longer necessarily push up inflation. (July 11)       ...
00:13, 07/12/2019

Powell Co. Road Reopens After Mudslide POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– An early morning mudslide destroyed a Powell County woman’s home Monday. The mudslide collapsed on her Northbend Road home. The elderly woman was rescued, but Powell County officials say that the incident was ...
04:13, 06/22/2019

For Fed's Powell, a gap with markets and Trump may need explaining Bond investors expect an aggressive set of U.S. interest rate cuts this year, and a voluble president pines for the “old days” when his predecessors bullied central bankers to get their way....
19:52, 06/18/2019

Feds: Immigration top US crime, one-third of all sentencings Immigration crime, virtually all involving illegal male, Hispanic immigrants, was the top offense in federal courts last year, according to the United States Sentencing Commission....
19:52, 05/13/2019

Trump says he never threatened to demote Fed Chair Powell, but has the 'right' to do so "I'd be able to do that if I wanted, but I haven't suggested that," Trump said in an interview with NBC's "Meet The Press" that aired Sunday....
18:00, 06/23/2019

Trump criticises Fed chairman Powell for trying to be ‘tough’ US president adds to his attacks on central bank, accusing it of ‘insane’ policyDonald Trump has launched an extraordinary attack on the Federal Reserve chairman, Jerome Powell, adding to a barrage of recent criticisms of the central bank, which he b...
01:26, 06/27/2019

Fed's Powell Faces Senators After Rate Cut Signal Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will testify before the Senate Banking Committee after signaling to a House panel that the central bank is ready to cut interest rates later this month....
16:26, 07/11/2019

European shares lower after comments from Fed's Powell; VW up 2.5% European stocks followed their U.S. counterparts lower on Thursday morning after the Federal Reserve chairman hinted that lower rates may not be in the cards....
11:00, 05/02/2019

Trump says did not threaten to demote Fed's Powell: NBC interview U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday on NBC's 'Meet the Press' news program that he has the power to demote Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell but has not threatened to do so....
18:26, 06/23/2019

Fed chair Jerome Powell is just saying what Trump wants to hear You have to admire Donald Trump. Not only did he win the presidency of the US against long odds, but also now he’s moonlighting as the unofficial chairman of the Federal Reserve. President Trump didn’t actually take over the Fed job, but he might as ...
05:39, 07/11/2019

Jonathan Powell on UK politics and comparisons with Germany Looking at the state of British politics, where politicians are branded “traitors” and judges called “enemies of the people”, with Tony Blair's former chief of staff....
19:52, 07/12/2019

Powell says economy facing growing uncertainties WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the economic outlook has become cloudier since early May, with rising uncertainties over trade and global growth causing the central bank to reassess its next move on interest rates. Speak...
20:39, 06/25/2019

Stocks Rise to Records Following Powell's Comments U.S. stocks leapt to records Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell set the stage for the central bank to cut interest rates to bolster flagging growth....
18:13, 07/10/2019

Our Forecast Anticipated the S&P 500 Rally: The "Powell Effect" Came LATER The "Powell Effect" supposedly led to the S&P 500 rally that began on June 4th. Yet a simple timeline shows you the facts about what came first. This Chart of the Day also shows you what a real forecast looks like....
23:39, 06/06/2019

Fed is prepared to act to save U.S. economy from trade war, Powell says Calls have escalated in recent days for the central bank to cut interest rates to help boost the economy and counter the negative impacts from trade battles with China and Mexico....
19:00, 06/04/2019

Asia cautious as everything rides on dovish Powell Asian shares inched ahead on Wednesday while higher Treasury yields lifted the dollar as markets wondered if the world's most powerful central banker would confirm or confound expectations for U.S. policy easing this month....
03:13, 07/10/2019

Fed's Powell, in Trump's crosshairs, gets backing from Congress Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell came to Capitol Hill on Wednesday with two goals: cementing the case for an interest rate cut at the end of this month, and bolstering his own congressional wall of protection against a president who has made a ...
20:13, 07/10/2019

Powell Says Fed Must Pay Greater Attention to Global Developments Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell highlighted the growing importance of global developments in monetary policy—a reflection of how slowing growth abroad has likely set the stage for the U.S. central bank to cut interest rates....
21:52, 07/16/2019

Jets agree to terms with RB Bilal Powell NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets have agreed to terms with Bilal Powell, bringing back the franchise’s 10th-leading rusher after a neck injury cut short his season last year. The 30-year-old Powell worked out for New York on Friday and appears to have ...
03:39, 06/08/2019

Fed meets as renewed pressure on Powell comes from Trump Lawyers at the White House earlier this year explored the legality of stripping Jerome Powell of his Federal Reserve chairmanship, demoting him to be just one of as many as seven governors of the U.S. central bank, according to a report from Bloomber...
19:52, 06/18/2019

Dollar Edges Lower After Powell Remarks The dollar edged lower Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank was monitoring trade developments and would respond as necessary....
06:52, 06/05/2019

Feds: Va. man lied about communication with terror group CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Federal authorities say they’ve arrested a Virginia man accused of lying about his ties to foreign terrorist organizations. U.S. Department of Justice spokesman Brian McGinn confirmed Thursday that Waqar Ul-Hassan was arr...
22:13, 05/02/2019

Feds say they have ‘devastating evidence’ against Jeffrey Epstein The feds have “devastating evidence” against Jeffrey Epstein that includes notes and messages seized from his Manhattan townhouse that corroborate the claims of women who allege he sexually abused them there when they were underage, accor...
21:13, 07/08/2019

Feds revive proposal for new oil, gas drilling in California LOS ANGELES (AP) — The federal government wants to reopen over 1.7 million acres (690,000 hectacres) in California to oil and gas drilling that includes fracking on land that has been off-limits since environmentalists sued in 2013. The Bureau of Lan...
01:13, 05/10/2019

Feds seize $3.8M worth of drugs at border TUCSON – Federal authorities say they seized nearly 268 pounds of narcotics in three recent seizures at the U.S.-Mexico border. Last Thursday morning, Customs and Border Protection officers say they seized 78 pounds of meth plus 18 pounds of heroin a...
19:13, 05/02/2019

Feds say Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman owes U.S. $12B No more planes, personal zoos, or tiny trains for convicted cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman if the feds have their way. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn Friday said they are seeking to seize over $12 billion in assets from the one...
01:39, 07/06/2019

Feds Rule That One Company’s Gig Workers Are Contractors The Department of Labor says workers for one company are sufficiently independent to be considered contractors, in a move that could ripple across the gig economy....
05:39, 04/30/2019

R. Kelly Ex-Staffers Hand Over 20 Sex Tapes to Feds It appears that R. Kelly’s enablers are having a call of conscious as ex-employees reportedly turned over more that 20 sex tapes to federal authorities....
19:52, 07/13/2019

Feds want ex-prosecutor guilty of conspiracy locked up HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. attorneys want a former Honolulu deputy prosecutor locked up now that jurors have found her guilty of conspiracy in a plot to frame a relative. Katherine Kealoha and her now-retired police chief husband Louis Kealoha were convict...
22:26, 06/28/2019

Fed to hold Facebook's crypto coin to 'high' bar: Powell The U.S. Federal Reserve is looking carefully at Facebook's planned cryptocurrency Libra, and will hold it to high standards regarding protecting consumers and regulation, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Tuesday....
03:52, 06/26/2019

Powell says policies needed for income growth slowdown WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the United States needs to find ways to address a decades-long slowdown in income growth and upward economic mobility. In a speech at a Fed research conference, Powell says that incomes ha...
18:00, 05/09/2019

Sources: Mavs expect to sign Powell to $33M deal The Dallas Mavericks expect to agree to a three-year, $33 million contract extension with center Dwight Powell in the opening stages of free agency Sunday evening, sources confirmed to ESPN....
20:13, 06/30/2019

Jerome Powell signals that interest rate cut could be coming soon Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Wednesday that the Federal Reserve is likely to cut interest rates late this month for the first time in a decade in light of a weakening global economy and rising trade tensions. (July 10)     ...
20:26, 07/10/2019

S&P 500 hits 3,000 as Powell's comment lifts rate cut hopes The benchmark S&P 500 breached the 3,000 points mark for the first time on Wednesday, as hopes of an interest rate cut later this month were lifted by Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell's comment that the central bank would "act as appropriate" to s...
16:52, 07/10/2019

Wall Street touches new highs after comments by Fed's Powell U.S. stocks ended higher and the S&P 500 index briefly crossed the 3,000-point mark for the first time on Wednesday as remarks by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell reassured investors about the potential for an interest rate cut later this month...
05:13, 07/11/2019

Powell May Face More Questions on Fed's Approach to Climate Change Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s views on interest rates and the economy should be the main focus as he testifies before Congress this week, but he also may field questions on what the central bank is doing to address climate change risks....
11:13, 07/10/2019

Powell says Fed won’t buckle to pressure from Trump on rate cuts The Federal Reserve won’t be handing President Trump his rate cuts on a silver platter. Fed officials acknowledged on Tuesday that weakening economic conditions may merit lowering interest rates in the coming months, but they poured cold water on the...
01:39, 06/26/2019

Powell testimony, Fed meeting highlight case for 'insurance' A confidence shock driven partly by the U.S. trade war is at the center of an increasingly persuasive argument for Federal Reserve policymakers seriously considering cutting rates for the first time in a decade....
05:13, 07/11/2019

Powell Search & Rescue Warns Of “Zombie” Raccoons POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – Powell County Search and Rescue is warning hikers to be aware of “zombie” raccoons. The animals are not actually “undead.” Rather the animals could possibly be affected with Distemper. The r...
22:26, 05/16/2019

White House considered demoting Fed's Powell: report Lawyers at the White House earlier this year explored the legality of stripping Jerome Powell of his Federal Reserve chairmanship and demoting him to be just one of as many as seven governors of the U.S. central bank, according to a report from Bloom...
23:00, 06/18/2019

Powell says he sees ‘moderate’ risk from corporate debt WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says a sharp rise in corporate debt is being closely monitored but currently the Fed does not see the types of threats that triggered the 2008 financial crisis. In remarks prepared for a bankin...
01:26, 05/21/2019

Don’t dismiss Bilal Powell in crowded Jets backfield As the Jets get close to training camp, I am going to examine the roster and give you my top 25 players. Each weekday, we will reveal another person on the list, leading right into camp. I am not including rookies on this list because I do not feel i...
18:00, 06/19/2019

Trump believes he has authority to demote Fed's Powell: Bloomberg U.S. President Donald Trump believes that he has the authority to replace Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and demote him to be a board governor, but is not planning to do so presently, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with ...
03:00, 06/20/2019

Trump, Fed Chief Powell Spoke by Phone on April 11 President Donald Trump, a vocal critic of the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate moves, spoke with Fed Chairman Jerome Powell by phone on April 11, according to a disclosure by the central bank....
20:52, 06/07/2019

Bilal Powell gets chance to impress Jets in workout A very different Jets backfield could be welcoming back a familiar face. The Jets are working out running back Bilal Powell on Friday, a source told The Post’s Brian Costello. Powell, 30, suffered a season-ending neck injury, thought to be care...
19:00, 06/07/2019

Trump denies he threatened to demote Fed chairman Powell President Trump denied​ that he threatened to demote Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell even though he says he has the right to do so. ​​”I didn’t ever threaten to demote him​,” Trump said during an interview on NBC’s R...
04:26, 06/24/2019

Powell Suggests Fed Could Cut Rates If Trade Spat Escalates Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank is closely monitoring the recent escalation in trade tensions and that it would respond if needed to keep the economy growing steadily....
22:52, 06/04/2019

Fed's Powell affirms rate cut view; others see U.S. economy humming As Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell kept the focus Thursday on global risks that could trigger a Fed rate cut in coming weeks, his colleagues from regional Fed districts painted a rosier picture of continued U.S. economic growth and a solid busine...
06:00, 07/12/2019

Fed's Powell affirms rate cut view; see U.S. economy humming As Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell kept the focus Thursday on global risks that could trigger a Fed rate cut in coming weeks, his colleagues from regional Fed districts painted a rosier picture of continued U.S. economic growth and a solid busine...
00:13, 07/12/2019

