Need to Know: ?Holding and hoping,? investors face a potential long-term bear market
Are you ?holding and hoping?? DoubleLine Capital?s bond maestro Jeff Gundlach seems to think you are. Makes sense, in light of Friday?s drop and whipsaw recovery. Why jump ship, if your investments have that kind of bounce potential?
Japanese, Chinese, Irish scientists win 2015 Nobel medicine prize
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - William Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu jointly won the 2015 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology for their work against parasitic diseases, the award-giving body said on Monday.
Residents say Afghan forces regain most of Kunduz, some shops reopen
KABUL (Reuters) - Police and residents said Afghan government forces had regained control of most of the besieged city of Kunduz on Monday, and some shops in the center of the provincial capital opened for the first time since it fell to Taliban fighters a week ago.Residents said it was the first time in eight days that they had not heard gun battles and were able to leave their homes to buy food and take stock of the damage done.
Ukraine starts light weapons withdrawal in east: military
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine has started withdrawing tanks and light artillery from the frontline in the eastern region of Luhansk in accordance with a recent agreement with pro-Russian separatists, the Ukrainian military said on Monday.
Russia escalating Syria war by targeting moderate opposition: U.S.
MADRID (Reuters) - Russia is escalating Syria's civil war by targeting the moderate opposition, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday, comparing Moscow's effort to bolster Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to tethering itself to a sinking ship.
Pope says Church should not be 'museum of memories'
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis told a key Roman Catholic meeting on family issues on Monday that the Church should not be a hidebound "museum of memories" but have the courage to change if that is what God wanted.
Turkey says Russian warplane violated its airspace
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Russian warplane violated Turkish airspace near the Syrian border, prompting Ankara to scramble two F-16 jets to intercept it and summon Moscow's ambassador in protest, the foreign ministry said on Monday.
Stefano Bertuzzi wants scientists to see the bigger picture of what they do
Stefano Bertuzzi is set to become chief executive of the American Society for Microbiology in January. He replaces Michael Goldberg, who retired last year after leading the society for 30 years.You grew up in Italy. Did you always know you wanted to be involved in science?Read full article >>
Value Added: Their (retirement) lives may depend on this company?s success
I turned 60 a week ago, and so retirement savings is on my mind. Truth be told, it has been on my mind for years.Those thoughts coincided with an interview I did last week with Michael Marcian Jr. and his dad, Michael Sr., president and chief executive, respectively, of Corporate Press in Lanham, Md.Read full article >>
Wonkblog: What people in 1900 thought the year 2000 would look like
There are few things as fascinating as seeing what people in the past dreamed about the future."France in the Year 2000" is one example. The series of paintings, made by Jean-Marc Côté and other French artists in 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1910, shows artist depictions of what life might look like in the year 2000. The first series of images were printed and enclosed in cigarette and cigar boxes around the time of the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris, according to the Public Domain Review, then later turned into postcards.Read full article >>
Elon Musk is a notorious workaholic. As the chief executive of SpaceX and Tesla has long made clear, he doesn?t really need much vacation. He?s described lounging on the beach as ?the worst,? and something that would leave him ?super-duper bored.? He joked in a recent biography that ?vacation will kill you,? after recounting a trip that left him with a malaria infection. Read full article >>
Amazon said Thursday that it will no longer sell streaming media devices that don't support its Prime Video streaming service, including the Apple TV and Google's Chromecast.The move, which will start Oct. 29, is just the latest step in the tech industry's increasingly intense battle to control customers' living rooms.Read full article >>
ILE DE RE, France ? When David Lipton, a promising economist, was finishing his graduate work at Harvard in the early 1980s, he faced one of those potentially life-changing choices. He had one job offer from the International Monetary Fund in Washington, the multinational institution that for 70 years has served as a lender of last resort and dispenser of orthodox economic advice to countries that get into financial trouble. There was also an offer of a teaching job from the University of Virginia. Unsure of which path to take, he turned for advice to an intellectually restless and charismatic assistant professor, a Frenchman named Olivier Blanchard. Read full article >>
BANGKOK -- Most Asian markets took cues from Wall Street on Thursday and edged higher despite serious challenges to the global economy, including Japan's struggle to contain an earthquake-spawned nuclear crisis, Portugal's unresolved financial problems and uprisings in the Middle East.
TOKYO -- Toyota Motor Corp., the world's biggest automaker, said Thursday it expects to halt production at some of its factories in North America due to shortages of parts from Japan following a devastating earthquake.
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Aviation Administration has significantly improved its safety oversight of for-hire aircraft companies but hasn't followed through on recommendations regarding air tours and illegal operators, a government watchdog said Wednesday.
Asia stocks mixed amid uncertainty in Japan, Libya
BANGKOK -- Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday following a retreat on Wall Street as the staggering toll exacted by Japan's worst-ever earthquake came into sharper focus and uncertainties grew about the outcome of Western military action against Libya.
In an in-depth report for FT Weekend Magazine, Alec Russell exposes the billion-dollar illegal wildlife trade, tracing it from rhinoceros poachers in Mozambique, to the killing fields in South Africa?s Kruger Park and on to the booming market for rhino horn in South-East Asia