Car rams Melbourne crowd in ‘act of evil’

The man who rammed a crowd in the centre of Melbourne was an Australian with a history of mental health issues, police say. As many as 19 people were injured after a white Suzuki SUV deliberately drove into a crowd. Four of those hurt - including a young child - have been critically injured. Police … Continue reading Car rams Melbourne crowd in ‘act of evil’

Trump and Ryan: Democrats want a shutdown to distract from tax bill success

President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan accuse Democrats of hoping to shut down the government to distract from Republicans' passage of the first major tax overhaul in decades Ryan says Congress will push to pass a "clean" funding bill to avert a government shutdown by midnight Friday President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul … Continue reading Trump and Ryan: Democrats want a shutdown to distract from tax bill success

$24 million iced tea company says it’s pivoting to the blockchain, and its stock jumps more than 200%

Farmingdale, New York-based beverage maker Long Island Iced Tea says it's changing its name to "Long Blockchain Corp." as it shifts its focus to investing in the technology behind bitcoin Shares soar 200 percent, although the company says it's only in the "preliminary stages" of evaluating potential business opportunities in blockchain The company said it's … Continue reading $24 million iced tea company says it’s pivoting to the blockchain, and its stock jumps more than 200%

Europe edges higher as investors digest US tax overhaul; Nokia rises on Huawei deal

International markets have offered something of a muted reaction to the passage of the tax bill in the U.S. on Wednesday Catalonia goes to the polls Thursday for a regional election following several months of political turbulence and uncertainty   European stocks eked out gains Thursday after the U.S. Congress approved an overhaul of the … Continue reading Europe edges higher as investors digest US tax overhaul; Nokia rises on Huawei deal

Trump celebrates tax bill with GOP leaders: ‘We are making America great again’

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that negotiating the massive Republican tax cut bill was "an amazing experience" and "a lot of fun."  "Merry Christmas, America," Vice President Mike Pence told an audience of supporters gathered on the White House lawn after the bill passed the House and Senate The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act … Continue reading Trump celebrates tax bill with GOP leaders: ‘We are making America great again’