Top Democrats send mixed signals on Dreamers, budget deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The two top Democrats in the U.S. Congress sent mixed signals on Monday about chances for cutting a deal with Republicans to save the “Dreamer” immigrants from deportation and preventing a federal government shutdown ahead of a Jan. 19 deadline.

Trump tells farmers he supports crop insurance

NASHVILLE (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told farmers gathered in Tennessee that he supports crop insurance, signaling a possible shift from his proposals last year to shrink a program that many farmers rely on for funding their operations.

Tunisian protester killed in clashes with police over price hikes, unemployment

TUNIS (Reuters) – One person was killed on Monday during clashes between security forces and protesters in a Tunisian town, a security official and residents said, as demonstrations over rising prices and tax increases spread in the North African country.

Blackstone’s new insurance unit targets $100 billion in assets

(Reuters) – Blackstone Group wants to quadruple to $100 billion the assets it manages at its new unit for insurers as it seeks to boost returns for firms struggling under low interest rates, the unit’s newly appointed chief said on Monday.

Google is fixing an error that led to smaller sites disappearing from Google News

 PSA: If you are a smaller news site that has suddenly discovered that you’ve been removed from Google News, you are not alone, and a fix is coming from Google. Backstory: Over the past couple of days, a number of smaller websites were finding that they had been delisted from Google News pages, without explanation. One site founder brought it to our attention to investigate after… Read More

Hulu renews ‘Runaways’ and ‘Future Man’ for second seasons

 Looks like Hulu is happy with the performance of its two new superhero shows — the streaming service is renewing both Runaways and Future Man for second seasons of 13 episodes each.
Both shows premiered in November. Runaways is based on the Marvel comic created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, and it tells the story of superpowered teenagers who discover that their parents are… Read More