#USA

  • Ex-Olympic gymnastics coach Geddert facing investigation

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Former U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team coach John Geddert is facing a criminal investigation following the final sentencing of disgraced ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar, who molested girls at Geddert’s elite gymnastics club in Michigan. The Eaton County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that people recently came forward...
  • US panel rejects marketing plan for heated tobacco device

    SILVER SPRING, Md. — Government advisers dealt a blow Thursday to Philip Morris International’s hopes to sell its heat-not-burn device in the United States as a less-harmful alternative to cigarettes. The pen-like device heats Marlboro-branded sticks of tobacco but stops short of burning them. It is already sold in...
  • Trump praises African leader after White House dustup

    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to mend relations Friday with a key African leader in the aftermath of his controversial comments about African nations, praising the U.S. partnership with Rwanda along the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum. Trump’s meeting with Rwandan President Paul Kagame...
  • Hurricane relief effort led by ex-US presidents raises $41M

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) – A hurricane relief effort led by five former U.S. presidents that included a Texas concert with rock star Lady Gaga has raised more than $41 million. A statement Wednesday from One America Appeal says the money benefited hurricane recovery in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico...
  • The Hierarchy of an Investment Bank

    The typical investment bank is operated in a rigid, strict hierarchy, more so than most corporate or financial institutions. In his book “How to Be an Investment Banker: Recruiting, Interviewing, and Landing the Job,” Andrew Gutmann likens the structure to the military; rank means a great deal, and there...
  • Lawmakers using tax dollars to settle sex claims? Let’s name names

    From an editorial in Wednesday’s Chicago Tribune: Americans are being deluged with information about men accused of sexual harassment or assault. Since shocking revelations emerged about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, the Los Angeles Times notes, “a powerful person has been accused of misconduct at a rate of...
  • Trump Nominates Former Bannon Target For Top East Asia Post At State Department

    The White House has picked a senior diplomat who was the target of some of President Donald Trump’s closest advisers to lead the State Department’s East Asia bureau. Susan Thornton, a career foreign service officer, was nominated Tuesday for the position of assistant secretary of state for East Asian...
  • Government officials to meet next week to get plans underway for Pope Francis visit

    Pope Francis Source: Vincenzo PINTO THE FIRST INTEL meeting of stakeholders for Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland is to take place next week. Phoenix Park is on course to host the Pontiff for his farewell Mass during his visit next August. This would be the second time it is...
  • U.S employers add 228,000 jobs, unemployment rate stays 4.1%

    In the latest indication that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing, employers in the U.S. added a robust 228,000 new jobs last month and the nation’s unemployment rate held steady at a 17-year low of 4.1%. The Labor Department’s report Friday cements expectations that the Federal Reserve will...