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CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips as resource stocks retreat, pot stocks gain

TORONTO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index edged lower in morning trading on Tuesday as gold miners weighed down heavyweight resource stocks amid a commodity price retreat, even as marijuana producers extended a recent rally.


BRIEF-Absolute Names Steve Munford As Interim CEO And Announces Preliminary Q2 Results


Steve Bannon to face House Russia investigators

Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist whose political fortunes have taken a roller-coaster fall in the wake of his comments in a scathing book on Trump, will be questioned on Tuesday by lawmakers about the Trump team and Russia.

Why the US dollar isn't so mighty anymore

Bill Murray debuts his Steve Bannon on 'SNL'


Global stocks recover as bond jitters retreat, euro hits 3-year high

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks scaled fresh peaks on Friday while the euro hit a three-year high and Bund yields rose as progress on forming a German government gave fresh impetus to a bond market sell-off triggered by signs the ECB may accelerate an end to its stimulus.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks recover as bond jitters retreat, euro hits 3-year high

LONDON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - World stocks scaled fresh peaks on Friday while the euro hit a three-year high and Bund yields rose as progress on forming a German government gave fresh impetus to a bond market sell-off triggered by signs the ECB may accelerate an end to its stimulus.

Trump administration's Medicaid announcement isn't really about 'work'


GLOBAL MARKETS-Brent hits $70/bbl before retreating; equities rise with energy

* Brent oil hits $70/bbl during session, highest since Nov 2014 (Updates with U.S. markets' closing levels)


METALS-Nickel retreats from 2-1/2 year high, zinc nears decade highs

* LME/ShFE arb: (Recasts, adds closing prices, details)


METALS-Nickel retreats from 2-1/2 year high, supply woes underpin

* LME/ShFE arb: (Adds official midday prices, details)

Opinion: The problem isn't Trump's brain. It's his heart.

During an hourlong performance Tuesday at a table crowded with lawmakers -- let's call it The President Show -- Donald Trump appeared determined to prove two things. The first was obvious: After much speculation about his temperament, inspired by the dark portrait painted in the book "Fire and Fury," he no doubt wanted to show himself to be an executive in command of the issues and fit to govern. The second was that he is a good man with a warm heart.


Canada telling Salvadorans facing U.S. exit that haven isn't guaranteed

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada is sending a Spanish-speaking lawmaker to California to dissuade potential migrants from illegally crossing the border following Washington’s decision to end the temporary protected status of some 200,000 Salvadorans.

Conservatism (US Politics)

Op-Ed Contributor: Inside Steve Bannon’s ‘Fight Club’

He didn’t regard Breitbart as platform to inform the public, but as his weapon in a war against the establishment.


Explosion on Iranian oil tanker forces rescue team to retreat

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Rescue crews were forced to retreat from a stricken Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea on Wednesday following an explosion on the ship as a fire raged for a fourth day after a dramatic collision.

Bannon, Stephen K

Steve Bannon to Step Down From Breitbart Post

No one has been more closely associated with the right-wing news site in recent years, but Mr. Bannon has lost support among conservative backers as President Trump has denounced him.


Bannon's 'treasonous' comment directed at Trump Jr., not Manafort: author

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon's comment that a meeting between Trump campaign officials and a group of Russians was "treasonous" focused on President Donald Trump's son and not his former campaign manager, as Bannon now maintains, the author of a book containing the remark said on Monday.

Author: Bannon's statement about Trump Jr. 'not true'

The author of a book that has driven a wedge between President Donald Trump and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said Monday that Bannon's recent statement backing away from his criticism of the President's eldest son is "not true."

Oprah isn't the only celebrity who might have a future in politics

Oprah Winfrey's speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday night prompted wishful calls for the star to run for president -- and two of the TV icon's close friends told CNN that Winfrey is "actively thinking" about seeking the Oval Office in 2020.

Why Jimmy Kimmel isn't writing his Oscar jokes yet

With nearly two months to go until the Academy Awards, host Jimmy Kimmel is in no hurry to start writing his material, even when it comes to the industry's ongoing discussion about sexual misconduct and the women who are leading the charge to create change, which dominated the conversation at Sunday night's Golden Globes.


CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips in broad retreat; pot stocks bounce

TORONTO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index slipped early on Monday as shares of some industrial, energy, materials and financial services companies weighed, offset by gains for marijuana producers.

Read Steve Bannon's full statement

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon released a statement Sunday expressing regret for not responding sooner to comments attributed to him that were critical of Donald Trump Jr. in "Fire and Fury," an explosive new book on President Donald Trump's first year in office. CNN obtained the statement from a source close to Bannon.

Axios: Steve Bannon apologizes to Trump

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who called Donald Trump Jr. "treasonous" and "unpatriotic" in Michael Wolff's new book "Fire and Fury," has released a statement to Axios apologizing for his comments and affirming his support for the President and his family.

