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Chip Makers, Consumer-Goods Companies Weigh on Global Stocks

Saturday 08:06 GMT

Global stocks extended losses on Friday, with chip makers and consumer-goods companies among the worst performers following disappointing earnings reports.

Consumer-goods companies continued to weigh down European stocks on Friday, with shares of Reckitt Benckiser , the maker of Durex condoms and Scholl footcare, down 5.1% after its first-quarter sales missed analysts’ estimates. That followed a decline in shares of Unilever on Thursday and broad weakness in global consumer-products firms in the U.S. after disappointing reports from Philip Morris International and Procter & Gamble in signs the broader industry is struggling to raise prices.

Source: Fox News

Michael J. Fox is recovering and 'feeling great' following spinal surgery

Sunday 13:36 GMT

He is recovering, feeling great, and looking forward to getting back on the golf course this summer," Leslie Sloane, Fox's spokesperson, told Fox News.

The news of Fox's spinal procedure is not the first time the iconic actor has had to publically address his medical issues. Although the details of what is known to be a complex surgery are still unknown, the procedure is possibly the reason why the actor decided to cancel two upcoming appearances during the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo in Canada, which runs April 26 to 29.

Source: BBC

How fashion can stop ruining the planet

Saturday 08:06 GMT

So, the show presents the flip side of fashion – the havoc wreaked upon our beautiful planet in the name of style, from chemical treatments and dyes that add to air-and-water pollution, to animals bred in order to be fashioned into bags or shoes.

A handpicked selection of stories from BBC Future, Earth, Culture, Capital and Travel, delivered to your inbox every Friday.

Source: Common Domain

Thousands of Students Expected to Walk Out on Columbine Anniversary

Saturday 08:06 GMT

Thousands of students across the U.S. are expected to walk out of school Friday, on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine massacre, in a protest against gun violence in schools.

“The superintendent and Columbine High School principals asked students and staff to consider service or other proactive actions instead of a walkout,” Jeffco schools spokeswoman Diana Wilson said in an email. Students who walk out face repercussions for having an unexcused absence unless they have a parental excuse, she said.

Source: DW

Serge Gnabry: 'Julian Nagelsmann is one of the best'

Saturday 08:06 GMT

With first-team opportunities limited as part of the star-studded ensemble in Munich though, the chance to add to his repertoire during a year-long loan under Julian Nagelsmann's tutelage at Hoffenheim proved too enticing to pass up.

On-loan from league leaders Bayern Munich, Gnabry has put his injury woes from the first half of the season behind him and, spurred on by two significant incentives, is once again giving Bundesliga defenders the jitters.

Source: The Guradian

Scientists unveil 10,000 sq ft model of Mississippi delta to help save coastline

Thursday 09:03 GMT

Scientists working to stop rising seawater damaging the fragile ecosystems of the Louisiana coastline have unveiled a massive new weapon: an enormous replica of the lower Mississippi delta.

“What you do in one place has an impact on another,” said Willson, “and so the idea of looking at larger-scale impacts or larger-scale processes is critical to looking at what the potential impacts are or the unintended consequences of projects, and so a model of this scale allows you to do that.”

Source: CBS News

Shariah public caning draws huge crowd, but maybe the last

Saturday 08:06 GMT

The caning last year of two men for gay sex before a baying mob drew international attention to Aceh's increasingly harsh implementation of Shariah law and a wave of condemnation.

Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province on Friday caned several unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostitution before an enthusiastic audience of hundreds.

Source: Fox News

Cocaine smuggler gets 8 years in $21M case, chastised by judge for social media lifestyle

Thursday 09:03 GMT

A convicted cocaine importer known for her Instagram photos at breathtaking travel destinations has been sentenced to eight years in prison for helping smuggle $21 million worth of the drug.

Melina Roberge, 24, a Canadian, weeped in an Australian courtroom while learning she will serve a minimum four years and nine months in prison, and a maximum eight years, with her earliest release date in May 2021, the New York Post reported.

Source: Common Domain

After the Gas and Bombs: The Health Crisis That’s Killing Syria

Thursday 09:03 GMT

More may have died as a result of the breakdown of its health system, and chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease have become far more deadly, according reports from the World Bank and World Health Organization.

The collapse of the medical sector has deepened the health crisis, accelerating the spread of some infectious diseases, resurfacing others that had been all but stamped out.

Source: Fox News

'Bewitched' star Paul Lynde struggled with childhood insecurities, pal claims

Thursday 09:03 GMT

Paul Lynde may be recognized as a television icon and beloved performer on game show “The Hollywood Squares,” but his real dream was to become a celebrated Hollywood star. Cathy Rudolph, a close friend of the late actor, published a tell-all in 2013 titled “Paul Lynde: A Biography – His Life, His Love(s) and His Laughter,” which featured a foreword by “Hollywood Squares” host Peter Marshall.

