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Source: Common Domain

How to understand the Fed’s dovish turn

Today 15:25 GMT

Before then, Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s own dovish tendencies had been kept in check by a slightly less dovish staff and the third member of the Fed’s leadership troika, New York Fed President John Williams, who expected inflation to rise gradually above target as the labor market tightened.

And, given the Fed’s new de facto policy of targeting average inflation over the course of the business cycle, a modest, temporary increase in core inflation above 2% would not necessarily be met with policy action.

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Source: The Guradian

Scientists grow 'mini-brain on the move' that can contract muscle

Monday 20:00 GMT

Scientists have grown a miniature brain in a dish with a spinal cord and muscles attached, an advance that promises to accelerate the study of conditions such as motor neurone disease.

The scientists used a new method to grow the miniature brain from human stem cells, which allowed the organoid to reach a more sophisticated stage of development than previous experiments. The latest blob shows similarities, in terms of the variety of neurons and their organisation, to the human foetal brain at 12-16 weeks of pregnancy.

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Source: The Guradian

Welcome to hell, fellas! Now the world of fashion is coming for you, too

Today 12:41 GMT

We seem to be marching very quickly towards a future in which men and women are equally plagued by unrealistic expectations about how they should look that have been concocted by the fashion and beauty industries.

I’m going to let you in on a little secret about the Feminist Agenda™: we’re not actually too bothered about equal rights and bodily autonomy and all that other guff. No, what we’re really interested in is equal misery.

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Source: BBC

UK scientists join race for lab-grown meat

Today 08:05 GMT

One recent study found lab-grown meat could actually be worse for the climate than conventional meat - although the research did not look at water and land use.

Cultured meat might be of interest to meat lovers who are concerned about the environmental problems that come with livestock production. Richard Parr is managing director for Europe of The Good Food Institute, a non-profit group that promotes alternatives to the products of conventional agriculture.

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Source: Reuters

Riding with 'Uncle Diego': Uber’s wild drive for growth in Chile

Today 14:30 GMT

Uber’s unregulated status in fast-growing markets such as Chile poses a potential risk for the firm as it prepares for a much-anticipated IPO.

Uber’s app and website make no mention of its unsettled legal status in Chile, where it now boasts 2.2 million monthly users and 85,000 drivers since its launch here in 2014. The company advertises prominently on billboards around Santiago and through promotional emails as if nothing were amiss.

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Source: The Guradian

Giants GM defends Beckham Jr trade and says Browns 'knocked it out the park'

Today 03:19 GMT

The New York Giants general manager, Dave Gettleman, has defended his team’s decision to trade away Odell Beckham Jr, one of the best players in the NFL.

Beckham had clashed with the Giants in recent seasons but many believe the Giants had given up one of the best wide receivers in the league cheaply – especially after they had only just paid the 26-year-old a $20m signing bonus on a new contract, and Gettleman had said: “We didn’t sign Odell to trade him”.

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Source: Reuters

Brexit spurs biggest cut in UK business investment in 10 years: BCC

Today 03:20 GMT

British companies look set to cut investment by the most in 10 years in 2019 because of Brexit, even if Prime Minister Theresa May gets a deal to ease the country out of the bloc, an employers group said on Monday.

The BCC said that the diversion of resources to prepare for the risk of a no-deal Brexit and the high up-front costs of doing business in Britain, as well as questions over Britain’s future ties to the EU, would limit any quick investment rebound.

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Source: BBC

Tributes paid to Love Island's Mike

Monday 23:40 GMT

A contestant on ITV's reality TV show Love Island has described her anger and sorrow about the death of her friend Mike Thalassitis.

A spokesman for ITV, which produces Love Island, said: "Everyone at ITV2 and Love Island are shocked and saddened by this terrible news.

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Source: The Guradian

Growing: Amy Schumer is the daddy of carnal standup

Sunday 06:58 GMT

Growing is a restatement of what Schumer does best: there are no new directions, but it proves that even on the precipice of motherhood, she is still the daddy of carnal standup.

That is the vibe around Growing (from Tue, Netflix), which finds Schumer not only married (to chef Chris Fischer, in February last year), but expecting her first child, a gift to this performer in more ways than one. It’s a status update from an oversharing friend; a dispatch from the frontline (or thereabouts) of fourth-wave feminism.

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Source: Fox News

Burger King customer throws violent fit over unwanted tomatoes

Sunday 09:54 GMT

One Michigan woman landed herself on the wrong side of the law after throwing a violent fit in Burger King, reportedly because the burger she ordered from the chain had tomatoes on it, much to her dramatic dismay.

The Burger King employees proceeded to offer her a store credit, but the 34-year-old Harper Woods woman only wanted cash, NBC 5 reports. As documented in surveillance video footage shared by the authorities to Facebook, where it has since gone viral with well over 8,000 views, Tyler proceeded to throw a furious fit.

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Source: Common Domain

S&P 500, Nasdaq close at 5-month high on China trade, global growth optimism

Saturday 19:58 GMT

U.S. stocks closed higher Friday, with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq finishing at five-month highs, as market sentiment was buoyed by encouraging headlines on U.S.-China trade negotiations and Chinese assurances of forthcoming economic stimulus.

The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.50% climbed 14 points, or 0.5%, to 2,822.48 and the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.76% advanced 57.62 points, 0.8%, to 7,688.53.

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Source: Common Domain

Stocks gain on China trade, global growth optimism; Boeing shares lift Dow

Saturday 18:10 GMT

U.S. stocks rose Friday as major benchmarks aimed for their most robust weekly gains in a month with sentiment buoyed by encouraging headlines on U.S.-China trade negotiations and Chinese assurances of forthcoming economic stimulus.

Investors digested comments from Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Beijing’s No. 2 leader after President Xi Jinping, who expressed optimism that a trade deal between China and the U.S. can be achieved that suits both parties.


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