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CNN town halls turn into ratings catastrophe


Reported to us by: WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 1 hour 28 min ago - [CET]

CNN is on a town hall tear, offering viewers session after session with the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, topped off with a town hall assembly line Monday night that saw five would-be presidents featured in a prime-time row.

It's been a ratings catastrophe.

While some high-profile candidates such as Sen. ...

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Trump Orders Administration Officials Not to Attend White House Correspondents Dinner


Reported to us by: US Politics - 1 hour 28 min ago - [CET]
President Donald Trump, who bemoaned his treatment by the news media in a flurry of tweets on Tuesday, has barred members of his staff and administration from attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday, officials said. Trump had already said he would not attend the annual dinner, instead scheduling a political rally in Wisconsin, but he had not decided whether anyone from his staff could attend. The decision that no one from his team could participate was announced to White House staff and other representatives from the administration by White House Cabinet Secretary Bill McGinley at their morning meeting, officials said. It set off a scramble as many staffers had accepted invitations thinking Trump would allow them to go. "The president and members of his administration will not attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner this year. Instead, Saturday evening, President Trump will travel to Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he will hold a campaign rally," said a White House official. Trump, who has denounced the mainstream news media as "fake news" and routinely directs his supporters to watch the Fox News Channel, has not attended the dinner since he became president in January 2017. He has stopped his press secretary, Sarah Sanders, from conducting daily briefings. The criticism has intensified following the release of a report from U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Russia's role in the 2016 election. In his report, Mueller did not establish that the Trump campaign engaged in a criminal conspiracy with Russians to influence the election. The report provided extensive details on Trump's efforts to thwart Mueller's investigation but stopped short of concluding the president had committed a crime. In a morning tweet, Trump wrote: "In the "old days" if you were President and you had a good economy, you were basically immune from criticism. Remember, "It's the economy stupid." "Today I have, as President, perhaps the greatest economy in history...and to the Mainstream Media, it means NOTHING. But it will!" he said. The White House Correspondents' Association dinner has been attended by presidents most years since the organization was founded in 1914. The group raises money for scholarships and honors the U.S. Constitution's "freedom of the press" First Amendment. In recent decades, the group has had a comedian as entertainment. But comedian Michelle Wolf's lampooning last year of White House spokeswoman Sanders, who was seated nearby, drew so much criticism that the association this year is bringing in historian Ron Chernow for remarks. "We're looking forward to an enjoyable evening of celebrating the First Amendment and great journalists past, present, and future," said Olivier Knox, president of the White House Correspondents' Association.
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Beer and cigarette makers join the pot lobbying parade


Reported to us by: POLITICO TOP PICKS - 1 hour 29 min ago - [CET]

The push to legalize marijuana quickly transformed the cannabis industry into a multibillion dollar legal business. And now Fortune 500 companies and elite K Street lobbying firms have joined the green gold rush.

Altria, the tobacco giant better known for Marlboros, recently took a $1.8 billion stake in the cannabis company Cronos Group. Constellation Brands, which makes Corona beer, has spent money on cannabis lobbying after making a major investment in Canopy Growth, a Canadian marijuana company. On K Street, powerhouse firms like Holland & Knight — which has represented Comcast, Google and Dow Chemical — have taken on marijuana clients.

The arrival of corporate giants and K Street firms represents a tipping point for the mainstreaming of marijuana legalization in Washington, even while marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. And while there’s a long way to go before Congress goes the way of 30-plus states and legalizes medical or recreational sales, it’s clear that special interests think there’s money to be made trying to change federal drug policies.

There are already signs of progress — one bill loosening banking rules has already advanced out of a House committee — and the action is expected to heat up with Democrats in control of the House and Democratic presidential candidates backing marijuana legalization.

Cannabis companies spent $2.7 million on lobbying last year — a sixfold increase over just two years ago, according to the Center for Responsive Politics — and advocates believe the latest efforts could be enough to cement the burgeoning industry’s legal status, more than six years after Colorado and Washington launched the modern legalization movement by approving ballot initiatives authorizing recreational use.


“For the first time in my six years of doing this, you actually have a chamber of Congress that's willing to have an adult conversation about this,” said Michael Correia, director of government relations at the National Cannabis Industry Association, the most established pot business lobby. “That is definitely a sea change.”

There are now five different industry groups working to liberalize cannabis laws, including three formed within the last year. One of those fledgling groups — the Cannabis Trade Federation — boasts that it's capable of mobilizing two dozen lobbyists to twist arms on Capitol Hill if needed.

Their work is starting to reap dividends in the Democratic-controlled House. Last month, the Financial Services Committee overwhelmingly passed legislation that would shield banks and credit unions from federal regulatory penalties if they do business with cannabis companies legalized at the state level, with 11 Republicans joining all of the Democrats present in backing the bill.

“It's definitely better than it was last year, it's better than two years ago, and I think we're going to be even stronger next year,” said Andrew Smith, senior vice president of external affairs for Surterra Wellness, which operates 23 medical marijuana dispensaries in Florida.

Cannabis companies argue that legalization bolsters economic growth through tax collections and the creation of tens of thousands of jobs. Cowen analysts project sales could hit $80 billion by 2030. Cannabis interests further emphasize that the potential therapeutic benefits of their products have been suppressed by federal restrictions that hinder medical research.

But major hurdles remain, starting in the Republican-controlled Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has shown no signs of warming to the legalization push and powerful chairmen like Judiciary’s Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Finance’s Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) aren’t seen as allies of the industry.

