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Last news update Monday 27 March 2017
Most recent updates are on top, after image-intro commentary, so that routine readers will not have to scroll-down far. Time is UTC-GMT. Updates as frequently as possible (recently around once per week; in the past daily; the future is unwritten). This is a continuation of: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/02/19/the-ongoing-saga-78-news-updates-tidbits-trivia
Nuclear Power Nuclear War Everyday JFK quote
Just As Above Ground Nuclear Testing was Stopped, So Too Must Leaking of Radionuclides from the Nuclear Fuel Chain Be Stopped. Even from a statistical point of view they keep discovering that nuclear is more deadly than initially thought. Based on the Oct. 2015 multi-government funded study of nuclear workers, risk appears around 15 times worse than even BEIR VII (ca 2005) thought, maybe even higher: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/another-look-at-the-recent-low-dose-radiation-exposure-study-inworks/
Clustered DNA damage, which is (almost) impossible to properly repair, is considered a signature of ionizing radiation: “clustered DNA damage sites, which may be considered as a signature of ionising radiation, underlie the deleterious biological consequences of ionising radiation…ionising radiation creates significant levels of clustered DNA damage, including complex double-strand breaks (DSB)” See: “Biological Consequences of Radiation-induced DNA Damage: Relevance to Radiotherapy“, by M.E. Lomax et. al. Clinical Oncology 25 (2013) 578-585. “The formation of clustered damage distinguishes ionising radiation-induced damage from normal endogenous damage: https://cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp5-euratom/docs/non_dsb_lesions_projrep_en.pdf More here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/12/24/on-the-unique-dna-damage-done-by-ionizing-radiation-nuclear-materials-and-on-metting-hultgren-et-al-misleading-the-us-congress-in-this-matter/

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NUCLEAR WASTE ANTI-TRUST CASE INVOLVING TRUMP DONOR-FUNDRAISER NEEDS WATCHING
Energy Solutions, owned byTrump large donor Doug Kimmelman, is trying to take-over competitor WCS in clear violation of anti-trust law: “The United States of America, acting under the direction of the Attorney General of the United States, brings this civil antitrust action to enjoin EnergySolutions, Inc. (“ES”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Holdco, Inc. (“Rockwell”), from acquiring Waste Control Specialists LLC (“WCS”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Andrews County Holdings, Inc.https://www.justice.gov/atr/case-document/file/911051/download https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-sues-block-energysolutions-acquisition-waste-control-specialists

Donald Trump hopes to cure cash woes with $449,400-per-ticket fundraiserhttps://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/11/donald-trump-campaign-donations-california-fundraiser-clinton. Energy Solutions Clive Nuclear Waste Dump :
(San Onofre Nuclear steam generators were sent to Clive.)
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/why-is-large-trump-donor-nuclear-waste-king-kimmelman-charging-so-much-to-bury-nuclear-waste-probably-because-hes-a-goldman-sachs-alumnus-duh-comment-on-high-cost-of-burial-of-nuclear-waste/ Hearings on making WCS into open air high level waste parking lot: http://www.texasvox.org/wcs-im-late-im-late-important-date/ Reuters reported on 17 March that “Makan Delrahim, a veteran lobbyist on President Donald Trump’s transition team, is expected to be nominated to head the U.S. Justice Department’s Antitrust Division“. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/DTQwJPYH-bI/us-usa-trump-antitrust-exclusive-idUSKBN16O2O2

TOSHIBA-WESTINGHOUSE BANKRUPTCY OR SALE NEEDS TO BE WATCHED: Russian government owned Rosatom offered to bail-out Areva. Up to $8.3 billion US taxpayer money may be lost if they declare bankruptcy. But, if they sell it, who would buy it? Nuclear power is bad economics so most likely the purchase would be geostrategic. It could be Russia’s Rosatom, controlled by the Executive (i.e. Putin), or possibly UAE or perhaps Kazahkstan (Kazatomprom). Maybe a China State owned company or KEPCO. China and Korea have their own reactor designs. Rosatom offered to help bail out French State owned Areva.

Monday, 27 March 2017 Update

Trey Gowdy certainly looks like a clone to Roger Stone!

Trey Gowdy’s working with Devin Nunes to scuttle the Trump-Russia investigation. They even look like the Stone-Manafort team!

One of many of our posts this week. Check bottom or side for more. It has been updated to reflect that Trey Gowdy has received at least $35,000 from the Kochs, along with $8,000 for the last election alone: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/03/25/koch-bromance-with-russia-needs-investigating-koch-funding-behind-nunes-gowdy-attempts-to-scuttle-russia-investigation/

https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/03/23/who-are-the-puppet-masters-behind-the-trump-puppet-masters/
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/03/09/the-evil-trio-from-mccarthy-to-trump-via-watergate-reagan-bush-cohn-stone-manafort

France’s Marine Le Pen meets with Putin in Moscow” Mar 24, 2017 Sri Lanka Guardian https://www.slguardian.org/2017/03/frances-marine-le-pen-meets-with-putin-in-moscow/

