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31 января, 19:26

Apple не вернула Ирландии €13 млрд налогов в установленный Евросоюзом срок

Apple пропустил срок выплаты в бюджет Ирландии недоначисленных компании налогов на сумму €13 млрд ($13,9 млрд), которые корпорация якобы скрыла с помощью властей страны. Об этом заявила еврокомиссар Маргарет Вестагер, передаёт CNBC.

31 января, 18:02

Trade War Concerns Coming Home to Roost

It hadn't been priced in at all during the Trump Rally, but now fears of a trade war with China and Mexico are being actualized.

31 января, 15:03

YOU’RE FIRED: YATES FALLOUT -- EXCLUSIVE: W.H. backchannels with HOUSE JUDICIARY STAFF on immigration order -- CNBC’S KAYLA TAUSCHE to DC -- TODAY’S THE DAY: Trump’s SCOTUS pick

Listen to Playbook in 90 Seconds http://bit.ly/2jpWe5B … Subscribe on iTunes http://apple.co/2eX6Eay … Visit the online home of Playbook http://politi.co/2f51JnfWHAT TRUMP IS WAKING UP TO -- NYT -- 6-column banner headline -- “TRUMP FIRES JUSTICE CHIEF WHO DEFIED HIM” -- 5 of 7 stories about the Trump administration http://nyti.ms/2jy8Dzx … WaPo -- 6-column banner headline -- “Acting attorney general fired over ban” -- 3 of 5 stories about Trump, not including a Supreme Court graphic http://bit.ly/2km1SFK … N.Y. POST: “DON NONSTOP … 10 days in office … 19 executive action … Defiant on immigrant ban … Takes ax to biz regulations … Supreme Court fight begins today … FIRST 100 DAZE” http://nyp.st/2jQq1QY YOU’RE FIRED -- “Trump fires defiant acting attorney general,” by Josh Gerstein: “President Donald Trump fired the nation’s acting attorney general Monday night after she refused to defend an executive order he issued last week restricting immigration in the name of national security. In an act of high political drama just 10 days after taking office, Trump replaced Obama administration appointee Sally Yates with Dana Boente, the U.S. Attorney in Alexandria, Va. ‘The acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States. This order was approved as to form and legality by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel,’ a White House statement said. ‘Ms. Yates is an Obama Administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration.’“Yates could not be reached for comment on Trump’s attack, but a person close to her called the criticism from the White House absurd. ‘That’s preposterous. Everyone knows she's a career prosecutor for nearly three decades, well-respected by serious members of both parties,’ said the Yates associate, who asked not to be named. ‘That dog won’t hunt.’ A Trump aide accused Yates of seeking attention. ‘She knew what she was doing and she knew she’d be fired. She just wanted the publicity,’ said the aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity.” http://politi.co/2kbHJiU **SUBSCIBRE to Playbook: http://politi.co/1M75UbX -- BEHIND THE SCENES: “Trump’s Talk About Muslims Led Acting Attorney General to Defy Ban,” by NYT’s Matt Apuzzo: “Repeated comments from President Trump and his advisers about barring Muslims from entering the United States were at the heart of the decision on Monday by the acting attorney general, Sally Q. Yates, to refuse to defend the president’s executive order on immigration, senior officials involved said. … Like many others in the government, Ms. Yates, a holdover from the Obama administration, was caught by surprise Friday night by Mr. Trump’s executive order temporarily halting all refugees from entering the country and indefinitely blocking immigration or visits from seven Muslim countries. The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel had reviewed the order and signed off on its legality. But Ms. Yates and her staff lawyers believed that the department had to consider the intent of the order, which she said appeared designed to single out people based on religion.” http://nyti.ms/2kc4dR7 … Yates’ statement http://politi.co/2jy6NPe-- SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-N.Y.) called the firing a “Monday massacre.” (A nod to Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre)-- AGAIN… The scar tissue with Democrats -- and Capitol Hill -- keeps on building up. Fights like these are just going to make it that much more difficult for Trump to make good on his legislative promises. A FUN LINE: When any president gets into a tiff with members of Congress, we hear a popular refrain from lawmakers in D.C.: We were here before this president, and we’ll probably be here after them. Translation: the Hill frequently has the leg up and in the end will get their way. -- DEPT. OF HILL RELATIONS: @realDonaldTrump at 6:21 a.m.: “Nancy Pelosi and Fake Tears Chuck Schumer held a rally at the steps of The Supreme Court and mic did not work (a mess)-just like Dem party! … When will the Democrats give us our Attorney General and rest of Cabinet! They should be ashamed of themselves! No wonder D.C. doesn’t work!” Note: Actually the microphone did work. It was out temporarily and many of the cabinet officials will be confirmed in the next 10 days.GET SMART FAST -- “Dana Boente: Who Is the New Acting Attorney General?,” by NYT’s Liam Stack: http://nyti.ms/2jyfoBF TRUMP'S TUESDAY MORNING STATEMENT: "President Donald J. Trump Will Continue to Enforce Executive Order Protecting the Rights of the LGBTQ Community in the Workplace" http://politi.co/2kPuyDxHappy Tuesday. President Trump will receive the daily intelligence briefing this morning, meet with PhRMA and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and have lunch with Rudy Giuliani. He will sign an executive order and then announce his Supreme Court nominee at 8 p.m.WHAT D.C. IS TALKING ABOUT -- BREAKING LAST NIGHT -- “Hill staffers secretly worked on Trump’s immigration order,” by Rachael Bade, Jake Sherman and Josh Dawsey: “Senior staffers on the House Judiciary Committee helped Donald Trump’s top aides draft the executive order curbing immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations, but the Republican committee chairman and party leadership were not informed, according to multiple sources involved in the process. The news of their involvement helps unlock the mystery of whether the White House consulted Capitol Hill about the executive order, one of many questions raised in the days after it was unveiled on Friday. It confirms that the small group of staffers were among the only people on Capitol Hill who knew of the looming controversial policy.“Kathryn Rexrode, the House Judiciary Committee’s communications director, declined to comment about the aides’ work. A Judiciary Committee aide said Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) was not ‘consulted by the administration on the executive order.’ ‘Like other congressional committees, some staff of the House Judiciary Committee were permitted to offer their policy expertise to the Trump transition team about immigration law,’ a House Judiciary Committee aide said in a statement. ‘However, the Trump Administration is responsible for the final policy decisions contained in the executive order and its subsequent roll-out and implementation.’ The work of the committee aides began during the transition period after the election and before Donald Trump was sworn in. The staffers signed nondisclosure agreements, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Trump’s transition operation forced its staff to sign these agreements, but it would be unusual to extend that requirement to congressional employees. Rexrode declined to comment on the nondisclosure pacts.” http://politi.co/2klVle0THE NEXT JUSTICE: “Trump’s Supreme Court pick gets personal,” by Shane Goldmacher and Eliana Johnson: “President Donald Trump’s two finalists for the Supreme Court offer him a choice between a pair of competing personal narratives: an Ivy League pedigree or a blue collar history. With the president lacking any consistent judicial philosophy, those close to Trump are emphasizing their candidate’s life story as they attempt to sway Trump toward either Neil Gorsuch or Thomas Hardiman. Gorsuch has the resume of a man seemingly destined for the high court: the son of a Reagan Cabinet member, a graduate of Harvard and Oxford, and a clerk for two Supreme Court justices who has worked in the Justice Department and spent a decade on the federal bench. ... Hardiman has blue-collar roots that his backers say would make him a quintessential Trump nominee: a native of a working-class industrial town in Massachusetts, the first in his family to graduate from college, and upwardly mobile without passing through the corridors of the Ivy League. He would be the only sitting justice who did not attend Harvard or Yale.” http://politi.co/2kK1mP6 -- WaPo FRONT-PAGE GRAPHIC on who might join the Supreme Court http://wapo.st/2kN449L CAPITOL HILL BUZZ -- Democrats were giggling with glee last night when they got back into the Capitol. One told us that they are all happy President Trump issued the immigration ban as a broadly worded executive order, because if Trump worked with Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on codifying something like that into law through legislation, it would’ve been an epically difficult vote for many of them.FIRST IN PLAYBOOK -- A KEY HUDDLE -- The conservative House Freedom Caucus is meeting today with Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.). Cassidy has released an Obamacare replacement bill that is getting some buzz around the Hill. It’s unlikely to be the plan that Republicans adopt, but it's a start.THAT DIDN’T TAKE LONG -- “How Obama will take on Trump,” by Isaac Dovere: “Barack Obama and his aides expected to take on President Donald Trump at some point, but they didn’t think it would happen this quickly. Now they’re trying to find the right balance on issues that demand a response, and how to use Obama deliver the selective pushback. Obama and his team are monitoring what’s happening at the White House, and not ruling out the possibility that Obama will challenge Trump more forcefully in the coming months, according to people who’ve been in contact with the former president. It depends on Trump. It also depends, the people close to the former president said Monday, on whether speaking out would just set him up to have no effect and be dismissed, and result in empowering Trump more, which is a very real worry for them.” http://politi.co/2jy4RX01600 PENNSYLVANIA -- “White House aides who wrote Trump’s travel ban see it as just the start,” by L.A. Times’ Brian Bennett and Noah Bierman: “Even as confusion, internal dissent and widespread condemnation greeted President Trump’s travel ban and crackdown on refugees this weekend, senior White House aides say they are only getting started. … Trump’s top advisors on immigration, including chief strategist Steve Bannon and senior advisor Stephen Miller, see themselves as launching a radical experiment to fundamentally transform how the U.S. decides who is allowed into the country and to block a generation of people who, in their view, won’t assimilate into American society. That project may live or die in the next three months, as the Trump administration reviews whether and how to expand the visa ban and alter vetting procedures. White House aides are considering new, onerous security checks that could effectively limit travel into the U.S. by people from majority-Muslim countries to a trickle.” http://lat.ms/2jpH6oPKEEP AN EYE ON THIS -- “Rep. Dave Brat: ‘The women are in my grill no matter where I go,’” by the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Patrick Wilson: “Rep. Dave Brat, R-7th, is feeling some political pressure as Republicans in Congress move to repeal the Affordable Care Act. ‘Since Obamacare and these issues have come up, the women are in my grill no matter where I go,’ Brat told an audience Saturday at a meeting of conservative groups at Hanover Tavern. ‘They come up — ‘When is your next town hall?’ And believe me, it’s not to give positive input.’ Brat, R-7th, asked the GOP-friendly audience to get organized. ‘Help us write newspaper articles. We’re getting hammered,’ he said.” http://bit.ly/2kmqayV -- SO YOU KNOW…. Brat beat former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a deep red Richmond-area district. If he can’t beat back the heat, Republicans have issues.WHAT BILL NELSON IS READING -- “Trump coaxes Scott to run for prized Florida Senate seat,” by Alex Isenstadt and Marc Caputo: “Trump and Scott speak about once a week and on several occasions have talked about the race against Sen. Bill Nelson, according to two sources briefed on the talks. The two have known each other for two decades, and Trump likes Scott’s record as governor and as a health care tycoon.“‘We need you in the Senate. We need business guys like you,’ Trump told Scott in a recent phone call, said one source [adding that] the president had signaled that he would help the Republican governor raise money. Even without Trump’s urging, Scott has been widely expected to run for Senate as he prepares to leave office after 2018, when he is termed out.” http://politi.co/2kmpFF3HOT TAKE – DAVID BROOKS in the NYT, “The Republican Fausts”: “[T]he Trump administration is not a Republican administration; it is an ethnic nationalist administration. ... [E]ven if Trump’s ideology were not noxious, his incompetence is a threat to all around him. To say that it is amateur hour at the White House is to slander amateurs. ... [I]t’s becoming increasingly clear that the aroma of bigotry infuses the whole operation, and anybody who aligns too closely will end up sharing in the stench. ... With most administrations you can agree sometimes and disagree other times. But this one is a danger to the party and the nation in its existential nature. And so sooner or later all will have to choose what side they are on, and live forever after with the choice.” http://nyti.ms/2kKzQB5CABINET OFFICIALS OR POTTED PLANTS? -- AP’s Julie Pace and Eric Tucker: “At least three top national security officials — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Rex Tillerson, who is awaiting confirmation to lead the State Department — have told associates they were not aware of details of the directive until around the time Trump signed it. Leading intelligence officials were also left largely in the dark, according to U.S. officials. ... Mattis, who stood next to Trump during Friday’s signing ceremony, is said to be particularly incensed. A senior U.S. official said Mattis, along with Joint Chiefs Chairman Joseph Dunford, was aware of the general concept of Trump’s order but not the details. Tillerson has told the president’s political advisers that he was baffled over not being consulted on the substance of the order.” http://apne.ws/2jptpq0--“Homeland Security Chief and White House Clash,” by WSJ’s Damian Paletta and Aruna Viswanatha: “Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has clashed with the White House over staffing and other decisions in recent days ... Mr. Kelly hasn’t been able to name the deputy he wants at the agency, people familiar with the matter said, and he fought off attempts by the White House to put Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state known as a hard-liner on immigration, into the position. ... Rather than Mr. Kobach, Mr. Kelly instead suggested that Christian Marrone be named to the deputy secretary job ... Mr. Marrone is former chief of staff to Jeh Johnson, the DHS secretary under President Barack Obama, and also worked for years in the Bush administration, including with Mr. Kelly at the Defense Department.” http://on.wsj.com/2jQh1vfTHE NEW IMMIGRATION POLICY -- “White House Lowballs Impact of Trump Ban,” by The Daily Beast’s Betsy Woodruff: “President Donald Trump and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer spent today saying 109 people