В четверг, 27 апреля, в Соединенных Штатах Америки ожидается публикация нескольких важных показателей. В 15:30 МСК выйдут еженедельные данные по количеству первичных обращений за пособиями по безработице. Согласно нашим ожиданиям, показатель составил 245 тыс. Кроме того, будут опубликованы заказы на товары длительного пользования за март. Аналитики ожидают, что показатель увеличился на 1,2%. Из второстепенной макроэкономической статистики стоит выделить недельное изменение запасов природного газа, а также индекс деловой активности промышленности ФРБ Канзаса за апрель. Важных выступлений сегодня также не ожидается. Сегодня до открытия рынка будут опубликованы финансовые результаты AbbVie, American Airlines, Bristol-Myers Squibb, CME Group, Comcast, Dow Chemical, Johnson Controls, Ford Motor, MGM Resorts, Raytheon, Union Pacific, а после закрытия – Alphabet, Amazon, Expedia, Intel, Microsoft, Starbucks, Western Digital.
Canadian National (CNI) outperformed in the first quarter.
Union Pacific (UNP) is slated to release first-quarter 2017 results on Apr 27.
Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Norfolk Southern, Canadian National Railways, Union Pacific, Canadian Pacific Railway and Kansas City Southern
Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Norfolk Southern, Canadian National Railways, Union Pacific, Canadian Pacific Railway and Kansas City Southern
Kansas City Southern (KSU) reported better-than-expected revenues in the quarter.
GATX Corp. (GATX) outperformed in the first quarter.
Canadian Pacific (CP) reported in line earnings in the first quarter of 2017.
Canadian National Railway Company (CNI) is scheduled to report first-quarter 2017 results on Apr 24, after market close.
Union Pacific is issuing debt so it can maintain its dividends and buy back stock it issued as compensation to executives.
The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Cisco, Philip Morris, McDonald's, General Dynamics, Union Pacific and Cintas
The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Cisco, Philip Morris, McDonald's, General Dynamics, Union Pacific and Cintas
Analyst Reports for McDonald's, Cisco, Philips Morris and General Dynamics
A monopoly is marked by its ability to generate excessive profits. Union Pacific is clearly a monopolist based on this criterion.
MANAFORT secretly worked for Russian billionaire to ‘benefit Putin government’ -- What’s REALLY going on with the health-care bill -- BUZZ: GARY COHN house-hunting in Georgetown -- B’DAY: Rebecca Spicer
Listen to Playbook in 90 Seconds http://bit.ly/2mTMSg3 ... Subscribe on iTunes http://apple.co/2eX6Eay ... Visit the online home of Playbook http://politi.co/2f51JnfSIREN at 6 a.m. -- “WASHINGTON (AP) - Trump ex-campaign chairman Manafort secretly worked for Russian billionaire to ‘benefit Putin government,’ files show.” -- AP’s JEFF HORWITZ and CHAD DAY: “President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The work appears to contradict assertions by the Trump administration and Manafort himself that he never worked for Russian interests.” http://apne.ws/2mTLvxV MEMO TO THE MARKETS -- LET US SIMPLIFY THIS FOR YOU -- This health-care fight seems pretty predictable. If the bill passes the House tomorrow -- it might, it might not -- it will head to the Senate, where it is certain to undergo a massive overhaul. Why? Because many Senate Republicans don’t like this bill. Listen to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) describe what the Senate will do, per Burgess Everett: “We’ll either pass something that will achieve a goal that we’ve been working on. Or not.” Democrats, meanwhile, are already envisioning ways to gut the bill to make it less palatable to conservatives. Read Burgess Everett and Jen Haberkorn’s story http://politi.co/2mTjff7SO IN SHORT, this bill as it is currently written is dead on arrival in the Senate. And if the Senate does overhaul the bill, it will be more moderate, likely making it unpalatable to House Republicans. If you’re just joining the program, this is often how Washington works! Things are slow, they’re frustrating and legislating takes time. That’s why President Donald Trump’s White House got eye rolls on Capitol Hill when they said they’d repeal the Affordable Care Act and complete tax reform by August. Look at how hard it is to pass a rewrite of Obamacare, something the GOP has planned to do since 2010.WHERE THINGS STAND -- “Trump, GOP leaders lack votes to pass Obamacare repeal,” by Rachael Bade, John Bresnahan, and Kyle Cheney: “Despite a frantic lobbying effort, President Donald Trump and House GOP leaders are still short of the votes