President’s harder line, longer-term trends make SW border tougher to sneak across
Price Pressures for Renters Begins to Ease Down
Those that spend more than 30% of incomes on rent
Fell from 48.9% to 47.7% between 2012 and 2015
Iraq Drives ISIS From Stronghold
Turkey Arrests US Consulate Worker
Saudis, Russia Get Closer
NATO to Increase Funding for Counterterror Programs
Catalan Parliament Session Blocked
Prospects for a Gun – Measure Deal Grow
Legislation restricting rifle accessory used in L.V. gunman draws GOP support
Columbia Sets $100M to Diversify Faculty
Ishiguro’s Quiet Power Claims the Nobel Prize
Opinion – Why America Needs Tax Reform
Trump needs to stress the growth payoff and rebut falsehoods from critics at the Tax Policy Center.
Finge Clips Rank High on YouTube
Google looking to promote more reliable content
Uber Steers Steadier Course
Forget bitcoin, IMFcoin could be the digital future of SDRs
IMF – International Monetary Fund
SDR – Special Drawing Rights (ISO 4217currency code XDR, also abbreviated SDR) are supplementary foreign-exchange reserve assets defined and maintained by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The XDR is the unit of account for the IMF, and is not a currency per se.
Ship Building Alliance to Target Asia
SpaceX Aims to Launch at Fast Pace
Planning 30 launches next year (50% of total)
There are about 60 launches each year
Netflix Raises Prices as Content Tab Balloons
Honeywell Pursues Purchase of Evoqua
Honeywell International Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate company that produces a variety of commercial and consumer products, engineering services and aerospace systems for a wide variety of customers, from private consumers to major corporations and governments. The company operates four business units, known as Strategic Business Units – Honeywell Aerospace, Home and Building Technologies (HBT), Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS), and Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies.
Evoqua is the global leader in helping municipalities and industrial customers protect and improve the world’s most fundamental natural resource: water. We have a more than 100-year heritage of innovation and industry firsts, market-leading expertise, and unmatched customer service. Our cost-effective and reliable treatment systems and services ensure uninterrupted quantity and quality of water, enable regulatory and environmental compliance, increase efficiency through water reuse, and prepare customers for next-generation demands.
Nostalgic Beef Slogan Makes Cut
“It’s What’s For Dinner” Slogan
Beef consumption in the US declined 15% in the decade through 2015
Facebook Cut Russia from Report on Election
FB under fire for playing down role of influence campaigns
Equifax timeline Criticized
New Federal Rule Clamps Down on Payday Loans
OPEC Pushes Russia to Stick to Plan
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is a group consisting of 12 of the world’s major oil-exporting nations.
OPEC was founded in 1960 to coordinate the petroleum policies of its members, and to provide member states with technical and economic aid.
Treasury Yields Climb to 3-Month High
Financial, Tech Stocks Fuel Rally
Data Center Firm “Switch” Prices IPO Above Range, Raises $531 Million
Pricing is latest sign of strengthening in tech initial public offering space.
The data-center company that powers businesses of Amazon.com Inc., eBay Inc. and other tech companies is the latest to cash in on a renewed interest among investors in technology IPOs.
After pricing above the $14-to-$16 range it initially outlined to investors, Las Vegas-based Switch Inc.’s initial public offering raised roughly $531 million Thursday, excluding shares allotted to underwriters.
Shares sold at $17 apiece, valuing the company at roughly $4.2 billion.
Known as BMPS or just MPS is the oldest surviving bank in the world and the third largest Italian commercial and retail bank by total assets.
BMPS and Banco BPM, Banco BPM overtook BMPS as the third largest bank in terms of total assets on 31 December 2016. Since the end of 2016, BMPS has been struggling to avoid a collapse.
Founded in 1472 (545 years ago) by the magistrates of the city state of Siena, Italy, as a “mount of piety”, it has been operating ever since. In 1995 the bank, then known as Monte dei Paschi di Siena, was transformed from a statutory corporation to a limited company called Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (Banca MPS).
The Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena was created to continue the charitable functions of the bank and to be, until the bailout in 2013, its largest single shareholder.
Today Banca MPS has approximately 2,000 branches, 26,000 employees and 5.1 million customers in Italy, as well as branches and businesses abroad. A subsidiary, MPS Capital Services, handles corporate and investment banking.
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