Soros: Trump a ‘would-be dictator’ who will rattle markets

NEW YORK/January 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Billionaire investor George Soros (GS) said Thursday he views President-elect Donald Trump as an “impostor and con man and a would-be dictator” who will rattle financial markets. GS, a big supporter of Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign, said he is confident Trump will be checked by Congress and the … Continue reading Soros: Trump a ‘would-be dictator’ who will rattle markets

Dow erases gain for 2017 as stocks fall, bond yields climb

NEW YORK/January 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Dow Jones industrial average erased its gains for 2017 on Thursday as it fell for the fifth day in a row, part of a pullback for stock indexes as Treasury yields continued their upward march. Losses were widespread, with three stocks falling on the New York Stock Exchange … Continue reading Dow erases gain for 2017 as stocks fall, bond yields climb

Even before taking office, Trump has changed the presidency

WASHINGTON/January 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Donald Trump enters the White House on Friday just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course. In the 10 weeks since his surprise election as the nation’s 45th president, Trump has violated decades of established diplomatic protocol, sent … Continue reading Even before taking office, Trump has changed the presidency

4 officers suspended for dashcam failures in McDonald death

CHICAGO/January 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) 4 officers — Four Chicago police officers who were at the scene of the 2014 fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald have been suspended for failing to ensure the dashboard cameras in their squad cars were operating properly. Chicago’s Office of Inspector General recommended the firing of 11 police officers in connection … Continue reading 4 officers suspended for dashcam failures in McDonald death

Union Pacific beats Street 4Q forecasts

OMAHA, Neb./January 19, 2016 (AP)(STL.News) — Union Pacific Corp. (Ticker:UNP) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.14 billion. The Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it had profit of $1.39 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.34 per share. The … Continue reading Union Pacific beats Street 4Q forecasts

Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

HOUSTON (AP)(STL.News) — Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remain hospitalized in Houston, where he was in intensive care for pneumonia and she was being watched after complaining of fatigue and coughing. The 92-year-old former president went into the ICU on Wednesday and underwent a procedure “to protect and clear his airway … Continue reading Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

Facebook to build its 3rd data center outside US in Denmark

COPENHAGEN, Denmark/January 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Facebook will build a 56,500 square meter (608,161 square foot) data center in central Denmark, its third such center outside the United States. Facebook executive Niall McEntegart says the facility to be built west of Denmark’s third-largest city, Odense, “will be one of the most advanced, energy-efficient data centers.” … Continue reading Facebook to build its 3rd data center outside US in Denmark

Ellen DeGeneres takes home 3 People’s Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP)(STL.News) — Ellen DeGeneres set a record at the People’s Choice Awards , becoming the winningest entertainer in the show’s history. DeGeneres picked up three trophies at Wednesday’s ceremony for a career total of 20 People’s Choice wins. Other stars taking home crystal statuettes this year included Jennifer Lopez, Johnny Depp, Sofia Vergara, … Continue reading Ellen DeGeneres takes home 3 People’s Choice Awards