Before elephants, US loosened limits on lion trophies

Trump Lion Trophies

WASHINGTON (AP) — One month before the Trump administration sparked outrage by reversing a ban on trophies from threatened African elephants, federal officials quietly loosened restrictions on the importation of heads and hides of lions shot for sport. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service began...


Robot-driven Ubers without a human driver could appear as early as 2019

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. In just over a year - in a city somewhere in America - your Uber could pick you up without a driver behind the wheel. That’s one of the major revelations from Uber’s announcement Monday that the technology company plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo,...


The Latest: Analysts see higher taxes for many _ eventually


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican tax overhaul legislation (all times local): 5:45 p.m. A nonpartisan analysis says the Senate tax overhaul bill would produce tax increases for half of all taxpayers by 2027. The Tax Policy Center says that’s because most of the legislation’s personal tax...


Amazon launches new cloud storage service for US spy agencies

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Amazon’s cloud storage unit announced Monday that it is releasing a new service called the Amazon Web Services Secret Region, a cloud storage service designed to handle classified information for U.S. spy agencies. The service will be provided to the intelligence...


Family hopes new info can help solve girl's 1995 murder

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Family members of a 6-year-old girl killed more than two decades ago say they’ve found new leads that could lead to finally solving the case. The Deseret News reports that Rosie Tapia’s mother, Lewine Tapia, said Monday at a news conference that the family formed a coalition...


FC Kansas City of women's soccer league ends operations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of the most successful teams in the National Women’s Soccer League no longer exists. The league announced Monday it had reacquired the membership interest to two-time champion FC Kansas City, effectively folding one of its inaugural clubs after five seasons. The club had...


Americans are feeling richer these days, but they won't necessarily be spending more on

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Will shoppers really spend more this holiday season than they did last year? It depends on who you ask. By most measures, Americans are feeling good about the economy. A monthly gauge of consumer confidence is at a 17-year high. The unemployment rate is at a 17-year-...


Billionaire Steyer light ups Times Square with ads seeking Trump impeachment

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist and Democratic mega-donor, said he’s heading to the heart of New York City for the next step of his $20 million ad campaign urging the impeachment of President Donald Trump. “We’re putting a couple of large billboards in Times Square...


Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 23,456.88 Low: 23,360.58 Close: 23,430.33 Change: +72.09 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2582.14 +3.29 NYSE Index: 12,320.77 +17.88 Nasdaq Composite Index: 6790.71 +7.92 NYSE Amer Composite: 2577.32 —24.15 Russell 2000 Index: 1503.40 +10.58 Wilshire 5000...


Reading the market signals in the $450 million Da Vinci

(c) 2017, Bloomberg View. Economist Friedrich Hayek wrote that “price contains information.” So what information is contained in the almost a half billion-dollar price for a painting? The Last da Vinci, as the “Salvator Mundi” has been called, sold at auction last week for $450 million, a record...

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