China ‘confident’ trade agreement with US can be reached within 90 days – official

Published time: 6 Dec, 2018 11:12 Beijing wants to strike a trade deal with Washington within three months, China’s commerce ministry announced Thursday in its first comment on US-China trade negotiations since presidents Xi and Trump met in Argentina. READ MORE: Asian stocks sink after US orders arrest of senior Huawei executive in Canada “We are […]

Record-breaking fires have reached ‘catastrophic’ levels across northern Australia, sending thousands fleeing from their homes

ROB GRIFFITH/AFP/Getty Images Australia’s northeastern region of Queensland is experiencing unprecedented heat waves and record-breaking wildfires.  For the first time in history, fire danger in Queensland has been rated “catastrophic,” the highest possible level on the Queensland government’s warning scale. “We have never, ever, in this state, been in this situation before,” Queensland Fire and Emergency […]

Mars Bars and other iconic British foods might disappear if a Brexit deal isn’t reached soon

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All the atrocities Saudi Arabia committed before outrage over Jamal Khashoggi’s death reached a fever pitch

Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images The disappearance and death of journalist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi has thrust Saudi Arabia back into a global spotlight that centers directly on the Kingdom’s troubled human-rights record. And because Khashoggi once enjoyed a level of proximity to the Saudi royal court, he was particularly outspoken about the Saudi leadership’s worst […]

Here’s why home-price appreciation hasn’t yet reached a tipping point

Scott Olson/Getty Unadjusted home prices nationwide are now 1.3% above the housing boom peak in 2006. Price appreciation in today’s housing market is characterized by a shortage of supply, while appreciation in mid-2000s was driven by a surge in demand. Consumer house-buying power is stronger today than previous housing booms years. House prices will continue […]

The Michael Cohen controversy reached a climax this week as he pleaded guilty to federal crimes and implicated Trump — here’s a full timeline of events

Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider President Donald Trump’s former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty this week. It marked the climax of the Cohen controversy. Here’s the full timeline of events from it. President Donald Trump’s former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty this week to a list of federal crimes as the controversy surrounding […]

America’s Minivan Market Still Hasn’t Reached the Bottom of the Barrel, But It’s Nearly There

Let’s not kid ourselves. American demand for minivans is still shrinking. In fact, July sales in particular tumbled as three of the four top-selling minivan nameplates – a trio that accounts for nearly three-quarters of the sector’s volume – combined to lose more than 5,400 sales, year-over-year. But set aside all of that negativity for […]

A milestone is reached with the first zero-cost tracker funds

SINCE 1975, when the first retail investment fund that aimed simply to mimic a stockmarket index was launched by Vanguard, such “passive” funds have squeezed margins and profits right across the asset-management industry. On August 1st that trend reached its logical endpoint with the launch of two zero-cost tracker funds by Fidelity, a Boston-based firm […]

MoviePass Has Reached 3 Million Subscribers, Still Expects to Hit 5 Million Before 2019

Even though analysts predicted the end of MoviePass back in April, possibly before the end of the summer blockbuster season, the movie ticket subscription service is still going. MoviePass has announced their consumer base has officially crossed 3 million paying subscribers since dropping their price to $ 9.95 a month (sometimes lower with special offers). […]