Archive July 2017

Connecticut lawmakers approve labor pact with pension concessions

Connecticut lawmakers approve labor pact with pension concessions

Published 31/07/2017

Connecticut lawmakers narrowly approved a new labor contract with public employees on Monday that is expected to save the state at least $1.2 billion - largely through pension concessions - and could clear the way for lawmakers to agree on a past due budget.

[more…]

Factbox: Trump on Twitter (July 31) – Obamacare, Insurance companies, Stock market

Factbox: Trump on Twitter (July 31) – Obamacare, Insurance companies, Stock market

Published 31/07/2017

President Donald Trump talks to reporters about the departure of his Chief of Staff Reince Priebus as he arrives aboard Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, July 28, 2017.

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. The opinions expre

[more…]

Trump aims at insurers in battle over healthcare subsidies

Trump aims at insurers in battle over healthcare subsidies

Published 31/07/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks about his proposed U.S. government effort against the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, to a gathering of federal, state and local law enforcement officials in Brentwood, New York, U.S. July 28, 2017.

U.S. President Donald Trump took aim at insurers on Monday in an escalating threat to cut the healthcare subsidy payments that make Obamacare plans affordable, after repeatedly urging Republican senators to keep working to undo his Democratic predecessor's healthcare law.

[more…]

Harvard Law alumni directory lists Scaramucci as dead

Harvard Law alumni directory lists Scaramucci as dead

Published 31/07/2017

White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci speaks during an on air interview at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 26, 2017.

Anthony Scaramucci is having a bad week. He was fired as President Donald Trump's communications director - and listed as dead in Harvard Law School's alumni directory.

[more…]

Bitcoin technology faces split, may create clone virtual currency

Bitcoin technology faces split, may create clone virtual currency

Published 31/07/2017

A Bitcoin (virtual currency) coin is seen in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France, June 23, 2017.

Dreyfuss and Anna Irrera

[more…]

HBO says data hacked, media says `Game of Thrones` targeted

HBO says data hacked, media says `Game of Thrones` targeted

Published 31/07/2017

A scene from the latest season of "Game of Thrones".

U.S. cable channel HBO said on Monday that hackers had stolen upcoming programming, and Entertainment Weekly reported that the theft included a script for an unaired episode of the hit fantasy show "Game of Thrones."

[more…]

Scaramucci drama has no bearing on pending SkyBridge sale: HNA

Scaramucci drama has no bearing on pending SkyBridge sale: HNA

Published 31/07/2017

File photo: New White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci stands by during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 21, 2017.

Anthony Scaramucci's swift exit as U.S. President Donald Trump's communications director on Monday has no bearing on the pending sale of the firm he founded, SkyBridge Capital, parties involved in the deal said.

[more…]

Einhorn`s Greenlight Capital gains 2.1 percent in July: source

Published 31/07/2017

Hedge fund manager David Einhorn posted gains in July which helped shrink his firm's year to date losses to 0.2 percent, a person who has seen the performance update said on Monday.

[more…]

Clooneys to help 3,000 Syrian refugees go to school in Lebanon

Clooneys to help 3,000 Syrian refugees go to school in Lebanon

Published 31/07/2017

Cast member George Clooney and his wife Amal leave the Festival Palace after the screening of the film "Money Monster" out of competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 12, 2016.

George and Amal Clooney said on Monday they would help 3,000 Syrian refugee children go to school this year in Lebanon, where the United Nations says 200,000 children are not receiving an education after fleeing the war in neighboring Syria.

[more…]

British minister to push Silicon Valley on countering militants

British minister to push Silicon Valley on countering militants

Published 31/07/2017

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, arrives in Downing Street for a cabinet meeting, in central London, Britain June 20, 2017.

Britain's interior minister will use a visit to Silicon Valley on Tuesday to ask the world's biggest social media and internet service providers to step up efforts to counter or remove content that incites militants.

[more…]