Crude oil Rises As US Rig Count Plunges

Crude oil Rises As US Rig Count Plunges Crude oil futures rose on Friday, after an industry report showed the U.S. rig count fell for a third consecutive week. Baker Hughes reported that the number of active US rigs drilling for oil fell from 7 to 736 this week. The total active U.S. rig count, […]

The Government’s Error Can Destroy Your Business

Watch your business walk out the door. Photographer: Joe Skipper/Getty Images Suppose that federal agents arrive at your offices with a search warrant. They seize your computers and records and phones. It turns out that a fired employee has confessed to committing a crime. What does that have to do with you? The magistrate who […]

Putin Spins a Tale of Russian Humiliation

Axis upheaval. Photographer: MAXIM SHIPENKOV/AFP/Getty Images For years, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been building a narrative of a Russia that was wronged and humiliated by the U.S. until it decided to push back. In his annual major foreign policy speech, to the Valdai International Discussion Club, this narrative took the form of a pitch for a new […]

Trump’s Quiet Campaign to Undermine Background Checks

Vet more buyers, not fewer. Photographer: Dominick Reuter/AFP/Getty Images From 2008 to 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, background checks prevented 556,496 gun purchases. In the last six months, about that many people have been removed from the national database and are newly eligible to buy a gun. The FBI's national instant criminal […]

Gold Style As The Shares Rocket Higher

Gold Style As The Shares Rocket Higher Gold futures fell to the lowest in two weeks on Friday, surging stocks, reinforced the appetite for riskier assets. The markets were in a chipper mood because of the progress in the direction of larger tax cuts from the Trump Administration. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 140 […]

Bank Of Italy, Estimates Of Q3 Growth To 0.5%

Bank Of Italy, Estimates Of Q3 Growth To 0.5% Italy’s economic growth improved slightly in the third quarter, led by a strong performance in the service sector and non-construction industry, the Bank of Italy said Friday. Gross domestic product grew at a steady pace in the third quarter, gaining 0.5 percent compared to the previous […]

Bank Of Italy Sees Q3 Growth Of 0.5%

Bank Of Italy Sees Q3 Growth Of 0.5% Italy’s economic growth improved slightly in the third quarter, led by a strong performance in the service sector and non-construction industry, the Bank of Italy said Friday. Gross domestic product grew at a steady pace in the third quarter, gaining 0.5 percent compared to the previous period, […]

Dollar little Changed After U.S. existing Home Sales

Dollar little Changed After U.S. existing Home Sales After the publication of the U.S. existing home sales for September at 10: 00 PM ET on Friday, the U.S. currency little changed against its major rivals. The greenback value at 113.47 against the yen, 0.9836 against the Swiss franc, 1.1786 against the euro and 1.3164 against […]