Good Morning, it’s Friday, 4 August 2017, and this is the morning edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.
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The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that a grand jury has been empaneled in Washington, DC by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The grand jury will enable the Special Counsel, who is investigating possible collusion by the current administration with Russia, to step up his investigation, issue subpoenas, obtain documents and other material, in preparation for a possible indictment. A grand jury is a tool of prosecutors and is empaneled if prosecutors (in this case, the Special Counsel), believe a crime has been committed. Drip, Drip, Drip.
The “torch tower” in Dubai, 86 stories high, suffered a huge multi-floor fire yesterday, necessitating the evacuation of the residents in the tower. This is the second fire for the tower in two and a half years ago.
The Dow is now above 22,000–a new high. How long can it continue to go up? And what does Washington and politics have to do with it?
Today is National Coast Guard Day. The Coast Guard was founded in 1790.
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