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  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Surveys regularly find that Americans have no idea what a 529 college savings plan is, so a little tinkering under the hood is definitely needed. "There aren't enough hours in the day," said Republican Representative Lynn Jenkins of Kansas, who just co-sponsored a bill with Democrat Ron Kind of Wisconsin to improve 529 and ABLE accounts, which are...

  • DUBLIN, Feb 3- Ireland will use a new yardstick to measure the health of its economy to account for its status as the European base for a number of major multinationals, something that has made a nonsense of conventional measures. "It has long been recognized that GDP is an inadequate indicator for Ireland." CSO Director General Padraig Dalton said Krugman's...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Surveys regularly find that Americans have no idea what a 529 college savings plan is, so a little tinkering under the hood is definitely needed. "There aren't enough hours in the day," said Republican Representative Lynn Jenkins of Kansas, who just co-sponsored a bill with Democrat Ron Kind of Wisconsin to improve 529 and ABLE accounts, which are...

  • Microsoft backs lawsuit over Trump's immigration order

    Gregg Phillips was reportedly listed on the rolls in Alabama, Texas, and Mississippi.

  • Trump said on Monday that he will unveil at the White House at 8 p.m. on Tuesday his pick to fill the lingering vacancy on the nation's highest court left by the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016. They are: Neil Gorsuch, a judge on the Denver- based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Thomas Hardiman, who serves on the Philadelphia- based 3rd...

  • In the St. Louis suburb of Manchester, Missouri, 72- year-old Jo Ann Tieken characterized the president as bringing reason into an overheated debate. By executive order on Friday, Trump banned immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries- Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen- and temporarily halted the entry of refugees. In New York, Los Angeles, San...

  • In the St. Louis suburb of Manchester, Missouri, 72- year-old Jo Ann Tieken characterized the president as bringing reason into an overheated debate. By executive order on Friday, Trump banned immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen and temporarily halted the entry of refugees. In New York, Los Angeles, San...

  • In the St. Louis suburb of Manchester, Missouri, 72- year-old Jo Ann Tieken characterized the president as bringing reason into an overheated debate. By executive order on Friday, Trump banned immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries- Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen- and temporarily halted the entry of refugees. In New York, Los Angeles, San...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 25- The confirmation process for Republican President Donald Trump's choice to chair the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission appears to be moving forward without any hiccups. Jay Clayton, a lawyer whose specialties include mergers and acquisitions, met privately with Senate Banking Committee Chairman Michael Crapo on Tuesday.

  • President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would seek an investigation of what he believes was voter fraud in the November election, despite overwhelming consensus among state officials, election experts and politicians that voter fraud is rare in the United States. The new Republican president has bristled at references to losing the popular vote to...

  • House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, the most senior Republican in Congress, repeated on Tuesday that he had seen no evidence to support it. Trump won the state-by-state Electoral College tally that decides the presidency but Clinton had about 2.9 million more popular votes. Trump's announcement on Twitter follows a White House news briefing on...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 17- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, with financials, transports and other big post-election gainers losing ground as earnings season kicked into gear. The bank's finance chief, Jonathan Pruzan, said Morgan Stanley will not increase its quarterly target for the business until it is clear that recent revenue trends were sustainable.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 17- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, with financials, transports and other big post-election gainers losing ground as earnings season kicked into gear. President-elect Donald Trump, which pushed the dollar the dollar to its lowest level in more than a month and bond yields down as investors cut risk. The bank's finance chief, Jonathan Pruzan, said Morgan...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 17- Liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday questioned the practices of a firm that buys unpaid consumer debt for pennies on the dollar then seeks to recover it from people in bankruptcy even when barred from doing so by state statutes of limitations. During arguments in a case involving debt collection company Midland Funding, a...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 17- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared divided as it weighed whether people who have filed for bankruptcy can sue companies that attempted to collect old debt from them that was not required to be paid back because of state statutes of limitations. During arguments in the case, three liberal justices seemed sympathetic toward an Alabama...

  • *Hyundai Motor Group agonising over Mexico plant. SEOUL, Jan 17- The Hyundai Motor Group said it plans to lift U.S. investment by 50 percent to $3.1 billion over five years and may build a new plant there- the latest auto firm to announce fresh spending after President-elect Donald Trump threatened to tax imports. Under pressure to deliver on campaign promises to...

  • SEOUL, Jan 17- The Hyundai Motor Group said it plans to boost U.S. investment by 50 percent to $3.1 billion over five years and may build a new U.S. factory- the latest auto firm to announce fresh investment after threats from President-elect Donald Trump to tax imports. Trump has threatened to slap a 35 percent tax on vehicles imported from Mexico, criticising...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 16- U.S. companies are set to report their strongest profit growth in two years, which could go a long way toward justifying Wall Street's record-breaking rally, say stock investors who anticipate many companies will top expectations. said RBC Capital Markets Chief Equity Strategist Jonathan Golub, who thinks current profit estimates do not fully...

  • HAVANA, Jan 12- Dozens of U.S. farm and agri-business groups on Thursday urged President-elect Donald Trump to build upon progress made by the Obama administration in relations with Cuba, calling trade with the former Cold War foe particularly important at a time of a severe downturn in farm incomes. "As a broad cross-section of rural America, we urge you not to...

  • Final repossessions of properties also dropped overall, but did increase in 21 states and the District of Columbia, including Massachusetts, Alabama, New York, Virginia and New Jersey. Daren Blomquist, spokesman for the Irvine, California, data company, said just over half of the foreclosures that did take place were related to the housing crisis, which began in...