were detained over the weekend, and that, therefore, the president’s executive order only had a minimal impact on travelers. But numbers obtained by The Daily Beast indicate that the White House may be significantly understating the number of travelers impacted by that order ... According to [an internal DHS] email, 348 people were blocked from boarding flights into the U.S. before their flights departed. An additional 200 to 250 people were denied entry to the U.S. once their flights landed. That’s part of a larger pool of 735 people at ports of entry who had encounters with CBP and could have been barred from entering the U.S. by the executive order.” http://thebea.st/2jpKrEj CLICKER – “9 maps and charts that explain the global refugee crisis,” by Vox’s Zack Beauchamp: http://bit.ly/2kblkClBEHIND THE SCENES -- “From order to disorder: How Trump’s immigration directive exposed GOP rifts,” by WaPo’s Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker and Bob Costa: “As it became evident that the rollout of the executive order bordered between clumsy and dysfunctional, people in Trump’s orbit divided over who was at fault, with some blaming Miller. Others said it was Priebus who should have taken charge of better coordinating with the departments and communicating with lawmakers and the public. ‘The problem they’ve got is this is an off-Broadway performance of a show that is now the number one hit on Broadway,’ said former House speaker Newt Gingrich ... The infighting spilled into public view Monday morning on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe.’ Host Joe Scarborough, who spent part of Sunday visiting Trump at the White House, looked into the camera and directly challenged Miller. ‘This weekend was a disgrace and it’s all on your shoulders,’ Scarborough intoned.” http://wapo.st/2jOJVP3 SEASON 2 PREMIERE OF ‘OFF MESSAGE’ -- “The man who picked the next Supreme Court justice: John Malcolm, a conservative legal scholar who runs the Edwin Meese Center at the Heritage Foundation, feels sure he’s going to be happy with whoever Trump chooses -- because he made the list,” by Isaac Dovere: http://politi.co/2klOjGgWHAT WORKS -- The new president is turning campaign rhetoric into action, and that’s making urban leaders nervous. In the eighth installment of POLITICO Magazine’s mayors survey, part of the award-winning What Works series, POLITICO asked mayors to forecast how their cities would fare under the incoming Trump administration. http://politi.co/2kP2jEU-- SCOTUS Chatbot: Follow breaking news alerts and analysis on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee by chatting with POLITICO on Facebook Messenger. Try it out here or message us on our Facebook Page. http://m.me/politico ... https://www.facebook.com/politico/ FIRST LOOK – The Senate Republican Conference has cut a new video that shows how Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of 2017 disagrees with Sen. Schumer of 2016. http://bit.ly/2jQjbv1CONFIRMATION BATTLES -- DEVOS’S VOTE TODAY -- SEN. PATTY MURRAY’S FLOOR STATEMENT ON ED. SECY. NOMINEE -- “I am deeply disappointed that Chairman Alexander has decided to go ahead with a vote on Betsy DeVos today despite my strong objections…[and] reasonable request for a delay. … I believe that we should be doing everything possible…to make sure these nominees get proper and appropriate scrutiny…there is absolutely no reason to rush them through or cut corners. Our job should be scrutinizing these nominees, not protecting them. Democrats have a number of concerns with this nomination … but we have not been given an appropriate opportunity to get the answers to our questions and to do our jobs here in the Senate to scrutinize nominees and make sure they are truly ready to get to work for the people we represent.”-- DEM BRAIN DUMP ON DEVOS VOTE: “Betsy DeVos is now the poster child for a Trump Administration billionaire nominee gone horribly wrong,” one senior Democratic aide emailed Playbook. “From being mocked on late night comedy shows and social media for her disastrous hearing (‘we need guns in schools because of grizzly bears!’), to spurring hundreds of thousands of calls and letters to Senate offices—Betsy DeVos has guaranteed that should Republicans succeed in jamming her through the Senate, she will enter the position embattled, wounded, mocked, and unable to accomplish her radical agenda.”WHAT MATTIS IS READING -- “Iraqi general who works with American military kept from visiting U.S.,” by CBS News’ Charlie D’Agata in Baghdad: “Gen. Talib al Kenani commands the elite American-trained counter terrorist forces that have been leading the fight against ISIS for two years. ‘I’m a four star general, and I’m banned from entering the U.S.?’ he said. His family was relocated to the U.S. for their safety, and he’d had plans to see them next week, until he was told not to bother. ‘I have been fighting terrorism for 13 years and winning,’ he said. ‘Now my kids are now asking if I’m a terrorist?’ CBS News met the general at his heavily fortified compound inside the Green Zone. For the past decade, Kenani has been travelling to U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida for high-level meetings with the U.S. military leadership. ‘There are many American troops here in Iraq,’ he said. ‘After this ban how are we supposed to deal with each other?’” http://cbsn.ws/2kbznIf-- BY THE NUMBERS: 32 MILLION people generated 151 million likes, posts and comments on Facebook related to the Trump travel ban from Friday to Monday.FIRST IN PLAYBOOK -- THE LOYAL OPPOSITION -- The U.K.-based group CrowdJustice is launching an U.S.-based online crowdfunding platform in partnership with the Legal Aid Justice to raise money to represent and advise refugees, detainees, immigrants and others impacted by Trump’s recent executive actions. Unlike the ACLU, people can raise money for individual cases. LAJC already represents several people who were held at Dulles Airport over the weekend who were detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. http://bit.ly/2jpEKX6-- ANOTHER PLAYBOOK SCOOP: BOEHNER GETS ANOTHER BOARD -- Former Speaker John Boehner has joined the board of Brazilian-based JBS Foods International, the largest meat processing company on the planet. He already sits on Reynolds America’s board. MEDIAWATCH -- CNBC’s KAYLA TAUSCHE (@kaylatausche): “Some news: Heading to the @CNBC DC bureau, beginning next week, to join my esteemed colleagues covering the economy under a Trump Admin.”--OLIVIA NUZZI to N.Y. Mag -- per Peter Sterne: “New York magazine has hired Olivia Nuzzi as its first-ever Washington correspondent, covering the Trump administration and Congress both for the print magazine and New York’s Daily Intel blog starting February 6. Nuzzi has been a Daily Beast reporter for the past several years.” http://politi.co/2kN5IIz --per Morning Media: “At ABC News, Jonathan Karl, Cecilia Vega and Tom Llamas have been promoted to chief Washington correspondent/chief White House correspondent, senior White House correspondent and chief national correspondent, respectively.” http://politi.co/2kPhbTU -- “CNN Beefs Up Investigative Reporting,” by NPR’s David Folkenflik: “CNN is embarking on what it characterizes as a major new initiative in investigative reporting as executives pull together accomplished reporters into a single unit and promise to hire at least a dozen more. ... The legendary investigative reporters Carl Bernstein and James Steele, both Pulitzer Prize winners, will serve as contributing editors to advise the team on their work and executives on hiring.” http://n.pr/2kMLEpJ--The civic engagement app Countable is hiring Andrea Seabrook as its managing editor. She previously was NPR’s long-time congressional correspondent and in 2012 founded DecodeDC. http://politi.co/2km30ZP ... Dr. John Torres has joined NBC News and MSNBC as medical correspondent. “He is a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served for eight years, including a tour of duty in Iraq in 2004 with the Air National Guard.”