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Will the wild stock market cause the Federal Reserve to slow interest rate hikes? And should it?

February 13, 2018 |

Financial markets delivered an unwelcome gift for Jerome H. Powell when he was sworn in last week as chairman of the Federal Reserve — a nosedive.

Triggered by fears of rising inflation and interest rates, the Dow Jones industrial average’s record 1,175-point plunge on Feb. 5 kicked off the worst…


L.A. Times – Business

Kim Jong Un, Trump Cause Scene at Winter Olympics

February 10, 2018 |

President Trump and Kim Jong Un were kicked out of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony Friday, Reuters reports. Or at least that’s what it looked like. In fact the two men briefly hassled by security at the main stadium in Pyeongchang were only impersonating the world leaders. “We wanted to…
Newser

Ancient Spiders With Tails to Cause Modern Nightmares

February 8, 2018 |

Congratulations to science on discovering an even more terrifying spider. OK, so Chimerarachne yingi isn’t quite a spider and lived 100 million years ago. But still. The discovery of the apparent spider ancestor—four individuals of which were found trapped in amber from Myanmar—was revealed in a paper Monday…
Newser

Cause of Death Released in Ex- Glee Star’s Death

February 1, 2018 |

What was already speculated on has now been confirmed: Former Glee star Mark Salling took his own life. Per TMZ , the Los Angeles County Coroner determined the 35-year-old actor, who was found hanging from a riverside tree near his home in Sunland, Calif., died from asphyxia due to hanging, and…
Newser

TMZ

‘Law & Order: SVU’ Caterers Cause NYC Bomb Scare

February 1, 2018 |

‘Law & Order: SVU’ dished some real-life drama when its catering crew unwittingly served up a bomb scare.  The bizarre episode unfolded Thursday just outside a Manhattan courtroom, where ‘SVU’ had just finished shooting for the day.…

TMZ.com

Tom Petty’s Family Reveals Rocker’s Cause of Death

January 20, 2018 |

Tom Petty’s family says his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose, the AP reports. His wife and daughter released the results of Petty’s autopsy via a statement on his Facebook page Friday night. Dana and Adria Petty say they got the results from the coroner’s office…
Newser

Farmers’ markets a racially biased cause of ‘environmental gentrification,’ professors say

December 28, 2017 |

Two professors in California are criticizing farmers’ markets for causing “environmental gentrification” in which the “habits of white people are normalized.”
FOX News

EPA says herbicide in Roundup weed killer doesn’t cause cancer, contradicting California regulators

December 19, 2017 |

The federal Environmental Protection Agency on Monday said glyphosate, the primary ingredient in the weed killer Roundup and one of the most widely used herbicides in agriculture, likely does not cause cancer.

The assessment contradicts the conclusion of a European scientific panel as well as California…


L.A. Times – Business

Cops Reveal Cause of Death for Canadian Billionaire, Wife

December 18, 2017 |

The investigation into the mysterious deaths of a billionaire and his wife is now being led by homicide detectives, police say—suggesting the deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman were either murder-suicide or a double murder. Police, who have described the deaths as “suspicious,” revealed Sunday that the cause of…
Newser

Outraged Rihanna Takes Up Cause of Woman Serving Life

November 22, 2017 |

If the name Cyntoia Brown isn’t familiar, that could change soon thanks to the advocacy of Rihanna and other celebs. An Instagram post by Rihanna caused the hashtag FREECYNTOIABROWN to go viral Tuesday, reports the Tennessean . The 29-year-old Brown is serving a life sentence in Tennessee for a murder she…
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