U.S. election volatility an opportunity to buy emerging markets: Eastspring

© Reuters. Currency dealers walk past an electronic board showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at a dealing room of a bank in Seoul By Aaron Saldanha and Divya Chowdhury (Reuters) – Broad weakness in emerging stocks and volatility stemming from U.S. election uncertainty have created value opportunities in developing markets, a client […]

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Exclusive: South Africa’s COVID-hit carmakers ask govt to cut taxes on new cars

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man walks past a closed Toyota car dealership during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) nationwide lockdown in Cape Town By Emma Rumney JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s car makers have asked the government to reduce taxes on new vehicle purchases as part of a proposed stimulus package for the coronavirus-hit sector, […]

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Is It OK to Use Connections to Jump the Line for a Specialist?

Over the past few years, my sister-in-law has experienced unusual problems with her eyesight for which she has seen several ophthalmologists and neurologists, some at private practices and others at major medical centers. There has been no consistency in the diagnoses and even less clarity in recommended treatments or medications. The condition seems to be […]

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Kanye West Romances Kim Kardashian With A Private Outdoor ‘Dinner For Two’ — See Pic

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian overcame past marital drama for an outdoor date in a mysterious location! The couple even had a ‘date night’ the day prior. It looks like Kanye West, 43, and Kim Kardashian, 39, are working through their relationship drama, because the spouses had another date! On Sept. 28, Kanye shared a photo […]

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British house price boom to fizzle out next year: Reuters poll

© Reuters. A cyclist rides past houses on a street in Islington, London By Jonathan Cable LONDON (Reuters) – British home prices will rise 2.0% this year following a post-lockdown boom in the housing market, according to a Reuters poll, marking a sharp turnaround in views from a 5.0% fall predicted three months ago. Britain’s […]

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Mariah Carey’s Romantic History: Every Man She’s Ever Dated, Married, & Divorced

Mariah Carey reveals candid, new details about her past romances in her new memoir, ‘The Meaning of Mariah Carey.’ Take a look back at every relationship she’s ever had — from Nick Cannon, to Derek Jeter and more! The Meaning of Mariah Carey will make its debut on September 29 — and fans are lining up […]

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Matt Nagy makes it official: Nick Foles is Bears’ starting quarterback vs. Colts

Foles threw three touchdown passes to rally the Bears past the Falcons on Sunday. | AP Photos After leading the Bears back from a 26-10 deficit to reach 3-0, Foles will take over for Mitch Trubisky indefinitely. Nick Foles will start at quarterback for the Bears on Sunday against the Colts, coach Matt Nagy said […]

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Average US gas price falls a penny to $2.25/gallon

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline fell a penny over the past two weeks to $2.25 per gallon By The Associated Press September 27, 2020, 6:11 PM • 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline fell penny over the past two […]

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Katie Holmes’ new boyfriend, Emilio Vitolo, is a major ladykiller

This past Wednesday, the sidewalk dining scene at Emilio’s Ballato was hopping. The clubby Italian joint, on the northern edge of Soho, is a favorite of celebrities. And all eyes were on one: Emilio Vitolo Jr., scion of the restaurant’s namesake owner. Over the past few weeks, the 33-year-old with the cheeky grin has become […]

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Portland Prepares for Violent Showdowns, Proud Boys and Tear Gas

PORTLAND, Ore. — Over the past few years, the streets of Portland have become an arena for polarized political conflict, with far-right groups from around the country bringing guns, flags, bulletproof vests and an eagerness to confront the city’s leftist activists. After a series of escalating conflicts between opposing factions this summer that involved gunfire […]

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Record rise in new UK coronavirus infections, possible lockdown return

The United Kingdom has reported a record number of coronavirus cases over the past day, topping its previous record from only the day before, according to new figures. New reports from the U.K. have recorded 6,874 new cases, an increase of 240 over the previous day’s figure. The rise in cases coincides with a week-over-week […]

