Daily Archives: February 21, 2018

Spike in Bond Yields Upends U.S. Stock Market Rally

U.S. stocks closed broadly lower Wednesday, erasing an early gain, as investors reacted to a late-afternoon surge in bond yields. Bond yields climbed to their highest level in four years…

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Abbas the Peacemaker

Mahmoud Abbas did not arrive at the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday with a pistol on his hip, like his former comrade-in-terror Yassir Arafat did in a speech to…

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Mueller Ends Era of Impunity for Foreign Lobbyists

Washington’s unregistered foreign agents, who in the past have tread the gray areas between legal and illegal with impunity, should be nervous about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Most Americans…

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NY Touts Economic Boom With South African Photo

A New York economic development agency report meant to show the state’s growth was illustrated with an 8-year-old photo showing construction cranes in South Africa. The Associated Press discovered the…

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Yeger Slams Vote for Amnesty of Convicted Immigrant

Councilman Kalman Yeger denounced a City Council resolution last week that called on the federal government to prevent the deportation of an immigrant convicted of defrauding people out of millions…

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Regional Briefs – February 21, 2018

Bank Staff Sick of Hawk Scarfing Pigeons at Their Door DEWITT, N.Y. – The feeding habits of a Cooper’s hawk is fascinating birdwatchers, but tellers at M&T Bank are fed…

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Fed Minutes Show Confidence Improving on Growth, Price Outlook

Federal Reserve officials grew more positive on the economic outlook, citing “substantial underlying economic momentum,” and were increasingly optimistic about achieving their inflation target, according to minutes of last month’s…

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Trump Hears Emotional Students, Parents

Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen safety, students with quavering voices and parents shaking with anger appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside…

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Volvo Cars Return to Family Roots With V60 Station Wagon

Volvo Car Group unveiled its V60 station wagon, returning to a family-oriented model to bring back traditional customers after years of sport utility vehicles dominating the Swedish brand’s delivery growth.…

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Report: 20,000 More Work Permits for Palestinians

Meetings between Israeli and Palestinian officials in recent days despite a diplomatic freeze have achieved results in the form of increased permits for Palestinians to work in Israel, Globes reported…

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JPMorgan Plans Soaring HQ in Midtown

It will be the house that Jamie Dimon built — a soaring monument to JPMorgan Chase & Co. and, in some ways, to its longtime CEO. JPMorgan announced on Wednesday…

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Intel Unveils $5 Billion Investment Plan in Israel

The hightech giant Intel has unveiled a $5 billion plan for expanding production in Israel between 2018 and 2020, Globes reported on Wednesday. Senior Intel executives met with Israel’s Minister…

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