Common Dreams News Selection
(Reuters News Feed Selection follows below)
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/25/follow-facts-top-dem-demands-independent-trump-russia-commission
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/22/exxon-ordered-recover-wayne-tracker-emails-it-claims-are-lost
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/16/morally-obscene-trump-budget-proposal-stands-make-america-cruel-again
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/26/hundreds-arrested-unsanctioned-anti-corruption-protests-erupt-across-russia
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/25/new-bill-aims-unmask-visitors-trumps-alternative-white-houses
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/24/disaster-trump-administration-signs-keystone-xl-pipeline
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/24/call-grows-total-shutdown-over-alleged-trump-russia-collusion
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/24/white-house-ethics-loophole-ivanka-doesnt-work-say-watchdogs
http://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/03/26/kochs-bankroll-move-rewrite-constitution
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/23/growing-spine-schumer-sets-stage-gorsuch-filibuster
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/23/here-are-50-gop-senators-who-just-sacrificed-your-broadbandprivacy-corporate-profits
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/23/embodiment-greed-sanders-warren-rail-against-trumps-sec-pick
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/22/citing-fbi-probe-trump-democrats-told-declare-national-emergency
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/22/police-say-lone-assailant-among-four-people-dead-after-attack-near-uk-parliament
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/21/gorsuch-refuses-chance-condemn-dark-money-lobbying-his-behalf
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/20/while-tribes-lose-courtroom-battles-nodapl-divestment-campaign-takes
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/03/20/fbi-and-nsa-chiefs-forced-fact-check-boss-trump-live-tweets-hearing

Reuters News Feed Selection

Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters
Posted:Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:05:34 -0400
MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG (Reuters) – Police detained hundreds of protesters across Russia on Sunday, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/WruqDiB1nYU/us-russia-protests-idUSKBN16X0G8

Nearly 1,200 migrants picked up off Libya, heading to Italy
Posted:Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:29:17 -0400
ROME (Reuters) – Humanitarian ships rescued almost 1,200 migrants who were crossing the Mediterranean Sea at the weekend on an array of small, tightly packed boats, Doctors Without Borders said on Sunday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/3APxhUYmiBU/us-europe-migrants-italy-idUSKBN16X0XQ

France’s Le Pen says the EU ‘will die’, globalists to be defeated
Posted:Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:56:03 -0400
LILLE, France (Reuters) – The European Union will disappear, French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen told a rally on Sunday, promising to shield France from globalisation as she sought to fire up her supporters in the final four weeks before voting gets underway. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/eiGkZb_XcUY/us-france-election-le-pen-euro-idUSKBN16X0FO

EU recommends suspending hundreds of drugs tested by Indian firm
Posted:Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:57:28 +0530
LONDON (Reuters) – Europe’s medicines regulator has recommended the suspension of more than 300 generic drug approvals and drug applications due to “unreliable” tests conducted by Indian contract research firm Micro Therapeutic Research Labs.
http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/t5-uYBNGblM/pharmaceuticals-europe-india-idINKBN16W0A9

Russia calls U.S. charge it may be supplying Taliban ‘a lie’ – RIA
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:03:16 +0530
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia dismissed a U.S. allegation it may be supplying Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan as “a lie” on Friday, saying the charge was an attempt by Washington to try to cover up for the failure of its own policies there, the RIA news agency reported. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INsouthAsiaNews/~3/ctTAkNM2cpw/usa-afghanistan-russia-denial-idINKBN16V0QZ

UK police make another arrest in parliamentary attack investigation
Posted:Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:36:53 +0530
LONDON (Reuters) – Police have arrested a 30-year-old man in the central English city of Birmingham in connection with last week’s attack on parliament, “on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts”, the Metropolitan Police said on Sunday.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INworldNews/~3/nDTBvX527J0/britain-security-arrest-idINKBN16X0V2

Iran denies harassing U.S. warships in Gulf, warns of clashes
Posted:Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:20:37 -0400
DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran denied on Saturday U.S. accusations that its fast-attack boats were “harassing” warships at the mouth of the Gulf, and said Washington would be responsible for any clashes in the key oil shipping route.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/FOumePsJfPI/us-mideast-security-carrier-iran-idUSKBN16W0TA

Snap election to test Bulgaria’s divided loyalties
Posted:Sun, 26 Mar 2017 05:57:15 -0400
SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgarians were voting in a snap general election on Sunday, with the center-right GERB party challenged for power by Socialists who say they will improve ties with Russia even if it means upsetting the country’s European Union partners. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/M2e_8uoJGmY/us-bulgaria-election-idUSKBN16X011

French center-right senators back Macron’s presidential bid
Posted:Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:51:50 -0400
PARIS (Reuters) – The frontrunner in France’s presidential election, Emmanuel Macron, received yet another boost to his candidacy on Sunday when nine lawmakers from a center-right party allied with conservative rival Francois Fillon decided to rally behind him. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/pim4FNIdUaU/us-france-election-idUSKBN16W0W9

Lights go out around the world for 10th Earth Hour
Posted:Sun, 26 Mar 2017 01:05:30 -0400
(Reuters) – The lights are being switched off around the world at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, to mark the 10th annual Earth Hour, and to draw attention to climate change. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/mzUQ3w0w6cQ/us-australia-environment-earth-hour-idUSKBN16W0BM

Trump greenlights Keystone XL pipeline, but obstacles loom
Posted:Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:52:09 -0400
WASHINGTON/CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration approved TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, cheering the oil industry and angering environmentalists even as further hurdles for the controversial project loom. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/qhhxUzllN9A/us-usa-pipeline-keystone-transcanada-idUSKBN16V1CN

