Branson’s Virgin Galactic takes another step toward space tourism

Branson’s Virgin Galactic takes another step toward space tourism

The SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity passenger craft makes its way back for a landing at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, U.S., February 22, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins February 22, 2019 By Elizabeth Culliford MOJAVE, Calif. (Reuters) – A Virgin Galactic rocket plane on Friday soared to the edge of space with a test passenger for the first time, nudging British billionaire Richard Branson’s company closer to its goal of suborbital flights for space tourists….

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Trump’s economy ‘a little under’ 3 percent growth goal: Fed

Trump’s economy ‘a little under’ 3 percent growth goal: Fed

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures with Jerome Powell, his nominee to become chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 2, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo February 22, 2019 By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration will fall “a little under” its target of 3 percent annual growth of gross domestic product for 2018, the Federal Reserve said Friday in a report that offers an economic…

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As tensions over aid rise, Venezuelan troops fire on villagers, kill two

As tensions over aid rise, Venezuelan troops fire on villagers, kill two

People waiting to cross to Venezuela talk with Venezuelan soldiers at the border between Venezuela and Brazil in Pacaraima, Roraima state, Brazil, February 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes February 22, 2019 By Carlos Suniaga and Nelson Bocanegra KUMARAKAPAY, Venezuela/CUCUTA, Colombia (Reuters) – Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on indigenous people near the border with Brazil on Friday, killing two, witnesses said, as President Nicolas Maduro sought to block U.S.-backed efforts to bring aid into his economically devastated…

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New England Patriots’ Owner Charged in Florida Sex Spa Scandal

New England Patriots’ Owner Charged in Florida Sex Spa Scandal

by Daveda Gruber: There are those who like the New England Patriots and those who don’t like them for one reason or another. The owner of the team has just given some another reason to not cheer on the 2019 Super Bowl champs next season. On Friday New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution at a Florida spa. The charges are not being taken lightly because police are…

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Intel says its 5G modem chips will not appear in phones until 2020

Intel says its 5G modem chips will not appear in phones until 2020

FILE PHOTO: Intel’s logo is pictured during preparations at the CeBit computer fair, which will open its doors to the public on March 20, at the fairground in Hanover, Germany, March 19, 2017. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo February 22, 2019 By Stephen Nellis (Reuters) – Intel Corp executives said on Friday its 5G modem chips will not appear in mobile phones until 2020, raising the possibility its biggest customer, Apple Inc will be more than a…

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U.S., China struggle to bridge trade gaps, more time seen likely

U.S., China struggle to bridge trade gaps, more time seen likely

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (2ndL), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (Top-L) pose for a photograph with China’s Vice Premier Liu He (2ndR), Chinese vice ministers and senior officials before the start of U.S.-China trade talks at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo February 22, 2019 By Rajesh Kumar Singh and Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators met…

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Trump: Haven’t spoken to attorney general on releasing Mueller report

Trump: Haven’t spoken to attorney general on releasing Mueller report

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with China’s Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 22, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria February 22, 2019 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he has not spoken to Attorney General William Barr about releasing the report on the special counsel’s probe on possible Russian election interference. Several news outlets have reported that Special Counsel Robert…

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AutoNation names new CEO as slowing auto sales hit results

AutoNation names new CEO as slowing auto sales hit results

Vehicles for sale are pictured on the lot at AutoNation Toyota dealership in Cerritos, California December 9, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni February 22, 2019 By Rama Venkat Raman and Joseph White (Reuters) – AutoNation Inc said on Friday it has chosen insurance and financial services executive Carl Liebert to succeed longtime Chief Executive Officer Mike Jackson and lead the largest U.S. auto dealership chain at a challenging time, when the domestic vehicle market has been slowing….

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Manhattan district attorney preparing charges against Manafort: New York Times

Manhattan district attorney preparing charges against Manafort: New York Times

FILE PHOTO: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort arrives for arraignment on a third superseding indictment against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on charges of witness tampering, at U.S. District Court in Washington, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst//File Photo/File Photo February 22, 2019 (Reuters) – The Manhattan district attorney is preparing to file state criminal charges against Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, in case the president pardons him for his federal…

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Fed’s Bullard says not ready to call for another rate cut: Fox Business

Fed’s Bullard says not ready to call for another rate cut: Fox Business

St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard speaks at a public lecture in Singapore October 8, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo February 22, 2019 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard on Friday said he was not expecting another rate cut in 2019, but added that the U.S. Federal Reserve will see how the U.S. economy progresses this year. “We’ve got inflation well under control here and we don’t need to…

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