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It was a wild week on Wall Street

It was a wild week on Wall Street

It was far from the dog days of summer on Wall Street this past week. Investors went on a roller coaster ride after the markets reacted to both good and bad news. Monday, August 12 The wild ride begins Monday after the Dow closes nearly 400 points lower, or 1.5%. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq…MORE

US Open 2019: Naomi Osaka frets over knee injury

US Open 2019: Naomi Osaka frets over knee injury

With the US Open just days away, Naomi Osaka is fretting over a knee injury after she was forced to retire from the Cincinnati Masters on Friday. Osaka, who is the first player from Japan to win a major and climb to the No. 1 ranking, quit in the third set of her quarterfinal match…MORE

Aides got Trump to delay tariffs by telling President it could ‘ruin Christmas’

Aides got Trump to delay tariffs by telling President it could ‘ruin Christmas’

As President Donald Trump’s trade advisers were searching last week for a strategy to forestall his threatened tariffs on China, they struck upon a novel approach: appeal to his Christmas cheer. Under pressure from retailers to prevent a move that would likely have caused prices of popular consumer goods to spike, the President’s team came…MORE

US makes last-ditch attempt to stop Iranian supertanker setting sail

US makes last-ditch attempt to stop Iranian supertanker setting sail

The United States has unsealed a warrant for the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker anchored off the coast of Gibraltar. It is the latest twist involving the vessel at the center of a standoff between Tehran and the West. The warrant comes just a day after a judge in Gibraltar said the Grace 1…MORE

The man seen placing rice cookers around downtown New York is in custody, police say

The man seen placing rice cookers around downtown New York is in custody, police say

The man who police say is seen on video dropping off rice cookers Friday in downtown New York was taken into custody early Saturday morning, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said. Three rice cookers, initially described as suspicious devices, were discovered Friday morning in Manhattan, prompting a brief scare and causing…MORE

Another reason to get your holiday shopping done early this year: Tariffs

Another reason to get your holiday shopping done early this year: Tariffs

President Trump doesn’t want to be the Grinch who stole Christmas for American consumers. That’s a major reason why the White House decided this week to push off the implementation of new tariffs on a variety of Chinese goods until mid-December. Trump admitted as much on Tuesday, telling reporters that “we’re doing this for the…MORE

Plague-infected prairie dogs have shut down parts of a Denver suburb

Plague-infected prairie dogs have shut down parts of a Denver suburb

Prairie dogs infected with the plague — yes, the plague — have shut down parts of a city and wildlife area near Denver this summer. Sections of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge were closed in late July as a precautionary measure after the discovery of the disease, the US Fish and WIldlife Service…MORE

Without Lionel Messi, Barcelona stunned by Athletic Bilbao in La Liga opener

Without Lionel Messi, Barcelona stunned by Athletic Bilbao in La Liga opener

Missing Lionel Messi, La Liga champion Barcelona stumbled to a 1-0 defeat by Athletic Bilbao on Friday as the Spanish league season got underway in thrilling fashion. Messi sustained a calf injury during pre-season and without the Argentine, Barca looked distinctly ordinary as substitute Aritz Aduriz’s stunning acrobatic volley in the game’s closing minutes sealed…MORE

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