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Invasive Pests Are Devastating American Forests at an Alarming Rate

New findings show that invasive species are wiping out trees across the U.S., devastating forests and their ability to store carbon. That’s particularly bad news in light of the wo...

Invasive Pests Are Devastating American Forests at an Alarming Rate

Source: gizmodo.com

Tree-damaging pests pose ‘devastating’ threat to 40% of US forests About 450 overseas pests have been introduced to US forests, a climate crisis resource, due to international trade and travelAbout 40% of all forests across the US are at risk of being ravaged by an army of harmful pests, undermining a crucial resource in addressing the climate crisis, new research ...
23:17, 08/12/2019

Aphid poop, orange dots, and tree injections: Winnipeg battles invasive pests in city trees If you've noticed Winnipeg getting a little stickier at this time of year, you might be stepping in a substance called 'honeydew'... which isn't as pleasant as it sounds....
12:17, 08/01/2019

The Mets Are Metsing At An Alarming Rate The high point of the Mets’ existence on Sunday, and not inconceivably of their entire season, came when the team’s Twitter account attempted to dunk on ... well, on Mets fans. Specifically those who had reacted to the posting of the day’s relatively punchless lineup with horror and disgust and pres...
21:51, 06/24/2019

Run for cover NYC! Innocents being shot at an alarming rate June is only half over, and already this month seven innocent bystanders have been struck by bullets, two fatally, around the city. The four-borough fusillade — only Staten Island was unscathed — included a 7-year-old boy injured in the Bronx and a 15-year-old girl shot in Brooklyn. Two elderly Quee...
03:51, 06/14/2019

Free to use cash machines disappearing at 'an alarming rate' Free to use cash machines are disappearing at an alarming rate with more than 1,000 ATMs converted to charge fees in March alone, according to the consumer group Which?...
06:17, 05/01/2019

City teachers fleeing New York at an alarming rate: report A staggering 41 percent of city teachers hired during the 2012-13 school year left the system during their first five years on the job, according to a new report. City Comptroller Scott Stringer said Monday that turnover among fledgling educators shell-shocked by the city’s public schools is wreckin...
03:34, 06/25/2019

American Airlines asks court to end "devastating" slowdown by unions American Airlines Group Inc on Friday asked a federal court to quickly halt an alleged illegal slowdown by mechanics' unions that has become "devastating" to the airline's operations....
01:17, 06/15/2019

Court grants American Airlines' request to end 'devastating' slowdown by unions A U.S. federal court on Friday granted American Airlines Group Inc's request to halt an alleged illegal slowdown by its mechanics' unions that the airline said had become "devastating" to its operations....
06:51, 06/15/2019

UPDATE 1-Court grants American Airlines' request to end "devastating" slowdown by unions A U.S. federal court on Friday granted American Airlines Group Inc's request to halt an alleged illegal slowdown by its mechanics' unions that the airline said had become "devastating" to its operations....
08:17, 06/15/2019

Motheaten! Trump, Kim and Putin face an army of starving pests The ‘three biggest egos on the planet’ are being devoured by clothes moth larvae in a provocative – and controversial – new artwork by Sarah VaciIn the corner of Sarah Vaci’s crowded Devon studio, beyond the piles of yarn, the self-portrait of the artist’s backside, and the decommissioned ambulance ...
12:17, 07/25/2019

‘We’ve had zero mosquitoes’: City talks mosquito surveys, problem pests At the City of Regina's first 'City Buzz' event of the year, they highlighted early mosquito findings (and the dangers of bringing firewood in from out of province....
06:51, 05/15/2019

EPA reconsidering decision to allow 'cyanide bombs' to kill pests like coyotes and foxes The Environmental Protection Agency is reconsidering its recent decision to continue allowing so-called cyanide bombs to kill pests like coyotes and foxes....
01:00, 08/16/2019

With invasive species killing many Winnipeg trees, what can you plant? With the City of Winnipeg battling multiple invasive species and diseases on our trees, you may want to consider diversifying the trees on your property....
15:17, 06/17/2019

Homeowners in Florida Encouraged to Kill Invasive Iguanas ‘Whenever Possible’ With the spread of green iguanas spiraling out of control in Florida, the state’s wildlife agency is urging homeowners to take it upon themselves to exterminate the non-native lizard, and without the need for permits. Read more......
22:00, 07/04/2019

Florida's iconic palm trees threatened by invasive disease Florida's iconic palm trees are under attack from a fatal disease that turns them to dried crisps in months, with no chance for recovery once they become ill....
12:17, 08/19/2019

Coping with crisis: how scientists are making an invasive crab a delicacy The little green invader gobbling shellfish and destroying habitats in the Gulf of Maine could finally have a predator – humansIn the salt marshes and estuaries of New England, the most dominant and fearsome predator is a voracious invader that grows to just inches and lays waste to everything in it...
08:34, 06/21/2019

Fish Cannons, Koi Herpes and Other Tools to Combat Invasive Carp Researchers are experimenting with a Rube Goldberg-esque mix of tactics to control hearty, nonnative swimmers that re-engineer nutrient-rich Midwest waters....
19:17, 06/04/2019

Dreaded lovebugs are back, swarming cars. What you should know about the invasive species Lovebugs are back, big time. Myths persist about these tiny creatures that cause huge headaches for Floridians -- and their cars        ...
15:34, 05/07/2019

One Country's Uber-Convenient, Incredibly Invasive Digital ID System Residents of Estonia use their digital identities to vote, fill prescriptions and start businesses. Proponents say the system solves one of the internet’s thorniest issues, but cybersecurity and privacy advocates have raised concerns....
17:17, 05/09/2019

Louisiana asks public help with invasive Asian swamp eels BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An invasive species of swamp eel has been found in New Orleans, and a state biologist says it’s the first time this species has been found in the United States. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologist Robert Bourgeois says the Asian swamp eels in Bayou ...
17:51, 06/29/2019

Iran: U.S. accusations over oil tanker attacks 'alarming' Iran warned the United States Friday against blaming Tehran for new attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying the U.S. accusations are "worrying."...
16:51, 06/14/2019

A Corbyn government that fulfills its pledges would be 'quite alarming,' BP CEO says BP CEO Bob Dudley says it's unhelpful to demonize particular companies or groups over environmental issues and discusses the U.K.'s political landscape....
16:17, 07/30/2019

Americans consume an alarming amount of microplastics Americans consume tens of thousands of microplastic particles every year -- and that's just from the food we eat. Microplastics are also found in the air we breathe and the water we drink. Thanks to a study published in the journal Environmental Scie......
04:17, 06/06/2019

4 Your Health: Alarming news about mortality in America Deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide are at all time highs. The number of Americans dying from alcohol, drugs and suicide has reached an all time high. Those revelations coming from the Commonwealth Fund after it released its yearly scorecard on health performance in each state. It shows drug over...
00:00, 06/13/2019

BlizzCon 2019 tickets revolve around invasive, poorly reviewed smartphone app Enlarge / This image of an exclamation-mark warning next to a BlizzCon logo was uploaded by Blizzard Entertainment itself, not us. (credit: Blizzard Entertainment) BlizzCon, the annual fan expo hosted by game studio Blizzard Entertainment, typically doesn't struggle to sell out—and the event's fir...
21:34, 05/06/2019

Watch ‘electrofishing’ boat stun hundreds of invasive carp in Kentucky Invasive species can be a major problem no matter where they’re found, but for researchers trying to combat invasive fish species, the challenges are unique. In Kentucky, wildlife officials are doing their best to fight back against an invasion of Asian carp, and they’re using electricit...
07:17, 08/02/2019

Female corrections officers busted for invasive visitor strip searches Six city Corrections officers, including a retired captain, were busted Monday for unlawfully strip-searching female visitors at the Manhattan Detention Complex and then trying to cover it up. Leslie-Ann Absalom, a former captain, Daphne Farmer, Jennifer George, Lisette Rodriguez, Alifa Waiters and ...
03:34, 05/07/2019

US may dump over 1.5 tons of rat poison on Farallon Islands to halt invasive rodents A U.S. government agency is proposing the deployment of 1.5 tons of rat poison to limit the spread of an invasive rodent problem in the Farallon Islands, located 30 miles off the coast of San Francisco....
01:34, 07/08/2019

Invasive fish, snakes tracked with high-tech databases, surveillance Fish scientists on the hunt for non-native species are using an array of sophisticated techniques, including high-tech databases, storm maps and DNA samples to track destructive newcomers to U.S. waterways....
10:51, 08/19/2019

Taiwan on 'high alert' after finding invasive armyworm in corn crop Taiwan is on "high alert" for further damage by the fall armyworm, said Premier Su Tseng-chang on Tuesday, after the island reported its first sighting of the invasive pest in a corn field....
13:17, 06/11/2019

One Night In Darkwood Will Ruin Forests For You “Respect the woods,” Darkwood cautions you before you start playing for the first time. It’s part of a warning that mostly uses more practical language, letting players know that they’re about to play a “challenging” game, and that they “will not be led by the hand.” It’s a single evocative line in ...
22:51, 05/15/2019

Understanding your options to borrow: Fixed-rate and variable-rate loans When you borrow money, you may have a choice between a fixed-rate loan or a variable-rate loan. Find out how to choose which one is right for you.        ...
17:34, 05/24/2019

Black Unemployment Rate for April 90 Percent Higher Than US Rate Overall Headlines have been heralding the nation’s having the lowest unemployment rate in almost 50 years, but the jobless rate for black people is almost 90 percent higher than the national rate and higher than every other racial demographic in the nation....
11:34, 05/07/2019

Canada Jobless Rate Increase Fuels Rate Cut Talk Canada’s unemployment rate rose in July as the economy unexpectedly shed jobs for a second straight month, fueling speculation over a possible Bank of Canada rate cut later this year....
17:51, 08/09/2019

An invasive snail species was discovered in luggage at the Atlanta airport thanks to a pair of beagles A pair of beagles discovered two Giant African Snails in the luggage of a passenger arriving at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport, according to US Customs and Border Protection....
15:34, 06/30/2019

Non-invasive glucose monitor EasyGlucose takes home Microsoft’s Imagine Cup and $100K Microsoft’s yearly Imagine Cup student startup competition crowned its latest winner today: EasyGlucose, a non-invasive, smartphone-based method for diabetics to test their blood glucose. It and the two other similarly beneficial finalists presented today at Microsoft’s Build developers...
22:00, 05/08/2019

'Part of German soul' under threat as forests die Action plan to be drawn up as dry summers, storms and pests destroy swathes of woodlandA catastrophic combination of heat, drought, storms, forest fires, beetle plagues and a fungi blight have so far this year destroyed swathes of German forest equivalent to more than 200,000 football fields.Forests...
11:34, 08/07/2019

Meet The Man Walking 700 Km In Reverse To Save Forests An Indonesian man is walking 700 kilometres (435 miles) from his home on a volcano in East Java to Jakarta in the hope of drawing attention to the archipelago's quickly shrinking forests -- and he is......
13:34, 08/05/2019

Opening Up the Land of Forests, Lakes and Campgrounds The national parks service and some of its provincial counterparts are offering newcomers basic knowledge about camping they likely didn’t bring with them to Canada....
22:00, 07/05/2019

Kawhi Leonard’s alarming reply could be free agency hint TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard is one win away from his second NBA title and likely second Finals MVP award. That still hasn’t assured Leonard of signing a long-term deal with the Raptors, though the chances have seemed to increase. There was a recent report Leonard had just bought a place in the city. Leo...
11:34, 06/10/2019

Hunt attacked for repeating 'incredibly alarming' abortion views Conservative leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt has been accused of "attacking women's rights" after reiterating his view that the legal limit for abortion should be reduced from 24 weeks to 12 weeks....
19:00, 06/09/2019

Iran Calls Ship Attacks Off UAE "Alarming", Urges Probe Iran on Monday called attacks on ships in the Gulf "alarming", after the UAE and Saudi Arabia said several vessels including oil tankers were damaged in acts of sabotage off the Emirati coast....
21:00, 05/13/2019

Alarming and unnecessary: Facebook’s new cryptocurrency must be resisted | Charles Arthur The tech giant has big ambitions for its digital currency Libra. Privacy and regulation are just the start of the problemsHave you heard about Facebook’s new “cryptocurrency”, called Libra? Its basic pitch boils down to “we messed up your privacy and gave your data to all sorts, and let foreign acto...
12:17, 06/20/2019

Balkans face alarming levels of air pollution from coal plants: UN SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — People in all major cities across the western Balkans face alarming levels of air pollution that are reducing their life expectancies because the underdeveloped, politically fragile region is still heavily reliant on burning coal to generate power, the UN said Monday i...
23:17, 06/03/2019

The weaponisation of information is mutating at alarming speed | Sophia Ignatidou As countries and companies line up to enter the disinformation business, privacy has to be reclaimedCommunication has been weaponised, used to provoke, mislead and influence the public in numerous insidious ways. Disinformation was just the first stage of an evolving trend of using information to su...
12:51, 08/19/2019

Firefox Deploys a Slew of New Privacy Features, Taking Aim at Facebook and Invasive Online Trackers There are plenty of browsers to choose from, but two of the most popular, when it comes to privacy at least, are headed down radically divergent paths.Read more......
21:51, 06/04/2019

A magazine retracted an essay with 'inappropriate and invasive content' about Pete Buttigieg after sparking backlash REUTERS The New Republic officially retracted an opinion essay titled "My Mayor Pete Problem" about 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg after online backlash. In an Editor's Note, The New Republic said it regretted publishing the piece, which contained "inappropriate and invasive ...
01:51, 07/14/2019

City rolls out plan to tackle invasive species and temporarily preserve Winnipeg’s ash trees The city will be proactively removing infected trees, as well injecting ash trees with insecticides which can kill the ash-borer larvae inside the trunks....
20:17, 06/14/2019

NSW remaps old-growth forests to open up reserves to logging Exclusive: ‘Sneaky’ rezoning exercise now under way to address timber shortfall The New South Wales government is considering reclassifying old-growth forest to open up some protected reserves in the state’s north-east to the timber industry.The Natural Resources Commission of NSW has been asked to ...
11:17, 07/17/2019

Attempt to weaken Brazil law protecting forests fails An attempt by Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and lawmakers backed by big agriculture to weaken environmental laws protecting the Amazon forest and other biomes has failed, as Congress will not vote into law a decree that weakened existing legislation....
05:17, 05/30/2019

Summer theater: Fireflies that synchronize light up two U.S. forests Crowds of eco-tourists from around the world will gather in two remote Appalachian forests in Tennessee and Pennsylvania in coming weeks to see spectacular light shows created by a rare species of firefly that can synchronize its flashes....
13:34, 05/24/2019

AI helps drones navigate forests and other ‘cluttered’ environments In a newly-published paper, researchers propose an AI framework that guides drones through cluttered environments that they've never seen before.Read More...
23:17, 06/24/2019

