Turkey’s recession deepens ahead of local elections

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn + var sbFBAPPID = ‘457641991045477’; Turkish growth is decelerating as the value of the national currency, the lira, continues to plummet and inflationary pressure eats into the living standards of the country’s citizens only months before municipal elections are to held across the […]

What Xi Jinping says can help save China from ‘terrifying tidal waves and horrifying storms’

China faced “unimaginable” perils and dangers, but Communist Party rule and its chosen path would help to weather them, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday as he tried to shore up confidence in a country at a crossroads after four decades of reforms. He was speaking at a high-profile event in Beijing marking the 40th […]

The Fed: Wall Street says Fed’s ‘quantitative tightening’ program could end much sooner than Powell has flagged

The Federal Reserve could stop shrinking its balance sheet as soon as next year, according to economists at some primary dealers. source http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B75BE3C3A-FFB6-11E8-8205-F29EA66D399C%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1

What Xi Jinping says can help save China from ‘terrifying tidal waves and horrifying storms’

China faced “unimaginable” perils and dangers, but Communist Party rule and its chosen path would help to weather them, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday as he tried to shore up confidence in a country at a crossroads after four decades of reforms. He was speaking at a high-profile event in Beijing marking the 40th […]

Trump Today: Trump Today: President pushes back on Mueller probe as he lines up new Fed attack

In a flurry of tweets, President Donald Trump on Tuesday pushed back against the investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russia as he wished “good luck” to his former national security adviser ahead of sentencing. source http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B349EFDE2-02CD-11E9-B37D-3CE90D27BEE0%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1

Graft-busters join calls for justice officials to explain to public decision to clear former Hong Kong leader CY Leung in HK$50 million corruption probe

Hong Kong’s graft-buster on Tuesday joined calls by pan-democratic lawmakers for the justice chief to explain to the public her decision to clear former leader Leung Chun-ying of any wrongdoing over a HK$50 million payment he received from an Australian engineering firm. The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) said it had “left no stone unturned” […]

Xi Jinping pays tribute to his predecessors, but were any of them invited?

President Xi Jinping paid tribute to each of his predecessors in a speech marking the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up on Tuesday – though none of them were actually there. Some 3,000 Chinese and foreign guests, most of them officials and embassy representatives, attended the event at the Great Hall of the […]

Office shoes will make your nine-to-five exponentially better

Essentials Week spotlights unexpected items that make our daily lives just a little bit better. Office life isn’t always the most pleasant. There’s the coffee you inevitably spill while walking up the stairs, the lunch that disappears from the fridge, the temperature that’s always either “Arctic tundra” or “unadulterated hellfire.” But there is one way […]

Dog Rescue Stories: Willow Was Tied Outside All Day and All Night

Source: Positively Woof Willow’s story began in Gaston County, Mount Holly, NC. She was the product of a backyard breeder that bred Pit Bulls because “he liked them.” At just two months old, she was tied outside all day and night, and was occasionally given leftover table scraps to eat. She was also constantly sitting […]

New Dragon Ball anime Blu-ray removes flipped birds, ruffles fan feathers【Photos, video】

Throwing planet-smashing energy beams at one another is OK, but those martial arts masters better keep their middle fingers down. As one of the very greenest of anime’s evergreen hits, it’s easy to forget just how old Dragon Ball Z is. The most popular and influential arc of creator Akira Toriyama’s generation-and-galaxy-spanning martial arts epic, […]

Serena Williams’ daughter’s doll Qai Qai is the biggest mood of 2018

Raise your hand if you felt personally victimized by 2018. Real Qai Qai understands your pain. Look, this year was rough. Nobody exemplifies it better than Qai Qai, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.’s sardonic doll who’s constantly on the brink of existential crisis.  Tennis champion Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian are far from relatable […]

Capitol Report: Government shutdowns tend to boost Washington’s spending, economist says | Chris Matthews predicts Trump may resign in ‘the coming weeks’

Government expenditures fall during a shutdown, but they then rise sharply in subsequent periods and remain at those levels long after funding is fully restored, says an economist who cites data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. source http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B606C9828-02CB-11E9-A8ED-F468CC2F333F%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1