New Jersey drug ring had a ‘drive-through window’: feds Authorities have busted 25 people — several connected to the Bloods — for running a massive drug ring in New Jersey where they allegedly pedaled heroin and crack out of a “fast-food-style drive-through window” that was open for businesses...
20:52, 06/18/2019

Feds shell out a whopping $1.4 million for Apollo 11 celebrations The final bill for this week’s Apollo 11 anniversary celebrations is a sky-high $1.4 million. Federal procurement documents show the whopping costs for the 50th anniversary events this week in Washington D.C. to be exponentially pricier than a ...
17:13, 07/20/2019

Feds slap sanctions on son of Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro The US on Friday slapped sanctions on Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro’s son to ratchet up pressure on relatives of top officials backing the socialist leader. The Treasury Department froze any assets in the US belonging to Nicolás Maduro Jr. and ...
10:13, 06/29/2019

The Latest: Gov asks feds to declare fisheries disaster NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on how Midwest flooding affects seafood (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Louisiana’s governor has asked the federal government to declare a fisheries disaster for the state. Gov. John Bel Edwards said Monday that he as...
22:00, 06/17/2019

Feds apprehend over 1,000 asylum seekers at Texas border More than 1,000 migrants were taken into custody after illegally crossing the border near El Paso, Texas, early Wednesday, according to a new report. The group of 1,036 was the largest encountered by the Border Patrol, topping the previous record of ...
01:00, 05/31/2019

The Latest: State gets extension to provide details to feds OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on the federal government’s demand for a portion of Oklahoma’s $270 million settlement with Purdue Pharma (all times local): 2:13 p.m. The state of Oklahoma has been granted more time to provide details abo...
22:13, 06/27/2019

Feds: Indicted drug agent duped DEA into hiring him NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a federal narcotics officer joined the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to help the leader of a murderous Puerto Rican drug ring become “unstoppable.” The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan alleg...
20:13, 06/14/2019

Feds: Nearly 1,700 arrested in child porn, abuse crackdown WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says nearly 1,700 people have been arrested following a two-month crackdown aimed at targeting suspected child predators. Tuesday’s announcement caps the nationwide investigation conducted by federal, st...
19:26, 06/11/2019

Feds commit $2.8M to project tackling workplace harassment The money will go to fund Roadmap to Future Workplaces, a project that will provide training on legal rights and help create plans to reform company policies that enable workplace sexual harassment....
01:52, 07/06/2019

Feds seek to end retaliation settlement involving Arpaio PHOENIX (AP) – The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking to end a settlement in a lawsuit that alleged then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio had a pattern of retaliating against his critics. Lawyers for the Justice Department and Arpaio’s successor, Sh...
05:13, 05/11/2019

Feds confirm ‘Ice Bae’ is a CBP officer, is free to use social media The US Customs and Border Protection agency has confirmed #IceBae’s status as a CBP officer, telling The Post in an email that it has no problem whatsoever with her newfound fame — and that she can tweet as many photos as she wants....
12:39, 07/17/2019

Feds sue WV governor’s coal companies over safety violations CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. government sued nearly two dozen of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s coal companies Tuesday to get them to pay about $4.8 million in unpaid mine safety fines. The civil lawsuit was filed by federal prosecutors ...
05:00, 05/08/2019

Feds: US Supreme Court should turn down ‘Bridgegate’ appeal NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. solicitor general’s office has recommended that the U.S. Supreme Court not hear the appeal of two convicted defendants in the “Bridgegate” case. Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni want the court to hear the a...
15:13, 05/16/2019

Feds warns of THC-infused products that look like real candy CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal prosecutor is warning parents to watch out for products that contain the main psychoactive component in marijuana and look like real candy. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart in Charleston says in a news release the packages...
01:26, 06/21/2019

APNewsBreak: Feds limited in prosecution of juvenile terror WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s ability to charge minors for supporting terrorist groups has been hampered by a 2018 Supreme Court decision. The ruling has forced federal prosecutors to hand off at least one such case to local author...
10:13, 05/07/2019

Feds: 97% of illegal immigrants ordered out in February are in hiding Fed up with thousands of illegal immigrants thumbing their noses at court orders to leave the country, the Trump administration is ramping up warnings that their time is up....
16:13, 06/21/2019

House would block Feds from interfering with state pot laws WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House has voted to block the Justice Department from interfering with states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. The bipartisan 267-165 vote represents a breakthrough for advocates of legali...
01:26, 06/21/2019

Trump’s lavish inauguration spending eyeballed by the feds Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are poring over tens of thousands of documents related to President Trump’s inauguration in a sign that the investigation into the committee’s finances was moving forward, a new report said Monday. The President’s Ina...
02:26, 05/21/2019

Feds look to clamp down on guns ‘designed to hunt people’ A statement from Bill Blair's office says no options have been ruled out as the government weighs new measures against assault-style rifles and handguns....
01:13, 05/31/2019

Trial begins for man feds say was Hezbollah ‘sleeper’ agent A Bronx man who is accused of working as a deep-cover “sleeper” agent for Hezbollah — appearing to lead an otherwise normal life while secretly conducting surveillance on New York City-area airports and military installations — went to trial this wee...
04:52, 05/08/2019

Wall St. sinks on trade jitters ahead of Powell speech Wall Street lost ground on Tuesday as simmering geopolitical and trade concerns, combined with disappointing economic data, kept buyers at bay and investors looked to remarks from U.S. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell expected later in the session...
18:39, 06/25/2019

Fed's Powell Warns of Economic Risks From Rising Business Debt Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said financial regulators must take seriously potential dangers that rising levels of business debt pose to the U.S. economy but said some comparisons to last decade’s subprime mortgage bubble overstate the risk...
08:00, 05/21/2019

UPDATE 3-Powell says Fed insulated from politics, wrestling with rate cuts Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday said the U.S. central bank is "insulated from short-term political pressures," and that its policymakers are wrestling with whether to cut interest rates as President Donald Trump has demanded....
23:13, 06/25/2019

Myles Powell will be back, setting up Seton Hall dream Go ahead, Seton Hall fans. Dream of a monster season — Myles Powell is returning for his senior year. The Pirates now have the pieces for a throwback campaign in South Orange, reminiscent of the P.J. Carlesimo glory days. The 6-foot-2 sharpshooter fr...
02:39, 05/30/2019

Trump denies 'ever threatening to demote’ Fed chairman Jerome Powell President says ‘I’d be able to do that if I wanted but I haven’t suggested that’ when asked if he had considered such a moveDonald Trump has denied threatening to demote Jerome Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve. Related: Fed chairman on report...
09:00, 06/24/2019

Asia stocks set to slide as Fed's Powell temper rate cut expectations Stocks in Asia were set to open lower on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell tempered expectations for a potential interest rate cut....
02:13, 06/26/2019

‘Siren’ star Eline Powell dishes on all things mermaid Freeform show “Siren,” which follows a small coastal town beset by dangerous mermaids, is now in its second season (Thursdays at 8 p.m.) Star Eline Powell who plays central mermaid Ryn, will be in Saturday’s Coney Island Mermaid Parade (her float wil...
04:00, 06/22/2019

Report: Dallas, Powell to agree to three-year, $33 million deal The Dallas Mavericks are expected to come to terms with big man Dwight Powell on a three-year, $33 million contract extension soon after free agency begins Sunday night, according to multiple reports....
19:13, 06/30/2019

W Series Zolder: Chadwick beats Visser and Powell to take pole Jamie Chadwick secured her second consecutive W Series pole by finishing ahead of Beitske Visser and Alice Powell with a time of 1m28.681 seconds in qualifying at Zolder...
10:52, 05/18/2019

Markets Rally as Powell Suggests Fed Could Cut Rates if Economy Weakens Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chairman, said the central bank was “closely monitoring” trade and “as always, we will act as appropriate” to sustain the expansion....
22:26, 06/04/2019

Asia stocks mostly higher as investors await Powell's testimony Stocks in Asia mostly edged up on Wednesday as investors awaited comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell for possible clues on the central bank's next move on interest rates....
11:26, 07/10/2019

Instant view: Powell - Fed stands ready to act "as appropriate" to sustain expansion Concerns about trade policy and a weak global economy "continue to weigh on the U.S. economic outlook" and the Federal Reserve stands ready to "act as appropriate" to sustain a decade-long expansion, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said on Wednesday in re...
15:52, 07/10/2019

Powell Says Outlook Hasn't Improved, Setting Stage for Rate Cut Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday the economic outlook hasn’t improved in recent weeks, an indication the central bank could be prepared to cut its benchmark short-term rate when officials meet later this month....
17:13, 07/10/2019

Fed chief Powell says the economic impact of the opioid crisis is 'quite substantial' "An extraordinary number of people are taking opioids in one form or another," says Powell, during testimony before the House Financial Services Committee....
20:13, 07/10/2019

Fed's Powell Says Stress Tests Must Evolve to Avoid Bank Complacency Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said stress tests of the nation’s largest banks must adapt and keep firms on their toes, or the annual exam could fail to prepare the financial system for the next downturn....
23:26, 07/09/2019

Fed chief Jerome Powell hints at possible rate cut at next policy meeting Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday began the first of two days of testimony in Congress, where he hinted the Fed is eyeing an interest rate cut at its next policy meeting this month....
00:26, 07/11/2019

Fed Chair Powell Signals Rate Cut as Economic Risks Loom Jerome H. Powell sent stock markets higher with comments that trade tensions and global economic issues continue to weigh on the United States economy....
02:26, 07/11/2019

World stocks fall, dollar gains on Powell comments Global equities lost ground on Wednesday, snapping a three-day winning streak after the U.S. Federal Reserve held rates steady as expected but comments from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell cast doubt on whether the central bank's next move would be a rate...
01:00, 05/02/2019

W Series leaders Chadwick and Powell troubled by gearbox issue W Series race winner Jamie Chadwick and runner-up Alice Powell both say they struggled with a gearbox problem when downshifting in the opening race of the season at Hockenheim...
17:39, 05/05/2019

Fed’s Powell says trade, slow growth ‘weigh’ on US economic outlook Concerns about trade policy and a weak global economy “continue to weigh on the US economic outlook” and the Federal Reserve stands ready to “act as appropriate” to sustain a decade-long expansion, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday in remarks...
03:52, 07/11/2019

Fed Chair Powell's job is safe 'at the present time,' Larry Kudlow says The Trump administration is making "no effort" to remove the Fed's Jerome Powell, top White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday....
17:00, 07/09/2019

UPDATE 1-Powell does not veer from signal that rate cuts are coming Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell indicated again on Thursday that an interest rate cut from the U.S. central bank is likely at its next meeting later this month as businesses slow investment due to trade disputes and a global growth slowdown....
20:52, 07/11/2019

Feds seize nearly 800 children’s brushes that had ‘dangerous’ lead levels They may look cute, but these children’s folding hair brushes are actually chock-full o’ lead — with 25 times the amount allowed by United States law, according to federal officials. Nearly 800 of them were seized in Baltimore, Mary...
06:13, 07/20/2019

Feds say New Jersey man posted that he wanted to 'bomb Trump Tower' A man facing charges for supporting Hamas and making threats online said he wanted to "bomb Trump Tower" after visiting President Donald Trump's signature property, federal law enforcement authorities announced Wednesday....
01:26, 05/23/2019

Feds: Man aided Hamas, threatened to kill Israel supporters Federal authorities say a man sought to aid a terrorist organization and threatened to "shoot everybody" at a pro-Israel march and bomb Trump Tower in New York....
22:52, 05/22/2019

Feds probe ‘quality’ of repairs on plane in Hawaii crash HONOLULU (AP) — Officials remain at the scene of Friday’s deadly skydiving plane crash in Hawaii. Federal investigators will review repair and inspection records on the skydiving plane that became inverted before crashing shortly after takeoff ...
08:26, 06/24/2019

Feds asking Quebec, New Brunswick to send proposals to get money for flood help So far, the government has committed almost $792.7 million for 18 projects, all aimed at dealing with flooding, although none are in Quebec or New Brunswick....
15:00, 05/01/2019

