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The Travelers Companies (TRV) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript
The Travelers Companies (TRV) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

TRV earnings call for the period ending June 30, 2019.

Israel fires missiles into south Syria: state media
Israel fires missiles into south Syria: state media

An Israeli missile attack targeted Syrian military positions held by the government and its allies early on Wednesday, Syria's state news agency said. The missiles were fired into the south of the country close to the Golan Heights, an area occupied and annexed by Israel. The attacks were earlier described as "probably Israeli" by the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, who said they targeted Tall al-Hara in Daraa province, south of Damascus, and two areas in the neighbouring province of Quneitrathe.

Schiff Accuses Justice Department of Trying to Restrain Mueller
Schiff Accuses Justice Department of Trying to Restrain Mueller

(Bloomberg) -- On the eve of Robert Mueller's appearance before two House committees, the chairman of one of the panels accused the Justice Department of attempting to "circumscribe" Mueller's testimony.Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, in a letter to the former special counsel on Tuesday night, attacked the department for telling Mueller in a letter that he shouldn't discuss ongoing cases or uncharged individuals and that some details of his work might be covered by executive privilege."The DOJ letter attempts unduly to circumscribe your testimony and represents yet another attempt by the Trump administration to obstruct the authorized oversight activity and legitimate investigations of...

Justice Dept. ratchets up antitrust scrutiny of Big Tech
Justice Dept. ratchets up antitrust scrutiny of Big Tech

The U.S. Department of Justice opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of major technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers. It said the probe will take into account "widespread concerns" about social media, search engines and online retail services. Its antitrust division is seeking information from the public, including those in the tech industry.

Harley-Davidson (HOG) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript
Harley-Davidson (HOG) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

HOG earnings call for the period ending June 30, 2019.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks cautious on trade talks; euro under pressure
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  • 2019-07-24 00:45:40Z

Asian shares nudged higher on Wednesday amid hints of progress in the Sino-U.S. trade saga, while the dollar hit two-month highs on the euro as investors wagered on a dovish outcome from the European Central Bank's coming policy meeting. Sentiment had been helped by a Bloomberg report that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer would travel to Shanghai next week for meetings with Chinese officials. Japan's Nikkei added 0.4% in early trade, while Australian stocks rose 0.6%.

Gambia
Gambia's ex-president accused of ordering migrant slaughter

Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh ordered the massacre of some 30 migrants he said were "mercenaries" sent to topple him in 2005, a member of the former strongman's hit squad told a truth commission on Tuesday. The testimony comes a day after another army officer accused Jammeh of ordering the murder of a leading journalist who worked for an independent newspaper and wrote articles about corruption that marked Jammeh's iron-fisted rule for 22 years. Omar Jallow, a former officer in the Presidential Guard, said about 45 Europe-bound migrants comprising nationals from Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo, were arrested on a beach while trying to get to Europe.

Dodger Stadium to get $100 million renovation for 2020
Dodger Stadium to get $100 million renovation for 2020

The Los Angeles Dodgers plan to welcome the All-Star Game back to Dodger Stadium with a $100 million renovation of their landmark ballpark. The Dodgers unveiled the logo for next year's Midsummer Classic along with their latest modernization plans Tuesday for their 57-year-old home, the majors'

Dodger Stadium to get $100 million renovation for 2020
Dodger Stadium to get $100 million renovation for 2020

The Los Angeles Dodgers plan to welcome the All-Star Game back to Dodger Stadium with a $100 million renovation of their landmark ballpark. The Dodgers unveiled the logo for next year's Midsummer Classic along with their latest modernization plans Tuesday for their 57-year-old home, the majors'

NAACP calls for Trump
NAACP calls for Trump's impeachment saying he's 'unfit to serve as the president'

Leaders at the NAACP convention in Detroit voted Tuesday to call for President Donald Trump's impeachment.

PulteGroup Inc (PHM) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript
PulteGroup Inc (PHM) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

PHM earnings call for the period ending June 30, 2019.

Former Trump Campaign Staffer Loses Case Over Non-Disclosure
Former Trump Campaign Staffer Loses Case Over Non-Disclosure

(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump's presidential campaign was awarded $52,230 in a dispute with a former campaign staffer over her breach of a non-disclosure agreement.Jessica Denson, a Los Angeles-based actress who worked on Trump's campaign in August 2016, sued in federal court to void her NDA in order to pursue a separate state lawsuit in which she claims she was harassed and defamed by her superiors.Denson sued in state court in November 2017 seeking $25 million in damages for the alleged harassment and defamation. The Trump campaign then made a $1.5 million arbitration claim, saying Denson had breached the confidentiality and non-disparagement obligations of the NDA.In August, U.S....

Zion Williamson signs shoe deal with Nike
Zion Williamson signs shoe deal with Nike's Jordan Brand

This is a huge win for Nike and the Jordan brand.

