Category Archives: National News

Expert says quarterly earnings reports should stay

An investment expert is taking a contrarian view of President Trump’s idea to do away with quarterly earnings reports. Bill Cohan, CNBC contributor and author of “Why Wall Street Matters,” says reducing earnings reports to twice a year is a step in the wrong direction. “To take away from the marketplace half the information on…MORE

Hurricane Lane, a dangerous Category 4 storm, headed toward Hawaii

By Brandon Miller CNN Meteorologist Another hurricane is threatening to impact Hawaii this week, as dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Lane approaches the Central Pacific island chain just two weeks after Hurricane Hector passed the islands. But Hurricane Lane looks poised to bring much more significant impacts to the state, as the forecast puts the storm…MORE

Some EpiPen expiration dates get extended on heels of major shortage

By Jacqueline Howard CNN The US Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it is extending the expiration date for certain EpiPens. EpiPens are auto-injectors that deliver epinephrine to help treat life-threatening allergic reactions. The expiration extension comes in response to an ongoing shortage of the medications, which were added to the FDA’s drug shortage…MORE

Manafort jury ends third day without a verdict

By Katelyn Polantz, Dan Berman, Marshall Cohen, Liz Stark and Kara Scannell CNN After three full days of deliberations, the jury in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort still has not returned a verdict. Jurors will return Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. ET. Manafort is charged with 18 counts of tax evasion, bank…MORE

Credit card debt default rising despite strong economy

Why, in the middle of one of the longest bull market in history, is the default rate on credit cards on the rise? Joe Resendiz, analyst with, says several trends may explain the phenomenon. “Purchase volume is up, which means that Americans are spending more on their credit cards and the average credit card…MORE

Melania Trump tackles ‘destructive and harmful’ effects of social media.

By Kate Bennett and Betsy Klein CNN First lady Melania Trump spoke out against cyberbullying Monday as part of her Be Best campaign, warning against “destructive and harmful” uses of social media and once again highlighting a messaging rift between the East Wing and the West Wing. In remarks at a cyberbullying summit in Rockville,…MORE

Abuse survivor: I’m glad Pope is speaking out

Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of sexual abuse by a priest in Chile, reacts to Pope Francis’ letter acknowledging “with shame and repentance” the Catholic Church’s failure to act over sexual abuse by clerics against minors.MORE

Melania Trump addresses cyberbullying summit

First lady Melania Trump spoke to representatives from social media companies and government agencies at the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention (FPBP) Cyberbullying Prevention Summit.MORE