California approves vehicle pollution rules in rebuke to Trump
Posted:Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:13:42 -0400
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Reuters) – California on Friday challenged the Trump administration’s approach to car pollution, approving standards that the White House said still need review and setting up a potential face-off between federal and state regulators. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/78XYcELesNo/us-california-autos-pollution-idUSKBN16V2SM

China air quality got markedly worse in Jan-Feb: ministry
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 05:36:29 -0400
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s air quality was markedly worse in the first two months of the year than the same period of 2016 following a series of smog outbreaks in northern China, official data published on Friday showed. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/zIbGHqB3t0M/us-china-pollution-idUSKBN16V11A

Brazil’s Vale says U.S. court annuls class action over dam disaster
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:56:53 -0400
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian miner Vale SA said on Friday the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York annulled nearly all parts of a class action lawsuit against the company and executives over the collapse of a tailings dam in Brazil in 2015. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/y_bGmzVfOCA/us-vale-lawsuit-idUSKBN16V2Y4

U.S. oil refiners push for biofuels overhaul at White House
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:21:57 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. oil refining executives met with a senior official in President Donald Trump’s administration at the White House last week to argue their position for an overhaul of the nation’s biofuels program, two people in the meeting told Reuters. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/BMG3fQlgQbg/us-usa-biofuels-trump-idUSKBN16V2TQ

German environmental lobby sues motor authority over VW scandal
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:09:37 -0400
HAMBURG/BERLIN (Reuters) – German environmental group Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) has filed a suit against German motor authority KBA, accusing it of failing to act robustly enough over Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/j1I5uBddYeY/us-volkswagen-emissions-lawsuit-idUSKBN16V14P

Stop treating oceans as ‘waste swimming pool’: U.N.’s FAO chief
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:28:07 -0400
OSLO (Reuters) – The world must stop treating the oceans as a “waste swimming pool” for pollution, a senior U.N. official said on Friday at the debut in Oslo of a $65 million research ship to help developing nations manage fish stocks. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/OZhq0XQSWXc/us-un-norway-fish-idUSKBN16V1ZB

French Mercedes owners take legal action after German emissions probe
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:01:48 -0400
PARIS (Reuters) – Three French Mercedes car owners filed legal complaints against the carmaker’s parent Daimler on Friday, alleging consumer fraud in relation to diesel engine emissions, following the opening of a formal investigation by prosecutors in Germany. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/ugyWhgo98nI/us-daimler-diesel-france-idUSKBN16V2A8

Shell to start cleaning up 2008 Nigeria oil spills in April, says official
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:54:55 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) – The head of a group helping organize Shell’s clean-up efforts in an oil Delta community in Nigeria said on Friday he was hopeful clean-up work after two spills in 2008 could start in April. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/W7FzTNqjn8c/us-shell-nigeria-spill-idUSKBN16V2AA

Exclusive: Venezuela increased fuel exports to allies even as supply crunch loomed
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:35:23 -0400
HOUSTON/CARACAS (Reuters) – A gasoline shortage in OPEC member Venezuela was exacerbated by an increase in fuel exports to foreign allies such as Cuba and Nicaragua and an exodus of crucial personnel from state-run energy company PDVSA, according to internal PDVSA documents and sources familiar with its operations.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/ITnFAPK9C7Q/us-venezuela-gasoline-idUSKBN16V2D5

Uber suspends self-driving car program after Arizona crash
Posted:Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:09:39 -0400
(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local police said.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/7HXF3KcUtwg/us-uber-tech-crash-idUSKBN16W0UZ

Trump touts Charter hiring that was in works for two years
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:56:03 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday touted Charter Communications Inc’s decision to invest $25 billion in the United States and a plan the company announced before he was elected to hire 20,000 workers over four years.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/EHxLzfJ8Ahg/us-usa-trump-charter-commns-idUSKBN16V22I

UPDATE 1-UK minister says encryption on messaging services is unacceptable
Posted:Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:01:02 -0400
LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) – Technology companies must cooperate more with law enforcement agencies and should stop offering a “secret place for terrorists to communicate” using encrypted messages, British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/oKub8LZqUY8/britain-security-rudd-idUSL5N1H30AG

UPDATE 1-Iran sanctions 15 U.S. firms, citing human rights abuses and Israel ties
Posted:Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:56:32 -0400
DUBAI, March 26 (Reuters) – Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 U.S. companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, in a tit-for-tat reaction to a move by Washington. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/Rw5NnUoNYQU/iran-usa-sanctions-idUSL5N1H30FF

Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:08:45 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Planned Parenthood, the national health organization that would have lost federal funding under sweeping healthcare overhaul legislation, views the withdrawal of the bill on Friday as a temporary reprieve, not the end of a threat to its existence. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/Q5VNi558ef0/us-usa-obamacare-planned-parenthood-idUSKBN16W00B

Fights erupt at pro-Trump rally on California beach
Posted:Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:52:14 -0400
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) – Supporters of President Donald Trump holding a rally on a popular southern California beach clashed with counter-protesters on Saturday and four people were arrested, law enforcement said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/TnqazgFKQpI/us-usa-trump-protests-idUSKBN16X009

How Republicans can hobble Obamacare even without repeal
Posted:Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:06:24 -0400
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Republicans may have failed to overthrow Obamacare this week, but there are plenty of ways they can chip away at it.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/Ee5F0tiwC-s/us-usa-obamacare-outlook-analysis-idUSKBN16X0IV