In a fiery CNN interview, Stephen Miller blasted Steve Bannon and called the President a 'political genius'

Trump policy adviser Stephen Miller kept up the drumbeat against former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, calling his comments in a new book on President Donald Trump "grotesque."

Analysis: Trump's 'very stable genius' tweet shows he isn't

On Saturday morning, before most people were awake, President Donald Trump was tweeting about how very, incredibly, stupendously smart he is.

Analysis: What the heck does Steve Bannon do now?

This time last year, Steve Bannon was on top of the world. He had shepherded Donald Trump to the most unlikely presidential victory ever. He was preparing to go with Trump to the White House as a senior strategist. He was the new hot thing.

Spicer on Bannon's book quotes: Didn't hear a denial

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday he is troubled that former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has not denied the statements attributed to him in a recent book about the early days of President Donald Trump's tenure.

Trump isn't the first quirky president

President started 2018 angered over uncertainty around the Russia probe. Then Steve Bannon made it worse.

President Donald Trump started 2018 in a fury partly fueled by anger at his legal team for offering shifting timelines about when the Russia investigation would end, according to two sources familiar with the President's mindset.

Steve Bannon may just be right

The explosive comments attributed to the former chief strategist to President Donald Trump -- and Trump's blistering response to them -- both capture and continue a level of chaos and infighting that could capsize the administration.

Cillizza: Trump just took a flamethrower to Steve Bannon

Just when you think nothing Donald Trump does can surprise you, this happens.

Asia and Australia Edition: Iran, Nuclear Button, Steve Bannon: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

United States Politics and Government

Read Trump’s Reaction to Steve Bannon’s Comments

President Trump hit back at the former White House chief strategist through a statement saying that Mr. Bannon had nothing to do with his “historic victory.”

Bruckner, Pascal

Op-Ed Columnist: The Retreat to Tribalism

Join hands and see how centrifugal and centripetal forces define society.


GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks rally with surge in metals prices, U.S. dollar retreats

* U.S. dollar under pressure (Updates to U.S. market open; updates byline and dateline, previous LONDON)


World stocks in year-end rally as dollar retreats, copper surges

LONDON (Reuters) - Buoyant commodity prices alongside a pullback in U.S. bond yields and the dollar propelled world stocks to new record highs on Thursday, signaling the rally would likely extend into 2018.


GLOBAL MARKETS-World stocks in year-end rally as dollar retreats, copper surges

LONDON, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Buoyant commodity prices alongside a pullback in U.S. bond yields and the dollar propelled world stocks to new record highs on Thursday, signalling the rally would likely extend into 2018.

Alberto Fujimori, Steven Mnuchin, Philadelphia Eagles: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Why Trump isn't getting the credit he thinks he deserves

President Donald Trump is probably right: he doesn't get due credit for the volume of achievements he's stacked up during a tumultuous political year.

Mnuchin, Steven T

Box of Horse Manure Is Left for Steve Mnuchin Near His Home, Police Say

The gift-wrapped package was addressed to Mr. Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, and left at his neighbor’s home in an upscale part of Los Angeles.

Steven Spielberg: The press is under 'attack'

Steven Spielberg, director of "The Post," speaks to CNN about how current attacks on the press can be traced back to the Nixon administration.

Mitch McConnell slams Steve Bannon

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell criticized Steve Bannon following the GOP's election loss in Alabama at his end-of-year press conference.

Vanity Fair: Steve Bannon grew disillusioned with Trump's governing style

President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon became increasingly disillusioned by Trump's leadership style, sources told Gabriel Sherman in a Vanity Fair article posted Thursday.

Toys "R" Us isn't closing stores ... yet

Analysis: 4 theories on why Hillary Clinton isn't very popular

You would think that with President Donald Trump's approval ratings at historic lows for a first-year president, the candidate he beat in the 2016 election might see a similar improvement in their popularity numbers -- a sort-of buyer's remorse bump.


BRIEF-Westrock Says CEO Steven Voorhees' FY 2017 Total Compensation Was $11.4 Mln Versus $10.7 Mln In 2016


Mattis says North Korea isn't capable of striking US mainland

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Friday he does not believe that North Korea's current intercontinental ballistic missiles are capable of hitting the continental US.


BRIEF-Arrow Electronics Names Steven H. Gunby As A New Director To Its Board


This isn't Paul Ryan's party anymore

The news that Speaker Paul Ryan is engaged in "soul searching" about his political future and could leave Congress after the 2018 election shocked a political Washington sprinting toward a tax cut vote and Christmas recess.

Opinion: Bannon's experiment blew up in Trump's face

Voters in The Cotton State listened to native son Charles Barkley and drew a line in the sand. They showed the country that they are not "a bunch of damn idiots" and sent the message that policy is one thing, but the quality of the candidate is more important.


BRIEF-Steve Laut To Become Executive Vice Chairman of Canadian Natural Resources


Federal Taxes (US)

Op-Ed Columnist: Steve Mnuchin Pulls a Paul Ryan

A Treasury report on tax cuts that’s a sick joke, but very much in the modern G.O.P. tradition.

