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Source: Common Domain

With ‘no-deal’ Brexit risk on the rise, analysts see uncertain path for pound

Thursday 08:05 GMT

Market worries about a “no-deal” Brexit are on the rise again after negotiations between London and Brussels hit another hurdle, creating as much uncertainty as ever for the British pound’s post-Brexit path.

Pound options reflect the fact that “real money,” or institutional investors, has a desire to hedge because “you can’t have a huge sterling exposure and just hope for the best with Brexit,” said Viraj Patel, FX strategist at ING.

Source: Common Domain

The IMF is not pessimistic enough — and that’s bad news for investors

Tuesday 12:42 GMT

The IMF seems fated to return to its pattern of Groundhog Day forecasting that followed the global growth surge in 2010.

The projections acquired a déjà vu quality: each time growth proved disappointing, the IMF found a reason why growth had temporarily slowed—the T?hoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, uncertainty about America’s exit from expansionary monetary policy, a “one-time” repricing of risk, and severe weather in the United States.

Source: Huffington Post

Will Meghan And Harry's Baby Be British Or American?

Tuesday 12:42 GMT

Since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced they are expecting their first child, royal fans have a lot of questions.

The royal baby will be a British citizen, but will be able to apply for dual UK and US citizenship if Harry and Meghan choose to do so.

Source: Common Domain

Marijuana stocks to watch: Aphria is positioning itself as a low-cost pot producer

Thursday 08:05 GMT

More marijuana stocks to watch: Canopy Growth is the cannabis business’s $4 billion gorilla. In its fiscal first quarter, Aphria sold the equivalent of 1,778.2

Aphria shares have gained 79% in the last three months, while the S&P 500 SPX, +2.15%  has fallen 0.3% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +2.17%  has gained 25.

Source: BBC

UK 'will see three years of low growth'

Tuesday 07:00 GMT

The UK can expect low economic growth for the next three years, while a no-deal Brexit could dent growth even further, says a forecasting body.

EY chief economist Mark Gregory said: "The UK economy is going to experience a period of low economic growth for at least the next three years, and businesses need to recognise this and adjust accordingly. "They should also consider a sharp downside to the economy in the event of a no-deal Brexit and make preparations for such a scenario."

Source: BBC

US retailer Sears files for bankruptcy

Tuesday 07:00 GMT

Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData Retail, said Sears' troubles stretched back to the 1980s when it became "too diversified and lost the deftness that had once made it the world's largest and most innovative retailer". "That a storied retailer, once at the pinnacle of the industry, should collapse in such a shabby state of disarray is both terrible and scandalous," he said.

Who serves as the company's chief executive, biggest investor, landlord and significant creditor - had attempted to restructure the firm's debt to avoid bankruptcy.

Source: The Guradian

Ford demands millions from taxpayers to rehab icon of Detroit's blight

Tuesday 07:00 GMT

“It’s not just a building,” Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. told The Detroit News in June, it’s “about all the connections to Detroit, to the suburbs, and the vision around developing the next generation of transportation.”

She denied there’s much opposition to the incentives, but aside from Equitable Detroit and the Mackinac Center, liberal Detroit Free Press columnist Nancy Kaffer wrote in a September column that officials pushing for such incentive packages are “more concerned with scoring high-profile wins than making sustainable progress toward a healthy city and state”, and urged Detroit “to call Ford’s bluff”.

Source: Common Domain

Call of the day: Don’t rule out $400 oil if the U.S. sanctions Saudi Arabia

Tuesday 07:00 GMT

Nevertheless, mounting threats from around the world to punish Saudi Arabia, including the possibility of U.S. sanctions, are rattling the oil-soaked nation and drawing sharp words in response.

“If U.S. sanctions are imposed on Saudi Arabia, we will be facing an economic disaster that would rock the entire world,” he wrote in an op-ed. “If the price of oil reaching $80 angered President Trump, no one should rule out the price jumping to $100, or $200, or even double that figure.”

Source: Common Domain

Global Stocks Resume Their Slide

Tuesday 07:00 GMT

Global stocks dropped on Monday, resuming last week’s slump on concerns around global trade tensions and fresh uncertainty over a Brexit deal.

Last week, several global equity indexes recorded their worst performances since February’s rout as a steep spike in bond yields sparked a selloff in stocks. Investors grew increasingly jittery over U.S. growth and the prospect of further tightening from the Federal Reserve.

