Trump’s unusual Fed bashing raises the stakes of a policy blunder that damages the economy

Jacquelyn Martin/AP President Donald Trump is blaming the Federal Reserve for the stock market’s sell-off.  While it’s unusual for the US president to publicly bash the Fed, many investors agree that fears of higher interest rates are partly responsible for the volatility.  By pitting himself against the Fed, Trump is raising the stakes of a […]

It looks like the Chinese Navy has a new bomber, and its arsenal of anti-ship missiles could raise the stakes in contested seas

REUTERS/China Daily Satellite images from September 7 suggest that the Chinese Navy has acquired a new strategic bomber, increasing the amount of power China could bring to a potential conflict. The new planes, presumably Xian H-6J bombers, would presumably replace the older H-6G maritime striker bombers, as the new aircraft are thought to carry additional […]

Osaka to sign mega-money Adidas deal that could rival Serena in highest paid stakes – reports

US Open champion, and Serena Williams conqueror, Naomi Osaka is reportedly set to sign the biggest-ever deal for a female athlete with sports giant Adidas, that could see her rival Williams as the world’s highest-paid sportswoman. Fresh from pocketing a $ 3.8 million check from winning the US Open on Saturday, Osaka is now set […]

The race for the men’s Grand Slams record is back on as Novak Djokovic stakes his claim as player of the decade

Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA Novak Djokovic won the U.S. Open on Sunday, his 14th Grand Slam championship. The win was the eighth straight for the Big 3 — Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer — and shows that the race for the all-time record is officially back on. Djokovic still trails Nadal and Federer, […]

Trump raises stakes in trade war with China, targets further $200bn-worth of imports with tariff

US President Donald Trump is looking to impose a 10 percent tariff on another $ 200 billion-worth of Chinese goods, after Beijing imposed reciprocal tariffs on US imports, as part of an expanding trade war with Washington. In a statement released by the White House on Monday, Trump cited Beijing’s decision to respond to US […]

‘Bill of love’ promised for Dreamers as high stakes immigration reform negotiated

President Donald Trump is urging lawmakers to find a bipartisan solution to the so-called Dreamers and border security in “a bill of love.” However, as midterm elections loom, negotiations on immigration are heating up. “I’ll take all the heat you want. But you are not that far away from a comprehensive immigration reform,” Trump said […]

‘Billions’ Season 3 Trailer Raises The Stakes, ‘Homeland’ Season 7 Featurette Offers a Twisted Reflection of Society

If you’ve been wondering what Paul Giamatti has been up to lately (since that’s clearly a thought that crosses everyone’s minds every once in a while), the answer is apparently, “Making multiple seasons of the Showtime drama Billions.” The show’s third season is about to debut, and the network has released a new trailer teasing the […]