GOP's Collins says her tax vote isn't a sure thing

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said that she hasn't made a decision yet about whether or not she will vote for the the Republican tax reform plan.

Sirius XM faces celebrity backlash after Steve Bannon rejoins radio show

Steve Bannon's return to a radio hosting gig is kicking up some celebrity backlash.

Politics and Government

Macron Steps Into Middle East Role as U.S. Retreats

President Emmanuel Macron of France is carving out an ambitious and assertive global role, as many see the United States under President Trump abandoning leadership.

He isn't campaigning for Moore in Alabama but is having a rally in Pensacola, 25 miles from the border

President Donald Trump isn't campaigning for Roy Moore in Alabama -- but he's holding a campaign-style rally just 25 miles from the state line ahead of Tuesday's special election.

Steven Tyler opens home for abused girls

When Steven Tyler co-wrote Aerosmith's hit "Janie's Got a Gun" almost 30 years ago, he knew he wanted to help young women who had been abused.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Contributor: Can Steve Bannon Realign American Politics?

Realignments are made, not born — and unlikely with candidates like Roy Moore.

Partial justice for Walter Scott isn't nearly enough

Steve Bannon's shameful dog whistle

As incredible as it may sound, Steve Bannon has hit a new low. He was in Alabama on Tuesday, stumping for Senate candidate Roy Moore, when he lashed out at Mitt Romney, his family, and by implication, an entire religion. Bannon, the chairman of Breitbart News, was apparently angry at a tweet by Romney saying Moore in the Senate would be "a stain on the GOP and on the nation."

Analysis: Steve Bannon, troll-in-chief

Steve Bannon left the White House in late August, about seven months after President Donald Trump arrived. But even at a distance from power, his words remain a constant source of frustration and angst for Democrats and, perhaps more often, Republicans.


Utah Republicans defend Romney after Bannon's 'Mormon' jab

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Utah Republicans on Wednesday rallied around Mitt Romney, their party's former presidential nominee, a day after former senior White House aide Steve Bannon accused him of having used his Mormon religion to avoid military service.


South Africa's rand retreats as sellers return to take profits

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 6 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand weakened on Wednesday, giving back gains made after a larger-than-expected expansion in third-quarter GDP as investors took some profits on the recent rally.

Steve Bannon joins Roy Moore at rally

Steve Bannon labeled Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake a "total embarrassment" and said Mitt Romney "hid behind" his Mormon faith to avoid military service in Vietnam during a Tuesday night campaign rally for Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore.

Trans student: This isn't about a wedding cake, it's about civil rights

Over the past few years I've learned what it means to fight for my right to be treated just like everyone else. When my high school implemented a bathroom ban that forbade me from using the men's bathroom even though I am a transgender male student, I fought back. My fight took me to the US Supreme Court and still continues today -- despite the Court sending my case back to the district court.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: The Ghost of Steve Bannon

He is still guiding Trump’s ideology.

Opinion: I worked for Charlie Rose. Calling him a villain isn't the answer

We have entered an age in which women can safely discuss sexual misconduct in the workplace without fear of retaliation and retribution.

Attorney: Resignation sure the hell isn't up to Pelosi

Rep. John Conyers' attorney delivers a statement to media about sexual harassment allegations against the lawmaker.

Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit)

Brexit Cost Rises as Britain Retreats on Divorce Demands

Britain has capitulated to the E.U., doubling its cash offer as part of exit talks. It was not the first time, analysts say, and won’t be the last.

What Trump is doing to consumer agency isn't normal


BRIEF-Bank Of Marin Bancorp Appoints Steven Barlow To Board



Asian shares retreat from decade peak on China anxiety

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares drifted away from decade highs on Tuesday as Chinese stocks stumbled for a second straight session, while the dollar inched higher on optimism about a tax reform in the world's biggest economy.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares retreat from decade peak on China anxiety

* Chinese market extend losses after heavy sell-off on Monday

Opinion: Ivanka Trump isn't a champion for women, and she can prove it

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is right to be irked that it is not him but first daughter Ivanka Trump who will lead the US delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India.

This isn't genocide, say hardline Buddhist monks in Myanmar

As ISIS retreats, US is set to reveal troop numbers in Syria

The US currently has approximately 2,000 troops in Syria on an ongoing basis, mainly special operations forces, according to several defense officials.


CEE MARKETS-Polish bank stocks retreat on new dividend rules

* Warsaw bank stocks ease as Poland regulates dividends * Romanian PM slams central bank for letting leu weaken * Leu drifts off record lows for now, pressure may return (Recasts with new rules on bank dividends from regulator) By Sandor Peto and Bartosz Chmielewski BUDAPEST/WARSAW, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Polish bank stocks retreated on Friday from 2-1/2 year highs after KNF, the country's financial market regulator set new leverage rules which may limit bank's dividend payment


Higher oil prices help Wall Street nullify tech retreat

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes were flat in morning trading on Wednesday, but holding at record levels, as a retreat in technology stocks was offset by a jump in U.S. crude prices.


