Pound US dollar exchange rate: GBP/USD dips as ‘Brexit fog’ continues to haunt UK economy

Although inflation moved closer to the Bank of England’s (BoE) target, Robert Alster, Head of Investment Services at Close Brother Asset Management, was downbeat in his analysis, commenting: “[D]espite this greater economic optimism, the UK is not yet out of the Brexit fog and the 31 December cliff-edge is only getting closer.” “The Bank of England [BoE] will be trepidatious […]

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What's Going on Between Trump and William Barr?

Freshly acquitted of impeachment charges, President Trump has circled back around to complaining about the Mueller investigation. Last week it was what he deemed a too-harsh sentencing recommendation for former adviser Roger Stone, as well as the Justice Department’s decision not to prosecute former FBI director Andrew McCabe. This week he’s broadened his attacks to include everyone involved in the […]

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Americans' average tax refund by income level

Don’t expect a refund from tax cuts: Chris Hogan ‘Everyday Millionaires’ author Chris Hogan says saving and investing your money will help those with refund confusion as tax season is underway. Taxpayers may not look forward to filing their documents – but many look forward to receiving their refund check. Continue Reading Below About 70 percent of Americans typically expect to […]

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Asian Markets Mixed Amid Cautious Trades

Asian stock markets are mixed on Thursday despite the positive cues overnight from Wall Street and higher commodity prices. Investors are cautious after China’s Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, reported a sharp increase in the number of new coronavirus cases. Hubei province reported an additional 242 deaths and 14,480 new cases related to the coronavirus, as of […]

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Assange Lawyers Say Trump Offered a Pardon If He ‘Played Ball’

Julian Assange’s lawyers told a London court that they will provide evidence that U.S. President Donald Trump was prepared to offer the WikiLeaks founder a pardon if he “played ball” about leaks of Democratic Party emails. At a preliminary hearing Wednesday, Assange’s lawyer Edward Fitzgerald asked the court to allow more witness statements during the extradition hearing that will start […]

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Here's how Boeing and Airbus became a duopoly

New York (CNN Business)General Electric appears to have a dodged a bullet in President Donald Trump’s fight with China over the theft of American trade secrets. The Trump administration is poised to give a GE (GE) joint venture the green light to continue exporting jet engines to China — despite national security concerns raised by some US officials. That comes […]

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Can Bloomberg win the Democratic nomination? Here’s what his longtime pollster says

Bloomberg has good shot at winning Democratic nomination: Doug Schoen Bloomberg pollster Doug Schoen discusses Democratic candidate and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s campaign strategy and how he will perform in the Democratic debate. Michael Bloomberg will make his Democratic debate debut in Las Vegas on Wednesday night, where he’s expected to field a litany of attacks from […]

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How many Americans live paycheck to paycheck?

Retirement savings hit a record: Fidelity Investments According to a Fidelity Investments report, Americans IRA and 401(k) retirement savings accounts are reaching record numbers. FOX Business’ Ashley Webster with more. While the U.S. economy is strengthening – and Americans’ wages are rising – many are having trouble saving for retirement. Continue Reading Below According to a new survey from the […]

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The Official Rolling Stone Debate Drinking Game: Nevada/Bloomberg Edition

The race for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination has intensified, and so must our boozing. What else is there to do but drink? The veil has been lifted and the bitter contours of the primary are now unconcealed. The race is now an ugly triangle. On one side, Bernie Sanders represents a besieged and defamed populist movement, openly opposed by […]

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