SEC Blocks Sale of Chicago Stock Exchange to Chinese Company

SEC Blocks Sale of Chicago Stock Exchange to Chinese Company

The Securities and Exchange Commission has blocked a proposed deal to sell the Chicago Stock Exchange to a group of Chinese investors.  The proposal had caused consternation on Capitol Hill. The SEC, in rejecting the deal, said key parts of the offer were flawed and that those concerns were significant enough that the body didn’t even need to consider fears about foreign investment, and possible foreign interference, in U.S. markets. “We have concluded that the Exchange has not met its…

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House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes Reportedly Targeting Former CIA Director Brennan in Next Phase of Investigation

House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes Reportedly Targeting Former CIA Director Brennan in Next Phase of Investigation

The third “phase” of House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes’ investigation into alleged abuses by the FBI and the Trump campaign will focus on former CIA Director John Brennan, among other Obama-era intelligence officials.  Brennan was the director of the CIA from March 2013 to January 2017, the end of President Obama term in office. In addition to Brennan, Nunes will also be focusing on President Obama’s first CIA Director Leon Panetta, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, and former Ambassador…

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Mysterious White Powder Sent to Same Location as President Obama’s Office One Day After Similar Incident Involving President Trump’s Daughter-In-Law

Mysterious White Powder Sent to Same Location as President Obama’s Office One Day After Similar Incident Involving President Trump’s Daughter-In-Law

Updated 5:57 p.m. Law enforcement authorities responded to the Washington, D.C., office of former President Barack Obama this morning after a receiving a call of a white powder at the location.  Emergency response personnel received the call at 11:05 a.m., and DC Fire and EMS arrived on the scene three minutes later. According to authorities, a letter containing a white powdery substance had been sent to the headquarters of the World Wildlife Fund, which is where President Obama’s office is…

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Senators Graham and Graham Ask Former NSA Susan Rice to Explain Strange Email She Sent Herself on Obama Administration’s Last Day in Office

Senators Graham and Graham Ask Former NSA Susan Rice to Explain Strange Email She Sent Herself on Obama Administration’s Last Day in Office

Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Chuck Grassley have sent a letter to former National Security Adviser under President Obama, Susan Rice, asking her to explain an email she sent to herself on the last day of the Obama administration and a day before President Trump was to be inaugurated. The email, which Rice sent to herself, documents a meeting that took place some two weeks before, on January 5, in the Oval Office, between President Obama, former FBI Director James…

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Fidel Castro’s Oldest Son Commits Suicide, Cuban Media Reports

Fidel Castro’s Oldest Son Commits Suicide, Cuban Media Reports

Fidel Castro’s eldest son has committed suicide Cuban state media announced this evening.  Fidel “Fidelito” Castro Diaz-Balart died in Havana.  He was sixty-eight years old. Castro Diaz-Balart had been treated for depression for months.  He was one of Fidel Castro’s eleven kids.  Castro died in 2016 at the age of ninety.  Raul Castro, Fidel’s brother is now president of Cuba.  He is expected to step down in April. The Obama administration restored relations with the island-nation toward the end of…

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Obama or Trump, Who Deserves More Credit for the Economy? Economists Seem to Suggest it’s Trump

Obama or Trump, Who Deserves More Credit for the Economy? Economists Seem to Suggest it’s Trump

A majority of a group of economists surveyed recently said that President Trump has been either “somewhat” or “strongly” positive in terms of job creation, economic growth and rises in the stock market in the U.S.  The group was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal.  According the Journal, most “suggested Mr. Trump’s election deserves at least some credit” for the strong economy. The economists cited the administrations push for deregulation and the recent tax bill signed last month as the…

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