Accused ISIS sniper done in by trove of terror texts: feds A Kazakhstan-born Brooklyn man who the feds say moved to Syria six years ago to join ISIS — rising to become one of the terror group’s top snipers — was ordered held without bail Friday as it emerged that a trove of threatening and...
23:13, 07/19/2019

DeVos used personal emails for work in 'limited' cases, say Feds An internal Education Department watchdog says Secretary Betsy DeVos has sometimes used personal email accounts for government business and did not always save the messages properly....
20:39, 05/20/2019

Eric Garner’s family to meet with feds before deadline for charges Several of Eric Garner’s family members will meet with federal prosecutors from the Eastern District of New York on Tuesday — a day before the deadline closes for some civil rights charges to be brought against the NYPD officers involved in his...
06:26, 07/16/2019

‘This is a real problem’: Feds probing bogus Grubhub fees Grubhub may soon be getting an unwelcome order — from the federal government. The Small Business Administration, a US agency that guarantees loans to mom-and-pop businesses, is probing how the online delivery giant has charged restaurants thousands o...
03:52, 06/27/2019

Carpenters union bigs took bribes in membership scheme: feds Top union brass for the Brooklyn and Manhattan chapters of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters were hauled into court Wednesday on charges that they ran a membership scheme in which they took $1,500 bribes to dole out membership cards to nonunion wo...
03:39, 07/11/2019

Feds find diamonds, fake passport at Epstein’s townhouse The feds found dozens of diamonds, piles of cash and a fake passport with Jeffrey Epstein’s photo stashed in a safe at the convicted pedophile’s Upper East Side townhouse, they said Monday. Prosecutors told a Manhattan federal judge about the n...
20:26, 07/15/2019

Feds looking to talk to Jeffrey Epstein victims before plea deal Federal prosecutors are looking to talk to victims of billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein before deciding whether to toss his 2008 plea deal. The Justice Department is investigating the plea deal that secretly ended a federal sex abuse probe involv...
16:39, 05/11/2019

Trump: Feds working on holiday to add census citizenship question President Trump on Thursday said his administration is working “very hard” on Independence Day to try to find a way to include a US citizenship question on the 2020 Census. “So important for our Country that the very simple and basic ‘Are you a Citiz...
17:52, 07/04/2019

Michael Smerconish calls out ‘the feds’ for damaging Epstein’s door Radio host Michael Smerconish went on a bizarre tangent on his SiriusXM show Tuesday as he sparred with callers over whether the door of Jeffrey Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion should’ve been damaged in the raid by feds over the weekend...
16:52, 07/09/2019

Feds aim to make it easier to apply for Canada Child Benefit The decision to simplify the application form comes after the minister in charge was briefed about mounting concerns that eligibility rules and the application itself may be barriers for some "at-risk" families....
18:52, 07/19/2019

Feds list Paul Manafort’s SoHo ‘Airbnb’ loft for $3.66M While former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort rests his head in a federal prison in Pennsylvania — or, possibly within the next few weeks, the jail complex on Rikers Island — apartment hunters can pick up one of his old pads, a swank ...
23:26, 06/06/2019

Feds eye ex-USC athletic director Pat Haden in college admissions scandal Investigators who are probing the college admissions cheating scandal are now eyeing former NFL quarterback Pat Haden — the one-time athletic director of the University of Southern California, a report said Wednesday. Prosecutors are looking into Had...
09:39, 06/06/2019

Feds block SALT workarounds that high-tax states favored The feds blocked a move by blue states to craft a workaround to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act limiting state and local tax deductions, saying receipt of a SALT credit in return for making such a contribution would constitute a quid pro quo....
20:13, 06/12/2019

Feds seek portion of Oklahoma’s $270M opioid settlement OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The federal government is seeking a portion of Oklahoma’s $270 million settlement with Purdue Pharma that stemmed from the state’s ongoing lawsuit against opioid drug makers. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
19:26, 06/27/2019

Judge blasts feds for delays on Jamal Khashoggi documents A federal judge in Manhattan on Tuesday scolded government attorneys for persistent delays in handing over documents related to the December killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. District Judge Paul Engelmayer, who presides over a law...
05:39, 06/05/2019

Betsy DeVos used personal email for government business: Feds In total, investigators said they identified six emails sent by DeVos on private accounts, including five that involved official agency business. The inquiry concluded that there was no evidence of "active or extensive" use of DeVos' personal account...
00:13, 05/21/2019

Feds insist Epstein won’t dodge prosecution over alleged sex trafficking The feds insist there’s nothing to prevent their prosecution of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Esptein — even though he cut a sweetheart deal over similar allegations in Florida in 2008. In court papers, Manhattan federal prosecutors said a 2003 amendme...
10:52, 07/09/2019

Pledging 'appropriate' action on trade risk, Fed's Powell seen opening door to rate cut U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Tuesday the central bank will "act as appropriate" in response to risks posed by a trade war, remarks that may open the door to the possibility of a rate cut....
20:52, 06/04/2019

Gold soars to six-year high, stocks slide after Powell speech Gold soared to an almost six-year high on Tuesday on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions, while equity markets slid on disappointing economic data and uncertainty on whether the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates in July as has been expected....
02:26, 06/26/2019

Treasury yields tick higher as investors digest Powell comments U.S. government debt prices were lower Wednesday morning, after Federal Reserve policymakers tempered expectations in the markets for aggressive monetary easing....
13:39, 06/26/2019

Jerome Powell should tread cautiously with real-time payments proposal Facebook’s proposed digital currency Libra got most of the attention during Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell's appearances before Congress last week, but a related topic looms even larger on the chairman’s plate. In the coming weeks, Powe...
04:00, 07/16/2019

Trump Believes He Has Authority To Demote Fed Chair Jerome Powell: Report US President Donald Trump believes that he has the authority to replace Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and demote him to be a board governor, but is not planning to do so presently, Bloomberg......
05:52, 06/20/2019

Instant view: Powell - Fed is 'insulated' from short-term political pressure Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday said the U.S. central bank is "insulated from short-term political pressures," as policymakers faced new calls by President Donald Trump to cut interest rates....
01:00, 06/26/2019

Dow drops more than 100 points after Fed Chief Powell fails to signal rate cut is ahead Stocks fell on Tuesday after comments from the top Federal Reserve official raised questions about whether the central bank will cut interest rates next month....
19:26, 06/25/2019

Asia Pacific stocks mixed; Fed's Powell hints there won't be rate cuts Stocks in Asia Pacific were mixed in Thursday afternoon trade, following the U.S. Federal Reserve's overnight monetary policy decision and hints that the central bank is not considering a cut in interest rates at this moment....
07:39, 05/02/2019

Powell: W Series title hopes now slim after airborne Misano crash Alice Powell believes that her chances of winning the inaugural W Series title are now slim, after crashing out on the first lap of the third round at Misano...
19:52, 06/09/2019

What is Libra? All you need to know about Facebook's new cryptocurrency Facebook claims it wants to reach people without access to a bank account, and that Libra is the best wayOn Tuesday, Facebook announced a digital currency called Libra that will roll out for use in 2020 and allow the platform’s billions of users acro...
12:00, 06/18/2019

Jeffrey Epstein spent $350K to ‘influence’ potential witnesses: feds Millionaire convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein has already tried to buy the silence of two potential witnesses against him, Manhattan prosecutors charged Friday. The former hedge fund manager — who was arrested last week on child sex trafficking cha...
05:26, 07/13/2019

Feds probe MTA overtime king Thomas Caputo and other LIRR workers Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have subpoenaed pay records for a recently retired Long Island Rail Road official who has emerged as the MTA reigning overtime king — as well as more than a dozen other workers at the LIRR and New York City Transit, a...
22:39, 05/17/2019

Feds send subpoenas to Mar-a-Lago as part of campaign donation probe Federal prosecutors sent subpoenas to Mar-a-Lago and a President Trump fundraising committee as part of their probe into Florida GOP donor Cindy Yang and her companies, a report said Wednesday. The FBI is probing if Yang, the owner of several massage...
07:13, 05/30/2019

Feds to investigate spike in gray whale deaths on West Coast SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. scientists will investigate why an unusual number of gray whales are washing up dead on West Coast beaches. About 70 whales have been stranded so far this year on the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska, the most s...
20:52, 05/31/2019

Feds move to seize Paul Manafort’s Trump Tower condo The U.S. government is about to take a new piece of New York real estate – just a few floors below President Trump’s private home. The Department of Justice moved to take formal possession of the 43rd-floor Trump Tower condo owned by Paul Manafort, T...
22:13, 05/25/2019

New York man put SpaceX rockets in jeopardy by forging inspection reports, feds say James Smalley, 41, is accused of forging signatures on inspection reports for parts used by SpaceX.        ...
05:00, 05/23/2019

Feds launching pilot projects in bid to replace failed Phoenix pay system Treasury Board President Joyce Murray says three companies will develop and test potential human-resources and pay-system pilot projects for federal workers....
00:13, 06/13/2019

Chicago bank CEO bribed Manafort for a Trump cabinet post: feds The CEO of the Federal Savings Bank of Chicago, who served as a Trump 2016 campaign economic adviser, abused his power to issue $16 million in loans exchange to then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort for a high-level position in the Trump adminis...
21:13, 05/23/2019

Medicare-for-all proposal is 'stunning', will end private insurance with feds taking over: GOP Congressman Texas GOP Congressman Michael Burgess says the Medicare-for-all policy proposed by Democrats is “absolutely stunning” and will mean the end of private insurance....
16:39, 04/30/2019

Russia probe critic Gaetz accuses feds of shrugging off threat against him Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz is questioning whether federal prosecutors are applying a double standard by not bringing charges in connection with a graphic threat against him -- and suggesting his criticism of the Russia probe might even be a factor. ...
17:00, 07/17/2019

Updates to the Privacy Act coming as feds announce promised digital charter Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains says the federal government will look to update the Privacy Act as part of an effort to build greater trust in the digital world....
20:52, 05/21/2019

Calgary announcement sees feds pledge $24.5M to fund cannabis use research Minister Bill Blair announced funding for Canada-based research into cannabis use, research into the impact of legalized cannabis on public health and public awareness projects....
05:13, 05/23/2019

Betsy DeVos Used Personal Emails for Work in ‘Limited’ Cases, Feds Say Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has sometimes used her personal email accounts for government business and has not always properly saved the messages, according to an internal investigation released Monday. The agency’s Office of Inspector Gene...
22:13, 05/20/2019

Feds say Jeffrey Epstein's suspicious passport — his photo, different name — was used multiple times "The passport contains numerous ingress and egress stamps, including stamps that reflect use of the passport to enter France, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Saudi Arabia in the 1980s," prosecutors wrote....
00:13, 07/18/2019

Feds bust Disney World worker for trying to lure young girl for sex A Disney World employee was nabbed for trying to lure an 8-year-old girl for sex — after bringing a child-size pink dress and condoms to the “encounter” that was actually set up by an undercover federal agent, authorities said. Frederick Pohl, 40, of...
19:26, 05/24/2019

New Jersey man tried aiding Hamas, threatened to bomb Trump Tower, feds say A New Jersey man allegedly sought to help the terror group Hamas and threatened to bomb Trump Tower in New York City as well as "shoot everybody" at a pro-Israel demonstration, federal investigators alleged....
05:13, 05/23/2019

North Dakota: Feds should stop Washington state’s rail rules BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota plans to ask the Trump administration to intervene in a dispute over Washington state’s new safety restrictions on oil shipped by rail. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem told The Bismarck Tribune he plans to pe...
18:39, 06/15/2019

Trump ‘dossier’ author Christopher Steele was grilled by feds: report Federal investigators exploring the start of the Russia probe grilled the author of a controversial “dossier” that alleged election meddling and possible collusion with President Trump’s campaign — and learned enough to extend the investigation. Thre...
22:52, 07/09/2019

Feds plan to deport 1 million illegal immigrants: Trump official The Trump ​administration is ready to deport about a million illegal immigrants, said acting director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli on Sunday. Officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security are p...
21:52, 07/07/2019

Feds accuse Jho Low, Pras of funneling cash to Obama re-election campaign The feds have slapped new charges against fugitive Malaysian playboy Jho Low — this time for alleged campaign-finance violations connected to President Obama’s 2012 re-election. The latest allegations accuse Low of transferring $21.6 million to...
08:13, 05/11/2019

