econintersect.com
       
  

FREE NEWSLETTER: Econintersect sends a nightly newsletter highlighting news events of the day, and providing a summary of new articles posted on the website. Econintersect will not sell or pass your email address to others per our privacy policy. You can cancel this subscription at any time by selecting the unsubscribing link in the footer of each email.



posted on 29 October 2016

Early Headlines: Clinton Wants E-Mail Facts, Comey Letter To FBI, US Election Demographics, Musk Solar Roof, Cruz: No SCOTUS Appointment For Clinton, CETA Signing Sunday, Mexican Peso Drops And More

Written by

Early Bird Headlines 29 October 2016

Econintersect: Here are some of the headlines we found to help you start your day. For more headlines see our afternoon feature for GEI members, What We Read Today, which has many more headlines and a number of article discussions to keep you abreast of what we have found interesting.

early-bird-301-180

U.S.

  • Hillary Clinton Demands ‘Complete Facts’ in FBI E-Mail Probe (Bloomberg) At a news conference in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday evening, Hillary Clinton called on the FBI to disclose “all the information: it has about the case involving her use of a private e-mail server as secretary of state. The Democratic nominee said “we have not been contacted by anyone" and called on FBI Director James Comey to release “all the information" he has.

To all:

This morning I sent a letter to Congress in connection with the Secretary Clinton email investigation. Yesterday, the investigative team briefed me on their recommendation with respect to seeking access to emails that have recently been found in an unrelated case. Because those emails appear to be pertinent to our investigation, I agreed that we should take appropriate steps to obtain and review them.

Of course, we don’t ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations, but here I feel an obligation to do so given that I testified repeatedly in recent months that our investigation was completed. I also think it would be misleading to the American people were we not to supplement the record. At the same time, however, given that we don’t know the significance of this newly discovered collection of emails, I don’t want to create a misleading impression. In trying to strike that balance, in a brief letter and in the middle of an election season, there is significant risk of being misunderstood, but I wanted you to hear directly from me about it.

demographics.map.pres.2016

  • Elon Musk Reveals Solar Roof Made of Glass Tiles in L.A. (Bloomberg) Elon Musk showcased his ambitions to make Tesla Motors Inc. a clean-energy behemoth Friday, unveiling a new “solar-roof" product at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, California. As the sun set, Musk told hundreds of guests gathered in an outside courtyard on the “Desperate Housewives" set that Tesla and SolarCity Corp., the company that he chairs and which he aims to acquire, will make solar roofs that look better than normal roofs. He then showcased several houses with solar tiles gracefully embedded. Because the tiles are fully integrated into the roofs, many guests in attendance could not tell that they were solar.

  • US Revives War on Native Americans in North Dakota (telesur) Camp leaders have cited the tribe’s right to the disputed land under the 1851 Treaty of Ft. Laramie. “This is unceded land," they declared. A front-line camp established by Native American water protectors directly between the proposed path of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Missouri River was assaulted by armed hundreds of North Dakota law enforcement on Thursday. See also Riot police move in on North Dakota pipeline protesters (BBC News)

  • Cruz suggests leaving vacancy on Supreme Court (Associated Press) Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is raising the possibility that Republicans would decline to fill the Supreme Court's vacancy if Democrat Hillary Clinton is elected president. Cruz is the second Republican to suggest that the GOP will simply block any Democratic nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February. Arizona Sen. John McCain made a similar assertion earlier this month.

  • Kaine predicts Supreme Court rule change by Senate Democrats (CNN) Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is predicting that Senate Democrats will "change the Senate rules" to confirm a ninth Supreme Court justice if Republicans continue to block confirmation of any new appointments.

Syria

  • Syrian rebels launch Aleppo counter-attack to break siege (Reuters) Syrian rebels including jihadists counter-attacked the army and its allies on Friday aiming to break a weeks-long siege on eastern Aleppo, insurgents said. The assault, employing heavy shelling and suicide car bombs, was mainly focused on the city's western edge by rebels based in the countryside outside Aleppo. It included Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, a former affiliate of al Qaeda previously known as the Nusra Front, and groups fighting under the Free Syrian Army (FSA) banner. The offensive prompted the Russian Defence Ministry to ask President Vladimir Putin for permission to resume air strikes against militants in rebel-held eastern Aleppo after 10 days in which the army said it had not struck, Russia's Interfax news agency reported. But Putin said it was unnecessary to resume strikes yet, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Iraq

  • ISIS 'executes' 232 near Mosul, takes thousands as human shields, UN says (CNN) ISIS has "executed" 232 people near the Iraqi city of Mosul and taken tens of thousands of people to use as human shields against advancing Iraqi forces, the United Nations says. The terror group carried out the mass killings Wednesday, punishing people who had defied its orders, a spokeswoman for the UN human rights arm told CNN.