Wimbledon qualifier Beatriz Haddad Maia fails drugs test
Wimbledon qualifier Beatriz Haddad Maia fails drugs test

Beatriz Haddad Maia, the Brazilian who beat former champion Garbiñe Muguruza in the first round at this year's Wimbledon, has been provisionally suspended following a positive drug test. The International Tennis Federation announced on Tuesday that 23-year-old Haddad Maia, after being tested on June

Snap
Snap's Revenue Soars, Crushing Estimates

Broad-based strength in user engagement and strong growth in average revenue per user drove an acceleration in the company's top-line growth rate.

Boy hit by foul at Indians game shows no serious injury

The 3-year-old boy hit by a foul ball in Cleveland last weekend is showing no signs of serious injury, the Indians said Tuesday. The boy, identified by the team as Henry, was hit by a line drive off the bat of Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor in the sixth inning of a 5-4 win over Kansas City

Hoiberg's Huskers getting acquainted before heading overseas

New Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg might want to consider writing his players' names on masking tape and sticking it across their foreheads so he can keep everybody straight. There's no doubt about it,'' Hoiberg said Tuesday after a practice for next month's trip to Italy. Gone are

Transfer gossip: Newcastle eyes 2nd Brazilian, USMNT
Transfer gossip: Newcastle eyes 2nd Brazilian, USMNT's Arriola on move

Two players from the Western hemisphere may be heading across the Atlantic, one of whom is very familiar to American eyes.

U.S. justice department to open new antitrust review of big tech companies: WSJ
U.S. justice department to open new antitrust review of big tech companies: WSJ

Johnson Woos Tories With
Johnson Woos Tories With 'Vintage Boris' as Brexit Revolt Looms
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  • 2019-07-23 21:30:00Z

(Bloomberg) -- Boris Johnson spent the hours after he was elected as Britain's next prime minister telling Conservative members of Parliament what most of them wanted to hear: the U.K. will leave the European Union on Oct. 31, and there won't be an early general election.It was a concerted effort to rally the troops before Johnson formally takes office after Theresa May resigns on Wednesday afternoon. Many Tory MPs fear their new leader will be forced to hold an election to try to break the parliamentary deadlock that destroyed May. Johnson, addressing them in a private meeting, assured them that wasn't his intention.He also reiterated, to cheers, the key message from his leadership...

White woman scorned for selling $74 hair bonnet:
White woman scorned for selling $74 hair bonnet: 'Are they gonna steal everything black women invented?'

A Fashion Magazine story featuring NiteCap founder Sarah Marantz Lindenberg calling head wraps "problem that needed solving," set people off.

The Latest: CSX agrees on blame for deadly 2018 Amtrak crash
The Latest: CSX agrees on blame for deadly 2018 Amtrak crash
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  • 2019-07-23 20:48:54Z

Federal safety officials say the failure to fully implement a train safety system delayed seven times in the past decade contributed to a wreck in South Carolina that killed two Amtrak crew members and injured almost 100 passengers. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt said Tuesday the irony of the February 2018 train wreck near Columbia was it happened as crews were installing that safety system called Positive Train Control. To install the system, workers had to turn off safety signals that indicate whether train tracks have been turned off the main line.

Chipotle
Chipotle's online shift fuels highest sales growth in two years

Under Chief Executive Officer Brian Niccol, the company has highlighted fresh ingredients and added healthier menu items such as "Lifestyle Bowls" to entice new customers. Chipotle's online sales nearly doubled in the quarter, and accounted for 18.2% of revenue.

Trump sues House panel, NY to protect state tax returns
Trump sues House panel, NY to protect state tax returns

Opening up another legal front against the Democrats investigating him, President Donald Trump on Tuesday sued the House Ways and Means Committee and New York state officials to prevent his state tax returns from being turned over to the congressional committee. The lawsuit seeks an injunction to block the application of a new New York state law that could allow the Democratic-controlled House and Ways Means Committee to obtain the returns. The lawsuit, filed in Washington, comes amid a furious White House attempt to prevent the president's tax returns to wind up in Democratic hands.

Boris Johnson to become new UK PM: What that means for Brexit
  • World
  • 2019-07-23 19:42:06Z

Charged with unifying a politically divided country, Johnson will lead the U.K. in the face of an impending Oct. 31 Brexit deadline.

The 7 Best Penny Stocks to Buy
The 7 Best Penny Stocks to Buy

Stocks to Buy From This Superstar Fund Those penny stocks to buy are more difficult to find in a market near all-time highs, but they're still out there. Here are seven penny stocks to buy that could provide solid returns for investors going forward. The 7 Best Penny Stocks to Buy: Chesapeake Energy (CHK) I've had an on-again, off-again attraction to Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) over the past couple of years.

