Argentina's opposition candidate says the country cannot pay IMF loan back, wants renegotiation

The favorite to be the next president of Argentina has suggested that a loan from the IMF cannot be paid back. Alberto Fernandez rocked markets last week when apoll installed him as a likely successor to Mauricio Macri. Argentine Economy Minister Nicolas Dujovne resigned on Saturday and has been replaced by Hernan Lacunza. The favorite to be the Argentina's next leader has […]

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Joe Manchin Keeps Realizing He Shouldn’t Have Voted For Trump’s Nominees

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) expressed some regret Wednesday over his vote to confirm Alex Acosta, President Donald Trump’s embattled head of the U.S. Department of Labor. The conservative-leaning Democrat was asked in a CNN interview about the controversy surrounding Acosta, who as a federal prosecutor had once cut a sweetheart plea deal with accused sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. “Knowing what we […]

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Alberta natural gas producers getting tax relief

Struggling natural gas producers in rural Alberta will see some property tax relief this year, in an effort to stabilize an industry struggling to make ends meet due to low commodity prices. Municipal tax rates on shallow gas wells and pipelines will be reduced by 35 per cent. The move is expected to save producers more than $23 million. “Our […]

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New York State Weighs Law to Curtail Predatory Lending Abuses

In this article Last year, an array of New York officials, from county clerks to Governor Andrew Cuomo, promised to stop a group of predatory lenders that have been using the state court system to bludgeon small businesses nationwide. So far, little has changed. Lenders offering so-called merchant cash advances obtained more than 5,500 New York court judgments against borrowers […]

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Alberta Independence Party candidates discuss platform ahead of provincial election

The Alberta Independence Party was re-established last year after an almost two-decade hiatus. Two AIP candidates running in the Lethbridge ridings, John McCanna and Ben Maddison, say they decided to run because they feel Alberta’s previous governments and the federal government aren’t looking out for everyday people. McCanna says he believes Alberta should separate from Canada because “our federal government […]

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Deutsche Bank Asset Management Arm Gets Allianz Interest

Allianz SE is exploring the possibility of a combination of its asset management arm with Deutsche Bank AG’s DWS Group to create a national champion in active money management, according to people familiar with the matter. The Munich-based insurer is looking at the feasibility of a deal with Germany’s largest lender to create a business with 1.17 trillion euros ($1.33 […]

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Rep. Al Green on impeachment vote: 'Bigotry is impeachable'

Rep. Al Green: We have a responsibility to prevent an unfit president from staying in office Texas Democratic Rep. Al Green said Tuesday he will force an impeachment vote, just days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she would not support impeaching President Trump. The split view showcases a division within the party. “It’s not about any one person, it’s really about […]

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U.S. government appeals ruling that blocked Keystone XL pipeline

The Trump administration is appealing a court ruling that blocked the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Justice Department attorneys on Friday appealed the November ruling from U.S. District Judge Brian Morris that blocked a construction permit for the 1,900-kilometre pipeline. The line sponsored by Calgary-based TransCanada would begin in Alberta and shuttle as much as 830,000 barrels a day of crude […]

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Feds raid office of Chicago alderman whose law firm represented Trump

Chicago Alderman Edward Burke, left, talks with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, prior to Trump speaking to members of the City Club of Chicago, Monday, June 29, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Federal agents Thursday raided two offices of a powerful Chicago alderman whose law firm represented President Trump for more than a decade, though it was not […]

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