Citigroup’s investment bankers are challenging Wall Street’s best — and they may be on the verge of a breakthrough (C)

REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino Citigroup’s investment bank has ambitions to compete for the top spots in the league tables. The bank has been mid-tier since the financial crisis, but recent improvements in mergers and acquisitions and equity-capital markets suggest the bank may be on the verge of a breakthrough. The bank may be firing on all cylinders, […]

A top Democratic lobbying firm caught up in Mueller’s Russia probe is on the verge of shutting down

Podesta Group, the lobbying firm founded by brothers John and Anthony Podesta that has close ties to the Democratic Party, may be shutting down. The firm has become entangled in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation over work it did for President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. Manafort was indicted last month on 12 […]

The stock market is on the verge of making history

Scott Olson/Business Insider The S&P 500 on Monday was set to break its previous record of the number of days without a 3% drawdown. As it’s continued to make new highs, it has broken records of other percent-move sizes. These illustrate the rock-bottom volatility that has characterized stocks this year, and is showing few signs […]

Putin warns that North Korea is on the verge of a ‘large-scale conflict’

Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik via AP MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Friday that the tense standoff between North Korea and the United States was on the verge of large-scale conflict and said it was a mistake to try to pressure Pyongyang over its nuclear missile program. Putin, who is due to attend a […]

Ivan Perisic: Man Utd on the verge of meeting Inter Milan's £48m valuation – report

Manchester United have signed Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic this summer. However, Jose Mourinho still wants to add a winger to his ranks as he aims to win the club a first Premier League title since 2013. In recent weeks, talk has been rife that Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale could make a […]

Yemen’s national blood bank on verge of closing after losing Western funding

Yemen’s national blood bank may cease operations after losing Western financial support. The center’s closure would be a “catastrophe” for the war-torn country, the doctors warned. The fate of the National Blood Transfusion Centre in the capital, Sana’a hangs in the balance after French medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, Doctors without Borders) announced that […]

Africa’s Second-Biggest Airline is on the Verge of Bankruptcy

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Chuck Schumer was on the verge of tears speaking about John McCain after Republicans’ ‘skinny repeal’ bill failed

U.S. Senate TV/Handout via Reuters Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was moved to near tears while speaking about Sen. John McCain early Friday morning after the Republican “skinny repeal” of Obamacare failed on the Senate floor. Schumer echoed the sentiments of Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, who earlier declared that it was time for […]

Wayne Rooney arrives at Everton: Manchester United striker on verge of deal

Rooney is expected to rejoin his former club Everton after dropping out of United manager Jose Mourinho’s first-team plans. It is thought the England striker will take a pay cut to return to his boyhood side. And he was filmed driving his car into Everton’s training ground today. Rooney’s return to Everton comes as United […]

Real Madrid transfer news: Dani Ceballos on verge of signing Bernabeu deal

The Real Betis midfielder, 20, has impressed for Spain Under-21s at the European Championships and Bernabeu chiefs want to get a deal done quickly. Spanish newspaper AS say an agreement is now close that will see Ceballos sign for Real Madrid. But, under terms of the deal, Ceballos will then return on loan to Betis […]