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China is ratcheting up its battle to rescue a slumping economy

China is ratcheting up its battle to rescue a slumping economy

China’s central bank is further loosening its purse strings as the country grapples with a slumping economy and a prolonged trade war with the United States. On Wednesday, the People’s Bank of China cut its new benchmark lending rates by five basis points. The one-year loan prime rate (LPR) dropped to 4.15% from 4.20% in…MORE

Jose Mourinho: Tottenham Hotspur announce new head coach

Jose Mourinho: Tottenham Hotspur announce new head coach

Jose Mourinho has been hired as the next head coach of Tottenham Hotspur, the English soccer club has announced. The Portuguese coach will replace Mauricio Pochettino, who was fired Tuesday just six months after leading the London-based team to the Champions League final. “In Jose we have one of the most successful managers in football.…MORE

Alibaba on track to raise $12.9 billion in Hong Kong listing

Alibaba on track to raise $12.9 billion in Hong Kong listing

Alibaba’s highly anticipated Hong Kong debut has a price tag. China’s largest e-commerce company is expected to price its shares at 176 Hong Kong dollars ($22.50) each, a person familiar with the matter told CNN Business. That’s a roughly 3% discount to Alibaba stock’s closing price in New York, where it has traded since 2014.…MORE

Seven C-SPAN cameras give us all the angles of the impeachment inquiry

Seven C-SPAN cameras give us all the angles of the impeachment inquiry

Tuesday’s marathon hearing in the Trump impeachment inquiry began at 9 a.m. Eastern and ended around 8:25 p.m. On Fox News, Tucker Carlson was dismissive of the four witnesses, saying “the circus train of impeachment remains stalled on the tracks.” But others saw a deepening crisis rather than a circus. On CNN, Jeffrey Toobin said…MORE

Why this week is a ‘major turning point’ for America’s daily newspapers

Why this week is a ‘major turning point’ for America’s daily newspapers

Let’s take a close look at what’s happening at three of the biggest newspaper owners in the United States. Because, after all, changes at local newspapers have ramifications for communities big and small, from coast and coast and all the points in between. “This week marks a major turning point in the already-churning U.S. daily…MORE

Drugs were found in the home of a Washington Redskins player during search after woman’s apparent overdose, report says

Drugs were found in the home of a Washington Redskins player during search after woman’s apparent overdose, report says

She arrived at a suburban Washington, DC, hospital around 1:30 a.m. Thursday unconscious and unresponsive. Julia E. Crabbe was suffering from an apparent overdose, authorities said. She died in the emergency room, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said. The 21 year-old Reston, Virginia, woman’s death last week led the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office to search…MORE

Report finds the Taliban were deadlier than ISIS in 2018

Report finds the Taliban were deadlier than ISIS in 2018

Attacks by the Taliban were deadlier than those committed by any other group in 2018, according to a report released by an international think tank on Wednesday. The 2019 Global Terrorism Index found that the militant group took significantly more lives than ISIS did last year. Although the overall number of deaths by terrorism declined…MORE

Sondland testimony could be pivotal point of impeachment showdown

Sondland testimony could be pivotal point of impeachment showdown

Gordon Sondland is entering a lions’ den. The ambassador will testify Wednesday in the most consequential moment yet in the House impeachment inquiry with his own, and President Donald Trump’s future at significant risk. Democrats view the hotel tycoon and Republican mega donor as the co-conspirator and agent of a presidential scheme to pressure Ukraine…MORE

Question of the Day

Nov 20

Q: Research shows the harder you try not to do this, the more likely you are to end up doing it… A: Yawn

Nov 19

Q: People who find time to do this every day tend to earn more money and live life to the fullest than those who don’t… A: Read

Nov 15

Q: What is on the Heinz Ketchup bottle that pays tribute to Pennsylvania… A: The keystone shaped label