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APLLE: $2,500 STOCK BONUS TO WORKERS, $350 BILLION U.S. INVESTMENT, 20,000 NEW JOBS

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Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc.

 

( CNBC ) Apple continued a blitz of investment announcements on Wednesday with a stock-based compensation award for some employees.

The iPhone maker will grant $2,500 in restricted stock units over the coming months. Restricted stock units are valued in company stock, but vest over time. Apple’s stock hit an all-time intraday high of $179.39 a share on Tuesday.

Bloomberg previously reported the news, citing anonymous sources. An email obtained by Axios said the stock awards would be available “to all individual contributors and management up to and including Senior Managers worldwide, [b]oth full-time and part-time.”

It’s not clear exactly how many employees that includes, or if new employees would be included. Nor is it clear when the award would vest, or whether the $2,500 sum is more or less than would usually be awarded to employees at that level. But the RSUs are likely to apply to most employees worldwide, including retail.

The stock awards follow Apple’s announcement of a large-scale commitment to the U.S. economy, albeit thin on details. The company said it will add $350 billion in support of the U.S. economy over the next five years, with contributions from a new campus, payments to suppliers, job creation, capital expenditures, and taxes on overseas cash.

 

Read more: Apple is giving $2,500 stock awards to some employees

 

NYT PAUL KRUGMAN, ABC AND CNN: TOP THREE WINNERS OF TRUMP FAKE NEWS AWARDS – #FakeNewsAwards

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The so-called 'winners' of President Donald Trump's highly publicized 'Fake News Awards' were released in a tweet on Wednesday, with a broken link and little fanfare

 

Below is the full list of winners of the 2017 Fake News Awards:

1)     The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claiming markets would ‘never’ recover from Trump presidency

 

2)     ABC News’ Brian Ross’ bungled report on former national security adviser Michael Flynn

3)     CNN report that the Trump campaign had early access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks

 

4)     TIME report that Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office

5)     The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel tweeting that Trump’s December rally in Pensacola, Florida, wasn’t packed with supporters

6)     CNN’s video suggesting Trump overfed fish during visit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

7)     CNN’s retracted report claiming Anthony Scaramucci-Russia ties

8)     Newsweek report that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake Trump’s hand

9)     CNN report that former FBI Director James Comey would dispute President Trump’s claim he was told he was not under investigation

10)  The New York Times report that the Trump administration had hidden a climate-change report

11)  In Trump’s words, “‘RUSSIA COLLUSION!’ Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. THERE IS NO COLLUSION!”

 

 

DRAMA KING CORY BOOKER 10-MIN RAMPAGE AGAINST DHS SEC. KIRSTJEN NIELSEN

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( Hannity ) Leading Republicans -and a handful of liberals- are slamming left-wing Senator Cory Booker’s outrageous attacks on Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday; accusing the Democratic legislator of “mansplaining” to the Director during a highly-anticipated Senate committee.

The controversy erupted when the New Jersey legislator viciously lashed-out at Nielsen over President Trump’s “tough dialogue” while discussing immigration with Congressional negotiators, saying she was “complicit” in the President’s “racism.”

“The commander-in-chief, in an Oval Office meeting, referred to people from African countries and Haitians with the most vile and vulgar language,” Booker said, screaming at Nielsen. “Your silence and amnesia is complicity.”

Booker’s aggressive and increasingly hostile posture prompted Republican National Committee Rapid Response Director Michael Ahrens to refer to the prominent Democrat’s actions as “mansplaining,” the millennial term used to describe men speaking down, or derogatorily, to women.

“Picture it,” said Ahrens. “A male Republican senator spends his entire 10 minutes ‘mansplaining’ the female DHS secretary about immigration policy, throws around the term ‘conscientious stupidity,’ yells at her the only time she tries to speak, and concludes his diatribe without even asking her to respond.”

 

Read more: https://www.hannity.com/media-room/bookers-rampage-cory-booker-under-fire-for-mansplaining-to-dhs-secretary/

DRUM ROLL! TRUMP REVEALS WINNERS OF ‘FAKE NEWS’ AWARDS – GOP WEBSITE CRASHED!

