Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:28:07 -0400
What Is Trump Worth to Twitter? One Analyst Estimates $2 Billion

What Is Trump Worth to Twitter? One Analyst Estimates $2 BillionWithout Donald Trump, Twitter Inc. could lose almost a fifth of its value.


Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:23:19 -0400
Trump's top advisers are reportedly 'despondent and numb' and unsure how his presidency will recover after Charlottesville

Trump's top advisers are reportedly 'despondent and numb' and unsure how his presidency will recover after CharlottesvilleMorale seems to be low in the White House following President Donald Trump's decision to veer...


Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:31:01 -0400
Barcelona terror attack and unraveling Trump administration knock FTSE 100

Barcelona terror attack and unraveling Trump administration knock FTSE 100European equities plunge into the red as the terror attack in Barcelona and the political quagmire in Washington weigh on investor sentiment British Airways-owner IAG and easyJet retreat on the FTSE 100 as tourism stocks are hit by events in Spain Pound nudges up against the dollar; trading at $1.2892 9:30AM Heineken given green light in Punch Taverns takeover Dutch brewer Heineken offered to sell some pubs in a bid to get its takeover of Punch Taverns over the line Heineken has been given the green light for its takeover of part of Punch Taverns after offering to sell pubs in 33 areas across the UK. The competitions watchdog said it had accepted the proposals and would not launch an in-depth investigation into the deal. Heineken made its offer after the Competition and Markets Authority said in June that the takeover of part of the Punch estate could reduce competition in 33 areas across the UK. Read Sam Dean's full report here 9:22AM German PPI softens slightly  German producer price inflation has recently overshot relative to expectations, Pantheon Macro said German producer price inflation softened slightly to 2.3pc in July, slightly above expectations, figures just released show. In truth, this hasn't proved the most exciting release for the currency markets and little has changed between the pound and euro since the figures dropped. But sadly that's pretty much your lot on the economics front for today. PMI and UK GDP data next week should liven things up a bit, however. Nonetheless, here's what Claus Vistesen, chief eurozone economist at Pantheon Macro, had to say on today's figures: "Base effects suggest headline producer price inflation will fall in coming months, but only trivially. Chinese producer price inflation—a good leading indicator for the German headline—has been sticky in recent months, and signal only a gentle fall." 8:58AM Tourism sector stocks retreat on terrorism fears  Lufthansa, Ryanair and Air France KLM have also retreated in Europe The FTSE 100's sharpest fallers early on, British Airways-owner IAG and easyJet, have dived around 2.5pc apiece this morning as investors fear that the latest terror attack will knock earnings in the tourism sector. InterContinental Hotels Group has also dipped in response to the attack, falling 1.5pc, while cruise ship operator Carnival has pulled back 1.3pc. ETX Capital senior market analyst Neil Wilson explained how events in Spain will affect earnings at the airline stocks: "Airlines are already dealing with a price war and several have warned about the second half. The attacks in Spain will do nothing to help and should hit earnings, although we won’t know to what extent until the quarterly updates come in. "Falling demand is not going to help falling fares. Ryanair thinks average fares will decline by 8% in the second half. The industry is good at competing away any margin accretion by creating more capacity. Now firms will probably have to contend with lower demand in key Spanish routes." 8:32AM Agenda: Barcelona terror attacks and Trump's unraveling administration weigh on equities The attack in Barcelona has pulled down airline stocks Welcome to our lives markets coverage. Yesterday's terror attack in Barcelona and US president Donald Trump's deteriorating administration over in Washington have pulled down sentiment on European markets this morning with the FTSE 100 retreating 0.7pc early on. The attack on tourism hotspot Barcelona has weighed heavily on the two blue-chip airline stocks, easyJet and IAG, while precious metal miner Randgold Resources has risen to the top of the blue-chip leaderboard on gold's price rally. Asia stocks lower as investors de-risk. US politics, Barcelona terrorist attack, options expiry, mixed US econ data & stronger Dollar weigh. pic.twitter.com/Iaa0oMwLlb— Holger Zschaepitz (@Schuldensuehner) August 18, 2017 Overnight, the S&P 500 closed at its lowest level in over a month as the administration at the White House continued to stumble, the latest quagmire being caused by later denied reports that National Economic Council director Gary Cohn had stepped down. Markets have largely forgiven the president's shortcomings on the premise that his pro-business approach would slash red tape and see a considerable amount of stimulus injected into the economy. The latest sign that he lacks the political capital to push through his agenda is weighing on equities. Unless you're very into the German producer price index, there's not much to chew over on the economics calendar with the corporate diary looking equally bare. AGM: Grand Group Investment, System1 Group Economics: Current account (EU), PPI m/m (GER)


Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:05:00 -0400
Ex-Google employee says Silicon Valley blacklists conservatives

Ex-Google employee says Silicon Valley blacklists conservativesGoogle and other companies based in Silicon Valley “blacklist conservatives”, according to a former Google employee who was fired after sending a company-wide memo criticizing the internet giant.


Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:50:00 -0400
Yahoo Finance Live: The Final Round - Aug 16th, 2017

Yahoo Finance Live: The Final Round - Aug 16th, 2017Yahoo Finance's LIVE stock market coverage and analysis.


Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:09:00 -0400
Walmart is ready for Amazon-Whole Foods

Walmart is ready for Amazon-Whole FoodsTwo of the world's biggest retailers are ready to rumble.


Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:40:26 -0400
Graham responds to Trump's attacks: 'You are now receiving praise from some of the most racist and hate-filled' people in the country

Graham responds to Trump's attacks: 'You are now receiving praise from some of the most racist and hate-filled' people in the countrySen. Lindsay Graham shot back at President Donald Trump on Thursday morning, continuing a spat...


Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:46:49 -0400
Top Republican senator slams Trump and calls for 'radical changes'

Top Republican senator slams Trump and calls for 'radical changes'Sen. Bob Corker, an influential Tennessee Republican, issued one of the GOP's strongest rebukes...


Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:07:00 -0400
Californians are talking about trying to leave the United States in a 'Calexit'

Californians are talking about trying to leave the United States in a 'Calexit'A fringe political group that led the call for California to break away from the union after the...


Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:13:00 -0400
Stocks dive after Barcelona terrorist attack

Stocks dive after Barcelona terrorist attackStocks dropped and investors flocked to safe-haven assets on Thursday following a terrorist attack in Barcelona.


Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:03:50 -0400
See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc NASDAQ/NGS:ALXN


Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:00:00 -0400
Here's exactly how much of the solar eclipse you’ll see where you live

Here's exactly how much of the solar eclipse you’ll see where you liveOn August 21st, the US is getting a total solar eclipse — when the moon crosses...


Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:07:34 -0400
Here's what Robert E. Lee thought about Confederate monuments

Here's what Robert E. Lee thought about Confederate monumentsThe violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, in which one woman was...


Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:00:00 -0400
Warren Buffett's partner Charlie Munger says there are '3 rules for a career'

Warren Buffett's partner Charlie Munger says there are '3 rules for a career'The 93-year-old investor believes this is what it takes to succeed.


Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:02:59 -0400
Trump Accuses Sen. Graham of Telling 'Disgusting Lie'

Trump Accuses Sen. Graham of Telling 'Disgusting Lie'Aug.17 -- President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday morning to accuse South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of misinterpreting his words on last weekend's violence in Virginia. Bloomberg's Marty Schenker reports on "Bloomberg Surveillance."


Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:22:00 -0400
In light of Bannon's interview, revisit China's clearest warning to Trump since his election

In light of Bannon's interview, revisit China's clearest warning to Trump since his electionOn Monday, President Donald Trump signed a measure to begin exploring an investigation into...