As Gabon's new forests minister, UK conservationist aims to lead by example Gabon hopes to lead by example in stamping out illegal logging of the world's tropical hardwoods, a prominent British conservationist said on Tuesday after being named the central African country's new forests minister....
20:00, 06/11/2019

Germany's forests on the verge of collapse, experts report Germany’s parched forests are nearing ecological collapse, foresters and researchers warn. More than 1 million established trees have died since 2018 as a result of drought, winter storms and bark beetle plagues....
18:34, 07/20/2019

Ensuring the ‘lungs of the planet’ keep us alive: 5 things you need to know about forests and the UN Forests are vitally important for sustaining life on Earth, and play a major role in the fight against climate change. With the 2019 session of the United Nations Forum on Forests wrapping up on Friday in New York, we delve deeper into the subject, and find out what the UN is doing to safeguard and ...
21:17, 05/10/2019

U.S. proposes rules that could cause faster destruction of national forests U.S. environmental groups are sounding the alarm that one of the oldest environmental laws in the United States is being weakened on several fronts by the Trump administration....
23:00, 06/19/2019

Abortion providers report 'alarming' rise in picketing, vandalism and trespassing Last year, trespassing hit highest level since 1999 while vandalism occurred at highest rate since 1990US abortion providers reported an “alarming escalation” in incidents of disruption and intimidation in 2018, according to new findings report by their professional association, the National Abortio...
07:51, 05/25/2019

Nazi rhetoric and Holocaust denial: Belgium's alarming rise in antisemitism Report shows 39% of Belgian Jews have been harassed, with some fearing to wear the kippa in publicThe doors of the Jewish Museum of Belgium, in Brussels, never used to be locked during daytime visiting hours. That all changed after a day in May 2014 when a jihadi gunman shot dead four people during ...
17:34, 05/09/2019

76 Shots Fired, A Man Killed: Video Shows Police "Alarming" Car Chase It was a beautiful July morning for the residents of a West Anaheim, California, neighborhood. Some walked along the streets and children played outside, enjoying the clear skies....
08:00, 05/10/2019

Pakistan Downgrading Ties To Present Alarming Picture To World: India India today asked Pakistan to review its decision to downgrade diplomatic and trade ties after its decisions on Kashmir. On Wednesday, Pakistan had expelled the Indian envoy in Islamabad and had......
11:34, 08/08/2019

University evacuates for fear of gas leak. The alarming smell was actually a really stinky fruit The University of Canberra's library was evacuated last week after a suspected gas leak turned out to be a durian, the particularly pungent fruit.        ...
22:17, 05/13/2019

Video Captures Alarming Moment Girl on Rollercoaster Gets Hit in the Face by a Bird People who ride rollercoasters are often seeking a thrill. But a young girl on the DC Rivals Hypercoaster at Warner Bros. Movie World in Queensland, Australia, recently got a bit more thrill than she bargained for when a large bird flew into her face mid-ride. A video captured by the amusement park ...
23:17, 07/30/2019

Mona's invasive species recipes: sea urchin spaghetti, venison tataki and gorse flower ice-cream Mona’s artist in residence Kirsha Kaechele has published a cookbook unlike any other. Here are some recipes that you could actually make – if you dareI am fascinated by invasive species, and the philosophy around the idea of “invasive”. I grew up on the island of Guam, which made me a kind of invade...
10:17, 05/19/2019

‘At risk’ Mediterranean forests make ‘vital contributions’ to development Between 2010 and 2015, forests around the Mediterranean have expanded by two per cent, but that has come at the price of significant degradation and increasing vulnerability to climate change, population pressures, wildfires and water scarcity, warned a new UN report launched on Tuesday....
18:34, 04/28/2019

Restoring Forests Could Help Put a Brake on Global Warming, Study Finds Researchers looked at how many trees could be planted on every available parcel of land on Earth, where they could go, and what impact could be on our survival....
00:17, 07/06/2019

Education critical to ensure future of forests, and reverse their destruction The UN drew attention to the vital role that forests play in addressing some of the world’s greatest environmental challenges on Thursday, and the importance of tackling the issues that threaten them, such as deforestation, and land degradation....
18:34, 04/28/2019

Orangutan numbers drop as much as 30% in Malaysian palm oil estate forests - WWF Orangutan populations in forest patches found in oil palm estates in the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah fell as much as 30% in 15 years, but the overall population of the species in the area is stable, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said....
22:00, 07/17/2019

California wildfires 'too extreme' even for birds that thrive in burned out forests Northern California's raging wildfires have become "too extreme" even for certain types of birds that typically thrive in burned out forests, scientists say....
23:00, 08/06/2019

Intentional Forest Fires Shaped Forests in the USA More than Climate Change New research suggests that the Eastern United States’ forests have been transformed more by Native American intentional forest fires in the past than by current climate change.  ...
01:51, 05/23/2019

Under Brazil’s Far Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall Cutting down trees at the current rate could lead to runaway deforestation, environmentalists say. But President Bolsonaro is sticking to his promise to curb enforcement....
13:51, 07/28/2019

Centre Making Efforts For Conservation Of Forests, Environment: President President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said the central government is making earnest efforts for conservation of forests, wildlife and the environment....
13:00, 06/20/2019

Gabon president fires VP, forests minister over hardwood scandal Gabon's President Ali Bongo has fired his vice president and his forests minister, his office said on Wednesday, after hundreds of containers of illegally logged kevazingo wood that had been seized went missing....
17:00, 05/22/2019

Under Brazil’s Far-Right Leader, Amazon Protections Slashed and Forests Fall Cutting down trees at the current rate could lead to runaway deforestation, environmentalists say. But President Bolsonaro is sticking to his promise to curb enforcement....
16:51, 07/29/2019

Kevin Durant Leaves Game After Suffering Alarming Non-Contact Leg Injury [Update] Late in the third quarter of Wednesday night’s Game 5 of Rockets-Warriors, Kevin Durant pulled up with a sudden non-contact lower leg injury, and had to leave the game. Reggie Miller, working the TNT broadcast, observed that the sequence of Durant’s injury looked strikingly similar to the Achilles t...
07:17, 05/09/2019

Hundreds fled a library’s alarming odor. The culprit: The world’s smelliest fruit. More than 500 people were evacuated from the library at the University of Canberra in Australia when the smell of a durian prompted concerns about a potential gas leak....
17:34, 05/13/2019

Memorial Tournament: Bud Cauley Makes a Stunning Comeback 1 Year After an Alarming Car Crash Cauley, who has never won on the PGA Tour, is in contention at the Memorial a year after he was badly injured as a passenger in a single-car accident near the tournament site....
02:00, 06/01/2019

More Than 100 Migrant Children Return to Texas Border Facility Accused of Alarming Conditions (HOUSTON) — U.S. government officials say they’ve moved more than 100 kids back to a remote border facility where lawyers reported detained children were caring for each other and had inadequate food, water, and sanitation. An official from U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday...
19:51, 06/25/2019

Banks are paying people to borrow money. That’s alarming news for the global economy. Rattled investors are so desperate for a safe place to park their savings that they are paying for the privilege of lending money to European companies and governments....
01:34, 08/15/2019

French forests scarred as heatwaves bring bark beetle infestation Long spells of hot, dry weather have brought the worst bark beetle infestation in two decades to eastern France, ruining conifer forests and causing timber prices to plummet as forestry firms fell trees before they are damaged....
21:34, 07/19/2019

Restoring forests in Mali: Tree stumps could be the solution to disappearing woodlands As people fell trees to get wood for cooking, Mali's trees are disappearing at rapid speed. A reforestation expert who has been dubbed 'the forest maker' is working with farmers to restore the country's woodlands....
16:00, 05/29/2019

Sweet talk and laughter — German sayings involving forests and trees Germans are known for their love of forests, and celebrate Arbor Day annually. They also have a host of wonderful sayings and phrases revolving around forests and trees, with one that involves shouting into the woods....
16:17, 05/01/2019

Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly Bacteria Turn to Antibiotics, Alarming Health Officials In its decision to approve two drugs for orange and grapefruit trees, the E.P.A. largely ignored objections from the C.D.C. and the F.D.A., which fear that expanding their use in cash crops could fuel antibiotic resistance in humans....
19:00, 05/22/2019

Mexicans turn to ancient Aztec floating gardens to revive mangrove forests In Mexico City, old Aztec floating gardens are still used to grow food. Now, environmentalists think this ancient technology could help restore a coastal ecosystem — and help fishermen in the process....
13:51, 06/04/2019

Backward step for mankind: man walks 800km in reverse to save Indonesia’s forests Medi Bastoni hopes to get to meet the president when he arrives in Jakarta, in several weeks A man from a village in East Java has embarked on an unconventional mission to raise awareness about preserving forests: he is walking 800km to Indonesia’s capital, backwards.Medi Bastoni hopes that, after t...
02:51, 07/24/2019

Climate change to blame as bark beetles ravage central Europe's forests Hot, dry summers are fanning an unprecedented outbreak of bark beetles that are destroying vast swathes of central Europe's spruce forests which define the region's landscape....
18:17, 04/28/2019

Useless Republican Group Killing Untold Forests Handing Out the Mueller Report Given the reaction to Robert Mueller’s press conference on Wednesday, it shouldn’t exactly come as a surprise that most members of Congress have not read the former special counsel’s report. That’s not for a lack of access, however; you can download the whole damn thing for free from the Department ...
00:17, 05/31/2019

Dead mangrove forests in northern Australia found to emit more methane than live trees Emissions from dead trees were eight times higher than those from the healthy treesMangrove forests that died along a 1,000km stretch of coastline in northern Australia have been emitting methane at rates eight times higher than live trees, according to new research.Scientists from Southern Cross Un...
09:34, 07/02/2019

Monday’s Daily Brief: biodiversity and forests, labour and road safety, women’s rights, and fallen UN staff remembered This Monday, we cover: how one million species face extinction; the importance of safeguarding forests; a look at labour inequalities worldwide; efforts to tackle road safety; a new intergenerational campaign for the realization of women’s rights; and a memorial service honouring fallen UN staff....
06:51, 05/07/2019

Why are there so many devastating volcanic eruptions right now? High-profile volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and Guatemala are grabbing the headlines, but geophysics isn't responsible for connecting the two disasters...
20:17, 04/28/2019

How to cope with devastating defeat Charlie Edwards, Amir Khan and Rocky Fielding have all been the victims of a crushing defeat. John Dennen hears how they dealt with it The post How to cope with devastating defeat appeared first on Boxing News....
14:34, 07/17/2019

American Fencer, Hammer Thrower Protest On Medal Podium At Pan-American Games Two American athletes used their literal platforms on medalist podiums at the Pan-American Games in Lima, Peru to draw attention to social injustice in the United States. Fencer Race Imboden displayed his protest on Thursday in the form of taking a knee, while hammer thrower Gwen Berry raised her fi...
23:35, 08/11/2019

American Horror Story: 1984's Campy First Teasers Depict a Wet Hot American Bloodbath It seems like just days ago we were all looking forward to basking in the summer sun’s radiating embrace the way nature intended. But suddenly, summer’s almost over, which means fall’s right around the corner—and with it a new season of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story.Read more......
09:51, 07/30/2019

How the Yankees have stayed red-hot through all the devastating injuries The Yankees are on a 24-8 run despite an injury-ravaged roster – missing players like Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton.        ...
00:51, 05/23/2019

Death rate for black infants more than double rate for white infants A National Vital Statistics report published Thursday shows declines in infant death rates since 1995 continue, but the rate of decline has slowed in recent years -- and in some areas it has gone up....
00:17, 08/02/2019

Devastating: This Woman’s Workplace Is So Feminist She Will Never Know Whether She Is Incompetent At Her Job Here’s a story about an extremely infuriating situation that no one should ever have to experience: This woman’s workplace is so feminist that she will never know whether she is incompetent at her job....
21:00, 05/07/2019

Devastating Blow To Feminism: This Woman Sucks Although the past few years have been an incredibly powerful time for women’s rights, feminism has just suffered a pretty crushing setback: Tragically, this woman sucks....
14:51, 06/12/2019

Branson: No-deal Brexit 'devastating for Virgin' A no-deal Brexit would cost Virgin hundreds of millions of dollars, and lead to the group investing "a lot less" in Britain, Sir Richard Branson says....
02:51, 07/11/2019

Trump and Iran may be on the brink of a war that would likely be devastating to both sides Jonathan Ernst/Reuters The US could be on the brink of war with Iran after weeks of rising tensions. The US has sent bombers, an aircraft-carrier strike group, and more to the Middle East in response to unspecified threats to US forces or interests in the region from Tehran, Iran's capital, prompt...
02:00, 05/24/2019

Google reveals devastating iPhone vulnerabilities Google's secretive and elite team of security researchers have discovered six devastating flaws in Apple's iMessage app, one of which they claim the company has not fixed....
06:51, 07/31/2019

Feds say they have ‘devastating evidence’ against Jeffrey Epstein The feds have “devastating evidence” against Jeffrey Epstein that includes notes and messages seized from his Manhattan townhouse that corroborate the claims of women who claim he sexually abused them there when they were underage, according to court papers filed Monday. The raid on the ...
19:51, 07/08/2019

American Car Companies Still Aren't Making the Most American Cars Most of the American-made cars sold in the U.S. are Japanese, Tesla is doing great why do you ask, that massive Philly refinery that went supernova may shut down, and much more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, June 26, 2019....
19:00, 06/26/2019

Bird caught on power line causes devastating fire A massive California grass fire that scorched 156 acres of land — damaging a multimillion-dollar home — erupted when a “large bird” caught fire on a power line, officials announced. The so-called Star Fire broke out on steep terrain near Falling Star Lane and Chino Hills Parkway in Chino...
14:17, 07/30/2019

MotoE World Cup completes first test since devastating fire The MotoE World Cup has held its first test, including a simulated qualifying and race at Valencia, since the entire electric bike series paddock was destroyed by fire in March...
21:51, 06/19/2019

Arizona animal rescue is trying to rebuild after a devastating fire TUCSON – An Arizona animal rescue is trying to rebuild after a devastating fire. Julie Anaya says the Lend-A-Bone Rescue building caught fire on May 12. Damaging much of the front portion of the building. “I started crying honestly, it just like overwhelmed me,” said Anaya. While A...
08:51, 06/05/2019

'Move to high ground!': Devastating floods to hit Mozambique People are being told to move to higher ground as flooding rages in northern Mozambique, which has been battered by Cyclone Kenneth over the last three days....
00:34, 04/29/2019

Climate change is having a devastating effect on vital organisms you can’t see Mankind is responsible for dramatic changes to Earths’ climate that may well spell doom for our continued existence on this planet. Scientists have proven it time and time again, and there’s absolutely heaps of evidence to support the claims, but the focus of environmental movements is o...
03:34, 06/20/2019