“It makes it hard to see the path forward for cannabis legislation in this Congress,” said John Hudak, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of "Marijuana: A Short History."


The legalization debate also is freighted with racial and economic justice issues stemming from the decades-long war on drugs. Advocates for overhauling drug laws want any legalization plan to clear the records of individuals with past convictions for marijuana possession and help minority groups that bore a disproportionate share of such convictions access funding to launch marijuana businesses.

“We can't trust that if we just push things through that at some point in the future we'll come back and do all this equity stuff,” said Shanita Penny, president of the Minority Cannabis Business Association. “It ain’t happening. The people in power aren’t going to let it happen.”

Despite the burst of activity, the cannabis industry remains a tiny K Street presence compared to powerhouses like the pharmaceutical and defense industries. In the first quarter of this year, cannabis companies spent just over $1 million on lobbying efforts, according to disclosure reports.

But that doesn’t include moneyed interests from other industries that have a growing stake in cannabis issues. Among the 84 entities that listed cannabis or marijuana on lobbying disclosure reports for the first quarter are Constellation Brands, Mastercard and the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions.

“The millions of dollars these companies are dumping into an army of tobacco-style lobbyists on Capitol Hill is a fraction of the billions these companies will rake in if marijuana is fully commercialized,” said Kevin Sabet, president of anti-legalization group Smart Approaches to Marijuana, in a statement to POLITICO.

Nor are the growth prospects limited to the United States. Canada enacted full legalization last year, and Mexico appears close to embracing legal sales, raising the prospect of multinational pot concerns. Last week, Canopy Growth announced that it was acquiring U.S. cannabis company Acreage Holdings for $3.4 billion, contingent on federal legalization.

That rapidly changing landscape could sway holdout lawmakers. Ten states now legalize recreational and medical marijuana use, with voters in Michigan most recently backing recreational sales last November. In addition, 23 states have legalized medical marijuana, according to the National Council of State Legislatures, including deep-red states like Missouri and Utah.

Polling data indicates steadily climbing public support for medical and recreational sales. More than six in ten Americans now back marijuana legalization, according to the Pew Research Center, double the level in 2000.

Saphira Galoob, whose lobbying firm primarily works with cannabis companies, said she’s seen a corresponding change in perceptions about the industry on K Street.


“In the past, there was concern that if they took on a cannabis client it could undermine other larger clients,” said Galoob, who is a senior adviser to the National Cannabis Roundtable, another industry group. “And so they were very skittish about having a cannabis client as a part of their portfolio.”

Cannabis advocates point to last year’s passage of the First Step Act, which aims to help prisoners successfully transition to post-incarceration life, as evidence that the Senate could yet come around on marijuana legislation. The criminal justice overhaul — which was strongly backed by the White House — passed with overwhelming bipartisan support after McConnell agreed to let it come up for a vote.

“Sen. McConnell is nothing if not attuned to political forces,” Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), the dean of marijuana legalization backers on Capitol Hill, told reporters last week. “Candidly, if I were in his shoes, and wanted to minimize my losses in the 2020 election, I wouldn’t make cannabis a target.”

The 2020 presidential contest could further shake up the dynamic. Almost all Democratic presidential contenders have not only embraced legalization, but are framing it as a criminal and economic justice issue.

The Trump administration has given mixed signals about where it stands. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent tremors through the industry by rescinding a memo stating that federal authorities wouldn’t crack down on states with legal cannabis markets. But his successor, William Barr, suggested during congressional testimony earlier this month that he would support legislation like the STATES Act, which sanctions medical and recreational sales in states where they’ve been authorized.

Sen. Cory Gardner, an embattled Republican incumbent from pot-loving Colorado, said Trump told him he would sign the STATES Act if it got to him.

Justin Strekal, political director for the veteran legalization advocacy group NORML, says the issue has appeal across the ideological spectrum. But he and other advocates argue that it’s not enough for lawmakers to simply address the concerns of industry. They must also tackle the thornier issues around racial and economic justice.

“When we lean in on framing this as a right of individual liberty, individual freedom and individual justice, that's where we have space to grow in support,” Strekal said.


Article originally published on POLITICO Magazine

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White House to fight Dems' subpoena of ex-White House counsel Don McGahn


Reported to us by: FOX NEWS - 1 hour 29 min ago - [CET]
The White House will fight House Democrats' subpoena of testimony and documents from ex-White House counsel Don McGahn, Fox News is told.
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How Russia wants to control the internet


Reported to us by: BBC - 1 hour 29 min ago - [CET]
Critics say the Russian government's latest controversial cyber laws are a form of censorship.
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MP Johnny Mercer's salary funded by failed bond scheme marketing agent


Reported to us by: BBC POLITICS - 1 hour 32 min ago - [CET]
Johnny Mercer's salary was funded by Surge Financial, which marketed the collapsed LCF bond scheme.
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May to ban Huawei from supplying 'core' parts of UK 5G network


Reported to us by: The Guardian - 1 hour 32 min ago - [CET]

Chinese telecoms supplier will be allowed to supply some ‘non core’ technology, but decision risks agitating Beijing

Theresa May has ordered that Chinese telecoms supplier Huawei is to be banned from supplying core parts of the future 5G mobile phone network, following a meeting of ministers on the National Security Council (NSC) on Tuesday.

Huawei will be allowed to supply some “non core” technology to UK phone companies insiders said, but several ministers in the meeting raised concerns even about that concession, arguing instead for a total ban on the supplier.

