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Manchin dismisses concerns that he would have tanked relief package

The West Virginia Democrat downplayed the idea that he is wielding outsize authority over the fate of crucial legislation and President Joe Biden's political appointments. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Sen. Joe Manchin said Sunday he never intended to kill the recently passed $1.9 trillion Covid relief package if he didn't...

‘It is a trap!’: Inside the QAnon attack that never happened

In a joint intelligence bulletin earlier this week, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security delivered a jarring warning to state and local law enforcement: violent domestic extremists "motivated by the QAnon conspiracy theory" might be mobilized to action because they believed Donald Trump would be inaugurated on March...

Schumer leads Dems to messy but major win on Covid aid

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer peaks to the press at the U.S. Capitol on March 06, 2021 in Washington. | Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Chuck Schumer put it bluntly to Joe Manchin: If you side with Republicans, you could jeopardize everything. The West Virginia senator was delaying consideration of President Joe Biden's...

Senate approves Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic relief plan

The Senate passed President Joe Biden's nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief package Saturday morning after a grueling overnight session, delivering on the White House's first major legislative priority. The 50-49 vote, entirely along party lines, came after the Senate remained in session for more than 24 hours of marathon votes....

‘No idea what he’s doing’: Manchin perplexes with Covid aid power play

The Senate was more than two hours into a vote on Friday afternoon as Jon Tester and several fellow Democrats pleaded with Joe Manchin.The voluble West Virginian was talking with his colleagues, but even after Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) implored him to move forward on a compromise approach to...

Former astronaut mulling Senate run in North Carolina

Joan Higginbotham, a former NASA astronaut and the third Black woman to go to space, is seriously considering running for Senate in North Carolina as a Democrat, according to multiple people familiar with her deliberations.Higginbotham, 56, has never run for political office before and would be entering what is...

Accesso Technology ready for new age in theme parks

With customers now deploying multiple accesso solutions on an integrated basis and a lengthy company sale process in the rear-view mirror, I am generally optimistic about the future Chief executive, Steve Brown   What accesso Technology does accesso Technology Group PLC (LON:ACSO) is an AIM-listed firm providing ticketing e-commerce, virtual queuing and guest experience solutions. The...

GameStop jumps on picture of dog

Shares in GameStop Corp scampered higher during last night’s session on the back, apparently, of a Tweet of a photo of a dog. The retailer’s stock spiked 20% to an intraday high above US$147, it’s highest point since the dramatic moves just over a month ago. READ: Reddit’s wallstreetbets and the...

Conroy Gold finds the perfect partner for Clontibret in Turkey’s Demir Export SA

It’s hard to argue that the gold district that’s been, and continues to be, methodically delineated by Conroy Gold and Natural Resources PLC (LON:CGNR) is anything other than very significant, now that two serious players in the mining industry have expressed meaningful interest in a joint venture. Conroy initially signed...

Today’s Market View – Arc Minerals, Chaarat Gold, Kodal Minerals and more…

SP Angel . Morning View . Friday 05 03 21 US Fed Chairman comments steady markets as investors move to value stocks   Arc Minerals* (LON:ARCM) – Immediate appointment of Rothschild & Co as financial adviser Chaarat Gold* (LON:CGH) – Fatal incident at Kapan in Armenia Kodal Minerals* (LON:KOD) – Progress report on West...