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Trump talks tough against Iran, but his political options are limited

“The balance of power between Iran and its enemies is going to be difficult to shift whatever Mr Trump decides about the fate of the Iran nuclear deal” writes Patrick Cockburn for independent.co.uk. Mr Trump has said publicly that he sacked his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, because he wanted to stay with the Iran agreement negotiated by President Obama.Mr Trump is demanding that Iran effectively renegotiate the terms of the agreement which traded the suspension of US economic sanctions for a stop to Iran’s nuclear programme.European leaders are trying…

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Citi chairman says all options being considered for his replacement

“FILE PHOTO: A view of the exterior of the Citibank corporate headquarters in New York Thomson Reuters CHICAGO/BENGALURU (Reuters) – Citigroup Inc Chairman Mike O’Neill said on Tuesday all options were being considered for his replacement, when he will retire in the next 12 months” reports businessinsider.com. The options include having Citigroup Chief Executive Officer Mike Corbat taking on the additional role of chairman, O’Neill said at the Wall Street bank’s annual shareholder meeting. O’Neill has said is preparing to retire from Citi’s board because he will turn 72, the…

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BOOM: GOOGLE CEO Set to Cash In $380 Million Award…

“On Wednesday, an award of 353,939 restricted shares he received before a promotion in 2014 will vest” writes Anders Melin for bloomberg.com. Sundar Pichai got two more nine-figure stock grants since then He received restricted shares in 2014, before his promotion Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai is about to have a very big week.Months later, restricted shares worth $822 million held by his deputy Sheryl Sandberg fully vested.In 2016, Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk collected $1.34 billion after exercising 6.71 million options that were close to expiring, in part to…

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Why We Need to Start Expanding Financing Options…

“The application is a blockchain-based, peer-to-peer mortgage lending platform” writes Guest User for livebitcoinnews.com. Firstly, to modernize the outdated mortgage lending system to make it more efficient, cost-effective, and customer-centric.Homelend is a mortgage crowdfunding platform that is working hard to refresh the archaic process of taking out a mortgage and disrupt the current $31 trillion global market.It enables borrows to easily apply for a loan, track their application status at all times, and even interact directly with mortgage lenders at any time of their choosing. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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Zarif: Iran open to prisoner swap if U.S. changes ‘attitude’ 

“In 2016, Iran released four Americans in a swap for seven Iranians held in the United States” reports tehrantimes.com. Pressed by Brennan on whether the Iranians were open to an exchange, like the Obama-era swap, Zarif offered an opening. “It is a possibility, certainly from a humanitarian perspective, but it requires a change in attitude,” said Zarif. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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GE’s stock on track for best post-earnings performance in over 7 years

“The stock is on track for the biggest one-day post-earnings gain since Jan. 21, 2011, when it rallied 7.1% after fourth-quarter 2010 results” writes Reporter Editor for marketwatch.com. GE’s stock had lost 14.0% over the past three months through Thursday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.17% had lost 5.4%.Before that, the biggest gain was 4.6% on July 19, 2013, after second-quarter 2013 results.With volume of over 4.1 million shares, the stock was the most actively traded before the open.General Electric Co.’s stock GE, +6.29% ran up 5.3% in…

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A little too late: Europe’s lax policy on binary options hampers US enforcement actions

“This lax policy, which has allowed binary options companies to proliferate in European jurisdictions like Cyprus, Malta, Bulgaria and even the UK, is now making it hard to take enforcement action against binary options entities that committed violations in the past” reports financefeeds.com. These measures, which appear harsh with regard to binary options, however, might have come a little too late, given the years of lax attitude of the authorities in Europe towards binary options brokers and the call centres and other marketing affiliates of this type of entities.The Zilmil…

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