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Dodgers can thank Rich Hill for Walker Buehler’s blistering return in win over A’s

To combat a pesky blister that sent him to the injured list twice in the past month, Dodgers right-hander Walker Buehler sought the advice of an expert, Minnesota left-hander and former teammate Rich Hill, whose 3½ years in Los Angeles (2016-2019) were marred by blisters on his pitching fingers. Hill, 40, would do anything to […]

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Australian public debt jumps as government boosts welfare payments

© Reuters. Shoppers walk past sales signs on display in the window of a retail store at a shopping mall in Sydney By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian government debt has jumped to nearly 25% of gross domestic product (GDP), Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said on Friday, after Canberra drastically increased welfare payments as unemployment […]

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L.A. County cites dozens of businesses, churches for coronavirus health-order violations

More than 70 citations have been issued over the past month to various businesses and organizations — most notably churches and gyms — for violating health restrictions imposed to control spread of COVID-19, but Los Angeles County’s health officer said Thursday, Sept. 24, that no closures have been ordered. Dr. Muntu Davis said, however, that […]

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Asian stocks poised for gains after late Wall St dash

© Reuters. Passersby wearing protective masks walk past an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei average, in Tokyo By Jessica DiNapoli NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian stocks were set to open higher on Friday as a late Wall Street rally supported global sentiment although weak U.S. data and uncertainty about a stimulus package in Washington have […]

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After six months apart and a week’s quarantine, UCLA women finally practice together

Nothing has been certain during the past six months. That’s why Cori Close is even more grateful for days like Wednesday. After half a year without her players, the UCLA women’s basketball coach welcomed some back to campus for their first group workouts of the new season. The eight players who returned and passed a […]

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Brexit and coronavirus spur EU to deepen capital market

2/2 © Reuters. Man wearing a protective mask walks past the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels 2/2 By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union on Thursday presented plans to expand and bolster its capital market to help reboot companies hit by the coronavirus and reduce the bloc’s reliance on the City of London […]

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A roller coaster six months leaves U.S. recovery still uncertain

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a mask rides past a Modell’s store that is closed, as retail sales suffer record drop during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID19) in New York 2/2 By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As businesses shuttered and millions hit the unemployment line last spring, the most […]

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Some in BOJ warned pandemic could delay Japan’s recovery – July minutes

© Reuters. A man wearing a protective mask walks past the headquarters of Bank of Japan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) – Some Bank of Japan board members warned a resurgence in the coronavirus pandemic could delay an economic recovery and destabilise its banking system by pushing […]

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Orange County doctor pulls out gun during anti-mask video, Hoag hospital rebukes him

For the past few months, Newport Beach physician Jeff Barke – whose Orange County ties stretch from school boards to the Board of Supervisors – has captured the spotlight with his outspoken views on coronavirus precautions. Sporting a white lab coat or blue scrubs, the Rossmoor resident has led calls to reopen businesses and schools […]

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UN unearths record low temperature for Northern Hemisphere

Climate historians hunting for past temperature extremes have unearthed what the U.N. weather agency calls a new record low in the Northern Hemisphere of nearly -70 degrees Celsius (-93 F) at a remote Greenland site _ tallied nearly three decades ago By The Associated Press September 23, 2020, 9:22 AM • 2 min read Share […]

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Asian stocks fall on concerns about fresh lockdowns, banking sector

© Reuters. A man wearing a protective face mask walks past a screen showing the Nikkei index in Tokyo By Suzanne Barlyn NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian shares opened weaker on Tuesday on concerns about new pandemic lockdowns in Europe and after reports about financial institutions allegedly moving illicit funds hurt global banking stocks. JPMorgan […]

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CBO Sees U.S. Federal Debt Almost Double Economy’s Size in 2050

© Bloomberg. The U.S. Capitol stands past columns of the U.S. Supreme Court at dusk in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, April 16, 2020. President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to try to force both houses of Congress to adjourn — an unprecedented move that would likely raise a constitutional challenge — so that he can […]

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