--TODAY is Rick Stengel’s debut as the Walter Shorenstein Fellow at the Kennedy School. He’s participating in a panel with Juliette Kayyem and moderated by Nicco Mele on “The Role of Journalism in the Age of President Trump” as part of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education at the Kennedy School.COVER DU JOUR – DAVID FRUM on the March cover of The Atlantic, “How to Build an Autocracy: The preconditions are present in the U.S. today. Here’s the playbook Donald Trump could use to set the country down a path toward illiberalism”: http://theatln.tc/2jxPBJF SPOTTED yesterday at the Trump hotel: Rudy Giuliani ... Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and a friend enjoying Osteria Morini’s $10 Morini Monday pasta with the bundled up masses of Navy Yard. ... Heather Podesta having lunch at the Lamb’s Club at the Chatwal Hotel in New York Monday ... Former senators Tom Daschle and John Breaux lunching yesterday at RPM Italian.SEN. JOHN THUNE TALKS TO TMZ OUTSIDE DCA -- “The deals get done in the Senate gym!!!”: http://bit.ly/2jpNQDkOUT AND ABOUT -- An overflow crowd of more than 75 people attended the RENEWPR second anniversary celebration at Nopa Kitchen + Bar Monday night. SPOTTED in the crowd joining RENEWPR president Ben Finzel and his husband Mark Pimble: Katherine Hamilton, Joe Fuld, Margo Scott Dunn, David Leiter, Arvind Manocha, Gideon Malone, Lisa Jacobson, Kateri Callahan, Sam Adams, Chris Jones, Chris Cimko, Tony Silva, Ron Painter, Yenory Garcia-Pouncil, Tiffany Shackelford, Elena Waskey, Chris McCannell, Jim Owen, Margaret Dunning, Christina and Bradley Saull, Ann Davison, David Olive, Deborah Sauri and Michael Sauri, Joe Sangirardi, Courtney Mott, Matt Thorn, Bill Loveless, Michael Lustig, Louis Labrecque, Taylor Gross, Mike Schmitt, Jayne Brady and Betsy Mullins, Richard Goodstein, Andy Athy.ENGAGED – NYT media correspondent Emily Steel got engaged to Dan Hoevel, who works in fundraising and investor relations at the investment firm, Silver Lake They “met in December 2014 at a bar in Brooklyn. I was there for one of my best friend’s going away parties and he was there with a friend. This past weekend, we went away to this incredible 1800s farmhouse in Woodstock, which was the first place we had gone away together. He asked me to marry him on Friday, and I said yes! We are beyond thrilled!” Instapic http://bit.ly/2jOGE26TRANSITIONS -- Josh Drobnyk has been hired as senior vice president for corporate communications at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He was previously Treasury’s principal deputy assistant secretary for public affairs and most recently was deputy chief of staff. http://politi.co/2kbA5Fe ... FINRA also named Gregory J. Dean, Jr. as its senior vice president for government affairs. He comes from the Royal Bank of Canada where he is currently senior director, regulatory and government affairs. http://politi.co/2km4bsh ... Salo Zelermyer is joining Valero as VP for federal affairs and counsel, and will head up the D.C. office. He is currently a senior principal at Bracewell LLP and was senior counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at DOE under the Bush administration. http://politi.co/2kMTJdX ...... Andrea Riccio has recently joined Porter Novelli’s public affairs and corporate communications practice in D.C., handling message strategy and execution for a variety of clients including nonprofits, corporations, and trade associations. She was previously the deputy director of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee under Chairman Steve Israel. ... Robert Cogan, Rep. Diane Black’s (R-Tenn.) deputy chief of staff, is moving over to the House Budget Committee where he will be a senior policy adviser on tax, among other issues. ... Rob Hawkins has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP as of counsel in its D.C. office. He most recently was deputy chief of staff and special counsel to Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser. http://politi.co/2jQhoGdOBAMA ALUMNI -- Widmeyer Communications has hired Heather Foster as a VP in Widmeyer Education, the agency’s PK-12 Education Practice based in Washington. Most recently she was a founding partner and director of strategic partnerships of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and was an adviser in the Obama White House office of public engagement. http://politi.co/2kMRCH1… The Democracy Alliance has hired Archana Sahgal, former senior associate director for the Obama White House’s office of public engagement. She will work to build out a new hub of information for the alliance, working closely with DA partners and progressive groups. http://politi.co/2jy8OuW … Rory Brosius, who was deputy director of the White House’s Joining Forces Initiative for the last four years, will join ScoutComms, the nation’s leading veteran and military family-focused communications, advocacy and research firm, as a vice president. http://politi.co/2klZb6OBIRTHWEEK (was Friday): Alicia Tighe, LA for Sen. Bill Nelson (hat tip: Laurence Wildgoose, who was on time)BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Dylan Byers, CNN’s senior reporter for media and politics, celebrating with jazz and mezcal with family and friends in LA -- read his Playbook Plus Q&A: http://politi.co/2jQndDm BIRTHDAYS: Dick Gephardt is 76 ... former Interior Secretary James Watt is 79 ... David Plotz, CEO of Atlas Obscura, Slate alum and a St. Albans grad, is 47 ... Heather Riley, VP for comms at ABC News ... Katherine Miller, BuzzFeed political editor ... Chris Marklund, associate L.D. for the National Association of Counties ... Barbara Slavin, acting director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council and Washington correspondent for Al-Monitor (h/t Steve Clemons) ... Kate Hansen, VP of comms at Global Strategy Group and the pride of Marietta, Ga. (h/t Michael Falcone) ... CNN’s Christine Romans ... Ali Zaidi, former OMB Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy, and Science at the Obama WH ... Brooke Buchanan, a McCain and Wal-Mart alum, now SVP of comms and gov’t affairs at Whole Foods … food writer David Hagedorn ... Sam Dorn … Tom O’Donnell, inaugural director of the LBJ School Washington Center (h/t Jon Haber) ... Eli Nachmany ... lawyer Nathan Lewin is 81 (h/t Jewish Insider) ... Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) is 48 ... Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.) is 45 ... Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) is 71 ... former Rep. Larry Kissell (D-NC) is 66 ... former Rep. Gwen Graham (D-Fla.) is 54 ... McClatchy’s Michael Doyle ... Gerri Carr ... Peter Sagal, host of the NPR news quiz “Wait, Wait...Don’t Tell Me!” ...... Tim Naftali, former head of Nixon library and author ... Karen Petel (h/t Sean Johnson) ... Lindsey Paola, Bush 43 WH alum now at Frontier Communications ... Alexandra Morrison … Michael Waltz, Bush 43 WH alum now CEO of Metis Solutions, is 43 ... Greg Roberts ... Christopher Alan Chambers ... Bobbie Brinegar ... Ray Sullivan, partner at Checkmate Consulting ... Marlene Hall … Rahul Prabhakar … Republican fundraiser Hunter Wallace (h/t roommate Fred Brown) ... Michael Kempner, founder, president and CEO of MWW, is 59 ... Fred Karger ... Bob DeWeese … Tim Sulentic … Anna McMahon ... Christopher Semenas ... Matthew Gottlieb, senior consultant at Verizon and a Benenson alum ... Jack Barbash ... Mike Rabinowitz, managing director at BerlinRosen ... Jarrett Murphy, executive editor and publisher of City Limits ... Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, the former queen regent, is 79 ... Minnie Driver is 47 ... actress Kerry Washington is 4-0 ... Justin Timberlake is 36 ... Marcus Mumford (Mumford and Sons) is 3-0 (h/ts AP)