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Hancock: NHS must adopt new technology or it will not survive 


Reported to us by: The Telegraph - 1 hour 32 min ago - [CET]
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Standing on long rail journeys to be banned under Virgin Trains plan


Reported to us by: The Telegraph - 1 hour 32 min ago - [CET]
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MLB looks at Harper's ejection; no decision on discipline


Reported to us by: CHINA POST - 1 hour 33 min ago - [CET]

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is reviewing Bryce Harper’s rant at an umpire, trying to determine whether the Philadelphia Phillies star should be disciplined. There was no decision Tuesday, a day after Harper went wild during a game against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Harper was ejected for the 12th time […]

這篇文章 MLB looks at Harper's ejection; no decision on discipline 最早出現於 The China Post。

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Why the Japanese don't buy American cars


Reported to us by: CNBC - 1 hour 33 min ago - [CET]
U.S. automakers barely have a presence in Japan, the world's third-largest car market. Some blame protectionism, others cite the tastes of Japanese consumers and a lack of investment.
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Why the Japanese don't buy American cars


Reported to us by: CNBC U.S. NEWS - 1 hour 33 min ago - [CET]
U.S. automakers barely have a presence in Japan, the world's third-largest car market. Some blame protectionism, others cite the tastes of Japanese consumers and a lack of investment.
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Local active managers outperformed in 2018


Reported to us by: MONEYWEB - 1 hour 35 min ago - [CET]
But global managers struggled to add value.
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Why Facebook hired a Patriot Act author and privacy activist


Reported to us by: POLITICO TOP PICKS - 1 hour 35 min ago - [CET]

Facebook's hiring spree in Washington is causing a serious case of whiplash.

The embattled company this week tapped both a Trump administration official known for helping to write the PATRIOT Act and a privacy advocate who vigorously opposed the law's expansion of government surveillance — sending mixed signals as it tries to reassure regulators and lawmakers about its handling of data on its more than 2 billion users.

The social networking giant on Monday brought on Jennifer Newstead, a Trump-appointed State Department official whose long record in Washington includes shepherding the George W. Bush-era PATRIOT Act through Congress. The law greatly expanded the government's ability to access records on Americans in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks — ushering in a sweeping surveillance regime that later came under fierce criticism from civil liberties groups.

On Tuesday, Kevin Bankston, the executive director of the left-leaning Open Technology Institute, joined Facebook as director of privacy policy. Bankston, a longtime privacy advocate, once called the PATRIOT Act a "tremendous blow" to Americans' civil liberties.

The hires highlight how Facebook — under fire for multiple controversies over its handling of user data, hate speech, misinformation and political content — is pursuing a two-track approach to Washington, tapping Republican insiders to deal with the Trump administration and GOP-controlled Senate, while scooping up privacy activists to help navigate the seemingly endless user data scandals surrounding the company.


It's part of a broader pattern of Facebook seeking experienced political and legal hands to deal with newly active regulators in Washington, Brussels and beyond. But the pairing of surveillance and privacy hawks provides a jarring juxtaposition at a time when Facebook is trying to articulate a coherent privacy-focused vision for its future.

Privacy advocates were quick to point out the awkwardness of the Newstead hire, given her association with surveillance at a time when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has outlined a "shift to private, encrypted services where people can be confident what they say to each other stays secure."

“It’s almost as if we’re living in some bizarro world where the company does exactly the opposite of what Zuckerberg states publicly,” said Ashkan Soltani, a former chief technologist for the Federal Trade Commission.

But others view the new general counsel as an encouraging sign that the company, known for its mantra of "move fast and break things," is taking government oversight seriously.

"She seems to be an adult and these companies need adults," said one tech company veteran, arguing that the industry has been woefully lacking in a broader understanding of the technology it builds. "If you can steal talent like that to make these companies be adults, that's only a good thing."

“Jennifer has a distinguished record of public service,” said a Facebook spokesperson, who pointed out that Newstead was part of a “large team” that worked on the PATRIOT Act's passage.



Newstead — whose legal career has included a Supreme Court clerkship, various positions in the George W. Bush White House, the Justice Department and private practice — was nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as legal adviser at the State Department in 2017 and confirmed later that year.

She's the latest Bush administration veteran to join Facebook's D.C. office. Fellow Bush alum Joel Kaplan is the company's vice president of global public policy, and Bush-era FCC Chairman Kevin Martin also serves in a policy role for the company. Facebook has shown a penchant for stocking its Washington leadership with Republicans who have connections with White House officials and GOP leadership in Congress, even as Trump and conservatives accuse of the company of bias.

Despite the Democratic takeover of the House, the company hasn't given any signs of shaking up its Republican ranks, at least yet. Kaplan — who earned Facebook unwelcome attention last fall when he sat prominently behind his friend Brett Kavanaugh as the Supreme Court nominee faced a Senate grilling over sexual assault allegations — is still in place.


Newstead's experience advising senior State Department officials on the legality of U.S. policy abroad is likely to come in handy as Facebook wrestles with governments around the world that are skeptical of the company's data collection practices to impact on competition. Facebook last year hired former U.K. deputy prime minister Nick Clegg as head of policy and communications in another move to expand its global connections.

But Newstead's work on the PATRIOT Act could give pause to some privacy-minded lawmakers — not to mention Facebook workers who bristle at the idea of government online surveillance.

John Yoo, deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel during the Bush administration, has credited Newstead as the "day-to-day manager of the Patriot Act in Congress." Yoo wrote in his book, "She was a quick study and an effective advocate — she went from zero to sixty on terrorism in the days after 9/11."

