Consider REIT ETFs as Trade Uncertainty Looms Over Markets

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Real estate investment trusts and sector-related ETFs could be an area for investors to look to as the U.S.-China trade tiff grips the markets. REITs are comprised of companies that own office towers, hotels, shopping malls and other commercial properties, offering investors exposure to the domestic economy and away from the uncertainty associated […]

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Senate Confirms Judge Who Said Planned Parenthood ‘Kills Over 150,000 Females A Year’

WASHINGTON ― The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Wendy Vitter to be a lifetime federal judge, despite outcry from Democrats over her extreme anti-abortion views. The Senate voted 52 to 45 to give Vitter, 58, a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Every Republican but one, Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), voted for her. Every Democrat […]

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Our wellbeing improved more under Labor: report

Key indicators of Australians’ wellbeing performed better under the previous Labor government than during the Coalition’s latest period in office, a broad measure of national welfare shows. The Herald/Age-Lateral Economics Index of Australian Wellbeing rose by an average of 2.2 per cent each year during Labor’s last six-year term compared with an average annual growth of 1.4 per cent during […]

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UN environment agency warns of effects of rising sand use

The U.N.'s environment program is warning about the overuse of sand resources, saying a three-fold increase in demand over the last 20 years amid increasing population, urbanization and building work has contributed to beach erosion, flooding and drought. In a new report launched Tuesday, UNEP urged a re-think about the use of the world's second-most extracted resource, after water, by […]

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William Barr’s Mueller Report Testimony Has Everyone Wondering What Happened To Him

WASHINGTON ― A few months ago, William Barr was a well-respected former top federal law enforcement official, semi-retired from a white-shoe law firm after a lucrative career in corporate litigation. This week, 76 days after the Senate confirmed him as the United States’ 85th attorney general, the man that many political observers previously viewed as a Justice Department institutionalist is […]

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Is Bed Bath & Beyond an Undervalued Turnaround Play?

Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY) lost nearly half its market value last year amid concerns about its negative comps growth, contracting margins, and competition from Amazon, Walmart, IKEA, and other big competitors. However, its stock rebounded nearly 60% this year as the company reaffirmed its plans to generate positive earnings growth again by 2020. Activist pressure from three major […]

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Trump's choice for U.N. ambassador withdraws: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice for ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons, the State Department said on Saturday. Nauert was State Department spokeswoman when Trump chose her for the U.N. position after working as a host for the conservative-leaning Fox News Channel. She had been criticized […]

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Thomas Cook reviews airline unit as loss widens

Thomas Cook Group PLC (TCG.LN) said Thursday that it has initiated a strategic review of its airline business after posting a widened first-quarter loss. The U.K. travel company will consider all options for the airline business to increase financial flexibility and focus on its core strategy, as it strengthens its own-brand hotel portfolio and digital sales. Thomas Cook operates a […]

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Kamala Harris’ State of the Union guest will be a federal employee affected by shutdown, she says

Sen. Kamala Harris pushes left-wing agenda during campaign launch speech Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., confirmed on Saturday who will accompany her to Tuesday's State of the Union address. The 2020 presidential hopeful will be joined by a federal employee who was financially affected by the recent 35-day partial government shutdown, Harris tweeted. WHEN IS THE 2019 STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS? EVERYTHING […]

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