American farmers grapple with falling prices and sinking incomes

A CALM USUALLY descends on America’s farm belt in November. Combines have mostly finished churning across fields; trucks have hauled crops to grain elevators; and farmers retreat to their living rooms to rest. This year, at least by one measure, they should feel particularly content. Randy Sims, a hog-and-grain farmer in western Illinois, produced 75 […]

Asian markets are sinking after the latest salvo in Trump’s trade war with China

The US government has released a list of $ US200 billion worth of Chinese goods that will be subject to new 10% tariffs. The news has not gone down well in Asian financial markets, especially in China. Stock futures point to losses, steep in some instances, in European and US markets when trade resumes later […]

Sinking ship? Spate of resignations could mean game over for Theresa May government

With Brussels increasingly impatient for a deal on Brexit and a NATO summit planned for Thursday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a domestic crisis of confidence — and humiliation on the world stage. Adding to her troubles, May must play host to US President Donald Trump on Friday amid what are expected to […]

The situation at San Francisco’s sinking skyscraper is so dire that the most expensive condo has sold for $1 million under the asking price

Justin Sullivan/Getty Residents at Millennium Tower, San Francisco’s leaning, sinking skyscraper, are scrambling to sell their multimillion-dollar condos. Apartment 401, the most expensive condo for sale at Millennium Tower in 2017, has sold for over $ 1 million under its asking price. Millennium Tower is safe to occupy, though residents are still leaving.   The […]

Twitter is sinking after the Israeli government says its considering legal action (TWTR)

Associated Press Twitter is down more than 5% after the Israeli government requested it remove content that suggests violence against the state. Israel said that Twitter is ignoring those requests. This comes as other social media companies experience a wave of negative attention related to content issues.  Twitter shares are sinking, down more than 5% Tuesday, […]

Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes explains what he learned from sinking $25 million into a business venture that ultimately failed

Sarah Jacobs/Business Insider Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes ultimately made $ 500 million for helping his Harvard roommate Mark Zuckerberg build the company in its first three years. Hughes bought The New Republic magazine, a long-running liberal journal, in 2012, with hopes of making it a financially stable mainstream success. After investing $ 25 million into […]

The situation at San Francisco’s sinking skyscraper is so dire, residents are selling their condos at a loss of millions

Millennium Tower, a luxury residential building in San Francisco, has sunk 17 inches and tilted 14 inches since it was completed in 2008. Residents say they’re selling multimillion-dollar condos at a loss. A two-bedroom, three-bath unit at Millennium Tower sold in December 2017 for 30% less than what it sold for in 2013.   The […]

2 of the world’s biggest chipmakers are sinking as cryptocurrencies get smoked (NVDA, AMD)

Markets Insider Nvidia and AMD are two of the largest producers of graphics processing unit cards for cryptocurrency mining. Both stocks took a hit Friday morning after cryptocurrencies large and small slumped.  Shares of Nvidia and AMD, two of the world’s largest chipmakers whose businesses have recently been fueled by supplying graphics cards for cryptocurrency […]

Sinking feeling? UK’s brand new £3.1bn aircraft carrier has sprung a leak

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 08:36 Edited time: 19 Dec, 2017 08:39 Britain’s future flagship, the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, has sprung a leak. The ship, which will eventually be loaded with a fleet of F-35 fighter jets, is reportedly taking on 200 liters of seawater every hour. As a result, the carrier may […]