Source: The Guradian

Google and Orange building cable between US and France

Tuesday 11:47 GMT

Telecoms firm Orange has teamed up with Google to work on a private undersea cable connecting the Atlantic coasts of France and the United States.

Neither Orange nor Google released information about the total capacity of the cable, nor how they would allocate it between them. When it comes online in 2020, it will provide Orange alone with a capacity of “more than 30 terabits per second, per [fibre] pair” – enough, the company says, “to transfer a 1GB movie file in 30 microseconds”.

Source: The Guradian

What’s the point of growth if it creates so much misery?

Tuesday 11:47 GMT

• Lynsey Hanley is a freelance writer and the author of Estates: an Intimate History and Respectable: Crossing the Class Divide

As the examples of Preston, Enfield and Oldham councils have shown, it hurts nobody to bring services back into local authority control and to divest from the outsourcing firms whose own definition of “growth”’ is extracting profit from social misery. Visions of an economy run for social good, rather than individual gain, are being developed by Labour through a series of regional workshops on the “new economics”.

Source: The Guradian

Facebook's 'spam purge' is silencing genuine debate, political page creators say

Wednesday 08:06 GMT

On Thursday, Facebook announced it had removed more than 800 political pages and accounts for “coordinated inauthentic behavior” and spamming.

They do it in part to protect themselves from being targeted by political opponents and having their real accounts end up in “Facebook jail”, says Edward Lynn, the editor-in-chief of Reverb Press, a left-leaning news site whose Facebook page disappeared yesterday.

Source: The Guradian

Would you eat insects to save the planet from global warming?

Tuesday 11:47 GMT

The less said about how our eating habits could potentially save the planet, perhaps the closer we’ll come to actually achieving it.

Before the 180 participants in the study were offered a chocolate truffle filled with mealworms, half of the group were given a flyer saying that eating insects was good for them and the environment, while the other half were told the insects were either delicious or trendy to eat.

Source: CBS News

Shonda Rhimes declares she's the highest-paid showrunner in television

Wednesday 20:58 GMT

TV mogul Shonda Rhimes declared at Elle magazine's Women in Hollywood celebration in Beverly Hills on Monday that she is "the highest-paid showrunner in television." The 48-year-old power player behind hits like "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" on ABC inked a deal in August to make new shows for Netflix and move her production company, Shondaland, to the streaming service.

Come together, work together, brag together, be powerful together and whenever we can we should be lifting one another up because lifting someone up is what lifts us."

Source: Common Domain

Another Victim of the Trade Spat: U.S. Oil to China

Tuesday 11:47 GMT

U.S. oil exports to China have slowed to a trickle amid the trade spat between Washington and Beijing, in an abrupt reversal that is upending global crude trade flows and forcing American producers to find new buyers.

Changes have scrambled the global oil trade and hit the profits of shipowners as the lucrative route from the U.S. to China dries up

Source: Washington Post

Turkish investigators expand search for missing journalist to forest, farm outside Istanbul

Friday 08:05 GMT
Source: Global News

Pot is legal, but that doesn’t mean Canadians think other drugs should be: Ipsos poll

Friday 08:05 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Montgomery County upgrades vocational training

Monday 00:34 GMT
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5 Mood-Lifting Museums

Sunday 05:10 GMT
Source: Washington Post

D.C.-area forecast: Today is mild, but much of the week ahead is cooler than normal

Monday 10:51 GMT
Source: Fox News

USA Gymnastics' interim president Mary Bono resigns after 4 days

Tuesday 22:49 GMT
Source: Common Domain

SEC Calls for Better Accounting Controls as Cyber Scams Increase

Tuesday 22:49 GMT
Source: Global News

Mega Millions lottery hits US$1B jackpot just hours before drawing

Today 12:40 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Tesla cuts $4,000 off Model 3 price with new mid-range battery

Today 00:36 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Pump Prices Hover Around $3 as Midterms Near

Today 13:35 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Here’s why a happy show like ‘Sesame Street’ wanted an ornery character like Oscar the Grouch

Today 08:05 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Tesla’s Newest, Cheapest Model 3 Sedan Is Coming

Today 14:31 GMT
Source: CBS News

NYPD makes arrest in connection with violent Proud Boys brawl

Today 04:14 GMT
Source: CBS News

Mega Millions madness puts Americans' love for dreaming big on display

Today 14:31 GMT

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