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks, the PATRIOT Act passed with broad bipartisan support, with a 98-to-1 vote in the Senate and 357-to-66 vote in the House. But as time passed, it came in for intense criticism from privacy advocates and others, who saw it has vastly expanding the federal government's ability to spy on American citizens with minimal oversight.


Those critics included Bankston, Facebook's newly named privacy policy lead. While senior counsel at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Bankston wrote in 2005 that a Senate filibuster temporarily blocking the renewal of the PATRIOT Act was "the best holiday gift any civil libertarian could hope for."

Bankston has also been critical of Facebook, he acknowledged in a goodbye note Tuesday. But he argued that "despite the scandals of the past few years," the company "still has the potential to radically transform the world for the better."

“We think it’s important to bring in people with new perspectives, including people who can look at our products, policies and processes with a critical eye," Facebook deputy chief privacy officer Rob Sherman said in a statement provided to POLITICO. "We’re excited to bring Kevin on board.”

Cristiano Lima contributed to this report.


Article originally published on POLITICO Magazine

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Federal Reserve pick Stephen Moore under scrutiny for his views on women


Reported to us by: CBS NEWS POLITICS - 1 hour 36 min ago - [CET]
The conservative writer's views on women are coming under fire, and so are his economic ideas.
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Alex Rodriguez hangs at boxing gym with Evander Holyfield


Reported to us by: N.Y. POST - 1 hour 38 min ago - [CET]
Alex Rodriguez had front row seats to an Evander Holyfield workout.
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Central forces seeking votes for BJP: Mamata


Reported to us by: TIMES OF INDIA - 1 hour 38 min ago - [CET]
"In Englishbazar, central forces had gone inside booths 166 and 167. They were trying to influence voters to vote for BJP. We have lodged an official complaint. In Itahar, too, they were seen telling voters 'BJP ko vote do'," Banerjee said. "You cannot use the central forces. You did the same thing during the 2016 (assembly) elections in West Bengal. I have not forgotten it," she added.
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US Charges 2 Chinese Engineers with Stealing Trade Secrets


Reported to us by: Voice of America -Economy - 1 hour 38 min ago - [CET]
The Justice Department on Tuesday announced indictments against two Chinese nationals accused of working together to steal trade secrets from General Electric. Xiaoqing Zheng pleaded not guilty Tuesday in U.S. federal court in Albany, New York. Co-defendant Zhaoxi Zhang is believed to be in China. Both are charged with economic espionage and stealing trade secrets. Zheng is also charged with lying to FBI investigators. "The indictment alleges a textbook example of the Chinese government's strategy to rob American companies of their intellectual property and to replicate their products in Chinese factories, enabling Chinese companies to replace the American company first in the Chinese market and later worldwide," U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Demers said. He said the United States will not stand by and watch the world's second-largest economy commit "state-sponsored theft." Zheng was an engineer at General Electric's power and water plant in Schenectady, New York. U.S. prosecutors allege he stole multiple electronic files describing designs and engineering of GE gas and steam turbines and emailed them to Zhang. The indictments accuse the pair of using the stolen information to profit from their business interests in two Chinese companies — Liaoning Tianyi Aviation Technology and Nanjing Tianyi Avi Tech. Prosecutors say the two defendants knew their activities would benefit the Chinese government. If convicted, Zheng and Zhang could spend 25 years in prison and be fined more than $5 million. Zheng could also face an additional five years and a $250,000 fine for allegedly lying to the FBI.
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US Charges 2 Chinese Engineers with Stealing Trade Secrets


Reported to us by: Voice of America -East Asia - 1 hour 38 min ago - [CET]
The Justice Department on Tuesday announced indictments against two Chinese nationals accused of working together to steal trade secrets from General Electric. Xiaoqing Zheng pleaded not guilty Tuesday in U.S. federal court in Albany, New York. Co-defendant Zhaoxi Zhang is believed to be in China. Both are charged with economic espionage and stealing trade secrets. Zheng is also charged with lying to FBI investigators. "The indictment alleges a textbook example of the Chinese government's strategy to rob American companies of their intellectual property and to replicate their products in Chinese factories, enabling Chinese companies to replace the American company first in the Chinese market and later worldwide," U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Demers said. He said the United States will not stand by and watch the world's second-largest economy commit "state-sponsored theft." Zheng was an engineer at General Electric's power and water plant in Schenectady, New York. U.S. prosecutors allege he stole multiple electronic files describing designs and engineering of GE gas and steam turbines and emailed them to Zhang. The indictments accuse the pair of using the stolen information to profit from their business interests in two Chinese companies — Liaoning Tianyi Aviation Technology and Nanjing Tianyi Avi Tech. Prosecutors say the two defendants knew their activities would benefit the Chinese government. If convicted, Zheng and Zhang could spend 25 years in prison and be fined more than $5 million. Zheng could also face an additional five years and a $250,000 fine for allegedly lying to the FBI.
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Boeing sees FAA approving software fix in May, Max ungrounding in July


Reported to us by: CNBC - 1 hour 38 min ago - [CET]
The dates are part of a provisional timeline that Boeing has shared in meetings with airline customers as it explains an upgrade to its software.
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Joe Biden to launch presidential campaign this week


Reported to us by: CBS NEWS POLITICS - 1 hour 39 min ago - [CET]
After months of speculation, former Vice President Joe Biden will finally launch his presidential campaign. It will start with a video announcement Thursday, followed by an official kick off rally next week. Ed O'Keefe reports.
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Border Patrol finds abandoned toddler with phone number on his shoes at border


