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READ enough stories about alleged collusion between Donald Trump, his inner circle and Russia, and it is easy to feel lost in a hall of mirrors. That will be the feeling for many digesting the latest astonishing charge set out in the Washington Post on the evening of May 26th: that in December 2016 Jared Kushner, Mr Trump’s son-in-law and trusted counsellor, talked to the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, about setting up a secure back channel of communications between Team Trump and Moscow. According to the Post report, it was suggested that this back channel might use secure communications equipment in a Russian diplomatic facility—presumably

Billionaire investor Paul Singer has a bleak outlook for Wall Street and has built a $5 billion rainy-day fund in preparation for what he describes as “all hell” to be loosed upon the world.

A cursory glance at extreme volatility of bitcoin suggest that it’s likely not suitable for most.

President Donald Trump is actively discussing major changes in the White House, including a shakeup of his senior team, after spending much of his free time during his overseas trip weighing the Russia investigation and the political crisis it poses for him, according to several senior administration officials and outside advisers.

ShotSpotter, a gunshot-detection company with the goal of reducing gun violence in violence-racked cities, is aiming for Wall Street. .

How well have technology stocks done so far this year? So good that they’re managing to make active managers look good at their jobs.

For years, a key driver for U.S. stocks has been the idea that, no matter what potential headwinds there may be, they were more attractive than bonds. But now, with major equity indexes at records and valuations stretched by many metrics, that argument have become less compelling.

Ugg parent Deckers Outdoor Corp. is launching in 200 Macy’s stores and announced better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings.

A German Shepherd named Bunny has been stuck in cargo for more than 24 hours

Troubled company has extended debt exchange offers for the fifth time, as creditors reject its approach.

In a short amount of time, Nubian Skin has landed big name clients including superstar Beyoncé, affirming owner Ade Hassan’s vision of making hosiery and lingerie for women with darker skin tones.

The first quarter of 2017 proved not to be a good one for media companies faced with the impact of cord cutting. But Comcast Corp.  is one company that may be well positioned to embrace the blow.

It’s unclear when Johnny Depp will catch a break from a recent string of personal upsets, but it seems unlikely to happen over the Memorial Day weekend.

In a post on Twitter, the singer said, “We will not let this divide us. We won’t let hate win.”

Major oil producers agreed to extend their crude output cuts through March of next year, but what happens after that?

Exxon’s stances on climate-change disclosures and executive pay are among the proposals being challenged by some investors ahead of the company’s annual meeting on Wednesday.

IT WOULD have been so easy, but Donald Trump could not bring himself to do it. On May 25th, in a 900-word speech made in front of a monument to 9/11 at NATO’s new headquarters in Brussels, the president failed to mention the alliance’s Article 5—the bedrock commitment to regard an attack on one member country as an attack on all.The assembled heads of government had expected to receive a dressing down on most member countries' failure to meet the NATO target of spending 2% of GDP on defence. That they got. Many of them agree with Mr Trump on the need to do more and can point to European defence budgets that are have been rising, albeit too

Of the top 15 highest-grossing films from the 1980s, only three haven’t been either remade, rebooted or turned into a sequel or franchise

Economic stagnation may stem from angst about rapid advances in technologies that could eventually replace most of our jobs, writes Robert Shiller.

Hotel-search site Trivago is bringing a touch of Silicon Valley to Germany with a flat corporate structure and a listing on the Nasdaq.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday delivered a commencement speech that referenced the Nixon presidency in a clear reference to the current troubles plaguing the Trump administration.

Treasury yields fell as economic growth for the first quarter was revised upwards, suggesting the three-month slump from the initial report was not as bad as it had first seemed.

Costco’s latest better-than-expected earnings report shows the strength of the company versus the retail competition

The quest has seemed so elusive that it regularly draws comparison to the Holy Grail and unicorns.

Ben Malick’s investment firm applies Christian values to its stock picks.

Senators are aiming to have a health-bill draft after the Memorial Day recess; ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author urged to run for Senate; a new poll finds backing the Republican health bill could be hazardous for candidates; and more.

President Trump said Friday that North Korea was a “big problem” – but assured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before the G-7 summit that issues surrounding the hermit nation would be resolved.

President Donald Trump is leaning toward maintaining sanctions against Russia that were adopted by the Obama administration in response to Moscow’s alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election, a senior administration official said Thursday.

Traders look content to let the S&P 500 nab a solid weekly gain, though not everyone is happy as a three-day break draws oh-so-close. One complaint is just a few tech giants are powering the rally. Today’s call tackles that topic.

Turns out the U.S. economy wasn’t totally asleep in the first three months of 2017: the government raised the growth rate to 1.2% from its original 0.7% estimate.

Orders for long-lasting goods such as planes and appliances fell in April for the first time in five months, suggesting that a resurgent U.S. manufacturing industry has cooled off a bit.

Traders look content to let the S&P 500 nab a solid weekly gain, though not everyone is happy as a three-day break draws oh-so-close. One complaint is just a few tech giants are powering the rally. Today’s call tackles that topic.

America didn’t even crack the top 5 when it comes to financial literacy among teenagers.

Gold prices tried for back-to-back gains Friday as a fresh round of geopolitical jitters, this time pinned to North Korea, offset generally gold-negative sentiment this week stemming from expectations for higher interest rates.

U.S. stocks were poised for a slightly weaker start the open on Friday, ahead of data including durable goods and a long holiday weekend that could keep some investors on the sidelines.

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