31 января, 01:45

End of Day FinancialJuice Market Wrap

Follow ZeroHedge and live market Coverage on FinancialJuice.com HEADLINES US Personal Income (MoM) Dec: 0.30% (est 0.40%; rev prev 0.10%) US Real Personal Spending (MoM) Dec: 0.30% (est 0.30%; rev prev 0.20%) US PCE Core (YoY) Dec: 1.70% (est 1.70%; rev prev 1.70%) EU Parl't Chief Brexit Negotiator Verhofstadt Calls Trump A Threat To EU W'ton AG To Lawsuit In Fed Court Against Pres Trump Over Immigration Order British PM May: Article 50 Vote Will Be A Simple Decision For MPs ECB's Nowotny: Removing QE Too Early Could Hurt Growth ECB Asks Several Banks How They Plan To Reduce Problematic Loans ECB's Nouy: Italy Has Done Too Little On Banks' Soured Loans ESM's Regling: European Bad Bank Likely To Need Public Support German CPI EU Harmonized (YoY) Jan P: 1.90% (est 2.00%; prev 1.70%) IMF: EU Should Provide Political Incentives To Comply With Budget Rules Japan's Abenomics Mastermind Calls For Aggressive Fiscal Policy WBA & Rite Aid Enter Into Amendment And Extension To Merger Agreement Deutsche Bank Poised To Settle Over Russian 'Mirror Trades' UniCredit Says To Miss ECB Capital Goal Ahead Of Cash Call COMMENTARY BoJ Rate Announcement Preview (Jan 2017) The BoJ is not expected to change policy at the first meeting of 2017. Currently the bank conducts JPY 80trln bond purchases annually, targets the 10-year yield at 0.00% and the short-term policy rate is -0.10%. Conditions have seemed to turn in the BoJ’s favour in recent months, while the JPY is also depreciating which should boost inflation and exports. Recent data releases support the BoJ's view that the economy is in the midst of a "moderate recovery trend." Manufacturing continued to pick up in December, with the Nikkei PMI improving to a 12-month high. Also, a solid pick-up in December consumer confidence-it rose to the highest in more than three years-suggests consumption remains on track to accelerate in 2017. That effect has not materialised yet however, the most recent inflation figures showed both headline and underlying inflation weakened in December. This was attributed to the lingering effects of last year’s strengthening of the JPY lowering the price of goods. (Read More)  A Guide to Why the Article 50 Bill Is a Headache for Theresa May U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May was hoping to bypass Parliament on when and how to trigger divorce proceedings with the European Union. Then the Supreme Court set her straight. So this week lawmakers discuss for the first time a short bill giving her permission to invoke Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty. At stake is whether May will meet her self-imposed deadline for starting talks by March 31 and if she’ll have a free hand to negotiate as she wants. If Parliament does reject the legislation, it could even resuscitate the specter of early elections. (BBG - Read More)  Coming Up: 23:50 JN Industrial Production (Dec, P) 00:30 AU NAB Business Survey (Dec) -------- JN BoJ Decision 06:30 JN BoJ's Kuroda Holds Press Conference Following MonPol Decision FILES & LINKS DATA US Personal Income (MoM) Dec: 0.30% (est 0.40%; rev prev 0.10%) - CNBC US Personal Spending (MoM) Dec: 0.50% (est 0.50%; prev 0.20%) - CNBC US Real Personal Spending (MoM) Dec: 0.30% (est 0.30%; rev prev 0.20%) - CNBC US PCE Core (MoM) Dec: 0.10% (est 0.10%; prev 0.00%) - CNBC US PCE Core (YoY) Dec: 1.70% (est 1.70%; rev prev 1.70%) - CNBC US PCE Deflator (MoM) Dec: 0.20% (est 0.20%; rev prev 0.10%) - CNBC US PCE Deflator (YoY) Dec: 1.60% (est 1.70%; prev 1.40%) - CNBC US Pending Home Sales (MoM) Dec: 1.60% (est 1.00%; prev -2.50%) - RTRS US Pending Home Sales NSA (YoY) Dec: -2.00% (est -0.30%; prev 1.40%) - RTRS US Dallas Fed Mfg Activity Index (Jan): 22.1 (est 15.0 rev prev 17.7) - FL Atlanta Fed GDPNow (Q117): 2.3% German CPI (YoY) Jan, P: 1.90% (est 2.00%; prev 1.70%) - BBG German CPI (MoM) Jan, P: -0.60% (est -0.50%; prev 0.70%) - BBG German CPI EU Harmonized (YoY) Jan, P: 1.90% (est 2.00%; prev 1.70%) - BBG German CPI EU Harmonized (MoM) Jan, P: -0.80% (est -0.70%; prev 1.00%) - BBG EuEurozone Consumer Confidence (Jan, F): -4.9 (est -4.9; prev -4.9) - MW Eurozone Economic Confidence (Jan): 107.9 (est 107.8; prev 107.8) - MW GOVERNMENT & CENTRAL BANKS EU Parl't Chief Brexit Negotiator Verhofstadt Calls Trump A Threat To EU - Indy Washington AG Will File Lawsuit In Fed Court Against Pres Trump Over Immigration Order - ST US Treasury Announces Quarterly Borrowing Estimates ECB's Nowotny: Removing QE Too Early Could Hurt Growth - RTRS ECB Asks Several Banks Plans On How They Plan To Reduce Problematic Loans - RTRS ECB's Nouy: Italy Has Done Too Little On Banks' Soured Loans - RTRS British PM May: Article 50 Vote Will Be A Simple Decision For MPs - FXS EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Verhofstadt: Simply No Deal For UK Without EU Consent - FXS SNP Leader Sturgeon: Coming Weeks 'Really Critical' For UK On Brexit - BBC German FinMin Schaeuble Pushing For Grexit (Again) If The IMF Decides To Drop Out - Bild ESM's Regling: European Bad Bank Likely To Need Public Support - RTRS EU Watchdog Calls For EU Bad Bank To Tackle Soured Loans - DM IMF: EU Should Provide Political Incentives For Govts To Comply With EU Budget Rules - RTRS IMF: Spain Should Deepen Structural Reforms - RTRS Japan PM Abe: Hope Next BoJ Gov Holds Same Stance As Kuroda - RTRS Japan's Abenomics Mastermind Calls For Aggressive Fiscal Policy - FT FX Trump Immigration Talk Hits Dollar - RTRS Mexico Peso Firms To Year High On US Trade Talk Optimism - RTRS FIXED INCOME US Treasurys Mixed Amid Economic Data; Fed In Focus - CNBC ECB PSPP (EUR): +16.882B To 1.319T (prev +18.527B To 1.303T) ECB CSPP (EUR): +1.929B To 58.815B (prev +2.876B To 56.89B) ECB CBPP (EUR): +408M To 207.864B (prev +240M To 207.46B) ECB ABSPP (EUR): +529M To 23.512B (prev -8M To 22.983B) BoE 3-7 Year Maturity Gilt Buyback Offer-Cover Ratio 4.74 (prev 1.82) BoE Pumps GBP 5 Bln Into Firms & GBP 20 Bln Into Banks To Keep Interest Rates Down - Tele Microsoft To Issue Biggest Bond Of The Year In Debt Market Boom - FT COMMODITIES & ENERGY Gold Marks First Gain In 5 Sessions As Dow Sinks Below 20,000 - MW LME Volumes Plunge As Liquidity Falls During Chinese New Year - FT Crude Oil Range-Bound Near $53 - LSE Iranian OilMin Zanganeh: Oil Producers Are 'Satisfied' With $55-60/Bbl Crude Price - BW Seplat CEO: Nigeria's Trans Forcados Crude Oil Pipeline Could Restart 'End-Q2' - RZ EQUITIES Stocks Slide On Concerns Over Trump's Immigration Policies - CNBC WBA & Rite Aid Enter Into Amendment And Extension To Merger Agreement - YF European Commission Fires Warning At Facebook Over Fake News - FT Starbucks Vows To Hire 10,000 Refugees After Trump Travel Ban - Guardian Citigroup To Exit Mortgage Servicing Ops By End Of 2018 - FSM Snap Inc. To Choose NYSE For IPO - CAM Trump Admin Expected To Approve AT&T-Time Deal With Constraints - Fox Investors Press Arconic To Oust CEO Klaus Kleinfeld, Months After Alcoa Separation - WSJ Drug Makers Accused Of Fixing Prices On Insulin - NYT Fitch: US Bank Earnings Don't Match Optimism Yet Moody's: Sprint's Ratings Unchanged After Term Loan Increase Deutsche Bank Poised To Settle Over Russian 'Mirror Trades' - RTRS Sources UniCredit Says To Miss ECB Capital Goal Ahead Of Cash Call - RTRS Lufthansa CEO: In Talks With Etihad Over Possibilities For Deeper Cooperation - WAZ Fitch: Revenue Pressure Persists For UBS; Overall Sound Q416 JX Holdings FY Pretax Profit Seen At Around JPY 300 Bln - Nikkei Mazda's Profit Seen Tanking 43% This Fiscal Year - Nikkei EMERGING MARKETS Mexican FinMin Meade Pledges To Defend Free Flow Of USD Remittances From The US - RTRS Mexican Central Bank Head Views Peso Drop As Overreaction - HB Mexico Sees Signs Of US Change On Wall Payment - YF Russian GDP (2016): -0.6% - TASS Brazil FinMin Meirelles: 2016 Central Government Deficit Was Better Than Expected - RTRS  