Game of Thrones Saved Its Most Tragic, Vicious, and Devastating War for Last The final battle between Daenerys and Cersei. Other long-awaited confrontations. Major character deaths. Justice. Heartbreak. Much more than the fight against the White Walkers, this penultimate episode of Game of Thrones had everything it needed to have. And while it wasn’t perfect, it was still pe...
22:00, 05/13/2019

Murata gains revenge on Brant in devastating fashion Hard-hitting Japanese star Ryota Murata won back his WBA middleweight title with a two-round demolition of rival Rob Brant The post Murata gains revenge on Brant in devastating fashion appeared first on Boxing News....
19:00, 07/15/2019

India evacuates more than 1 million ahead of devastating cyclone India has evacuated more than one million people on the country’s eastern coast as a devastating cyclone barrels toward the country. The state of Odisha ordered the emergency evacuations as Tropical Cyclone Fani — with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour — continued to gain strength ...
07:00, 05/03/2019

Devastating photo of father and daughter drowned in Rio Grande The shocking photo of a father and daughter lifeless on the banks of the Rio Grande was published by Mexican media. The two drowned attempting to cross into the US....
15:00, 06/26/2019

'I shaved it off by accident’: readers on their most devastating eyebrow disasters A woman hit the headlines this week when a beautician made her look like one of the Angry Birds. In the spirit of solidarity, we asked for your tales of good brows gone badIt is one of nature’s cruellest jokes: by the time we are old enough to be entrusted with eyebrows, we have often already ruined...
02:17, 08/01/2019

Deadly Germs, Lost Cures: Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly Bacteria Turn to Antibiotics, Alarming Health Officials In its decision to approve two drugs for orange and grapefruit trees, the E.P.A. largely ignored objections from the C.D.C. and the F.D.A., which fear that expanding their use in cash crops could fuel antibiotic resistance in humans....
04:51, 05/18/2019

| Paris's Notre-Dame holds first mass since devastating blaze The Notre Dame cathedral in Paris hosted its first mass on Saturday exactly two months after a devastating blaze, with priests and worshippers wearing hard hats to protect themselves against possible falling debris....
12:17, 06/16/2019

Notre Dame Celebrates First Mass Since Devastating April Fire PARIS — The archbishop wore a hard-hat helmet, burnt wood debris was still visible and only about 30 people were let inside, but Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday held its first Mass since the devastating April 15th fire that ravaged its roof and toppled its masterpiece spire. Exactly two month...
03:17, 06/16/2019

Netflix fixes potentially devastating Linux SACK vulnerability Eagle-eyed researchers from streaming titan Netflix have uncovered several troubling security vulnerabilities within the TCP implementations on Linux and FreeBSD kernels. The most severe specimen, called SACK Panic, could permit an attacker to remotely induce a kernel panic within recent Linux opera...
01:17, 06/18/2019

Four children die in devastating Harlem apartment fire: 'They were beautiful kids' Two adults also died in the fire, which ravaged a city-owned building in New York overnight Six people, including four children, were killed on Wednesday when an overnight fire ravaged an apartment in a city-owned Harlem building, fire and police officials said.Firefighters, who were called at aroun...
16:00, 05/08/2019

Notre Dame Cathedral holds first mass since devastating fire The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris held its first mass since the April fire that destroyed parts of the iconic landmark.        ...
03:51, 06/16/2019

Potential Plan Bs for Knicks after devastating Kevin Durant injury Kevin Durant’s feared torn Achilles tendon could sway him not to opt out of the $31 million left on his contract since he may miss next season. Pairing KD with another star was the Knicks’ Plan A, but now they may have to pivot. The Post’s Marc Berman looks at their options: 1. Sign Kawhi......
14:00, 06/12/2019

Warriors react to Kevin Durant's devastating injury What I'm Hearing: USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt discuss reaction to Kevin Durant's Achillies injury in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.       ...
19:17, 06/11/2019

International Praise For India's Response To Devastating Cyclone Fani UN and other experts on Saturday praised India for its early warning systems and rapid evacuation of more than 1 million people, which they said helped minimise loss of life from a deadly cyclone that......
19:51, 05/04/2019

An ancient Mars crater likely spawned a devastating mega-tsunami The Mars we know today is dry, dusty, and (probably) devoid of life, but that wasn’t always the case. Scientists believe Mars was once a wet world, with vast oceans that may have or may not have supported life. Now, a new study suggests that if there was any life hanging out on the Red Planet ...
01:00, 08/06/2019

Missouri Tornadoes: Heavy Rains, Devastating Floods and ‘Then the Sirens Go’ First came floods across Nebraska and Iowa. Then the Mississippi River rose and rose, threatening towns. And on Wednesday, a series of violent tornadoes tore through the region....
05:00, 05/24/2019

Today's WWE Began With A Tragic Injury And A Devastating Legal Defeat It’s a cross between a family value and a corporate one, but WWE is notorious for not settling lawsuits. They will when they have to, as in the fight over the rights to the gimmick of the Demolition tag team, but even then they dragged it out for just over a decade before finally making the call. Th...
21:51, 05/02/2019

PM Modi's 5-Year Rule "Most Traumatic, Devastating": Manmohan Singh Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be shown exit door as his five-year rule has been "most traumatic and devastating" for India's youths, farmers, traders and every democratic institution, his......
16:51, 05/05/2019

Breakthrough in-utero surgery treats ‘devastating’ birth defect This baby went under the knife — from inside the womb. Emery Greene Mullin was born two months after a January operation to correct her spina bifida. She is one of the first babies to undergo the surgery in-utero. The potentially fatal condition occurs when the spine doesn’t fully fuse with th...
23:17, 06/03/2019

Wisconsin coach Howard Moore walking after devastating car crash MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin said Monday assistant men’s basketball coach Howard Moore was up and walking at a hospital after a weekend automobile wreck in Michigan that killed his wife and daughter. The school also said Moore’s son, Jerell, had been released from a hospit...
17:17, 05/28/2019

How Wendy Williams Finally Got Her Groove Back After Devastating Heartbreak Wendy Williams can't stop smiling. On the July 8 episode of The Wendy Williams Show, the talk show host drew thunderous applause when she revealed she's "officially off the......
14:51, 07/18/2019

Devastating spine injury will sideline NFL’s Ryan Shazier for another season It’s been nearly a year and a half since Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier experienced one of the most frightening sports injuries in recent memory. A seemingly routine tackle left Shazier’s lower body entirely limp, with doctors later saying that he had suffered a spinal contusion. Surge...
18:00, 05/02/2019

Ohio Uses Snowplows to Clear Off Interstate After Night of Devastating Tornadoes At one point last night, there were eight separate tornado warnings across the state of Ohio. Tornadoes devastated many communities, especially the city of Dayton, Ohio. After two tornadoes slammed into the city, one right after the other, over much the same path, I-75 was littered with debris. The ...
02:00, 05/29/2019

Trade war would have a 'devastating' impact on the world economy, Morgan Stanley CEO Gorman says Morgan Stanley is the sixth biggest U.S. bank by assets, but it has leading businesses in Wall Street arenas like equities trading and mergers advice....
22:51, 06/27/2019

Blindsided by a ‘Devastating’ Veto, Alaska’s University System Pleads for a Lifeline Facing campus closures and wide layoffs, university leaders are pleading with lawmakers to override the governor’s deep cuts to state support in a special session this week....
00:34, 07/08/2019

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19:34, 05/13/2019

Paris's Notre-Dame To Host First Mass After 2 Months Of Devastating Blaze The Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris will host its first mass on Saturday, exactly two months after the devastating blaze that shocked France and the world....
10:51, 06/15/2019

20 Glee Secrets Revealed: On-Set Romances, Devastating Tragedy and Unbreakable Bonds Can you believe it's been 10 gleekin' years?! That's right, Glee premiered 10 years ago on May 19, 2009, introducing us to stars like Lea Michele and Darren Criss, made being......
01:00, 05/18/2019

Dog kisses blamed for devastating infection that cost a woman her hands and legs Dogs are man’s best friend, but their mouths aren’t the most sterile things in the world. In fact, a dog’s mouth can be downright disgusting, and an Ohio woman just found that out in the worst possible way. As CNN reports, Marie Trainer began feeling ill shortly after she arrived h...
15:00, 08/07/2019

The young are regarded as the most tolerant generation. That's why results of this LGBTQ survey are 'alarming' Young people are growing less tolerant of LGBTQ individuals, a GLAAD acceptance survey shows, and advocates say a toxic culture may be to blame.        ...
17:00, 06/24/2019

Brazil: calls grow for Bolsonaro ally to quit after 'devastating' report on leaks In new disclosures, conservative magazine Veja says Sergio Moro, who led Operation Car Wash, guilty of serious ‘irregularities’Brazil’s justice minister Sérgio Moro is facing renewed pressure to resign after the country’s leading conservative magazine waded into a snowballing scandal over his role i...
06:19, 07/06/2019

Florida Keys' first all-inclusive resort shuttering for months after devastating fire The Florida Keys' first-ever all-inclusive resort, Bungalows Key Largo, is shutting down until the end of the year after a fire.        ...
20:00, 05/09/2019

Clothes-makers open China tariff hearings with warnings of 'devastating' consequences Clothing-makers called on the Trump administration Monday to forgo placing 25% tariffs on $300 billion worth of goods imported from China, arguing the action wouldn't protect the domestic industry since it widely uses supply chains that include China....
19:17, 06/17/2019

Deontay Wilder's Devastating Right Hand Gave Him A First-Round Knockout Against Dominic Breazeale Let’s start with the good news: Deontay Wilder did not end up killing Dominic Breazeale in their heavyweight bout on Saturday. But that’s where the positive takeaways from the fight end for Breazeale (20-2, 18 KOs). Just 2:17 into the first round, the Bronze Bomber landed a ferocious right hand on h...
20:00, 05/19/2019

7 satellite images show devastating damage from tornadoes and storms that ripped through the Midwest Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies States across the Midwest have been pummeled by extreme weather that's brought on flooding and tornadoes. Satellite images captured before and after storms hit the region captured smashed homes, flooded neighborhoods, and overflowing rivers. Areas in Oklah...
07:00, 06/02/2019

Archbishop dons hard-hat to hold first Mass in Notre Dame since devastating fire The archbishop wore a hard-hat helmet, burnt wood debris was still visible and only about 30 people were let inside, but Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday held its first Mass since the devastating April 15th fire that ravaged its roof and toppled its masterpiece spire....
20:17, 06/15/2019

Boxer accuses Jay-Z, sports agency of negligence after suffering 'devastating brain hemorrhage' A boxer filed a lawsuit against Jay-Z and the rapper’s agency Roc Nation Sports on Tuesday accusing both parties of scheduling him for a handful of fights which led to a brain injury....
00:17, 05/23/2019

Test of Amazon's Face Recognition by Orlando Cops Ends as a Devastating Flop Orlando has ended its pilot trial of Rekognition, Amazon’s face recognition system, with no current plans for future tests. But the city hasn’t suddenly had a change of heart due to ethical concerns about the technology—they reportedly just couldn’t get it to work.Read more......
01:00, 07/21/2019

Notre Dame Worshipers Must Wear Hard Hats at First Mass Since Devastating Fire The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which was devastated by a huge fire in April, is set to hold its first mass since the disaster. Around 20 worshippers will attend the service on Saturday, which is being held in a side-chapel that was undamaged by the fire for “obvious security reasons,&rdquo...
23:00, 06/14/2019

Video shows rapid spread of devastating Brooklyn fire that left at least 13 injured This is the moment an apparently suspicious blaze lit up a Brooklyn block before dawn Thursday, quickly escalating into a four-alarm inferno that spread to two neighboring buildings and injured at least 13 people — including an infant who is clinging to life. A surveillance video clip provided by a ...
22:17, 06/13/2019

Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev undergoes brain surgery after devastating loss: reports Russian boxer Maksim Dadashev had part of his skull removed during a 2-hour long brain surgery following a devastating loss Friday night to Puerto Rico's Subriel Matias, reports say. ...
00:00, 07/24/2019

‘Brutal weather’ continues as Rohingya refugee children endure devastating rainfall in Bangladesh Heavy flooding and landslides in the Rohingya refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, has left thousands of children and families in an increasingly dire situation with critical infrastructure damaged or destroyed, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday, while scaling up relief effort...
19:34, 07/09/2019

Russian boxer Maksim Dadashev undergoes brain surgery after devastating loss: reports Russian boxer Maksim Dadashev had part of his skull removed during a 2-hour long brain surgery following a devastating loss Friday night to Puerto Rico's Subriel Matias, reports say. ...
18:34, 07/20/2019

New crop-destroying pest enters China amid devastating swine fever epidemic A new pest that threatens key agricultural commodities is spreading through China while the nation already is reeling from an African swine fever epidemic that might wipe out hundreds of millions of hogs....
18:51, 05/16/2019

UNESCO experts ready to assist reconstruction of iconic Notre Dame, following devastating blaze Two-thirds of the largely medieval roof of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris have “gone” after the devastating fire in Paris on Monday evening, but UN cultural experts are standing by to offer help where it is needed in rebuilding the iconic structure....
18:34, 04/28/2019

Opinion: Kevin Durant's devastating Achilles injury brings humanity of game to forefront Kevin Durant's Achilles injury was first met with inexcusable cheers. But after that, what happened in Toronto brought out the humanity of the game.       ...
12:34, 06/11/2019

'Devastating' Kevin Durant injury leaves Warriors GM holding back tears despite Game 5 win – video The Golden State Warriors kept themselves alive in the NBA finals with a thrilling 106-105 win over the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 but also suffered the disappointment of watching Kevin Durant limp off the court injured.After the game Warriors president of basketball operations, Bob Myers, tearfully ...
15:34, 06/11/2019

Tornado Alley’s most devastating years since 1950: Severe weather returns after quiet 2018 The states of Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, and South Dakota are known as Tornado Alley for their history of severe weather.        ...
01:17, 05/30/2019

Germany suffers 'devastating' factory orders slump; UK productivity woes continue - business live Disappointing German economic data and weak UK productivity are weighing on Europe’s economyBreaking: UK productivity falls for third quarter runningNEWSFLASH: German orders slumped 8.6% y/y in MayAnalyst: This is devastating for German economyOrders fell 2.2% month-on-month, worse than expectedBig ...
12:17, 07/05/2019

Deontay Wilder produces devastating first-round knockout of Dominic Breazeale to retain WBC heavyweight title Deontay Wilder provided a devastating reminder of his significant punching power as he retained the WBC heavyweight title for the ninth time with a first-round knockout of Dominic Breazeale in a short-lived Brooklyn grudge match....
12:00, 05/19/2019

Devastating photos show the damage of Typhoon Lekima, which left at least 44 people dead and forced 1 million to evacuate in China Aly Song/Reuters Typhoon Lekima made landfall in China on August 10, resulting in widespread blackouts and some damaged property. Ahead of the Lekima's arrival, 1 million people were evacuated from their homes and hundreds of flights were canceled across major airports in China. The typhoon also t...
23:51, 08/13/2019

