Human Trafficking Awareness Campaigns Are Feeding A Dangerous Myth

You see the posters in airports, bus stations and rest stops around the country. A child, always female, often white, sometimes bound. An alarming headline: “Someone in your state was just sold” or “Human trafficking: It could happen to anyone.”  Underneath the picture is a worrying statistic, a list of warning signs, a hotline number or all three. And always, […]

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Coca-Cola Beat Earnings, but Shares Have Gone Parabolic

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) reported better-then-expected earnings before the opening bell on Jan. 30. The stock has been trading higher on the news and set an all-time intraday high of $60.07 on Friday, Feb. 14. My call is to reduce holdings with the stock between its weekly and monthly risky levels at $60.07 and $60.43, respectively. The stock closed last […]

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John Kennedy defends Barr for overruling prosecutors in Roger Stone case

Washington — Republican Senator John Kennedy came to the defense of Attorney General Bill Barr amid scrutiny over his decision to intervene in the case of Roger Stone, an ally of President Trump’s, with Kennedy saying the attorney general “exercises power fairly and intelligently.” “This is my experience with Bill Barr,” Kennedy, of Louisiana, said on “Face the Nation” Sunday. […]

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Boeing Missed on Earnings, Downside Risk Remains

The Boeing Company (BA) missed earnings per share estimates when it reported quarterly results before the opening bell on Jan. 29. The stock slipped to as low as $314.88 on Feb. 3 and then rebounded to as high as $349.95 on Feb. 12. This high is between its weekly value level at $333.34 and its annual risky level at $351.32. […]

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Trump administration wants to crack down on Huawei access to US chip-making tech: report

Huawei charged by Justice Dept. with racketeering, conspiracy Former Nassau County prosecutor and criminal defense attorney Randy Zelin provides legal insight into the Department of Justice charging Huawei with racketeering and conspiracy to steal trade secrets. The Trump administration wants to crack down on Huawei's and other Chinese companies' access to U.S. chip-making technology and is considering changes to the "direct […]

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Major Averages Remain In Positive Territory In Early Afternoon Trading

After recovering from an initial move to the downside, stocks continue to see moderate strength in early afternoon trading on Monday. With the turnaround on the day, the Nasdaq has reached a new record intraday high. Currently, the major averages all remain in positive territory. The Dow is up 43.51 points or 0.2 percent at 29,146.02, the Nasdaq is up […]

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Extinction Rebellion Targets Commodity Traders in Geneva

Scores of climate change protesters from a Swiss branch of the Extinction Rebellion campaign group staged protests against commodity houses in Geneva, occupying the office of Vitol Group, the biggest independent oil trader. About 50 protesters breached the offices of Vitol near the Hotel des Bergues in Geneva on Monday, where they used tape to create human outlines on the […]

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