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Stock markets open flat; banking stocks on positive zone

Stock markets open flat; banking stocks on positive zone

According to analysts, the markets took a breather a day after the indices crossed important milestones and closed a rangebound trade session on a flat note. The Nifty too, was up by 2.30 points or 0.02 per cent. Asian indices were mostly showing a negative trend. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.15 per cent, while Japan's Nikkei fell 0.8 per cent, hit by the dollar's decline against the yen.


Pres. Trump 'looking forward' to Mueller interview

Pres. Trump 'looking forward' to Mueller interview

Sessions, who had urged Comey's firing, was interviewed for hours, becoming the highest-ranking Trump administration official known to have submitted to questioning. After the infamous Comey Memo was written about in The New York Times , it was confirmed that Comey's friend, Columbia University Law Professor Daniel Richman played the role of middle man, delivering the goods to the newspaper, who then reported the details.


Democrats keep eye on November polls in agreeing to end shutdown

Democrats keep eye on November polls in agreeing to end shutdown

Schumer on Tuesday confirmed a Politico report that he has withdrawn an offer to give more than $1.6 billion for a border wall in exchange for Trump agreeing to protections for DACA recipients. "If you said this was the last act of the drama, then I could understand the frustration", he said. With the fate of 800,000 Dreamers still in limbo ahead of another possible showdown on February 8, sentiment about the wall has shifted markedly among some Democratic lawmakers .


Donald Trump calls for new constitutional rules to end government shutdown

Donald Trump calls for new constitutional rules to end government shutdown

McConnell had promised that if by February 8, there is no agreement on immigration, the Senate would address DACA and border security, as well as increased defense spending. "Both parties are dominated by hard-liners on immigration, and the president seems clueless on the key issues", he told Business Insider. McConnell said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer "thinks the entire federal government should be shut down until he gets his way on illegal immigration".


What's in, and not in, deal ending the government shutdown

What's in, and not in, deal ending the government shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., introduced the deal, which provides full funding for the federal government through February 8 and reauthorizes the Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, saying "we need to move forward".


Four suspended gamers to rejoin Gators

Four suspended gamers to rejoin Gators

A fifth suspended player, defensive end Keivonnis Davis , is still recovering from injuries sustained in a scooter accident. The four took part in a pretrial intervention program in late October and could have the charges dropped if they follow the probation for one year.