Feds’ ID verification letters frighten eateries, hotels that hire immigrants The hospitality industry is rattled over a fresh wave of letters from the feds demanding the verification of employees’ Social Security numbers, The Post has learned. After a seven-year hiatus, the Social Security Administration has begun sending out...
11:00, 05/16/2019

Feds announce $8.3M in support for beef industry amid standoff with China Canada's beef industry is getting $8.3 million in federal funds, the bulk of it aimed at growing its international market reach as a trade standoff with China continues....
23:52, 07/10/2019

Asia Pacific markets set to trade mixed as Fed's Powell hints at rate cut ahead Stocks in Asia Pacific were set to trade mixed on Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled overnight that the U.S. central bank could be cutting interest rates....
01:52, 07/11/2019

Trump reportedly discussed firing Fed chair Jerome Powell over rate hikes President said he was ‘not happy’ with decision to raise ratesNot clear whether Trump has authority to force Powell outDonald Trump has reportedly discussed firing the Federal Reserve chairman, Jerome Powell, his latest move a series of unprecedented...
23:26, 06/18/2019

Powell says the strong June jobs report did not change the Federal Reserve outlook Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell was asked by Congress on Wednesday whether the recent strong U.S. jobs report changed his perspective on reducing federal interest rates....
17:52, 07/10/2019

The Fed is preparing the American financial system to withstand climate change, Jerome Powell says Powell wrote that the Federal Reserve viewed climate risks through the lens of potential "shocks to the system" in the form of severe weather events, rather than as a systemic vulnerability....
22:52, 05/07/2019

S&P 500 soars above 3,000 for first time as Fed Chair Jerome Powell hints interest rate cut likely in July Powell says trade tensions and weak global growth "continue to weigh" on the U.S. economy, a strong signal that the Fed is likely to lower the benchmark interest rate in July. He also reiterated the independence of the Fed amid a barrage of criticism...
17:39, 07/10/2019

Fed's Powell Spoke With Trump in May Amid White House Criticism of Rate Policy President Trump recently has made a monthly habit of speaking to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, as Mr. Trump continues to press the central bank to reduce interest rates....
07:39, 07/06/2019

Trump has no plans to fire Fed Chair Powell ‘at the present time,’ Larry Kudlow says The president has been saying for months that the Fed should cut interest rates, a move that probably would boost the economy and the stock market ahead of the 2020 election....
08:52, 07/10/2019

Watch live: Fed chief Jerome Powell testifies in Congress on state of U.S. economy Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is set Wednesday to begin two days of testimony in Congress, to discuss potential fiscal policy changes and the state of the U.S. economy....
16:00, 07/10/2019

WRAPUP 2-Pledging 'appropriate' action on trade risk, Fed's Powell seen opening door to rate cut U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said on Tuesday the central bank will "act as appropriate" in response to risks posed by a trade war, remarks that may open the door to the possibility of a rate cut....
19:52, 06/04/2019

The Details Surrounding Susan Cox Powell's Unsolved Disappearance and the Death of Her Sons Don't Get More Chilling Than This "If I die, it may not be an accident, even if it looks like one. Take care of my boys." So Susan Cox Powell wrote in what she labeled her last will and testament, penned in blue......
16:13, 05/04/2019

Wall Street opens higher after Powell's remarks boost rate cut hopes U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday as hopes of an interest rate cut later this month were boosted by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's comment that the central bank would "act as appropriate" to sustain record U.S. growth....
15:52, 07/10/2019

Fed's Powell treads carefully as Trump's central bank pick faces trouble Conservative commentator Stephen Moore's sexist comments about women have put in jeopardy his path to the Federal Reserve, with the No. 2 Republican in the Senate saying Wednesday that President Donald Trump's potential nominee may not have the votes...
15:26, 05/02/2019

Powell signals Fed prepared to cut rates this month despite improved jobs, trade backdrop Fed chief Powell plans to tell Congress today officials are prepared to cut interest rates in late July despite an improved jobs and trade picture       ...
17:39, 07/10/2019

Why (Almost) Everybody Hates Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Libra Facebook Inc. says its mission is to “bring the world closer together.” Its plans to launch a digital currency called Libra have succeeded in uniting central bankers and financial regulators from around the globe, along with U.S. President Donald Tru...
08:00, 07/16/2019

Facebook set for grilling on Libra cryptocurrency Facebook is set to face further scrutiny on its ambitions to launch a cryptocurrency after "very serious concerns" were raised by senior US government members.The company is set to be questioned by the US Senate Banking Committee over its Libra crypt...
20:26, 07/16/2019

Big bad Libra: Do we really need (or want) Facebook to reinvent money? Facebook's cryptocurrency scheme will undoubtedly generate value and a following. But if the hairs on the back of your neck start to raise up, you're not alone....
04:26, 06/25/2019

U.S. SEC chief says he has not met with Facebook since Libra announcement A top U.S. financial market regulator said on Tuesday he has not discussed with Facebook its Libra currency proposal, nearly a month after the social media giant announced the project....
22:52, 07/16/2019

Facebook's New Cryptocurrency, Libra, Gets Big Backers Facebook has signed up more than a dozen companies including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber to back the new cryptocurrency that the social-media giant plans to unveil next week....
08:39, 06/14/2019

Facebook's Libra Needs Scrutiny, BOE's Carney Says Facebook’s Libra project should be carefully vetted by regulators, Bank of England Gov. Mark Carney is expected to say Thursday, offering an early insight into how the U.K. central bank will approach the new cryptocurrency....
05:26, 06/21/2019

SEC Weighs Whether to Regulate Facebook's Libra U.S. securities regulators are examining whether Facebook Inc.’s planned cryptocurrency should fall under their oversight, a development that could further complicate the project....
14:39, 07/13/2019

Facebook’s ‘cryptocurrency’ Libra has nothing to do with Bitcoin Facebook's Libra is not a cryptocurrency and won't offer the kinds of protections that Bitcoin does. It's a way for Facebook to track what you buy.Read More...
03:39, 07/05/2019

Facebook's New Libra Coin: How Does It Work, and Should You Buy It? On Tuesday Facebook announced Libra, a cryptocurrency that it will launch (along with 27 other partners) in 2020. A little like Bitcoin and a little like PayPal, Libra will be a new digital currency, one available to people without bank accounts or c...
16:39, 06/19/2019

Feds charge Chinese national in 2015 breach of health insurer Anthem Enlarge (credit: FBI.gov) Federal prosecutors have indicted a Chinese national they say carried out sophisticated network intrusions on four US companies, including one on health insurer Anthem that stole personal information belonging to close to ...
17:52, 05/10/2019

Feds charge suspect in Poway synagogue killing with 109 counts of hate crimes The 19-year-old suspect in a deadly shooting spree at a Poway synagogue has been charged by federal officials with 109 counts of hate crimes.        ...
21:39, 05/09/2019

Syrian refugee arrested in plot to bomb Pittsburgh church for ISIS, feds say The FBI foiled an attempted bomb plot and arrested a Syrian refugee on Wednesday who allegedly planned to bomb a church in Pittsburgh in the name of the Islamic State, investigators have revealed....
06:52, 06/20/2019

Border Agent Discussed ‘Frying’ Migrants Before Hitting One With His Truck, Feds Charge A U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of deliberately hitting a Guatemalan migrant with his truck and then lying about it conveyed numerous racial slurs and derogatory statements about Central American and Guatemalan migrants in a series of texts sent w...
09:13, 05/21/2019

Portland mayor should be investigated by feds over Antifa attack on conservative writer, Sen. Cruz says Sen. Ted Cruz is calling for federal law enforcement to investigate Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler following criticism of his handling of protests this weekend during which a conservative writer claims he was attacked by members of Antifa....
21:39, 07/01/2019

Feds: Kushner’s criminal justice reform working, blacks benefit overwhelmingly The first report of the impact on the bipartisan criminal justice reform package pushed by top Trump aide Jared Kushner shows that it is working to cut sentences, especially for black prisoners....
00:13, 06/08/2019

Feds bust Texas family for Masters ticket scam that used stolen identities This year’s Masters golf tournament turned out to be one for the ages, with the venerable Tiger Woods completing a historic return to form and besting a stacked field of competitors. Four members of a Texas family thought they could perform a s...
13:52, 05/02/2019

Congrats to the Feds, Now the Proud Owners of Paul Manafort's Trump Tower Condo Paul Manafort used to live in a multimillion-dollar condo in Trump Tower, but now he lives in prison. That multimillion-dollar condo, meanwhile, is in the hands of the federal government, which has formally seized the apartment. A cool new house for ...
12:00, 05/31/2019

Senate committee recommends feds don’t proceed with tanker ban bill: Alberta senator The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications has recommended not to proceed with a controversial bill aimed at limiting tanker traffic along the B.C. coast, according to an Alberta senator....
03:26, 05/16/2019

‘Ottawa stands between us,’ Pallister says after feds delay Manitoba-Minnesota hydro project Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says the federal government is standing in the way of a hydroelectric project that would help move states in the U.S. Midwest off of coal....
02:52, 06/03/2019

Analysts doubt feds will go 'nuclear' on big tech, but see the increased scrutiny as a growing risk Analysts say the likelihood of a "nuclear option" from regulators — like a break-up of tech conglomerates forcing them to expose search algorithms — is small....
18:39, 06/04/2019

Ex-college soccer player threatened to kill 45 athletes over gambling losses: feds A former Massachusetts college soccer player who was a prolific gambler sent death threats to 45 professional and amateur athletes he blamed for his losses — including some that included vile racial slurs, federal prosecutors said. Addison Choi, 23, ...
01:00, 05/31/2019

Feds seize over 16 tons of cocaine worth $1 billion in Philadelphia shipping port One of the largest drug busts happened in a Philadelphia shipping yard where federal officials captured roughly $1 billion worth of cocaine.        ...
17:26, 06/19/2019

Feds found ‘vast trove’ of nude photos in Jeffrey Epstein’s safe Convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein kept a stash of lewd photos locked in a safe in his $77 million Upper East Side mansion, where authorities also found kiddie porn, the feds revealed Monday as they charged the multimillionaire with child sex traffi...
13:13, 07/09/2019

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's Approach to Interest-Rate Policy Wins Bipartisan Backing President Trump’s relentless public criticism of the man he picked to run the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, isn’t broadly shared by lawmakers who confirmed the central bank leader to his post last year....
23:26, 07/09/2019

Facebook to launch Libra cryptocurrency next year Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday officially announced it will launch its own cryptocurrency, in a move some analysts believe could bring others like bitcoin more in the mainstream....
18:39, 06/18/2019

Facebook co-founder warns against Libra cryptocurrency Chris Hughes says firms involved such as Paypal and Mastercard will wield too much powerOne of Facebook’s co-founders has warned the social network’s plans for a digital currency called Libra could allow corporations involved in the scheme to wield p...
18:13, 06/21/2019

Facebook won't make Libra available until regulators are happy Facebook is determined to reassure officials that its Libra cryptocurrency is above-board. As part of prepared testimony for a July 16th Senate hearing, Calibra head David Marcus has stressed that the social network won't offer the virtual money...
23:26, 07/15/2019

How Facebook's Libra could lead you to clean out your wallet Facebook's upcoming cryptocurrency Libra has some experts concerned about security issues. A possible bigger problem: out-of-control spending by consumers....
22:13, 07/05/2019

India isn’t keen on Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’ Facebook’s new digital currency Libra has received an early jolt from the Indian government. The authorities in Asia’s third-largest economy are no more keen on the social media giant’s project than any cryptocurrency that came before it. “Design of ...
17:26, 07/08/2019

Facebook's Libra Is a License to Print Money A bunch of big companies have agreed to pony up $10 million each to take part, and it is easy to see why: On some reasonable-sounding assumptions about its take-up, it could be insanely profitable in real money, too....
20:52, 06/23/2019

G7 nations to act against Facebook's 'Libra' cryptocurrency plan Facebook's plan to introduce its own cryptocurrency has come under sharp criticism from many countries. The social media giant announced in June that it would roll out a new digital currency, called Libra, from 2020....
22:52, 07/17/2019