US STOCKS-Higher oil prices help Wall Street nullify tech retreat

* Indexes: Dow off 0.03 pct, S&P and Nasdaq up 0.01 pct (Updates to open)

Technology still isn't doing enough for people with disabilities

Analysis: Welcome to Steve Bannon's controversial candidates' club

In the grand narrative of American politics, there is a lofty -- and often lucrative -- place for the strategists and advisers who guide winning presidential campaigns.


Asian shares subdued after Wall Street retreats, euro slips

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares started the week on the back foot on Monday, pressured by a retreat on Wall Street amid tax reform uncertainty while the euro skidded after German coalition talks hit an impasse.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares subdued after Wall St retreats, euro slips

TOKYO, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Asian shares started the week on the back foot on Monday, pressured by a retreat on Wall Street amid tax reform uncertainty while the euro skidded after German coalition talks hit an impasse.

Retreat isn't in Steve Bannon's DNA


Pass-through businesses to see cuts under tax plan: Steven Mnuchin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The majority of small businesses and non-corporate enterprises known as "pass-throughs" would see a significant tax cut under the Republican tax plan, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday.

Jews and Judaism

Op-Ed Columnist: Steve Bannon Is Bad for the Jews

Beware of some of those who say they support Israel.


CEE MARKETS-FX, stocks rebound as Asia stocks rise and euro retreats

* Profit-taking after euro rally mostly helps CEE currencies * Budapest leads stock rebound on MOL, upgraded by S&P * Leu remains under pressure from politics, overheating fears * Croatia starts marketing 2030-expiry euro bonds By Sandor Peto BUDAPEST, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Central European currencies and equities mostly firmed on Thursday on relief that the past week's global stocks sell-off had not continued in Asia overnight, indicating less risk aversion. Regional c

Abe, Shinzo

Seeing U.S. in Retreat Under Trump, Japan and China Move to Mend Ties

With President Trump creating unease in Asia, two longtime adversaries inch toward a possible rapprochement that reflects a shifting power balance.

Steven Mnuchin's wife strikes a pose with a sheet of money

Analysis: Trump is saying something that isn't true 5.5 times a day

Alternative facts. Lies. Distortions. Exaggerations. Misstatements. Half truths.


METALS-Shanghai nickel retreats on lacklustre China data

SYDNEY, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Chinese nickel futures on Tuesday pulled back, after leading most metals higher earlier in the session, following data from China which pointed to moderating growth over the next few quarters.

Analysis: Roy Moore almost certainly isn't going to be a senator

If you thought Roy Moore's political future couldn't get any more bleak after four women went on the record with The Washington Post alleging that the Alabama Republican Senate nominee sought relationships with them when they were between 14 and 18, today showed things could get worse for Moore. Much, much worse.

Analysis: Bannon's conspiracy about Moore makes no sense

On Thursday night in New Hampshire, former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon offered a simple explanation for the bombshell report in The Washington Post that Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore pursued sexual relationships with four teenagers when he was in his early 30s.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Steve Bannon’s War

Mr. Bannon, a former Trump adviser, discusses the future of the Republican Party, white nationalism and more in an interview with The Times.

Steve Bannon, Louis C.K., ‘Murder on the Orient Express’: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Bannon, Stephen K

Key Takeaways From Steve Bannon’s Interview With The Times

Mr. Bannon, former White House chief strategist, discussed the Virginia governor’s race and the future of the G.O.P. in an interview with The Times.

Bannon, Stephen K

‘MAGA Day’: An Interview With Steve Bannon

In an exclusive interview with The New York Times, Stephen K. Bannon talked about Senate Republicans, white nationalism and the day President Trump was elected.

Hear Bannon's comments

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon compared a Washington Post story on allegations of sexual misconduct against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore to the newspaper's 2016 article about the "Access Hollywood" tape in which Donald Trump was heard making vulgar comments about touching women.


Wall St. retreats on worries over delays in tax-cut plan

(Reuters) - The S&P and the Nasdaq were on track to post their biggest one-day percentage losses in about two weeks as doubts on whether Republican would be a able to pulloff their promised tax-cut plan weighed on the markets.


US STOCKS-Wall St retreats on worries over delays in tax-cut plan

* Indexes down: Dow 0.36 pct, S&P 0.34 pct, Nasdaq 0.49 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Steve Bannon on Virginia’s Elections

We talk with President Trump’s former chief strategist, and look at why a mass shooting could make Texas friendlier to guns.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Wind and Solar Power Advance, but Carbon Refuses to Retreat

As the United Nations convenes a climate conference in Bonn, leaders might consider whether phasing out nuclear energy is doing more harm than good.


Oil hits two-and-a-half year peak on Saudi purge, world shares retreat

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil jumped to its highest in over two years on Monday as Saudi Arabia's crown prince cemented his power through a crackdown on corruption, while world shares eased a notch and major currencies traded in tight ranges.


