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Trump wants to move on, but health care bill's demise will punish him

Blame for the failure of the Republican healthcare bill will fall on multiple parties, including House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, who helped craft it, and the conservative and more moderate GOP factions that warred over its details and cost Republicans the unity they needed. But the political impact...

Bill Maher Shuts Down Conspiracy Theorist Louise Mensch And MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Over Islam – Twice

Friday's episode of Bill Maher featured a panel including batshit crazy Russophobic Conspiracy Theorist Louise Mensch, Hillary Clinton shill Chris Hayes, "tyranny expert" Timothy Snyder, and American Conservative Union chairman MattShow More Summary

North Carolina coasts past Butler, 92-80, to reach Elite Eight

NCAA tournament live updates: Half of Elite Eight is set after Xavier knocks off Arizona March 24, 2017, 6:33 p.m. Want to keep up with how you're doing in your office pool? We will post reports here as soon as each game ends, so get a pen and have your bracket handy. March 24, 2017, 6:33 p.m....

How 'Trumpcare' went up in flames — and why it should worry the GOP about the future

Paul Ryan strode to the lectern, looking solemn. It was hard to imagine in November, after Donald Trump shocked the world to win the presidency and Republicans gained even bigger majorities in the House and Senate. "Obamacare is the law of the land. Show More Summary

FBI Director Comey Unexpectedly Shows Up At The White House

ABC's Jennfier Hasler reports that FBI Director James Comey is at The White House and has had no response from either The FBI or White House as to why... .@FBI Director Comey has been here at White House for past 30 minutes or so per @JaxAlemany. Show More Summary

Putin Meets Marine Le Pen, Vows "Not To Influence" French Election In Any Way

With just one month to go until the French presidential election, President Vladimir Putin met the leader of the National Front, Marine Le Pen, in the Kremlin on Friday, and as Reuters summarized, "handed her a potential boost to her...Show More Summary

Trump administration issues presidential permit to TransCanada to build Keystone XL pipeline

The Trump administration has issued a presidential permit to pipeline builder TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline. White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted that President Donald Trump would discuss the pipeline later Friday morning. The State Department says that it determined...

Stocks Reversing Lower into Final Hour on Healthcare/Tax Reform Worries, Yen Strength, Technical Selling, Financial/Retail Sector Weakness

Broad Equity Market Tone: Advance/Decline Line: Modestly Hig her Sector Performance: Mixed Volume: Light Market Leading Stocks: Performing In Line Equity Investor Angst: Volatility(VIX) 1 3.40 +2.13 % Euro/Yen Carry Return Index 1 2Show More Summary

How banks lost the ear of Britain's government over #Brexit

London - One afternoon in mid-January, Prime Minister Theresa May walked into a meeting room in the Swiss resort of Davos to face Wall Street's most powerful bankers. May had delivered her vision two days earlier for pulling Britain out of the European Union's single market. Show More Summary

Optimism and Pessimism Gap at All-Time Highs…Why?

I blame Goldman Sachs. I know…I know…but read on…. I love this post from Morgan Housel on the wonders of the future. Here is my fave part: Edison was one of the greatest inventors of all time because he understood the process of scientific discovery better than almost anyone before him or since. Show More Summary

Battle-tested Eastvale Roosevelt wins Division I boys' state title over Union City Logan

Toughened by playing one of the most challenging schedules in Southern California high school basketball, Eastvale Roosevelt went to Sacramento on Friday to play in the CIF state Division I championship game prepared for anything. That’s what happens when you’ve faced Corona Centennial five times...

Elon musk tweeted a Tesla Model 3 teaser

Elon Musk has stated that he is "fairly confident" that Model 3 deliveries will start by the end of 2017. Tesla stock was on the rise during late morning trading Friday. READ MORE: Tesla CEO Musk Tweets Video of Model 3        

Morning Agenda: Major Hedge Fund to Close

Eric Mindich has decided to shut down Eton Park Capital Management, the hedge fund he started in 2004 and expanded to manage as much as $14 billion.

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Here is what you need to know. Trump gives a healthcare ultimatum. President Donald Trump told House Republicans either pass the American Health Care Act on Friday, or Obamacare stays. House GOP leadership is expected to bring the bill to a vote on Friday after Thursday's vote was postponed. European PMIs beat again. Show More Summary

Here's what we know about the Russian billionaire at the center of a U.S. political scandal

He is an aluminum tycoon, one of Russia’s wealthiest businessmen, and is tight with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Now Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska finds himself at the center of a heated American political scandal. Earlier this week, the Associated Press reported that Paul Manafort, President...

Did Rep. Devin Nunes just ruin his committee's ability to investigate Trump?

To the editor: How deliciously ironic that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) exploits, or even worse instigates, the very intelligence leaks he and his Republican cohorts repeatedly have decried during the current hearings on Russian interference in the 2016 campaign....

Russia Unexpectedly Cuts Interest Rates For The First Time In Seven Months

The Russian Central Bank surprised markets when it unexpectedly cut interest rates by 25 bps to 9.75% (30 economists expected no change, 8 predicted a 25 bps cut), its first rate cut in four meetings or 7 months, as inflation, whichShow More Summary

TRUMP ISSUES ULTIMATUM: Pass this bill or Obamacare stays

President Donald Trump is giving House Republicans an ultimatum: Pass the American Health Care Act on Friday, or Obamacare stays. Mick Mulvaney, the Office of Budget and Management director, made clear to Republicans on Thursday night that Trump wants a vote Friday and that he is done negotiating on the bill to overhaul healthcare. Show More Summary

Eric Mindich Shutters Hedge Fund Eton Park

Hedge funds really are hurting. WSJ’s Gregory Zuckerman and Juliet Chung reported that once-wunderkind Eric Mindich will be closing Eton Park Capital Management, a $7 billion hedge fund. The firm reportedly received some $400 million in withdrawal requests. Eton is just the most recent example of ongoing pain in the industry. According to hedge fund […]

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