UPDATE 1-IMF says Q1 global trade growth slowest since 2012, big downside risk
UPDATE 1-IMF says Q1 global trade growth slowest since 2012, big downside risk
  • World
  • 2019-07-23 17:59:44Z

Global trade expanded by just 0.5% in the first quarter of 2019, marking the slowest year-on-year pace of growth since 2012 amid signs a more significant slowdown is possible, International Monetary Fund officials said on Tuesday. The IMF on Tuesday lowered its forecast for global growth this year and next, warning that more U.S.-China tariffs, auto tariffs or a disorderly Brexit could further slow growth, weaken investment and disrupt supply chains. IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath told reporters in Santiago, Chile, the global lender did not see signs of a recession, but did see "significant downside risks" for global growth going forward, including escalating trade wars.

LPGA stars at Evian preparing for back-to-back majors in back-to-back weeks
LPGA stars at Evian preparing for back-to-back majors in back-to-back weeks

How do you go about trying to win back-to-back majors in back-to-back weeks? The LPGAs biggest stars are looking for every small advantage with the Evian Championship this week and the AIG Women's British Open next week.

Schauffele clears air on failed driver test:
Schauffele clears air on failed driver test: 'Don't think R&A leaked information'

Xander Schauffele's driver was found to be non-conforming at The Open, and he was forced to find a hasty replacement. The bigger issue for Schauffele was the inequality of the R&A;'s testing and how quickly word spread.

U.S. Navy may have brought down second Iranian drone last week -U.S. official
  • US
  • 2019-07-23 17:05:20Z

A U.S. Navy ship may have brought down a second Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz last week, a U.S. official said on Tuesday, adding that the military did not have definite confirmation. The head of U.S. Central Command, General Kenneth McKenzie, also told CBS News that the United States may have brought down a second drone.

Apple Seeks Mac Pro Parts Tariff Exclusion After Move to China
Apple Seeks Mac Pro Parts Tariff Exclusion After Move to China

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up for Next China, a weekly email on where the nation stands now and where it's going next.Apple Inc. has asked the Trump administration to exclude components that make up the forthcoming Mac Pro high-end desktop computer from import tariffs, weeks after planning to re-locate

Buffett Lunch Winner
Buffett Lunch Winner's Crypto Coin Tumbles After Meeting Delay

(Bloomberg) -- The digital token known as Tron tumbled as much as 21% after cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun postponed his charity lunch meeting with billionaire Warren Buffett citing a bout of kidney stones.The announcement kicked off a frenzy of speculation on Twitter and in Chinese social media

U.S. Senate to hold initial vote on former Delta executive as FAA nominee
  • US
  • 2019-07-23 16:24:45Z

The U.S. Senate was set to vote on Tuesday to advance the nomination for head of the Federal Aviation Administration of a former airline executive whose handling of a whistleblower case has come under criticism from Democrats. Safety concerns are an issue at the FAA, which is grappling with a review of Boeing Co's grounded 737 MAX in the wake of two crashes that killed 346 in October and March and broader questions about how it certifies aircraft and whether it delegates too much authority to manufacturers. The Senate will vote on former Delta Air Lines executive Stephen Dickson's nomination.

Lance Bass Says He Came Out to Britney Spears on Her Wedding Night to Make Her Stop Crying
Lance Bass Says He Came Out to Britney Spears on Her Wedding Night to Make Her Stop Crying

Lance Bass Came Out to Britney Spears on Her Wedding Night in Las Vegas

Walmart
Walmart's Beat the Heat Sale Offers Air Conditioners for up to Half Off

Germany's Merkel congratulates Britain's Johnson
  • World
  • 2019-07-23 14:48:50Z

German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated Boris Johnson on his election as Conservative Party leader on Tuesday and said she looked forward to good cooperation with the new British prime minister. "I congratulate Boris Johnson and look forward to good cooperation," a spokeswoman quoted

UBS CEO Warns of
UBS CEO Warns of 'Dangerous' Bubbles Spurred by Central Banks

(Bloomberg) -- UBS Group AG's chief executive officer is sounding the alarm on fresh monetary easing just as European policy makers appear poised to deliver another helping to stimulus-hungry markets."I'd be very, very careful about growing further the balance sheet of central banks,'' Sergio Ermotti

Britney Spears & Sam Asghari Spark Engagement Rumors During 1st Red Carpet as Couple
Britney Spears & Sam Asghari Spark Engagement Rumors During 1st Red Carpet as Couple

Britney Spears sported a diamond sparkler on the first red carpet as a couple.

EU has 35 billion euro list ready if U.S. hits EU cars: EU trade chief
EU has 35 billion euro list ready if U.S. hits EU cars: EU trade chief
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  • 2019-07-23 13:41:21Z

The European Union would retaliate with extra duties on 35 billion euros ($39.1 billion) worth of U.S. goods if Washington went ahead with tariffs on EU cars, the bloc's trade chief said on Tuesday. "We will not accept any managed trade, quotas or voluntary export restraints and, if there were to be tariffs, we would have a rebalancing list," European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom told a committee of the European Parliament.

