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Goldman Sachs gets approval for Saudi equities trading license
Goldman Sachs gets approval for Saudi equities trading license

DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs received approval on Sunday to trade equities in Saudi Arabia, joining the growing band of western investment banks and fund managers expanding in the kingdom. Western financial institutions have been looking to tap new opportunities in Saudi Arabia since the government unveiled plans for oil giant Saudi Aramco's $100 billion initial public offering and introduced reforms to attract foreign capital as part of moves to reduce the economy's dependence on oil. Goldman, which has been operating in the kingdom since 2009 as an agent and underwriter, applied to the Saudi Capital Market Authority (CMA) for a license to trade equities, sources told Reuters...

The solar eclipse will make cities as dark as other planets and moons - see which world you
The solar eclipse will make cities as dark as other planets and moons - see which world you'll be 'standing' on

The moon is going to inch its way in front of the sun on August 21 and cast a moving, uneven...

Investors Pulling Back From Gundlach
Investors Pulling Back From Gundlach's Biggest Fund, WSJ Says

Jeffrey Gundlach's DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund has been shrinking as some customers leave, the Wall Street Journal said Sunday.

Iraq launches battle for Tal Afar, IS bastion near Mosul
Iraq launches battle for Tal Afar, IS bastion near Mosul

Iraqi forces on Sunday pounded the Islamic State group in Tal Afar, one of its last bastions in the country, in a new assault just weeks after ousting IS from second city Mosul. Once a key IS supply hub between Mosul -- around 70 kilometres (45 miles) further east -- and the Syrian border, Tal Afar is the last major population centre in northern Iraq under jihadist control. Weeks after recapturing Mosul in a major blow to the jihadists, convoys of Iraqi forces around Tal Afar began pounding IS positions from three sides at dawn Sunday.

French designer in costly dispute over Pitt-Jolie chateau
French designer in costly dispute over Pitt-Jolie chateau

PARIS (AP) - A French lighting designer has won a $600,000 court ruling in a dispute with Brad Pitt over the re-design of the chateau in Provence that he and Angelina Jolie shared. But designer Odile Soudant isn't stopping there.

Travis Kalanick lasted in his role for 6.5 years - five times longer than the average Uber employee
Travis Kalanick lasted in his role for 6.5 years - five times longer than the average Uber employee

(Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick lasted in his role for 6.5 years - five times as long as the average Uber employee.Thomson Reuters) Despite the high pay and jaw-dropping perks found across the tech industry, giants like Amazon and Apple can't avoid

The Latest: No ID yet for bodies at attack cell hub in Spain
The Latest: No ID yet for bodies at attack cell hub in Spain

The Latest on the two vehicle attacks in Barcelona and the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils (all times local): 2 p.m. Spanish authorities say they have been unable to identify the remains in at a house ...

Australian courts order ISPs to block 59 pirate websites
Australian courts order ISPs to block 59 pirate websites

Australian authorities will make it much harder to keep up with the latest on Game of Thrones.

Blockchain Tech Could Disrupt The Oil Industry

Blockchain technology, a new revelation in the digital world, may be just what the oil industry needs to increase transparency, facilitate trading, and stabilize oil prices

Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.

The Latest: Gov. takes case from non-death-penalty lawyer

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on police officers shot in Florida (all times local):

Colleges grappling with balancing free speech, campus safety
Colleges grappling with balancing free speech, campus safety

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - When Carl Valentine dropped off his daughter at the University of Virginia, he had some important advice for the college freshman: Don't forget that you are a minority.

FBI employee survey contradicts Trump
FBI employee survey contradicts Trump's claim that the agency had lost trust in James Comey

The FBI released employee survey data earlier this week after employees were questioned about how...

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Here's exactly how much of the solar eclipse you'll see where you live

On August 21st, the US is getting a total solar eclipse - when the moon crosses...

Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee statue
Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee statue

Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy. The university said it removed the carved limestone ...

GOP doubts and anxieties about Trump burst into the open
GOP doubts and anxieties about Trump burst into the open

President Donald Trump's racially fraught comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally have thrust into the open some Republicans' deeply held doubts about his competency and temperament, in an extraordinary ...

