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3 months ago

Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump by 6 Points in Latest WSJ/NBC Poll - Wall Street Journal

By Janet Hook Updated Sept. 22, 2016 12:53 a.m. ET

Hillary Clinton is maintaining her edge over Republican rival Donald Trump despite recent campaign setbacks, but the 2016 presidential race continues to tighten going into the homestretch, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found.

After a rocky week of controversy over her health and for calling some of Mr. Trumps supporters deplorables, the Democratic nominee leads Mr. Trump by 6 percentage points, 43% to 37%, among people likely to vote, the survey found. Two third-party candidates drew 12% support.

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5 months ago

China economy news: Capital outflows driven by residents, Goldman Sachs says - CNBC

China has suffered from outflows from its foreign reserves for months. Goldman Sachs and Standard & Poor's can't agree why.

Capital outflows from the world's second-largest economy have been sizeable recently, as reflected in the country's foreign exchange reserves, which analysts use in the absence of official figures detailing the flow of capital.

China's foreign exchange reserves fell to $3.19 trillion in May, the lowest since December 2011, down $27.9 billion from the previous month and the largest monthly drop since February, Reuters reported in early June, citing central bank data. Data for June are due on Thursday.

China saw a total drop in reserves of aro

8 months ago

Ex-NYPD officer gets no jail time in shooting death - CNN

Story highlightsFormer New York City police Officer Peter Liang will not serve jail time for shooting deathLiang was convicted of manslaughter and official misconduct in February in the shooting of Akai Gurley Judge Danny Chun reduced his manslaughter conviction to criminally negligent homicideLiang was sentenced to 800 hours of community service and five years' probation Tuesday after Judge Danny Chun reduced his manslaughter conviction to criminally negligent homicide in the shooting death of Gurley, 28, who was not armed. Liang, 28, was found guilty of manslaughter and official misconduct in February for shooting Gurley in the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project. But Chun said that fo

1 year ago

Images: Seaplane that sank in Pearl Harbor attack - USA TODAY

Wreck of a seaplane downed during the Japane

1 year ago

'Blessings of Israel': Settlers find new ways to label products after EU decision - Washington Post

PSAGOT, West Bank Yaakov Berg, Jewish settler and West Bank vintner, thinks the decision by the European Union to insist that he label his cabernet sauvignon as a product of an Israeli settlement will do little to hurt overall sales of his kosher wine.

It might even help, he said.

A few days after the European Union announced its new labeling guidelines, Berg continued to expand his business: installing a new whiskey distillery in his boutique winery located a few miles from the outskirts of the Palestinian city of Ramallah.

He is also preparing to launch an online shop to sell his wares, as well as goods from other nearby Jewish settlements, to Israels evangelical supp

1 year ago

Admitting Dropouts Were Miscounted, Chicago Lowers Graduation Rates

Chicago Public Schools has lowered its official high school graduation rate following revelations that thousands of dropouts were being misclassified as transfers.

The official rate for 2014 was actually 66.3 percent, not 69.4 percent, officials said late Thursday. CPS also revised down the graduation rates for each year dating back to 2011.

Chicago's high school graduation rate before and after this week's downward revision. Courtesy of Chicago Public Schools hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy of Chicago Public Schools