Armed burglary at Bellagio in Las Vegas sends panic through casino: media
Posted:Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:52:29 -0400
(Reuters) – The Bellagio Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip was put on lockdown early on Saturday after an armed burglary of a high-end jewelry store sent panicked guests and gamblers running for the exits, local media reported and police said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/0o1Ig1By4DM/us-lasvegas-crime-idUSKBN16W0B5

More Americans reach for a daily coffee in 2017: NCA
Posted:Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:39:30 -0400
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – More Americans are drinking a daily cup of coffee in 2017, a reversal of four years of declines, as gourmet brews gain in popularity, according to an industry group’s report released on Saturday.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/ozy5HUrLm8k/us-coffee-conference-survey-idUSKBN16W0OS

North Dakota governor approves concealed guns without a permit
Posted:Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:08:28 -0400
(Reuters) – North Dakotans will no longer need a permit to carry a concealed weapon after Republican Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation lifting restrictions, a victory for gun rights advocates that came a week after South Dakota’s governor vetoed a similar bill. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/C9P9oAU3WM4/us-usa-guns-north-dakota-idUSKBN16V2O2

Plaintiff in Boston lawsuit against former Haitian mayor dies
Posted:Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:02:11 -0400
(Reuters) – One of three Haitian men who recently sued the former mayor of their village accusing him in Boston federal court of murdering, torturing and burning the homes of his political opponents has died, his attorney said on Saturday.
http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/ivMSeMh26q4/us-massachusetts-haiti-lawsuit-idUSKBN16X02V

Monday March 20, 2017

House Intelligence Committee to Hold Open Hearing on Russian Active Measures Investigation Washington, March 17, 2017
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) will be holding an open hearing on its investigation into Russian active measures during the 2016 election campaign.
The hearing will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, March 20 in room 1100 of the Longworth Building. It will be livestreamed on the HPSCI website here. http://intelligence.house.gov/

Who:                   House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI)
What:                  Hearing on Russian active measures investigation (Open)
When:                 Monday, March 20, 2017, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm ET
Where:                Room 1100, Longworth Building

The hearing witnesses include:
* James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
* Mike Rogers, Director of the National Security Agency
Media wishing to attend this hearing must be credentialed through the appropriate Congressional Media Gallery. Credentialed media will be allowed inside the hearing room from 9:00 am on a first come, first served basis.
http://intelligence.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=770

Link to Nuclear News Summary:
This week’s nuclear and climate news

Westinghouse is majority owned by Toshiba:
With the U.S. government having guaranteed an $8.3 billion debt over a nuclear power plant project in Georgia contracted to Westinghouse, the company’s restructuring under Chapter 11 may force U.S. taxpayers to shoulder part of the cost“. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/03/10/business/corporate-business/concerns-emerge-guarantee-toshibas-u-s-nuclear-project

Amid Fears of Political Influence by the Trump Administration, an Iranian-Turkish Case Preet Bharara’s Successor Must Pursue Reza Zarrab is accused of violating U.S. sanctions against Iran.” By David L. Phillips http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/amid-fears-political-influence-trump-administration-iranian-turkish-case-preet

Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price Trump’s head of the Department of Health and Human Services traded stocks of health-related companies while working on legislation affecting the firms. A source says Bharara was overseeing an investigation” by Robert Faturechi ProPublica, March 17, 2017, https://www.propublica.org/article/preet-bharara-fired-investigating-tom-price-hhs-stock-trading

Is Preet Bharara Trying to Tell Us Something? Only the fired U.S. attorney knows for sure.” by Cezary Podkul
ProPublica, March 13, 2017, https://www.propublica.org/article/is-preet-bharara-trying-to-tell-us-something

This article has some interesting historical information on Trump lawyer Roy Cohn, Nixon, as well as Preet:
When It Comes to Wall Street, Preet Bharara Is No Hero The prominent U.S. attorney fired by Donald Trump this weekend has been justly acclaimed for his pursuit of political corruption. But his treatment of the Wall Street executives involved in the financial meltdown was far less confrontational.” by Jesse Eisinger ProPublica, March 12, 2017, https://www.propublica.org/article/when-it-comes-to-wall-street-preet-bharara-is-no-hero

https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/03/13/ethics-groups-send-letter-to-us-attorney-preet-bharara-requesting-investigation-of-trump-within-days-preet-was-fired-along-with-45-other-us-attorneys

Individuals within government need to be held liable over Fukushima. If not, it’s just an easy way for TEPCO and other companies to avoid liability and dump the burden on the taxpayer. The government failings were by government officials.

Why are they so anxious to drill for oil if the prices are low? The profit is apparently made someplace between purchase of crude oil, refining and the pump. The land-environment is damaged, the property owner gets almost nothing.

Caterpillar probe could offer keys or clues to if Exxon’s Russian operations at Sakhalin are legal or not.