Donald Trump is 'not a fan' of cryptocurrency, Facebook Libra Just hours after a "social media summit," the president's Twitter account posted a thread aimed at, of all things, cryptocurrency. After starting off by claiming he's "not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, an...
04:00, 07/12/2019

IMF says regulators must address possible risks from Facebook's Libra Facebook Inc's planned cryptocurrency, Libra, could help boost financial inclusion, but also raises concerns about consumer protection, data privacy, and potential "backdoor dollarization," the IMF's chief economist said on Wednesday....
22:26, 07/17/2019

Facebook needs to drop Libra and buy Square, Jim Cramer says "It's clearly doing more harm than good," the "Mad Money" host says. Instead Facebook should buy Square for $70 billion and expand the payments network worldwide....
07:52, 07/18/2019

Facebook to Hire Banking Expert to Run 'Libra' David Marcus, Facebook's vice president of messaging products and a key figure behind 'Libra' digital currency project, made the statement in an interview....
18:00, 06/29/2019

Facebook's Cryptocurrency "Libra" Will Be Launched In 2020 Facebook Inc revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking and move into e-commerce and global payments....
12:39, 06/18/2019

Facebook's Libra coin likely to run a regulatory gauntlet Facebook Inc will face unprecedented regulatory scrutiny over a new digital currency that the social media company hopes will become globally recognized legal tender within a year....
01:26, 06/29/2019

Libra cryptocurrency will increase financial inclusion The Libra Association, created in part by Facebook to launch a digital currency, is not in tension with regulatory oversight, writes Dante Disparte.       ...
02:52, 07/04/2019

Stablecoins like Libra must be held to highest standards: G7 Stablecoins like Facebook's Libra can foster financial inclusion but they must be held "to the highest regulatory standards" to ensure that they aren't used to launder money and that users are protected, a Group of Seven taskforce on the issue conclu...
13:26, 07/18/2019

Facebook's real goal with Libra is to become even more of a utility David Marcus, the head of Facebook's digital currency project, said the company expects Libra will drive more advertising revenue for the company....
21:26, 07/15/2019

Facebook takes aim at e-commerce with Libra cryptocurrency Facebook plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra next year as part of its wider efforts to expand beyond social networking into e-commerce and global payments....
17:13, 06/18/2019

Hard to Read Facebook's Libra Fortune Facebook’s cryptocurrency unveiling was widely anticipated, but bets on Libra catching on and generating meaningful revenue remain highly speculative....
23:00, 06/18/2019

Investors Bet That Visa, Mastercard Can Stand Up to Libra Investors are betting that Facebook’s efforts to create a blockchain-based payments system won’t threaten credit-card companies’ winning streak—at least for now....
23:00, 06/18/2019

Facebook to face more scrutiny from Congress on Libra Facebook Inc will face more questioning on Wednesday by U.S. lawmakers over its planned cryptocurrency after a bruising first bout when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted....
13:13, 07/17/2019

France says G7 focused on containing risks of Facebook's Libra Group of Seven finance ministers meeting in France this week will make it one of their priorities to contain the risks posed by new currencies such as Facebook's Libra, the meeting's host, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, said....
09:39, 07/17/2019

Feds end probe of hush money that Michael Cohen directed to Trump's alleged sex partners Federal Judge William Pauley wrote in a court filing made public Wednesday that materials related to Cohen's campaign-finance probe should be unsealed — and denied a request from the prosecutors to keep certain portions blacked out....
18:26, 07/17/2019

Feds make electronic logs mandatory for truck drivers on recommendation of Humboldt report The federal department says it will make the tamper-resistant devices mandatory on June 12, 2021, to ensure truck and bus drivers are not on the road for longer than their daily limit....
22:39, 06/13/2019

Feds Charge Ex-Fugees Pras of Campaign Finance Fraud in the 2012 US Presidential Election Pras, aka the “other” Fugee, is facing federal charges of campaign finance fraud in the 2012 U.S. presidential election in a case involving an international fugitive financier and a Malaysian investment fund....
06:39, 05/11/2019

Feds prepare investigations of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook for anti-competitive activities The Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are preparing to crack down on any anti-competitive activities by tech giants Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook, according to a report from Reuters on Monday....
06:39, 06/04/2019

Nude photos of underage girls found at Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan home: feds The feds found naked photos of young girls while searching Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan home, prosecutors alleged Monday. At a press conference, Manhattan US Attorney Geoffrey Berman said investigators “seized evidence including nude photo...
19:13, 07/08/2019

Former Microsoft employee bought $1.6M house after stealing millions in digital currency, feds allege A 25-year-old former Microsoft employee, who helped simulate tech company's digital retail sales, has been charged Tuesday after swiping gift cards and reselling them online to buy a $160,000 Tesla and a $1.6 million lakefront house, federal official...
00:00, 07/18/2019

Nestlé is still taking national forest water for its Arrowhead label, with feds' help Review shows affected streams and springs are drying up. State enforcers say it will take at least six months to finish their probe.       ...
13:00, 06/16/2019

Watch live: Fed chief Jerome Powell appears in Senate amid hints of interest rate cut One day after he signaled the Federal Reserve will consider an interest rate cut at its policy meeting this month, Chairman Jerome Powell will answer more questions Thursday from the Senate banking committee....
22:26, 07/11/2019

‘Arrogance,’ ‘a ploy,’ ‘bold’: Here’s what officials are saying about Facebook’s Libra Officials at home and abroad sounded off this week about Facebook's plans to start a cryptocurrency, expressing fears it could destabilize financial markets....
02:00, 07/20/2019

'I don't think you should launch Libra': US lawmakers hammer Facebook over currency House members challenge company over its plans to protect data and question its goals in latest clash on Capitol HillFacebook once again faced intense questioning from US lawmakers over the future launch of its cryptocurrency project Libra, in a comb...
23:39, 07/17/2019

Libra launch won't happen until regulators are happy: Coeure Global regulators will not let Facebook launch its Libra currency until all their concerns, ranging from money laundering to financial stability, have been addressed and "a prolonged discussion" may be needed first, the man in charge of their respons...
00:52, 07/19/2019

Facebook's Libra puts 'unregulated cryptocurrencies' into focus The G7 ministers said this week they want to clamp down on cryptocurrencies like Facebook's Libra, arguing new and untested digital coins risk destabilizing international monetary systems. But can they and should they?...
21:52, 07/19/2019

G7 urges strict Libra regime, eyes minimum tax Digital currencies like Facebook's Libra must be held "to the highest regulatory standards" to ensure they are not used to launder money and that users are protected, a Group of Seven taskforce urged on Thursday....
13:26, 07/18/2019

Facebook's Libra Coin Frightening, Company Co-Founder Says Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, who initiated the call to break up the social networking giant, has termed the new digital currency Libra "frightening"....
13:00, 06/22/2019

Here are the Senate’s sickest burns dished out to Facebook’s Libra Facebook‘s digital currency, Libra, has been causing a bit of a ruckus lately. Since its plans became public a few weeks ago, headlines have largely been awash with why it’s probably a bad idea. Nations all over the globe started to wake up to the re...
04:00, 07/18/2019

Congress finally catches up to the ‘bitcon’ after Libra controversy As I was saying in a column back on May 22, bitcoin and all the other phony cryptocurrencies need to be investigated. They are “bitcons” — confidence games that are going to eventually cheat anyone foolish enough to entrust their money to these scams...
06:13, 07/18/2019

Japan urges G-7 to think beyond existing rules in dealing with Libra Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Wednesday urged his G-7 counterparts to make a comprehensive assessment of Facebook's Libra digital currency for any fresh challenges that could be overlooked by existing regulations....
04:39, 07/18/2019

Can Facebook's Libra Avoid Regulators? History Suggests Not For all its crypto styling, Facebook’s Libra looks less like bitcoin and more like a 50-year-old type of investment fund that has attracted intense regulatory scrutiny since the 2008 financial crisis. Investors should be skeptical of claims it can es...
15:39, 07/04/2019

Congress Demands Facebook Put Brakes on Libra Cryptocurrency Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency is off to a rocky start. After announcing Libra last month, U.S. lawmakers were none too thrilled given the social media giant’s dubious track record with privacy. Now, the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services is...
05:13, 07/04/2019

Facebook Unveils Plans For Global Cryptocurrency 'Libra' Facebook and some two dozen partners on Tuesday released a prototype of a cryptocurrency called Libra, whose rollout as global digital money is expected next year....
12:39, 06/19/2019

Senate to grill Facebook over plans for Libra cryptocurrency U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans on Tuesday, as the project continues to draw intense scrutiny from financial regulators and politicians across the globe. Facebook is fighting a ...
16:13, 07/16/2019

Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency: How It Stacks Up to Bitcoin and PayPal In many ways, Libra appears to operate more like existing web-payment systems, such as PayPal, than bitcoin. Here’s how Facebook’s new system compares with systems already out there....
15:13, 06/28/2019

Facebook’s Libra coin isn’t even out yet, but it’s already facing opposition in Europe Facebook on Tuesday announced the Bitcoin rival it has been developing for the better part of a year: Libra. From the start, Facebook insisted on how secure Libra would be, and on the fact that a subsidiary called Calibra will be in charge of Libra, ...
00:13, 06/20/2019

Facebook Needs 'Very High Standard' For Libra Coin: US Treasury Facebook must meet "a very high standard" before it moves ahead with its planned digital currency Libra, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday....
05:26, 07/16/2019

Facebook's Libra coin closely watched by authorities: FSB Facebook's plan to expand into payments is not expected to be on the agenda of this week's G20 summit in Japan, but the social media giant's intentions could lead regulators to take a closer look at crypto assets, a G20 regulatory group said on Tuesd...
18:39, 06/25/2019

Facebook's Libra Could Give Dollar, Banks Some Welcome Competition Facebook’s new digital currency has the potential to become a true alternative to national currencies by creating a de facto central bank, which other fin-tech startups and cryptocurrencies have failed to do....
16:13, 06/26/2019

Central banks will want oversight of Facebook's Libra - BoE's Carney Major central banks and regulators will want oversight of Facebook's proposed new currency and payment system, Libra, to ensure it is safe and does not allow money laundering or finance terrorism, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said....
10:00, 06/21/2019

Facebook Says Libra Can Change the World. It Needs to Convince Users. Facebook has big plans to remake the financial system with its cryptocurrency-based payments network. But persuading people to adopt a brand-new technology could be tough....
12:26, 06/26/2019

Federal Reserve already concerned over Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra hasn’t been launched yet, but it’s already giving the Federal Reserve a headache. “Libra raises serious concerns regarding privacy, money laundering, consumer protection, financial stability,” Fed Chairman Jerome Powel...
05:39, 07/11/2019

Why governments around the world are afraid of Libra, Facebook’s cryptocurrency Critics worry Libra would threaten government-backed currencies and consumer privacy, while giving Facebook reign over an unprecedented global financial system....
00:26, 07/13/2019

Washington Has Doubts About Facebook's Libra Payments Network Cryptocurrency backers found a silver lining in President Trump’s Thursday attacks on bitcoin: The attention from him—and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell the same day—shows the industry’s growing importance....
15:52, 07/12/2019

UK watchdog wants more detail on Facebook's Libra coin plan There was "insufficient" detail to understand Facebook's plans to expand into payments and launch its own Libra coin, Britain's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Tuesday....
16:39, 06/25/2019

Facebook Questioned by Lawmakers on Its Libra Digital Currency Top Senate lawmakers questioned Facebook’s plans for its own cryptocurrency, with the banking committee’s leading Democrat saying the social-media giant isn’t trustworthy enough to operate its own digital money....
22:13, 07/16/2019

Facebook's Libra coin closely watched by authorities - FSB Facebook's plan to expand into payments is not expected to be on the agenda of this week's G20 summit in Japan, but the social media giant's intentions could lead regulators to take a closer look at crypto assets, a G20 regulatory group said on Tuesd...
18:26, 06/25/2019

Libra: US Congress asks Facebook to pause development Legislators say they need time to investigate cryptocurrency and its potential impactThe US Congress has asked Facebook to pause development on its Libra cryptocurrency until lawmakers have had more time to investigate the ramifications of the compan...
15:26, 07/03/2019

