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E*TRADE Reports Record DARTs For Q1 but Sees Moderation in April

“E*TRADE Reports Record DARTs For Q1 but Sees Moderation in April E*TRADE’s stock was inching higher in trading Friday after the company reported first quarter results that beat Wall Street views and posted record daily average revenue trades (DARTs) as volatility in the stock market drew out more active traders” writes Donna Fuscaldo for investopedia.com. The CEO said that the recommendation will come in October when the company reports third quarter results.During the quarter, E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) saw a 3% increase in net new brokerage accounts, adding 59,685, and…

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‘Deport first – hear appeals later’

“In October 2013 @theresa_may proudly boasted that she would “deport first and hear appeals later”” writes Ned Simons for huffingtonpost.co.uk. It is because of her race to the bottom pandering to anti-immigrant sentiment. pic.twitter.com/xExpXKnLJI Theresa May’s move in 2013 to expand the number of people the government could hear immigration appeals from after they had already been deported has been blamed for contribution to the Windrush scandal.Speaking in the Commons during the debate, Lammy said it was wrong to send “civilized human beings” back to places like Afghanistan, Syria and…

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A tale of two deals—ahead of earnings, Biogen move perplexes

“Read our previous coverage: Biogen earnings: The art of the (expected) deal and Rare disease drug is driving Biogen earnings, but for how long?” writes Emma Court for marketwatch.com. Ionis shares surged 4.5% on the partnership, while Biogen shares declined 1%.How Biogen approached a potential AveXis deal will be important to investors come its earnings, scheduled for early Tuesday, said Mizuho analyst Salim Syed.Long expected to make a deal, drugmaker Biogen finally did on Friday — just not the deal anyone was expecting. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Construction jobs abound in South Florida as unemployment declines

“But all three counties in South Florida added jobs” writes Marcia Heroux Pounds for sun-sentinel.com. Meanwhile, construction jobs are still booming in South Florida, with all three counties adding more than 10,000 jobs in March over the year. “Good, solid economic conditions and population growth are leading to growth in residential construction,” said Gus Faucher, chief economist for PNC Bank.Palm Beach County added 5,453 jobs, an increase of 0.7 percent over the year. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Natalie Portman’s snub of ‘Jewish Nobel’ triggers Israel backlash

“One Israeli lawmaker warned that Portman’s decision is a sign of eroding support for Israel among young American Jews” writes Associated Press for sun-sentinel.com. Portman’s decision will cause our philanthropic initiative to be politicized, something we have worked hard for the past five years to avoid,” it said.The Genesis foundation said it was “very saddened” by Portman’s decision and would cancel the prize ceremony, which had been set for June 28.Rachel Azaria, a lawmaker from the centrist Kulanu party, warned that Portman’s decision to stay away is a sign of…

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The Disney-21st Century Fox deal: a timeline

“Yesterday, Disney filed papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding its acquisition of 21st Century Fox in December” writes Apr Edt for theverge.com. Unhappy with the quote, Murdoch and 21st Century Fox decided to completely withdraw from acquisition talks.Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment divisions makes a certain amount of sense, even if it pushes the company further toward antitrust issues. Source: theverge.com Share This:

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European MPs warn U.S. over scrapping JCPOA

“MPs from Britain, France and Germany have warned the U.S. Congress of damage to transatlantic credibility and conflict in the Middle East if Washington pulls out of the Iran nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)” reports tehrantimes.com. The Trump administration has demanded that the 2015 nuclear accord be “fixed” by May 12; otherwise, the United States may reinstate sanctions on Tehran and effectively kill the accord despite Iran’s compliance.The European MPs said that although they “share the concerns expressed by many vis-à-vis this Iranian behavior,…

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Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign

“WASHINGTON, April 20 (Reuters) – The Democratic Party sued Russia, President Donald Trump’s campaign and WikiLeaks on Friday, charging that they conspired to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a court filing showed” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. The party alleges in the federal lawsuit in Manhattan that top Trump campaign officials conspired with the Russian government and its military spy agency to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and tilt the election to Trump by hacking Democratic Party computers.The lawsuit alleges that Trump’s campaign “gleefully welcomed Russia’s help” in…

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5 things AT&T revealed in the Time Warner trial that could directly affect you

“After the merger, AT&T will want to use every opportunity to promote its new media business” writes Brian Fung Covers for washingtonpost.com. Here’s what he said.] This product could technically roll out before the Time Warner merger closes.Stephenson added that the product will be free for AT&T wireless subscribers who have an unlimited data plan. [AT&T’s CEO took the stand in the Time Warner trial. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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