Arab Bank Chief Is Said to be Released From Saudi Custody...

Dec 16, 2017 by

Arab Bank Chairman Sabih Al Masri was released from the custody of Saudi authorities after a brief detention period, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Al Masri, one of Jordan’s most prominent businessmen, was held while on a business...

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Tencent to Buy Stake in Supermarket Chain in Rare Retail Foray...

Dec 16, 2017 by

Tencent Holdings Ltd. will buy a stake in Chinese supermarket chain Yonghui Superstores Co. for about 4.22 billion yuan ($638 million), setting up a clash with arch-rival Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. in physical retail. China’s largest internet corporation...

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After Alabama, abortion may be backseat issue in 2018 races...

Dec 16, 2017 by

ATLANTA (AP) — Alabama, one of the most conservative states in the country, with one of the most evangelical electorates, is sending an abortion-rights supporter to the U.S. Senate, despite GOP efforts to paint Democrat Doug Jones as an unacceptable...

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Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program...

Dec 16, 2017 by

WASHINGTON — In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find. Which was how the Pentagon wanted it. For years, the program investigated...

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Homeowners Have Had It Good. Too Good, Says the Tax Bill....

Dec 16, 2017 by

For decades, the tax code has been filled with rewards for homeownership. Tax breaks encourage people to get into first homes and to trade up as they get older, building a national mind-set that you’re never quite middle class until you’ve qualified...

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Trump transition lawyer: Mueller improperly obtained documents in Russia probe...

Dec 16, 2017 by

Exclusive— A lawyer for the Trump presidential transition team is accusing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office of inappropriately obtaining transition documents as part of its Russia probe, including confidential attorney-client communications...

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