they need to pass their Obamacare replacement bill, just two days before the legislation is set to be taken up on the floor.” http://politi.co/2nlYSKxTHE HOUSE FREEDOM CAUCUS has a make-or-break moment tomorrow. If they stick together, they could feasibly kill this bill. If they don’t, Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan win, and the conservative caucus becomes weaker in future battles. Already some Capitol Hill Republicans and people close to Trump are talking about trying to work with Democrats to get other legislative initiatives passed in the future. As for health care, Democrats have vowed to force Republicans to pass their health care overhaul on their own. House Democrats have no plans to offer any amendments. Their thinking: There is nothing they could offer that would make the bill palatable for them to vote for it.THE LAST WORD -- FROM THE PRO-TRUMPCARE REPUBLICANS: They think the bill is going to pass. They believe that the numbers are moving in their direction, and say the opponents have isolated themselves. The president is clearly willing to horse-trade for votes -- so the conservatives can get something to count as a win, if they want, aides say, but whether to vote yes to is another story. The White House and GOP leadership have been trying to make the message clear that the entire agenda is tied to passing this bill, which they believe should convince enough Republicans to vote yes.THE STAKES -- From Kristina Peterson in the Wall Street Journal: “The bill’s passage would vindicate Mr. Ryan’s more-collaborative style. Failure would undercut his power and expose an inability to unite rebelling conservative and centrist Republicans. The rest of the House GOP legislative agenda, including a long-sought overhaul of the tax code, could be imperiled.” http://on.wsj.com/2n6pPja THE HORSE-TRADING -- “The 7 Big Revisions Republicans Made to Their Health Care Bill, and Why They Made Them,” by NYT’s Kevin Quealy and Margot Sanger-Katz: http://nyti.ms/2n6t762BUZZ -- HOUSE DEMS HEALTH CARE BATTLE PLAN -- Michael Bocian of GBA Strategies and Al Quinlan of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner will begin briefing House Democrats Wednesday on “anti-Trumpcare” message polling. Expect more doom-and-gloom language. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s “Dear Colleague” last night provides a good teaser. “Thursday’s vote will have life and death consequences for tens of millions of Americans. Our Caucus will be fully engaged in the fight to defeat Republicans’ monstrous bill,” Pelosi wrote. Pelosi letter http://politi.co/2nAGnm0GLENN THRUSH and MAGGIE HABERMAN put Trump on the couch -- “Why Letting Go, for Trump, Is No Small or Simple Task”: “President Trump is a man seriously susceptible to snagging himself in the nettles of obsession. In the last three weeks, no compulsion has so consumed his psyche, and his Twitter account, as the deeply held and shallowly sourced belief that President Barack Obama tapped his phones. So why can’t he just let go? Mr. Trump … is driven by a need to prove his legitimacy as president to the many critics who deem him an unworthy victor forever undercut by Hillary Clinton’s three-million-vote win in the popular vote. … “[F]ighting back ... is an important part of the president’s self-image. The two most influential role models in Mr. Trump’s youth were men who preached the twin philosophies of relentless self-promotion and the waging of total war against anyone perceived as a threat. … Toughness, more than any other attribute, is what Mr. Trump has sought to project during his short and successful political career -- and he believes his behavior makes him look tougher, no matter what the press thinks. As a presidential candidate, he wanted to look dour, and vetoed any campaign imagery that so much as hinted at weakness, aides said. Which is why every self-selected snapshot — down to the squinty-eyed scowl attached to his Twitter account — features a tough-guy sourpuss. ‘Like Churchill,’ is what Mr. Trump would tell staffers when asked what look he was going for. ...