Sir Menzies Campbell backs Briton’s bid to avoid extradition to US

Former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell has thrown his weight behind former Autonomy boss Mike Lynch in his battle to avoid extradition to the US on fraud charges. Campbell, a QC, said UK citizens are at a significant disadvantage when they attempt to fight US extradition requests, because they have to meet a different standard of proof compared with […]

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Market set to dip from near record highs

Australian shares are expected to start the week below the near-record highs seen last week as investors tread carefully. On Friday the S&P/ASX 200 finished the week at 7130.2, just shy of January's all-time record of 7132.7, but S&P ASX Futures suggest the index will fall 17 points at opening. The local sharemarket is expected to start the week lower […]

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‘Expectations have turned on a dime’: Investors tip consumer bright spots as top companies report

Investors and fund managers are optimistic reporting season will continue to show consumer bright spots this week as some of the ASX's biggest companies including Wesfarmers, Crown and BHP reveal their numbers and potential impact from the coronavirus. The positive sentiment comes as the S&P/ASX 200 nudges near record highs and speciality retailers such as JB Hi-Fi reported stronger than […]

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Trump Compares Himself To A King, Angry Critics Go French Revolution

President Donald Trump compared himself to a king Saturday with a quote by American philosopher and writer Ralph Waldo Emerson warning: “When you strike at a king, you must kill him.” Trump actually wrote “the king.” Critics went wild. Trump picked the quote in a tweet from a piece in The New York Times early this month warning that the […]

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Michael Bloomberg Allegedly Told New Mom To Find ‘Some Black’ For A Nanny

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has long been trailed by accusations of promoting a frat house culture in the workplace, but documents in a 1998 lawsuit reported by The Washington Post contain particularly ugly remarks attributed to the Manhattan billionaire. Around July 1993 at the financial data company he founded, Bloomberg allegedly browbeat a saleswoman in front of other employees. He’d just […]

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Trump Is Sending Elite Border Patrol Units to Make Arrests in Sanctuary Cities

President Donald Trump is deploying border patrol agents from tactical units to sanctuary cities across the nation to arrest undocumented people. According to the New York Times, one hundred agents from the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC), will assist local Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers with arrests of undocumented people in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, […]

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Bloomberg pushes $15 minimum wage in ambitious labor plan

Bloomberg spending millions on 2020 campaign ads America First Action PAC spokesperson Steve Cortes discusses what Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s ad spending means to his campaign. Democrat presidential contender Mike Bloomberg’s campaign released his labor policy goals on Saturday, promising a $15 minimum wage and other concessions for workers. Continue Reading Below Bloomberg’s proposal includes requiring employers to provide […]

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