Officials keep talking about intervening in Venezuela, and it’s drawing an ominous comparison

AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos Trump has repeatedly expressed interest in taking military action in Venezuela. Experts and officials from around the region have rebuffed such action, with some comparing it to the invasion of Iraq. But others have held out military action, as part of a collective response, as an option of last resort. President Donald […]

Ferrari Names New CEO As Word of Marchionne’s Health Takes on Ominous Tones

Louis C. Camilleri was named the next chief executive officer of Ferrari N.V. on Saturday, succeeding former CEO and chairman Sergio Marchionne, whose health has taken a turn for the worse. As head of Fiat Chrysler, Marchionne orchestrated the successful spin-off of Ferrari beginning in 2014, completing the process in 2016. While the executive had […]

Rudy Giuliani dropped an ominous hint about whether a Trump-Mueller interview is going to happen

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Rudy Giuliani said he thinks there is a “50/50” chance special counsel Robert Mueller will subpoena President Donald Trump to testify before a grand jury. Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US election, the Trump campaign’s possible involvement, and whether Trump obstructed justice after the Russia probe began. Giuliani’s remark […]

Tesla is losing money while everyone else is making it — and the future looks ominous (TSLA)

Tesla’s high-yield debt is losing value and putting pressure on positive sentiment about the company. Tesla is also struggling to ramp up production of its Model 3. The stock has been getting hammered ahead of Q1 delivery announcements and earnings. There’s a famous passage from Ernest Hemingway’s novel “The Sun Also Rises,” in which two […]

‘The Russian bear came out of hibernation’: The US’s top intelligence official issues an ominous warning to Congress

Thomson Reuters Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Tuesday that Russia has come “out of hibernation” and poses a stark threat — cyber and otherwise — to the US and its allies.  “Thanks to [Russian President] Vladimir Putin, we’ve gotten a wake-up call,” Coats said.  Coats joined other intelligence chiefs in assessing that despite […]

Tiger Woods sends ominous title warning to Honda Classic rivals heading into weekend

Woods fought back from taking a double-bogey at 15 and dropping a shot at 16 to hole a 10-foot birdie putt on the 17th to sharing 14th place at one-over par in bright but continuing windy conditions on the PGA National course. The American duo of Luke List (66) and Jamie Lovemark (68) share the […]

Trump declares war on Amazon for taking billions of dollars in subsidies from the Post Office — and it sets an ominous precedent for HQ2

Sara D. Davis / Stringer / Getty Images President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday that the US Postal Service is undercharging Amazon, making the “Post Office dumber and poorer.” Amazon’s deal with the USPS allows it to pay less to deliver packages than it would with other delivery services.  The backlash against Amazon could signal […]

THE HINDENBURG MEETS THE TITANIC: Stocks are flashing an ominous signal not seen since the financial crisis

AP Stock market dispersion is widening as technical indicators show sell signals, suggesting a turbulent road ahead for equities. John Hussman, an investment manager, says these indicators haven’t flashed simultaneously since early in the financial crisis. All is not well beneath the surface of the stock market. Market dislocations are running rampant, suggesting turbulence ahead […]