“Third, diversion is an important motive. Mr. Trump was able to change the subject by attacking Mr. Obama and floating unsubstantiated theories. … Finally, Mr. Trump hasn’t let up because no one can stop him. Within the White House, aides describe a nearly paralytic inability to tell Mr. Trump that he has erred or gone too far on Twitter.” http://nyti.ms/2mP0iZRWSJ EDITORIAL SCOLDS TRUMP – “A President’s Credibility: Trump’s falsehoods are eroding public trust, at home and abroad”: “If President Trump announces that North Korea launched a missile that landed within 100 miles of Hawaii, would most Americans believe him? Would the rest of the world? We’re not sure, which speaks to the damage that Mr. Trump is doing to his Presidency with his seemingly endless stream of exaggerations, evidence-free accusations, implausible denials and other falsehoods. ... [T]he President clings to his [wiretapping] assertion like a drunk to an empty gin bottle, rolling out his press spokesman to make more dubious claims. Sean Spicer—who doesn’t deserve this treatment—was dispatched last week to repeat an assertion by a Fox News commentator that perhaps the Obama Administration had subcontracted the wiretap to British intelligence. ... Two months into his Presidency, Gallup has Mr. Trump’s approval rating at 39%. No doubt Mr. Trump considers that fake news, but if he doesn’t show more respect for the truth most Americans may conclude he’s a fake President.” http://on.wsj.com/2nQSjxm THE WHITE HOUSE’S WEDNESDAY -- TRUMP is dropping by a women in health care panel that CMS Administrator Seema Verma is hosting. He’ll hold a legislative affairs meeting that Pence is attending -- the type of confab that usually attracts lawmakers skeptical of the president’s agenda. The president and VP will meet with the executive committee of the Congressional Black Caucus. Trump is dining with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.PENCE is doing a round of radio interviews in the morning, and is meeting with EU VP Federica Mogherini. He’ll go on Rush Limbaugh’s show in the afternoon, and he’ll then do more interviews in the evening.NEW POLITICO/MORNING CONSULT POLL -- “Poll: Approval wanes for GOP health bill,” by Steve Shepard: “Support for the GOP proposal to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law is fading, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted just before an expected House vote on the legislation. Voters are divided on the measure: Approval of the bill declined from 46 percent last week to 41 percent in the new poll, conducted last Thursday through Sunday. Disapproval, meanwhile, ticked up marginally, from 35 percent last week to 38 percent in the new survey. More voters, 22 percent, strongly disapprove of the bill than the 17 percent who strongly approve of it. More than one in five voters, 22 percent, are undecided — a slight, 3-point increase since last week. “Republicans continue to support to bill: 62 percent of GOP voters approve of the bill, while only 18 percent disapprove. And while Democratic opposition — 57 percent disapprove — lags Republicans’ backing, more Democrats strongly disapprove of the law, 40 percent, than Republicans who strongly approve, 28 percent.” http://politi.co/2nmkOFoTILLERSON'S SOFT-HITTING ASIA INTERVIEW -- "Trump's Diplomat: How Rex Tillerson Is Translating 'America First' Into Foreign Policy," by IJR's Erin McPike: "[W]hy ... did he want the gig? 'I didn't want this job. I didn't seek this job.' He paused to let that sink in. A beat or two passed before an aide piped up to ask him why he said yes. 'My wife told me I'm supposed to do this.' After watching the contortions of my face as I tried to figure out what to say next, he humbly explained that he had never met the president before the election. As president-elect, Trump wanted to have a conversation with Tillerson 'about the world' given what he gleaned from the complex global issues he dealt with as CEO of Exxon Mobil. 'When he asked me at the end of that conversation to be secretary of state, I was stunned.' When Tillerson got home and told his wife, Renda St. Clair, she shook her finger in his face and said, 'I told you God's not through with you.'" http://bit.ly/2nIDJv1-- BY ALL ACCOUNTS, Tillerson’s gotten off to a rough start at State. He’s failed to reassure career employees that he’s got their back, he’s been left out of key White House meetings, rarely speaks to the press and has booted them from his travel party. Tillerson is dealing with a president who wants to cut his agency’s budget and angered NATO countries by saying he wouldn’t attend an early April foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels before proposing new dates that would allow him to come. This IJR piece … well, read it and make up your own mind.GET SMART FAST -- “Top takeaways from Gorsuch’s marathon confirmation hearing,” by Josh Gerstein and Seung Min Kim: “Gorsuch’s biggest problem: Trump. The Supreme Court nominee spent much of the day on the run - running away from statements and promises Trump and his aides made about judges both during the campaign and since taking the White House. … Democrats throw