Oil hits two-year high on Saudi purge, world shares retreat

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil jumped to its highest in over two years on Monday as Saudi Arabia's crown prince cemented his power through a crackdown on corruption, while world shares eased a notch and major currencies traded in tight ranges.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Oil hits 2-year high on Saudi purge, world shares retreat

LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Oil jumped to its highest in over two years on Monday as Saudi Arabia's crown prince cemented his power through a crackdown on corruption, while world shares eased a notch and major currencies traded in tight ranges.


Spending plans trigger Facebook stock retreat

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc shares slid on Thursday, as investors shrugged off strong quarterly results and worried about the cost of the company's decision to spend more on preventing misuse of the world's biggest social media network.


CEE MARKETS-Crown retreats after CNB signals more modest hikes ahead

* Crown falls from 4-year high after Czech central bank rate hike * Rate hike was smaller as some bets, and unanimous decision * Budapest stocks hit record high on pre-earnings MOL gains * Kuna trades at weakest level since January (Recasts with Czech central bank interest rate decision and crown reaction) By Sandor Peto and Jason Hovet BUDAPEST/PRAGUE, Nov 2 (Reuters) - The Czech crown retreated from a 4-year high on Thursday on surpise that the central bank's board ha

Why the world isn't getting a pay raise

Charlie Braun can't find enough workers for his factory in Ohio and he's not sure how to keep the ones he has.

Trump rejects Bannon's hard line -- for now

President Donald Trump has decided -- for now -- to stick with his strategy of cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller, a day after the Russia investigation ensnared three of his campaign aides. That's despite being urged to take a harder line by his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon.

Steve Israel: Dems' big opportunity from Russia probe

If you're among the 33% (according to the latest Gallup Poll) who support Donald Trump and if you get all your news from Trump-friendly outlets, the indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates are indeed the "nothing-burger" the pundits like to discuss (paraphrasing the President himself, a nothing-burger meal might conclude with him standing in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shooting somebody without losing voters). On the other hand, if you're a stalwart Trump opponent, this is a lavish all-you-can-eat buffet.


METALS-London copper retreats as dollar advances

SYDNEY, Oct 31 (Reuters) - London copper returned overnight gains in Asian trading on Tuesday on the back of a stronger U.S. dollar.


METALS-Copper rises from two-week low as dollar retreats

LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Copper rose on Monday, pulling away from the previous session's two-week low as a retreat in the dollar after its biggest one-week gain this year tempted buyers back to the metal.

ISIS still planning for future after retreat

The chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff is warning ISIS is still a global threat, and as Arwa Damon reports, the militant group is cashed up and making plans for the future.


Wall St. retreats from record as industrials, tech lag

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks declined on Monday as each of the major Wall Street indexes retreated from a record, weighed down by a drop in technology and industrial shares.

Bannon, Stephen K

White House Memo: Steve Bannon Vows ‘War’ on His Own Party. It Didn’t Work So Well for F.D.R.

In 1938, Franklin Roosevelt’s bid to purge Democrats who opposed him backfired. Are there lessons as Mr. Bannon takes on dissident Republicans?

Steve Bannon delivers blistering attack on former President George W. Bush

Steve Bannon delivered a blistering attack on former President George W. Bush during an address at the California GOP Convention Friday night, questioning his intelligence and whether the former President understood the speech that he delivered this week.


Steve Paxton, a Buddha of American Dance

Mr. Paxton, 78, doesn’t perform much these days. But we talked to him a few weeks before a rare New York show with old friends Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer.


Stocks retreat from record, U.S. Treasury yields slip

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World stock markets broadly retreated amid investor caution after a flurry of tepid corporate earnings reports from around the globe, stoking demand instead for safer assets like U.S. Treasuries, pushing yields lower.


Tech leads Wall Street's retreat from record high

(Reuters) - Wall Street fell sharply on Thursday, pulling back from record highs, amid a broad decline that was led by technology stocks and disappointing quarterly reports from major companies.


US STOCKS-Tech leads Wall Street's retreat from record high

* Indexes down: Dow 0.39 pct, S&P 0.39 pct, Nasdaq 0.76 pct (Updates to open)

Why Kellogg isn't giving up on sugary cereal

Here's what Trump isn't tweeting about

And on the 269th day, President Donald Trump tweeted about Hillary Clinton.

Tillerson: Trump isn't seeking war with North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says diplomatic talks between the United States and North Korea will continue until "the first bomb drops."

Human Rights and Human Rights Violations

Philippines Retreats From Threat to Expel E.U. Envoys

President Rodrigo Duterte’s warning to European ambassadors was based on condemnation by a group he thought represented the bloc.


Steven Seagal meets 'The Punisher' Duterte, talks drug war

MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. actor Steven Seagal, famous for playing action roles like a vice squad detective in "Above the Law", met Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte while on a location scouting trip in Manila.