Manhunt Underway for Barcelona Van Attack Suspect
Manhunt Underway for Barcelona Van Attack Suspect

Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub is believed to have been driving the van that struck tourists on Las Ramblas.

There are only 3 things you need to focus on if you want to retire early
There are only 3 things you need to focus on if you want to retire early

Many people want to retire early, but few are taking the steps to get there. Early retirement...

Asian woman who quit Google:
Asian woman who quit Google: 'The culture there is really discouraging'

Despite its diversity training, Google has hardly moved the needle when it comes to hiring more...

President Trump Cedes Moral Leadership To Big Business
President Trump Cedes Moral Leadership To Big Business

A deadly attack by an avowed white supremacist shocked the nation.

'We still have a huge movement': Steve Bannon offers some predictions on the future of the Trump administration

Steve Bannon, who stepped down as White House chief strategist on Friday, said the Trump...

Soothing the nation? Trump struggles like no other president
Soothing the nation? Trump struggles like no other president

For Susan Bro, mother of the woman killed at a rally organized by white supremacists, the president of the United States can offer no healing words. She says the White House repeatedly tried to reach out ...

Billionaire Carl Icahn is reportedly in
Billionaire Carl Icahn is reportedly in 'legal jeopardy' for trying to influence Trump policy

Hours after billionaire investor Carl Icahn said he would no longer be advising President Trump...

Apple fans prepare yourselves: One of the original Apple I computers is going up for auction in September
Apple fans prepare yourselves: One of the original Apple I computers is going up for auction in September

Apple fanatics around the world will soon have a chance to bid on one of the original Apple...

Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?
Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?

One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again. A local artist spends his afternoons ...

Berkshire and Elliott Face Rival $9.3 Billion Oncor Bid
Berkshire and Elliott Face Rival $9.3 Billion Oncor Bid

A mystery third bidder has emerged for Oncor Electric Delivery Co., making a $9.3 billion offer for the Texas utility to compete with rival bids by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and Elliott Management Corp., a person familiar with the matter said. The emergence of a third suitor for Oncor intensifies a billionaires' battle for the biggest power distributor in Texas. Warren Buffett's Berkshire has offered $9 billion for the company while Paul Singer's Elliott has been working to pull together a deal that may total $9.3 billion. A deal for Oncor is key to ending the bankruptcy of its parent, Energy Future Holdings Corp., which has been restructuring almost $50 billion of debt for more than three...

Stocks that become money magnets during a correction
Stocks that become money magnets during a correction

Jim Cramer shares his tips about the best stocks to buy during a market-wide sell-off for a bargain.

Monetary Policy Getting Gradually Tighter, Says Wieting
Monetary Policy Getting Gradually Tighter, Says Wieting

Aug.18 -- Steven Wieting, global chief investment strategist at Citi Private Bank, talks about headwinds faced by global central banks and monetary policy tightens. He speaks on "What'd You Miss?"

Steve Bannon fired a warning shot on his way out of the White House
Steve Bannon fired a warning shot on his way out of the White House

Steve Bannon says now that he has left the White House, he will go to war against President...

Billionaire Carl Icahn quits advising Trump
Billionaire Carl Icahn quits advising Trump

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is no longer advising President Donald Trump. Icahn, who had been...

S&P 500 ends down after latest White House turmoil
S&P 500 ends down after latest White House turmoil

U.S. stocks ended down slightly after another volatile session on Friday following the latest White House shakeup and increased focus on the outlook for the Trump administration's agenda and post-election rally. While the day's losses were small, Friday marked the first time stocks haven'

The US just fired the first shot in a trade war with China
The US just fired the first shot in a trade war with China

The US has initiated an investigation into China's theft of US intellectual property (IP) using...

Citing Trump remarks, entire president
Citing Trump remarks, entire president's arts council quits

NEW YORK (AP) - Another presidential advisory committee appears to be breaking up.