punches. Do they leave a mark? Senate Democrats threw a kitchen sink of attacks against Gorsuch and his record on Tuesday - but it's unclear whether those blows will ultimately cripple the high court hopeful. … “Gorsuch highlights his ‘gentler’ side. With Democrats trying to paint Gorsuch as heartless toward workers, the Supreme Court nominee seemed to go out of his way on several occasions to stress his compassion, even - or maybe especially - when that meant an opportunity to draw a contrast with Trump and his hardline approach. … Gorsuch: Gay marriage is ‘settled law’ - but what about abortion? No matter how hard Democrats tried, Gorsuch refused to get pinned down on specific policies spanning from abortion to campaign finance to gun regulations.” http://politi.co/2ncd8oAPALACE INTRIGUE -- “Carbon tax debate exposing rift among Trump’s aides,” by Josh Dawsey, Annie Karni, and Andrew Restuccia: “When former secretary of state James Baker and his allies came to the White House last month to pitch a carbon tax, they received a warm reception from Gary Cohn, one of the president's top economic advisers. Six weeks later, the friendly meeting with advocates of the highly controversial policy proposal is still reverberating in the White House, underscoring the increasingly tense relationship between Cohn and Steve Bannon, Trump’s powerful chief strategist, who have staked out vastly different ideological approaches to West Wing matters.“Any tax would raise significant resistance from Republicans, and one Cohn ally says he is not making active arguments for the tax internally. But the meeting nonetheless set off alarm bells for Bannon and his allies, who regard Cohn with growing suspicion and see climate change as a key point of tension between Trump’s moderate and hardline conservative advisers. And they say Cohn -- a registered Democrat -- is a secret supporter of the tax.” http://politi.co/2n6pxsAQUOTE DU JOUR – GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE yesterday at a press conference, per Ryan Hutchins: “We should all be really careful in today’s world; 140 characters don’t allow for a lot of nuance. Yet it seems, in a lot of areas of our country right now, everyone is governing by 140 characters. I think that governing and life is a heck of a lot more complicated than 140 characters.”WAIT A MINUTE … -- @maggieNYT: “Apparently the office Ivanka is taking has been held aside for her since Trump took office, per two ppl briefed.”THE OPPOSITION -- “Democrats gripped by special election performance anxiety,” by Gabriel Debenedetti: “Money is flooding into Democrat Jon Ossoff’s campaign. The national party has started running focus groups on his behalf. Thousands of volunteers have flocked to his team to help him win his April special election for a vacant Atlanta-area congressional seat. The race for Georgia’s 6th District has suddenly become a focal point, viewed as a chance to send Donald Trump a message by channeling the party’s grass-roots rage, energy and frustration into a single contest. “But party leaders are growing increasingly frustrated by the nationalization of this race and another in Montana — and worried about unrealistic expectations in Republican-friendly seats where the Democrats are at a decided disadvantage. Just a few high-profile losses in races framed as referendums on the Trump agenda, Democrats fear, and the currently heightened level of engagement and hope might fall off the cliff.” http://politi.co/2mTCGUPTHE JUICE … -- GARY COHN is on the hunt for a house in Washington. Trump’s chief economic adviser has been looking at houses in parts of Georgetown, including on Dumbarton Street, according to a source familiar with the search. Cohn’s office declined to comment on the matter.-- ANTONY BLINKEN, former U.S. deputy secretary of state and White House deputy national security adviser, is joining the board of advisors of the global business advisory and strategic communications firm Laurel Strategies.-- ONE WIN FOR HOUSE REPUBLICANS -- @juliehdavis: “Wow. Per pool, the NRCC event Trump is headlining tonight raised $30 MILLION, ‘unprecedented,’ according to Rep. Steve Womack, dinner chair”FOR YOUR RADAR -- “U.S., South Korea say North Korea’s latest missile test fails,” by AP’s Hyung-Jin Kim in Seoul, South Korea: “North Korea’s latest missile launch ended in failure on Wednesday as the United States sent a supersonic bomber streaking over ally South Korea in a show of force against the North, officials said. The reported launch failure comes as the North angrily reacts to ongoing annual U.S.