Why the largest group of American corporate bonds is a notch above junk

BY HIS own account Christopher Hitchens, an author who died in 2011, was a poor student. He left Oxford with a third-class degree. This was not for want of ability. Hitchens would become a prolific essayist and fearsome debater. Rather, it was a choice. His tutors warned him about neglecting his studies. But he preferred […]

California is now staring down the largest wildfire in state history

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Twin Northern California blazes fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather grew Monday to become the largest wildfire in state history. Fire officials said on Monday that the two fires burning a few miles apart, known as the Mendocino Complex are being treated as one incident. It has scorched 283,800 acres […]

China says Trump’s tariffs ‘launched the largest trade war in economic history,’ vows to strike back

Reuters/Jason Lee The Chinese government responded quickly to the as President Donald Trump’s tariffs went into effect at midnight ET on Friday. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce called the tariffs “typical trade bullying” and said Trump “launched the largest trade war in economic history.” China also promised that it would respond with trade restrictions of […]

212 people are dead and hundreds more are seriously ill in the largest listeria outbreak in history

Enterprise Foods A food-poisoning outbreak has killed 212 people and sickened hundreds more.  A South African meat-production plant was the root of the listeria outbreak.  The incident is the largest listeria outbreak ever detected, according to the World Health Organization.  A food-poisoning outbreak has killed more than 200 people. 212 people have died in a […]

Heathrow Will Become World’s Largest Airport After Third Runway Approval

Heathrow Will Become World’s Largest Airport With 3rd Runway Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not […]

Venezuela’s largest ISP blocks Tor

Venezuelans have been relying on tools like Tor to access news sources, including local outlets like El Nacional and international ones like CNN en Español, after the government banned them in the country. Unfortunately, they’re going to have to work a little bit harder to circumvent government censorship — according to a report by human […]

Photos show Border Patrol’s largest processing facility, a former warehouse where families are separated and hundreds of migrant children are kept in cages

Customs and Border Protection’s Rio Grande Valley Sector via Associated Press The Trump administration has been under fire for weeks over its new “zero-tolerance” policy that has resulted in the separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents. On Sunday, a handful of reporters were permitted to tour Border Patrol’s largest processing facility in […]

The world’s largest gaming service, Steam, is giving up on regulation and turning over 200 million users into guinea pigs

Revived Games / Acid With over 200 million active users, Valve’s Steam service is the world’s largest digital game platform. A controversial game on Steam had players playing the role of a school shooter, which sparked outrage after images of the game went viral. The game was removed from Steam by Valve. As a result, […]

Massive fire rips through Europe’s 2nd largest theme park (PHOTO, VIDEO)

A huge fire has broken out at Europa-Park in the German town of Rust, the second most visited theme park in Europe after Disneyland. The inferno prompted the visitors to evacuate as many lamented their favorite attraction online. A huge plume of black smoke has risen hundreds of meters in sky as a warehouse near […]

China is the 6th largest wine producer in the world, but they still can’t compete with Europe

China hasn’t historically been known to produce top quality wine, but it’s gained more recognition in recent years — now it’s the 6th largest wine producer in the world and bottled 11.4 million hectoliters in 2016 alone.  China’s wine industry has focused on overcoming the rising cost of labor, dealing with difficult climates and improving […]