Reported to us by: NBC NEWS - 1 hour 39 min ago - [CET]
Agents have taken the three-year-old boy to a U.S. border station and are trying to find his parents using the number written on his shoes, officials said.
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Border Patrol finds abandoned toddler with phone number on his shoes at border


Reported to us by: NBC NEWS - 1 hour 39 min ago - [CET]
Agents have taken the three-year-old boy to a U.S. border station and are trying to find his parents using the number written on his shoes, officials said.
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Kim Jong-un heads to Russia for Vladimir Putin summit


Reported to us by: BBC - 1 hour 40 min ago - [CET]
Mr Kim is to have his first-ever meeting with President Putin near the Russian city of Vladivostok.
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Twitter Users Very Skeptical About Trump’s Closed Door Meeting With Jack Dorsey


Reported to us by: HUFFINGTON POST - 1 hour 40 min ago - [CET]
One person wondered if the Twitter CEO reminded the president that Obama has 47 million more followers.
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Why Quinnen Williams would be perfect pick for Jets on NFL draft night


Reported to us by: N.Y. POST - 1 hour 40 min ago - [CET]
There is every likelihood that Mike Maccagnan will be choosing between Best Player and Best Pass Rusher with the third pick of Thursday night’s NFL draft. And everyone from here to New England knows the Jets haven’t rushed the passer in forever. If Maccagnan cannot find a dance partner and trade down, if Kyler Murray...
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Philippines' Duterte gives Canada 1 week to take back garbage or 'we will declare war'


Reported to us by: FOX NEWS - 1 hour 41 min ago - [CET]
Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday reportedly threatened he'd "declare war" against Canada within the next week if the country fails to remove tons of garbage that was shipped to Manila years ago.
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Medicare offers to partially raise payment for cancer CAR-Ts


Reported to us by: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - 1 hour 43 min ago - [CET]
REUTERS: The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will slightly increase coverage for expensive CAR-T cell therapies administered at certain large hospitals, and is considering other ways to pay more for the cancer treatments, the agency said on Tuesday. CMS, which runs the federal ...
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EBay raises forecast as redesign draws customers, boosts ad revenue


Reported to us by: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - 1 hour 43 min ago - [CET]
EBay Inc beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue on Tuesday, as the company's multi-year effort to make its ecommerce platforms more user friendly attracted more customers.
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Trump is mad about the size of his crowd on Twitter


Reported to us by: WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 1 hour 43 min ago - [CET]
Trump called the CEO of Twitter to Washington where the president asked about his follower count.
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Jason Kidd re-enters Lakers’ coaching conversation in big way


Reported to us by: N.Y. POST - 1 hour 44 min ago - [CET]
A cast of young Lakers may soon have a Kidd leading the way. The Los Angeles Lakers’ search for a new head coach made its way to Jason Kidd, with ESPN reporting the former star NBA point guard and coaching flameout met with team general manager Rob Pelinka on Monday. The meeting seemed inevitable after...
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Will pot legalization sway the vote in 2020?


Reported to us by: CBS NEWS POLITICS - 1 hour 44 min ago - [CET]
Sixty-five percent of Americans think marijuana should be legal, but 56 percent said the issue wouldn't sway their vote for a candidate across party lines
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Acting DHS chief says family separations cost law enforcement "public trust"


Reported to us by: CBS NEWS POLITICS - 1 hour 44 min ago - [CET]
The acting head of Homeland Security told CBS News the Trump administration's controversial immigration policy that led to family separations is not coming back. Kevin McAleenan took over for Kirstjen Nielsen earlier this month. Sharyn Alfonsi of "60 Minutes" interviewed McAleenan at the border.
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Civil rights group drops lawsuit against Oklahoma gun range


Reported to us by: FOX NEWS - 1 hour 45 min ago - [CET]
A lawsuit filed on behalf of a Muslim U.S. Army reservist asked to leave a gun range in eastern Oklahoma was dropped on Tuesday, with both sides declaring victory in the case.
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Commentary: In Japan, the old are harrassing the young


Reported to us by: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - 1 hour 45 min ago - [CET]
Rougai, a term meaning an annoying old person, reflects Japan's ageing population woes keenly felt by the young, says the Financial Times' Leo Lewis.
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Watters on felons voting: Dems want to 'change the rules' rather than 'change their message'


Reported to us by: FOX NEWS - 1 hour 45 min ago - [CET]
Jesse Watters, co-host of "The Five," suggested Tuesday that Democrats wanted to grant felons voting rights so they could "change the rules" in American elections.
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The Latest: Shark off Big Island bites tourist's thigh


Reported to us by: ABC USA HEADLINES - 1 hour 47 min ago - [CET]
Hawaii firefighters say a shark bit a tourist in her right thigh and she is in stable condition
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Review: 'Avengers: Endgame' is Marvel's machine in high gear


Reported to us by: CHINA POST - 1 hour 47 min ago - [CET]

Satisfaction is a complicated concept in Marvel Land. On the one hand, every morsel of pre-release information is obsessively poured over in feverish anticipation. But by the time the movie is coming out, a sudden hush comes over die-hard fans who, to avoid spoilers, have abandoned their phones, detached from the grid and found a […]

這篇文章 Review: 'Avengers: Endgame' is Marvel's machine in high gear 最早出現於 The China Post。

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Corey Johnson falls off e-scooter, after voicing safety concerns


