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Business events scheduled for the coming week
Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming week:All times are Eastern.MONDAY, May 28U.S. stock and bond market is closed for Memorial Day.TUESDAY, May 29WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller...
05/24/2018 05:30 PM
Business events scheduled for Friday
Major business and economic events scheduled for Friday:WASHINGTON —Commerce Department releases durable goods for April, 8:30 a.m.BERLIN — Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly business confidence index, a closely watched...
05/24/2018 05:25 PM
Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusations
Morgan Freeman is apologizing to anyone who may have felt "uncomfortable or disrespected" by his behavior.His remarks come after CNN reported that multiple women have accused the A-list actor of sexual harassment and inappropriate...
05/24/2018 05:25 PM
Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility' by North Korea
In a dramatic diplomatic turn, US President Donald Trump today (NZT) called off next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, calling the cancellation a "tremendous setback" for peace and stressing that the US military was ready...
05/24/2018 05:16 PM
'It's about time': Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction."It's...
05/24/2018 05:15 PM
Court: Inmate serving life can't sue because he's 'dead'
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's Supreme Court has ruled that a man serving life in prison can't sue the state for an attack by a fellow inmate because, under state law, he's considered dead.The Providence Journal reports...
05/24/2018 05:05 PM
Trump grants posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, boxing's first black heavyweight champion.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump grants posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, boxing's first black heavyweight champion.
05/24/2018 05:05 PM
Michigan Supreme Court justice: Judges must cool rhetoric
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan Supreme Court justice has a message for judges who seem to seek vengeance: cool it, folks.Justice Bridget McCormack said judges should drop rhetoric that "would validly call into question judicial impartiality."...
05/24/2018 05:00 PM
Irish urged to go home to vote in referendum
Nearly 40,000 Irish citizens have been urged to return home to vote in a referendum on repealing the country's tough abortion laws, in the hope of tipping the odds in favour of reform.According to the latest polls, 56 per cent of...
05/24/2018 05:00 PM
Paltrow: Brad Pitt threatened Harvey Weinstein
NEW YORK (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow says ex-boyfriend Brad Pitt threatened producer Harvey Weinstein after an alleged incident of sexual misconduct.The 45-year-old actress told "The Howard Stern Show" on Wednesday she was "blindsided."...
05/24/2018 04:55 PM
IAEA: Iran complying with nuclear deal, but could improve
BERLIN (AP) — Iran appears to be complying with a 2015 deal with major powers that was meant to stop it from developing nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions, the United Nations nuclear watchdog said Thursday.The...
05/24/2018 04:45 PM
Border Patrol agent fatally shoots immigrant in South Texas
RIO BRAVO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says an agent was trying to detain some people whom he suspected had entered the country illegally when they attacked him and he shot and killed one of them.Border Patrol says the unidentified...
05/24/2018 04:40 PM
Boston Globe probes text allegation against top editor
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Globe executives are investigating an allegation the newspaper's top editor had an inappropriate text message exchange with a former employee.Hilary Sargent, a former editor for Boston.com, tweeted a screenshot...
05/24/2018 04:35 PM
Trump signs bill easing post-2008 crisis restraints on banks
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a measure that loosens key restraints for banks imposed after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Savoring the legislative triumph, he called it "the...
05/24/2018 04:30 PM
Facebook won't pay compensation for Cambridge Analytica case
BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook said Thursday it will not compensate users in the scandal over the misuse of their personal data by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.The company made the statement in a list of written replies to...
05/24/2018 04:30 PM
US airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab kills 10 fighters
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike outside Somalia's capital that killed 10 extremists.The U.S. Africa Command says it has carried out 14 such airstrikes so far this year against the...
05/24/2018 04:30 PM
N Korea reaction ranges from 'right call' to 'embarrassment'
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reaction to President Donald Trump's decision to cancel next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un:—"The art of diplomacy is much harder than the art of the deal." Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ— "What's the...
05/24/2018 04:25 PM
Trump says he believes 'Kim Jong Un wants to do what's right,' says it's up to North Korean leader to seize opportunity
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says he believes 'Kim Jong Un wants to do what's right,' says it's up to North Korean leader to seize opportunity.
05/24/2018 04:25 PM
Gucci moves next show to Paris in one-off homage
MILAN (AP) — Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele will pay homage to France by showing his next spring-summer collection in Paris, instead of its usual home in Milan.Gucci said Thursday that the September show is the final...
05/24/2018 04:25 PM
Police: Missing Mexican woman's body found in Utah canyon
SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — The body of a woman who disappeared on her way home from English class in Utah three years ago has been found and police are investigating her death as a homicide, officials said Thursday.The skeletal remains...
05/24/2018 04:25 PM