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USCapitol-011818.jpg With lawmakers unable to reach an agreement on a short-term spending bill, the federal government shut down at midnight on Friday. The shutdown came after a spending bill approved by House Republicans failed to clear a procedural hurdle in the Senate on a largely party line vote of 50 to 49.

wallstreet1-121214_19Jan18.jpg With traders shrugging off concerns about a potential government shutdown, stocks moved mostly higher over the course of the trading session on Friday. The gains on the day lifted the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 to new record closing highs.

trump3-011919.jpg With lawmakers struggling to reach an agreement to fund the government, the results of a new ABC News/Washington Post poll found that Americans are far more likely to blame President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress if there is a shutdown.

ADT-IPO-011918.jpg Shares of ADT Inc. fell below its initial public offering price in early trading on Friday. ADT shares is currently trading at $12.52, down 11% from the company's IPO price of $14 a share. ADT had priced its IPO sharply below its expected range on Thursday. The company had initially expected to price...

Algodones-sand-dune-011918.jpg Nearly half of American voters are opposed to a bill combining protections for illegal immigrants brought to the country as children with funding for President Donald Trump's proposed wall on the southern border, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll.

BurgerKing-double-quarter-011918.jpg Fast food chain Burger King has unveiled Double Quarter Pound King Sandwich, a new heavy burger made with a half-pound of beef. The burger, which takes on McDonald's Double Quarter Pounder, went on sale Thursday. Double Quarter Pound King include two beef patties with American cheese, sliced onions,...

wallstreet-111814_19Jan18.jpg After initially showing a lack of direction, stocks continue to turn in a lackluster performance in mid-day trading on Friday. The major averages are showing only modest moves following the weakness seen in the previous session.

wallstreet1-103112_19Jan18.jpg With traders largely focused on developments in Washington, stocks are showing a lack of direction in morning trading on Friday. The major averages are showing only modest moves following the weakness seen in the previous session.

Delta-Animals-011918.jpg Delta Air Lines are implementing restrictions on passengers who wish to bring an "emotional support animal" on a Delta flight. Starting March 1, Delta passengers traveling with emotional support animals will be required to submit a "confirmation of animal training" form signed by the passenger indicating...

Trump-AndrzejDuda-011918.jpg Poland's president Andrzej Duda has thanked his American counterpart for fighting "fake news," the day President Donald Trump announced his much awaited "Fake News Awards." "President Trump just stressed again the power of fake news. Thank you," Duda said after Trump announced that the winner is The...

CapitolHill-011918.jpg House Republicans voted Thursday evening to pass a short-term spending bill and avoid a government shutdown, although the bill's future in the Senate remains in doubt. The House voted 230 to 197 in favor of the stopgap bill, which would fund the government through February 16th.

Consumer-Shopping-011918.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. has unexpectedly deteriorated in the month of January, according to a preliminary report released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The report said the consumer sentiment index dipped to 94.4 in January.

TimHortons-011918.jpg Angry protesters are planning more than 50 demonstrations on Friday at several Tim Hortons locations across Canada after some franchise owners in Ontario slashed workers' benefits as well as paid breaks in response to the Ontario government's minimum wage hike. The protests are being organized by advocacy group Leadnow and the Fight for $15 & Fairness Campaign.

ThomasLee-Crypto-011918.jpg Thomas Lee, co-founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors, has predicted that the price of Bitcoin is set to more than double this year and has initiated a buy call on three more cryptocurrencies - Ethereum, Ethereum Classic and NEO. Lee, reputed for his bullishness on cryptocurrencies and blockchain,...

CedricRichmond-Trump-011918.jpg Cedric Richmond, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, has introduced a resolution of censure condemning President Donald Trump's reported use of foul language while referring to immigrants last week. "Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here,?" Trump was quoted...

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