CANADA STOCKS-TSX retreats as energy stocks pressured by oil prices

TORONTO, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index pulled back from a 7-1/2-month high on Thursday with broad declines led by energy stocks under pressure from weaker oil prices.

John Kelly: My job isn't to control Trump

President Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly discusses Trump's use of Twitter at the White House press briefing.


BRIEF-Apple signs content deal with Steven Spielberg - WSJ‍​

* Apple struck deal with Spielberg's Amblin Television, Comcast's NBCUniversal television unit to make new episodes of "amazing stories"- WSJ, citing sources‍​ ‍​ Source text: Further company coverage:

Inside Bannon's war against McConnell

The next step in Steve Bannon's scorched-earth war against Republican incumbents is an attempt to cut off money to those aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: Gary Cohn and Steven Mnuchin Risk Their Reputations

Pleasing their boss at all costs isn’t worth it.

Sykes: Corker sees the emperor isn't clothed

Charlie Sykes, former conservative talk show host and author of "How the Right Lost Its Mind," tells CNN's Brian Stelter that some Republicans such as Sen. Bob Corker are discussing President Donald Trump's behavior more plainly.

Bannon, Stephen K

Op-Ed Columnist: Yes, Steve Bannon Should Terrify You

His brigade is motley. His agenda? Disruption for its own ugly sake.


CANADA STOCKS-TSX slides as energy stocks drive broad retreat

TORONTO, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell broadly on Friday, with energy shares hurt by a more than 2.5 percent fall in crude oil prices.

Opinion: Special Ops isn't US Band-Aid

Somalia. Afghanistan. Syria. Iraq.

CIA: Kim Jong Un isn't crazy

Between the ruthless executions of his own senior officers, bombastic threats of nuclear annihilation and defiant missile tests, it may be easy to agree with President Donald Trump's recent assessment that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a "madman" who is "on a suicide mission for himself."

Steven Tyler denies he had a heart attack

Steven Tyler says it broke his heart that his health issues caused Aerosmith to abandon its tour but he insists his heart is not actually broken.

Las Vegas, Nev, Shooting (October, 2017)

Drawn to Las Vegas for the Music, Victims’ Retreat Turned Into a Trap

At least 58 people were fatally shot in one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history. They had come from faraway states, seeking a getaway.


Aerosmith's Steven Tyler shuts down heart attack rumors

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler dismissed speculation that he had suffered a heart attack or a seizure but did little to clarify the ailment that led the band to cancel the remainder of its South American tour.

In Seoul, the ultimate gentleman's retreat

In need of a day of pampering? Seoul barbershop Herr takes personal grooming to the next level. Video by Black Buddha

Daddy Yankee goes where Uncle Sam isn't

Eyleen Gonzalez lost everything in her home after Hurricane Maria.


U.S. consumer spending barely rises; core inflation retreats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending barely rose in August likely as Hurricane Harvey weighed on auto sales and annual inflation increased at its slowest pace since late 2015, pointing to a moderation in economic growth in the third quarter.

The one film of his that Steven Spielberg will watch

Steven Spielberg is credited with a pretty impressive list of films, which were made during his nearly 50-year career in Hollywood.

Rep. Steve Scalise returns to House after shooting

Rep. Steve Scalise, the Republican whip in the House who was shot in June at a congressional baseball team practice, returned to Capitol Hill Thursday for the first time since being seriously wounded and said his prayers had been answered during his recovery process.


Kellogg names Nature's Bounty exec Steven Cahillane as CEO

(Reuters) - Cereal maker Kellogg Co said Steven Cahillane, the chief executive of nutritional supplements maker Nature's Bounty, will replace John Bryant as its CEO, effective Oct. 2.


What intimidates Steven Spielberg? Being subject of a documentary

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Steven Spielberg has directed dozens of award-winning movies in a 40-year career, but when it came to turning the cameras on himself he found the attention pretty uncomfortable.


Aerosmith's Steven Tyler experiencing medical problem, band cancels shows

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler is dealing with an "unexpected medical issue" that has forced the band to cancel four shows in South America, the group said in a statement on Tuesday.

Steven Tyler suffers 'unexpected medical issues'

Aerosmith will be missing a thing or two on its Aero-Vederci tour.

Nuclear war isn't North Korea's only threat

Why Jake Gyllenhaal isn't on social media

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal tells Conan O'Brien that he is not on social media because he isn't very tech-savvy.

In a collapsed Mexico school, waiting isn't enough

When the Enrique Rebsamen School fell, it did not do so lightly. The 7.1-magnitude earthquake that jolted the region on Tuesday caused part of the building to fold in on itself, sandwiching and collapsing, classroom onto classroom.

Analysis: Why Hollywood enabling Sean Spicer isn't funny

When Sean Spicer rolled a faux presidential podium onto the Emmys stage Sunday night in Los Angeles, a collective gasp went up among the assembled celebrities. Was it really him?? What would he say???