Trump says products will need to be made from 75% American goods to be labeled ‘American-made’ The order will gradually boost the percentage of U.S. components for qualifying American-made products from 50 percent to 75 percent. The threshold would increase to 95 percent for iron and steel products....
05:34, 07/16/2019

'Wunderland' a devastating epic about friendship and family in Nazi Germany Jennifer Cody Epstein's devastating new novel "Wunderland" explores the tensions in friendships and families in emotionally fraught Nazi Germany.        ...
18:51, 04/28/2019

Virginia Beach police chief describes 'devastating' mass shooting Police say a longtime employee opened fire in a Virginia Beach municipal building and killed at least 12 people.        ...
05:51, 06/01/2019

Motorcycle community mourns 7 killed in 'devastating' New Hampshire biker crash The tight-knit motorcycle community was reeling Sunday after a horrific biker collision left seven people dead and three injured in New Hampshire.        ...
20:00, 06/23/2019

Mozambique pledging conference hopes to soften devastating blow of back-to-back cyclones As some 1.85 million people in Mozambique try to recover from back-to-back cyclones Idai and Kenneth, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Friday kicked off a two-day pledging forum to drum up funds to help get the vulnerable country get back on its feet....
01:51, 06/01/2019

Cyclist left for dead in hit-and-run in north London speaks out about 'devastating' effect of crash A cyclist who was left for dead and suffering serious brain injuries in a hit-and-run today spoke of the "devastating" effect the crash has had on him....
12:51, 07/08/2019

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde accepts sack threat after 'devastating' loss to Liverpool Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says he has not had time to think about his future, but admitted that "horrible days" lie ahead after a "devastating" 4-0 loss and Champions League exit to Liverpool on Tuesday....
02:00, 05/08/2019

Friday's Daily Brief: Security Council Ebola response, UNICEF chief on 'devastating week' for children in Middle East and North Africa, climate and migration links Our main stories today: Security Council concern over DRC Ebola outbreak, head of UNICEF deplores ‘devastating week’ for children in MENA region, climate crisis to have ‘extensive’ effect on human settlement...
21:51, 08/02/2019

Family's dog euthanized by Humane Society in a 'devastating' mistake The Montgomery Humane Society executive director acknowledged the mistake, calling it a "devastating" error and vowing to add new safety checks.        ...
10:51, 07/25/2019

Iran says Trump playing 'very dangerous game,' risking 'devastating war' Iran’s ambassador to the U.K. called the Trump administration's military deployment because of unspecified Iranian threats a "serious miscalculation."        ...
21:34, 05/14/2019

Do Investors Really Want This Fed Rate Cut? Investors betting that the Fed will almost certainly cut rates next month and twice more in 2019 following Wednesday’s meeting should consider what sort of economic and profits figures will prompt easing....
03:51, 06/20/2019

Did someone say rate cut? Five questions for the ECB After weeks of speculation that interest rate cuts and another round of asset purchases are on their way, investors hope Thursday's European Central Bank meeting will give the clearest signal yet of imminent policy easing, if not the details....
09:17, 07/22/2019

A Fed interest rate cut is in the bag. What then? U.S. central bankers are expected to lower borrowing costs this week for the first time since the depths of the financial crisis more than a decade ago. That's the easy part....
07:17, 07/29/2019

Fed: Neither rate hike nor cut is likely soon The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and signaled that it's unlikely to either raise or cut rates in coming months amid signs of renewed economic health but unusually low inflation. (May 1)        ...
23:00, 05/01/2019

Hold the Applause for a Rate Cut When the Federal Reserve cuts rates, it is usually because something bad is happening. Investors, in their joy over the prospect of Fed easing, may have lost sight of that....
17:51, 06/09/2019

Here's what that Fed rate cut means for your finances Everything from credit cards to car loans are generally based on a benchmark rate, which in turn is influenced by the Fed's target interest rate....
00:51, 08/01/2019

What to expect when you're expecting a rate cut A week of dovish fireworks out of the central banking community has just gone by with most of the world's leading central banks now guiding towards easing in light of downside risks to growth....
09:17, 06/25/2019

3 ways to play a Fed rate cut The market is fully betting on a rate cut from the Federal Reserve this week — the Fed's first such move in a decade — but investors continue to clamor for yield and returns in an environment of rock-bottom rates....
02:17, 07/31/2019

Oil prices up on expectations of Fed rate cut Oil prices rose for a fourth day on Tuesday on optimism the U.S. Federal Reserve will this week cut interest rates for the first time in more than 10 years, boosting demand expectations in the world's biggest oil user....
18:17, 07/30/2019

Rate Spikes and Crises: Here We Go Again Interest rates make a lot of headlines these days. We find important correlations between the rates and the overall health of the stock market and economy, too. See the correlations in this chart pulled directly from our brand new January Elliott Wave Financial Forecast. You won't find it anywhere e...
17:00, 05/01/2019

Fat burning heart rate: Everything you need to know A person's fat burning heart rate depends on their age. Staying within this heart rate range during exercise is supposed to help people lose weight. Learn more here....
06:17, 08/10/2019

Dallas Fed president says it’s time for a rate cut — but just one Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan has joined the chorus of central bank leaders hinting that an interest-rate cut is coming at the end of July....
19:34, 07/16/2019

Fed's not yet done with U.S. rate hikes, says Guggenheim Global CIO Federal Reserve policymakers have no reason to change U.S. interest rates anytime soon but will startle global markets by resuming rate hikes rather than pivoting to cuts, according to a leading Wall......
02:51, 05/01/2019

Why is the C-section rate still climbing in Canada? Every year the rate of delivering a baby via surgery continues to climb and is far above the ideal rate put forward by the World Health Organization....
22:51, 05/28/2019

How would you rate Apple's newest AirPods? The original Airpods from 2016 had issues with sound quality and fit, but the second generation packed in a few upgrades, including a H1 chipset that bolstered Bluetooth connection speeds and a wireless charging case. In his review Senior Editor Chri......
23:00, 08/08/2019

U.S. inflation accelerates; Fed rate cut still expected U.S. consumer prices increased broadly in July, but the signs of an acceleration in inflation will likely do little to change market expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates again next month amid worsening trade tensions....
16:17, 08/13/2019

Rate Cuts Aren't as Certain as Markets Think Economics Nobel laureate Paul Samuelson was fond of saying that rational people change their mind when the facts change. In the case of interest rates, though, investors have changed their minds a lot, but the facts don’t look much different....
01:17, 06/07/2019

The Fed: Is There Such a Thing as a "Neutral" Rate Policy? Our analyst Murray Gunn says "The Fed doesn’t control the economy." Now see his evidence -- namely, a 40-plus year chart of GDP and the Fed Funds rate....
17:00, 05/01/2019

US economy grew at solid 3.1% rate in Q1 WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.1% rate in the first three months of the year, but much of that gain was based on temporary factors that will likely fade, leaving growth much slower in the current quarter. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the first quarter advance in t...
15:34, 05/30/2019

EPF Vs GPF: Benefits, Rate of Interest And Other Details There are three major provident fund accounts -- namely Employees' Provident Fund or EPF, General Provident Fund or GPF and Public Provident Fund or PPF -- available in the country....
16:34, 05/14/2019

ECB Signals Rate Cut, Possible Asset Purchases The European Central Bank signaled it is preparing to cut short-term interest rates for the first time since early 2016 and possibly restart its giant bond-buying program....
01:00, 07/26/2019

Chances of a September Fed rate cut increase Traders now see a bigger chance of another rate cut by the Federal Reserve in September after it lowered interest rates for the first time since 2008....
04:51, 08/01/2019

Fed Begins Debate On Whether to Cut Rate as Soon as June One month ago, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell played down speculation of an interest-rate cut this summer. Now officials face a darker economic outlook, making such a move possible....
19:00, 06/06/2019

Markets Bet on Fed Rate Cut---but Goldman, UBS Don't Agree Despite the market’s conviction, analysts from Goldman Sachs to Bank of America doubt the Fed will cut rates this summer. As the central bank kicks off its meeting, here’s a look at what analysts are calling for and why....
17:51, 06/18/2019

ECB Raises Prospect of Rate Cut, Follows Fed Lead ECB President Mario Draghi opened the door to interest-rate cuts for the eurozone economy, a significant policy shift that amplifies a global trend toward easier monetary policy to combat weaker growth....
18:17, 06/06/2019

US suicide rate at its highest since the end of the second world war Suicide rates in the US are at their highest since the second world war, and a new report shows an increase among Native Americans and Asian or Pacific Islanders...
06:51, 06/20/2019

U.S. Economy Grew at 2.1% Rate in Second Quarter The U.S. economy grew at a healthy clip in the second quarter as higher consumer spending offset a decline in business investment, keeping the expansion on track despite trade tensions and cooling global activity....
15:00, 07/26/2019

Fed's Kaplan Says He Is 'Agnostic' About Whether Next Rate Move Is Up or Down Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan said Thursday he is concerned about the potential for trade-related uncertainty to exert a drag on U.S. economic growth but said he is comfortable leaving interest rates unchanged for now....
23:17, 05/23/2019

The Fed should ditch the rate cut and re-establish its independence The Fed’s big problem is that the economy isn’t doing badly enough for rate cuts — no matter how much the president begs. Last Friday the Bureau of Economic Analysis announced that the economy grew by a 2.1 percent annual rate in the second quarter of 2019. That was better than the 1.8 percent growt...
09:51, 07/30/2019

Traders see fading prospects for Fed rate cut Traders of U.S. short-term interest rate futures trimmed bets the Federal Reserve would cut rates before the end of the year after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell poured cold water on the idea....
23:17, 05/01/2019

Here are three reasons why a Fed rate cut won't help Wall Street Senior economists from both political parties say a rate cut may not work that smoothly even if the Fed says yes. And that poses risks to America's decade-long recovery as the 2020 presidential election draws nearer....
22:00, 06/14/2019

Minutes show some on Fed still think rate hikes possible WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials at their recent meeting believed the central bank could remain “patient” in deciding when to adjust interest rates, though some officials thought future rate hikes might still be needed. In minutes of the April 30-May 1 discussions, Fed officia...
21:17, 05/22/2019

Powell signals that rate cut could be coming soon Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Wednesday that the Federal Reserve is likely to cut interest rates late this month for the first time in a decade in light of a weakening global economy and rising trade tensions. (July 10)        ...
21:51, 07/10/2019

This little-known metric is key to the Fed’s interest rate decisions Analyzing the employment numbers that came out on July 5 requires a basic understanding of BS. “BS” doesn’t mean what you are thinking. In this case, it stands for “before seasonals,” which is an adjustment economists make to smooth out the vagaries of how economic statistics automatically move duri...
08:34, 07/09/2019

U.S. Economy Grew at 3.2% Rate in First Quarter The U.S. economy roared back in the first quarter, growing at a rapid pace despite multiple headwinds, suggesting the current expansion has more room to run amid its 10th year....
21:00, 04/28/2019

Most Economists Say Fed's Next Move Is Rate Cut, Survey Says More than three quarters of economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal expect the Federal Reserve’s next move will be to lower interest rates, which most expect to happen by the fall....
17:00, 06/13/2019

Oil prices boosted by expectations of Fed rate cut Oil prices rose for a fourth day on Tuesday on optimism the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates for the first time in more than 10 years, supporting fuel consumption in the world's biggest oil user....
16:17, 07/30/2019

The Fed Is Fighting for Control of Its Key Interest Rate If a ship crossing a wide and placid harbor yaws so far that it almost hits the channel markers, its captain might want to have the rudder adjusted. That’s essentially what the Federal Reserve has done three times since 2018. With the fed funds rate inching disconcertingly close to the top of the ce...
23:00, 05/03/2019

Oil rises 1.2% on prospect of US interest rate cut Oil prices edged higher on Monday as the prospect of an expected interest rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve overshadowed pessimism over U.S.-China trade talks and worries about slower global economic growth....
21:17, 07/29/2019

What the Federal Reserve Interest Rate Cut Might Mean for You The Federal Reserve is scheduled to lower interest rates this week. What does that mean, and how might it affect your spending decisions?...
20:51, 07/29/2019

Will Fed Rate Cuts Bolster Job Growth? Corporations slowed hiring in May amid concerns over the drawn-out trade war with China. Are Fed rate cuts the impetus that can galvanize employment?...
13:51, 06/17/2019

The Fed should stop its interest-rate games Rather than try to figure out which placebo will best assuage the delicate psychologies of day-traders, the Federal Reserve Board should announce it anticipates a long, long pause in any interest-rate manipulation....
05:51, 08/02/2019

CDC: US fertility rate falls to ‘all-time-low’ Pregnant woman sitting on sofa with blank notebook, pen, tiny shoes and sonogram and writing names for her baby, making shopping list, top view, copy space / Getty Images (CNN) – The general fertility rate in the United States declined last year, according to a new report from the US Centers for Dis...
17:00, 07/26/2019

U.S. job growth seen accelerating, rate cut still expected U.S. job growth likely rebounded in June, with wage gains expected to pick up, but that would probably not be enough to discourage the Federal Reserve from cutting interest rates this month amid growing evidence the economy is slowing....
13:51, 07/05/2019

Trump Criticizes Expected Fed Rate Cut as 'Not Enough' President Trump said that the Federal Reserve’s expected small interest-rate cut this week is “not enough,” but he expressed optimism that the country would do well regardless of what is decided....
17:17, 07/29/2019

Oil edges up on prospect of U.S. interest rate cut Oil prices edged higher on Monday as the prospect of an expected interest rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve overshadowed pessimism over U.S.-China trade talks and worries about slower global economic growth....
18:17, 07/29/2019

IT Unemployment Rate Estimated at 20-Year Low Demand is surging for information-technology workers with advanced digital skills, as more companies seek help developing data analytics, artificial intelligence and other emerging business tools....
07:17, 06/11/2019

Trump urges Fed to do more than a 'small rate cut' U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday urged the Federal Reserve to go beyond making a "small rate cut" this week, raising pressure on the central bank to lower borrowing costs by more than Wall Street expects....
15:51, 07/30/2019

Fed's Bullard: Rate Cut Now Is 'Insurance' Against Rising Risk Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis leader James Bullard, who cast a dissenting vote against the FOMC’s decision this week to hold its target rate range steady, said lowering rates now would help the U.S. economy navigate an increasingly risky environment....
15:51, 06/21/2019

IVF study finds success rate a third lower in men over 51 than under 35 Expert who led study of 5,000 IVF cycles at London clinic busts myth that male fertility lasts for everIVF success rates decline significantly in older men, according to scientists who call for greater awareness of the male biological clock.The analysis of nearly 5,000 IVF cycles performed at a Lond...
18:00, 06/26/2019

RBI Seen Cutting Rate On June 6, May Turn "Accommodative" Beginning a three day review on Tuesday, the Reserve Bank of India's six-member monetary policy committee (MPC) can draw comfort from subdued inflation. Running at 2.92 per cent annually in April,......
09:00, 06/04/2019

