UK lawmakers vent anger at May's fragile government over welfare reform

LONDON (Reuters) – Lawmakers from Britain’s ruling Conservative Party vented their anger on Wednesday against Prime Minister Theresa May’s pursuit of welfare reforms, reinforcing doubts about her authority over a party divided by Brexit. Several members of May’s party spoke out against the government during a symbolic debate in parliament by demanding changes or even an outright halt to the ...

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One economist says the peso could crash by as much as 25% if NAFTA collapses

Imelda Medina/Reuters The Mexican peso could drop by as much as 25% if NAFTA collapsed, according to Edward Glossop, Latin America economist at Capital Economics. The Mexican peso was under pressure earlier this week after the Trump administration came out swinging for the fourth round of NAFTA re-negotiations. The Mexican peso could drop like a ton of bricks if NAFTA collapses. In a ...

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Russia just received a new batch of Su-34 fighter jets — here's what they can do

The Sukhoi Su-34.Russian Ministry of Defense The Russian Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday that its air force has received a new batch of fourth-generation Sukhoi Su-34 bombers. While the Russian Ministry of Defense did not say how many planes were delivered, it did say that it was slated to get a total of 16 in 2017. The Su-34, dubbed ...

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STOCKS CLIMB: Here's what you need to know

REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov Wednesday was another installation in the continued pattern of low volatility and modest gains.  The S&P 500 has closed higher for five days in a row but has only gained about 0.41% in that time. The Dow is up 1.35% over that time, and closed above 23,000 for the first time ever on Wednesday. The Nasdaq is the only index to ...

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An explosive '60 minutes' investigation prompted a lot of backlash — and it could lead to a law getting repealed

Sen. Orrin Hatch Drew Angerer/Getty Images Following an explosive investigation by the Washington Post and “60 Minutes,” lawmakers are calling for a repeal of a law that passed through Congress with relative ease.  The Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act aimed to improve enforcement around prescription-drug abuse and diversion, but the investigation found that it may have made it more difficult for the ...

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I took my entire family plus a dog on a 700-mile weekend trip in a Tesla Model X — here's what happened (TSLA)

Electric road trip!Matthew DeBord/BI The Model X is Tesla’s exotic all-electric SUV, with a price tag of as much as $150,000. It can seat up to seven people and handle a LOT of cargo. The biggest issue for road trips, with or without the family, is keeping the battery charged. The Model X is Tesla’s offering for American families: a ...

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The fired 'Kevin Can Wait' star is liking angry fan tweets about the show killing her character

“Kevin Can Wait” fans were not happy when the second season of the sitcom returned without Erinn Hayes, and the actress appears to appreciate their reactions. People magazine noticed that Hayes, who played the wife of Kevin James’ character on the show’s first season before her off-screen death, has been liking fan’s angry tweets about her character’s departure.  “My family and I have tuned out. ...

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Ted Cruz posts Zodiac killer puzzle on Twitter

Senators Ben Sasse and Ted Cruz have exchanged lighthearted banter on Twitter, after one of those men became the victim of a regrettably spilled Dr Pepper. Referencing the mock conspiracy theory that Mr Cruz’s father had assassinated President John F Kennedy in the 1960s, Mr Sasse tweeted a humorous response to a Twitter user after he was forced to apologize ...

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Trump tweets about California wildfires 10 days after they began to engulf state

Ten days and more than 200,000 scorched acres later, Donald Trump has tapped out a Twitter response to California’s devastating wildfires. The president regularly uses Twitter to communicate with the American people, issuing 140-character policy proclamations or messages of support. But in the days since powerful winds ignited voracious wildfires across California’s wine country, Mr Trump’s hadn’t specifically tweeted a word ...

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Stormzy calls former England keeper David James an 'absolute dickhead' after Eni Aluko ruling

The rapper Stormzy has attacked the ex-England goalkeeper David James on Twitter after the Football Association ruled that the former manager of the England’s women’s team made racist comments to Eni Aluko. In September, Mr James said in a tweet which has now been deleted: “Mark Sampson sacked as England women’s manager?! Seems some wasted talent can’t deal with the fact ...

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