-South Korean military drills that it views as an invasion rehearsal. Earlier this month, North Korea fired four ballistic missiles that landed in waters off Japan, triggering strong protests from Seoul and Tokyo. The American military detected what it assessed as a failed North Korean missile launch on Wednesday morning, the U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement. It said the missile ‘appears to have exploded within seconds of launch.’” http://apne.ws/2o3IStz-- “McCaul: In-flight electronics ban isn’t driven by airport security issues,” by Jen Scholtes: “Rep. Mike McCaul said the Trump administration’s new aviation restrictions are aimed at protecting against regional threats rather than poor airport security. ‘This is all based on an intelligence evaluation and assessment that was presented to the president,’ McCaul told POLITICO [Tuesday] evening about the impending rules barring passengers from carrying on large electronics, such as laptops, aboard U.S.-bound flights from 10 airports. ‘The fact of the matter is it’s a radical Islamist threat, and unfortunately that’s the part of the world where these threats come from.’” http://politico.pro/2nlUH1nMEDIAWATCH -- “History Developing Anthology Scripted Series About U.S. Presidents: Bill Clinton & Ronald Reagan Among First Subjects,” by Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva: The History Network “is developing internally limited series about other former presidents including Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Dwight Eisenhower. As part of the development process, History has optioned several best-selling biographies as source material for The Commanders including ‘The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton’ by Peter Baker, ‘Theodore Rex’ by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris, ‘Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates’ by Brian Kilmeade and ‘The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan’ by Rick Perlstein.” http://bit.ly/2ncpn4J-- per Joe Pompeo’s Morning Media: “While CNN and MSNBC continued carrying James Comey’s congressional testimony until mid afternoon Tuesday, Fox News cut away early -- and lost 29 percent of viewers.” http://bit.ly/2nR6Vg7 -- “In age of Trump, Obama is the new tabloid darling,” by Madeline Conway: “In early February, after the former president was spotted wearing his hat backward while on a post-inauguration trip to the Virgin Islands, TMZ declared that Barack and Michelle Obama were on ‘permanent vacation.’ Bustle, a women’s blog, dubbed the former first couple’s vacation look ‘Super Chill Obama and Michelle’ and told its probably-liberal readers, ‘Vacation Obama Is Exactly What You Need To See In This Dark Time.’ TMZ, again: ‘Prez Obama Hat to the Back, Still On Island Time.’” http://politi.co/2mrLUvj BEYOND THE BELTWAY -- “‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Author J.D. Vance Moves to Ohio to Find Venture-Capital Deals,” by WSJ’s Dennis K. Berman: “Vance, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, is heading back to his home turf to find venture deals for Steve Case’s investment vehicle Revolution LLC. Mr. Vance has relocated to Columbus, Ohio, and will begin his search for opportunities there and across states that get sparse amounts of venture investment ... Their first goal is to find the hottest new startups, but Mr. Vance said he wanted to help change the complexion of economic development across the U.S. In 2016, California companies received $28.4 billion in venture funds out of a total $52.4 billion, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. Ohio, by comparison, attracted $303 million, and Kentucky $22 million. … Mr. Vance most recently has been a part of Mithril Capital, the venture vehicle for noted Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel, and he said he would continue to do some work for Mithril.” http://on.wsj.com/2n6Druy ... $15.67 on Amazon http://amzn.to/2cFCt2c WEST COAST WATCH -- “Gov. Jerry Brown promotes his California agenda in Washington with a bit of shuttle diplomacy,” by L.A. Times’ John Myers: “As the leader of a state that seems more a country of its own in its isolation from the Republican revolution, Gov. Jerry Brown saw his visit to Capitol Hill on Tuesday play out like that of any foreign ambassador to the nation’s capital. Brown played the role of diplomat, sitting with friends and foes alike to assess California’s standing as decisions are made on federal funding and priorities. And like a good envoy, he carefully chose his words about the path forward. ‘I do think we all have to work vigorously to defend our position, but to find as many openings