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Source: BBC

Brexit UK 'won't be Mad Max-style world'

Today 01:32 GMT

Britain will not be "plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction" after it leaves the EU, the Brexit secretary will say in a speech. David Davis will say fears about a "race to the bottom" in workers' rights and environmental standards are "based on nothing".

The Brexit secretary's address to Austrian business leaders in Vienna is the latest in a series of speeches the UK government is calling "the road to Brexit" as it faces demands to spell out details of the future partnership it wants with the EU.

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Source: Reuters

With medicine running out, Venezuelans with transplants live in fear

Today 02:28 GMT

After years leading normal lives, they now live in fear as Venezuela’s economic collapse under President Nicolas Maduro has left the once-prosperous OPEC nation unable to purchase sufficient foreign medicine or produce enough of its own.

Some 31 Venezuelans have seen their bodies start to reject their transplanted organs in the last month due to lack of medicine, according to umbrella health group Codevida, a non-governmental organization.

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Source: DW

UK Brexit minister David Davis dismisses 'Mad Max' future fears

Today 01:32 GMT

UK Brexit Minister David Davis' text seeks to reassure EU leaders that Brexit would not lead to an Anglo-Saxon race to the bottom.

In notes released ahead of Davis' speech in Vienna on Tuesday, the minister is quoted dismissing fears of a post-Brexit future akin to that depicted in the post-apocalyptic film franchise "Mad Max." UK ministers are making a series of speeches over a period of weeks as they lay out government plans for Britain's departure from the European Union (EU) currently being negotiated with a team headed by European Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier.

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Source: Common Domain

Why investors shouldn’t fear a rising-rate environment

Today 01:32 GMT

U.S. stocks are coming off their sixth straight daily advance, a rally that resulted in their biggest one-week percentage gain in years, though they remain about 5% below their all-time highs.

An economic environment with higher rates is considered one of the biggest question marks facing Wall Street, and an “inflation-induced bond crash” was cited as the biggest risk facing stocks by portfolio managers polled by B. of A. Merrill Lynch.

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Source: Common Domain

The stock market’s new ‘wall of worry’ is built on inflation and rate fears

Sunday 10:50 GMT

The U.S. stock market on Friday posted one of its best weekly performances in years, recapturing half of the losses from the startling market correction earlier this month and discovering a new “wall of worry” to climb.

New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley is slated to speak on Thursday, while Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Loretta Mester and San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams have speaking engagements on Friday.

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Source: New York Times

Gillian Jacobs Is Ready to Let Go of Her Fears

Sunday 08:05 GMT

In 2008, not long before she was cast as Britta Perry in NBC’s “Community,” Gillian Jacobs — a theater nerd with Juilliard creds — appeared in Stephen Adly Guirgis’s “The Little Flower of East Orange,” directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Public Theater. “Little Flower” was a hard act to follow.

In a surprisingly emotional interview at the Public’s Library restaurant, Ms. Jacobs, 35, talked about conquering her fears and why her role as Mickey in Netflix’s “Love,” whose final season begins March 9, resonates.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte