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Source: Common Domain

Why commodities and gold won’t protect you from inflation’s punch

Friday 21:52 GMT

Consider the extent to which various commodities have responded in the past to inflation, according to a study that appeared in the Financial Analysts Journal several years ago by Claude Erb, a former fixed-income and commodities manager at mutual-fund firm TCW Group, and Campbell Harvey, a finance professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

For more information, including descriptions of the Hulbert Sentiment Indices, go to The Hulbert Financial Digest or email mark@hulbertratings.com .

Source: Washington Post

Fairfax County fire chief announces retirement amid complaints about handling of sexual harassment

Saturday 21:51 GMT

Fairfax County’s fire chief announced his retirement Friday, a little over a week after county officials said they would investigate allegations that the department failed to curb sexual harassment.

Stanley detailed a long list of complaints, including saying a group of men received privileges that women did not, a female firefighter was retaliated against after seeking an apology for sexual harassment and the department’s “zero tolerance” policy for sexual harassment was not acted upon. “I hope with the new administration we will get through all these problems,” Stanley said Friday.

Source: Reuters

Got cash Here is what to do with it now

Friday 16:22 GMT

The same forces that are cruel to stock and bond investors are good for people securing cash for upcoming college tuition, down payments for homes, retirement needs or emergency savings.

If you work at it, you can find money market funds yielding 1.5 percent and two-year certificates of deposit (CDs) or U.S. Treasury bonds yielding more than 2 percent. As investors worried about inflation and rate increases by the Federal Reserve and central banks around the world, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Standard & Poor’s 500 entered a correction of more than 10 percent last week.

Source: Common Domain

Ultra-processed’ foods linked with a higher risk of cancer and apps that make you richer

Friday 21:52 GMT

David Dayen, in a piece he wrote for The Nation, slams the Berkshire Hathaway boss — and those heaping praise upon him — for the inequality crisis in the United States.

A new study shows foods including desserts and chicken nuggets create higher risk. Women are more likely to get offered leadership roles in a crisis, a phenomenon known as the ‘glass cliff.’ A bipartisan Senate immigration proposal failed to advance Thursday, as did President Donald Trump’s rival proposal, leaving Congress with no clear path for addressing the fate of hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants.

Source: DW

Can a group of Florida high school students change America's cycle of gun violence?

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: BBC

Have the Winter Olympics repaired North-South Korea relations?

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: New York Times

Trump Moves to Regulate ‘Bump Stock’ Devices

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: New York Times

Trump Tries to Shift Blame to Obama for Not Countering Russian Meddling

Today 01:32 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Long Before U.S. Election, Russian Trolls Were Spreading Disinformation

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Manafort Under Scrutiny For $40 Million In “Suspicious” Transactions

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: ABC News

Most see inaction on mass shootings; mental health screening is a priority

Today 01:32 GMT
Source: BBC

MPs pressure City firms over diversity

Friday 01:34 GMT
Source: CBS News

McDonald's banishes cheeseburgers from Happy Meals

Friday 08:07 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Tesla: Here’s The Long-Term Case for the Model 3

Wednesday 14:33 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Commonwealth group to meet amid reports it will discuss Queen's successor

Wednesday 07:01 GMT
Source: Washington Post

D.C. teachers will not be assessed on how many students they pass this year

Thursday 21:53 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump inaugural committee directed $26 million for event production to firm connected to Melania Trump adviser

Friday 21:53 GMT
Source: CBS News

N.C. school district votes to end widely used sex education program amid outcry

Thursday 11:47 GMT

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