Iran reassures Iraq over freedom of maritime navigation - ministry
  • World
  • 2019-07-23 13:35:52Z

Iran has reassured Iraq that there will be freedom of international maritime navigation in the Strait of Hormuz, Iraq's oil ministry said on Tuesday. Iran communicated this to Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi during a visit by him to Tehran on Monday, the ministry said in a statement. "Iranian

Noah Fant: I don
Noah Fant: I don't really feel pressure

The Broncos have struggled to find the right footing offensively in recent seasons and much of the focus on turning that around has been on the quarterback position. Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch, Brock Osweiler and Case Keenum all started games while the team was missing the playoffs the last three seasons

Wall Street opens higher on strong Coca-Cola, United Tech earnings
Wall Street opens higher on strong Coca-Cola, United Tech earnings

U.S. stock index futures inched higher on Tuesday lifted by a batch of largely upbeat earnings reports from companies including Coca-Cola and United Technologies, that soothed concerns over the pace of economic growth. Second-quarter earnings last week were mixed, but last 24 hours have seen investors react positively to a series of releases, albeit often against expectations for profits, which have been lowered due to this year's concerns over growth. The overall profits of S&P companies are now estimated to rise about 1%, according to Refinitiv IBES data, improving from estimates of a small decline earlier.

PFT
PFT's pre-training camp (for most teams) power rankings

1\. Patriots (final 2018 ranking No. 1): The Kings of the Hill remains perched there until someone can knock them off. 2. Chiefs (No. 4): The non-suspension of Tyreek Hill keeps the Chiefs in position to topple the Patriots. 3. Eagles (No. 5): If Carson Wentz stays healthy, it could be two Super

And That Happened: Monday
And That Happened: Monday's Scores and Highlights

J.D. Martinez hit one of the three homers the Red Sox smacked in a seven-run third inning against the Rays on Monday.

Dolphins, Colts worked out Matt Elam
Dolphins, Colts worked out Matt Elam

Former NFL first-round pick Matt Elam recently took part in one of the eight combine-style showcases that the XFL held ahead of next year's inaugural season, but he isn't limiting his bid for a return to the field to the upstart league. Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports that Elam worked out

Jarran Reed case highlights another major flaw in NFL
Jarran Reed case highlights another major flaw in NFL's in-house system of justice

Just when it appeared that the NFL was getting out of the business of policing the private lives of players not arrested or charged with crimes, the NFL pulled itself back in, with the six-game suspension imposed on Seahawks defensive lineman Jarran Reed. Although the league seems to be exercising far

UPDATE 2-Nigeria's President Buhari submits list of cabinet nominees to Senate
  • US
  • 2019-07-23 10:39:18Z

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari submitted his list of cabinet nominees to the upper house of parliament, the Senate, on Tuesday, giving lawmakers a chance to vote on them just days before they leave for a two-month break. The submission comes almost two months after Buhari began his second term, and some five months after he was re-elected, a delay that caused jitters amongst investors and threatened growth prospects for Africa's largest economy. A number of senior figures from Buhari's first term will return, including Zainab Ahmed, Babatunde Fashola, Geoffrey Onyeama, Rotimi Amaechi and Lai Mohammed, who held the finance, works and power, foreign, transport and information...

Report: Andrew Luck "ready to roll" for training camp
Report: Andrew Luck "ready to roll" for training camp

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck sat out the final weeks of the team's offseason program with a calf injury in a decision that everyone from the team said was due to an abundance of caution with a vital member of the team. They went on to say that the expectation was that all would be well [more]

Agent goes on record to criticize 49ers "bullsh-t" contract structure
Agent goes on record to criticize 49ers "bullsh-t" contract structure

For at least the last five years, the San Francisco 49ers have used a subtle, and apparently non-negotiable, device to maximize their options in any/every given year regarding players with payments due to become fully guaranteed. Whereas most teams use guarantee triggers within the first few days after

Boris Johnson tipped to win as UK Tories reveal new leader
Boris Johnson tipped to win as UK Tories reveal new leader
  • US
  • 2019-07-23 09:40:37Z

Britain's governing Conservative Party is set to reveal Tuesday the identity of the country's next prime minister, with Brexit champion Boris Johnson the strong favorite to get the job. Party officials will announce whether Johnson or rival Jeremy Hunt has won a ballot of about 160,000 Conservative members. It will be a huge upset if the winner is not Johnson, a former London mayor who has wooed Conservatives by promising to succeed where May failed and lead the U.K. out of the European Union on the scheduled date of Oct. 31 - with or without a divorce deal.

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