31 января, 01:45

End of Day FinancialJuice Market Wrap

Follow ZeroHedge and live market Coverage on FinancialJuice.com HEADLINES US Personal Income (MoM) Dec: 0.30% (est 0.40%; rev prev 0.10%) US Real Personal Spending (MoM) Dec: 0.30% (est 0.30%; rev prev 0.20%) US PCE Core (YoY) Dec: 1.70% (est 1.70%; rev prev 1.70%) EU Parl't Chief Brexit Negotiator Verhofstadt Calls Trump A Threat To EU W'ton AG To Lawsuit In Fed Court Against Pres Trump Over Immigration Order British PM May: Article 50 Vote Will Be A Simple Decision For MPs ECB's Nowotny: Removing QE Too Early Could Hurt Growth ECB Asks Several Banks How They Plan To Reduce Problematic Loans ECB's Nouy: Italy Has Done Too Little On Banks' Soured Loans ESM's Regling: European Bad Bank Likely To Need Public Support German CPI EU Harmonized (YoY) Jan P: 1.90% (est 2.00%; prev 1.70%) IMF: EU Should Provide Political Incentives To Comply With Budget Rules Japan's Abenomics Mastermind Calls For Aggressive Fiscal Policy WBA & Rite Aid Enter Into Amendment And Extension To Merger Agreement Deutsche Bank Poised To Settle Over Russian 'Mirror Trades' UniCredit Says To Miss ECB Capital Goal Ahead Of Cash Call COMMENTARY BoJ Rate Announcement Preview (Jan 2017) The BoJ is not expected to change policy at the first meeting of 2017. Currently the bank conducts JPY 80trln bond purchases annually, targets the 10-year yield at 0.00% and the short-term policy rate is -0.10%. Conditions have seemed to turn in the BoJ’s favour in recent months, while the JPY is also depreciating which should boost inflation and exports. Recent data releases support the BoJ's view that the economy is in the midst of a "moderate recovery trend." Manufacturing continued to pick up in December, with the Nikkei PMI improving to a 12-month high. Also, a solid pick-up in December consumer confidence-it rose to the highest in more than three years-suggests consumption remains on track to accelerate in 2017. That effect has not materialised yet however, the most recent inflation figures showed both headline and underlying inflation weakened in December. This was attributed to the lingering effects of last year’s strengthening of the JPY lowering the price of goods. (Read More)  A Guide to Why the Article 50 Bill Is a Headache for Theresa May U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May was hoping to bypass Parliament on when and how to trigger divorce proceedings with the European Union. Then the Supreme Court set her straight. So this week lawmakers discuss for the first time a short bill giving her permission to invoke Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty. At stake is whether May will meet her self-imposed deadline for starting talks by March 31 and if she’ll have a free hand to negotiate as she wants. If Parliament does reject the legislation, it could even resuscitate the specter of early elections. (BBG - Read More)  Coming Up: 23:50 JN Industrial Production (Dec, P) 00:30 AU NAB Business Survey (Dec) -------- JN BoJ Decision 06:30 JN BoJ's Kuroda Holds Press Conference Following MonPol Decision FILES & LINKS DATA US Personal Income (MoM) Dec: 0.30% (est 0.40%; rev prev 0.10%) - CNBC US Personal Spending (MoM) Dec: 0.50% (est 0.50%; prev 0.20%) - CNBC US Real Personal Spending (MoM) Dec: 0.30% (est 0.30%; rev prev 0.20%) - CNBC US PCE Core (MoM) Dec: 0.10% (est 0.10%; prev 0.00%) - CNBC US PCE Core (YoY) Dec: 1.70% (est 1.70%; rev prev 1.70%) - CNBC US PCE Deflator (MoM) Dec: 0.20% (est 0.20%; rev prev 0.10%) - CNBC US PCE Deflator (YoY) Dec: 1.60% (est 1.70%; prev 1.40%) - CNBC US Pending Home Sales (MoM) Dec: 1.60% (est 1.00%; prev -2.50%) - RTRS US Pending Home Sales NSA (YoY) Dec: -2.00% (est -0.30%; prev 1.40%) - RTRS US Dallas Fed Mfg Activity Index (Jan): 22.1 (est 15.0 rev prev 17.7) - FL Atlanta Fed GDPNow (Q117): 2.3% German CPI (YoY) Jan, P: 1.90% (est 2.00%; prev 1.70%) - BBG German CPI (MoM) Jan, P: -0.60% (est -0.50%; prev 0.70%) - BBG German CPI EU Harmonized (YoY) Jan, P: 1.90% (est 2.00%; prev 1.70%) - BBG German CPI EU Harmonized (MoM) Jan, P: -0.80% (est -0.70%; prev 1.00%) - BBG EuEurozone Consumer Confidence (Jan, F): -4.9 (est -4.9; prev -4.9) - MW Eurozone Economic Confidence (Jan): 107.9 (est 107.8; prev 107.8) - MW GOVERNMENT & CENTRAL BANKS EU Parl't Chief Brexit Negotiator Verhofstadt Calls Trump A Threat To EU - Indy Washington AG Will File Lawsuit In Fed Court Against Pres Trump Over Immigration Order - ST US Treasury Announces Quarterly Borrowing Estimates ECB's Nowotny: Removing QE Too Early Could Hurt Growth - RTRS ECB Asks Several Banks Plans On How They Plan To Reduce Problematic Loans - RTRS ECB's Nouy: Italy Has Done Too Little On Banks' Soured Loans - RTRS British PM May: Article 50 Vote Will Be A Simple Decision For MPs - FXS EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Verhofstadt: Simply No Deal For UK Without EU Consent - FXS SNP Leader Sturgeon: Coming Weeks 'Really Critical' For UK On Brexit - BBC German FinMin Schaeuble Pushing For Grexit (Again) If The IMF Decides To Drop Out - Bild ESM's Regling: European Bad Bank Likely To Need Public Support - RTRS EU Watchdog Calls For EU Bad Bank To Tackle Soured Loans - DM IMF: EU Should Provide Political Incentives For Govts To Comply With EU Budget Rules - RTRS IMF: Spain Should Deepen Structural Reforms - RTRS Japan PM Abe: Hope Next BoJ Gov Holds Same Stance As Kuroda - RTRS Japan's Abenomics Mastermind Calls For Aggressive Fiscal Policy - FT FX Trump Immigration Talk Hits Dollar - RTRS Mexico Peso Firms To Year High On US Trade Talk Optimism - RTRS FIXED INCOME US Treasurys Mixed Amid Economic Data; Fed In Focus - CNBC ECB PSPP (EUR): +16.882B To 1.319T (prev +18.527B To 1.303T) ECB CSPP (EUR): +1.929B To 58.815B (prev +2.876B To 56.89B) ECB CBPP (EUR): +408M To 207.864B (prev +240M To 207.46B) ECB ABSPP (EUR): +529M To 23.512B (prev -8M To 22.983B) BoE 3-7 Year Maturity Gilt Buyback Offer-Cover Ratio 4.74 (prev 1.82) BoE Pumps GBP 5 Bln Into Firms & GBP 20 Bln Into Banks To Keep Interest Rates Down - Tele Microsoft To Issue Biggest Bond Of The Year In Debt Market Boom - FT COMMODITIES & ENERGY Gold Marks First Gain In 5 Sessions As Dow Sinks Below 20,000 - MW LME Volumes Plunge As Liquidity Falls During Chinese New Year - FT Crude Oil Range-Bound Near $53 - LSE Iranian OilMin Zanganeh: Oil Producers Are 'Satisfied' With $55-60/Bbl Crude Price - BW Seplat CEO: Nigeria's Trans Forcados Crude Oil Pipeline Could Restart 'End-Q2' - RZ EQUITIES Stocks Slide On Concerns Over Trump's Immigration Policies - CNBC WBA & Rite Aid Enter Into Amendment And Extension To Merger Agreement - YF European Commission Fires Warning At Facebook Over Fake News - FT Starbucks Vows To Hire 10,000 Refugees After Trump Travel Ban - Guardian Citigroup To Exit Mortgage Servicing Ops By End Of 2018 - FSM Snap Inc. To Choose NYSE For IPO - CAM Trump Admin Expected To Approve AT&T-Time Deal With Constraints - Fox Investors Press Arconic To Oust CEO Klaus Kleinfeld, Months After Alcoa Separation - WSJ Drug Makers Accused Of Fixing Prices On Insulin - NYT Fitch: US Bank Earnings Don't Match Optimism Yet Moody's: Sprint's Ratings Unchanged After Term Loan Increase Deutsche Bank Poised To Settle Over Russian 'Mirror Trades' - RTRS Sources UniCredit Says To Miss ECB Capital Goal Ahead Of Cash Call - RTRS Lufthansa CEO: In Talks With Etihad Over Possibilities For Deeper Cooperation - WAZ Fitch: Revenue Pressure Persists For UBS; Overall Sound Q416 JX Holdings FY Pretax Profit Seen At Around JPY 300 Bln - Nikkei Mazda's Profit Seen Tanking 43% This Fiscal Year - Nikkei EMERGING MARKETS Mexican FinMin Meade Pledges To Defend Free Flow Of USD Remittances From The US - RTRS Mexican Central Bank Head Views Peso Drop As Overreaction - HB Mexico Sees Signs Of US Change On Wall Payment - YF Russian GDP (2016): -0.6% - TASS Brazil FinMin Meirelles: 2016 Central Government Deficit Was Better Than Expected - RTRS  

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31 января, 00:08

Snap Inc. is Listing Its Shares on the NYSE

A Snapchat IPO is getting closer and closer.

