2023 Budget and School Board Vote Approaching for Multiple New York School Districts
The upcoming 2023 budget and school board votes on May 16th will impact multiple school districts in New York, with proposed spending plans reflecting significant changes compared to current budgets. The elections also include numerous candidates running for open seats on various Boards of Education.
Sen. Joe Manchin to Oppose Biden's EPA Nominees Over Power Plant Emission Regulations
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has vowed to oppose all of President Joe Biden's Environmental Protection Agency nominees unless the administration halts its plans to regulate U.S. power plant emissions. He believes the EPA's commitment to their extreme ideology overshadows its responsibility to ensure long-lasting energy and economic security.
Republican Representative George Santos Indicted on 13 Counts of Fraud and Theft
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has released the indictment of New York Congressman George Anthony Devolder Santos, who is facing 13 criminal charges. These include theft of public money, false statements-making from his first 2020 campaign, wire fraud relating to fraudulent unemployment benefit applications, and more.
Republican Congressman George Santos Charged with Fraud and Money Laundering in Campaign Scandal
Republican Rep. George Santos, best known for his difficulty with the truth, is now facing 13 criminal counts including wire fraud and money laundering. Federal prosecutors allege that he duped supporters into giving him money which he then spent on designer clothes and credit card payments.
US Inflation Falls Below 5% for First Time in Two Years, But Struggles Persist
In April, the United States saw inflation grow by 4.9%, marking the first time it has increased by less than five percent in two years. The cost-of-living crisis appears to be easing; however, many Americans continue to struggle with prices significantly higher than before the COVID pandemic.
Summit County Sees Surge in Residential Real Estate Sales
Summit County experienced a significant increase in residential real estate sales between May 1-8, with a total of 178 transactions recorded in the area. The average price for these sales was $220,212 or $138 per square foot.
E. Jean Carroll Awarded $5 Million in Damages Against Trump, Jury Rejects Rape Allegation
E. Jean Carroll, a columnist for the advice column, has been awarded a court victory against former President Donald Trump after a jury found her liable for battery and defamation in her lawsuit against him. Carroll said she feels "fantastic" one day after the verdict, and that it was "probably the happiest day of my life" when she was able to talk about the victory.
Google Unveils Pixel Fold at I/O Developer Conference
Google is set to unveil its foldable Pixel phone, the Pixel Fold, at its I/O developer conference on Wednesday. The tech giant will also introduce a tablet that doubles as a smart home display and the company's first attempt at a foldable smartphone.
Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, and East Orange Home Transfers Show Strong Real Estate Market
The real estate market in the Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, and East Orange areas has shown strong activity recently. According to data provided by Real Estate Newswire from May 1 to May 8, a total of 23 transactions were reported across these regions.
ASOS Reports First-Half Loss of £87.4 Million, Expects Return to Profit in Second Half
ASOS, once the shining example of Britain's shift towards online fashion retailing, has reported a first-half loss of £87.4 million ($110.3 million) for the six months leading up to February 28th. During the same period last year, ASOS had made a profit of £14.8 million.
ABN Amro Bank NV Reports Higher Than Expected Q1 Profit
ABN Amro Bank NV reported a higher than expected first-quarter profit as the Dutch bank boosted lending income and set aside less money for bad loans. The company announced on Wednesday that its net profit for Q1 2023 stood at €523 million, driven by higher deposit margins and lower impairments.
ABN Amro Bank NV Surpasses Expectations with Strong First Quarter Profit
ABN Amro Bank NV reported impressive first-quarter earnings, surpassing expectations as the Dutch bank increased lending income and allocated less money for bad loans. Net interest income reached €1.62 billion, exceeding projections, while loan loss provisions of €14 million were significantly lower than the estimated €143 million.
Siemens Healthineers Reports 30% Drop in Quarterly Operating Profit
Siemens Healthineers (SHLG) reported a significant 30% drop in quarterly operating profit, primarily due to lower contributions from rapid COVID-19 antigen tests. Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) for the January-March period fell to 681 million euros ($750 million), which was below analysts' expectations of 702 million.
Gov. Gavin Newsom Responds to California Reparations Task Force's $800 Billion Proposal
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) responded on Tuesday to the California Reparations Task Force's proposal of an estimated $800 billion in reparations for black residents, stating that the issue was about "more than cash payments." The task force voted on Saturday in favor of a model that could cost the state over $800 billion, which would be more than twice its annual budget.
