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  • President Donald Trump's executive order seeking to find new ocean expanses in the Atlantic and the Arctic for offshore drilling isn't likely to reach its goals anytime soon, but instead will kick off a yearslong review and legal battle. And environmental law and policy experts questioned Trump's authority to reverse Obama's withdrawal of certain areas in...

  • The ATO has increased scrutiny over how much tax multinationals operating in Australia pay. While the ATO has not named the businesses it is pursuing, Google's Australia unit said in accounts filed with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission that it will lodge an objection to the tax demand from the ATO. Australia enacted the Multinational...

  • WASHINGTON— His "FAKE NEWS" tweets don't rocket like they once did. Donald Trump's 140- character volleys helped define the first 100 days of his presidency. The number of people engaging with Trump on Twitter— through likes, retweets, quotes and replies— has gradually declined, according to an Associated Press analysis of his feed and the users who read, react and...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is marking his 100th day in office by talking tough on trade. The White House says the president will sign an executive order Saturday that will direct his Commerce Department and the U.S. trade representative to perform a comprehensive study of the nation's trade agreements. The venue for the signing of the executive order...

  • The Seattle- based company wowed Wall Street again this week with a 23 percent jump in sales, pushing its shares to an all-time high. "High growth covers a lot of sins," said Harry Kraemer, a partner at private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners and a professor at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. "It's not like General Electric Co having...

  • First NBC was closed by the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as the receiver. The regulator said Gulfport, Mississippi- based Whitney Bank would assume all of First NBC's transactional deposits and branches. Whitney Bank will reopen 24 branches of First NBC in Louisiana and five branches...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Saturday seeking to identify any problems caused by the nation's existing trade agreements, including an examination of U.S. involvement in the World Trade Organization, a top trade official said. Ross singled out the World Trade Organization as an entity that may need to make some...

  • The president is expected to sign an executive order Saturday that will direct his Commerce Department and the U.S. The last week has been a frenzy of activity at the White House as Trump and his team have tried to rack up accomplishments and make good on campaign promises before reaching the symbolic 100- day mark. "There isn't a day that goes by that the president...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA.gov, is getting a makeover to reflect the views of President Donald Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the agency said on Friday. As EPA renews its commitment to human health and clean air, land and water, our website needs to reflect the views of the leadership of the agency, it...

  • April 28- Apple Inc urged California to toughen up its proposed policy on testing self-driving cars, a move that would result in more public data that could help Apple catch up to rivals in the self-driving space by giving it a better window into their strengths and weaknesses. In a letter made public on Friday, Apple suggested a series of changes to the draft...

  • April 29- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE COUNTRY AUCTION DETAILS 1- May Japan 3- month discount bill auction 2- May Belgium Auction of Treasury bills 2- May Netherlands DTC auction 3- May Sweden Auction of government bonds 3- May Germany Auction of 10- year Federal bonds...

  • April 29- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE COUNTRY AUCTION DETAILS 1- May Japan 3- month discount bill auction 2- May Belgium Auction of Treasury bills 2- May Netherlands DTC auction 3- May Sweden Auction of government bonds 3- May Germany Auction of 10- year Federal bonds...

  • YOKOHAMA, Japan Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao will speak at Global Think Tank Summit ahead of ADB's annual meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia board meeting on monetary policy- 0430 GMT. TOKYO- ASEAN +3 Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting Working Group.

  • TOKYO- Bank of Japan will release the minutes of its March monetary policy meeting. YOKOHAMA, Japan Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao will speak at Global Think Tank Summit ahead of ADB's annual meeting in Yokohama. OSLO- Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen and Chief Executive Officer Yngve Slyngstad...

  • TOKYO- Bank of Japan will release the minutes of its March monetary policy meeting. YOKOHAMA, Japan Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao will speak at Global Think Tank Summit ahead of ADB's annual meeting in Yokohama. OSLO- Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen and Chief Executive Officer Yngve Slyngstad...

  • The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill by voice vote without opposition after the House earlier approved it by a tally of 382-30. President Donald Trump later signed the legislation, preventing a shutdown of many parts of the federal government on Saturday, his 100th day in office. Congress for months has been tied in knots trying to untangle $1 trillion in...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," and is demanding that the video streaming service pay an unspecified ransom to prevent all the new episodes from being prematurely released online. The Associated Press could not legally confirm the authenticity of that uploaded file.

  • President Donald Trump said on Friday that the United States should be able to boost gross domestic product growth far beyond its current levels over time. "I really believe it," Trump said in an interview with Fox News. "We're saying 3 but I say 4 over the next few years.

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, April 28- Brazilian protesters torched buses, clashed with police in several cities and marched on President Michel Temer's Sao Paulo residence on Friday amid the nation's first general strike in more than two decades. "It is important for us to send a message to the government that the country is watching what they are doing, taking away...

  • BRASILIA, April 28- Brazilian Supreme Court justice Gilmar Mendes ordered the release from jail of former mining and oil magnate Eike Batista, once the country's richest man, ahead of his trial on corruption charges, the court said on Friday. He is expected to stand trial along with an ex- Rio de Janeiro governor who allegedly took millions in bribes from the former...