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Source: Global News

Dark Poutine podcast recap: The Halloween murder of Taylor Van Diest

Today 06:05 GMT

On this week’s episode of the Dark Poutine podcast, we learn about the murder of Taylor Van Diest, on Halloween night in 2011.

The views, information and opinions expressed in Dark Poutine are solely those of the producer and/or the individuals involved in the production of Dark Poutine and do not necessarily represent those of Curiouscast, its affiliate Global News nor their parent company, Corus Entertainment.

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Source: Global News

Royal Family celebrates Prince Louis’ 1st birthday with adorable new photos

Today 02:25 GMT

The youngest member of the Royal Family turned one on Tuesday, and proud parents Kate Middleton and Prince William released home photos for the occasion.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry break tradition with ‘private’ birthing plan. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not revealed the name or sex of their child, but royal onlookers are betting on a girl.

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Source: DW

China parades new warship as navy celebrates 70th anniversary

Today 06:04 GMT

China's navy on Tuesday celebrated 70 years since its creation with a large naval parade in the western port of Qingdao, showing off new military hardware that it hopes will bolster its global reach.

Under his leadership, China has alarmed its neighbors and the United States by beefing up its military presence in the South China Sea. Earlier on Tuesday, Xi told foreign naval officers in Qingdao that the Chinese people long for peace and will "unswervingly follow the path of peaceful development."

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Source: The Guradian

If even Beyoncé had a rough pregnancy, what hope do other black women have?

Today 06:04 GMT

Three homegirls and I were glued on the navy sectional, journeying with Mrs Carter through her love for black colleges, black people, and black music.

In Homecoming, Beyoncé features a number of quotes from black women, including this one from Audre Lorde: “Without community, there is no liberation.”

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Source: Common Domain

Economists Give U.S. Housing Market Rosier Forecast

Today 06:04 GMT

Economists say the U.S. housing market is on track for a stronger 2019 than originally forecast, amid falling mortgage rates.

“This will create a slightly hotter, but still cooling housing market relative to the initial forecast five months ago,” Ms. Hale wrote. Realtor initially expected mortgage rates to average about 5.5% in 2019, and has now revised that figure down to only 4.5%, about even with last year.

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Source: The Guradian

Is Netflix killing sex, stopping us having babies – or neither?

Today 06:04 GMT

There seems to be a new article about the “decline of sex” every few days; the latest was courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, which recently argued that we are too busy binge-watching Netflix to bother bonking.

It’s anyone’s guess what they are going to blame declining birth rates on next, but you can practically guarantee that a new episode of sneering at millennials will start in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 …

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Source: Global News

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May celebrates wedding, Jody Wilson-Raybould contemplates Green run

Tuesday 17:16 GMT

Federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May tied the knot with retired tech entrepreneur John Kidder in Victoria on Monday afternoon.

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May engaged to retired tech entrepreneur John Kidder. The Earth Day wedding was billed as a low carbon-affair including a motorcade of electric vehicles, re-used flowers, a potluck reception, and a cross-Canada train trip as the honeymoon.

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Source: Fox News

Mexico murder rate soars to unprecedented levels in 2019, data shows

Monday 19:04 GMT

Obrador campaigned on the promise of bringing down homicide numbers in the violent nation he inherited and has vowed to create a new 80,000-person national guard force to combat the “war on drugs” and defeat and diminish the influence of the vigorous drug cartels that have long gripped Mexico.

Data released this week from the National System for Public Security shows the homicide rate south of the border has continued to soar throughout the first three months of 2019.

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Source: Global News

Royal Family celebrates Prince Louis’ 1st birthday with adorable new photos

Tuesday 15:26 GMT

The youngest member of the Royal Family turned one on Tuesday, and proud parents Kate Middleton and Prince William released home photos for the occasion.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry break tradition with ‘private’ birthing plan. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not revealed the name or sex of their child, but royal onlookers are betting on a girl.

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Source: Common Domain

Existing-home sales slide nearly 5% in March as the on-again-off-again housing market retreats

Tuesday 13:35 GMT

The numbers: Existing-home sales ran at a seasonally adjusted annual 5.21 million rate in March, the National Association of Realtors said Monday.

What happened: Sales of previously-owned homes fell more sharply than expected in March as the usual housing headwinds stalked the market. That was 4.9% lower than February’s pace and missed the Econoday consensus of a 5.3 million rate.

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Source: Common Domain

A new accounting rule on loan losses could be disastrous for the economy

Tuesday 08:59 GMT

Beginning in 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) will require large financial institutions and smaller banks to estimate and report loan losses upon origination according to the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) standard, commonly referred to as the loan-loss rule.

Joshua Ronen is a professor of accounting at New York University Stern School of Business and co-editor of the Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting.

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Source: Reuters

Financial market 'pause party' makes Fed rate cut less likely

Tuesday 04:14 GMT

Recent positive news on retail sales and exports, which have eased concerns of a sharply slowing economy, makes the case for a rate cut even weaker.

After a decade of near zero interest rates, “moving toward a constellation of asset prices that embodies risks is critical for getting us to a more stable financial market,” she said, noting that both equity prices and low-grade bond yields show a market that remains too sanguine.

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Source: Reuters

Strong stock and bond markets at odds over global growth

Tuesday 04:14 GMT

Yet with the U.S. benchmark S&P 500 near a record level and corporate junk bonds notching new highs, the question stock and bond investors are asking is whether the Fed’s next move will be a rate cut that further propels risk assets or a rate hike that cuts into the stock market’s momentum.

“I don’t think that equilibrium will last much longer,” she added, saying rising inflation and low unemployment could soon test global markets’ ability to cope with tighter monetary policy.


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