New Jersey Home Sales Show Strong Activity in Early May
New Jersey's real estate market experienced a busy start to the month of May, with several areas reporting numerous home transfers. The data, provided by Real Estate Newswire and generated through machine learning from Propmix—an aggregator of national real-estate data—has shown significant sales activity between May 1 and May 8.
Weekly Home Transfers Report: May 1-8 in Bayonne, North Bergen, Hamilton, Vineland, and Clifton Areas
The real estate market has seen a flurry of activity in various areas from May 1 to May 8. Real Estate Newswire reported home transfers for the week using data generated by United Robots' machine learning analysis of Propmix's aggregated national real estate data.
Jury Finds Donald Trump Liable for Sexual Abuse and Defamation in E. Jean Carroll Case
A groundbreaking decision by a jury found former President Donald Trump liable for sexual abuse and defamation against E. Jean Carroll, awarding her $5 million in damages as part of the lawsuit she filed to clear her name and regain control of her life.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy Cancels Rep. Rashida Tlaib's Antisemitic Event at U.S. Capitol
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has intervened to cancel an event hosted by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, citing concerns about antisemitism and conflict between anti-Semitic and pro-Israel supporters.
House Speaker McCarthy Cancels Rep. Tlaib's Antisemitic Event at U.S. Capitol
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has canceled an event scheduled by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) at the U.S. Capitol due to conflicts between anti-Semitic and pro-Israel supporters.
Senator Dianne Feinstein Returns to Senate After Health-Related Absence
Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is set to return to the Senate on Wednesday after a three-month absence due to health problems. Her absence from the Senate Judiciary Committee had left the panel deadlocked at 10-10, forcing Democrats to try and temporarily replace her.
McConnell Urges Biden to Negotiate with McCarthy on Debt Ceiling as Default Looms
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has called on President Joe Biden to negotiate with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy over the debt ceiling to avoid a default on the nation's national debt. As time runs out, McConnell urged Biden to accept the reality of a divided government and be ready to give up ground.
Faraday Future Raises $100 Million to Resume Production of Flagship Electric Vehicle
Faraday Future Intelligent Electric (FFIE.O) has successfully raised $100 million in debt, securing the funds necessary for the production and sales of its flagship electric vehicle, the FF 91 Futurist. This significant financial boost comes after a cash crunch forced the Los Angeles-based company to delay deliveries by two months last month.
Donald Trump Found Liable in E. Jean Carroll Case; Newlyweds Poisoned in Majorca Villa
A Manhattan federal jury has found former President Donald Trump liable for sexual abuse and defamation in the E. Jean Carroll case, awarding her $5 million in damages.
Boeing CEO Hopeful China Will Resume Buying 737 MAX Jets Amid Exploding Market Demand
Boeing CEO, John Smith, expressed optimism that China will resume purchasing workhorse jets such as the company's 737 MAX to meet the rapidly growing demand in a market currently experiencing an "explosion" in sales. This comes at a time when aircraft factories worldwide are struggling to keep up with increasing demands.
Boeing CEO Hopeful China Will Resume Purchasing 737 MAX Jets Amid Booming Market
The Boeing Company's CEO, David Calhoun, expressed optimism that China will resume purchasing workhorse jets such as the 737 MAX to meet the demands of a rapidly expanding market. The aviation industry is currently experiencing explosive growth, with aircraft factories struggling to keep up with booming sales.
Democrat Attorneys General Target Gas Stoves, Citing Health Risks
A coalition of 11 Democrat attorneys general has sent a letter to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), urging them to implement stricter regulations on gas stove ventilation and increase consumer awareness about potential health risks. The letter emphasizes the need for "uniform mandatory standards for gas stove ventilation" along with more informative warning labels and public education initiatives.
Biden, McCarthy Meet to Discuss Debt Limit Increase but Reach No Agreement
President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy held a one-hour meeting at the White House on Tuesday, where they discussed the debt limit increase and debt ceiling negotiations. However, both sides blamed each other for not reaching a deal, while McCarthy blamed Biden for refusing until now to hold a second meeting.
Twitter Announces Major Changes to Direct Messages, Including Encrypted Messaging and Voice/Video Chat
Twitter CEO Elon Musk has revealed a series of significant updates to the platform's direct messages (DMs), including encrypted messaging, voice calls, video chat features, and more. The new features are expected to enhance user experience while providing additional privacy and security options.
Oil Prices Slip in Early Trade, Awaiting Key Data and Developments
Oil prices slipped in early trade on Wednesday after industry data showed a surprise build in U.S. crude stocks. Brent crude dropped 16 cents to $77.28 a barrel at 0008 GMT, while U.N.