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( Fox News ) President Trump revealed the winners of his self-proclaimed ‘Fake News’ awards Wednesday night on Twitter with The New York Times topping the list.

 

 

The website in Trump’s tweet was originally down, most likely due to the site being flooded with visitors.

Trump also tweeted out that “despite some very corrupt and dishonest media coverage, there are many great reporters I respect and lots of GOOD NEWS for the American people to be proud of!”

 

Below is the full list of winners of the 2017 Fake News Awards:

1)     The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claiming markets would ‘never’ recover from Trump presidency

2)     ABC News’ Brian Ross’ bungled report on former national security adviser Michael Flynn

3)     CNN report that the Trump campaign had early access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks

4)     TIME report that Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office

5)     The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel tweeting that Trump’s December rally in Pensacola, Florida, wasn’t packed with supporters

6)     CNN’s video suggesting Trump overfed fish during visit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

7)     CNN’s retracted report claiming Anthony Scaramucci-Russia ties

8)     Newsweek report that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake Trump’s hand

9)     CNN report that former FBI Director James Comey would dispute President Trump’s claim he was told he was not under investigation

10)  The New York Times report that the Trump administration had hidden a climate-change report

11)  In Trump’s words, “‘RUSSIA COLLUSION!’ Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. THERE IS NO COLLUSION!”

This is a developing story; check back for updates.

This is a developing story; check back for updates.

 

Read more: President Trump reveals winners of his ‘Fake News’ awards

 

 

 

SARA CARTER: Hillary Clinton Confidant Was Grilled By FBI In Connection To Trump-Russia Dossier

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Fox News contributor Sara Carter reveals “Clinton Foundation” hatchet man Sidney Blumenthal was grilled by the FBI in 2016 in connection to Christopher Steele Trump-Russia dossier.

 

Sara Carter reports:

A close friend, advisor and confidant of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was allegedly interviewed by the FBI in connection with the controversial dossier that was used ‘in part’ as evidence by the bureau to obtain a warrant to investigate members of President Trump’s campaign team, according to several sources who spoke to this reporter.

Sidney Blumenthal, a former journalist and a close friend of Clinton, was  interviewed by the FBI in 2016 regarding the dossier that alleged Trump colluded with Russia, the sources stated. Department of Justice officials, however, declined to comment on Blumenthal or the dossier. […]

Blumenthal worked as a White House aide for Bill Clinton, and later worked with the Clinton Foundation after being denied a role by Obama Administration officials with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to reports.  According to Politico he was being paid $10,000 a month by the Clinton Foundation.

 

 

 

 

BOOM! 164 COMPANIES GIVE BONUSES TO MILLIONS OF EMPLOYEES, CITING TRUMP/GOP TAX CUTS

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A list of 40 firms offering millions of employees bonuses and customers fee cuts has surged to 164 in just 10 days as the likely financial benefit of President Trump’s tax reform has started to settle in.

“You’ve likely seen the news about U.S. tax reform. We believe these tax changes will be positive for our company, and provide us the opportunity to do good things for our Crewmembers, customers and shareholders,” said Jet Blue, which is offering a $1,000 bonuse to 21,000 employees.

Even before the list expanded in the past week, the bonuses, wage increases and rate hikes being offered by big and small companies and public utilities was praised by President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Some companies are offering bonuses up to $3,000, increases in 401k contributions and wage hikes.

 

Read more: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/boom-164-companies-give-bonuses-lower-fees-to-millions-citing-trump-tax-cuts/article/2645900

 

VIDEO – CNN DON LEMON LOSES IT AFTER MLK NEPHEW INSISTS TRUMP IS NOT RACIST:’TRUMP IS A 2018 RACIST’

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CNN’s Don Lemon got so flustered on Monday night during an interview with Isaac Newton Farris when he could not get Martin Luther King’s nephew to call President Trump racist.

A frustrated Lemon called President Trump a ‘2018 racist’ after Farris argued the fact that the president is not a ‘traditional racist’.

 

Farris met with Trump at the White House last week during an event honoring his uncle.