Cord-Cutting Continues to Impact Pay-TV Services, OTT a Boon
Cord-Cutting Continues to Impact Pay-TV Services, OTT a Boon

Per a recent FierceCable report, traditional pay-TV services, including cable and satellite, lost 976,000 customers in the recently reported second-quarter 2017, due to cord-cutting. Though the figure is below the estimated (by several research firms)

Brutal photo shows how much turnover there has been in Trump
Brutal photo shows how much turnover there has been in Trump's top ranks

Steve Bannon is out of the White House after seven chaotic months clashing with both members of...

Once homeless, Iraq War veteran moves into unique new home
Once homeless, Iraq War veteran moves into unique new home

MIDWAY CITY, Calif. (AP) - Vernon Poling was 44 years old when he finally got a home of his own.

We did the math to see if it
We did the math to see if it's worth buying a ticket for the $535 million Powerball jackpot

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing, after no one won on Wednesday, is up to $535...

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Stock Is a Screaming Buy
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Stock Is a Screaming Buy

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's (NYSE:BABA) fiscal first-quarter earnings report, released Thursday, was nothing short of stupendous. Sort of like a great baseball pitcher who does well on many days when he doesn't have his "best stuff," even the company's businesses that are not directly boosting Alibaba

Strategist Steve Bannon leaves Trump
Strategist Steve Bannon leaves Trump's turbulent White House

Steve Bannon, a forceful but divisive presence in President Donald Trump's White House, is leaving. Trump accepted Bannon's resignation on Friday, ending a turbulent seven months for his chief strategist, ...

The list of charities dropping Trump
The list of charities dropping Trump's Mar-a-Lago for big fundraisers is growing

Multiple charities have pulled their fundraising events from President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago...

Founders Fund's Geoff Lewis Leaves to Start His Own Fund

Geoff Lewis, a partner at Founders Fund, is leaving to start his own fund, according to two people who have been briefed on the situation. Lewis is the second partner to depart in recent months from the fund, launched 12 years ago by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. Luke Nosek left to start an investment fund called Gigafund that will help Space Exploration Technologies Corp., the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, raise money.

Steve Bannon is leaving the White House and may be returning to Breitbart
Steve Bannon is leaving the White House and may be returning to Breitbart

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving the Trump administration, according to...

A new report says 39 million contact lens wearers are at risk for severe eye damage - but it
A new report says 39 million contact lens wearers are at risk for severe eye damage - but it's largely preventable

When people ask me why I don't wear contacts, I typically come up with some excuse to avoid...

Fired engineer on being a conservative at Google:
Fired engineer on being a conservative at Google: 'It's like being gay in the 1950s'

"Conservatives have to stay in the closet and have to mask who they really are," James Damore tells Business Insider.

Highest-level North Korean defector says Kim Jong Un could be overthrown within 10 years
Highest-level North Korean defector says Kim Jong Un could be overthrown within 10 years

Thae Yong Ho, the highest-level diplomatic official to defect from North Korea, told South...

Meet the 28-Year-Old Woman Trump Tapped as Interim White House Communications Director
Meet the 28-Year-Old Woman Trump Tapped as Interim White House Communications Director

Meet the 28-Year-Old Woman Trump Tapped as Interim White House Communications Director

Snap seems to (finally) have a good story to tell
Snap seems to (finally) have a good story to tell

Snap seems to be having success with original shows. The company, struggling with user growth and...

US stocks slide again as industrial companies and banks drop
US stocks slide again as industrial companies and banks drop

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks continue to skid Friday morning as industrial companies fall after a weak report from farm equipment giant Deere. Banks are also down as bond yields continue to slide, and sporting goods companies continue to take sharp losses as investors did not like what they heard from

Bad news for the stock market: The Hindenburg Omen is back

The dreaded Hindenburg Omen is back. As if on cue, the stock market fell sharply on Thursday and is poised for its second weekly loss in a row Friday as doubts mounted over President Donald Trump's pro-growth agenda after he was forced to dismantle two business advisory councils following the defection of several corporate executives.

Mitt Romney Pens Powerful Message Calling On Trump To Apologize For Charlottesville Remarks
Mitt Romney Pens Powerful Message Calling On Trump To Apologize For Charlottesville Remarks

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called on President Donald Trump to "acknowledge that he was wrong" and apologize for his remarks about the violent Charlottesville rally.

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