US lawmakers tell Facebook to halt the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency US lawmakers have asked Facebook to "immediately cease implementation plans" of its Libra cryptocurrency. Before it proceeds any further, the House Financial Services Committee, led by Democrat Maxine Waters, wants to examine risks around cyber secur...
13:39, 07/03/2019

Why Facebook's Libra currency gets the thumbs down | Joseph Stiglitz Only a fool would trust Facebook with their financial wellbeing. But maybe that’s the point of the Libra currencyFacebook and some of its corporate allies have decided that what the world really needs is another cryptocurrency, and that launching one...
19:39, 07/02/2019

UPDATE 1-IMF says regulators must address possible risks from Facebook's Libra Facebook Inc's planned cryptocurrency, Libra, could help boost financial inclusion, but also raises concerns about consumer protection, data privacy, and potential "backdoor dollarization," the IMF's chief economist said on Wednesday....
20:13, 07/17/2019

Facebook's Libra launch will extend its global domination Cryptocurrency could wipe out many businesses and further concentrate corporate powerEvery week, dozens of people walk into the Sunshine convenience store in Charlottesville, Virginia, to send money to relatives in other countries. They use a service...
12:00, 06/18/2019

Facebook Unveils Libra, Cryptocurrency Rival to Bitcoin Facebook formally announced plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, promising a secure blockchain-based payment system backed by hard assets and designed for mainstream users....
12:52, 06/18/2019

Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, with lofty goals Facebook Inc revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking and move into e-commerce and global payments....
14:13, 06/18/2019

Facebook reveals its new digital currency called Libra As expected, Facebook announced a brand new cryptocurrency coming in 2020 – Libra. Described as a new digital wallet for new digital currency, the new financial service will allow consumers to keep their cryptocurrency safe, as well as make various t...
16:52, 06/18/2019

Bitcoin fans spy opportunity in Facebook Libra launch Bitcoin’s backers are adamant that Facebook Inc.’s FB 4.24% coming digital currency, Libra, won’t spell the demise of other cryptocurrencies. To the contrary, many believe the launch of Libra spells opportunity....
17:00, 06/18/2019

Is Facebook’s new Libra currency a play to become the world’s banker? The social-media giant says it wants to provide financial services to billions of people around the world, including those who lack access to banking....
05:13, 06/19/2019

U.S. lawmakers challenge Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency plan U.S. lawmakers quizzed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout a day earlier when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted....
18:13, 07/17/2019

BoE's Carney says keeping open mind on Facebook's Libra Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said he is keeping an 'open mind' on the potential utility of Facebook's planned cryptocurrency, but warned it may face strict regulation if it takes off....
19:52, 06/18/2019

Facebook Called Before US Senate Panel Over Libra Coin Facebook's plans to create a global cryptocurrency will face scrutiny from the US Senate Banking Committee on July 16, the latest sign that policymakers around the globe are casting a wary eye on......
08:00, 06/20/2019

Facebook vs the feds: The inside story of a multi-billion dollar tech giant’s privacy war with Washington The settlement the FTC brokered marks the most significant privacy punishment ever levied against a tech giant. But the story behind it -- described by 10 people familiar with the matter -- illustrates the challenges facing a 105-year-old agency task...
19:39, 07/22/2019

Ringleader of failed Al Qaeda plot to bomb NYC subway to be sentenced after helping feds catch terrorists The ringleader of a failed Al Qaeda plot to bomb the New York City subway system around the eighth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks is set to learn his fate Thursday at a sentencing hearing following years of cooperation with federal...
19:39, 05/02/2019

Watch Fed Chair Jerome Powell speak live as market awaits hints on future rate cuts Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell was scheduled to deliver a speech Tuesday at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, followed by a question and answer session....
19:26, 06/25/2019

Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’ is missing one thing: monetary policy Facebook has outlined the economics of its new Libra cryptocurrency, revealing it will create a secondary token intended specifically to pay dividends to early backers. It’s called the Libra Investment Token, and it will only be available to members ...
15:52, 06/18/2019

Singapore wants more details on Facebook Libra before deciding on regulatory response Country's central bank remains in talks with Facebook and wants more details on how the US social media platform plans to implement its cryptocurrency before exploring potential legislation....
07:13, 07/09/2019

UPDATE 1-France says Facebook's Libra not yet viable as G7 minister meet France said on Wednesday the conditions were not ripe for Facebook to go ahead with plans for its Libra digital coin, as G7 finance ministers gathered north of Paris on Wednesday for a meeting focused on reining in the powers of big tech giants....
14:00, 07/17/2019

Facebook asked by lawmakers to pause Libra cryptocurrency project Congresswoman Maxine Waters asked Facebook to halt movement of its Libra project until hearings can be held to examine concerns, while French Finance Minister has called for tighter cryptocurrency regulation....
05:13, 06/19/2019

'Flakey, unstable, bad with money': Astrologers on Facebook's Libra currency With Mars in the 12th house at the time of the announcement, the new cryptocurrency should ultimately succeedWhen Facebook announced its cryptocurrency Libra, which shares its title with an astrological sign for people born approximately between Sept...
22:00, 06/20/2019

UPDATE 4-U.S. lawmakers challenge Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency plan U.S. lawmakers bashed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout a day earlier when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted....
20:13, 07/17/2019

Consensus among G7 ministers to tackle Facebook's Libra - French chair G7 ministers meeting in France on Wednesday agreed on the need to confront the emergence of digital currencies following Facebook's plans to launch its Libra digital coin, a French G7 presidency source said on Wednesday....
20:13, 07/17/2019

Would you trust Facebook with your money? What Libra cryptocurrency means for users Facebook revealed it will launch a digital currency similar to Bitcoin, called Libra. Here's what that move might means for its users.       ...
05:52, 06/19/2019

Bitcoin soars past $13,000 as Facebook's Libra fuels demand Bitcoin jumped to an 18-month high on Wednesday, as investors looked for safety in alternative investments amid geopolitical tension, and cheered prospects that Facebook Inc's Libra token could push cryptocurrencies into the mainstream....
21:39, 06/26/2019

UPDATE 1-Central bankers weigh up Facebook's Libra plan A senior member of the Swiss National Bank said he was open-minded about Facebook's cryptocurrency project, while an Italian official looked for more information as central bankers try to get to grips with the initiative....
13:13, 06/25/2019

G7 urges tough Libra regulation, agrees to tax digital giants Digital currencies such as Facebook's planned Libra raise serious concerns and must be regulated as tightly as possible to ensure they do not upset the world's financial system, Group of Seven finance ministers and central bankers said on Thursday....
00:52, 07/19/2019

Consensus among G7 ministers to tackle Facebook's Libra: French chair G7 ministers meeting in France on Wednesday agreed on the need to confront the emergence of digital currencies following Facebook's plans to launch its Libra digital coin, a French G7 presidency source said on Wednesday....
22:26, 07/17/2019

Bitcoin near two-week highs, fueled by hopes for Facebook's Libra Bitcoin held on Tuesday near its highest for two weeks after surging as much as 9% overnight, a move analysts said was probably driven by hopes that cryptocurrencies are gaining wider acceptance after Facebook disclosed plans for a digital coin....
11:00, 07/09/2019

President Trump takes aim at Facebook’s cryptocurrency, Libra, saying it should be regulated Taking aim at Facebook's plans to launch a virtual currency, known as Libra, and a wallet, named Calibra, Trump said in a series of tweets that the currency would have "little standing or dependability."...
06:00, 07/12/2019

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency faces questions from international regulators Chair of Financial Stability Board says company’s plans could spark closer scrutiny of cryptocurrenciesFacebook’s Libra cryptocurrency is facing increasing skepticism from international regulators days after ambitious plans for it were unveiled by th...
05:26, 06/26/2019

Facebook's Libra: Why is the world fascinated by a cashless society Facebook’s Libra is joining the cryptocurrency world alongside Bitcoin and Ethereum, but this isn’t the first cashless method on the market. As companies are simplifying consumer transactions, will cash reach an expiration date? We explai...
05:00, 06/29/2019

UPDATE 6-U.S. lawmakers challenge Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency plan U.S. lawmakers bashed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted to safeguard the world financial system and consumers' data....
00:00, 07/18/2019

Libra: Facebook launches cryptocurrency in bid to shake up global finance Digital currency will let billions of users make transactions but is raising privacy concernsFacebook has announced a digital currency called Libra that will allow its billions of users to make financial transactions across the globe, in a move that ...
12:00, 06/18/2019

Germany's Scholz sounds alarm on cryptocurrencies such as Facebook's Libra German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said regulators must ensure that cryptocurrencies such as Facebook 's planned digital coin Libra do not threaten financial stability and consumer privacy....
15:52, 07/16/2019

Facebook Libra digital currency will carry hidden costs When Facebook announced its intention to get into the money business, we wondered what would be next. Its own court system? An army?: Our view       ...
02:52, 07/04/2019

Factbox: Facebook's new cryptocurrency Libra and digital wallet Calibra Facebook Inc revealed plans to establish a cryptocurrency called Libra on Tuesday. It will be run by an association comprised of other corporate investors and non-profit members, with an expected launch in the first half of 2020....
14:13, 06/18/2019

Facebook’s Libra currency gets backing from MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and more Today, Facebook finally announced its long-rumored cryptocurrency platform, Calibra. Some speculated that the company would rely on outside firms and existing cryptocurrency exchanges, like the Winklevoss twins' Gemini. Instead, Facebook's ...
17:00, 06/18/2019

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency needs deep thought and detail: UK regulator Facebook's fledging cryptocurrency will raise questions for both society and government that need close examination, a senior official at Britain's financial watchdog said on Tuesday, in another sign that the planned project will face deep scrutiny....
20:13, 07/02/2019

Explainer: 'Stablecoins' in the spotlight as Facebook unveils Libra cryptocurrency The original cryptocurrency accounts for over half of the $285 billion global coin trading market. But that dominance is under threat, with a host of alternative digital coins emerging as developers race to build cryptocurrencies able to enter mains...
17:52, 06/18/2019

Bitcoin price falls below $10,000 as boost from Facebook's Libra fades Cryptocurrency climbed to nearly $14,000 on news social network was launching rivalThe price of bitcoin has fallen back below $10,000, down 30% from last week’s peak of nearly $14,000.Continuing its wild ride, the digital currency dropped to $9,717 o...
11:26, 07/02/2019

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency 'poses risks to global banking' Move could affect competition and data privacy, warns Bank for International SettlementsFacebook’s plan to operate its own digital currency poses risks to the international banking system that should trigger a speedy response from global policymakers...
23:13, 06/23/2019

Crypto Twitter responds to the reality of Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’ Following months of speculation, Facebook finally confirmed the release of Libra next year. The tech giant also unveiled details about Calibra, its corresponding custodial digital wallet, but failed to provide specifics about its launch plans. Given ...
23:26, 06/18/2019

Whodunit? As Feds Scan DMV Records Using Facial Recognition Software and More Cities Use the Technology, Racial Bias Could Be a Problem When you go to your local DMV office and stand in front of the camera to take as decent a photo as possible, you probably aren’t thinking about the possibility that said photo will come up in a facial-recognition search used by government agencies. I...
23:00, 07/09/2019

Democrat border town mayor says 'we are sick and tired' of feds not listening, fixing illegal immigration problem A Democrat mayor of a Texas town bordering Mexico slammed the federal government and lawmakers, saying “we are sick and tired of the deaf ears” for failing to protect towns like his from illegal immigration....
16:13, 06/18/2019

Libra cryptocurrency: dare you trust Facebook with your money? | John Naughton The social media giant’s foray into bitcoin territory – with some financial big hitters on board – should prompt suspicionWe’ve known for ages that somewhere in the bowels of Facebook people were beavering away designing a cryptocurrency. Various nam...
08:13, 06/23/2019

Trump bashes Bitcoin and calls for regulation of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency Facebook a few weeks ago unveiled its Libra digital coin and blockchain endeavor, a product meant to significantly reducing the remittance fees and waiting time when people exchange money on Facebook. The company created a spinoff to handle the Libra...
21:26, 07/12/2019