Sterling retreats from 15-month highs before BoE governor's speech

* Graphic: Trade-weighted sterling since Brexit vote


REFILE-CWT Commodities' U.S. team leaves for U.S. stevedoring firm

Sept 15 (Reuters) - Virginia-based stevedoring and shipping terminal operator T. Parker Host on Friday said it had hired all the staff from CWT Commodities' U.S. team as part of its drive into metals logistics and warehousing.


CWT Commodities' U.S. team leaves for U.S. stevedoring team

Sept 15 (Reuters) - Virginia-based stevedoring and shipping terminal operator T. Parker Host on Friday said it had hired all the staff from CWT Commodities' U.S. team as part of its drive into metals logistics and warehousing.

Steven Mnuchin, Trump's secretary of controversy

First look at Steve Jobs' dream campus

Apple opened up its brand new Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, for the first time for a press conference on Tuesday.

Navarro says Bannon's interview was eerie

CNN's Ana Navarro said that Steve Bannon's "60 Minutes" interview was eerie, adding that it was horrifying he was in the ear of President Donald Trump.

Christie: Bannon's plane ultimatum 'never happened'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is disputing former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's characterization of his commitment to President Donald Trump on the campaign trail -- saying that one conversation Bannon described in a Sunday interview "never happened."

Analysis: The 48 most revealing lines of Steve Bannon's '60 Minutes' interview

Former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon sat down with "60 Minutes" for his first major interview since leaving 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Known for his rhetorical bomb-throwing and willingness to poke the political establishment in the eye, Bannon did not disappoint in his conversation with Charlie Rose.

Historic Buildings and Sites

A Picturesque Retreat in a Tiny Town in Puglia

When his Rome apartment grew too small for his collections, an American curator found a historic home — and layers of lost history.


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* Destiny media technologies receives claim from former ceo Steve Vestergaard

United States Politics and Government

Next Stop for the Steve Bannon Insurgency: China

President Trump’s former chief strategist is to push a combative China policy in a speech in Hong Kong.


Senate panel rejects Trump's 'doctrine of retreat' on foreign policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A powerful Senate committee blasted the Trump administration on Friday in a report accompanying its spending plan for the State Department, saying its approach to foreign policy weakens U.S. standing in the world.

EPA chief: This isn't the time to talk climate change

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told CNN in an interview about Hurricane Irma on Thursday that the time to talk about climate change isn't now.

Steve Bannon: Gary Cohn should have resigned after Charlottesville

Steve Bannon said his former colleague and top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn should have resigned after publicly rebuking President Donald Trump for his response to racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.


BP, Shell tie future to North Sea despite broad retreat

ABERDEEN, Scotland, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Two of the most veteran oil and gas producers in the UK North Sea, Royal Dutch Shell and BP, still tie their future to the ageing offshore basin despite a broad retreat in recent years.

Irma isn't what Puerto Rico needs right now


CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as financials lead retreat

TORONTO, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index lost ground on Tuesday in a broad retreat led by financial stocks as bond yields fell, while gold miners gained and energy stocks perked up with a surge in oil prices and news of a deal in Alberta's oil patch.

Why same-sex marriage isn't legal in Australia

In just over a week, ballots for a nationwide postal vote will be sent out asking Australians whether or not they want same-sex marriage.

Opinion: Mr. President, DACA isn't your reality show

You can take Donald Trump out of the reality show, but it seems you can't take the reality show mentality out of Donald Trump.

Flooding from Harvey isn't over in Beaumont, Texas, where there's high water and lack of flowing tap water


White House retreats from government shutdown threat: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has signaled to congressional Republican leaders that it has pulled back from U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the government if a border wall with Mexico is not funded, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing a senior Republican congressional aide.


WRAPUP 5-U.S. job growth slows in August; wage growth retreats

WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in August after two straight months of hefty increases, but the pace of gains should be more than enough for the Federal Reserve to announce a plan to start trimming a massive bond portfolio accumulated as it sought to bolster the economy.


WRAPUP 4-U.S. job growth slows in August; wage growth retreats

WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in August after two straight months of hefty gains, but the pace of increase should be more than sufficient for the Federal Reserve to announce a plan to start trimming the massive bond portfolio it built to support the economy.


U.S. job growth slows in August; wage growth retreats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in August after two straight months of strong gains, but the pace of increase should be more than sufficient for the Federal Reserve to announce a plan to start trimming its massive bond portfolio.


WRAPUP 1-U.S. job growth slows in August; wage growth retreats

WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in August after two straight months of strong gains, but the pace of increase should be more than sufficient for the Federal Reserve to announce a plan to start trimming its massive bond portfolio.