with a very different kind of politics,’ Brown said after his final meeting Tuesday.” http://lat.ms/2ncme4MTV TONIGHT -- Martha MacCallum is hosting a town hall on Fox News tonight at 7 p.m. from Southern Pines, North Carolina. Guests include David Bossie and Robby Mook.SPOTTED at the Four Seasons yesterday morning, at separate tables: Tony Podesta and Ed Rogers ... Heather Podesta and Missy Edwards; Geoff Morrell; Evan McMullin … Matt Damon at “Hamilton” in New York on Tuesday night.SPOTTED last night at a Trump Transition team informal happy hour at The Hamilton: Christine Cicconne, Matt Well, R.C. Hammond, Sue Hensley, Taylor Gross, Rachel Harris, Meg Bloomgren, Tara Bradshaw, Larissa Martinez, Scott Mason, Scott Maurer, DJ Nordquist, Ory Rinat, George Rogers, Brad Rateike, Julie Bell, David White, Ross Cameron, and Meghan Burris. SPOTTED at yesterday’s ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the Sagamore Pendry hotel in Baltimore: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, Scott Plank (brother of Under Armour founder Kevin Plank who is also a partner in the hotel), Montage Hotels and Resorts founder Alan Fuerstman, Pendry Hotels co-founder Michael Fuerstman, Tammy Haddad, Dan Swartz.WEEKEND WEDDING -- Menachem Wecker and Nachama Soloveichik got married on Monday evening at the Grand Lodge in Cockeysville, Maryland. Menachem is a reporter who covers cultures and the arts, religion, and education. Nachama is a vice President at ColdSpark Media -- the political firm responsible for helping Sen. Pat Toomey win re-election. Pics http://bit.ly/2nIABPJ ... http://bit.ly/2nQZJ3K SPOTTED: Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), ColdSpark co-founders Mark Harris and Mark Devanney, Jon Lerner, the deputy UN ambassador, Newsmax reporter John Gizzi, Rachel Semmel, Mary Vought, Aryeh Shudofsky and Dennis Roddy. TRANSITIONS -- Darren Peters, who worked as a traveling political adviser to Hillary Clinton in both campaigns, has launched The Peter Damon Group, a consulting firm that will do public affairs and event management…. Eileen Braden is now head of civic engagement at JPMorgan Chase, as the bank builds out its public affairs team. She’ll focus on local outreach on a regional team. She was at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for a decade, and was vice president for political affairs. ...… Denise Horn is now the director of corporate communications for Turner Broadcasting in New York. She was director of African American media at Hillary For America, and was the assistant press secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. … Jeff Weiss, a former senior USTR, OIRA, and Commerce official, has joined Venable’s international trade practice in Washington. http://politi.co/2nm7vom BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Wolf Blitzer is 69 – how he’s celebrating: “since I’m a long-time Washington Wizards season ticket holder and a fan, I’ve invited my Situation Room team to the Wizards-Hawks game tonight. We’re looking forward to a win” – read his Playbook Plus Q&A: http://politi.co/2nRekvW BIRTHDAYS: NBWA’s Rebecca Miller Spicer, the pride of Nashville, celebrating responsibly with beer of course (hubby tip: Sean) ... Senate President Pro Tem Orrin Hatch is 83 ... Pat Robertson is 87 ... House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Tex.) is 62 ... NBC White House reporter Ali Vitali (h/t Jeremy Diamond) ... Sarah Feldman, Sen. McCaskill’s press secretary and a Feinstein and No Labels alum … Daniel Knowles, an Africa correspondent for The Economist and an alum of the magazine’s Washington bureau (h/t Daniel Strauss) ... Adam Frankel, former Obama speech writer now senior director for CEO Communications at PepsiCo … Brad Luna … Matt “Rasputin” Negrin, a contributor to GQ, a Bloomberg and Politico alum and Sean Spicer troll extraordinaire, is 3-0 (h/t Gena Wolfson) ... Josh Siegel of the Daily Signal ... Politico’s Victoria Hartman ... Square’s Peter Lezama, a Bloomberg alum ... Chris Taylor, SVP of Boylan ... Kathryn Jean Lopez, a.k.a. KLo ... Giovanni Hashimoto, alum of California Young Democrats and PCCC alum, celebrating in Milan ... Jeff Cohen, EVP of political and public affairs at the Federation of American Hospitals ... Rick Allen, CEO and co-founder of SnagFilms … Charles Burton, former advisor to Sen. Menendez now director of gov’t affairs at AMG in Trenton, is 32 ... John Stauffer, global lead of APCO Worldwide’s digital practice (h/t Anthony DeAngelo) ... Nancy Nathan of CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper, and longtime NBC News producer ...... Ashley Brooke