Five Super Block Buildings in Baltimore Can't Be Demolished, City Panel Says
In a recent decision that has sparked much debate, the city panel of Baltimore announced that five historic buildings located in the city's Super Block area cannot be demolished. Members of the preservationist community praised this move, stating that these structures reflect Baltimore's rich history and its storied retail district downtown.
Louisiana House Advances 'Don't Say Gay' Bill, Restricting Discussions on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Schools
The Louisiana House has moved forward with a controversial bill that would prohibit teachers from discussing sexual orientation or gender identity in K-12 public school classrooms. The legislation, dubbed the "Don't Say Gay" bill, also mandates that school employees use pronouns aligning with a student's sex as stated on their birth certificate.
Gold Edges Higher Ahead of U.S. CPI Data; Investors Eye Fed's Interest-Rate Trajectory
Gold prices edged higher in the early morning Asian session today, with investors keenly awaiting the release of U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) data later in the day.
Gold Edges Higher in Early Morning Asian Session Ahead of U.S. CPI Data Release
Gold prices edged higher during the early morning Asian session on Monday, as investors awaited the release of US Consumer Price Index (CPI) data later today. The precious metal has been hovering around the $2.20/oz level for several sessions, with spot gold up 0.2% at $2,037.16/oz.
British Hacker Joseph James O'Connor Pleads Guilty to Celebrity Twitter Hijacking and Crypto Theft
British man Joseph James O'Connor, 23, has admitted to his involvement in one of the most high-profile social media hacks, a plot that included the hijacking of top US political and business leaders’ Twitter accounts. The Department of Justice alleges that O’Connor plotted with others to hijack Twitter accounts to promote a scheme to defraud the public, with him paying $10,000 for just one account he requested.
Georgia Football Team Declines White House Invitation Due to Scheduling Conflicts
The Georgia Bulldogs football program will not travel to the White House to celebrate its second consecutive national championship, with a spokesperson citing the date offered as the reason. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden invited the team to Washington, D.C., on June 12 for what they are calling “College Athlete Day.” A spokesperson for the University of Georgia said that it was not feasible given the student-athlete calendar and time of year, but they are appreciative of the invitation and look forward to other opportunities for Georgia teams moving forward.
Donald Trump's Defeat in Carroll Case Signals More Legal Challenges Ahead
With one jury verdict in the books, Donald Trump's defeat in the Carroll case presages more legal peril. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is investigating efforts by Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 election in Georgia, and a special grand jury she convened to determine whether Trump violated state election laws in his bid to remain in power.
Ron Hogan Drywall Contractor: The Go-To Expert for San Jose and Antioch, CA Residents
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President Biden Anticipates Chaos at Southern Border Following Title 42 Expiration
President Joe Biden acknowledged Tuesday that there will be chaos at the southern border for a period of time after the expiration of Title 42, saying his administration will gradually get the situation under control. Federal authorities have been bracing for a migrant surge ahead of Thursday’s end to a pandemic-era authority to remove immigrants without an asylum hearing.
CNBC Parts Ways with Anchor Hadley Gamble Following Sexual Harassment Accusation Against Former NBCUniversal CEO
CNBC announced on Tuesday that it had parted ways with anchor and senior correspondent Hadley Gamble after she accused former NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell of sexual harassment. The New York Times reported that CNBC and Gamble negotiated a financial settlement worth more than $1 million in connection with her exit.
Republican Congressman George Santos Faces Charges Over Alleged Financial Misdeeds and False Biography Claims
Long Island Republican Rep. George Santos is facing charges in multiple jurisdictions over alleged financial misdeeds, lies about his biography, and other complaints. The 34-year-old congressman from Long Island and Queens is expected to turn himself in for arraignment on Wednesday morning at the federal district courthouse in Central Islip, New York.
Republican Congressman George Santos Faces Charges Over Financial Misdeeds and Lies
George Santos, a 34-year-old Republican congressman from Long Island and Queens, is facing charges in multiple jurisdictions over alleged financial misdeeds, lies about his biography, and other complaints. He is expected to turn himself in for arraignment on Wednesday morning at the federal district courthouse in Central Islip, New York.
Luis Rodriguez Leaves Keycentrix; Interim Company President Named
In a recent development, Luis Rodriguez has officially stepped down from his position as president of Keycentrix, a leading pharmaceutical software company based in Wichita. Although details surrounding his resignation are scarce, the organization has already announced an interim president to ensure smooth operations and continuity within the business.