Reuters News Feed Selection

Exclusive: Delrahim to head US Justice Department antitrust unit – sources
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:00:52 -0400
WASHINGTON/BOSTON (Reuters) – Makan Delrahim, a veteran lobbyist on President Donald Trump’s transition team, is expected to be nominated to head the U.S. Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, two sources familiar with the vetting process told Reuters on Friday http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/DTQwJPYH-bI/us-usa-trump-antitrust-exclusive-idUSKBN16O2O2

Japan court rules government liable over Fukushima: media
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 03:56:25 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) – A court in Japan on Friday ruled that Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) and the government are liable for negligence in a case involving compensation for the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the first time the judiciary has ruled the state has liability, Japanese media reported.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/XRS-fZ2hqg8/us-tepco-fukushima-liability-idUSKBN16O0S4

Toshiba shares slide as crisis deepens, fate of Westinghouse unclear
Posted:Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:34:56 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) – Shares in Toshiba Corp tumbled on Wednesday after it said it would consider a sale of Westinghouse but did not offer any clarity on whether it would proceed with a Chapter 11 filing for the U.S. nuclear unit – a move that could stem losses. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/kTZYtnqvcqc/us-toshiba-accounting-idUSKBN16M01O

Toshiba pushes sale of nuclear unit Westinghouse as crisis deepens
Posted:Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:17:20 +0530
TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp is ‘actively considering’ a sale and other strategic options for U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse, the group said on Tuesday, as it expanded a probe into problems there that caused it to miss an earnings deadline for a second time. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INbusinessNews/~3/RzPn4VZVN3Q/toshiba-accounting-idINKBN16L059

Toshiba misses third-quarter deadline; considers strategic options for Westinghouse
Posted:Tue, 14 Mar 2017 03:12:58 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Toshiba Corp failed to submit audited third-quarter earnings for a second time on Tuesday, gaining a one month extension as its expands a probe into problems at its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/Fl2Ra7AGpN4/us-toshiba-accounting-idUSKBN16L02X

Caterpillar seeks ex-U.S. attorney general’s help over govt probe
Posted:Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:57:51 -0400
(Reuters) – Caterpillar Inc has tapped former U.S. Attorney General William Barr to help the company address an ongoing government investigation of its import and export practices.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/rpF3MnAqr44/us-caterpillar-probe-idUSKBN16N2XM

Japan minister agrees to share Toshiba case information with U.S.: Kyodo
Posted:Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:57:39 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Japan’s industry minister said on Thursday he had agreed with the U.S. energy and commerce secretaries to share information on developments involving Toshiba Corp and its troubled U.S. nuclear affiliate, Westinghouse Electric Co, Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/TWELmXETS1E/us-toshiba-accounting-westinghouse-idUSKBN16N323

Mitsubishi Heavy shares jump on favorable ruling in $6.7-billion claim
Posted:Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:39:17 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) jumped over 6 percent on Tuesday after an international arbitrator ruled in its favor over a $6.7 billion compensation claim against the company related to the shutdown of California’s San Onofre nuclear plant. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/FNaGHLd9r9M/us-mhi-nuclearpower-usa-idUSKBN16L0BW

Tillerson used email alias at Exxon to talk climate: New York attorney general. Posted:Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:32:14 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp , used an alias email address while at the oil company to send and receive information related to climate change and other matters, according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
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Oil prices drop on rise in U.S. drilling
Posted:Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:52:06 -0400
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Monday as rising U.S. drilling activity and steady supplies from OPEC countries despite touted production cuts pressured already-bloated markets. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/4XECi5OSTjA/us-global-oil-idUSKBN16R017

Tillerson ends China trip with warm words from President Xi
Posted:Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:59:58 -0400
BEIJING (Reuters) – With warm words from Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ended his first trip to Asia since taking office with an agreement to work together with China on North Korea and putting aside trickier issues.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/E8rLTq05YK8/us-tillerson-asia-china-idUSKBN16Q038

Fire extinguished at Motiva Convent refinery; no injuries
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:00:24 -0400
HOUSTON (Reuters) – A fire was extinguished at Motiva Enterprises’ 235,000 barrel per day (bpd) Convent, Louisiana, refinery on Saturday with no injuries, a company spokeswoman said in a statement.
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VW CEO offices searched in Audi investigation: Bild am Sonntag
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:13:52 -0400
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Munich prosecutors searched the offices of Volkswagen Chief Executive Matthias Mueller as part of an investigation into diesel emission test cheating at Audi, German weekly Bild am Sonntag said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/OFdZ9QtLaMQ/us-volkswagen-emissions-ceo-idUSKBN16P0VJ

U.S. judge signs Peabody bankruptcy exit after environmental deal
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:14:36 -0400
CHICAGO (Reuters) – A U.S. judge formally approved Peabody Energy Corp’s plan to emerge from bankruptcy late Friday after the coal producer struck a settlement with the U.S. government over legacy environmental claims at a gold and metal mining subsidiary. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/pIlUrTvnRXc/us-peabody-energy-bankruptcy-idUSKBN16P0TA

Uber president Jeff Jones quits, deepening turmoil
Posted:Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:34:36 -0400
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Ride services company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has been thrust deeper into turmoil with the departure of company president Jeff Jones, a marketing expert hired to help soften its often abrasive image.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/VpPzbglahAs/us-uber-jeffjones-idUSKBN16Q0X3

