- Trump Administration Makes Its First Move to Build Border Wall. President Donald Trump’s administration is soliciting ideas from contractors on how to build its promised wall between the U.S. and Mexico, a first tangible step toward delivering on the president’s signature campaign promise to curb unauthorized immigration. U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a preliminary request for proposals Friday, saying it plans to release a formal solicitation around March 6 “for the design and build of several prototype wall structures in the vicinity of the United States border with Mexico.”
- Retailers Push Alternatives in a Bid to Kill Border-Adjusted Tax. U.S. retailers are working with lawmakers in the House and Senate to craft alternatives to a proposed tax on imported goods that they say will raise prices for consumers. “We’re in the process of working with the Hill to give a couple of different alternatives to what we think would be a regressive tax,” J.C. Penney Co. Chief Executive Officer Marvin Ellison said Friday in an interview.
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- Islamic State Drones Terrorize Iraqi Forces as Mosul Battle Rages. Militant group uses increasingly sophisticated drone technology to target troops, civilians.
- Suspect in Kim Jong Nam Killing Says Oil ‘Prank’ Earned Her $90. Siti Aisyah sticks to claim that she was playing a prank as part of a reality show.
- Transgender Wrestler Wins Girls State Title as Texas Rule Draws Criticism. Rule that transgender wrestler Mack Beggs must compete against girls frustrates some parents, other wrestlers.
- Had bullish commentary on (RIG), (GPN), (AXTA) and (TV).
- Had bearish commentary on (HOG).
- Starbucks'(SBUX) 'Brand Perception' Takes A Massive Hit After Announcing Plans To Hire 10,000 Refugees.
- Watergate's Bob Woodward: "Press Shouldn't Whine About Trump, It Doesn't Work With The Public". (video)
- $3.7 BILLION HEDGE FUND: There's a lot to be excited about under Trump, but nobody's talking about it.
- The Trump administration's vow to crack down on marijuana has 'unnerved' investors and caused stocks to tumble.
- Car runs into New Orleans crowd, police say. Police say 12 people were injured when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans.