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NYT Wednesday Evening Briefing

nytimes.com Gun Control, Florida, Hope Hicks: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing Karen Zraick and David Scull 7-9 minutes (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up .) Good evening. Here’s the latest. Al Drago for The New York Times 1. President Trump’s busy day included praising the Rev. Billy Graham at a memorial, criticizing his attorney general (“DISGRACEFUL”) and stunning lawmakers by embracing gun control . In a remarkable televised meeting in the Cabinet Room, the president called for expanding background checks, keeping guns from people with mental illness and restricting gun sales from some young adults. We took a close look at the AR-15 , the weapon used in the school massacre in Florida. Since 2007, at least 173 people have been killed in mass shootings involving the military-style firearm.

SEC Press Release - February 28, 2018: SEC Files Charges Seeking to Halt Recidivist and Associates in Scheme to Defraud Small Businesses.

sec.gov SEC Files Charges Seeking to Halt Recidivist and Associates in Scheme to Defraud Small Businesses Washington D.C., Feb. 28, 2018 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged three-time recidivist Steven J. Muehler with operating an unregistered broker-dealer, facilitating an unregistered securities offering, and defrauding small businesses, while promising to help them raise money from investors.  Three companies under Muehler’s control, Muehler’s wife, Claudia M. Muehler, and his associate, Koorosh “Danny” Rahimi, were also charged.  Because the scheme is ongoing, the SEC is also seeking a preliminary injunction to stop Muehler’s ongoing violations of the securities laws, pending trial of the action. The SEC’s complaint, which was filed in federal court in Los Angeles, also charges Muehler with violating a cease-and-desist order issued by the Commission in 2016 barring Mueh

Asia, Europe and U.S. Markets Report on February 28, 2018

                                                                                 ASIA cnbc.com Powell testimony, China PMIs and earnings in focus Cheang Ming Asian markets closed lower on Wednesday after Chinese manufacturing data came in below expectations. Markets also digested comments from the new Federal Reserve chief made overnight. Losses in Asia, which were initially slighter than declines seen stateside, steepened as the session progressed. The Nikkei 225 declined 321.62 points, or 1.44 percent, to end at 22,068.24, paring some of its recent gains. The index slipped further into negative territory as the yen firmed during the session. A miss in industrial output figures for January, which showed a steep fall of 6.6 percent on month, likely weighed on sentiment . That was below a median 4.2 percent decrease projected by Reuters. Manufacturers, technology, automakers and financials traded in negative territory. Among large caps, Honda M

SEC Press Release - February 28, 2018 meraTex Energy, Inc., et al - February 28, 2018

sec.gov AmeraTex Energy, Inc., et al (Release No. LR-24057; Feb. 28, 2018) Litigation Release No. 24057 / February 28, 2018 Securities and Exchange Commission v. AmeraTex Energy, Inc., et al , No. 4:18-cv-00129 (E.D. Tex., filed February 27, 2018) The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged three Plano, Texas-based oil and gas companies and their principals, together with an accountant and compliance coordinator, for their roles in operating an $11.7 million offering fraud for oil drilling and operations projects allegedly located in Kentucky. The SEC alleges that AmeraTex Energy, Inc., Lewis Oil Corp., Lewis Oil Company, Thomas Lewis (the CEO of all three entities), and former AmeraTex President, William Fort, sold unregistered securities and made numerous misleading statements to over 150 investors concerning the use of investor proceeds, including false information about prospect well

Associated Presss (AP) - Hicks Refuses to answer Russia Probe Questions.

- Gross Domestic Product, 4th quarter and annual 2017 (second estimate) on February 28,2017

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has issued the following news release today: Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the "second" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the third quarter, real GDP increased 3.2 percent.     The full text of the release on BEA's Web site can be found at www.bea.gov/newsreleases/ national/gdp/gdpnewsrelease. htm.

, Max Keiser Report: Fear of Missing out Published on February 27, 2018.

Consumeraffairs | Consumer News

consumeraffairs.com Consumer News Amy Martyn 18-23 minutos E-cigarette News Study finds e-cigarette vapors may contain lead and other toxic metals 2/23/2018 Researchers say the devices’ heating coils are to blame A new study finds e-cigarette vapors may contain potentially unsafe levels of toxic metals, including lead and arsenic.Researchers from Johns Hopkins B… continue reading By Sarah D. Young Travel Airbnb adding hotels, luxury properties to its site 2/23/2018 The company wants to become more of a full-service travel booking site Airbnb has announced that it will expand its selection of travel accommodation options available to customers to include hotels, new housing categories, an… continue reading By Sarah D. Young Automotive Nissan wades into ride-sharing with program designed around self-driving cars 2/23/2018 Unless you're rich, sharing a ride may be the only exposure yo

The Washington Post | ALERT

washingtonpost.com House panel releases Democrats’ memo defending FBI surveillance of ex-Trump campaign aide https://www.facebook.com/PostRoz 7-9 minutos The House Intelligence Committee released on Saturday a redacted memo authored by Democrats and intended to rebut GOP allegations that federal law enforcement agencies had political motivations for wiretapping one of President Trump’s former campaign aides. In their retort, Democrats charge that the GOP unfairly maligned the FBI and the Justice Department for citing in their surveillance application information from the author of a controversial dossier alleging that Trump had ties to Russian officials, research that was paid for by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. “Our extensive review . . . failed to uncover any evidence of illegal, unethical, or unprofessional behavior by law enforcement,” said Rep. Adam B. Schiff (Calif.