Man shot dead after seizing soldier’s gun at Paris Orly airport
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:24:20 -0400
PARIS (Reuters) – Security forces shot dead a man who seized a soldier’s gun at Paris Orly airport in France on Saturday soon after the same man shot and wounded a police officer during a routine police check, the interior minister said.
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Russian parliament backs investigation into U.S. media
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 07:09:55 -0400
MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian lower house of parliament, the State Duma, has approved a proposal to launch an investigation into U.S. media organizations that operate in Russia, it said in a statement posted on its web site late on Friday.
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Syrian rebels, families begin leaving Homs district in deal with government
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:28:51 -0400
HOMS, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Rebels and their families began leaving their last bastion in the Syrian city of Homs on Saturday, state media and a Reuters witness said, under a Russian-backed deal with the government expected to be among the largest evacuations of its kind.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/9saPYVB1qjk/us-mideast-crisis-syria-waer-idUSKBN16P073

German Foreign Minister says Turkey further away from EU membership than ever
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:02:31 -0400
BERLIN (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in an interview with news magazine Der Spiegel published on Saturday that Turkey has never been less likely to join the European Union than now, as relations between Ankara and Berlin hit a low point. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/Mr5h_PEeZkQ/us-turkey-referendum-germany-gabriel-idUSKBN16P0EA

Need to avoid civilian deaths weighs on minds of U.S. forces in Mosul battle
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 05:14:52 -0400
QAYYARA WEST AIRFIELD, Iraq (Reuters) – As the battle for Mosul moves to the narrow streets and densely packed houses of the Old City, U.S. artillery gunners and helicopter pilots supporting Iraqi forces face an age-old problem – how to avoid killing civilians.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/TfDXu80o3NA/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-mosul-firepower-idUSKBN16P088

Ignoring Scottish referendum mandate would ‘shatter’ UK structure: Sturgeon
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:37:30 -0400
ABERDEEN, Scotland (Reuters) – A continued refusal by Britain’s prime minister to discuss an independence referendum authorized by the Scottish parliament would “shatter beyond repair” the United Kingdom’s constitutional structure, Nicola Sturgeon will tell the Scottish National Party on Saturday.
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Germany’s Merkel calls for standardized European rules on using data
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:08:08 -0400
BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for Europe to set about standardizing rules on using data in Europe, ahead of a visit to the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover where digitalization is expected to be in focus.
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Top NSA official ridicules allegation Britain spied on Trump
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 05:46:43 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) – Allegations from the United States that British spy agency GCHQ snooped on Donald Trump during his election campaign are “arrant nonsense”, the deputy head of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) said in an interview on Saturday.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/IIHIW8Ydtl8/us-usa-trump-wiretapping-nsa-idUSKBN16P096

G20 to jointly fight bank sector hacking
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:01:38 -0400
BADEN-BADEN, Germany (Reuters) – The world’s biggest economies will pledge to jointly fight cyber attacks on the global banking system, one of the biggest coordinated efforts yet to protect lenders since an $81 million heist of the Bangladesh central bank’s account last year. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/technologyNews/~3/JnMLdIZzZB0/us-g20-germany-cyber-idUSKBN16O2F0

Jack Ma to launch Alibaba’s regional distribution hub in Malaysia: sources
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:28:17 -0400
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Limited plans to set up a regional distribution hub in Malaysia to cater to its fast-growing business in the region, two sources aware of the discussions said.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/technologyNews/~3/JuBSs0IPkhw/us-malaysia-alibaba-idUSKBN16P041

EU authorities demand changes from Facebook, Google, Twitter
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:09:41 -0400
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Social media companies Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc and Twitter Inc will have to amend their terms of service for European users within a month or face the risk of fines, a European Commission official said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/technologyNews/~3/OqcnMI4THrM/us-socialmedia-eu-consumersconsumers-idUSKBN16N2YI

French ad group Havas says only UK unit pulling adverts from Google
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:41:21 -0400
PARIS (Reuters) – French advertising group Havas said on Friday that it would not pull advertising from Alphabet Inc’s Google platforms on a global basis, after its British business suspended activity with the U.S. company over concerns about its YouTube website. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/technologyNews/~3/LN7MP6xyYQE/us-britain-google-havas-idUSKBN16O2OY

Germany’s Merkel calls for standardized European rules on using data
Posted:Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:08:08 -0400
BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for Europe to set about standardizing rules on using data in Europe, ahead of a visit to the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover where digitalization is expected to be in focus. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/technologyNews/~3/mFp2sGTjGnw/us-germany-merkel-idUSKBN16P0EO

Porsche invests in tech services to offset possible sales decline
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:49:01 -0400
STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) – Porsche will invest hundreds of millions of euros in digital services to generate the revenue needed to offset an expected decline in car sales in the coming years, its finance chief said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/technologyNews/~3/ktdg9ehwkxM/us-porsche-strategy-idUSKBN16O2IR

Canadian man charged in Yahoo hack loves fancy cars, parties
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:13:59 -0400
HAMILTON, Ontario (Reuters) – The Canadian charged in connection with a massive hack of Yahoo accounts that the United States says was a Russian plot is a young man who has boasted on social media of his wealth and love of expensive cars, online accounts show. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/technologyNews/~3/geXlWARaw34/us-yahoo-hacker-baratov-idUSKBN16O2G2

UK to question Google after advertisements appear alongside extremist videos
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:17:57 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain on Friday will question executives from Google over why advertisements marketing the government’s services were appearing alongside videos carrying hate speech and extremist content on its YouTube website. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/technologyNews/~3/UdtwWIsP6e0/us-britain-google-idUSKBN16O1KZ

Airbnb aims to double African customers this year
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:04:43 -0400
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Airbnb expects to maintain its rapid growth in Africa this year and double its customer numbers to 1.5 million, its Chief Executive Brian Chesky and regional head told Reuters on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/technologyNews/~3/O19s52l_7jA/us-africa-airbnb-idUSKBN16O28E

Steel minister says he hopes SAIL, ArcelorMittal resolve JV issues by May
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:54:36 +0530
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s steel minister said he hoped state-owned Steel Authority of India Ltd and ArcelorMittal SA would resolve differences over building an $897 million automotive steel plant before the deadline in May to close the deal.
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Amid probe, Pakistan bars German CEO of national carrier from leaving country
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:04:22 +0530
KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistan has barred the German chief executive of Pakistan International Airlines from leaving the country due to an investigation into corruption at the loss-making carrier, the interior minister said on Wednesday.
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Pakistan kicks off first census in 19 years to meet Supreme Court deadline
Posted:Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:48:56 +0530
KARACHI/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – Fast-growing Pakistan, estimated to be the sixth-largest country by population, kicked off its first national census in 19 years on Wednesday, a delay caused by a lack of funds, political squabbling and too few available troops to oversee security.
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Afghanistan holds 24 amid questions over possible hospital insider attack
Posted:Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:03:47 +0530
KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan authorities have detained 24 people in connection with what appears to have been an insider attack on a military hospital in Kabul last week, including some of the staff, officials said on Wednesday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INsouthAsiaNews/~3/1m7Up0sgDbI/afghanistan-attack-idINKBN16M1AR

Troubled waters? India fast-tracks hydro projects in disputed Kashmir
Posted:Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:19:52 +0530
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has fast-tracked hydropower projects worth $15 billion in Kashmir in recent months, three federal and state officials said, ignoring warnings from Islamabad that power stations on rivers flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INsouthAsiaNews/~3/leH2x_sPufY/india-pakistan-water-idINKBN16N03Q

Wall Street bonuses may show first uptick since 2009, firm says
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:57:20 -0400
(Reuters) – Wall Street bonuses may climb as much as 15 percent this year in their first meaningful uptick since 2009, compensation firm Johnson Associates Inc said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/DIznr5Ee6DY/us-banks-bonus-idUSKBN16O1YD

Exclusive: Germany plans to buy six Lockheed C-130J aircraft for 900 million euros
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:04:41 -0400
BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government plans to buy six Lockheed Martin C-130J military transport planes for around 900 million euros ($966 million) starting in 2019 under a joint operating agreement with France, German government documents show. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/kmBvvGfhm6E/us-airforce-lockheed-germany-france-excl-idUSKBN16O2P0

Wal-Mart asks Brazil suppliers to clarify alleged bribes to officials
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:36:03 -0400
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc has asked suppliers in Brazil to clarify alleged cases of meatpackers bribing health officials to subvert inspections, the retailer said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/Uu-hb-uPguc/us-brazil-corruption-food-walmart-idUSKBN16O2KY

Wall St. flat as banks, Amgen weigh; Adobe rallies
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:00:10 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks dipped on Friday as bank shares fell alongside Treasury yields while Adobe helped buoy the S&P tech sector and the Nasdaq Compositehttp://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/szUQiePOjbI/us-usa-stocks-idUSKBN16O1DZ

Bombardier executive says canceling rail deal would cause ‘irreparable harm’
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:47:40 -0400
MONTREAL (Reuters) – Bombardier Inc would suffer “irreparable harm” to its global reputation if it loses a light train contract from a Toronto transportation agency, a senior company official said in recent court filings. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/zUkD9qkxzh0/us-bombardier-rail-court-idUSKBN16O2LC

U.S. says Walt Disney subsidiaries to pay $3.8 million in back wages
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:18:56 -0400
(Reuters) – Two Florida subsidiaries of Walt Disney Co have agreed to provide $3.8 million in back wages to comply with federal law, the U.S. Labor Department said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/NqCFrhINKt0/us-walt-disney-usa-labor-idUSKBN16O2CG

Justice Department delivers documents on wiretap claim to Congress
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:38:38 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Friday said it delivered documents to congressional committees responding to their request for information that could shed light on President Donald Trump’s claims that former President Barack Obama ordered U.S. agencies to spy on him.
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Trump administration fights its own agency in U.S. court
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:07:01 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration took an unusual step on Friday in its efforts to defang the U.S. financial consumer watchdog created after the banking crisis, with the executive branch of the federal government telling a court that one of its own agencies is violating the U.S. Constitution
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Trump stands by Obama wiretap charge, shrugs off row with Britain
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:29:27 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump stood by unproven claims on Friday that the Obama administration tapped his phones during the 2016 White House race and shrugged off a dispute with Britain over the notion their spy agency had a hand in it. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/x7ZBRRDEgqM/us-usa-trump-wiretapping-idUSKBN16O16Q

Trump administration crafting big new arms sales to Taiwan: sources
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:58:32 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is crafting a big new arms package for Taiwan that could include advanced rocket systems and anti-ship missiles to defend against China, U.S. officials said, a deal sure to anger Beijing.
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Congress investigates links between Trump and Russia
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:59:56 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican congressional leaders have refused Democrats’ calls for a special prosecutor or select committee to investigate possible links between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, saying investigations by congressional committees are sufficient.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/igB2pq1lqwU/us-usa-trump-russia-congress-idUSKBN16O2RY