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* Carrizo Oil & Gas director Steven Webster reports open market purchase of 75,000 shares of co's common stock between Aug 28 and Aug 29 - SEC filing‍​ Source text: [] Further company coverage:


CEE MARKETS-Fx, stocks retreat on Korea, economies remain supportive

* Budapest, Warsaw retreat after strong gains on Korean tension * Zloty, forint lead easing of currencies * Economic data could fuel optimism, Hungarian central bank dovish By Sandor Peto BUDAPEST, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Central European stocks and currencies eased on Tuesday as risk aversion gripped global markets after a new missile test by North Korea reignited concerns over its tense relations with the United States. In equities markets, Budapest and Warsaw led the decli

Rep. Steve King: Profiling isn't wrong

Rep. Steve King and CNN's Chris Cuomo discuss President Donald Trump's pardon of former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Intercourse isn't everything; try 'outercourse'

Many of us equate "sex" with "intercourse" and use those words interchangeably. Yet highly satisfying sex doesn't have to be limited to penetration -- and doesn't even have to include it at all.


CEE MARKETS-Forint retreats from 28-month high as central bank signals easing

* Forint strongest since May 2015, retreats on cbank comments * Hungarian central bank says ready for further monetary easing * Hungarian easing would buck global trends, Czech rate hike * Crown firms ahead of likely strong Treasury bill auction By Sandor Peto BUDAPEST, Aug 24 (Reuters) - The forint retreated from a 28-month high against the euro on Thursday after Hungary's central bank (NBH) signaled it stands ready to loosen monetary conditions, bucking a global trend

Prankster gets Breitbart editors to agree to do Bannon's 'dirty work' at White House


Soccer: Rooney joins the 200 club and shows he isn't done yet

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Wayne Rooney scored his 200th Premier League goal in Everton's 1-1 draw at Manchester City on Monday and gave another display which showed his career is far from over.

Europe Edition: Barcelona, Steve Bannon, Jerry Lewis: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Steven Mnuchin Defends Trump’s Reaction to Charlottesville Violence

The statement from the Treasury secretary, who is Jewish, was perhaps the most vociferous defense of the president from within his administration.


Unwavering Trump voters say they will not miss Steve Bannon

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's firing has been met with a collective shrug by some of President Donald Trump's most committed supporters who argue the controversial nationalist became an obstacle to the administration's agenda.


Bannon's exit not seen to signal Trump shift to center

WASHINGTON/BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's ouster of chief strategist Steve Bannon is unlikely to mark the abandonment of the administration's "America First" agenda that has unnerved investors and trade partners and split the White House into nationalist and globalist camps.

Trump gushes over Bannon's return to Breitbart

President Donald Trump wished his former chief strategist Steve Bannon well upon his return to the conservative website Breitbart News, tweeting Saturday, "Fake News needs the competition!"


Trump tweets thanks to Steve Bannon for service and role in campaign against Clinton

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised his former chief strategist Steve Bannon on Saturday, thanking him on Twitter for his service and his role in the presidential election campaign against Hillary Clinton.

Zelizer: What Bannon's ouster WON'T accomplish

In a stunning development, Steve Bannon -- one of the masterminds behind Donald Trump's presidency -- was fired Friday from his job as chief strategist. But we should not overestimate the impact that Bannon's departure will have on this White House. To paraphrase the Who -- the new boss is the same as the old boss.

What you need to know about Steve Bannon

Steven Bannon was fired as President Trump's chief strategist. Here's a look at the controversial far-right media mogul.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Bannon's White House exit lifts U.S. stocks; dollar off lows

* European shares fall; Barcelona attack weakens travel stocks (Updates with U.S. prices, adds commentary, changes byline, previous dateline London)

Bannon's interview: A blunder or intentional ploy?

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is privately offering shifting and conflicting explanations for the strikingly candid interview that could further imperil his already shaky standing inside the West Wing.


US STOCKS-Wall St recoups losses after report of Bannon's exit

* Indexes up: Dow 0.03 pct, S&P 0.24 pct, Nasdaq 0.38 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)

Bannon's stunningly irresponsible words

Everything we know about Steve Bannon's interview with Robert Kuttner, editor of the left-leaning American Prospect magazine, suggests that Bannon -- President Trump's chief strategist -- was being entirely candid about his political thinking in an unsolicited phone call to Kuttner.

Writer: Interview highlights Bannon's arrogance

Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect talks about his interview with Steve Bannon, saying Donald Trump's chief strategist's claim that he didn't know he was being interviewed isn't believable.


BRIEF-‍Hologram emoji startup Mojiit says Steve Wozniak joins company

* ‍Hologram emoji startup Mojiit - has announced that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has joined company as an advisor​ Source text for Eikon:

Trump on Bannon's future: 'We'll see'

President Donald Trump on Tuesday declined to offer reassurances about the fate of chief strategist Steve Bannon inside the White House.

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Are Steve Bannon’s Days Numbered?

Steve Bannon, President Trump’s chief strategist, has been criticized as being emblematic of the far-right nationalism that turned violent in Virginia last weekend. Can he salvage his role in the White House?

Are Steve Bannon's White House days numbered?

CNN's Brian Stelter says sources close to the White House and statements by current and former officials indicate that Steve Bannon could be the next high-profile departure from the Trump administration.