Russia

  • Lithuania issues manual on what to do if Russia invades (CNN) Russia's neighbors are getting nervous. If you invade, don't expect our people to make it easy for you. That was the message Lithuania sent to Russia Friday as it published a manual for its three million citizens on how to defend their homeland in the event of invasion. Since Russia annexed Crimea two years ago, Lithuanians have been on edge. Conscription has been restarted and defense spending ramped up, not to mention their now-answered calls for NATO to deploy more troops to the Baltics. But even this is not enough to assuage anxiety -- the Lithuanian government has Friday issued a 75-page guide on what to do if the country is invaded, entitled "Prepare to survive emergencies and war".

Canada

  • Ceta: EU-Canada trade deal to be signed on Sunday (BBC News) Canada and the European Union are to sign a long-delayed landmark trade deal at a summit in Brussels on Sunday. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described it as "great news" and said he looked forward to attending. A signing ceremony planned for Thursday had to be cancelled after a Belgian region vetoed the agreement. But after marathon talks, a consensus was finally reached allowing all 28 EU states to formally approve the deal on Friday.

Mexico

  • Mexican peso drops 1% against US dollar after Clinton email news (CNBC) The Mexican peso fell more than 1% against the U.S. dollar after it was revealed Friday afternoon that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking at new emails related to Hillary Clinton. According to Adam Button, currency analyst at ForexLive.com:

"The market is worried about two things. One, a higher chance that Hillary loses the election. Two, you (could) have a president-elect who's under investigation by the FBI. Even if it doesn't change the election result, it adds some uncertainty in the election aftermath and certainly increases the division in America."

>>>>> Scroll down to view and make comments <<<<<<

Click here for Historical News Post Listing










Make a Comment

Econintersect wants your comments, data and opinion on the articles posted. You can also comment using Facebook directly using he comment block below.




Econintersect Contributors


search_box

Print this page or create a PDF file of this page
Print Friendly and PDF


The growing use of ad blocking software is creating a shortfall in covering our fixed expenses. Please consider a donation to Econintersect to allow continuing output of quality and balanced financial and economic news and analysis.


Take a look at what is going on inside of Econintersect.com
Main Home
Analysis Blog
The Job Guarantee, Wage-Price Inflation And Alternative Solutions: Part 2
The Job Guarantee, Wage-Price Inflation And Alternative Solutions: Part 1
News Blog
What Prompted The Electronic Devices Ban
Infographic Of The Day: The History Of Money Explained In One Infographic
Early Headlines: Asia Stocks Mixed, Oil, Dollar Up, Gold Down, Health Care Bill Fighting For Life, UK Car Mfg Hits 17-Yr High, UBS Charges 0.6% Int. On Deposits, China Debt Risks And More
Documentary Of The Week: Lee Harvey Oswald And The Call To Raleigh
Dallas 'Dirkules' Goes Past 30,000 Points
Number Of Migrant Deaths 2016 Highest Ever Recorded
Astronomers To Peer Into A Black Hole For First Time With New Event Horizon Telescope
The U.S. Spends More On Defense Than All Other NATO Members Combined
What We Read Today 22 March 2017
February 2017 Headline Existing Home Growth Pace Slows
Trucking Data Mixed In February 2017
A Physical Therapist Explains The Best Time To Stretch
Bank Supervision And The Central Bank: An Integrated Mission
Investing Blog
Brother, Can You Spare A Bitcoin?
Bull Market Still Intact ... For Now
Opinion Blog
A New Agenda Will Win In France
After 75 Years, Isaac Asimov's Three Laws Of Robotics Need Updating
Precious Metals Blog
These Gold Stocks Will Produce Much Bigger Gains Than Gold Itself
Live Markets
22Mar2017 Market Close: Stocks Closed Mixed, Oil Continues Decline, And Gold Trends Higher As The Dollar Index Remains Under 100
Amazon Books & More






.... and keep up with economic news using our dynamic economic newspapers with the largest international coverage on the internet
Asia / Pacific
Europe
Middle East / Africa
Americas
USA Government































 navigate econintersect.com

Blogs

Analysis Blog
News Blog
Investing Blog
Opinion Blog
Precious Metals Blog
Markets Blog
Video of the Day
Weather

Newspapers

Asia / Pacific
Europe
Middle East / Africa
Americas
USA Government
     

RSS Feeds / Social Media

Combined Econintersect Feed
Google+
Facebook
Twitter
Digg

Free Newsletter

Marketplace - Books & More

Economic Forecast

Content Contribution

Contact

About

  Top Economics Site

Investing.com Contributor TalkMarkets Contributor Finance Blogs Free PageRank Checker Active Search Results Google+

This Web Page by Steven Hansen ---- Copyright 2010 - 2017 Econintersect LLC - all rights reserved