Wells Fargo CEO receives pay bump despite sales scandal
Posted:Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:34:16 -0400
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wells Fargo & Co’s board of directors awarded Chief Executive Timothy Sloan $12.8 million for his work last year, a 17 percent increase, despite scrapping executive bonuses in…http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/news/wealth/~3/JYRPqT4viwI/us-wellsfargo-compensation-ceo-idUSKBN16M306

Column: Republican health reform is the real disaster for older Americans
Posted:Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:13:01 -0400
CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Republican leadership in Washington says Obamacare is an imploding disaster. But if your income is low and your age is high, the real disaster is the repeal-and-replace…http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/news/wealth/~3/iBh3c2Uo1v4/us-column-miller-healthcare-idUSKBN16N1C4

White House intruder on grounds 16 minutes before arrest: Secret Service
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:29:14 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A man who scaled the White House fence last week was on the property’s grounds for 16 minutes before he was detained, the U.S. Secret Service said in a statement on Friday.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/3pEcQO24txQ/us-usa-trump-intruder-idUSKBN16O2E6

Victims of Marines nude photo-sharing scandal increase
Posted:Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:11:31 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of victims who have come forward to investigators looking into a growing scandal involving some Marines sharing nude photos of women online has doubled to more than 20, an official from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service said on Friday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/DVT-XzAYKjY/us-usa-marines-idUSKBN16O2V1

Gold edges up on Europe political risk, but US rate outlook drags

Posted:Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:15:48 +0530
 REUTERS – Gold prices inched up on Monday on safe-haven demand ahead of elections in Europe, moving further away from 5-week lows touched late last week in expectation of an imminent rise in U.S. interest rates. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INbusinessNews/~3/8fpVQ9dMUuM/global-precious-idINKBN16K0BB

Exclusive – BlackRock vows new pressure on climate, board diversity

Posted: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:36:51 +0530
BOSTON (Reuters) – BlackRock Inc, which wields outsized clout as the world’s largest asset manager, planned on Monday to put new pressure on companies to explain themselves on issues including how climate change could affect their business as well as boardroom diversity. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INbusinessNews/~3/YHWId6FbBSw/blackrock-climate-idINKBN16K0CV

Exclusive – Deutsche Bank replaces U.S. head Woodley with equities manager: sources 
Posted: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:55:09 +0530 
NEW YORK/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Deutsche Bank is replacing its U.S. chief Bill Woodley with the global head of its stock-trading business, Thomas Patrick, people close to the matter said. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INbusinessNews/~3/C6waspXdYqw/deutsche-bank-moves-idINKBN16L13U

BOJ expected to pull back from stimulus, maybe as early as this year – Reuters poll
Posted:Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:32:58 +0530
TOKYO (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan’s next move will be to start phasing out its ultra-easy monetary policy, according to a majority of economists polled by Reuters in a dramatic turnaround of expectations from just two months ago. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INbusinessNews/~3/0k-S54ln4KA/japan-economy-poll-boj-idINKBN16L0GE

SoftBank’s Son to meet Saudi King Salman on Tuesday in Tokyo: source
Posted:Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:16:57 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp Chairman Masayoshi Son will meet Saudi King Salman on Tuesday in Tokyo, a person briefed on the matter said, as the kingdom and the Japanese tech and investment firm proceed with plans to create a $100 billion technology-investment fund. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/ssYkH0j84NI/us-saudi-japan-softbank-group-idUSKBN16L05R

Gaza tailor makes prayer caps for Jewish worshippers
Posted:Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:31:26 -0400
GAZA (Reuters) – It’s not easy doing business from Gaza but tailor Mohammad Abu Shanab has found a demand he can supply — his sewing factory is churning out religious skull caps, for devout Jewish… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/lifestyle/~3/E7w5G5v5cdM/us-israel-palestinians-skullcaps-idUSKBN16K15Y

Never-before-seen photo album of Adolf Hitler up for auction
Posted:Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:21:37 -0400
KENT, England (Reuters) – An album containing never-before-seen candid photos of German Nazi party leader Adolf Hitler and party members will be auctioned on Wednesday, according to the auction house. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/lifestyle/~3/muqQYrr2Y3w/us-auction-hitler-photos-idUSKBN16K2MG

Vienna again ranked world’s nicest city, and Baghdad worst
Posted:Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:07:00 -0400
VIENNA (Reuters) – Vienna, Austria’s grand capital on the Danube river, has topped consulting firm Mercer’s list of cities offering the highest quality of life for the eighth year in a row, while… http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/lifestyle/~3/oVbjJBj2Pls/us-global-cities-idUSKBN16L00C

Trump Middle East envoy meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem
Posted:Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:56:21 -0400
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Monday, Netanyahu’s office said, as the new administration tries to restart peace talks with the Palestinians. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/E1jnkE4DPqY/us-israel-usa-envoy-idUSKBN16K2U2

Justice Department seeks more time on Trump wiretap evidence
Posted:Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:04:45 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice said on Monday it had asked for more time to respond to a request from lawmakers for evidence about President Donald Trump’s allegation that then-President Barack Obama wiretapped him during the 2016 election campaign. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/e_hyOEFuWB8/us-usa-trump-wiretap-idUSKBN16K2RJ
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COMMENT: THEY NEED TO HAVE BEEN WIRETAPPING-INVESTIGATING TRUMP AND TEAM, IT APPEARS!