This Steel Maker’s Balance Sheet Still Needs Work

AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) is one of the largest steelmakers in the United States. It suffered badly during the long industry downturn that followed the 2007 to 2009 recession and took a huge toll on its balance sheet. The current industry upturn has lifted the company's results, however, and led to a balance sheet improvement — but investors still need […]

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Theresa May warned she cannot hold another vote on same Brexit deal

Speaker John Bercow has warned Theresa May he will veto a third vote on her Brexit deal unless it is “substantially” different from the previous two versions. He cited an over 400-year-old Commons rule that blocks parliament being forced to vote on the same issue repeatedly in a short space of time. Mrs May suffered the largest-ever parliamentary defeat on […]

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Ocasio-Cortez again proves she's clueless on economics

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez taken to task by fellow progressives Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., exposed her economic ignorance again this week when she argued that bankers should be liable for borrowers' mistakes. During Capitol Hill testimony from Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan, Ocasio-Cortez contended that if in the event of an oil spill on the Dakota Access Pipeline, which Wells Fargo […]

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PM says she has ‘legally binding changes’ on Brexit deal

Theresa May says she has secured “legally binding changes” to the fraught issue of the Northern Ireland backstop – hours before MPs are due to vote on her Brexit deal. Mrs May flew to Strasbourg late on Monday afternoon for last-ditch talks with senior EU figures in an attempt to break the Brexit impasse. Shortly after 10pm, her de facto […]

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‘She was just unhinged’: Kellyanne Conway says she was assaulted in front of her daughter

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A Maryland woman faces charges that she assaulted White House counselor Kellyanne Conway in front of her teenage daughter during a confrontation last year at a restaurant in a Washington suburb. Mary Elizabeth Inabinett, 63, of Chevy Chase, was charged in November with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct and has a trial tentatively scheduled to start March […]

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Sen. Joni Ernst says she's a survivor of rape, abuse

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, has said she was raped while a student at Iowa State University. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, has come forward with her story of being raped by a former boyfriend, saying she decided to do so after details of her divorce were made public earlier this week. "I didn’t want to share it […]

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Stacey Abrams says she can’t defeat Brian Kemp in Georgia governor race; will sue over mismanagement of state's election

Stacey Abrams says she can’t win Georgia governor race Democrat Stacey Abrams effectively ends her challenge to Republican Brian Kemp; Steve Harrigan reports from Atlanta. Stacey Abrams, the Democrat in Georgia’s governor race, acknowledged Friday that she cannot defeat her Republican opponent, Brian Kemp, but she vowed to file a federal lawsuit challenging the “gross mismanagement” of the state’s elections. […]

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Canadian envoy says she is 'encouraged' by NAFTA talks

Canada's top trade negotiator says she's "encouraged" by urgent discussions that are intended to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement. Leaving a morning session with U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland tells reporters, "We continue to be encouraged by the constructive atmosphere that I think both countries are bringing to the table." Continue Reading Below […]

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