Dollar Falls as Expectations Build of a Rate Cut The Mexican peso fell against the dollar, pressured by flaring trade worries between Mexico and the U.S., but the greenback declined against many major currencies....
01:34, 06/04/2019

Dallas Fed President: Too Early to Tell Whether Rate Cut Will Be Warranted Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan said it is too soon to say whether the Fed will need to reduce interest rates in coming months due to rising uncertainty over trade tensions and weaker global growth....
00:51, 06/25/2019

Stocks gain on Fed rate cut optimism; oil drops A gauge of global stocks advanced on Thursday, erasing declines on a late rally after comments from a U.S. Federal Reserve policymaker heightened expectations for a rate cut, while oil prices dropped on forecasts of rising output....
02:00, 07/19/2019

Fed rate cut, trade wars: How to know if you have too much risk in your portfolio Recent market highs could have prompted you to take on more equity risk in your portfolio. Here's why you may want to reevaluate your positions now....
18:17, 08/01/2019

Fed pushes back on aggressive U.S. rate cut views Federal Reserve officials on Tuesday pushed back on market expectations and presidential pressure for the central bank to deliver a significant U.S. interest rate cut of half a percentage point as soon as its next meeting....
00:00, 06/26/2019

St. Louis Fed's Bullard Sees No Need for Larger Rate Cut Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said he would support a quarter-percentage-point cut in the central bank’s benchmark short-term rate at its July 30-31 meeting and doesn’t think a larger cut at that meeting is needed....
17:34, 07/19/2019

Arizona unemployment rate declines to 4.8% in April PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.8% in April, down from 5% in March. State officials say Arizona’s labor force declined by nearly 3,000 people during the same period while the number of nonfarm jobs rose by 12,500. The government sector added 2,...
07:34, 05/18/2019

Homer rate hits monthly high with 1,120 in May Toronto's Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went deep in the eighth inning at Colorado on Friday, the final day of the month, to set the record with the 1,120th homer in May....
06:17, 06/01/2019

US economy grew at solid 3.1% rate in first quarter WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a healthy 3.1% rate in the first three months of this year, but signs are mounting that growth has slowed sharply in the current quarter amid slower global growth and a confidence-shaking trade battle between the United States and China. The Commerce Depart...
16:00, 06/27/2019

U.S. Worker Productivity Advances at Best Rate Since 2010 U.S. workers’ efficiency improved during the past year at the best pace in nearly a decade, laying groundwork for stronger wage growth and continued economic expansion....
19:00, 05/02/2019

All eyes on Fed as stock market pines for rate cut The Federal Open Market Committee meeting next week is shaping up as a pivotal one for Wall Street, with stocks primed for a selloff should the Fed fail to take an even more dovish tilt after policymakers raised expectations for a rate cut in recent weeks....
21:34, 06/14/2019

Ugh, this is what Bitcoin’s hash rate means and why it matters Welcome to Hard Fork Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and info to keep you up to date in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world. Earlier this year, Bitcoin was setting records for 12-month price highs. It’s also been demonstrating market dominance as it affirms its spot as the number o...
19:34, 08/05/2019

Fed's Powell Faces Senators After Rate Cut Signal Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will testify before the Senate Banking Committee after signaling to a House panel that the central bank is ready to cut interest rates later this month....
14:17, 07/11/2019

Philadelphia Fed's Harker Sees No Need for Interest-Rate Changes Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker said he doesn’t see a compelling reason to lower interest rates given the apparent strength of the U.S. economy....
19:00, 07/09/2019

Fed chairman hints at first interest rate cut in over a decade Officials believe weakening global economy and rising trade tensions strengthened the case for a rate cut, Jerome Powell wroteThe US looks increasingly likely to cut interest rates for the first time in over a decade, the Federal Reserve chairman, Jerome Powell, hinted on Wednesday.“Many” Fed offici...
16:17, 07/10/2019

S&P 500 jumps above 3,000 for the first time after the Fed chief foreshadows rate cut Stocks jumped to record highs after testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell bolstered the case for easier monetary policy in the U.S.       ...
17:51, 07/10/2019

Stocks surge after Fed signals probable rate cut Wall Street just got a shot in the arm from the Federal Reserve. Stocks notched fresh highs — with the S&P briefly topping 3,000 for the first time ever — after the Fed signaled it’s poised to cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade, citing worries over trade tensions and......
02:00, 07/11/2019

Many Fed officials saw near-term rate cut, not all convinced: minutes Many U.S. Federal Reserve officials at their last meeting thought more stimulus would be needed soon if risks to the U.S. economy did not let up, and several others leaned in that direction, records from the meeting showed....
02:00, 07/11/2019

Fed's Bullard Leans Toward Rate Cut at July Fed Meeting Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard said Wednesday that based on where the economy is now he still favors a quarter-percentage-point rate cut when policy makers meet at the end of the month....
01:51, 07/11/2019

Haryana Hikes Dearness Allowance Rate To 12% The Haryana government has enhanced Dearness Allowance (DA) for state government employees, pensioners and family pensioners to 12 per cent from 9 per cent, with effect from January 1, 2019....
20:51, 05/27/2019

What job growth in June can reveal about a Fed rate cut in July Slowing private payroll growth in June, an indicator of broader labor market performance, will play a key role in whether the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates later this month....
18:51, 07/03/2019

Brazil carving up Amazon at staggering rate Amazon deforestation accelerated more than 60% in June over the same period last year, in what environmentalists say is a sign that the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro are starting to take effect....
00:17, 07/03/2019

U.S. Economy Grew at Unrevised 3.1% Rate in First Quarter The pace of U.S. economic growth remained at a strong 3.1% annual rate in the first three months of the year, but a downward revision to consumer spending suggests the momentum could be difficult to maintain....
16:34, 06/27/2019

As Fed nears rate cut, policymakers debate how deep, and even if With the first U.S. interest rate reduction in a decade expected later this month, two Federal Reserve policymakers sketched out arguments on Tuesday on how deep the cut should be, even as a third said she needs more data before being ready to sign on at all....
10:51, 07/17/2019

U.S. Economy Grew at Revised 3.1% Rate in First Quarter The U.S. economy grew at a slightly slower rate in the first three months of 2019 than earlier estimated, and a key measure of U.S. corporate profits weakened....
15:17, 05/30/2019

Indeed: AI job-posting rate slows and interest dips Job-posting growth for AI jobs has slowed, and interest in these jobs is also dipping compared to a year earlier, according to job site Indeed.Read More...
19:34, 06/28/2019

Fed's Rate Cut Plans Stop Making Sense The facts have changed, but the Federal Reserve sure doesn’t seem like it is changing its mind on leaning toward an interest-rate cut at its policy meeting later this month....
18:17, 07/16/2019

US productivity grows at solid 3.6% rate in first quarter WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. productivity grew at a solid 3.6% rate in the first three months of this year, the strongest quarterly gain in more than four years and a hopeful sign that a long stretch of weak productivity gains may be coming to an end. The Labor Department says the first quarter increase i...
15:17, 05/02/2019

WRAPUP 1-U.S. job growth seen accelerating, rate cut still expected U.S. job growth likely rebounded in June, with wage gains expected to pick up, but that would probably not be enough to discourage the Federal Reserve from cutting interest rates this month amid growing evidence the economy is slowing....
06:17, 07/05/2019

U.S. job growth surges; unemployment rate drops to 3.6 % U.S. job growth surged in April and the unemployment rate dropped to the lowest in nearly half a century, pointing to sustained strength in economic activity even as last year's massive stimulus from Republican tax cuts and spending increases fades....
07:34, 05/04/2019

An RBA rate cut will not send the economy into a boom: Economist An interest rate cut from the Reserve Bank of Australia is probably going to just stem the pace of house price declines, says Adam Boyton of the Business Council of Australia....
11:17, 07/02/2019

For Decoding Labor Market, Unemployment Rate May Not Do the Job A low jobless rate should mean a tight labor market and inflation on the rise. Instead, wage growth has been muted and inflation weak, leading economists to question the utility of the official unemployment rate....
01:00, 07/15/2019

A pro-growth carbon tax could lower the payroll tax rate The demand for climate change action is growing, prompting many conservatives to look for policies to address climate change while holding true to the conservative values of free markets, limited government, and fiscal responsibility....
20:17, 08/03/2019

Australia cuts key interest rate to record low 1.25% Australia's central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to a new record low of 1.25% in the first rate change in almost three years....
09:17, 06/04/2019

That bad? How the U.S. economy stacks up to past rate cut cycles Spooked by a global economic slowdown, the U.S. Federal Reserve is seen launching on Wednesday its fifth interest rate-cutting campaign since 1995. It will come despite many signs of strength in the U.S. economy....
07:17, 07/29/2019

World Looms Large in Fed Rate Plans Like it or not, the Fed is the world’s central bank. Thus, it is now signaling it will likely cut rates in coming months, not because the U.S. is headed into recession, but because shadows are growing over the rest of the world....
17:17, 06/20/2019

Time to Bet on Multiple Rate Cuts? Analysts Say It's Too Soon Federal-funds futures suggest investors are more convinced than ever that the Fed will lower rates multiple times by the end of the year. Economic data suggest that’s too drastic a bet....
14:34, 05/15/2019

Exclusive: Fed's Mester weighing argument for U.S. rate cut One Federal Reserve policymaker who opposed the Fed's recent rate cut is considering whether to support such a move now given risks that a U.S.-China trade war and global slowdown could derail the economy....
00:34, 08/17/2019

S&P 500 Ticks Lower as Expected Fed Rate Cut Looms The S&P 500 inched lower as investors looked ahead to a key Federal Reserve meeting that many anticipate will result in the first interest-rate cut since 2008....
10:51, 07/30/2019

A Recap Of RBI Key Interest Rate Changes In Past One Year RBI interest rate: While many economists expect the six-member panel to announce a reduction in repo rate, analysts will keenly look out for any steps to prop up growth, after official data put......
14:34, 06/05/2019

Crude Oil Bulls Got Their Rate Cut. And... Oil Prices Crashed 8.1% in One Day? Before the Fed's July 31 decision on interest rates, oil bulls crossed their fingers for the first rate cut since 2008. That's exactly what happened. But instead of rallying, oil prices suffered a walloping, one-day 8% decline on August 1. Forget the Fed, here's the real story on why oil tanked....
16:17, 08/02/2019

Trump fails to see rate cut would hurt savers Donald Trump just doesn’t seem to understand interest rates. The president went on several tweet rants recently, his latest attempt to bully the Federal Reserve into cutting interest rates more than they probably will this week. “Because of the faulty thought process we have going for us at the Fede...
09:51, 07/30/2019

Still scope for US interest rate cut, says IMF's chief economist There is still room for the U.S. Federal Reserve to cut interest rates, the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) chief economist suggested ahead of the latest decision on rates from the central bank on Wednesday....
15:51, 06/19/2019

Fed, Facing Pressure on Rate Cut, to Decide on Next Move Federal Reserve officials will wrap up their two-day meeting Wednesday after discussing whether they will need to lower the benchmark interest rate, if not now, then in summer....
15:34, 06/19/2019

Oil drops as Fed signals rate cuts may be limited Oil prices fell more than $1 on Thursday, declining for the first time in six days, after the U.S. Federal Reserve dampened hopes for a string of rate cuts and Sino-U.S. trade talks ended without progress....
04:17, 08/01/2019

US productivity grew at solid 3.4% rate in first quarter WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. productivity grew at a strong 3.4% rate in the January-March quarter, the best showing in more than four years. It is an encouraging sign that productivity may finally be improving after a long stretch of weakness. The first quarter gain was more than double the 1.3% increase ...
15:51, 06/06/2019

ECB Signals Possible Rate Cut Prompting Trump Reaction European Central Bank President Mario Draghi signaled that the bank could roll out fresh stimulus as soon as its next policy meeting in July, sending the euro lower against the dollar and prompting an unusual backlash from U.S. President Donald Trump....
14:00, 06/18/2019

Will a Rate Cut Boost Equities, Defer any Recession? The Fed is expected to cut rates next week. Is a rate cut deep into an economic expansion unusual? It did so in 1987 and 1998. Find out what happened....
00:00, 07/27/2019

Goldman skeptical of 'insurance' U.S. rate cuts from Fed Goldman Sachs economists said on Sunday they are skeptical of "insurance" U.S. interest rate decreases from the Federal Reserve to forestall possible slowing in U.S. economic growth due to global trade tensions....
20:51, 06/16/2019

Investors Find Ways to Play a Fed Rate Cut The Federal Reserve rate cut is prompting investors and financial advisers to reposition portfolios, including buying stocks, in order to yield more income....
04:17, 08/01/2019

Fed Faces Unfamiliar Dilemma With Rate Projections The Federal Reserve’s so-called dot plot hasn’t existed during a period when markets expected the central bank’s next move would be to cut rates, and not to raise them....
17:34, 06/17/2019

Fed Prepares Rate Cut Amid Worries About Low Inflation Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is leading his colleagues to cut interest rates this week for the first time since 2008, even though the economy looks healthy, partly because it isn’t behaving as expected....
14:51, 07/29/2019

Mortgage Rates Were Falling Before Fed Signaled Rate Cut The Federal Reserve is prepared to cut interest rates this week for the first time since 2008, but the biggest source of debt for U.S. consumers—mortgages—has been getting cheaper since late last year....
14:51, 07/30/2019

Oil jumps 1.5% on expectations of Fed rate cut, supply drawdown Oil prices rose for a fourth day on Tuesday on optimism the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates for the first time in more than 10 years, supporting fuel consumption in the world's biggest oil user....
03:51, 07/31/2019

Unemployment rate in Arizona remains unchanged in May TUCSON – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Arizona, which adjusts for seasonal fluctuations in the labor force, has remained unchanged from April 2019 to May 2019 at 4.9%. Specifically, during the month of May, Arizona’s 3.5 million person work force increased by only 353 people. F...
01:34, 06/21/2019

These colleges have the highest employment rate after graduating Buzz60’s Elizabeth Keatinge tells us about a report analyzing colleges with the highest post-graduation employment rate.       ...
02:00, 06/21/2019

New Zealand cuts benchmark interest rate to new low of 1.5% WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Citing lower global growth, New Zealand’s Reserve Bank has cut the nation’s benchmark interest rate by a quarter point to an all-time low of 1.5%. The cut on Wednesday brings New Zealand’s rate in line with Australia’s rate of 1.5%. It was New Z...
08:00, 05/08/2019

Oil rises on expectations of Fed rate cut, another U.S crude drawdown Oil prices rose about 2% to a two-week high on Tuesday on optimism the U.S. Federal Reserve will cut interest rates this week for the first time in more than 10 years, boosting demand expectations in the world's biggest oil user....
22:51, 07/30/2019

