Year-Round Tax Strategies for Traders

In essence, the IRS becomes your trading partner and can claim as much as 40% of your profits. Many traders pay way more in taxes than they have to. But in order to maximize your tax savings, you have to start planning way ahead of...

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Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — As dawn breaks over an encampment that was once home to thousands of people protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a few hundred holdouts rise for another day of resistance. They aren't deterred by the threat of flooding, nor by declarations from state and federal authorities that they must leave by Wednesday or face possible arrest. They're determined to remain and fight a...

February 20, 2017
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UK's May says Lords must respect people's will on Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Britain's House of Lords launched a bid Monday to gain a greater say for Parliament over the terms of Britain's European Union exit, as Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers they must not hold up "what the British people want" by trying to delay the process. The Lords, Parliament's unelected upper chamber, began two days of debate on a bill authorizing the government to trigger the EU...

February 20, 2017
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CEFC China Energy wins 4 percent stake in UAE oil project

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' main state oil company has agreed to give CEFC China Energy a 4 percent stake in a major onshore oil project a day after awarding a minority stake to another Chinese company. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company said Monday that CEFC is paying an entry fee of $888 million for the concession operated by the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum...

February 20, 2017
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Uganda launches gold refinery, amid fears of dirty minerals

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A gold refinery primarily owned by a Belgian investor was launched in Uganda Monday amid concerns about the source of its minerals. The African Gold Refinery, worth $15 million and the first of its kind in East Africa, has drawn the attention of activists who are concerned that minerals from conflict-prone countries in the region will be among its raw materials. The refinery has been operating since 2014, but was officially inaugurated Monday at a ceremony attended by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in the lakeside town of Entebbe, about 44 kilometers (27 miles) from the capital Kampala. The value of gold exports from Uganda has been rising in recent years, though not much is...

February 20, 2017

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Merkel appeals court order to reveal chats with journalists

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is appealing a court order requiring it to provide information about any background briefings that Chancellor Angela Merkel has with journalists. A Berlin court ruled in favor of a newspaper reporter who had demanded details about the time, place, participants and topics of Merkel's off-the-record chats, though not the precise contents. The German weekly Der Spiegel first reported the ruling over the weekend. Merkel's spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said Monday the government has "a very clear legal stance which it will present during the further course of the case." The head of Germany's journalists association DJV criticized the court's decision. Frank Ueberall said...

February 20, 2017
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Forex Weekly Outlook

A complete look at the week ahead in the Forex market

February 19, 2017
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Czech PM fires industry minister who said roaming is luxury

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has fired his minister of industry and trade over his resistance to work to lower telephone and mobile data tariffs. At a news conference on Monday, Sobotka said Jan Mladek's ministry has failed to support his government's efforts to reduce the high bills Czechs have to pay to telephone operators. Under Mladek's leadership, Czech officials opposed the recent...

February 20, 2017
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Trades for February 15, 2017

Trades for today are in the Diamond Offshore Drilling-DO stock in the U.S...

February 14, 2017
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Trades for February 14, 2017

Trades for today are in the Ensco Intl-EVS stock and in the Forex market...

February 13, 2017
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February 13, 2017
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Scallops scuffle pitting small boats against big

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A disagreement over the right to fish for scallops...

February 20, 2017
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Sleek superyacht seized in Gibraltar over $16.2M debt claim

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Gibraltar say they have seized one of the...

February 20, 2017
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Uber to investigate sexual harassment claim by engineer

LONDON (AP) — Uber's chief executive ordered an urgent investigation...

February 20, 2017