donald-trump2-092118.jpg President Donald Trump indicated in a post on Twitter on Friday that the declassification of various materials related to the Russia investigation will be delayed due in part to concerns raised by key U.S. allies.

wallstreet4_21sep18.jpg Stocks are turning in a relatively lackluster performance in mid-day trading on Friday after failing to sustain an initial upward move. Despite the choppy trading, the Dow and the S&P 500 reached new record intraday highs.

mitch-mcconnell-092118.jpg Despite the turmoil created by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., has expressed confidence the federal appeals court judge will be confirmed.

southwest-092118.jpg A former Southwest Airlines employee has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the airline, alleging that the carrier allowed its employees to create a "whites-only" breakroom. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court in Houston earlier this week by Jamel Parker, a former employee of Southwest Airlines.

americanairlines-09218.jpg American Airlines Inc. has joined its major rivals in raising baggage fees as the airline industry grapples with higher fuel costs and rising operating expenses. The largest U.S. airline said Thursday it is raising the price of a first and second checked bag by $5 each. The price of a first checked bag is now $30, while it is $40 for a second checked bag.

us-china-sukhoi-su-35-092118.jpg China has warned the United States will "bear the consequences" if it does not withdraw punishing financial sanctions it imposed on a key Chinese military organization for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles.

crypto-weekly-092118.jpg Cryptocurrencies started the week with losses as speculation of more trades by "whales", as traders with big crypto holdings are known, and regulatory worries damped market sentiment. Bitcoin and peers recovered by Thursday as some positive news emerged. A prominent crypto bull Michael Novogratz predicted that cryptocurrencies are ripe for a rebound after several days of decline.

cryptocurrency-july19_21sep18.jpg Cryptocurrencies were trading higher Friday morning, extending their gains from a day earlier. Market sentiment was boosted by strong moves by the Ripple altcoin and the news of the US regulator seeking more input on a proposed Bitcoin ETF.

wallstreet-aug20_21sep18.jpg After an initial move to the upside, stocks have given back ground over the course of morning trading on Friday. The tech-heavy Nasdaq has slid into negative territory, while the Dow and the S&P 500 have pulled back off their new record intraday highs.

gemalato-corda-092118.jpg Dutch digital security firm Gemalto has piloted its digital ID application called Trust ID Network by deploying it on the latest version of blockchain consortium R3's Corda enterprise blockchain platform. The new Gemalto Trust ID Network enables users to give digital service providers fully verified and secured Digital ID.

trump3-092118.jpg President Donald Trump has been given credit for his restrained tone in remarks about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh but finally lashed out in a series of posts on Twitter on Friday.

steve-sisolak-092118.jpg The Republican Governors Association has released a new television advertisement in the Nevada governor's race, highlighting Democratic Party's gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak's support for raising property taxes on Nevada homeowners. "Steve Sisolak has routinely supported higher taxes and fees, and now he wants to raise property taxes on Nevada's working families," said RGA Communications

brettmichael-092118.jpg Opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation has seen a significant increase following allegations of sexual assault, according to the results of a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Thirty-eight percent of voters oppose Kavanaugh serving as a justice on the Supreme Court.

wallstreet-aug31_21sep18.jpg Stocks may show a lack of direction in early trading on Friday following the rally seen in the previous session. The major index futures are currently pointing to a modestly higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 28 points.

unwomen-092118.jpg UN Women and the World Food Programme (WFP) are set to use blockchain technology to transfer cash to Syrian refugee women under the UN Women's cash-for-work programs running at the Za'atari and Azraq refugee camps in Jordan. UN Women is a United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.

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