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Source: Common Domain

October Rout Will Test Pensions’ Wall Street Crash Protection

Monday 23:41 GMT

Large pension funds are snapping up Wall Street protection against a market crash, but it isn’t clear the products will help limit losses in the current pullback.

Pensions and those working on crisis strategies say they are aware these products may only provide protection in a sustained downturn, rather than a short, vicious decline in stocks. The popularity of the crisis-risk-offset category reflects a realization pensions came to several years ago that they may not be well-prepared for a sustained downturn.

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Source: Washington Post

Red Sox survive Game 2 of the ALCS to pull even with the Astros

Today 01:32 GMT

The Boston Red Sox were winning a playoff game started by David Price, against the undefeated-in-October Houston Astros.

As a result of the 7-5 Red Sox victory Sunday night, the ALCS is heading to Texas knotted at a game apiece, with Game 3 on Tuesday at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. Survival was not an instinct the Red Sox were forced to develop during a triumphant, 108-win regular season, but they absolutely showed it in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, when a single misstep across the middle part of the game would have been costly and another loss near-fatal.

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Source: Fox News

Trump says he has ‘good energy’ with Kim Jong Un, trusts him to denuclearize North Korea

Monday 23:41 GMT

In an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday night, President Trump said he trusts North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, and he attributes their special relationship to “good chemistry.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Kim in Pyongyang last week to set up another summit between him and Trump following months of friction in lower-level talks that saw North Korea accuse Washington of “gangster-like” demands on denuclearization. “They’re closing up sites,” the president added when questioned if North Korea had gotten rid of any weapons.

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Source: BBC

Winners and losers as Canada legalises pot

Monday 23:41 GMT

Analysts suggest the size of the consumer pot market will be anywhere from $4.2bn to $8.7bn with between 3.4m and 6m people using cannabis recreationally in the first year after legalisation.

In an effort to promote a diverse cannabis marketplace, Canada has created specific "micro-cultivator" and "micro-processing" licenses. Some small producers are farmers who had limited licenses to grow medical cannabis but who had also been supplying the black or so-called "grey" market.

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Source: Common Domain

Asian markets resume their fall, with tech stocks leading the way

Monday 23:41 GMT

Markets in mainland China were mixed, with the Shanghai Composite SHCOMP, -0.39%   down 0.3% but the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite 399106, +0.31%   up 0.4%.

Japan’s Nikkei fell more than 1% following its worst week in right months, while indexes in Hong Kong and Taiwan also dropped more than 1%. Asian stock markets lost ground in early trading Monday following Friday’s regional bounce that eased last week’s pain.

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Source: Washington Post

U.S. women secure spot in next year’s World Cup with rout of Jamaica

Monday 23:41 GMT

The Americans breezed across the finish line Sunday night with another demolition of a terribly inferior foe at the Concacaf qualifying tournament, a 6-0 rout of Jamaica in a semifinal before 7,555 at Toyota Stadium.

After four lopsided victories, after performances that were as grand as the score lines, after an 11-day compulsory exercise against countries that are generations behind in women’s soccer, the U.S. national team certified what everyone in the sport had known for a very long time.

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Source: The Guradian

USA rampage past Jamaica to qualify for 2019 Women's World Cup

Today 01:32 GMT

On Sunday, the Americans steamrolled their way past Jamaica, 6-0, and clinched their spot at the 2019 Women’s World Cup, giving them the chance to defend their title.

It was only eight years ago that the US almost missed out on the 2011 Women’s World Cup due to a shock loss in qualifying. Coming into Sunday’s Concacaf Women’s Tournament semi-final against Jamaica, the players and coach Jill Ellis were keenly aware of what happened in 2010, admitting they talked about it before the tournament started.

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Source: Washington Post

Top banker Dimon drops out of Saudi conference as Treasury secretary Mnuchin weighs whether to attend

Monday 23:41 GMT

Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co., is the latest and one of the most high-profile business executives to drop out of a Saudi investment conference in Riyadh this month, after allegations that Saudi agents killed the dissident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

In what could be an even bigger withdrawal from the event, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is now weighing whether to attend — after saying last week he did plan to go to the conference.

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Source: DW

Germany book trade Peace Prize winners slam the AfD

Monday 23:41 GMT

The pair said that 'not every dissenting opinion deserves respect.'. Aleida and Jan Assmann stressed the importance of collective memory and warned against "excessive patriotism," in a speech they gave to accept theGerman book trade's Peace Prize award in Frankfurt on Sunday. "In democracy, thought cannot be delegated and handed over to experts, performers or demagogues," the couple said, speaking at Frankfurt's historic St Paul's Church.