30 января, 22:36

Kellyanne Conway Rages Against "Misinformation" Over Trump's Immigration Order

After exposed Obama, Bush, and Clinton's previous anti-immigration actions amid the backlash against President Trump's executive orders, administration senior adviser Kellyanne Conway appeared on CNBC this morning and was visibly angry at the "information underload" from the mainstream media and bullhorn-touting, crying politicians. "The media and politicians have an obligation to calm the public [with facts] about what this policy does, and more importantly does not, do... this is why [Trump] has to tweet, so that the media will cover the tweet [facts]" It's pretty clear Conway's frustration is growing (and who can blame her)... Additionally, in an effort to dispel some more misinformation, Breitbart offers seven inconvenient facts about Trump's refugee actions... 1. It is NOT a “Muslim ban.” You will search the Executive Order in vain for mentions of Islam, or any other religion. By Sunday morning, the media began suffering acute attacks of honesty and writing headlines such as “Trump’s Latest Executive Order: Banning People From 7 Countries and More” (CNN) and printing the full text of the order. Granted, CNN still slips the phrase “Muslim-majority countries” into every article about the order, including the post in which they reprinted its text in full, but CNN used the word “Muslim,” not Trump. The order applies to all citizens of Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. It does not specify Muslims. The indefinite hold on Syrian refugees will affect Christians and Muslims alike. As Tim Carney at the Washington Examiner points out, the largest Muslim-majority countries in the world are not named in the Executive Order. More countries may be added to the moratorium in the days to come, as the Secretary of Homeland Security has been instructed to complete a 30-day review of nations that don’t provide adequate information for vetting visa applicants. It’s also noteworthy that the ban is not absolute. Exceptions for “foreign nationals traveling on diplomatic visas, North Atlantic Treaty Organization visas, C-2 visas for travel to the United Nations, and G-1, G-2, G-3, and G-4 visas” are expressly made in the order. The Departments of State and Homeland Security can also grant exceptions on a “case-by-case basis,” and “when in the national interest, issue visas or other immigration benefits to nationals of countries for which visas and benefits are otherwise blocked.” There is a provision in the Executive Order that says applications based on religious persecution will be prioritized “provided that the religion of the individual is a minority religion in the individual’s country of nationality.” This has been denounced as a “stealth Muslim ban” by some of the very same people who were conspicuously silent when the Obama administration pushed Christians – who the most savagely persecuted minority in the Middle East, with only the Yazidis offering real competition — to the back of the migration line. 2. The order is based on security reviews conducted by President Barack Obama’s deputies. As White House counselor Kellyanne Conway pointed out on “Fox News Sunday,” the seven nations named in Trump’s executive order are drawn from the Terrorist Prevention Act of 2015. The 2015 “Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015” named Iraq, Iran, Sudan, and Syria, while its 2016 update added Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. “These are countries that have a history of training, harboring, exporting terrorists. We can’t keep pretending and looking the other way,” said Conway. 3. The moratorium is largely temporary. Citizens of the seven countries named as security risks are banned from entering the United States for the next 90 days. Refugee processing is halted for 120 days. The longest-lived aspect of the ban may prove to be the halt on Syrian refugees, but that isn’t given a time frame at all. It will last “until such time as I have determined that sufficient changes have been made to the USRAP to ensure that admission of Syrian refugees is consistent with the national interest,” as President Trump wrote. 4. Obama banned immigration from Iraq, and Carter banned it from Iran. “Fact-checking” website PolitiFact twists itself into knots to avoid giving a “true” rating to the absolutely true fact that Jimmy Carter banned Iranian immigration in 1980, unless applicants could prove they were enemies of the Khomenei theocracy. One of Politifact’s phony talking points states that Carter “acted against Iranian nationals, not an entire religion.” As noted above, Trump’s Executive Order is precisely the same – it does not act against an “entire religion,” it names seven countries. As for Barack Obama, he did indeed ban immigration from Iraq, for much longer than Trump’s order bans it from the seven listed nations, and none of the people melting down today uttered a peep of protest. Richard Grenell summed it up perfectly in a Tweet: Obama took 6 months to review screening for 1 country. Trump will take 3 months for 7 countries. #MAGA @realDonaldTrump — Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) January 29, 2017  5. Trump’s refugee caps are comparable to Obama’s pre-2016 practices:  David French, who was touted as a spoiler candidate to keep Donald Trump out of the White House during the presidential campaign – in other words, not a big Trump fan – wrote a lengthy and clear-headed analysis of the Executive Order for National Review. He noted that after the moratorium ends in 120 days, Trump caps refugee admissions at 50,000 per year… which is roughly the same as President Obama’s admissions in 2011 and 2012, and not far below the 70,000 per year cap in place from 2013 to 2015. Obama had fairly low caps on refugees during the worst years of the Syrian civil war. He didn’t throw open the doors to mass refugee admissions until his final year in office. Depending on how Trump’s review of Syrian refugee policy turns out, he’s doing little more than returning admissions to normal levels after a four-month pause for security reviews. 6. The Executive Order is legal: Those invoking the Constitution to attack Trump’s order are simply embarrassing themselves. The President has clear statutory authority to take these actions. As noted, his predecessors did so, without much controversy. Most of the legal arguments against Trump’s order summarized by USA Today are entirely specious, such as attacking him for “banning an entire religion,” which the order manifestly does not do. Critics of the order have a political opinion that it will in effect “ban Muslims,” but that’s not what it says. Designating specific nations as trouble spots and ordering a pause is entirely within the President’s authority, and there is ample precedent to prove it. It should be possible to argue with the reasoning behind the order, or argue that it will have negative unintended consequences, without advancing hollow legal arguments. Of course, this is America 2017, so a wave of lawsuits will soon be sloshing through the courts. 7. This Executive Order is a security measure, not an arbitrary expression of supposed xenophobia. Conway stressed the need to enhance immigration security from trouble spots in her “Fox News Sunday” interview. French also addressed the subject in his post: When we know our enemy is seeking to strike America and its allies through the refugee population, when we know they’ve succeeded in Europe, and when the administration has doubts about our ability to adequately vet the refugees we admit into this nation, a pause is again not just prudent but arguably necessary. It is important that we provide sufficient aid and protection to keep refugees safe and healthy in place, but it is not necessary to bring Syrians to the United States to fulfill our vital moral obligations. French’s major objection to the Executive Order is that applying it to green-card holders is “madness,” but unfortunately many of the terrorists who attacked Americans during the Obama years were green-card holders. Daniel Horowitz and Chris Pandolfo addressed that subject at Conservative Review: Both liberals and conservatives expressed concern over hundreds of individuals going over to fight for ISIS. We are already limited in how we can combat this growing threat among U.S. citizens. Given that it is completely legal to exclude non-citizens upon re-entry, Trump extended the ban to legal permanent residents as well.   If a Somali refugee is travelling back to Somalia (so much for credible fear of persecution!), government officials should have the ability to prevent that person from coming back when necessary. Obviously, there are some individuals from these seven countries who already have green cards and we might not want to exclude. That is why the order grants discretion to the State Department to issue case-by-case exemptions for “religious persecution, “or when the person is already in transit and denying admission would cause undue hardship.” A CBP agent is always stationed at any international airport from which these individuals would board a direct flight to the United States (Paris and Dubai, for example). That individual would not allow anyone covered by this ban onto a U.S.-bound flight unless he grants them a hardship exemption. Indeed, it appears that green card holders returning yesterday from those seven countries were all granted entry. Because he is a progressive globalist, Obama deliberately blinded us to security threats, in the name of political correctness and left-wing ideology. Ninety or 120 days isn’t much time for Trump to turn all that around, especially because it is unlikely much will change in the seven countries Trump named. The hysterical reaction to Trump’s order illustrates the very thing that worries advocates of strong immigration security: Americans’ security is the lowest priority, far below progressive ideology, crass political opportunism, and emotional theater. We’re being effectively told by the theatrical class to tolerate a certain amount of Islamic terrorism because their feelings would be hurt by the tough measures we need protest ourselves from a tough enemy. But this time, President Trump is proving tough enough to push our security up into the top priority.