Wall Street soars on U.S. rate cut hopes Wall Street's three major indexes rallied on Tuesday to clock their biggest one-day gains in five months after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell left the door open for a possible rate cut....
00:17, 06/05/2019

NYC’s rent-stabilized units about to see rate hikes The city’s Rent Guidelines Board narrowly backed a proposal Tuesday night that would hike rents for the million-plus New Yorkers who live in rent-regulated housing. The board okayed a tentative proposal that would allow for hikes ranging from .5-2.75 percent on one-year leases and 1.5 to 3.75 ...
23:00, 05/08/2019

Muted U.S. inflation strengthens case for Fed rate cut U.S. consumer prices barely rose in May, pointing to moderate inflation that together with a slowing economy increased pressure on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates this year....
19:34, 06/12/2019

Stocks Push Higher as Fed Hints at Possible Rate Cut Major indexes rose, with the Dow climbing more than 400 points, as Fed officials hinted the central bank could lower interest rates if the economy slows....
20:00, 06/04/2019

Markets surge after Fed signals rate-cut probability The stock market roared Tuesday as Federal Reserve officials signaled they were open to cutting rates to prolong the US economy’s 10-year expansion. At a conference in Chicago on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell indicated he was prepared to act in the face of escalating trade tensions be...
01:00, 06/05/2019

Oro Valley residents could see water rate increase ORO VALLEY, Ariz. – Residents in Oro Valley could see their water rates increase. Oro Valley council members will be voting to approve the increase Wednesday night. If it passes, everyone in the town will see a higher water bill. It would just be a base increase, so it is not an increase depen...
19:34, 05/15/2019

Oil jumps 5% on Iran tension, potential U.S. fed rate cut Oil soared more than 5% on Thursday after Iran shot down a U.S. military drone, raising fears of a military confrontation between Tehran and Washington....
01:17, 06/21/2019

Rate-cut euphoria elevates S&P 500 to record high The S&P 500 hit a record high on Thursday, lifted by Wall Street's expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates as soon as next month to keep the U.S.-China trade war from stalling economic growth....
01:17, 06/21/2019

U.S. birth rate fell to a 32-year low in 2018 The U.S. birth rate dropped 2 percent from 2018 to 2017, hitting a 32-year low, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics reported Wednesday....
10:00, 05/16/2019

How borrowers like Trump could use negative-rate deals Imagine how the president who keeps pushing for lower U.S. interest rates would have responded to negative borrowing rates during his days as a real estate developer....
00:51, 08/10/2019

Biden wants to raise the corporate tax rate back to Obama era Joe Biden said that if elected president, he would raise the corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 28 percent — the same rate backed by the Obama administration. “That would raise billions of dollars,” the Democratic front-runner said in a CNN interview that aired Friday. The 2017 Republican tax ove...
22:17, 07/05/2019

Wall Street dips as rate cut expectations relax U.S. stocks dipped on Friday, as the S&P 500 snapped a three-day streak of record closes, following an unexpectedly strong U.S. payrolls report that led investors to reassess how dovish a stance the Federal Reserve may take at its next meeting....
00:00, 07/06/2019

WRAPUP 4-U.S. job growth accelerates, July rate cut still expected U.S. job growth rebounded strongly in June, with government payrolls surging, but persistent moderate wage gains and mounting evidence the economy was losing momentum could still encourage the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates this month....
19:51, 07/05/2019

Key Chinese Lending Rate Hits Lowest Since 2009 Short-term borrowing costs between Chinese banks dropped to their lowest levels in a decade, as regulators sought to reassure markets that were spooked by the government takeover of a troubled bank last month....
13:17, 06/26/2019

Eastern Ky. Electric Provider Approved For Rate Adjustments FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An eastern Kentucky electric provider is restructuring its rates, but the adjustments won’t increase monthly bills for an average customer. The Kentucky Public Service Commission is allowing Jackson Energy Cooperative Corp. to increase the monthly customer charge while de...
13:00, 06/11/2019

Google's Q1 means cloud revenue run rate still AWOL Google's parent company delivered mixed first quarter financial results due in part to the recent $1.7 billion antitrust fine​ by the European Commission...
00:51, 04/30/2019

After Rate Cut, Trade Headwinds Complicate Outlook for Fed Officials Two Federal Reserve officials said lower interest rates might be warranted later this year amid a more uncertain trade outlook, but that it was premature to say when or how aggressively the central bank should act....
01:00, 08/07/2019

S&P 500 hits 3,000 as Powell's comments raise rate cut bets The benchmark S&P 500 briefly crossed the 3,000 points mark for the first time on Wednesday, as bets for a sharp interest rate cut later this month were boosted by Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell's dovish comments....
18:17, 07/10/2019

U.S. job growth surges, July rate cut expectations intact U.S. job growth rebounded strongly in June, with government payrolls surging, but persistent moderate wage gains and mounting evidence the economy was losing momentum could still encourage the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates this month....
00:00, 07/06/2019

Loan market reels from rumored rate cuts NEW YORK, June 13 (LPC) - Market expectation that the US Federal Reserve will cut rates, possibly as early as this year, has sent investors fleeing the loan market....
01:17, 06/14/2019

Wall St. rallies on hopes of U.S. rate cut, trade progress Wall Street's major indexes charged higher on Friday, as sharply slowing U.S. job growth boosted hopes for Federal Reserve interest rate cuts while optimism about potential progress in U.S. trade fights with China and Mexico added to risk appetites....
07:17, 06/08/2019

Trump likely to win his interest-rate cut after dour jobs data If there's an upside for the White House in May's lackluster employment growth, it's this: the Federal Reserve is far more likely to grant the interest-rate cut President Trump has been advocating for months....
01:51, 06/08/2019

U.S. job growth surges; unemployment rate drops to 3.6 percent U.S. job growth surged in April and the unemployment rate dropped to a more than 49-year low of 3.6 percent, pointing to sustained strength in economic activity even as last year's massive fiscal stimulus fades....
17:34, 05/03/2019

Fed easing could prompt first China rate cut in four years - analysts China's central bank could cut its benchmark policy rate for the first time in four years if the U.S. Federal Reserve delivers a widely expected cut in late July, analysts say, as Chinese policymakers step up support for the slowing economy....
11:51, 07/08/2019

Global Stocks Fall as U.S. Rate-Cut Prospects Recede Share indexes fell on Monday, as the strength of the U.S. labor market prompted investors to reconsider how far and how fast the Federal Reserve might cut interest rates....
09:17, 07/08/2019

U.S. Fed easing could prompt first China rate cut in four years: analysts China's central bank could cut its benchmark policy rate for the first time in four years if the U.S. Federal Reserve delivers a widely expected cut in late July, analysts say, as Chinese policymakers step up support for the slowing economy....
08:51, 07/08/2019

Gold Rate Declines By Rs 250 Amid Weak Demand In the national capital, gold of 99.9 per cent and 99.5 per cent purity declined by Rs 250 each to Rs 32,620 and Rs 32,450 per 10 gram, respectively....
09:17, 05/03/2019

U.S. Added 263,000 Jobs in April; Jobless Rate Fell American employers picked up the pace of hiring in April and the unemployment rate fell to a fresh half-century low, adding to signs of a healthy U.S. economy. Nonfarm payrolls increased a seasonally adjusted 263,000 in April, the Labor Department said Friday. The unemployment rate fell to 3.6%....
15:17, 05/03/2019

Dollar firms, stocks soar on ECB rate cut expectations The dollar strengthened while U.S. and European stocks surged on Friday amid growing expectations the European Central Bank will cut interest rates to stimulate the economy and after China said it plans to boost disposable income to spur consumption....
20:34, 08/16/2019

India's central bank is on track for 'at least one more' rate cut, JPMorgan says The Reserve Bank of India cut its policy repo rate, or the rate at which it lends to banks, by 25 basis points from 6% to 5.75% and changed its stance from neutral to accommodative....
12:51, 06/07/2019

Why Refresh Rate is One of the Most Crucial Specs of Any Gadget Display When it comes to picking a gadget with a display you might look at the size of the screen, the number of pixels it manages to cram in, and even how many colors it produces. But are you paying enough attention to the refresh rate? It’s one of the most crucial specs of any screen, and its importance i...
15:19, 07/06/2019

Anticipation of a Rate Cut Rises Ahead of Jobs Report A bad jobs report may be just what the stock market needs to keep rallying. Some analysts say signs the labor market is weakening could nudge the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates....
11:51, 06/07/2019

Tempered expectations of Fed rate cut sink stocks globally A strong U.S. jobs report that tempered expectations of an aggressive interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve later this month and weak economic data in Germany helped push global stock indices lower Friday after hitting record highs earlier this week....
17:34, 07/05/2019

Fed rate-cut sign boosts stocks, dollar drops World stock markets jumped on Thursday, with the U.S. benchmark S&P 500 hitting a record high, while the 10-year U.S. Treasury note yield dipped below 2% as investors digested a signal from the Federal Reserve of potential U.S. interest rate cuts as soon as its next meeting....
01:17, 06/21/2019

Powell says Fed won’t buckle to pressure from Trump on rate cuts The Federal Reserve won’t be handing President Trump his rate cuts on a silver platter. Fed officials acknowledged on Tuesday that weakening economic conditions may merit lowering interest rates in the coming months, but they poured cold water on the idea that any cuts would be swift and influenced ...
09:17, 06/26/2019

Fed's Barkin Takes Wait-and-See Approach to Rate Setting Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Thomas Barkin said he doesn’t know whether a rate cut would be needed this year, as officials grapple with mixed economic data and uncertainty over U.S. trade policies....
08:17, 06/26/2019

S&P 500 hits all-time high as Fed signals rate cuts The S&P 500 index hit a record high on Thursday, after the Federal Reserve indicated that it could cut interest rates as soon as next month to offset growing risks to global and domestic growth....
16:51, 06/20/2019

Economists See Greater Chance of September Rate Cut: WSJ Survey Economists’ expectations for a September Federal Reserve rate cut rose sharply this month, along with their expectations for a recession in the next year....
19:34, 08/08/2019

Upward Move on Key Market Rate Could Bring Fed Response The Federal Reserve’s tool kit for controlling interest rates is facing a challenge that could prompt changes in the mechanics of how the central bank influences the economy....
15:51, 05/01/2019

The Fed signaled rate cuts may be coming soon. What does that mean for borrowers, savers The Fed signaled that interest rate could be on the way but the benefits for borrowers may be limited. Bank customers could see savings rates fall.       ...
18:00, 06/20/2019

Bihar Encephalitis Mortality Rate Down Due Thanks To Centre: Minister The mortality rate due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) cases in Bihar has come down significantly due to strategic interventions made by the central government, Union Health Minister Harsh......
22:51, 06/25/2019

SBI Savings Accounts For Minors: Interest Rate And Other Details The interest rate on Pehla Kadam and Pehli Udaan is similar to savings bank account. For savings deposits balance less than Rs. 1 lakh, SBI offers an interest rate of 3.5 per cent per annum...
17:34, 06/02/2019

Trump trade war may push Fed closer to rate cut it resisted U.S. President Donald Trump may finally get the rate cut he has been demanding, but for the wrong reasons, as top Federal Reserve officials began warning this week that the global trade war may force them to respond....
00:17, 06/05/2019

New Fed Rate Pulls Ahead in Race to Replace Libor Signs are appearing that a reference rate created by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is gaining traction as the leading replacement for the discredited Libor rate....
15:51, 08/09/2019

Trump attacks Federal Reserve again, wants interest rate cut WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is continuing efforts to pressure the U.S. central bank system, saying the stock markets and economic growth would be much higher if not for its actions. Trump says the Federal Reserve “doesn’t know what it’s doing” and raised interest...
16:51, 06/24/2019

Ukraine to rate Volodymyr Zelenskiy's Servant of the People The president's Servant of the People party looks set to come out on top in upcoming parliamentary elections. That could shake up Ukraine's political establishment, leading to an odd coalition and unfamiliar opposition....
04:17, 06/24/2019

S&P 500 surges to a record close on strength of the Fed’s rate-cut signals The Standard & Poor’s 500 topped its mark at closing one day after the Federal Reserve sent its strongest signal to date that it may take steps to guard against an economic downturn....
02:00, 06/21/2019

Tame U.S. producer inflation supports case for another rate cut U.S. producer prices increased moderately in July, lifted by a rebound in the cost of energy products, while underlying producer inflation retreated, which could allow the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates again next month....
17:51, 08/09/2019

Small Drop In Fertility Rate May Have Led To Neanderthal Extinction Sapiens be warned, the life of a population is fragile! After decades of speculation about Neanderthals being wiped out by our ancestors, a new scientific study suggests that Neanderthal extinction might have been due to a ‘slight drop in their fertility rates’. ...
03:34, 06/22/2019

UK population rises to 66.4 million but rate of growth slows Number of migrants up 10% on previous year, offsetting effect of births and deathsThe population of the UK has risen slightly to 66.4 million people but the rate of growth has stalled over the past two years to its slowest increase since 2004, official estimates show.In the year to mid-2018, there w...
17:00, 06/26/2019

US STOCKS-Futures advance on growing hopes of a rate cut U.S. stock index futures pointed to further gains on Wednesday, after the indexes racked up their biggest one-day gains in five months in the prior session, fueled by rising hopes the Federal Reserve would cut rates to counter any hit from spiraling trade tensions between the United States and its p...
15:00, 06/05/2019

S&P 500 hits record high on rising rate cut hopes The S&P 500 index hit a record high on Wednesday, led by defensive sectors, as bets of an interest rate cut rose on fears of a slowing global economy due to simmering trade tensions....
17:17, 07/03/2019

Weak data, rate cut bets weigh on sterling Sterling and gilt yields fell on Wednesday as economic data reinforced money markets' view that the Bank of England would join its central bank counterparts in cutting interest rates to shore up a worsening economic outlook....
16:51, 07/03/2019

Federal Reserve may consider interest rate adjustment, experts say The Federal Reserve begins its two-day policy meeting Tuesday, at the end of which no major rate action is expected -- but some experts think one figure could be adjusted....
21:51, 04/30/2019

As Fed meets, Trump calls for sharp rate cut, stimulus President Donald Trump, in perhaps his most unorthodox statement yet on monetary policy, called for the U.S. Federal Reserve to act as if the country was back in the throes of recession, with sharp interest rate cuts and renewed "quantitative easing" to pump trillions of dollars into the economy....
22:51, 04/30/2019

Eurozone unemployment falls to lowest rate since 2008 The jobless rate in the eurozone has ticked down, despite concerns over global trade disputes. A 7.5% rate was last seen before the 2008 financial crisis....
17:34, 07/01/2019

Fed could signal a policy shift toward future rate cuts WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve seems poised to pivot from keeping interest rates steady to holding out the option of cutting rates if it were to decide that the economic expansion needs support. The Fed isn’t considered ready to announce that it’s reducing rates for the first time...
08:51, 06/19/2019

