U.S. transport official is top candidate to replace Rosenstein: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Transportation Department Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen is the leading candidate to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general to serve alongside new Attorney General William Barr, two administration officials told Reuters on Friday. Barr, who previously worked with Rosen at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis, has advocated for Rosen to get the No. 2 top […]

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E.U. Parliament Member Eva Kaili Endorses Blockchain Technology

European Parliament member Eva Kaili at the recent Ripple Regionals event in London talked about the benefits of blockchain and E.U.’s new positive approach to regulation. Kaili, who was elected in 2014 representing Greece, talked about how the E.U. will regulate blockchains and digital assets, according to a blog post by Ripple. She talked that she wants to work towards […]

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Invitation Homes Inc. (INVH) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 15, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET Contents: Continue Reading Below Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Greetings and welcome to the Invitation Homes Fourth Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call. All participants are in listen-only mode at this time. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. […]

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On Politics: The Biggest Stories of the Week

From the border wall fight to conflict with Iran, it’s been a busy week in American politics. Here are some of the biggest stories you might have missed (and some links if you’d like to read further). ___________________ Trump declares national emergency to build border wall House and Senate negotiators agreed “in principle” on Monday to provide $1.375 billion for […]

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Oil Rally Finally Pulls Hedge Fund Optimists Off the Sidelines

Oil optimists look like they’re finally ready to take the driver’s seat in crude’s rebound. For the first time this year, a jump in bets that Brent crude prices will rise far surpassed the move by short-sellers, helping set the tone for money managers’ positioning on the global benchmark. Sentiment is now the most bullish since late October. So far, […]

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Nigeria delays election hours before polls open, citing ‘challenges’

Nigeria’s electoral commission delayed the presidential election until Feb. 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to open Saturday. It cited unspecified “challenges” amid reports that voting materials had not been delivered to all parts of the country. Residents of Africa’s most populous nation and largest democracy will soon wake up to outrage. Many had […]

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Aryzta faces class action lawsuit in US over work practices at bakery

Cuisine de France owner Aryzta is facing a lawsuit in Chicago against the company and a third-party personnel provider in relation to alleged work practices at Aryzta’s former facilities in the city. The lawsuit, that aims to initiate a class action, claims that the two companies failed to pay minimum wage and overtime entitlements and breached other labour laws when […]

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Citigroup CEO gets $24 million as compensation in 2018

(Reuters) – Citigroup Inc said on Friday its Chief Executive Michael Corbat will get a 4.35 percent raise, bringing his total compensation for 2018 to $24 million. Corbat’s total compensation included a base salary of $1.5 million plus cash bonuses of about $6.75 million, equity awards of nearly $7.88 million, and a long-term performance based pay worth $7.88 million. Members […]

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