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Source: Common Domain

Fiber Damage Vexes Verizon After Hurricane Michael

Monday 23:41 GMT

Hurricane Michael has caused such extensive damage to the fiber that underpins Verizon Communications Inc.’s VZ 0.75% wireless network that it has stymied the carrier’s efforts to restore service to parts of the hardest-hit areas of the Florida Panhandle.

Verizon’s network suffered “an unprecedented amount of fiber damage” in those areas during Hurricane Michael, said spokeswoman Karen Schulz. Wireless service problems have persisted for the carrier in parts of Panama City, Panama City Beach and Mexico Beach.

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Source: The Guradian

Lorde concert boycott: New Zealanders fined by Israel raise thousands for Gaza

Monday 23:41 GMT

Two New Zealand women who were ordered to pay damages by an Israeli court for their role in Lorde cancelling a Tel Aviv concert have raised the sum through donations – but plan to give the money to the Gaza Mental Health Foundation instead.

The cultural boycott of Israel through the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement launched in 2005 and has gathered momentum in recent years even if its economic impact remains negligible.

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Source: Common Domain

Pilot Drops Claims of Improper Touching in Settlement With LaCroix Billionaire

Monday 23:41 GMT

A pilot who accused Nick A. Caporella, the billionaire who runs the company that makes LaCroix sparkling water, of improperly touching him has withdrawn his claims as part of a settlement of litigation that included both harassment and wage claims.

The pilot was paid $99,000 by Broad River Aviation Inc., which operates the beverage company’s business jet, as part of a settlement reached through mediation in August to resolve state and federal lawsuits, court records show.

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Source: The Guradian

Beyoncé and Chrissy Teigen are cool but they are still ads for the ultimate mum life

Today 01:32 GMT

While the Kardashians might sell the glam mum life, Alba sells the organic mum life – but, ultimately, they’re all selling the mum life.

The mummy market is an infinite expanse in which new products and services are constantly appearing, so that contemporary motherhood starts to look like one never-ending advertisement for the ultimate mum life. As many of this generation’s most visible pop culture figures (such as Beyoncé and four-fifths of the Kardashian/Jenner clan) become mothers and enact their motherhood in the public sphere, especially through social media, their personal brands are evolving to guide a whole new mummy market.

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Source: CBS News

Lesley Stahl on what it's like to interview President Trump

Monday 23:41 GMT

Lesley Stahl has been interviewing presidents since 1972 when, as a young CBS News Washington correspondent, she was able to shout one question at President Nixon.

This week's 60 Minutes interview with President Trump marks her third interview with him since his nomination at the Republican National Convention in 2016. In this 60 Minutes Overtime Correspondent Candid, Stahl reflects on some of the challenges of the presidential interview, including how to keep an interviewee on track and avoid a presidential filibuster.

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Source: Global News

Trump admits climate change isn’t a hoax, is unsure of its source

Monday 23:41 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax but says he doesn’t know if it’s manmade and suggests that the climate will “change back again.”

Trump calls out Canadians travelling to U.S. for health care at Kentucky rally. In an interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes that aired Sunday night, Trump said he doesn’t want to put the U.S. at a disadvantage in responding to climate change.

Source: BBC

Royal Mail staff lose out in share sale

Today 05:10 GMT
Source: CBS News

Elizabeth Warren: DNA test shows strong likelihood I have Native-American heritage

Today 07:00 GMT
Source: DW

Euromaxx puts European creative stars in the production seat

Today 07:00 GMT
Source: Common Domain

IMF Shows Risks in China’s Debt Markets as Global Popularity Booms

Today 06:05 GMT
Source: BBC

Hammond’s £19bn bill to 'end austerity'

Today 07:01 GMT
Source: BBC

First glimpse of the royal baby bump

Today 07:01 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Only 11.7 percent of Baltimore police officers pass latest sergeant exam

Monday 17:16 GMT
Source: Global News

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle expecting 1st baby in spring 2019

Today 07:00 GMT
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Brett Kavanaugh hears first arguments as Supreme Court justice

Wednesday 20:03 GMT
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Source: ABC News

Hurricane Michael by the numbers: Over 700,000 homes, businesses without power

Friday 14:33 GMT
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Source: Common Domain

Behind Market Turmoil, Potentially Good News

Saturday 20:55 GMT
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Source: Washington Post

Historic and horrendous Hurricane Michael by the numbers

Saturday 17:15 GMT
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Source: Reuters

Breakingviews - Markets are finally getting back to basics

Friday 18:13 GMT
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Source: Fox News

Trump hopes to meet with Kim Jong Un after midterms

Thursday 09:00 GMT
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Source: Fox News

FBI informant listed as owner of limousine in deadly New York crash

Tuesday 19:06 GMT

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