If you don’t rate him… Stormzy trolls Moyes in Glastonbury headline set "Grime artist Stormzy sent Manchester United fans into meltdown on Friday after he used his Glastonbury headline set to mock former manager David Moyes."...
13:51, 06/29/2019

Rupee Pares Most Early Losses Post RBI Rate Cut Forex traders said, foreign fund outflows and rising crude oil prices also kept pressure on the rupee. Moreover, heavy selling in domestic equities also weighed on the local unit....
15:34, 06/06/2019

"Glad RBI Governor Has Shakti In His Name": Anand Mahindra After Rate Cut The policy rate cut for a third time this year by the powerful Monetary Policy Committee under the leadership of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has won praise from industrialist Anand Mahindra - along......
15:17, 06/06/2019

Moderate U.S. consumer spending, inflation support rate cut U.S. consumer spending increased moderately in May and prices rose slightly, pointing to slowing economic growth and benign inflation pressures, which could give the Federal Reserve ammunition to cut interest rates next month....
19:17, 06/28/2019

Goldman Sachs, Ally Financial Beat the Fed to a Rate Cut Goldman is cutting the rate on its Marcus high-yield savings account to 2.15% from 2.25%, following Ally’s decision to lower its online-savings rate to 2.1% from 2.2%....
16:17, 06/28/2019

The Latest: Markets cautious ahead of Fed rate decision WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy meeting (all times local): 5:05 a.m. Stock markets are subdued as investors look ahead to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy meeting, where the central bank is expected to indicate it could cut interest rates in coming ...
12:51, 06/19/2019

India’s central bank cuts lending rate to 5.75% NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s central bank has cut its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 5.75% from 6% with immediate effect to fortify the economy as consumer spending and corporate investment falter. The interest rate is what the Reserve Bank of India charges on lending to c...
12:51, 06/06/2019

Cut the fat: The obesity rate is dropping among US preschoolers, study shows The latest data shows obesity rates dropped to about 14% in 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported, down from 16% in 2010.        ...
19:00, 06/19/2019

Fed Would Consider Interest-Rate Cuts if Growth Outlook Darkens Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Richard Clarida said the U.S. economy remains in good shape but that the central bank would consider interest-rate cuts should data indicate a risk of a sharper slowdown than expected....
20:00, 05/30/2019

Obesity rate falling among US preschoolers, study shows CHICAGO — Preschoolers on government food aid have grown a little less pudgy, a US study found, offering fresh evidence that previous signs of declining obesity rates weren’t a fluke. Obesity rates dropped steadily to about 14% in 2016 — the latest data available — from 16% in 2010, the Centers for ...
06:00, 06/21/2019

Economists call the Fed interest rate cut an ‘unwise decision’ The Federal Reserve’s quarter-point rate cut was too little for Wall Street — and too much for some economists. “The Fed’s decision today is like in the days when doctors bled their patients to heal them,” Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at MUFG Union Bank, said Wednesday, calling the cut an...
12:51, 08/01/2019

Asia stocks fall on likely smaller Fed rate cut, pricier oil Asia stocks fell on Monday as investors scaled back expectations of an aggressive Federal Reserve interest rate cut, while crude oil prices rose on heightened Middle East tensions following Iran's seizure of a British tanker....
09:17, 07/22/2019

Bullish GDP report could make Fed’s rate decision a lot harder The Federal Reserve’s job could be a lot easier or a lot harder depending on what Friday’s report on the nation’s gross domestic product shows. The report will also show, with greater clarity, what has really been happening with the US economy since well before the last presidential election. As it ...
08:51, 07/25/2019

UK jobless rate falls to its lowest level in 45 years LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that Britain’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in 45 years, though wage growth softened slightly. The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday that the jobless rate in the three months to March declined to 3.8%, its lowest level since the...
15:17, 05/14/2019

Hulkenberg: Renault F1's pace, development rate "disappointing" Nico Hulkenberg says his Renault Formula 1 team's pace and development rate has been "disappointing", as the squad lies fifth in the constructors' standings...
17:34, 07/25/2019

Mexico's Murder Rate Hit Record High in 2018 Mexico’s murder rate hit a record last year, and homicides continue to climb so far this year, posing a challenge for the new government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador....
01:00, 07/26/2019

Fed's Powell affirms rate cut view; others see U.S. economy humming As Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell kept the focus Thursday on global risks that could trigger a Fed rate cut in coming weeks, his colleagues from regional Fed districts painted a rosier picture of continued U.S. economic growth and a solid business outlook....
01:51, 07/12/2019

Fed rate cut should goose stock market, history shows The Fed is expected to cut its key interest rate by a quarter percentage point Wednesday. Fed cuts when there's no recession typically lift stocks       ...
12:51, 07/30/2019

Fed's Bostic Untroubled by Inflation, Demurs on Rate-Cut Prospects Atlanta Fed leader Raphael Bostic declined to say what he wants to see the U.S. central bank do with its short-term rate target at the end of the month but indicated he isn’t currently worried about inflation levels....
22:00, 07/11/2019

Malaysia cuts interest rate for first time in 3 years KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s central bank has cut interest rates for the first time in nearly three years to help support growth and counter risks from a global slowdown, trade tensions and extended weakness in commodity prices. Bank Negara Malaysia says it decided to reduce its ov...
11:51, 05/07/2019

Steady GDP Report Could Alter Bets on Several Rate Cuts Friday’s report on second-quarter economic activity could challenge investor projections for several rate cuts this year, a potential hurdle for the market rally....
16:00, 07/26/2019

Stocks End Week Lower as Fed Signals Small Rate Cut U.S. stocks wavered in the past week, torn between mixed corporate earnings reports and shifting expectations of Federal Reserve intervention later this month....
02:00, 07/20/2019

GST Council Decides To Reduce Rate On Electric Vehicles To 5% The GST or Goods and Services Tax Council on Saturday decided to reduce the rates applicable to electric vehicles (EVs) and the chargers used for such vehicles. In a statement released after the......
22:17, 07/27/2019

SBI Annuity Deposit Scheme: Rate Of Interest And Other Details Under SBI (State Bank of India) annuity deposit scheme, the facility of premature payment is available. However, it is permitted only in case of death of the depositor....
00:34, 05/12/2019

Promise of Rate Cuts Lifts Range of Assets Stocks and government bonds aren’t the only assets getting a boost from an expected wave of central bank easing. The Swiss franc, gold and emerging markets are strengthening as well....
18:34, 07/23/2019

Trump’s Fed board choice calls for rate reduction President Trump’s nominee for the Federal Reserve Board, Judy Shelton, is calling on the Fed to lower interest rates by 50 basis points as soon as next week. “Even a 50-basis-point reduction would still keep the Fed funds rate well above zero,” Shelton told the Washington Post in an email Monday. “I...
01:34, 07/23/2019

U.S. Currency Climbs Against Australian Dollar After RBA Signals Possible Rate Cut The dollar strengthened on Tuesday, buoyed by gains against the Australian dollar after Reserve Bank of Australia cleared the path to an interest-rate cut in June....
20:34, 05/21/2019

April jobs blowout keeps Fed rate cut out of Trump's grasp Blowout April hiring that leaves the U.S. the economic envy of the world, according to President Trump, comes with a spoiler: It makes the Federal Reserve interest-rate cut he has advocated via Twitter that much less likely....
08:17, 05/04/2019

Fed's Kaplan Says Rate Cut Could Be Warranted Based on Bond Market Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan said he could be convinced by arguments to cut rates based on signals coming from bond markets, even though he hadn’t penciled in any rate cuts this year at the central bank’s June policy meeting....
22:00, 07/16/2019

Scotland has highest drug-related death rate in EU Scotland had the highest drug-related death rate in the European Union in 2018, with the likes of heroin, methadone and cocaine killing at almost three times the rate of the United Kingdom as a whole....
21:17, 07/16/2019

NY Fed clarifies Williams speech that market took as signal of a rate cut Earlier, Williams delivered a speech at the annual meeting of the Central Bank Research Association in which he said, "It's better to take preventative measures than to wait for disaster to unfold."...
04:00, 07/19/2019

Asia stocks firm as Fed props up rate cut expectations Asian stocks rose on Friday after a top Federal Reserve official cemented expectations of a U.S. interest rate cut later this month, fuelling appetite for riskier assets and keeping a cap on the dollar....
09:00, 07/19/2019

10-year Treasury yield breaks back below 2% following Fed rate cut U.S. debt yields fell Thursday after Jerome Powell said the Fed's quarter-point rate cut wasn't necessarily the start of additional easing....
15:51, 08/01/2019

Why Is Wall Street So Sold on the 50-Basis-Point Rate Cut? One of Wall Street’s most eventful debates—whether the Federal Reserve will cut rates at its two-day meeting by a quarter of a percentage point or a half a point—gained new life following comments by John Williams....
01:51, 07/20/2019

Wall Street falls as Fed signals smaller rate cut Wall Street's main indexes fell on Friday following a report that the Federal Reserve plans to cut interest rates by only a quarter-percentage point at the end of the month....
02:51, 07/20/2019

US adds a solid 164,000 jobs; unemployment rate stays 3.7% WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July but still added a solid 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend its decade-long expansion. The unemployment rate remained at 3.7% for a second straight month, the government said Friday. Average hourly earnings rose 3.2% f...
22:17, 08/02/2019

UN study says humans are damaging nature at 'unprecedented' rate You probably weren't expecting a feel-good nature report from the UN after its alarming findings on climate change, and you won't get one. The organization's Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) ha......
17:34, 05/06/2019

Fed's Harker Expects One More Rate Hike in 2019 and Another in 2020 Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker said Monday he is still expecting more central bank interest-rate increases, but acknowledged that view has become somewhat more tentative....
17:51, 05/06/2019

China's central bank has one less worry after the Fed's rate cut, analysts say The U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate cut takes some pressure off the People's Bank of China, amid the multitude of challenges it already faces to keep the economy growing steadily....
12:51, 08/01/2019

Birth rate in U.S. falls to lowest level in 32 years, CDC says The number of babies born in the U.S. in 2018 fell to the lowest level in 32 years, according to a government report released Wednesday. The numbers are part of a decadeslong trend toward fewer and fewer babies being born each year — which means we’re getting further away from the possibility of hav...
19:34, 05/15/2019

Trump says Fed Chief Powell 'let us down' by not clearly signaling more rate cuts President Donald Trump said that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell "let us down" on Wednesday hours after the Fed lowered its benchmark rate by a quarter point....
00:17, 08/01/2019

Oil gains a fifth day after U.S. stockpile drop amid rate optimism Oil prices rose for a fifth day on Wednesday, buoyed by a bigger-than-expected drop in U.S. inventories and as investors awaited a widely expected cut in interest rates by the Federal Reserve, the first in more than 10 years....
08:51, 07/31/2019

Oil gains a fifth day after US stockpile drop amid rate optimism Oil prices rose for a fifth day on Wednesday, buoyed by a bigger-than-expected drop in U.S. inventories and as investors awaited a widely expected cut in interest rates by the Federal Reserve, the first in more than 10 years....
07:51, 07/31/2019

Additional rate cut may be necessary if US-China trade war persists, former top Fed official says The rate cut would act as a sort of "cushion" for the U.S. economy as the trade dispute weighs on business and consumer confidence, former Fed official Donald Kohn says....
23:51, 08/02/2019

Europe's unemployment rate hits historic lows Unemployment rates in the European Union and eurozone have dropped to record lows. But economic growth and inflation figures showed European economies were slowing down just as the US-China trade war accelerates....
23:51, 07/31/2019

How do Federal Reserve interest rate changes affect your finances? USA TODAY personal finance reporter, Janna Herron, explains how changes in the Federal Reserve's interest rates affect your financial accounts.       ...
12:51, 07/30/2019

EU devouring natural resources at unsustainable rate: report The world would need 2.8 Earths if everyone burned through natural resources as greedily as the average person in the EU, according to a new study. Its authors say drastic action is needed to avert a crisis....
08:51, 05/09/2019

Moderate U.S. consumer spending, inflation back Fed rate cut U.S. consumer spending and prices rose moderately in June, pointing to slower economic growth and benign inflation that could see the Federal Reserve cutting interest rates on Wednesday for the first time in a decade....
22:51, 07/30/2019

Jerome Powell signals that interest rate cut could be coming soon Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Wednesday that the Federal Reserve is likely to cut interest rates late this month for the first time in a decade in light of a weakening global economy and rising trade tensions. (July 10)       ...
01:34, 07/11/2019

Auto Industry United In Seeking Reduction Of GST Rate On Vehicles The automotive industry is currently facing a daunting challenge of a deep slowdown that urgently needs some form of stimulus from the Government to supplement the efforts being made by the industry......
13:34, 06/22/2019

Airbnb records 30% growth rate in Q1 on booking strength -source Airbnb Inc recorded $9.4 billion in total booking value in the first quarter, up 31% from the year-ago quarter, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday, a key number that could help pull in investors as the home-sharing company plans its foray into the public market....
04:17, 08/18/2019

Fed Officials Signal Quarter-Point Rate Cut Likely at July Meeting Federal Reserve officials signaled they are ready to cut interest rates by a quarter-percentage point at their coming meeting, while indicating the potential for additional reductions because they are worried about a slowdown in global growth, an increase in trade-policy uncertainty and a pullback i...
01:51, 07/20/2019

Global stocks down as big rate cut hopes fade, dollar rises A gauge of global stocks declined after early gains dissipated on Friday as expectations for a strongly dovish U.S. Federal Reserve at its next meeting were dialed back, pushing the dollar higher....
02:51, 07/20/2019

Antarctic ice thinning at an ‘extraordinary’ rate, satellite data show Antarctica is losing ice at a rapid rate, according to new satellite information. Glaciers are now sliding into the sea because of the warming Southern Ocean as ice vanishes five times faster than it did in the 1990s. The West Antarctic ice sheet used to be stable a few decades ago but new evidence ...
23:34, 05/17/2019

Wall St. notches all-time highs on lingering rate-cut optimism All three major indexes posted record closing highs on Friday as firm expectations for an interest-rate cut from the Federal Reserve continued to propel shares while investors awaited next week's kickoff of the corporate earnings season....
08:00, 07/13/2019

NY Fed president’s confusing rate-cut remarks chill Wall Street At the end of the month, the Federal Reserve looks poised to cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade — but not as deep as some had hoped. Markets swung in and out of the green Friday as traders digested a slew of comments from Fed officials over the last......
06:51, 07/20/2019

Interest Rate, Withdrawal Rules Of Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) In an EPF account, the employee contributes 12 per cent of his or her salary (basic wages, dearness allowance and retaining allowance) towards the account, and an equal amount is contributed by the......
17:34, 08/17/2019

Trade Risks Prompt Growing Predictions for Fed Rate Cuts Economists are projecting that uncertainty created by the Trump administration’s actions on tariffs will prompt the Fed to cut rates later this year....
12:17, 06/04/2019

