The Wall Street Journal: U.S. to end waivers for countries buying Iranian oil imports

The State Department is expected to announce the end of waivers for countries to import Iranian oil on Monday, part of the Trump administration’s effort to drive Iran’s exports to zero, people familiar with the decision said. source http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7BA1ABB452-64B1-11E9-BFCC-EAAEAE323874%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1

Key Words: Reporter ‘ambushes’ Robert Mueller outside D.C. church after Easter service

Heading to his car after an Easter Sunday church service, the taciturn man behind the investigation into Russian collusion, who has managed stay out of the public eye ever since he was hired for the job, finally addressed the media: source http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B976BDD0A-6498-11E9-B3F1-E986CF384149%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1

In One Chart: Here’s what you need to earn to afford a home in the biggest U.S. cities

No surprise: The biggest spikes belong to the coasts. Specifically, tech-rich Silicon Valley, led by San Jose, dominates the list of most expensive, while the Midwest and the South, unsurprisingly, occupy the other end of the affordability spectrum. source http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B4EE0B3CA-61E2-11E9-858A-E3CBF750D0E8%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1

The Wall Street Journal: FBI arrests militia member who detained migrants in New Mexico

Federal authorities have arrested a member of an armed civilian militia group that has been detaining illegal border crossers at the U.S. Mexico-border in southern New Mexico, according to New Mexico officials. source http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7BC4738B66-6472-11E9-B3F1-E986CF384149%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1

Key Words: Teachers shouldn’t be taxed, says private-equity billionaire Steve Schwarzman

Blackstone CEO and Chairman Steve Schwarzman describes his “Marshall Plan” for the middle class to combat the widening gap between the rich and the poor in the United States. source http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B3E897FB0-61DE-11E9-858A-E3CBF750D0E8%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1

Key Words: Rudy Giuliani: There’s ‘nothing wrong’ with getting dirt from the Russians

“Stop the bull.” Trump’s personal lawyer shared his thoughts on Mitt Romney saying he was “appalled” that the president’s team “welcomed help from Russia.” source http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7BE3B856C2-6450-11E9-B3F1-E986CF384149%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1

The Moneyist: My husband grew up dirt poor and doesn’t believe in insurance or banks, yet he racked up $7,000 on my credit card

This Texas woman makes $12 an hour and is exasperated that her husband is not investing in their family’s future. source http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7BD30ECDE0-F8A0-11E8-94F2-A5EC8A1C6583%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1

NewsWatch: The stock market’s progress to a fresh record hinges on a key gauge of economic growth

Wall Street is set to get its first read of 2019 economic growth as investors adopt a rosier economic outlook, following talk of a recession only a few weeks ago. source http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B16D6142C-820C-415B-9F71-BBD0A152DAD6%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1

In One Chart: A ‘tired’ stock market is a reason for caution, says chart watcher

Do stock-market bulls need a timeout? One chart watcher argues that the rally that’s seen the S&P 500 roar back from the verge of a bear market to the cusp of its all-time highs has left the stock market looking tired. source http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B72DAA07C-6207-11E9-A927-40653F6B1628%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1

Key Words: Mueller report is the best book on the Trump White House so far, says Washington Post review

Mueller report on election interference “shifts abruptly between riveting insider tales and dense legalisms. Its protagonist doesn’t really come alive until halfway through,” writes Washington Post book critic Carlos Lozada. source http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B3B25C6FC-6383-11E9-858A-E3CBF750D0E8%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1