Bauman, public affairs director at the City of Tampa and a DNC alum ... Town Hall deputy news editor Daniel Doherty ... cartoonist Rob Tornoe ... Safe Kids Worldwide director of public policy Tony Green ... Jim Mills, a Fox News and C-SPAN alum ... Jessica Reinis, who manages digital content for Charter Communications and a TWC, CNN and ABC alum … Lindsey Craig, VP and COO at Sextons Creek and a Mike Pence alum ... writer/producer Matthew Leib ... Roger Nyhus ... Alan Jenkins, executive director of The Opportunity Agenda ... Rhonda Binda ... David Edmund Black, director of Washington affairs at Union Pacific ... Ammi Chaveas ... Jeremy Bloom ... Kaswar Klasra ... Sennaya Samy Muthukrishnan ... Mercury managing director Jonathan Greenspun … Andrew Hawkins, transportation reporter at The Verge and a Crain’s alum … DNAinfo’s Ben Fractenberg ... Patrick Manion, a Trey Gowdy and Clemson alum ... Kate Head ... Julie Stauch ... Kristin Brost ... Tom Lindenfeld ... Ann Clancy of Sen. Sanders’ office ... Connor Corcoran, LC for Sen. Gary Peters ... Mitra Nelson of Rep. Ellison’s office (h/ts Legistorm) … composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim is 87 ... William Shatner is 86 ... writer James Patterson is 7-0 ... composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is 69 ... Bob Costas is 65 ... Reese Witherspoon is 41 (h/t AP)
27 fuel tank cars carrying ethanol burst into flames on Friday morning after a freight train derailed in northwestern Iowa, authorities said. The flames from the train could be seen from at least eight miles away. The derailment occurred around 1 a.m., near Graettinger, about 160 miles northwest of Des Moines, the Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports It said two crew members escaped unharmed. Nearby residents were asked to evacuate the area and no injuries have been reported. Raquel Espinoza, a spokeswoman for Union Pacific, confirmed that the train is operated by that railroad company, but she declined to say more, referring questions to the National Transportation Safety Board. Palo Alto County emergency management director Mark Hunefeld said at least 27 of 101 cars derailed, including the burning tanks. Eight cars were still burning as of 7 a.m., the sheriff's office said. Railroad personnel were able to unhitch 74 loaded tankers and move them from the site. Sasha Forsen, spokeswoman for Green Plains Inc. in Omaha, Nebraska, confirmed that the tanks had been filled with ethanol at the company's plant in Superior, Iowa. She declined to say where the shipment was heading. NTSB spokesman Keith Holloway said agency investigators would be at the derailment site to determine the cause of the accident Friday afternoon.
SNOWFALLS ARE NOW JUST A THING OF THE PAST: Amtrak train freed after being stuck almost 13 hours in …
SNOWFALLS ARE NOW JUST A THING OF THE PAST: Amtrak train freed after being stuck almost 13 hours in 25-foot ND snowbank. Found via Maggie’s Farm, video of how global warming is removed from Donner Pass by the Union Pacific Railroad: (Classical reference in headline.)
Оригинал взят у proshakov в Поезд завтрашнего дня в 1939 годуИз числа 12 000 паровозов построенных и бывших в эксплуатации в США всего 220 были оборудованы обтекаемыми кожухами, или же, как в ж\д Chicago & North Western, таковыми назывались. Все они получили общее название «streamline» и использовались на линиях пассажирского сообщения.Железные дороги прибегали к подобным решениям в связи со следующими причинами:• Во-первых, некоторые, например Burlington, планировали использовать паровозы в качестве запасных на случай выхода из строя дизельных локомотивов, работавших на скоростных пассажирских линиях.• Во-вторых, многие железные дороги, такие как Милуоки-роуд (Milwaukee), не верили, что дизели были достаточно мощными, чтобы надежно тянуть полноразмерный поезд, преимущества которого перед небольшими трех- и четырех-вагонными составами уже были доказаны пионерами рынка Union Pacific и Burlington. Santa Fe показала в 1937г., что дизеля вполне справляются с задачей, но некоторые дороги еще в течении десяти лет предпочитали использовать проверенные паровые технологии.• В-третьих, некоторые посчитали, то гораздо дешевле установить кожух на старый паровоз, чем построить новый дорогой или перейти на неочевидные дизели. Даже UP использовала якобы обтекаемые (на деле тяжеловесные) поезда с паровозами с установленными кожухами, причисляя их к своему скоростному флоту.Этот стримлайнер , выполненный по проекту Генри Дрейфуса, выставлялся на всемирной ярмарке в Нью-Йорке в 1939 г
Union Pacific (UNP) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.