A ‘dark money’ super PAC managed to spend $1.3 million without saying where it got its money

Alex Wong/Getty Images The Mountain Families PAC managed to spend $ 1.3 million in May without revealing who was supplying the donation. Super PACs can raise and spend unlimited sums of money in elections, but are required to disclose where the money is coming from.  Donors have gotten around this by starting a new super PAC after the […]

The US just approved $1.3 billion sale of artillery to Saudi Arabia

AP Photo/Evan Vucci The Trump administration is signing off on selling more than $ 1.3 billion in artillery to Saudi Arabia. The package includes about 180 Paladin howitzer systems, which fire 155mm shells. The US has raised concerns previously about heavy civilian casualties caused by the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen. The Trump administration is […]

MOS Lottery Announces Pre-ICO after Raising $1.3 Million in Private Sales

PRESS RELEASE: Global decentralized, blockchain-based online lottery platform uses stock market indexes to bring transparency and trust to E-gaming PROVIDENCE, Seychelles–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 28, 2018– MOS Lottery, a decentralized stock market lottery platform using blockchain smart contracts, announces its Pre-Initial Coin Offer…Read More

US Congress passes colossal $1.3 trillion budget, sends bill to Trump before govt shutdown deadline

The US House of Representatives and Senate have approved, at the 11th hour, a $ 1.3 trillion spending package, narrowly averting a federal government shutdown. Funds were due to run out on Friday. The bill, proposing a record increase in military funding, has been sent to President Donald Trump for enactment into law. The House […]

Senate moves toward passage of $1.3 trillion government funding bill

Alex Wong/Getty Images A $ 1.3 trillion bill to fund the U.S. government through Sept. 30 advanced in the U.S. Senate early on Friday, setting up an imminent vote on passage before the measure would go to President Donald Trump for signing into law. By a vote of 67-30, the Senate approved a procedural motion […]

WE’VE GOT A DEAL: Congress just released a massive $1.3 trillion plan to avoid a government shutdown

Congress is racing to avoid another government shutdown on Friday. Leaders released a 2,232 page funding bill on Wednesday. While the bill would provide funding for a slew of programs, it is also notable for what it does not include. In what now seems like a monthly tradition in Washington, Congress is barreling toward a […]

Barclays will take a $1.3 billion writedown because of US tax reform (BCS)

Thomson Reuters Barclays will take a $ 1.3 billion writedown because of US tax reform. The bank says the tax overhaul will cause its tier 1 capital to fall by about 20 basis points.   (Reuters) – Barclays expects to take a writedown of about 1 billion pounds ($ 1.34 billion) on its annual post-tax […]

GOLDMAN SACHS: There’s an attractive way to profit from the $1.3 trillion student-loan bubble

Robert Spencer/Stringer/Getty Images The $ 1.3 trillion student-loan market is a “bubble,” Goldman Sachs strategists said in a recent note.  The banks believes the market for asset-backed securities refinanced by private lenders like SoFi “may offer relative value” compared to public student-loan securities. Asset-backed securities bundle pools of loans with similar risks that investors can profit […]

IDC: Smartphone shipments fell 1.3% in Q2 2017, but Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi all gained share

Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 341.6 million smartphones worldwide last quarter, down 1.3 percent from the 346.1 million units in Q2 2016. That’s a rare enough of an occurrence — the smartphone market. And yet, all five of the top vendors gained share: Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi. In Q2 2017, the South […]

A $1.3 billion tech upstart struck a deal to ‘leapfrog’ competitors like Adobe and Oracle

The marketing tech company Zeta Global has acquired the artificial intelligence startup Boomtrain. The deal is said to be valued between $ 35 and $ 40 million, according to people familiar with the matter. Zeta Global aspires to compete with giants in the “marketing cloud” sector, such as Adobe, Oracle, Salesforce and IBM. These companies offer marketers a […]