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Senator Warren, mocked by Trump as 'Pocahontas,' releases DNA test

News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:41
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA test that shows "strong evidence" she has Native-American heritage, a smackdown of President Donald Trump's ridicule of her as "fake Pocahontas" while she signals a possible 2020 presidential run.

Trump says 'rogue killers' may be behind Khashoggi disappearance

News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:15
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday "rogue killers" may have been behind the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered an internal investigation into the case.

Sears, once a retail titan, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:07
Sears Holdings Corp filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday with a plan to close about 142 of its 700 stores by the end of the year, throwing into doubt the future of the century-old retailer that once dominated U.S. malls but has withered in the age of internet shopping.

Group enters Saudi consulate in Istanbul: live feed

News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:04
Around a dozen people entered Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on Monday, after Turkish diplomatic sources had said that a joint Turkish-Saudi team would conduct a search following the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

As companies embrace AI, it's a job-seeker's market

News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:53
Dozens of employers looking to hire the next generation of tech employees descended on the University of California, Berkeley in September to meet students at an electrical engineering and computer science career fair.

Trump says 'rogue killers' may be behind Khashoggi disappearance

News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:48
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday dispatched U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman over the unexplained disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and raised the possibility that "rogue killers" could have been responsible.

Wall St. drops as Apple slips, Saudi issue flares up

News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:40
U.S. stocks fell on Monday as an increase in tensions between Western powers and Saudi Arabia added to worries over rising borrowing costs and the impact of tariffs, following the main three indexes' biggest weekly declines in over seven months.

U.S. retail sales rise modestly; consumer spending strong

News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:33
U.S. retail sales barely rose in September as a rebound in motor vehicle purchases was offset by the biggest drop in spending at restaurants and bars in nearly two years.

Turkish police have audio showing Khashoggi was killed at consulate: sources

News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:26
Turkish authorities have an audio recording which indicates that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a Turkish official and a security source said on Monday.

Trump, first lady to tour hurricane-ravaged Florida Panhandle

News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:21
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump headed to Florida's storm-ravaged Panhandle and Georgia on Monday to see the destruction caused by deadly Hurricane Michael.

Hurricane Michael insured losses will cost as much as $10 billion - AIR Worldwide

News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 08:56
Insured losses for wind and storm surge from Hurricane Michael will run between an estimated $6 billion and $10 billion, risk modeler AIR Worldwide said on Monday.

Fleeing hardship at home, Venezuelan migrants struggle abroad, too

News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 08:44
Every few minutes, the reeds along the Tachira River rustle. Smugglers, in ever growing numbers, emerge with a ragtag group of Venezuelan migrants – men struggling under tattered suitcases, women hugging bundles in blankets and schoolchildren carrying backpacks. They step across rocks, wade into the muddy stream and cross illegally into Colombia.

Trump says Pompeo leaving within the hour for Saudi Arabia

News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 08:39
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is leaving within the hour for Saudi Arabia, President Donald Trump said on Monday, amid an investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

European stocks brush 22-month low as Saudi tensions swirl

News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 08:33
World markets turned tail again on Monday, as a bounceback in oil prices and rising tensions between Western powers and Saudi Arabia added to a cocktail of concerns that battered global stocks last week.

France to decide 'soon' on Saudi conference participation: minister

News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 08:26
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday no decision had yet been taken on whether to attend a high profile investment conference in Saudi Arabia, which executives have pulled out of amid concerns over a missing journalist.

State of Play: Tightening Arizona race threatens Democrats' slim U.S. Senate hopes

News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 06:59
For most of this year, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona has run what has been viewed widely as one of the best races in the nation. But with less than a month to go to Election Day, there are doubts whether she can make it across the finish line.

Carl Icahn boosts stake in Dell IPO standoff

News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 06:58
Activist investor Carl Icahn reported an increased 8.3 percent stake in Dell tracking stock on Monday, as he looks to block a proposed plan by the computer maker to return to the public market without an IPO.

Spain calls for urgent investigation into disappearance of Saudi journalist

News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 06:52
Spain called on Monday for an urgent investigation into the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the government's spokeswoman Isabel Celaa said.

Bond bears stalk a FANG, short Netflix debt

News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 06:48
In March, noted short-seller Andrew Left took a swipe at Netflix Inc's stock, calling the online video company's aggressive spending on content acquisition "unsustainable."

Factbox: Some 240,000 U.S. customers without power after Hurricane Michael

News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 06:25
Some 240,029 homes and businesses on the U.S. East Coast were without power on Monday in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, according to local power companies.