'Facebook is already too big and too powerful': Senate to dig into Libra, the tech giant's new crypto project (FB) The US Senate Banking Committee plans to hold a hearing on Facebook's newly-announced Libra cryptocurrency project on July 16th, Reuters reports. On Tuesday, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the ranking member of the committee, responded to the announc...
02:13, 06/20/2019

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency could raise regulatory issues: BoE deputy governor Plans by Facebook Inc to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra could raise regulatory issues, Bank of England Deputy Governor Sam Woods said on Thursday....
11:00, 06/20/2019

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency could raise regulatory issues - BoE deputy governor Plans by Facebook Inc to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra could raise regulatory issues, Bank of England Deputy Governor Sam Woods said on Thursday....
10:26, 06/20/2019

Unruly social media no model for Facebook's Libra currency: BoE's Carney Facebook cannot expect its new Libra currency to benefit from the same unregulated free-for-all that helped the company achieve a dominant position in social media, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday....
01:26, 06/21/2019

Facebook co-founder says Libra could shift monetary clout to private companies: FT Facebook Inc's Libra cryptocurrency would hand over much of the control of monetary policy from central banks to private companies, the company's co-founder Chris Hughes said in an opinion piece in the Financial Times on Friday....
17:52, 06/21/2019

Central banks will want oversight of Facebook's Libra: Bank of England's Carney Major central banks and regulators will want oversight of Facebook's proposed new currency and payment system, Libra, to ensure it is safe and does not allow money laundering or finance terrorism, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said....
15:39, 06/21/2019

Japan sets up working group on impact of Facebook's Libra ahead of G7 Japanese authorities have set up a working group to discuss the impact Facebook's proposed Libra digital coin could have on monetary policy and financial regulation, government sources said, ahead of a G7 finance leaders' gathering where the topic wi...
08:13, 07/13/2019

Britain won't try to stop Facebook's new Libra digital coin, says UK finance minister Regulators, not lawmakers, should decide whether Facebook needs a banking license to launch Libra, says outgoing U.K. finance minster Philip Hammond....
16:26, 07/15/2019

Rep. Maxine Waters asks Facebook to pause work on cryptocurrency Libra Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters on Tuesday requested that Facebook pause its development of Libra, an upcoming cryptocurrency that the company plans to release in 2020....
00:39, 06/19/2019

Facebook's cryptocoin Libra could become a worldwide currency, says CEO of fintech start-up Tally "It literally threatens the governments that issue currency, the banks that store it and the actual transmission network," Tally's Jason Brown says....
02:13, 06/19/2019

World's policymakers ready for action to control Libra: Italy's Tria The world's top financial policymakers gathering in France on Wednesday are worried about Facebook's plans to launch a digital currency and have decided to act to keep this initiative in check, Italy's finance minister said on Wednesday....
20:13, 07/17/2019

Facebook vows Libra currency will wait for approval as U.S. airs worries Facebook Inc said on Monday it would not proceed with the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency until regulatory concerns are addressed, as the U.S. Treasury secretary took the unusual step on of saying he had serious concerns it could be used for illic...
03:00, 07/16/2019

Smaller cryptocurrencies feel pain as criticism of Facebook's Libra grows Bitcoin hasn't been the only casualty of the backlash by the world's major economic powers against Facebook's plans for a cryptocurrency, with smaller digital coins also feeling the burn....
22:26, 07/17/2019

German finance minister: Libra cryptocurrency must wait for regulatory clarity Facebook cannot go ahead with its plans to launch its digital coin Libra until all regulatory issues are dealt with, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday as he met with counterparts from G7 countries....
22:26, 07/17/2019

Bitcoin reaches 18-month high as Facebook's Libra spurs interest Bitcoin jumped to an 18-month high on Wednesday, a surge analysts said was caused by nervous traders looking for safety in alternative investments and expectations that Facebook's Libra could turn cryptocurrencies mainstream....
15:26, 06/26/2019

Watch live: Facebook Libra chief testifies in Congress to explain cryptocurrency The head of Facebook's blockchain division will appear in Congress Tuesday for the first of two hearings about the social media network's plans to roll out a new digital financial system next year....
19:13, 07/16/2019

UPDATE 2-Facebook vows Libra currency will wait for approval as U.S. airs worries Facebook Inc said on Monday it would not proceed with the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency until regulatory concerns are addressed, as the U.S. Treasury secretary took the unusual step on of saying he had serious concerns it could be used for illic...
22:39, 07/15/2019

France creates G7 cryptocurrency task force as Facebook's Libra unsettles governments France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook's Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France's central bank governor said on Friday....
17:52, 06/21/2019

Ohio congresswoman says lack of financial literacy could be a problem for Facebook Libra users Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, grilled Facebook's David Marcus, asking about the steps he will take to educate the 1.7 million unbanked people Libra plans to reach....
01:26, 07/20/2019

Facebook’s Libra partners remain cautious amid growing scrutiny from regulators Facebook‘s Libra partners have reportedly signed non-binding agreements, meaning they’re not obliged to promote or use the digital token and can abandon the project if they decide to do so. According to the New York Times, which cites anonymous execu...
13:39, 06/26/2019

Trump blasts Bitcoin, Facebook's Libra, demands they face banking regulations U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized Bitcoin, Facebook's proposed Libra digital coin and other cryptocurrencies and demanded that companies seek a banking charter and make themselves subject to U.S. and global regulations if they wanted...
04:13, 07/12/2019

‘Crypto Twitter’ anxiously awaits white paper for Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency Tomorrow, Facebook is expected to release full details of its new “cryptocurrency” project Libra — as always, Twitter has lots to say. Few concrete facts about Facebook‘s Libra (formally known as GlobalCoin) have been made public so far. Reports indi...
18:52, 06/17/2019

The tech industry is starting to doubt Facebook will be able to launch its Libra currency by 2020 "I think two years from now we're going to be like do you remember that Facebook thing? Libra?" said Bismarck Lepe, CEO of Wizeline, a San Francisco product development company....
20:13, 07/10/2019

Facebook says cryptocurrency Libra won't happen without 'full government approval' amid broad resistance Amid growing bipartisan resistance to its proposed digital coin, Facebook will tell lawmakers that it won't move forward with its Libra cryptocurrency without full government approval and regulatory oversight....
09:52, 07/17/2019

Bitcoin takes a tumble as US lawmakers grill Facebook on plans to introduce its own Libra cryptocurrency Reuters The cryptocurrency market took a beating on Tuesday with bitcoin losing over 10% in value. The devaluation comes after US lawmakers grilled Facebook on its plans to introduce its own cryptocurrency Libra in 2020. David Marcus, the company'...
06:52, 07/18/2019

France to create a joint G7 cryptocurrency task force amid Facebook’s Libra woes France is putting together a Group of Seven Nations (G7) task force to explore how central banks can make sure cryptocurrencies adhere to money-laundering and consumer protection rules. That’s according to the country’s central bank governor who anno...
21:39, 06/21/2019

Facebook is joining the crypto game. It's launching a Bitcoin-like currency called Libra Facebook unveiled a plan to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin, one that could drive more e-commerce and boost ads on its platforms.       ...
21:26, 06/18/2019

UPDATE 3-Trump blasts Bitcoin, Facebook's Libra, demands they face banking regulations U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized Bitcoin, Facebook's proposed Libra digital coin and other cryptocurrencies and demanded that companies seek a banking charter and make themselves subject to U.S. and global regulations if they wanted...
04:13, 07/12/2019

A Michigan congressperson said Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency reminded him of a 'platypus' but then decided it was more like a traveler's check (FB) Bill Clark/Getty Images David Marcus, head of Facebook's cryptocurrency efforts, testified at a House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services hearing about Libra, the social network's forthcoming cryptocurrency. Rep. Bill Huizenga used hi...
11:39, 07/18/2019

Facebook's Libra must obey anti-money laundering rules - French central banker Facebook's planned global 'Libra' cryptocurrency must respect anti-money laundering regulations and it must seek banking licences if it offers banking services, France's central bank chief said in a magazine interview....
13:13, 06/25/2019

Facebook's Libra must obey anti-money laundering rules: French central banker Facebook's planned global 'Libra' cryptocurrency must respect anti-money laundering regulations and it must seek banking licenses if it offers banking services, France's central bank chief said in a magazine interview....
16:39, 06/25/2019

Facebook crypto chief defends Libra project amid claims the company has too much power The need to reiterate these points after only two weeks suggests Facebook will have an uphill battle getting people to trust the company with their finances....
19:00, 07/03/2019

David Marcus, head of Facebook Libra cryptocurrency, grilled by skeptical Senate lawmakers Senate lawmakers said Tuesday they don't trust a plan by Facebook to devise and roll out an entirely new digital cryptocurrency system, the Libra, next year....
04:00, 07/17/2019

Federal Reserve Chairman Powell: 'Moderate' risk from corporate debt Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Monday that the central bank is closely monitoring a sharp rise in corporate debt.        ...
03:39, 05/21/2019

Tech news roundup: HPE Discover 2019, Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, and Google Cloud's debacle This week's TechRepublic and ZDNet news stories include a look at the companies that hire the most data scientists, four significant impacts of a security breach, and a first-hand account of a major hack job....
17:52, 06/19/2019

Daily on Energy: Feds invite fight with states over energy storage SIGN UP! If you’d like to continue receiving the Washington Examiner's Daily on Energy newsletter, SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://newsletters.washingtonexaminer.com/newsletter/daily-on-energy/...
02:39, 05/18/2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on election interference: Feds have 'tools to apply pressure to Russia, not us' Breaking up Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday, wouldn't solve issues of misinformation, privacy or election interference.        ...
07:26, 06/27/2019

Meat Producers Hit on Flooding Concerns U.S. meat producers’ pain worsened Monday, as their shares were hurt by fears about how persistent flooding is affecting crops they rely on for feed....
04:26, 06/18/2019

CVS Eases Concerns About Aetna Deal CVS Health delivered stronger-than-expected results in its first quarter as a combined health-care company, taking a step toward selling skeptical investors on its acquisition of Aetna....
17:52, 05/01/2019

As the far-right culture war escalates, concerns grow Consolidating its major party status in recent European elections, the AfD succeeded in part through the use of the arts in its campaigning. Critics say it's part of an ongoing push for "cultural hegemony."...
01:13, 06/01/2019

UK says 5G roll out could be delayed by security concerns The roll-out of 5G networks in Britain could be delayed, Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said, adding that he would not trade off the economic benefit of using cheap kit with security risk....
22:39, 05/08/2019

At least four more die on Everest amid overcrowding concerns Latest deaths, including an Irish climber, come as others report ‘insane’ delays at the peakFour more deaths have been reported on Everest as concerns grow about the risks posed by the severe overcrowding on the world’s highest mountain this year.Kev...
20:13, 05/24/2019

Grindr and the 'new cold war': why US concerns over the app are dangerous The Chinese-owned app does pose data risks – but wrongly framing such fears can fuel racism and homophobiaFor years, American leaders claimed that the internet would bring free markets and liberal democracy to China. Today, they are more likely to ex...
14:26, 05/18/2019

Bonds Raise Recession Concerns A rally in U.S. Treasuries, with prices rising and yields dropping, has reignited concerns over the health of the economy. What's driving the bond market?...
17:13, 06/03/2019

Over 62,000 pounds of raw beef recalled over E. coli concerns An Illinois company issued a recall for over 62,000 pounds of beef ahead of what’s largely considered the kick-off to grilling season over concerns about E. coli contamination....
19:52, 05/23/2019

Merkel Is Seen Shaking Again, Renewing Health Concerns It was the third time in less than a month that Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany had been seen trembling, but her office has insisted that her health is fine....
14:39, 07/10/2019

Local shop changes name over offensive language concerns TUCSON – A local Tucson shop recently had to change names because the language could be considered offensive. The name was Creative Tribe. It was to try and convey inclusiveness and togetherness, but people in the Native American community enli...
19:00, 07/03/2019

Texas barge collision: no air quality concerns Officials monitor health concerns while cleanup continues following a collision at a busy commercial waterway near Houston involving four vessels.        ...
19:39, 05/13/2019