That’s why he bought a house that Errol Flynn once owned – he wanted a home like a movie star should have, but he wasn’t one.

Source: Common Domain

Victoria’s Secret runway show is out of step with the #MeToo movement and it’s hurting business

Saturday 08:06 GMT

Editorial writers and other culture and retail experts have wondered whether the show is out of step with consumer sentiment in the wake of highly publicized, celebrity-led sexual harassment and assault awareness campaigns, culminating in the huge #MeToo movement.

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was once a significant part of marketing efforts around the holidays, driving chatter about the brand, social media activity and bringing awareness believed vital for traffic and sales.

Source: The Week

Legion is finally starting to make sense

Thursday 09:03 GMT

My main beef with Legion, Noah Hawley's spectacularly surreal Marvel show, is that it spent its first season spinning out fascinating images and scenarios, but refused to ground them in a way that made them legible.

If the show has lost interest in David's childhood and family, the third episode of Legion's second season finally does what we've long been wanting: It lets us into some of these characters' heads.

Source: DW

As the Castro era ends, Cubans grumble at pace of reforms

Saturday 08:06 GMT

A key 2011 congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) provided a framework for Castro's social and economic makeover, which the government hailed as "updating the socialist model." Singer-songwriter Jorge Garcia agrees that a lot has changed: "I just don't know if it's for the better," he tells me.

Sergio Machado is one of those who have benefitted from the reforms: "I used to work as a butcher for the state, making the equivalent of $10 (€8) a month. That wasn't enough to live for a day."

Source: Fox News

Texas Gov. Abbott to tax-burdened New Jersey residents: 'Come to Texas'

Thursday 18:12 GMT

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is urging tax-burdened New Jersey residents to move to the lone star state, following the release of New Jersey's budget proposal calling for tax hikes in the state where rates are already among the highest in the nation.

Murphy's spokesperson did not respond to Fox News' request for comment on Abbott's invitation to New Jersey residents to migrate south. Since taking office in January, the former Goldman Sachs executive- turned- governor inherited growing budget woes from former GOP Gov. Chris Christie's two-term administration, and pledged to bring in new leadership at New Jersey Transit, the state’s beleaguered commuter rail and bus agency amid the state’s “fiscal crisis.”

Source: Fox News

Comey says McCabe lied, confirms he kick-started probe that led to his firing

Thursday 18:12 GMT

James Comey on Wednesday confirmed he was the one who kick-started the inspector general probe that led to his former deputy Andrew McCabe’s ouster, while seeming to back its findings that McCabe lied about a media leak.

DOJ IG RELEASES EXPLOSIVE REPORT THAT LED TO FIRING OF EX-FBI DEPUTY DIRECTOR ANDREW MCCABE. The report faulted McCabe for leaking information to WSJ reporter Devlin Barrett. Horowitz found that McCabe lacked “candor” when questioned by FBI agents on multiple occasions, and that he told agents he did not authorize the disclosure and did not know who was responsible.

Source: New York Times

After Late Vote Switch, Senate Panel Approves Pompeo for Secretary of State

Today 11:49 GMT
Source: CTV

9 dead, 16 injured after van strikes pedestrians in Toronto, sources say suspect is Alek Minassian

Today 11:49 GMT
Source: NBC News

Nine killed, 16 injured in Toronto after van strikes pedestrians

Today 11:49 GMT
Source: DW

Armenia: Serzh Sargsyan resignation a blow to Russia foreign policy

Today 07:03 GMT
Source: Global News

George H.W. Bush hospitalized two days after wife Barbara’s funeral

Today 09:58 GMT
Source: ABC News

Princess Kate gives birth to a boy

Today 11:48 GMT
Source: CTV

Royal baby: It's another boy for Kate and William

Today 11:48 GMT
Source: Common Domain

This is how many female pilots there are in the U.S. (clue: not a lot)

Thursday 18:13 GMT
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Is It Still Electronic Dance Music if They’re Playing Live Instruments?

Thursday 15:28 GMT
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China’s Faux Comparative Advantage

Tuesday 21:53 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Wales Sees Price Gains at High End of the Market

Wednesday 15:29 GMT
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Apple: Why It ‘Has to’ Keep Raising iPhone Prices

17-Apr-2018
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Fed’s Brainard Says Now Isn’t Time to Lower Capital, Liquidity Rules

Friday 14:34 GMT
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In U.K., Property Prices Weakest Close to London

Tuesday 22:48 GMT

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