Business

2017 November

Special Report: Canada regulator ignored warnings on risky mortgage investments

Reuters | Thursday November 30, 2017

TORONTO (Reuters) - In June 2014, regulators were investigating syndicated mortgages linked to Fortress Real Developments, a major force in Canada’s multibillion-dollar market for the risky investments.

Unilever CEO defends balance between growth, margin

Reuters | Thursday November 30, 2017

(Reuters) - Unilever Chief Executive Paul Polman on Thursday defended his balancing of growth and margin, weighing in passionately after a weak third quarter on a debate sparked by this year's unwanted approach from Kraft-Heinz .

Why the U.S. Keeps Having These Debt Ceiling Debates: QuickTake

The Washington Post | Thursday November 30, 2017

What is in the Senate's massive tax bill — and what could change

The Washington Post | Thursday November 30, 2017

'I'm Very Disappointed in Him'

The New York Times | Thursday November 30, 2017

Fans gathered as usual outside the “Today” studio on Thursday morning. Some took time to discuss the firing of Matt Lauer and the allegations against him.

Qualcomm files new patent infringement complaints against Apple

Reuters | Thursday November 30, 2017

(Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc said on Thursday it filed three new patent infringement complaints against Apple Inc , saying there were 16 more of its patents that Apple was using in its iPhones.

Wall Street gains, Dow tops 24,000 as tax bill gains steam

Reuters | Thursday November 30, 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P closed at a record high and the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke above the 24,000 mark for the first time on Thursday as investors gained confidence that the Republican party's push for a U.S. tax overhaul would succeed.

Big U.S. banks in last-ditch push on regulatory relief bill

Reuters | Thursday November 30, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wall Street banks and big regional lenders are scrambling to secure changes to a U.S. Senate bill easing rules on smaller banks ahead of a key lawmaker meeting next week, several bank lobbyists told Reuters.

Hong Kong Property Doom Doesn’t Begin at a 1% Rate: Gadfly

The Washington Post | Thursday November 30, 2017

Too Many Hands Fiddling With OPEC Temperature Control: Gadfly

The Washington Post | Thursday November 30, 2017

Hundreds of American Air flights still lack pilots in December

Reuters | Thursday November 30, 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) - American Airlines still has hundreds of flights without pilots assigned to them in December, the company said on Thursday, after a scheduling error gave too many pilots time off.

S&P hits record high close amid optimism over tax overhaul

Reuters | Thursday November 30, 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 hit a record closing high on Thursday and the Dow broke above the 24,000 mark for the first time as investor bet that U.S. Republicans would pass a U.S. tax overhaul.

Why U.S. Budget Deficits Are Facing a Fatter Future: QuickTake

The Washington Post | Thursday November 30, 2017

Now hiring? Amazon says its voice aide Alexa is ready for the office

Reuters | Thursday November 30, 2017

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc wants to be your new executive assistant at work.

Without Obamacare Mandate, 'You Open the Floodgates' for Skimpy Health Plans

The New York Times | Thursday November 30, 2017

The Republican effort to undo the requirement that people get insured would unleash sales of cheaper policies offering little coverage.

Wall Street up, Dow tops 24,000 as tax bill gains steam

Reuters | Thursday November 30, 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke the 24,000 mark for the first time on Thursday and other Wall Street indexes rallied on increasing indications the Republican party's push for a U.S. tax overhaul may get enough support to pass.

Why You'll Probably Pay More for Your Christmas Tree This Year

The New York Times | Thursday November 30, 2017

Tree sellers warn that market forces tied to the recession are driving up the price of trees and, in some places, making them scarce.

Why don't women talk about harassment? They are afraid to lose their jobs.

The Washington Post | Thursday November 30, 2017

Dow smashes through 24,000 as markets hit new highs

The Washington Post | Thursday November 30, 2017