Reported to us by: N.Y. POST - 1 hour 48 min ago - [CET]
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson – who raised safety concerns about legalizing e-scooters in New York – tumbled face first Tuesday while cruising around on vacation on one of the vehicles in Mexico. “First five minutes on a @limebike scooter in Mexico City and I face plant on a busy street!,” Johnson tweeted. “Scraped, scratched,...
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Pistons returned to playoffs but still have a way to go


Reported to us by: CHINA POST - 1 hour 48 min ago - [CET]

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons haven’t made the playoffs much in the last decade — and when they have, their stay has been a short one. So after being swept by top-seeded Milwaukee this year, the Pistons hope this is just a start. “It was exciting. It was a lot of fun,” guard Luke […]

這篇文章 Pistons returned to playoffs but still have a way to go 最早出現於 The China Post。

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Royals' Keller drops appeal, starts 5-game suspension


Reported to us by: CHINA POST - 1 hour 48 min ago - [CET]

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kansas City Royals pitcher Brad Keller dropped his appeal and started a five-game suspension assessed by Major League Baseball after he hit Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox in the buttocks with a pitch last week. Anderson flipped his bat after hitting a two-run homer off Keller in the […]

這篇文章 Royals' Keller drops appeal, starts 5-game suspension 最早出現於 The China Post。

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Seattle-area rideshare driver charged with sexual assaults


Reported to us by: FOX NEWS - 1 hour 50 min ago - [CET]
A Seattle-area rideshare driver is facing criminal charges following the sexual assault of passengers, authorities said.
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Sanders faces heat for saying people should be able to vote from prison


Reported to us by: WASHINGTON POST POLITICS - 1 hour 50 min ago - [CET]
Sanders says his support for voting by all jailed criminals reflects basic rights. GOP says it’s “beyond extreme.”
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Terror and trauma in Colombo: Sri Lanka’s capital grieves


Reported to us by: WASHINGTON POST - 1 hour 51 min ago - [CET]
Seventy-two hours after the Easter Sunday attacks, bodies are piling outside the city’s morgue.
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Kim Jong Un departs for Vladivostok to meet with Putin — KCNA


Reported to us by: TASS (Russian News Agency) - 1 hour 51 min ago - [CET]
On April 25 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok
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ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings


Reported to us by: CBS WORLD NEWS - 1 hour 51 min ago - [CET]
More than 300 people were killed when several bombs went off in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Now, ISIS is claiming responsibility in a video. Elizabeth Palmer has the latest.
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Subaru begins production of made-in-Thailand SUVs for Southeast Asian market


Reported to us by: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - 1 hour 53 min ago - [CET]
BANGKOK: Tucked away in a nondescript industrial estate close to Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport lies an assembly plant producing one of Subaru's best selling car models - the Forester. It is a hive of activity. Sparks fly from the wielding of parts, as various components of the Sport Utility ...
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Kim Jong Un leaves for summit with Putin, North Korea says


Reported to us by: CNN WORLD NEWS - 1 hour 53 min ago - [CET]
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is headed to Russia for his summit with Vladimir Putin, the North Korean state news agency KCNA said Wednesday.
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After Mueller Report, Twitter Bots Pushed 'Russiagate Hoax' Narrative


Reported to us by: NBC TECH - 1 hour 53 min ago - [CET]


A network of more than 5,000 pro-Trump Twitter bots railed against the “Russiagate hoax” shortly after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report last week, according to data gathered by a prominent...

Photo Credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images
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Cher questions Bernie Sanders for saying Boston bomber deserves right to vote


Reported to us by: FOX NEWS - 1 hour 54 min ago - [CET]
Music superstar Cher hit back at 2020 frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday after he argued that criminals serving time in prison, including the Boston Marathon bomber, should be able to vote.
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange threaten with charges from Mueller report


Reported to us by: WASHINGTON TIMES POLITICS - 1 hour 56 min ago - [CET]

Special counsel Robert Mueller's report specifically implicates WikiLeaks' founder — the now-jailed Julian Assange — in the direct cybertransfers of stolen Democratic Party documents from hackers in Russian military intelligence to his anti-secrecy group.

Mr. Mueller brought an indictment in July against Moscow's elite cyberwarriors who conspired with WikiLeaks, but ...

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AbbVie stock ticks higher on FDA approval of psoriasis treatment


Reported to us by: MARKETWATCH - 1 hour 56 min ago - [CET]

AbbVie Inc. shares ticked higher after the drug maker said Tuesday the Food and Drug Administration approved its psoriasis treatment Skyrizi. AbbVie shares rose 0.8% after hours, following a 0.7% rise to close the regular session at $78.66. In clinical trials, the drug cleared up skin by 90% in around 80% of patients and by 100% in just over half of patients, AbbVie said.

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Writings on gender issues magnify scrutiny of Trump Fed pick


Reported to us by: ABC Business - 1 hour 56 min ago - [CET]
Additional writings on gender issues heighten scrutiny of Stephen Moore, Trump pick for the Fed
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Treasury delays response to Democrats seeking Trump's tax returns


Reported to us by: CBS NEWS POLITICS - 1 hour 57 min ago - [CET]
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin accused House Democrats of seeking to "expose the tax returns of a political opponent"
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Kristin Cavallari says she doesn't feel the 'support' from Jay Cutler: ‘We gotta get back on the same page’


Reported to us by: FOX NEWS - 1 hour 57 min ago - [CET]
Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler are trying to work on their marriage issues. 
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Ready for pact with AAP till last second: Rahul


Reported to us by: TIMES OF INDIA - 1 hour 57 min ago - [CET]
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said his party was ready for an alliance with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi "till the last second" provided Arvind Kejriwal dropped the condition of extending the tie-up between the two parties to Haryana. The Delhi chief minister retorted that Congress was just "pretending" that it wanted an alliance and Rahul was not serious about it.
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IMF says initial market pressures on Sri Lanka appear contained


Reported to us by: REUTERS - 1 hour 57 min ago - [CET]
The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday that initial financial market pressures on Sri Lanka seem to have been contained following "horrific" Easter Sunday bombing attacks on churches and hotels but the country's authorities need to take decisive policy and security actions.
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Federal election 2019: leaders campaign before Anzac Day truce – politics live


Reported to us by: The Guardian - 1 hour 57 min ago - [CET]

Scott Morrison is in Darwin shoring up the Coalition’s Senate spot while Bill Shorten is in Townsville with a plan to allow casuals to convert to more permanent work. Follow all the day’s events, live

11.36pm BST

GetUp has withdrawn a proposed election ad after it was accused of poor taste for parodying Tony Abbott refusing to rescue a drowning beachgoer.

Royal Life Saving Society Australia said the ad was inappropriate and insensitive, particularly after seven people drowned over Easter including Victorian father and son lifesavers Ross and Andy Powell, who died trying to rescue a tourist at Port Campbell.

Related: GetUp pulls 'incredibly insensitive' Tony Abbott lifesaver election ad

We have heard the criticism of the Royal Lifesavers and are pulling our satirical ad about Tony Abbott’s inaction on climate change, which was slated to begin airing in cinemas next week,” the group said in a statement.

We have the greatest respect for Australia’s lifesavers and apologise for the insensitivity of the timing and subject matter of our planned ad.”

11.34pm BST

Scott Morrison is speaking at a business breakfast. He is spruiking the Liberals candidates in the Northern territory. Labor’s Warren Snowdon holds Lingiari, but is under challenge by Jacinta Nampijinpa Price while the LiberalsKathy Ganley is challenging Luke Gosling in Solomon.

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US congressional leaders query Google on tracking database


Reported to us by: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - 1 hour 58 min ago - [CET]
The top Democrats and Republicans on the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday wrote Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai raising concerns about reports of a massive database known as Sensorvault containing precise consumer location information on hundreds of millions of devices.
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Self-styled citizen border patrol abandons New Mexico camp - police


Reported to us by: REUTERS - 2 hours 36 sec ago - [CET]
An armed group that has been stopping migrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border honoured a request to leave their camp in New Mexico on Tuesday and appeared to be heading home, the local police chief said.
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No 'one-on-one' discussion with Beijing on South China Sea issue: Malaysia foreign minister


Reported to us by: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - 2 hours 1 min ago - [CET]
KUALA LUMPUR: Despite the warming of bilateral relations with China, Malaysia Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah insisted that Putrajaya will not discuss the South China Sea issue on a "one-on-one basis" with Beijing. Speaking to CNA ahead of a trip by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to China ...
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Pelosi, Schumer to meet with Trump on infrastructure next week


Reported to us by: POLITICO TOP PICKS - 2 hours 1 min ago - [CET]

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will meet with President Donald Trump next week to discuss infrastructure.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m., according to a senior Democratic aide. The aide said that Pelosi spoke with Trump by phone April 4 and requested the meeting.

Pelosi first announced the meeting earlier Tuesday at an event hosted by TIME Magazine in New York City.

"We'll be meeting with the president next week when we come back to talk about what the prospect is for the size in terms of resources and scope of what that might be," she said, noting that infrastructure and prescription drug prices are two policy areas where Democrats could find common ground and pass legislation with the White House.

Although the White House and Democrats have pointed to infrastructure as a possible area for working together, how to pay for an overhaul of the country’s roads and bridges has remained a persistent question.

Pelosi, Schumer and Trump met in December to discuss averting a government shutdown, but the trio clashed as television cameras captured the entire awkward exchange.

John Bresnahan contributed to this story.


Article originally published on POLITICO Magazine

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San Francisco port commission to vote on homeless shelter


Reported to us by: ABC USA HEADLINES - 2 hours 2 min ago - [CET]
San Francisco port commissioners are deciding whether to build a new homeless shelter along the city's tourist-heavy Embarcadero
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Victims in Sri Lanka bombings laid to rest


Reported to us by: CBS WORLD NEWS - 2 hours 2 min ago - [CET]
Victims of the mass murder were laid to rest Tuesday, with one funeral procession following another all day
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GetUp pulls 'incredibly insensitive' Tony Abbott lifesaver election ad


Reported to us by: The Guardian - 2 hours 2 min ago - [CET]

Life Saving society criticised parody showing former PM refusing to rescue a drowning beachgoer as ‘very poor taste’

GetUp has withdrawn a proposed election ad after it was accused of poor taste for parodying Tony Abbott refusing to rescue a drowning beachgoer.

Royal Life Saving Society Australia said the ad was inappropriate and insensitive, particularly after seven people drowned over Easter including Victorian father and son lifesavers Ross and Andy Powell, who died trying to rescue a tourist at Port Campbell.

