Man arrested for threatening senators who supported Kavanaugh

A Long Island man was busted for making death threats against two U.S. senators for their support of newly minted U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Ronald DeRisi, 74, was taken into custody early Friday, and is expected to be arraigned later in the day in Central Islip federal court before Magistrate judge Gary R. Brown. The Smithtown man is […]

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Oil up but posts weekly loss on stock build, trade tensions

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Friday on signs of surging demand in China, the world’s No. 2 oil consumer, although prices were headed for a second weekly decline on swelling U.S. inventories and concern that trade wars were curbing economic activity. Brent crude LCOc1 futures rose 49 cents to settle at $79.78 a barrel. West Texas Intermediate […]

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Alaska's independent governor ends re-election bid, endorses Democrat

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – Alaska Governor Bill Walker, a political independent, halted his re-election campaign on Friday and endorsed his Democratic challenger, ending a three-way contest in which neither had appeared capable of defeating the Republican front-runner. With just 18 days left before the Nov. 6 election, Walker said he concluded that he could not win a second term in […]

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The 6 Best Financial Advisors in San Francisco

Financial advisors should be able to offer multiple services: financial planning, retirement advice and asset management. Finding one that is proficient in all these areas is tough, especially if you want someone local, as – despite the rise of robo-advisors –  many people do. For those living in the San Francisco environs, here are six of the best. All are […]

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FX options flag uncertainty before U.S. midterm election; bonds complacent

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Currency options investors are bracing for increased volatility and possible U.S. dollar weakness going into the U.S. midterm elections next month. But in the bond market, investors don’t see the midterm election as a major catalyst for moves in interest rates. Hedging activity increased in October in the yen, Australian and New Zealand dollars versus the […]

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Facebook's WhatsApp taking legal action against Brazil election spammers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) WhatsApp messaging application business said on Friday it was “taking immediate legal action” against companies that are sending spam messages ahead of the Brazilian presidential election. Campaign propaganda has flooded social media in Brazil ahead of an Oct. 28 run-off vote in the presidential election. Source: Read Full Article

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Stock market closes mostly lower as weak data overshadow solid earnings

U.S. stocks close mostly lower on Friday with bulls failing to defend early gains as weak housing data overshadowed solid corporate earnings. See full story. Tesla Inc.’s move to offer a slightly cheaper Model 3 sedan before launching the $35,000 version of the car that Chief Executive Elon Musk has promised for years shows that the company is “damned if […]

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VF Corp. Under Pressure Despite Better Than Expected Q2 Results

Shares of VF Corp. (VFC) have moved sharply lower over the course of the trading session on Friday, tumbling by 8.7 percent. With the drop, VF has fallen to its lowest intraday level in five months. VF came under pressure early in the session even though the apparel maker reported fiscal second quarter earnings that exceeded analyst estimates. The steep […]

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