'No concerns at all' over player behaviour during NRL's Magic Round League will not implement restrictions or curfewsBrisbane set to welcome 300 players for weekend carnivalThe NRL has refused to put a ban on players hitting Brisbane’s party districts during Magic Round despite the powder keg potential for player mis...
04:13, 05/09/2019

U.S. Treasurys Gain as Growth Concerns Deepen Yields on U.S. government bonds fell to fresh lows as a deepening rift between the U.S. and China over trade is leading global investors to seek safe assets....
22:39, 05/29/2019

Community can voice concerns over I-11 at public meetings TUCSON – The Arizona Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting to get input on the proposed Interstate 11. Wednesday’s event at the Tucson Convention Center is one of six meetings held to give the public a look at the propo...
04:52, 05/09/2019

All the RJ Barrett concerns have been on display in summer league LAS VEGAS — When it was over Sunday night, Suns players basked in their overtime victory over the Knicks. They privately made comments about how much easier it was to guard the much-hyped 6-foot-7 sniper RJ Barrett than they thought, according to an ...
19:39, 07/09/2019

China's human-like monkeys spark concerns A computer scientist who is credited as a researcher on a Chinese medical experiment that saw monkey brains implanted with human genes to make them more human, has slammed the project as ethically unacceptable....
16:13, 04/30/2019

No Novelis concessions for now despite EU concerns over Aleris bid -sources U.S. aluminium producer Novelis has no plans for now to offer concessions despite EU antitrust objections over its $2.6 billion buy of processor Aleris, people close to the situation said on Thursday....
15:26, 07/04/2019

Sixers face major concerns this offseason SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt details the big decisions facing the 76ers this offseason after their heartbreaking Game 7 loss.        ...
15:26, 05/13/2019

G-20 leaders express 'serious concerns' about trade tensions Leaders from some of the world's largest economies discussed concerns over trade tensions amid ongoing international issues such as the trade war between the United States and China....
00:26, 06/10/2019

Facebook COO: 'We Understand' Concerns About Big Tech Companies Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said the company failed to anticipate foreign interference aimed at disrupting the 2016 U.S. election....
20:00, 06/19/2019

FaceApp row: UK watchdog monitoring privacy concerns Information Commissioner’s Office says people should check how apps use their data The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is considering allegations that FaceApp, the face-ageing photo app that has gone viral, is misusing personal data.“We are a...
18:00, 07/18/2019

Dow loses more than 500 points as trade concerns intensify for a second day The Dow extended its losses into a second day on Tuesday after President Donald Trump’s threat to escalate a trade war moved closer to reality.        ...
21:26, 05/07/2019

Brazil to act on deforestation if concerns confirmed, minister says Brazil will take action if concerns about an increase in deforestation are confirmed, the agriculture minister said on Wednesday as Brazil faces environmental pressure under the terms of the EU-Mercosur free trade deal....
02:39, 07/04/2019

Lebanon health minister says no concerns over sanctions BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s health minister, who was appointed by the country’s Hezbollah group, says he has “overcome” U.S. concerns that his ministry’s funds could go to the militant group by gaining public trust and ensur...
18:13, 05/18/2019

Facebook Unveils Cryptocurrency Despite Privacy Concerns As it continues to explore new business models that may work in a world focused on privacy rather than broadly sharing data online, Facebook on Tuesday revealed plans for its own global digital currency, Libra, which aims to allow users to make purch...
00:52, 06/19/2019

FaceApp security concerns: Russians now own all your old photos The eerie FaceApp photo filter, which uses AI to digitally age your face, has gone viral, with millions on social media sharing their sagging simulacrum, including celebs such as Drake, the Jonas Brothers and Kevin Hart. However, experts warn that th...
04:26, 07/18/2019

Crude Rises But Growth Concerns Remain Oil prices rose a day after U.S. crude futures fell into a bear market by declining more than 20% from their recent highs amid growing worries over global growth....
03:52, 06/07/2019

Oil up on U.S.-Iran tensions but demand concerns cap gains Oil prices rose on Monday adding to last week's gains, lifted by tensions between the United States and Iran, but concerns about the possibility of weakening demand kept a lid on gains ....
15:13, 06/24/2019

New concerns after e-cigarette explosion breaks 17-year-old’s jaw _____ A 17-year-old was using an e-cigarette when it suddenly blew up in his face. The force of the blow was so powerful that it broke his jaw bone. The explosion could be linked to lithium batteries overheating inside the vape device....
03:26, 06/24/2019

US has ‘deep concerns’ about UN official’s trip to China The U.S. has expressed deep concerns to the U.N. about a reported trip by the U.N. counterterrorism chief to the restive Xinjiang region in China’s far west...
03:52, 06/15/2019

More U.S. firms making changes in response to climate concerns A survey found that two-thirds of corporate decision-makers who are aware of grave climate-change reports have reviewed or changed their energy management strategies....
02:52, 06/15/2019

Exchanges Shy Away From Mini-IPOs After Fraud Concerns Nasdaq Inc. and the New York Stock Exchange are pulling back from a fast-track IPO process for small companies known as Reg A+, following a spate of embarrassing listings....
17:13, 06/10/2019

The U.S. is pouring millions into Somalia despite concerns over dependency on aid The United States has been the East African country’s largest donor for decades, propping up a succession of weak governments that have struggled to deal with persistent drought and the brutal tactics of Islamist militants....
01:13, 06/18/2019

WeWork to Buy CEO's Properties That Spurred Conflict Concerns Chief Executive Adam Neumann plans to sell the properties he owns and leases to the office-space company, a move to eliminate a potential conflict of interest ahead of an expected initial public offering....
23:13, 05/15/2019

Congress has not yet asked Boeing CEO to testify about 737 Max concerns As the questions about the developments of the 737 Max continue to mount, some are wondering why Boeing executives haven't been called in front of Congress. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports....
15:13, 05/08/2019

New York raises smoking age to 21 NEW YORK (WNBC) – New York will raise its smoking age from 18 to 21 under a legislation signed into law Tuesday by the state’s governor. The change, which takes effect in 120 days, will apply to the sales of traditional tobacco products a...
03:39, 07/17/2019

Amid 'mass confusion' on popular CBD products' legal status, Feds hold hearing The U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a hearing Friday to collect information about popular cannabis compounds such as CBD.        ...
22:39, 05/31/2019

No air quality concerns detected after Texas barge collision BAYPORT, Texas (AP) — Officials say air monitoring hasn’t raised health concerns as cleanup efforts continue following a collision at a busy commercial waterway near Houston involving four vessels that caused a toxic gasoline product to leak in...
22:39, 05/12/2019

Wall St falls on concerns of protracted trade dispute U.S. stocks fell on Friday, as investors worried over the possibility of a long-drawn-out U.S.-China trade dispute, but hopes that the two sides could still reach a last-minute deal limited losses....
16:26, 05/10/2019

Return of the jelly shoe sparks concerns for environment Campaigners say PVC used in footwear is made from fossil fuels and is difficult to recycleThe footwear equivalent of Crayola crayons and lunchboxes, the jelly shoe is back for the summer. But with most of the shoe made from PVC, it might seem an odd ...
09:13, 07/13/2019

Some Ragu pasta sauces recalled due to plastic concerns The owner of Ragu is recalling some of its jars of pasta sauces over the possibility they may contain fragments of plastic. Mizkan America says it has no reports of injuries or complaints. The voluntary recall was launched out of an abundance of caut...
21:39, 06/17/2019

UN concerns about Warragamba dam plan labelled ‘extreme embarrassment’ for NSW Unesco committee says proposal to raise wall incompatible with Blue Mountains world heritage listingTraditional owners and the Blue Mountains mayor have welcomed Unesco’s world heritage committee raising concern about a proposal to raise the wall of ...
06:26, 07/04/2019

Tesla seeks to raise $2.3bn after concerns it is running out of money Company announced last week it had lost $702m in the first three months of the year and sold 31% fewer vehicles in the first quarterTesla is seeking to raise $2.3bn after its latest results heightened concerns that the troubled car company is running...
18:52, 05/02/2019

Germany to train Saudi soldiers despite Yemen war concerns Seven Saudi soldiers are to receive officer's training from the German military starting in July. But some lawmakers have accused the German government of turning a blind eye to Saudi's brutal campaign in Yemen....
16:26, 05/01/2019

Oil prices dip on signs of slowing U.S. demand, economic concerns Oil prices fell on Thursday, weighed down by data showing a smaller-than-expected draw on U.S. crude stockpiles along with worries about the global economy....
16:13, 07/04/2019

U.S. pulls staff from Iraq amid concerns over Iran Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency American employees from its diplomatic missions in Iraq on Wednesday in another show of concern about alleged threats from Iran....
16:52, 05/15/2019

Lighthizer says he can 'work out' Democrat concerns over trade pact U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said he believes core concerns held by Democratic lawmakers over enforcement of labor and environmental provisions in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement can be sorted out quickly....
22:00, 06/19/2019

Big Four miners languish amid demand, ESG, capex concerns The world's biggest diversified miners have yet to see their share prices reflect their role as providers of the minerals needed for a shift to a low-carbon economy....
19:26, 05/08/2019

European shares struggle as trade concerns weigh European shares were little changed early on Tuesday with London markets leading losses as investors returned from a long weekend to digest a slew of earnings and watch for developments around U.S.-China trade talks....
10:26, 05/07/2019

GSK offers concessions to address EU concerns over Pfizer deal GlaxoSmithKline has offered concessions to address EU antitrust concerns over its planned joint venture with Pfizer's consumer health business, the European Commission said on Thursday....
10:26, 06/20/2019

WestJet profits up despite lingering concerns over 737 Max grounding and Swoop WestJet Airlines Ltd. topped expectations in its latest quarter, but chief executive Ed Sims said Tuesday the airline continues to face challenges from the grounding of its Boeing 737 Max aircraft and lagging demand at its discount subsidiary....
08:52, 05/08/2019

Proposal to hire civilian first responders concerns TFD union TUCSON — Manpower and resources are at a premium inside the Tucson Fire Department. The city is looking to minimize the high call volume firefighters face. “We are doing this for firefighter safety,” interim Tucson Fire Chief Joe Gu...
05:39, 05/20/2019

Oil falls on demand concerns after gains on Mideast tensions Oil prices fell on Monday on concerns about the possibility of weakening demand after large gains last week caused tensions between the United States and Iran....
17:39, 06/24/2019

UPDATE 1-Brazil to act on deforestation if concerns confirmed, minister says Brazil will take action if concerns about an increase in deforestation are confirmed, the agriculture minister said on Wednesday as Brazil faces environmental pressure under the terms of the EU-Mercosur free trade deal....
01:52, 07/04/2019

Oil Jumps on Supply Concerns, as Stockpiles Fall by Most Since 2016 Oil prices extended their gains Wednesday after U.S. oil inventories had their biggest one-week drop since 2016 and investors shifted their focus to supply....
01:26, 06/27/2019

Oil prices fall on U.S. inventory data, concerns about demand Oil prices fell in thin trade on Thursday, weighed down by data showing a smaller-than-expected draw on U.S. crude stockpiles and worries about the global economy....
21:00, 07/04/2019

BMW launches UK-produced Mini Electric despite Brexit concerns BMW has driven ahead with plans to produce its first all-electric version of the MIni at its plant outside Oxford, despite threatening to pull out in the event of a no-deal Brexit....
22:13, 07/09/2019

Oil rises towards $65 as supply concerns outweigh trade disputes Oil rose towards $65 a barrel on Tuesday as OPEC supply cuts and Middle East tensions outweighed the U.S.-China trade dispute that has been dragging down the global economy and oil demand....
13:26, 07/09/2019

Oil edges up as supply concerns offset trade disputes Oil edged further above $64 a barrel on Tuesday as OPEC supply cuts and Middle East tensions countered the U.S.-China trade dispute that has been dragging down the global economy and oil demand....
15:52, 07/09/2019

Opinion: Merkel entitled to privacy over health concerns How much should the German public know about any of Chancellor Angela Merkel's potential illnesses? She, too, has a right to her privacy — the same as every other German citizen, says Felix Steiner....
17:26, 07/13/2019