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Commentary: The sadness felt when your work spouse leaves the company


Reported to us by: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - 2 hours 3 min ago - [CET]
Making friends in adulthood takes a long time, says Financial Times' Isabel Berwick.
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Commentary: Here’s what zero tolerance towards sexual misconduct looks like


Reported to us by: CHANNEL NEWS ASIA - 2 hours 3 min ago - [CET]
The NUS voyeurism incident offers lessons for all education institutions, says AWARE Executive Director Corinna Lim.
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Back to Same Record, But It's a Different Stock Market


Reported to us by: Voice of America -Economy - 2 hours 3 min ago - [CET]
Stock investors had to go on a harrowing round trip over the last seven months, but the market may be in a healthier place after it.   The S&P 500 index of big U.S. stocks is back to a record high, closing above 2,930 on Tuesday for the first time since Sept. 20. On the way, though, it took investors on a terrifying plunge of nearly 20%, amid worries that the economy would tip into recession. After hitting bottom in December, stocks took off on a nearly mirror-image rally .   Even though the S&P 500 is back at the same level, analysts say many of the market's vital signs look different today than in late September.   Worries about a possible recession have dimmed, in large part because of a change in stance by the Federal Reserve. That has many investors predicting more gains for the market this go-around, despite risks still hanging over stocks, such as the still simmering global trade war and slower growth for economies and corporate profits around the world.   Here's a look at some of the changes for the market, and one big similarity, between then and now: AN EASIER FEDERAL RESERVE This is the biggest difference by far, investors say.   Last autumn, the Federal Reserve was deep into its plan to gradually raise interest rates, after having kept them pinned at nearly zero for years. Higher rates would slow the economy, but it would also reduce the risk of higher inflation and the job market was in much better shape than in the aftermath of the Great Recession. When the S&P 500 set its record on Sept. 20, the Fed was a week away from raising its key short-term rate by a quarter of a percentage point for the seventh time in eight quarters.   But those and other moves by the Fed raised worries along Wall Street that the central bank was moving too fast and could push the economy into recession.   "I was feeling very cautious on the market last fall because you were seeing a lot of straws in the wind that the Fed was too tight," said Margie Patel, senior portfolio manager at Wells Fargo Asset Management. "Even though rates were low, you could see housing and autos looking weak, and in the stock market, every now and then, you'd see a sector of the stock market plunge for really no reason."   In December, the Fed raised rates again and said another two increases may come in 2019. But officials changed their outlook early this year, following the plunge in stock prices, and officials pledged to be patient in raising rates. Then, in March, the central bank said it may not raise rates at all in 2019.   The easier tone sent the yield on the 10-year Treasury's yield, which affects rates for mortgages and other loans, down to 2.57% from 3.07% in late September. That's a boost for the economy, as well as for stock prices.   "Recession, I think it's off the radar now," Patel said. BOTTOMING GROWTH EXPECTATIONS Companies are in the middle of telling investors how much profit they made during the first three months of 2019, and analysts have prepped for disappointment. Wall Street is forecasting a drop of more than 3% for S&P 500 companies, the first decline in nearly three years.   That's a concern for investors because stock prices tend to track profits over the long term. But analysts expect growth to return and accelerate as the year progresses. After hitting bottom in the first quarter, analysts expect S&P 500 profit growth to ramp back up to 8.5% in the fourth quarter thanks to stronger than expected revenues.   Economic data has been improving around the world, which is raising optimism.   When the S&P 500 set its record last fall, dueling import taxes by the United States and China threatened global growth, higher mortgage rates were hurting home sales and the initial October jobs report hinted at slower hiring.   Now, U.S.-China trade tensions have dialed down, even if underlying conflicts are unresolved. Mortgage rates have fallen, home sales have recovered somewhat and the labor market has been solid, on average.   The economy still appears on course for slower economic growth this year than the roughly 3% pace achieved in 2018, with economists outside of the Trump administration generally pegging the annual gain at closer to 2%. But investors see a much lower risk of recession in 2019. A LESS EXPENSIVE MARKET, THOUGH STILL NOT CHEAP Stock prices may be back to where they were in September, but they don't look quite as expensive by some measures of value.   One of the main ways that analysts measure the value of a stock is to measure its price against the company's earnings. In September, the S&P 500 was trading at 20.6 times its earnings per share over the prior 12 months. That was well above its average of 16.3 over the prior 15 years.   Today, the S&P 500 is still trading above its long-term average, but not by as much: It's closer to 18.7. STILL HESITANT INVESTORS When interest rates are low for a long time, the concern is that it will inflate a bubble. Two decades ago, investors piled into dot-com stocks and pushed them to prices that markets now see as ludicrous. In the middle of the last decade, it was housing prices that soared too high, too fast.   So far, at least, investors are still hesitant to pile into stocks. This is actually a reason the market may be primed for more gains, some analysts say.   Investors have pulled more money out of U.S. stock funds in the last few months than they've put in, according to the Investment Company Institute. If those skeptical investors come back to stocks, it could provide a further lift.   Of course, many risks still remain for markets, and few analysts are predicting the S&P 500 to continue rising in a straight line, as it has for much of 2019. Negotiations on the U.S.-China trade war are still ongoing. Low interest rates have encouraged U.S. companies to gorge themselves on debt, and some ideas percolating in Washington, such as universal health care, could drag down corporate profits.   Still, many investors are feeling better about the market's health this go-around, most of all because the easier Fed has helped diminish threat of recession.   "This 2,900 is better than the 2,900 we had a few months ago," said Steve Chiavarone, equity strategist at Federated investors.
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Indiana teacher shortage includes STEM subjects, languages


Reported to us by: Washington Times TECH - 2 hours 3 min ago - [CET]

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Department of Education says the state faces teacher shortages in nearly 15 subjects including exceptional needs and STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math).

The department said Tuesday the list it will submit to the U.S. Department of Education this week also includes world languages, ...

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