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Russian Pussy Riot Member Is Hospitalized Amid Fears of Poisoning

September 14, 2018 |

A member of Pussy Riot, a Russian punk-themed group that has drawn global media interest in recent years for its public anti-Kremlin protests, was hospitalized this week, with band members suspecting he was poisoned.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Japan Scrutinizes Huawei, ZTE Over Spying Fears

September 1, 2018 |

Japan is studying restrictions on Chinese telecommunications-equipment companies Huawei Technologies and ZTE as U.S. fears of cyberspying by Beijing prod allies to follow suit.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Stocks Tumble on New China Trade Fears

August 30, 2018 |

Stocks are ending lower after Bloomberg News reported the Trump administration could move forward with $ 200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods as early as next week, the AP reports. The news knocked stocks lower Thursday afternoon, ending a four-day rally that brought major U.S. indexes to record highs….
Newser

Venezuela Devalues Currency and Hikes Wages, Stoking Fears About Instability

August 19, 2018 |

Businesses closed, banks struggled with transactions and people scrambled to find fuel Saturday, signs of panicked and skeptical reactions to Venezuela’s measures aimed at stabilizing a faltering economy.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

U.S. stocks rally as fears about Turkey ease

August 15, 2018 |

U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as banks, retailers and smaller companies jumped. That helped the market recover most of its losses from the previous two days.

The Turkish lira steadied as officials from Turkey and the United States said the countries are in talks to ease diplomatic tensions, which…


L.A. Times – Business

Sinking Turkish Lira, Indian Rupee Fuel Fears of Contagion

August 14, 2018 |

Sharp declines in the Turkish lira, Indian rupee and other currencies have raised the prospect of a self-reinforcing flight from riskier emerging markets.
WSJ.com: US Business

Stocks End Lower Amid Turkey Fears

August 13, 2018 |

Stocks continued to fall as Turkey’s central bank was unable to stop another plunge in the nation’s currency, the AP reports. Banks and energy companies fell the most on Wall Street Monday. JPMorgan Chase gave up 1.6% and Exxon Mobil fell 1.1%. European and Asian markets also fell….
Newser

California’s salmon industry fears it will be wiped out by Trump

August 5, 2018 |

Heather Sears has been fishing for salmon out of this unassuming coastal community for nearly two decades. This year, for the first time since she arrived in 1999, she won’t be going out to sea.

“I just didn’t think we’d have much fish this year,” she was telling me in a chilly backroom of her…


L.A. Times – Business

TMZ

‘Scarface’ Star Steven Bauer Fears Civil War in Trump Era

July 4, 2018 |

“Scarface” star Steven Bauer fears a civil war in America triggered by intolerance, and he seems to be pointing a finger at a prominent member of Congress. We got Bauer Tuesday in Bev Hills at Ocean Prime, and he’s grousing about politicians who…

TMZ.com

US Stocks Skid on Fresh Trade Fears

June 26, 2018 |

US stocks are closing sharply lower as fresh trade worries hit stock markets around the world, the AP reports. Chipmakers sank amid reports the Trump administration will limit technology exports to China as well as investment by China. Micron Technology, which gets half its revenue from China, lost 6.6%….
Newser