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30 января, 20:27

Владелец Snapchat планирует провести IPO на NYSE – CNBC

Компания Snap, управляющая сервисом Snapchat, собирается провести IPO на Нью-Йоркской фондовой бирже (NYSE), сообщает CNBC со ссылкой на источники.

30 января, 19:05

Дональд Трамп заявил о снижении стоимости строительства истребителей F-35

Президент США Дональд Трамп заявил, что стоимость программы по строительству истребителей пятого поколения F-35 будет снижена на $600 млн. Об этом сообщает телеканал CNBC. Генеральный директор Lockheed Martin — корпорации, которая осуществляет строительство, заявила, что обязуется снизить расходы на F-35. Напомним, на прошлой неделе вступивший в должность министр обороны США Джеймс Мэттис распорядился пересмотреть программы строительства «Борта номер один» президента США и многоцелевых истребителей пятого поколения F-35. По данным Пентагона, в 2016 году она увеличилась до $379 млрд, принеся корпорации Lockheed Martin порядка 20% прибыли.Подробнее о показателях Lockheed Martin и перспетивах производителей в США читайте в материале «Ъ» «Какому бизнесу в Америке будет хорошо».

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30 января, 18:45

BRIEF-Snap Inc to choose NYSE for its IPO - CNBC, citing source

* Snap Inc to choose NYSE for its IPO - CNBC, citing source Source text: http://cnb.cx/2jvbIjS

30 января, 18:12

Трамп сообщил о согласии Lockheed Martin снизить цену на истребители F-35

Президент США Дональд Трамп сообщил, что стоимость контракта на закупку истребителей F-35 сократилась на $600 млн, сообщает CNBC. "Я очень ценю ту степень ответственности, которую демонстрирует корпорация Lockheed Martin ...

30 января, 15:31

Номура: "Америка прежде всего" означает, что развивающиеся рынки будут в прошлом

Новая политика Трампа «Америка прежде всего» в целом негативная для развивающихся рынков, но не всем развивающимся рынкам достанется одинаково — утверждается в пятничном докладе Номуры.В то время как Трамп планирует разгонять фискальное стимулирование, это может привести к экономическим потрясениям в развивающихся странах, но маловероятно, что это будет ощущаться до конца 2017 года. Но Номура акцентирует внимание на двух других, более мощных силах, которые могут повлиять на развивающиеся рынки.Первое — более быстрый подъем ставок и укрепление доллара повлияет на развивающиеся рынки — многие из которых сильно закредитованы с 2008 года — это приведет к оттоку капитала и дефолтам по обязательствам. Второе — формируется ядро политики «Америка прежде всего» и стратегии переговоров: триумвират роста протекционизма, ужесточение миграционной политики и пересмотр внешней политики США.Доклад Номуры был опубликован до того, как Трамп подписал указ о запрете на въезд беженцев из 7 основных мусульманских стран в США. Сирийским беженцам запрещен въезд на неопределенный срок. Гражданам Сирии, Ирана, Ирака, Ливии, Сомали, Судана и Йемена запрещен въезд в течение трех месяцев, в то время как беженцам из други стран въезд запрещен в течение 4-з месяцев. Владельце «зеленых карт» или те, кто уже получил право на проживание в США также попадают под этот указ. Правозащитники нескольких штатов осудили этот шаг и пообещали бороться с таким «неконституционным» указом. Этот указ уже вызвал крупные акции протеста в США.В своем отчете Номура добавляет, что политика «Америка прежде всего» определенно не ударит по всем развивающимся странам одинаково. Некоторые страны даже будут бенефициарами такой политики. Стартовая позиция развивающихся рынков варьируется в широком диапазоне и Трампономика сделает этот разрыв еще более большим. В отчете Номура упоминает, что Мексика станет самой уязвимой, Венгрия, Израиль, Россия и Перу — будут менее уязвимыми.Номура считает, что Мексика пострадает сильнее всего, но с течением времени американский протекционизм будет направлен главным образом против Китая. Китай также маскирует большие каналы поставок: большая доля продукции с высокой добавленной стоимостью Китайского экспорта идет из других азиатских стран, что отражается в большой доле Китайского импорта в ВВП этих стран.В случае ужесточения политик, более быстрого подъема ставок ФРС и дополнительного укрепления доллара, хрупкая экономика Турции пострадает сильнее всего, также достанется Латинской Америке.Однако будут и бенефициары. Более «теплая» риторика в отношении России увеличила ожидания того, что санкции могут быть сняты или ослаблены, но не стоит ожидать того, что это произойдет в этом году.Оригинал: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/29/nomura-america-first-means-emerging-markets-last.html

30 января, 13:44

Google заступится за мигрантов созданием фонда

Крупнейшая в мире интернет-компания Google продолжает активно заниматься благотворительностью, пишет CNBC.

30 января, 13:44

Google заступится за мигрантов созданием фонда

Крупнейшая в мире интернет-компания Google продолжает активно заниматься благотворительностью, пишет CNBC.

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30 января, 12:50

Delta Air Lines возобновила 150 внутренних рейсов после компьютерного сбоя

Американская авиакомпания Delta Air Lines возобновила работу 150 внутренних рейсов, отмененных ранее из-за проблем в компьютерных системах, передает CNBC. "Я хочу извиниться перед всеми нашими клиентами, на которых повлияла эта ...

30 января, 09:22

Планы Трампа уронили доллар и мировой рынок акций

Рынки акций Азии и США снижаются в понедельник, после того как президент США Дональд Трамп ввел ограничение на въезд для мигрантов, что вызвало критику в стране и за рубежом.

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30 января, 09:19

В США более 150 внутренних рейсов Delta были отменены из-за технического сбоя

Вечером в воскресенье в США были отменены внутренние рейсы Delta Airlines, сообщает CNBC. Компания назвала причиной этого технический сбой. IT-отдел занялся этой проблемой, и полеты возобновились примерно через четыре часа после начала сбоя. На самолеты, находившиеся в тот период в воздухе, сбой не повлиял.

30 января, 07:43

В чем разница между Уолл-стрит и казино

Если в какие-то периоды времени фондовый рынок еще выполнял заложенные в него изначально функции, то сейчас это чисто спекулятивный рынок, не имеющий ничего общего c фундаментальными показателями компаний. Этот механизм очень напоминает казино.

30 января, 07:43

В чем разница между Уолл-стрит и казино

Если в какие-то периоды времени фондовый рынок еще выполнял заложенные в него изначально функции, то сейчас это чисто спекулятивный рынок, не имеющий ничего общего c фундаментальными показателями компаний. Этот механизм очень напоминает казино.

30 января, 03:11

Sunday Night Futures

On Trump immigration executive order:"This isn't normal. Its not humane, its not thought through, its not necessary, its not wise, its not decent and above all, its not American."Eliot A. Cohen, Counselor in the United States Department of State under Condoleezza Rice and President George W. BushWeekend:• Schedule for Week of Jan 29, 2017• These are Not Normal TimesFrom CNBC: Pre-Market Data and Bloomberg futures: S&P futures are down 8, and DOW futures are down 60 (fair value). Oil prices were down over the last week with WTI futures at $52.97 per barrel and Brent at $55.52 per barrel.  A year ago, WTI was at $33, and Brent was at $33 - so oil prices are up sharply year-over-year.Here is a graph from Gasbuddy.com for nationwide gasoline prices. Nationally prices are at $2.27 per gallon - a year ago prices were at $1.82 per gallon - so gasoline prices are up 45 cents a gallon year-over-year.