Treasury yields rise after Fed dampens hopes of more rate cuts U.S. debt yields rose Thursday after Jerome Powell said the Fed's quarter-point rate cut wasn't necessarily the start of additional easing....
14:17, 08/01/2019

Michigan woman had 350% interest rate on $1,200 loan — and a loophole allows it Online lenders are using affiliations with American Indian tribes to pitch loans that charge rates of 300% or more and skirt consumer protections.       ...
15:34, 07/20/2019

SBI Introduces Repo Rate-Linked Home Loan. Here's What It Means For You SBI or State Bank of India has introduced repo rate-linked home loans. SBI, the country's largest bank by assets, said in a statement last Friday that it would offer home loans linked to the repo rate......
10:17, 06/10/2019

Two Fed policymakers sound inflation alarm, call for rate cuts Two U.S. central bankers on Friday sounded the alarm on sluggish U.S. inflation and called for immediate action in response, in what amounted to a broadside against the slim majority of Federal Reserve policymakers who are disinclined to support interest rate cuts this year....
18:34, 06/21/2019

South Korea's first quarter GDP shrinks, adding pressure for rate cut South Korea's economy shrank more than initially estimated in the first quarter while core inflation slowed to a near 20-year low in May, data showed on Tuesday, adding to the case for the central bank to cut interest rates....
05:00, 06/04/2019

Stocks in Asia set to trade higher; Fed signals potential rate cut Stocks in Asia were set to trade higher on Tuesday amid ongoing global trade tensions. The Reserve Bank of Australia is also set to announce its interest rate decision later today....
02:00, 06/04/2019

Industry Body Seeks Tax Rate Cut In Budget As Growth Slows In 2015, the government had promised to cut corporate tax rates and roll back tax exemptions over a period of four years, but only small companies obtained tax relief...
19:17, 06/03/2019

Wall Street drops after Fed chair dampens rate-cut hopes U.S. stocks ended lower on Wednesday and the S&P 500 snapped a three-day streak of record high closes as comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell appeared to dampen hopes the central bank could move later this year to cut interest rates....
23:17, 05/01/2019

Freezing embryos doesn't boost IVF success rate despite common use People are often advised to freeze embryos and delay implantation so the uterus can recover from drugs taken during egg removal, but there may be few benefits...
17:34, 06/24/2019

'Not My People'---Trump Hectoring of Fed Chairman Complicates Rate Calls Repeated criticisms from the president are part of the context in which Jerome Powell must decide whether threats to the economy, including from trade fights, dictate an interest-rate cut soon....
01:51, 06/11/2019

U.S. money market strains will remain even with Fed rate cut: DoubleLine's Campbell Even if the Federal Reserve this week goes ahead and cuts benchmark interest rates for the first time in more than a decade - as it is widely expected to do - U.S. money market strains will remain,......
02:51, 07/31/2019

PRECIOUS-Gold steady near one-week low as Fed clouds rate cut bets Gold steadied on Thursday, holding just above a one-week low touched in the previous session after comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell dashed hopes of a near-term rate cut, boosting the dollar....
09:51, 05/02/2019

Canada’s inflation rate falls to 2% in June thanks to gas price drop Inflation is right on the Bank of Canada's ideal target, meaning there's no pressure for the central bank to increase or cut interest rates based on consumer prices....
00:51, 07/18/2019

Fed's Rosengren Doesn't See 'Clear and Compelling Case' for Interest-Rate Cut One of the two Federal Reserve officials who opposed Wednesday’s interest-rate cut by the central bank justified his view based on the current state of the economy and financial system risks....
19:51, 08/02/2019

Stocks slip, dollar drifts after Fed cools rate cut bets The dollar nursed overnight gains while Europe's share markets struggled early on, after the U.S. central bank dampened bets that it might be readying its first interest rate cut in years....
11:51, 05/02/2019

A Fed letdown on rate cuts could be the stock market's biggest threat now The Federal Reserve and the market are miles apart on interest rate expectations, and the disparity could cost the stock market a 7%-10% drop, economists say....
19:34, 06/26/2019

Bill de Blasio calls for 70 percent tax rate on wealthy in Dem debate New York Mayor Bill de Blasio sought to establish himself an unapologetic progressive during the first Democratic debate here on Wednesday, saying wealthy Americans should pay 70 percent of income in taxes....
04:51, 06/27/2019

Deutsche Bank predicts rate cuts are coming all over the world Cuts to interest rates can be expected around the world following dovish pivots from the European Central Bank and the U.S. Federal Reserve, according to analysts at Deutsche Bank....
15:34, 07/25/2019

Asia stocks slip as Fed's Powell tempers rate cut expectations Stocks in Asia were tepid on Wednesday afternoon after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell tempered expectations for a potential interest rate cut....
07:17, 06/26/2019

Asia stocks slip after Fed tempers aggressive rate cut expectations Asian stocks slipped on Wednesday and the dollar pulled back from three-month lows after Federal Reserve officials tempered expectations in the markets for aggressive monetary easing....
03:17, 06/26/2019

Stocks climb on trade, rate cut optimism; yuan falters European shares followed Asian stocks higher on Monday after the United States shelved plans to impose tariffs on Mexico and as investors anticipated lower U.S. interest rates when the Federal Reserve meets next week on the back of poor jobs data....
15:00, 06/10/2019

Soft inflation data on Wednesday could spark more speculation for a Fed rate cut soon Consumer price inflation was expected to have increased at a pace of 1.9% in May, slower than in April and below the Federal Reserve's 2% target....
14:34, 06/12/2019

Fed's Evans Says Trade Headwinds Could Justify Additional Rate Cuts Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said the Federal Reserve would need to provide more stimulus than it did last week if growing trade tensions lead to a sharper pullback in the U.S. economy....
19:34, 08/08/2019

Trump urges Fed to make large rate cut as policymakers meet U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on the Federal Reserve to make a large interest rate cut, saying he was disappointed in the U.S. central bank and that it had put him at a disadvantage by not acting sooner....
03:17, 07/31/2019

Wall Street rises as Fed's Williams cements rate-cut expectations U.S. stocks moved higher on Thursday after a slow start as comments from New York Fed President John Williams helped cement expectations for an interest rate cut from the U.S. central bank at the end of the month....
02:00, 07/19/2019

Trump compares Baltimore murder rate to war-torn Afghanistan President Trump suggested that Baltimore’s murder rate is higher than that of war-torn Afghanistan during a campaign rally in Ohio on Thursday night. “The homicide rate in Baltimore is significantly higher than El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala,” Trump said during his speech. Trump was likely r...
12:17, 08/02/2019

Asia stocks retreat after Fed tempers aggressive rate cut expectations Asian stocks retreated on Wednesday and the dollar inched up from three-month lows after Federal Reserve officials tempered expectations in the markets for aggressive monetary easing....
07:00, 06/26/2019

Children under five dying at higher rate in Congo Ebola epidemic: WHO Children under five infected with Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are dying at a higher rate than other patients as their parents shun special treatment centers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday....
22:34, 05/30/2019

Congo Ebola infections exceed 2,000 as new case rate triples The number of cases of Ebola in eastern Congo has passed 2,000, government figures showed late on Monday, as the rate of new cases tripled and containment efforts faltered in the remote, unstable region....
15:17, 06/04/2019

Dollar gains on lower rate cut expectations, stocks flat The dollar rose and European shares fell on Wednesday as traders scaled back expectations of an aggressive cut in U.S. interest rates in July, while Wall Street rose on hopes of a China-U.S. trade breakthrough at the G20 summit later this week in Japan....
20:17, 06/26/2019

Stocks Fall as Powell Signals Patience on Rate Cuts Major U.S. stock indexes slid after the Federal Reserve showed caution on future interest-rate cuts shortly after the central bank eased rates for the first time in a decade....
04:17, 08/01/2019

US Federal Reserve lowers interest rate for first time in over a decade The US central bank cut interest rates for the first time since 2008, citing concerns about the global economy. The move comes amid economic uncertainties amid President Donald Trump's trade wars and Brexit....
23:51, 07/31/2019

Analysis: Softer Labor Market Could Strengthen Case for Rate Cut May employment report adds to signs the U.S. economy was cooling even before the recent escalation in trade tensions—which could make it easier for Federal Reserve officials to justify an interest rate cut....
18:00, 06/07/2019

Wall Street rallies on rate cut hopes, trade optimism Wall Street's main indexes rose about more than 1% on Friday, as a sharp slowdown in U.S. job growth raised hopes of Federal Reserve interest rate cuts and Washington's decision to delay tariffs on Chinese goods adding to an appetite for risk....
21:34, 06/07/2019

METALS-Copper prices drop as ECB dampens rate-cut views Copper prices dropped on Friday, on track for their first weekly decline in three, as comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi were less dovish than hoped after the bank held rates steady at its latest meeting....
07:34, 07/26/2019

US productivity grew at solid 3.4% rate in first quarter, best showing in 4 years WASHINGTON (AP) — US productivity grew at solid 3.4% rate in first quarter, best showing in 4 years....
15:51, 06/06/2019

METALS-Copper set for weekly drop as ECB dampens rate-cut hopes Copper prices fell on Friday, with London copper on track for its first weekly decline in three, as comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi were less dovish than expected and the bank held rates steady at its latest meeting....
07:34, 07/26/2019

Major U.S. banks lower benchmark interest rates following Fed rate cut Major U.S. banks lowered their benchmark rates for a wide range of consumer and commercial loans on Wednesday, following a rate cut from the Federal Reserve....
04:17, 08/01/2019

CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises as jobless rate hits all-time low Canada's main stock index edged higher on Friday, after data showed a higher-than-expected addition of jobs in May and a dip in unemployment rate to a record low of 5.4%....
16:51, 06/07/2019

Dollar firms, global stocks soar on ECB rate cut expectations U.S. and European stocks surged on Friday on expectations the European Central Bank will cut interest rates but the dollar pared gains against the euro after a report said the German government was prepared to take on new debt to lift the economy....
00:34, 08/17/2019

Trump tweets Fed interest rate cut "will do very little" compared to Europe and China President Trump tweeted that the Fed's expected quarter point rate cut "will do very little" compared to more aggressive steps by Europe and China.       ...
20:51, 07/29/2019

CFM erases jet engine output delay, cautious on rate increases CFM International has caught up with delays in deliveries of its LEAP jet engine after keeping its assembly lines running at high speed while the Boeing 737 MAX remains grounded, the French-American engine maker said on Saturday....
17:00, 06/15/2019

Czech finance ministry plans 7 percent rate for new digital tax The Czech Finance Ministry said on Tuesday it was finalizing a plan to tax global internet giants and would submit a proposal by the end of May for a 7 percent rate....
15:51, 04/30/2019

ProBeat: Has Google’s word error rate progress stalled? If Google hit a wall in 2017 with cloud-powered speech recognition, it makes sense to shift resources to improving offline, on-device speech recognition.Read More...
00:00, 05/11/2019

Japan provides free preschool, daycare in bid to boost birth rate Japan enacted a new law Friday that allows all children to attend preschool at no cost -- part of a strategy by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to boost the country's sagging birth rate....
00:51, 05/11/2019

Sydney's Water Supply Falling At Record Rate Due To Drought Australia's biggest city Sydney is running down its water supply at the fastest rate on record with dams expected to fall below half maximum capacity due to the worst drought on record, the government......
14:34, 08/16/2019

California’s Vaccination Rate Slips as Medical Exemptions Rise The state tried to lift measles vaccination rates by blocking parents from opting out based on personal beliefs. But then medical exemptions started to rise....
14:00, 06/07/2019

GST Council Trims Rate On Electric Vehicles, Chargers To 5 Per Cent It also slashed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on EV chargers from 18 per cent to 5 per cent, an official statement said after the 36th meeting of the council....
10:34, 07/27/2019

White Sox plan to extend netting at Guaranteed Rate Field CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox plan to extend the protective netting all the way to the foul poles at Guaranteed Rate Field, becoming the first major league team to take such a step in the wake of a couple of high-profile fan injuries. The White Sox and Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, wh...
02:34, 06/19/2019

UK inflation falls back to target ahead of rate decision LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that inflation in Britain dipped in May, back to the Bank of England’s target, amid lower air fares and car prices. The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that consumer prices were up 2% in the year to May, compared with 2.1% the previous month. T...
12:51, 06/19/2019

Oil surges on tanker attacks; stocks rise on Fed rate cut expectations Oil futures rose on Thursday after attacks on two tankers off the coast of Iran, while the U.S. Treasury yield curve steepened and stocks rose following economic data seen as strengthening the case for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates this year....
02:34, 06/14/2019

England’s Eoin Morgan banned for fourth ODI because of slow over-rate • England captain suspended for slow over-rate in third ODI• Bairstow reprimanded for hitting stumps after dismissal Eoin Morgan is set to hand over the England captaincy to Jos Buttler for Friday’s fourth one-day international against Pakistan in Nottingham after being hit with a one-match ban for ...
15:51, 05/15/2019

Next Government Seen Relying On RBI Rate Cuts To Spur Growth: Report The government has a fiscal deficit target of 3.4 per cent of gross domestic product for 2019-20. While the RBI is likely to be open to more policy easing, provided inflation does not surge, their......
18:51, 05/15/2019

AI improves Alexa’s error rate with challenging training sets In a new paper, scientists at Amazon's Alexa AI division describe an active learning method that improves Alexa's performance with challenging samples.Read More...
20:00, 06/13/2019

Nikkei dips on fading U.S. rate cut views, earnings caution Japanese shares dipped on Monday as hopes for a large U.S. Federal Reserve rate cut faded and investors took a cautious stance ahead of the domestic earnings seasons, which starts this week....
10:51, 07/22/2019

Dow Jones tanks as Fed chairman raises doubts on further rate cuts Wall Street got what it wanted from the Federal Reserve — just not enough of it. The stock market plunged Wednesday despite the Fed announcing its first interest rate cut in a decade, as Fed Chairman Jerome Powell signaled that the quarter-point cut was an “adjustment” and not the beginning of a “le...
12:51, 08/01/2019

Upcoming interest rate showdown a multi-layered drama President Trump should be happy about what the Federal Reserve did on Wednesday. He should be mad as hell about what the Fed did on Wednesday. Take your pick. Both are valid statements about the possible deep-down reaction of the president. And no matter what Trump decides to say publicly — and he w...
09:00, 06/20/2019

Asia stocks fall on likely smaller Fed rate cut, crude climbs Asia stocks fell on Monday as investors scaled back expectations of an aggressive interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve, while heightened Middle East tensions following Iran's seizure of a British tanker lifted crude oil prices....
07:00, 07/22/2019

Fed sees case building for interest rate cuts this year The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday signaled interest rate cuts beginning as early as July, saying it is ready to battle growing global and domestic economic risks as it took stock of rising trade tensions and growing concerns about weak inflation....
14:17, 06/20/2019